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  • Documentary on Israeli-Palestinian dialogue -- 'Pomegranates' -- leaves the viewer even more despairing
    • > PW

      Israel soon pounds the heck out of the tiny over-populated strip.

      Close, but no cigar -

      Israel pounds Gaza back into living hell,

      the only exit marked 'starvation', 'madness', 'death'.

      ISRAEL MACHT FREI

  • What Canadians can do for Palestine this February
    • > oldgeezer

      Canadian elections are like all elections world wide and issues regarding foreign policy are likely to take a bit of a back seat to national issues
      So while the Canadian people have great support for the Palestinians it doesn’t translate into political support at the government level. That is not likely to change soon although I, for one of many, will continue to try to make that change happen.

      I agree with just about everything you write. I do think that the issue of Palestine being included in the NDP platform, will force it into the public discourse, even if only slightly. Of course bread & butter issues will overshadow foreign policy stuff as you rightly point out.
      I am one of many, write Justin once every 2 or 3 weeks about Israel's violence and criminality. For the time being (the last 3 years), it's very much a one-way correspondence.

  • Ahed Tamimi should stay in prison because she might slap again -- Israeli ethicist
    • > Kasher

      It means breaking law and order.

      “law and order” as in -

      enforcing an ILLEGAL military occupation,
      involving VIOLENCE, CRUELTY, DEATH AND DESTRUCTION
      of the Palestinians
      ?

      Ah. That sort of “law and order” ?

  • Vic Mensa's searing piece in 'Time' on Israeli oppression is prefaced by clunky disclaimer re anti-Semitism
    • > Keith

      Vic Mensa is grovelling before perceived power.

      Not perceived power, real power,
      ad hominem attack on the near horizon.

      Not grovelling, revealing ugly Zionist reality.

      You may wish his introductory remarks were otherwise;
      but I find your denigration misplaced,
      distracting from the truth he tells of Palestine
      which Americans desperately need to hear.

  • Israeli Jews will never accept Palestinians as equals -- Klutznick, chair of Americans for Peace Now
    • > catalan

      Regarding boycotts – I just went ahead and spend (sic) a hundred bucks ... cafe Istanbul and they have a bunch of great Mediterranean stuff and even lots of Bulgarian made products. I think that trade leads to peace and friendships.

      Y'ur right catalan, you've convinced me.

      I'm gonna abandon my boycott of Bulgarian made products toot sweet.

  • Finally a 'New York Times' columnist says liberal Zionism is dead
    • When was the last time (in years) that NPR had an anti-zionist guest on?

      And when oh when is Philip Weiss going to be published in the New York Times ?

  • Israeli prosecutors try to make Ahed Tamimi a terrorist
    • > Mooser

      Who the hell do you think was there to be killed by the Zionist terrorists except civilians?

      Damn civilians kept hiding on their farms, in their villages, hiding behind goats, sheep, decent peaceful lives;
      then popping up, just trying to make the IDF look bad !

      Zionist terrorists (is there any other sort of Zionist?)
      have always enjoyed killing Palestinian civilians.
      Civilians are less dangerous,
      move sorta slowly,
      squishy;
      when you pull the trigger – BOOM !
      Like blowing away a slow-moving watermelon.
      Fun !

      Palestinians fighters who hit back (see Ahed Tanimi) can make some Zionists uncomfortable.
      Damn Anti-Semites.

  • Jewish activist who counseled Lorde on BDS gets the full 'kapo' treatment in the Israeli press
    • > DaBakr

      A) Wohl did not use the term “kappa” but the author here did.” ...
      B) Author is basically answering a critical rant ...
      C) maybe author feels like ....
      Author simple hates the zionist nation ....
      thats what author is.

      DaBakr, what is this author business?

      His name is Jonathan Ofir. (In case you forget while writing your fascinating response, it's written at the bottom of the article.)

      If you want to use a casual faux-friendly style you might call him “Jonathan”.
      For a more formal approach, try “Mr. Ofir”.
      Looking for ironic/chilly, how about “Mr. J. Ofir”.

      Has hasbara central sent down word that Ofir is a non-person, now un-named ?
      Perhaps Ofir has no nationality, deserves no name ?
      Lives in a negligible, insignificant Legoland stuck somewhere at the end of the universe: Denmark ?

  • Israeli lawmaker calls Palestinians visiting relatives in Israeli prison 'beasts' and 'human scum'
    • > genesto

      It really is just a matter of time before the rot of this despicable ideology finally crumbles completely and disappears.

      I wish I could share your optimism, but having watched “Cast Lead' & “Protective Edge”, (to name but those two from a long and tragic list of cruel racist violence), come and go with muted criticism and no blow-back on Israel and its flagrant violation of the laws of war and basic human decency, I don't think the discovery of this racist ass-hole will do much to deter the West's unwavering support for the odious Zionist state.
      It does confirm the moral degeneracy found at the heart of Zionism/Zionists, but our outrage will be insufficient to bring about any change.
      I think BDS will be the most effective tool against this tragic corruption, coupled with constant harping on our pusillanimous politicians that we are watching and expect them to stand for justice and peace in Palestine.

  • Israeli journalist who called for unspeakable acts against Ahed Tamimi tries, and fails, to backpedal
  • 'We should exact a price' from Ahed Tamimi 'in the dark,' Israeli journalist says
    • > jackal

      They finally killed one person too many ...

      Uh, not one person too many.

      They killed thousands too many,
      continue to kill and maim and torture and destroy,
      a whole people,
      who had/have done them no wrong.
      They seem incapable of doing otherwise,
      addicted to violence and hate.

    • “ ... kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that has known man by lying with him.
      But all the women children that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.”
      .
      Mr. Moses' spells out the moral foundations of Judaism.

      Ahed Tamimi and her 20-year-old cousin Nour are heroes, who defend their family and community faced with cruelty and corruption. They will not be forgotten.

  • A day after UN vote on Jerusalem, Israeli aggression intensifies in the West Bank
    • December 22nd, 2017: Mohammad Nabil Moheisin, 29, was killed, Friday by Israeli soldiers when the soldiers, stationed across the border fence, resorted to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.
      ... another young Palestinian, Zakariya al-Kayarna, 24, was also killed, in a separate protest in Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza. The Israeli troops injured at least 123 others
      Mohammad was shot by a soldier in a military tower, in Nahal Oz base, across the border fence

      https://israelpalestinenews.org/rest-peace-mohamed-moheisen-29/

      Cushy posting in the concrete tower for the intrepid IDF sniper; up there, you're at much less risk of getting attacked and humiliated by some teenage Palestinian girl!

  • The never-ending crisis of Zionism
    • > Jackdaw

      Uhh….I live in Israel and I interact with more Arabs in a day, than you do in a year, Amigo.

      That's pretty interesting Jackdaw, but do tell us more.

      How would you characterize the interactions? Are they social? Commercial? Professional?

      Are they friendly? Do you speak to them, the Arabs (Palestinians)? In Arabic, or are they forced to speak to you in Hebrew?

      Are there guns involved? That must be very frightening, heavily armed Arabs(Palestinians).

      Are there rubber bullets and tear gas and armoured bulldozers involved in your interactions?

      Shackles and truncheons perhaps?

      Perhaps you greet them from the air, from a sniper's tower, or from an attack helicopter?

      Please help us understand all the interactions you have with the Arabs (Palestinians), which are so important in establishing understanding, tolerance and trust between peoples; essential in the search for peace and justice in Palestine.

    • The occupation surely is destroying Israel spiritually.

      This is delusional.

      It is NOT the cruel criminal occupation which is destroying the Zionist state spiritually.

      Israel was founded in the spiritual and moral gutter;
      decades before it's self-proclaimed birth (and ever since) mired in criminal violence and terrorism against the Palestinians.
      The appalling cruelty continues to this very day, with the shameful connivance of the Jewish community outside of Israel, and the sniveling governments in the west (UN resolution condemning US decision on Jerusalem – Canada abstains (shame and desolation).

      Ahed Tamimi is a saint, in radical contrast to the miserable thugs who torment her.

  • How a Palestinian girl from an occupied village emasculated the Israeli army
    • I stand in awe at the courage of Ahed Tamimi, faced with the bottomless cruelty of her oppressors. Every day, the IDF plumbs new depths of depravity, beyond comprehension.
      I hope the members of parliament of Canada, and the members of congress of the USA are paying attention.

  • Two more Tamimi family members are said to be arrested, as Ahed, 16, appears in court
  • US vetoes UN resolution on Jerusalem, as Muslim states recognize East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital
  • Israel opens an investigation into army for killing double-amputee in Gaza
    • > JlewisDickerson

      In order to fully comprehend what Israel has become

      Israel has not 'become' anything different from what it has always been.

      One example from a myriad of outrages:
      As reported by Human Rights Watch: Jenin April 2002

      Fifty-seven-year-old Kamal Zghair, a wheelchair-bound man who was shot and then run over by IDF tanks on April 10 as he was moving in his wheelchair equipped with a white flag down a major road in Jenin.

      Palestinians, who are totally powerless and have nothing left but their indomitable courage (sumud) are an affront to the arrogant racism of Israelis, enraged at being confronted by their own total lack of courage and soul. In their fearful rage, they murder, maim, torture and destroy; lost people with no soul and no humanity.

    • Copy of letter sent to Canada'a Prime Minister Justin Trudeau -

      “The killing of Ibrahim Abu Thuraya should bother anyone who cares about international law, about justice, about equality, about human values.Yesterday he was buried in Gaza, and Israel couldn't care less” Gideon Levy

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=107&v=Tsr4DSDRV-g

      Prime Minister J. Trudeau, harking back to your speech in April 2014 - (s)tanding up for Israel is … standing up for the very values and ideals that our two countries share – democracy, openness, tolerance, compassion, respect for the rule of law.

      Where exactly does the wanton murder of Ibrahim Abu Thuraya fit into the values and ideals “our two countries share” ?
      Does your love of Zionism blind you to this criminality, freeze your tongue to the roof of your mouth ?
      You too, couldn't care less ?

  • Child of 12 is roughed up, then detained, by Israeli forces in occupied Hebron
    • [a] Palestinian ambulance in the Hebron district of the southern occupied West Bank ....
      Israeli soldiers forcing two teenage girls out of the ambulance at gunpoint

      https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=779629

      The 'most moral army'© in the world, protecting Jewish settlers from dark-eyed houris.

      Them houris gonna get Weinstein'd I suspect.

    • > RoHa

      And so brave! I can only see eight soldiers in the first picture.

      More IDF courage on display -

      Ten+ courageous Israelis,
      heavily armed and armoured,
      one unarmed young Palestinian,
      handcuffed,
      blindfolded,

      then you beat him up,
      and he disappears into Israel's gulag.

      https://972mag.com/watch-israeli-troops-beat-up-palestinian-during-anti-trump-protests/131446/

    • > JosephA

      What do you, any of you think are the chances that pressure from the United States might convince the Israelis to stop committing war crimes and human rights violations ?

      More to the point, what do you think are the chances of there
      being any pressure from the United States on Israel
      to change its criminal ways ?

      The answer is -

      NONE, NEVER, ZERO pressure on Israel
      as long as the lovers of Zionism and Israel are allowed to pay for and own US politicians at all levels of of government.

  • How corporate media tacitly justify the murder of Palestinian children
    • > Boris

      ... people who like to stay in an “echo chamber”

      I truly wish I was a long way away from, was not witness to, did not hear the cries of suffering in the “echo chamber”; the cries of pain and horror of virtually defenseless Palestinians who have the misfortune to be born non-Jews in Palestine.

      The suffering which Zionism visits on the Middle East - cruel, ignorant, arrogant (mostly) Europeans and Americans, who torture, murder and maim women, children and men who stand in the way of their sick racist fantasies.

      I am certain that every commentator at MW would rather not hear the echos of the suffering of the Palestinians; would be elated to spend their time elsewhere if they knew that justice was being done to the Palestinians.

      Do you enjoy the tales of suffering Boris ?

      Me, no.

  • 'Will the protesters turn violent?' Deconstructing the media's view of Palestine
    • “Today They Took My Son”

      It is difficult to fathom the cruelty of these Israeli thugs.
      This is what being “God's Chosen People” does to you ?

      A very painful film. I am moved to tears.

  • One Palestinian killed, hundreds injured during protests in West Bank, Gaza
    • “4 killed in Gaza after "Day of Rage" against Trump's Jerusalem announcement”

      https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=779597

      In the southern Gaza Strip district of Khan Younis, 30-year-old Mahmoud al-Masri was shot and killed by Israeli forces during clashes along the border.
      ... 54-year-old Maher Atallah succumbed to his wounds on Friday evening, after he was shot by Israeli forces near protests in northern Gaza.
      Early Saturday morning, before dawn, two Palestinian fighters of Hamas’ military wing … were killed in Israeli strikes. Locals identified the two as Mahmoud al-Attal, 28, from the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood and Muhammad al-Safadi, 30, from the al-Daraj neighborhood in Gaza City.

      Heroic Israelis killing caged Gazans.

      Zionist courage on display!

  • Netanyahu ditches US Jews for alliance with Christian evangelicals and the alt-right
    • I can't help but wonder what rabbi Tchernichovsky thinks of Bibi's cozying up to the (un)-Christian Pastor John Hagee.

      Would that be Hagee “tied to Bibi like a dog” ?
      or, Bibi “tied to Hagee like a dog” ?

      Is it a nightmare, do I wake or sleep ?

    • … two new bills from Netanyahu’s party would crack down on free speech

      Speaking of new bills, a Sephardi Israeli rabbi (Shaul Tchernichovsky) ruled against an image of an Israeli poet on a 50-shekel banknote because the poet’s wife was Christian.

      The rabbi said: “in our tradition, there are grave things written about whoever [lives his life] with a Christian. Tied to him like a dog. [People like that are] called apostates.”

      https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.826510

      Are these people totally insane ?

  • The Holocaust in the service of Israel
    • The Nazi Metaphor

      From the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, July 1996

      Moshe Menuhin, one of the early anti-Zionists, once wrote to me, “Jews should be Jews—not Nazis.” He was speaking of the Israeli oppression of Palestinians.
      Grace Halsell

      Moshe and Yehudi Menuhin believed Zionism to be a tragic corruption of Judaism. They were treated as pariahs for speaking this truth.

  • Israeli consul warns American Jews: 'Our marriage is Catholic -- no divorce'
    • > Dayan

      Because what’s the meaning of a last straw? Because after that last straw, what? We cease to be brothers?

      Faced with the criminality of your brothers Dayan, you must decide -

      If your moral principles (shalt not kill, shalt not steal ...) are universal, you demand your brothers cease & desist, require that they be judged for their criminality.
      If however, your moral principles are contingent and do not apply to your brothers, let us hear no complaint if others choose (according to their principles) to murder your brothers.

  • From DC to Jerusalem: fighting displacement and colonization
  • Israel has more legitimacy than US because the bible mentions Jerusalem, not New York -- says David Harris
    • The noun “legitimacy” comes from the Latin “legitimus” meaning lawful.

      For decades prior to it's self-declared founding, at the moment of its bloody birth in 1948, and ever since, Israel has acted with lawless violence against the Palestinians, murderous illegal aggression against its neighbours, and total disdain for international law.

      The legitimacy of Israel is belied daily by its cruel criminality.

  • Israel's top diplomat spouts anti-Semitic criticism of American Jews -- 'having quite convenient lives'
    • As a died-in-the-wool feminist, I keep hoping that female intelligence/sensibility will finally overcome present insanity, which is on the verge of driving the human race over a cliff.
      I keep hoping that such as Maggie Thatcher, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin etc. were aberrations and hopefully to be shortly replaced by good women, sane women concerned with the world we are to leave to our children and onward.
      Tzipi Hotovely dashes these hopes – I am forced to admit some women are as dumb-ass as their male peer bottom-feeders.

  • Lockheed Martin: A global giant in supporting of Israeli war crimes
    • > Jerry Hirsch

      ... BDS America now!!!

      Quite so.
      I personally have not bought a bottle of American wine in the last 25 years.
      I found other wines - Spain, Italy, Portugal, even Canada (a tad "icey".
      It's been tough, and the Californian winemakers struggle on without me ...

    • > Emet

      I propose everyone stop using cellphones and revert to smoke signals. It’s about time we learn’t (sic) Morse Code again ...

      So Israel's involvement with and development of cutting edge technology allows it to commit war crimes, crimes against humanity, endless cruelty, a total lack of human decency.
      The wheels are coming off your nasty zionist bus Emet, we don't buy your BS anymore.

  • 'Want to boycott Israel? Be my guest, there will be a pricetag' -- Israeli official warns Europe
    • There is only one economy between the river and the sea, Brummer said. “If you want to divest from the West Bank, Judea and Samaria, you have to divest from Israel, which means you boycott Israel completely,” he said.

      I will do so - BOYCOTT,
      and encourage others to DIVEST and SANCTION
      the cruel criminal diseased zionist state of Israel.

      Mr. Brummer, until the state from the river to the sea becomes a democratic state for all it's citizens, let's call it Palestine,
      I will never buy your tainted goods.

  • 'American Jews are losing it bigtime' -- Netanyahu gov't official slams '80 percent' assimilation rate
    • > Tzipi

      I think for me the only way to make sure that Jews have meaning is by having strong Israel.

      have meaning?
      strong Israel ?

      To daily
      terrorize, maim, & murder -
      Palestinian children, women, and men

  • Five Palestinians bodies recovered from tunnel bombing after Israeli court ignores emergency rescue petition
  • UN rapporteur urges sanctions on Israel for driving Palestinians 'back to the dark ages'
    • > JeffB

      ...just group Israel in with say the 100 or so countries that ethnicities problems and leave it at that

      A truly brilliant idea JeffB!
      Israel and fellow racists joined together in one happy, extended family.
      JeffB need no longer waste his precious time with MW; he'll be too busy with his friends from Myanmar, Sudan, China, Egypt, Saudi Arabia etc.

      On the downside - we'll have to do without his wisdom and careful analysis of I/P.

  • R.I.P., Shiksa
    • Meantime it goes from strength to strength ... As ... antisemitism grows in France and the rest of Europe there will be more Jews moving to Israel.

      This is "strength to strength" ?

      European anti-Zionism driven by the appalling behaviour of Israel, a rogue racist state which only knows how to bully, murder, torture and destroy ?

      Israel is an abomination, will ultimately destroy both itself and the Palestinians.

      A tragedy of the 21st century.

  • Jewish news agency edits out editor's role as settler advocate
    • Her pleasant smile ...

      How doth the little crocodile
      Improve her shining tail
      And pour the waters of the Nile
      On every golden scale!

      How cheerfully she seems to grin
      How neatly spreads her claws
      And welcomes little fishes in
      With gently smiling jaws!

      Lewis Carroll

  • Trump plays to the neocons and Netanyahu to get some establishment support
    • Their goal, ultimately, is regime change in Tehran. (sic)

      The wonderful thing about zionists, they know what is best for Iranians, and Americans, and just about everybody else. Unfortunately, the un-chosen are not quick learners, and usually their education requires violence, cruelty and death. So Iran now should be taken out, nuked perhaps, to educate the Iranian people. Tough luck for the untermensch.

      I don’t think we’ll ever defeat the lobby till we call it out. Neither the media nor the Democrats are yet prepared to do so.

      Republocrats and the media have access to, are ruled by concentrated wealth, which has for too long bought acquiescence to the zionist cause.
      BDS (worldwide) doesn't answer to that racist folly; rather it calls out Israel for their appalling violence and cruelty to the Palestinian people, ongoing for 70+ years.

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  • 'The other side of the Siege' -- the IDF takes on the Jenin Freedom Theatre
    • While the bitter siege of Gaza goes on and on and on ...

      Recent Freedom Flotilla Coalition open letter to UN secretary general Antonio Guterres -

      To: Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General United Nations
      United Nations
      New York
      October 4, 2017
      Dear Secretary General,
      On your recent visit to Gaza, you saw with your own eyes some of the deplorable and inhumane conditions suffered by the Palestinians living in Gaza. You called it “one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises” that you had seen. We hope that, backed by the strength of the United Nations, this experience encourages you to bring maximum pressure on the State of Israel to lift the illegal and inhumane blockade the people of Gaza have been living under for ten years.
      We want to remind you that there are many civil society and religious groups around the world who are watching the worsening situation in horror. We are depending on the United Nations, under your leadership, to work at the international level to increase the pressure from all nation states to use every economic and political measure to remind the State of Israel of the standards expected of the civilized nations of the world.
      We are also pleased that you noticed specifically that the blockade on Gaza’s southern border with Egypt is upheld by that Arab state in defiance of both international resolutions and a sense of solidarity with a fellow Arab people. Israel is imposing the blockade not only by land, but also by air. They have destroyed Gaza airport, which was financed with international aid (including from Spain). At sea, Israeli forces attack Palestinian fishers from Gaza on a daily basis. They also illegally attack international vessels that challenge the blockade non-violently in the Freedom Flotilla missions that have taken place since 2010.
      There are political reasons that make a resolution to the crisis of Gaza imperative at the international level. But even more important are the humanitarian reasons to release an entire people from the appalling situation in which they are currently forced to live.
      Your own officers and researchers have concluded that Gaza will be uninhabitable by 2020. Many other reports, including those by the UN, have documented the many threats to the health and even the survival of people in Gaza. The UN has drawn particular attention to the power deficit. Since April 2017 access to electricity is often for four hours or less per day and always unpredictable. Power cuts make sewage treatment impossible leading to pollution of the beaches. Attacks on inshore fishers deprive the people of access to the nutritional value of fish. Your own research has shown up to 57% of Gaza people are ‘food insecure’. Not only is the Gaza economy paralyzed by the blockade, but restrictions on entry of building materials makes it very difficult to reconstruct bombed schools, for example.  The blockade also restricts entry of school supplies and other goods that pose no threat to Israel whatsoever. This entire generation of children and young people in Gaza are growing up without the minimum to develop into educated and well-nourished adults.
      The situation is so serious that you have announced an emergency grant of $4 million. But the Palestinians of Gaza do not want to have to take emergency payouts; they want - and need - a cessation of Israeli aggression and real international peace-keeping to prevent further aggression. The so-called “Middle East Quartet” has been a disaster, accomplishing nothing and whitewashing Israeli violation of international law and the breaking of numerous agreements. The State of Israel has also ignored countless UN resolutions aimed at curtailing its activities, as well as continuing the illegal blockade of Gaza and the harassment of its fishing fleets.
      In other words, despite its good intentions, the UN has a deplorable record in effectively safeguarding the Palestinians of Gaza and in promoting their security and independence.
      We call on you to immediately:

      Demand that the State of Israel complies with all UN resolutions, with the threat of sanctions if it does not do so.
      Disband the Middle East Quartet and replace it with an effective oversight body.
      Resume real peace keeping and effective protection of the civil population of Gaza.
      Insist that the State of Israel respects and conforms with all UN resolutions that relate to its relations with Gaza.
      Ensure that the world knows that the blockade is illegal and should demand that it be removed immediately.

      Sincerely and persistently
      [list of signers, available at https://freedomflotilla.org/news/43-letter-un-secretary-general ]

  • Danish pension fund blacklists four Israeli companies linked to settlements
    • > Marnie

      Incredible that a country that borders the US has such a clear understanding of palestine.

      Unfortunately, the understanding of many Canadians is distorted by zio-twisted media, politicians and academics. A majority of Canadians understand the nasty racism of the state of Israel, but it is not of enough interest to get them to hold their quisling politician's feet to the fire. Zio-scum continue to bully and buy Canadian politicians, just like their American counterparts/stooges.

  • On my sixth visit, I've never seen Gaza so devastated
    • >JeffB

      There are no chains.

      But there is a concrete wall, with sniper towers for the COURAGEOUS Israeli soldiers to shoot the caged unarmed Palestinians. And there are heavily armed navel vessels, shooting unarmed Palestinian fishermen, trying desperately to feed their starving families. And there are fighter planes, and drones that terrorize and murder helpless Palestinians.
      Israel's sadism de-legitimizes the Zionist state every single day of the ten years of this illegal blockade.
      Absent the emergency UN aid, massive starvation would decimate the population of Gaza, and this is what Israel desires!
      JeffB, your vacuous BS defending this criminality is disgusting.
      Israel is an affront to humanity.

  • Journalist and former Mossad agent Herbert Pundik turns 90 – and Denmark celebrates  
    • Pundik is the classical liberal Zionist

      The perfect Zionist,
      proclaiming the universal humanistic verities declared by Judaism,
      while pretending ignorance of the cruel intolerance of an darker Judaism.

  • Feel-good Gaza poster in NY window draws feel-bad response from neighbor
    • “Sincere neighbor” feels uncomfortable, being reminded of the (ongoing) war crimes perpetrated by her beloved Zionist state on the powerless, imprisoned population of Gaza. Hamas and many of the residents react with venomous words, as they watch their children and families and friends being starved and maimed and murdered, and their cities and towns and farms and hospitals and mosques being destroyed by a merciless enemy. Understandable words.

      Zionists and their apologists seem think the cruelty and sadism of the Zionist state of Israel must be accepted in silence.

      “Sincere neighbor” would rather not be reminded of the dark moral void at the heart of the benighted state of Israel.

      PW's friend is to be commended for reminding passers-by of the intolerable suffering and tragedy of Gaza

  • Liberal Zionist hero Barak brags that Israeli left 'liberated' the occupied territories for Jews
    • Barak is a man of many myths, and he has been a central part in creating several of them. He has a mythological status as Israel’s most decorated soldier, known as ‘Mr. Security’, a man who reveres ‘security’ as if it was a God.

      The Report (“Goldstone”) of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza massacre (Dec. 2008 – Jan. 2009) , includes a harrowing list of crimes committed by the Israeli military, including, but not limited to - violations of conventional international law in seeking to “punish, humiliate and terrorize” the civilian population of Gaza; numerous war crimes such as “wilful killing, torture or inhuman treatment”, “wilfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health”, “extensive destruction of property, not justified by military necessity”, and “using human shields”.

      The UN report pinned primary responsibility for these crimes on Israel’s political and military leaders - “The mission (is) in no doubt that responsibility lies in the first place with those who designed, planned, ordered and oversaw the operations”.

      At the time of the rape of Gaza in 2008 – 2009, Barak was the minister of defence of Israel.

      The “Liberal Zionist hero Barak" is a war criminal.

  • An Atheist in the Yeshiva: The education of Yossi Zvi Gurvitz
    • > JeffB

      The wrong side won and had the Hellenistic Jews won the Jews (and really Judaism) would have been much better off ...

      And when anti-Zionism wins and Palestine
      becomes a state for all it's citizens,
      we will all be much better off.

      The end of Zionism is the fervent wish of a majority of the world's population.

  • Zohra Drif's memoir of Algeria's fight for freedom is stunning
    • I think most of the evidence supports the Irgun’s version of events. Jeff B

      The last word on Deir Yassin might be given to eyewitness and future colonel in the Israeli military -

      “They (the Irgun) didn't know how to fight, but as murderers they were pretty good”.

      From Daniel McGowan “A Jewish eye-witness: and interview with Meir Pa'il” in Remembering Deir Yassin: the future of Israel and Palestine by Daniel McGowan and Marc Ellis (New York: Olive Branch, 1998), 40

    • > JeffB

      I think most of the evidence supports the Irgun’s version of events.

      Of course the dispassionate account of the perpetrators must be true !
      What other version(s) have you studied JeffB ?

      Concerning extermination/conquest - the Irgun's goal was conquest and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians.
      'Extermination' (murder), rape, and destruction were among the methods used to achieve these sordid ends.

  • Ten days of awe: standing with whom?
    • > emet(ic)

      You should stand in awe of the true Zionists of today.

      AWE - “Reverential fear or wonder”

      FEAR, yes, but not of the reverential sort.

      WONDER, for sure; that Zionist have managed to gain such power, and use it so cruelly to maim, murder, and destroy others, simply because they, the Palestinians, were not of the chosen people.

  • Deja vu: Israeli Labor pol urges U.S. to take on 'axis of evil'
  • Senator Cantwell, are you listening?
    • Bravo Dr. Rothchild.

      That’s what democracy is all about.

      Zionism is NOT about democracy
      The congressional Zionists do NOT defend democracy.
      Nor do they defend America.

      As explained by Israel's Justice Minister, the abominable Ayelet Shaked -

      [She] prefers Zionism to human rights ...She believes that we [Israelis] have a different kind of justice, superior to universal justice. Zionism above all. *
      http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.809867

      * I wonder how this might sound in German -
      “Zion, Zion über alles,
      Über alles in der Welt“

  • Democratic candidate for Illinois gov'r fires his running mate over BDS
    • > Daniel Biss

      That’s why I oppose the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS, as I believe it moves us further away from a peaceful solution.

      So Dan will stand with the zionist “movement” in Palestine – criminality, racism, and cruelty, moving inexorably toward peace and justice for all those about whom he “cares deeply” !?

      Bravo Carlos Ramirez-Rosa.

  • No free speech in Palestine: PA arrests journalist, internationally-renowned peace activist for Facebook posts
    • It is sickening that the Palestinian Authority, which purports to defend the interests of the Palestinians, is in fact an enthusiastic participant in their cruel oppression & dispossession.

  • 'Auto-anti-Semitism!' Naftali Bennett declares war on Jewish self-hatred in Israel
    • Naftali Bennett, corrected -

      “Auto-anti-Semitism is a social-psychological phenomenon in which a righteous Jew develops obsessive contempt and hostility towards
      cruel ugly racist Zionism, which hides behind
      Jewish tradition, customs, and observantJews”

      Bennett is a disgraceful racist.

  • 'We came to school and found the school destroyed': Israeli forces demolish West Bank school hours before children's first day
    • Kay24

      [the zionists] show their mean streak quite often

      When do zionists do otherwise than MEAN?

      Never ! – MEAN is an integral part of zionism.

  • Jews are safer in Israel than U.S. because our kids drop their M-16s on the sofa -- NYT op-ed
    • ... an op-ed to say that Jews are safer in Israel than America

      If all the Jews move to the safety of Israel, who will be left in the USA to pay for the politicians? And if that happens, will the American manna continue to rain down on the only Jewish democracy in the Middle East? That's $3.5+ billion less per annum for the Zionist state!
      Not a good move for Israel.

  • Both political parties are fighting openly over Israel's role in our policy-making
    • > Citizen

      What kind of real democracy results in 2% of the population determining US foreign policy in the Middle East?

      Not a democracy, it's a Ziocracy.

  • Zionism is apartheid, and worse
    • > Jack Green
      There are no gas chambers in Gaza

      The late Norman Pollack -

      Israel has come a long way since 1967... the proto-Nazification of policy and conduct in which the gas chamber has been replaced by the more protracted denial of life to the victims of an ethnocentric/racial ideology achieved through the degradation of a whole people: a faucet of inhumanity left running, where genocide is administered in drips rather than in a torrent.

      https://www.counterpunch.org/2015/10/19/israels-defamation-of-judaism/

  • Sorry, American Jews, you don't have a birthright
    • > johnneil

      jewish theocracy is no better than any other theocracy

      Jewish theocracy is the best money can buy!
      Not only nuclear armed, it is backed by the entire US Congress !

  • Israeli minister says Palestinians are bringing a 'third Nakba' upon themselves
    • Ever the victim.

      When peace comes we will perhaps in time be able to forgive the Arabs for killing our sons, but it will be harder for us to forgive them for having forced us to kill their sons.

      Golda Meir [as quoted in A Land of Our Own: An Oral Autobiography (1973) edited by Marie Syrkin, p. 242]

  • 'Netanyahu doesn't have a vision for peace,' Gillibrand says at town hall aroused by boycott bill
    • Shouldn't Schumer's lapel pin be the Magen David?
      Or perhaps he pins himself with the Stars & Stripes so that, with a quick downward glance he can remind himself whose interests he is pretending to represent/defend?

  • Three settlers stabbed to death and three Palestinians shot dead in turmoil over security measures at al-Aqsa mosque compound (Updated)
  • Kill like an Israeli
    • ”Many Americans own and carry firearms, but how many actually have the skills to identify, engage, and neutralize a violent threat in a real-time scenario? … The Second Amendment protects your right to own a gun. Cherev Gidon can give you the skills to use it.”

      Are Americans with Palestinian surnames welcome at Caliber 3 camps?

  • The children of Nabi Saleh in Israeli prisons: a conversation with Bassem Tamimi
    • Courageous IDF soldiers, when not slaughtering Gazans, specialize in terrorizing Palestinian children.

      Stone Cold Justice - a joint investigation by Four Corners and The Australian newspaper reveals evidence that shows the army is targeting Palestinian boys for arrest and detention. Reporter John Lyons travels to the West Bank to hear the story of children who claim they have been taken into custody, ruthlessly questioned and then allegedly forced to sign confessions before being taken to court for sentencing.

      http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2014/02/10/3939266.htm

  • Ontario caves to Israel on falsely-labeled wines-- for now, anyway
  • Israeli paper investigates 50-year-ago attack on 'USS Liberty,' while US papers leave it in the letters column
    • See also BBC documentary "USS Liberty: Dead In The Water" (2002)

    • Excerpts from an article in Counterpunch in 2007, by WARD BOSTON who served as chief counsel to the Navy’s Court of Inquiry into the attack on USS Liberty.

      [Head of the Court of Inquiry Rear Admiral Isaac C.] Kidd and I were given only one week to gather evidence for the Navy’s official investigation, though we both estimated that a proper Court of Inquiry would take at least six months.

      We boarded the crippled ship at sea and interviewed survivors. The evidence was clear. We both believed with certainty that this attack was a deliberate effort to sink an American ship and murder its entire crew.

      I am outraged at the efforts of Israel’s apologists to claim this attack was a case of “mistaken identity.”

      … the Court of Inquiry transcript that has been released to the public is not the same one that I certified and sent to Washington.

      https://www.counterpunch.org/2007/06/09/searching-for-the-truth-about-the-uss-liberty/

  • Canada order stores to deshelve settler wines with 'made in Israel' label
    • From the Times of Israel article, Yaakov Berg, Psagot Winery’s CEO - “We are living in Judea and Samaria by historic right. Canada, ... doesn’t recognize the right of a Jew to live and cultivate vines on land inherited from his forefathers?”

      Not so Yaakov. You have no right (historic or otherwise) to any Occupied Palestinian Territory, none whatsoever!

      Canada doesn't recognize the right of a Jew to live and cultivate vines on land STOLEN FROM THE PALESTINIANS.

  • Israeli court extends leftist Palestinian lawmaker Jarrar’s detention, threatening indefinite term with 'secret evidence'

    • In 2015 Jarrar was convicted of incitement and breaking travel restrictions. Israeli authorities had ordered Jarrar to move from Ramallah to Jericho, where they expected her to ask for permission any time she wanted to leave the city. She refused to be forcibly transferred to Jericho, and that is where the travel restriction charges originated from. Jarrar was released in 2016 after a 15 month prison term.

      “Israel is a unique sanctuary of democracy, freedom and pluralism in the Middle East, protecting its citizens’ rights while upholding the core values it shares with America.”
      AIPAC's web site

  • London's Palestine Expo defies smear campaign attracting more than 15,000
  • Israel slams UNESCO World Heritage decision on Hebron as Palestinians celebrate 12-3 vote in favor
    • Emet -
      Israel will continue to manage the site as it does with others.

      «Manage the site.»
      How does that work again?
      Ah yes, Israel will continue its racist criminality,
      continue to humiliate, bully, steal, injure and murder the Palestinians,
      without any sign of humanity or generosity of spirit.

  • Pro-Israel 'gatekeepers' at California university shut down search for Edward Said scholar, a candidate says
    • Parity

      Thanks for the link [email protected]

      I wrote to the president (politely) - “It is shameful and frightening that CSU Fresno administrators kowtow to the interests of Israel when they should be defending the free exchange of ideas at an American University.”

  • Amazon pulls blank 'History of Palestinian People' -- which aims to dehumanize in order to subjugate
    • > MHughes976

      To some extent we give Peters a victory just by arguing with her ...
      As several commentators have done with emet.

      eljay gets it right (for about the 9000th time),
      that no Zionist argument, none, not ever
      can justify the establishment of a religion-supremacist “Jewish State” in as much as possible of Palestine, which does unto others (non-Jews) acts of injustice and immorality.

      emet should be avoided (side by side with the likes of Tuyzentfloot),
      pissing into the wind.

  • Israel's efforts to hide Palestinians from view no longer fools young American Jews
    • An Israeli official called Peters in 2015, shortly before her death, to thank her on behalf of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu “for all she had done for Israel.”

      I think we all should be thankful to Peters! Her spurious history provoked Norman Finkelstein, who subsequently devoted his career to uncovering the lies and crimes of Zionism (Image and Reality, Beyond Chutzpah ... etc.)
      Finkelstein denounced the falsehoods of Zionism's fabricated history, at a time when very few others had the courage to stand up to the powerful interests who wished to hide the cruel criminality of Israel. The Zionists and their apologists managed to ruin his career, but they didn't succeed in silencing his voice, a voice which changed our understanding of the history of Palestine.

      Voll's pitiful stunt will perhaps amuse some of his friends (does this arrogant fool have any friends?), but will more importantly confirm his insignificance.

  • US foreign policy in the Middle East
    • A T-shirt sounds like a great idea Katie.
      I agree with jd65 that ISRAEL (well watered by Uncle Sam) should be down in the roots with Saudi Arabia.

  • Support Mondoweiss to keep brave journalists reporting news
    • I support Mondoweiss with pleasure, an essential voice to help us find a way to justice in Palestine and an end to the tragedy of Zionism.
      Regret Yakov Hirsch no longer around, not heard from since the end of last year; always appreciated his incisive analysis. Come back Yakov, we miss you.

  • I was born ideologically, politically, and spiritually in June 1967 -- settler/ambassador Dani Dayan
    • Thanks US Citizen for the link to Head to Head video.

      The wonderful Dr. Ghada Karmi on Palestinian national aspirations -

      “Just get out of my land ... Dani Dayan, you represent common thieves, live on stolen land, you drink stolen water, you eat stolen fruit, you farm stolen farms”

      And you murder, torture, and destroy Palestinian men women and children.

  • UN last hurdle before Israel can rid itself of the Palestinians
  • Israeli soldiers shoot from towers across fence into Gaza protest, killing Palestinian
    • ... the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, fired dozens of live rounds and gas bombs at the protesters … none of the protesters, including the slain Palestinian, carried weapons.

      … soldiers shot one Palestinian with a live round in his leg, after attacking protesters in Palestinian lands

      Three Palestinians were also shot with live Israeli army fire ... in central Gaza.

      Courageous IDF soldiers, shooting unarmed Palestinians from their concrete towers.

      Trying to provoke the Palestinians to react, so they can celebrate the 50 years of criminal occupation with another murderous massacre and destruction of the caged Gazans?

      The most chickenshit army in the world

  • The issue isn't the 'occupation', it's Zionism
    • ... it’s part of a greater paradigm, which is settler-colonialist, and is inherently genocidal. Incrementally so.

      As Norman Pollack wrote -

      "Israel has come a long way since 1967 in the construction of an apartheid state and society with respect to the Palestinians, in truth, the proto-Nazification of policy and conduct in which the gas chamber has been replaced by the more protracted denial of life to the victims of an ethnocentric/racial ideology achieved through the degradation of a whole people: a faucet of inhumanity left running, where genocide is administered in drips rather than in a torrent."

      http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/10/19/israels-defamation-of-judaism/

  • 'To live or to perish' -- Norman Finkelstein on the Six-Day-War and its mythology
    • > Jackdaw

      Finkelstein has never accessed the national archives of any the Arab States.

      So Jackdaw, YOUR reading of the national archives of the Arab States proves Finkelstein's assessment incorrect?

      How exactly? Where does he go wrong?

  • Leonard Cohen song is anthem of Jewish exclusivists
    • >YoniFalic

      the Quebecois despise Leonard Cohen for distorting the meaning of Un Canadien errant

      This anthem to the rebels of Lower Canada (Québec 1837-38), many of whom were hung by the British military, hundreds of others forced into exile, mostly to the USA. Québecois at that time referred to themselves as « Canadiens ».

      Acadians, who had been deported (10,000 +) by the British from Nova Scotia in 1755-65, adopted the song as their own, as Un Acadien errant. Many Acadians ended their exile in Louisiana, others as far away as Australia and South Africa.

      The song has been covered by many artists in English Canada.

      Cohen's version is particularly cringe-making.

      By the time of his death late last year, Cohen had been largely accepted by most Québecois, who respected his status as an international artist, a Montréaler seemingly proud of his Québec roots, who spoke decent French.

      I personally wrote Cohen in 2009, imploring him to cancel his upcoming concert in Israel.
      Surprisingly, he ignored my request.

  • Wall of shame
    • > Mayhem

      Lesher emotes when he spitefully mentions that Naftali Bennett happens to be a Jew who wears a yarmulka.

      So Lesher emotes and gets spiteful of Bennett's yarmulka, simply because Bennett gave his stamp of approval to the murder of a young Palestinian by an illegal Jewish settler.

      Et tu Mayhem?
      Do you approve of the murder of the young Palestinian who was defending his homeland from foreign invaders? Would you too have acted like this miserable Jewish settler, murdering another Palestinian without compunction?

  • Internet 'redresses' Miri Regev's 'capture of Jerusalem' themed gown at Cannes
  • Mass Dems move to kill anti-settlement resolution, amid fears of BDS and 'exodus from party'
    • > Steve Grossman
      ... the resolution was unbalanced and could lead to an exodus from the party.

      Sounds like a positive development. Progressives would move back into the Democratic Party and stop wasting time protecting Israel's very non-progressive ass.

  • Why I'm keeping my child home from school in Israel on Holocaust Day
    • > hophmi

      … more Holocaust survivors and descendants of Holocaust survivors than anywhere else.

      http://mondoweiss.net/2012/04/three-thoughts-for-holocaust-day/

      Marek Edelman, 1983
      «The true memory of the victims and heroes, of the eternal human striving for truth and freedom, will be preserved in the silence of graves and hearts, are far from manipulated commemorations.»
      «… the memory of the victims was co-opted in order to wage war and justify
      war-crimes
      , and the survivors live in disgraceful poverty, while their names are used to gain diplomatic victories ... marking Holocaust day is an act of cynicism and hypocrisy."

  • 'Why do I not cry out for the right of return?' -- an exchange between Uri Avnery and Salman Abu Sitta
    • > Mooser

      "All Zionism is connected to the idea of a donation of the land of Canaan by God, which since it has this unique authority sets everything else in second place.”

      When you go through the trouble and worry of creating a god, (s)he's beholden and not just a little bit!
      Seems to me (s)he could of opted for some other 'chosen people' - the Chinese (more numerous); Brazilians (the music); Scots (the single malt); Cubans perhaps (sensuality). But no, some dusty little tribe in the middle of the desert, who were always arguing about everything under the sun and even some things way over and above.
      And when they learned they were your chosen, and that you had set aside a parcel of land for their exclusive use in the M-E, well they lost their head(s).
      Sane Zionists are VERY rare.

  • Check out the new Mondoweiss t-shirts
    • > Citizen
      I guess nobody gives a shit.
      I give a shit, but figure it's worth leaving my principles at the door for this t-shirt.

      > Clif Brown
      I see no link to place an order ...
      Click on «Add to cart».
      All will be revealed.

  • Israel packs seven lies into one statement on the Palestinian hunger strike
    • UN General Assembly Resolution 194 [December 11 1948]
      The opening paragraph of 194 reads as follows -

      The General Assembly,
      Having considered further the situation in Palestine,
      1. Expresses its deep appreciation of the progress achieved through the good offices of the late United Nations Mediator in promoting a peaceful adjustment of the future situation of Palestine, for which cause he sacrificed his life ...

      Referring of course to Folke Bernadotte ...
      During World War II he negotiated the release of about 31,000 prisoners from German concentration camps including 450 Danish Jews from the Theresienstadt camp.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folke_Bernadotte

      He was assassinated on September 17, 1948 by Zionist terrorists (LEHI). The assassination was directed by Yehoshua Zettler and carried out by a four-man team led by Meshulam Makover. The fatal shots were fired by Yehoshua Cohen, who went on to become a close friend and confident of David Ben-Gurion.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yehoshua_Cohen

  • 'Scariest part' of Trump's draft peace plan promises he will be 'personally involved'
    • “Provisional entity” should be used to describe the Zionist state.
      An ugly racist state which can't end soon enough.
      You're right just. We (all) owe the Palestinians big time for allowing this disease to destroy their society & lives.

  • Broad coalition attends teach-in on Israel lobby ahead of AIPAC conference
  • Israel's dependence on lobby's pressure will cause hostility to U.S. Jews, Nathan Glazer warned in 1976
    • > catalan
      ... unless Jews think and act in specific ways they will be exposed to hostility.

      You're right catalan, Jews, (and any other group for that matter), who act with cruel murderous violence, will be met with hostility by those who are sickened by the horrific racist hatred of the Israelis.

  • Palestinian who filmed shooting says Azaria sentence ‘is a joke, not justice’
    • Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani
      Location: Geneva
      Date: 24 February 2017
      Subject: (1) Israel: Elor Azaria case

      "We are deeply disturbed at the lenient sentence given by the Tel Aviv Military Court earlier this week to an Israeli soldier convicted of unlawfully killing a wounded Palestinian in an apparent extrajudicial execution of an unarmed man who clearly posed no imminent threat.
      Sergeant Elor Azaria was convicted of manslaughter in January 2017 for shooting dead
      Abdelfattah al-Sharif in Hebron in March 2016. At the time, Mr. Al-Sharif was unarmed and
      lying wounded on the ground after having been shot for stabbing and wounding an Israeli soldier.
      Although manslaughter carries a maximum punishment of 20 years,
      Sergeant Azaria was sentenced only to 18 months in prison and a demotion.
      More than 200 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli security forces since the most recent
      upsurge in violence began in the West Bank in September 2015. Sergeant Azaria is the only member of the Israeli security forces to have been brought to trial for such a killing.
      While the prosecution and conviction are very welcome steps towards accountability, the punishment - which is excessively lenient - is difficult to reconcile with the intentional killing of an unarmed and prone individual.
      It also stands in contrast to the sentences handed down by other Israeli courts for other less
      serious offences, notably the sentencing of Palestinian children to more than three years'
      imprisonment for throwing stones at cars.

      This case risks undermining confidence in the justice system and reinforcing the culture of
      impunity."

  • Poll: Canada's politicians drastically out of touch with public on Israel
    • The problem of course is how to translate this perception into political movement which puts some meaningful pressure on the criminal state of Israel. Most Canadian politicians don't want to touch it because of the fear of being treated as anti-Semites and losing the support of pro-Zionist groups.
      For most of the population, I/P is a low priority, far behind concerns for jobs, the environment, the unfair voting system etc.
      I think BDS, which has taken root in colleges, universities, church groups, unions, cultural groups, investment portfolios etc. offers the best way forward. But it's so damnably slow, while Palestinians daily suffer humiliation, destruction and death.

  • Obama 'betrayed' American Jews and Trump is a 'swineherd' -- Bernard-Henri Levy
  • Trump 'promise' to move US embassy to Jerusalem stirs international furor
    • Trump's inaugural address - “Every decision … on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families.”

      Nikki Haley, Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to the United Nations -
      … the embassy move [to Jerusalem] because that’s what Israel ... want[s].

      Ergo, the embassy move (and everything else Israel wants) is being made to benefit American workers and families. QED

  • Terrorism: How the Israeli state was won
    • “The growth of Fascism in Palestine at a time when the liberated nations will put it into its grave is a tragi-comedy”
      Physicist Wolfgang Yourgrau, a German Jew who emigrated to Palestine but left in 1948, in the journal Orient, February 1943
      [From Suarez' book.]

      Israel not yet liberated from tragi-comic (not much comedy for the last 70 years) cruel insanity.

    • Just spent the last two days reading Suarez' tough book.

      The British High Commissioner -

      “... operations based on the mortaring of terrified women and children”. Its [Zionist's] broadcasts boasting of their successes, “both in content and in manner of delivery, are remarkably like those of Nazi Germany”. The Zionists were “jubilant” he reported, with “their campaign of calculated aggression coupled with brutality."

      Seven (+) decades later, the aggression and brutality continues.

  • Netanyahu's holy war, and the coming Jewish schism
  • Netanyahu accuses Obama of betraying 'commitment' to Israel and initiating U.N. resolution
    • Ossinev -

      dire consequences including possibly OMG ! a total ban on cherry tomato exports.

      Hopefully, cherry tomato producers in Senegal, New Zealand, Venezuela and Malaysia will be able to pick up the slack.

  • 'NY Times' trivializes UN abstention, reducing it to 'tense and tetchy' relationship between Obama and Netanyahu
    • The Times article is dangerous. It implies that if the problem is basically a personality clash, it should end when the new president is sworn in on January 20.
      But it won’t — and Israel/Palestine will continue to move closer to a cataclysm.

      Worth noting that 14 members of the Security Council voted FOR the resolution, demanding Israel end the settlements.
      The 14 members who voted against Israel's theft and occupation of Palestine represent over two billion people, who are sickened by Israeli criminal racist cruelty.

  • 'Friedman is a warm Jew' -- Israelis approve of Trump's ambassador nominee
  • Challenging an ideology means rupturing with community and family
  • Thanksgiving in Palestine
    • > rosross
      Only Americans and Canadians do Thanksgiving.

      Canadian Thanksgiving is earlier than in the USA, this year on Oct 10.
      By November 24 there's not much left to be thankful for except the frozen grapes/apples and snow-covered fields.

  • Calling someone a 'Zionist' is anti-Semitic and abusive, say British lawmakers
    • “Zionist” ... has been tarnished by its repeated use in antisemitic and aggressive contexts.
      WRONG !
      Zionist/Zionism has been tarnished by -
      The criminal racism at its heart,
      involving the cruel murderous dispossession of the Palestinians,
      who had done the Zionists no wrong.

      Jews, Christians and others who chose to defend this ugliness live failed lives of hate,
      reduced to bandying about charges of "antisemitism" at those who defend the values of justice and peace.
      A foolish and dangerous game.

  • Israel's bogus history lesson
    • I'm amazed to learn so much from this video !

      Learning the truth about Palestine and the Jews.

      NOT expelled from their god-given land in AD 72,
      NOT wandering through Arabia, Persia, Slavic and Nordic lands,
      NOT persecuted, tormented, abused, rejected, hated and "pogromated" in those foreign places

      NO. They were just down in the basement, (maybe it was in the kid's room),
      waiting for God, or was it the (oh so decent) Brits, to give them back their land.

      Hava nagila ve-nismeḥa (Let's rejoice and be happy)

  • New ad campaign in college papers calls out Israeli leaders' bigotry against Palestinians
    • > HarryLaw

      If two states is remote, one state is another time warp

      Finkelstein's challenge to the audience to name "one state, just one" which is for the One State Solution is met with silence.

      The answer of course is ISRAEL !
      Israel wants one single state from the river to the sea

      one single state free of non-jews,
      free of snakes,
      free of beasts,
      free of cancer,

      ringed by steel, concrete, and barbed wire.

      The Zionist dream !

  • Israel begins deporting women who tried to sail to Gaza
    • Copy of e-mail sent to -
      Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister of Canada),
      Stephane Dion (Minister of Foreign Affairs)
      Rona Ambrose (Parliamentary leader of PC Party)
      Thomas Mulcair (Parliamentary leader of NDP Party)

      Sirs & Madam,
      On Oct. 5, the military forces of Israel boarded and seized the Women's Boat to Gaza ship Zaytouna-Oliva in International Waters and kidnapped the 13 human rights activists on their way to Gaza. This act of piracy is totally unacceptable and must be denounced by all who respect international law. The Government of Canada should demand that Israel immediately release these woman and their ship, and allow them to proceed in peace to their destination in Gaza.

      From the total lack of response to this letter, I am forced to conclude that piracy, kidnapping, and respect for international law are not preoccupations of the current government nor of Canadian parliamentarians.

      They are shameful.

  • NYU pro-Israel group blocks public from IDF terrorism talk at last minute
    • > Grover does irony -

      He (Weiss) infringes upon open and honest discourse and debate …

      posted on Weiss’ site.

  • 'Where do you want it?': Israeli soldier taunts unarmed Palestinian man before shooting him
    • ‘Where do you want it?’

      “PURITY OF ARMS” at work …

      The code of purity of arms (Hebrew: טוהר הנשק‎‎, Tohar HaNeshek) is one of the values stated in the Israel Defense Forces' official doctrine of ethics, The Spirit of the IDF.

      "Purity of Arms" – The soldier shall make use of his weaponry and power only for the fulfillment of the mission and solely to the extent required …
      The soldier shall not employ his weaponry and power in order to harm non-combatants or prisoners of war, and shall do all he can to avoid harming their lives, body, honor and property.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purity_of_arms

  • Two women's boats set sail for Gaza in effort to break blockade
    • September 27, 2016

      Messina, Italy:  This morning at 9:50 am, women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here https://wbg.freedomflotilla.org/participants-on-board-messina-to-gaza
      When asked why they are going, the women gave a variety of responses. Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate from Ireland, notes that “theysay that ‘silence is golden’, but regarding the plight of Palestinians in Gaza the silence of the world, especially concerning their little children, shows a lack of moral and ethical leadership from the international community. Why has it lasted so long?”
      For two of the women, their countries’ own historical struggles for human rights played an important role in their decision to join the Women’s Boat to Gaza. Leigh-Ann Naidoo, an Olympic volleyball player from South Africa, feels that “South Africans understand the importance of international solidarity in fighting regimes that practice segregation.” Marama Davidson, a Maori Member of Parliament from New Zealand, carries with her a strong personal connection to Palestinian women in Gaza. “As an indigenous woman myself, I want to stand alongside the women of Gaza and to draw attention to the ongoing humanitarian crisis there.”
      The Amal-Hope II has been making final preparations to sail and is scheduled to depart from Messina soon. Both boats are expected to arrive in Gaza in early October.
      Yudit Ilany, an Israeli participant who has sailed with the Zaytouna-Oliva since Barcelona, said “The blockade of Gaza is a crime against humanity being committed in my name, and it is my duty to protest it in any way possible.”
      The Women’s Boat to Gaza is an initiative of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition composed of civil society organizations and campaigns from more than a dozen countries. For more information, visit http://www.womensboattogaza.org.

    • Bravo to these courageous women.

      From e-mail received September 16, 2016

      Due to technical problems, the Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG) Amal-Hope returned to Barcelona and is now docked at a mooring in the Barcelona area. Its sister ship Zaytouna-Oliva was temporarily delayed by the port authorities
      ...
      Once an assessment of the Amal-Hope’s technical problems is complete WBG leadership will assess the prospects of continuing the journey directly to the final European port of call, Messina, Italy.
      ...
      To find and support other campaigns that are part of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, please see:
      https://freedomflotilla.org/about

  • NYC city council anti-BDS bill meets resistance from protesters
    • Cuomo signed an executive order in June barring the state from doing business with businesses or organizations that support BDS.

      The bright side of Cuomo’s executive order - the State of NY will no longer be collecting taxes, license fees etc. from such businesses and organizations!

      “Resolution condemning … the global movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction the people of Israel.”

      https://bdsmovement.net/

      What is BDS ?
      “The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement works to end international support for Israel's oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law.

      The STATE of Israel oppresses Palestinians, and the STATE of Israel is in non-compliance (on multiple occasions) with international law.

      Bravo to all who are pushing back, and I too hope the students on 100 campuses (and more) will do likewise.

  • Huma Abedin dumps Anthony Weiner, occupation denier
    • > kalithea

      Zionism ... depravity parading around as some kind of superior, entitled society still pretending to be the global victims of a present-day, non-existant persecution. In fact it is Zionism doing the persecuting and there is nothing superior or elevated in its moral, ethical or dare I say, spiritual quotient that is in fact non-existant in the staggering hypocrisy that Zionism exudes.

      WOW ! Right outta the ball park kalithea !

  • Israeli military clears Israeli military of war crimes in Gaza
    • Sorry about the bum link :-(
      No idea how this happened ?

      Good link @ gamal 6:37 p.m. a VERY STRONG voice

      Just received word that the "Woman's Boat for Gaza" is (are? I think there are going to be two) to set sail September 14 from Barcelona -
      The three [Canadian women] will be joined by noteworthy international participants such as Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead MacGuire (Northern Ireland), Marama Davidson, Green Party MP (New Zealand), Naomi Wallace, screenwriter and playwright (USA), Gerd von der Lippe, professional athlete and academic (Norway), and Çiğdem Topçuoğlu, professional athlete and coach (Turkey), who sailed on the Mavi Marmara in 2010 and whose husband was among the 10 people from that voyage killed by Israeli forces. Names of more participants will be released over the coming weeks.
      Information available at
      https://freedomflotilla.org/
      Perhaps citizens of all the various nationals participating (Canada, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, USA, Turkey so far mentioned) should write/phone/email their respective MPs, Senators, Reps, Ministers etc. to insist that their citizens must be granted free passage, protected from piracy in international waters, allowed without hindrance to break the ILLEGAL MURDEROUS siege and deliver their message of hope and solidarity with the courageous survivors trapped in the hell called Gaza. That our pols should understand that we are watching these women, their boats, and the actions of our governments to protect their safety.

    • > gamal

      VERY interesting site.
      Have not yet had time to really appreciate it, but first impression is WOW !
      Thanks for the link
      http://palestine.org.nz/phrc/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=36

  • Israel bans entry for two more US activists
    • Marnie recently described Israel as a “lesion” in Palestine.
      It certainly never misses an opportunity to suppurate every chance it gets, particularly when dealing with the un-chosen.

  • Let's talk about Russian influence
    • > eljay
      catalan: It makes me feel good that as an American Jew Zio-supremacist (who works for the government no less and influences it in all sorts of pernicious and anti American ways)
      Thanks catalan for your honesty, not usual in a Zio-supremacist.

      I'm curious to know catalan, to which flag you pledge allegiance at the start of each day at your government office “ ... to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands ...”
      OR
      to the flag of a different country “with liberty and justice for one (chosen) people” ?
      Just wondering.

    • Very good article Phil.
      To be re-read, kept, and send on to others.
      Bravo !

  • A new milestone: BDS at the Olympics
    • > jd65
      Islam El-Shehaby is a hero. Good on him for his principled and courageous act of non-compliance.
      I second that in spades. El-Shebaby an honourable man, in solidarity with the Palestinians. Israeli abuse will increasingly incur a price, which will take many forms - personal, economic, academic, artistic, institutional &.
      It's been a long time coming, far too long, but celebrate every small gesture for justice in peace in Palestine.

  • The omnipresent hawks-in-waiting of the Clinton administration
  • UN data shows Israel tightened Gaza siege in July
    • Faced with the horror in Gaza it is difficult not to despair.
      The relentless cruelty of this man-made disaster is done not only with our complicity but with active Canadian support - trade agreements, diplomatic support (“We will have Israel’s back” – Justin Trudeau http://mondoweiss.net/profile/lonely-rico/?keyword=Meir+Medical+Centre), and (shamefully) military hardware with which the IDF
      maims and murders Palestinian children.
      I follow MECA’s (Middle East Children’s Alliance) site - https://www.mecaforpeace.org/ ,
      support their work, a small gesture of solidarity with these people whose lives have been so damaged, but refuse to give up.
      I encourage others to do likewise.

  • The politics of Jewish ethnocentrism
    • I believe Jewish ethnocentrism is a unique threat to American political life today. It has been ignored for way too long, and that is the story I am going to keep on telling.

      The story you tell so well Mr. Hirsch.

      I imagine I hear a gnashing of teeth as Stephens, Horowitz, Stephens et al read your story. A pleasing sound.

      Bravo

  • The breathtaking arrogance of Alan Dershowitz's 'advice' to Black Lives Matter
  • 'It's like we're born with guns in our hands': Young Israelis face prison as they resist military conscription
    • I am moved by the courage of these young Israelis. Struggling for justice in the face of such venom, hate, social stigma and personnel sacrifice, which may continue for some time in terms of employment and educational possibilities/choices.

      “Joining the army is the easiest choice for people,” Tair continued. “But once you know more about what the government is doing to the Palestinian people, it becomes much harder to shut your eyes and ears and be a part of it.”

      Unfortunately it doesn't seem too hard for the vast majority of young soldiers in the IDF,
      who see over and over the cruel violence meted out daily to the Palestinians, but choose to shut their eyes and ears.

      “Bon courage” as one says in French, to Tair, Omri, Yasmin and all the others who take a stand for justice and peace in Palestine.

  • In overwhelming vote, leading Lutheran branch calls on US to cut off aid to Israel
    • Wonderful news !

      Leading the initiative was Isaiah 58, a group of ELCA Lutherans who “advocate for a more engaged church response to calls from Palestinians for an end to Israel’s occupation and a just peace for both Israel and Palestine

      I encourage you all to write a note of appreciation to the people who worked for and achieved this important initiative -

      [email protected]
      or
      [email protected]

      > jon s

      According to Blaine Coleman – thanks for the honesty- the goal of BDS is to abolish the state of Israel.

      In 1945 the combined effort of the Soviet Union, the UK, US etc. managed to abolish the 3rd Reich; rid the world of a horror that had destroyed so much and so many lives. Germany was a far better place as a result.

    • Wonderful news !

      Leading the initiative was Isaiah 58, a group of ELCA Lutherans who “advocate for a more engaged church response to calls from Palestinians for an end to Israel’s occupation and a just peace for both Israel and Palestine

      I encourage you all to write a note of appreciation to these folks who worked for and achieved this important initiative -

      [email protected]
      [email protected]

      > jon s

      According to Blaine Coleman – thanks for the honesty- the goal of BDS is to abolish the state of Israel.

      In 1945 the combined effort of the Soviet Union, the UK, US etc. managed to abolish the 3rd Reich; rid the world of a horror that had destroyed so much and so many lives. Germany was a far better place as a result.

  • Settler on motorcycle kills 85-year-old Palestinian shepherd and his donkey
    • > Citizen

      Kate, how do you retain your sanity, collecting this daily misery

      Very difficult to read, it must be a horror to put together. The only hope possible is that as more and more of us understand the depravity of the Zionist project in Palestine, Zionist money and influence will no longer suffice to control our government(s) and media.
      I don’t share much with Haim Saban, but do (partly) agree –
      "I'm a one-issue guy, and my issue is Israel."
      There is not only the issue of Israel-(Palestine) on my radar, but it is certainly one which I follow closely, and let my reps know that I am paying attention, and will support/denounce/vote as a function of their behaviour on this matter.

      > oldgeezer

      The behaviour of the state of Israel is an affront to humanity.

      The behaviour of Israel is more than an affront, it is a disease. Zionism a malady that grew in Palestine, destroyed a land and a people, who had done nothing to deserve such malignancy.

  • Netanyahu's Academy-award performance of dehumanization is why the conflict persists
    • Netanyahu oozes sleaze through every pore, and watching his nasty little video nearly made me lose my lunch. Unfortunately his creepy performance would seem to reflect the attitudes/mindset of a significant part of the population of his benighted country.
      It is nonetheless curious that the speech, in English, aimed primarily at an American audience, seems to have provoked no interest or comment in the NYT or the Washington Post ?

  • Sanders-backed candidate in FL says Wasserman Schultz won't 'protect' Israel
    • > Mooser
      Someday boychik, this Awl will be yours.

      Pierced to the heart, our indomitable young hero nonetheless faces the upcoming battle of wills with grim determination.

  • Lawsuit aims to block U.S. foreign aid to Israel as clandestine nuclear power
    • Grant Smith's - IRmep briefing about the lawsuit to block US Aid to Israel - 8/11/2016
      From description:
      Published on Aug 15, 2016
      A lawsuit filed August 8, 2016 in the D.C. federal district court challenges U.S. foreign aid to Israel. IRmep's Center for Policy and Law is held a conference call briefing about the lawsuit August 11 at 10AM EST. This video introduces the call, begins the slide presentation at #9, and presents additional slides as Grant F. Smith responded to conference call participant questions.

  • Canadian Greens back BDS
    • > oldgeezer

      I too sent them a note of appreciation, coupled with a small contribution to the Green Party of Canada.

      Elizabeth May has been wobbly from the get-go on I-P. During the massacre of Gaza (2014), she stated -
      “Israeli retaliation and the invasion of Gaza violates international law and humanitarian norms. The death and destruction in a place that was already experiencing a humanitarian crisis is simply unjustifiable … The death toll among Gaza’s civilians provokes the conscience of the world.”
      Despite the weasel words “Israeli retaliation”, this was an improvement over the disgusting statements mouthed by the leaders of the three major parties in Canada at the time - “Israel has the right to defend itself” (the principle of rape in self-defense).
      However, under pressure May later backtracked, equivocating and joining the chorus chanting 'Israel's right to self defense.'
      In passing, one federal politician, Mario Beaulieu (Bloc-Québecois), came out unequivocally against the Gaza bloodletting -
      «La population palestinienne à Gaza subit un drame humanitaire innommable, il faut s’unir pour faire cesser ce bain de sang ... ».
      [The Palestinian people of Gaza are suffering an appalling humanitarian crisis, we must unite to stop this bloodbath].
      So I'm not surprised May continues to ignore Palestinian suffering, but am pleased that a political party with a national presence in Canada has broached the subject and opted for BDS.

  • Video: Israeli soldier throws 8-year old Palestinian girl's bike into bushes
    • Anwar should consider herself lucky -
      after all she wasn't shot, or arrested by the merciful (and courageous) IDF soldiers,
      who were protecting God's chosen people from terrorists disguised as 8-year-old girls.

      THE MOST CHICKENSHIT ARMY IN THE WORLD

  • Using Rep. Johnson's innocent comment to stain his reputation was the real crime
    • It is sickening that one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century,
      (there were several)
      has been so cheapened by Zionists/Zionism.

      “termites” benign creatures,
      compared to cruel criminal Zionism,

      daily
      destroying, maiming, murdering.

      No apology needed Rep. Hank Johnson;
      some in the USA who love Israel above all
      do not appreciate your voice,
      Some do, and history will vindicate you.

  • How much should we push to change US policy towards Israel? Your contribution will decide.
    • I never realized what a funny guy you are DaB, until I read this quite marvellous post; such clarity and incisive thought on display.

      The following few lines particularly attracted my attention -

      Even if all th his is happening as Adam, and Phil Annie, others feel is how it should go are they so certain that the average run-of-the-mill.
      So right, elegantly put, no superfluous verbiage.

      Middle road pro hilary constituency going to embrace this negative charge and get down serious enough to see through the conspiratorial!
      Ah yes, the conspiratorial, and again, no words wasted, right to the point!

      Angles which ARE numerous and flat and forgetting them ...
      The problem of 'numerous and flat angles' are seldom addressed here at MW, and I commend you for bringing it up.

      An nd please, I’ve read the whole thing, cover to cover, as nauseam.
      “as nauseam” Sacrificing your own personnel health in your search for truth. I'm awed!

      ... were circumstances were clearly similar and Murky and yet-i a similar twist- these men got the same type of experience the most agents cases got.
      Avoid “clearly Murky” circumstances like the plague DaB. While it's hard to know what's happening, but it could very well be the yetis.

      Well done DaB !

      There is much else in your post which brings clarity and light which Adam, Phil Annie et al choose to ignore or intentionally obscure. I encourage all to read DaB's original.

      Suddenly I have an alarming thought – Mooser has been sending you prepared text DaB, and you copy-paste it as if it were your own. I suspect Mooser's a megalomaniac and you should avoid playing along. In any case it's unethical, I think it's called plagiarism.

  • 'Does he believe in a God'? -- DNC leaders wanted to undermine Sanders
    • > Boomer

      I find it disturbing that American foreign policy on this issue is immoral, unjust, and contrary to our national interest. I find it disturbing that our policy on this issue is dictated by a small group with a passionate attachment to a foreign country

      A foreign country passionately attached to -

      theft, destruction, cruelty, murder.

      Maiming and murdering

      TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PALESTINIAN CHILDREN

  • Your support today determines: How much truth?
    • > MaxNarr

      Antisemitism doesn’t pay.

      It's subtle Max-hole, but semitism and Zionism are not synonymous,
      Up to you to look it up.

      Have you created a pro-Zionist site, to counter MW ?
      To which I might contribute (or not), consider & comment ?
      Does your site pay well ?
      Hundreds of thousands of clicks,
      folks ponying up nickels and dimes or more ?
      Please send coordinates/link ...

      Count me out.
      Will I miss you ? Maybe no.

    • I will support Mondoweiss to help strengthen the forces of good against the ferocious attacks of such as the hophmi, jon s, and others of the same (evil) ilk.
      Joking aside, the Palestinian tragedy will only end when Americans (Canadians, Brits etc,) call their pols to order, force them to stand on the side of justice for all people in the Middle East. I believe MW is a crucial part of this process, pray for an end of the suffering of the Palestinians.

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