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Academic Boycott Days from Dave Lippman on Vimeo.

This is great. Lippman passed along the lyrics, sung to the tune of “School Days,” by Chuck Berry. And it reminds us, all these folks so worried about the pain that academic boycott will cause (and it will cause pain) are overlooking decades of Jim Crow, checkpoints, apartheid, no rights on a racial basis.

Up in the mornin’ and out to school
Israel’s universities are the tool
Palestinian history, they give it a pass
Too busy with jobs for the army brass
Workin’ your fingers right down to the bone
To help control the occupied zone

Ring, ring goes the bell
Village kids are in the prison cell
Discrimination at Ben Gurion
Palestinian students almost unknown
Back in the classroom they cook the books
Apartheid don’t know how mean it looks

Soon as 2005 rolls around
They’re boycottin’ to bring apartheid down
You say they violate freedom of speech
But you don’t practice what you preach
Up to the corner and round the bend
Palestinian freedom is at an end

Set the campus on stolen land
This is where the seizure of Palestine’s planned
With the grants you love, you work for the boss
All day long Palestinians waitin’ to cross
Doin’ demographics at Haifu U
Better send some natives to Timbuktu

Hail hail brand Israel
Our prettier face must prevail
Long live hasbara
To fool the world is the holy grail
Look out, they’re callin’ us to account
Academic apartheid’s beyond the pale

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  1. Justpassingby
    Justpassingby
    January 23, 2014, 10:22 am

    Here is a singer of hasbara though..

    PM Harper sing for Netanyahu

    • talknic
      talknic
      January 23, 2014, 11:25 am

      What a thorough idiot. Hey Jude was written for JULIAN Lennon on the marriage break up of his parents. It has nothing what so ever to do with Jews, Judaism.

      • yrn
        yrn
        January 23, 2014, 12:14 pm

        So….Hey Jude is sung by sung by Paul Mccartney, who performed in Israel despite all BDS sttempts to stop him.
        It has to do with Stupidnics Stupidism.

      • yrn
        yrn
        January 23, 2014, 12:18 pm

        Who is this Dave Lippman compared to the prime minister of one of the greatest countries in the world Canada.
        And Who is the prime Minister who sings for one of the Arab Countries, not even Rouhani.

      • Justpassingby
        Justpassingby
        January 23, 2014, 2:57 pm

        yrn
        Why would any PM sing for another PM? Who sang for Canada btw? God you are a joke.

      • Taxi
        Taxi
        January 23, 2014, 10:24 pm

        yrn,

        Your English is fantastic!

        How do you go from pidgin English to proper English in 1.3 posts?

      • yrn
        yrn
        January 25, 2014, 6:09 pm

        Taxi
        I learned it from Assad.
        He Butchers his own nation and the Palestinians and gets your support.

      • Taxi
        Taxi
        January 26, 2014, 3:53 am

        yrn,

        You know damn well that Assad is killing stinking alqaida, all the while, he’s pushing them back south-west, cornering them into the Golan and dumping them eventually into your terrorist-loving lap. Prepare, prepare, prepare: to have your English thoroughly pulled out of you by them, yanked out of your mouth like a tooth with no Novocaine.

        LOL! You think you criminal zionists can support criminal wahabists in Syria without it backfiring at you?!

      • talknic
        talknic
        January 23, 2014, 10:34 pm

        yrn Paul Mccartney, who performed in Israel despite all BDS sttempts to stop him.”

        Hey Jude was written decades before. It has nothing what so ever to do with Israel or Judaism

      • FreddyV
        FreddyV
        January 23, 2014, 12:46 pm

        Even more stupid is that a head of state would embarass himself with appalling singing so he can metaphorically stick his tongue up Netanyahu’s arse…..

      • Justpassingby
        Justpassingby
        January 23, 2014, 1:38 pm

        Harper sure had a warm night with the donkey..

    • Mndwss
      Mndwss
      January 23, 2014, 12:38 pm

      I would love to see him standing before the Knesset and sing:

      Give Peace a Chance !

      • yrn
        yrn
        January 24, 2014, 9:41 am

        Mndwss
        “I would love to see him standing before the Knesset and sing:
        Give Peace a Chance !”
        I am sure Clown Tibi would walk out, as peace is the last thing he want’s .

      • eljay
        eljay
        January 24, 2014, 10:38 am

        >> I am sure Clown Tibi would walk out, as peace is the last thing he want’s .

        He’d better have room in his clown-car for all the hateful and immoral Zio-supremacists who would be exiting the room right behind him.

      • Mndwss
        Mndwss
        January 24, 2014, 11:13 am

        “I am sure Clown Tibi would walk out, as peace is the last thing he want’s .”

        T = B?

        I am also sure Clown Bibi would walk out, as peace is the last thing he want’s .

      • talknic
        talknic
        January 24, 2014, 11:03 pm

        yrn “I am sure Clown Tibi would walk out, as peace is the last thing he want’s “

        You base your assertion on what facts?

  2. Citizen
    Citizen
    January 23, 2014, 10:38 am

    All Americans need to read about the difference between Judaism & Zionism:
    http://www.jewsnotzionists.org/differencejudzion.html

    Maybe Cory Booker should be the first one. Followed by Harper, Obama and all the US senators.

    • American
      American
      January 23, 2014, 11:11 am

      I dont think the word ‘zionist’ has made it to the general public yet. If it has I havent noticed.
      AIPAC has barely made it into the public discourse or the media.
      Zionist dont want the public to know the difference between Jews and zionist.
      Their whole program/agenda is based on ‘claiming/speaking for ‘The Jews’.
      If they were shown as a sub-group instead of ‘The Jews they would start losing power and authority.
      I think the description ‘Zionist is deliberately kept out of public view for that reason.

      • Antidote
        Antidote
        January 23, 2014, 6:42 pm

        “I dont think the word ‘zionist’ has made it to the general public yet…”

        Good point. One reason why “anti-Zionism = anti-Semitism” works for a lot of people

      • Citizen
        Citizen
        January 23, 2014, 7:54 pm

        @ American
        Yes. I agree. Time to point out the difference all the time. Do official Christian Zionists like Hagee ever evidence they are aware of any difference between Judaism and Jewish Zionism?

    • yrn
      yrn
      January 23, 2014, 12:57 pm

      “Doin’ demographics at Haifu U”
      30% of the students in Haifa U are Israeli Palestinians, while there number in the population is 20%
      but Less than half of black males graduate from high school, and they represent only 4 percent of college students—dire statistics.
      what does Dave Lippman sing about that.
      Only 13.5 percent of the Native Americans obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher. In comparison, 86.4 percent of the overall population had a high school diploma and 29.1 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher.
      what does Dave Lippman sing about that.
      Aboriginal students choosing higher studies only make up 1.3% of all students
      in Australia .
      what does Dave Lippman sing about that.

      • amigo
        amigo
        January 24, 2014, 9:14 am

        “Who is this Dave Lippman compared to the prime minister of one of the greatest countries in the world Canada.”Yrn

        Then yrn doing demographics!!!

        “Aboriginal students choosing higher studies only make up 1.3% of all students
        in Australia .
        what does Dave Lippman sing about that” yrn

        So which is yrn.

        Is Canada one of the greatest Nations in the world or a den of racist bigots???.

        The ziocaine is working overtime today.

      • talknic
        talknic
        January 24, 2014, 11:11 pm

        yrn “what does Dave Lippman sing about that”

        In a song about Israel?

        Say …. When you or your fellow idiots for Israeli expansionism propagandists babble on about Israeli achievements, why don’t you mention the achievements of the rest of the world?

  3. hophmi
    hophmi
    January 23, 2014, 10:53 am

    Mount Scopus isn’t occupied,
    Whoever told you that lied.
    Land was purchased in World War I,
    Before there was any “occupation.”
    Lots of Palestinians go there,
    Your pants are on fire and so is your hair.

    During the 1948 War,
    Arabs killed Jews there by the score.
    The victims were women and men,
    Non-combatants all of them.
    Doctors and nurses who were on call,
    All from the Hadassah Hospital.

    Ring, ring goes the bell,
    Nine people blown to hell,
    By one of the terrorist brood,
    Innocent people eating food.
    That’s what happened in 2002,
    A suicide bombing, nothing new.

    • Les
      Les
      January 23, 2014, 11:47 am

      hophmi,

      Can you name at least one person who supports Israel’s ethnic cleansing and occupation of the Palestinians who you would say is not a racist?

    • Shmuel
      Shmuel
      January 23, 2014, 11:50 am

      Mount Scopus isn’t occupied,
      Whoever told you that lied.
      Land was purchased in World War I,

      1. The “Mount Scopus Campus” extends beyond the original Mount Scopus enclave.
      2. Land can be both “purchased in World War I” and occupied.
      3. Although the original campus was built on purchased land, part of today’s campus does indeed sit on expropriated Palestinian land.

      • yrn
        yrn
        January 23, 2014, 12:26 pm

        Shmuel
        I bet you have the koçan under you pillow, that you think you know what rooms and classes are beyond the original purchased land.

      • Shmuel
        Shmuel
        January 24, 2014, 2:04 am

        I bet you have the koçan under you pillow, that you think you know what rooms and classes are beyond the original purchased land.

        Real estate without a university for a university without (enough) real estate, eh?

      • yrn
        yrn
        January 24, 2014, 9:44 am

        Shmuel

        Well show us your koçan, bring evidence to your claim ?
        pushing empty words into the air makes you pathetic.

      • Shmuel
        Shmuel
        January 24, 2014, 1:35 pm

        pushing empty words into the air makes you pathetic.

        Are you claiming that no part of the Hebrew University Campus goes beyond the Mount Scopus enclave? That no part of the Campus is in East Jerusalem? That no part of the Campus is on privately-owned land? See the POICA study on the subject, B’tselem on expropriated land in French Hill/Mt. Scopus, the source cited by Walid, Ir Amim on the “Slopes of Mt. Scopus Park”, Bimkom on national parks in East Jerusalem, the AIC report on the complicity of Israeli academic institutions in the occupation (section on Hebrew University), etc.

        It’s all been quoted here before (including by me, on numerous occasions).

        The pathetic, empty words are the baseless aspersions you cast simply to cast aspersions. Why don’t you quote some sources? Show us some maps, some aerial photos proving that the university has remained within the confines of the original land purchase, that it carefully built around private land, that the expropriation order from 1968 is a forgery — something, anything, beyond the arrogant, sneering and posturing you seem to think passes for a reasoned argument.

      • hophmi
        hophmi
        January 23, 2014, 12:38 pm

        “2. Land can be both “purchased in World War I” and occupied.”

        If both you say it can be,
        You’ve exposed all the hypocrisy.

      • Shmuel
        Shmuel
        January 23, 2014, 1:19 pm

        If both you say it can be,
        You’ve exposed all the hypocrisy.

        Hypocrisy? Since when does ownership determine sovereignty?

        The fact remains that some of Hebrew U’s Mount Scopus Campus is beyond the Green Line (occupied), and (separate issue) some of it is on expropriated private Palestinian land.

      • MahaneYehude1
        MahaneYehude1
        January 23, 2014, 1:59 pm

        1. The “Mount Scopus Campus” extends beyond the original Mount Scopus enclave, but it doesn’t justify killing of innocent people.
        2. Land can be both “purchased in World War I” and occupied, but it doesn’t justify killing of innocent people.
        3. Although the original campus was built on purchased land, part of today’s campus does indeed sit on expropriated Palestinian land, but it doesn’t justify killing of innocent people.

      • Shmuel
        Shmuel
        January 23, 2014, 5:56 pm

        1. … but it doesn’t justify killing of innocent people.

        Straw man.

        2. … but it doesn’t justify killing of innocent people.

        Straw man.

        3. … but it doesn’t justify killing of innocent people.

        Straw man.

      • Walid
        Walid
        January 23, 2014, 6:30 pm

        Group comprised of Palestinians. Israelis and internationals are asking to boycott Hebrew U’s June 2014 International Conference on Oral History because part of the university is built on stolen Palestinian lands, as Shmuel said; here’s part of their appeal and the reasons behind it:

        “Boycott oral history conference at Hebrew U

        We are a group of Palestinian, Israeli, and other oral historians and academics from Europe, South Africa, and North America calling on you to boycott the June 2014 ‘International Conference on Oral History’ organised by the Oral History Division of the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. While all Israeli universities are deeply complicit in the occupation, settler-colonialism, and apartheid, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is particularly noteworthy, as we explain below.

        Your actions have a direct impact on our joint struggle for a just peace in Palestine-Israel and on our solidarity with fellow Palestinian academics whose universities have been closed down, blockaded and even bombed by Israeli aircraft in the last three decades; universities which have been subjected to a lengthy and brutal Israeli occupation in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza.”

        Specifically, the land on which some of its Mount Scopus campus buildings and facilities were expanded was acquired as a result of Israel’s 1968 illegal confiscation of 3345 dunums of Palestinian land. [1] This confiscated land in East Jerusalem is occupied territory according to international law. Israel’s unilateral annexation of occupied East Jerusalem into the State of Israel, and the application of Israeli domestic law to it, are violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and have been repeatedly denounced as null and void by the international community, including by the UN Security Council (Resolution 252, 21 May 1968). Moving Israeli staff and students to work and live on occupied Palestinian land places the Hebrew University in grave violation of the Fourth Geneva Conventions.”

        http://www.alternativenews.org/english/index.php/features/economy-of-the-occupation/6896-boycott-oral-history-conference-at-hebrew-u

      • talknic
        talknic
        January 23, 2014, 10:20 pm

        @ MahaneYehude1 “3. Although the original campus was built on purchased land”

        Purchasing ‘real estate’ does not give the purchaser any rights to, say or sovereignty over ‘territory’. http://wp.me/pDB7k-yI

      • Justpassingby
        Justpassingby
        January 23, 2014, 2:58 pm

        says the mini dersowitz lol

      • MahaneYehude1
        MahaneYehude1
        January 23, 2014, 10:52 pm

        @talknic;

        There are other parts in Hophmi’s comment that you all deliberately ignore and concentrate on the “real estate” part.

      • seafoid
        seafoid
        January 23, 2014, 12:44 pm

        If land purchased is the measure Israel is entitled to around 6% of old Palestine.

      • talknic
        talknic
        January 23, 2014, 10:23 pm

        @ seafoid “If land purchased is the measure Israel is entitled to around 6% of old Palestine”

        ‘fraid not. Purchasing ‘real estate’ does not give the purchaser any rights to, say or sovereignty over ‘territory’. http://wp.me/pDB7k-yI

      • Talkback
        Talkback
        January 24, 2014, 9:28 am

        But seafoid, that’s just the last measure on the list of Interzionist law:

        The land belongs to Israel, because …
        1.) … G-d promised the land to the Jews. (claimed by an anonymous author)
        2.) … of the Jewish connection to the land (Gentiles have no connection to the land)
        3.) … of Jewish right to self determination (but the same amount of Gentiles have no right to a state within Israel)
        4.) … of San Remo
        5.) … of the Mandate
        6.) … of resolution 181
        7.) … of defensive conquest
        8.) … only Jews know what to do with the land.
        9.) … of purchase.

        International law is ipso facto antisemitic.

    • Justpassingby
      Justpassingby
      January 23, 2014, 12:01 pm

      Hophmi as he calls himself,
      Are brainwashed, and therefore cannot think for self,
      Getting all his information from the Dersowitz book on his shelf
      Unaware, that he really needs help

      Being fed lies since being a little child,
      Now thinking that there is no occupation, its all a lie

      Spending his days commenting, thinking he is right
      Hophmi being too indoctrinated, doesnt understand he defends the apart heid

      Hophmi praise the missile, the ones weighing many tonnes
      Soon to be dropped, with hophmi’s delight, on palestinians until they are long gone

    • Semiotic Observer
      Semiotic Observer
      January 23, 2014, 12:38 pm

      hophmi, there are hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who purchased land before, during, and after World War I, and they have the deeds to prove it. These lands are in Haifa, Jaffa, Ramle, well, all over. Will you honor those, or do you just bring up the law when it fits your needs?

      • Cliff
        Cliff
        January 23, 2014, 3:28 pm

        hophmi is a Judeo-Fascist.

        He disregards the rights of non-Jews, whilst enjoying full civil rights as a Jew in America.

    • puppies
      puppies
      January 23, 2014, 4:44 pm

      @hophmi – Verse doesn’t seem to agree with you. Elephantesque, wouldn’t you say?
      What I admire is the steadfastness in refusing to understand the simplest things.
      Like “Arabs killing Jews”. Only hopeless retards use characterizations irrelevant to the situation. Palestinians resist, because they Are Palestinians, not “Arabs” from the Spanish Sahara. And “Jews” is even more misplaced, as they were there as irreligious Zionist invaders and not, say, a Rabbi from Iran. All in all, you get a G minus. Loooks like you’ll fail this year, too.

    • Citizen
      Citizen
      January 23, 2014, 8:23 pm

      Zionists’ plans were countered by a different proposal for a “Palestine University.” The suggestion was made by Colonel Ronald Storrs, the British Military Governor of Jerusalem. His vision of the new university was one which would include both a Hebrew and an Arabic department. Concerned that the Jewish character of the university would be affected, Chairman of the Zionist Executive Menahem Ussishkin rejected the idea.

      On July 24, 1918, twelve foundation stones of the university were laid on Mount Scopus, north of the Old City of Jerusalem. This site had been acquired before the war by Isaac Goldberg from the estate of an English lawyer, Sir John Gray-Hill.

      • Citizen
        Citizen
        January 23, 2014, 9:01 pm

        Here’s a speech by the Brit Gray-Hill who sold land on mount Scopus to the Russian Zionist who then gave it to establish Hebrew U while the Germans were still winning WW1 and the land was still under Turk control–the Brit describes the area at a 1912 Palestine Exhibition in Liverpool; he talks about how various Christian churches have been crating nice buildings and making the land better, and how it would be nice if some rich Jews from England and America took equal interest: https://archive.org/details/jewsofjerusalems00hilliala

    • talknic
      talknic
      January 23, 2014, 10:40 pm

      hophmi “Mount Scopus isn’t occupied,
      Whoever told you that lied”

      Uh huh. The UNSC lied http://domino.un.org/UNISPAL.NSF/b86613e7d92097880525672e007227a7/6de6da8a650b4c3b852560df00663826?OpenDocument WOW!!!

      “Land was purchased in World War I”

      Purchased land is ‘real estate’ not territory. Territory is acquired by legal annexation. Legal annexation requires an agreement. The US bought Alaska, but it was not considered a part of the US until AFTER it was annexed, by agreement.

    • irishmoses
      irishmoses
      January 24, 2014, 12:32 am

      Hop,
      Here’s an excerpt from the Wikipedia article on the “massacre”. It appears to be a lot more complicated than you have shown:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadassah_medical_convoy_massacre

      British and Palmach forces were slow to come to the convoy’s assistance.[13] The Jewish liaison officer with the British army asked for permission to send in a Haganah relief force, which was denied on the grounds it might interfere with a cease-fire negotiation.[9] British forces in the area did not intervene initially, the reason, according to Meron Benvenisti, being to “let the Arabs take revenge for Deir Yassin, so as to calm somewhat the rage of the Arab world.”[8] Martin Levin suggests that the Arabs had an understanding whereby their operation would not be blocked if they refrained from firing on British units.[6] One of the first men on the scene was Major Jack Churchill, who arrived on the scene at 11.15 am.[9] and banged on a bus, offering to evacuate members of the convoy in an APC. His offer was refused in the belief that the Haganah would come to their aid in an organized rescue.[9] When no relief arrived, Churchill and his 12 men provided what cover fire they could against hundreds of Arabs.[6][14][15] The Army unit tried to arrange a cease fire between ’11 and noon’. Shortly after 1 pm, two British armoured cars, one occupied by the commander of British forces in Palestine, General Gordon Holmes MacMillan approached the area from the Nablus road, observed the firefight, but refrained from risking British lives by intervening, preferring to let the Jews and Arabs fight it out themselves.[9] As they passed Nashashibi bend, according to one testimony, the blocked the retreat, and Rahav ordered his men to fire at them in order to have them get out of the way.[6] They left the scene at 2 pm, returning at 3 pm with heavier weapons. Negotiations were conducted between one of the leaders of the Arab ambush, Adil Latif, two Haganah men and a British officer, the Arabs proposing that all Jewish arms be surrendered, and all Jewish men capable of combat taken prisoner. The talks were suddenly interrupted when Latif was shot down.[9]
      At around 2 pm the first of the buses was set on fire, and shortly after the second was enveloped in flames, both from Molotov cocktails.[9] Only one man from each bus was to survive, Shalom Nissan and Nathan Sandowsky, the latter testifying that passing British convoys refused to tender help despite their pleas.[6] Arab shouts of “Minshan Deir Yassin” (For Deir Yassin) could he heard.[6] Dr. Chaim Yassky was mortally wounded by a ricocheting bullet in the white ambulance, which had the thickest armour of all,at around 2.30 pm. The Haganah made one further attempt to mount a rescue by towing out vehicles with an armoured car, but failed.[6] Throughout the day pleas had been made for British intervention without result. Brigadier Jones eventually received permission at 4 pm, reached the British outpost behind the convoy with three armoured cars, and their fire raked Arab forces, shooting 15 Arabs, while bazookas were also employed as half-tracks were despatched to collect the survivors.[6][9] At 5 pm the Army ‘laid down smoke’, and began retrieving the 28 who had survived, by which time one bus was burnt out and a second on fire.[16][17] Following the massacre, Churchill oversaw the evacuation of 700 patients and staff from the hospital.[14]
      Two Irgun militants injured at Deir Yassin were among the patients being transported in the convoy.

      On that same day, 12 April, the Jewish Agency requested that the Red Cross intervene over what they called a grave Arab violation of the conventions. An inquiry conducted among the Arabs, Jews and the British suggested the circumstances were more complex. The firefight had lasted several hours, indicating that the convoy was armed. The Arabs claimed that they had attacked the military formation by blowing up the armoured cars. They were unable to make a distinction between military and civilians because, they maintained, all the Jews, including the medical personnel, had taken part in the battle.[2] The Jews claimed that they had the right to protect their medical convoys with troops. They admitted in the end, according to Jacques de Reynier, that they had been relieving the unit at the Hadassah hospital and furnishing the troop there with ammunition with the same convoys as those of the Red Shield. This practice was justified, they said, because the role of that troop was exclusively one of defending the hospital. de Reynier repeated the position of the Red Cross, that a mobil medical unit must move around unarmed and always separately from combat units. One had a choice between having recourse to armed protection or the protection of the Geneva Conventions and the Red Cross flag. Both staging troops in a position of strategic importance, and refurnishing them with supplies, de Reynier argued, had nothing to do with the hospital’s functions. The Jewish Agency had been prepared to have the troop stationed there withdrawn and its protection entrusted to the Red Cross, but was overruled by the Haganah, which insisted that convoys to the hospital could not pass unless they went under military escort. de Reynier then volunteered to put this to the test with a practical proof that an unarmed convoy could pass. The following day, without warning the Arabs, he led a small column of vehicles, under a Red Cross flag, while the following cars displayed the red shield. Their passage passed without a shot fired, and de Reynier argued that this was proof that the Arabs respected the Red Cross. The result was that leaders on both sides eventually ordered that military operations were to be separated from activities associated with medical assistance and the Red Cross.[2]

      Some high points:

      1. It was an armed convoy that fought back for several hours.

      2. The convoy refused British help (when it finally came) prefering to wait for Hagannah assistance (which never came).

      3. The Deir Yassim massacre of over 100 Arab civilians by Irgun units a few days earlier motivated at least some of the attackers and even the initial British non-response.

      4. An Arab commander offering to release non-combatants and the rest prisoner was shot down during the cease fire negotiations.

      • puppies
        puppies
        January 24, 2014, 11:16 am

        5. It was an armed convoy with live civilian shields

    • annie
      annie
      January 24, 2014, 2:13 am

      combatant doctors and nurses from the Hadassah Hospital.
      furnishing troops there with ammunition
      armed to the teeth and ready to battle

      Major Jack Churchill arrived on the scene
      banged on a bus, offering to evacuate
      armed to the teeth and ready to battle
      doctors and nurses from the Hadassah Hospital
      refused.

      • MahaneYehude1
        MahaneYehude1
        January 24, 2014, 3:29 am

        @Annie;

        Let’s assume that your information and the information copied by Irishmoses from Wiki is correct and indeed the convoy furnished troops with ammunition to Hadassah Hospital. Is this fact justifies the killing of the doctors and the nurses? Using the same token, would you justify Israeli bombing of Hamas convoys furnish ammunition into Gaza strip? Would you justify the killing of those Hamas convoy combatants?

      • Cliff
        Cliff
        January 24, 2014, 8:41 pm

        @Kahane

        Do you think the Israeli fascists were correct in massacring the Gazan police graduates?

      • hophmi
        hophmi
        January 24, 2014, 9:22 am

        As usual, you’re cherry picking, and simply adopting the Arab narrative, which appears to have a single source. There is no disagreement that it was a massacre, and it was far from the only one committed by Arab forces during the 1948 War.

        Doctors and nurses are not combatants, Annie.

      • puppies
        puppies
        January 24, 2014, 11:19 am

        Anyone in an armed military convoy is a combatant or a live military shield.
        What were the unarmed villagers of Deir Yassin?

      • tree
        tree
        January 24, 2014, 5:41 pm

        As usual, you’re cherry picking, and simply adopting the Arab narrative, which appears to have a single source.

        As usual you are lying, hophmi. The paragraphs that irishmoses quoted from have multiple sources, including the head of the Red Cross in Palestine at the time and the author (Michael Levin) of a book on Hadassah. The primary source is Dan Kurzman’s military history of the 1948 war. Dan Kurzman was not a purveyor of an “Arab narrative” but a citizen of the US and an acclaimed former foreign correspondent, becoming the Jerusalem correspondent for NBC News in the mid sixties. He wrote numerous military histories over a varied set of world locations, and also wrote a biography of Ben Gurion. This is the man whom you are claiming is pushing an “Arab narrative”, simply because his recounting of the incident doesn’t jibe with your racialist fantasy of Arabs always bad, Jew always totally innocent.

        http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/arts/26kurzman.html?_r=0

        Doctors and nurses are not combatants, Annie.

        Combatants are those who pick up arms and fight. His or her profession does not matter; what matters is whether someone is engaging in combat or not, hence the word “combatant”.

      • Cliff
        Cliff
        January 24, 2014, 8:42 pm

        Neither are Palestinian children, hoppy – but you justify their murder so long as Jews are doing it.

  4. Mndwss
    Mndwss
    January 23, 2014, 10:56 am

    Glenn Beck will “love” that song, just like he loved:

    Freedom for Palestine – OneWorld

    OneWorld – hilarious Glenn Beck meltdown about Freedom for Palestine single!

  5. American
    American
    January 23, 2014, 12:26 pm

    Wanna see hasbara?….here you go.

    ”Israel says it stopped al-Qaeda attack on U.S. Embassy”

    Michele Chabin, Special for USA TODAY 11:51 p.m. EST January 22, 2014

    Three Palestinians were in on the plot, says Shin Bet.

    JERUSALEM – Israel’s internal security agency said Wednesday it arrested three Palestinians for allegedly planning to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, the Jerusalem International Convention Center and other targets.

    The Shin Bet intelligence agency said the three men, two from Jerusalem and one from the West Bank, were recruited by a Gaza-based operator working on behalf of al-Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri.

    Aviv Oreg, an Israeli expert on al-Qaeda and Global Jihad, called the thwarted attack “very serious.”

    “It appears that this is the first time since 2001, when the so-called Shoe Bomber came to Israel to conduct reconnaissance for a possible attack, that hard-core al-Qaeda elements are involved within Israel,” Oreg said.

    The security agency said one of the arrested recruits revealed that he was in the initial stages of planning twin terror attacks at the embassy and convention center, where U.S. President Obama spoke during his March 2013 visit to Israel.

    The recruit said he was planning to travel to Syria to plan the attacks with other al-Qaeda-affiliated operatives who would attempt to enter Israel with fake Russian IDs.

    The plan called for two suicide bombers to blow themselves up at the embassy’s entrance. At the same time in Jerusalem, terrorists planned to detonate a large bomb at the entrance to the convention center as people were entering, and another when first responders arrived.

    Oreg said Israel would be particularly disturbed by the role of the Syrian-backed jihadists in the alleged plot.

    “It seems that the three recruitees were about to go to Syria, where they would have been trained to construct explosive mobile devices and would be joined, on their return, by foreigners, who are attracted to the Syrian jihadi arena,” Oreg said. “This isn’t a lone wolf. We know what al-Qaeda is capable of, so this is a big development.”
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/01/22/al-qaeda-plot-attack-jerusalem-embassy/4777823

    If anyone believes this tale I have some time share in Iraq they can buy. The last thing Israel would do is stop anything that would get more US panties in wad over terrorism against US targets in the ME and Israel.

    • hophmi
      hophmi
      January 23, 2014, 7:08 pm

      LOL. The Israelis made it up because it didn’t happen. If it happened, the Israelis would be responsible and not Al-Qaeda, right?

    • just
      just
      January 23, 2014, 8:13 pm

      Yep. I read it as total BS.

      Complete and total BS, Shin Bet style.

      • American
        American
        January 24, 2014, 7:36 am

        I think the US also thinks its hokey……the wording here tells me they arent buying it.

        U.S. checking ‘validity’ of foiled Al-Qaida plot in Israel

        http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page/1.570158?trailingPath=2.169%2C2.216%2C2.217%2C

        Officials in the United States have not been able to verify Israeli claims that the Shin Bet intelligence agency foiled an “advanced” Al-Qaida plot to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and other targets, NBC News reported Wednesday.”

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