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  • Once again, 'NYT' fails to tell its readers that many Jews support BDS
    • Just for historical accuracy, there actually were Jews in the Nazi party. Cryptojews of course, but still.

  • No Palestinians need apply to new Israeli government-- and American liberals don't notice
    • That's a rather unfair comparison tbh. The main reason why the Arab List is an impossible coalition partner for Likud is that they're - obviously - antizionist and pro-Palestinian, not that they're Arabs.

  • Mark Shields blasts Adelson for 'making foreign policy for the United States'
  • Leaked Sony emails reveal Hollywood execs efforts to support Israel
  • A lesson from the New York Times on how to mislead with numbers
  • Graham and Rubio are dependent on pro-Israel money in bid for White House
    • Let's call it what it is. These "donations" are nothing else than open bribery.

      And are there any billionaires (of any religion or ethnicity) who are involved in the presidential race who are anti-Zionist, who want Israel to become a state of its citizens, all its citizens, rather than just the Jewish ones?

      Billionnaires seldom donate money out of the good of their heart. So, cui bono? What does a non-Palestinian billionnaire gain from bribing a politician to support a pro-Palestinian foreign agenda? Right, nothing.

      So, how many billionnaires of Palestinian descent are there in America? To be frank, I don't know any. In contrast, there are dozens of Jewish billionnaires who are only too eager to spend money to advance the "shared Jewish enterprise" of Israel.

      So, there you have it. In the end, everything boils down to money. Jews have it, Palestinians don't. This is why the situation is like this in the first place.

  • Israeli racism takes center stage at Manhattan JCC
    • This really only sounds baffling if you assume these people to have a universal morality. Once you realize that everything they say or do is guided by the question "Is it good for the Jews?", then their behavior really is completely logical.

  • What to do when a hate group shows up outside your mosque
    • I don’t know how they’re going to transform, but the point is that, contrary to your assertion, Muslims in American are not responsible for the actions of Muslims elsewhere in the world.

      I already said they're not responsible. So what? Life is unfair, so you better get used to it.

      The point is, that crying about Islamophobia and policing people with thought crime laws is not going to make these Muslims any friends. Quite to the contrary, even if Islamophobia would be policed as rigidly as anti-semitism, then people might keep their mouth shut, but behind the surface they'd hate them even more for messing with their right to free speech. This is what's currently happening with Jews after all.

      1. Overwhelming support is not unanimous support.

      Semantics.

      2. It’s interesting that you are agreeing with JeffB that all Jews are responsible for the actions of some Jews. I, on the other hand, cannot accept that Jewish people in, say, a Jewish grocery store in Paris are legitimate targets for murder because of the actions of a supremacist “Jewish State”.

      No. What you don't seem to understand is that I'm not making a moral judgment, I'm simply stating what will happen. No matter what you and I think about it, Jews WILL get targeted because of zionist policies. End of story. So if they want to protect themselves, they'd better do something to make muslims stop hating them. Like abandoning zionism and denouncing Israel.

    • Islamophobic Joe Six-Pack isn’t going to give two sh*ts that Mooslims in Amurrika fund moderate mosques “back where they came from” or founded some other type of Islam. If it were as simple as that, you wouldn’t be making the assertion I quoted below.

      Ok but they're going to magically transform into muslim lovers if you just cry loud enough about Islamophobia, or how should I take this?

      Thing is, Jews don’t collectively support Israel.

      Please. All kinds of studies show that diaspora Jews overwhelmingly support Israel. Besides, can you even name one influential Jewish organization that is explicitly anti-zionist?

    • Everyone is entitled to fear or hate anyone. And this is the crux of the problem. Being liked by people is not a basic right. So if you want to stop people from hating you, then the common sense response would be to suck up to them. I.e. to show them you mean no harm and to distance yourself from people who do want to harm them.

      But instead, people like the author complain about Islamophobia on the internet and simply demand that people like them. Is it really a wonder that this does not exactly improve their relations?

      how are Muslim Americans in Arizona they supposed to stop Muslims elsewhere in the world from doing bad things?

      Good question. Considering most of them are recent immigrants, maybe they could use their assets to fund moderate mosques in their home countries.

      Or even break away from mainstream Islam and found some kind of reform Islam, analog to those of Judaism and Christianity.

      If anything, the bad behaviour of Israeli Jews should trigger reactions against Israelis or Zio-supremacists, not against random Jewish citizens of countries around the world.

      I don't disagree, but as long as Jews collectively support Israel, they're just asking for repercussions.

    • I never said they're responsible. But if they really want to reduce Islamophobia, then stopping bad behavior among muslims is the way to go, both in their community and abroad.

      It's the same for Jews of course. Rising antisemitism is directly linked with bad behavior of Jews - in this case Israel's. Just as bad behavior of muslims is directly linked with rising Islamophobia.

    • Okay, so a bunch of muslims just threw a dozen christians over board of their ship and let them drown. This kind of stuff happens all the time lately. And then you wonder why people don't like you guys.

      Your anger shouldn't be directed at those street preachers, but at your fellow believers who give muslims a bad reputation instead.

  • Gunter Grass became 'persona non grata' for 2012 poem exposing Israeli nuclear hypocrisy
  • My personal journey of transformation
    • @Annie

      From your link: Viable: capable of succeeding

      Which is exactly what how I was using it, or not?

    • I can think of another “solution” that is just as “viable” as “holocausting the Palestinians.” That would be “holocausting the Zionist Jews.” Mass murder is not a “viable solution to anything, Ooveyoo. As the veils fall away from Zionism’s face, what is revealed is truly horrifying.

      Viable = possible

      It's quite possible (albeit unlikely due to the foreseeable political backlash) for the Israelis to shoah the Palestinians, while the reverse is currently impossible due to the lopsided military strength of the two factions.

    • Anyone who thinks that the new Palestine after the dissolution of Zionism is going to resemble the US is living in a dream of unicorns and candy canes and rainbows and happy pretty people singing kumbaya.

      I think that we can agree on. It'd more resemble the anarchic situation in Lebanon or South Africa and would probably ultimately end up as a failed state.

      But then why not a real 2SS? Real as in a Palestinian state with connected territory, own water supply and an own army. Apart from prolonging the status quo and a 1SS ending in misery, this is the only viable solution which doesn't involve holocausting the Palestinians.

  • Israel could reduce anti-Semitic violence by not calling itself the Jewish state, Finkelstein says
    • Of course everyone knows what ‘N.Y. Money People’ stands for! Oy vey, dastardly anti-semites!

      That being said, gotta call Mr Spielberg to convince him to make more movies about Jews being poor street beggars.

    • WASPs haven't been the powers that be in America for 40 years now. They got more or less silently taken over.

    • Finkelstein is great. Not just for his analytical acumen, but also for his intellectual honesty, which is a very rare trait.

  • Hurt by the Israel lobby, Obama kisses it goodbye
    • Donald Johnson is right. Netanyahu and his supporters are not "the" Israel lobby. By opposing Netanyahu and his party, but not Israel itself, he's still well within the ideological boundaries of the lobby's liberal wing.

      And as Philip Weiss himself has written often enough, liberal zionists have no intention to actually change the status quo in Palestine. So I'm not really sure where he gets his optimism from.

  • Yarmouk camp reaches out to the international community for help against IS invasion
    • Well, apparently the camp is/was on the side of the Syrian rebels, else they wouldn't have been sieged by the government. Rather than a plea for help on behalf of war refugees, isn't this rather a call for support from an armed faction in the Syrian civil war?

      Seems fishy.

  • When occupation becomes apartheid
    • sorry, my history is a little rusty. do you mean because Stalin planned to invade Eastern Europe all along this pertains to zionists intending to colonize palestine all along — that they somehow are analogous? you’ve lost me here.

      Well, if I understand you correctly, you're implying that the Germans had it coming since they invaded the Soviet Union, in contrast to the Palestinians who only declared war when they were already being colonized.

      Well, what happened in a nutshell:

      - Germany and the SU sign a non-aggression pact and in a secret article of the pact partition Poland among them

      - Britain and France sign a mutual defense treaty with Poland

      - A few days later Germany and the SU invade Poland

      - Britain and France declare war on Germany (but not on the SU)

      - The SU officially stays neutral but provides resources like oil and steel to the German defense industry

      - Germany launches a surprise attack on the SU

      The prevailing opinion of historians is that Stalin just supported Germany to let the Western powers fight a long and destructive war of attrition among themselves and planned to invade Germany once they were weak enough. However, he didn't predict that Germany would be daring (or insane) enough to launch a pre-emptive strike on them, much less during the Russian winter. Well, it failed though and the rest is history.

      TLDR: Even if the Germans didn't attack first, they'd most likely have been invaded and expelled. So I don't see how this situation is fundamentally different from the Palestinian one. Moreover, the Red Army didn't just expel the Germans, they bombed refugee treks, sunk vessels with thousands of refugees on board and killed/raped every German they could get their hands on.

    • oyvey no, it’s not exactly the same. the zionist project was to expel palestinians. without that there wouldn’t have been a war.

      So what? Stalin planned to invade Eastern Europe all along.

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    • That relocation of ex-patriot Germans at the close of WWII, while regrettable, was perhaps understandable in the immediate wake of the Holocaust revelations, the massive holocaust death tolls of non-Jewish as well as Jewish Slavic eastern Europeans, not to mention these communities had provided Hitler with a convenient reason for attacking those countries (to save threatened Germans). Those circumstances were entirely different than the ethnic cleansing of Palestine by the nascent Israeli state.

      Let's see:

      - They lost a war
      - Were subsequently expelled or killed
      - And got their land and property stripped of them

      Nope, sounds exactly the same. Just admit you hate Germans cause they're evil nahtzees.

  • Double standard in US political culture: BDS is fine for Indiana, not Israel
  • Philosophy prof who likened Palestinians to 'rabid pit bull' ignites protest on CT campus
    • Isn't that just Steven Salaita in reverse?

      I don't believe that anyone should lose their job for something they write on the internet, unless it violates their employment contract. Pressuring private employers to fire people for their political beliefs or for insulting someone on the internet is simply Orwellian.

      That being said, I don't feel bad for this guy. But remember that if you condone this practice it's likely that it will hit YOU next.

  • CUFI Leader John Hagee confirms Christian Zionism is anti-Semitic
    • Actually it is love thy neighbor.

      That's one of the commandments from the OT. Jesus said that even if one follows all the commandments it's impossible for a human to never sin in his life and thus all of them will go to hell. Unless they believe in him of course.

    • @just

      Islam or Christianity?

    • That you have to believe in Jesus or will burn in hell is pretty much the core message of the New Testament and thus Christianity. And Islam also damns infidels to hell.

      Horrible? Maybe for feel-good liberals who put trigger warnings on top of their posts. But Christianity and Islam offer everyone a chance to convert and be saved. Unlike, well - a certain other religion.

  • Emails show Missouri museum canceled 'Ferguson to Palestine' event under pressure from Jewish group
    • Sir, I am appalled by this disgusting, hateful language of yours. Please consider that hurting someone's feelings over the internet can leave deep emotional scars and trauma from which they might never recover. Remember that such a thing is not a petty offense, it is a hate crime.

      Thank you for your understanding. I am sure you will become a better human being from now on.

    • Okay, can we now cancel all those other Ferguson "events" too?

      You'd think that even the most hardcore liberals would have gotten word that "Hands up don't shoot" was a fraud propagandized by George Soros by now. And yet they still stage these events /facepalm

  • American Jews are taking back their power from Israel
  • Zochrot and BADIL bring Nakba to U.S. audience
  • 'Do US Jews need a Jewish state for our safety?' debate begins in wake of Netanyahu victory
    • @lysias

      There is already a Jewish Autonomous Oblast in Russia. It's just that no Jews actually want to live there. Funny, huh?

      @just

      Nobody needs “sarcasm detecting glasses!”

      You are the perfect example of someone who apparently does.

      Using a "sarcasm tag" defeats the purpose of using sarcasm in the first place. Of which a big part is laughing at those who don't get it.

      I mean, have you ever seen someone seriously invoking the "mysteries of the universe"?

    • @ Annie #3

      Maybe you should go and read a history book then. The areas Germans were expelled from after WWII had been populated by Germans for hundreds of years. See http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e7/Prussiamap.gif

      You accuse me of posting racist stuff for making a sarcastical comment about the Jewish obsession with anti-semitism, but isn't it rather you who displays a blatant hatred of Germans here? I'd call that anti-germanism.

    • Did you forget your sarcasm detecting glasses today?

    • @Annie

      So you in all honesty approve of ethnic cleansing (what you euphemistically call "reshuffling of populations") when the victims are Germans, and not Palestinians?

      You disappoint me.

    • @Annie

      So you want to correct the displacement of a people by displacing another people for crimes allegedly commited 70 years ago and hundreds of kilometers away by a tiny fraction of Germans? Did I understand you correctly? Wait, that almost sounds like... collective punishment? No, nevermind. It's not collective punishment, it's ethnic collective punishment. Some people also call this genocide.

      But I give you the benefit of the doubt, Annie, since I believe you haven't thought this through properly.

      As for why that guy is pathetic: He advocates to give land away that he does not own, expel millions of people for crimes they haven't commited, just to quelch his own narcissistic guilt and make himself feel better. That is pretty much the definition of pathetic.

      Look, I don't care if you want to hate yourself for being born German, but please keep this kind of self-serving grovel to yourself and don't try to make other people as miserable as you are.

    • I personally would like to offer my hometown Berlin and the surroundings up to the Baltic sea as part of a just compensation for what jews suffered by the hands of Germans, and I think Germans would understand what crimes Germans have done to jews so they are obliged to give that

      LOL, are you for real?

      You know, I've met lots of Germans with an excessive guilt complex, but this really tops it. Pathetic.

  • From Nogales, Arizona to Ofer prison: Witnessing racism in the American and Israeli borderlands
    • Yep, an amnesty for 6 million illegals? Peanuts!

      I guess some people are only satisfied when the border guard is officially dismantled and the gov declares that every immigrant is welcome.

      Btw if this is bothering you, you should vote GOP in 2016. Tearing down the southern border and flooding the country with cheap workers is one of Jeb Bush's not-so-secret ambitions.

    • His mass amnesty and de facto abolition of border control wasn't enough for you?

  • Who can save Israel now?
    • Why yes, thank you Mooser. You Sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. /drops hat

    • @Mooser

      Oh, I see, you’re a socialist! A Leftist! That’s cool.

      I used to identify with the Left until I realized that the vast majority of them are hardcore materialists.

      Like the Old Left and their communist utopia, where lack of freedom and individuality wasn't supposed to be a problem due to the Marxist dogma that reaping the fruit of one's labor was all that's required to achieve happiness.

      Or the New Left and their liberal deconstructionism, with their belief that traditional Western culture and civilization is the epitome of evil and that man can only be free once all those pesky social constructs like common morals, nations, families, human races and gender roles have been abolished and man can finally act like the animal he is. This notion that man is an animal who'll be happy as long as you throw money, games and porn at him, is pretty much the underlying principle of our modern consumerist society.

      No thanks, neither of those alternatives are appealing to me.

    • @Mooser

      Well, at least my parents and grandparents are not. So even if I had some Jewish ancestors, I fear I wouldn't be kosher enough to apply for Israeli citizenship.

    • @just

      I'm neither a Jew, nor did I wrote that I endorse those policies. Rather I'm trying to illustrate that (contrary to what many people here seem to think) what's good for the Palestinians doesn't have to be good for the Jews.

      It's simply a conflict of interest.

    • Rather than admiring them, it's more like I utterly detest the corrupt political caste of today's Western nations who have sacrificed their peoples' national interests on the altar of big business and free trade. Compared to them Netanyahu doesn't seem so bad. At least if you're a Jewish Israeli.

      And yeah, he does work in the interest of Israeli Jews. Sharing power with a potential enemy is seldom a good idea. Just ask the Boers, or what's left of them today. As long as Netanyahu is in office, he won't share even a single straw with the Palestinians. Sucks for them, but good for the Jews.

    • If you use liberal meaning "liberal" and not "cultural marxist", then certainly.

      Before the 60s pretty much all liberals were racist.

    • Why would Israel need to be saved?

      They currently enjoy unconditional bipartisan support from the US, their economy is going strong, their birthrate is phenomenal for a 1st world country (over 3 children per Jewish woman, which means they won't get outbred by the Palestinians anytime soon) and they have a charismatic leader who works in the interest of the Jewish majority.

      Compared to the rest of the West, whose economies are stagnating, face demographic disasters and whose leaders work for anyone's interests but those of the majority, Israel is pretty much as healthy as it could possibly be.

      No, it's certainly not Israel that has to be saved. It's the Palestinians.

  • Why I hope Netanyahu will be crushed tonight
    • @jon s

      Maybe he just realized that convincing nationalists that their nation would be better off by being just another minor state in Asia rather than a regional great power that has de-facto control over Washington, is pretty futile.

      Standard leftist shaming tactics ("You are EVIL") are probably more effective, especially on liberal Jews. Since they suffer from cognitive dissonance anyway.

      Also you'll get much more goy support if you don't argue as a Jew, but as an American.

  • The farewell party of the mezuzah-kissers
    • >And yet that’s exactly the claim that Polish nationalists made when they took over Stettin and the rest of East Prussia. I understand you wanted even Hamburg. What was that about glasshouses?

      Assuming Polish nationalists had any say in the partition of Germany after WWII lol

  • Herzog and Netanyahu are likely to share power -- because Herzog won't share it with Arab List
  • On first campaign stop in West Bank, Netanyahu warns that 'radical elements' want to take over Israel
  • The U.S. sells out a brave, democratic Muslim leader -- again (Updated on March 13)
    • This is apparently a domestic Maldivan issue. The US has no business to interfere in the domestic politics of sovereign countries, be it Iran, Syria or the Maldives.

      So I'm at a loss why you blame the US government for doing the right thing for once - nothing.

  • Israel's Foreign Minister calls for beheading Arab citizens and it's not anywhere in the New York Times
    • yonah,

      You seem to imply that ethnic nationalism in general is a healthy ideology. Then why is white nationalism not "kosher"? Doesn't that imply that Jews are opposed to the well-being of majority white nations?

      Which is exactly what people like David Duke are arguing by the way.

    • Well, dear yonah: Why is Jewish nationalism good and White nationalism (David Duke) bad?

  • Paris university reverses decision, allows Israeli apartheid event with Blumenthal
  • 'NYT' reports 'surge of hostile sentiment against Jews' nationwide -- on what basis?
  • Media are stunned by Congress's 'loyalty' to Netanyahu (but refuse to explain it)
    • There's no boycott against the lobby, it's merely infighting WITHIN the lobby between the people who think that Netanyahu is good for Israel and those who don't.

    • Cool story bro.

      Israel got nukes since decades and hasn't let anyone inspect them yet.

  • Netanyahu's speech and the American Jewish condition
    • So why are Jews and Asians outperforming? Its a good question (subterfuge no doubt in the conspiratorial mind) but one I suspect is least well answered by the types who have only being of white Christian heritage to be proud of, and who player-hate any other group that is performing well (by the old WASP rules of promote one’s group first btw) in the here and now.

      While this is anathema to most leftists, the most straightforward explanation would be their higher IQ.

      That both Jews and Asians have a collectivist group mentality compared to the highly individualist White Americans surely also plays into this. A group of like-minded individuals working together will naturally be more successful than the average in an individualistic society.

      There is nothing wrong with any particular group being powerful or excelling in a given area. People that grouse about it are often frustrated with their own or their groups lack of power, not power itself. Jewish power does not ave to be a bad thing. That said, all of Phil’s points about how Jewish power is wielded, are, imo and experience, at least somewhat valid.

      A minority having power over the majority perverts the basic concept of democracy that America was supposedly founded upon. The only scenario where this wouldn't be a problem is a utopia where all humans look out and care for each other as if they were best friends. Obviously we don't live in such a world where benevolent kings or benevolent minorities can be trusted with exerting power over the rest of society and everyone benefits in the end.

    • I wouldn't have a problem with Jews outperforming Whites and other ethnic groups, if

      a) their success was solely based on merit

      and

      b) they wouldn't use their acquired power in the intelligentsia to actively harm the other 97% of the population.

      a) is dubious at best, since the Ivy League admissions are completely intransparent and there is a lot of evidence for rampant nepotism among the Jewish elite.

      b) is outright negative, as the all-powerful zionist lobby proves. Supporting zionism and Israel is only in the interest of Jews and effectively harms all non-Jews in America by killing their soldiers, wasting their tax money and completely destroying the reputation of America as a nation abroad.

      As a counterexample to Jews, one can look at Japanese for example. Despite their large success in academics, do you know even a single remotely influential organization of Japanese-Americans who lobbies for Japanese nationalist policies in America? See, me neither.

    • Also these "diversity quotas" don't affect Jews. Which is why there's now more Jews in Harvard than Christian Whites.

    • I think you're deluding yourself.

      The Jews and shabbos goys in power have no intention to ever discuss, or even allow discussion about Jewish influence in the USA.

      The only reason that Netanyahu gets opposed by some Democrats now is that this guy is so shameless, that he tarnishes the facade of Israel as a peaceful pillar of human rights and humble ally of the US which the Jewish establishment has made Americans to believe for so long.

  • Jewish groups that blindly support Israel make US and European Jews potential victims of violence -- Avnery
    • It might be strange for me of all people to point this out, but the Jews are not a monolithical group.

      I doubt that the Jews in charge of zionism and the Israel lobby have any qualms about sacrificing a few of their co-ethnics to further their agenda. Those who matter are living in gated mansions with surveillance cameras and security personnel anyway, so they won't be affected by this violence.

  • 'Large group' of indigenous Indians are cleared to immigrate to Israel and convert to Judaism
  • Is flying a nationalist flag ever a progressive act?
    • I was born in 1988, so I don't know how it was during the Cold War.

      But, after a decline following the breakup of the Soviet Union, it seems like the Che nostalgia is on the rise again.

    • If you're for nationalism, there should be no problem in flying a national flag.

      If you're against it, you shouldn't fly one.

      But the more important question is: If you're against nationalism and the existence of nation states, what is it you want to replace them with?

      The same can be asked about your opposition to capitalism. I know that claiming to be against capitalism and wearing Che Guevara T-shirts counts as edgy these days, but you rarely hear anything about exactly what these self-professed anti-capitalists want to do once they seize power. At least nothing that goes beyond vague statements like "social justice", "egalitarianism", "anti-racism", etc.

  • Netanyahu calls on Jews to leave Europe en masse in wake of Copenhagen synagogue attack
  • Happy Palestine Day
    • Hold on a second.

      You do realize that Valentine's Day is named after "Saint" Valentine, an evil, white, christian, cisgendered church goon, who doubtlessly had his share of oppressing women, LBGTIAQ people and POCs during his lifetime, right?

      I think it is insulting to both the Palestinians and all other oppressed people on earth to superimpose their plight on a day honoring a vile oppressor.

  • Chair of Democratic National Committee opposes Jewish intermarriage and MSNBC showing Gaza carnage
    • Why do my posts get censored at random again? I literally can't even politely reply to people anymore, yet alone write anything controversial without having my post thrashed. I'm perfectly sure nothing of what I wrote broke the comment guidelines.

    • I actually suffer from OCD and thus can attest to that. Obsession with purity is a big theme in OCD and for nationalist types that often turns into obsession with racial purity.

      I am no exception to this either, although I'm more obsessed with emotional and sexual purity. But interracial relations sometimes bother me, similar to how other people get bothered by - say - incest (which I have in return no kind of negative feelings for). That I'm mixed myself doesn't exactly make it less complicated either.

  • Charlie Hebdo: The sacred of the 'wretched of the Earth' and its desecration
    • Indigenous? Wut?

      The indigenous people of France would be the French, but since this woman is blabbering about Islam and colonialism that can't be it. Maybe it's just a lost in translation issue, but I think it's kinda funny nonetheless.

  • 'Break Down Borders 5K' in San Diego highlights injustices at border regions around the world
    • Ridiculous. A nation preventing people to leave an occupied territory that is not even within their legal borders is not the same as a sovereign nation preventing foreigners from entering their country illegally. By comparing the US to Israel you might aswell compare them to the Soviet Union.

      Freedom of movement is a human right, but freedom of work and residence is not. A Mexican can enter the US for a tourist visit any day, but in order to live and work there they have to apply at the legal immigration channels like everyone else.

  • 'NYT' perpetuates myth Israel was 'fighting for its very survival' during 1967 war
  • Shit dead rabbis say about gentiles
    • It means that Goyim are born to serve Jews.

    • Another quote from Schneerson:

      We do not have a case of profound change in which a person is merely on a superior level. Rather we have a case of . . . a totally different species. . . . The body of a Jewish person is of a totally different quality from the body of [members] of all nations of the world . . . The difference of the inner quality [of the body] . . . is so great that the bodies would be considered as completely different species. This is the reason why the Talmud states that there is an halachic difference in attitude about the bodies of non-Jews [as opposed to the bodies of Jews]: “their bodies are in vain”. . . . An even greater difference exists in regard to the soul. Two contrary types of soul exist, a non-Jewish soul comes from three satanic spheres, while the Jewish soul stems from holiness.

    • And this rabbi is revered like a saint in Israel and the US alike.

  • The growing ties between #BlackLivesMatter and Palestine
    • Mooser,

      Somehow or other, that doesn't exactly surprise me.

    • I'm really sorry for offending your well-founded opinions with my vile hate speech.

      But - let me ask this: Do you not believe in the rule of law, the need to protect people from crimes and the right of self-defense?

  • Former Obama aide's thinktank calls for 1/4 of French Jews to move to Israel
    • Please, Mr. Ross. By all means, set an example and be the first one to emigrate to Israel. The American people will surely get over this terrible loss.

  • 'No to martyrdom by hunger in Yarmouk camp': Palestinian refugees protest Assad’s siege
    • Assad didn't start the Syrian civil war. It was the West who torched up his country. He might be no angel, but compared to the US and Israel he's practically a saint.

      This "Arab spring" b/s promoted by the West has costed hundreds of thousands of lives already. Anyone with a little concern for the victims should pray that Assad can restore order in Syria and end the civil war. Because if he doesn't, certainly many more millions will die.

  • Living in Israel isn't the solution to antisemitism
    • What am I then?

    • And basically all of these mass migrations were caused by war, famines and other disasters, with the invaders typically displacing the peoples who lived on the land before.

      Is that the case you want to make for mass immigration into Europe?

    • But those are neither Moroccans nor Muslims anymore (or have been 100 years ago). And I think invoking the memory of the Islamic conquest of Spain is not exactly helpful for this guy's cause.

      And you're missing my point. As a group they never assimilated, which is why they were seen as a foreign body in the first place.

    • Which will only lead to the middle and upper classes moving out of districts where their new neighbors are being resettled, thus creating new ghettos. See America for reference.

    • We have been in Europe for centuries and politicians and the press must stop acting as if we arrived yesterday.

      You do? I don't think there were many Moroccans in Europe 100 years ago.

      Anyways, the core cause for anti-semitism has always been that Jews live in gentile societies, but don't assimilate. This causes ethnic friction, which is a completely normal process. The early Zionists recognized this problem and wanted to cure it by transforming Jewry into a "normal" nation with an own state and its own territory. So far, so good, but - Palestinians aside - the project has ultimately failed since most Jews apparently do not want to live in the Jewish state.

      So, in other words, if Jews leave Europe, the Anti-semitism here will probably decrease. Which is good for Jews if they want to spend their holidays in Europe in the future.

  • Diaspora Jews are not in 'exile,' they are at home
    • Why yes. What would the French do without those vibrant and enriching cultures in their midst? That's soooo 19th century.

    • Jews will be at home in France when they stop being Jews and start being French. Which includes stopping to lobby for zionism, multiculturalism and other policies detrimental to the French people.

  • Palestine, an Islamic issue?
    • Palestinians are Arabs in the same way that Russians are Slavs.

      It was a conflict between Jews and Arabs from the very beginning. It's just that the majority of the Arab world has pulled out by now as they figured they couldn't beat the Jews. So the only ones left today are the Palestinian Arabs.

    • It's essentially an ethnic conflict between Jews and Arabs, with some minorities mixed in for good measure.

  • Netanyahu and Europe’s far right find common ground after the Paris attacks
  • The 'NYT''s double standard on westerners who go off to fight in Middle East conflicts
    • Well, they're not leaving to join Hamas or Hezbollah though. IS has no business with Israel. In fact, they're probably financed by them.

  • 'Protest in the form of a prayer': Dream Defenders demonstration in Nazareth makes connections from Ferguson to Palestine
    • 99% of Americans would be over 300 million. Excuse me, but I have not heard of 300 million Americans going out and occupying stuff.

      Moreover, what makes you think I'm "feigning" sympathy for Palestinians? Do you maybe want to imply that non-leftists are not capable of sympathy?

    • Supporting Ferguson rioters is pretty radical I'd say. I don't think the general public wants anything to do with anarchists who fight against the police. But feel free to prove me wrong.

    • The problem is that "white supremacy" in the US only exists in your head. The mere notion that there is white supremacy in a nation that "positively" discriminates against whites on the labor market is ridiculous. Moreover, most minority groups in the US are doing just fine, some even better than whites. It's just black Americans who can't seem to get their stuff together, even with Affirmative Action, a black President and countless billions of dollars being poured into the development of their communities since the 1960s. By blaming their failure on some intangible "white supremacy" you are doing them no favor.

      I dare say that most Americans are well aware that black people are not oppressed in their country, so equating the very real occupation of Palestine to this kind of fantasy will inevitably damage the Palestinian cause.

    • "Oh my god, people disagree with me. This is so offensive!"

      Maybe you should disable the comments on your posts then?

    • Indeed, just a punch in the face and even a Gentle Giant baby boy becomes an aggressor. What a sick world we live in.

    • Okay if Black Power is no problem, then I'm sure White Power isn't either. Maybe you guys should invite the KKK to your next meeting after all. Racial nationalists gotta stick together! You know, intersectionality and shieeet.

    • Mooser, there must be a lot of tapes of you doing nasty stuff out there then. I'm curious, so please tell me where I can watch them. Thanks~

    • I don't think that math, logic and common sense mean what you believe they do.

      If St Michael lived by your prophet's advice, he wouldn't have died btw. Some people call this karma.

    • i don’t know who did what in Ferguson
      but i do know that yet another young person was chased and slowly murdered
      by a peace officer who couldn’t be bothered to try anything else
      then a bunch of suits with higher educations told him his fellow peace officers
      and the world that they did everything right that that’s how it is to be done

      You say you don't know about Ferguson and in the same sentence you claim that you know exactly how it was. Don't you see the contradiction?

      That "young person" attacked a police officer in his own patrol car and smashed his face in, that's why he got chased! And he got shot because he charged the same officer to attack him at full speed while having his gun pointed at him. There was no "hands up". By god, please inform yourself!

      Was it absolutely necessary to kill him in that situation? I don't know. But I do know that you and all other critics of Darren Wilson demand superhuman abilities of cops in a self-defense situation. You cannot expect someone to consider all possible outcomes of a situation in a split second. The law on self-defense explicitly gives people leeway to make errors of judgment in such a situation. Because it is as you said: Humans are not perfect - not even cops.

    • The problem is that there are too many ideological zealots here who conveniently choose to ignore facts if it suits their ideology. Ironically, they are like the zionist apologists in this regard.

      Palestine doesn't need fanatical left- or right-wingers. They need people with common sense.

    • Even doing nothing would be better, since this is not helpful at all, it is damaging. By allying with fringe groups like this you cause people to associate Palestinians with Ferguson looters.

      If you want an advice: Do not appease the fringe, but try to bring discourse about Palestinians to the center of society. Who you want to appeal to is not black power groups and anarchists, but intellectuals who represent the whole American society. Because these are the people who control the public discourse and can change it.

    • I said this before, but promoting this nonsense is extremely
      damaging for the Palestinian cause.

      What these shills are protesting for is a free pass to commit crimes without being harrassed by police. Palestinians are not violent ghetto thugs and Nazareth is not Ferguson.

  • Jews around the world know 'deep in their hearts they have only one country, Israel' -- Netanyahu
    • Well, since mine is still there, probably not.

    • Jews around the world know ‘deep in their hearts they have only one country, Israel’

      If a goy said that, they'd have him fired from his job and jailed for anti-semitism.

      Ironically, what would Bibi do if the diaspora Jews followed his advice and all moved to Israel? Their "Jewish state" would collapse in a few years since there was noone left to lobby for them anymore in the US and Europe.

  • It's not the cartoons-- a contrarian perspective from a Muslim cartoonist
    • French comic Dieudonne has just been arrested for "glorification of terrorism", since he posted "I am Charlie Coulibaly" on facebook. This offense is apparently punishable with up to 7 years in prison.

      France, the country of free speech trololol

  • Debate over trip to Israel reveals fissures in Muslim American community
  • Congress says possible Palestinian unity gov't must recognize Israel as a Jewish state in order to receive aid
  • When blasphemy is bigotry: The need to recognise historical trauma when discussing Charlie Hebdo
    • The key difference between the reception of the Der Sturmer and Danish cartoons, Mahmood Mamdani argues, is that the former are understood to be bigotry, while the latter are considered blasphemous. As he points out, the difference is that blasphemy offends notions of the sacred from within a tradition, while bigotry offends them from outside of it.

      This seems like a pretty random criteria to me. I think the real difference is that Christians have grown a thick skin to blasphemy because they've been subjected to it since hundreds of years, while Muslims do not.

      Which brings us to the problem of the incompatibility of conservative Muslim communities and liberal Western society. Cohabitation of the incompatible will only lead to suffering on both sides. These terrorist incidents and anti-Muslim sentiment fuel each other, radicalizing both sides equally.

      To address this problem, there is only one humane solution: physical separation. In other words: The West must stop meddling in Muslim lands and trying to impose their values on its inhabitants. For this is the root cause of modern Muslim terrorism: the West invading Muslim countries and trying to change their traditional way of life.

      In return, Muslims in Western societies must assimilate. Which also means accepting that blasphemy will be a daily occurence to them. Those who cannot do so have to be encouraged to leave, for they pose a permanent security threat and cause of social unrest in society.

  • Why I am not Charlie
    • eljay,

      that might be true for some, but most people don't completely break with their "roots".

    • @GermanLefty

      There is no universally accepted definition for racism, anti-semitism, islamophobia and the like. They are merely more than buzzwords in which one can insert their personal subjective meaning.

      Which is why the enforcement of hate speech laws based on any of these vague terms gives nearly unlimited legal leeway for the prosecutors to indict someone if they want to.

    • Holocaust denial?

      Moreover, even general hate speech laws are heavily biased towards Jews in their legal interpretation. You cannot talk about Jews in the way you can about Muslims, Asians or other minorities in Europe and Australia. There are multiple outspoken anti-Islam parties and movements here. In contrast, a party who'd openly declare they're against Judaism or Jewry would never be permitted.

    • Well, African-Americans don't have much economic power since they are usually found at the bottom of the social ladder (as opposed to Jews who are at the top). In our society, money equals power. So it is kinda curious that people like Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson have so much power, while the people they lobby for are so poor. Don't you think?

      I think that the Jewish lobby and other minority lobby groups who jumped on the civil rights bandwagon play a big role in lobbying for the African-American cause, since their interests are in alignment. Just think of the Ferguson or Trayvon Martin cases. I don't know a single big media outlet owned by a black person, but virtually all American media supported the pro-Black narrative ("Gentle Giant", "innocent black bodies" etc). I do not believe the media is acting out of ideological conviction, but rather that there are financial and ethnic (for Jews) interests at stake for the media owners.

      See this quote from Ann Schaffer for example: "The Jewish community has always worked on the premise that as a minority, our security, our strength, our well being in America is interdependent with those of other minorities. This is a Jewish issue. It’s very much a Jewish issue.

      What I want to say is that a lot of the lobbying for African-American causes is not actually done by Blacks and thus their influence is stronger than one might think.

    • I see, thanks.

    • Well, that's because Greek culture became (through the Romans) the fundament of all later European cultures. Arab culture never influenced Europe to such a degree and in fact was always seen as the exotic "other". Hence the distinction between orient and occident.

    • Well, that applies to Jews too.

      Also, I think France has been pretty much a secular country since the French Revolution.

    • Yeah, but the Jewish lobby actually gives a lot of support (and money) to the black lobby. At least in matters not concerning Israel, they're usually on the same side. Ironically, these same Jewish activists do everything in their might to keep Israel free of black "infiltrators". They actually just deported a bunch of them to Sweden lol

    • Well, this is one of the oldest tricks in the unwritten propaganda rulebook: Always call your enemies cowards and imply yourself to be the knight in shining armor. Heroes don't stab people in the back, so by calling them cowards they basically want to prevent that people heroize them.

    • Maybe they do, but they're so vulgar that this message is lost on me.

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