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  • Ozick, anti-Palestinian polemicist, is shortlisted for a big prize
    • If Palestinians are semites then surely "anti-Palestinian racism" = antisemitism.

      Therefore the vile Cynthia Ozick is............., uhuh, you guessed it.

  • How the mighty have fallen (how many and since when?)
    • I see no cure either. The shit's seeped down deep. Surgery may help, but the odds are stacked against it. Even if israel was dismantled (for the right reasons and in the best possible way), the many, many jews who are stuck in their victimhood will just interpret it as another example of how 'all goy are born antisemites' - and so it keeps perpetuating. Very self-defeating and debilitating - for a people who've been deeply dreaming of discarding their bondage for the past several millenniums. Politics aside, I guess it's sad to watch a group of humans, because of a common attachment to an old misunderstanding, commit slow suicide simultaneously.

  • Netanyahu goes looney tunes on Israeli Independence Day
  • Words they lived by-- Adrienne Rich and Levon Helm
    • I'm saddened... and smitten. R.I.P. Adrienne, you lovely poet. R.I.P. Lavon, you sweatheart musicman.

      And thank you Phil for bringing the memory and humble genius of these two artists to the forefront of mondo.

      I am gutted especially that Adrienne has passed away - a prolific poet and life essayist I grew up on. The poem above is astounding. There's no need to further make either literary or political commentary on it, the words present on her page say it all - or as she would probably say: the absent words say it all.

      Oh dear I'm so sad.

  • Knesset members celebrate latest E. Jerusalem settlement by posing on evicted Palestinian family's sofa
    • LOL Pamela! But they actually intend to show their um... nazi thang! In fact it's a competition to see who's got the biggest naziooka on the planet.

    • Imagine the outrage of Americans if during our Iraq occupation, two of the ugliest looking members of our congress posed with sadistic glee, sitting in a 'confiscated' Iraqi couch.

    • Cloaks,

      Why d'ya have to be so civilized and reasonable?! Me? I've seen with my own eyes too much zio murder and mayhem to ever think of drinking my precious champagnenium in the scummy company of zionists. But you're invited to my 'Israel Is Toast' party - and here be assured it'll be zio-free with beefy Palestinian bouncers at the door sniffing them out and KEEPING THEM OUT. You never know, if I let them in, they might steal my favorite sofa.

    • Honest to god now mondiez, don't the sofa look more honest, more humble and better looking than the two homo sapiens sitting in it?

      Clearly, some members of our species are so deplorable that even a piece of furniture's got more soul than they do.

      What an astounding and symbolic fotograph you got us, Alison. I really think that it should be made into a poster with your very headline as caption - should be plastered all over USA bus stations and urban metros. I mean all of us, rich or poor, man or woman, young or old, black or white, gay or straight, religious or not: we all have a very special relationship with our couch. We love our couches. Everyone relates to cozy, warm couch-love, right? Our couch gives us something almost like mother's love. Major item of personal creature-comfort. Great place of daily refuge and meditation, especially if you're like me: rarely sit on my couch cuz I prefer total horizontal languid R&R on my couch. And so for all of us out there, who dearly love our couches, to see some scummy couch thieves posing on it and tramping up on a sidewalk - well that just wigs out all the wiggles in your heart and brain and so deeply offended at the celebrated injustice, that you feel you's about to morph into a freaking fireball! Yes we all despise comfort-thieves with a passion. It's primordial.

      Take a look at the foto again: the ironic beauty of this sad looking couch, the way it looks like it's leaning back in silent pain, polite rejection of her two dastardly 'acquirers', quietly despairing at her future, helpless hostage, sudden war trophy to warmongers.

      (Yap, that couch's really got me!)

      I'm thinking here that due to lack of readily available information and insidious zio propaganda, etc., Joe and Jane (as our good Citizen likes to call the average folk) probably understand the trauma of couch-loss more immediately than the complex trauma of a third party in a faraway land being ethnically cleansed. Here simplicity is power - and the power of this foto indeed is that it inspires universal disgust.

    • Careful Cloaky, you might get sanctioned for possession of a large stock of depleted winerium.

      And did ya have to invite the frigging ziobots to the party?! You blew it! Dis-invite them or I ain't coming with my stock of ready for depletion expensivo champaignia!

    • Call me goofy but I just had a cool fantasy where I manage to farcically kidnap the sofa out of israel and ingeniously, lovingly, leave it on the White House lawn with a message taped to it that says: Ethnically Dry Cleansed.

      (Okay mondofolk, perhaps my message is a little chop-suey but do feel free to tape up your own message there too hahahaha heck let's fill it up!)
      (Activism as performance political art in cyberspace - yeeehaaaaw and ooolahlah!)

    • I have more respect for that sofa than for the two ugly men squatting it.

      They will pay through the nose for this plain theft.

  • Before '60 Minutes' piece aired, Jewish Federations called for 'flood' of 'discourse' to CBS (what's next, locusts?)
    • Woohoo yourstruly!

    • If only zionists spent their time on active peace instead of active mass deception.

      The Kairos report will become a household name by next christmas. Kudos to the Atlantic for linking it to it's vast readership. Chapeau to Mondoweiss and other publications that cite it too.

      There's now a visible ozone hole in the giant hasbara muzzle.

  • '60 Minutes' profiles Palestinian Christians, Michael Oren falls on his face
    • hops,

      Stuff it with your "antisemitic" fixation! Sean Mcbride and PeaceThroughJustice have more honor, truth and integrity in their fingernails than you and your zionist banshees can ever dream of.

      You ever counted how many times per day you say the word "antisemitic"? Seriously! Do you mumble the word "antisemitic" in your sleep?

    • So like the jews are paying for Jesus' ticket back to earth?

    • On the money, Pixel.

    • How To Alienate The World In Under Ten Years.

      I submit the above title for Mooser's next Book. May it be more succinct and more successful than wotshisface Beinhart(?).

    • Very few people alive today know what the heck was going on in europe during the tenth century:

      "The Khazars had, for years, been venturing forth southward, in their marauding raids on the Muslim countries south of the Caucasus.

      "Islamic armies conquered part of Persia, Syria, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Armenia, and what is now the modern-day post-Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan and surrounded the Byzantine heartland (present-day Turkey) in a pincer movement which extended from the Mediterranean to the Caucasus and the southern shores of the Caspian. This was the time when the long series of wars called the Khazar-Arab wars began. These wars largely ended with Arab defeats, with a fairly well-known commander, Abd ar-Rahman ibn Rabiah, perishing in one instance. The Arab armies' inability to traverse the Caucasus played a role in preventing them from succeeding in their siege of the Byzantine capital, Constantinople. Coupled with the military barrier presented by the Khazars themselves, this prevented Europe from more direct and intensive assaults by the forces of Islam, arguably keeping it from falling to the Muslim armies.

      "After fighting the Arabs to a standstill in the North Caucasus, Khazars became increasingly interested in replacing their Tengriism with a state religion that would give them equal religious standing with their Abrahamic neighbors. During the 8th century, the Khazar royalty and much of the aristocracy converted to a form of Judaism.[17]Yitzhak ha-Sangari is the name of the rabbi who converted Khazars to Judaism according to Jewish sources."

      link to

    • Sumud,

      Yay for the Democratic Republic of Jerusalem! DRJ! DRJ! HIPHIPHOORAY YAY DRJ!

      (Health Warning: zionists must NOT chant above slogan - will cause sobriety and severe realism in the utterer).

    • Yap. Arab christians REALLY love zionism and Apartheid. We all believe you. Mission accomplished for you. So now you can eff back to Odessa/Brooklyn/GoldersGreen you miserable amateur propagandist!

    • LOL I love this story!

      Since 9/11, I've been saying that Christian Palestinians are the ultimate key in exposing years of murderous hasbara lies. They're like the Queen on the I/P chessboard, till recently, cornered into silent immobility by the idf Knights and the zionist media pawn monsters. That's how powerful Palestinian christians are despite their dwindling numbers and this 60 Minutes piece gives their Queen some elbow room to maneuver out of her purgatory.

      Bob shoulda mentioned that some 3000 Palestinian catholics are living under siege in Gaza - he shoulda added that these catholic Gazeans were nowhere even near Nazi German in 1940's, either in ideology or geography - so why are they being collectively punished in the name of the so-called 'jewish state security'? Oh yeah - and one more question: why are catholic Palestinians living on the same street as moslem Hamas?! LOL I'd love to have mister Oren answer THAT question with a straight face!

      All in all, 15 minutes ain't enough to give a COMPLETE picture of the plight of Palestinian christians - but it sure is enough to open the investigative doors of a chunk of the American christian community's minds where they would flock (pardon the pun) to the internet to do their own reading on a subject that has been willfully well hidden from them by the diabolical zionist arm of the American media.

      What else are the zionists hiding? Would be the logical question of a newly enlightened christian.

      Another week is upon us and Apartheid israel has already lost more customers - two weeks ago it was 'cultured' people (Gunter Grass's global followers and German youth), last week it was the peace-loving Danes who saw footage of their own citizen being given an 'israeli facial' - and this week it is a segment of American christians who are now soberly questioning israeli policies.

      Who will Apartheid israel alienate next week? Oooooooh I can hardly wait!

  • Assange's first guest on RT world premier: Nasrallah says US & Israel seek civil war in Syria
    • Eljay,

      Arabs making reference to their "Abrahamic" faith is the norm in Arab countries - it's no "PR" spin my dear. Abraham, after all, IS their grandfather.

      Islam embraces both judaism and christianity. Moses is a most beloved prophet to them - which is why many Arabs name their sons, Mousa (Moses in Arabic). They also recognize jesus as a most lofty prophet - yes they reject the idea that he is the 'son of god' cuz they don't believe god is inclined to procreating through a human womb - but they do actually pay serious homage to him and to his mother, Mary, often calling their sons 'Eessa' (Eessa is Arabic for Jesus) and Mariam (Mariam is Arabic for Mary). In fact many Lebanese moslems carry the surname Issa too. I've actually met a guy called Mohammad Issa - that would be: Mohammad Jesus, in English.

  • Israeli celebrity says she enjoyed video of IDF attacking Danish activist because he looked like a Nazi
    • “most of the threads on Mondoweiss are crap”

      And you're just the fly who like a good old fashioned landing, right?

    • Beady eyes. Like sharks.

    • Shmuel,

      I'd rather get mass acupuncture in the eyeball than watch the vile porno of hate on israeli TV.

    • "color-coded revenge fantasies" = psychotic projections.

    • LOL israel is so effed and some of us are really enjoying it.

      For the right reasons, of course.

      They must be so self-hating to be so incapable of making any new friends, while fast losing old ones - especially here in the USA. I mean them israelis don't make enemies of just one person here, one person there - noooooooo, they pride themselves on making enemies of whole nations overnight.

      So I encourage all racist israelis to keep up the good work of rotting out their (stolen) country right from within.

      What a despicable pit of ingrates full of hate and darkest arrogant narcissism. But of course, it was always forever thus in israel, it's just that now, thanks to the internet, it's caught on camera and broadcast to the world - bypassing the msm's zion-muzzle.

      We shouldn't be sending them 2 billion in aid - we should be sending them 6 million psychiatrists - one per israeli citizen.

  • Rifle-bashing lieutenant-colonel solves Jewish problem created by Freud and my mother, says author of 'Indecent Proposal'
    • It took place in his racist little lalaland, annie.

      And I guess we can refer to riffle butts in the face from here on as 'israeli facials'.

    • But you only "thrash" unarmed civilians.

      On the battlefield, with real fighters, like Hizbollah, you go crying to your mama's in mid battle.

  • How Benny Morris transformed a patriotic struggle into a 'holy war' for 'sacred Islamic soil'
    • Benny Morris: the historian that history will forget.

      For all the goddam lies he sold the world.

      So can we now stop talking about him - what a bore!

  • Iran didn't threaten to 'wipe' Israel out -- Israel's deputy prime minister
    • Wiseman's got a touch of the Werdine about him - no?

      Took the same hasbara disguise classes - no?

    • LOL seafoid!

    • Oh come on fredly - so why don't your guys quote word for word? Why don't your lying criminal leaders say Iran ACTUALLY said that "israel is a cancerous tumor that should be removed from the middle east"?

      Is it because they're a buncha lying scum land thieves and slo-mo ethnic cleansers who need to start another war over there in iran while they continue, without a spotlight, to kill, main and imprison Palestinians young and old in the holy land?

      If I'm wrong then why don't you tell me why are israelis choosing willfully to misquote and dramatize? Help us understand would ya.

  • Robert Lowell scooped Gunter Grass
    • From Wikipedia:
      "Lowell was a conscientious objector during World War II and served several months at the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut. He explained his decision not to serve in World War II in a letter addressed to President Franklin Roosevelt on September 7, 1943, stating, "Dear Mr President: I very much regret that I must refuse the opportunity you offer me in your communication of August 6, 1943 for service in the Armed Force." In the letter, he goes on to explain that after the bombing at Pearl Harbor, he was prepared to fight in the war until he read about the United States' terms of unconditional surrender which he feared would lead to the "permanent destruction of Germany and Japan." Before Lowell was transferred to the prison in Connecticut, he was held in a prison in New York City which he later wrote about in the poem "Memories of West Street and Lepke" from his book Life Studies."

      But describing Nasser as "Mussolini" shows Lowell as politically misinformed/uninformed. The sad and beautiful Egyptians he's empathizing with would take great and deep offense at his description, considering they affectionately regarded Nasser, as they still do, as a revolutionary and national hero - and for good reason.

  • The rifle-butting video is following a different narrative
    • How dare them goy bike tires roll over roads for jews only?!

      The shit-scared Natanyahu knows that this is the incident and film that people, especially the internet savvy youth, will remember for a long long time: kippa, riffle, peaceful blond going down fast and sudden. Natanyahu knows how every time from here on, whenever he says the phrase" israel is the ONLY democracy in the middle east", the listener will immediately remember the Danish unarmed protestor banged by 'Shalom' in the face with the length of a riffle, just for cycling on a road for jews only.

      We can say it's now become official: israel IS an Apartheid state. And no amount of spin will change this growing perception of it, pole to pole around the world.

      With every new (avoidable) international 'incident' they create, israelis fall harder, uglier, from grace.

  • Video: Senior IDF officer smashes peaceful activist in the face with his M-16
    • I bet my farm that Natanyahu's DNA doesn't have a drop of "semite" in it.

      Some people are born semites, others self-appoint it - just ask any Russian israeli or that Peruvian Indian family that were converted by some Rabbi in the jungles of Peru, brought back to Palestine and were anointed semetic by some mystical israeli oil and given more rights than native semetic Palestinians.

  • 'Dear activist, first solve the real problems of the region' -- Netanyahu's sophomoric letter to visitors to Palestine
    • Hahahahaha I'm laughing my head off at Apartheid israel's puerile desperation!

      The activists should respond to Natanyahu's letter with the following tweet: WE LOOKED EVERYWHERE AND FOUND THAT YOU ARE THE FRIGGING PROBLEM EMEFER!

  • Israel lobby group committed to 'new media' uses mushroom cloud in tweet (updated)
    • And one more thing, what's up with this "centrist" bs? So like the zio libs wanna call themselves "centrists" now? So now even "centrists" wanna milk the nuclear fantasy?

      So now we got centrist neocons and centrist extremists?!

    • "... to win the war on ideas".

      War on Palestine, war on Egypt, war on Lebanon, war on Syria, war on Iran, war on Goldstone, war on islam, war on Arabs, war on the UN, even war on poetry - and now ladies and gentlemen: "war on ideas"!

      Yeah sure, you go right ahead, Sharone Levinson, you go right ahead and wage your war "on ideas" hahahaha!

      'Somebody' out there is desperate eh. Flummoxed fools!

  • The Grass just keeps on growing
    • Primordial desire for everlasting love, acceptance, security, in a tumultuous and unpredictable world, is what taught us to think.

      Thanks for your perspective, Sin Nombre.

    • "“It is the alleged entitlement for a first strike,
      which could extinguish the Iranian people….”"

      You do know he's using the word "alleged", open to several interpretations here, right? And you do know that Iran's nuclear plants are "alleged" to be installed at over fifty locations, right? Well you do the maths Sin: that's a heckalotta places they're 'allegedly entitled' to bomb in a first strike etc - and if Iran was getting superpower USA to help it bomb 50+ locations in israel, well then that would sure look like Iran wants to annihilate the israelis too.

      We also look at Sharon and other israeli leaders and know that they always advance their military missions to the extreme and some more: back in 1982 we gave them the greenlight to go as far as Sidon/Lebanon and they just rolled their tanks past Sidon and occupied Beirut, therefore the whole country, against even our wishes and our interests - causing the deaths of some 23,000 people, mostly Lebanese civilians, in that summer alone. There are many more examples of israel's willful intent on destroying civilians - you should be concerned about this israeli trait like Gunter is, like billions of people around the planet are.

      Moreover, the world having seen only recently how israel intentionally bombed the civilians of Gaza and Lebanon - images of wanton destruction upon civilian populations still fresh in their memories - well.... need I spell out that the likelihood that the world at large, not just Gunter, would start to think of Apartheid 'greater israel' as possibly genocidal towards ALL it's neighbors, near and far, including Iran. And where there is the 'possibility' of genocide, the moral people on this planet have a duty to speak out BEFORE it's active occurrence - and NOT in it's aftermath.

      My friend, you cannot prove that israel has ANY good will towards ANY of its non-jewish neighbors - and this is very worrisome to the world at large due to israel's own long history of willful violent rhetoric AND offensive deadly action. Gunter's estimation is not slander, but based solely on israel's excessively violent past and present.

      And regarding the German submarine issue, I see it like this: since the end of WW2, several innocent generations of Germans have had to (unfairly?) carry the burden and dark guilt of their grandparents, convicted collectively for genocide - and Gunter sees any German hand in a nuclear fallout, directly or indirectly, as an even worse atrocity than the holocaust cuz next time round, the blue-eyed German people cannot look at images of charred brown-skinned corpses and say: "we didn't know". This is a legitimate concern of every patriotic German: they need to keep the blood off their hands for centuries to come before the demons of the holocaust can depart their collective psyches.

      I'm sure you won't find my arguments convincing, like I am not in the slightest convinced by yours. I have a feeling that you're more emotionally attached to the state of israel than I could ever be - I do care about the jewish people, in the same measure that I care about Buddhists, atheists, et all, but I honestly don't care about the 'state of israel' - I believe the holy land is Arab land and no european colonizer 'greenifying' the desert would ever change my mind about that.

      Forgive me for saying this but I think you're a little naive to think that israel does not intend to strike iran with all the deathly power and force it can muster. All indications of israel's past behavior in the region and its ongoing warmongering would reasonably suggest otherwise.

      That's why Gunter is completely justified in writing his 'poem'.

      And to me, iran's cultural heritage, older than judaism, should be respected by european jews, not threatened by force of destruction just because Iranians are a majority moslem for this span of contemporary time.

    • correction: "collection national psyche" should read: collective national psyche.

    • Sin,

      Why don't you tell us which part of the poem you find untruthful? If Gunter was Palestinian would his words effect you differently? If you were Iranian reading Gunter's poem, would you object to it?

      Why so upset over the necessary breaking of a German taboo?

      And you honestly think that Yaoz-kest's sentiment is that of a lone wolf and not an example of a collection national psyche?

      In your attempt at 'centerism', your argument, which is based on subjective emotion, has become as much of a cliche as you allude to mine and Cloak's posts.

    • 'I think people are failing to put this Grass poem in relative perspective."

      No they most certainly ain't!

      You just don't get the evident hatred and racism that zionists feel and exercise against Arabs, moslems and christian europeans. So what, like you need a 'statement' of annihilation from the zionist regime? Don't you know they prefer to work in the silent shadows on their 'clash of civilization' plan? Don't you know that in order for zionism to be a majority in the world they gotta get rid of, well, the majority opposition? Don't you know that they've already decided on the 'Samson Option" if the plan fails?

      I know you've heard of 'poetic justice', so now you're learning about 'poetic truth'. There is NOTHING untrue in Gunter's poem. Truth is NOT slander.

      Here's what Israel National News published the other day by Itamar Yaoz-Kest in response to Gunter's poem:
      "For it is the right of the Nation of Israel to finally shut the gates to the world after it leaves this place (not of its free will!), and we have the right to say, at the price of the 3,000 year old fear: “If you force us yet again to descend from the face of the Earth to the depths of the Earth – let the Earth roll toward the Nothingness.”

      Here's Yaoz-kest's poem to Gunter that accompanied his statement above:
      I want to be a danger,
      I want to be a danger to the world,
      so that after my destruction, not a single blade of grass will remain on the face of the Earth,
      or a single blade of grass for Gunther Grass’s pipe,
      upon the Earth where, since I was born, I pose a danger to the world.
      Because it is my right!
      It is my right to live or die while annihilating my annihilators, without riding again as a crying-boy in a transport train,
      Into the world-vacuum, while placing my head in the lap of a mother who is disappearing into the fresh air of the Land of Wotan,
      and the urine tin darts dark-yellow specks onto the walls of the cabin – like gunshots that spray
      a yellowish-reddish liquid from besides the train guards, and among them – maybe – the soldier G.G., also, wearing a steel helmet."

      Dude, don't you know how fatally outta control a traumatized child becomes if they're 'indulged' instead of given therapy and reality-checks?

    • The other day on another Gunter Grass thread, I wrote ponderingly whether Gunter had started a German Spring to free the German youth from the dictatorship of the holocaust. Perhaps I wasn't too far off the mark.

      So many chains, so little time - ultimately, this is the universalist message of Gunter's poem.

  • American Jews won't vote on Israel in 2012 election
    • Link please to your "90+%". Or just stop throwing around assumptions.

      Or else say: '90+% of jews I've met are zionists' - cuz clearly you don't know what you're talking about.

      p.s. you don't have to be an American jew to be an israeli firster, but you do have to be corrupt - just look at our frigging congress!

    • Likudism's PR is outta touch with American jews. Looks like they only speak on their minority's behalf hah!

    • Or maybe perhaps perchance American jews are WAKING UP mister Western Sky!

  • Is the Pope also barred from entry into Israel?
    • And what makes the arrogant israelis think that Gunter wants to spend a relaxing vacation on a stolen Apartheid beach in the first place?! I bet he wouldn't want to go anyway for all the gold in frigging China!

      I'm just glad this story's got legs cuz israel showed it's ugly fascist face and lost a whole buncha cultured customers this week. It's just been great reading the global blogs' reaction to this archetypal battle between a moral individual and an immoral nation. It is sooooo clear by now that the majority of the people on this planet, including a sizable chunk of Americans, are not aligned with israel due to it's Apartheid and ethnic-cleansing practices, which are now common knowledge - thanks to the internet.

      It is clear that israelis have squandered, almost to the last few drops, all the empathy and goodwill that humanity's bestowed upon them since the holocaust. They have grimly betrayed and offended the memory of their grandfathers and grandmothers immeasurable suffering for what exactly? So that they can steal property and sneak nukes into the holy lands to annihilate neighbors with?

      Blows my mind with bafflement why euro jews had to go the criminal racist zionist way.

  • Video: Arizona State's SJP debka flashmob
    • Mashallah mashallah! Goodness I just love Falastine! Please please oh please can I be an honorary Palestinian? Can a true blooded Palestinian bestow this honor on me?

      I want to be Palestinian and do the dabke under an old olive tree in Palestine - woohoohoo rock-out!

  • Book recounts Mike Wallace being attacked at NY party by Barbara Walters and Mort Zuckerman over '60 minutes' Israel coverage
    • Coooooooh I've been loving so many mondo stories lately!

      Terrific job modo guys and girls!

      What a cool motley crew of town-criers you got yourselves there, Phil and Adam.

  • 'Israel's policy endangers world peace' -- Jakob Augstein and Gideon Levy have Gunter Grass's back
    • Eljay,

      I like you and still do. I wasn't "attacking" you, just critiquing your critique of poetry, your sweeping generalization.

      You shoulda really said 'most of the poetry I've read is pretentious and crap', not "most poetry is pretentious and crap". See what I mean my friend?

      I really like you, really really really do, but I just had to put the record straight here cuz you were damning a muse you've never met.

      Poetry is everywhere, it doesn't have to be written to exist.

    • Eljay,

      There are good poems and bad poems but only good POETRY - what 'looks' like a poem on the page isn't necessarily 'poetry'. A lover of poetry will understand this and clearly, you are no poetry lover.

      A beautiful line in a poem can easily be taken out of a poem and it would be a poem in and of itself for it's power and resonance, hence Lorca's line.

      I don't expect you to understand any of the above, after all you did say: "I find most poetry to be (pretentious and/or self-indulgent) crap". I mean your use of the word "most" is clearly philistine and "subjective". You appear to hardly know what poetry is - and you have NOT read every single poem on earth to make THAT assertion.

      If I were you, I wouldn't discuss topics I didn't understand or throw around sweeping statements on unstudied subjects.

      But you are permitted to have an opinion, as uninformed as it maybe. And it's worth? Not much if you come across like a "pretentious and/or self-indulgent crap" merchant.

    • eljay,

      The poet Percy Shelley famously said that "poets are the unacknowledged legislators of their time".

      Gunter Grass is not considered a poet: he is an author who occasionally writes 'prose' poetry. And his controversial poem does indeed 'legislate' our political time and concerns.

      I hesitate to say this but you (like most of humanity) must write terrible poems if you think that the art of poetry is "crap" and "pretentious". However, unfortunately, the art of poetry does attract loonies, charlatans and poetasters who easily can give that impression to the inexperienced poetry reader.

      You ask any great author or playwright and they will all tell you that the highest and purest form of writing is the art of poetry - it's also the most difficult to 'perfect'.

      Too bad you're unable to connect to it's soulful source. Your negative statements are really a reflection on you and not on the art of poetry.

      There is a point in judging poetry that is NOT subjective. For instance you can say a sonnet by Shakespeare is a good poem but you personally don't like it - which tells us that you ARE objective.

      There is only good poetry, eljay - the bad 'versions' are not considered poetry in the slightest.

      As the great Spanish poet Lorca said: " we bury ourselves to the waist in mud to help those looking for lilies".

      The above quote is neither "crap" nor "pretentious". But if you can prove otherwise, then I will tip my hat to you and eat my 2000 books of poetry page by page.

  • MJ Rosenberg is leaving 'Media Matters' to start his own blog
  • Dear Red Hot Chili Peppers…
    • Yes. Don't you know how zonists work the floor? Oseary, being in the position of some power in the music biz, befriends and recruits rock star goy into supporting israel without them realizing or knowing the true history of zionism. We can call that 'rockwashing'.

    • A girlfriend of mine (maybe ten years ago now) was asked out on a date with Anthony (the lead singer) but she didn't want to go alone so she asked me to come with her - but I had another girlfriend visiting from new york that weekend so she too tagged along. When we arrived at the restaurant, Anthony had brought a friend of his, Guy Oseary, executive at Madonna's record label. After some ten minutes of the table getting aquainted, Guy asked my visiting friend what ethnicity she was and she replied that she was half lebanese and half Peruvian. Well I'll be damned, Guy suddenly lost complete interest in conversing and put his hand down his t-shirt and pulled out a giant star of david gold pendant that just dangled there gaudily on his chest for the rest of the dinner - and he never made eye contact with us from then on. My friend and I understood immediately what the cold, covert hostility was all about and we just ignored him back too and would talk only to Anthony, who was completely unaware of what just happened. A few years later, Guy Oseary, the rude racist, published a book called 'Jews Who Rock'.

      I mean with 'close' friends like that, there's no chance in hell you'll ever get a positive reponse to your letter, Tali. The Chillies are bff with a racist jewish supremist and they don't even know it.

  • With 'last ink,' Gunter Grass breaks silence on Israeli nuclear program threatening world peace
    • So in under one week Apartheid israel manages to pronounce cultural icons like Ema Thompson and Gunter Grass as antisemitic for criticizing israel's warmongering and ethnic cleansing - exposing to the cyberactive multilingual world what a decrepit, delusional and vindictive bunch zionists really are.

      Well I'd say this is proving to be an important week in the media wars regarding the push for a strike on Iran, israel's illegal and vast stock of W.M.D.'s, and the unbearable western hypocrisy that's endangering the world and the futures of all children on earth.

      Gunter's poem is a giant earthquake. And the label of 'antisemitic' ain't working the way it used to - judging by the 90% web commentaries expressing support for Gunter (and Ema's) message. People aren't buying it cuz it's clear to them that the term is being used to slur recognized peaceful citizens, and it's clearer to people too that the term is being abused by the jews themselves. Ironic huh?

      Did Gunter start a German Spring - to free the German youth from the dictatorship of the holocaust?

      I would even go as far as saying that I count this week as the beginning of the end of the holocaust industry.

  • 'The Crisis of Zionism' and the contradictions of Israel as a liberal democratic fantasy
    • 'The Crisis of Zionism'.


      Followed by his next book: 'The End of Zionism' - out at your local bookstore soon.

      Now I would buy THAT book for sure - not to read, but to put in a glass frame and hang on my bathroom wall.

  • The Israel/Palestine conflict will be resolved when Arab countries kick the U.S. out of the region
    • So double wait tok,
      Did the diabolical israeli ashkanazim set it up or what?!

      And just so we're clear - many Arab jews, like the Lebanese jews, gave the middle finger to the criminal israeli swndles. Why? Cuz Lebanese jews, like most Arab jews, are not religious whores and squatters.

    • toky,

      Sorry mate, you're utterly mistaken/propagandized. The governments that expelled the Arab jews (native jews) fell into the israelis PR and black op traps set up by the diabolical ashkanazi zionists for them - them ashkiz WANTED native jews to be expelled (for suspicion of dual loyalty) so they would be FORCED to move to occupied Palestine and enhance the 'jewish' demographic.

      The ONLY people who gained a wicked advantage conflating judaism with zionism are the rogue euro israelis - not the Arabs, be they jew, moslem or christian.

    • Annie,

      I had no idea that fredblogs needs Arab love so badly! I mean unless all Arabs loved all jews with all their hearts now and till eternity, well the zionists just don't feel 'complete' now do they?!

      Never mind he's conflating jews with zionism - again! So needy! So frigging boring!

    • Fredblogs,
      Go back to history school you miserable rusty old robot!

      Your racism stops you ashkanazis from 'knowing' what an Arab really is, or what an Arab really loves.

      Again I repeat: It's the zionism STUPID!

    • asherpat,

      It's the ZIONISM stupid.

      It ain't the "jews" that the natives object to and want to be rid of - it's vile racist repressive colonialist ZIONISM!

  • Marwan Barghouti calls for popular uprising for statehood. Israel puts him in solitary confinement
    • Same same same happening with my posts - ughah ughah ughah!

    • Same here too! It's taking far too long to get ANYTHING done around here!

    • Alec,
      Am having a bad experience clicking and clicking and clicking and clicking and clicking and clicking and....

      H E L P!

      Is there one click to open ALL comments? I wanna read and see ALL comments all at the same time - pleeeeeeeeeeeze fix it, reset it, etc.

    • Thanks alec. I thunk I understand.

    • I'll second ahadhaadam.

      Please MW don't make me click on my mouse more times than I have to. I'm already verging on carpal tunnel syndrome and need to avoid unnecessary straining or repetitive movements.

      And also, having this new automated 'hide and seek a comment', well it has an odd feeling, like the comments are separated from the article. Intentionally detached?

    • "I'm sure...."

      So where's the link mister?

      And by the way, FREEDOM FIGHTING ain't terrorism. Terrorism is you living by force of arms on someone else' land.

  • My spirit is American (a religious manifesto)
    • Sean,


      But I don't think that hophmi understands the logic that a minority should indeed make peace with the majority (of the world) to insure it's long term survival. It would appear that the holocaust has made illogical fools of many a zionist jew.

      It's also enabled them to defer personal and collective responsibility for crimes they've committed or enabled against non-jews.

      I find it unspeakably wicked that the european zionist jews were planning the ethnic cleansing of Palestine even before WW2, and up to date, they continue, post holocaust, with this evil scheme that they themselves were victims of not too long ago.

      Have they no frigging shame?!

      The israeli zionists have spent every single day, and I mean every single day since WW2 conducting slo-mo ethnic cleansing - while using the cover of the holocaust to hide behind, or as bludgeon to whack the whole world with.

      Well the world now, after 60+ years, is ducking and avoiding the hit. Why? Because the zionist israelis have become just too insanely ridiculous by now - as sean's long list of negative associations clearly demonstrates.

      Outta control and driving right off the cliffs of humanity and into the abysmal abyss.

      By frigging choice!

      Insisting on being fatally unique.

    • A beautiful piece of prose, Phil. Soulful yet political.

      But, really, did you have to include "Religion is the thing that gives your life meaning"?

      Sartre, Nietzsche didn't inform you? Socrates? LSD?

      Don't you know that god has nothing to do with religion?

  • Those who criticize Israel join campaign to 'slaughter the Jews en masse'
    • Good grief not that miserable lying scum Howard Grief! Yeah what a time-waster (and time-wasting should be declared a crime against 'personal life-force').

      No amount of convoluted twisting of facts by zio eggheads can ever hold up.

      All you gotta do to know the truth is talk, like I have on many occasions, to victims of the Nakba. There sits the precious truth and hidden history of the suffering Palestinians.

    • "Them zios are very clever".

      They sure ain't smarter than me FreddyV.

      Big difference between 'clever' and 'dishonest'.

      And yeah sure so "clever" they're digging their own graves with their children's hands.

    • Holy cow not even a jew is allowed to criticize israel!

    • Strikes me that ashkanazi jews are obsessed with the word 'slaughter' - hot damn they use it soooo often! An objective criticism of israelis becomes a 'slaughter of the jews'. Even a lame neutral comment on israel like: 'I prefer Lebanese humus", becomes a 'slaughter of the jews'. ANYTHING that doesn't 'praise' israel has indeed now become 'a slaughter of the jews'.

      I call this collective psychosis: manifest narcissism. Which eventually leads either to the nuthouse, or the grave.

  • Head of Bill Kristol's lobby group calls on Israeli army to use Palestinian protesters as 'target practice'
    • The only people in uniform I trust are firefighters.

      Everyone else in uniform and bearing arms supplied by the government is a Janus.

      Cigargod has a point: even if the Swiss are occupiers of another land, they'd be behaving like the idf too. But what makes the idf particularly more morally gruesome and repugnant is that they're fresh out of a holocaust and doing onto others what they themselves have much suffered from. What separates the idf from other immoral armies too is that the idf, for a long and suffering sixty-four years now, have been conducting their violent ethnic cleansing with immense glee and arrogance.

      But really, all occupiers are vile violent entities, regardless of their nationality. And all global police forces refer to the same list of violent methods when ordered to crowd-control a 'sensitive' event, or clear a street from angry protestors.

      Batons, water hoses, teargas, rubber-bullets, tazers, , snipers and attack dogs: yeah every police precinct in every city in the world owns a hefty stockpile of the above.

    • The question "why do they hate us?" really belongs to the Palestinians.

      Perhaps that despicable mister pollak can tweet us the answer.

      I mean, what the heck has a single Palestinian ever done to him?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • What a charming bunch of racist white-collar thugs and enablers of ethnic cleansing.

      What would the msm say if mister pollak was uttering the very same offensive words about the 'israelis', the 'jews', or whatever the heck you wanna call 'em?

      Personally, I call the Palestinians the REAL semites.

      And the israelis?

      I call them european colonizers high on religious zealotry and land piracy.

  • Land Day protest at Times Square, today at 4:30 PM
  • Sen. Cardin tells how he and Hillary Clinton muscled foreign ambassadors to block 'anti-American' Palestinian statehood
    • There is NOTHING on the planet more ignorant and brainwashed and nausiating than mayhemism.

      Just get the eff outta Palestinian mister european and enoufayer hasbara lies and justifications for ethnic cleansing. Nobody believes what you and your army of hasbara robots say anymore - people are reading the history of the region for REAL on the internet and NOT your revisionisms and fascist propaganda and swindles.

      The whole frigging Apartheid state of israel is an illegal and immoral settlement!

  • JNF launches new 'bluewashing' website - PositivelyIsrael
  • Israel on human rights: It's accountability for Palestinians but 'diplomatic terror' for Israel
    • Saddam refused UN inspectors entry into Iraq too. Then he changed his mind. Then he changed his mind again. Then s'more mind-changing.

      We know Apartheid israel's got more to hide than Saddam did. In fact, turns out that Saddam had NOTHING to hide.

      Man them israelis spend the most copious amount of time denying their bullying by bullying.

      Bullshit country!

  • Hundreds of soccer fans crowd Jerusalem mall: 'Death to Arabs!'
    • For what it's worth, I found this in a yahoonews article, unrelated to the I/P conflict:

      "Last month, Wodka, a New York-based vodka bottler, came under fire for a billboard that touted its beverage as "ESCORT QUALITY" at "HOOKER PRICING."

      In December, the company was forced to remove one of its Manhattan billboards after residents and Jewish groups complained its message ("CHRISTMAS QUALITY. HANNUKAH PRICING") was anti-Semitic."

      link to

    • Actually it's 'Khamerica' and 'khkhkhkhamas'.

      When fascism uses 'creative' numbers to whitewash infanticide and ethnic cleansing, you get haters-with-calculators like giladg on the scene.

  • Peter King hypes Hezbollah threat to US
    • Why don't we just declare everyone in the world, apart from Apartheid israel, a buncha anti-semitic terrorists and go the hell to war with everybody all at once and be done with it already!

  • The video that pushed Peter Beinart to speak out against the occupation
    • "A lament for America’s Jews":
      Inside the corridors of power, there we sat down and wept

      link to

    • The internet is every authoritarian and oppressor's nightmare.

      We the global collective were stuck in the dark for so long till a mind-blowing miracle happened and with such luminosity it literally shifted the consciousness of the people of the world.

      The internet, this truth instructing entity with no inhibitions, is the (unfleshed) prophet of today and the golden guide to a more truth-filled future.

      Our renaissance forefathers would indeed applaud.

      Finally! Something frigging useful and in the hands of every man and woman!

      A megaphone for the meek.

  • Rockets are collective punishment
    • Resistance SHOULD be punitive to a brutal occupier. Don't tell me you think hamas or hizbollah or islamic jihad should launch roses and orange blossom at your colony to reward your numerous crimes of infanticide and ethnic cleansing.

      Because israelis keep electing politicians who promise to keep the occupation going and settlements expanding, well like it ain't 'collective punishment' now is it - more like you guys are reaping what you sow and getting off lightly if you ask me. The people of Apartheid israel should be punished because they approve and desire the occupation and covet Palestinian land by force of arms - and let us remember here that they have been doing this since 1939.

      No 'civil' argument on earth can get you any sympathy so long as your colony continues the unjust occupation and its despicable Apartheid practices.

  • Responses to Toulouse murders from Palestinian orgs and Jerusalem mourners
    • Your islamophobia is not so subtle, mayhem.

      But let us take your (un)logic one step further: how come sooooo many terrorists are of the male gender? Surely this means ALL men should be regarded as violent killers - assholes at best.

  • As I read this, I cringe
    • Klaus,
      You're using "Marxist/Maoist" like an insult when both have more soul than zionism could ever dream of.

      Never mind that you lump Marxist and Maoist together - you're clearly undereducated in the biographies of both Karl Marx and Mao Zedong.

      Why is it that self-appointed 'teachers', especially of the zionist variety, are some of the most ignorant people on the planet?

      (I bet the Moose knows the answer to this).

    • Shmeul's excellent deconstruction of Beinart's political confusions leaves Beinart, as well as all so-called liberal zionists, standing bare-naked and flummoxed before the intellectual globe. 'Liberal' zionism is an oxymoron. What will it take for the well-meaning zionist jewish collective to sober up from their delusions of righteousness and realize this? Is there a word in the English language to describe a pathology of tribal inverted guilt? Do nice jews think that it is possible to separate zionism from racism and ethnic cleansing? Cuz it sure hasn't since its inception in the 19th century. And the proof is everywhere for everyone to see.

      Let's be clear here also on what the majority of the middle east wants: yes to judaism and a big fat NO to zionism in the holy lands that lay in the heart of Arabia.

      Liberal zionists should pay close attention to the above - it ain't just about zionists and their 'special' needs, it's also about the needs of the lives of some 380 million Arabs.

  • Israeli settlers attack a shepherd and a child in separate attacks in the West Bank
    • The targeted snuffing out of Palestinian children and unarmed Palestinian civilians on a daily basis will keep creating no fear, but deeper and deeper loathing of the Apartheid state of israel.

      And strangely, Apartheid israelis seem to enjoy their status as the most loathed people in the region - possibly even the world.

  • Kill other peoples, but not your own
    • Elizabeth,

      You live under a moon rock don't you?!

      Just google 'mercenaries in libya' and have a peruse.

      People out there, israel has contracted Blackwater for black ops to destabalize ALL Arab countries, including Syria.

      Upsidedown world here where the mossad are in bed with both Blackwater AND the islamic salafist terrorists.

      Apartheid israel can stir all the blood and poop in Arab countries as it wants - it ain't gonna save it from humiliation, defeat and dismantlement. Coming to your TV screen soon.

      link to

  • Democratic congressional candidate: 90% Democrat, 100% Israel
  • When victims retaliate: A response to Bradley Burston
    • Even by name, Bradly Burston don't sound like he's a mid east native. It's a waste of time to have given this 'genteel' occupier/colonialist more a a line or two of response, annie.

  • The myth of Israel's favorable treatment of Palestinian Christians
    • Actually mayhem, YOU are "one of the most despicable people on the planet" - cuz at least Helen Thomas ain't got her boot on the necks of ANY natives.

      Palestinian christians, really Arab christians, hate israelis because of their brutal ethnic cleansing colonialism. Heck I know some UK and USA jews who hate israel for the same reason as Arab christians: their fascist violence and greed.

      It's clear that israeli zionists are more threatened by Arab/Palestinian christians than by Arab moslems - hence the zio's relentless fantasy of the 'clash of civilization'.

      Revolting apologists for ethnic cleansing and Apartheid like mayhem are not welcome as foreigners in the mideast - not by moslems or by christian Arabs.

      I know this cuz I sat with a bevy of bikini clad christian lebanese ladies on a beach in lebanon a coupla years ago and they ALL, with their bare hands, wanted to administer a coup de grâce upon the israelis for what they've done to Palestine and Lebanon.

      Nobody, especially zionists, should ever underestimate the righteous and utter rejection of zionists by christian arabs.

    • Seafoid my friend, I think the Fairuz lyric is:
      "The house is ours. Jerusalem is ours". Both lines are morally and historically correct and Arab masses swoon to hear her sing them.

  • Shadia Mansour, first lady of Arabic hip-hop, featured in Esquire mag contest
    • You WILL be sorry, Dickerson Hahahaha!

      I voted Shadia cuz she's a better singer and her beauty is more exotic and not fake. Shadia doesn't have to wear a golden thong and shake it all up for us to know that she has a graceful, sleek and naturally athletic body.

      I do like Beyonce's dancing but her voice can be annoying sometimes. I like her face too but I think her clothes are really tacky.

  • Exclusive Excerpt: Miko Peled's 'The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine'

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