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  • 'Center for Investigative Reporting' omits human rights violations in report on Israeli wall
    • Mr Lima, thank you for your informative reply. I hope to see more of your work, it is indeed moving. Honestly, I've now lost complete faith in at least Harris' websites, and there's enough crap journalism elsewhere that I don't even feel the need to compare those websites with skilled journalists' sites, such as Mondoweiss. But their losing readership is the least of my concerns. I'm appalled, disgusted and very distressed that the people involved in "these kind of shows", as you put it, apparently do not consider the untold harm they potentially and actually do. Countless innocent lives are at risk and at stake. That the most sensitive, volatile region/subject/conflict in the entire world....that they have little to no insight whatsoever as to how their whitewashing, twisting, omitting critical objective facts, further oppressing the oppressed, etc can (and does) become a reality on the ground of more hate, violence, abuse, death and even war is what blows my mind right out of this universe.....especially when it comes to those who claim to supposedly be fair and objective investigative journalists! Oh, really??? Unbelievable!

      Any attempt by anyone to 'normalize' any kind of hate, violence, abuse, war-mongering, racism, etc. etc. etc........must be called out and dealt with to stop it. Hence my call to Ms Harris. That she did not respond to you, the very author of this article, is even more disturbing and more evidence of all of what you've said in both the article and your reply to me. Responding to you, at the very least, would've been professional courtesy, and at most would signify a genuine desire of her to understand, care, correct and check herself prior to future releases, whether spoken or written. I am truly sorry she didn't get back to you, sorry for you and sorry for all the lives she's put in harm's way with her poor-quality work.

      I suppose an unanswered question remains: how many readers/listeners do not listen or read beyond those shows, do not seek truth enough to compare, research further, seek broad spectrum knowledge & understanding of the subject, etc.? That scares the hell out of me. Too few results in too much ignorance in the general population, and ignorance translates into the greatest WMD there is. Crap journalism only perpetuates that very real danger. Time for all of us to act. Enough!

    • One more thing. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't being a good journalist involve clearly stating the well as...differentiating how a journalist interprets said facts based on their individual perception? I would think anyone in journalism, particularly investigative, would strive to make such clear distinction for the sake of presenting truth to the readers.....else it becomes "alternative" truth.

    • Bravo Mondoweiss, I genuinely thank you for such excellent reporting!!! I am quite upset after reading this. I found this article so disturbing that for the first time in my life, I actually contacted the source, Emily Harris, and left a strong message to her. I kindly demanded that she read this Mondoweiss article and immediately issue a public correction of all the misleading/false/twisted points on Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting website that are referenced here, that she indeed hold to account the powerful. Doubt it will do any good, but her kind of reporting is totally unacceptable and inexcusable. Her report was an unconscionable act and incredibly harmful at multiple levels and the reputation of their websites has lost all credibility due to her blatant and grave 'omissions'.

      Wow, I can't believe it! Emily Harris just now called me back right as I was finishing my comment here. Suffice it to say, we had a very nice, cordial and rather lengthy conversation and she was very appreciative of my call, said that it was important and she thanked me more than once. But I would not and did not back down on any of her whitewashing, twisting and omitting FACTS despite her rhetoric of e.g., "matter of perception", "out of context", etc. Words are words, facts are facts (which do not change regardless of 'perception'), and putting it in writing is putting it in writing. She related to me that Mondoweiss is very good and does a great job reporting and she did agree to read this article. Still, I strongly urged her to address all the concerns/falsities, writing...on their website! Hopefully, she will understand how her reporting affects their credibility and reputation and do just that. We shall see...

  • On Bret Stephens' hate speech
    • yo, stephens! got a message or two for you, lest YOU forget:

      1) UNGA Resolution A/RES/33/24, 29 November 1978:

      “2. Reaffirms the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from colonial and foreign domination and foreign occupation by all available means, particularly ARMED struggle;” (3)


      2) UNGA Resolution A/RES/3246 (XXIX), 29 November 1974:

      "3. Reaffirms the legitimacy of the peoples’ struggle for liberation from colonial and foreign domination and alien subjugation by all available means, including armed struggle; …
      7. Strongly condemns all Governments which do not recognize the right to self-determination and independence of peoples under colonial and foreign domination and alien subjugation, notably the peoples of Africa and the PALESTINIAN people;" (4)

      the RIGHT to use ARMED resistance against the occupation by the PALESTINIAN people has been reaffirmed REPEATEDLY in MANY UN resolutions!!

      now, don't forget brettie boy, k? thanks.

  • Hillary Clinton expresses alarm for Israeli Jews, and not one word about Palestinian victims
    • HELLary is a democratic version of the war-criminal shrub george bush.
      and not much smarter, either.

    • "...acts of injustice and immorality..."

      why such mild rhetoric?? such "acts" are CRIMES!
      and they are PUNISHABLE!

      let's not whitewash Hellary's evil with mild words. she actively supports, encourages and incites izraeli CRIMES and TERRORISM

  • 'Third intifada was launched,' Palestinian law student posted before carrying out fatal attack in Jerusalem
    • "... and until last year Israel had enacted a moratorium against leveling homes as punishment."

      as usual, iZrael commits to policy on being criminals, fully aware of international law.

  • Fasting for Palestine
  • Israeli soldiers raid Al Aqsa courtyard, attack worshipers
    • oh PLEASE, your pathetic - "but the izraelis are so innocent and Palestinians are so violent"- bleats are only responded to the way you want by your bullying zionist cronies. if you don't like Palestinians' LEGAL resistance actions, then tell the zionist brutes to get their ugly demon asses the F - - K out of Al Aqsa compound....and STAY OUT!!!!

      btw, your name "Mayhem" fits you's what zionist thugs worldwide intentionally cause.

      need something mentioned, do you? HERE: let me mention this: IMEMC is now offline, under a DDOS attack by zionist criminals.

  • Israeli gov't used my image for propaganda purposes without my consent
    • well, if this isn't another typical but sickening denial of a Palestinian's reality...

      she states very clearly why she's smiling, how dare you attempt (albeit, unsuccessfully) to steal her heart, her emotions, her thoughts, her words, her mind, her soul. SHAME ON YOU! have some RESPECT for another being's life!

  • Israeli defense minister says government knows who was behind Duma attack, but won't prosecute
    • so these criminal intel informants will obviously be let go after lots of bullshit rhetoric and fake punitive/disciplinary actions that never happen in reality. and since their identities will never be disclosed, higher ups don't even need to threaten them with "never do this again, or else..."

      ...and of course, they WILL do this again, probably sooner than later....only for the IDF to repeat the above.

      and the cycle of this heinous criminal violence against Palestinians continues in perpetuity...

      meanwhile....the international community will indeed see clearly how iZrael encourages and protects their own terrorists. this new bit of INjustice is still fresh, so the question, i believe, still remains: what, if anything, will the world say or do now? (it's a rhetorical question...)

  • Settler group publishes anti-Palestinian children's book titled 'Occupation Shmuccupation'
    • gotta disagree on two points: " door good neighbor of the fully upright harmless..."

      this dude, as we all know, is neither good nor harmless, he is one BAD and HARMFUL criminal.

      the cartoon purposely shows him as innocent...just like the real criminal squatters want everyone to think. the cartoon also intentionally doesn't show the hidden weapon(s) in his right hand, nor the blackened, rotted heart within this creepy character hidden by his sardonic grin.

  • Due to Israeli siege, Gaza infant mortality rate on the rise for first time in five decades
    • makes me wonder why the international community, particularly the US, didn't simply gather all the infants who died, put them all in a pile and just bombed the smithereens out of them, or even lined them up and opened live fire on them. i mean it would have been so much faster, more efficient, less expensive and just all around a hell of a lot easier.

      say what? oh?? you say those are most certainly NOT acceptable forms of murder, too gruesome, but slowly murdering them more surreptitiously this way is acceptable, even palatable to you???

      seriously???? i'm disgusted, appalled and horrified at the lack of effective action to stop israel from the heinous murdering of innocent Palestinians.

      murder is MURDER, period! whitewashing it with more subtle methods doesn't change a damn thing, it is MURDER.

  • 'They are the terrorists'–-Palestinians mourn a second death from settler arson attack
    • "Jewish state", yonah?

      you mean the borderless criminal thug entity of izrael that murders Palestinians, steals their rights and land for its 'state'. a 'Jewish state' born of ongoing decades-long ethnic cleansing and genocide. you sound so proud of this so-called 'Jewish state' founded on horrific, unspeakable pain and cruelty.

      nothing of "israel" is not rightfully Palestine's.

  • The two-state pipedream: Israel will move 100s of 1000s of settlers
    • @aloeste - stop speaking for me. don't steal my human rights, too (which is all you know). what i said is very clear, and it is not what you said.

      your words are nothing more than the typical feeble, limp hasbara of a zionist criminal. i can't even say nice try because it's just too lame. are you being paid to mangle truth to spew your garbage? sure glad i don't have that immoral, dishonest, unethical, ugly, filthy illegal, criminally slanderous job!!!

    • all of izrael is Palestine, the stolen lands of Palestine. it's already a 'one-state'... it's the state of Palestine.

  • US gov't has 'faith in the system' that Israel will prosecute killers of Palestinian child-- why?
  • Palestinian toddler killed in settler price-tag attack
    • yonah, settlements are ILLEGAL, PERIOD. get that through your head once and for all. thus, there are NO 'normal settlers', they are ALL criminals who have broken international law and stolen lands of Palestinians. they all belong in the clink.

      then again, only izrael deems their own crimes normal.

    • the government's complicity screams loudly to the world that izrael is a terrorist nation in its entirety

    • i hope this inhuman act of terrorism moves the hearts of the world to stomp israel to a bloody pulp. i fear so much for the lives of little baby Ali's parents and brother, too, after reading this horrific sad news reported by Ma'an News:

      "The mother was in critical condition with third-degree burns covering 90 percent of her body, an Israeli doctor told public radio. The father had burns on 80 percent of his body and the son 60 percent, with all of their lives in danger."

  • Israeli general likens attack on Gaza towers to 9/11 attack, as 'symbol'
    • ok, let me see if i got this straight,

      in a nutshell --

      so, a high level zionist iZraeli general essentially makes very clear to all the world this:
      israel is to Palestine exactly what the 9/11 terrorists are to the US ...and... israel commits the same acts of terror against Palestinians as the 9/11 terrorists did to Americans.

      in response to 9/11 terrorists the US obliterates the middle east, murdering millions of innocents to rid terrorism -- calling it justice.

      and in response to izrael's terrorism, the innocent Palestinians are deemed terrorists and annihilated -- all the while the US supplies izrael with more bombs, weapons & the means to deliver them so that self-admitted izraeli terrorists can continue murdering more innocent Palestinians.

      yep, i got it.

      can it get anymore f--ked up than that?

  • It's time for American Jews to recognize they have been duped
    • time for america and the whole damn world to realize they've been duped by zionism...and DO something to stop it.

      until that time, the palestinian holocaust continues as it always has in full swing in all its horrific atrocities...decade after decade after decade.

  • If Americans support Iran deal, 56-37, what gives Israel the power to 'croak' it?
    • last i heard, the fat lady is definitely planning to sing!
      and sing and sing and sing she will .......

    • MRW -- holy wow! extremely well said! A+++++++++++++, +1000000000000 x 10 to infinity!

  • The Iran deal: a triumph of irrationality
    • racism will end when humans stop thinking, talking, writing in the divisive rhetoric of 'white', 'brown', 'black', 'jewish', 'muslim', etc... and simply replace that with: 'people' or 'human beings' or 'bipedal hominids' or 'naked primate' ...anything that unites us all as the same, one single species that we are

  • Video: Israelis in West Jerusalem call for attack on Iran
    • amazes me that israel just doesn't get the fact that ...if...if...IF... iran had the same aggressive mentality as the zionist regime, or even a fraction of the zionist war-mongering ideology, israel would be long long long gone. that iran does in fact NOT have such insanity, that israel still stands after all their war threats to iran is proof enough that israel is safe from iran.

    • what exactly are you afraid of yonah? that iran has NEVER attacked ANY other nation, EVER!? that iran has strictly forbidden development of nukes based on devout religious belief against such weapons so much so iran's leader issued a fatwa against nukes? what is so scary about peace? where is the 'threat to israel' in that??? it is ONLY in israel's phobic paranoia, NOWHERE else. war-mongering israelis seriously need massive psychotherapy, not a war against iran.

    • wait, you mean the zionist regime doesn't execute/assassinate whoever they want whenever and wherever they want already? lol!!!

    • i knew this would happen, my fear is unfolding. let's just hope PM nutjob doesn't go along with what his people demand. i hope it's just the far right-wingers screaming for attack and i hope the world uses an iron hand to conrol bibi's murderous aggression. he really is the greatest WMD, along with his cronies.

  • Israeli settlements are a 'war crime,' but ICC dodges the case -- Buttu
    • let these eloquent, beautiful, wise words from the prosecution NEVER be forgotten! thank you Harry!

    • i am so thoroughly sickened and disgusted with 'the world' ....

      who gives a shit that settlements have been around for sooooo long? so what! it DOESN'T MATTER, settlements are a WAR CRIME, they are ILLEGAL.....PERIOD! and why on earth would anyone even think to appease any criminal????....EVER? who the hell cares what israeli critics say? oh, so a criminal bawls and screams his bloody head off and we say: there there little fella, it's gonna be ok, we won't punish you, come get a hug. wtf? for real?

      crime is crime and justice is justice, END OF STORY! world officials in the justice system need to grow some balls and stop being such pansy-assed wimps! i mean, WOW, this is beyond maddening and disturbing at all levels.

  • ICC rules prosecutor to reconsider 'Mavi Marmara' investigation
    • from one of my comments at opinio juris about hostage:

      "I don’t see any ‘politics’ in the opinions expressed in Hostage’s comments regarding such procedures, rather I see interpretation of law with a high order of legal competence, knowledge, insight, understanding and thoroughness of detail."

      i'll also add here that it is my opinion (from what i've seen him share) hostage is so obviously expertly versed in law that his knowledge of law can be a very real game changer for palestinians and the world towards peace. his opinions and interpretations are fact-based, they are clear, they are solid, they are indeed superior (sure hope hostage holds some high-level position to get things done)! i'm personally blown away...

      don't thank me, thank hostage!

    • Hostage, thank you so very much for your reply, it helps. incidentally, i'm seeing your comments all over the place (e.g. opinio juris, where i commented very briefly on a heller article re your obvious superior expertise). i so greatly appreciate more than i can say in words the time and effort you take to comment here, there, wherever! not sure if you write articles, per se, as i don't know you by author name if you do, but i'd read them all for sure. you are shedding true light into the blackest hole on earth, there simply are no words of gratitude to thank you enough. i'm so so soooo glad you and a few others i mentioned in my earlier comment are regulars here at Mondoweiss!!! DON'T EVER LEAVE!

    • not only is this article fantastic, but the comments, too, are extremely informative. i thank all of you for informing the world, particularly regarding the legal aspects. so hats off to annie, hostage, harrylaw, just and others!

      which brings me to my questions, please pardon my staggering ignorance of international law in advance. i am wondering -- since Turkey has issued arrest warrants for israeli officials over the Mavi Marmara tragedy -- what's up with that? what can or will happen?

      can Turkey involve Interpol to go after them too? can Interpol do anything with or because of Turkey's warrants? if not, why not??? also, does or will the fact that the turkish legal system already found israeli officials guilty have any bearing at the ICC? i'd appreciate any education/clarity on this.

      i guess i'm just overly stunned by israel's continued impunity... i mean, do we seriously live in a world with two sets of law: 1) israeli law for israel, and 2) international law for the rest of the world ??????? this is so f**ked up

  • 'We should seize it' -- Obama announces Iran deal as 'new direction' for the Middle East
    • yep, that's the kind of deceitful black op i'm talking about. american interests would be bibi's likely target, not to mention his sweet revenge against obama....but i wouldn't put it past him to target other nations. he's just too sick not to attack somewhere. and nope, i don't think you're paranoid...not at all, but the criminal PM of israel is! trust me, there is nothing more dangerous and deadly than a raging narcissist in extreme panic mode! i consider bibi himself to be a WMD. i expect massive fallout from him over this deal...and it won't be pretty.

    • LOL!!! yes, exactly! that is toooo funny, just hilarious! thanks for that, Harry!

    • this is an epic quantum leap towards world peace, we are witnessing a near miracle with this deal. satanyahoo's opposition, rhetoric, antics and threats are only going to render him more the obtuse, aggressive and hated fool let the little imp bellow like a child who's spilled his milk. nobody's really listening, other than his cronies wherever they may reside.

      my fear and concern regards the incessant, relentless, profound depth of pathology of his and zionism's narcissim. yes, bibi will yell, scream, gesture, posture, etc....but when he doesn't get his way, he does very very bad things. he loves WAR more than any living thing, i fear he'll conjure up some black op based on false premises against iran to justify attacking them. somehow, in his twisted sickness, he'll link all this deal stuff to Palestinians, and hurt them bad, too. his evil never stops. this deal is far worse than poking a sleeping grizzly, this iran deal dumps mega-tons of fuel smack on top of bibi's devil-fire from, bibi goes BOOM!

  • Gaza-- and 'Guernica'
    • the most gentle, precious, beautiful innocence so violently butchered.
      the pain and grief i feel is too profound for words....
      and to even try to think what Palestinian/Gazan people are feeling...

      i keep screaming inside: how can ANY OF THIS HELL be allowed to happen even once...and can this be real????????

      but it is.

      Allison, thank you for showing the world the evil, hideous face of iZrael. i'm praying for the protection of all innocent life. do whatever/everything you can to BE SAFE and STAY ALIVE!

  • Israeli police ransack Tariq Abu Khdeir family home and arrest relatives in apparent revenge raid
    • i am so genuinely sickened by the horrific evil of iZrael. it affects me so severely and i can't bear the agony...i've felt anger like i've never known before, disgust beyond words, pain so profound i've dropped to my knees. on and on and on their evil deeds continue unabated and supported by our psychopathic govt. it's truly unbearable. i empathize deeply with how Palestinians must feel being the victims of such brutality...FOR OVER SIXTY YEARS!!!! they suffer a collective punishment akin to the holocaust, whereas izraeli zionists suffer a collective narcissism akin to Hitler.

      the hideous criminal face of iZrael is rapidly becoming uglier, more repulsive and far more intolerable to the world. their only meaningful victory is self-delegitimization. and despite the ongoing silence (complicity) at iZrael's egregious crimes, i am convinced the sentiment worldwide is dropping like a rock and will indeed manifest in some productive action, else those who can effect change cannot be classified as human beings.

  • Israel viciously bombs Gaza, that's the only truth
  • In Shuafat, Palestinian family delays funeral of murdered teen to search for answers
    • ok, so we have eye witnesses, culprits who tortured this poor boy to death can be seen on camera, and Ma'an news had an article stating that according to Mohammed's cousin, the license plate was written down:

      "Ansam Abu Khder, one of the teenager's cousins, said witnesses had written down the car's license plate and that police were examining CCTV footage."

      but STILL NO ARRESTS!! and where the hell is abbas in all this? hardly a peep out of him! i haven't slept well since Mohammed was murdered, it just eviscerated me seeing his innocent face and knowing how horrific his murder was. that izrael is beating, torturing, abusing his family and other innocent Palestinians over his death just brings me to my knees in grief. honestly, nothing sickens me more than the diabolical crimes of these rabid zionist psycho-freaks.

  • Photo Essay: Israeli soliders destroy Qawasmeh and Aisha family homes in retribution attack
    • oh my God, i am (as all of humanity is) so literally sickened by zionism. someone please tell me....WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR ABBAS TO GET OFF HIS TRAITOROUS BUTT TO SEEK PROSECUTION OF IZRAEL'S PERVERTED CRIMES AT THE ICC???????

  • Israel maintains gag order in missing teens' case, leading to charge of media 'manipulation'
    • "With regard to an incident where it is feared there was a abduction of three Israeli citizens in the Hebron area"

      no proof of a kidnapping per gag order, merely a 'feared' one. how interesting :) i still think those teens are living it up somewhere.

  • Simon Schama's Israel whitewash
    • "The fifth and last program begins with a discussion of the origins of Zionism, and makes the case that the history of the persecution of the Jews justified the creation of the state of Israel, an argument I agree with..."

      too many problems with this to list or explain them all, some already mentioned in comments. here's just a couple more:

      if every group of persecuted people created their own state, we'd be a world of islands, disconnected and isolated from each other (e.g., women would have their own state.) this would not foster peace, nor would it teach humanity to embrace diversity or coexistence.

      there is no justification for the persecution of anyone, so cannot justify creation of a state due to persecution by persecuting another.

    • "The Nazis did nothing wrong either buddy. If that is your argument."

      BAM!!! and in so few words...very powerful...absolutely love it!

    • "Zionism is INHERENTLY disastrous to the native people of Palestine."

      it's inherently disastrous to all of humanity, including's anthropocentric ideology (not only the jewish supremacism component) is disastrous to all life.

  • Israel lobby group compiles secret dossiers on pro-Palestinian speakers
    • idiotic how your hasbara 'response' is usually a non-response, totally fails to address the question by posing another question. hop, your credibility sucks, and that you can't see how or why only provides further amusement for the rest of us.

  • Avigdor Lieberman: 'Our Oscar goes to Scarlett'
    • omg Daniel, tooooo funny, LOL!! she looks exactly like the lie-berman in that photo! that is one scary face!!!

    • oh look, it's the new obese Ken and bimbo Barbie dolls (i feel emesis coming on) strolling down the red carpet. those empty plastic freaks are sure to win over and entertain the heartless zios worldwide.

  • AP asks State: Why shouldn't folks boycott Israel when your own settlements policy is ineffective?
    • "MS. HARF: Well, as we’ve said, boycotts directed at Israel are unhelpful, ..."

      uh noooo, what rock is she residing under? boycotts directed at iZrael are indeed very helpful for the Palestinians.

      "MS. HARF: I’m saying I wouldn’t make any assumptions, Matt, about the kind of leverage we have."

      oh please, don't make me gag! WHAT EFFECTIVE LEVERAGE do you really have mizz harf??? if that's even remotely true, try using it to enforce international law!!!

  • Fearless authors dance on third rail of US politics...
    • this was funny, good job Phil!
      only thing not funny is 2017 means 3 more years of izraeli apartheid... :'(

  • SodaStream flap educates Americans about the illegal settlement project
    • "In our opinion, your SodaStream relationship has significantly deteriorated your status with a vibrant segment of film viewers."

      yep! i'm boycotting anything and everything having to do with her.

  • Scarlett Johansson not only abandons Oxfam but throws it under the bus
    • it's not the wording that ruins her public image, it's her choice.

    • Krauss, exactly! well said. that they did NOT take immediate, conclusive action to stand by their principles in strength and sever ties with sj on the spot at the very beginning of this whole thing leaves an ugly blemish on the face of oxfam's integrity and morality, to say the least.

      there should never have been a "three-week battle" or any battle at all in the first place. oxfam should have been proactive on day one to prevent that by asserting publicly they will never allow such an ambassador and will thus end ties with her.

  • Lost in Occupation: Scarlett Johansson ends relationship with Oxfam to stick with SodaStream (Updated)
    • i agree, that oxfam did NOT sever ties with sj ... and i mean IMMEDIATELY... over her stupid ss endorsement is a huge ethical and moral blunder on oxfam's part as far as i'm concerned. it leaves the world wondering how long it may have taken oxfam to cut her loose, and why it even took this long and still they had not done so. how convenient for them that she quit. i now question the truth of oxfam's integrity.

      i'm not saying oxfam jumped off the cliff, i'm just left kinda hanging without certainty of resolve about them since they waited and did nothing, and it's that very insecurity that leaves me questioning them. had they immediately taken firm action to end their relationship with her (because it was a blatantly obvious no-brainer to do so), they would have saved themselves/their image and intentionally not left any doubts, imho.

  • Deconstructing Scarlett Johansson’s statement on SodaStream
    • golly gosh ScarJo, does your anencephaly also make you thoroughly blind to the Palestinians' viewpoint regarding your nimrod statement "… supporting neighbors working alongside each other, receiving equal pay, equal benefits and equal rights. That is what is happening in their Ma‘ale Adumim factory every working day."???

      think i'll tweet this MW article and the above link to the airhead and email both to Oxfam warning that if Oxfam trades in their ethics for the money this dimwit brings them, well, the harm it will do to Palestinians and to peace and human rights worlwide contradicts their very existence...and they'll have zero credibility.

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