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  • Netanyahu at the United Nations: Hamas, Iran, ISIS and 100 cheering Israelis
    • Uh,oh, "Militant Judaism" That could catch on, as a description.

    • "He needs 30 security guards? In New York"

      Used to be 15, but then he found out Phil Wiess didn't get eaten by the bears and is back in the Big Apple.

  • NYT's opening to a 'fringe voice' excites rage from Israeli army, journalism, business leaders
    • "I can only imagine what it’s like for gideon levy living there on a daily basis"

      I've heard it's not too great. Doesn't he employ bodygaurds who keep their eyes peeled for any lurkingsicarii? Lurking, or possibly, skulking. It's what they do.

  • The Greater Gaza Plan: Is Israel trying to force Palestinians into Sinai?
    • Remember also that disease, mostly smallpox, had a lot to do with it. Which the Europeans had no way at that time of knowing they carried, nor did either the Native Americans or the Europeans have any way of stemming it. Unfortunately, not even the most scrupulous of relations could not have avoided that infection of Native Americans with germs they had little resistance to.

  • Activists disrupt Jewish National Fund Negev campaign kickoff in Toronto
    • "Jews defending justice and accountability are attacked by Zio-supremacist Jews defending Jewish supremacism in a supremacist “Jewish State”."

      Say, there, eljay, you ever hear tell of a little, long-ago place called "Judea"?

  • Lutheran activists fear new church leadership will stifle criticism of Israeli occupation
    • "That being said, I have no problem in considering David Ben-Gurion the messiah. "

      No, I wouldn't think you would have any problem with that, given your religious and ideological perversions, I'm sure he fits the bill. I mean, just look at the description of the Messiah in the Bible and stuff. Twins, that's what Ben Gurion and the Messiah are, freaking twins. Couldn't tell 'em apart if you had them in the same room.

    • "Wow, I pray, and I ritual, and I tell stories, but my property never gets any bigger. "

      Not that I plan to stop, at least it hasn't gotten any smaller!

    • " It’s the cross we bear."

      Don't worry about the cubs being grouchy, it's the mama you have to watch out for!

    • Like a Spurgeon, endorsing for the very first time...

    • “You are living in the End Times, Mooser.”

      I'm sorry, W Jones. You don't know how apropos your end-times reference is. There was a little incident here yesterday with surveyors. A neighbor (who paid top dollar for his house at the height of the bubble) found out the house isn't even sited on a legal lot!. (And his lot is much, much smaller than he'd been led to believe) About a third of the structure is off the lot, and the entire front yard is all county easement. I do believe this makes the house worthless, unlistable and unloanable. Oh, yeah, he'll be there til the End Times.
      My house, of course, was right where it should be. I made damn sure of that, since it's easy to move a refrigerator box or two.

    • " If she is a PCUSAer who is part of the anti-Jewish faction that’s not a shock."

      So JeffyB, want to tell us more about the "anti-Jewish faction" at the PCUSA?

    • "The land theme is explicit over and over in various rituals, prayers and stories..."

      So, JeffyB, let's get down to brass tacks here. How many acres-per-prayer do you figure you are entitled to? How many dunams-per-ritual? C'mon, don't be shy, step up and tell us what we are owed. Then we will have a starting point for those "negotiations" you are always blathering about.

      Wow, I pray, and I ritual, and I tell stories, but my property never gets any bigger.

    • "You are living in the End Times, Mooser."

      I know! Hell of a name for a suburban subdivision, isn't it?

    • Betsy, the best to you and your efforts!

    • Gosh darn it, now I'm all confused again.
      I know what's going on here. Somebody is playing Calvinball with me. And I'll probably end up the Luther, too.

    • "FYI, I find the book of Esther troubling because of all the Persians killed."

      If the book bothers you, don't go see the movie! All the violence, and a whole lot more sex, too.

    • "are elected without our own merits"

      Unfortunately, being "elected" (surely I remember the concept of the "elect" from Hebrew School?) by God has been declared invalid, after an investigation. Turns out there was nobody to second the nomination.

    • Know about it? I was right here when who-ever-it-was brought it up. Gosh, Zionism must be the greatest ecumenical tool ever, incorporating so many vaunted Christian concepts into Judaism.

    • "Luther was the main Protestant theologian, and after him was John Calvin. There were in the 16th century. "

      Luther, then Calvin, Protestant theologians, 16th Century. Got it. Thanks. Discussion much clearer now.

    • Page: 177
    • Oh, that reminds me, JeffyB, where do you stand on the Holocaust= Crucifixion and Israel=Redemption theology advocated by some of the other Zionists here? Do you think it is valid?

    • Gosh JeffyB, I don't know what Betsy would do if she didn't have you to explain her own church to her.

    • "just as we are elected without our own merits"

      Gee, I'm astounded! He's got a unifying formula a schema which even accounts for Republican Congressional candidates.

    • "Israel was cruel (i.e. did bad works) yet was favored by God just as we are elected without our own merits"

      Now, how's about that for inter-faith ecumenicism! I don't see how either a Christian or Jew could find fault with it.

      Yes sir, I'm counting on JeffB to lead us to interfaith unity, given a little gracious slack by God, of course. We all 'need a little grace to run this Jewish race'!

    • "But in churches Jews don’t have the membership numbers (0 or close to it) to make a difference.

      And finally, after thousands of words, JeffB comes up with a fact! Good work, Jeffy!

    • Now wait a minute, I don't want to get left out of the discussion, so I need a little info. Was Calvin the guy who invented a ball game, or the guy who measured extreme temperatures? I get them mixed up.

    • "Luther really did have an intolerant side."

      Says a man who has a perfect digestion. Luther operated under an intolerable pressure.

    • "Still, why’s it so hard to just do the right thing?"

      And sit on cruddy folding chairs, in a drafty building or (shudder) storefront, listening to a lousy sound-system and no video projection? You call that religion?

    • Sorry, Seafoid, I over-elaborated in a futile attempt to connect two of the world's foremost costives in a clumsy attempt at ecumenicism.

      All I meant was that these days, if you go looking for Jews to repair relations with, ten-to-one you'll run into a Zionist first, ready to deal.

    • I mean, there it is. If you were a high-echelon Lutheran who suddenly realized the human commonalities of Martin Luther and Portnoy's dad, and went looking for a Jewish community to repair relations with, what would you be likely to find? Who would welcome you with a hail-fellow-well-met and a firm handshake, ready to agree with your guilt, and detail it's expiation?

  • 'Jews Against Genocide' take the blood bucket challenge at Yad Vashem
    • Maybe fools rush in where "hophmi" fears to tread? Who knows?

    • joer, it's hard to believe it isn't some kind of performance art by a bitter, pissed-off, ex-Israeli or ex-Zionist. Who else would have such a dogged interest in presenting such an opprobrious picture of a Zionist? Beats hell out of me, I can't figure it out.

    • Man, I hope this trade, hophmi for Jon s, includes several top-round draft picks from the college Hasbara leagues, yet to be named. The system is supposed to ensure some kind of fairness.

  • 'Only a suicidal country doesn’t recognize the Bedouin problem': Israeli minister seeks ways to lower Bedouin birthrate
    • And I thought "Dasien" was a kind of bottled water, too! Nope, I am in no way prepared to take on any existentialists. If an existentialist calls, I'll tell him I'm not here.

    • "Good people don’t like to kill under orders or otherwise"

      From the way I've seen it (I live in a heavily military-dependent area) serving in the US military can give people many, many more reasons to kill themselves than just regret for killings they can't justify to themselves.
      I do believe suicide is, at this time, the highest cause of death in the US military.

    • I take it back! I take it back! Okay, I admit it, existentialists terrify me! Who was I trying to kid.
      When it comes to Camus races, I always lose.

    • "Would the world look on if someone suggested “culling Jewish birth rates???."

      Well, it would be a pretty redundant suggestion. Some Jews, a few, are having lots of children, others are not. We are more than happy, apparently, to do our own culling.

    • I refuse to be cowed by any existentialist threats.

  • Netanyahu heads to New York to ‘refute all the lies’ and praise ‘the most moral army in the world’
    • "The Farhud was the beginning of what became a broad Nazi-Arab alliance in the Holocaust"

      That must have been when the Nazis made that medal with a Star-of-David on one side, and a swastika on the other! I think it was to celebrate their hatred of Zionists.

    • Completely different thing, "lucky underwear" and Mormon garments.
      Not related, just a sartorial coincidence. Did you ever know of anybody getting lucky in garments? I doubt it.

    • "I suck bad."

      So do I. And it used to keep me up nights, too. Then I discovered "The Whole World Sucks" (No. 4) and didn't feel so bad.

      That is indeed a classic article, from 2008, and nothing has changed. BTW, I linked to that article once, for a Zionist's benefit, in a thread here. He thought it was a serious bit of advice! I remember him saying something like 'but isn't that how one argues anything?' or something like that.

    • Look at the time stamps on "Light 2014"s posts. Can't expect Mondo to run a 24/7 moderation service. After midnight, as the song says, they let it all hang out.

    • "State ISIS flags"

      You should see the patterns on my 'lucky underwear' (patterned boxers, two sizes too big).

    • "from extremists who want to rule the world"

      "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"

    • "Why"

      Gene, it's a lot like asking somebody if they are Jewish. If you have to ask, you'll never know.

    • Well, you people are all very smart and well informed, and are including the latest events, me, I'm gonna stick with the good ol' 4-part analysis first promulgated by Gabriel Ash in a Jewes Sans Frontieres article How to make the case for Israel and win!".
      I'm thinkin' when it's all said and done, Netanyahoo will stick with the age-old (July 2008) traditional four invocations, repeated ad gnawsium

    • Well, it's a chance to observe the Ziocaine Syndrome in its most acute phase. And we will see who is susceptible to its contagion, in the media.

    • Shakespeare, I'll have you know, was a Royalist!

    • Gene's dream is to get his comments printed at Mondoweiss.

  • When Rouhani says blaming ISIS on Islam is Islamophobic, is anyone listening?
    • "Yes when Bush gave his “with us or against us” speech Saddam went for against us."

      No Bush did not use "for us or against us" in reference to Saddam in that speech. That, JeffB, is first prize stupidity on your part.

      I'm sure the text of the speech is easily available..

    • "There is no conspiracy. There just a bunch a population that dislikes most foreign leaders and likes violent resolutions to conflict but doesn’t want to bear the costs of interventions. Interests groups and factions try and build a semi-stable consensus among that population and enact policy."

      Yeah, and war is just, uh, yeah, politics by other means, that's it, and everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.

      Thanks, Candide, we get it.

    • "1. Terrorism isn’t an ideology, it is a tactic."

      Thanks God the same exigencies which drive "Arabs" to terrorism have never, ever pushed Jews, or The Jews, or Zionists, or whatever you want to call them, to the same extremes. Gosh, we seem to be immune to it! That's something to be proud of, huh?

    • "This is all the more weird since Krauss is Jewish, a member of “the natives” himself according to older Orientalists. He continues to spout the worldview of newer Orientalists like Bernard Lewis who having attained to privilege can look down upon those other “natives”.

      That's a nice way of putting it, thanks.

    • "And being poor is no excuse for being extreme"

      Holy Makeral! Yeah, Krauss, I'm sure that kind of poverty and environment is something you know a lot about. And naturally, having lived under similar political and military repressions, didn't turn you extreme.

  • The name games
    • "So delightfully confusing."

      Wait a minute, I thought he could be an "Israeli", he just couldn't be a "Jewish" Israeli.
      And some Israelis are more equal than others.
      But I make no claim to understand it.

    • "A biblical quote is begging to come out, but I wouldn’t want to scare Mooser,"

      Now, I saw a movie once, in which somebody said, "there's a lot of good things in the Good Book" but for the life of me, I can't find that scene on you tube. It was a cowboy movie. I'm not much of a searcher, tho.
      But don't worry about scaring me, Schmuel, (although the thought bears witness to your innate consideration, thank you.) it'll become an intolerable burden, I wouldn't wish it on anybody. Everything scares me.

  • The summer of small Jewish thinking
    • "Rarely do people who don’t like jews have a problem with Judaism itself."

      Yes, I remember how the Christian Churches said over and over "We don't mind the fact that Jews aren't, stubbornly won't become, Christians, don't mind that at all, we just object to them as individuals!"

      I mean, you hear that all the time!

  • Champaign-Urbana holds Rosh Hashanah service for Professor Salaita
    • Oh scratch that. My wife just told me we are having a tomato-chicken puree soup, with fresh basil, for dinner. So that's what smells so good!

    • Ziusudra, while I appreciate your efforts, it is sim[ply a fact that chicken soup is chicken soup, and tomato sauce is tomato sauce. I like 'em both, but mix them? Never! Are you some kind of radical or something?

    • "Hinduism is sometimes interpreted analogously to Judaism."

      True, but then, most of the time, it isn't.

    • Oh no, there were others, besides the GC incident. Some were powerful enough to make parents put their children "through the fire" to propitiate them (not the kids, the Gods.)

      But let us not forget how tribal unity saved Judaism in the face of Greek, Roman, and other challenges!

    • Well, it looks like some people still have an "edit" function.

    • Or as the cardiologist once told a starlet with a possible case of endocarditis: "Abscess makes the heart grow, Fonda!"

    • That was a Honda CB 350, in 1968. I've still got a Honda, a VTR 1000F (the "Super Hawk") Good bike.

    • "So much paganism in judaism."

      Possibly some polytheism, too. After all, doesn't "thou shalt have no other Gods before Me" imply (or perhaps even infer, let alone insinuate) that their are others? And that these others are tolerated, as long as they know their place.

      Does anybody remember the names of the subsidiary Gods the ancient "Israelites" worshiped?

    • And besides that, I'm as corny as Kansas in August (and as high as an elephant's eye, too) and as normal as blueberry pie! If you'll excuse the expression I use, I think I'm a wonderful guy!

    • " i will survive this massive fox paw."

      "Survive" it, Annie? In my book, it will redound resoundingly to your glory. And you did it on the rebound, too. "A drunkard's dream, if I ever did see one!"

    • "Well now a big part of Jewish culture is making excuses for Israel, but I am old enough to remember my great aunts and uncles playing pinochle in the kitchen, telling jokes in Yiddish, with the smell of chicken soup in the air"

      I'm with you all the way. Believe me, I thank God every time I read Mondo that so many of, and so much of, the things that I feel make me Jewish have nothing to do with Zionism, and much more to do with things you mention. Those may not be earthshaking things, home, family, food language, culture (high or low as it may be) possibly religion, too, but there's nothing there to be ashamed of, and nothing to alienate me from anybody else.
      I'm thankful every day that my conception of myself as a Jew, as flawed and incomplete as it may be, does not depend on Zionism or Israel.

    • "but on a purely theoretical level Zionism has colonized Jewish culture as much as it has colonized Palestine"

      Is "theoretical" going far enough? Seems to me Zionism has colonized Jewish culture on a pretty practical level, too.
      My hat is off to the man, or men, who realized that fantasies about being a "people" was a temptation not easily resisted.
      Naturally, I haven't got the faintest idea what "Jewish culture" is (besides religion), but maybe somebody will tell me.

    • "Maserati are Jewish? What about Ferrari? Aston Martin?" September 28, 2014, 7:14 am

      I am going to have to set my alarm earlier. I feel like a panhandler who discovers someone else working their favorite freeway exit.

    • "I wonder what she would have said if it had been a hog"

      Thankfully, an early religious training, the principles and prayers learned at Mother's knee, taught me the "Harleys", "choppers" and "cruisers" are trefe. They may be some kind of vehicular life-style accessories, but they are not motorcycles.
      If I drove one of those into a ditch and died in the crash, I would crawl out onto the road and get run over rather than be found next to it.


      Dickerson, you are bringing up painful memories of my Jewish late-adolescence. That's what my Mother said, ran screaming all over the house saying, when I bought my first motorcycle "A shandah for the family, A schondah" I kept saying "No Mom, a Honda, a Honda!" but it did no good.

    • "Misleading headline, Pls fact check,,"

      Thank Gos a real editor has decided to settle here.

      Maybe Gene Shae should moderate, too. I have no doubt he feels he is more than qualified, in fact, Mondoweiss owes him a moderator's spot.

    • "event leaders used an adapted script from Jewish Voice for Peace that took as its focus the casting off of both personal and collective sins, particularly those of the ongoing occupation of Palestine and the recent firing of Professor Steven Salaita"

      And a new liturgy, adapted, recovered, or if appropriate, retained from traditional sources, is being born. New melodies may be written, or older ones re-used, or both.

  • When does 'Unsustainable' become 'Unconscionable'?
    • "Will the world act then or will “unconscionable” become yet another excuse for inaction?"

      ROTFL! If it was any other country we were talking about, I would think that Mr. Ellis is calling for US bombing strikes!

    • "The israeli ruling class most certainly believe that
      1. The eventual collapse of the system that sustains them will not happen during their lifetime
      2. Even if it happens sooner than they expect, they have exit strategies figured out and are not personally in danger no matter what happens."

      So, let's see, among the "Israeli" population, who does that leave who can't get out?
      Anybody want to hazard a guess?

  • Burke and Lincoln would have hated the special relationship
    • "You do my heart good, Mooser."

      Some people say I'm better than a pinch of digitalis.

    • "Such trash mixed with the supercilious uber- ugly American."

      Strictly as a tangent "The Ugly American" was the hero of the book of the same name. That "ugly American" expression gets it wrong! Curious.

    • "; (("

      Thanks, "just"! Maybe it wasn't a two weeks Comfort-and-Guidance retreat at a Jewish Swingers resort for the High Holy Days, but it helped! It's just about as explicable as most prophetic stuff, and also possesses a divinely cheerful brevity!

    • "I’ve come to the pitiful and sad conclusion that our ‘ leaders’ ‘ (corporations included) interests and Israel’s interests are one and the same. Conquest with impunity."

      And that is a very discouraging thing to think one is, even inadvertently or unwillingly part of, giving rise to a host of ethical difficulties. There is almost no right path to be espied anywhere.
      That's when a person should be able to turn to the comfort of and possibly find some guidance in religion.

  • Schumer is obnoxious
    • "it is specifically the act of consuming dinner"

      It's a way of trying to avoid the fact that the Delta Exec was lobbying. It was purely a meeting of two gourmets to appreciate fine food.

    • If somebody gave me enough money, I would fly to Israel, and keep right on going. Israelis scare the hell out of me.

    • " I know for a fact that “all Jews of Schumer’s generation” did not buy the song and dance."

      Just, remember the "100% rule"? If you don't support Zionism, you don't count. No Jew counting, remember?

  • Anti-Zionist train makes stop at Washington Post
    • "democracy, equal rights, and separation of church and state"

      Who or what, is going to impose those values on "Israel"? Against their will, their arms, their religion, and their money? Who is going to dis-arm the Zionists.

      The one-state solution never seems to deal with that, what to do with all those Zionists.

  • Abbas calls on UN Security Council to end the occupation
    • "Using the word genocide in his speech, Abbas lost a lot of,credibility."

      Something you will never have to worry about, Gene Shae. You couldn't possibly lose any credibility.

    • "3 companions war"

      So it was a love-triangle, and a murder-suicide? Yup, I thought so.
      Oh, and how was it a "war"? Who declared "war"? Did Israel declare "war"?

      How can you have a "war" with territory you already illegally occupy?

    • "In diplomatic and legal terms, it is on par with a declaration of war.”

      Except Israel didn't do that, either, declare war. But all the Hasbara folks kept on referring to it as a "war". So they lose there, too.

    • Abbas can't get no love nowhere. Sad.

    • " I don’t know Hebrew but our KIng James, Deuteronomy 32:35 has: To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. "

      Yes, the Zionists are terribly afraid of the Palestinians taking revenge on them. Well, I'll relay the Scripture Quote, and hope they catch the veiled warning.

  • Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders get off Israel bandwagon, for once
    • Did you take note of the fact that Warren was recently lambasted in Commentary and/or Tablet for being insufficiently Zionist. Or saying something they interpreted as meaning Israel should follow the law or something, and they didn't like it. Oddly enough, I think it was another sentence in the same quotes that Warren was criticized for here, as being blindly pro-Israel!
      Maybe she's tired of never being able to satisfy Zionism, and is reaching her limits. Anyway the Warren Commentary thing was covered at (of all places) TPM.

  • Ohio treasurer fights divestment from the 'beacon of American values' in the Middle East
    • "after hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jewish passengers refused to sit next to women."

      I shouldn't wonder! The Talroh, the Mishmosh, and several other pachysandra go into excruciating detail concerning girl cooties. It's enough to convince you that sex is never safe.

  • Ads Against Apartheid comes to Chicago's south side
    • "It never struck you that it seems you pretty much think everything about Zionism is either lunacy, evil, fascist, brutal or worse."

      It never struck you, DaBakr, that it is people like your very own self who are pushing Seafoid to a conclusion he is very reluctant, for so many reasons, to come to?

      Would you like to tell me what about "Protective Edge" is not "lunacy, evil, fascist, brutal, or worse"? Or is that a closed subject now, and of no consequence?

  • Obama says Muslims bear responsibility to counter radical Islam (so are Jews responsible for Israeli violence?)
    • "Compared to all of the crap which is going on in the world today, anti-Semitism is a relatively minor consideration"

      The extreme sufferings today, and for a number of years past, the genocidal predicaments, are not Jewish ones.
      In the past, yes Jewish suffering was among the most extreme, but it is not so today.

    • "Nazi Germany."

      Yup, there was no getting out of being a Jew then and there. I wonder how easy it would be for an Israeli denizen to have his identity card changed from "Jewish" to something else?

    • "and had no clue what Jews were."

      But you never tell us what the Jews are JeffB. Is being Jewish like porn, 'you know it when you see it'?

      You need to give me some description of this polity, this people, the Jews. One which shows why it is necessary for them to have their own country? So far, you've pretty much have been sticking to the "we stole it, fair and square" line.

    • By the way, is any distinction being made between what we can call "social anti-Semitism" (the misguided actions of individuals or non-government groups) or real anti-Semitism, the actual accounting of and assigning certain people to the designation "Jew" and then treating them differently legally, administratively, and educationally, by the government?
      Sure, those things can work together, and did, but there is a big distinction.

      Has anyone, anywhere, who wanted to stop being a Jew been prevented from doing so by the laws of his country (except in Israel, of course)? After all, that is the true measure of anti-Semitism.

    • "the bad actions of some members of ethnic group A would not increase bigotry against group A in general,"

      Well, if those doing the bad actions claim they arise from essential characteristics (Ziotropism?) of the "ethnic group A", traits which, they claim, are shared by all members of the "ethnic group A", the problem will only get worse, won't it? And the fact that they "own" these characteristics will be very hard for people to see past, it being pretty hard for people to imagine that people would actively work towards arousing hatred toward themselves. It's a good trick, one the Zionists worked well.

    • "that Jews aren’t satisfied with limited amounts of blood for their matzah but thousands of organs from corpses.

      Man, I don't get you at all! Look, if somebody passes away, and his widow sells the B3 or C3, what's the big deal? I'm pretty sure my CV belonged to a now expired person. They haven't made them for a good 50 years, you know.

    • Of course, the heartbreak is, it came along to late for Mr. Sevareid. It's a hell of a way to go, terminal gravitas. People die from it, and it can be fatal, too!

    • " eric sevareid had gravitas."

      Yonah, there a new hydro-cortisone ointment which does wonders for the heartbreak of gravitas.
      Smooth, but not greasy, with a pleasant, mountain-fresh scent. Also available in minty-fresh and sprintime-fresh. Releves the itching and burning, and reduces gravitas outbreaks by 70%

    • "anti-Semitism is part of Christian theology."

      You are simply lying, JeffB. And anybody who is sitting in front of a computer can prove it. Almost every Christian Church in the worls has a web presence. Look up as many as you want, and see if anti-Semitism is part of their theology.

      Yes, it may have been at one time, but now know. If you can impute an essential anti-Semitism to Christians, why don't they have the right to impute whatever "theology" characteristics they want to Jews?

      The difference is you feel like you are in control of those, and can use them to your advantage. You just keep that up, and see where it gets you.

    • With Hophmi, there's always a whiter shade of fail.

    • "are self-denying Jews."

      Oy Gevalt! I can't stand it, I have to worry about if I'm "self-hating" and now I have to worry if I'm "self-denying"?

      Good Lord, to Gentiles have to worry about these things? Are their lives that complicated (I suppose I could ask my wife, but she would just roll her eyes and say "From that kind of mishegos you don't want to know!" I should never have given her those Rosten books.)

  • Rosh Hashanah After Gaza
    • "I wonder why, if you don’t give a you-know -what about what bothers me, you go to the trouble of writing five derogatory comments directed at me."

      "Jon s" really, it's no trouble, no trouble at all! I just sit here, read the articles and your comments, and it just sort of writes itself.

    • "The phrase “mowing the lawn” has been used..../.... Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies."

      Thanks very much, Schmuel, I was beginning to think maybe I had made it up.

    • See what you did, Schmuel? After our exchange here, and in appreciation for your patience, I asked myself, "Okay, how much do I know about that stuff (Biblical and Torah history of Jews, Prophets, their roles, what happened, where did the books come from, all that) and maybe I should look it up. A person could maybe at least check on a few things. So I did.
      Another but of bliss, lost forever.

    • "And I give up. (on trying to elicit a serious answer from you.)"

      That's right pal, when I slap you, you will sit there and take it. Make a virtue out of it if you want.

    • "Mooser, so I see that phrase has been used numerous times, mostly by anti-Israel writers like you."

      Yup, we made it up, just to bug you. It couldn't possibly be that some Israeli military or political person used the phrase, and it caught on as an example of their brutal way of thinking. That couldn't possibly be the truth, could it, "Jon s"?

    • I'll see your "Joy Division" and raise you one "Captain and Tenneile" Love, my friend, will keep us together, particularly, for reasons I am only dimly cognizant of, if you are a pair of Muskrats.

    • "Jon s" wasn't "Who by Fire" part of a suite Leonard Cohen wrote setting Atzmon's "The Wandering Who" to music?

    • Wow, I better stop all this disparaging of Zionist revisionist Jewish history! I take it all back!
      See, I heard a rumor Israel is re-establishing the sicarii, and I haven't got eyes in the back of my head.

    • "As to the phrase “mowing the lawn” regarding Gaza, I don’t know what the original source is. In any case, I think it’s horrible, and you’re the one who used it."

      Here you go, pal. Increase you Jewish literacy. Did you even bother to Google the phrase?

      "mowing the lawn" Gaza.

      Would you like a Torah or Talmud reference, too?

    • "What’s your opinion on the decline in “Jewish literacy”?”"

      Would you class not knowing the origin of the phrase "mowing the lawn" as it relates to Gaza as an example of "declining Jewish literacy", Jon s?

    • "You could try addressing the topic. What’s your opinion on the decline in “Jewish literacy”?"

      As if you didn't know? I would pick you to personify it.

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