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I wonder where the struggle between universal human rights and - “A Jew is by the nature of his creation a purer being. Similarly with the holiness of the land: The soil of Israel is essentially holier, the stones are holier because the land was destined by God to serve as the place of the Children of Israel” is headed "Either we are all sacred or none of us is" Paul Fourhorns Tenoso

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  • 'We made a mistake. There is a sickness inside our community' -- Jacob Ari Labendz in the synagogue
    • In the week that 200 Jewish thugs descended on the wedding of a Jew and a Muslim to protest the Rassenschande it's interesting to look around the world at other models of religious coexistence which will be required post Zionism

      link to en.wikipedia.org

      "saaNsoN kii maalaa pe simruuN maiN pii ka naam

      apne mann kii maiN jaanuuN aur pii ke mann kii Ram

      With every breath I take, I chant the name of my beloved I know of my heart, and God knows of the heart of my beloved

      yahii merii bandagii hai, yahii merii puujaa

      This is my salutation [and] this is my prayer.

      ek thaa saajan mandir meN aur ek thaa pritam masjid meN

      par maiN prem ke rang meN aisii Duubii ban gayaa ek hii ruup

      One lover was in the temple and another in the mosque but to me, immersed in the joy of love, both seemed same"

      Take it away, Nusrah Fateh ali Khan

      Zionism is such a dismal, petty and miserable ideology

    • Very impressive

      "Whether we love Israel or not, we made a mistake when we forgot about the richness of our heritage and its temporal and geographical breadth"

      I happened to be listening to this while reading it

      There is so much more to life than the nihilism of Zionism. Jews can and do do way better.

  • Mr. Netanyahu, what is your endgame?
    • Bibi's endgame is giving everyone in Israel a pony. And the Palestinians are taken in by passing gypsies. If you build it they will come. Inshallah.

      They have 22 other states. There never was such a thing as Palestine. He has been spouting the same shite for over 40 years.

  • 'NYT' op-ed calls on Jews to abandon liberal Zionism and push for equal rights
    • but you now see rifts opening up in the American Jewish community, especially under this lunatic government [in Israel].

      link to haaretz.com

      "Here’s an abridged version of the events of the past week. Security cabinet member Tzipi Livni, the justice minister, stated that carrying on negotiations with Hamas in Cairo was a mistake: “We need to go on deterring the Palestinians,” she averred. Another member of the cabinet, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, used his Facebook page to lash out at the policy being dictated by the prime minister: “If we are talking seriously about the security of Israel’s inhabitants, we need to understand that there is no other possibility than a determined Israeli move with one aim – to vanquish Hamas.”

      In the midst of the Cairo talks, yet another cabinet member, Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, called for an “immediate halt” to negotiations in the Egyptian capital, in favor of adoption of the approach he is promoting, which he calls “unilateral enforcement.” Under this scheme, Israel will be very generous on the humanitarian side, and at the same time will batter Hamas relentlessly, using the “lawnmower” method, as he put it.

      In reaction, Lieberman mockingly said Bennett is “a minister who suffers from amnesia.” And Bennett, after being scolded by Netanyahu in the security cabinet meeting on Wednesday of last week, and afterward in a press conference, issued a terse statement to the media: “One does not conduct negotiations with a terrorist organization. Period. My opinion on this will not change.” ""

    • "They lie to us and then they lie to themselves about lying to us"

      Trudell

    • Dresden was a war crime. Winners are never punished.
      One of the worst things the Brits did in 1945 was send back Russians who had fought with the Germans at bayonet point to Stalin's soldiers and certain death.

    • A housing crash in Israel is probably 40% likely. Higher if deflation takes over in the Eurozone.

      Punters are waiting for zero VAT - a very bad/good sign, depending on your stance on justice.

    • All of the spin coming from Hasbara central- whether Isis is Hamas, the Palestinians are evil,. they are backward, we love gays, we repair the world, Bar Refaeli is to die for- ignores the key issue of Palestinian rights.

      If the only way Israel can exist is by denying Palestinian rights, Israel has no future. And it really doesn't matter how many twinks are in the IDF, frankly.

    • Meanwhile Shavit holds the line for the forces of darkness in Ha'aretz. What a crock of avshit.

      link to haaretz.com

      "But none of Israel’s sins can justify the return of Israel-hatred. Winston Churchill bombarded Dresden, Franklin Roosevelt bombarded Tokyo and Harry Truman destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. No decent man in the world thinks that because of these disproportionate acts these great leaders became war criminals. Bill Clinton attacked in Serbia, Tony Blair attacked in Iraq and Barack Obama attacked in Afghanistan. No honest person in the world believes that because of those strikes Britain and the United States are illegitimate.

      Only when Israel makes massive use of its power and only when Israel displays ugly fringe phenomena is the response a denial of its very right to exist. Only when Jews act like any other nation would act in similar circumstances is the result a rage at their very existence.

      Anti-Semitism creates certain obligations. First of all, it sets a challenge before the world’s nations – don’t go back there. Western culture will cease to be a culture if it allows the ancient hatred to make it lose its senses again. But anti-Semitism also sets a challenge before Israelis, from right and left. The nationalists among us must finally understand that we are not China or Russia; we’re not a superpower. Both because of our values and our circumstances, we don’t really have a prospect for living by our sword alone.

      The liberals among us must also understand that we’re not China or Russia, not a superpower. We’re a tiny minority-nation under attack, and sweeping criticism of this nation is like sweeping criticism of the black, gay or Yazidi minority. Despite the Zionist revolution and Israeli sovereignty, we’re still Jews. As Jews we must defend ourselves, and as Jews we must stand for justice. "

      Justice is meaningless when basic rights are completely ignored.

      But there is good news

      link to haaretz.com
      "The army’s spending demands are so big that treasury officials fear that the budgets over the next three years will be subjugated to military needs at the expense of civilian spending. The problem is made worse by concerns that tax revenues will be smaller than expected amid signs that the economy is slowing. Those concerns become all the more acute if Israel enters into a war of attrition with Hamas, which would both debilitate the economy and increase defense costs."

  • A visit to the East Jerusalem hospital treating children injured by Israeli strikes on Gaza
    • From 2009, post Cast Lead, which seemed particularly brutal at the time but of course was just a warm up to what is transpiring now

      link to theguardian.com
      "Seven Jewish Children - a Play for Gaza

      Caryl Churchill

      No children appear in the play. The speakers are adults, the parents and if you like other relations of the children. The lines can be shared out in any way you like among those characters. The characters are different in each small scene as the time and child are different.

      1

      Tell her it's a game

      Tell her it's serious

      But dont frighten her

      Dont tell her they'll kill her

      Tell her it's important to be quiet

      Tell her she'll have cake if she's good

      Tell her to curl up as if she's in bed

      But not to sing.

      Tell her not to come out

      Tell her not to come out even if she hears shouting

      Dont frighten her

      Tell her not to come out even if she hears nothing for a long time

      Tell her we'll come and find her

      Tell her we'll be here all the time.

      Tell her something about the men

      Tell her they're bad in the game

      Tell her it's a story

      Tell her they'll go away

      Tell her she can make them go away if she keeps still

      By magic

      But not to sing.

      2

      Tell her this is a photograph of her grandmother, her uncles and me

      Tell her her uncles died

      Dont tell her they were killed

      Tell her they were killed

      Dont frighten her.

      Tell her her grandmother was clever

      Dont tell her what they did

      Tell her she was brave

      Tell her she taught me how to make cakes

      Dont tell her what they did

      Tell her something

      Tell her more when she's older.

      Tell her there were people who hated jews

      Dont tell her

      Tell her it's over now

      Tell her there are still people who hate jews

      Tell her there are people who love jews

      Dont tell her to think jews or not jews

      Tell her more when she's older

      Tell her how many when she's older

      Tell her it was before she was born and she's not in danger

      Dont tell her there's any question of danger.

      Tell her we love her

      Tell her dead or alive her family all love her

      Tell her her grandmother would be proud of her.

      3

      Dont tell her we're going forever

      Tell her she can write to her friends, tell her her friends can maybe come and visit

      Tell her it's sunny there

      Tell her we're going home

      Tell her it's the land God gave us

      Dont tell her religion

      Tell her her great great great great lots of greats grandad lived there

      Dont tell her he was driven out

      Tell her, of course tell her, tell her everyone was driven out and the country is waiting
      for us to come home

      Dont tell her she doesnt belong here

      Tell her of course she likes it here but she'll like it there even more.

      Tell her it's an adventure

      Tell her no one will tease her

      Tell her she'll have new friends

      Tell her she can take her toys

      Dont tell her she can take all her toys

      Tell her she's a special girl

      Tell her about Jerusalem.

      4

      Dont tell her who they are

      Tell her something

      Tell her they're bedouin, they travel about

      Tell her about camels in the desert and dates

      Tell her they live in tents

      Tell her this wasnt their home

      Dont tell her home, not home, tell her they're going away

      Dont tell her they dont like her

      Tell her to be careful.

      Dont tell her who used to live in this house

      No but dont tell her her great great grandfather used to live in this house

      No but dont tell her Arabs used to sleep in her bedroom.

      Tell her not to be rude to them

      Tell her not to be frightened

      Dont tell her she cant play with the children

      Dont tell her she can have them in the house.

      Tell her they have plenty of friends and family

      Tell her for miles and miles all round they have lands of their own

      Tell her again this is our promised land.

      Dont tell her they said it was a land without people

      Dont tell her I wouldnt have come if I'd known.

      Tell her maybe we can share.

      Dont tell her that.

      5

      Tell her we won

      Tell her her brother's a hero

      Tell her how big their armies are

      Tell her we turned them back

      Tell her we're fighters

      Tell her we've got new land.

      6

      Dont tell her

      Dont tell her the trouble about the swimming pool

      Tell her it's our water, we have the right

      Tell her it's not the water for their fields

      Dont tell her anything about water.

      Dont tell her about the bulldozer

      Dont tell her not to look at the bulldozer

      Dont tell her it was knocking the house down

      Tell her it's a building site

      Dont tell her anything about bulldozers.

      Dont tell her about the queues at the checkpoint

      Tell her we'll be there in no time

      Dont tell her anything she doesnt ask

      Dont tell her the boy was shot

      Dont tell her anything.

      Tell her we're making new farms in the desert

      Dont tell her about the olive trees

      Tell her we're building new towns in the wilderness.

      Dont tell her they throw stones

      Tell her they're not much good against tanks

      Dont tell her that.

      Dont tell her they set off bombs in cafes

      Tell her, tell her they set off bombs in cafes

      Tell her to be careful

      Dont frighten her.

      Tell her we need the wall to keep us safe

      Tell her they want to drive us into the sea

      Tell her they dont

      Tell her they want to drive us into the sea.

      Tell her we kill far more of them

      Dont tell her that

      Tell her that

      Tell her we're stronger

      Tell her we're entitled

      Tell her they dont understand anything except violence

      Tell her we want peace

      Tell her we're going swimming.

      7

      Tell her she cant watch the news

      Tell her she can watch cartoons

      Tell her she can stay up late and watch Friends.

      Tell her they're attacking with rockets

      Dont frighten her

      Tell her only a few of us have been killed

      Tell her the army has come to our defence

      Dont tell her her cousin refused to serve in the army.

      Dont tell her how many of them have been killed

      Tell her the Hamas fighters have been killed

      Tell her they're terrorists

      Tell her they're filth

      Dont

      Dont tell her about the family of dead girls

      Tell her you cant believe what you see on television

      Tell her we killed the babies by mistake

      Dont tell her anything about the army

      Tell her, tell her about the army, tell her to be proud of the army. Tell her about the family of dead girls, tell her their names why not, tell her the whole world knows why shouldnt she know? tell her there's dead babies, did she see babies? tell her she's got nothing to be ashamed of. Tell her they did it to themselves. Tell her they want their children killed to make people sorry for them, tell her I'm not sorry for them, tell her not to be sorry for them, tell her we're the ones to be sorry for, tell her they cant talk suffering to us. Tell her we're the iron fist now, tell her it's the fog of war, tell her we wont stop killing them till we're safe, tell her I laughed when I saw the dead policemen, tell her they're animals living in rubble now, tell her I wouldnt care if we wiped them out, the world would hate us is the only thing, tell her I dont care if the world hates us, tell her we're better haters, tell her we're chosen people, tell her I look at one of their children covered in blood and what do I feel? tell her all I feel is happy it's not her.
      Dont tell her that.
      Tell her we love her.
      Dont frighten her."

      Bukra fi Dowlah Yehudieh. Bukra fi mishmish.

    • At the time this seemed extremist but it was nothing compared to the orgy of death that Netanyahu unleashed

      link to haaretz.com

      "The secretary-general of World Bnei Akiva, Rabbi Noam Perel, called for revenge of the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens, the bodies of whom were found Monday.
      "An entire nation and thousands of years of history demand revenge," Perel posted on his Facebook page, shortly after the bodies were found.

      "The government of Israel is gathering for a revenge meeting that isn't a grief meeting. The landlord has gone mad at the sight of his sons' bodies. A government that turns the army of searchers to an army of avengers, an army that will not stop at 300 Philistine foreskins," Perel wrote, alluding to the biblical tale of David, who killed 200 Philistines and gave their foreskins to King Saul as the bride price for his daughter."

      "The disgrace will be paid for with the blood of the enemy, not with our tears," Perel concluded. "

      He could prolly get a job with JStreet now.

    • link to theguardian.com

      "A mortar bomb fired from Gaza killed a four-year-old Israeli child in a border collective farm on Friday, Israeli security sources said."

      Stand by for Yossi Israeli to go postal. Israel was supposed to end the agony of Jewish kids being killed. Killing hundreds of Palestinian kids was supposed to make Jewish kids safer. Jews are especially sensitive about losing kids etc.
      Palestinians of course should be used to it by now and of course they have no emotional feelings since they are Orientals. We even offered them greenhouses, the ingrates. We are Jews and we repair the world by trying to bring them in line, for their own good. Is that right, Jon_s? Please correct as necessary. I am working from memory.

      Netanyahu will claim revenge for this totally appalling death and order another 500 dead Gazan kids.

    • The only way any of these kids could ever get to Jerusalem was to be injured by the IDF. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that the families aren't allowed to Israel's indivisible bullshit capital
      .

  • In Photos: Thousands pack Rafah streets for funeral of top Hamas commanders
    • "I was driving home , after doing my pre-shabbat shopping "

      1 Very few Gazans can afford a car
      2 there are over 200,000 living in Un Shelters, not at home
      3 Over 10,000 homes have been destroyed
      4 80% don't have enough money to go pre Shabbat food shopping

      Bastards in Tel Aviv run the system for you

    • What happened to Kastner after he moved to Israel, Jon? He collaborated with the Nazis.

    • Would classing it as a Hannibal procedure make it acceptable, Jon ?

    • link to haaretz.com

      "Assassinations of Hamas commanders could make Netanyahu the hero
      Such successes sink both the group’s morale and ability to carry out operations from Gaza. They’re also popular with Israelis suffering in the south. "

      Delighted for Jon and his neighbours who have been having trouble sleeping recently.

  • Democratic Party leader echoes Netanyahu's new theme: Hamas equals ISIS
    • Zionism desperately needs lots of "look over there! " . They don't wany anyone looking at what has become of Dorian Israel.

      link to dish.andrewsullivan.com
      "And more than securing Israel’s security, ending the occupation is a matter of securing Israel’s soul. What strikes me most about interacting with Americans on this issue, even political and informed Americans, is how many don’t fully comprehend the rise in ultra-conservatism and ethno-nationalism in Israel. People don’t want to think of Israel as that kind of country, and so they shut their ears to it. Yet the evidence grows every day; Netanyahu’s cabinet is virulently extreme, the fringe right-wing parties grow more powerful, the racism and bigotry of the street protests more and more explicit and unafraid. Look, just today, we learn that the Israeli government is targeting the family of Mohammed Abu Khder, the 16 year old Palestinian who was burned to death by Israeli terrorists. This is the type of ugliness, of nastiness, that is seeping into the firmament of Israeli society. This is what journalists like Gideon Levy and Max Blumenthal have been investigating in their work, and this is why they are considered so dangerous: because they threaten to expose to progressive people the reality of the growing reactionary nature of Israel’s internal politics."

    • QE isn't working. War is the old reliable.

      link to ftalphaville.ft.com

      " Capital must be destroyed in order for liquidity to be usefully deployed once again — especially if it is to deliver investment returns.Hence, why wars are so hugely useful for dealing with economic depressions. They permanently and effectively destroy capacity. Not just the surplus capacity that plagues the system, but core capacity, which serves a genuine economic need. Indeed, it’s the need for the capacity to be reinstalled that in many ways justifies a return on investment again."

      It is such a sick system.

      BTW growth in Iraq is back to 8% now. Imagine that in the US.

    • @MJayRosenberg · 21h

      Hillary still in talks with AIPAC to get permission to say something about Michael Brown.

    • And of course Arbeit macht frei , Peres is a statesman and Israel is deeply sorry.

    • Is there any chance ISIS might be a sockpuppet to justify more military spending and boost a flagging US economy ?

      link to theguardian.com

    • Israelis are really suffering
      link to haaretz.com
      "War delays start of Israeli soccer season
      The league opts not to hold every match in the north, where all is quiet."

      The terrorists must be punished
      link to haaretz.com
      "Gaza severely short of water for drinking and bathing
      A major consequence of the water shortage, caused by Israeli strikes, is the outbreak of skin disease and other infections.
      Even in normal times, more than 90 percent of Gaza’s water is unfit for drinking because Israel requires the Palestinian Authority — which is responsible for the water system — to make do with the groundwater located in Gaza itself, despite the enormous growth of the Strip’s population. This has led to constant overpumping, which in turn has resulted in seawater and sewage contaminating the groundwater. Therefore, people depend on the purification plants for drinking water. "

      And to think the bots say Gaza could have been Singapore 2.0 ! FFS.

      No daylight between the US and Israel. Otherwise civilization is in danger.
      Israel may have to go fully fascist in order for civilization to be saved.

      Is this G-d's plan ? Call toll free now.

    • "cited the oppression of women, Christians and gays as a shared program."

      Good old gaymosexuals and lesbitarians, endlessly recyclable in Israel's hasbara.

      Meanwhile 46% of Israelis disapprove of homosexuality.

    • What happened the church?

    • Is killing a collaborator worse than bombing a UN school ? Do hamas have any pictures of Israel's recent hannibal procedure? That was fairly nauseous.
      The notion that Judistan is on the side of peace is as credible as Joan Rivers' youthful looks.

    • If hamas equals Isis then Hillary must be Lincoln

  • 'The land of goodness turned upside down to the wasteland in 5 minutes' -- Eyewitness to massacre
    • Fantastic writing. Zionism 2014 from the sharp end, that sacred duty to repair the world. As Mads Gilbert said this is no natural disaster.

      This is a system run by jews for jews. And it is devoid of morality.

  • State Dep't says it's 'not OK' that Israel detained another American teenager without informing us
    • "State Dep’t says it’s ‘not OK’ "

      Sounds like a whining teenager

      link to youtube.com

      All my life I've been waiting for you to bring a Jewish fairytale along
      It's not fair. I don't feel safe. It's not ok

  • Entitled ideology supporting 'incineration' of Gaza resonates with Nazi ideology -- Siegman
    • The Israeli right wing is an organism that becomes more extremist by the year. Sharon is beginning to look like a moderate now, 14 years after al aqsa.

      There are a few factors driving it I think

      1. Jewish power- they never had serious political power in the modern era and they don't know how to use it responsibly

      http://www.aipac.org

      2 The land fetish - they got all their Christmases at once in 1967 and Messianism took off. Of course! The Holocaust was necessary to gain the Promised land! That's why Marek Edelman wanted nothing to do with Zionism.

      “The invisible, the unrepresentable, the transcendent is ‘represented’ by shaping a space devoid of figures, history, and legibility. The idol is the empty, depopulated landscape itself, the ‘natural scene’ in which ‘the Bible speaks in the language of nature,’ the altar on which the human sacrifice can be carried out.”
      — W. J. T. Mitchell, “Holy Landscape: Israel, Palestine and the American Wilderness”, Critical Inquiry (2000), 193-223 (p. 219).

      3 The settlers and the apartheid they need to stay in situ

      link to tabletmag.com

      4 The education system - privatized, denied funding because of YESHA, feeder system for the IDF

      link to haaretz.com
      "Anti-Arab racism and anti-leftist incitement did not start this summer. Nor are they the product of an educational “error.” They are what could be expected from an educational system that for decades has been subject to a single narrative and a single curriculum and flees from any effort to confront multiple points of view.
      Young people shouting “Death to Arabs” prove the success of the educational system more than its failure. Such youths have internalized an aggressive worldview in which the strong side erases the “other” – be he Arab, poor or Mizrahi (a Jew of Middle Eastern origin) – just like they saw in school. Thus, in schools they recite Israel’s Declaration of Independence, which promises equal rights regardless of religion, race, or gender, but ignore the inequality between Jews and Arabs; they praise “equality of opportunity” for all, but don’t address the gaps between pupils from different socioeconomic backgrounds; they praise “national unity,” but marginalize the history of large swaths of the population. "

      5 Netanyahu and his interventions. He never did anything to stop the extremists

      link to mondoweiss.net

      "Meantime, in Israel we are seeing the Jehovahiztion of the Israeli public. Ignorant, radical Jews are turning more to symbols of Jewish superiority than actual Jewish values. It’s getting harder to be a liberal except in Tel Aviv. Everyone is thinking about a second passport.
      This is a spiral that will leave Israel more fanatic, more religious, less able to communicate with the western world-- and ironically more part of the extremism of the Middle East. I’ve been writing about the Jewish Brotherhood. Unlike the Muslim Brotherhood, our extremists have never had to face reality and soften. Because even when they wield power they claim that the real power is the hands of the liberal elites.
      Unlike the US, we have no constitution. No Basic Law grants equality. The Israeli religious right has blocked that. The only reason we have freedom of the press is because of the Supreme Court decisions. The right is already using this as a way of attacking the Supreme Court, which is becoming more fearful, less willing to use its power.
      Unless something drastic changes, and it could happen-- I'm betting on the J14 movement-- liberal Israel is dying, and it won’t be in existence in 5, or 10 years. Some elements will be kept as a figleaf, for the Zionist Jehovahist regime. The liberals will leave, those who can."

      6 The Orthodox bulge - they are seriously extremist
      link to 972mag.com

      "Answering a question from a concerned reader regarding the Torah’s position on rape during war, Colonel Eyal Qarim of the Military Rabbinate wrote nine years ago – out of uniform – that ‘prohibitions against immorality’ are removed during war.
      Is it permitted for a Jewish soldier to rape a gentile woman during wartime? This question – based on the biblical mitzvah of Eshet Yefat Toar (“a comely woman”) – was referred to nine years ago (Hebrew) by Rabbi Eyal Qarim. The questioning party seemed anxious and worried, and wanted to know whether the iron-age mitzvah (religious deed) is applicable to IDF soldiers today.
      UPDATE: Following comments doubting whether rape was the issue of the Rabbi’s answer, I post here the question that he was asked:
      Is it allowed in our days [sic] for an IDF soldier, for example, to rape girls during a fight, or is such a thing forbidden?
      Rabbi Qarim answered thus:
      “The wars of Israel […] are mitzvah wars, in which they differ from the rest of the wars the nations wage among themselves. Since, essentially, a war is not an individual matter, but rather nations wage war as a whole, there are cases in which the personality of the individual is “erased” for the benefit of the whole. And vice versa: sometimes you risk a large unit for the saving of an individual, when it is essential for purposes of morale. One of the important and critical values during war is maintaining the army’s fighting ability […]"

      7 The Russian influence - Lieberman + 1 million others

      8 The general air of impunity, fed by American Jews and their kneejerk support
      link to mondoweiss.net

      9 the notion that history has ended

      10 the "why does the dog lick his bollocks" factor (Because he can)

      From the first leaflet in 1942 of the White Rose, a group of German students at the University of Munich, and their professor, calling for nonviolent resistance to the Nazi regime. They issued a few more leaflets, before they were hunted down and executed. Today they are German heroes.
      link to historyisaweapon.com
      ."Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be "governed" without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct. It is certain that today every honest German is ashamed of his government. Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes - crimes that infinitely outdistance every human measure - reach the light of day?

      If the German people are already so corrupted and spiritually crushed that they do not raise a hand, frivolously trusting in a questionable faith in lawful order in history; if they surrender man's highest principle, that which raises him above all other God's creatures, his free will; if they abandon the will to take decisive action and turn the wheel of history and thus subject it to their own rational decision; if they are so devoid of all individuality, have already gone so far along the road toward turning into a spiritless and cowardly mass - then, yes, they deserve their downfall...."

      Therefore every individual, conscious of his responsibility as a member of Christian and Western civilization, must defend himself against the scourges of mankind, against fascism and any similar system of totalitarianism. Offer passive resistance - resistance - wherever you may be, forestall the spread of this atheistic war machine before it is too late, before the last cities, like Cologne, have been reduced to rubble, and before the nation's last young man has given his blood on Do not forget that every people deserves the regime it is willing to endure some battlefield for the hubris of a sub-human. "

    • I think this may be the last lawnmowing episode. Britain and France are working on a UNSC res to lift the siege and reopen the link between gaza and the WB. Yossi Israeli may have to find another source of punitive revenge porn. He might evenbe forced to go back to vanilla sex with Mrs I.

    • " It is an arrangement, he believes, that would enable Israel to escape the stain of apartheid by granting nominal “full citizenship” to the few Palestinians remaining in the areas annexed to Israel."

      They made the fatal mistake of promising the Palestinians a state. Bibi and the rest of the bots are all sizzle and no steak and the Palestinians know that.
      Apartheid is not going to work.

    • "That belief may also account for the fact that adherents to a Jewish religious tradition that stresses the sanctity of human life and man’s creation in the image of the divine react so callously to the destruction of innocents, as Israelis have, 80 to 90 percent of whom have approved Israel’s incineration of so many of Gaza’s non-combatant population."

      the hypocrisy at the heart of Zionism

      "As Jews and as Zionists, whose sacred mission is to create a just world, we need a state and we will kill numberless children to make that state secure, as we define it"

      The Israeli right wing is well on the way to fascism.

  • Israeli ship heads out of Oakland - again - after five days of extraordinary protest
    • Send a message to Israel. And Greece too.
      Zionism is in the firing line.
      Fiduciary duty works both ways. Israel can fleece the Occupied Territories but Israeli business interests can also be fleeced.

    • I trust this will be fed back to the next Presbyterian conf, Rich

    • Huge respect for the still unionized Longshoremen. And you people of conscience.

      " I kept thinking about my friends in Gaza and the infinitely greater challenges and burdens they face, and that kept me going. "

      That keeps them going too. They know that Israel is insane and that there are people all over the world who support them.

      link to theguardian.com
      " • It should be clear from Robert Turner's report on the outlook for Gaza (An early warning, 10 September) that the purpose of Israel's policy is what it always has been: to make Gaza uninhabitable for Palestinians.
      Lyndon Pugh
      Brecon, Powys"

      link to electronicintifada.net
      “It was very interesting to notice the attitude of the Israelis towards us. They couldn’t comprehend why were doing this. What we were doing challenges their mindset and that is why it is such an effective tactic. They treat the Palestinians as if they are subhuman. They don’t think Palestinians deserve to live in a normal society, to be able to import and export and fish and farm. It’s great to be able to meet that mindset head on.”

  • Despite ravages of war, Gaza supports armed resistance to lift the siege
    • He's a bellwether, I think. He knows how the images are received in the US and that Israel is set on a path that is not going to end well. There is no point in bothering saying anything nice about Zionism at this stage.

      All the bad news- the 200 wedding crashers, the murder of Abu Khdeir, the Death to leftists as standard march sloganeering, the state of the education system, the 95% support for the Gaza op, the Jewish Chronicle story, the Salaita sacking- (that's just the last 4 weeks ) all points to a very disturbing moral meltdown.

      link to youtube.com
      " Yo, some are there and really care
      About what's being learned and taught
      They fought through it when they got stuck
      Some are there 'till the bell rings
      Run through the day without thinking
      Cause they really don't give a fuck"

      There are far too many in the latter category in Israel.

    • MJR

      link to twitter.com
      "Very important for Jews to condemn Israel's behavior in Gaza before Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement. God is keeping score.

      I am not part of the organized Jewish community. If I was, I'd resign.

      Without J Street, the entire Congress would have supported Israel's mass slaughter in Gaza.Oh, it did. Never mind."

    • Page: 142
    • It's pretty clear that Israel would like to kill as many Gazans as required to get them to surrender and go back to the siege and the eventual collapse of the public health system

      Israel says "Put the fucking lotion in the basket , Gaza "

      But Gaza is not playing that game any more.

      Israel is limited in terms of diplomacy and money. The economy is already slowing down and they won't declare the situation a war because they don't want to cover the losses of Jews in southern Israel. They'll throw them a few peanuts instead.

      Gaza was supposed to have surrendered weeks ago.

      Tensions are also evident in the Israeli cabinet.

      This could go on for months. Israel needs an exit plan but where is it going to come from ?

      Zionism seems to have reached an impasse. Jabotinsky thinking has run out of road. It's a pity Sharon died before 2014.

  • No justice, no peace -- in Gaza or Ferguson
    • It doesn't seem to be going so well for Israel

      link to haaretz.com

      "Answering a reporter's question, the prime minister denied that ties between Israel and the United States have become strained during the Gaza operation, and commended the U.S. for its support of Israel's "right to self-defense" and for approving more funds for Iron Dome batteries.

      The prime minister discussed the Gaza operation, Operation Protective Edge, and said that though it was not over, Hamas has been dealt a "heavy blow."

      "In recent weeks we've dealt Hamas a harsh blow. We've prevented, via Iron Dome, thousands of rockets from hitting our communities, and we destroyed thousands of rockets.

      "We've dismantled its abilities in Judea and Samaria [the West Bank] and its attempts to stage a coup there. We're determined to pursue the campaign with all means at our disposal and we won't stop." "

      And there is a lot of discontent in southern Israel - Israel won't declare the massacres a war as to do so would open the floodgates to compensation claims (for Jews only, of course, but enough to damage the economic numbers) .

    • link to haaretz.com

      'Hamas says in an official statement that Israel "failed" to kill the group's military wing's commander Mohammed Deif, and that he will continue to lead the Palestinian struggle. Earlier, Fox News reported that an Israeli intelligence source said Deif was killed in an Israel airstrike on Tuesday.

      "The leaders of the enemy were behind their offices looking at the screens and their intelligence and apparatuses made them believe that the moment of celebration was imminent," the Hamas spokesman said. "You have failed and you have missed." "

  • Anti-occupation activists in New York blast United Jewish Appeal for supporting attacks on Gaza
    • Put the lotion on or you get the hose

      From the JC link

      "Both I as editor and the JC are entirely supportive of Operation Protective Edge, as our coverage has demonstrated. Almost alone in the British media the JC has stressed Israel’s right to defend herself and sought to explain why Israel was faced with no choice but to take action in Gaza.
      There is, clearly, a humanitarian cost to that action. But I do not accept the figures touted around much of the media about the level of civilian casualties – many are, I am sure, terrorists."

      Good dog. Here's a biscuit.

      link to upload.wikimedia.org

    • I think another of the absolute worst cases highlighting the sad state of affairs within the Jewish community over Gaza, very much anti Tikkun olam, was the Jewish chronicle having to apologise over carrying an ad for humanitarian relief in Gaza

      link to thejc.com

  • 'Absolutely not!' -- Young Colorado Jews meet hostility when they try to talk to organizational leaders
    • Self appointed Jewish leaders appear to have a history of failure but it's all different now, right ?

    • What Walt said last year. The only thing that will work against a colonial project over 40 years old is the application of power.
      It's not fair or right that JVP are virtually the only ones standing up to the insanity. They can't do much on their own.

      Israel is a Jewish catastrophe.

    • "but instead the Federation has shut out Jews who are against the occupation of Palestine and continues to support the occupation,”

      Welcome to the world of power.
      The donors are hardly going to roll over.
      Seserman is the local rep for people like Adelson.

      North American Zionism claims the allegiance of all local Jews but access to the decision makers? Forget about it. You are just there to give an impression of communal support for extremism.

  • Salaita’s stellar teaching record exposes political motivation behind his firing
  • Ari Shavit calls out every brutality, except the ones Israel is complicit in
    • MJ (Mike) Rosenberg @MJayRosenberg · 1m

      No, Prof. Lipstadt: It Is Israel's Gaza Actions That Produced Spike In Anti-Semitism link to wp.me via @wordpressdotcom

    • Hedy Epstein is an inspiration. Such a classy lady.

    • "Might is right" is not good for Israel long term.
      Every empire eventually collapses and Israel will be no different.
      History hasn't ended and there is no Messiah on the horizon either.

    • link to haaretz.com

      "Anti-Arab racism and anti-leftist incitement did not start this summer. Nor are they the product of an educational “error.” They are what could be expected from an educational system that for decades has been subject to a single narrative and a single curriculum and flees from any effort to confront multiple points of view.

      Young people shouting “Death to Arabs” prove the success of the educational system more than its failure. Such youths have internalized an aggressive worldview in which the strong side erases the “other” – be he Arab, poor or Mizrahi (a Jew of Middle Eastern origin) – just like they saw in school. Thus, in schools they recite Israel’s Declaration of Independence, which promises equal rights regardless of religion, race, or gender, but ignore the inequality between Jews and Arabs; they praise “equality of opportunity” for all, but don’t address the gaps between pupils from different socioeconomic backgrounds; they praise “national unity,” but marginalize the history of large swaths of the population. "

    • "The chopped heads and limbs of innocent human beings are much more than a blood-curdling metaphor"

      It's much more civilised to kill people with modern American equipment.
      Shavit exposed himself in July.

      link to haaretz.com
      "But over the weekend, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ruined everything. Very senior officials in Jerusalem described the proposal that Kerry put on the table as a “strategic terrorist attack.” His decision to go hand in hand with Qatar and Turkey, and formulate a framework amazingly similar to the Hamas framework, was catastrophic. It put wind in the sails of Hamas’ political leader Khaled Meshal, allowed the Hamas extremists to overcome the Hamas moderates, and gave renewed life to the weakened regional alliance of the Muslim Brotherhood.
      The Obama administration proved once again that it is the best friend of its enemies, and the biggest enemy of its friends. The man of peace from Massachusetts intercepted with his own hands the reasonable cease-fire that was within reach, and pushed both the Palestinians and Israelis toward an escalation that most of them did not want. "

      The German President is more of a Mensch

      link to bundespraesident.de
      "'I saw then, if I hadn’t understood it before, that the fact they had vanquished their helplessness carried more weight for many Poles than the military defeat. I thus encountered an almost normative constant in the Polish attitude – namely that it is seen as a virtue to struggle and to fight in such an existential situation even when victory is highly uncertain. One of the most outstanding gifts that Poland has given its European neighbours is the message, reiterated by several generations, that freedom is so valuable, so vital, that people not only dream of it but fight for it and defend it too, even to the death if need be."

  • What's 7 letters and begins with Z and runs in the 'NYT'?
  • Dead American soldier in IDF signed up to fight global jihadists plotting 'Holocaust 2.0'
    • Was he Orthodox? Child abuse is a big problem in that community. And zero justice. Reminds me of something I read about a Sikh guru in India who insisted on having a 13 year old girl in his inner circle. And no parents around.

    • "It looks like suicide"

      That was the name of a piece of music in the film "dances with wolves"

  • 'Lesson: The Jews will defend themselves even if it means killing children'
  • 'I mourn my Jewish community, which seeks to justify these inexcusable acts'
    • Thanks Larry

      Very helpful. If you kill a Palestinian family does it count as a mitzvah ? Or is it just one of those things that happens in a system of apartheid ?

    • Great comment at haaretz.
      link to haaretz.com
      "• For people who are so worried about a possible drop in the Jewish population
      o By Reuben Jacobs, London
      o 19 Aug 2014
      o 08:41PM
      all that needs to happen is go back to the Solomonic era rules when it was easy to become Jewish. Nowhere in the Torah does it say that it should be difficult to become Jewish. This is a modern ghetto rule, made to appease the Christian and Muslim overlords who were concerned about proselytizing. (and the switch from male to female lineage came about to combat the amount of illegitimate children born after Jewish women were raped by the occupying Roman army). If Jews were able to free themselves from this weak ghetto thinking they wouldnt care a hoot if one or 2 women choose to leave the faith for their husband. "

      I nominate Mooser to become CEO of NEWJEW PLC.
      Anyone can join and become Jewish. Within 2 or three months using Twitter and a Groupon Jewpon Coupon style scheme he could easily sign up say 20 million NJs with keen Wall St interest as long as the vehicle can be quickly monetized. Even $20,000 in year one would be enough as long as Mooser can sell very juicy growth projections and the analysts will buy it if he points out how much Twitter went for. They could do a reverse takeover of Judaism and spin Zionism off into a SPV somewhere in the Bolivian jungle. Take away the intermarriage paranoia and introduce some chill along with human rights.

      Should work like a dream

  • Amid fierce debate, members of German think tank take a stand on Gaza
  • Air strikes and rocket fire resume as Gaza negotiations collapse
    • They are not going to be put off by Israel slaughtering kids.

    • . “Israel thwarted the contacts that could have brought peace,” said chief Palestinian negotiator Azzam al-Ahmed. The Palestinians had presented a final set of demands, but Israel was “trying to impose what they want. This is impossible for us as Palestinians to accept that … the process of procrastination and stalling continues.”

      It's finished, Israel telling the Palestinians what to do. Mads Gilbert said it as well in his hard talk interview.
      link to youtube.com
      People in Gaza are prepared to die instead of go back to the siege. They are sick of the broken promises.

      "With promises of paradise and gifts of beads and knives
      Missionaries and pioneers are soldiers in disguise
      Saviours and conquerors they make us wait

      The scars of the past are slow to disappear
      The cries of the dead are always in our ears
      Only the very safe can talk about wrong or right
      Of those who are forced to choose some will choose to fight"

    • I think it's that the Israeli cabinet is out of control. Lieberman and the settlers have Netanyahu by the balls. They want to go back to the siege or even expel the Gazans and Netanyahu has no idea how to get out of the hole he has dug for himself with this war of choice.

    • The next leader will be even more extremist than Netanyahu.
      And he'll have to sate the Zionist public while telling the world that Israel wants peace.

    • link to haaretz.com

      "92 percent of Israeli Jews said Operation Protective Edge was justified, according to a poll published Tuesday by The Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) and Tel Aviv University. 62 percent of Israeli Arabs said the operation was not justified."

    • Max Blumenthal's book is already out of date. Israel is deteriorating at a frightening pace.

      link to haaretz.com

      "Toward the end of the demonstration, the matter of the wedding was forgotten and only the intermixed “Death to Arabs” and “Death to Leftists” remained. That’s the problem with extremism. There is always someone who outflanks you, faster and more sophisticated. If once the Yad L’Achim organization set the tone, then Benzi Gopstein from Lehava – who is far more media savvy – stole the show from them. And now Gopstein is the sign of moderation, the responsible adult who is trying to calm the calls to kill Arabs, so as to emphasize the original idea of the protest.
      “The people of Israel are responsible for one another, we are not a people for all the peoples,” said the organizers – and suddenly a vehicle playing Hassidic music arrives, it’s not clear from where. Many of the young people abandon Gopstein and Itamar Ben Gvir, the learned attorney for Lehava, and dance on the side, leaving him with the sign “Our teacher Moses is crying.” He is speaking in front of the Rishon Letzion veterinary institute about the Arab village where Mansour will take Malka, even though Mohammed is really Mahmoud and lives in Jaffa – which is not a village.
      Israel Harel in a stylish gray hat, it seems with a shofar [ram’s horn trumpet] in his hand, talks about how there can be miracles and reminds us of the miracles during the war. "

      And there are going to be no miracles for Israel. There were none in Germany in the 30s either.

    • They were no shrinking violets either, lysias

    • Very bad news coming out of Israel. 2000 Palestinians killed in a pointless war of terror and now the 200 Jews who descended on the wedding of a Muslim and a Jew.

      link to haaretz.com
      "Just imagine the outcry from American Jewish leaders if hundreds of white supremacist Christian protesters came to a wedding of a mixed couple somewhere in the U.S. to take part in a court-sponsored demonstration in which the most popular chant was “Death to the Jews”. Try to conjure the howls of protests that would accompany a public call by a senior U.S. cabinet member for a blanket boycott of Muslim shop-owners who closed their shops in solidarity with the people of Iraq during the Gulf Wars. Think of the torrents of protest letters that would be published if an American university dared to reprimand a professor who expressed sympathy not only for Palestinian losses during the recent Gaza fighting, but for Jewish ones as well. Visualize the mass sit-ins that would be organized in front of office whose owners dared to fire Jews because they expressed support for Israel on their private Facebook pages. Envision the dramatic calls for tougher police action against roving gangs of hooligans who go Jew-hunting in the streets of lower Manhattan - or Istanbul or Djakarta, if you prefer - whenever another Jew was convicted of a serious crime. Think of the hunger strikes and days of mourning that would be declared if Congress tried to legislate the supremacy of Christianity, the diminishment of minority rights, the enfeeblement of the Supreme Court.

      American Jews would go nuts, and rightly so.

      Yet all of these and other phenomena that have developed gradually in recent years - and at an alarming pace since the start of Operation Protective Edge - have been met with a wall of silence by most American Jewish organizations. There have been no protests, no emergency summits, no call to arms, not even a request for more information or further investigation. Nothing but the sounds of silence. "

      And not a whisper from The Dersh. Or Oren. They don't give a shit about secular , decent Israel. It's all about the land.

    • "We have begun striking terror targets."

      the word 'into" was missing between "terror" and "targets"

      The British navy had a motto. Let them hate as long as they fear.
      The Palestinians are not afraid.

      And 95% of Israeli Jews are . Afraid of normality.

  • Ceasefire comes to a close -- Mohammed Assaf's 'Raise Your Head High'
    • "Hamas decided to break the ceasefire- like they broke the previous ones- and resume the bloodshed and bring more misery’."

      how about Israel runs the system and in the system the Gazans are Untermenschen. The best deal on offer is a siege with the complete breakdown of the conditions that make living in Gaza possible by 2020. All so people like you can say you live in a Jewish state.
      Your lovely standard of living is only possible because of what the conscripts do to Gaza.

    • "knows that whether they shoot rockets or not, they are not going to get the blockade lifted nor the occupation ended. It is damned if they do, and damned if they don’t."

      Israel is Buffalo bill . Gaza rubs the lotion on the skin or it gets the hose again

      Gaza is tired of Buffalo Israel.

  • Revenge devoid of purpose: Punitive demolitions of Palestinian homes
    • Revenge designed to put Palestinians in their place- colonially very purposeful.
      Goes with the ban on Jews marrying Muslims. Can't have any Rassenschande.

      Israel is fucking mental

  • More Orientalist insinuations in the New York Times
    • Parsi/Zoroastrian food is very tasty

      link to amazon.com

      Zoroastrianism is like Judaism without the military cruelty

    • The great thing about using Orientalist language is that brown people thus described have no rights whatsoever. They aren't mature enough for rational thought or agency.

    • Greater Israel is illegitimate. As is the siege. As is apartheid.
      But they always bring it back to Hamas. No discussion ever about basic rights. It's always spin.

  • Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney dodges Gaza question (and how long can he get away with that?)
  • With ceasefire set to expire, Palestinians aim to lift the siege while Israel wants to turn 'Gaza into Ramallah'
    • Here is Obama surrounded by AIPAC advisors

      link to i.telegraph.co.uk

    • Well said Innana. Ultimately fuck the elites, the people have had enough bullshit and they are not going to be terrorized into going back to the siege.
      War is strange- it doesn't matter what Israel destroys as Gaza will have to be rebuilt anyway. And $9bn or whatever is a drop in the ocean for donors.

    • Pilot fish claims shark defenceless without it.

    • Pestilence will be the next Israeli horseman. Famine is there already because 80% of the people cannot feed themselves. Gaza is pure Israeli evil.

    • Israel is micromanaging a humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza which is why every mini war targets the sanitary infrastructure. Talk of Ramallah is bullshit.

      link to uk.reuters.com

      "Lieberman told Thursday's mass-selling German daily Bild that Germany had a "very significant" role to play in preventing an economic and humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, where Israel and Egypt maintain tight restrictions on the movement of goods and people to try to prevent arms reaching Islamist militants."

    • “Maritime is left to the final status,” said Steinitz

      the usual bullshit. There is always a reason to break the contract.
      which is why Hamas is not buying Israeli promises this time
      Final status for the bots is no Palestinians in Erez Israel.

  • Mort Zuckerman claims he toured the devastation in Gaza. Really?
    • The media are kept in line by money- it's not like the advertising situation is comfortable and the bots can twist management as they like but the big question is how the bringing into the open of Israel's Endloesung for Gaza will play amongst the viewers and readers.
      Apartheid is forever. And that is very, very long.

      And Israeli society is being educated for apartheid.

  • Lobbyist tells Eliot Engel he has 'the blood of hundreds of Palestinian children on his hands'
    • It is illegal for a jew to marry a muslim in Israel. That is like rilly SO backward, dude.

    • The video is scary

      link to youtube.com

      And that is your "Jewish state", 2014

    • “This is against our Holy Torah and against the law,” the father was quoted as telling the Israeli Ynet news agency.”

      The law is very weak in Israel. I wouldn't rely on it.

      link to haaretz.com

      "Two hundred meters from Morel Malka and Mahmoud Mansour’s wedding celebration in the Shemesh Aduma (Red Sun) wedding hall in the industrial area of Rishon Letzion, lined with supermarkets and other events halls, a counter demonstration was held by the Lehava organization – a demonstration of pure hatred. The hatred oozed from the looks of the protestors, dripped with their sweat, passed in the screams and the poisoned air.
      Some 200 people from Lehava (a Hebrew acronym for “Preventing Assimilation in the Holy Land,” meaning “flame” in Hebrew) came to try to destroy the couple’s happiness, a large number in shirts saying “Lehava – the Jewish Honor Guard.”
      “Ahmed Tibi is dead,” they screamed, “Mohammed is dead,” “Death to Arabs.”
      “Everyone knows the truth, but don’t given them reasons for an indictment,” one of the demonstration’s organizers tried to calm people. But the crowd never stopped abusing the air.
      When someone started calling “Death to Leftists,” one of the organizers tried to cover it with “Leftists are Jews.” But the man next to me explained: “The leftists are worse than the Arabs. They are a mixed multitude,” and earned respect.
      Toward the end of the demonstration, the matter of the wedding was forgotten and only the intermixed “Death to Arabs” and “Death to Leftists” remained. That’s the problem with extremism. There is always someone who outflanks you, faster and more sophisticated. If once the Yad L’Achim organization set the tone, then Benzi Gopstein from Lehava – who is far more media savvy – stole the show from them. And now Gopstein is the sign of moderation, the responsible adult who is trying to calm the calls to kill Arabs, so as to emphasize the original idea of the protest.
      “The people of Israel are responsible for one another, we are not a people for all the peoples,” said the organizers – and suddenly a vehicle playing Hassidic music arrives, it’s not clear from where. Many of the young people abandon Gopstein and Itamar Ben Gvir, the learned attorney for Lehava, and dance on the side, leaving him with the sign “Our teacher Moses is crying.” He is speaking in front of the Rishon Letzion veterinary institute about the Arab village where Mansour will take Malka, even though Mohammed is really Mahmoud and lives in Jaffa – which is not a village.
      Israel Harel in a stylish gray hat, it seems with a shofar [ram’s horn trumpet] in his hand, talks about how there can be miracles and reminds us of the miracles during the war.
      “Because of weddings like this [there are] all the problems in the war,” says someone next to me. It is hard to understand what Harel is saying since someone is banging away crazily with a bottle of water.
      Gopstein wants to calm the flames of hatred. “Everyone wants for us to say Mohammed is dead,” he says, and tries to tell them “but we will not let them.” But next to him they are screaming “and that is what we’ll do.” Gopstein and Ben Gvir also talk about Mohammed the groom. When somebody corrects them, Gopstein says “Mohammed, Mahmoud, it doesn’t matter.” And someone completes what he is saying, “All the same shit.”
      One of the protestors, in a light purple shirt, explains to a foreign television crew: “It’s not racism. We simply fear that because of the assimilation we will become extinct. The Arabs do not want us alive so it is important that the Arabs go extinct and that we humiliate them.”
      “Let them bring out an Arab woman who wants to marry a Jew, I want to see that,” said the man in the purple shirt, his eyes inflamed with disgust, as if they bring out and give away women in the industrial area of Rishon.
      It is not just a demonstration of hate for Arabs or leftists, but also for modern women, who can do what they want. Facing the demonstrators, the organizers tried to keep a different tome: “Even if Morel converted to Islam she is still our sister, we don’t give up on a single Jew. A Jewish wedding should have been here. Soon the bride will come to dance with us here.” "

    • link to haaretz.com

      "Describing himself as “on the right” politically, Osher has little patience for leftists, who he says “got on my nerves” during the war, and explains: “Soldiers were getting killed, and they allow themselves to talk about war crimes.” "

      What MJR said about war cheerleaders who later talk about the Holocaust. Don't bother. You wouldn't given a rat's ass then either.

      another WTF from the same link

      "As for whether the war has changed her political views, she says: “I don’t really think much about politics. All I could think about this summer was that I just wanted this to be over because all the sirens were really stressing me out.”

      Everything is political economy, including war in Gaza

    • How much does he love Israel?

      As much as anyone can love lobby money. It is so inspiring of loyalty.

    • "And I told him that he had the blood of hundreds of Palestinian children on his hands. And you know what he did? He just shrugged it off and got on the elevator."

      What he didn't say was

      link to democrats.foreignaffairs.house.gov
      “This again could be anyone’s son—anyone’s. All of us who are parents, people who are not parents, just imagine when you kiss your child goodbye, he goes to school, and you think he’s coming back and then suddenly he doesn’t come back. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare."

      but obviously Palestinian parents have no emotions or feel no love so there was no need to repeat the formula.

    • The Engel of Death.
      Does he do Passover as well ?

  • Rob Reiner wants to pick Palestinians' leaders for them
    • The dehumanizing of the Palestinians is way out in the open now

      link to irishtimes.com

      "Sir, – Raymond Deane (August 15th) comments that Palestinian “civil society” supports a boycott of cultural events linked to the Israeli state. The Gaza Strip is ruled by sharia law and Palestinian women there have no rights, so I wonder what civil society is he referring to?
      "

    • "How would you fare as a gay man in any of these [Middle East societies]"

      Better life expectancy than a kid in Gaza under the Israeli heel
      The orientalism in those bot pronouncements on the Middle East is nauseating.

      link to theatlantic.com

      And how easy is it to be lesbian in Mea Sharim or Bnei Brak ? Really tolerant, are they ?

  • Witnessing Gaza
    • Jews developed a lot of those ethical positions in the absence of power. Now the bots have power and they turn out to be the same as the Cossacks. Well, fancy that ! Who woulda thunk it ?
      I don't see the point of bothering with the mitzvot given the Cossack angle. I mean, who cares if the milk mixes with the meat when kids are being murdered?

    • The photo shows the words "freedom" and "peace" in Arabic in the lower right hand corner and the Zionist bastards go and spray their appropriated symbol of hate on the wall under it, like dogs marking the territory.

  • Gruesome tales surface of Israeli massacres against families in Gaza's Shujaiya neighborhood
    • The pretext for this orgy of killing was the 3 Israelis who were killed. And there was an outpouring of bilge about how savage the Palestinians, meaning of course ALL Palestinians are, that these 3 Jews could have been killed. And now it's 2000 Gazans but they are all terrorists and even though some were shot at the head execution style all deaths are deeply regretted. It doesn't tally.

    • They do not accept the right of the people of Gaza to live in Gaza. That is the bottom line.
      And they will kill them as necessary to get them out.

    • Maybe the networks have moved on but on campus the bots are going to struggle.
      That is reality whereas the networks are more money driven.
      And in case anyone brings up Gaza the local bot chapter plans to respond by pointing to the sky and saying "look at the birdie".

      link to haaretz.com

      "The ICC wants to shift the Israel conversation away from defensiveness. “In the past people have tried to win an argument with the other side. Given the context we face this fall it will be most important to bolster the confidence of the pro-Israel side,” said Baime. “We want not to let Israel’s detractors define the agenda. There’s an impulse we all have to respond. Let’s define our own agenda on campus.” "

      Only so many times they'll be able to say how awesome bar refaeli is.

    • Isolate and drain of cashflow. The Zionist detox is going to be far worse than methadone.

    • This is going to be a big hit in Zionist dance clubs in the next few years

    • "It was here, Al Areer told me, that four of his brothers were executed in cold blood. One of them, Hassan Al Areer, was mentally disabled and had little idea he was about to be killed. Mohammed Al Areer said he found bullet casings next to their heads when he discovered their decomposing bodies"

      Doesn't surprise me. Gazans have been so dehumanized by Israel and the IDF had 95% Israeli Jewish support.
      No wonder the bots won't let Amnesty and HRW in. All the bromides about most moral army in the world are hopeless against the indoctrination and bloodlust.

      I still wonder by how much the Israeli domestic violence rate rose while the killing went on.

  • UPDATED: Bay Area demonstrators succeed for **fourth** day in 'Blocking the Boat for Gaza'
    • "You’re advocating terrorism with a statement like this".

      Not necessarily. A complete boycott would shut BGA without anyone firing a shot.
      Israel has the problem that Andalus had - wrong side of the Med , surrounded by people it has nothing in common with, an enclave linked to an empire that goes the way of all empires.

    • the guardian picked up the story

      link to theguardian.com

    • This is really amazing. It seems as though the latest Israeli insanity against Zionism's Untermenschen in Gaza has moved the anti Israel movement along considerably.
      Israel's leaders have no humanity and the breakdown is going to be their own fault.

      There are just too many Palestinians/Arabs/Muslims and other decent people around the world to make Zionism viable long term. BDS is going to make a huge difference to the 'deterrence' the bots always talk about.

  • 'Bombing the Dead' -- Max Blumenthal in Gaza
  • Israel accuses Gaza children of using Hamas as human shields
    • link to theguardian.com

      "A Sainsbury's branch removed kosher food from its shelves over fears that anti-Israeli protesters would attack it.
      The branch manager of the store in Holborn, central London ordered the section to be emptied on Saturday afternoon, while protesters outside picketed it calling for a boycott of Israeli goods. "

      Obviously IDF massacres in Gaza are not kosher.

  • Israel correctly fears its 'delegitimizers,' says leftwing member of Irish parliament
    • Why don't they just change the rules on who qualifies as a Jew ? It makes no sense in this day and age.

    • super link, Just

      "As we see every time there is violence, Israel is further marginalized in campus discourse.”

      Violence is Zionism's Viagra .They can't get enough of it. And while they are pleasuring each other intensively they have no idea what the pictures are doing to the image of Israel abroad.
      Regev should spell it out to Yossi I.

    • Self hating does not appear to be as dangerous as self delegitimizing.

      link to theguardian.com

      "Lehava spokesman and former lawmaker Michael Ben-Ari denounced Jews intermarrying with non-Jews of any denomination as "worse than what Hitler did", alluding to the murder of six million Jews across Europe in the second world war."

    • Systematic killing of non jewish civilians does most of the delegitimising. Yossi Israeli thinks about Palestinians differently to the outside world and that is why all the killings are such a problem. Majoritarianism and chosenness do not fly outside Israel. Ya salaam.

  • Video: Gaza forces young Jew to overcome 'giant hostile ferocious backlash' of her community
    • "And when I came up with questions and started asking Jews and others who support Israel what they thought about what I had researched and all of the facts I presented, I was met with some pretty extreme hostility "

      Zionism's cognitive dissonance difficulties. Very hard to defend the memes against someone who knows the facts.

      And then one day the unthinkable happens as the equilibrium collapses.

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