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  • 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.

  • 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
      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

    • 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:

  • 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.”

      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
      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

  • 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 ...”
      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, and (shamefully) military hardware with which the IDF
      maims and murders Palestinian children.
      I follow MECA’s (Middle East Children’s Alliance) site - ,
      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.


  • 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
  • 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.


  • 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,

      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


  • 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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  • BDS victory in Mennonite Church Canada
    • > wdr

      The Mennonite Church of Canada is another microscopically small, left-leaning church ... less than one-tenth of one per cent of Canada’s population.

      The Zionist state in Palestine is a microscopically small right-leaning country, less than 1/10th of one percent of the world's population.
      Typically of a settler-colonial country, the moderates have all left/been driven out, because of Zionism's stance on racism (for), and human rights & respect for international law (against).

    • > oldgeezer

      parliament motion condemning bds and it’s supporters

      42nd Parliament, 1st Session
      SITTING NO. 22 - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
      Sponsor: Mr. Clement (Parry Sound—Muskoka)

      That, given Canada and Israel share a long history of friendship as well as economic and diplomatic relations, the House reject (sic) the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which promotes the demonization and delegitimization of the State of Israel, and call upon the government to condemn any and all attempts by Canadian organizations, groups or individuals to promote the BDS movement, both here at home and abroad.

      > eljay

      ... they try to out-do each other fellating the Zio-supremacist donkey.

      To see a list of eljay's (229) "fellators" -

      What form the government’s condemnation is to take remains a mystery, perhaps limited to moral outrage at those who stand against the criminal and brutal occupation and on the side of justice and peace for the Palestinians.

      Bravo to the Mennonite Church of Canada for choosing to side with BDS, non-violent pressure for a just peace in accordance with international law.

  • Israeli scholar refuses to shut up despite university punishment for saying settlers exhibit 'psychosis'
    • When parents, driven by ideological fanaticism, choose to reside in areas where their children are in mortal danger, we’re witnessing a case of collective psychosis,” Uri Weiss wrote to the consternation of many of his students, who are now petitioning to sack him.

      The collective psychosis we witness in those many students now petitioning to sack him, because he speaks the truth.
      The collective psychosis of the whole poisonous Zionist project in Palestine, “driven by ideological fanaticism, (choosing) to reside in areas where their children are in mortal danger.”

      Why do Zionists hate their own children?

  • US media fail to report video of soldiers shooting desperate Palestinian girl holding knife overhead
    • > jon s

      The soldiers were probably guarding the bus stop, not waiting for a bus.

      You're absolutely right jon-y boy !

      I mean that's a helluva spiffy bus stop, blue uprights, red roof, beautiful yellow posts - count'em, there must be half a dozen !
      What is really quite amazing is that a high end bus stop of such value had only two heavily armed soldiers to guard it !

  • As Dems vote against Palestine, Cornel West warns it is the 'Vietnam War' of our time
    • >MaxNarr

      ... two groups that have so much in common, both were slaves to foreign masters, and both were pushed from our (sic) land.

      I have read of the African slave trade, an appalling enterprise involving millions of Africans, thousands of ships, tens of thousands of slavers and sailors, stretching over several centuries. In passing some of the criminals involved in this ugly commerce were Jewish.
      But Max, until now I was unaware of the forcible removal of thousands/millions of the Jews from the ME. When did this happen? How was it achieved? Were there thousands of slave ships involved? Who were the depraved slavers who dealt in this bestial trade? Where did they drive these human chattels?

  • Ozick says Obama needs 6-volume history of Jews on his bedside table
    • Like the mad hatter (“words mean what I want them to mean”), DaBakr will decide on the meaning of the words spoken by Ozick.

      ,,, your earnest use of a dictionary to prove otherwise. but then you have always been powerfully afraid of jewish zionist domination

      I am powerfully DISGUSTED by Jewish Zionist cruel criminality -

      thousands of murdered Palestinian children

    • NYT Book Review:
      Q. If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?
      Require - “insist upon; demand; order”

      You see DaBakr, it wasn't simply a suggestion to the president, but a DEMAND, that he read Graetz's 6 volume history.
      Who's the "dufus" now, eh DaBakr ?

  • How Israel accidentally validated my activism
    • >DaBakr

      Sometimes boycotts of specific companies can work if targeted and publicized properly.

      Sometimes boycotts of specific (racist, violent, cruel, insane) states,
      can work if targeted and publicized properly.

      For the Zionist state boycott is working, the free ride is coming to an end, and Saban's and Adelson's gold will not be enough to reverse the tide.

      In passing DaB, how are your Sodastream holdings doing ?

      Quick look-see -

      July 2011 $74.44
      July 2016 $23.35

      Down $51.09

      Ouf - your (poisonous) Zionism is starting to look costly.

  • Jewish entitlement, and Jewish populism
  • In latest pander to Israel lobby, Clinton smears Max Blumenthal's criticism of Wiesel as 'hateful'
    • ... isn’t becoming president by marrying neoconservatism the definition of a deal with the devil? What does that do to U.S. foreign policy? Is that why she sought power?

      Interesting take by James Petras on Clinton, her misdeeds during her time as US Secretary of State, and the implications if she is elected POTUS -

  • As occupation enters its 50th year, draft Democratic platform won't say the word
    • Dear Ms. Wasserman-Schultz & Clinton,

      In the interest of justice and peace in the Middle East, I suggest the following modifications to the 2016 Democratic Party Platform –
      A strong and secure Israel is vital to an influential constituency in the United States, because we share overarching strategic interests and the common values of democracy, equality, tolerance, and pluralism they contribute large sums of money to the Democratic party and our campaign(s) at many levels of government. That is why we will always support Israel’s right to defend itself, including by retaining its qualitative military edge so they can attack and destroy defenseless people, who are unlike them, (and us), and oppose any effort to de-legitimize Israel [she does that just fine by herself!].
      We will continue to work toward a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiated directly by the parties that guarantees Israel’s future as a secure and democratic Jewish state with recognized borders and provides guarantees the Palestinian's with independence, sovereignty, and dignity a future as a secure and democratic state.
      While Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations, it should remain the capital of Israel, an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths. must be recognized as a  corpus separatum, or a "separated body" with a special legal and political status, administered by the United Nations, as specified in UN Resolution 181
      Israelis deserve security, recognition, and a normal life free from terror and incitement. Palestinians should be free to govern themselves in their own viable state, in peace and dignity deserve security, recognition, and a normal life free from terror and incitement.
      Hope this helps.

      Yours truly,
      lonely rico

      L. Rico

  • Chicago clergy leaders call for end to blockade of Gaza
    • “We call upon our leaders, especially Senator Dick Durbin, to do the right thing, after ten years of suffering by the people of Gaza from a political crisis that has a solution.” Haleem said. “Stand up for justice, Mr. Durbin.”

      Pro-Israel lobbies contributed close to $200K for the period 2009-2015 to Dick Durbin -

      Money well spent, as evidenced by the numerous pro-Israel bills that Dick supported, 14 in the 114th Congress (2015-2016) -

      including among others such overriding concerns of Illinois citizens as -

      Expressing concern over anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement within the Palestinian Authority
      To recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, to relocate to Jerusalem the United States Embassy in Israel (113th Congress)

      The suffering of the Palestinians in the Gaza strip and American culpability in the creation in this nightmare are not of interest to senator Dick.

  • 'I was wrong in my presumption that Israel desired peace' --Chas Freeman
    • The now-defunct American-sponsored “peace process” ... has been revealed to all as part of an elaborate diplomatic deception, intended to provide political cover for Israel’s continued territorial expansion at Palestinian expense.
      To be clear, this hypocrisy matters to me as a patriotic American
      less because of its injustice to the Palestinians than because of its political and military consequences for Israel and the United States

      I struggle to accept the view that this hypocrisy matters more because of its (dire) political and military consequences, and less because of its appalling injustice to the Palestinians.
      This injustice, ongoing for decades, involves theft, cruelty, torture, destruction and death,
      the maiming and death of thousands of Palestinian children.
      I am heartened by the enlightenment of Mr. Freemen, but can never forgive the savage racist violence which Israeli/European/American Zionism has rained down on the Palestinians.

  • Clinton to Palestine: Drop dead
    • > Blownaway

      ... Clinton is nothing more than unprincipled and nakedly ambitious prostitute.

      As an adolescent, I had the misfortune of learning the meaning of “hung drawn and quartered”, a peculiarly English method of execution, (prior to the Brits being reined in by the EU perhaps).
      The image of a naked Hillary will now likewise haunt my idle moments, disturb the drowsy moments preceding and then precluding sleep.

      No thanks Mr. Blownaway.

  • Lawmakers urge Obama to appoint special envoy for Palestinian children
    • > Boomer

      Not to worry, Mr. Obama has plenty of time to do that. If he doesn’t, perhaps President Clinton will. ... It’s only a matter of time.

      Those children will soon be adults,
      at which time can be held under ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION.
      (“... arrest and detention of individuals by the state without trial ... as a means ... to protect the ruling regime.” - Wikipedia)

      Problem solved.

  • Netanyahu agonistes
    • >Hirsch

      Israeli society is rotting from the inside because of the occupation AND ITS DEFENSE by people like Netanyahu and his American propagandists.

      I can't help but think that the rot goes deeper than that.
      Israeli society is rotting from the inside because -

      It is founded on Zionism, whose cruel violent disdain for the Palestinians is shared by most of the population of that country.
      The recent objections in Israel against the boor Netanyahoo seemed to be based NOT on the basis any fundamental problem with this racism, rather with the realization that he is reaching/has reached a tactical dead end.
      What might we expect from Barak, Ya'alon & ?
      Probably a return to the endless false “peace process”, while Israel continues to steal, maim, murder and destroy.
      There is no reason to imagine post-Netanyahoo will be much different from pre-Netanyahoo.

  • Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner, endorses academic and cultural boycott of Israel
    • > Viet Thanh Nguyen

      Always remember, never forget.
      ... One of those contemporary injustices that we struggle to remember is the Israeli occupation and the deprivation of Palestinian rights. For any of us concerned with justice, the imperative is clear: we must stand with the dis-empowered and the forgotten against militarism and the state ...”

      That we struggle to remember -

      the thousands of murdered Palestinian children,


  • A government blacklist aimed at political beliefs -- NYCLU and UCC come out against Cuomo's BDS order
    • Heavily armed GANGS of thugs beating up an unarmed man -


    • In the state of New York, what exactly is the legal framework of an Executive Order ?
      Can it be issued at any time, on any subject ?
      Does it require subsequent review by the legislature ?
      Is it used only in the case of emergencies ?
      Is it used while the state legislature is sitting ?
      Is it appropriate that it be used in the interest(s) of a foreign government ?

  • Video: Palestinian carrying watermelon is stopped for four hours by Israeli soldiers
  • Please boycott us, Governor Cuomo
    • >Steve Grover

      For this Executive Order, Governor Andrew Cuomo should receive the Nobel Peace Prize

      Let's be honest Steve -
      deep down, you're hoping the Nobel PP will be awarded to (tag-team) Cuomo/Grover.

      And peace ?
      Maybe later,
      maybe not ...

      And the murdered Palestinian children ?

    • >hophmee
      Bigots are always so proud of their bigotry
      hophmee, I went and had a look at their web site, try and track down the bigotry you deride.
      Association for Investment in Popular Action Committees
      [from their] Mission Statement
      "The association is an all-volunteer membership organization established to help our community,
      regardless of religion, race or political beliefs,
      become more aware of international human rights and social justice issues that are the key to a sustainable peace in the world."

      Gee, maybe I'm missing something hophmee, doesn't sound very bigoted to me.

  • Democrats head to a crossroads over Palestinian rights as primary season comes to an end
    • >Wilson Dizard

      Just as liberal, Roosevelt Democrats in the North realized that segregation in the American south was a ghastly and cruel institution in need of dismantling, so too are Bernie Democrats wising up to the idea that ...
      Zionism in America/Israel is a ...

      ghastly and cruel institution in need of dismantling

      Oh yeah.

  • To the Holocaust survivor I interviewed, in regards to Palestine
  • Green Party candidate for president endorses BDS
    • Every progressive American should vote for this oh so sane woman.

      With regard to Israel, the United States has encouraged the worst tendencies of the Israeli government as it pursues policies of occupation, apartheid, assassination, illegal settlements, demolitions, blockades, building of nuclear bombs, indefinite detention, collective punishment, and defiance of international law. Instead of allying with the courageous proponents of peace and human rights within Palestine and Israel, our government has rewarded consistent abusers of human rights.

      Therefore, the Stein campaign calls for ending military and economic support for the Israeli government while it is committing war crimes and defying international law.

      Can you imagine what it would be like to have Jill Stein as the first female president of the USA ?

      WOW !

  • Flanked by AIPAC and Israeli consul, Cuomo signs anti-BDS order
    • >Eric

      … the photo, there’s at least five black people, a Muslim lady wearing a head scarf, two Latina-looking ladies and a Catholic priest who’s also a visible minority. In fact, the only white guys appear to be Hoenlein and Cuomo

      The MW homepage photo shows governor Cuomo’s pen hitting the EO, with, looking on: (outgoing Israeli Consul General) Ido Aharoni … Malcolm Hoenlein … and (AIPAC Chairman) Bob Cohen.

      The first photo of the article itself titled “Cuomo signs order against BDS”

      is a PR photo with Governor Cuomo’s pen hovering over the recently signed EO, surrounded by a wide variety of ordinary citizens, who were perhaps (?) at the Harvard Club enjoying an ecumenical lunch, willing to pose with their Italian/American mayor and his Jewish/American friend.

  • Why don't you share all the good things about Israel?
    • > Angel

      ... you choose to obsess to such a degree about one ... preferring to ignore the many that are much higher in terms of human misery, urgency, catastrophic humanitarian disasters ...

      How to compare human tragedies, which - worse ? less ?

      Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Pinochet ... came and went.
      The Palestinian suffering, on-going for 70+ years,
      according to a vicious plan, used to establish a racist state in Palestine.

      Like Annie, I will not “look over there”.

  • Israel commandeers UN for anti-BDS pep rally
    • Israel commandeers UN for anti-BDS pep rally
      … the General Assembly for a day-long pro-Israel pep rally

      I'd be curious to know how much it costs these absurd people to rent the GA for a day ?

  • 'I am Palestinian and I am human' -- and Leanne Mohamad, 15, is disqualified from UK speaking competition
    • > barmalei

      I feel for Leanne but her emotions are just that, emotions ...

      Gee, that sure is nice, your feelings/empathy for Leanne ...
      If we start making policy changes based on emotions ... nothing will ever be agreed on

      How about policy changes based on international and humanitarian law ?
      How about Israel respects (multiple) resolutions of the UN,
      and, why not -
      a policy based on

      That's what I took away from this beautiful young Palestinian's speech.

      Your zionist nightmare seems to be founded on a different vision of the world - another way of dealing with young Palestinian women,
      (boys and men)

      steal, humiliate, murder, maim, destroy.

    • The speech by Leanne Mohamad -

      “... what madness is it that [a] dog is more protected by animal rights than a child in Palestine is by human rights ... Palestine is my country, my land, my home. Their pain is my pain, and their freedom is my freedom ...
      I leave you with the most inspirational quote of Nelson Mandela -
      'Our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.'
      Let's all say together
      Free Palestine"

      A beautiful and moving speech.

  • Irish and Dutch governments join Sweden in speaking out for right to call for BDS
  • Israeli forces kill teenage Palestinian girl at checkpoint, and return another teen's body 7 months after he died
    • Israeli forces kill teenage Palestinian girl at checkpoint.
      Sawsan Ali Dawud Mansur at Ras Biddu checkpoint north of Jerusalem.

      The heavily armed [courageous] thugs of the IDF
      murder another young Palestinian woman

      “ ... attempted to carry out a stabbing attack”

      brave Zionists !

      The “most moral army in the world” ?


  • French premier says 'loathing of Jews' is behind BDS
    • Good news from London.

      Prominent Feminist Historian Rejects Israeli Academic Award

      Prof. Catherine Hall of University College London says she declined to accept the Dan David Prize 'after many discussions with those who are deeply involved with the politics of Israel-Palestine.'

      The British Committee for the Universities of Palestine described Hall's move as "a significant endorsement of the campaign to end ties with Israeli institutions."
      Awarded annually, the Dan David Prize is one of Israel's most prestigious academic awards. Prizes amounting to $1 million each are awarded in three fields – Past, Present and Future – though they are usually shared by two or more recipients.

      Bravo Professor Hall !

  • 'New York Times' finally tells its readers: Netanyahu is 'dangerous'
    • Israel attacking Iran would have embroiled Israel in a superfluous war.

      Israeli brass wants to avoid 'superfluous' wars;
      Netanyahoo's thuggish lack of understanding;

      Israel's essential and necessary wars,
      should do the job -
      destruction, suffering, death -
      get the Palestinians moving,
      out of the way of the master race.

  • Mainstream media frames Israeli attacks on Gaza civilians as 'retaliatory'
    • Zaina Attia al-Amour, a 54-year-old grandmother.
      “My mum was killed while sitting peacefully in our farm,”

      The most impoverished population in the world –

      Target practice for -
      "the most moral army in the world."

      MSM lies and conceals,

      And we choose not to see, look aside.
      We are complicit in this savage criminality,
      enablers of this seemingly endless cruel insanity.

  • Censorship in Brooklyn: Food Coop bars 'any events related to BDS or Israel' from meeting room
    • >hofmee

      people are tired of BDS activists selfishly sowing division in their institutions

      I'm not tired of BDS activists.
      I'm THRILLED that people in Brooklyn, NY,
      in Montréal,
      around the world,
      are resisting the cruel dispossession of the Palestinians,

      not because they are acting selfishly,

      because they believe justice demands them to act thusly.

      I am energized by their resistance to ugly zionist criminality.

  • Norman Finkelstein on Sanders, the first intifada, BDS, and ten years of unemployment
    • >Jackdaw

      Protective Edge ... that Hamas started ...

      Uh ?

      June 30, 2014 article in Times of Israel by Avi Issacharoff, headlined -

      Hamas fires rockets for first time since 2012, Israeli officials say

      The article goes on to say –

      "The security sources … assessed that Hamas had probably launched the barrage IN REVENGE for an Israeli airstrike several hours earlier which killed one person and injured three more."

      You gotta stop lying Mr. Jackdaw.

  • Palestinian astrophysicist arrested and jailed for second time in 15 months
    • > amigo

      Israel has a propensity for shooting itself in the foot

      has an even greater propensity for shooting Palestinians

      in the head, in the chest, in the gut …

      Adults, children, the elderly.

      Murdering and maiming
      over and over and over.

  • Sanders 'put everything on the line' for Palestine because BDS movement has changed US conversation -- Peled
    • >pabelmont

      But no “1SS-democratic” is in the cards at this time.


      BDS is in the cards -
      End the occupation and dismantle the Wall
      End discrimination against Palestinian citizens of Israel
      Respect, protect and promote the rights of Palestinians to return to their homes.

      This will spell the end of the supremacist Zionist state,
      herald the advent of a truly democratic state for all the citizens of Palestine - Moslem, Christian, Jew (& other).

  • When 'Broad City' Went On Birthright, and taught us all a lesson about American Jews and Israel
    • The episode ends with Abby and Ilana being interrogated at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, probably one of the few times in US history that an Israeli interrogation has been shown in a comedic format.

      For some, the reality at Ben Gurion Airport would seem to be less amusing.

      The Easiest Targets

  • Thousands of Israelis fill Tel Aviv's Rabin Square in support for soldier who executed Palestinian
    • >MaxNarr

      eljay, “except that it’s not” is not an acceptable, nor scholarly argument.

      Which is of course not an acceptable, nor scholarly argument.

      Max suggests –

      Read up on UN Charter Article 80

      Max is simply lying. Nowhere in the UN Charter is Palestine ‘given’ to the Zionists/Jews/Israel, a state that did not exist in 1945.

      But what is of concern here Max, is not your vacuous distractions, rather the ugly racism of a large crowd of Israelis, defending a brutal murderer who is only one small cog in a vicious hateful violent regime.

  • BDS takes two big strides, at CUNY and U of Chicago
    • > jaspeace2day

      ...the blatant facts behind the BDS movement!

      To which blatant facts are you referring ?

      The call for justice for the Palestinians in the Middle East ?
      The call for the end of Israel's illegal occupation, ongoing for almost 5 decades ?
      The destruction of the hideous wall built on Palestinian land ?
      Equal rights for all the citizens of the state of Israel, regardless of their ethnic origin ?
      The right of return of the Palestinians to their homeland, according to international law ?

      BLATANT - “Glaringly obtrusive”.

      The only thing blatant is your ignorance.

  • Democratic debate: Is Netanyahu welcome at White House on Day 1 or an arrogant, deceptive asshole?
  • Trump supporters in New York take on ISIS
    • ” I would bomb the whole place”, said Ms. Ammar.
      … the same action we are doing since about 70 years, we bomb the hell out of them, killing women, children and the old!

      Maybe that’s why they hate us.
      Because we bomb, murder, maim and destroy.

      Gee, I thought they hated us “for our freedom”!

  • As threats against BDS grow, it is time for 'sumoud' in activist communities
    • In light of Israel’s blood-soaked record, the recent threats directed at Barghouti, and other unnamed BDS organizers and activists, should not be taken lightly.

      Amnesty condemns Israel's threats against BDS activists

      (which includes a list of some of the courageous activists threatened by the IDF and the barbarous settlers.)

  • Washington Post propagandist for Israel warns Sanders to stay away from the subject, forever
    • I do not read the Wa Po, but went and had a look at the responses to this queered propaganda by Ms. Rubin.
      I went through about 80 of the most recent letters, which suggest the following -
      70% denigrated Rubin's (foolish) article,
      18% supported the article/position of Rubin,
      11% wrote OT/incoherently.

      Even readers of the WP can no longer stomach the cruel racist dispossession of the Palestinians.

      C'mon Bernie,
      these are your people -
      not Israelis -

      shedding their illusions,
      no longer in love
      with the demented murderous Zionist project in Palestine.

  • Italian students launch the "Studenti Contro Il Technion Campaign" to support BDS
    • >El Casador

      Less than a month ago the new liberal Justin Trudeau government accepted a private motion from one of the re-elected conservative members of government making the promotion of BDS illegal for people, groups, associations in the social democracy of Canada.

      In response, the Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East initiated a petition -

      where you can read -

      “On Feb. 22, 2016, the Canadian Parliament passed a motion committing to "condemn any and all attempts" by Canadian "organizations, groups or individuals" to promote the BDS movement. This is an absurd and offensive motion which tramples on Canadians' Charter right to freedom of expression.”

      3000+ have already signed ...
      daring the government to condemn Canadians for exercising their Charter rights to stand up for dispossessed peoples. For weeks now, the Canadian government has been too scared either to 1) condemn Canadians for exercising their freedom of expression for BDS, 2) renounce this bizarre and insulting motion, or 3) admit that it passed the motion to intimidate critics of Israel, or worse, to score a few political points at the expense of Canadians' right to free speech.

      And BRAVISSIMO to the “Studenti Contro Il Technion” campaign

  • Birthright ends trips to Israel -- 'American Jews are better off imagining Israel than seeing it'
    • >drhmay

      Jews love Israel and that Israelis maintain their humanity in the face of non stop threats and attacks. .

      Jews may (or may not) love Israel, but what is clear as mountain water, Zionists have NEVER EVER manifested any humanity in their dealings with the Palestinians.

      From Zionists we see only fear, hate and contempt for the Palestinian people (Muslim, Christian, Jew) who have/had been living (in peace) in Palestine for centuries.

    • APRIL FOOL !!!

  • 'We don’t want to find ourselves in a position like apartheid South Africa': A report from Israel's first national conference against BDS
    • >echinococcus

      What is nearly impossible to understand is why a university or company has to be in post-1967 occupation area to be targeted. Even if one’s mental horizon is limited to post-67 crimes, the occupation, Apartheid, massacres and slow genocide is being implemented by the pre-1967 state, and anything in that state is a legitimate boycott target.

      Absolutely. The OPT and Israel are totally integrated, economically, militarily, and (im)morally.
      BDS must target the whole caboodle.

      OT – interesting David Shulman article in the latest (April 7, 2016) NYRB on right-wing and mainstream persecution and violence against human rights activists (B’Tselem, Breaking the Silence, Ta’ayush ...) in Israel -

  • Rejected by Brazil, Israeli settler leader Dani Dayan given diplomatic post in US
    • > CigarGod

      Has the u.s. state department accepted his appointment?

      If Netanyahoo didn't bother running it by the Brazilians before the announcement of Dayan's posting to Brasilia, do you imagine he would worry about the niceties of diplomatic protocol with the supine ("easily moved") government of the USA ?
      The US State Department will accept the appointment because Netanyahoo wishes it.

  • 'NYT' columnist says Hillary Clinton is not pro-Israel enough!
  • What Bernie Sanders should say at AIPAC (and cause a political revolution)
    • Great speech Phil, and (despite my atheism) I pray that Sanders will make it.

      I don’t think he will rise to the occasion, but sooner or later somebody is going to stand up to AIPAC and related neo-cons, and make such a speech, and survive the raucous disapproval, and Americans will (again) be confronted with the question as to why they support this violent racist state, and whether it is really in the interest of the USA to continue doing so at such great financial, moral and physical cost to America.

  • Open letter to McGill University's Suzanne Fortier: Rectify your misrepresentation of BDS
    • Madame Fortier's values “fundamental to a university” do not apply to Palestinians, particularly not to those
      in the Occupied Palestinians Territories.

      Please do not think that Fortier's fundamental values -

      principles of academic freedom, equity, inclusiveness and the exchange of views and ideas in responsible, open discourse

      need be applied to discussion of Israel's cruel criminal dispossession of Palestine.

  • Waters: It is dangerous for US and Canada to criminalize a nonviolent form of protest against a foreign regime, BDS
    • > hophmi
      BDS is not a non-violent movement -
      How many deaths attributable to BDS ?
      How many ?
      How many deaths attributable to Israeli violence ?
      How many ?
      ongoing cruel dispossession

  • In Canada, BDS loses in the House of Commons but wins on university campuses (Updated)
    • >hophmi

      BDS hurts university campuses.

      You got this backwards hophmi.

      The shrill political activists, both on and off campus, who try to shut down and marginalize those who wish to address the appalling racist nightmare called Zionism and its cruel dispossession of the Palestinians, hurt campuses.

      I believe students and student governments both at McGill and elsewhere will not get tired of this, but will respond with increased energy and dedication against the intimidation –

      The fight goes on, but we will not be discouraged: from the principal’s office, to the government of Justin Trudeau, to the Israeli Knesset, the reactionary response to BDS is increasingly desperate. This is the direct result of the Palestinian-led movement and the work of all of you who offer your time, energy, and resources in support of their cause and the cause of oppressed and occupied people everywhere.”

    • For those who read French, an open letter by Rachad Atonius to Canada’s foreign minister Stéphane Dion in Le Devoir, Feb 26 –

      Quelle honte

      Puisque vous être contre les pressions pacifiques, il reste donc deux choix. Ou bien vous favorisez la lutte violente contre l’apartheid israélien, ou alors vous favorisez la continuation de l’occupation israélienne des territoires occupés.

      Quelle déchéance morale, M. Dion.

      [My translation, with apologies to Mr. Antonius]


      Insofar you are against peaceful pressure on Israel (BDS), you have a choice. Either you are for violent resistance against apartheid Israel, or you are for the continued Israeli occupation of occupied Palestinian territories.

      The moral decay of Mr. Dion.

      Worth noting, over the years Le Devoir has published a number of honest and fair articles critical of Israel and the cruel/criminal dispossession of the Palestinians.

  • The list of foreign policy experts Bernie Sanders should be consulting
  • Pro-Israel group wants to send army colonel to your campus to explain battle for west's 'way of life'
    • Col. Goldfus is a fluent English speaker and he will be presenting on the following subject: Hizbullah – 2006 to 2016.

      We need facts about the threat to the US by Hizbullah, menacing corporate freedom and our way of life.
      You may think the bearded sheikh Nazrallah simply wants to protect the people of Lebanon from the only racist democracy in the ME,
      but you'd be wrong wrong wrong -
      a foolish dupe of such as Galloway, Finkelstein ...

      Backed by Iran he wants to subvert and overthrow -
      the USA, Israel, western democracy.

      The Zionist state only wishes to protect us all, from an existential menace.

      Thank the sweet baby cheeses.

  • 'I cannot support Israel as long as Netanyahu is in office'-- many American Jews are saying
    • >Ronald Feldman

      Israel becomes so much more complex, and so different from what I thought. And not a good thought. I still support it wholly and completely, but don’t agree with many of the things that are going on there.
      I hope it can hold on to its value.

      Uh ? What value is that Mr. Feldman ?

      The value of the ethnic cleansing (nakba) of the Palestinians ?
      The value of murder, rape, and violence accompanying the foundation of the Zionist state in 1948 ?
      The kibbutzim farming on the stolen land of the Palestinians ?.
      The trees planted on the destroyed villages of the Palestinians ?
      The ongoing destruction of a whole society ?

      Israel has not changed since its foundation,
      ever a racist state,
      founded on the cruel destruction of the indigenous people,
      who had been living for generations in peace; Muslim, Christian & Jew.

      The mask slips with Netanyahu and the current crop of ugly pols in Israel,
      vying each with the other to outdo proclamations of their appalling racist inhumanity.

  • 'Why do they hate us?' -- Israeli version
    • >pre-army Israeli teen

      From the bottom of my heart, I wish for Arabs to be torched

      From the mouths of babes -
      decades of indoctrination bear the ugly fruit of racist venom.
      Generations taught to disdain, fear, and hate the Palestinians;
      contempt for any who stand in the way of their cruel supremacist nightmare.

      They are sickening !

  • Israeli mayors initiate boycott of Sweden over foreign minister's criticism
    • >Maximus Decimus Meridius

      Israel is imploding before our eyes.

      The sad-faced clowns stumble across the stage
      indifferent to their own ugliness

      no longer hidden
      the blood of children
      seeping underfoot
      many children

      thousands of murdered Palestinian Children

  • Groundbreaking Human Rights Watch report shows how settlement businesses contribute to Israeli occupation
    • >Jackdaw

      Do you really think Phil Weiss and BDS are going to bring Zionism to it’s knees?

      Perhaps not Jackdaw.
      Maybe it’s not Philip, Adam, Annie. eljay and the other fierce advocates for justice in Palestine here at MW who are going to “bring Zionism to it’s knees”.
      But they’re helping.

      What will be fatal for the cruel violent colonization of Palestine is the racist corruption found at the heart of Zionism.

      There you have it –

      BDS and MW eating from the outside in,
      while the racist rot eats from the inside out.

      Future not looking rosy for your barbarous malevolent project in Palestine Mr. Jackdaw.

    • Note to Philip & Adam -

      Since 1995, United States customs regulations have required goods originating in the West Bank and Gaza to be labeled as such and specifically prohibit them from being labeled [as originating in Israel].

      However, US customs officials have not been enforcing these regulations for goods originating in Israeli settlements.
      Why is this?
      Have they received directives not to label them as such?
      If so by whom?

  • New Jersey teenager threatened with legal action by high school over pro-Palestine activism (Update)
    • Bethany tells the truth -
      I commend her,
      she is our hope for a better world.

      ... what she said is about the only nation whose policies cannot be spoken about

      She broke the rule in the USA, and so will be vilified.

      Very frightening for Zionist America when the children walk out, sickened, slamming the door.

      Meanwhile -

      4 Palestinians shot dead after alleged stabbing attempts in West Bank
      Fortunately -
      “no Israelis were injured in the attack”,
      ”no Israeli injuries reported.”
      Thank goodness !

  • Palestinian citizens of Israel hold the key -- Zellner
    • >eljay

      ... whether to be “Chicken Little” whiny or “Captain Israel” brave ...

      I like eljay.
      No BS. Every time.

      The other - and greater - human rights issue of our time is the decades of past and on-going violence committed by Zio-supremacist Jews against non-Jews in Israel and Palestine.

      To be fair, I recently noticed an error in one of his 900+ posts.

      Decent batting average – 998

  • The candidates debate the U.S./Israeli relationship
    • Clinton has also promised to invite Netanyahu to the White House during her first month as President

      Her chance to initiate Benji to that old WH specialty - the “Monica slurp”.

  • 'Had I only known less, perhaps I would have lived here'
    • >hophmi

      All the more so in the United States, where virtually the entire population live in places stolen from Native Americans, and in Europe, where many live in houses stolen and expropriated from Jews.

      What do you think hophmi of the official recognition by various governments of North America that many crimes were committed in the dispossession of the indigenous peoples, coupled with (far from perfect) efforts to rectify and compensate for these evils ?

      How do you say “billions of Deutchmarks” in Hebrew ?

      Which brings us to the crux of the matter -

      The on-going, daily,

      (yesterday, today, tomorrow)

      cruel destruction of the people,
      there for centuries.

      to rid the land of the Palestinians.

      Destroy, maim and murder


    • I pray sincerely that Yoav Shemer Kunz
      a child of Zionist privilege
      will, daily -
      consider how to confound this cruel travesty of the human spirit.

  • Israeli ambassador flings Nazi label at Israeli leaders, after latest authoritarian step
    • >MaxNarr
      There is no comparison to the Nazis who murdered 6 million Jews, and the descendants of those victims ...

      Some, such as Norman Pollack see a resemblance -

      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.

  • 'Israel is ours'-- Dermer's settlement gift puts spotlight on Ahava
    • Brazilian dilemma -

      How to distance/sever relations with the criminal Zionist state in Palestine ?

      Israel acquiesces, Brazil loses it's 5-star rating – OMG !

      Smiles in Brasilia today !

      Smiles world-wide,

      hope and prayers for

      the children of Gaza

  • 'A real Israeli doesn't abandon his duty'
    • >DaBakr December 26, 2015, 8:22 pm

      … a complete fool … cult-like thinkers who discard, revise or ignore history

      Au contraire Mr. DaBakr. I know the history of 20th century Palestine, a history of egregious Zionist violence against the local population who had been peacefully living there for centuries. For the better part of a century it’s been the ZIONIST WAY, ignoring international law and justice for the Palestinians.


      ~ Appalling cruelty, death and destruction of a largely defenseless population;
      ~ Thousands of injured, maimed, and murdered children;
      ~ Violence stretching out into an uncertain future, no justice and no peace.

      Insanity was once defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
      The ZIONIST WAY is clearly insane, the time has come (in fact long past) for Israel to try something different - respect for international law and justice for the Palestinians.
      Sic pax nascetur.

    • Mr. ivri,

      Yasmin Yablonka's talks from a moral centre,

      and you're talking bullshit -

      ... such a complicated matter as the conflict

      Not complicated at all,
      Not one little bit !

      Israel respects international law and justice,
      and the problem ends - full stop.




  • Israel's ambassador taunts the White House (again) with holiday gift of settlement goods
    • Ambassador Ron Dermer and President Obama cozy up,
      lovely gift – tasteful pleasure.

      please don't mention the on-going,


  • Merry Christmas and get out of Israel, you blood-drinking Christian vampires
    • The spittle of blood,
      trickling from the painted-on smile
      of this ugly clown -

      the savage dispossession of the Palestinians,


      for Palestinian children

  • Why my books are not published in Israel
    • >WH
      ... first-hand Palestinian perspectives ... would surely help some Israeli Jews to understand the reality.

      It seems most Israeli Jews have precious little interest in 'understanding the reality'.
      It is just around the corner of their daily lives, which they choose not to see, willed ignorance.
      If they were really interested, they could learn to read Arabic, or English for that matter. The ugly reality of Palestinian suffering in Palestine (and elsewhere) is widely reported.

      >Stephen Shenfield

      Do you think that the publication of your books in Hebrew would be more likely to strengthen or to weaken the hold of Zionist ideas over the minds of Israeli Jews?

      The 'minds of Israeli Jews' appear to be in lock-down.
      You ask with whom she is allied on this matter. I am perhaps being presumptuous, but suggest she's allied primarily with the Palestinian people, secondarily with the rest of the world who wish fervently to see justice for the Palestinians, who have suffered such vicious cruelty for so long.

  • What would Prophet Mohammad do to Trump?
    • > MaxNarr

      Thanks for the Bible study. When is the Torah lesson?

      It's sorta complicated, with all those texts of somewhat dubious provenance, but -

      First the Torah, a largely mythical account of various tribes living in Palestine quite a while ago, including a fair dose of theological nonsense of limited interest to other than true believers.

      Second the Bible, including large bits of the Torah, adding further largely mythical passages of events for which there is very limited extra-biblical evidence, additionally (inevitably) more theological nonsense thrown in, perhaps to add gravitas to the text.

      Finally the Qur'an, the sacred word of Allah, revealed to Muhammad, a man (why is it always a man ?), which makes mention to the Torah and the Bible.

      All of which to say that quoting the Qur'an as did JWalters is not “Bible study”.

      Hope this helps ...

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  • Trump proposal to ban Muslims from US relies on debunked poll from pro-Israel think tank
  • Elliott Abrams wants John Kerry to STFU about Palestine
    • >DaBakr

      ... his inferiorly accomplished boss with messianic pronouncements about Israel ...

      Wow ! Enriching not only our understanding of the Middle East,
      also enriching the English language.

      "inferiorly accomplished" - doesn't yet roll off the tongue, maybe with practice !?

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    • >MaxNarr
      Ah yes, the PFLP, which declared that its goal was to -
      "create a people's democratic Palestine, where Arabs and Jews would live without discrimination, a state without classes and national oppression, a state which allows Arabs and Jews to develop their national culture." (Wikipedia)

      Thanks Max for reminding us of the courageous Palestinian resistance, ongoing [despite cruel repression] for decades !

      Y'ur a peach !

  • Israel's 'security' wall has provided little security
  • Trump's claim of 9/11 celebration in New Jersey is based on arrest of 5 'laughing' Israelis
    • I thought of Rachel Corrie and Furkan Dogan. Israeli forces killed these charitable American citizens under highly dubious circumstances; and there have never been consequences to Israel for its conduct.
      Corrie and Dogan, true American heroes,
      their sacrifice erased from US history.
      Also erased, the USS Liberty, 34 USN sailors “deep sixed” in the interest of the only racist democracy in the ME.
      Consequences for Israel ? Oh yeah ! More weapons ! Massive quantities of weapons, used again and again against some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world. Diplomatic cover and protection to allow Israel to ignore its responsibilities and duties as a member state of the UN.
      Consequences for the USA ? Involvement in multiple military mis-adventures in the ME, involving huge cost and loss of American (and other) lives - the US now the most hated country in the world (along with Israel), whereas in 1945 it was the most admired.
      It's the Zionist way
      where black is white, lies are truth, corrupt is moral, vileness is honor.

  • Siegman says Palestinians are turning to violence 'to achieve freedom and self-determination'
    • I have long admired Henry Siegman, his many fine pieces published in the London Review of Books and elsewhere.
      From the Nation article -
      The accuser is a Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who has designated himself as nothing less than “America’s Rabbi.” He ministers to the spiritual needs of the casino mogul Sheldon Adelson …
      While Adelson owns many casinos and the Republican Party,
      he does not own America—at least not yet.

      Boteach’s claim to be America’s rabbi may therefore be somewhat premature.
      Brilliant !

  • Video: 'One Word' ad campaign banned by Boston Metro -- again
    • In April 2013, thanks to the generosity of supporters, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East raised $35,000 to be able to post the “Disappearing Palestine” ads in two Canadian cities, Toronto and Vancouver.
      Under pressure from pro-Israel groups/individuals the transit companies and ad agencies prevented the ads from being posted. In September 2013, CJPME's legal counsel sent a letter demanding that the transit authorities in question respect its right to post the ads. However, in October 2013 both the transit authorities rejected the ads.
      CJPME did not have the wherewithal to pursue the matter further in the courts.
      It seems it was not appropriate to show the criminal dispossession/disappearance of the Palestinians to the Canadian public.

  • The way for Americans to take on the Islamic state is to end support for Jewish nationalism
    • Good Lawrence Davidson article @ MWC -

      Thanks to its racist policies and brutal aggressiveness, the Zionist state has become the most divisive issue for Jews throughout the Western world.

    • >yourstruly

      an end to the U.S.-Israel special relationship, whereupon there’ll be this mass exodus of Israelis to Western countries, such that Israel will be so weakened it’ll be forced to negotiate with a popularly elected Palestinian leadership. A just and peaceful settlement is sure to follow.

      Although I agree that when the US ends the special relationship (it can't happen too soon) there will be many Israelis who decide to leave, I have difficulty sharing your optimism concerning the remainder who stay. Probably over-represented will be the settlers, the military, and the religious fundamentalists, armed to the teeth (with hundreds of nuclear weapons) with a deep hatred/fear of the Palestinians - not a reassuring scenario !

      We in the West have created this monster, ravening through the ME, and it is very difficult to see how we're gonna be able to put it back in its cage.

    • I agree 100% Annie.
      Very good article Phil.

  • Call from Gaza-Based Palestinian Student Blocs: Intensify BDS campaigns against apartheid Israel
    • No hoffmee, no Montreal in Gaza.

      But (I'm glad to say), there's BDS in Montreal.

      And you know what hoffmee –

      there's BDS everywhere,
      and it's growing,

      People EVERYWHERE,
      no longer ready to stomach your vicious racist state,
      and its cruel oppression of the Palestinians

  • An Open Letter to Dan Rabinowitz: Let’s get our facts straight about BDS
    • >hophmi at 11:59 am

      Gee hophmi – 455 words !
      Intense effort hophmi, VERY impressive.
      And all for BDS, which just isn't working and ain't that important.
      Four “Big deals” + a LOL.
      No problem there for the state of Israel.

      Here I thought BDS might get Israel straightened up, respecting international law, ending the racism, theft, criminal brutality; justice and dignity for the Palestinians.

      And to to think Nadia Abu El Haj teaches at a school which receives money from the government guilty of all those war crimes. I guess the hophmi will be BDS'ing the USA, pressuring the Israeli government to refuse all future aid from Amerika.

  • An answer to the security guard at Ben Gurion airport who demanded to know, 'Why do you have to go to Gaza?'
    • >Miakoda Wolin-Collins

      … the people in front of me, running themselves in circles, inciting themselves through their own belief systems of hatred and ignorance …

      DaBakr can’t resist the opportunity to make it clear that he stands shoulder to shoulder with these arrant fools.
      No comment on the appalling situation in Gaza DaB ? The consequences of Israel’s savage aggression(s) and cruel criminal blockade ?
      But look - nasty Egyptians, the Egypt of your close friend the murderous dictator El-Sisi; agents probably just as unpleasant as Israeli security agents.
      Just crawl back under your rock DaB.

      Thanks Ms. Wolin-Collins for your celebration with/of the heroic people of Gaza and this moving piece.

  • Like Netanyahu, Canada's main Jewish organizations exploit the Holocaust for political ends
    • For Trudeau’s position on Israel, worth looking at his video address to the Canadian Friends of Meir Medical Centre at a special dinner on April 6th, 2014 on the occasion of his being awarded a Medal of Merit by the Friends.

      … Canada is committed … to the state of Israel and her security and well-being. As I have said many times … standing 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, and perhaps above all the quest for peace …
      the Liberal Party of Canada will have Israel’s back …
      We must support Israel …
      Canada must always remain a steadfast and true friend to Israel.

      I pray Trudeau’s ideas and opinions have changed and evolved since the spring of 2014; hopefully Protective Edge, Netanyahoo’s election, continued illegal settlement on stolen land, current violence etc. have led him to reflect on how many values and ideals Canada and Israel truly share.

  • 'Why I am a Zionist'
    • >Steve Grover

      … not worthy of an explanation as to why I am a Zionist …

      No explanation forthcoming, not because Weiss isn’t worthy, rather because the only explanation would be –
      I am a Zionist because I’m a racist supremacist, whose whole being is corrupted by violence, hate and fear of the Palestinians
      Your reluctance is understandable Grover, great courage needed to stand up and admit to this ugly truth.

  • Video: Israeli military tells Palestinian refugee camp, 'We will gas you until you die'
    • >Kris
      The Israeli Jews could stop inciting stone throwing by leaving the Palestinians alone.

      Better still, they could
      all of them !
      Palestinians might throw rocks over the border into Israel,
      wave their knives menacingly,
      yell out dreadful threats,
      but the number of Israeli injuries and deaths would surely plummet.

  • Letter to J.K. Rowling: For the sake of all Palestinian children who love Harry you need to say their lives matter
    • link to

      URGENT plea to JK Rowling to help trapped Gazan student

      Strange -

      @ 17h25 EST - "Petition closed" ?

  • JK Rowling stumps for Israel -- what would Harry Potter do?
    • >Kay24

      JKR like so many other writers who need to be published, get publicity, and appear in countless shows in the media, must have been told that she better show her undying support, or else she will not be able to sell her work.

      I don't think so Kay. The 2008 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowling's fortune at £560 million, ranking her as the twelfth richest woman in the United Kingdom. Her wealth has without doubt grown since then. In October 2010, Rowling was named the "Most Influential Woman in Britain" by leading magazine editors.

      She can get published, get publicity, appear when and wherever she likes.

      The corruption of her soul must be found elsewhere.

  • Israeli society is crumbling under the weight of occupation
    • >amigo

      Jerusalem has lost one of its staunchest allies in Canada’s Stephen Harper in the landslide election victory by Justin Trudeau

      It is with a profound sense of relief that I greet the departure of the contemptible Harper; amongst other things in Trudeau’s favor it is worth mentioning that he believes (unlike Harper) in the truth of Darwinian evolution.
      Although posing as a progressive, on Israel/Palestine Trudeau appears to be a stalwart friend of the Zionist state, mouthing ugly platitudes during the rape of Gaza (summer 2014) about “Israel’s right to defend itself”.

      Concerning the ongoing violence in Palestine, recommend Oct. 18 Counterpunch Norman Pollack article –

      Israel’s Defamation of Judaism: The Rape of the Palestinian People

      “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.”

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