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  • New Democratic Party purges candidates over pro-Palestine positions in lead up to Canadian elections
    • Don't cut of your nose to spite your face. And I apologize if you think I am being arrogant and amounting to fear mongering tactics. But I am a realist, and my country and my national interests come first. It's ironic that on here Jewish leaders in congress and other influential positions are excoriated for putting Israel's interest above the U.S.A's but when it comes to putting Canadians interests over that of Palestine it amounts to hypocricy and the trampling of human rights. But in this situation I am reminded of what the great realist scholar Hans Morgenthau said,

      Realism maintains that universal moral principles cannot be applied to the actions of states in their abstract universal formulation, but that they must be filtered through the concrete circumstances of time and place. The individual may say for himself: "Fiat justitia, pereat mundus (Let justice be done, even if the world perish)," but the state has no right to say so in the name of those who are in its care. Both individual and state must judge political action by universal moral principles, such as that of liberty. Yet while the individual has a moral right to sacrifice himself in defense of such a moral principle, the state has no right to let its moral disapprobation of the infringement of liberty get in the way of successful political action, itself inspired by the moral principle of national survival. There can be no political morality without prudence; that is, without consideration of the political consequences of seemingly moral action. Realism, then, considers prudence-the weighing of the consequences of alternative political actions-to be the supreme virtue in politics. Ethics in the abstract judges action by its conformity with the moral law; political ethics judges action by its political consequences."

    • Or we can vote in the NDP, and once elected, pressure they hell out of them to change their position. Liberals will not win (and their position is almost lock step with Cons). In this election it is a two horse race, and the other choice is a vote for Netanyahu, basically, with regards to I/P. And that vote also has grave repercussions for many other important issues that affect all Canadians. I understand you have to do what you feel is right, and what you feel is just in your heart, and I respect that. But politics is about more than one issue. And it would be a sad day when you sacrificed the good our country for that of another, sadly, that choice has to be made on this occasion. If you vote anyone else your are throwing your vote away and helping elect Harper, which has grave repercussions for 35 million people. He has one of the worst economic records in Canadian history, unemployment is up, wages are stagnant, dollar is losing value, we are in a recession, exports are down, 8 consecutive deficits and He has racked up a debt over 150 billion. Over 90% of our lakes and rivers are now no longer under protection. He has closed hundreds of VAC offices leaving our soldiers to suffer in silence with no adequate resources to help them transition to civilian life or battle PTSD. He has run roughshod over our democracy, he has destroyed our voice in foreign affairs. , he would have sent us to Iraq, and he involved us in bombing missions against IS, he appointed senators, which he said he would not do, who are now mired in scandal and criminal charges. I mean the list goes on and on and on. So you're going to give up this chance to get rid of Harper, and for the first time our 148 year history to elect a socially democratic government in Canada over one issue? Now is the time to vote NDP. And once they win, then it is time to apply pressure on them to stand on the right side of history. So, please, reconsider, cause otherwise you're simply allowing Harper to form another government, and further destroy this country. Please don't think I am diminishing the Palestinian struggle, but I am a Canadian first, and your vote affects me and 35 million other people. I do not want to wake up on Oct 20th and have another 4 years of Harper. Out of the 3 parties that have a chance at forming a government, the NDP receives the highest marks from CJMPE. A crappy D-. By not voting the NDP you are actually doing the Palestinians more harm, as well as 35 million other Canadians.

  • The enemies list
  • 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.

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  • 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

      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

  • The Har Homa Heat?: Meet the settlement-building family that owns the Miami Heat
    • Great Article. Now I can call into sports radio and hate on Lebron and the Heat even more :)f

      Why ya hating on the Heat?? Ask the Palestinians

  • After a week of protests, conditions are ripe for a popular uprising across the West Bank
    • can't take anything seriously from someone who can't even spell the man's name correctly. It's "Gandhi" not "Ghandi"

  • Netanyahu out as PM?: Yair Lapid shocks Likud/Beiteinu in Israeli election
  • MLK would have supported Palestinian protest movement -- Mercury News
  • The reviews are in: 'Zero Dark Thirty makes me hate muslims'
  • Palestinians establish new village-- Bab al-Shams, 'Gate of the Sun'-- in Occupied E1
    • Really? That's too funny!!!

      This is great news. Good for them, I hope this can gain a large following and more people show up.

  • Exile and the Prophetic: Stuck inside of Israel with the Diaspora blues again
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  • Conversations with my mom in Gaza
  • Where's the debate?
  • Was Obama just doing the rope-a-dope last night?
  • Happy Valentines Day: Anonymous takes down web sites for tear gas company and Bahrain government
  • Hasbara PennBDS wrap-up: Pro-Israel students are ignorant
  • A lull on this site
    • Sweet, but that wasn't my intention. I just always heard it was better to pray for someone else than your self. So why not you, and then you get to take Chaos for a sweet world wide vacation. Seems win win to me. And maybe you'll feel kind enough to buy me a Ferrari and pay off my student loan when I graduate. :)

    • Gives a short atheist/agnostic prayer that Taxi wins lottery :)

  • Beinart to cast Obama as caped hero of two-state-solution in forthcoming book
  • Fatah and Hamas sign historic unity deal, Abbas to head interim government
    • You wouldn't happen to have a link?

      Also, Uri Anery has a column out that says that Hamas agreed to renounce violence and agree to 67 borders

      Here is the link

      link to

    • I read about this yesterday, and how Netanyahu says that they must choose between "peace with Israel and Peace with Hamas"

      If I am not mistaken, is this not opposite of one of the arguments Israel used before, that since there was no unity it would be impossible to negotiate for peace. Someone correct me if I am wrong

  • Trying to save two-state consensus, 'Washington Post' invokes 'demographic' threat
  • Santorum is a one-stater-- he says all of West Bank is Israel
    • There are a lot of replies here, and I don't know if someone has posted this

      but google santorum and see what the first definitions is.


  • 'If Jesus were to come this year, Bethlehem would be closed'
    • GReat Headline.

      It reminds me of a political cartoon a I saw where jesus an co where on mules and they were trying get into bethlehem but were prevented by the wall

      I would love to find that cartoon again

  • 'A matter of justice': Joe Sacco on the Suez war, Gaza, and his future work
    • This is a wonderful book. He also has another great book titled Palestine.

      link to

      "I had considered Palestinians terrorists. Without really paying attention to what was going on in the Middle East, that’s what I was getting from, basically, osmosis. That’s what was filtering down to me without doing any of my own research into it."

      This is interesting, as I can admit to having something similar happen to me. Being too young to actually care about the news, I still somehow remember in the 80's Palestinians being portrayed in a negative light.

  • 'The Social Network' and the Acceptance World
  • New details emerge on IDF interrogation methods of prisoners
  • Assailed on Facebook for Tel Aviv gig, British musician Joker appears to back out
  • Is portrait of Mark Zuckerberg in 'The Social Network' anti-Semitic?
    • This reminds me of the move Boomerrag, with Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry, Robing Givens and Martin Lawerence, where they are commenting on Pool being inherently racist.

      People can find racism and prejudice in anything

    • c'mon Phil, this move is not anti-Semitic. His jewishness never even mentioned in the film. One would have to know he was jewish to make that connection.

      I think it is easy to believe that zuckerberg is as bad as he is made out to be.

      He stole the code from the Olympic Rowers

      he fucked his friend totally

      The only redeeming quality about zuckerberg was his work ethic.

      And even sociopaths can like Puppies.

      heck, I heard that Hitler was a big proponent of animal rights.

      mabye I just don't get your argument

  • Israel's war on Christmas --Updated
    • Maybe Witty's first language is not english. It is kinda insulting to criticize someone on their grammar and spelling if english is not their fist language.

      I made a post yesterday criticizing him for his incoherent statements, but then I got to thinking that maybe english is not his first language, and I felt kinda bad.

      I disagree with everything the man has to say cause he's wrong. lol. But I don't think we should disparage his command of the english language, especially if it is not his first.

  • Settlers attack Israeli military base and set fire to Jerusalem mosque
  • A single-state vision must go beyond Israel vs Palestine, and be inclusive
    • I didn't read most of your post following your questions

      if you haven't read it, I suggest you read One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.

      It is a great book

  • Why did it take 6 years to talk about the Israel lobby?
  • David Remnick erases Norman Finkelstein
    • NORMAN FINKELSTEIN: Well, the record is fairly clear. You can find it on the Israeli website, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Mr. Indyk is correct that Hamas had adhered to the ceasefire from June 17th until November 4th. On November 4th, here Mr. Indyk, I think, goes awry. The record is clear: Israel broke the ceasefire by going into the Gaza and killing six or seven Palestinian militants. At that point — and now I’m quoting the official Israeli website — Hamas retaliated or, in retaliation for the Israeli attack, then launched the missiles."

      That is the quote Mooser

      And Finkelstein is right.

      The truce was broken on November 4th (By Israel). But Witty probably doesn't remember, something significant in the U.S was happening that day

    • even if this book was true,who gives a shit. The findings are irrelevant. It does not diminish Palestinian claims to their rightful land.

      I understand what she was trying to do, and why people use the book. I just wanted to point out that it doesn't matter.

      Finkelstein is GOAT !!!

      I almost feel sorry for this woman, who wants to be remembered for writing a complete hoax. but, you reap what you sow

    • I have been frequenting this site for years. I am a natural born english speaking Canadian, I am a university student, I have read some tough works, and I still cannot comprehend what Witty is saying.

      could someone please tell me what the hell this means

      "A polemicist is a liar, in the sense of false attribution of authority of knowledge, rather than the rational attitude of humility of knowledge."

  • What are they smoking? Wiesenthal Center lumps Abbas appearance at U.N. with 'neo-Nazis and crackpots'
    • Not at all, you've just got goggles on.

      "... birthplace of Jesus Christ" Now, let me think back to sunday school, thats right. Jesus was jewish.

      you're so caught up in Israel and its supporters are always right that you can't see the forest for the trees.

  • Nabi Saleh not allowed to bury their beloved son in peace
    • What Crime? Murder.

      The soldier fired the tear gas cannister in such away that did not follow IDF regulations when shooting a tear gas cannister

      Stones are not lethal weapons, and pose no threat. THere is the issue of proportionality.

      The occupation is illegal, and any act that occurs as a result of that occupation is a crime

      Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. And these demonstrations are peaceful until met with a violent response from the IDF

      As my boy Tupac said

      They call me militant, racist cause I will resist
      You wanna censor somethin, motherfucker censor this!
      My words are weapons, and I'm steppin to the silent
      Wakin up the masses, but you, claim that I'm violent

  • Mustafa Tamimi has died
    • would anyone say that the throwing of rocks at a bear invading your campsite is a violent act? I highly doubt it. IT would be viewed as a defence measure. It is also a statement; Get the FUCK off my land before you destroy me

    • This brought tears to my eyes. Makes me so angry


      This ruined my fucking night. I'm going to get high and forget about this shit for the night. Can't believe it. Israel is a blight to humanity

  • Iran airs footage of US drone intact
  • The last koffiyeh factory in Palestine
    • So I clicked the link to check out the store and I saw olives. I love Olives. Anyone ever had any Olives from Palestine?

      I don't even know where the heck the olives I eat are from, I would assume Italy

  • Words vs. Israeli soldiers - Demonstration in Nabi Saleh, Palestine
  • Welcome to the new Mondoweiss
  • Six Palestinian Freedom Riders arrested traveling on Israeli-only bus
  • Boycott update: Champion fencer Sara Besbes stands down rather than plays Israeli
    • I bet you didn't say that when The U.S boycotted the Olympics in Russia. Everyone has the duty to stand up for what is right. Not everyone has the same platform, this was hers, and she used it.

      Good on this girl.

  • Lupe Fiasco, member of the human race, takes his stand on Palestine
    • It was on a hip-hip site, ironically, where I was first introduced to the conflict.

      This one dude, kept destroying all the zionist lies and myths, etc. And I asked him to recommend a book for me to read. He recommended Finkelstein's Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine conflict. I read it,and from there is was on.

      I made a thread on Allhiphop trying to find out why the Lupe performance about Palestine was pulled from the front page. If I find out, I will post my findings

    • THe first time I heard Lupe was on Kanye's first album and then I heard this Song "he gets the girl" and it's pretty good. Lupe is a smart guy, not the stereotypical rapper.

      Good on him to bring awareness to this. being involved in hip-hip and posting on a few forums dedicated to hip-hop. Hip Hop heads are already quite aware of this issue and majority support the palestinians. THis is all anecdotal evidence based on my participation in the forums. But I think it would represent a good sample.

      I still would love Jay-z, who has so much star power to take up this issue, or at least release one song with some mainstream appeal that addresses this. He would not be able to be character assassinated. And even if they tried, he'd just brush the dirt of his shoulders. Like someone above suggested, Nas would be another good one to speak up, but doesn't have the same star power as Jigga.

  • Lupe Fiasco performs with a Palestinian flag and Occupy Wall Street shirt at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards
    • I've been posting on ill community for years and years and years. Majority of posters on there adamantly support Palestinian rights. I find it strange that it would be pulled. I created a thread on there asking why it was pulled from the front page. I want to know why.

  • Mourning the Jewish New Year
  • Knesset to vote on full Israeli annexation of the West Bank
    • I suppose Israel has never done unilateral actions eh? GTFOH

      It's too bad there is a comments policy. Cause I would love to tell you how much of a piece of shit you are.

  • Border anxiety in the West Bank
    • awesome, thank you!!

    • Thanks, John

    • Thank You very much Tree et al, much appreciated!!

    • totally off topic, but this topic is getting some traffic.

      I'm taking a human rights class on political repression. For my essay I'm going to write on how Israel reacts to the peaceful protests by Palestinians.

      I remember Phil doing a couple stories about two gentleman imprisoned for being involved in protests. One was a gentleman who was involved in human rights and received an award in Norway. The other I cannot recall any details.

      There was also a video posted here of a distraught man pleading with Israeli soldiers (very moving man) during a protest. I also read on here that he was arrested shortly after that video was posted on here.

      Could someone help me out with the links on here or the names of those guys.

      Thank You

    • I would bet good money, and I really don't have any to bet, that they would do him like they did Chomsky and Finkelstein and forbid him from entering Israel.

    • There over 200,000 Palestinians on the "Israeli side." If the danger comes from Palestinians, how can this possibly be for security?

      Also, since the wall has been erected, there was an increase in attacks.

      And thousands of Palestinians cross through holes, gaps, etc. everyday to work in Israel. Yet, despite this, "terror" attacks are minimal these days.

      It is nothing more than an apartheid wall, to expropriate more land from Palestinians based on the false pretence of security.

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