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  • Once again, 'NYT' says Judaism = Zionism
    • " chief rabbi of Israel says only purpose of goyim is to serve jews, life of goyim worth same as donkey. "

      I guess a knowledge of numerology is no guarantee against being innumerate. He obviously can't count Jews.

  • Braying donkeys
  • Documentary on Israeli-Palestinian dialogue -- 'Pomegranates' -- leaves the viewer even more despairing
  • Palestinian-American businessman, 57, is arrested by ICE in Cleveland, shocking supporters
  • 'Struggle for one state with equal rights for everyone' is here, 'NYRB' reports
    • "You say that as if it were a bad thing."

      Why does Zionism, if it is so concerned about the survival of the Jews, insist that all Judaism's eggs (so to speak) be put in Zionism's basket?

  • What's wrong with colonialism?
    • "Moreover, I don’t think that the “About” page is the full picture either"

      "Nathan" a charge of about-page non-compliance is serious.

      As I'm sure you know, "Nathan", websites which are not in accord with their "about" page can be charged in Federal Court, and their owners mulcted for heavy damages, and the readership sanctioned.

    • "Yes, and this belief that non-Jews are inherently anti-Semitic represents a strong anti-Gentile bias intrinsic to Zionism."

      Are those really the odds ("The Jews" vs. well, everybody) the Zionists want us to play by?

      Yet, the fact is, Zionism could have got nowhere without significant Gentile support and cooperation, and couldn't exist today in its present situation for a month without US superpower largess.

    • "What school would provide a “safe space” to celebrate the moving Native Americans to reservations, or other such wholly harmful (by conception) belief systems? None, imho."

      Sorry, but a lot of them would.

      When the US declared segregated schools illegal, instead of working for integrated schools, parents choose "religious schools" or private schools which catered to their political views.

      And by now, there are thousands of graduates from segregation-creationist colleges with teaching certificates.

    • "It’s like a Zionist “good cop / bad cop” routine."

      It's getting hard to tell the crackers from the matzohs.

    • "However, it was admirable that one of the writers at Mondoweiss had the honesty to say in clear words that the agenda is the demise of Israel."

      Uh-oh, now "Nathan" is going to unseal his indictments, and give the evidence to the Grand Jury!
      The charge: "Thinking bad thoughts about Israel, and making "Nathan" cry."

      C'mon, "Nathan", toughen up. Were the Belgians bothered by all those stories about the Congo? Did the French give up because a few people were concerned about the Algerians? Did South Africa get all famischt about civil rights when it came time to grab the diamonds and gold in South Africa? It's a tough business.

    • “colonialism” in your imagination would mean the expulsion of the “colonists”

      "Nathan" forget it. Israel cannot keep Jews in Palestine by force or by law. If changes leading to more Palestinian rights make Israelis decide to move, it is absolutely illegal to prevent them from leaving.
      No Jewish person should be forced to live there.

    • "‘Do you believe that it’s OK to hurt other people for the Palestinian people to survive?" "Jon66"

      Please explain how Palestinian survival requires "hurting" anybody?
      How would equal rights for Palestinians "hurt" the Israelis? How would Palestinian survival hurt the Israelis?

      Please answer "Jon 66" Two simple questions.

    • "I think" "Mooser"

      I should have saved myself the trouble. I didn't get it right.

    • "equating it to the teaching of communism."

      I think "Annie's" somewhat unclear comment about 'teaching communism' was in the context of Soviet Russia, that is, if the USSR used Russian-language instruction to recruit agents for the Soviet State.

    • "I’ve used (and been criticized for using) the kidnapping-and-rape analogy"

      I would think that's pretty kosher as analogies go:

      " the punishment of a gentile who studies Torah is like that of one who engages in intercourse with a betrothed young woman, which is execution by stoning. "

    • " worry so much about *their way of life* changing…?"

      Should'a heard 'em during the years of large Jewish immigration to the US. They were in a panic over it. Or at any rate, we like to think so.

  • Facing serious damage to its image, Israel must smear its critics as anti-Semites
    • "Exactly, Mooser."

      Wait, it gets better! If loyalty is suspected, the Zionists defend themselves by saying Zionism is part of our religion.
      That our religion demands conquering and killing.

    • JSF, in a classic article, (still well worth reading) got it down to four general categories.

      "The case for Israel is made of four propositions that should always be presented in the correct escalating order:

      1. We rock
      2. They suck
      3. You suck
      4. Everything sucks!"

    • "Let’s suppose the Jewish people globally have a right to self-determination."

      In that case, it is only reasonable to suspect our loyalty to any state but Israel, any people but ourselves, and any ideology except Zionism.

    • If Israel's critics are anti-Semitic it must be because whatever Israel does is the Jewish thing to do, and Zionism is the highest, most actualized expression of Judaism and Jewishness.

    • "It’s also not asking for too much that Mondoweiss articles state clearly what the agenda is"

      Mondo's "agenda" is stated clearly on the "About" page. I've linked it for you.

  • What MLK's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' tells us about Ahed Tamimi in a cold Israeli cell
    • “Sure, because Zionism is going to be the big exception to all colonial projects. ”

      Sure, "Jackdaw", the fellow-feeling of one Jew for another provides all the resources Zionism needs to draw on for its survival.
      And has that never failed us.

      Oh, BTW, "Jackdaw" what is the minimum number of Jewish residents Israel must have to achieve its aims?

    • "Zionist would take on Rabbi Yaakov on the grounds of Jewish learning"

      Why bother? Zionists have their own Rabbis. You don't like what one Rabbi says, you can find another one who will say what you want.

      "Jackdaw" is very much like a black-comedy Peter Pan, trying to keep his Tinkerbell, Zionism, alive:

      'If you don't believe in Zionism, she will die! You must believe in Zionism! You there, sir, you believe in Zionism, don't you? If you believe in Zionism, clap your hands! Clap louder!'

    • "A violation of territorial integrity that most of the world accepts today"

      Sure, because Zionism is going to be the big exception to all colonial projects. The most likely outcome is the Jews will leave (as rulers). Or a tiny fraction of the world, held together only by a a religion subordinated to self-interest, will relish their role as "The People of Eternal Conflict?

      Of course, if you can turn Palestine into 3.8 million square miles of untapped natural resources, and turn the clock back 3 or 400 years, you may get a different outcome.

    • "There is something majestic about ignorance which is impervious"

      Isn't it something? They don't know the names of the Jewish or Christian religious courts and their judgements, which in many cases were binding, even to capital punishment.

      But "fatwa" they know.

    • "yep, he found his “roots” when the PBGC reduced his pension."

      And he was too old to be a mail-order American groom for a "pre-Mandate" Jewish family.

    • "I lived in the US for 55 years. I made Aliyah five years ago." Jackdaw

      "Jackdaw" took a bad hit in the 2008 collapse and 'retired' to Israel.

    • "You don’t want a holy war or whatever it is against “the Jews”? You just don’t invade in the name of “the Jews”."

      But "echin" if the Zionists say "in the name of the Jews", they can implicate all Jews in Zionist actions. That is very important to them. Can't have anyone thinking all Jews aren't complicit in Zionism. That's why Zionists are all so eager to insist Zionism is an essential component part of the Jewish religion.

  • What Canadians can do for Palestine this February
  • Ahed Tamimi should stay in prison because she might slap again -- Israeli ethicist
    • "Dabakr" why do you get so upset at the normal exigencies of the Zionist project?
      Can you name one single colonial regime which didn't get a lot of bad publicity for imprisoning a popular resistance leader? Or for enforcing its occupation? For torture, and imprisoning children, too. It comes with (ha ha ha) the territory.

    • " Who are the “people-of-color” ? The Israeli guards. Who’s the person-of-white” ?"

      More than likely, the guard's bosses and administrators. Might have to go a ways up, since theirs isn't one of the more glamorous jobs in the occupation.

  • Vic Mensa's searing piece in 'Time' on Israeli oppression is prefaced by clunky disclaimer re anti-Semitism
    • "Jewish soldier during a riot, or a Jewish man being shot to death"

      Yeah "Jackdaw", Zionism consists entirely of 85 year old Rabbis, just looking for a place to pray.

      You'll never stop 'waving the bloody tallit', will you?

    • So, if anti-semitism is universal, why do Zionists try so hard to convince the world that Zionism is a component, an essential part of the Jewish religion?
      Strikes me as rather self-subverting.

    • "If you want to be on the side of a Universalist Islamic creed, that’s up to you."

      Let's see, on the side of a Universalist (that's all of mankind) Islamic (several billion of that mankind is that) creed, or on the side of, oh, a few million Zionists?

      Well, "Jackdaw", you know how it is, some people really like to buck the odds.

    • "You may well view the Jews as the victimiser, but that doesn’t negate the fact that the Arabs want the Jews gone and will fight and wait, and fight and wait until Islam is victorious"

      Yeah, and to top it off, Zionism well past its peak of support, influence and power. Doesn't look good.

    • We will soon see if Vic Mensa's disclaimer will have any effect.

  • Liberal Zionists can't talk about the shooting of Mohammed Tamimi
    • ." I do know that the occupation drafts teenagers on both sides into a war"

      And just to even things out, the Israelis get a complete military, and the Palestinians get- stones. That's some war, Rabbi Hannah.

  • A private tour of the Hebron Heights winery
    • " and I had said everything that I wanted in relation to that topic."

      So all your complaints about Moderation, and time-stamps was just so much chazzerei.

    • "Mr and Mrs Bloom from Dublin by any chance?"

      Could very well be. When I read it my heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.

    • "This is something a 10-year-old would say."

      My sock-puppet "Steve Grover" is supposed to be an adult with a pretty good case of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome potentiated by Ziocaine Syndrome.

      I have never deviated from that formulation when writing my "Steve Grover" posts. Naturally, he sounds childish.

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