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  • Advice to British leftwingers on kicking racism out of their anti-Israel rhetoric
    • "Don’t know where that leaves Phil."

      In a bad condition:

      "Self-hatred is a disease. It is a sad disease borne of many generations of persecution, but it is a disease. And Phil is afflicted with it, as many Jews have been in the past. And it is usually the self-haters who cause the worst damage to the Jewish community, precisely because of how small it is.

      American Jewry, and the American-Israel relationship will survive the Phils of this world. American Jews, long a positive force in American society, will continue to be, far into the future, and Israel will endure, far into the future. The Phils will fall away, as they always do." "Hophmi"

      Good-bye Philumbus! Good-bye, Philumbus!

    • "I’ve made similar points here many, many times."

      Yes, and given Phil lot's of free psychoanalysis into the bargain.
      I'm telling you, that Phil has got to be one ungrateful guy to refuse to take your editorial advice after you so sweetly explained to us, and him about his "self-hatred" and "internalized antisemitism".

    • I'm still confused.
      Is antisemitism so enervated, so discredited, that the slightest expression of it will invalidate the Palestinian movement, or is antisemitism such a powerful and malign force that any expression of antisemitism in the Palestine movement will turn it into an anti-Jewish crusade?
      Which is it, or is it both? Like colonialism and self-determination.

  • 'Her absurd generals, her military junk' -- Daniel Berrigan's prophetic speech on Israel in '73
    • "The Berrigan for compassion high"

      That was wonderful, "Kathleen". Thanks.

    • "But typically, Mondoweiss defends this kind of extreme speech, which calls Israeli Jews and American Jewish leaders criminal."

      Oh heavens, "extreme speech"! Isn't that against the law? Or is it antisemitic?

      Gosh, it always hurts me when I see a guy so beaten down by persecution he is reduced to feeling entitled to control how people speak. Bigotry sure leaves a mark.

    • "It’s no surprise that a Jesuit would be a.) subversive or b.) anti-Jewish. That was the whole point of the organization"

      Leshana haba'ah b'Yerushalayim, "Neggy"! That's the whole point of our organization!

      "Why do you think the Romish church..."

      And remember, "Neggy", nobody is allowed to say anything worse about Jews here than what we say about others, or each other.

  • Defending Israel, PEN says it can't support 'cultural boycotts of any kind' -- but it does!
    • "i have something very important to tell you"

      You are "all three" and still single?

    • "I already explained in the other thread that I don't think the Arabs _deserve_ any land for the same reason the "Sudeten Germans" don't deserve any land in Czechia, they started a war, lost, and then perpetuated it for 70 years by means of guerilla attacks on civilians." "neggy" - See more at: link to

      He's very 'neggytive' about the Nakba.

    • "I am a Jew, a Zionist, and a Disraelian imperialist on behalf of her majesty the Queen."

      Really? Well, then, patsh zich in tuchis und schrei "hooray"!

  • Sy Hersh's 'forbidden statement': Sanders's liberation from NY Jewish money could change US foreign policy
    • "To suggest that American foreign policy is innocent and is just led astray by wealthy Jews is flat-out wrong."

      You tell 'em! We American Jews should be proud, proud, of the patriotic way Zionism and Israel supports and enhances America's role in the Middle East! This is truly what the liberation and self-determination of the Jewish people always aimed for, to be a handmaiden, mercenary and weapons-testing facility for the American empire. Hooray!

    • "i didn’t ask his identity"

      No, you didn't , and I apologize if the quote seemed to imply that you did.

    • "Let’s just ignore “Hophmi.”

      "Stephen", it is only fair to warn you that "Hophmi" drags quite a bit of weight around here. Of course, he doesn't fail to warn "Annie" and us of that:

      "Phil knows who I am. Curious that you ask me for my identity, but no one else here.... You really are a piece of work, Annie. - See more at: link to

      So just know who you're puttin' down:

      "Phil agrees with me, by the way, that I put up with a lot of nonsense here; I've written him a number of times, and he's always been a gentleman. I think he's repulsed by a good deal of the commentary here." - See more at: link to

      Ignore him at your peril!

    • "playing into free-floating stereotypes"

      I would never do that.
      Impersonating a doctor or a lawyer is a serious crime!

    • "More desperation outbursts from hophmi…"

      Mr. Walsh, I suggest caution when dealing with "Hophmi" ! His rhetorical powers can lay waste to a man!

    • "Giving for the causes you believe in is not corruption"

      That's right! Money doesn't talk, it dahvans. Money's done got religion!

    • "The times they are a changing."

      Yup, they sure do. Why, it was only about a week ago somebody (I forget who) was demanding a banning over the phrase "Jewish money".

      And then it turns up in the headline! The world has turned upside-down.

  • Trump and the war for 'Western Values'
    • "We should look at his record? He doesn’t have much of a record."

      Well, if the Presidency is an entry-level job, I hope they do raise the minimum wage.

    • "fail to see the glaring disconnect in Trump’s foreign policy speech"

      Well, it's not unreasonable to look past a disconnect or two in a speech on foreign policy. But to see how a politician has acted, and most probably will act, and how effectively he can act, look at his record.

      We shouldn't invest an empty toupee with our own hopes or fears. Look at his record.

    • "They’ve just issued their own denunciation of Trump as being headed down the path of “anti-Semitism” for having used the phrase “America First”."

      Gee, I've got a really stupid idea! Why not (just for laughs, of course) GOOGLE the phrase "America First" and see what its derivation and history is.

      What do people mean when they say that, America First?

  • Censorship in Brooklyn: Food Coop bars 'any events related to BDS or Israel' from meeting room
  • BDS or emigration: pick one
    • Ger.../

      Oh yeah, this one's a real explainer.

      Oh, well, at least he/she doesn't talk down to us or take a high-handed attitude, or insult our intelligence. That's very impressive.

    • , "they will choose poverty."

      Yes, I've heard they are going to hold a huge bonfire of foreign passports and EU and American and other citizenship papers in Tel Aviv next weekend.

    • " to take land from the aggressor, Palestinians,"

      Please don't insult my intelligence.

    • "The Allies took 25% of Germany & gave it to Poland."

      Thus establishing a dangerous a dangerous precedent in regard to Zionism. If Hitler couldn't keep Poland, will we be able to keep Jerusalem? We must support Hitler's right to Poland!

    • "depend upon how welcomed they’ll be in liberated Palestine."

      And whether there will be an unconditional amnesty for all Israelis.

    • "Did the Nazis have the right to react to occupation after world war 2?"

      Whew! It's lucky they didn't since the Allies stopped at the borders of Germany, and left the Nazis in power and armed after WW2.
      Why, if they had decided to resist occupation it would have been all over.

    • "Prosperous? Six million Jews living on stolen land, using the Palestinians as if not slave labour, then certainly indentured labour, compelling the incarcerated Palestinians to buy their food products, flogging off the Palestinians natural resources, a war crime, and receiving a mere 3.3 billion $US a year?"

      Stop it! Stop it! You're making the whole thing sound so, so cheap, so tawdry, so amoral! Like there was no more to it than there appears to be.

    • "Ofer Neiman seeks to undo 48."

      Well "Yonah" he is an Israeli. He ought to know.
      And I know American Zionists are ready to fight to the very last Israeli.

  • The banality of evil as captured in a selfie
  • Jeffrey Goldberg terrorizes peers into silence over his daily intellectual and moral outrages
    • " Truly a rare genius."

      Really? I've heard he has a team of Hebrew Slave Worriers to do all his thinking.

      “that Yakov Hirsch that sent me to accounting school was only so smart because he was Jewish” And that is one thing i will never be able to take away from you."

      That's the beauty of tribal unity, baby! It'll make it much easier for Yair to take his come-uppance. From anybody else, he couldn't accept it.

    • "mooser- “Why are you Jews..."

      "Yonah", you have an amazing capacity to trivialize Judaism and Jewishness

    • "Your parents or grandparents did not flee Poland because they were poor poles, but because they were persecuted jews"

      And with Poland all fat and happy between Germany and Russia, enjoying centuries of independence and stability. But for some reason out of all the Poles in Poland only the Jews suffered. Hell of a thing.

    • “in Pharaoh’s army”.

      Pharoah's Army, of course, got drowned in the Red Sea.

    • I left out the Beach Blanket Bingo remake of "Yentil" starring Fabian and Annette and its theme song "Cheder Girl (My Little Cheder Girl)"

      And that affecting, if somewhat maudlin paean to in-marriage "Wouldn't I Get Naches" and a look at the consequences of ecumenical concupiscence in "Little Shondah"

      I apologize for the omissions.

    • "Myerson’s article in the Voice raised my hackles as well"

      Good to know, "Yonah", I hoped the reports of hackual dysfunction were vastly exaggerated

    • " Don’t deny who you are and also “be true to your school”

      "Yonah" promotiong Judaism with the surf-and-sand music of Southern California is a brilliant idea. And just in time for summer, too. Yes, there's "Be true to Your Schul",
      But let's not forget those other perennial favorites like:
      "My Little Jewish Coupe (You don't know what I've got)" not to mention:
      "Frum, frum, frum til' Daddy takes the Torah Away"
      and who can forget, "The Little Old Zayde From Pasedena"? Go, bubbe go!

    • "Dog training skills to deal with Yonah...?"

      Well, you know what they say about teaching an old dog new schtik.

    • "there is certainly a mainstream of assimilationism that yakov hirsch identifies as: we just want to be ignored."

      "Yonah" gets very upset when people ignore Jews. If they are not picking us out and persecuting us, the world just isn't right, is it "Yonah"?

      "Yonah" as far as I know there is not a single law in the US which prevents anybody from being as Jewish as they want to be. But you can't expect the US Government to actually force people to be Orthodox Jews. We have to do that ourselves!

      But of course, "Yonah" gets a a little mixed up between what and who Jews actually are, and who other people have said we are, or have forced us to be. There's a name for that, but it escapes me at the moment, since I've never heard it. Usually a two-word phrase.

    • What a mess! Who is going to clean up all this logorrhea and projection vomiting?

      "overly eager acceptance of the disappearance of the jews"

      "Yonah" what's happening to the Jewish religion is nobody's fault or responsibility but our own.

    • "why there are different rules for Jews and Israel than for everyone else."

      A youth, who bore, 'mid blooming desert, A banner with the strange device, Jews suis Generis!

  • Beinart's Jewish double-bind: Support oppression or you're out of the family
    • "His parents came from South Africa–what did they teach him?"

      That there is strength in numbers?

    • "did not pose a risk that I was going to get booted out of my family."

      Hold on. Has there been any advocacy by Zionists (or other Jewish religious authorities) encouraging (or demanding) punishing offspring or family for Jewish antizionism?
      Articles in Tablet or Commentary like 'How to keep your rotten antizionist kids in line with a conditional will'?

      But this does give me a very good idea for avoiding conversations on I-P issues. If anybody starts, I just say: "I can't even talk about that stuff, any criticism of Zionism would just kill my parents, (may they rest in peace.)!"

    • "Just to clarify a point...."

      Oh, frabjous day! Pope "Jon s" is granting antisemitism indulgences!

      Okay, we got a guy with citizenship in two countries ('US' and 'Jewish in Israel' which is even better.) who is going to tell us about antisemitism (or "Anti-Semitism") Nobody knows the trouble you've seen, "Jon s".

    • " Beinart is considered a liberal champion of Israel,"

      Oh, it looks that way now, but just wait until Beinart attains his majority, and can be responsible for his own political and ethical judgements.

    • "Disinherit the windy? No more intestical succession?"

      Exactly. We all have such great expectations.

    • "Xena, the Warrior Princess, was Jewish? Who knew?"

      Cool! If she was American, we could call her a "JAWs"

    • "My hallucinations and erotic fantasies regarding Hebrew slave soldiers is based on the following:"

      My speculation that only Jewish men were allowed to make beer is based on the words "he brews".

    • "The possibility of being rejected by family or family members is a tough one."

      Are we talking being disagreed with in an argument or being written out of the will?

      You know, it occurs to me, (and don't say I said this cause I shouldn't) that when Jews wanted to abandon dietary restrictions and ritual, being rejected by family and friends didn't stop them.

      And in my own generation, when we wanted to, well, sort of loosen up the old sexual restrictions and have pre-marital sex, or cohabitate, or marry non-Jewish people, or divorce them, the rejection of our family and friends didn't slow us down a jot. We were ready to risk it to get ours!

      But confessing to antizionism? Heck, that's harder than telling your parents you just got your non-Jewish HS girlfriend pregnant. For antizionism, they 'ground' you for a month!

    • For blogs dealing with Zionism in England, try "Jews sans frontieres" and Tony Greenstein's blog.

    • "Anti-Semitic Anti-zionism blah blah..." "Jon s"

      Too bad, "Jon s". It's not antisemitism, it is simply normal political speech and propaganda. Is there some special reason why "Israel" is exempt from certain political forces, like speech?

      "Jon s" there's an obvious contradiction: If antisemitism is such a powerful and destructive force, why do you think claiming to be a "Jewish State" (of all things) will grant you an immunity from it?

      You are so phony about antisemitism, "Jon s" a regular Briar Rabbit. "Don't through me in the antisemitism patch! Do anything you want, but not the antisemitism patch!"

      Here's the basic formula: Since, at one time or another, antisemites have accused Jews of anything and everything as individuals or as a group, any accusation, any indictment against Zionism will resemble in some way a spurious antisemitic indictment, and is therefore invalid!! Cute little universal-immunity trick, isn't it?

    • "You don’t even offer a suggestion as to where these slaves came from, or when they rebelled and decided not to return."

      Maybe not, but I bet "Yonah" could win any on-line role-playing war-game with a troupe of "Hebrew slave-warriors".

    • "“When you boycott Israel, or reject the ideology on which it was founded [my emphasis], you are estranging yourself from much of the Jewish world” runs a pull-quote from Beinart’s Haaretz piece.”

      I ate a couple of rashers this morning. Goodbye, Columbustein!

    • "My theory, hebrew slave warriors fighting Egyptian wars"

      Oooh, that's lasicvious. Those hunky hebrew slave-warriors in those placketed leather skirts (and those sandals with straps up to the knee). Jewish history as a cheesy sandal-opera. The kind where the hero has a bigger chest than the heroine.

    • “So Jews who have been taught to hate oppression but taught that we must support Israel are in a classic double bind, of our own making”.

      God forbid we should get in a battle of wills with our parents over Zionism.

  • It is time to stop celebrating Jewish dissent in the Palestine solidarity movement
    • "If a woman gets raped, will you also blame the victim by claiming everyone is responsible in preventing the tragic crime?"

      So discouraging rape is the same thing as "blame the victim"? What will you tell us next, that women have the inalienable right to be sexually assaulted? And everybody should "watch from a safe distance"?

    • Yup, "Annie" as you say, by "silamcuz" 'logic' the only person who can investigate, charge and prosecute a murder, is the victim their very self.
      Isn't that convenient.

    • "we assumed they must be Rabbis at least."

      Not just ordinary Rabbis. No doubt those two were nothing less than Chef Rabbis. You should have gone to breakfast with them.

    • " I am saying that..."

      You aren't saying anything. You are completely phony. And this time, you've got an archive.

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