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  • Abbas calls on UN Security Council to end the occupation
    • haaretz reported that an owl had been injured in the 3 companions war in july.....would anyone happen to know if it recovered and how it is doing.
      any infomation would be much appreciated

  • Tzipi Livni's vacation nightmare
  • Salaita firing turns into a 'catastrophe' for University of Illinois
    • jeff b

      "noise settlement"

      the settlement will come when he is next hired.all this salaita salada stuff is a step by step campaign.....................there is no random because the stakes are too high

  • Being Palestinian got me barred from visiting Palestine
  • Occupied Religion
    • Marc ellis says

      The judges at The Hague and the liberating God. No doubt they’ll come to the same conclusion.

      Strange you should write that sentence........this past month the hebrew words "berachmav shenit" have become lodged in my brain and i keep saying them out aloud.i heard them during the service and that was that

      i asked the rabbi on friday night what they meant and in what context

      I was quite surprised at the meaning

  • Our new look
  • Salaita's hire set off fundraising alarm at U of Illinois, per emails to chancellor
    • this comment from salaita,a professor,sums it up quite nicely

      For instance, there is this tweet: "At this point, if Netanyahu appeared on TV with a necklace made from the teeth of Palestinian children, would anybody be surprised?

    • this is great news for all concerned because it will stop salaita from posting about israel on twitter.regardless of whether he gets the job or not a. clear message has been sent out those who use there positions at universities to advance extreme political ideas to students

  • My life during the war
    • Perhaps hamas could be also "be human" and not mortar israeli arab taxi drivers taking injured people to hospitals in israel which they did at erez crossing.

  • Hillary Clinton just lost the White House in Gaza -- same way she lost it in Iraq the last time
    • H clinton,c lagarde,a merkel plus a few more are women in power 2016 onwards and clinton will be given the difficult task of making the medicine go down with regards to the i/p fagwatta.if it goes to the republicans then i recommend installing a bomb shelter if you live in the middle east.

  • As Salaita's case becomes a cause, U of Illinois issues declarations on 'civility'
  • Mr. Netanyahu, what is your endgame?
    • Ivri

      i agree

      but only the eu can solve the problem in gaza
      not america north and south,not asia,and not the middle eastern countries like guitar that changes its tune with each new player

      eu supervised demilitarization of gaza and then a seaport linked to europe
      not cyprus turkey but maybe italy or greece.
      those european countries that have centuries old links to jewish history must be part of the equation.
      gas resources could help fund the reconstruction in 2 stages
      demilitarization and then reconstruction with seaport linked to europe.

    • Seafoid
      you have a bad habit of linking to ft but then there is a wall,why bother

  • 'Common Dreams' website traps Hasbara troll spewing anti-Semitism
    • What i find interesting is that this chappie posted all this anti semitism for so long and no one said anything from day one.if he did it on mondo he would be deleted right away because thats policy.same with infomationclearinghouse site.outrageous comments about jews and israel thread after thread.
      in fact i will tell you a funny story

      I personally had not been much of a zionist.in 1976 i visited israel,did the kibbutz thing but israel never really appealed to me as a country,i like big open spaces.also i got on a bus one friday going to tiberias after working in the banana plantations and a local arab worker got on at one stop carrying this big bunch of banana,s he was taking home for the weekend.he sat there facing me and i looked at him and he looked at me and i read his soul.i realized that there is a wound that will take a long time to heal in israel.i have not been back since but things can change
      anyway as i was saying that what has made me pro israel is the anti semitism that i came across at ICH......i used to call the site itch,as in itch to scratch
      Self fulfilling prophecy perhaps ? don,t know could explain some things that are happening in europe
      on the other hand what people say is not important its what they do.
      right
      taping into the otherwise neutral can give birth to all sorts of weirdo,s
      or it could lead to solving the unsolvable

  • The Walzer Problem
    • Jerome slater reluctantly says

      "To be sure, that doesn’t prove that Hamas did not deliberately employ a human shields strategy during the recent conflict; that remains to be examined in the investigations by human rights organizations that almost certainly will soon be undertaken. "

      Come come mr slater

      grit your teeth,stop waffling and stick to the facts,none of this..... if,maybe,stuff

      they did use human shields,the video evidence captured by journalists is conclusive and will be used to defend israel,s actions in the war crimes investigation.

      just that small paragragh above shows your bias no matter how hard you try to hide it

    • All this nonsense about theories of war are just that,theories.
      Why not see the conflict in gaza from a simpler point of view.

      Revenge for the suicide bombing campaign.

      Payback

  • Is the firing of Steven Salaita the beginning of a new Blacklist?
    • In a way you could say that you can judge a man by his teeth.....this guys teeth are not bad........he probably means well
      these days support for the pals is a no brainer.left wing feel good gravy train for politicians
      because
      a negative (the holocaust),gets turned
      into a positive (support for gaza)

      And how can you go wrong with that

  • 'One nation, one state, one leader' -- frightening slogan at Tel Aviv protest
    • Justpassingby says:

      "You are obviously confused..........................

      no not confused you attack me the messenger instead of what i am stating

      i will say it again

      ……turning a negative (the holocaust) into a positive (support for gaza).

      it is a brilliant stratergy by arab propagandists to change support for israel

      the fact is that the holocaust started many centuries ago.the nazi,s were only one of a long line of oppressors

      https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/FirstJudeanCoins.html

      seriously look at the history of jewish coins from israel.its the reason why i support israel.its our history.not the persians or romans or greeks or arabs or turks.

      First Judean Coins (4th Century BCE)
      The Syrian-Judean Coin Connection (142-131 BCE)
      Maccabean/Hasmonean Coins (135-37 BCE)
      The Last of the Maccabees (40-37 BCE)
      The Widow’s Mite (30 CE)
      The Roman-Judean Coin Connection (58-53 BCE)
      Herod the Great’s Coins (37-4 BCE)
      The Herodian Dynasty (4 BCE - 39 CE)
      Herod’s Grandchildren (37-96 CE)
      The Procurators (6-66 CE)
      The Tribute Penny (30 CE)
      The First Revolt (66-70 CE)
      Judaea Capta (70-96 CE)
      Nerva’s Jewish Tax Coin (96 CE)
      The Other Jewish Revolt (115-117 CE)
      Hadrian’s Trip to Judaea (130 CE)
      The Second Revolt (132-135 CE)
      The Coins Live On (after 135 CE)
      City Coins of Palestine (66-268 CE)
      Arabs in the Holy Land (650-1094 CE)
      The Crusaders (1099-1861 CE)
      Rebirth (1948)

    • Every single article posted ends up having some link to the holocaust.keep up the good work.great idea ......turning a negative (the holocaust) into a positive (support for gaza).
      No wonder young jews are confused.
      unfortunately in europe the positive of support for gaza in leading to nazi like actions against jews.
      This cycle of violence that will have serious consequences for europe.
      the next holocaust will be against moslems and arabs living in europe.

  • 'Day of rage' tomorrow: Palestinian resistance 'starts with the tongue'
  • With friends like these...
  • How many Israeli civilians have been attacked from the Gaza tunnels? Any?
    • The so called tunnels were in actual fact concrete drainage pipes under the gaza perimeter road to allow water to flow.these pipes are also used by a species of porcupine native to the area called the indian crested porcupine to allow them to safely migrate between fields in gaza and israel.
      in fact i read somewhere that ism activists had adopted one such porcupine and named it rachel in memory of rachel corrie who was tragically killed defending a house demolition in the rafah area.

  • Palestinian refugees displaced again as they flee Islamic State in Iraq
  • Bob Schieffer in a 'world gone mad'
    • Dr hatim says

      "fowl accusation" bob

      birds of feather flock together dr hatim,you and bob are no different,you just support opposing sides,cancel each other out

  • israel is the golden calf
    • Holy shirt,could be the new bob,the holy one,make a great song for a rastaman in zion......whats a chapbook ?

  • Reprint of Yochanan Gordon's "When Genocide is Permissible" (Updated)
    • I find the whole holocaust comparison sad.this is 2014 not 1945 most israelis are not holocaust survivors especially those serving in the idf.
      They are not fighting germans but arabs who want to wipe them out.the one,s making the connection are trying to apply psychlogical pressure on jews worldwide.
      what bullsh.it........like holding a cross up to count dracula.
      America,s military industry is making millions of dollars off this conflict,while vilifying israel for killing it,s enemies....
      no wonder the cease fires never lasts ...not good for business
      i wonder who is supplying hamas inc. with its weaponary.

  • With nearly half a million displaced in Gaza, UNRWA head calls on Israel to take responsibility
    • it is possible that israel will have to offer displaced civilians from gaza, cities of refuge in israel and the west bank,while gaza,s fate is decided.under those conditions gaza never to be militarized or to be used as a base to attack israel.

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  • Liberation theology and the war in Gaza
    • Vatican

      The Roman Catholic Church affirms that genocide took place but states that those who took part in it did so without the permission of the Church.[228] Though religious factors were not prominent (the event was ethnically motivated), in its 1999 report Human Rights Watch faulted a number of religious authorities in Rwanda, including Roman Catholic, Anglican, and other Protestants for failing to condemn the genocide directly – though that accusation was belied over time.[229] Some in its religious hierarchy have been brought to trial for their participation by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and convicted.[228] Bishop Misago was accused of corruption and complicity in the genocide, but he was cleared of all charges in 2000.[230] Many other Catholic and Protestant clergy, however, gave their lives to protect Tutsis from slaughter.[229] Some members of the clergy participated in the massacres. In 2006, Father Athanase Seromba was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda for his role in the massacre of 2000 Tutsis. The court heard that Seromba lured the Tutsis to the church, where they believed they would find refuge. When they arrived, he ordered bulldozers to crush the refugees within and Hutu militias to kill any survivors.[231][232]

      boffin no less,of all matters earthly.a catholic no less with a taste for luther,and a great admirer of the pope.

      i have a question for you.

      what role did liberation theology play
      in rwanda

      just leave your answers below mine.perhaps we could solve the i/p fugwatta or at least make a contribution to peace

  • More voices describe Gaza slaughter as a 'genocide'
    • Hey annie

      genocide for who ? Arabs or jews

      evidently the war,because it is a war,is not only against hamas but several thousand jihadi fighters who had entered gaza via tunnels and were waiting to attack israel but somehow that stratetgy has backfired.

  • Video: Celebrities, artists and activists call for Palestinian freedom in #GazaNames project
    • Never heard of these guys but they look like they are suffering in sympathy on twitter and facebook.
      what i have noticed is the birth of militant judaism in the diaspora.people are getting organized.the numbers are there and growing.what is happening in europe is a major factor.
      Israel has gone a long way in changing that mentality of victimhood that has been part of judaism for so long.
      The divide and conquer stratergy being played out by the arab lobby groups in america has had a free pass from hussein obama and company but the wheel turns and the next round is going to be interesting.

  • Claim that Hamas killed 3 teens is turning out to be the WMD of Gaza onslaught
    • Seafoid

      cast lead was the carrot,this is the stick.all that has been missing was the cash in bank.si si senora better open your eyes.

    • Must be getting close mondibaby.what you hiding.panic starting to set in,john and robert,by the way like your disinfo site nice colours blue and white.

      the rodents are coming,the horror,the horror

      spark anyone $10 per gram,calms the nerves

  • Horrifying details continue to emerge of massacre in Khuza'a
  • Hamas mimics Hezbollah tactics, and no one will have stability till blockade is lifted
    • http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130222-scratch-and-sniff-mine-detectors

      inanna there are no secret sites.anywhere in the world.genetically engineered rodents now capture data on underground locations and send the infomation back to be analysed.they can be trained to follow the scent of munitions in the hope of being rewarded with food.in an area like gaza it is easy to flood it with rodents that can escape detection

    • Money in the bank,shells in the tank

    • Annie the blockade works both ways

      The lifting of the blockade will allow israel to enter gaza,to track down those foreign spy services operating out of gaza.
      The blockade is in place to protect the command centres below ground.as long as there are hostilities hamas can control the security.eventually it will come out what is underground because what israel has found has surprised some people.
      urban warfare in this century will move underground unfortunately there is no place for civilians in those spaces.

  • The deafening silence around the Hamas proposal for a 10-year truce
    • Shingo..... old chap .....

    • Hey jeffb not saying i do not agree with you as your points make sense but sooner or later arabs and jews are going to have to make peace

      If the irish can then anything is possible and that was after both sides went at it hammer and tong no concession.

      I was hoping that the 3 companions i had a vision of was a sign that the 3 relegions of jerusalem were joining together to bring about a better future but then it was changed to the death of those 3 boys near hebron
      unforgivable and those who provided the spark from then to now will pay for there crimes

      a wave of sand,a wave of fire,5 hands will burn to ash

    • No peace unti gaza dimilitarized

    • 10 year truce

      why only 10 years?
      why not a permanent truce.

      what happens after 10 years.a renewal perhaps.in 10 years the gaza population will have doubled.then what
      gaza is a dead end.
      A LNG terminal with a port would be a better idea.let most of the population relocate to the west bank
      link a light rail between gaza and ramallah for workers.

      start selling gas to europe

      thats a better proposal

  • Massacre in Gaza: At least 60 killed in Shuja'iyeh, over 60,000 in UN shelters
  • This Jew can't support Israel
    • Ellen

      The jewish people have come to the crucial point in our history.
      the all or nothing.
      israel and judaism are one.there is no separation.you cannot be a jew and not support israel.
      millions of jews have died for judaism,are we to let this continue,century after century.when will we say no more.
      well there are those jews who have said no more.
      Ellen you have stood up for all the other oppressed but not yourself.

  • Israel is in a pickle
    • Once troops are on the ground and dug in and using the same tunnels,air strikes will destroy much of what is left standing in the north.

  • Hasbarapocalyse: Naftali Bennett says Hamas committing 'massive self-genocide'
  • 'We are moving from Iron Dome to an iron fist': Israel launches ground invasion of Gaza
  • Report: Hamas offers Israel 10 conditions for a 10 year truce
    • James Canning says:
      July 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      "Sensible proposal by Hamas."

      indeed a logical first step out of gaza.libya has great beaches.

  • 'We’re Like Toys for Them': Young Gazans speak about Operation Protective Edge
    • lara says

      " They don’t differentiate between civilians and militants. I feel sorry for saying this because I’ve never thought about Israeli civilians the way they think about us. I see that we’re all humans. But they seem to hate us.”"

      i swear goosebumps,i got goosebumps when i read this.just makes me wanna hug this poor little lamb.

  • Understanding Hamas
    • Sumud

      can you imagine for one minute if it was jews who were trapped in gaza instead of arabs
      lets say the middle east was all jews and the israelis were arabs

      Turn it around.........think about that before you call yonah a racist

      In any event hamas is where they are because thats the best they can do.they have no alternative.
      i mean that picture of the guy with his donkey cart says it all.

    • Blow n away

      israeli terrorist.........whats that.

    • exit stratergy will include demilitarization of gaza strip

  • Gaza under attack again
    • Finally israeli politicians are waking up and taking the iniative.this proposal is a win win for inhabitants of gaza with a real opportunity to improve there conditions

      http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/Katz-presents-plan-for-civilian-separation-from-Gaza-362536

    • Fantastic news northern gaza is being evacuated right now to save civilian lives.the total evacuation of civilians much like what took place in syria would be the answer.that would then enable gaza to be rebuilt to improve the conditions of the inhabitants
      tons of sewerage is being dumped in the ocean every day.this has to be fixed.housing has to be improved.hamas has allowed conditions to deterioate due to lack of funds from arab donors.this cannot go on,
      civilians in gaza must vote yes for meaningful change and allow market forces to fully exploit the gas fields.

  • Palestinian rockets: The conversation no one is having
    • Sumud

      "gaza is a concentration"

      I agree and thats why i believe it needs to be demilitarized and rebuilt to improve the living standards of those people who live there.the gas fields would provide the neccesary capital to fund the reconstruction of gaza.a light rail link to jerusalem and ramallah will give the west bank access to a port.
      a win win situation for all

    • Sumud

      Gaza must be demilitarized.the infrastructure cannot support the inhabitants,tons of raw sewerage is flowing into the ocean,there is no economy,the system is broken.market forces want change and it will come sooner than you think

    • Shingo says

      "eutopia"

      that pretty much sums you up.

    • Annie says

      "amount to genocide"

      Why pretend that the people of gaza are unarmed.no army in the world would gladly enter gaza.genocide is commited against unarmed civilians
      hamas is well armed and entrenched
      Change will not come through negioations,if the idf is not prepared to enter gaza and disarm the resistance then they must accept defeat and pullback to 1967 lines.there is no middle ground,you fight for your position and accept what is possible.

    • Shingo says

      "Invented by zionists"

      So if it is not driven by relegion then tell me why are jews in israel,is there some other reason i am not aware of.

    • Lately the israeli news talks of a question,.........starting a war is one thing but how do you end it.
      The escalation this time around must end differently.
      Enter gaza and destroy the resistance,seize the iniative and rebuild from the ground up.
      or hand the land over to the arab and live in a country much like south africa.
      there will never be peace and any political settlement will ultimately end with an arab majority
      the jewish people must choose now,in 2014,do we fight on for a jewish homeland or do we scatter once again amongst the nations.

    • Pam bailey thank you for the well written article.

      seeing that this conflict is driven by relegion and has been for many centuries,thousands of years in fact,i find it curious that you have failed to mention this in your article.

  • Obama raises big bucks at home of man who said president and Netanyahu are on 'the same page'
    • Kay24 says:

      "Yo John, who will defend and protect the Palestinian civilians?"

      we will ,you will ...... o kay24..... right here on mw arm in arm with seafood,hughes,irmet,talknic,shingo and many more outer state we are the link in the chain

  • Eyewitness to Israeli beating of teenager Tarek Abu Khdeir: It was 'an ambush'
    • Tree says

      of course tarek got beaten,but was he the guy in the video,thats all i am asking

      The barghouti said the israeli,s were dressed like arabs,but the guys in the video are dressed like iranians so i am confused.
      which is it arabs israeli,s or iranians.
      you tell me ....off yah.

      you should watch the videos of egyptian police beating people to get an idea of how beatings differ between the two countries

      in iran they just use a bagwami,2 hits and you,re gone.

    • Barghouti says

      "that the people who beat up Tarek Abu Khdeir were musta’arabin, or undercover officers who try to look like Palestinians".

      "the guys in the video try to look palestinians"

      what yah mean "TRY" to look like palestinians

      they are palestinians

  • Why is Mohammed Abu Khdeir's death different from all other Palestinian deaths?
    • ahmed moor

      the 3 israeli students were murdered in the same circumstances.this was the response.

      none of the murders were justified.

  • State Dep't says it 'remains shocked' by Abu Khdeir beating
  • Contradicting Israeli officials, family of Tarek Abu Khdeir says he was attacked while in uncle's Jerusalem backyard
    • i watched the video,but cannot identify the guy getting beaten because his face is covered...in fact everyone in the video has his face covered

      how was the tarek indentified as the guy in the video.

  • Child's beating in Jerusalem brings unprecedented coverage of Palestinian experience to U.S.
    • hasbara buster says

      'weiss making clear point'

      which is what...........the killing of the 3 yeshiva students has gained israel a lot of sympathy amongst jews worldwide.people are angry.

      whatever follows is damage control

  • After brutal police beating, Palestinian-American Tarek Abu Khdeir, 15, sentenced to home arrest without charge
    • Allison perhaps you should move to gaza and report on the situation there.not much coverage on the bbc or reuters.

      perhaps people should prepare to leave gaza before friday
      move to open fields
      both arab and jew,side by side
      3 days of mourning and fasting in memory of the slain children

  • 'Survival and well-being of the Jewish state' is a national security interest of U.S., Indyk says
    • If it is a security issue for america to support israel the way it was a security issue for america to support south africa in its fight against communism then what israel faces is a "make nice with the natives we need there resources" situation
      that is a reality that is open to market forces and cycles of supply and demand.
      And has no connection to judaism whatsoever in any shape or form.

  • Please, pray for Palestine
    • No annie

      from the moment they disappeared we knew they were murdered but people hope.
      the killing of the 3 companions was a signal for war and it will come.

  • The Aftermath: Home demolitions and dead Palestinian teen follow Netanyahu call for revenge
    • Daniel Rich says:
      July 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      "I don’t know what happened, but I do find the timing of this all way beyond the snapping point of ‘coincidence.’"

      the book of numbers happened daniel.isis happened.israel knows its enemy well.you cannot build an army and talk peace at the same time.

      7 falling stars,the earth will open,an ancient stream will flow again.

  • Photo Essay: Israeli soliders destroy Qawasmeh and Aisha family homes in retribution attack
    • One way to calm the situation down would be to remove sites that incite both sides to commit violence.the media has lost all objectivity and taking sides will see them open to attack

  • Dream and Reality in Israel/Palestine: Excerpt from Marc Ellis' 'Future of the Prophetic'
    • Piotr
      you have missed the point,the public works have already been built,namely the pyramids and that sphinx thing.
      besides it all starts to unravel next

      7 falling stars,the earth will open,an ancient spring will flow again.

    • Martin says

      "Both are in fact native peoples"

      interesting approach,in fact my father taught me the importance of respecting the laws of the indigenous people where we farmed in africa.
      however the influence judaism and islam has had on the "natives" is the problem,it has split them apart.
      How would the indigenous approach overcome this obstacle
      personally i believe that the answer lies in the acceptance of 2 things,firstly a combination of talmudic and sharia law as a basis for civil society that is accepted and upheld by all the "natives",and secondly the acceptance of each sides common connection to the land itself.
      the first point would be the most important.if the best of both jewish and islamic law could be combined to lay the foundation for the laws of a state that both sides could live side by side in,then there is a possibility.

  • In 'NYT' tale of two mothers, the occupation is a human-relations problem
    • Kris

      the settlement of the west bank (judea and samaria)by israel is being completed.there will be no 2 states.one state for 2 indigenous people.unlike other countries around the world where the indigenous people have not reclaimed there land,jews are doing just that.
      jews are indigenous to israel much like the red indians are indigenous to america,the aboriginals to australia.

    • In ‘NYT’ tale of two mothers, the occupation is a human-relations problem
      James North and Phil Weiss on June 30, 2014 33

      "human-relations problem"

      the kidnapping by hamas and the shooting of the 2 arab teens was a cold calculated move which has backfired on hamas.the kidnapping was an operational disaster and instead of having 3 hostages as bargaining chips to release prisioners and a reason to justify the kidnapping they are exposed
      the bravery of the israeli teen in making the call that he was being kidnapped changed the outcome.the crimes was exposed for what it is .

      3 companions,7 falling stars,the earth will open,an ancient stream will flow again

  • Reporters talk about Sykes-Picot of 1916 (and ignore the Balfour Declaration of 1917)
    • w jones

      what was impressive-trotsky asking for funds from american jews and then calling for them to overthrow capitalism.

      "the British government has sharply altered its policy toward the Jews, and has actually renounced its promise to help them found their “own home” in a foreign land. The future development of military events may well transform Palestine into a bloody trap for several hundred thousand Jews. Never was it so clear as it is today that the salvation of the Jewish people is bound up inseparably with the overthrow of the capitalist system".

    • hostage thanks for link

      interesting comment about kurdistan page 4 item 6

      "certainly cannot be treated tribally"

      great line ...this product is certified as ...CERTAINLY CANNOT BE TREATED TRIBALLY

  • 'Haaretz' conference trumpets tired word 'Peace' (when the only solution is 'equality')
  • Young Jew seeks to prepares his community for heretical & inevitable-- end of Jewish state
    • Mr katz

      do not apologise for confusing the two.the experts on this site will quickly point you in the right direction.by the way, why not read this story for some background

      http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_of_Tears

    • Ritzl says

      how "scary movie" ends

      how does it end ?
      when the war for control of oil in the middle east ends,is that the "scary movie" you refer to
      israel is the means to an end
      china and india are circling
      europe is awakening
      get into your car, turn the key,but it will not start

      .....how do you think it ends.......

  • 'Forward' editor says Presbyterian vote was anti-Semitic
    • Phil weiss says..........lets have conversation

      how could you leave this statement out by jane eisner.in fact no one has brought it up.instead you make some idiotic statement about non zionist jews.

      "The collapse of the latest round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians has left a dangerous, depressing vacuum, and I appreciate the impulse to find non-violent methods to promote an end to this conflict."

      Jane eisner at least has the courage to call it while you hide behind your fake anti something meaning of life please don,t hurt me i am a good jew not like those bad ones over there.

    • Annie says

      "related to christians"

      of course it is,the prebyt church is first and foremost supporting christians in the middle east,support for moslems in israel is a trade off.
      american evangies, christian zionies,all want a piece of the show that never ends called "Israel"
      Wait till you see what comes next

    • James caning

      yes tough love.israel needs

      what comes next.i have a feeling its gonna be a big day friday.

  • Fear of anti-semitism accusation did not stop Presbyterians from witnessing occupation
    • seafoid says:
      June 22, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      "This weekend’s violence is a vindication of the Presbyterian vote."

      what violence ?

  • I’m a Lutheran member of a Jewish organization, and I support Presbyterian divestment
    • Seafoid

      "injustice"

      Where were you guys before israel.where were the presbeterreans when jews were getting the boot in the face
      before israel
      who stood up for justice
      in .....no jews allowed country clubs
      You were looking the "other" way

      so why not now or do you just pick and choose your "justice" depending on race colour or creed

  • Missing!
    • Its common to assume the worst when only the best of less can be discerned between 2 divergent points.the other day i was informed in a doco called " i am" that all is connected even at infinite distances apart.the spin of one electron can cause another to spin in another part of the universe.
      more importantly the human heart has its own emf and that connects each of us to each other
      you got to watch the movie,it even has my favourite thinker suzuki in it along with chomsky,zinn,and a few other bright sparks
      i have come to believe that both israeli jew and palestinian arab,after 60 odd years of both sides carrying on with all manner of wars,schemes,thieving,outwitting,murdering,lying,backstabbing,stealing,accusing,not to mention dragging others into there conflict to serve there own needs,waste of billions of dollars,bringing major relegions into disrepute,discharging of shit into the kidron river over many years,
      where was i
      right
      i firmly believe that both sides should be left alone to fester and to avoid taking sides
      as a jew,and i might add an ex yeshiva student (by accident) i firmly believe that the shooting of the 2 teens when the pop(e)
      visited and now this incident with the 3 yeshiva students has taught me a good lesson
      these two groups must be left to there own devices
      let sanity prevail
      elsewhere

  • Sunday morning macabre
  • Boston subway ads are shocking-- 'and so is the reality on the ground'
  • Let it go
    • Dear food for thought

      i know this guy who lost a lot of weight because he thought food was thought and could survive on thought without eating real food.......or something like that
      anyway a strange thing happened to him.
      One day he was thinking his breakfast when suddenly out popped this excellent well cooked sunny side up idea.
      How do you eat those bad unhealthy thoughts without getting a sore stomach.
      what would be the perfect cure.
      He chewed on this for days on end and finally it came to him
      Look for good thoughts only,search them out,leave all the negative alone,there is no shortage........ it tastes terrible and smells even worse.
      and hey if there are no good thoughts around then think some up,after all
      its only .........
      thought for food.

    • Relax max (bloomingthrall)........ it is almost over
      let it go ,let it be,let it grow

      the other day i went to my favourite park,sat on a bench in the sun,let it all go.
      next thing a magpie came to sit next to me,real close which is unusual.they are quite wary.

      who would put a rock upon a sapling
      a blind man searching for a blessing

  • Hillary Clinton's flipflop: We were wrong to take hard line against settlements
    • Hilary clinton can do it ,together with livni,time has come.raise the big tent.the cirus is coming to town.

  • Shmuel Rosner's RX in the NYT: Occupation forever
    • annexation is the way forward.but at the same time it is a trap much like gaza was a trap for the arabs.
      annexation will force arabs to find a democtatic solution as opposed to a military solution and that in turn will relieve the pressure on israel both economically and strategically.
      those resources wasted on managing the security situation can be used to absorb the west bank arab population in a postive way
      and that is the crux of the matter
      intergration

      in europe intergration has failed especially in france and the right wing has arisen

      intergration ................... The bringing of people of different racial or ethnic groups into unrestricted and equal association

      intergration of the 3 companions is the only way forward to create a harmonious whole.surely after thousands of years,with the knowledge that we have today, a solution can be found.

      3 flames one light

  • BDS lays the basis for a true peace process
    • mondonut says:
      June 4, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      "How positively Orwellian. “BDS lays the basis for a true peace process”, wherein peace is the liberation elimination of one of the two parties to the peace agreement."

      mondonut ,you have my friend,in one short sentence,summed it all up

      arab strategic thinking..................liberation elimination

      wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhooooooooooooo i love it

      a peace process called ....LIBERATION ELIMINATION

  • Check out the new Rolling Stones logo
    • Annie Robbins says:
      June 4, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      "the boycott is only growing, that’s just something you’ll have to contend with."

      i know,exciting times indeed ........but what is really weird is the colour of the girlcott........its turned green.
      you forgot to mention keith richard,s headband.................consolation prize for the pal hasbies..........isn,t that lover ly ?

  • I am Palestinian, and I am human, and I am here
    • Persianprince11 says:
      June 4, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      "a people mentioned as “Philistines” """""""""""

      hey prince persia why not pass these lyrics onto the Ayatrollah

      Chorus
      Don't bogart that joint my friend
      Pass it over to me
      Don't bogart that joint my friend
      Pass it over to me

      Roll another one
      Just like the other one
      You've been holding on to it
      And I sure will like a hit

      [chorus]

      Roll another one
      Just like the other one
      That one's burned to the end
      Come on and be a real friend

  • For wearing veil, woman is ordered off Jerusalem light rail and frisked
    • thank you philip for this gem of a paragraph.

      undercover niqab..........always good for a laugh

      “Yes, it’s because I’m religious, I wear the niqab. I get stopped every time.” Then, she switched to almost flawless English. “I am only coming into the West of the city because I have a daughter with disabilities, and I come here to arrange aspects of her care. Otherwise, I would not come here. This harassment is so unnecessary.”

      checkout ecru,s reply to mahane above.....you can feeeeeeeeeeel the righteous indignation .......funny man weiss

      "while we’re denying the verifiable truth let’s just say the Holocaust never happened shall we? It was all staged to make the Germans look bad."

    • yonah fredman says:
      June 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      "Wearing a face mask, which is what this is, is very offensive,"

      yonah i have to disagree with you on this,many woman in western countries dress inappropriately
      head scarf and niqab should be worn in public especially the niqab when women are menstruating as this sends a signal that she is sexually off limits
      i think that women who do decide to wear the niqab should carry photo identification to clear up any security concerns and consent to be visually identified by officers of the law

      Ecru says:
      June 2, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      "If Israeli Jews are so “spooked” by Muslim religious wear"

      ecru it not only israeli jews but most western people that are "spooked" especially in europe where it is outlawed.
      the acceptance of the niqab is slowly gaining ground and becoming fashionable among young women who which to cover up from the disgusting looks they get from lecherous men

  • Historic football victory provides another global stage for Palestine
  • Modern Language Association resolution criticizing Israel sparks raging debate
  • Some important details: Ben Ehrenreich on the Nakba Day shootings
    • ben says

      "But I want to make this very clear, because the waters have been muddied considerably, "

      hey hey hey

      change of story -one step removed...... can only mean one thing

      re enact ment

  • Palestinian Refugees Welcome The Pope: The story behind the iconic photo at the Separation Wall
  • Israeli government tries to undo image of Pope at the wall
    • the photo of pope at the wall is interesting in many ways

      the flag the young girl holds covers up the word "like" and leaves one the impression that israel has become like the warsaw ghetto.

      the security wall is an extension of the Wailing Wall and will commemorate all the victims both arab and israeli who died in the suicide bombing campaign of 2002 -2006

  • Notice who is welcoming the Pope, and who is outraged
    • Yonah

      You correct in saying that the catholic church is guilty of crimes against jews but you have to understand that the pope did not come to israel of his own free will.
      He was summoned by G-d.

  • Welcome to Bethlehem, Pope Francis -- now shut down the checkpoint for 3 days
    • this a great occasion ,an important step not to be dismissed,the start of a true reconciliation for the 3 companions.no peace will be possible in the middle east without this reconciliation.may G-d give the 3 companions the strength to build a new unity amongst all believers

      blessed are you G-d king of the universe,who dwells in the 7 realms
      in the north,in the south
      in the east,in the west
      in the earth below
      in the heavens above
      in our souls eternally

  • Israel tries to blame killings on Palestinians as int'l outrage builds
    • Talknic

      "You need lots of blood Nosferatu? Ever heard of water, hose, cleaning"

      You try to hard.

    • Interesting how this has come up during the pope,s visit
      whats the agenda
      it was inevitable that a side would try to exploit the pope,s visit for public relations
      the whole circus is not worth one more comment

  • Pope watch: Incendiary flyer passed out in Jerusalem says Francis's visit is against Jewish law
    • Piotr

      a statue of a relegious figure is consided an idol by islam and judaism
      thats the reference

  • CNN airs evidence Israelis used live bullets on Palestinian protesters
    • Looking at the cnn video is disappointing to the say the least
      what the hell
      How long is this spectacle going to go on for
      2 years,10 years,50 years.
      what a waste.
      both sides need to seperate,move back from there positions wait 49 days
      No attacks,no provocations.
      49 days starting month of june

  • New video shows Palestinian youths killed by Israeli army on Nakba Day posed no threat to soldiers
    • ok found the edit....at 0:31 guy with backpack is the same guy at 0:48 walks the same way dressed the same.

    • AT 0:48 IN THE VIDEO HE TOOK THE DIVE <SOCCER PLAYER STYLE ARMS IN FRONT TO CATCH HIS FALL.

      more interesting than that is the fat guy with white t shirt to the right looking for him to arrive,you can sense the anticipation.wonder if it is the same guy in the intro

      just saying imho but that does detract from the other brutalities

      shot in the chest,entry and exit wound,and still manages to lift his head up in 2 photos

      rubber bullet circled in red not on same level as medic,s head,and anyway it is a mark on the door

  • Shalom Modi: India and Israel look to deepen ties following victory of the Hindu right
    • traintosiberia says:

      " But this is a childish view"

      energy encirclement is not childish game but a deadly game of survival.one that india and several other large asian countries are playing .oil producing countries like qatar,uae,bahrain and saudi arabia are only 1500 km away straight as the black crow flies.

    • Sandra Samuel (born c. 1964) is an Indian nanny who saved the life of two-year-old Moshe Holtzberg during the November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks. The government of Israel is considering granting Samuel the title Righteous among the Nations.[1][2]Samuel saved when Nariman House was attacked during the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. Both of Moshe's parents were killed in the attack. Samuel is currently helping to care for the boy in Israel

  • This just in: Glenn Greenwald was never bar mitzvahed
    • denis says

      "Is it as objectionable, say, as not being “genitally circumscribed?”

      well sir,myself being of the "cut and cult" below and above tribe can surely enlighten.
      the whole range of relegious practices are listed and one may choose which is suitable for oneself,hence the name the "chosen" people,thats right you get to choose,GG chose not,or someone made that choice for him.
      as to the conundrum of GC ....."genitally circumscribed" perhaps the initials GG ......"genitally goyimcised" would be best suited for a chappy like Glen Greenwald.

      hope that explains it all

  • Two Palestinian youths killed by Israeli army live-fire during Nakba Day demonstration
  • Historical whitewash: Great Britain must be held accountable for its role in the Nakba
    • hi annie
      hasbara central just called,said dabakr needed a hand......how about a coin,

      http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/FirstRevolt.html

      First Revolt Shekel, Year 5 (Ellenbogen 161) 66-70 ce

      Bronze prutahs were issued in the second and third years of the revolt. They feature an amphora (uncovered on year 2, with a pointed cover on year 3), with the date and poignant Hebrew inscription “The Deliverance of Zion.”

      its all there,part of history,take the trip see the future.

  • 'It's what happened in South Africa': Palestine seeking sanctions against Israel at FIFA Congress
    • Les says

      "abbas not to apply"

      Abbas cannot go to icc due to the suicide bombing campaign against israeli citizens in 2001 onwards.the slaughter of innocent civilians both israeli,arab and foreign tourists will always be a stain on the plo.not saying that israel is any less guilty of war crimes,imho.

  • Why the two-state solution never got anywhere
    • talknic says:
      May 14, 2014 at 12:44 am

      "That ol’ ziocaine sure is strong stuff"

      you got it wrong ...there is stronger stuff

      start with this...........isaiah 11:12

      "He will raise a flag among the nations and assemble the exiles of Israel. He will gather the scattered people of Judah from the ends of the earth"

      its happening right now ...in this century,in this year,in this hour.right now.

      it is a powerful thing ,belief,a lot stronger than "ol' ziocaine".

  • South African radicals wanted to kill Paul Simon for violating boycott -- Steve Van Zandt
  • Open recriminations begin over failure of peace talks
    • The p talks were a failure by those seeking instant gratification for there efforts,especially bloggers who pray for feedback between mincha and maariv,just a short pray,asking for daily deliverance so they may carry on carrying the carry.
      indeed indick has the smile of a man who has seen the light of day fade away to something dim and yellowish
      but hey the turks are back,the lebs have escaped the suicide bombers,and jordanians are about to get a name change.

      P talks.when the truth is like smoke and mirrors tell lies

  • 'We are not second class citizens, we are fifth class citizens': Interview with Educational Bookshop owner Mahmoud Muna
    • people of the book should take a closer look

      woody says

      "Because Israel doesn’t have sovereignty over the city. It legally occupies the Western half and illegally occupies Arab East Jerusalem, but is soverign over none of it."

      "Jerusalem entered the 19th century with about 9,000 inhabitants. In 1840, Jews became the largest single community in the city -- accounting for a majority of Jerusalem's residents by 1880. In 1860, Anglo-Jewish philanthropist Sir Moses Montefiore established the Mishkenot Sha'ananim neighborhood, the first quarter outside the Old City walls. Eventually, this project was followed by many others. In 1900, the city's population reached 55,000; 60% of whom were Jews."

      no sovereignty.well just a little here and there

      "During their Mandatory administration of Jerusalem, the British did demonstrate considerable concern for the special character and atmosphere of Jerusalem. The British did, however, pursue policies which promoted conflict between the various populations of Jerusalem -- such as always appointing Arab mayors, although the Jews had long constituted the city's majority."

      well they tried there best ,the brits,impossible situation what with all these jews and such

      "The British ultimately forfeited the Mandate, and departed on 15 May 1948. United Nations Approves Partition On 29 November 1947, the United Nations General Assembly voted to partition Mandatory Palestine into Jewish and Arab states -- and to make Jerusalem a "separate body" (corpus separatum) under a special international regime, with "suitable guarantees for the protection of Holy Places."

      The Jews accepted the resolution, but the Arabs -- both those living inside and beyond the territory of the Mandate -- rejected the partition resolution and the plan to internationalize Jerusalem, thereby nullifying the proposal.

      Between November 1947 and April 1948, Arab bands attacked Jews in Jerusalem itself and on all roads into the city, killing 296. The Arabs also imposed a blockade on the city -- denying food, water and medical supplies to its Jewish population."

      well what can say -never ending story,absolutely barbaric,but then mr mahmoud,s bookshop is in jerusalem,hopefully his shop will not share the same fate of this library

      Who’s Afraid of Lebanon’s ‘al-Sa`eh Library’?
      BY MLYNXQUALEY on JANUARY 4, 2014
      On Friday night, a historic bookshop in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli was burned, destroying thousands or perhaps tens of thousands of books and manuscripts. Today, salvage efforts have begun:

      IMG-20140103-WA0018_490781_largeAlthough several news outlets were quoting an AFP report that “a pamphlet was discovered inside one of the books at the library that was insulting to Islam and the prophet Mohammad,” there was no apparent claim of responsibility and numerous denunciations.

      According to NaharNet, this wasn’t the first time the place was targeted. The day before, “Bashir Hazzouri, an employee at the library, was shot and wounded on Thursday in the old souks of Tripoli.”

      The library is run by the Greek Orthodox priest Father Ibrahim Srouj, and is apparently the largest in Tripoli and second-largest in Lebanon. According to library supporter Natheer Halawani, “The library has over 80,000 titles, not copies. The total amount of books exceeds this figure by far.”

      According to Blog Baladi, Al Sa’eh Library was founded in 1970 by the Orthodox Youth movement and consisted of a single room. Now, it has more than 80,000 books, of which 400 are rare.

      Numerous book-lovers expressed sorrow and dismay:

    • kay24

      "Clippers say that blacks are treated like dogs in Israel?"

      owner of clippers donald sterling said it ----clippers do nails.... clip clip

      anyway i tell you a funny story that someone told me.
      couple kids i know went on birthright and while they were staying at a hotel 2 of the youngsters got into the lift with this tall african guy from nigeria.part of a touring christian group
      for them this was a new experience
      anyway he says to them are you jew
      and they say yes worriedly
      and he says-i want to to be a jew,how can i be a jew.
      they got off the lift and and wondered what was that all about.

      true story

  • Jewish neocons and the romance of nationalist armageddon
    • Neocon as defined

      "If there is any one thing that neoconservatives are unanimous about, it is their dislike of counterculture"

      The state of israel is on a path to embracing counterculture in the middle east as an instrument of change.that movement will bring it into direct conflict with western interests.labels like "apartheid" are familar tools used by neocons to regime change and still remain in control of strategic assets.
      much like the fall of the berlin wall signaled the end of south african white rule,9/11 could be the signal for the end of american rule in the middle east.that drain will suck down the last of the US neocons but see the rise of the paleocon in the middle east to take its place but with a middle eastern identity to replace the western identity

  • 'NYT' terms Islamic Jihad's 4 percent support-- 'new traction in Gaza'
    • hi dan

      perhaps hops means well and vassar unbounds the bound which obviously has no bounds

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