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  • 'Her absurd generals, her military junk' -- Daniel Berrigan's prophetic speech on Israel in '73
    • It is called Roman Catholic Church in english, Römisch in german, etc.
      Romish is not proper.

    • K Renner

      Just recently in Germany the AfD, a new conservative party, won huge number of voters, due to their position on this unlimited migration into the country, over 1 million just in 2015!
      The Jewish Central Committee issued a statement, that they are against and strongly oppose such a conservative political trend. On the other hand, they never ever criticised Israel and its bloody handed politicians, it seems the same direction of political views are perfectly OK when it is done by jews. Hypocrats!

  • Norman Finkelstein on Sanders, the first intifada, BDS, and ten years of unemployment
    • Norman

      You probably heard the following: old soldiers do not die, they just fade away.
      You left your mark on history during the past 30 years or so, your books will be in the libraries and on bookshelves in many homes, and people will remember you when you one day just fade away. That is more than most of us can ask for, so be proud of your contribution to the cause.

  • As right-wing incitement spreads through Israeli society, Netanyahu looks to extinguish fire he has stoked for years
    • That french citizen, who shot the wounded palestinian, should be arrested and jailed for murder as soon as he returns to France. The crime of murder has no border or time limit!
      Watching this video reminds me similar demonstrations in nazi Germany, where the murder of jews was cheered. How low can sink the population of Israel, they should never dare to say the word Holocaust, they are not a bit better!

  • Tidbits from Reader Survey: Please Add Your Ideas To The Mix
    • Hallo Annie

      If you look up the Encyclopedia Judaica, you will find that there non-jews, like you and I, are called goyim. I do not speak hebräish, so I cannot judge if that is derogatory, or simply an old name for not jews. I personally do not find insulting being called by that name, (by the way, I did not know that you are not jewish, as all others at MW seem to be just that). To make it very clear, to me it doesn´t make any difference if one is jewish, christian, moslem, or one who believes in any other fairy tales. What you are is important, not where were you born, who was your mother and father, etc.

      Perhaps I did not make it clear what did I mean with my comment. Since 10 years all articles in MW are about Israel and the palestinian occupation, even if the author is not jewish or even an arab. Meanwhile all around that country there are upheavals, wars and similar events, that effects the lives of all occupants of Palestian, however you stick to your old scheme. That is like being a surgeon, who operates only on the left leg, for the right one you must go to someone else.
      The events in the ME, and Israel/Palestina is located just there, concerns us all, because their future could be decided, or effected, by one of those wars, therefore perhaps we should keep an eye on them. The situation there is very similar to 1914, when it ended in WWI.

    • I know Mondoweiss is a jewish blog, however if you would include a few goyim, you may be surprised that there are a few who are most intelligent and politically match the line most of your readers are interested in. Presently you print mostly jewish interests and views of the palestinian cause, a very limited selection, and after years it gets a bit boring.
      The ME is changing rapidly and what happens in Syria or Lebanon, among other states in the region, will effect the interests and history of Israel. Would it not be a good idea to raise your horizon a bit and look what is happening over the israeli border?

  • Obama's November surprise
    • "Removal (demolition) of settlements buildings".

      That would be the biggest blunder of the retreating zionists, they owe the palestinians billions of dollars, not to forget the destroyed real estates, stolen water, etc.
      Those buildings should stay where they are, the they are needed to house the refugees coming home and are just a small return for the destruction of the homes of the palestinians.

  • 'Say Hello to Zenobia': A report from Palmyra rising from the ashes
  • 'Forward' columnist and Emily's List leader relate 'gigantic,' 'shocking' role of Jewish Democratic donors
    • gamal

      I enjoyed the music, all my life I liked afro-american and caribic music, however I just don´t know what the hell are you talking about!!!!

    • Hallo Annie

      I had a good laugh reading the comments regarding the word goy or goyim. It depends how do you look at it, a french man in love calls his lady "ma petite cochon", my little pig, that would be insulting to most of us, however she just loves it!

      I tried to fill out the questionnaire for Tova, however I could not agree with many questions, it was a 3d degree to me. You will not find me on Facebook, YouTube or similar sites, I prefer privacy. I am not a yes-man, sometimes my questions or comments did upset a few important persons, however I also got results, churning the same stew over and over will not get us any further in our quest.

  • Sanders's leftwing base made him take on Netanyahu
    • Yes, and I welcome the day when the US government, politicians and press threat Israel as it really is, the last bloody colonist on this Earth, that with wars, killing of innocent civilians and immens amount of financial and political support of the USA is able to get away with methods contrary to international laws and ethic. Great percentage of the present and past israeli leaders and IDF senior officers should end up in front of the ICC as war criminals.

  • Sanders slams Clinton for ignoring Palestinian needs and thinking Netanyahu is 'right all the time'
    • Amen to your last sentence, however can you name one single democrat whom you really trust to do just that? That party became more corrupt than the Mafia, thanks to the Clintons.

    • Ellen, I will not bother to vote, however if we want to elect someone who is the least corrupt and probably the most reliable, then it should be Bernie.
      It is a pity that we must chose the best of the bad and not the best of the best!

    • I live just too far from the USA to be able to watch the daily events concerning our gladiators fighting for that prize, the keys to the WH, however I have the feeling that we expect just a bit too much from good old Bernie.
      He is an old zionist, lived in Israel, and he may changed his attitude toward the aims of zionism, however he just cannot bring himself to really face up to them. His criticism always will be half hearted, careful not to go too far, keeping the chance to go back to the tribe if he fails to get the prize.
      The idea of having Hillary as the POTUS is bad enough to keep you awake all night, however is Bernie the optimal solution? He will be 75 by the inauguration, not an age when a human being can take on the stress of what is needed to govern this huge country and all parts of the empire we built for us over the years.
      My feeling is that we just don´t have candidates in either party, where I could feel safe to go to bed in the evening, and not be wake up to the news that we have another major war. With Hillary we can bet on it, so good luck to all of us, because we are unable to produce a statesman to run the country, we have a bunch of opportunistic politicians who cannot be trusted.

  • Trump supporters in New York take on ISIS
    • " I would bomb the whole place", said Ms. Ammar.

      Now that is a real caveman reaction to the issue, the same action we are doing since about 70 years, we bomb the hell out of them, killing women, children and the old! And these people call themselves "christians", go to church every sunday and pray for blessing from above.
      How uneducated and stupid are our average citizens, kill a few million humans and the job is done. The problem is, that those arabs are today much better educated, have plenty of money and connections, and they are already in Europe to thank those peoples for the subjugation and bombing their countries.
      What would Ms. Ammar say when one day a bomb blow up her house, the school where her grandchildren learn, the hospital where she may be convalecing, or the movie where she may see her very last show! We are doing such things since decades and it is time we get off the high horse and get the hell out of their countries. Otherwise they will come to us and don´t let the FBI or HS fool you, they will come. You cannot stop a person who is ready to blow himself up just to kill a few of his enemies at the same time. London, Madrid, Paris and Brussels should teach us a lesson.

  • Senior advisor to Clinton calls Obama's rationale for withdrawal from Mideast 'strange, bizarre, illogical, odd'
    • I did not say palestinians, but arabs, and I really doubt that the settlers can match the birthrate of millions of arabs living around Israel. One day they may join together to fight the colonists in their mids.

    • You are absolutly right, so please call, e-mail or write a letter or two to your congressman and senator about your feelings. Let us know what did you achive.
      We need millions marching on the streets of the country before our politicians notice what is wrong with their solidarity, however the USA is not known to have huge demonstrations that last until the demands are met. A good example is the OWS movement, that lasted a few days and achieved a big nothing.

    • Anyone interested in the wrong doings of the Clintons should go to YouTube and type in Hillary Clinton lies. You have a great selection of crimes commited by them, legal actions against them, fines they had to pay, friends and associates charged, jailed and even killed.
      Sounds better than many thriller you can buy.
      And this person, who should be in jail for rest of her life, wants to be the next presiden? Bill and Hillary are a two person crimes syndicate!

    • "Even if the ME is less important to us, our trading partners depend on that source of energy".

      Im my opinion it is time the USA stops being Uncle Sam to the whole world and let our "cousins" dig the chesnuts out the fire themselves! The NATO could do this job without the participation of us, those countries grew fat during the past 50 years, meanwhile we sink more and more into deep indeptedness. Tamara Wittes must be jewish and what she really mean is that we must stay in the ME to ensure Israel´s security againsts great odds. Israelis have less children than the arabs and what this means could be illustrated with the history of several countries in Europe, and probably on other continents, too.

      I second Obama´s decision to pull back from the ME, during the past 70 years it costed us billions of dollars and thousands of dead americans, let other nations have the fun in case they need the energy from there. On the other hand one can just buy their oil, without invading their country, bombing their towns back to the middle ages and killing millions of their citizens.

  • Trump 'has no business being president' because he would be 'neutral' to Israel -- Clinton tells AIPAC
    • I listened exactly 3 minutes long to Trump at the AIPAC, then I had to shut it off before I puke all over my computer. He is another brown nosing vasall of Israel, it makes really no difference who will be the next president, he or she will be controlled from Tel Aviv.
      This is going on since Johnson, and I must wonder, how long will it take before the american people wake up to the sad facts, that they really have nothing to say about the policy of their elected goverments?

    • hophmi

      "spoken like a white supremacist"

      How wrong you are, during my life I had more so called colored persons als friends than white ones. I even had many jewish friends, because they were not blinded by the daily dose of ziocaine, but were interesting and intelligent human beings, not God´s messengers from the early days of jewish history!
      Sorry that you do not qualify!

    • How low did our country sank during the past 50 years!
      During the first nearly 200 years a roman catholic had absolutly no chance to become the president due to the fear of the Vatican having an undue influence on him. John Kennedy had to convince our people that he being a catholic will not influence any way his decisions and the way he governs the country. He was our very last president not in servitude to Israel.
      Today one has to pledge an allegiance to Israel, a foreign country, even to be considered as a candidate for a higher public office, must visit Tel Aviv before elections to get final instructions, and assure them their undying servitude to be elected, as most of our congressmen do.
      Clinton, Cruz and all those traitors should be arrested and jailed for the good of this nation and anyone voting for them should also be classified as a traitor. You are selling your country as Quisling did during WWII. He was hanged for his deeds, should our politicians be treated the same way?

  • El Al captain indoctrinates the passengers, but only in Hebrew
    • "in Germany after murdering 6 million jews!.

      The question is, how many palestinians did those passengers on the plane murder over the years? Why do they fly to Berlin, the capitol of those murdering nazis? Why do 10,000 young israelis live in Berlin, opening up businesses like cafes, restaurants, bars, etc.? Is there something more interesting than in Israel? I make a bet with you Steve, if the arabs ever get a leader who will unite them, a great number of israelis, who today curse the germans, will head toward that country.
      Besides, the 6 million jews murdered is just a zionist number, because nobody knows the exact figure of those victims. That 6 million number was already circulating before WWII.

  • What brought you to be critical of Israel?
    • Yes, General Jackson was a passionate hunter, he liked to hunt indians in Georgia and Florida. It would be great to know how many of them did he kill personally. Later he became our president.

  • It will take more than a political revolution for Bernie Sanders to 'level the playing field' in Israel/Palestine
    • Who is "us"?

      Us are all the american citizens and taypayers who pay all those billions of dollars Israel costs us every single year!! Last time I checked "the ruling political and economic elites" paid very little, far below their fair share of taxes. As a thank you the israeli government and great part of the citizens spit on our values and political system. Netanyahoo said in Canada: "We can take care of the americans, we already control Manhattan, (I presume he ment Wall Street), and bought Poland and Hungary." You can find his speech on YouTube.

    • Israel may be a strategic asset, as suggested by the writer, to any Israel-firster politician or zionist jew, however that land costs us a lot of money, political efforts and millions of enemies.
      The US military thinks that with a friend like Israel you do not need any enemies, they simply cannot be trusted.

    • Bernie Sanders went through the same jewish indocrination as every jewish child does, therefore he has a problem speaking clearly about the palestinian occupation. He would like to help the palestinians without doing any damage to the State of Israel.
      As we all know you cannot make an omelette without breaking a few eggs and the election promises of the candidates have an expiring date right after the elections on Nov. 8th, therefore we cannot depend on anything what is promised to us. Will Bernie have the guts to "break a few eggs" and lean hard on Israel if he is elected, we don´t know, and to be honest, I just cannot believe it at this point.
      He could convince me by going to the AIPAC meeting and read the Leviten to all those traitors of this nation.

  • Austrian Parliament cancels International Women's Day event following attacks on Hedy Epstein
    • In those camps there were jewish capos who did not threat their fellow captives much better than the german or other guards. I have read a report on this decades ago, (please do not ask for source), stating that some of this overseers and accomplices later claimed to be just another captive jews and became the worst zionist leaders.
      Elie Wiesel könnte nicht Elie Wiesel sein, he could have stolen the identity of an unfortunate person who did not survive the Holocaust. Many capos did just that!

      Above it is mentioned several times that Hedy Epstein is a "survivor" of the Holocaust!
      You can be a survivor only if you were right in the middle of it, however she was far away and not in danger at all. On the same bases we can say that every person in Europe, USA, Canada, etc., who lived during that time, are "survivors" of the WWII, even if they were not even near to the war zone.
      She is a lovely old lady and I have the feeling that she is being used by others.

    • WWII ended just about 71 years ago and the Holocaust Industry, (Finkelstein), is still churning out stories both positiv and negative to the zionist cause. There are many ways to skin a sheep and there is always money in it.

      Jews finally must come to the conclusion that there were many others who were threated just as bad as they were, for every jew 10 non-jews were killed in that war, and if we keep scratching the old wounds, they will never heel.
      The guilty ones are already dead or sitting in wheelchairs, so in my opinion it is time we bury this whole affaire in our deepest memory and start fresh again. For every action comes a reaction and it can go on forever.

      Millions were desplaced during that war, and if Hedy Epstein was evacuated with a child transport, then she should consider herself to be lucky. Many non-jews did not have this option, millions of german, austrian, polish, russian, french, british, etc. children starved or died through the bombing attacks of the war parties. One was not better than the other.

  • Palestinian citizens of Israel respond to poll showing Jewish support for expelling Arabs from country
    • "...because jews are full citizens of the US with equal rights...."

      One should speak to those japanes full US citizens, who were locked up during WWII. Or the german ones.
      Nothing is guaranteed in this world, american jews should disassociate themselves from the zionists, both in Israel and in this country.

  • A totalitarian democracy
  • Speak softly and act like a big dick
    • Trump is a laudmouthed, vulgare idiot, however I just love what he is doing!
      He is destroying that crusted Republican party, the establishment is running scared, Israel-first billionairs are moving over to the Democrats. The leaders of the party are sending all their storm troops to destroy the integrity of their own leading candidate, first time in history.

      Now we need all the dirt the investigators can dig up on Hillary to make my day perfect. Perhaps we can start to reform those parties to serve only american interests.

  • Romney echoes neocons: Trump will lead U.S. 'into the abyss'
    • In politics sometimes we must take what we get. If you want what you wrote above, then Trump is the only candidate that will come near to your wishes. Maybe! There is a german proverb that says: "one will not eat as hot as man cooks." Once and if Trump get to the WH, I am sure he will change his tune, gets more statesman like.

    • What we need in the USA is a strong third party to stop this the winner takes all system. Should a party do not receive a bit over 50% of the votes, then it must look for a partner to form a government, as one can see any given time in Europe. This may not make governing easier, but it will stop parties usurping the full power.

      As in any business, a third party must start small in local politics to establish a reputation and political basis, corner positions like a mayer of a city, congressman, governor, etc. It takes years to have a strong base and finances for a presidential campagne.
      According to my estimate, all american third parties, including the present Green Party, fail, because they go for the top position without having a real political support in the nation. Dr. Steiner is a nice person, however who knows her? She should run for local positions, like a mayer of Watertown, city councellor, etc. to collect valuable experience in this dirty world of politics.

  • Why I support a one state solution and still consider myself a Zionist
    • There is a proverb "You cannot serve TWO masters at the same time", or "You cannot dance on two weddings simultaneously", they are centuries old and I think both express my feelings about dual citizenship!
      I made my home in Germany over 40 years ago, however I will always keep my US citizenship, and only that one, because it is not like an underwear that you can change if needed.

      Becca says: "I am an american. I am an israeli", meaning she is serving the interests of two nations simultaneously! Since american interests are not the same as the israelis, how can she do this spagat? If she decided to be an israeli citizen, then she should surrender her US passport and forfeit on US citizenship.
      She, a born american, served not in the US armed forces, but of a foreign country, and as we follow the deeds of the IDF since many years, she must have commited crimes against humanity, as they do it every single day. Did she shoot an unarmed palestinian child or woman? Or a few old men? We will never know, however being a member of a criminal organisation is already a crime, according to US laws!

      Thousands of europeans served with the ISIS in Syria and Iraq, and as they return to their home countries, they are charged with crimes and jailed. We should do the same with all american jews, who will not serve in their own armed forces, but go to Israel to join the IDF. We should have laws that forbids serving the interests of a foreign nation, in the military or any other way. Most countries have such laws.

      Our government, think tanks, CIA, NSA, HSD, Pentagon, etc. are full of double citizen Israel firsters, how can we run a country and feel safe when foreign agents sit at all important points? How could our country sink that far?

    • " I am a zionist, however I support a one state solution".

      Great, and naturally that state is called Israel, or Eretz Israel, where all will have the same rights, as long as they are jews! Is this a joke?

      We could continue with this farce, "I am a nazi, but love the jews", or "I am a communist, however believe in a capitalistic system"! Or "I am the pope, therefore I never beat my wife".

      Dear Ms. Strober, there is no such thing as a jewish nation, as there is no catholic nation, moslem nation, hindu nation, etc., all those are religions and states are political entities.
      Jews are made up from 100 different nationalities, (I did not count them), who sometime converted to judaism, the real hebrews are so rare, that together they would not make up a decent city, never mind a nation.
      You had the privilage to be born an american, however you decided to become a colonist subjugating ethnic majorities with modern weapons, (IDF). What you now do is, after beating up a person, you give him a bandaid. How kind of you, I wish we had laws to take away your american citizenship and declare you persona non grata in the country.

  • As Trump takes on the neocons, Kristol likens him to Hitler
    • With Jill Stein you will waste your vote, the USA is just not ready for a third political party.

    • The problem is that Bernie is a very bad salesman.
      If he wants people to listen to his program, he must create the need for the products he sells. He must ask the colored and other working classes if they like to earn minimum wages, visit schools where their children will not learn anything, wait for hours in emergency hospitals, etc? He must plant the seeds of a need and discontent, open their eyes, and then tell them what he will do for them. He also must make it very clear that Hillary is a politician bought by big finance and industry and she will never do what she promises.

    • Hillary´s days also may be coming to end.
      There are three different investigations on her, the e-mails, the Haiti affair and her assistant, who collected FOUR paychecks from the government and private parties, all for working in the interests of the Clintons. Do I smell rotting corruption?

    • Eric

      "Trump ist his own man, what America did not have in the WH since Bush. Sr."

      You went back in history a bit too short. The last independent president we had was John Kennedy, Johnson was already bought by the NWO. Do you remember the israeli attack on our SS. Liberty and how Johnson stopped any intervention by our air force? The planes were already in the air and were ordered back by Washington, leaving our sailors open to additional attacks.

      Trump is an agent provocateur, he really mixes up our stinking political establishment. Do we want him to be our next president, I am not so sure. On the other hand the congress can act as a controlling device if he goes berserk.

    • Amen, brother, you hit the nail on the head. One must wonder, how could they fool so many so long!

    • Yes, I am also wondering about Bernie, does he want to win, or is this only a prearranged piece of theater? After the results of yesterday he either puts his candidacy into the second gear, or he will finish far behind as a second.
      He is fighting great odds. Hillary is a well known political figure since 30 years, and to be honest, I have never heard of Sanders until last year or so. He is a political unknown. In addition Hillary has the support of money magnates with billions to spend, Bernie cannot match that, and always money decides who will win. He must imitate Trump, tell the voters what Hillary did during the past decades and warn them what can we expect from her. In other words, no more gentleman and satin gloves.

      I remember what the democratic party was 60 years ago, when John Kennedy was getting ready for the presidency, and what it is today. According to Jill Steiner it became the property of big finance and war manufacturers, forgetting why it was grounded, to represent the working class, not the billionairs.
      Hillary is a bought and paid for zionist property of big business, and should she reach the WH, we can be sure to have another war against "terror", because it is a great business for the banks and weapons manufacturers.

  • Trump's refusal to name a 'good guy and a bad guy' in conflict is 'anti-Israel,' says Rubio
    • I commented on the status of events in the ME, that includes not only Syria, but a few other countries, and the couch-potatoes called me naive! If you would look back on my comments 4 years ago, I informed already then the MW crowd where the first 1,200 "freedom fighters" were trained, supplied with money and weapons, and spirited through Turkey into Syria. I am sure neither of you had the faintest idea how this bloody war started! I had insider information what you do not have and I make comments only when I know what I am talking about, contrary to a few other persons here.

      Analysing a situation does not mean that I approve it! As far as weapons go, you both are very naive, if we don´t supply them, then the germans, the brits, the french, the russians, the israelis or the chinese will do it, and there are a few others who are ready to sell them!! Yes, it is a louzy world, but you cannot change it by sitting and wishing for a better system. Put the blame on our president and congress, see how far you get.

      Contrary to your opinion, we do not control everything in that situation and keep loosing influence every day, and both the USA and Russia are in agreement that just too many players make this situation uncontrolable! The Saudis and Erdogan are playing their own little game. The turks are bombing our allies, the kurds, trained and armed by Germany and the USA, and playing chicken with the russians. In your opinion all this planned in Washington? Do we want a WWIII?

    • echi

      You misunderstood my comment!! I ment physical involvement by sending troops and waging an air war against cities, like we did in Iraq and in a few other countries, as demanded by McCaine and a few other crazy politicians. If you read my comment carefully, then you could conclude of what I tried to say, our soldiers do not get killed if we supply money and weapons to others!!!
      It is you who needs to fresh up on your information, there are a few other interested parties in this fight, such as the very aggressive Saudis, and they certainly cause a lot of headach for us. Not to forget Erdogan, who wants to reannect the old osman empire and ignores all US warnings. He may just get us into a war with Russia, at least he is doing his best to achieve a NATO case, when we all must come to his aid. He was already warned by Brussels that he will have to fight it alone, however do you believe what politicians say?

      If you are talking about underground involvement, then we have our noses in almost every country, including our closest allies. We are called the greatest terrorists in the world.
      I agree with Sanders, it is not our fight and should keep us out. It is a Saudi, Israel and Oman problem, they started it, financed it, (at least mostly), so let them do the fighting and dying.

    • One should judge a person not on what he says, but what he does, because words are easy to utter, but deeds take a much longer time and leave lasting results.

      I underwrite 100% what Gabbard says, we constantly put our noses into the business of others, and usually end up with a bloody nose.
      I also applaud Obama for resisting the pressure to get us involved in Syria, an escapade that would have ended up like Iraq, with thousands of dead GIs and millions of new enemies for us. He will not end up as a great president, as we so hoped nearly 10 years ago, but at least he kept us out any new war or wars.
      There are no truly honest politicians anyplace, so let´s welcome Gabbard in our ranks, we are fighting huge odds and need all the help we can get.

      As far as Bernie goes, we will see tomorrow if he has a chance or not. Should he get creamed like in SC, then his chances are minimal, Hillary has all the 350 super votes from the bigshots of her party. During the coverage by CNN, a commentator said that "why doesn´t Bernie attack the issue of her speeches on Wall Street and the e-mails, does he want to win?" He should remember, being seconds in this game is not rewarded.

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  • And the winner of the Sheldon Adelson primary is... Hillary Clinton
    • In other words Bernie wants just about everything, the whole cake, in your opinion.
      It is a great dream, however it stays just that, a dream. Even Obama, who was financed by Wall Street and other money centers, therefore acceptable for the upper classes, could not get his own party to support his plans. What chances do you give to Bernie, who is an outsider, to have full support of the congress, when he plans to do things that never ever was done in the USA, political decisions with a social face?
      We are heading toward a political disaster, regardless who will win. Should Hillary get the nomination, it is imperative to vote for Trump, whom I consider to be the lesser evil, although I despise him and his constant jabbering.

    • Reading this article makes me sick, because it proves what is known to us a long time, namely in our country a few billionairs decide who will be the next senator, congressman or president. Is this what is called democracy of the people, for the people, by the people?!
      This means that all our politicians are puppets on a string and do what is required of them, not representing the interests of the country and their constituents, but the puppet masters´.
      The USA never was a real democracy, contrary to all the propaganda we hear in our lives, but even the minimum power the voters had, is being taken away from us. It really doesn´t make any difference for whom do we give our vote and who will sit in the WH, the powers behind all politicians are always the same.

  • Viral video says BDS supporters want to shoot the bible and Dannon yogurt
    • Hallo Annie

      You remind me of an incident, when people demonstrated against Obama´s medical insurance. A rather older person carried a sign, "Keep your socialist hands away from my Blue Cross"! This person did not know that that coverage of his is a government plan, and I am sure he never knew that the social security benefits basicly is also a socialist plan.
      If you discount the very small crowds around MW and similar action groups, the great majority of americans are grown up with the idea of socialism being bad for you and they do not trust the government, (sometimes I can understand them very well), therefore the word average may apply in this case. It doesn´t imply all americans. Take a trip to Texas and most other southern states, there they just might lynch you if you preach "socialism".

    • It is mind bending to experience the average american attitude toward socialism, if you want to degrade anyone, just call him a socialist! All these people collect social security benefit and Blue Cross, if they are old enough to do it, or are diligeously paying into this program to be able to benefit later, not realizing that social derives from socialism. Or the other way around. One likes to visit social gatherings, the kids should be social in their behavior, however socialism is a devil´s advocate.
      I think schools should teach the children about different political standards, so they can understand that socialism is not communism! The ruling class doesn´t want to do that, because then the working class may suddenly decide that they want their fair share of the national wealth.

    • This video shows that nothing is as bad that it cannot be made worse!
      What does Dannon Youghurt has to do with Israel?
      It is a french company, owned by Nestlé, a swiss corporation.
      Did I miss here something, like a takeover by Netanyahoo, Bibi for short?

  • Weapons manufacturers support Hillary Clinton more than any other presidential candidate
    • It is like an iceberg, 10% above water, 90% under.
      Huge amounts of cash is given under the table, all I want is a 5% commission on it.

    • The end of the story is: should Hillary make it to the WH, one day comes a call demanding a return favour for all that money. All she can say is: Yes Sir, right away!
      This is the person who just a few days ago in Nevada promised to fight corporations buying elections and politicians!!

  • Videos: Proof of Sanders's lifelong anti-racist activism breaks on eve of Nevada Caucus
    • GL

      It is hard to believe, however the situation in the USA is worse than the reputation is. We have the best universities in the world, but the average high school graduate, (gymnasium), can hardly read and understand his diploma. Take a close look at Trump, product of one of the best universities, and he has a very good chance to become the president of the most powerful nation on Earth, (speaking militarily).
      Duringt the 1960s the politicians decided that everyone should have a high school diploma and lowered the standard to a level where an australian sheppard dog could pass the test with flying colours. We have presidents like George Bush and politicians with the same abilities.

    • Lefty - Oh, yes, just a comedian who never made it to Hollywood or the nearest booze joint!
      Yes, I know about the german humour, but I never give up!
      A smile a day - keeps the tax collector away.

    • German Lefty

      Welcome to the real world, where things are different. In the USA we have a population that is uneducated, naive and very easy to fool, they need all the help they can get from people like Kathleen or similar better educated individuals.
      In Germany I watch the Green Party and their day dreaming politicians, (I presume you belong to that line of politics), and ask again and again, "in which world do they live in".

    • As I watched Hillary´s victory celebration I decided that I like her even less than before! She is stealing all the subjects what Bernie wants to change in the USA, promises that we all know will be forgotten a day after election. Would you trust her to stop corporate buying of politicians and elections, when she is one of the biggest tool of such institutions?

      She had a full job of face lifting, although her character needs an urgent improvement. Pity a scalpel cannot do it!

  • Hey Ambassador Shapiro, we believe in the separation of church and state!
    • I chat every week with Barack, however we discuss other problems, like the coming WW3 in case we don´t stop meddling in arab lands, like bombing Libya just a few hours ago! In Turkey Erdogan is working very hard to cause an incident that will pull the NATO into a war with Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and others who want a free for all.
      The wonder boy leaves the WH only in the dark, so his shadow will not scare him. He should remind Erdogan that in case Russia hits back, he is on his own, americans will not die to support his egomania.
      As you see, we have more important and dangerous situation in the ME than the P/I conflict! If and when the baloon goes up, the situation in Palestina will be our smallest problem.

    • Sending a zionist jew to Israel as the ambassador of the USA is about the same as sending a communist to the Sovietunion, both will not represent the interests of their country, but the one of their beliefs.
      How about sending a southern baptist with dark skin and enough guts to remind the israelis of the plight of the african refugees there?

  • Obama to sign AIPAC-promoted trade bill that legitimizes Israeli occupation and fights BDS
    • Max

      There is a good proverb that you could write on your zionist forhead: "If you bend a stick too much, eventually it will break". Study history.

    • Mooser

      Jessy is right, we have huge arms depots in Israel, anything from tanks, artillery, missiles and plenty of ammunation, to support our military in case we have another war in the area. The IDF can dip into those supplies in case they run short on killing power.

    • peterpeters

      I suggest you visit Ethiopia, there you find your favorit food all over! And do us a favour, stay there!

    • Question, would it become a law if Obama refused to sign that bill?

  • 'No Wars for the Billionaire Class': A look at a possible Sanders foreign policy
    • I have the feeling that most people in the west just doesn´t have the faintest idea what Crimea means to the russians and what is Ukraina to them.

      Let´s start with Ukraina. There never was a country called Ukraina, it was always a part of Russia or other powers, like Austria, Hungary, Poland or the Ottoman empire.
      The first russian county was created in Kiew during the 8th century, called Kiewruss, the word ukrajna means border or border area, the ukrainer are called little russians. Knowing this, one can judge the importance of that piece of land to the russian people and to their history.
      The Crimea has a long history of wars and occupations, scyths, mongols, tatars, bulgarians made their home there and later it belonged to the turks.
      During the 18th century Catharina the Great took it away from the turks and since 1783 Sevastopol is the main russian naval base, up to this very days, also well over two centuries. During the 1960s Hruschev, who was an ukrainer, attached the peninsula to Ukraina for administrativ purposes, without getting the approval of the upper soviet, therefore it is not a valid act, and during the 1991 split up of the Sovietunion this was not corrected. To understand the russians, what would we do if California splits from the USA, makes eyes at our greatest opponent, (I do not want to use the word enemy), and San Diego Naval Base would come under foreign control?

      Crimea is populated to 80% by russians and we can bet our last golden eagle that they will never give up the control over that most important piece of real estate!

    • As I have commented a few days ago, Bernie should not get bogged down with the question of Israel, he should give an answer that later can be interpreted several ways. We all heard politicians talk for a half hour to realize later that he or she did not say anything!
      Our country is controlled by the Military-Industrial Complex, to go against them can be very dangerous. Not only millions of well paid jobs are at risk, but the idea of the USA giving up its leading position in the world, what very few americans want. We produce weapons that never will be used, thousands of tanks, worth billions, are lined up in the desert, so they can be scraped in 10 or 15 years! In addition, those weapons must be used, so we have wars to destroy them and the Pentagon can spend a few billion dollars again! Pity, that all those expensive and fancy weapons did not stop us from losing every single war since WWII!!

      Bernie, listen to people who advise you to stay with domestic policy. Let all others talk about ruling the world, the young nowdays rather want something at home and those are your constituents.

  • Rubio may be a robot-- but he's the neoconservatives' robot
    • Marco, amigo mio, I watched your speeches, and I decided that you don´t know anything that would qualify you for the presidency. You repeat the same sentences, like a doll that has a string to pull to make it quack, and your face doesn´t reflect any knowledge of the subject you are uttering. Gov. Christie was right, just to learn a few sentences and repeat them over and over does not qualify one for the highest office in the country. Give up, go home and make another baby, the country needs taypayer, I pity all those who want you to be our president.

      You are a zionist puppet, you visited Israel to get final instruction on how to betray your country, the USA, and you cannot be trusted.

  • 'Let the one-state era begin'-- Tom Friedman explains there will never be a Palestinian state
    • All territories of Israel are stolen and legally belong to the palestinians, GB, USA and the UN had no right to give away a land that doesn´t belong to them! In addition, international laws forbid annexation and populising a land conquered in a war.
      At partition jews made up roughly 30% of the population, but received 70% of the land, so even then it was fixed to benefit the jews. Speaking legally, the palestinians should decide how they arrange a new division, they lived there for many centuries, it is their property.

    • "Settlers can then be given the opportunity to remain in Palestine...."

      You must be joking!!! Do you really believe that any of those settlers would except a palestinian government and laws, give back the stolen lands, and give up their weapons? How could such land function, when 25% of the habitants are hardcore zionist terrorists, still living in times of 1,000 BC?
      Those settlers must leave Palestina, one way or another, and go back to the countries they came from. If your build a house on sand, it will collaps very soon.

  • Cartoon: Netanyahu plans fortress Israel to protect against 'wild beasts'
    • I am glad you do not limit your information bases on the US MSM.
      I watch daily RT, BBC, France24, CCTV, AlJazeera, CNN and a few other TV stations. They all bend the stories to please their bosses, however an analytic mind can find the truth someplace in the middle.
      Example: French TV showed a video showing how the US does pinpoint bombing, avoiding civilian casulties, not like the russians, who purposfully bomb civilians.
      RT came back, showing the same video, that was stolen from the russians and actually showing their bombing!
      In other words, western bombs are good, russian bombs are bad!

    • Jews lived for centuries in ghettos imposed on them by the heads of the land they lived in, sometimes with walls. I thought those days came to an end a long time ago.
      Netanyaho wants to bring back the good old days and plans to inprison all israelies in an even better ghetto, so they can be safe from those "wild beasts" of the land they occupy. That will be the second such construction after the open air prison called Gaza, made possible by the only democratic nation in the ME!

  • Nobody cares that Bernie Sanders is Jewish
    • rugal b

      I have never met a "white" person, unless you ment those with pigment disorder, called albinos!
      The so called white people, the europeans, are blond and blue eyed in the far north, as you go toward south they will turn brown haired and eyed and in the deep south black hair and eyes and brown skins are in fashion! Which will fit your discription of "white". Far west the irish and scots are mostly red headed, not very white.

      Once all europeans came from Asia, the indo-germanen from todays India. 90% of jews in Europe and America have their ancestors in Khasaria and with other folks in the Kaukasus mountain area, known to be "white" people.

      You may call me an european or caucasian, but no way a white person, (although my hair fits that colour)!

    • Here we go again, who is jewish, who is not? Was Sammy Davis Jr. jewish, his mother was not? Can one convert be more jewish then another one? What is an american with jewish religion, an american or a jew? On the same base, is a catholic american a refugee from Rome? What are scientology followers, immigrants from outer space?

      If I like a person, I do not care what religion, nationality or colour of skin he or she has, there are good people and bad people all over the world. Jews do not do themselves a favour when they always chew on this subject, people get tired of it very fast. Bernie is not running as a jew for president, but as an american citizen, an he will be elected as such.

  • Palestinians call on Oscar nominees to reject Israel propaganda trip
  • Hunger-striking Palestine journalist Muhammad Al-Qeeq said to be near death
    • I say, live another day to continue the fight!
      Killing yourself will not impress any of your oppressors and a few weeks after your death nobody will remember you anymore. You should destroy your enemies, not yourself.
      So stop this nonsense and if it is not too late, come back to fight another battle.

  • Israel's left pushes back against rightwing 'delegitimization'
    • Now that is very interesting, the decision about foreign NGOs!
      When Russia decided to throw certain NGOs out the country and the rest must show who is financing them, we had a huge uproar in the west.
      So Bibi watch out, the mouse will roar again!

  • Video: Sanders's campaign fact-checks Clinton's 'smear' defense with Elizabeth Warren charges
    • According to the latest poll, Bernie has a 65% to 34% lead over Hillary in NH.

      Polls can be easily manupilated to please the client, so I never trust any of them. I can influance the outcome by frasing the question to get the required answer or polling in an area where we can expect a certain positiv reaction.
      We shall see it this evening.

    • Bernie should keep clear of anything regarding Israel, it is a poison for his campaign, I am sure his advisers are aware of the fact! Most americans do not care for foreign policy.
      He should keep to domestic themes, jobs, minimum wages, infrastructure, schools and education and better pay for all the working class.
      NRA is also a no-no, americans are gun crazy.
      Should he make it to the WH, (I see very little chance), then he is free to do what he wants to do. If a candidate makes promises what he or she never be able to fulfill, they will be called a liar.

    • Polling only 512 americans shows nothing important, it is only a take on a small group.
      10,000 or more polled can give a more believable result.
      However, go, Bernie, go!

    • Annie

      In the real world nice people always finish last, they win only in fairy tales!
      Bernie must decide if he wants to win, then use all available weapons to beat Hillary, she certainly will not fight a fare contest. She has a huge financial backing and they will flood the nation with ads, all derogatory to Bernie.
      When a court sentences a criminal, the judge looks at all crimes commited by that person, the more they are, the harder the sentence will be.
      Arkansas may have been a long time ago, but it can show that Hillary has a criminal bone in her body and should not be trusted. Bernie´s people must dig, and dig hard, into her past, there must be a lot of dirt to bring to light.

    • Yesterday I watched on YouTube the Clinton/Sanders NH dispute, however after about 40 minutes I got tired of the whole deal. After watching hundreds of such discussions in my life, it downed on me that politicians lie all over the world, as Clinton did in NH. Even if you cought her with her hand in the cash register, she would deny her intentions. One must be more than naiv to believe, that after receiving millions from Wall Street, she will not be influenced in her decisions about the financial affairs of this nation. What can you expect from her when she already made it clear, that she will invite Bibi to the WH on her first day in office. She is a first grade zionist and will underwrite anything Israel may come up with!

      The problem is that she projects more than Bernie, uninformed voters rather will believe her. If Sanders want to beat her at the polls, than he must stop being a gentlemen and dig up all the dirt in her past, like that financial affair in Arkansas. She had many foes, Bernie must use them to beat her. You cannot win a free for all by sticking to the rules, when all others use the tactics of street fighting, with no set rules.

  • Generational sea change within the Democratic party will also include policy towards Israel
    • According to my information in three districts Clinton/Sanders were a tie up and tossed coin decided who won. All three times Hillary was the lucky one, however it is a hell of a way to decide an election!

    • We had enough presidents who tried to change this world and cared more for foreign peoples than for his own, who elected them.
      Sanders should concentrate on domestic policies, the well being of our nation, rebuilding America to what it once was. Not with military might all over the world, but with new schools, roads, bridges and jobs at home. Bring home our troops, or at least most of them, we still have around 120,000 in Germany and military bases in 80 countries, costing billions each year. Why?
      He should stop the tax avasion of huge corporations and wealthy persons, make sure everyone pays their share, not just the employees who have no choice. Part of the country looks like the 3d world, Detroit is our Calcutta. Bernie is a liberal, he has enough to do for the next 50 years!!

    • x-pat

      You are correct, Sanders is jewish and there is no sense to get the tribe in uproar at this early stage, he may loose a lot of support from them. I would make a bet that if he would really lean on Israel before elections, even many MW readers would refuse to vote for him.
      He should avoid the issue of Israel and if directly asked, give a diplomatic answer, meaning he did not commit himself to anything. After in the WH, what in my opinion will not happen, he can deal with this issue.

    • rugal b

      Looking at that line of sorry individuals wanting to be the president, my choice also would be Bernie Sanders, obwohl I realize his chances are minimal.
      About your bet. Do you have a grand total of $10 in your savings account, to be so brave with your bet? I certainly would not risk a larger amount, you are betting against huge odds just to double your money.

      The next president of the USA will be the one who has the largest financial support. The nation will be bombarded with ads and all kinds of advertisements, and the american people, being so uneducated in politics, will elect the one whose face they see the most. It will be either Hillary or Trump, Cruz was not born in the USA and in one of this days this will come to the attention of his opponents.

  • Israeli designer eroticizes the Palestinian keffiyeh
    • You are so rrright, talknic, when I see these bonny creatures with their flappy clothings, my only thought is to give them something to eat, never mind any erotica.
      Most great designers are homosexuall, are they in the process to destroy our female sexappell by marching these living skeletts on the catwalk?

    • Hindu numbers, perser numbers, arabic numbers, what is the difference, we got them from the arabs and are lucky to have them.
      When you eat spaghetti, you think it is an italian invention, however according to legends Marco Polo brought it back from China! Would anyone of us think that spaghetti carbonara, (I just love it!), is a chinese dish?
      The old testament has the story of Abraham, Noah, etc., and we are told, or we assume, that those persons were jewish. However ton tablets were found from older civilisations, 1,000 years or older than the jewish one, where this same stories are to be found with different names. Through the milleniums we all learned from eachother, the more advanced peoples gave us their culture and inventions, or we stole it and presented it as our own, as usual even nowdays.

    • I personally see no offense by using these designs.
      Just hope that a few short sighted IDF warriors will not mistakenly shoot jewish women.

    • Jon66

      We use arabic numbers, not hindu!

  • 'We are all Jews' -- the Holocaust as imperial export
    • Not free, they get paid for it.
      The IDF has a special unit that reads blogs, watches YouTube and Wikipedia, and when there is anything that is depremental to that only democratic state in the ME, they file complaint and have information changed or removed.
      So if suddenly you do not find something in YouTube or Wikipedia changed the information, send a nice thank you letter to Tel Aviv.

    • Froggy

      Thank you for your great comment, you must have spent a lot of time for this precise information. For years I fight a loosing battle trying to let the readers know and accept, here and in other blogs, that in those concentration camps not only jews, but at least as many other people were murdered, gassed, worked and starved to death.

      In Germany every single year on Jan. 27th there is a great memorial on the liberation of Auschwitz, 100% dominated by the jewish suffering and jewish memories, jewish speakers imported from Israel or the USA. Not a word about any other victims. Gypsies were also killed in great numbers, just for being gypsies, and they try to get recoignation for years, however they do not have the backing like the Jewish World Congress, or similar zionist organisations.
      It would be great to honor ALL victims of that crazy regime, there are many from each country occupied by the german army.

    • Steve Grover

      The first victims of the nazis were not jews, but liberals, socialists, communists, catholic priests, etc., in general who were against the Hitler regime. If among them there were jews, they were not interned because of their religion, but for political reasons.
      Dachau was in business since 1933 and only five years later were jews interned for being jews.

    • Samy Davis Jr. tried to help with the numbers, however I must wonder how did he prove that he is of jewish decent.

    • jon66

      The story must be true, however your mathematic must be corrected. You say out of 1,000 men he saved the lives of "as many as 200". That would make that US military unit 20% jewish, an unbelievable ratio. I spent many years in the military and jews do not add up to even to 2%, their share in the US population, never mind 20%. Were those not 20 jews?
      This comment is not to change the spirit of the story, he was still a very brave man.

    • Noone with a right mind can deny the Holocaust, although the numbers killed vary according to different sources. Nevertheless, mass murder stays mass murder.
      What bothers me is that there were also millions not jews killed and this is never even mentioned when we talk about the german mass murder. In those concentration camps died gypsies, priests, homosexuals, communists and socialists, children and adults with menthal disability, slave workers from occupied countries, and according to records, over a million soviet POVs were starved to death. Altogether these may even surpass the number of jewish victims, so we should not forget those unfortunate persons, they were also systematically worked and starved to death or gassed outright.

  • Netanyahu responds to Ban Ki-moon's criticism of the Israeli occupation (Update)
    • Life for jews in France cannot be very bad, after all that country has the largest jewish population in Europe. They should look how their semitic brothers, the arabs, are threated and under what conditions they live.

      Talking about colonisation, the question might come up what France is doing in Mali, Ivorycoast and other former french colonies in Africa? They even got NATO and EU military help to make sure the uran from Mali keeps coming to the many nuclear plants in France.

    • I certainly hope these comments on DNA ment to be jokes!!
      Jews are not born, they are made, exactly as moslems, catholics or any other religious groups. Take a jewish child after birth away, before the rabbi goes to work on him, and give it to a catholic family, or a moslem one, and that child grows up to be a pope follower or prays facing toward Mecca.
      How many jews will never know who their real father is, the same goes for any member of the human society.

    • My impression of Ban Ki-moon up to now was of he being a puppet-on-strings, without any backbone and cojones, perhaps he will be allowed now to defende himself, if he can muster up enough courage.
      Still, we need a SG of the UN to be a person with great diplomatic background, (what Ki-moon doesn´t have), to be forceful, (Ki-moon has even less of that quality), and be independent of the USA, (in that case someone must cut the strings he is dancing on)!
      Anyone knows the right person?

  • Updated: Former French Justice Minister should face questions in NY about law barring BDS speech
    • It may not apply to above article, however madame Ministére Taubira resigned from the french government, being the only member of that hapless group who has guts and a backbone.

      Hollande and Vall want to change the french constitution to be able to take away the citizenship from sentenced terrorists, what would have far reaching consequences not only for the convict, but also to his/her family, who may be innocent, therefore it is illegal.
      Instead of being part of it, she stepped down, a quality that usually you do not find with politicians.

  • 'If we lose the West Bank, we lose everything': An evening with a liberal Israeli
    • Annie and Mooser

      Theo already did his duty to humanity!

      I am pushing 80, live in Germany well over 40 years, and my daily language is german, so I may make mistakes in the english language. This childish critic of my, and also others, choice of words may be fit for 12 years olds, but pityful with college educated persons. On the other hand I speak, read and write three languages and get by with two others, I wonder if my critics can surpass that!! Or even match it!

      I have the feeling that MW is an exercise in shadow boxing, we do things, but do not want to hurt anyone! The tribe may fight, but will not scratch out eachothers eyes, therefore it is a secret to me how do you want to free the palestinians. I am not blinded with a feeling to any group of people or religion, therefore I can see clearly the problem. Israel was founded in a bloodbath and will sink the same way, most professionals agree with this theory.

      Apropos, I did my duty to Israel. During the early 1960s we cought two female communist spies from eastern Europe, spying on our military. Usually after interrogation we turned them over to the germans, however one was jewish, so special treatment was required. She was turned over to the Mossad, was spirited out to Israel and may have ended up in the USA.
      There are people who plan and carry out successful actions, and there are ones who discuss and write about it.

    • The attack must come from where the zionists in Israel never expect it, from the USA and certain EU countries. Sweden already made the first very tiny step.

      We all know that Israel cannot survive without american and EU political, financial and military support, so we must hit where it hurt the most.
      MW could, instead of publishing all the little occurances in Israel, concentrate on our political base. Practically all politicians swear allegiance to Israel, visit that country before elections to get instructions, and pay lip service to that land all through their official time, as if not american, but israeli voters elected them.
      We should attack and ridicule our leaders, flood them with e-mails and publish all their wrong doings, (and they are many). Ask them how much did they receive to sell their country, etc., demonstrate in front of homes of congressmen and senators. I am sure MW readers could suggest many other way to harrass them.
      As I already mentioned earlier, writing blogs will never free the palestinians and the BDS is a very small, two edged sword.

  • Adelson newspaper suggests Swedish foreign minister deserves assassination for questioning Israeli policy
    • Ms. Wallström is a lonely warning voice in the great silence surroundig the atrocities of Israel, and women are always more courageous than men are. I wish we had a lot more such politicians in Europe, or in Washington.
      The zionists should not forget that count Bernadotte saved thousands of jewish lives in Budapest during WWII. It seems it is all forgotten by those, who today may still live in Israel, thanks to his courage. He lived a very dangerous life, with one foot always in a prison, as the nazis never worried about arresting or killing an undesireable diplomat.

  • As sanctions end over nuclear program, US socks Iran with new sanctions over missile testing
    • Since when does the Treasury declare sanctions on a foreign country, that should be the job of the president or the congress.
      This dishonest act shows that the world cannot trust us. Iran has a huge backlog of investments, running to several hundred billion dollars, and they could decide to do business only with european and asian firms. That would prove Washington that dishonesty can backfire.

  • Extremists vandalize Jerusalem church with Hebrew threats: 'Death to heathen Christians'
    • Those bloody idiots should remember that there are ca. 1.5 billion christians and the same number of moslems on this globe, a mouse should never tease two giant tigers. The end is a forgone conclusion.

  • ‘If it doesn’t have risk it is not worth doing’: Rachel Corrie's family remembers Alan Rickman
    • Rachel was a bright child, her speech at age 10 could bring tears to the eyes of the listeners.
      As an adult she knew that it is not enough to talk a good game, but you must act to achieve your goal and be in the first line to face the invaders and murderers.
      Her courage should be an example to all of us and chapeau off to that young lady. May she rest in peace.

  • Facebook censors cartoon critical of Israel
    • What do you expect from Facebook, it is under control and even NSA has direct line to it!

      Apropos, Annie, talking about "deleting". MW deleted my Merry Christmas wishes to all.
      I know jews do not honor that holiday, but one can celebrate it his or her own way.
      Those two sentences must have seem very derogatory to the moderator, whoever he/she may be.

  • My one word interrogation at Ben Gurion airport
    • Herchel

      "Israels´s existence is under attack 24/7 ."

      Boy, oh boy, it must be terrible to live in a constant nighmare 24/7, however let me clear up this problem for you.
      After the 1948 war, when the jews grabbed a great part of Palestina that was not given to the State of Israel, therefore being the aggressors, you never ever been under an attack of any sort. Perhaps the seagulls dropped a few unpleasant bombs on your beloved land.
      On the other hand you attacked and bombed every single arab land in your neighbourhood several times, since 1967 occupy the whole of Palestina, send killer troops as far as Dubai, Paris and Oslo, just to name a few, to kill palestinian politicians.
      So relax, noone is trying to kill you, you are the ones who do the killing and occupation. Stop doing it, abide with all the UN sanctions and voilá, you will sleep better.

    • I would like to say the following:

      1. A good political discussion needs different viewpoints, otherwise it becomes a ladies` "Kaffeeklutsch" when everyone agrees with the statements of others. Yes, you are right, ditto from me, also my opinion, etc., what is rather common at MW. Only old women do that.

      2. Not everyone in this world had the chance to attend pink fine universities like Harvard, Yale, Oxford, etc. and studied english literature, (good 80% of the US population cannot speak or write a proper english), therefore these constant attacks on the english of a commenter I find very pitiful. There are also commenters whose first language is not english, therefore all you criticisers, how many languages do you speak better than your mother tongue?
      There are educated persons who may not care what Plato said 3,000 years ago, but able to take us to the moon, design your next smartphone or make sure that you have a safe life.

    • Congratulations Adam, it seems having a jewish name and jewish face provides one with privileges at Ben Gurion airport. One of my favorit pianist was also a Horowitz, I am sure you know him, or better said, knew him.

      However, your experience does not change the facts that non-jews are treated a much different way, I wonder, could I say the same as you do? I had israeli friends, our daughters went to kindergarden and school together, and they sure had different stories to tell, and that was 30 years ago and the situation is much worse nowdays.

  • US spying on Israel reveals cynical heart of the 'special relationship'
    • DG

      "It is all about power and control":

      You are absolutly right. The USA has the power, however the israeli lobby has the full control, or do you think anyone from Congress would ever say anything negative about Israel? The controllers would make sure that he or she never will be reelected.

  • In rare move, Palestinian police kick Israeli soldiers out of West Bank town
    • Annie

      If I thought that you are just wasting my time I would not have stayed five years with MW, other blogs I drop after a short time. However, if you have a pneumonia aspirin will help a little, but you need a much better medication, and Palestina is dying.

      What surprised me is the vicious attacks of several regulars after I suggested that Palestina will never be free unless they take more dramatic steps. Believe me, many persons who are experts on such things agree with me 100%. Israel is establishing itself on palestinian land, they get full support from the US goverment and hundreds of jewish organisations, jewish billionairs spend huge amount to populate the West Bank, do you think that you can face up to that huge force with a few blogs? I have serious doubts.

      During 1958-1959 I worked in Boston for the John Kennedy candidacy, I believed in the democratic party. Today I don´t trust any of them and hope Hillary will not get elected, that would ruin our country as she is a fully bought zionist agent.
      What we need is a french type of revolution to make a lot of people a head shorter, blood is a very good cleaning agent. You people should remember, you cannot make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.

    • I want to thank you all for the nice words about me, it seems the buggle sounded an open season on Theo.
      In this blog I was already called an anti-semite, a zionist agent and whatever the couch-potatoes can think up, Mooser even offered a couple years ago to have my facial features rearranged.

      MW is about 10 years old, I am with you around 5, and what have you achieved during all that time with your blogs? Nothing, more and more palestinians get killed over the years, the israelis populate the West Bank, destroy palestinian houses and even communities. You are kidding yourself and all those who believe in you. The saying "the pen is more powerful than a sword" is coined by cowards who would never dare to stand up for their freedom and rights, they let others do it for them.
      Most of you are jews, so remember the 1944 Warsaw uprising of your people, who did wonderful things with very little. They rather died with a gun in their hands than to be butchered later. There are hundreds of other similar examples in the history of the mankind, one is the birth of this nation, where a ragged army of civilians beat the most powerful army of that time.

      Wish you all a great 2016, we see what did you achieve by the end of the year.

    • MH

      You are absolutly correct, so did americans during 1776 or so, or did they gain their freedom with writing nice letters? With the attitude of most of these commenters here we would still would be a british colony today, paying our taxes to the queen.
      The writer of this lines faced soviet tanks at age 18, people died left and right of him, later served in special units in the US army, etc.

    • amigo

      Thank you for your kind word, it seems you know a lot about the US military.

      First of all, why should I open my book of vita to the world, nobody does it at MW. Who are you, who is Mooser, (besides being the court jester), and who are others with cover names? Just for your information bartenders, waiters or batman, (you confuse the US military with the brits), do not drink coctails or play tennis with generals. You have to be someone who works in their proximity, can talk to them eye to eye, etc. All I tried to do is to say that I have knowledge of many things that happened during the past 50 years or so what practically noone has at MW, to do that one has to be near to the center of military power. I will not tell you my rank, however my designation was special agent in charge, go and chew on that!

      I made a mistake even mentioning my work, I never did it so openly before, because you not only make friends in your life time. I though we have intelligent people at MW, who are liberal and open minded, yet most of you react like mad dogs let lose. It seems you 15-20 hard line liberals, who regularly comment in this blog, think you have eaten the knowledge of how to correct the problems of this world with your breakfast cornflakes. Any other opinion will be crushed with brutal insults. Let me tell you something, you have absolutly no idea what it means to be a liberal, who respects other opinions. You can call your daddie a chappie, not me.

    • There is a mid-european proverb: "cowardly people will not have a home to call their own"!
      The palestinians behave like a bunch of sheep, 67 years of subjugation, daily insults, loss of their rights, loss and destruction of their land and home did not make them to react with a powerful "that is enough"!

      Just like a single butterfly does not make a spring, this what I call innocent show of force will not bring anything positiv to the destiny of that people. They must chase all those old men, who are their so called leaders out the PA, elect new, younger ones who have balls in their throusers and who are not bought with a few silver coins, to refer to the Bible and Judas.
      They must go to the UN, apply to all UN sections, ask for UN forces to guard the lines between Israel and the West Bank, demand the removal of all illegal settlers, file criminal charges at the ICC, in other words make so much noise that the world cannot ignore them anymore.
      Or they can throw stones, get butchered in return, let the IDF to check new weapons on them once a while and keep saying: beeeeeh.

  • Banksy's bold statement on Syrian refugees
    • Yes, Annie

      According to a recent report that I read and heard in several sources, negotiations are already so good as set up, however the representives of the so called Free Syria, (or whatever they call themselves), refused to sit down at a table with Assad.
      As long as this doesn´t change, there will be no peace in Syria, as Assad holds the power, even now.

    • The syrian emigrates refuse to negotiate with Assad, forgetting that he has the support of the alevits, christians and other minority groups, together a large percentage of the syrian population and most influencial groups.
      As long as he is not invited, there will be no peace in that country, he has powerful supporters and the war is turning to his advantage, thanks to the bombing of Russia and the NATO.

    • "Obama says Assad probably has to go"

      Wenn will we learn that we have no rights to topple the governments of other nations, only the syrians have the right to replace Assad!
      Should they decide to try and hang him, it is OK with me, he deserved it a long time ago.

  • Large majority of Palestinians in WB and Gaza think a full scale Intifada is on the horizon
    • Annie

      "israel is reinforcing nusra in syria...."

      Good luck to them! Al Nusra is an associate of Al Quida and eventually the IDF must face the weapons they gave them, as we did in Afghanistan and are doing right now in Iraq and Syria.
      We gave a lot of weapons to the Mujjahedin to fight the soviets in Afghanistan, after the withdrawal of the soviets they changed their name to Al Quida and shot us with our own weapons.
      By the way, Israel is involved in Syria since day one, they trained a lot of those "freedom fighters" and constantly meddles there. They just executed a palestinian leader in Damascus, with missiles. How did they know where that person located?

      I noticed that one serving in the Armed Forces of our country treated as a right wing monster. First of all, in today´s army less than 50% are in actual combat units, a majority is in support, and we also have there the same diverse political interests as in the population of the country. I consider myself to be a liberal, however with both eyes open to see this world exactly as it really is. With prayers and good wishes you cannot stop evil or free a nation.

      You should never blame the soldiers for going to war, because the great majority do not want to go to war where the game is to kill or be killed. Blame the president and the politicians, whom you elected, they decide on such moves. The military will be ordered by the president and they must obey such orders. Perhaps MW could serve peace better by putting pressure on those politicians who constantly want to bomb or attack someone and who underwrite Israel´s policy and finance it with our taxmoney. As long as such support will not stop, you can forget about helping the palestinians. They have no honest leaders and the world just forgot them.

    • mooser

      Every crowd has its clown, who with cheap comments tries to get the attention of the others, however intelligent people usually get tired of it very fast.
      You may think that you are funny, however I prefer Jack Benny.

      Your comments prove that most of the time you just do not know what you are talking about. Join the Boy Scouts or the street cleaners and do something positiv for a change.

    • Talknic

      You probably heard the following, "the enemy of my enemy is a friend of mein"!
      We, the USA, had over the years a few real bad partners in wars, like Stalin and the soviets during WWII. He was a bloody butcher of his own people, but had a huge military force, and WWII was won at Stalingrad, where the german army suffered a huge defeat. They never recovered from the loss of a whole army.

      I would rather line up all IS terrorist against the wall and shoot them all, however they are the only force that can stand up to Israel, so the palestinians can also say the same as we did with Stalin.
      Constitutions and laws say a lot, however they are constantly ignored, I could quote you a whole line of it in the USA.

      We have another problem in the ME, the Kurds. There are around 17 million of them and the colonial powers at the end of WWI divided them up into four different countries. Turkey has the most of them, about 30% of the land area belongs to the kurds, and our friend Erdogan is right now busy waging war, with our approval, against their own people. Tanks and artillery against cvivilians, sounds a bit like Israel.
      We can just allow all that and lose the last ounce of respect of this world, or we must stop all that bloodshedding.

    • Talknic

      You probably heard the following, "the enemy of my enemy is a friend of mein"!
      We, the USA, had over the years a few real bad partners in wars, like Stalin and the soviets during WWII. He was a bloody butcher of his own people, but had a huge military force, and WWII was won at Stalingrad, where the german army suffered a huge defeat. They never recovered from the loss of a whole army.

      I would rather line up all IS terrorist against the wall and shoot them all, however they are the only force that can stand up to Israel, so the palestinians can also say the same as we did with Stalin.
      Constitutions and laws say a lot, however they are constantly ignored, I could quote you a whole line of it in the USA.

      We have another problem in the ME, the Kurds. There are around 17 million of them and the colonial powers at the end of WWI divided them up into four different countries. Turkey has the most of them, about 30% of the land area actually belongs to the kurds, and our friend Erdogan is right now busy waging war, with our approval, against their own people. Tanks and artillery against cvivilians, sounds a bit like Israel. Do we hear any protest from Washington or Brussels? A member of the NATO butchering its own people.
      We can just allow all that and lose the last ounce of respect of this world, or we must stop all that bloodshedding.

    • diasp0ra

      Situations are never similar, every war is different, however even today we study military tactics used by the romans and other ancient peoples.
      You should never underestimate a person whom you do not know. To see the comments I earned, many, if not all, never served a day in a military.
      I personally make comments only when I know what I talk about.

    • xanadou

      Best weapons do not mean a thing, we had the best in Vietnam, air superiority, agent orange, napalm bombs, etc, yet we lost the war. The IDF have the best nowdays, however the men holding it or handling it are also the best? Lebanon though us otherwise, you cannot win against people who have nothing to lose and are ready to die for the cause.
      Great part of the IDF are boys and girls from the USA and Europe who want to play war and beat up defenseless palestinians, we can see it every day in the news. Will these fun seekers face up to a detemined revolt? What I do not understand, with so much weapons floating around in the ME, why do the palestinians throw stones instead of shooting with kalashnikovs?

    • Mooser

      You took a lot of time to attack me and ridicule every sentence I wrote. I make a bet that you are an armchair warrior, who never spend a day in our military, but used every excuse to get a differal, however you know just everything about warefare and how to fight a battle in closed community. You also twist the meanings of my text. I know that you are the the local Hofnarr and it is your duty to entertain the local visitors, therefore no hard feelings.

      I must admit, that during those 43 years with the US Army I did not learn anything. All those schooling and training in electronic warfare, commando tactics and partisan warware left me without any knowledge and the 40 years in the highest NATO command centers in Europe with all those generals and other high ranking officers did not improve my perception of how can an occupied nation fight for their freedom. Yes, you know everything better and Yeva should bless you for that, (oh, I know we both do not believe in that bearded superman in the cosmos, however it sound good, gel?).
      Still, I had a drink with Gen. Colin Powell and played tennis with many others, do you think is that an achiement for 40 years of duty to this country? Can you match it somehow?

    • DaBakr

      I presume you addressed me above with the @the.

      I am against attacking, invading or occupying the land of others, war doesn´t solve any problems, it just brings new ones, as we can see with Iraq, Syria, etc.
      However, I am in favour that the occupied people use ALL available means to destroy and kill those who subjugate them. No mercy until they leave the country. I am old enough to remember WWII, where the soviet, french, greek, serb and italian partisans destroyed the invading nazi hordes.

      We, the USA, are doing the wars for Israel to destroy one arab country after another, so they never can unite and be dangerous to the hegemony of the zionists. Our soldiers die for your cause, we pay the costs so you can survive. Yes, I am in favour that finally the arabs wake up and take their country back, whatever means it may take.

    • ivri

      " Intifadas, by their nature, HAPPEN, are not planned"

      How wrong you are! Let me quote you the 1956 hungarian uprising, that according to your estimate just HAPPENED.
      However, the US military and CIA worked on it good two years so it can HAPPEN.
      The same with the 1990 revolution in Romania, it also took a year of hard work to make it HAPPEN!

    • xanadou

      The palestinians did not put up any fight up to now, they just throw stones and get shot in return. Kids do it, the adults are hiding in their houses, scared to death!!

      During October 1956 the hungarians revolted against the soviet occupation, and I was there from beginning to end! They used molotov coctails, (gasoline bombs), to burn and destroy armored vehicles, took the weapons and used them to shoot other soviet soldiers, raided police stations to get their weapons, and did so much damage, that the soviets had to pull out the troops and replace them with special forces.
      Over 100 armored vehicles were destroyed, more than 1,000 soviet soldiers killed and the hungarians lost around 5,000 persons. You may find many videos in YouTube showing you what courage means in face of superior forces.
      What did the hungarians achieve? New, moderate government, new laws allowing private enterprise and travel, etc., the country became the most liberal in east Europe.

      The palestinians should try the same, they have nothing to lose. Tanks and fighter planes are useless in a street to street fighting, the invading army is at a huge disadvantage. And they are not fighting a superpower, like the hungarians did, but an occupier in the same number without a chance of getting new fresh troops.
      As far as knowing what I preach, I spent over 40 years with our military, in uniform and in civil.

    • Annie

      I certainly hoped that my comment makes a few waves in the MW community, it is getting a bit complacent. If you think that you will ever force Israel to free the palestinians with a lot of comments in this blog, a BDS, or similar toothless means, then in my opinion you are wasting your time. I would be most happy if I would be proved wrong.

      Who do you think supplied the Mujjahedin, the Al Quida or the ISIS with weapons? Yes, we did it, either directly or through third parties. They are fighting with US, german, british and french weapons, some of them the best there is. The USA just invested 500 million to arm and train anti Assad troops, most of it ended in ISIS hands, we have 4 or 5 persons left!! Just look up the recent congress inquiry into this. This past spring we air dropped weapons in Syria, in areas controlled by the ISIS. A mistake?

      If one has a cancer, he may try many different cures, pills, etc., however the times will come when he either goes into surgery or he dies. We must admit that Israel never will draw back from the occupied areas and keeps subjugating the palestinians, so what is the solution? More pills or the scalpel?

    • I think it was Teddy Rooswelt who said the following: "Talk softly, but carry a big stick".
      The palestinians talked way too long very softly, their leaders took the silver pieces and stuck their heads into the sand, and they all forgot that if you want to be free you must fight for it. I cannot remember one single case where a nation got their freedom without fighting and even dying for it.
      In Palestina there is not a chance that the zionists ever relinquish their hold on power and the occupied land, therefore it is time the palestinians took it back. The timing is positiv, all around them other arab nations are in uproar and the IS could very easily supply them with weapons. With all those weapons floating around the ME, some could easily find their way to the Gaza and West Bank.
      The USA is so occupied with the other centers of violence in the ME, that Washington would probably not support Israel as it always did, and may force the zionists to make a move and free the palestinians.

  • Denouncing Iran deal, Democratic Rep. Maloney mixes up Asia and Africa
    • It is a pity, however our politicians are just a mirror reflexion of our society, poorly educated and not really caring for anything else, but themselves.
      Our dear Maloney has a lot of jewish voters in her district, so she is selling her soul and country to be elected again, not really knowing of what she is talking about. Over the years I noticed the same with many of our famous leaders, like bomb-bomb McCaine.

  • How long can Democrats denounce Trump and embrace Netanyahu?
  • Israel should give back the Golan
    • lysias

      You beat me to this info, as I was about to report on the story in RT. It seems the report I read last year was true, that the Assad forces had no opportunity to fire those gas canisters, therefore the rebels were the ones, as I have mentioned further above. There is another story circulating that Mossad arranged the use of poison gas to force the USA to start bombing Syria. Perhapd Obama did once the right thing, not falling for the story.
      With Erdogan and his circle of crooks we have a rotten apple in the NATO, I wonder how long will Washington and the EU cover up his aiding of IS, the buying of their oil, and other deeds against the interests of the NATO.

    • I have read reports not from western sources, where the writer very covincingly makes the statement, that not Assad troops, but the rebels used chemical warfare.
      Those containers could only be fired not further than a mile, (if I remember correctly), and at that time goverment troops were not in the area. As far as the 250,000 dead, the rebels also did their bloody job and killed at least as many as Assad troops.

  • 'Absolute scum' -- Trump's frightening speech
    • Citizen

      I know very little about Jill Stein, watched a few interviews with her and seems to be an intelligent and nice person. However, to be the president of this country you must have years of experience in politics, be a bastard when it comes to the interests of your country and people, and do not take orders from other countries, as our presidents do since a half of century.
      Dr. Stein should start in community politics, where the Greens could make a lot of positiv changes.

    • That is the problem with ALL politicians all over the world, they have no character, no backbone, they lie and cheat and do anything to get elected or to keep their seats.
      The worst street hooker is an angel compared to them.

    • Simple, she kisses zionist behinds, both at home and in Israel, therefore a perfect candidate for Yonah. Bibi loves her, too.

    • You are correct, I will not vote for either of them, however the choice will be between the pest and the cholera and in that case I would rather have Trump, regardless which illness he represents!

    • David Doppler

      Trump is an idiot and I would not depend on anything he may say or do now.
      Just recently he announced that shortly he will visit Israel, as all US candidates do to get their instructions and the blessing of the zionists. To me it sure doesn´t sound like an independent thinker.

    • Philip

      You are a believer and I wish your hope of the american intelligence comes true, however I see a very black cloud on our horizon. Trump is an idiot, however this will not be the first time ignorant and uneducated people elect a clown to be their leader. 82 years ago another great nation, much better educated than ours, also chose a clown with terrifying consequences.

      The masters of this nation did not want a well educated and informed people who might question certain political processes, so we were told that in a gathering or party do not talk politics or religion, because it may lead to disagreements, so the average american have very little idea of politics and world affairs. Newspapers are no help, they never print the truth, you find more about baseball games than world affairs. You can forget about most of the schools, a great number of high school graduates can hardly read their diplomes, and even colleges turn out graduates without much brain. Similar to "keep them in the kitchen, barefooted and pregnant" of the past thinking about women.
      The greatest number of the voters always elect the same party candidate, women may change if the other candidate is cute. We need a revolution without blood letting to shake up this nation. Having said above, Trump has a very good chance to be the candidate of the Republicans and unless he makes a terrible mistake, our next president. He is aggressive, ignorant and stupid, very much liked by our similar citizens, and there are many of them.

      On the other hand I am not much in favour of having Hillary as our Commander in Chief or any other candidate of the republicans.

  • Open letter to Rabbi Susan Talve from St. Louis Jews

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