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  • Draft-dodger Tzipi Hotovely comes out as an anti-Semite
    • "But being Jewish does not equal being an Israeli citizen"

      So now you tell us this?

    • "This means that
      such a category of “self-hating Jews” is a logical impossibility."

      Not logical? But it made such perfect sense when "Hophmi" identified the etiology of the "sad disease"

    • "and since Arabs are the largest “Semitic” language group on the planet"

      And I thought "Semetic" was a putative 'proto-language-group' or something,the presence of which was postulated in the 17th or 18th Century to make linguistic history correlate with the Bible.
      Remember, humanity was wiped out by The Flood, so Noah's three sons (Shem, Ham, and Japheth) had to repopulate the earth. Shem was the father of the Semites. Ham gave us the Hamites, and Japheth the Japhethites.

    • "Hard to find stats, but from anecdotal evidence it appears that Jews serve in the IDF in high numbers,"

      I suspect you are right.

    • You put your right foot in, you put your left foot out, you says “I hereby fire you from your position,” three times, and turn yourself about. Done!

  • Israel's top diplomat spouts anti-Semitic criticism of American Jews -- 'having quite convenient lives'
    • "I was responding to people who blame the settlers & the occupation for the lack of peace." "Jack Green"

      Very true, "Jack". The settlers needed the support of the GOI and the IDF to get anywhere. Blaming the settlers alone is incorrect.

    • "Israel had already expanded its de facto borders by going into areas that had been assigned to the Arabs in order to protect the Jews who had been living in those areas & were now under attack."

      If they were living in areas "assigned to the Arabs" and were under attack, maybe they should have gone back to their own area.

    • "(Two quotes. Tennyson and “a Gentleman of Leicester”, possibly Henry Carter."

      Busted again! I should have known better. A guy who lives in a Wodehouse shouldn't play with matches.

    • , "at least we were spared that."

      "gamal" when it happens to them, it's history. When it happens to us, it's a crime.

    • "the fact that a Jew who converts to Catholicism or Protestantism ceases being a Jew."

      Well, people might pretend not to notice, but the Jew who converts still has his Jewish DNA. You can't fight your custard. The conversion isn't over till the gene-splicing is done, and the Old Testicle replaced by the New. That's as much as I understand about it, but "Jack Green" can explain the rest.

    • "Think of the horrors visited in black and brown people over the past several centuries."

      That's different. That kind of stuff isn't supposed to happen to us. Why should Jews be treated like black or brown people?

    • And then.../...Margaret Thatcher.

      From ministering angels to administering all the angles!

    • "The English, the Scots, the Welsh,...etc.,etc.,.../... have not been confined to ghettos nor have they been victims of genocide." "Jack Green"

      Dude, hold on! Take it easy! Aren't you trying to punch 'way 'way above our weight? You'll just get yourself in a tsimmes.

      See, "Jack" those are all countries, which can bind their citizens to laws and compel compliance. The Jews cannot do that, and will always be at a disadvantage.

    • Thank you "biggerjake".

    • " In case the US decides to throw the Jews out"

      And how would "the US" know who, exactly "the Jews" are, in order to throw them out?

      I mean, look, if the ICE (those bastards) rounded up every Jewish person in Temple on a Saturday morning, what percentage would they get? And some of those might be Unitarian-Universalists, slumming.

    • So basically "Jackdaw" you retired to Israel. You left your country for your country's good, one step ahead of which long arm? And let there be no moaning at the bar when you put to sea.

    • "Women seem to be as wildly imperfect as men."

      What mighty ills have not been done by woman! Who was't betray'd the Capitol? A woman; Who lost Mark Antony the world? A woman; Who was the cause of a long ten years' war, And laid at last old Troy is ashes? Woman; Destructive, damnable, deceitful woman!

    • "Arab Israelis are exempt from the draft which is a bigger advantage than those 50 laws combined."

      Yes, IDF service is such a low task, and carries no advantage in Israeli society. That's why they only make sabras do it.

    • "Well. I am Jewish and I lived in the United States for over 50 years.."

      Always a good idea not to make alley-oops until you're well past military age. Serving in the IDF? Why, that's such a low disgusting task they don't even draft Arab-Israelis.
      Getting drafted into the IDF? That's for sabras.

    • "80 %, Doesn’t that sound ridiculously high?"

      No, it's quite low. I'd be very surprised if 20% of Jews in the US held no citizenship, and were not included under the Bill or Rights.

      But again, I invite anybody to tell me what an un-assimilated American Jew looks like, and what his legal status is.
      Now, being willing, say, to break US laws and contribute to settlements, or thinking first of Israel's advantage, well, that has another name, I don't think they call that being "un-assimilated."

      The problem isn't Jews being "un-assimlated". The problem is how some American Jews decided to use the assimilation freely given to us.

    • "Most Jews agree it your mother is jewish, so are you."

      Some people are so lucky. For a long time, my Mom wouldn't even admit I was hers.

    • "Gee, nobody’s interested? Poor me."

      Well, just keep your eye on the networks, and the major movie studios.

    • “Saviyon” is that spelling correct?"

      "gamal", I am pretty sure he intended it not to be.

    • "It always amazes me when an otherwise seemingly intelligent person like Hotovely is incapable of brutally honest critical thinking because their religion has so clouded their mind they can no longer see with their own eyes…"

      Yes, because religion has clouded her eyes, Ms. Hotnlovely remains doggedly convinced that persuasion will be adequate to motivate American Jews into doing what needs to be done.
      But at some point clear thinking must replace sentimentality, and Ms. Hotnlovely will realize that only clear orders detailing American Jewish obligations, and featuring stiff penalties for non-compliance, will get the job done.

    • "Mooser: Did you wake your sock puppet up the day after #Thanksgiving?"

      Sorry. The tryptophan got to me.

    • "Hotovely never said anything remotely like that. That’s is only Jonathan’s sick projections."

      And every time you submit a correct transcript of Ms. Hotnlovely's remarks, the Moderators delete it.

      "I’m an American Jew"

      "I live in Israel, near the coast" "I live in Israel" "I don't live in a city. I live in a village. That village is in Israel." "I live in Saviyon, Israel."

  • A music lesson from Palestine, for Nick Cave
    • "Can you name even one country that has preserved the rights of its citizens when living under existential threat.?"

      Exactly! Living under "existential threat" and being "surrounded by enemies" made democracy, or even a republican form of government impossible in Germany in the WW1 to WW2 era.

  • No way to treat a child
    • "But maybe you agree with Jacko and Nuttyyahoo.??."

      How would "yonah" know who he agrees with? He's got one hand over his eyes, one over his ears, and two 'holding his nose.' His mouth is always open, however, and ready to swallow a handful of pilpuls.

    • "Palestinians have been oppressing Jews for centuries."

      And so it's time for the Jews to come back and pummel the Palestinians for it?

      You know what "Jack Green"? When I listen to you, my doubts that the Jewish people will help dismantle Israel for their own protection from Zionists grow fainter and fainter.

    • "Mayhem" bragging about how Israelis use their children as "tethered goats" is not going to get you any points.

    • "Eitan Hirsch, a ballistics.../...unconscious or dead."

      So big Goliath, he lay down and dieth? It ain't necessarily so.

    • Ummm, "Jack" listen pal, I know Israel has different standards and all, but bragging about how you make 'tethered goats' out of Jewish children, and then use their own children's suffering to blame the Palestinians, is not necessarily going to go over very well.

  • Israeli Labor sells out African refugees, as 'infiltrators'
    • "I said “killed or injured.”

      Would you believe 'killed or injured or badly shaken'?
      No? Well, how about 'killed, injured, badly shaken or very worried'?

      "Jack Green" why are you always bargaining Zionism down?

    • "It’s impressive how a religious conversion can transform..."

      Well, there also some gene-splicing. That's what the little knives are for.

  • Lockheed Martin: A global giant in supporting of Israeli war crimes
    • "In April of 2014, shortly before the onset of Operation Protective Edge, Lockheed Martin expanded its Tel Aviv office and opened an office in Be’er Sheva, Israel. They announced that the opening of the office was to demonstrate Lockheed Martin’s commitment to supporting the Israeli Defense Force and their “Move to the South” campaign"

      In Beer Sheva? "Jon s" must have protested vociferously.

  • Israel to deport 40,000 African asylum seekers 'without their consent,' many to Rwanda
  • Pro-Israel groups' campaign against Linda Sarsour targets another progressive institution -- New School
    • "Where is the break away Jewish movement of Rabbis that reject Zionism?"

      Things being as they are,( in the US, anyway,) it may be easier and more practical to reject Zionism by breaking away from Judaism.
      That may speak to what Judaism offers Jewish people as a religion besides Zionism.

  • 'Struggle for basic rights within binational state has begun and we will win' --Shulman in 'NYRB'
    • ." In any case I think that the intelligent readers of mw can see the differing points of view." "Jon s"

      I think "Jon s" is trying to tell us that the "intelligent readers of mw" never comment.

      And yes, "Jon s" your "point of view" is perfectly obvious. You're peering out from a settlement.

    • "On “quibbling with the right wing” , I’ve tried doing that by commenting on a right-wing blog (Hebrew). Guess what? It looks like they’ve freakin banned me" "jon s"

      "Jon s" , since you seemed so upset about the "freakin" ban, I personally checked with "a right-wing blog (Hebrew)" and they said one of your comments may not have appeared due to a technical glitch, but you are not banned, and always welcome back.

    • "At the risk of being accused of getting my ideas from Mooser , that is why you come to MW."

      "amigo", please, don't mind "Jon s". He is obsessed with me, stalks me through the comment section, and seems to be very jealous if I talk to anybody else. But that's my problem, don't let him make it yours.
      I can't figure it out. It's certainly not like I encourage him, or anything.

    • "(As if your “information” comes from commenter “Mooser”s nonsense and lies)."

      Yeah, here's a selection

    • . "Hopefully I’m doing my modest part in education on behalf of those values." "Jon s"

      Oh yes "jon s" you try to get the maximum value out of everything.

      jon s October 18, 2015 at 4:59 pm
      Terrorist attack in Beersheva this evening.
      My family and I are ok, thank God. I also asked all the kids in my class to check in and they all reported that they're ok, although some sound shaken.

    • "amigo, I’m a “peacenik”, as you put it because I’ve been active in..."

      ...avoiding any active IDF duty. Occupation service is for sabras. And they better like it!

    • "You can take a walk over to the nearest library, and there you’ll find a book entitled “The History of the Jewish People”.

      I found it, and checked it out! From the moment I picked up that book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with tears. Someday I intend on reading it.

    • Hey "Nathan", did you ever hear the story of six blind men and the irrelevant?

    • “My plan which is not about to be implemented is the 2 state solution as envisioned by the Geneva Initiative”

      Yeah. For lack of Palestinian support, no doubt.

    • "But if you look through my archives, you will see that I have consistently argued that, if “self-determination” makes any sense at all, it can only be the right of all the legitimate residents of a territory." "RoHa"

      Might we say that 'legitimate residence' is a prerequisite of 'self-determination'?
      Usually, in determining legitimate residence, the claims of people who were, you know, actually living there, trump those of (ROTFLMSJAO) "DNA evidence".

      (And no, you don't lose your legitimate residence when you are chased out by the Zionists, either)

    • "Sure Jon S, which is why you are giving up your illegal squat in Beersheba..."

      Dear old Beersheba

    • "Phil , do you know of any Palestinians who support the concept of a binational state? Such support would be a significant development."

      Well lookit this, already wouldja? "Jon s" is suddenly concerned with what Palestinians "support a concept of"? That never seemed to bother Israelis before.

      I'll tell you what, "Jon s", if those Palestinians (who never did know what was best for themselves) don't want a "bi-national state" in which they have full rights, well, you Israelis just go ahead and impose it on them!

    • -" if i were trying to predict the future"

      "yonah", sweetheart, you can't even predict the present. And your predictions about the past are always way off, too.

    • "My plan which is not about to be implemented is the 2 state solution as envisioned by the Geneva Initiative"

      "Not about to be implemented"? What happened? I thought you were only a few signatures and rubber-stamps away initiating the Geneva Initiative? Did you miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity?

    • "I’m quite surprised that no one wishes to protest the use of the term “a single binational state”. "

      Why bother? There's no need. Isn't it obvious that no matter what solutions are offered, the Zionists will screw it up? Why bother making a fuss about what Israel cannot do?

    • " In both cases, the Jews are a nation entitled to some form of statehood. That is the essence of the Zionist ideology.

      "Entitled"? Yeah, that and $3.60 will buy you a latte at any Starbucks.

      Saying "Jews are nation entitled to some form of statehood" is something Western Zionists say to poor Eastern European Jews who don't know any better. Playing on their troubles, and taking advantage of their ignorance. It's shameful.

      Sure, "Nathan", there's some big United Nations Entitling Office which assigns people the countries their DNA deserve. Tell me another one.

      And besides, why should I, a Jew, go to Israel to be bossed around by Orthodox Jews, when I can stay in the US and be bossed around by everybody? I like diversity.

    • "As far as the rights of those who fled or were chased away, one might imagine that first comes suffrage for those present, whose votes would then change the policy of the polity towards those who are located elsewhere."

      And there goes the Jewish Majority in Palestine. It's good that Jewish majority isn't a crucial thing for Zionism or Zionists, so they should be glad to let it go.

    • " a lecture some time ago on water resources in israel and the picture was bleak"

      Nonsense. All they gotta do is smite a stone with the right stick.

    • "Play your rhetorical games by yourself and with yourself if you are incapable of minimum etiquette."

      You gonna ban him for 'ungentlemanly commenting', "yonah"?

    • " Do not refer to Jeff as Jeffy Boy and then pretend to be a gentleman."

      Really? And how should he refer to "The Reverend Rabbi Dr. Prof. His Honour Sir Jeff B, PHD DVD ADD GCMG"? His full title takes so long to write.

  • Top Israeli official admits that boycotting just the settlements is meaningless
  • The Clinton scandals entailed violent threats against people who knew about his sex life
    • "The point is, Clinton managed to remain in office for the entirety of his two lengthy terms"

      "Bont", there were a lot of indications at the time. Clinton's terms certainly seemed awfully potracted, but what was his angle? How did he do it? Well, I just figured it out. You know "Daylight Savings Time"? Well, they need to look in the warehouse where the light of day is stored. Do an inventory.

    • "Men in general are vulnerable to lapses in judgement and morality when it comes to women, simply due to their physical advantage of them."

      So true. We are ever in the thrall of a pair of saucy blue eyes, and only too ready to be ruled by a well-turned ankle.

    • "not over yet.still one place to go."

      No, that's alright, I'll send out for pizza.

    • " A sex crazed lunatic with nonexistent respect for basic morality, managed to hold the highest office of the land for more than a decade."

      Not the usual criticisms of FD Roosevelt, but who am I to contest the prevailing narrative?

  • Israel to move checkpoint deeper into West Bank, cutting off Palestinian access to spring
    • Oh boy! Are we at the circus? There's a parade of irrelevants!

    • "would you decide that its better to return land even if some of the people who get land don’t deserve it?"

      As I'm sure you know "Jack Green" the entire human genome has been mapped. Would you please tell us which particular sequences, on which strands, indicate land rights in Palestine? (let alone Jewishness)
      If you Google "DNA land rights in Palestine" you may even get a convenient chart. With a plat map, and a telephone app.

    • "What if it were impossible to say.../... land don’t deserve it?"

      Shorter "Jack Green": 'What's the use of being Jewish if you don't get anything out of it? And besides you owe us!'

    • “It’s like adoption. If a couple adopts a child that child will have the same inheritance rights as the couple’s children who were not adopted.”

      Exactly! In much the same way that a Jewish Zionist family cannot disinherit their child for being anti-Zionist, even if the family is certain their assets will be used for anti-Zionist purposes.

    • "After thousands.../... use the land.”

      Oh BTW, when did "the Jewish people" vote to turn over their rights in the land to the Zionists? Not to mention their rights to Judaism.

    • "My question to you is, which group retain title to real estate and which do your ancestors belong to?"

      Hold on. In order to retain the rights, they would need to breed only within that particular group of Jews.
      At any rate, the deserving recipients should be easy to spot.

  • Liberal Israeli leaders were contemplating genocide in Gaza already in 1967
    • "So yes, pretty piss poor results by such conniving zionists"

      Thank you, "Dabakr". I've been trying to make exactly that point for a long time: The Zionists promise a lot, but cannot deliver. They cannot deliver a secure Jewish State on Zionist terms.

    • " the “exterminated” population doubles or triples and its income improves most when under the “genocidal” regime!"

      So the Zionists hold out the 'hope' and the 'promise' of a genocide they can't accomplish (except in announced intent, and that's what matters) to encourage the Jewish population. That ought to work as a long term-solution.

  • Bret Stephens equates anti-Zionists with white nationalists in the 'New York Times'
    • "Jerry Hirsch", why are you trying to convince people Jews are the most in-bred people in history? There's no reward for that.

    • " Geneticists are quite accepting of the evidence of ancestral descent imprinted in DNA."

      And "geneticists" are the ones who determine who gets what land, and how they act on it?

    • "Eljay, ask Phil if he is a Jew based on belief or by descent. Maybe you’ll take his word for it." "Jerry Hirsch"

      Gee, I've noticed that those two things are often present together, in varying proportions and relations. Very surprised you didn't know that, "Jerry".
      Most of the time "descent" means the circumstances you're born into.I don't think Phil spent hours peering at his DNA looking for the answers.

    • ." So I very much qualify as a Bulgarian Jew. " "Catalan"

      I agree. Your conversion to the Universalist-Unitarian Church, and your disparagement of Jewish "priests" can be dismissed as a youthful indiscretion.

    • " the various Jewish groups"

      "Various Jewish groups"? How many, exactly? Considering the diversity of the "various Jewish groups" we know about, you just opened Judaism to the entire world in that "various" and "groups".
      BTW, for all this blather about DNA you have never told us exactly how many Jews there are and who they are. Certainly DNA can do that, can't it?

      "Jerry", you do understand that all of this 'genetic linkage' is not like the "DNA evidence" used in criminal trials and paternity disputes, don't you?

    • "Citations? Examples? Hyperlinks? Evidence?"

      "Hophmi" gives us all the evidence here, in his diagnosis of Phil's Jewish self-hatred,, which gave us a chance to understand Phil's affliction, even tho we must condemn it.

    • "Mooser, the evidence proving the Jew’s 3,000 year habitation of the land of Israel has been thoroughly documented."

      A land inhabited by large grey creatures carrying trunks, a herd of irrelevance.

    • " Jewish identity is based on ancestry, not religious beliefs."

      "Proof of the Jew’s middle eastern ancestry is contained in their DNA."

      "John, your understanding of Arab and Jewish descent is flawed. Both claim the same Father, Abraham."

      "As a distinct ethnic group, the Jews have the right to self determination. To seek self rule in their native lands."

    • "There have been plenty of anti-Zionist op-eds in the NY Times in the past three years."

      But in spite of Google and the NYT's site, none of the names or dates of those "anti-Zionist op-eds" (I.I.T.L.) occur to you?
      Certainly one of our ever-watchful Zionist organizations would have a list of them.

    • "Says the guy who lives in the country of Australia, who successfully perpetrated..."

      "RoHa" has never, ever claimed there was some kind of "right" to commit that genocide.

      You, "Hophmi", seem very concerned that Israel should get all the genocide it has a "right" to.

    • "Phil, what is your opinion?Do the Jews have a right to their own state in their indigenous homeland?" "Jerry Hirsch"

      Uh-oh! Mondo is toast. "Jerry Hirsch" knows the power, the irresistible power, the validity and the power inherent in the words "indigenous homeland". Once you get them singing "This lovely land is mine", you've got 'em.

    • "...their indigenous homeland?"

      ROTFLMSJAO. Hey "Jerry", as only one example, think how big the African diaspora is. Some reason why we are owed what they aren't?

    • "The right wing is just as dangerous as the left wing." "yonah"

      Oy gevalt, such a challenge it must be for Israel, to stick with its moderate, middle-of-the-road course, with both lefties and rightniks trying to drive it into the ditch.

  • Yaffa - the city my family once called home
  • Israel bars Palestinian grandmother from visiting slain father's grave for 70 years
  • 'Want to boycott Israel? Be my guest, there will be a pricetag' -- Israeli official warns Europe
  • Washing ashore in Hawaii
    • "Time is an illusion. The passage of time do not change the truth into becoming lies, or vice versa."

      Wow, this is totally awesome! What for years, decades, has been an inchoate, not to mention nebulous world of ideas just beyond my comprehension (which, let me tell you, upset my kishkas like you wouldn't believe) has been brilliantly illuminated, delineating mankind's existential position as a flash of lightening in a storm gives a distressed sailor one life-saving view of the entrance to that port in a storm.
      Thanks, "Bont".

    • "...Islam, the faith that started it all."

      Must we declare which was the "faith that started it all"?
      Maybe they did, but it was a long time ago, and grudges should be dismissed.

  • Video: Brisbane musicians rework Nick Cave classic to demand he cancel Israel show
    • "Something about genocide is funny to you?"

      Whatsamatter "Jackdaw", are you afraid some gonif will steal your material?

    • But there's no hypocrisy in the Jewish State! They made their intentions to get rid of the Palestinians quite plain from the start.

      And who worries about morality or even legality when your power is doubling every decade!

    • "This coming from a country that eradicated it’s indigenous population, while commiting cultural genocide...,

      Quite true, and very sad, and and the consequences have dogged us. But the conditions of life in Europe were enough to create streams of tens of millions of immigrants and the resources of America there for the taking. So the sheer historical and economic pressure enabled North America to escape responsibility (if not the consequences) for those terrible acts, that way of doing things, that settler-colonialism.

      Now, what has Israel got, or what conditions will make it possible for Israel to commit atrocities and follow genocidal policies and get away with it? The Torah? Jewish DNA?

  • 'The left has forgotten what it means to be Jewish'-- says leader of Israeli 'opposition'
  • The goy and the golem: James Angleton and the rise of Israel
    • "Lord God."

      "Jackdaw" it's always oder a klop, oder a fortz with you. You press "Post Comment" after you write the comment. You just had a premature expostulation.

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