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Age 59 for a little while. Canadian. Left wing socially, conservative economically. Not right wing tho ;)

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  • Attacks on demonstrators in Rome
    • If this is the way things are going then it's going to end very badly. That worries me. Police protecting violent thugs in two EU countries now. Standing by while people are being beat for expressing their opinion. At some point things will boil over.

  • Kerry is off the Israel bandwagon
    • Well according to Netayahu's speech a future Palestinian state would have no control over who may enter or leave their territory. They would be required to sell their exports to Israeli businesses and similarly buy their goods from Israeli businesses.

      There's no way any ceasefire agreement is even going to get close to that as Israel has said the people in Gaza need to be punished for their actions.

      It's astounding that they not only get away with war crimes but can talk so openly about plans to hold the population in captivity.

      It's disgusting that our own leaders have turned their back on every western and human principle.

    • I have to agree with you. That said, on principles it is Israel that should be forced to demilitarize given their murderous rampages and war crimes in both the west bank and Gaza. Given the wanton slaughters and total inability to trust Israel to adhere to any agreements they more than deserve the right to protect themselves. Not going to happen but it should.

  • Pro-Israel Facebook page is titled, 'Death to Dianna Buttu'
    • Easy question. Long enough to send a swat team to kick in the door. Probably due more to being a 1%'er than anything else though.

      I stumbled across this. Powerful and moving if you haven't seen it.

    • I actually have and would/will again. No hesitation. I can hate your views, even hate you but beyond the odd mean word (which I usually regret) my desire is no death on either side.
      You have seen much worse... Not sure about worse. Murder is murder. But yes I've seen a lot on both sides.

      I chose to reply to you but that's because our experiences are the reason that I feel Debakr's comments regarding it being a molehill are way off base. It seems to be getting ever more common. It's not isolate. And unless it's stopped then.... Well we see where it led years ago.

    • I truly can't comprehend how people such as this (which would include the entire GoI cabinet at a bare minimum) consider themselves to be any different or better than those they hate. Two peas in a pod. I guess it's easy if you are racist to the core.

  • Claim that Hamas killed 3 teens is turning out to be the WMD of Gaza onslaught
    • A recent interview with Max Blumenthal. This has probably been posted before or even the main point in an article but on the offchance. It deals with the current crisis and events leading to it.

    • Well I can't refute your speculation but prefer mine over it. Quelle surprise!
      But seriously there were initial reports of their rescue and recovery which were quickly denied (just as easily they were rumours). There's no pattern of this Rabbi turning victims into martyrs.

      In any society things leak out. A little hole there. A little hole here. It's like the times of Israel storing quoting security officials about Hamas adhering to the ceasefire. A hole in the lie about Israel only responding. Israel had every motive to want to drag the west bank search as long as it could before turning it's forces on Gaza.

    • During the ceasefire period Hamas enforced the ceasefire as well and arrested members of Islamnic Jihad for firing rockets. I'm not sure of their success rate in nabbing them but they don't ignore it. To blame them for the failed ceasefire is spin on a major scale.

    • Ah well at least they get the privilege of having two states while doing their best to deny Palestinians of having one.

      What's the point of having privilege if you don't exercise it.

    • Interesting to see regev interviews over a period of a few years (youtube of course). He has been working hard over time to increase the number of k's. Totally fake.

    • I don't think you would look that happy even if convinced that you were doing the state a service. I think they were given high hopes for recovery of their kids alive. Obviously speculation on my part but no worse than others. I also think the peaceful statements and appeals that they made upon the recovery of the bodies spoke to the sincerity. If both sides have been listening to them then the GoI likely would have had to work harder to use it as a pretext.

    • Wel not just that... English (as in the UK or even AU) are generally considered to be more intelligent (or maybe credible is a better word). No... Don't ask me to defend that! I don't get it! It is why a lot of marketing to North Americans now contain actors or voice overs of British accents though.

    • I don't personally think Israel killed these kids to precipitate a conflict. It is clear that they used the incident as a pretext to move against Hamas in the west bank though. And not terribly a big stretch to think they could have done something to prolong the period during which they could carry those actions out. 'Finding' the bodies would have removed the pretext.

      There were initial news reports the bodies had been found which Israel denied.

    • What's your basis for scepticism on the source?

    • Unless you believe in miracles it's apparent that someone kept those bodies refrigerated. Could have been either side but I highly doubt it was the Palestinians as it would make no sense to do so (and refrigeration is hard without power... generators hard without gas... etc)

  • Oren's charge that networks showcase Palestinian dead at behest of Hamas is 'obscene' -- Penhaul
    • I've lost the link now but there was an article (in jpost or the times) discussing how the government knew about the tunnels a year ago. It doesn't say all of them. It does note, however, that the tunnels were visible to US satellites. So I rather doubt they're suprised.

      Assuming they're known I don't see why they need to find the entrances or how they plan to dig down through the rubble to get to the entrances.

      I will see if I can find the link.

    • "’our’ soldiers are ‘home’."

      Yeah I was disappointed they didn't call him on that since they aren't in fact home.

    • " by drawing Israel into conflict where "

      Which part of Israel's own officials stating that Hamas had been abiding by the 2012 ceasefire don't you get?

      Geeze.... Israel ... A land of no responsibility or accountability.

    • If I had a choice between a tunnel to attack or a bomb shelter I'd opt for the tunnel. The bomb shelter merely gives me a place to hide through decades of oppression and dispossession and never gives me an opportunity for freedom.

      Obviously my first choice would be for a just peace but no GoI has ever had that offer sincerely on the table.

      And regardless of shelters this immediate conflict was yet another conflict of choice for Israel. The ceasefire of 2012 had been holding according to their own officials.

    • Not fair. It would depend on the religion. If she was Muslim she forced perp to rape her.

    • I saw that earlier today. I'm sick and tired of years and years of Israel hate mongering against Islam. I have no truck with the jihadists but the obvious effort to slander over a billion people makes me sick. For that matter I'm pure atheist anyway (raised xian). Of course they partner with the racist white right wing in doing so.

    • Maybe it's just me but I've always felt that most hasbara talking points are things I would expect from a young child. They made me do it. Everyone else does it. Everyone else can, why can't I? You're picking on me. He's a meanie. They don't like me. You have one and I want one too. It's not fair. Dadddy says it's mine. I dont' wanna share.

      Sometimes they actually use those words although often it's merely a paraphrasing of them.

    • Are the two mutually exclusive?

      Dermer is clearly not up to the role required of the disinformation ministry. He reminds me of our own, John Baird. A lot I could say but let's summarize at "not too bright".

    • I saw Oren on again just a little while ago before I had to go out for a while. He looked shaken. Rocking a bit in his chair. He is usually so polished and cool. He looked almost as if he was in shock.

      The question is why... Really bad hangover.Broke his foot going into the studio and hadn't been to the hospital. Finally seen some of the death and destruction by Israel.

      Who knows.

  • Fox's Hannity abuses Yousef Munayyer, says he has a 'thick head'
    • Well I know there are likely some people who watch fox for news but no thinking person would accuse Hannity of having an iq even approaching normal. And that's approach from the left hand side of the curve.

      I humbly confess I sometimes watch fox. :( I do it for the laugh value though.

  • Raising money for Israelis being bombed in hospitals and schools, NY synagogue has not one breath for Palestinian dead
    • I wouldn't give a slug let alone a nickel.

      During cast lead a local Imam and Rabbi set up a joint fund and made a public appeal. The funds were to be split at the end of hostilities based upon the casualty count (of children) of each side.

      I haven't heard of it this time around but would give again as I did then.

  • PLO official Hanan Ashrawi: Israel's assault on Gaza is 'state terrorism' and should be referred to the International Criminal Court
    • @Walid

      Dailykos "After failing to anticipate Hamas's victory over Fatah in the 2006 Palestinian election, :

      Did they really? I clearly remember Sharon et al were constantly in the press railing against PA/PLO corruption and even revealing the extent (even if fictitious) of the looting. It was constant and consistent. I kept thinking is he (Sharon) the campaign manager for Hamas?

      Or was the election and subsequent attempted overthrow merely two individual steps in the never ending process of keeping the Palestinian people in turmoil and therefore not ready for statehood and not a partner for peace.

    • There's another place you post as well where I have read your writings. Too lazy to look at my bookmarks. In my opinion (most important to me!) your knowledge exists the sum total of all other posters and adds perspective.

      In terms of Abbas I am disappointed that he didn't speak out louder and earlier in support of Gazan civilians in general.... I'm glad I'm not in his position.

    • In terms of politics you may be right. Too bad you take cover in that instead of caring about, and wanting, justice.

  • Breaking: Israel shelling hospital in Beit Hanoun, injured Palestinians and internationals trapped inside
    • So the ceasefire is now in effect. Has anyone seen the ceasefire terms? I was surprised to see at jpost that the idf says it will continue to search for tunnels during the 12 hour break. AJ makes no mention of that.

      I find it hard to believe that Hamas would merely stand aside and let that activity go on uncontested.

      Just wondering... And as the sun begins to rise... I begin to nod off.

    • Yes it was a brilliant dissection of false allegations thrown about by Israel. Not sure why I had cnn on .... Well yes I do... I get so irritate when regev says let me be clear. let me be perfectly clear. I would so love to be an interviewer, cut him off and say you're so clear we can see right through your words and you. I'd lose my job but I'd be soooo happy.

      Karl was fantastic. No messing about. No backing down.

  • Which crowded cities can you fire into?
  • Controversial, illegal, and documented: Israeli military strategies in Gaza
    • It's general considered that by todays standards, and laws passed after WW II, that the bombing of Dresden would be a war crime. I personally don't think hanging your argument for Israel's current actions is a very good starting point.

      Just as a point of interest though, there was a lot more going on in WW II than a few rockets.

    • What was the argument for pencils and other school materials?

    • The blockade began before any of that. The election of Hamas sparked the blockade. There was no attempt to work with them or other incident to spark it.

    • "Tunnel networks were meant for a later surprise attack "

      Any proof or just more unsubstantiated accusations? So far they've been used to destroy units of the terrorist forces of Israel.

      "Just imagine that before Israel had to impose sanctions that the cement and material was used for housing and infrastructure. "

      Just imagine they would be rubble by now. The EU has complained about the constant destruction of humanitarian construction paid for by EU taxpayers.

      Please don't pretend the oppression would have ceased and that Israel would have permitted development of Gaza without levelling it again. No one with a functioning brain cell can believe that.

    • It was a very interesting interview. I apologize for not being able to properly summarize it. He certainly comes across as more rational than any of the Israeli spokespeople. Let me perfectly clear, the interviewer did lay charges of terrorism against him and he defended the right of Palestinians to fight the occupation. He did point out this round of fighting was started by Israel which it clearly was. I have part of it recorded but that doesn't help you.

      Again Kay, let me perfectly clear, I recommend it to anyone who can grab a view of it.

    • Historically Canada hasn't marched in lock step with the US on foreign policy issues. It hasn't been pro Israel or pro Palestine and has supported one side or the other based on the principles involved.

      Sadly though Harper is not following the US lead, he is actually more pro Israel than the US.

      We apologize and hope to correct the situation as soon as can in the next election.

  • 'Israel is wrong by any moral standard' -- Robinson says, as US media pile up
    • Why do you object to a free press? Israel not only permits but constantly hold debates with all viewpoints permitted.

      Well.... Except when they don't. And if you're really bad as a journalist they will fire you. At you, I mean.

    • "nothing good journalistically about showing dead children in a school and neglecting to report that the UN has repeatedly admonished Hamas about placing weapons in UNRWA schools. "

      I disagree. Unless there were weapons in that school then it would be inappropriate to throw that in there at all. It would imply weapons were there when they weren't.

      "Every terrorist organization knows very well that dead civilians help the cause."

      Then stop killing them. Israel has more than enough technology to find and destroy those tunnels outside of Gaza without the wanton and criminal slaughter it has voluntarily initiated.

    • Pffttt nukes. Everyone knows poorly equipped third world civilian militias are an existential threat.

  • In photos: Over 1,000 New Yorkers protest Israel's attack on Gaza
  • Horrifying details continue to emerge of massacre in Khuza'a
  • Palestinians build tunnel to attack Israeli kindergarten, Netanyahu says
    • lol... I mean this in good humour and friendship ... four years? I opened my eyes a few decades more than that. Four years is a much less than 10% of my life. I do believe the founders had something better in mind than that it has become for that organization.

    • "Hamas controls Gaza. If they did not wish others to have projectiles they could stop them. When Israel allows armed settlers to commit crimes, we rightly blame Israel for their actions."

      You've taken things to the point of absurdity. All of our western governments control our states yet none of them can control their populace to the extent you demand. It's truly ignorant or insane to suggest otherwise. All of our states have crime and homegrown terrorism issues. The only question is whether they try to stop it and/or investigate it when it occurs. Hamas has arrested individuals for firing rockets during the 2012 ceasefire that Israel violated.

      The settlements are a different issue as the Israeli government has provided them with arms (m16's, grenades and tear gas at least) together with training by the idg. More importantly the state of Israel not only doesn't try to stop such attacks but has been shown to often provide the settlers with protection while they commit their crimes.

    • I am surprised they aren't really targetting BG airport more. They found a soft spot. Israel opened a second airport and they (hamas) would be fools not to target that now as well. Leave the civilians in Sderot, etc, alone and go for the gold.

    • pfffttt the adl has become an accomplice to human rights violations. The train didn't just jump the tracks. How could an organization supposedly created to protect human rights become part of the instrument of oppression. Foxman is an avid racist. I can't believe for a second this is what the organization intended from the start.

    • There is an even bigger history of Israel attacking civilian structures both adult and children if you want to go down that road. You easily came up with 2 events in 40 years! Israel can count 2 a day that they bear responsibility for.

      There are certainly longer tunnels than these in the world. The only real question is what have they been used for. You can bring in what they were intended for but only if you have some evidence/proof and not speculation. The effort, cost, resources is an interesting issue on it's own but not relevant beyond what they were used for.

      So far they have been used for legitimate defense and the world is better off with a few less tanks no matter which army they belonged to.

    • " is even further from the truth. "

      Whether it was to escape, to attack military targets from behind, smuggle goods in, as long as they weren't being used to attack civilians then they do have the right. Further from the truth is an asinine thing to say.

      And the proper name for them is tunnels. No emotive adjective is required.

      Besides when I hear bibi & co saying terror tunnels my sole reaction is when will they grow up.

  • The deafening silence around the Hamas proposal for a 10-year truce
    • It's usually Israel that violates the ceasefires. Meaningless to them. They continue to murder with impunity.

  • ‘We have nothing left to lose. I would rather die with my family under the rubble of our house than have a humiliating truce’: Palestinian youth demand justice
    • I can't believe that segment of the show wasn't scripted. It was every fabricated zionist talking point being dropped one after the other. There was nothing in the segment that I haven't seen posted to a message board hundreds of times.

      And yes I really do mean scripted. I think each individual was given a set of talking points to address.

  • Video: Night raid in Bethlehem's Aida Refugee Camp
  • Netanyahu's latest 'cartoon evidence': racist image identifying Muslims with terror
    • By the same arguments are not the Israeli settlements effectively legitimate targets? I don't have a position on this but have spent some time thinking about it. The GoI has supplied (at least some if not all) settlements with automatic weapons, tear gas, and stun grenades. Maybe more weapons that they haven't admitted to. In addition they have provided IDF training to the settlers. Successive governments have declared that the settlements are a vital part to the security and defense of the nation.

      Aren't they completely legitimate target in terms of the law?

      Anyway... I would hope it doesn't happen as there are kids in those settlements and it would be a major black mark against Hamas regardless of the legal issue.

      Hostage... I don't know you but I loved reading your input. Come back!

  • Finally, Israel is alienating the US mainstream media
  • The other side of history
    • "that Israel got embroiled in a violence culture and have had no choice if it wanted to survive but to follow suit."

      Of course. Clearly it can't be Israel's fault. They had no choice. They were forced.

  • Video: A beautiful brother went looking for his family in the death zone (Updated)
    • but but but Israel upheld the ceasefire didn't it? It would be nice to get a timeline on this but considering the pressure (and likely a huge element of fear) I realize it's likely asking too much.

      There is still the issue of sniping on unarmed civilians regardless. How do they raise their children that someone can kill unarmed people in cold blood. If I ever prayed I would pray for decades of nightmares for them (and justice for their victims).

  • Massacre in Gaza: At least 60 killed in Shuja'iyeh, over 60,000 in UN shelters
    • hmmm could be. I think it's more about land and getting rid of Palestinians. If the reserve numbers are accurate then it's not a huge increase over what they have. Eliminating Palestinians (not necessarily killing them but they don't balk at that either) has always been a primary goal.

    • I understand MY. It's a matter of respect for tradition, the dead and the families. I do get that.

      And it's also because Israel is not a democracy but a combination theocracy and ethnocracy.

    • Not specfically in reply to jd65 but if I may....

      I don't think that the two emotions are mutually exclusive.

      I am sorry those soldiers had to die. I am sorry they were born/raised/immigrated into such a screwed up, and racist, country. I'm sorry that the inverted morality prevalent in Israel today taught them that they were doing the right thing by becoming involved in the oppression and killing of others. How screwed up could you possibly be. Having lost many loved ones, I feel for the families, even though they were likely responsible, in large part, for the lack of morals imparted to their children.

      I am glad Hamas managed to make a good strike back at Israel and take out individuals intent on killing civilians and enforcing oppression on others. The bloodier the nose the sooner this will end. The sooner it ends then the more lives will be saved.

      Now I have likely upset both sides but I really do hold both those views at the same time.

  • Palestinians celebrate report that Hamas captured Israeli soldier
    • No it's not a war. And even if it was that doesn't preclude massacres and slaughters.

      Gaza is a civilian city. Hamas is either a terrorist group or a civilian militia. It's not an army. They don't have the vast majority of weapons usually held by an army. No tanks. No apc's. No artillery (which Israel shamelessly uses to bombard a civilian area), No navy (ditto on the bombardment). No air force, not even a WWI biplane.

      Using the term war only lends credibility to the deadly force being employed which is resulting in slaughters and massacres. Mainly of innocent civilians at that.

    • No no... You have it wrong. Sodastream is a responsible employer who cares about it's staff. It employs Palestinians for humanitarian reasons because it has such a huge heart. Ask Scarlett. They were merely concerned that an excess of food on a digestive system which has been deprived may make them ill. Everything is twisted around when it comes to Israel. If more people cared for Palestinians the way we do then they would do the same. Look a wookie! (/sarcasm)

    • Because it's not a real place name. It's a settlement built over the ruins of the dispossessed? Just guessing mind you... I've never met a dictionary so I'm not sure how they think.

    • Perhaps he will get to enjoy enhanced interrogation techniques? I would hope not. It's an abomination whoever does it. But for the record, if the worst happens, I will laugh at Israeli's who will react in horror while ignoring the fact that their state does it on a routine basis. Even to children.

    • (sarcasm) How dare you run down those brave members of the idf using mobile artillery against a city densely populated by civilians. Sitting for all those hours and pushing a button.

      Seriously... the whole thing is stomach turning but artillery against civilians is beyond barbaric and cowardly.

  • Video: Resistance activists down power line in West Bank
    • I am going to steal that when appropriate if that's ok? That would make me a thief or BDSST but I'll hold my head up regardless.

  • Kristof says Stephen Hawking and American Studies Association support Hamas
    • I doubt Stephen Hawking needs to worry about whether, or not, Kristof thinks.

      (not a typo)

  • Video: 'It's a hell of a pinpoint operation' -- John Kerry caught criticizing Israel on hot mic during Sunday news show
    • He clearly has some opinions but he will continue to spout the approved line and do as he's told.

    • A serious situation. People may not like him but he's good. He never had to address the question even once.

      Consdering the nature of the massacre that's going on I felt when I literally burst out laughing at the last bit. When Kerry said the ceasefire could lead to talks. We've had a half century of talks (more if you count Israeli promises when it was formed), Kerry just spent a long time in failed talks. All it has accimplished is to result in more oppression and less land for the Palestinians. And you know Israel will not talk directly to Hamas regardless.

      Once I finished laughing... I want to add that it's really wrong to call this a ceasefire. Unless I'm wrong, and please correct me if I'm wrong, based upon the last proposed agreement (negotiated by umpteen parties but not Hamas) has the requirement for the demilitarization of Gaza. That is not a ceasefire. It's demands for surrender. To paraphrase a typical Israeli meme.... A ceasefire is not supposed to be a suicide pact.
      If I was Hamas I would never disarm. Israeli failure, and outright refusal, to adhere to their agreements should be legendary by now.

  • Gaza, a poem
    • tragic. The fact this is a split second reality they face constantly. Not just during this period of heightened conflict.

  • This Jew can't support Israel
    • Well said. Very well said.

      "... it was a given that ..."

      Yes. That's what makes this whole situation so surreal at times.

  • Nobel peace laureates and celebrities call for military embargo on Israel
  • The heart of the problem with Israel: The mass expulsion of the Palestinian people
    • Well from all appearances the incident didn't happen as the JDL, and others, attempted to portray. That said, if it had, I would agree totally that targetting any place of worship for any religion is wrong. Israel likely has an embassy, consular offices, trade offices that can be the target of a peaceful protest. Even Israeli owned businesses particularly if they operate in the OT.

      Many people argue against conflating Judaism, Israel, zionism as if they are all one and the same. And Judaism is not Israel. Not all Jewish people support either zionism or Israel. And as I said I just think it's wrong to target any house of worship.

  • Israel is in a pickle
    • "Israel of not honoring any agreements or understandings concluded with any party,"

      How could anyone ever expect otherwise. I wouldn't trust them if they offered to pay for my supper let alone anything else.

    • What no inclusion of the wounded and injured in your mathematics? With the weapons that the cowardly idf are using the difference between dead or wounded is one of luck and has nothing to do with that terrorist organization aka idf taking care to not kill civilians.
      Field artillery against civilians?

      It would be a lot harder to find an ounce of morality in the GoI and it's supporters than to find a tunnel built by Hamas.

  • 'Heartbroken' at 'horrifying' killing of boys, State Dep't says Israel must do more to prevent civilian deaths
    • I have a lot of respect for Matt Lee. His questions are based on facts and issues. Is he pro Palestine or pro Israel? It's actually hard to tell as he doesn't throw in a lot of commentary. He forces Psaki (or whomever) to clearly address facts/issues.

  • 'Are you a fucking leftist?' --Israeli fascists target anti-occupation activists in Tel Aviv
    • Just as interesting and refers to the prior debate.
      Shlomo Ben Ami.

    • This is o/t but I picked what I thought was the closest topic. It is related to I/P (why not P/I?) issue. I thought it was a documentary but it turns out to be a debate/interview. It's al jazeera which some would reject but it's an Oxford Union event in the UK. It features the interviewer, Dani Dayan. They also include a Palestinian intellectual, a representative of Gatestone (a zionist group) and two audience members (imo). The intro is loaded, as far as I'm concerned, in favour of the Palestinians through images and music but the conversation is balanced and real.

      This is the stereotypical conversation you would have with any zionist on any message board including here. It displays the total vacuous nature of the zionist argument. It's almost funny to watch him dissemble and physically squirm.

  • The human rights community's consensus: Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza
  • What would you do?
  • NBC reportedly orders Mohyeldin to leave Gaza -- after he criticized State Dep't
    • Haaretz reports that the army has ordered all foreign journos to stay in their hotels (and it came from journos they say). hmmmm. Israel time.

      11:27 P.M. Foreign journalists in Gaza report that the IDF has told them to remain in their hotels for the duration (Haaretz)

  • Israeli strike kills four Palestinian children playing soccer on Gaza beach
  • The trojan horse of liberal Zionism
    • @hopmi

      I'm wondering if you could help me understand your position. Was it a misfire or did the navy mistake the kids for fighters.

      You switched back and forth between excuses so often it became quite confusing. I'm figuring it was in between. Someday said let's rattle their cages and didn't care enough about human life to consider the potential consequences.

    • You left out the mock missile. You require balance. :)

  • Watch: New Yorkers pierce through pro-war gathering with chants of 'stop bombing Gaza now'
    • Not even a short list should omit this incident.One which garnered Israel rebuke from the UNSC (no veto!)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samu_Incident

      Recently declassified documents show that the Israeli's believed that the attack, which they claimed their operation was in response to, came from Syria. Additionally it showed that this cold blooded invasion and murder operation was prepatory for their 67 war of choice as they wanted to guage the arab response times.

      Always the innocent victim.... yeah right.

  • Report: Hamas offers Israel 10 conditions for a 10 year truce
    • I found Jake Tapper on cnn to be particularly cold and insulting today. He spent several minutes with a sincere (sounding) and heartfelt (gag) asking can't we spare a moment to remember and care about the four children today and the three innocent Israeli's.

      Totally forgotten were the two youths gunned down by the IDF. Abu Khdeir and the estimated 40-50 children killed by Israel in this wanton massacre.
      They didn't exist.

      Implied is well Israel lost a few, Palestinians lost a few let's consider it equal.

      Yes it's kind of equal if we forget the vast majority of those killed. All of them children. Most of them killed in cold blood by Israel.

    • "Maybe someone should explain to the BBC that the same jounalists that saw"

      Of course not. How could they see that as they're antisemitic.

      There's always an excuse for a zionist to kill an innocent.

  • Israeli onslaught shatters western belief that Arabs are source of violence
    • "What could be more civilized than assembly-line mass murder?"

      Health care systems for the sick, welfare systems for the needy, justice systems for the victims and accused. Laws to protect the environment. Democracy. Living in peace with our fellow citizens and with other nations. Not harming others for our own benefit. The list is endless.

      Nah you really lost me with the first and second last sentences. The ability to kill isn't a measure of civilization. And Nazis do not exemplify civilization.

  • Violence outside Paris synagogue falsely attributed to anti-Semitism (Updated)
    • God must be on the Palestinians side. Overnight he transformed a mock missile into a missile.

    • whooooaaaaaaaaaa a mock missile? Yes if anything deserves smashing private property to turn it into weapons and a beating from the JDL that's it.

  • Hamas has agreed to a ceasefire, says senior Palestinian official (Updated)
    • "Hey, you wanna take every Hamas leader to the Hague I’ll drive…so long as their Israeli counterparts are in the back seat!"

      I will personally pay for the gas. And gladly.

    • @Naftush - It isn’t open to interpretation

      You're right. I'm surprised to see a zionist such as yourself speak out against the Dahiya doctrine but it's a move in the right direction. I figured eventually some decent zionist had to get fed up with Israel's methods of using terrorism.

  • Understanding Hamas
    • Hmmm no... I don't think they will be an honest broker.

      The Palestinians/Hamas are required to "shall cease all hostilities from the Gaza Strip against Israel via land, sea, air, and underground, "

      Israel is to "shall commit to refrain from conducting any ground incursions against Gaza or targeting civilians."

      The deck is stacked in the terms. There is nothing in those terms to preclude Israel's aerial bombardment while proclaiming they are merely attacking Hamas and it's infrastructure.

      A fair ceasefire would call for a complete ceasefire from both sides.

    • Most likely correct. Egypt isn't a honest broker any more than the US is. It would be nice if they behave as one this time around.

  • Not In Our Name: The Jewish duty to stand with the people of Gaza
    • The keyword though is antisemitism. It's just as wrong to accuse or attack Jewish people over the I/P issue as it was to target Arab peoples over 9/11. While I understand that people can be driven to irrational hatred, I can't defend irrational. It needs to decried in all cases.

    • Thank you, Sally. Your stand and article take courage.

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