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  • Organizer of the Great March of Return says protests in Gaza 'must go on'
    • "Jewish culture too has changed from its ancient form because it has become quite open to atheism"

      Atheism might even be an advantage, ensuring that God can never come between a Jew and his Zionism. We hear lots people saying anti-Zionism is anti-Semitic, but when was the last time anybody said being a Jewish atheist is anti-Semitic?

    • ".Go visit the J, post or there are lots of other zionist sites for folks like you ."

      "Amigo", if they were tolerated at any site which has in interest in making Zionists or Zionism look good, or at least better than it is, they wouldn't be here.

    • "Jewish civilization outlived Romans, Persians, Greeks, Egyptians and so on. "

      But those cultures and facets of their religious ideas live on, syncreted into Judaism. Especially the Persians and most of all, the Greeks. Jewish Hellenism was extremely influential. We also absorbed religious concepts from the Canaanites, so don't forget them.

    • "Jewish civilization outlived Romans, Persians, Greeks, Egyptians and so on. We will outlast you as well."

      So you figure about 6 million Jews in Israel, and another, oh maybe up to ten million nominal Jews in the diaspora, is enough to get the job done, "Boris"?

      That's enough people to fill three fair-size cities! If you are willing to include the nominal Jews in the diaspora.

  • If I had to live in Israel again, 'it would actually drive me insane' -- Shaul Magid
    • And if anybody has any doubts the Jews have learned to live successfully in the US, I give you the June 2018 issue of Commentary Magazine, titled "African Americans vs. American Jews"

      My favorite article is: "Who REALLY Invented Jazz? Was a Good Man Strong-armed?"

    • "(JeffB – honey, is that you?)"

      "Marnie", I think it's much more probable more than one Zionist is a good typist.

    • "They have largely avoided assimilation..."

      The way I see it, assimilation was extended to us, signed sealed and delivered (no postage due) at Rhode Island. (Remember, US was fully capable of assigning lesser designations to people- slaves Native Americans, Hispanics, Asians.)

      It's what we have done with the assimilation given to us, the rights, legal protections and right to privacy and "separation of church and state" all of which worked to our advantage.

      I would think that given history, that freely extended assimilation in the things that matter, legal rights
      should be reciprocated in some way.

    • Yup "AP" is a Dr. Pangloss. The best of all possible Israels.

    • " I think Jews have learned successfully to be in America as Jews."

      Jews were accepted (1790) and certified as white in America, to put it crudely. America having other native, racial and religio-ethnic fish to fry at the time. Never a single legal disability, more like an engraved invitation.

      We didn't have a whole lot to do with it. If Washington had written back: 'Oh, that reminds me, I need to put you people in ghettos, thanks for reminding me', what could they have done? Tell Haym Salomon to call in the loans?

    • "An American Jew is an American Jew."

      And if American Jews stop supporting Israel, politically and financially, the whole thing goes to Hillel in a hand-basket, pretty quick.

      So you keep emphasizing how different Israeli Jews are. Why, I bet you could convince us Israel's interests and policies are inimical to American Jews, that it would be in the interests of American Jews to vocally repudiate Zionism.

  • 'Let them eat candy' – Israel’s ideological war against incendiary kites from Gaza
    • "eljay" no imagination needed. No parents, crowding,heat, inadequate medical care, terrible psychological stress, and BTW, brothers separated from sisters, the camps are single gender. How're they managing the food situation, take out?

      No imagination, there'll be horrors aplenty, real soon.

      But I'm a little surprised. I was expecting Sessions to defuse all the religious objections by saying that Stephen Miller was merely starting a children's kibbutz, and objections are anti-semitism.

    • "trying to get as much help from Ms Abarbanel"

      "Jon s, trying to get 'help' from Avigail Abarbanel:

      "Although I note once again that you do hold on to your name, a name so illustrious in Jewish history, and now borne by a person who has chosen to detach herself from that heritage." (all at links, above)

      Yup, he's at his best. Makes my skin crawl.

    • "In our lifetime and under our noses are people who are literally running for their lives"

      Jeff Sessions explained the difference between the children's death camps in the US and Nazi concentration camps:

      "Well, it’s a real exaggeration, of course. In Nazi Germany, they were keeping the Jews from leaving the country,”

    • That's a verse from the national anthem? Are you sure? It doesn't scan with the melody of "Exodus"

      If you are over a certain age, do not click that link without putting two Pyrantel tablets in each ear.

    • "Mooser – What’d I do to you?"

      I'm sorry, you are right, that was low. I apologize.

      I just thought perhaps there was some secret charm, some appeal I was missing in "Jon s", which you could perceive.

    • I'll leave it up to "Marnie", to determine if "Jon s" addressing Avigail Abarbanel is "creepy".

    • "American Perspective is not necessary here. You’ll get plenty of hugs at the JPost, Haaretz and Arutz Sheva. Bye!!!"

      "Marnie" it's when they are banned, moderated or deleted at websites with an interest in making Zionism look good that they come to Mondo.

    • Oh, come on, "mondonut", be reasonable. "Jon s" is most definitely, by the most generous standards, a "creep". (If you want to read him at his creepiest...yup, he's creep.).

  • At our 50th year Israel reunion, I had three minutes to tell my story
    • "(not dirty for heaven’s sake no)."

      Of course not, that kind of stuff went out with the Bacchantes!
      Modern Dance has come a long way since then.

    • " we fashioned ourselves as … avant garde!"

      That means 'no dirty dancing', doesn't it?

    • " the other time was for 3 weeks for a dance camp in steamboat springs when i was 14 ($750!!!!!)."

      Giving this an especial relevance, no doubt

      I'll never forget the summer I ended up in YWCA camp in upstate NY. Somebody goofed. The bus drove right past the YMHA summer camp sign, and before you could say, well, never mind what you could say, there I was, in a carbohydrate daze, singing "There is a balm in Gilead, to make the wounded whole" after dinner in the dining room. It was the camp director's favorite hymn, he said, before leading us in song.

    • "When I watch Christopher Hitchens (zikhrono livracha) on youtube videos"

      "Youtube videos", already? It's not bad enough you're constantly in contact with who-knows-what kind of people at that Mondoweiss you're addicted to, now you are filling your mind with trefe from "youtube videos"

      Pretty much preparing yourself for apostasy, ain't ya?

    • "When and where I was growing up only rich kids went to camp..."

      I know how you feel. When I was a kid, we didn't have a lot of money, and couldn't afford Zionism.

  • Israeli lawmaker: 'Jewish race is the greatest human capital, the smartest'
    • There are, at this time, somewhere around, oh let's be generous, around, maybe what, 15 million Jews in the world?

      If that's the "greatest human capital", it doesn't seem to bear much interest, or pay dividends. And I've heard a lot of the stock is 'watered'.

    • "They annoint the members head with holy oil"

      Why don't they wash their blonde child's hair in dead champagne to keep it gold, as they do in France?

    • "Misterioso", the first thing I would say to anybody who talks about our "greatest human capital" is simply: "If you're so damn smart, why ain't you rich?"

    • "I just did."

      I increased our "human capital" by well over a factor of ten and made it stick. All while strictly keeping the Laws of Family Purity. They better not leave an "o" out of my name from now on!

    • " I wouldn’t start thinking about genes and chromosomes." "Yitzchak Goodman"

      Neither would I. 180 million people is much to deep a gene-pool to worry about excessive consanguinity and its consequences.

    • "I was told..."

      Wasn't that on the DVD "Star Schlep", the banned episodes"?

    • "This is what I call “dissimilation”, the urgent need to look, in times of conflict, as unsimilar as possible to your opponent. A kind of stupidization."

      And then you give us a perfect example of it. Well done, "for all we know".

    • "I hear it from them all the time."

      So did I, when I lived in SLC, many years ago. For some flushigginer reason, some Mormons consider that " we're just one of the Tribes" schtik a sure-fire method of ingratiating themselves.

    • "They annoint the members head with holy oil"

      Saving a bit for the axles on the hand-carts.

    • "Huh"

      Well, everybody talks about the Jewish demographic crisis, but nobody does anything about it.
      I just did.
      And it was a hell of a lot less complicated than serial monogamy.

    • "Jewish race is the greatest human capital"

      You bet, our stock split more than ten-for-one, and is now at 180 million.

    • 180 million Jewish people is enough for a race. Heck, it's enough for an entire track-and-field day. And a soccer game.

    • All 180 million of us? We'll have to charter multiple spacecraft.

  • You can no more be a socialist Zionist than you can be a meat-eating vegan
    • "Today what is left of the Zionist left is a phantom dwelling in Israel’s political underworld."

      And the People's Republic of Beersheba.

    • "and only in Zion could Jews constitute all classes and the Jewish class struggle be properly pursued."

      What a great dream, the Jewish class struggle in Zion, where Jewish Bolshevik revolutionaries throw Jewish oligarchs up against the wall! But not on Friday evening or Saturday.

  • Israeli outpost is evacuated without a shot, even as settlers throw stones
    • You would think the Israelis could distinguish the danger of paint-ball guns.
      After all, "eljay" it's a distinction any "moral, reasonable and decent" person could make.

    • , "hurled rocks, bottles, paint balls and other objects..."

      Don't "paint balls" get shot out of very realistic looking guns?

    • "The settlers aren’t trying to exterminate another people."

      Absolutely not. Not any more than the tethered goat wants to exterminate tigers.

  • Imagine the KKK doing a biopic of MLK and you get... 'Fauda'
    • "Marnie", here's what you need to know to keep the two "Jon's" separated:

      "Jon s" is An Israeli history teacher, long-time activist on the Israeli Left.

      "Jon 66" is "a husband, father, and surgeon." (Shudder)

    • Doesn't anybody want to talk about MLK jr, now?

      Anyway, there's my confirmation that we really took a hit in 2009. "African Americans vs. American Jews" in Commentary

      I mean, whatever happened to American Jews vs. WASPS?

    • These are the articles featured on the June 2018 "African Americans vs. American Jews" issue of Commentary:

      "My 'Black Lives Matter' Problem", by Jason Hill

      "The Campus Intersectionality Craze", by Eliot Kaufman

      "The Rise of Black Anti-Semitism", by James Kirchik

      and, wait for it:

      "The 1968 New York Schools Strike Revisited", by Vincent J. Cannato and Jerald Podair

      Nothing there about MLK jr.

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