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I don't mind admitting I am a Zionist, but would like to say there are Zionists and there are Zionists.

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  • 'We are all Jews' -- the Holocaust as imperial export
    • @Jon66, and we can't forget the Danish people who wore the star of David on their arms to say to the Nazis that they were Jews too.

    • If Israeli Jews learned one important lesson from the Holocaust it was "never again"- they would never again go meekly as sheep to the slaughter.
      If the weaponry that Israel has to defend itself was transferred into the hands of the PA and Hamas Israel would never survive.

    • Holocaust denial and distortion are generally motivated by hatred of Jews, and build on the claim that the Holocaust was invented or exaggerated by Jews as part of a plot to advance Jewish interests. This view perpetuates long-standing antisemitic stereotypes by accusing Jews of conspiracy and world domination, hateful charges that were instrumental in laying the groundwork for the Holocaust. Refer link to ushmm.org
      Ellis sails very close to the wind with his remarks, virtually advocating for the distortion of the plain reality of the Holocaust as something that fundamentally targeted to the Jews, by suggesting that we need to dejudaize the Holocaust, because the ramifications of the Holocaust are not directly relevant to some people. The uninformed must understand its special significance for the Jews whose global population still has not returned to where it was prior to World War II and the Filipinos may well learn important universal lessons and find out things of which they are ignorant.
      There were consequences for many nations and people following the Holocaust and to be virtually blaming the principal sufferers of the Holocaust for manipulating the Holocaust for political advantage is quite frankly obscene. Just as obscene as the efforts of those who try to jump on the Holocaust bandwagon to sell their own wares.
      Robbins, likes to tout the others who died at the hands of the Nazi war machine, but overlooks one key difference in that the Nazis were aiming to annihilate all the Jews in the world wherever they lived. This potential Holocaust for a single people that could have seen them completely wiped out was not faced by any other group.

    • YoniFalic's potted history of the 'Yiddish community' would make many purveyors of anti-semitic tropes proud. He disingenuously skips the pogroms and the rampant anti-semitism that were the pre-conditions for the Holocaust. His flagrant rejection of Jewish identity as being valid puts him into a Jew-hating league of his own.

  • Saying 'armed resistance is only way to liberate Palestine,' Hamas mourns 7 fighters killed in tunnel
    • While Hamas continues on its path of hatred the people of Gaza continue to suffer. As resources that should be going to rebuilding the territory are diverted wilfully into attacking Israel the plight of the inhabitants of Gaza will remain miserable.

      link to jpost.com

      Fatah vehemently attacked Hamas for "offering Gazans nothing but war" following the death of seven Hamas fighters.
      In a furious post written on its Facebook page , Fatah claimed that the social media campaign that praises Hamas fighters who died in the incident as "tunnel fighters" is lead by a group of "war merchants who know nothing but burying their young people in ashes."
      Fatah asked: "When will these people understand that they are ruining the dreams of oppressed Gazans? And when will they understand that the sacrifice of our children in any future war with Israel will never change the reality, besides adding more names to the list of martyrs."

  • Cut the Gordian Knot -- a response to Ban Ki-moon's landmark speech
    • The world is starting to talk about the folly of the Sykes-Picot agreement that divided up the Ottoman empire and eventually saw the establishment of Palestine as a British mandate at San Remo in 1920. If Syria and Iraq's borders need to be completely renegotiated (as many are now suggesting), it is perhaps opportune to revisit the original mandate and restore what was originally mooted to be offered to the Jews. Then we might avoid the further likelihood of another failed Arab state (the touted state of Palestine) descending into mayhem, which would happen in all probability given the bellicose pronouncements that regularly emanate from Hamas and the dysfunctional corruption endemic to the PA.

    • The stabbings/attempted stabbings/no stabbings have occurred in occupied territories

      Marnie, have you conveniently forgotten about the two Israelis who were stabbed to death by a Palestinian man at the entrance of a shop that serves as a synagogue in the city of Tel Aviv? And the New Year's Day Tel Aviv shooting? The fatal attack just outside the Jaffa gate into the Old City? All in Israel proper.
      In any case the dispossessed Palestinians live on the West Bank so it is pretty damn obvious that most of the attacks would happen there. And these attackers have not learned the lesson of the 1st and 2nd intifadas that such senseless violence against Israelis will not intimidate them , it will only harden Israeli attitudes against the Palestinian cause and erode world opinion if and when the media bias that belies the true situation is exposed.
      Marnie, are you moral standards so askew and delusory that you would excuse the grievances of somebody who had grown up in your own community suffering through their particular social circumstances and claimed they were justified when they decided to go out and stab anybody they met in the street because they happen to feel bad about themselves?
      No, in every other country that would be instantly deemed a criminal act. But with the double standards of which you and your fellow protaganists have become renown that is how you speak.

    • @Annie, I find it often pointless to say things at MW because whatever one says it will be twisted and distorted. I made the observation that the kind of attacks that are going on now are nothing new. They have been the modus operandi of the Muslim judeophobes for over a century. Therefore there is no special justification needed for Arabs to kill Jews in cold blood today. To say that "suffering under a brutal occupation for 1/2 a century" is suddenly the basis for murdering innocent women and children is ignoring the huge historical precedent for this kind of immoral, criminal behavior.

    • Ban Ki-Moon said "There is some bias against Israel" and Robbins claims he did not admit that the UN is biased against Israel. Whoa!
      The Palestinians started way back in the early 20th century with indiscriminate attacks on Jews . As the article states as far as Arabs attacking Jews indiscriminately we bear witness to over 100 years of excuses. So Annie this is nothing new and so there can be no special justification for what is happening now.

    • Ban Ki-Moon actually admits that the UN is biased against Israel.
      Furthermore his remark that its human nature to react to occupation fails to appreciate that it is not human nature to stab people willy-nilly to death. It is not a human reaction to kill indiscriminately. The Jews under the yoke of the Nazi regime didn't wander in the streets seeking out innocent civilians to slaughter.
      What we are hearing is the constant bleating of excuses for the 'poor' Palestinians (a manifestation of the under-dog principle that ignores all the facts in deference to an obsessive political judeophobic agenda). The Palestinian people need to stop making excuses and take responsibility for their actions, for those who murder and perpetuate violence and for the Fatah, Hamas and other leaders who incite them.

  • Palestinians in Hebron demand Israel return bodies of family members killed by the IDF
  • Israeli forces kill 10 Palestinians, wound 21, in the past week
  • Another Netanyahu lie exposed: Hamas is not ISIS
    • We are playing with words here. The key points were made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid when he condemned Hamas and affirmed U.S. support for Israel in 2014, calling the failure to condemn Hamas as one would condemn the Islamic State group “stunning hypocrisy.”

      “Hamas and ISIS (also known as Islamic State) are both vicious, corrupt, hateful, evil groups. And both are extreme. Yet, for some reason, Hamas’ brutality doesn’t elicit the same horror from the international community as ISIS. How can that be?” Reid wondered as he addressed the Senate.

      Reid said that one of the few differences between Islamic State and Hamas is the latter’s narrow focus on one single objective — the destruction of Israel.

  • Facebook censors cartoon critical of Israel
  • At last, a Palestinian is arrested, not killed, after alleged stabbing attack in Jerusalem
    • Israeli authorities are just doing what other nations do. Terrorists need to know the punishment they will face for their actions to maximise the deterrent factor.
      Anyway what's the point of locking up terrorists who most probably will offend again? Moreover why should Israel face the economic burden of sustaining Palestinians in prison, Palestinians who are committed to destroying the state of Israel.

  • Suddenly, comparing Jewish state to ISIS is OK
    • While terrorist attacks galore are happening against Jews in Israel every day the Dawabshe incident is milked for all its worth in a gratuitous attempt to manufacture an equivalent to what is widely manifest in the Muslim world. Waiting to hear the excuses for the latest killings by an Israeli-Arab in Tel Aviv - he was mentally ill, he was a lone gunman, he had nothing to do with ISIS, he was a nice fellow who wouldn't harm a fly, he was not religuously motivated (he had a copy of the Koran in his backpack but the politically correct Western media don't mention that) etc.

  • Novel featuring Palestinian-Jewish romance threatens 'Jewish identity,' Israeli gov't rules
    • For those here who are enraged over the banning of a single book in Israel please take a sanity check by referring to this list of books banned in the US in 2014-2015.

    • @talknic, twist a story to suit your agenda (from the Anti-Israel rulebook). There is no state sponsored censorship operating here - any citizen who seeks out the book will be able to read it. The labelling of this ban as being applied by "Israel" (the nation) is a typical distortion used by propagandists to get their demonization message across. This is an action by an educatIonal authority that has deemed a book unsuitable for use in schools. This kind of thing occurs in countries all over the world and whenever it does it barely raises a whimper, but when it happens in Israel the fanatics drool and MW goes into a frenzy.

    • @zaid, this TV series is more the rule. Bringing up exceptions and one-off examples like the book mentioned in this article proves nothing and does not recognize the fact that Israel encourages a level of freedom that is unparalleled. Bringing up solitary examples in the Israeli context whilst ignoring the mountain of state-sanctioned anti-semitic material produced in the Arab world is disingenuous and typical of MW.
      Furthermore to illustrate MW hypocrisy one sees ads on MW against the paper tiger of Islamophobia but nothing EVER against anti-semitism.

  • Israeli settlers at a wedding party cheer burning of Palestinian baby
    • hundreds cheered in the streets over the deaths of children in Gaza

      Shingo, with unsubstantiated lies like this you would fit snugly in Goebbel's shoes.

    • @talknic, an example for you and unsurprising to note that your example from Abbas dates back to 2011. The Palestinian cause is not edified by their repeated violence (going back to the 1920 Nebi Musa riots) which means Israel has no choice but to adopt its steadfast position.

    • Twisted biased double standards demonstrated at MW. Some Jews commit vile acts and their govt damns them. Palestinians commit vile acts and their leaders praise them. There is the difference.

  • Large majority of Palestinians in WB and Gaza think a full scale Intifada is on the horizon
    • Of the attacks and alleged attacks in which Israeli security forces shot Palestinians, 47 percent believe there was no stabbing or attempted stabbing by the alleged Palestinian assailant

      It goes to show the power of incitement, propaganda and hate speech.

  • Top Israel advocate uses San Bernardino killings to attack Islam
    • @Maximus, throw away the trope about Jews touting victimhood. Jews celebrate LIFE foremost. On the other hand listen to what is said by Hamas, "We love death like our enemies love life." Refer link to youtu.be

    • Açcept reality.

    • Paraphrase the title of this woeful piece "Top Israel advocate uses San Bernardino killings to attack Islam" which becomes "Mondoweiss apologists excuse Islamic terrorism and always find a way to implicate Israel".
      Not a word of sympathy for yet more victims of Islamic terror with plenty more to come if we pursue the deluded path of appeasement that MWers advocate.

  • Pediatric and intensive care patients injured as Israeli military fires tear gas into Jerusalem hospital
    • @Rashers2, so it is OK that the medical staff at Al-Makassed, a 250-bed hospital with in-patient and out-patient services, have been collaborating with terrorists and rioters, especially those who are injured during riots, and allow them to hide within the hospital walls?
      Refer link to jewishpress.com

  • 'Allahu Akbar': A Muslim family in suburban New Jersey responds to the Paris attacks
  • The way for Americans to take on the Islamic state is to end support for Jewish nationalism
    • the biggest impediment to both the reform of Islam and peace in the Middle East that Americans have the ability to remove is our support for a militant Jewish ideology that few Arabs and Muslims have ever accepted

      This assertion by anti-Zionist Jew Weiss encapsulates the position of those who are prepared to sacrifice the identity of the Israel to satisfy their ideological ends. The fact that few Arabs and Muslims don’t accept the right of Israel to be a Jewish state is the underlying problem that perpetually feeds the I/P conflict. It is totally unacceptable and outrageous in fact to posit that Jews don’t have the right to their own self-determination as a nation. There is nothing fundamentally militant in Zionism – the heart and soul of Zionism as it developed in the late 19th and into the 20th century was socialist and secular. The militarisation of Israel has been forced upon the state by the constant enmity of judeophobic Arab Muslims that have just one thought in mind, which it to throw the Jews into the sea.

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