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  • The deep roots of vigilante violence in Israeli society
    • "It really should be third or fourth tier as an issue in comparison to the other things you’ve written about here when you consider that it’s little more then insults and maybe some homophobic incitement."

      And the odd stabbing or three?

    • "Hope this helps you figure it all out Yonah."

      If I squint just a little, I can see Yonah as Captain Renault.

      Your winnings, Captain!

    • "Dan Cohen: Did you see this gathering? How many people participated in this gathering? Where is reportage in relation to this gathering?"

      What the hell is wrong with you, Yonah. Are you a glutton for shondah? Would you like it spread all over the page with videos?

  • AIPAC taking all but 3 freshmen Congresspeople to Israel in effort to sabotage Iran deal
    • ."In fact, since AIEF was founded in 1990, antisemitism has dropped."

      Ah, good to know all that increasing antisemitism you prate about is BS. I was worried.

    • “I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing.” – Rabbi Hillel.

    • "One can’t fully appreciate the challenges Israel faces, particularly with regard to security,"

      ROTFLMSJAO!!! Gee, do you think operating a half-century occupation outside any borders which could conceivably enclose Israel sorta does have that effect, huh?

      Why doesn't Israel try finding its borders? It'll make "security" a whole lot easier!

  • The two-state pipedream: Israel will move 100s of 1000s of settlers
    • "It will not lead to civil war, Bornajoo, although it’s obvious why one state advocates would suggest this."

      C'mon, settlers! Any settlers reading, especially you "normal" non-ideological settlers reading, this is your chance to back Hophmi up, and flood the thread with comments explaining how you plan to move, vacate lock, stock and barrel, as soon as the Israel Government makes a request.

    • “Though settler violence is a serious problem, it remains the province of a tiny fringe of the settler community, most of which is not ideological.”

      Oh, no, deciding to settle illegally, in a coordinated campaign of settlement and military repression, isn’t ideological. Not at all.
      Being an illegal Jewish settler in Palestine as part of Israel’s intransigent expansion was simply what their high-school aptitude tests said they would be good at. Along with their kids, of course.

      Yeah, Hophmi, we know “normal” settlers. They’re just in it for the money.

    • See, there is such a thing as bride that is too beautiful.

  • Mother of Palestinian baby burned to death tried to save her child
  • Understanding the Partition plan
    • "My suggestion is that the Mondoweiss staff and anti-Zionist Jewish commenters make a collective aliyah to Israel, run the website from there, with a Hebrew edition, and also try to make a big impact in the main-stream media in Israel."

      That is the weirdest comment ever.

      Yeah, and they better make the Mondo offices out of asbestos.

    • "I said they should withdraw from territory captured in 1967."

      Well, can't argue with that. They certainly should. It could happen.

    • " The IDF forces in the West Bank would withdraw and be replaced by UN troops. Possibly Palestine could be placed under a temporary UN trusteeship. This is preferable to your suggestion of annexation by an ‘outside forces’."

      Oh, now I see. We are going to dis-arm the IDF? And take Israel away from the Zionists? Give it back to the UN?

      Did you tell "Hophmi" and "Irvi" these things?

    • "Hello Hophmi. You may be right. The next step has to be the end of occupation and an independent Palestine, and then the two states can start discussing their future relationships."

      This is wonderful! You and Hophmi go over there and work it out. If there is anybody who can solve the Palestinian's problems, it's a Canadian and a Zionist. Or maybe two Zionists.

    • "Arabs do not accept the idea of Jewish sovereignty in their part of the world, and Westerners on the left cannot seem to acknowledge this reality when they produce pie-in-the-sky ideas that have no basis in reality."

      Zionism, of course, and "Jewish sovereignty" (Of course, for Orthodox, real Jews, only) is not a blintz-in-the-sky idea? Sure, okay!

    • "Stop showing off, Mooser, and translate the last sentence. I don’t even know what language it is."

      And I didn't know what language you were speaking when you endorsed that "marriage" crack. I thought it was highly inappropriate, and you know, just a wee bit insensitive. It's been a hell of a courtship, hasn't it?

    • And getting prettier and prettier as the thread goes on, isn't she?

    • "It’s an Epicirean philosophy – I try to live well in my personal life and give up on fixing the world"

      "catalan" we get it, you're an all-rightnik! Not like me! Look at me "catalan", I'm so poor, I'm wearing a cardboard belt!

    • "it means regardless of the plan, no matter how workable it might be, there are those who will make an effort to find fault with it."

      That, Annie, is the wonderful thing about Yiddish! I can select a quotation completely at random, and quite often it is applicable.

    • "But he says that “the two-state solution is not a recipe for separation and divorce, but on the contrary, a kind of wedding… some kind of federation is inevitable… it is the only solution.” I agree."

      What a wedding that will be! A khasuren die kalleh is tsu shayn!

  • The burning of a Palestinian child: not an exception, but a result of Zionism
    • " Where would I begin?"

      Yonah, all you want to do is run around in circles. As long as it brings you back to the same old place, you're fine. You are not going anywhere.
      You still refuse to acknowledge the most basic truths about the situation. That might be a start.

      "And I love Jerusalem and have only known that it is called Al Quds much more recently than my love of Jerusalem."

      Well, then, so much for "Al Quds" and so much for an open city internationally administered. Nope, you love her, so you gotta have her, even if you have to kidnap her and chain her in the basement. Baby, ain't I good to you.

  • Did the BBC cover up the anti-Semitism of Gaza's children?
    • Gee, one wonders if even the strictest "hate speech" laws demand penalties as stiff as those meted out to Gaza.

    • "Let’s add one more thing: if anyone out there is not even a bit ashamed of being Jewish, something is wrong in his make-up.

      So that's why Debbie Wasserman Schultz puts her eye-liner on upside down! I should have known.

    • Oh, for Gawd's sake "tokyobk", take a little responsibility. Just a tiny bit. Just enough, maybe, to not want to excoriate or "debate" Palestinian children.

  • US gov't has 'faith in the system' that Israel will prosecute killers of Palestinian child-- why?
    • "Surely one, all inclusive, well rounded pak should suffice"

      You are right. Let's get a keg!

    • "No, no! Remember your classes in Logic, about undistributed middles."

      That's right! I sat through all those Logic classes, instead of going to the gym or running, and I ended up with an undistributed middle of my own.
      Oh, BTW, on that subject; drinking beer, I found out, is not the way to get "six-pak abs". So one would think, but it's not so.

    • "This means, the US will not send troops to fight for Israel in Iran. Why? US females wouldn’t agree to do so."

      If this is true, it is indeed an Electrafying development in US politics!

    • "Ever since the two wars against Gaza I have been ashamed of my Jewish background. No longer. Now I HATE my Jewish background."

      It may not be important in the overall picture, and not in the face of so much suffering, but if you can, don't give the Zionists that. Please, don't give them that!
      Your Jewish background belongs to you, don't let Zionists control it. Make it your own, one you can like, and live with.
      Don't give them power over Jewishness, they don't deserve it. It's a small thing, but it is something you can do for yourself.

  • The extremism of the center in Israel
    • "President Rivlin is a “mensch”.

      "No, he’s a hypocrite."

      For "Jon s" those two words mean exactly the same thing.

    • "the remedies to the situation today involve imprisoning the rabbis who inspire this murder with their writings and to turn hundreds of thousands of Jewish Israelis living on both sides of the green line into a terrorist population (because of their terrorist philosophies) by definition."

      That's right! From now on, no more extremist settlers. Just good "normal" economic settlers. Don't want no extremists doing extreme things like illegal settlement, they get extreme sometimes.

      And Yonah, the Rabbis could be dead, and their written works will still be inspiring people.

    • "President Rivlin is a “mensch”."

      "Jon s" is one of Yonah's "normal" settlers. As "Jon s" says:

      "In Israel there's a rising tide of racism , xenophobia and anti-democratic tendencies, especially (though not exclusively) among the Orthodox Jews."

    • "New York City had its stonewall 45 years ago and only now has instituted gay marriages, in a city known for its libertine ways"

      That (there's more of it in Yonah's comment) has got to be the weirdest bit of Zionist reverse-pinkwashing I have ever seen.

      Notice, Yonah is using this to excuse the extremism.

    • "Shmuel, Right here in my neighborhood in Beersheva are streets named Etzel, Shlomo Ben Yosef, Dov Grunner, Meir Feinstein, Eliyahu Hakim, Eliyahu Bet-Zouri…and more."

      But that's all right, "Jon s" since you always make sure to tell only the truth to your students!

      BTW, "Jons" are you supposed to be an example of the "Israeli center"?

    • "amigo, It’s worth noting that Lehi primarily fought the British"

      So stabbing the generous British, who opened Palestine to Jewish immigration in the back is somehow better than attacking Palestinians? Okay.

    • "Blah, blah, blah..../...blah"

      "Irvi" you are so right! Those settlers weren't murdering a baby, they were striking back at the very might of Nazi Germany at the height of its powers! Sending France to the dry-cleaners over Dreyfuss, and giving the blood libel a hot-shot right in the main vein.
      What courage they showed, to strike against odds like that!

  • Inside a CUFI Summit: Christian Zionists dance the hora and prepare for end times in Washington DC
    • "I was a Trinitarian myself for a while."

      I was wrong. I was actually committing Feliciano.

    • "i just noticed how mr.eller isolated that sentence from the surrounding context. which begs the question – why?"

      Probably because it violated one of the Ten Commandments, or the excellent precepts of Rabbi Hillel. Many, many people have advised me to go to Hillel.

    • "Some scholars go even farther with the concept of “cover up”, and claim that originally Israel’s religion was polytheism like the surrounding Canaanites practiced"

      And I needn't mention, need I, that you know who you are, you "some" scholars! No, don't look away, I see you!

    • "But is it really that hard to think of more bizarre groups? How is the practice in the Torah of a whole nation bowing down (implying worship) to a snake on a staff in the desert, along with the Torah’s belief in high-ranking “snake angels” (For the literal meaning of “(seraphim”, compare: 6:2–6, 14:29, 30:6) less bizarre? Why else did Hezekiah destroy the snake staff in the Temple?"

      Jones, do you really think that is you include some chapter-and-verse numbers, it somehow makes real history out of those religious writings?

      You are comparing a group, people that are right in front of our faces with something out of the Bible, as if they had an equal reality? Ho-Kay!

    • "A common line of thinking among Christian theologians is that originally ancient Israel taught Trinitarianism,"

      I was a Trinitarian myself for a while. Went around flailing a guitar and asking girls to "light my fire, light my fire". Doesn't work, not for me, anyway.

    • "ok, let’s review what ckg wrote,"

      Why, thanks! You Mods are always on the ball!

    • "Did you even read what you wrote?"

      I thought that's what the Moderators do. You can't expect me to do their job, that wouldn't be right.

    • Please don't take them so seriously. That's what they live for.

    • Well, if they are philo-semitic, I'll take my admiration from afar afar as possible.

      "They are philo-Semitic, and see every blessing and good thing on earth as being channelled through the Jewish people"

      Oh, everybody thinks Jews have all the money!

  • Why is Wasserman Schultz, Obama's surrogate, holding out on Iran deal?
    • " Only a person desperately searching for a dark fog could accept this."

      Oh, you know old "Irvi". He's always looking for night and fog.

    • "Well, if history is a guide they must be friendly… I can remember so many ominous threats in Israel`s past that somehow didn`t come into being."

      Ah, suddenly history doesn't go back to 1938 any more, nor include 2000 years of antisemitism, not does it include the Holocaust. Nope, just a lot of help from friendly spirits.

      Well, I will never let anybody tell me that we haven't gotten completely over the Holocaust. Heck, we're forgetting it. No PTSD for us!

    • "I don`t know, something is brewing here..../...a trigger for things that are bigger than what meets the eyebrows now."

      "Eenie-beenie, jellie-beanie, the spirits are about to speak!"
      "Are they friendly spirits?"
      "Friendly? Just listen..."

  • What about Palestinian academic freedom?
  • Palestinian toddler killed in settler price-tag attack
    • "The criminals that did this act are responsible. But the settler movement is also responsible."

      And from now on, Yonah promises to demand that settlers practice only, responsible, humane normal illegal settlement!

      You know, Yonah, like they did in those halcyon "pre-Nabka" days.

    • "There are settlers who are normal...."

      ROTFLMSJAO!! Oh Yonah, by all means, will you describe for us the "normal" person who goes out to steal somebody elses land, and bring their children up in a criminal's camp?

      Oh, that much sought-after person, the "normal" settler! So tell me, Yonah, what should a "normal" settler do about this horrible kind of assault?

      First settler: "Say, what are you guys doing tonight?"
      Second settler: "Oh, not much, gonna go burn some Palestinian houses down. Wanna come along?"
      First settler: "Certainly not! Somebody has got to stay home and represent normality around here! You want people should think there's something wrong with us?"

    • " the image of Jerusalem and its environs, pre Naqba is very alluring, as if we could only go back in time before this sin, in the days of our innocence"

      What the hell are you talking about? First of all, didn't you participate in occupying Jerusalem?

      "The days of our innocence" Oh my, now I have something in case I run out of ipecac.

      "I see the battle for Jerusalem to be a battle for the survival of the large Jewish population in Jerusalem and the battle for Deir Yassin in that context."See more at: link to

      "the theory of sharing jerusalem without anyone having sovereignty sounds unrealistic to me and the fact instead of Israel exerting sovereignty over the western wall and the Jewish quarter is natural to me." - See more at: link to

    • "the Jews will win by violence against Arabs [emphasis mine]. Of course all of that leads to graceful activities with lots of joy: we can use the power of the women, children and older people to block a certain access road, and at the same time take firmer action against hostile elements further down the same road;"

      Wow, what a screed that was! The guy, with his "power of the women, children and older people" is a regular Jewish Gandhi! An exponent of the doctrine of Settler Satyagraha!

  • Leading American writer Abulhawa is denied entry to Palestine
    • Or maybe Grover is an exponent of a new kind of Zionist propaganda called- Chutzbara.

    • "Steve Grover, thanks for your comments."

      Dipsomania can effect people of any stripe. Methinks Steverino's brain is somewhat, well, high in relative humidity. I can't find any other way to account for it.

    • When the Southern US had Jim Crow laws, many, many people, from bus drivers to movie-theater managers, were empowered to enforce those laws.

    • "Until, of course, things don’t go your way and you beat feet back to the US, having destroyed Israel."

      Just like you run away from every challenge here. So tell us "Jon s", what is 'everything you stand for'?

      I know, "Jon s", you don't want to set the world on fire, you just want to start a flame in their huts.

    • " your comment is so out of whack with everything I stand for that I can hardly figure how to reply."

      "Jon s" it doesn't matter what you stand for when you sit still for everything. Until, of course, things don't go your way and you beat feet back to the US, having destroyed Israel.

    • "Maybe it’s because I am a pessimist, but I think that money is more powerful than the truth. Therefore, I can’t imagine how anyone could possibly be envious of Palestinians."

      Gosh, believing that and being a "Lefty" must make things pretty painful for you. I'm sorry to hear it.

      Almost afraid to ask if under that money-truth-envy formula I should be envious of the Zionists? So I won't.

  • Pelosi says Iran deal has the votes, and Podhoretz urges Israel to attack Iran
    • Sometimes there isn't a reply button for miles around, sometimes they are all over the place! Like the robins say about the tree in my yard: "This is bad nesting"

    • "Lame and borderline pathological, imho."

      "just", you know how it is. There's always some guy in this comment section who thinks he's Witty.

    • "Am I wrong about this? Thanks."

      So if I can't live up to the Ten Commandments and Rabbi Hillel's teachings, I might as well be a Zionist?

    • "and since their nuke program is classified, we don’t even know what
      the protocols are for launching one."

      Protocols? All they need is a sign from God!

    • "Real Jews must speak out for obeying ALL of the Ten Commandments, including those against lying, against stealing, against murder."

      Hey, take it easy! What about us Reform Jews? You can't expect the same things out of us you get from the Orthodox!

      Hows about this: Orthodox Jews, 10-out-of-ten, no excuses!
      Conservative, 8 is good enough, and I see no reason why we Reform should go above 50%, 5-out-of-ten, and we get to choose which ones.

    • "I’d go so far as to assert that Podheretz and his ilk are “existentially dangerous” to Israel, and probably to Jews and Judaism everywhere."

      Yes, I can't help noticing Israel has serious dual-loyalty problems.

    • "Qualtrough", go to Hophmi's comment archive and word-search "Phil" or "Annie".

      Hophmi is very jealous. Of Annie.

    • "So Phil must believe that Iran aims to destroy Israel as they do."

      Hophmi, just between you-'n-me, you talk about Phil like, well, like you've been, ah, spurned, if you get my drift. Like you are about ready to hit him with a breach-of-promise suit. I can't say you appear to your best advantage when you do that, you know?

    • "Phil will find common cause with hard right-wingers, whom he detests"

      Phil finds common cause with Norman Podhertz? That's not what I got out of the article, but your copy might be different.

    • "They could never use nukes. "

      Israel has an illegal, uncontrolled nuclear arsenal. It is in their own interest to hide bits of it here and there, even "lose" some of the weapons. It is in their interest to not have the weapons under fail-safe control of the GOI.
      It won't be the GOI which chucks a tactical nuclear weapon at somebody. No, the GOI will be apologizing for the "crazed officer" (who, surprise, surprise turns out to be a right-wing religious-settler) before the nuke even hits the target. They will assure us he'll be arrested.

  • MSM avoids central Pollard question: Did Israel trade secrets to Soviets for emigres?
    • "Quit simply, it is Lee Smith who is making (introducing) the Israel=money and Israel=Jews steps, and from there unescapable “concludes” that Kerry is anti-Semitic. All this in the opening paragraph."

      Who wants to bet me if Lee Smith is one of Hophmi's favorite writers?

  • Cruz says Iran could set off Electro Magnetic Pulse over east coast, killing 10s of millions
    • I thought Iran was the master of aeronautic axminster technology?
      The delivery system would be some kind of carrier-launched floor-covering, no doubt.

    • "Sort of like how a million “Middle East Experts” exploded onto the scene after 9/11 after having 0 background or education on the matter."

      Along with a plague of "terrorist experts" and "security analcysts" and the like.

  • Sheldon Adelson bankrolls NBA player trip to Israel to fight BDS
    • "You have to read the article in order to find out that the man is an ultra-Orthodox Jew. When I saw the headline, my first assumption was that the man is a Palestinian."

      Really, does it make any difference? Aren't you against stabbing, no matter who does it?

    • Then again, maybe the Left in Germany has become ambidextrous.

    • "Not true. Actually, half of the people killed by US police are white."

      Holy Shit?!?! You are a "Lefty"? Hoo-boy!

      Ge, I have an idea! Why don't we compare the circumstances under which black people and white people are shot by police? Shall we?

      We are going to call a shoot-out with robbers or a drug bust gone bad the same as a person being shot inside their vehicle at a traffic stop? Or an unarmed person stopped on the street ending up shot? Get real.

      Let me tell you "German Lefty" after a lifetime of experience, the entire difference between black and white "crime rates" is this: As a 'white' person, I, you, whoever, can get away with a ton of shit a 'black' person never could because our civil rights are generally respected. I don't get stopped, I don't get searched, I don't get questioned the way black people do. Jesus, I hate to talk in these terms, but it's a simple reality of American life.

  • 'This is our Israel, this is for the Jews. No Palestinian should come to Israel': A Palestinian-American's story of being detained at Ben Gurion airport
    • "No Israeli talks like this."

      Squelch! Ewwww, what's that smell? Oh, I see, "DoubleStandard" saw a big steaming fresh pile, and he couldn't resist jumping in with both feet!

      You tell 'em, DS. Over in Zion, they're all aidel gepotchket, and they don't talk like plyoots! They're so refined, they're refinnicky!

  • In wake of January attacks, French Muslims have been demonized in manufactured 'clash of civilizations'
    • "According to Israeli Police, the suspected stabber is Yishai Shlissel, an ultra-Orthodox man who was recently released from prison after serving 10 years for stabbing three marchers during the 2005 parade. "

      Oh, no! I hope Tribal Unity doesn't hear about this. The poor old girl has been through enough.

    • "mayhem, do you happen to have a list of those attacks or what the numbers are specifically? because percentages are relative"

      Annie, there's no use arguing with very religious people concerning religious doctrine. Nonsubstantiation is one of the basic religious principles of Zionism.

    • "Oriental despotism!"

      Oh my! As I remember, or so they tell me, "oriental despotism" gave everybody the heeby-jeebies, right up through the 19th Century.
      If I am not mistaken, the British Constitution stood fore-square against "oriental despotism"!


    • "Not at all a foreign religion, by the way, the exact thing motherf*kers did to us Jews, even though we resided in, for example, Germany for a thousand years"

      I apologize for "tokyobk". He must've forgotten himself for a moment.

    • "You win this round Annie."

      Maybe she did, but gee, Double Standard, let's not forget one important thing! Namely this: As a commenter, your every comment must pass through Moderation, so you are in an excellent position to pull a sneak attack and win the next one! Just wait til their back is turned and slip in a few zingers!

      Holey God, is he dumb or what?

  • Huckabee's 'oven' comment echoes many Netanyahu statements equating Iran to Nazis
    • "One question – who is a Jew? Are you defining it in a religious or racial kind of way?"

      Oh, that's easy.
      If antisemitism is planned, and natch, you need to know "who is a Jew", why the answer is obvious! Wouldn't want to hurt the wrong people.
      Ask the most religious, most observant, the very frummest Jews who they consider real Jews, and use that as a guide! I mean, they should know.

  • Time Warner executive moonlights as speechwriter for Netanyahu
    • Thanks for the link, Citizen! I thought I was the only person in the world who saw any correspondence between the two episodes.

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