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Memphis

University Student from Canada, name is after my dog. Think the treatment of Palestinians is shameful.

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  • Patriots' owner brings 20 NFL veterans to Netanyahu who calls on them to block Obama's Iran deal
    • Here is another reason to despise the Patriots. NFL is boring to watch. ON average there is less than 12 minutes of action during an entire football game. Watch the highlights and you won't miss a thing. Hockey, Baseball, Formula 1 and Golf is where it's at!!!

  • Oren pushed Random House to hurry his book so American Jews will 'intercede' to stop Iran deal and save millions of Jews
    • Does he not consider the U.S' involvement in Lebanon in the 80's war? This guys is such a liar. I hope his book flops. Should just ignore him. A wise men once said, don't argue with fools... Oren is a fool. I think if anyone wants to read his book, should borrow it from the library so he doesn't get financially rewarded for lies and hasbara.

  • 'Obama coffee' is black and weak -- racist tweet from wife of Israel's vice premier
    • Mooser, there is not a shred of evidence that Hebrews/Jews were ever slaves in Egypt. The Pyramids were built 1000 years before Hebrews existed. They have shown that the Pyramids were not built by slaves but was considered an honour to work on, and they were feed very well. There is not a shred of evidence that exodus never happened. And that is because there is no evidence that Jews were ever in Egypt.

    • If I gave an apology like when I was a kid, my mother would have been even more furious. Take some ownership. I guess it's hard to admit to being racist.

  • Israeli diplomats 'are not allowed to speak' on US campuses, but North Korean diplomats are, Israeli official says
    • if you consider Russia a democracy. Heck, Canada's first-past-the-post-system barely qualifies it as a democracy. But this is besides the point. Either way, will grant russia status as a democracy, but he is still wrong.

    • India is the worlds largest democracy. Unless he meant land mass, but then Canada would be the worlds largest democracy. Both ways he is wrong.

  • BDS could cost Israel $4.7 billion a year
    • Well you know the ... what Hophmi? violence is a legitimate and perfectly acceptable tool to rid oneself of occupation, and gain basic human rights. And I for one support any tool available to those trying to gain their basic human rights. And if that happens to include violence, well, I think Malcolm X said it best, something about chickens coming home to roost, and never being sad, but being glad. Love that man. If one is denying another human rights, with violence, oppression, occupation, rape, plunder, murder, property theft, destruction of property, demolition of homes, shit, the list goes on and on, the oppressed absolutely has the right to use violence to end said violations. You'e a piece of shit for judging those who are merely fighting for their human rights. Talk about double standards. Do you condemn Jews for using violence in resisting the nazis? Do you condemn the early zionists for using violence to achieve their aims? Doubtful. You suck as a human being

  • A Jewish reporter in Gaza responds to Jane Eisner
    • Love the pics of the smiling kids. They put a smile on my face. Great work, Dan. Keep up the good work, and exposing the lies and propaganda we are faced with daily.

  • Organizations across Canada oppose government effort to criminalize criticism of Israel
    • Both parties liberal and cons have historically been strong supporters of Israel and that doesn't appear to be change with Trudeau as leader. He recently sent out a tweet condemning Israel Apartheid Week at McGill.

      Trudeau tweeted: The BDS movement, like Israeli Apartheid Week, has no place on Canadian campuses. As a @McGillU alum, I’m disappointed. #EnoughIsEnough

      And thomas Mulcair is no better. Canadians For Justice and Peace in the Middle East always gives it's followers a run down on each candidates position and Canada is left without a leader who doesn't favour Israel, sadly.

  • Just like the Nazis, Iran 'plans to exterminate six million Jews' -- Netanyahu
  • Israel could reduce anti-Semitic violence by not calling itself the Jewish state, Finkelstein says
    • I meant the very last comment comments on BDS. And I think it is important to address why he disagrees. One can't argue for human rights and at the same time deny another's, finkelstein is right (that is what israel is currently doing). So he really should have expanded further. I understand the work it takes to write, I've written hundreds of 20 page + essays, but if I state something, or disagree with a point and then fail to expand on it, well that takes away from the quality of the paper.

      I hope he does at some point expand on his final paragraph.

      My apologizes if my post rubbed the wrong way, it was really a compliment, I enjoy Phil's writing and really respect his view points, so I was just wanting to hear more. Tis all

    • C'mon Phil, if you disagree with someone you have to state why. The onus is not on someone else to argue on your behalf. It is your disagreement, and should express why, In this article.

      I hope to see an update by the end of the day LMAO

      Great article though!!!

  • On Netanyahu's apology to Palestinian citizens of Israel
    • He didn't even apologize. He said he "regrets" his remarks. Regret is much different from feeling sorry. He may regret it for a host of reasons; my guess would be the political fall out that occurred as a result, and not that it was completely racist.

  • Washington 'sits shiva' for the 2-state solution
  • Cruz's 'unapologetic' stand for Israel plays well with VA Christians and rightwing NY Jews
    • Alberta is more Texas than Texas. Cruz was born there and Harper got his political start there.

    • He's Canadian LMAO. Ya'll can keep him

      Honestly though, I have about as a much a chance of winning the Presidential nomination as this moron.

      funny that a hardcore christian channels John Lennon who said "Imagine there's no heaven... and no religion too"

      Imagine a president who unapologetically stands up to the apartheid state of Israel. Imagine!!!

  • 'Do US Jews need a Jewish state for our safety?' debate begins in wake of Netanyahu victory
    • That's brilliant, Piotr. If anti-semitsm ever becomes so vile and rampant in the US. It is more than likely the aid and US security guarantee would end. Israel would become very vulnerable making it a dangerous place to live. It's an illogical argument for US jews to make. I wonder if they ever thought about it that way.

  • Netanyahu and the unraveling of the British Jewish consensus
    • Makes me wonder if this was a calculated move by Netanyahu to see if th world would turn. And if they don't then it basically gives them free reign to expand settlements, annex more land, displace more Palestinians etc etc etc. If the world doesn't bat at eye at his honest comment that any knowledgable observer would have known to be true, then he can go a head with his plan of a greater Israel.

      The world better stand up for Palestinians now that it is clearly out in the open what the true goal of Israel is.

  • Who can save Israel now?
    • Netanyahu's father said that his son would never implement or support a Palestinian state. You have to be willfully ignorant if you believe that Netanyahu is in favour of granting the Palestinians a state.

      I hope this is a pivotal moment and now that the true face of Israel is bared to the world real pressure can be put on them, and this inherently unjust, and racist movement known as zionism can enter the dust bins of history, and all those who supported it can account for their standing on the wrong side of history.

  • Neocon meteor Sen. Cotton is funded by Abrams, Adelson and Kristol and loves war a little too much
    • Only people unfamiliar with Strauss' works point to his influence on the Neo Cons.Read his works and you'll see Leo Strauss was a great philosopher and nothing being attributed to him by Tim Robbins, or Shadia Drury (idiot) is representative of his thoughts.

      I would wager good money most neocons have never read a word by Strauss. They certainly have not explained or defended their policy choices by referencing Strauss. And how many these so called neo cons actually studied directly under Strauss? The answer is NONE. Both Kristol and Wolfowitz have said that their political views and political advocacy own nothing to Leo Strauss

      Thought Mondoweiss was above parroting the lies of the mainstream media?

  • Jim Crow's polite sons
    • Dr. King courageously taught us the imperative of connecting the issues with, as he put it, “the fierce urgency of now”. In his words, “The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and racism.” In 1967 he declared, “We must restructure the whole of American society. Why are there tens of millions of people living in poverty in America? We are called on to help the desperate beggars in life’s marketplace, but what we need to do is question the edifice that produces beggars in the first place.” -

      This is why MLK was killed. He started threatening the dominant system in America. If he could unite blacks and poor whites, then the system was really in trouble. Therefore he had to be eliminated. Everything was fine when he was simply lobbying for equal rights for blacks, but that all changed when he started lobbying for a change in the economic system of America. Equality for blacks did not/would not change the power structure (we can see that now with the new jim crow) but his call for equality for all could definitely change it.

      R.I.P Martin, you were an ubermensch

  • In Iraq and Syria the US sanctions its allies while its friends back its enemies (got that?)
    • Kathleen, please do not smear Leo Strauss until you have really studied his teachings. He did not condone lying to the masses by the elite. This recent interpretation is way off base. And gets it roots in Platos Republic. And it had nothing to do with lying for political gain. It is about social justice and responsibilty. And it was fully acknowledged as a lie by Plato. Nor did Strauss write esoterically. Not a single neocon actually studied under Leo Strauss. The closest is Kristol and wolfowitz who took a coulple of classes from students of Leo Strauss. Whom both admit that their politics does not stem from Leo Strauss. Leo Strauss never gave us his political thougts, what he gave us where beo thoughts on a variety of philosophers. His thought is too indeterminable to influence policy. So not to sound rude, but stop repeating things you have only heard and know nothing about. Name me one book or essay by Strauss you have read that would support the thesis that he is very influential on neocon policy. When one resorts to falsehoods and exaggerations to support their cause, all it really does is diminish it. Stop blaming an other wise obscure philosopher for a misguided war.

  • Congress invites Netanyahu to rebut Obama on Iran, and White House slams 'breach of protocol'
  • Gaza war blowback? Palestinian stabs 13 on Tel Aviv bus.
    • I have to be honest. But I really don't care about Israeli's. And I could care less if they are attacked or killed. They support, and are apart of system that denies basic human rights to millions of people. Maybe when they respect the lives or others, I will feel some solemnity when they are attacked.

      if I feel this way, living 1000's of miles away, imagine how a Palestinian feels who lives with it everyday and grew up with it. Sorry, don't feel bad at all. Makes me think of what Malcolm X said, "chickens coming home to roost never made me sad; they alway made me glad."

    • maybe he was just a bad shot and missed.

  • A Gazan’s wishes for 2015
    • ALaa, thank you for this post. I really do hope you get your language maps very soon!!

      I really appreciate this post cause it sheds a great light on the things we here in the West take for granted, such as a electricity on 24/7, the ability to get simple products delivered to our door and freedom of movement.

      Makes me so fucking angry. All this wonderful girl wants to do is learn, to further her education!!! And the god-damn occupation is preventing her from getting some simple fucking language maps!!!

      My wish for New Years is that Palestinians, no, all peoples, receive justice and freedom this year.

      I also wish there was a way to help you get those maps!!!

      I'm sorry for the foul language, but I am quite angry after reading this. It's the simple things we take for granted, that so many others go without. Thank you again, Alaa.

  • 'Spiral,' 'threat,' 'polarization,' or 'full-scale popular campaign for Palestinian freedom' -- reactions to the ICC move
    • CigarGod,

      You are absolutely correct, African-Americans and Black South Africans did not do it by themselves. Many with no real vested interest, other than an unwavering belief in human rights and justice for everyone, stood with those people. I should have been more concise. What I was trying to say is that I have little faith that an international organization can compel Israel to do what is right, whether that be granting full human rights to all (1SS) or giving the Palestinians a viable state (2SS). I support everyone using whatever tools are available to grant Palestinians their human rights. I whole heartedly support the BDS movement. I am happy about them joining the ICC. It is a tool. I just don't think it will have any teeth, sadly. I guess I am waiting for a cogent analysis of how it will effect change. I am hoping desperately that I am wrong!

      I'm sorry, I am impatient, and I feel like a piece of shit saying that. I watched this movie last night "Inch'Allah' about a French-Canadian doctor working in a women's health centre in the OPT. A scene moved me to weep for about 5 minutes, I had to pause the movie. It was a scene where the friend of the doctor was forced to give birth at a checkpoint. I wrote a paper - not very good, I got a C, partially cause I did not link it to globalization, but I digress - on the challenges to women's health living in the OPT. It just made me angry, sad, and cynical that change can actually happen in a timely fashion. My heart goes out to these people.

    • Annie,

      I'm currently reading a book by John Mearsheimer "Why Leaders Lie" and as he shows, leaders are more likely to mislead their own publics than other states. The point is that lying occurs most often when addressing your own people, for obvious reasons. And like an ex girlfriend once told me, "actions speak louder than words." One can talk a good talk, but if it is not backed up by action it is idle chatter.

      And what does it take for them to step in? Was Gaza not enough? I really don't believe that they would ever step in for the Palestinians. The only way they would engage in war with Israel is if Israel attacked them first. And then it would not be in defence of Palestinians but of their own territory.

      I think it is unrealistic for supporters of Palestine to put their hopes in other nations coming to their defence. It hasn't happened in the past, and it won't happen in the future. Nations do not enter into violent conflict unless it serves their national interest. So unless someone can show me how it serves any the three aforementioned countries national interest I will not put any hope in any nation or military group coming to the aide of Palestinians.

      I think the Palestinians should demand the vote and mobilize the ENTIRE Palestinian community (every man, woman and child) in the West Bank and Gaza in massive non-violent resistance. And if that doesn't work, then mobilize the ENTIRE Palestinian community in violent resistance. And yes, both actions will result in much blood shed. And yes, it's easy for me to say sitting in the comfort of my home in Canada, but blood is being spilt anyways.

      I have no faith in the international community, I have no faith in the ICC, I have no faith in the U.N, and I have no faith in other nations forcing Israel to give Palestinians human rights. I believe they can only do it for themselves.

    • I really don't know why anyone is getting excited. What mechanism is available to the ICC to enforce their rulings, if it ever even gets there?

      Does anyone really think any powerful countries will apply sanctions or use military force against Israel to force them to comply?

      The U.N has passed how many resolutions in regards to Israel? And how many have been enforced? ZERO.

      I"m sorry, the International arena is anarchic, there is no global police force, and no means of enforcing rules or rulings.

      The ICC has convicted only two invididuals since its inception. I really don't see it have any real effects on the ground i Palestine.

      Lets say for instance that the ICC rules in favour of Palestinians; the settlements are illegal and must be disbanded, Israel against the Geneva conventions transferred its population to an occupied territory, that the IDF commits war crimes, and crimes against humanity and that the occupation must end. Who will enforce those rulings? And how? We all know this to be true, but even though we know that, what is in place to enforce it?

    • Taxi, what are you sources for your claims? I am curious, as I would like to peruse them. Thank you!!

      And I really hope that Palestinians are not relying on other nations or groups to step in for their self defence. One of the key tenets of Realism is self-help, that no nation can rely on another for its defence. Usually cause no nation will risk its soldiers life and nations international standing fighting for another state. And I hardly see how it is in the national interest of either Lebanon, Iran, or Syria to step in for the Palestinians. Syria is embroiled in a civil war, they don't have the resources, or will, or man power to fight for Palestinians. Iran is involved in nuclear negotiations, and is suffering from sanctions. Are they going to risk the ire of the U.S and the other P5 during nuclear negotiations to fight for the Palestinians? I find that doubtful. The only country that might have a vested national interest would be Lebanon, but I still don't see Hezbollah coming to the defence of Palestine.

      I may be wrong, and I would enjoy reading your response. Maybe you can convince me to think otherwise

  • A point by point response to Alan Dershowitz’s 'Ten Reasons Why The BDS Movement Is Immoral'
    • A good book that covers the 67 War is "The Six day War" edited by Parker

      Zeev Maoz "Defending the Holy Land"

      NOrman Finkelstein "Image and Reality..."

  • Wall around Bethlehem is Christmas billboard in Atlanta
    • I get the symbolism of the card and quite like it. But my beef with it is that Joseph and Mary were jewish so they would have no troubles traveling through the 'holy land' and jesus was born in nazerath.

  • Israeli officials threaten return to Intifada-era policy of demolishing suspects' homes
    • It's quite clear that Israel's true intentions are to spark a 3rd Intifada; they will use that to try and finish the ethnic cleansing they started in 1947; or they will use it to try and portray the Palestinians as a violent people, not partners for peace, etc etc. The world is not going to buy into (Ihope)

  • Canadian Jewish paper censors piece defending Zionism because it mentions Blumenthal debate
    • I'm so upset I didn't know about this!!!

      I live in Ottawa and Miri Sucharov was a professor of mine for two classes. A fourth year International Relations seminar and 3rd year class on the Israel Palestine conflict. I challenged her in that class about the 1ss or 2ss. Guess that explains why I got a C. HAHA

      And I really have wanted to see Max speak since I read Goliath.

      I would so have been there. So upset!!! Why didn't I know about this!!!!

      Can anyone inquire about finding a video or a transcript or detailed synopsis. Curious about how this went.

  • Revealed: Right-wing group StandWithUs' strategy to combat Israel Apartheid Week
    • sure, it could be described as a 'hate fest'. A hate fest against israel's unjust policies towards the Palestinians as well as African asylum seekers.

  • Fearless authors dance on third rail of US politics...
  • Watch the Scarlett Johansson SodaSteam ad banned from the Super Bowl (not for the reasons you'd hope)
    • What a lame advertisement

      I don't know why someone doesn't invent a better, cooler, and more socially just "soda stream"

      Sorry, Sodastream. Coke will always kick your ass (and pepsi too). I will never use or drink anything by your product.

  • Stephen Harper's Criticizing-Israel-Is-Anti-Semitic screed is exploded on CBC
    • If one is criticizing Israeli policy, such as the occupation, and all the horrors that come with it, such as, house demolitions, checkpoints, extrajudicial executions and like, and one is called anti-Semitic, then the accuser is bizarre. In order for those criticisms to be anti- Semitic the accuser has to accept those violations of international law as inherent characteristics of Jewry. So who is being anti-Semitic here?

  • When you watch football, you are complicit in violent assault
    • Interesting choice of words

      describing football as violent, you immediately have judged sport

      violence always carries with it a negative connotation. I guess it's obvious that are a not a fan

      but football is not violent, nor are watchers complicit in said violence

      Violence has a goal, an intent, which differs entirely from the goals and intent in football. Violence purpose is to hurt, injure, kill, maim etc. Football's goal is to score points, to advance the ball, to win the game. There is no goal to injure, or kill or hurt the other player (and please don't bring up bounty gate, it was an isolated incident that was punished and highly criticized)

      Football is a physical sport, and like all physical sports, no, like all sports there is the chance for injury. But it is not a violent sport. For a sport to be violent then it's stated goal would be to hurt or cause injury, and that is not the goal of any of the 4 major leagues in North America

      if you don't like the game, don't watch it. It will go on without you, long after we are all dead and gone.

      And to those comparing football to gladiators is a fools errand. But I guess it helps to advance your point that football is violent. Except that they are completely different

      These men get paid millions of dollars to play a sport they love, they are not forced to play, they are not out to hurt each other, to kill each other, they are out to win the game, and play within the rules of the game. They know it's a physical sport, they know the chance of injury, and they still love to play the game. To call it violent is an insult to these players and to all players of the sport, whether it be NFL players or little 8 year kids in the community house league.

      You're judging them, you're calling them violent, you are saying something about their character as people, and it is not right.

      Sherman came from violence, he saw real fucking violence, where the goal was to kill, to eliminate the other person, and he made it out the concrete jungle of Compton to attend Stanford University and get a 3.9 GPA average in communications. And you have the audacity to call him, and his sport violent!!!

      Get real. Change the channel. Stick to writing about something you know about.

    • Maurice Richard took a stick to the head, and when he went to defend himself the linesman prevented him from defending himself, so he had to punch the linesman in order to get him to let go of him so he could defend himself.

      Richard was targeted by every goon on all original 6 teams. The league, which was english, did nothing to prevent the star french player from being the target of other teams

      The people in montreal had had enough, their star player was being thrown to the wolves every night and the league was doing nothing about it.

      The suspension was entirely unjust, and unprecedented, and was based on anti-french prejudice.

      The politics in quebec and montreal at the time made for a very tense situation.

      based on all this, the people of Montreal had enough and went to the streets.

      If you really want to disparage hockey fans, why not have chosen the riot in Vancouver a few years back when they lost the cup to Boston and rioted downtown.

  • Stop the Nonsense: Nobody is proposing a boycott of 'the Jews'
    • Geez, Jews sure seem at home in Canada and the U.S

      They are quite successful in these countries too, I might add.

      And isn't it odd that more and more young Israeli's feel more at home in Berlin and other European countries than they do in their so-called homeland

  • Netanyahu: Israel is 'by itself,' 'not bound by this agreement'
    • Apparently Israel is not by itself

      It has the great power known as Canada by it's side

      Here is a link to CBC canada.

      link to cbc.ca

      here is what John Baird, our foreign minister says

      "Past actions predict future actions and Iran has defied the United Nations Security Council, and simply put, Iran has not earned the right to have the benefit of the doubt,"

  • Blumenthal's book draws ire of a one-time Kahane-supporter (and Dershowitz)
    • I got this book 2 days ago, and have not been able to put it down

      It is an important book.

      Really shows what Israel is becoming as a country.

      I read a book In The Garden of Beasts: An American Family Living in Hitlers Berlin

      I must say, That book makes Israel today remind me of Germany in the 30's

  • What Comes Next: Liberating Israelis and Palestinians
    • Actually, he used it correctly.

      From Webster
      1 : to display ostentatiously or impudently : parade 2 : to treat contemptuously

  • Ben White begins North American speaking tour in the face of opposition
    • 4 speaking engagements in the Greater Toronto Area. SMH

      Ben, You should have done 2 in Toronto, 1 in Montreal, and 1 in Ottawa (where I live, would like to have seen this)

  • 'The Onion' uses the k-word
    • Yes, it is, cause although 'Braves' and 'indians' are insensitive in some regard, those words are not actual racist slurs.

      Atlanta Braves this year were forced to change a hat and logo because many felt it was insensitive to First Nations (Indians)

      Redskins suck anyways. Change the name, make a boatload of new merchandise sales and move on

    • How bout we change the team to the Washington Niggers, or any other racist term. I used nigger to illustrate a point, it has been called the most noxious epithet in the english language. I really doubt anyone would come to the defence of a team named that, so why would anyone come to the defence of "redskin"

      You don't see the fuss? the word is highly racist and derogatory.

  • Liberal Zionists call on ADL to cease publishing 'anti-Israel' sh*tlist because it will alienate U.S. Jews
    • I don't think Israel should exist as country. It was founded upon lies and injustice, and therefor in support of truth and justice it should be disbanded and all residents receive equal rights and equal privileges.

      You can call me an anti-semite all you wish. I don't give a rats ass if that's what you think. It makes me laugh.

      If supporting human rights and justice for palestinians is anti-semitic, then I'll wear that as a badge of honour

  • MJ Rosenberg owes Ali Abunimah an apology for false accusations of anti-Semitism
    • A nation is an imagined community, so who gives a shit if it disappears. It's not like the people are actually disappearing.

      "I am not unsympathetic to the plight of Palestinians, but I am not willing to see the only Jewish nation on the planet dissolved in order to fix the problem."

      So Jewish rights trump Palestinian rights? OKAY!!! Racist much????

  • Video shows aftermath of Israeli soldier assault on Palestinian child
    • Are you serious?? what is the matter with you, are you now human? do you not have an ounce of decency in your body? This was a little girl. I'm sorry, but you disgust me, you make me sad for humanity.

  • What Comes Next: A secular democratic state in historic Palestine - a promising land
  • Major 'NYT' piece calls two-state negotiations 'phony'--and catastrophic
    • [quote]Do you know why I like boring people? Because it would never occur to them to shoot at you or to steal your land. Boring people respect the law.
      By the way, Miriam and Hophmi aren’t boring at all…[/quote]

      That made me laugh my ass off

    • Miriam, I have two copies of Ali's book. I would gladly send you one. If you promise to read it with an open and honest heart

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