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I cannot longer identify with a culture, tradition or religion that allows Apartheid.

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  • In Philly, rightwing Zionists call Dershowitz anti-Semitic for opposing settlements
    • ... rightwing Zionists call Dershowitz anti-Semitic ...

      There's always a bigger moron, Dershy. :p

  • 'NYT Book Review' gives platform to Radosh to accuse Judis of writing 'what-if' history
    • Damn, these Hasbara clowns are trying so hard to make me order his book. too. I can't even catch up.

  • Journalistic malpractice: Washington Post suggests Abbas doesn't recognize Israel's right to exist
    • giladg says: "Recognizing Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people ..."

      And that includes how many further crimes against Nonjews?

    • According to Zionist mathematicians like giladg the genocide against Jews never occured, because of the Jewish population today.

  • Shira Robinson speaks on 'Citizen strangers' at Palestine Center
    • Yes, Krauss. Just when you think that you allready know enough. Robinson's book is a must read.

    • I'm on page 50 now and I can highly recommend it. There's no such thing as "liberal zionism". Israel pre 67 is almost the same as Greater Israel post 67 when it comes do disenfrenchizing and dispossessing non-Jews.

  • NY Times should apologize for publishing Palestinians 'have avowed as their goal the killing of all Jews'
  • BDS' big night: Loyola student government passes divestment, U. Mich votes it down
    • @ Sycamore

      This article by Gideon Alon and Aluf Benn is exactly the article Max Blumenthal uses (page 356) to quote "demographic spillover".

  • Liberal Zionists turn on media darling Ari Shavit for promoting Netanyahu's bluff
    • Peace talks 2024:

      Israel demands from Nonjewish Israelis to be either Jewish or not Israelis.

  • Ohio State Hillel member calls Desmond Tutu a 'neo Nazi' for criticizing Israel
    • So what? On could call Misha Bercovich a "neo-Nazi" for supporting annexation (Jerusalem, Golan Hights); settling in occupied territories; expelling peoples or revoking their residency because of their faith/heritage to maintain a certain national character; collective punishment; "targeted liquidation", prolonged administrative detention, torture even against children, dispossession, restricting movement and allowing people to live only in enclaves, differentiating between Israel's nationals and its citizens, ... I could go on and on and on ...

      Well, he doesn't support crimes against Jews, I'll give him that.

  • Columbia debate on Israeli policies features 3 Zionists, no Palestinians
  • Is the U.S. quietly imposing travel sanctions on Israeli officials?
  • Obama doesn't talk to Jimmy Carter -- because of Israel
    • Get the picture why ‘American’ or ‘Citizen’ [or anyone else for that matter] wonder why things have gone south?

      Maybe because of people who are trying to blame Jews for how things have gone south?

  • In Abbas meeting, Obama dropped formula about recognizing Israel as Jewish state
    • Me, too. I think the international community should intervene and throw Israel out of occupied Palestine. You can't make peace with someone who implements his draft of the Balfour Declaration.

  • Netanyahu's map of 'Israel' annexes West Bank, leaves out Gaza
    • Well, at least they admit the "underLYING intention and purpose". :D

    • It makes sense, if Netanyahu wants "Israel" to be recognized as the "Jewish state".

      Jewish Agency Memo to San Francisco Demands Guarantee of Jewish Rights to Palestine:
      "1. The immediate announcement of a determination by the responsible powers to reconstitute Palestine as a free and democratic Jewish commonwealth thus carrying out the underlying intention and purpose of the Balfour Declaration and the mandate."
      link to jta.org

  • 'What's being done to Palestinians is wrong,' evangelical Christian says on NPR religion show
  • BDS supporting rock star Roger Waters hits back against vicious smears
    • If Israel dies, Judaism dies.

      Because before Israel became alive, Judaism wasn't alive, right?

      Your pseudo arguments are insane.

    • His deciding to become a spokesperson for an anti-Jewish cause ...

      Supporting the rights of Nonjews is by default anti-Jewish, right? Oh, how I just love your deep rooted supremacist attitude.

  • Lebanon 'affirms right' of citizens to resist Israel
  • Does Israel Have a Right to Exist as a Jewish State?: An excerpt from Ali Abunimah's 'The Battle for Justice in Palestine'
    • James, I don't think that it matters. All that it matters is only, if someone fullfills the DEFINITION of being a Jew. The rest is irrelevant.

    • @ Naftush

      After this article I do not only see the trees but the whole forrest.
      Israel is the Balfour Declaration in its Zionist draft version: Without ANY safety guards for its nonjewish population and a Jewish national home not in Palestine, but AS Palestine. It's the darkest version of the Balfour declaration which itself was a violation of the principle of self determination.

      Palestine means about a century of the denial to self determination either directly by Zionist or on their behalf. The goal has not change, only the methods. Under Jewish domination they include blatant racism and crimes against humanity.

      Sorry, but I can't condem crimes against humanity only up to 1945.

      You may of course hide yourself behind a human shield of antisemitic accusation. But I know to well, what antisemitism is.

    • @ Just

      I forgot to mention that a forensic examination revealed that she's a rare type of Gentile called Christian and that her organs were intact and sold for a lot of money.

    • Last week at a meeting for "Anonymous Gentiles" in East-Jerusalem.

      Hello, my name is X and I'm a Gentile.

      [Audience says "Welcome X" and claps for the courage it takes to admit this]

      I have been a Gentile for all my life. I can't recall one single day when I wasn't. And I doubt that I will find the strength to change this situation and to abandon my inner most being and become Jewish.

      [Audience encourages X to continue]

      I've realized the damage I have allready done to Israel's society by being Gentile and that I pose a threat to its existence as a Jewish state.

      [Audience claps for this self realization and encourages X to confess]

      As some of you, I have a weakness for deviants. Birds of a feather flock together, right? In my case I fell in love with a Gentile from Detention Zone A in Judea and Samaria.

      [Audience shows that it 'knows the feeling']

      And we allready commited terrible crimes. We married and tried to unify.

      [Audience is appalled. X is starting to cry]

      And ... I don't know how to say this ... I'm not a terrible person ... I try to be Jewish with all my heart ... and it wasn't even my intention ... but this relationship is literally bringing the worse out of me ... and now I'm the mother of his child ...

      [Audiences is shocked and disgusted. X cries so much that she has a problem breathing and talking.]

      And I'm sooooo afraid, that my child is going to become Gentile, too, cause it seems to run in the family for generations. My Father was in Deir Yassin and resisted the arrest of him and other Gentiles. My mother was forced to leave, but never accepted Israel's court decision to eternal expulsion, denationalization and dispossesion. She even tried to illegaly infiltrate Israel and return to the place she was born!

      [Audience is now convinced that there's no hope to save X or her child and to prevent them from commiting crimes in the future. Someone reaches to his cell phone]

      I don't know what to do! I know it is wrong to stay and continue being a Gentile. But I can neither leave nor is there any hope to change who I am. And I'm afraid that one day the State of Israel will trial me and makes me loose everything, if not my life and the life of my child.

      [Audience seems to be not longer interested in hearing more. Some allready stood up and went away]

      But I'm glad. I'm glad that I have found you and talk about my fears and ...

      [Suddenly two man rush in and arrest X. Her child - while on the way back from school - is shot in the back while trying to escape the arrest and coming to close to the wall. Within matter of days X residency rights are revoked because she poses a security threat. Her husband was killed while protesting in Judea and Samaria. Israel's prime minister is holding a speech that Israel is ready to defend its right to exist as a Jewish state and that even Gentiles have to accept this. A member of the Knesset anounces that there's no future for Gentiles in the State of Israel]

    • James, I would say religious bigotry. The so called "national character" of Israel is actually a "religious character". Nationality (in the sense of "race") or nationality (in the sense of citizenship) is irrelevant to Israel as long as you are Jew either by heritage or conversion.

    • BTW. Link in footnote 40 has changed to
      link to sikkuy.org.il

    • Something tells me that Ali Abunimah just hit the final nail in the coffin of the Jewish state.

  • Journalist David Sheen delivers blistering indictment on Israel's racist war on African migrants
    • "A Jewish state". The concept is doomed in our times. And the irony of that is that it is basically doomed, because of what Jews experienced when they were a minority in Europe more than half a century ago and what impact this had on universal moral, international and human rights law. It could have worked before WW1, but it doesn't work after WW2. Farewell.

  • 'NPR' denies the Nakba
    • The number of Jews and Palestinians in Palestine at the onset of the Nakba in 1947 are usually given as about 660,000 and 1.3 million, respectively.

      And these are the numbers of Jews who were in Palestine. But the number of Jews who were Citizens of Palestine and therefore had a right to self determination in Palestine were about half of them. The other half were foreigners.

  • 'Daily Beast' labels Abbas 'stubborn' for refusing to recognize Israel as Jewish state
    • Still don't know, what "Jewish" and a "Jewish state" means. This is not about existence, this is about essence. What does something make "Jewish" or an attribute of a Jewish state?

      According to Adalah Israel has more than 50 laws discriminating Palestinians in Greater Israel. Israel keeps Palestinians expelled and denationalized first and foremost for demographic reasons and because of their faith. And it illegaly annexed Jerusalem and the Golan Hights and illegally colonializes all occupied territories.

      Is this all "Jewish" or attributes of a "Jewish state"?

  • Thousands denied water in Jerusalem as California Gov signs energy pact with Netanyahu
    • Jews-water-only. Well, not all of it. The thief does sell some of its theft back to the owner and makes far more shekels then selling it to Jews.

      Is this "Jewish" or an attribute of a "Jewish state"? Still don't know what both mean.

  • NYC Community Board member calls BDS 'the face of anti-Semitism'
    • Brett Firfer hates Gentiles. He loves them to be occupied, oppressed, disenfrenchized, dispossessed, denationalized and kept expelled. Because he thinks that it is Jewish to commit those crimes against Gentiles he concludes that protesting or boycotting this can only be antisemitism.

  • House delivers for AIPAC, 410-1, passing Israel as 'strategic partner' bill
  • 'NYT' boycott debate features two Zionists, and excludes BDS
    • JeffB: We are talking about Ukraine. Everyone seems to agree that Stalin was bad to Ukraine. Well what did he do:

      a) He limited their government and culture
      b) He harmed their economy
      c) He flooded them with an immigrant population they didn’t want
      d) He cut off parts of the country that were contested

      Sounds like the forced implementation of Zionism. You don't have a problem with that, do you?

      that is:
      BDS aims to
      a’) Change the government and culture of Israel
      b’) impose sanction, divestment, and boycotts to harm the economy
      c’) implement RoR
      d’) chop off territory

      Why do BDSers not understand that leftwing imperialism is functionally no different than rightwing imperialism?I don't know what you mean by a', but b') which is a reaction to Zionist crimes and its human rights violation (a-d), c.) which is a human right and not the same as Zionist colonialization d.) which is to get back land that was confiscated or illegaly acquired by war by Zionist is definetely not the same as b-c.

      The difference ist between violating and restoring rights. It's mind boggling how your moral has been corrupted.

  • The Israeli Occupation Presents: IDF Diversity Week
    • Being a race and being racist ist not the same.

      There are more than 50 Israeli laws that discriminate against Palestinian citizens of Israel in all areas of life, including their rights to political participation, access to land, education, state budget resources, and criminal procedures. Some of the laws also violate the rights of Palestinians living in the 1967 OPT and Palestinian refugees.
      link to adalah.org

      Why ist that? Because they are Palestinians and not Jews.

  • How 'trigger-happy' soldiers killed an unarmed man walking to work
    • Mayhem The: IDF dismissed the allegations, saying security forces had seen a “substantial increase” in Palestinian violence and Amnesty had revealed a “complete lack of understanding” about the difficulties soldiers faced.”

      Yes, it must be very difficult for them, to kill innocent and unarmed civilians which are running away from them by shooting into their backs. Who was the terrorist, again?

    • Allison: ... Israeli army regulations ...

      The AI report also reveals that these regulations are kept in secret and what is known about them is from court cases. They are not even up to UN standards!

  • Thinskinned AIPAC blackballs Jim Lobe
  • Read the StandWithUs dossiers on pro-Palestine activists for yourself
    • Everything is anti-Israel which doesn't help Israel 100%. Even snowfall, mosquitos or traffic jam (especially on streets named after Jewish terrorists/prime ministers).

    • standwithus' lists are absolutely brilliant. Their compilations include a lot of groups and speakers I've never heard of before and they are even introducing their main points, sources, etc.

      Thank you standwithus. You really know how to *** yourself. LOL.

    • Damn another list made by (pro-)Israel's shysters I'm not on! But as they say: Never give up your dreams!

  • Israel lobby AIPAC is down, but not out -- yet
  • 'NYT' buries Amnesty International call to suspend arms to Israel in 5th paragraph, page A9
  • Thanking Wieseltier, Shavit wants to save young American Jews who've been 'exposed to anti-Israel propaganda'
  • Anti-BDS activism and the appeal to authority
    • Israel's Anti-BDS campaign is just another desperate variation of its fascist fist law occupation policy. In other words: It increases BDS support.

  • 'NYT' says East Jerusalem isn't occupied, and Israel lobby takes credit
    • It hasn't. It was opened for domestic and charter but not for international flights. It was closed during the second Intifada.
      "Next door is Atarot Airport, which has been closed during the intifada; the thousands of rocks covering the now-idle runway explain why. "
      link to jewishjournal.com

    • Or "Kalandia", "Kalandya".

    • Let me try this revisionist logic, too.

      While the Israelis and most of the world considers Nazareth to be in Israel, Nazareth was a Palestinian city until 1948 and Hamas considers all Arab cities of mandated Palestine to belong to todays State of Palestine.

      Wow, the New York Times creates new inventive ways for deligitimizing Israel.

  • Cut off arms to Israel, Amnesty Int'l says, citing 22 civilians killed at protests last year
    • Here's the NGO-Link:
      link to ngo-monitor.org

      NGO claims that Shetty said that in this interview, which he hasn't:
      link to aljazeera.com

      I only found it on NGO site and on the Hasbara press, which picked up the NGO-quote word for word including their inserted "(sic)"

      So does even the UK-Telegraph which also published a response by Amnesty International which can be only found on the Telegraph:
      "Amnesty International has a worldwide reputation for producing robust, impartial and meticulous research," said a spokeswoman.

      "The report, "Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank", has been reviewed by multiple specialists, including experts in international humanitarian law, munitions, and policing.

      "NGO Monitor is well known as an organisation which works to oppose scrutiny of human rights violations by the Israeli authorities and military."
      link to telegraph.co.uk

    • It's not the Algemeiner's Logic. The article was written by the smoke mortar Liar of Ziyon.
      link to elderofziyon.blogspot.de

      Where Amnesty only raises the question, if the IDF had to use lethal force after an Israelis soldier was injured, the Liar of Ziyon insinuates that AI declared that the IDF is only allowed to use lethal force, after a soldier has been killed.

      But maybe they are not lying and just plain stupid.

    • In sincerely hope for you Naftush, that you only play dumb.

    • Please allow me to quote from 6. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:

      Israeli soldiers have repeatedly committed serious human rights and humanitarian law violations, including unlawful killings, in response to Palestinian opposition and protests in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. The cases documented in this report represent only a minority of the cases that have occurred over recent years and which follow a general pattern, in which Israeli forces use excessive, often lethal, force against Palestinians who pose no threat to their lives or the lives of others. Soldiers are permitted to do so effectively with impunity – inasmuch as the official system established to investigate alleged human rights violations or other abuses by Israeli soldiers is neither independent nor impartial. This creates a situation of absolute absence of justice and the growing environment of impunity which the Israeli army and police enjoy. As the occupying power in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Israel is responsible for the welfare of the inhabitants of the occupied territories, all of whom are protected persons. It must respect and protect the rights of Palestinians. Instead, Israeli forces routinely violate their obligations under international human rights law and the law of occupation by unlawfully killing and injuring civilians, including children, who are posing no threat to their lives or those of others. This has carried on for decades with the full knowledge of the Israeli government and military command. Authorities appear unwilling to send a strong signal to their forces that serious violations of the rights of Palestinians are not acceptable and will no longer be tolerated. They should do so – by ensuring that all alleged violations of the rights of Palestinians by Israeli forces are investigated promptly, thoroughly and independently, and that those responsible for committing unlawful killings or other violations are brought to justice according to the standards set by international law and, if found guilty, receive punishments commensurate with the gravity of the crimes. As long as Israeli soldiers and police are not held to account for abusing their powers and committing such serious abuses, the pattern of unlawful killings of protesters will continue, and Palestinians will be denied their right to peaceful protest without fear of injury or death.

      Accordingly, Amnesty International calls on the Israeli authorities to do the following:
      - Rescind Military Order 101 and relevant articles in Military Order 1651 and fully respect the right of Palestinians in the West Bank to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
      - Ensure that the Israeli army, Border Police and other security forces policing demonstrations or performing other law enforcement duties at all times comply fully with the UN Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials and the UN Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials. The UN Code of Conduct stipulates that in the performance of their duty, law enforcement officials shall respect and protect human dignity and maintain and uphold the human rights of all persons. The term “law enforcement official” includes all officers of the law, whether appointed or elected, who exercise police powers, especially the powers of arrest or detention. In countries where police powers are exercised by military authorities, whether uniformed or not, or by state security forces, the definition of law enforcement officials includes officers of such services.
      - Ensure that law enforcement officials apply non-violent means before resorting to the use of force (including use of handcuffs or other restraints), which should be used only if non-violent means have proven to be, or are likely not to be, effective. If the use of force is unavoidable, they must always exercise restraint in its use. The use of any force by law enforcement should be strictly limited to those situations where it is absolutely necessary and strictly proportional to the legitimate aim pursued and to minimize damage and injury. In any use of force, the police must at all times respect human rights, including the right to life and the prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment. The risk of injury and death should therefore always be minimized. In any event, intentional lethal use of firearms may only be made when strictly unavoidable in order to protect life. All governments must ensure that arbitrary or abusive use of force and firearms by law enforcement officials is punished as a criminal offence under their law.
      - Prohibit the firing of live ammunition and rubber/plastic-coated metal bullets unless it is strictly unavoidable for fully trained firearms officers under effective regulation, monitoring and control to use lethal means of force to the minimum extent necessary to protect life in self-defence or defence of others against the imminent threat of death or serious injury, and only when less extreme means are insufficient to achieve this objective.
      - Prohibit the discharge of “less lethal” projectiles or baton rounds, such as those made purely from rubber or plastic, unless the projectiles are sufficiently accurate not to cause unwarranted injury and, as an alternative to the use of lethal force, it is strictly necessary for fully trained firearms officers who are subject to effective regulation, monitoring and control to discharge such projectiles in order to protect life in self-defence or defence of others against the imminent threat of death or serious injury – and only permit the discharge of such projectiles in a manner likely to decrease the risk of unnecessary harm when less extreme means are insufficient to achieve this objective.
      - Prohibit the deployment and use of toxic chemical irritants likely to increase the risk of unnecessary harm or unwarranted injury and death to persons, such as firing a metal cartridge of irritant directly at an individual, using toxic chemicals in very high concentrations, using irritants in a manner likely to have indiscriminate effects such as when sprayed or fired over a wide area or into drinking water or food, launching such chemicals at or near people who are in confined spaces where exits and ventilation points are restricted, or launching the irritants near elderly people, children or others who may have difficulty in moving away to avoid the dangerous effects of toxic chemicals.
      - Establish strict rules and training for the use of hand-held batons by law enforcement officers in order to minimize the use of force and to prevent unwarranted injuries, including the prohibition of baton blows aimed at a person’s head, neck and throat, spine, lower back, solar plexus, knees and ankles.
      - Establish a transparent system open to public scrutiny including an independent body of medical, scientific, and judicial experts to review and report on the safe development and dangers of non-lethal incapacitating weapons and “less lethal” weapons in order to establish effective regulations and appropriate specialist capacity for the lawful deployment and use of such weapons in appropriate situations by fully trained and accountable law enforcement officials, with a view to increasingly restraining the application of means capable of causing death or injury, as well as arbitrary, abusive and excessive force.
      - Ensure that all officers required to carry out law enforcement duties are selected by proper screening procedures, have appropriate moral, psychological and physical qualities for the effective exercise of their functions and receive continuous and thorough professional human rights based training. Their continued fitness to perform these functions should be subject to periodic review.
      - Sign, ratify and strictly implement the Arms Trade Treaty without delay giving particular attention to implementing measures for the strict control of all imports, exports, transits, transshipments and brokering of all types of conventional arms and additional measures to prevent diversion and illicit trafficking of conventional arms. Pending the Treaty’s entry into force, state authorities should declare that they will apply provisionally Article 6 and Article 7 (as provided for in Article 23 on Provisional Application), prohibiting the transfer of arms that could be used to commit or facilitate serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
      - Initiate a review of policing of demonstrations without delay to ensure that, in the future, the practices of Israel’s security forces in policing demonstrations are consistent with international human rights standards especially the UN Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials and the recommendations above. Such measures should include the issuing of unequivocal orders and rules of engagement for policing demonstrations as a situation of law enforcement as opposed to a situation of military imperative, conducting training of forces, and ensuring accountability inside the army, Border Police and other security forces through appropriate disciplinary procedures.
      - Publicly disclose all existing use of force regulations and any other rules relevant to policing demonstrations in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
      - Review existing legislation to ensure that all war crimes and serious human rights violations are crimes under national law.
      - Conduct independent, impartial and prompt investigations into all reports of Palestinian civilians killed or seriously injured by the actions of Israeli forces in the OPT. Where sufficient admissible evidence exists, prosecute Israeli personnel responsible for unlawful killings or injuries according to fair trial standards. As a first step towards bringing Israeli accountability mechanisms closer to international standards, implement all the recommendations of the Israeli-appointed Public Commission to Examine the Maritime Incident of 31 May 2010 (known as the Turkel Commission) concerning investigations conducted by the IDF, as published in the Commission’s second report of February 2013.
      - Provide all victims of crimes under international law committed by Israeli forces in the OPT with full reparations, including restitution, compensation, rehabilitation, satisfaction and guarantees of non-repetition. Financial compensation and other forms of reparation should be appropriate and proportional to the gravity of the violation, the harm suffered and the circumstances of the case. Facilitate access for Palestinians in the OPT to all judicial proceedings, including those which are initiated in Israel.
      - Ensure that Israeli forces protect Palestinian civilians and their property against violence by Israeli settlers by instructing them to arrest Israeli settlers who assault Palestinians or destroy their property, by carrying out prompt, detailed and thorough investigations of complaints of settler violence submitted to them, and by deploying patrols to protect Palestinian schoolchildren and other civilians in areas where there is a danger of settler violence.
      - Invite the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions to visit Israel and the OPT. Amnesty International calls on the PA and the PLO (on behalf of the State of Palestine) to do the following:
      - Sign and ratify, without reservations, international human rights treaties including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), and international humanitarian law treaties including the Geneva Conventions.
      - Ensure that the bodies of individuals who have been killed by security forces in the West Bank receive autopsies.

      Amnesty International calls on the authorities of the United States of America (USA), European Union (EU), EU member states and other countries to do the following:
      - Suspend transfers to Israel of munitions, weapons, and related equipment including crowd control weapons and devices, training and techniques until substantive steps have been taken by Israel to achieve accountability for previous violations and effective mechanisms are in place to ensure that items will not be used to commit or facilitate serious violations of international human rights law or international humanitarian law. The suspension should include all indirect exports via other countries, the transfer of military components and technologies, and any brokering, financial or logistical activities that would facilitate such transfers. This recommendation is particular relevant to the USA, as the largest foreign source of supply of weapons, munitions, police equipment and military aid to Israel.
      - States should ensure that any co-operation with Israel in the areas of law enforcement, security and justice does not contribute to the commission of human rights violations or violations of international humanitarian law.
      - Sign, ratify and strictly implement the Arms Trade Treaty without delay giving particular attention to implementing measures for the strict control of all imports, exports, transits, trans-shipments and brokering of all types of conventional arms and additional measures to prevent diversion and illicit trafficking of conventional arms including lethal and “less lethal” weapons and munitions. Pending the Treaty’s entry into force, state authorities should declare that they will apply provisionally Article 6 and Article 7 (as provided for in Article 23 on Provisional Application), prohibiting the transfer of conventional arms that would be used to commit or facilitate serious violations of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.
      - Exercise their obligations under the principle of universal jurisdiction to conduct prompt, thorough, independent and impartial criminal investigations of anyone suspected of crimes under international law. If there is sufficient admissible evidence, states should prosecute the suspect or extradite him or her to another state willing and able to do so in fair proceedings which do not result in the imposition of the death penalty, or surrender him or her to an international criminal court which has jurisdiction. In addition to being obliged to exercise universal jurisdiction for grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions and of Additional Protocol I, as well as over torture, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial executions states are permitted to exercise universal jurisdiction for all other crimes under international law.
      - Urge the State of Palestine, represented at the UN by the Palestine Liberation Organization, to sign and ratify international human rights and humanitarian treaties without reservations, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Oppose any type of sanctions or pressure seeking to prevent the PA from signing or ratifying any international treaties. Ensure that the threat of withholding assistance essential to fulfilling the human rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories is never used as a bargaining tool to further political goals, such as obstructing access to international justice through the International Criminal Court.

  • The cowardly Leon
    • Wieseltier is not even a tourist. He's someone who has heard about a newspaper which happens to have adverts from a flight complany that offers flight routes which are only crossing the topos in question in high altitude.

  • University of Hawai'i faculty responds to administration’s condemnation of ASA boycott resolution
    • Do you also object to the partition plan on the grounds of it explicit demands, of which (concerning Jewish citizens of Palestine and refugees) were so far-fetched as to prescribe Palestine's destruction as the only acceptable outcome, i.e., violent conflict ...

      No, because you are a hypocrit.

  • Ramaz says, Jewish high schoolers can handle Beinart, but Khalidi would overpower them
    • Phillip: The issue is essentially religious and racial. Beinart is a Jew and a Zionist. Khalidi is Palestinian and not a Zionist.

      Isn't it obvious that this is not about religion or race but about the fact that they don't want their students to be confronted with unfiltered truth and without any equivalent Hasbara deception?

      "controversy would be inevitable and would massively overshadow any conversation, and make an educational experience impossible" is code for "dissenting thoughts would disrupt Hasbara brainwashing disguised as conversation".

    • Dr. Martin Kramer? LOL. The whole Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is not a challenge.

  • Sheldon Adelson to honor Sean Penn at neocon ball
  • 'New Republic''s literary editor attacks its senior editor as nasty, ignorant self-hating Jew
    • When immigration first started the immigrants were wealthy and Palestinians had starvation problems.

      LOL.

      There could have been an uneasy bi-nationalism that slowly worked through the issues.

      Ever heard of the Biltmore Program?

      The Palestinians don’t have many cards left, and it might be too late for them to change course.

      The Palestinians think in centuries. You just don't understand their course.

    • Replace "Reject" with "Deny". They live in denial regarding the monster in their family and call that love.

  • Israel lobby group compiles secret dossiers on pro-Palestinian speakers
    • Asherpat: this is a non-sequitur, because you are trying to insinuate Geneva convention but the territories are not occupied from a qualifying side, and so, don’t fall under this definition.

      ROFL Does someone else share your absurd opinion? Even the Supreme Court of Israel and the IDF base their decisions within the framework of "belligerent occupation". And the international court of justice including all UN-member states of the UN except the facists of your antigentile Apartheid Junta sees it the same way.

      There is no need for that, the UN (or the League of Nations) have reconfirmed the ownership of Jewish nation over the biblical land of Israel.

      ROFL. Maybe in the Kahane continuum, but in this universe the UN has ruled that Israel occupies the Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem.

    • ashperat: Since you mention, the “mandate” – actually, the “Mandate” mandated that the land is used for Jewish homeland. San Remo, all subsequent decisions and facts on the ground were to make the “Mandate” land for Jewish people.

      Nonsense. The mandate was about establishing a national home in Palestine, not to make the whole of Palestine a national home.

      In fact, the existence of “Palestinian” people as a nation is, as any reasonable observer agree, highly debatable BEFORE 1960s,...

      Not at all. Chairman of the permanent mandate commission of the League of Nations:
      "Palestine, as the mandate clearly showed, was a subject under international law. While she could not conclude international conventions, the mandatory Power, until further notice, concluded them on her behalf, in virtue of Article 19 of the mandate. The mandate, in Article 7, obliged the Mandatory to enact a nationality law, which again showed that the Palestinians formed a nation, and that Palestine was a State, though provisionally under guardianship. It was, moreover, unnecessary to labour the point; there was no doubt whatever that Palestine was a separate political entity.”"
      link to unispal.un.org

      And finally, EVEN if one agrees to follow your desperate logic that Jews and Arabs in the Mandate were indeed some concoction-nation called “Palestinians” (so Jews in Israel are also “Palestinians” now?, only descendents of those who were here in 1919? 1850?) –

      I assume that you don't know that Jews and Arabs were citizens of the mandated State of Palestine and therefore "Palestinians", because neither you nor your ancestors had become citizens. You probably don't even know that todays (PLO) definition of Palestinians automatically includes Jews (and their paternal descendants) from pre-Mandate times. "Palestinian" was never an ethnic term, but a national term.

      ... you still don’t disprove my original claim that “one thing Palestine never was – “Palestinian”. – because it was under the Mandate, so neither Jewish nor Arab and not “Palestinian”. I am waiting for your logical disproval, devoid of straw-man arguments please.

      I just did. Palestine pre 1948 was the state of the citizens of Palestine, called "Palestinans". This legal definition differs from the PLO definition, but both include non-Arabs.

      the acquisition of territory by Israel isn't in itself illegal

      Of course it is. Do you believe that Jews have special rights?

      How can you claim “ethnic cleansing” when the article itself claims that the Arab population is rising?!!?

      Oh, so if the Jewish population is rising there was no Holocaust according to your logic.

      apartheid [AP: this smear is wearing tired, you all know it – and it even isn't logically supported – apartheid is about race, since Arabs are of the same race as Jews, the definition doesn’t hold. You may claim discrimination on basis of citizenship (justified due to real security concerns) but not apartheid – but you chose propaganda attempts over serious debate.

      Apartheid: How about keeping Nonjews expelled and denationalized to maintain domination of a Jewish minority?

  • Political Zionism is destroying a culture and a people, and intentionally so
    • You got that right. And there’s good justifiable reason to have the Palestinians deprived of their homes in ’47 & ’48, and again in ’67 be treated with special refugee status which also includes their offspring since those days.

      No, only the unproven descendents of ancient Hebrews have a right to return, because they are special, so f*** special.

    • bing bong: I hope you’re not calling Palestinians in favour of 2SS mentally defective.

      I would cause it hasn't worked since 1948. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result.

      Walid: By the configuration of the state they’re being offered, for those in favour of it I’d say they are.

      And this doesn't even include the refugees.

    • Some bot will come along and say yes the Marines use them too ...

      Not rubber coated steel bullets as far as I know. And especially not in demonstrations. Israel seem to see demonstrations of non-Jews as "riots".

    • Naftush: I suspect the whole thing.

      No, that's just your way of denial.

    • That's why I mentioned it. It's just another example of Israel not even following its own regulations, laws or rulings from its Supreme Court . You know the countless times when Israel's bravest didn't even shoot from 40 meters, but from 40 centimeters distance.

    • Very helpful, thanks Hostage.

    • One tiny remark. They are not "rubber bullets", they are steel bullets with thin rubber coats and according to IDF regulations the miminum range for firing them is 40 meters, only at the individual's legs, not at children and not from a moving vehicle.

      According to BTselem at least 19 Palestinians, including 12 minors, have been killed since 2000.

  • 'When I go into the class, I am preparing tomorrow's citizens for the next war'
    • How is this brief piece ‘hyperbolic’? It simply describes the page and offers the opinion that it’s rather depressing. I see nothing ‘hyperbolic’ about it.

      That's what I find hyperbolic: "And when you see this exalting of the military, do you understand why some critics speak of fascist currents in Israeli society?"

      I see fascist currents in Israely society, too. But this is not an example.

      And if you think that – in perhaps the most militarised society on earth, with near-universal conscription for all Jewish citizens – this ‘teacher’s’ job involves nothing more than teaching kids ”to protect themselves against incoming missiles, etc” then you are very naive.

      I only meant, that they don't "train" them for war. I didn' claim that they are not also there to hail the military wing of the Zionist Junta.

    • The hyperbolic reactions from the othe sider don't make this less hyperbolic.

      And there's a difference between "training" children for war and teaching them to protect themselves against incoming missiles, etc.

    • Don't know. I find this article hyperbolic. The poster is exactly describing her job and I don't find this fascist at all. Palestinians should do the same in their schools. It is not unreasonable to assume that there will be a next war.

  • Jewish day school student first learned about 'occupation' when he got to college
    • Imagine a boat that was used to save a family from a flood.

      Yeah, who cares if the boat was used to drown two other families who were not Jewish.

  • When you type 'apartheid' on Google search, it supplies 'Israel'
    • But one can certainly conclude that the idea that Israel is an Apartheid state is a consensus, or at any rate close enough consensus for Google to recognise it as such.

      A popular search doesn't mean consensus. People search, because they want to find information about a topic. They may agree or disagree. If one types "drug" and it supplies "war" that doesn't mean consensus either.

  • Judis says Museum of Jewish Heritage has reinvited him to June 1 appearance!
    • We salute Mr. Judis for writing his book.
      We salute the Museum for inviting him.

      And we salute Phillip Weiss (and Mondoweiss) for making a change.

  • Do Americans want to know that Israel is waging war on Africans?
    • Grumpy old Psycho: The US should emulate Israel’s policy with our own infiltrators–build a wall, beat, arrest, jail, deport.

      Were you physically or emotionally abused or neglected as a child? Something seems to have gone terribly wrong with you.

    • How did your ancestors arrive in "Israel", giladg? Did they walk and swim all the way?

    • What I mean by "Zionism as an abstract national ideology" is the simple idea of a state for Jews. The ideology in itself is not the problem. The problem is where and under which circumstances this ideology was and still is implemented.

    • Say dimadok. Should have Palestine before 1948 treated Jewish work migrants and illegal refugees the same way?

      (I expect no answer from a bigot.)

    • The root of the problem is that you cannot establish “a nation” period…anywhere…. without the majority consent of the population living in/on that land. There was no consent by the majority in Palestine at the time.

      Even if there had been consent, the root would be same and like I described it.

      Yea it is…..the concept and problem with any ethnic or religious rule, whether it allows minority religions and rights or not, is the same problem of any state that has ‘official’ policies of maintaining a majority population of that ethnic or religion because the point of maintaining that ethnic majority is to maintain ethnic rule.

      Again no. If Zionism had established a state in which 100% of its citizens had been 100% of its nationals (for example in the Sinai desert and everyone was Jewish) than this state wouldn't have a problem with a certain amount of immigrants or asylum seekers. Like other countries don't have this problem as long as the number of immigrants don't threaten the national character. So the problem is not Zionism as an abstract national ideology. The problem is REAL existing Zionism (in Palestine).

    • The root of this problem is, that this state was not established as the state of its citizens like other states. It was established as a state of a certain nation within citizenship who happened to be less than 50% of the citizens.

      This left and leaves only two options for the minority to become and maintain a majority.
      1.) It increases the number of its members by allowing other members of the same collective to immigrate or improving their reproduction and living quality (preventing them to emmigrate)
      2.) It reduces the number of those who are not members of this collective, by deporting or even expelling/denationalizing them or impairing their reproduction and living quality (in hope for a voluntary emmigration). Or, it redraws its borders to chop them off.

      If the chances for 1.) don't look very promissing, option is 2 is inevitable with all the racist incitement which is necessary to make this option popular.

      The problem is not even Zionism as an abstract national ideology. The problem is that the existing demographic reality of the Zionist state was unfavorable from the get go. And while other states are demograhically far away from a 'threatening threshold' that could change its 'national character', because they started out with 100% citzens = 100% nation (see the US), Israel has never achieved and probably will never achieve to distance itself significantly from this threshold by option 1. While other states could allow to change their national character slowly over many generations, Israel will always have a problem, because it wants to preserve the same national character eternally and finds itself increasingly running out of time to rely only on option 1. The same racism can occur in other countries which want to preserve a certain character eternally and are close to the threatening threshold. This has nothing to do with Zionism as such or allegations of supremacy, etc.

      But unlike in 1948 when the world after the Holocaust allowed Israeli Jews to literally get away with murder, it will no longer accept Israel's crimes against equality and humanity. And unlike in 1948 when the world didn't know what was going on, Israel today can no longer hide its actions and its character which are not Jewish, but simply racist and inhumane for the above mentioned reasons.

      Zionism is doomed to fail in our times.

  • AIPAC chair pushing sanctions on Iran is crucial Obama backer
    • That would be not "heresy" but "Enemy of freedom".

    • Application formular for higher office found in the future:

      Please mark at least one to improve approval chances:
      1. My expertise is in the field(s) of
      - Commerce
      - Defense
      - Justice
      - Agriculture
      - Labor
      - Education
      - ...

      2. I have no expertise or education, but I'm pro-Israel. (marked)

      Stamp: Approved

  • Mayor of Canadian city invites Ehud Barak to economic summit
    • It failed in the UK in 2009, because he enjoyed diplomatic immunity. But he's not longer in office. ;)

    • That's a better link: link to haaretz.com ;)

    • P.S. Since Barak is no longer in office, he doesn't enjoy diplomatic immunity

      Israeli minister Ehud Barak faces war crimes arrest threat during UK visit (2009)
      "Furious Israeli officials insisted all day that he was protected by diplomatic immunity and could not be legally detained."
      link to theguardian.com

    • Canada is violating the Fouth Geneva Conventions if its doesn't arrest Barak and bring it before its courts:

      Art. 146. The High Contracting Parties undertake to enact any legislation necessary to provide effective penal sanctions for persons committing, or ordering to be committed, any of the grave breaches of the present Convention defined in the following Article.

      Each High Contracting Party shall be under the obligation to search for persons alleged to have committed, or to have ordered to be committed, such grave breaches, and shall bring such persons, regardless of their nationality, before its own courts. ...

      Art. 147. Grave breaches to which the preceding Article relates shall be those involving any of the following acts, if committed against persons or property protected by the present Convention: wilful killing, torture or inhuman treatment, including biological experiments, wilfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health, unlawful deportation or transfer or unlawful confinement of a protected person, compelling a protected person to serve in the forces of a hostile Power, or wilfully depriving a protected person of the rights of fair and regular trial prescribed in the present Convention, taking of hostages and extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly.

      Art. 148. No High Contracting Party shall be allowed to absolve itself or any other High Contracting Party of any liability incurred by itself or by another High Contracting Party in respect of breaches referred to in the preceding Article.
      link to icrc.org

  • A month later, de Blasio's AIPAC declaration continues to roil New York
    • The Jews that say no are AWESOME.

      “Instead of signing the letter to the Mayor,” the upset congregants told the rabbis, “you should have stood by Israel and urged its authors not to send it because it ran counter to the truth and to the tenets of tolerance that you have often preached.”

      What about the tenets of tolerance when it comes to the right of return for Palestinian refugees, you racist hypocrits?

  • 144 Irish educators pledge boycott-- as Karmi says, We gave up waiting on governments for help
  • By 2035, Jewish population in Israel/Palestine is projected at 46 percent
    • asherpat: Well said. So whose has it ever been?

      The souvereign has changed a lot of times. But since mandate times it belonged to the citizens of Palestine. And at least since 1945 no belligerent takeover can change an entitlement. I'm sure we both agree on that, ashi. :)

      We can go back in history for approximately 3000 years and one thing Palestine never was – “Palestinian”.

      It was between 1919 and the belligerent takeover. Of course not in the only-Arab sense. But even today the definition of the "Palestinian" nation is not only-Arab. They are not racist, you know, like those who talk about Israel as a Jewish nation. You certainly wouldn't do that too ashi, would you? :)

    • The numbers of 2014 don't make sense. Does the population of Israel include Israeli settlers in the State of Palestine? If that's the case Jews are less then 49% in what is called "British Palestine" (which is a misnomer, because Palestine was never British).

      8.21 (Israelis) *0.75 (Jews) / 12.65 (everybody) = 0.487 (48,7% Jews), no?

    • Hear! Hear!

  • Jewish community commits intellectual suicide before our eyes
    • @ puppies

      Hear! Hear!

    • I dont think its lack of political nous, although they definitely do lack any….its their ideology…..’exceptionalism, supremist race/ ethnic/religion…….along with the lack of ethics/morality inspired by Jewish victimhood—that anything they do to others, any crimes they commit, are allowable because the others are enemies.

      A nice example of antisemitic logorrhea.

    • Really? What crimes did she commit to justify a boycott against her? Oh wait, she's criticizing them. That's antisemitic, right? Wait, she's Jewish. Boycotting her is antisemitic, no? Damn I'm caught in the maze of Zionist pseudo intellectualism.

    • Zionism is shtetl -it is basically a cult where loyalty comes before intelligence.

      But "sthetl" is Judaism, not?

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