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  • Come in, Natalie, the water's fine
  • The 'Jewish nation' is the central myth of Zionism. It needs to be dismantled.
  • Jewish leader refuses to debate BDS with young Jew, at J Street conference
    • > catalan

      Plus I love junk food

      We are what we eat.

    • > Steve Grover

      Chicago is lighting up 7 Landmarks in blue to celebrate Israel’s 70th!

      Chicago mayor Rahm Israel Emanuel -

      Emanuel was born on November 29, 1959, in Chicago, Illinois.
      Emanuel's father, Benjamin M. Emanuel ... was once a member of the Irgun, a Jewish paramilitary organization that operated in British Mandate Palestine, responsible for numerous crimes and acts of terrorism against the British administration and Palestinian civilians.
      Do you think, Steve, that had Rahm's father been an “Arab” terrorist, Rahm would have been received with such warmth in the upper reaches of American society ?

      Rahm took part in a two-week civilian holiday ... where, as a civilian volunteer, he assisted the Israel Defence Forces during the 1991 Gulf War. Pretty interesting that while US troops were engaged in conflict in the Gulf War, Rahm was assisting the military of a foreign country. I guess the risk was somewhat less with the non-participant IDF than with the US military. I hesitate to use the term “duel loyalty”, but ...

      In June 2007, Emanuel condemned an outbreak of Palestinian violence in the Gaza Strip. I haven't been keeping up, but wonder if Rahm has condemned the recent outbreak of Palestinian non-violence in the Gaza Strip.

      Getting back to the '7 Landmarks in blue' in Chicago, I hope mayor Rahm has got the Israelis to foot the bill.

  • 'NY Times' coverage of Gaza turns biased again, partly in response to pressure from Hasbara Central
    • > LHunter

      Great article written by Stanley Cohen

      I agree. I encourage others to read it.

      Check it out - Jackdaw, Steve Grover, DaBakr, Mayhem, Emet, jon s ... read what this New Yorker thinks of your beloved zionist state.

      Stanley L. Cohen has written a number of very good articles on Gaza (and Israel) at Counterpunch.

  • Dershowitz's game
    • Douchewitz is a liar and a whore for Israel and big money

      Yep. And the Douchbag's MO is running off at the mouth -

      “Give me mouth time, and I will swamp you with verbal diarrhea that will sweep you away.”

      If you can stomach
      - be strong -
      Douchbag's verbal slime;

      Finkelstein's take-down of this sorry excuse of a human being is a sight to behold.

      It cost Finkelstein his academic career.

      It confirmed the Douchbag's reputation -

      IN THE GUTTER, FOR EVER.

  • The search for 'balance' in the Gaza shootings
    • From the Guardian Weekly Newsletter (April 13) -
      “Frustrations erupt in Gaza”

      The original idea for an unarmed protest – with a conscious nod to Gandhi and Martin Luther King – has deteriorated into violent clashes between Arab youths and Israeli soldiers.

      My response -
      This is false.
      There were no violent clashes between Arab youths and Israeli soldiers.
      There was a lethal assault by heavily armed Israel forces, murdering and maiming unarmed Palestinians, all of them on the Palestinian side of the barrier.
      The Guardian is not reporting what happened in Gaza. The Guardian is parroting Israeli propaganda. Shameful.

  • 1948 and the Anglo–Saxim: on Western involvement in expulsion of the Palestinians
    • > Jackdaw

      They examined the bodies and reported that “all the bodies were clothed, the limbs were intact, and no sign of mutilation was visible on them.”

      Gee. That makes it all OK then.

      Your Zionist thugs didn't rape or mutilate their victims.
      They just murdered them straight up.

      “The most moral army in the world” establishing its bona fides.

  • Thousands demand the right to return as smoke envelops Gaza on a new 'bloody Friday'
    • Further correspondence with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,

      Sir,

      Since the peaceful demonstrations in Gaza began, on the 30th March, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, a total of 25 people have been killed and 2,901 people have been injured. (These are figures as of April 6. The number of dead and wounded has increased since)

      These casualties occurred during the mass demonstrations by unarmed Palestinians on the Gaza side of the perimeter fence with Israel.

      The Canadian government must demand that Israel immediately cease the savage attacks on unarmed Palestinians who are demanding rights which are theirs under International and Human Rights Law, Resolutions of the UN, and the Geneva Convention.

      The World Health Organization Special Situation Report occupied Palestinian territory, Gaza 6th April 2018 notes -

      “Immediate health priorities and unmet needs”, (among which , but not limited to) -

      59 essential drugs,

      128 medical disposables, and,

      5 essential laboratory reagents,

      These are urgently required by the hospitals in Gaza to meet the needs of multiple casualties caused by despicable Israeli violence.

      The Canadian Government should send medical supplies in response to the WHOs health priority needs mentioned above. (Note there are additional needed medical supplies in the report which I do not include for the sake of brevity. The Canadian government should respond to these other needs as well.)

      According to the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Israel is refusing to allow two young Palestinian men—who were seriously wounded by Israeli military gunfire on unarmed protesters during demonstrations in Gaza— to travel to the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank for urgent medical care.

      The Canadian government must demand that seriously wounded Palestinians be granted permission to travel outside of Gaza for urgent care unavailable in Gaza.

      The Canadian government must demand the criminal blockade of Gaza be lifted immediately. The Israeli torture and destruction of the people of Gaza must end.

      Mr. Trudeau. You claim Canadians share values with Israel.

      You may share the values Israel has displayed in the treatment of the imprisoned Palestinians in Gaza (and the Occupied Palestinian Territories),
      but I DO NOT, nor do most Canadians.

      This cruelty is an abomination, and the failure of the Canadian government to demand its end is shameful and in no way in the interest of Canada or Canadians.

  • Israel just lost American Jews
    • > RoHa

      Doom deferred is doom denied.

      Insanity in Gaza doesn't leave much room for a smile.
      Thanks RoHa for a moment of levity between the tears.
      It's a beaut !

    • > oldgeezer

      Israel has become an abomination.

      Hear the words of Ahad Aham in 1891 -
      “What do our brethren do in Palestine? ... They treat the Arabs with hostility and cruelty, unscrupulously deprive them of their rights, insult them without cause, and even boast of such deeds; and none oppose this despicable and dangerous inclination.”

      During the years of the British mandate,
      Zionist settlers murdering, maiming and terrorizing the Palestinians, who had done them no wrong (State of terror/Thomas Suarez).

      Culminating in a paroxysm of criminal violence and cruelty in 1947-48,
      ongoing to the present.

      The sorry truth is Israel has always been an abomination.

  • Israeli 'terror' propaganda is itself incitement to state-terror
    • Copy of letter to Canadian PM J. Trudeau.

      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
      Sir,
      Last Friday, March 30, thousands of Palestinians marched peacefully in Gaza to demand an end to the occupation, an end to the cruel siege of Gaza, and recognition of the right of Palestinians to return to their homes and their land in accordance with UNGA Resolution 194 (1948) and multiple guarantees of International law, the Geneva Conventions, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
      Israel reacted to these calls of the imprisoned Palestinians with lethal force, murdering and maiming unarmed protesters without compunction or humanity. Eighteen were killed, and thousands injured, many with life-threatening injuries. Many of the injured may die as the hospitals in Gaza are overwhelmed by the crisis, in part because of the shortage of medical equipment and supplies, a consequence of Israel's cruel blockade of the Gaza strip for over a decade.
      Israeli aggression and its illegal occupation of Palestinian land in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza offends all standards of decency and international law.
      The government of Canada must demand -
      1. That Israel immediately cease attacking the Palestinians in Gaza (and the West Bank while they're at it).
      2. That Israel allow the Canadian government to ship emergency medical supplies to the hospitals in Gaza, without which many of the injured Palestinians may die from the grievous wounds inflicted on them by the Israeli military.
      3. That Israel immediately initiate steps to end the cruel illegal blockade of Gaza which has impoverished the imprisoned population, deprived them of their fundamental rights to clean water, health, homes and work; the blockade which according to UN studies will render Gaza uninhabitable by the year 2020.

      Failure by Israel to take these steps must result in the suspension of the Canada/Israel Free Trade Agreement and the recall of Canada's ambassador to Israel to allow the government of Canada to reconsider its diplomatic and economic ties with Israel.

  • Only grassroots pressure will end Israel's impunity for a massacre
    • “A Special Relationship Born in Hell:
      The United States should cut all ties with war criminal Israel”
      Philip Giraldi April 3, 2018

      ... the message should be clear to every American. There is no net gain for the United States in continuing the lopsided and essentially immoral relationship with the self-styled Jewish State. There is no enhancement of American national security, quite the contrary, and there remains only the sad realization that the blood of many innocent people is, to a considerable extent, on our hands. This horror must end.

      http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/a-special-relationship-born-in-hell/

  • A brief, unhappy history of Israeli massacres
    • > zaid

      I can add over a hundred more massacre committed by the Zionists in Palestine

      Thousands of acts of vicious violence by European Zionist invaders (State of terror/Thomas Suarez), killing and maiming Palestinians, in preparation for the theft of their land, their homes, their lives, and their histories.
      Ugly cruelty which daily continues.
      Zionism (like Nazism) must disappear from the pages of history.

  • Despite Israel's threats of violence, Gaza protesters have peaceful dream
    • The ravings of racist Paula R. Stern (such a pretty smile) at Arutz Sheva -

      The Palestinians are banking on what they consider our cowardice. They don’t think we have the guts to shoot them down in mass numbers and that our hesitation will enable them to attack us. They’ll come tomorrow in vast numbers, across fences and through tunnels. In the water and over the hills. And the only way to stop them, the only way to protect our children, our lives, our country is to change the rules of engagement today.
      Shoot to kill. Nothing less.

      We must be brave, we must murder the un-armed, caged Palestinians;
      shooting and crying,
      crying and shooting.
      The tribulations of being a Zionist.

  • City University of New York students launch landmark divestment campaign
    • From -
      Vermonters for Justice in Palestine
      http://vtjp.org/

      On Free Cone Day (April 10th) Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is Free
      but Palestinian People are not Free!

      On Free Cone Day: Send a message to Ben & Jerry’s: "Stop your complicity in the Illegal Occupation of Palestine!"

  • The barriers
    • > EdwardQ

      1948 war was fought on territory the resolution gave to the “Jews”

      No.

      “Jewish forces under Plan Dalet were already outside of the territory proclaimed by the Israeli Government in its plea for recognition on the day Israel’s borders were proclaimed effective and recognized by the US. The other Regional Powers had a right to expel foreign forces (i.e. Israeli) from what remained of Palestine after Israel made its borders clear. Israel’s wars have ALL been in territories … “outside the State of Israel” “. “

      https://talknic.wordpress.com/sovereignty-state-entity/

  • Memo to 'NYTimes:' Go to Ahed Tamimi's village in Palestine and report the truth
    • > Jackdaw

      Israel ... provides better governance for her people ...

      So that's why Israel brutalizes, maims, and murders Palestinian children.

      It's just Israel's preparations for the apocalypse (When the big wind comes)
      Thank you Jackdaw. Now it all starts to make sense.

  • Dear Amir, you don't need to describe what death means to me
    • Dear Ahmed,
      It seems that Amir is close to 50 years old, from his letter showing severe signs of prolonged Ziocaine addiction, beyond hope of remedy and a return to sanity. In the letter there are many signs of deep confusion about the real world, conflating his hallucinations with reality.
      Perhaps his condition is beyond hope? But maybe, just maybe, a two or three week holiday on the beach with you in Gaza, will bring him back to reality.
      I'm sure you could arrange for some interesting visits for Amir – demolished hospitals, ravaged schools, destroyed neighbourhoods, sewage drenched shoreline, crippled and undernourished children ... many possibilities. And he will be able to witness first hand the effects of Israeli support and humanity.
      It is a great deal to ask, I know, greeting this shrivelled arrogant fool, putting up with him for some time while he lives the Gaza Experience.
      It may in fact be hopeless, because from what I understand, there is a nationwide Ziocaine addiction crisis in Israel; he is one of many who seem to have lost their souls and their minds.

  • We must end the manipulation of history
    • Thank you Lillian Rosengarten.

      Systematic lies and propaganda have colored the Zionist agenda

      From article by Richard Falk at MWC -

      “Israel has been brilliant over the years in shaping and misdirecting the public discourse on the future of Palestine. Among its earliest achievement along these lines was the crucial propaganda victory by having the 1948 War known internationally as the ‘War of Independence.’ Such a designation erases the Palestinians from political consciousness, and distorts the deeper human and political consequences of the war. Language matters, especially in vital circumstances where there are winners and losers, a reality that applies above all to a war of displacement.
      ...
      To circle back to the contention that language is itself a site of struggle, it become desirable, even now, more than 70 years later, to call the 1948 War by a name that reveals more clearly its essential and flawed character, and this name is The Partition War.”

      http://mwcnews.net/focus/editorial/71194-renaming-the-1948-war.html

  • Video: Jewish settler looses attack dog on Palestinian shepherd and flock, maiming sheep
    • > YouTube

      Terrorist from Havat Mor outpost sicks attack dog on Palestinian herd of sheep

      Should read -
      “Sick Zionist terrorist sicks attack dog ...”
      although “sick” and “terrorist” are redundant,
      they're part of being Zionist.

  • Dear Prince William, if you have to go, make it count
    • > Robert Cohen

      ... visit Britannia Park. It’s a forest planted by the Jewish National Fund starting in the 1950s, and with the financial aid of British Jews. The forest covers up the remains of three Palestinian villages Ajjur (4,330 residents), Dayr al-Dubban (850 residents) and Kudna (520 residents).

      William, as a prince of Canada, you might also visit Canada Park -

      “A beautiful 80,000 acre of lush greenery known as Canada Park, sits just off the main highway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. This oasis of rest and recreation amidst the rocky outcrop and archaeological backdrop of the region has been funded and supported at Canadian taxpayer expense.
      It also happens to be located in the Occupied Territories sitting atop of what were once three thriving Palestinian villages, Imwas, Beit Nuba and Yalo.
      During the 1967 Israeli-Arab War, nearly 10,000 Arab residents were driven out of their homes and forced to march for days over rocky hillsides to safety. Some died along the way. Israeli soldiers then set about destroying the villages and plowing under their orchards. The villages ceased to be as if they never existed and the former residents now live as refugees ... Canada Park ... is seen as a symbol of the close relationship between Canada and Israel."

      http://www.thecanadiancharger.com/page.php?id=5&a=848

      William, sitting quietly with you lovely wife in these shaded groves, you might reflect on the cruel destruction of the Palestinians who were uprooted, their villages and lives erased to make way for this symbol of Canada's deep love for the state of Israel.

      For further information -

  • The amended 'Israel Anti-Boycott Act' is still unconstitutional, and still must be stopped
  • Rabbi Cardozo: outlawing circumcision would 'end the state of Israel'
    • > Cardozo

      The rite of circumcision is the Jews’ way of passing on life’s meaning to their children ...

      So Jewish boys get “life's meaning” but Jewish girls don't.
      Just think, half the Jewish population, naturally foreskin free, living meaningless lives.
      Ain't it wonderful, old-time religion !

  • Schumer and Dems outdo Trump at AIPAC-- there's no peace because 'Palestinians don't believe in Torah'
    • > Steve Grover

      Who would you like to see as Prime Minister of Israel?

      I can't speak for Marnie, but want to suggest Ramzy Baroud -
      born in Gaza into a family which has lived in Palestine for many generations; unlike the disgraced Ben Nitay and fellow Zionists.

      Thanks for asking Steve.

  • In calling for end of Jewish state, Avraham Burg is painted as 'troublemaker' at liberal NY synagogue
    • > Nathan

      Do the Palestinians agree to end the conflict on the basis of a “one-state solution entailing federated Jewish and Palestinian political entities”?

      Good question Nathan.

      Why don't you ask them ?

  • In fit of mendacity, Israeli official claims Mohammed Tamimi, 15, was not hit in the head by a bullet
    • “In fit of mendacity”

      This seems to suggest Israel is usually truthful and honest, briefly flipping their lids when faced with some negative publicity, such as the courageous young Palestinian girl standing up to racist Israeli thuggery.
      Israel is (has always been) characterized by lying and dishonesty, a constant, attempting to conceal their multiple crimes against the Palestinians, who were in the way of their mad dream of a racially pure Jewish state.

  • Colorado congressman's wife encourages messianic Jews to seize Muslim holy site in Jerusalem-- 'Say, It's ours!'
    • > LHunter
      As a Canadian I am always amazed at just how tight the US is with Israel. Its nothing less than remarkable.

      Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper (2006-2015) came from the same messianic Christian Zionist swamp as these deplorable American congresspeople, proudly parading their ignorance and intolerance.
      Our current PM, J. “Selfie” Trudeau, is a self-declared lover of the Zionist state -
      “... the Liberal Party of Canada will have Israel's back, not because it is in our political interest at home, but because it is the right thing to do ... Canada must always remain a steadfast and true friend to Israel

      When faced with this extraordinary American stupidity, it is too easy for Canadians to forget our own corrupt complicity with, and foolish backing of the criminal Zionist State.

  • Former president of Modern Language Association resigns following decision to ban debate on BDS
    • > NoSlack2327

      Many of the government officials of Israel are obdurate

      Beautiful word “obdurate”
      but it doesn't really answer.

      You see,
      they're war criminals.

      Remember Eichman ?
      hung by the neck because he played along,

      and they play along.

  • High-profile actors, artists, athletes, and activists join Dream Defenders in supporting Ahed Tamimi
    • High-profile actors, artists, athletes, and activists join Dream Defenders in supporting Ahed Tamimi

      I count 25 of them, and I salute every one of them for standing up for justice in the face of ugly racist oppression in Palestine.

      But where are the thousands of others, high profile and with a voice, who turn their gaze away, preferring not to see the cruel violence their indifference enables?

      Only 25 ? Wet dreams for jon s, Jon66, dimadok, jackdaw and the rest of the zionist bottom feeders at MW.

      To Ahed Tamimi. I stand with you and your family and pray that you and all of Palestine will soon be free.

  • Wilkerson says 'Israel's security' was motive for Iraq war-- though not in NYT op-ed
    • > Philip Weiss

      Just as AEI, Bush’s thinktank for the Iran catastrophe ...

      Shouldn't that read “Bush's thinktank for the Iraq catastrophe” ?

  • Goodbye, Lady Sura. Goodbye, Teita.
    • Hammam Farah. I am moved by the story of your grandmother and yourself, feel an deep sadness tinged with shame and anger that we in the west have allowed, no, worse, have been complicit in the vile Zionist destruction of the Palestinian people.
      Thank you for telling of this noble woman, who never knew peace and justice.

  • No, hurting Palestinian refugees doesn't help peace
    • > Eva Smagacz

      For an Israeli public that is increasingly decrying socioeconomic strain at home, the additional cost of a return to a full occupation of the West Bank would be an unwelcome burden to bear.

      No fear Eva. Israel's friends in Congress will be only too happy to send along the money to help the added burden needed to protect the only (Jewish) democracy in the ME.

      But much more unbearable would be the emotional cost of having young Israelis resume security responsibilities for the entire Palestinian territory.

      Young (mis-educated) Israelis seem only too eager to join the IDF, to participate in the periodic “turkey shoots” in Gaza, and the daily arrogant criminality in the oPT.

      This would be a tragic development for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

      Not 'would be'.
      Zionism HAS BEEN a tragic development for Jews and Palestinians alike, ongoing now for over a century.

  • Who would not slap a soldier after years of trauma and direct assaults? -- an interview with Lynn Gottlieb
    • > Gottlieb

      The majority of Palestinians support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) as the most effective nonviolent tactic to exert international economic pressure on Israeli policies. ... There is no better way for activists to non-violently struggle for policy and institutional changes that result in an end to illegal annexation of Palestinian homes and land.
      Palestinians who struggle every day to remain on their land and in their homes deserve our passionate and unrelenting support.

      Thank you Lynn Gottlieb, and inspiration and beacon of hope.

      Good news just in from Norway -

      Bjørnar Moxnes, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, has nominated the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for this year’s Nobel Prize.

      From the press release -

      The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)-movement for Palestinian rights was yesterday formally nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian MP Bjørnar Moxness (Rødt). This nomination reflects the growing international solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for justice, dignity and freedom from the Israeli occupation.
      ...
      The nomination proves the increasing international support for the use of the peaceful, non-violent tools of economic boycott and international sanctions to force Israel to end occupation and the apartheid rule against the Palestinian people – and achieve just peace.
      ...
      Awarding this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the BDS movement would be a powerful signal, emphasizing the international community’s commitment to support a just peace for the Palestinian people and by that – for the Israeli people and all people in the Middle East – and the world at large.
      We nominate the BDS movement and with them – their thousands of activists globally – as a humble but necessary step towards bringing forth a more dignified and beautiful future for all peoples.

      https://israelpalestinenews.org/boycott-divestment-sanctions-movement-palestinian-rights-bds-nominated-nobel-peace-prize-2018/

  • Laith Abu Naim, 16, fourth Palestinian minor shot dead by Israeli forces so far in 2018
    • Copy of letter to Canadian Prime Minister

      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
      Sir,
      We reach the end of the first month of the year, and learn that Israeli forces have killed four Palestinian children so far in 2018.
      Does the Canadian government approve of this behaviour?
      If not, has the Canadian government addressed the Israeli government, to express concern about the murder of Palestinian minors?
      It is worth noting that this killing has been going on for many years, is accompanied by the maiming of thousands of Palestinian children, all in the illegally Occupied Palestinian Territory of the West Bank and Gaza.
      You sir, have expressed your unwavering friendship for the state of Israel, claiming shared values between Canada and the Zionist state. A true friend must be willing to confront Israel when Israeli behaviour descends into cruelty and murder.
      To ignore this wrongdoing is to be complicit in the criminality.

  • There are two narratives, but one reality: Palestinian dispossession
    • Boris,

      From Nature Communications 4 (08 October 2013 ) -

      “Like Judaism, mitochondrial DNA is passed along the maternal line ... Here we show that all four major founders, ~40% of Ashkenazi mtDNA variation, have ancestry in prehistoric Europe, rather than the Near East or Caucasus. Furthermore, most of the remaining minor founders share a similar deep European ancestry. Thus the great majority of Ashkenazi maternal lineages were not brought from the Levant as commonly supposed, nor recruited in the Caucasus, as sometimes suggested ...”

      https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms3543

      Furthermore Boris, it appears we are ALL* from East Africa.
      ALL OF US Boris, even Palestinians and other Gentiles.

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

      “According to the model, known as the African origin of modern humans, modern humans evolved in East Africa between 400,000 and 200,000 years ago. There were then at least two dispersal events from Africa to the rest of the world. The first wave took place between 130,000 and 115,000 years ago via northern Africa ... “

      Worth noting Boris, (I know the geography is difficult), but Israel is NOT in East Africa.

      * You should demand a refund from 23andme.com.

  • Open Letter to Ben Jealous: Please take a progressive stand on Palestine
    • or even bathing the pig.

      Not sure bathing will do the trick Annie -
      that's one rancid swine your dealing with.

  • Why is the Israeli army finally worried that Gaza is on the brink of collapse?
    • Has the army finally understood that Palestinians are human beings too, with limits to the suffering they can soak up?
      Doubtful. The greatest concern of the IDF (most moral army in the world) is return on investment.
      10+ years constructing a true-to-life ('true-to-death') shooting gallery, daily testing their ability (courage) to kill and maim without fear or compunction.
      The sniper towers, concrete wall, barb wire - all for nothing with the damn Gazans starving in the rubble of their lives.
      What sort of training for young Israelis when targets are motionless, prostrate, lifeless ?
      Where's the challenge ? Where's the fun ? Soon young zionists will lose interest (god forbid) in joining the IDF.

  • 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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