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  • Mark Shields blasts Adelson for 'making foreign policy for the United States'
    • "P.S. why does anyone listen to Brooks? He’s an idiot."

      Wouldn't it be easy to find tens of Brooks' columns in which he says business is an ideology, and a damn good one too? Do olive trees and Lexus'es come to mind?

      And he would be good with, say, a Sharia law buy-in spot in American jurisprudence? Hey, it's just ideology, backed by money, what's the problem?

  • AIPAC-backed legislation targeting BDS movement advances in Congress
    • Shorter "ivri":

      "There's so much dust I can hardly breath! Don't you ever vacuum under the bed?"

    • "Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) has got to do something to keep Israel from being the partisan issue it has increasingly become."

      Why? Israel may very well become a partisan issue. Why shouldn't it? Aspects of foreign policy often do become partisan issues. Why not Israel?

    • Basically, ""ivri" is admitting that Israel has been a failure as a civilized state, but he is offering their services as mercenaries or hired killers. Almost be a good offer if they could be trusted. But there is way too much left-wing activism in Israel for Israel to be entirely trustworthy. What if democracy or even a one-state solution broke out? When "ivri" can guarantee that any danger of Israel returning from intransigence is nil, he can talk about "the very survival of “The West and what it stands for."

      Yeah, "ivri", Israel is just what we need. With fiends like them, who needs enemas.

  • EU must take stronger action to sanction Israel following high court decision banning boycott
  • Using the dead: the 'NYT' works with Israel to justify military service
    • "I got a feeling you are the second most pro-Israel person who posts on this blog."

      To tell you the truth, if we are talking, in this instance, only of the Jews in Israel, I feel very sorry for an awful lot of them. Zionists victimize Jews, and had to manipulate and gain power of over Jews long before they could start preying on Palestinians.

    • I'm going with "I must have missed the irony". I think that is it.

    • "My Rabbi introduced our shul to Mondoweiss in her Shabbos sermon about preparing your college bound children"

      But what happens, Steve, if they get a glimpse of Mondo on a roommate's laptop and their eyes don't fall out and they don't burst into flame, then what?

      What if they see the deceptive blue-and-white color scheme, and are lulled into unsafe reading. I suggest making sure you monitor their browser history, and make clear exactly what legatory admonishments certain web addresses entail.

    • "But if you bring in a total hater like that woman in your article"

      I'm sorry "Krauss", I seem to be lost. The "woman in the article is Ms. Thier, is that correct? And ok, this is the part where I get lost- she is a "total hater" of what or who (or whom, if RoHa says so)?

      Who or what is her 'total hate' directed toward? I didn't see it.

    • "Mondoweiss has a very simple standard it follows and that is hatred of Israel and hatred of everything about Israel."

      "Grover", please go see the "about" page. There's a tab at the top of this page. I'm sorry, but you seem to have completely misapprehended what Mondo is all about. The "about" page will explain it to you.
      If that doesn't make it clear to you, try pounding sand. I know where you can find lots of it.

      And Steve, could I suggest something? Thanks. You really should show your Mondo archive to your Rabbi, and ask him if he thinks you are helping or hindering. Discuss it with him, he may have some suggestions.

    • " Thanks Mondoweiss for using this woman’s grief..."

      I'm sorry, Stevie, was Ms. Thier in some way deceived, or manipulated by Mondo? Was her confidence betrayed in some way? Standards of Journalism (or indeed, of human decency) betrayed in some way?
      Don't quite get where you are coming from.
      Gosh, Steve, I get the feeling sometimes that there is a higher moral and ethical principle, a standard Mondo is failing to uphold, but I don't quite see where the deficiency is. For the sake of clarity, could you tell us?

  • Accusations of anti-Semitism roil Stanford campus as student coalition denies discrimination charges
    • I hadn't really thought about the ethnic make-up of the committee, one way or another, although I think you are right, that may have had something to do with Ms. Horwitz' alacrity (hell outrightcelerity!) to condemn their honesty. I am fascinated by the “I think that there’s no motivation for them to tell the truth, like at all. “

      So she thinks dishonesty runs rampant through the SOCC? Yet, she was seeking their endorsement? Do I have that right?

    • "Krauss has always been one of the honest antisemites here”

      He's (Hophmi) is not even saying this directly to Mr. Krauss, just tossing it off as a by-blow? That's the kind of courage which makes the true outreach man.

      In any case Mr. Krauss, I apologize for Hophmi.

    • "My vote for funniest thread of the day! LOL!"

      Have you taken a trundle through the "Faithwashing" thread, with it's hilarious sub-plot? Give the comments a scan, they're full of the best medicine.

    • . "That woman has a future in politics (or at least the State Department)!"

      Maybe not. Once, I would have heartily agreed with you. But this is the age of the Internet. Oh, she has a future, all right, and a lot of it may be devoted to living this down or hiding from it.

    • "If this were a state school"

      The question of whether UC is a private or state school remains to be settled? Okay, Hophmi.

    • "Are we to believe 9 students of color, or the white person?"

      Sorry, I have absolutely no idea what particular hue any of the people involved are.

    • Mr. Krauss, I've been reading your comments here for some time, and I know you for a reasonable, level-headed person, not one to fly off the handle.
      So I know that Hophmi's description of you: "Krauss has always been one of the honest antisemites here" won't go to your head, or make you full of yourself. You will take it in stride, with your usual modesty.

    • HOPHMI- “Krauss has always been one of the honest antisemites here.” -

      If anybody doubts Hophmi's ability to analyse and diagnose Jewish character pathology, it's Hophmi.
      After all, look at his brilliant dissection of Phil's character and shortcomings in many comments. He's way too modest about them, but I'm willing to link them all.
      I'm always willing to praise famous men.

    • Sorry, bad nesting.

    • "Horwitz made her complaint hours after the incident. I believe her account, which has the ring of truth to it."

      "Jackdaw", I believe you. In fact, I'm sure she could have made her complaint hours before the incident.

    • "please. this is a bunch of BS."

      But, but, but Annie, that level of hypocrisy, it's just unthinkable. Why it's as absurd as a Jewish fraternity member drawing a swastika on the bulletin board and claiming 'anti-Semites did it'!

      And just think of the absolute disregard of the students in SOCC, the casual assumption "they have no motivation to tell the truth".... no, that level of heartless manipulation concerning anti-semitism....nah, it just can't happen.

    • "I stand with you Molly Horwitz! Becsuse everyone knows their ain’t no anti Semitism mixed in with the Israel hatred by the BDSers! - "

      Oh, get down of your offal-pile. Everybody knows you'll stand for anything, Grober.

    • "Yes there is, nine other students present at the interview, together with documentation"

      Who are you going to believe, Molly, or 18 lying yes? Apparently, the propensity for prevarication and mendacity among the SOCC people is, well, self-evident, at least to Ms. Horwitz:

      “I think that there’s no motivation for them to tell the truth, like at all. “

      I mean, some people may have their wits about them, but you can't make them think.

    • Mr. Eldar is talking about the law just passed in Israel, I think. Lemme check, I think I read something from Avnery on it...

      Ah, here it is:

      link to

      Along with a summary of the judicio-political power struggle in Israel and the Supreme Court and "Basic Law".

    • Wow, who was it who said something like "no matter how cynical I get, I can never keep up"?

      So Horwitz has no qualms about branding the SOCC folks liars: "I think that there’s no motivation for them to tell the truth, like at all. "- See more at: link to

      And then all this comes out, and where does that leave poor Molly, just starting out in life, as far as giving people an impression of her character, her ethics? Where does it leave her? Still among or leading the legatees, I would guess.

    • Why not have the questions presented on paper, and written answers submitted?

    • A record, via 'tape' or stenographer would be very helpful. A record of the session would settle a lot.

  • Marking Memorial Day in Tel Aviv with Kahanists and Combatants for Peace
    • I am always a little but awe-struck when how see just how deeply, within what strictly ethical guidelines, and with what unsparing disinterestedness Zionists have examined their Zionism.
      Wow, I wish I could get away with stuff like that.

    • “The claim is well-supported by easily-accessible sociological data.” – See more at: link to - See more at: link to

      My goodness, Hophmi is right! I did some checking of the "easily-accessible sociological data" and Hophmi is right! Self-hatred is crippling us. Unable to integrate into American society, inability to succeed in business or school or professions, a complete abscence of Jews in political roles, a complete refusal to out-marry, or indeed, marry at all, high, high rates of incarceration, suicide, drug abuse, unwilling to seek health care... well, you know the drill.

      Hophmi is right, "easily-accessible sociological data" shows that we got Jewish self-hatred bad, and that ain't good!

    • I am breaking a longstanding vow not to weigh in on my old friend Phil Weiss’ web site because I am completely mystified that so many of his fans do not seem to believe, or care about, what I just wrote. - See more at: link to

      "My old friend Phil Weiss". Got hard news for you, Mr. Flesher. Your "old friend" needs your help, badly. Read this, and see if you don't agree:

      link to

    • " is not sufficiently"

      Yonah, we gtet it, we get it. If somebody is not willing to become part of: "a rising tide of racism , xenophobia and anti-democratic tendencies, especially (though not exclusively) among the Orthodox Jews." -( See more at: link to ) they are not sufficiently pro-Israel.

      Another words, if they are not willing to give absolution, rather than a solution, you don't think they're fair.
      Of course, you ske-daddled from "Israel", but you have no problem urging Israelis up the the mark. Hey, it's not your butt which has to bear the consequences.

    • "still hoping it’s a joke and i should probably leave it at that."

      You are referring to the "Faithwashing" thread, and Hophmi's report on his back-channel communications with Phil Weiss, appealing to their bonds as "gentleman" and, I seem to sense, balebatim, as opposed to the awful stuff those other commenters send in?

      Yes, I sense somebody got a joke played on them there, but I'm not sure who it was. Probably me. I'm one hell of a piece of work.

    • Dan Fleshler, I have often been very dissatisfied with the comparisons of the Palestinians to a woman fighting back in a sexual assault, and being condemned for it. Never liked it.
      You know what, pal, you just converted me. They are right.

    • "you don’t believe that, this is a joke right?"

      Sycamores, I think maybe you are a little like me. You have a hard time believing the worst of people. Yes, I comfort myself with the thought that "Hophmi" may be some kind of performance some kind of schtick. But wow, the kid is strictly Method, all Stanislavski! A regular Zionist Brando, I tell you.
      I asked Hophmi if he stood by his self-hatred analysis of Phil Weiss, and Hophmi replied:

      "The claim is well-supported by easily-accessible sociological data." - See more at: link to

    • "and these guys killed innocent Jews for heaven’s sake"

      "Innocent"? What if they were "self-hating Jews"? Doesn't every people have the right, nay, the obligation to cleanse those with a serious mental disarrangement from their midst?

    • "How are the claims of “too many” Jewish doctors and lawyers different from some parade." -

      'catalan", you are going to have to try harder. Much, much harder. Get some training from Yonah on how to do the passive-aggressive thing, too.

      Face it "catalan", nobody is going to reassure you we are not anti-semitic (and thus divert the thread) or play into your gambit.(and thus divert the thread)

    • "zionist fighters killed since 1860 ????"

      Ah yes, since 1860. Makes it very stark, doesn't it? While the world was passing through an unprecedented century-plus of peace and prosperity, "Zionist fighters" were being killed left and right!

      Oy Gevalt nobody knows the trouble we've seen!

    • Have I said "Thank you, JLewisDickerson" any time lately? No? In that case, here goes: "Thanks JLewis Dickerson!"

    • "Only when everyone agrees with me, Dan Cohen, will their views on peace and Israel be relevant to me." "Hophmi" his own self. - See more at: link to

      Shockingly frank self-summation for Hophmi! A brief flash of insight, written and posted. Thanks, Hophmi!

  • Adelson primary kicks off tonight with brags about 'mega-Jewish donors' role in 2016
    • "Numerous studies have noted that Jewish-Americans donate more to charity than people of other faiths, that is part of the reason Israel attracts over-sized importance in politics."

      And I thought there was some kind of difference between charitable contributions and money going to a politician's campaign. How selfish I have been, not to see the politician's need for "charity".

      Do they treat both types of expenditure the same way on their taxes?

  • In defense of Cornel West's prophetic voice
  • Will Graham's gaffe about 'all-Jewish cabinet' get the MSM to talk about pro-Israel money?
    • "Should be investigated by those who can investigate."

      Can't agree with you, "echinococcus". I think MJ Rosenberg should be left alone and his privacy respected. If he needs help I'm sure he will ask for it. And if he wants to speak, he can count on being able to reach the public, even if it's only, say, on his own blog. I think we are just going to have to wait and see.

    • Gee, isn't "pre-emption" illegal? As illegal, if I am not mistaken, as taking territory by war?

    • "His Jews"? The obvious reference to "court Jews" never occurs to them? That's nice. I love to see people recovering from trauma, unafraid to enter the lists.

    • "I understand he’s retired from the Israel issue– I hope he thinks that over and gets back in. He knows more about the lobby than anyone."

      Gosh, is he doing a good imitation of a man who has had a bad scare?

    • "Most liberal Jews are not pro-Israel."

      Gee, "stevenl" if you want to admit that Zionism is mostly supported in the material sense by a small coterie of Jews, please, go right ahead.

      Maybe you can figure out a way to logically demonstrate that the fewer Jews support Israel, the more support it deserves?

    • "The old Jewish geezers shouldn’t be singled out:"

      I don't know how to break this to you, but nobody appointed us gatekeepers on how these things should be talked about.
      Look, I would think that IP issues, no matter which way opinion or policy swings, or doesn't, will probably be talked about in the media on the same level as other issues.

  • Organizations across Canada oppose government effort to criminalize criticism of Israel
    • "I briefly scanned the list of signatories to the self-hating Jews’ letter."

      Oh look! Aren't we lucky! Still another expert on "self-hating Jews".

    • "I wish the author, Sid Shniad, had listed or at least provided …”

      Me too. I wisht he would'a done it.

  • Jews of France: should they stay or should they go?
    • "You might say so, but I would be trying to tactfully suggest psychotherapy."

      You know, it's that kind of small thinking, a one-horse, two-timing, three-strikes-you're-out, four-flushing, kind of thinking which never takes the broad, flexible outlook, and some genocide and persecution which got us where we are today. I'm all in favor of loosening the entrance or retention standards. As they used to tell us in the Reform Jewish Hebrew School (wait, it might have been a Jewish Hebrew Reform School, it was a while back....) "Face it kids, frum is not fun."
      And even extending the franchise to right-on Gentiles.

    • "I really find it difficult to see why these secular French Jews are classed as Jews, or regarded as a minority."

      Well, as a practical matter aren't they Jewish if they regard themselves as Jewish? Are you going to start telling them how frum they have to be to be Jewish? They say they are Jewish, that's good enough for me.

  • 'NYT' runs piece of unadulterated propaganda for Israeli army
    • So, basically, you think the Clancy firing was just, or necessary? Doesn't surprise me.

    • "It all flows from how you identify your community, to which you owe sacrifice."

      "Sacrifice"? Are you saying Rudoren writes this stuff without getting paid?

    • I think maybe Rudoren should have done a little bit more reading. (It's pretty obvious they no longer use editors or fact-checkers). Oh, the invidious comparisons to colonial and fascist exhortations which will be made!
      This one won't need any deconstruction, it'll just implode into its own footprint.

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