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Tzipi Livni’s vacation nightmare


Tzipi Livni is Israel’s Justice Minister. Five years ago she was afraid to travel because of potential international prosecution for war crimes. But she’s on vacation in a Greek-speaking land, according to her Facebook page. Ofer Neiman translates:

Tzipi Livni goes on vacation (apparently in Greece, maybe Cyprus), and discovers a “horrible” sign saying “Free Palestine “, with the names of Palestinian cities (Gaza, Jenin, Nablus and Hebron). She says: “I still managed to tear a part of the sign, but it is evident more than ever that the battle ahead of us is in the international arena. We must act anywhere in the world to make it clear who here is the terrorist, and who is the state defending its citizens from terror”.

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  1. just on September 4, 2014, 10:35 am

    “We must act anywhere in the world to make it clear who here is the terrorist, and who is the state defending its citizens from terror”

    So she acts with vandalism? Analogous to shooting the messenger.

    Fitting for Cast Lead Tzipi. Plundering, massacring, stealing, kidnapping, vandalizing and terrorism is what the INJustice Minister is all about.

    • W.Jones on September 4, 2014, 12:00 pm


      “I still managed to tear a part of the sign… We must act anywhere in the world to make it clear who here is the terrorist”~Livni

      • Kay24 on September 4, 2014, 1:14 pm

        That was not very dignified, now was it?

      • lysias on September 4, 2014, 5:17 pm

        How was Livni able to read what the sign said? Can she read Greek?

      • W.Jones on September 5, 2014, 2:48 am

        A lot of westerners can read extremely simple Greek. I can make out the end of the word Palestine in Greek in the photo, Lysias, along with the names of Palestinian cities like Gaza (Гаza). The sign is probably pretty simple in its wording.

        Pronouncing her sentence out loud makes a funny double entendre:
        “I still managed to tear/terr a part of the sign… We must act anywhere in the world to make it clear who here is the tearerist/terrorist”

  2. geofgray on September 4, 2014, 10:51 am

    i have a t shirt that says Free Palestine with the palestinian flag on it. every where i go in europe people come up to me and say something positive or give the the thumbs up. i even wore it in the miami airport and a guy came up to me and said quietly–i love the shirt.
    secret sharers are everywhere.

    • palijustice on September 4, 2014, 2:11 pm

      Can you tell us where We can get one of those tee shirts?

      • Pixel on September 4, 2014, 5:31 pm

        Why stop at a T-shirt?

        Growing numbers of people here have these Umbrella (Palestine).

        eBay – 22 bucks (USD You can’t beat it

        Many people twirl them around at rallys and in marchs – come rain or come shine!

        And the photo here does them NO justice.

        They’re actually very large, very bright ,and very well made.

        Shell out for one of these babies and, trust me, you won’t be disappointed
        — or ever lost in a crowd!

        (ps: no, i’m not getting any kickbacks)

      • Pixel on September 4, 2014, 5:38 pm


        And don’t miss the George Will Keffiyeh Bow Tie!

        Comes in Red or Black

  3. amigo on September 4, 2014, 10:59 am

    She is checking the sign to see if there is a bomb in or near it.Or maybe she will find out who the antisemites are who put it there to spoil her holidays.

    Poor tipsy.The world is out to get Israel just because it mows the lawn from time to time.

    Isn,t she the daughter /niece of a terrorists.

    ” In 2011 Livni was named one of “150 Women Who Shake the World” by Newsweek and The Daily Beast.[10]” wiki

    Yes , she shakes the world of 1.8 million Palestinians whom she keeps locked up for 8 years.

    No holidays for them.

    Shameless blight on woman/man kind.

    The perfect candidate for the ICC.

    • Mooser on September 4, 2014, 5:57 pm

      Now, now, let’s be compassionate. Centuries of oppression makes people timid, and afraid to act on their impulses, and reticent about broadcasting their opinions. Tragic, the way it beats Jews down.

  4. ritzl on September 4, 2014, 10:59 am

    Yep, if her name was Tariq Abu Khdeir she would have been beaten half to death by the police for very allegedly participating in an act of violence [not] in a foreign country. Or if her name was George Galloway, MBP, someone could come up to her, beat the crap out of her in front of witnesses, and no one would say a word.

    Who ARE these people and why do they see themselves as above the same laws the rest of us live by? Heck, who are they to see themselves above the same laws they make up and violently enforce on everyone else? How warped is the thinking behind it all?

    And these people have their twitchy little fingers on a pile of nukes.

    • Kay24 on September 4, 2014, 1:16 pm

      They are born with a sense of entitlement, and always shows an ugly side of supremacy to all others. They are in reality scum of the earth. Their actions strongly show that.

  5. amigo on September 4, 2014, 11:07 am

    I just returned from a shopping trip at a garden centre where they sell “Keter” garden products.
    I informed the manager I needed a plastic Garden shed but as they had no alternative to contraband from the Occupied Territories , I could not in good conscience buy such products.He was unaware and claimed that “Keter” is an English Company with HQ Birmingham.

    I Googled the companies name and up came the ugly truth.He claimed he would pass it on.

    I am not naive but did get my moment of satisfaction.

    One small step for BDS.

    • just on September 4, 2014, 3:04 pm

      It’s not small, amigo. You informed him with facts. He said he would pass it on.

      It matters.

      I hope you find an Occupation- free shed!

    • on September 4, 2014, 4:38 pm

      I did the same thing for Sabra products at Costco in the USA. It all adds up.

  6. Nevada Ned on September 4, 2014, 11:07 am

    Speaking of Greece…

    Back in 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon and killed or wounded 50,000 Palestinians and Lebanese. The culmination of “Operation Peace in Galilee” was the massacres at Sabra and Chatila refugee camps, an outrage that the UN General Assembly declared to be “an act of genocide”. (The US has no veto in the General Assembly).

    Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papendreau, speaking for Greek opinion (and much of European opinion), proclaimed “Israel is doing to the heroic Palestinian and Lebanese people what Hitler did to the Jews!”

    That was 34 years ago. The Greeks were *way* ahead of the US curve in
    understanding the I/P conflict. The internal situation in Israel has only gotten worse, with the rise of the far-right West Bank settler block.

    The glimmer of hope is that Israel’s global reputation continues to worsen.
    Israel’s oppression can’t be stopped, at least not in the short run. But Israel’s actions can no longer be disguised, as they once were.

    • Stateless American on September 4, 2014, 12:28 pm

      Yes, and ever since Mavi Marmora and the resulting antagonism between Turkey and Israel, the Cypriots have really been cozying up to Israel.

      • on September 4, 2014, 4:42 pm

        Yes – Livni is in Cyprus – I am amazed that she is opposed to a free Palestine – I though that she supported the 2-state solution ? She may be more right wing than we realize ??

      • lysias on September 4, 2014, 5:20 pm

        Both Greece and Cyprus now depend on the international bankers for what is left of their economies.

  7. eljay on September 4, 2014, 11:08 am

    >> She says: “I still managed to tear a part of the sign … ”

    Evidently she’s not satisfied with tearing up Palestine and Palestinian lives.

    >> ” … We must act anywhere in the world to make it clear who here is the terrorist … ”

    And you’re doing a damned fine job of making it clear that you and Zio-supremacists like you – – along with your unrepentantly oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and supremacist “Jewish State” – are the terrorists.

  8. Kathleen on September 4, 2014, 11:25 am

    Tripni can continue to tear signs with the facts on them, however the cat is out of the bag. No way to shut down the fact that Israel is the aggressor, has committed horrendous crimes against humanity for decades, and continues to be in violation of UN resolutions and international law. Still expanding illegal settlements in the West Bank.

    This week on MSNBC’s Morning Joe General Zinni was prompted to discuss illegal settlements by journalist Ayman Moyhedin and said that the continued illegal settlement expansion in the West Bank is “the beginning of the end of the two state solution.”

    Yesterday MSNBC’s Joy Reid did another segment on the Gaza. The death and destruction. The Palestinians killed, injured, displaced. The Palestinian children traumatized. 8 year old Palestinian children who have been through three Israeli massacres of Palestinian people.

    The cat is out of the bag..Tripni. Face the facts. The Apartheid government of Israel has been exposed as well as how many Israeli citizens supported the latest massacre and the others. How many Israeli citizens support the continued expansion of illegal settlements.

    • Kay24 on September 4, 2014, 11:39 am

      Yesterday Jon Stewart also mentioned the illegal settlements, and it was funny when he compared the huge radishes grown by the Palestinians, to certain private parts that Bibi seems to have, by breaking international laws and announcing more illegal settlements. If we were not occupied by the zios, the media would have been outraged that after slaughtering 2000 civilians, the murderers are stealing their lands too.

      • Kathleen on September 5, 2014, 11:06 am

        While Jon and team’s effort to put out some facts on this issue. Stewart is part of the better late than never crowd. Let a decade go by where he went along. Came out when it was much safer. Again better late than never. He has a great deal of power…finally using if fairly on this critical issue

  9. Shmuel on September 4, 2014, 11:30 am

    So we’ve got “Free Palestine” and the names of Palestinian areas in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Where’s the “terrorism”? Doesn’t Livni claim to support a 2-state solution, which would include a Palestinian state (“free Palestine”) in those very areas? Good thing she acted swiftly to “protect” her voters from the very thing she promised them at election time. Must have had her fingers crossed.

  10. Kay24 on September 4, 2014, 11:42 am

    Perhaps the zio leaders should take a few trips abroad and see for themselves how outraged the world really is, when it comes to death and destruction by their human animals. It might be an eye opener. Perhaps they mistakenly think the rest of the world is like the nation they control, the US.

    The Israelis are devious, but not very smart when it comes to realizing that the world regards the side that massacred children in their homes, and as they played soccer, the bigger terrorists.

  11. amigo on September 4, 2014, 11:52 am

    I have to admit , I am not overly religious but if there is a judgment day I hope I am not in line behind livni.I will never get into Heaven.

    On the bright side , it will be very satisfying hearing the list of crimes read out to her and watching her rattle on about Khamas and terroorrreests and antisemitism etc .

    • W.Jones on September 4, 2014, 12:06 pm

      Turn from your sins with your heart, ask God for help with them, and do your best to be a better person.

      • amigo on September 4, 2014, 12:30 pm

        “Turn from your sins with your heart,”W Jones.

        Excuse me, I am “The most moral person alive”.

      • Mooser on September 4, 2014, 6:04 pm

        “Turn from your sins with your heart, ask God for help with them, and do your best to be a better person.”

        That only works if you play the right music. That enables one to receive the the immaculate injection.

    • AbigailOK on September 6, 2014, 4:00 pm

      No one has patience for that, hopefully. They’ll show her what she’s responsible for and then she may hide behind her evenly criminal daddy. “I didn’t know any better.” Like father, like daughter. They’ll shut her up.

      • AbigailOK on September 6, 2014, 4:04 pm

        Mooser! LOL! I can see the whole court room clapping and singing and her standing there totally confused! Fix it, Jesus! Yeah!

  12. ritzl on September 4, 2014, 12:30 pm

    Meanwhile Livni’s self-proclaimed non-terrorists are already breaking the cease fire by firing on Gaza fishermen and rounding people up in the WB. Go figure.

    • just on September 4, 2014, 3:07 pm

      I have read about it on Max’s twitter. Nary a peep from US MSM.

    • Rusty Pipes on September 4, 2014, 5:21 pm

      Gotta keep the Gazans from thinking they have a right to any of the products from its territorial waters. In other news, Israeli government source claims that they have negotiated a $15 billion contract with Jordan to supply them with natural gas, once Israel’s “Leviathan” field (which spans the Lebanese, Israeli and Gazan coasts) is developed. How does Israel covet Palestine’s resources? Let me count the ways.

      • ritzl on September 4, 2014, 11:52 pm

        What? There are huge natural gas deposits in Palestinian territorial waters (just outside of six miles offshore) that Israel is already mortgaging for itself with future sales contracts?

        Who knew? I thought this was all about a clash of civilizations. ;)

        Thanks Rusty. The signing of contracts to sell Palestinian natural gas is new, to me anyway.

  13. Sycamores on September 4, 2014, 1:40 pm

    Israel justice minister in ‘Cyprus’ tears a piece of a pro-Palestine sign to helped in the battle ahead of Israel in the international arena.


    • AbigailOK on September 6, 2014, 4:07 pm

      Doesn’t she see she’s making a total fool of herself? That’s what you get when you’re surrounded with the same criminal orc heads as she is. Not very great thinkers. Arrogance is at least good for something.

  14. Philip Munger on September 4, 2014, 2:12 pm

    Israeli official commit vandalism with impunity:

    Israel’s ambassador to Sweden was kicked out of Stockholm’s Museum of National Antiquities after he destroyed an artwork featuring a picture of a Palestinian suicide bomber, news reports said.

    The incident, widely reported in the Swedish media, occurred at the opening on Friday of the “Making Differences” exhibit, part of an upcoming international conference on genocide hosted by the Swedish Government and in which Israel is scheduled to participate.

    “I was really looking forward to seeing what the artists had done. Instead, I was met by a picture of a smiling suicide bomber, the woman who killed 21 people in Haifa a few months ago,” ambassador Zvi Mazel told Swedish news agency TT.

    The art installation, located in the museum’s courtyard, featured a fountain filled with red water, designed to look like blood.

    A sailboat with the name Snow White floated on the water, and on it was a photo of a smiling Hanadi Jaradat, the female lawyer who blew herself up in the Haifa suicide bombing attack in October which killed 21 Israelis.

    “For me it was intolerable and an insult to the families of the victims. As ambassador to Israel I could not remain indifferent to such an obscene misrepresentation of reality,” Mr Mazel said.

    Museum director Kristian Berg said the ambassador went berserk when he saw the piece.

    “He pulled out the plugs and threw one of the spotlights into the fountain which caused the entire installation to short-circuit and made it totally life-threatening,” he told TT.

    One of the two artists who created the work, Dror Feiler, was to perform a piece of music but refused to do so as long as the ambassador remained at the scene.

    “Ultimately we had to escort the ambassador out of the museum,” Mr Berg said, adding that he did not consider the artwork to be a provocation.

    • just on September 4, 2014, 3:10 pm

      Needs to be arrested and tossed out of the country, Israeli diplomatic ‘impunity’ be dammed!

    • AbigailOK on September 6, 2014, 4:12 pm

      No, he was the provocation and should get a penalty for ruining a piece of art. But then: diplomatic immunity. Lack of control is not very Ambassdorial….to say the least.

      Re: Part of a conference on genocide: lots of pics and vids of the latest Protective Edge massacre part of a sequel. White phosphorous like in 2008/2009 or the experimental DIME ammunition used recently would also be incorporated. Why suicide bombers and as such pointing the finger toward the Palestinians once again as “terrorreests”?

  15. Philip Munger on September 4, 2014, 2:13 pm

    I miss the edit function. Officials, not “official.” Sorry.

    • AbigailOK on September 6, 2014, 4:13 pm

      Why was it dumped in the first place and not reinstated after so many requests? Are they tone deaf at MW?

  16. a blah chick on September 4, 2014, 2:27 pm

    “…We must act anywhere in the world to make it clear who here is the terrorist … ”

    Tzipi-do-dah, you’re doing a bang up job all on by yourself, don’t change a thing!

  17. jackrackus on September 4, 2014, 3:40 pm

    Palijustice, you can get a Free Palestine w/ a Palestinian flag here

  18. Citizen on September 4, 2014, 3:51 pm

    She managed to rip off part of the sign. And this childish ilk has 400 nuclear warheads and nobody monitoring it.

  19. davelight01 on September 4, 2014, 5:11 pm

    The Zionists don’t seem to have a clue what attrocities they have committed. They complain that their neighboring countries fire missiles at them. Of course they do, and they always will unless the whole middle east is effectively “genocided” by the likes of the Dizzy Tipsy and her comrades in arms.

    Sad thing is, I have no doubt they DO KNOW exactly what they are doing and have absolutely no shame. They are backed by the US and all of the West, and some of the East. Since elections in Israel are no doubt corrupted as in the US, it will ultimately take awakened citizens of the world to say “NO” to barbaric zionist Israel. As always, innocent civilians will suffer the most, but if Zionists continue attacks on Israel’s occupied Palestinian people (whom they should be protecting from enemies within and without), it will ultimately mean the end of the state of Israel.

    There is no barbaric state, in all history, that has ever outlived the paranoid, tyrannical butchering of its own people. Yes, we are all ONE. We all descended from Shem according to the same “Bible” the Zionists claim supports their genocide against Palestinians. We are all Semites. No? Get over your “exclusive Semitism” and stop killing your fellow Semites in Palestine and the West Bank, or anywhere else your foul teachings take you. Your “anti-semitism” propaganda is falling apart. We know who and what you are and further, who you ARE NOT.

  20. Pixel on September 4, 2014, 5:20 pm

    The woman is delusional.

    I think she needs a vacation.

    • just on September 4, 2014, 5:42 pm

      It’s not delusion. It’s psychziopathy.

      (as for a vacation, slaughtering and massacring is hard work… she couldn’t just have gone to the Gaza beach which is soaked with the blood of children, now could she? the refreshment stand got blown up, I hear…)

      Were her Shin Bet bodyguards taking the pic of the vandal?

    • AbigailOK on September 6, 2014, 4:16 pm

      No, she needs a shrink. And a debriefing. Part of a supremacist depraved cult. Nothing to do with Judaism. Everything with zionism.

  21. wes on September 4, 2014, 6:19 pm

    how come ritzl has a logo….why
    where do you get logo…….because
    i need a sign next to wes
    how is this possible

    berachamav shenit

    • annie on September 5, 2014, 12:42 am

      you register at w/the same email address you use here. then wherever you post on the net w/that email address your avatar will automatically appear.

      • W.Jones on September 5, 2014, 2:54 am

        The web is becoming ever more centralized. Privacy deteriorates.

    • AbigailOK on September 6, 2014, 4:18 pm

      Maybe Ebay has one. Berachamav shenit? Are you competing with Ritzl?

  22. stevelaudig on September 4, 2014, 9:22 pm

    She shows herself to be vandal and opposed to free expression in a country she has be allowed to visit. This crime of hers should bar any return.

    • just on September 5, 2014, 12:27 am

      ‘This crime of hers should bar any return.’

      @ the very least!

      And the same for Zvi Mazel whose heinous actions Philip Munger mentioned above.

      No free pass.

  23. ckg on September 5, 2014, 9:52 am

    Next month Mona Eltahawy stands trial for defacing a savage Pam Geller subway ad.

    I doubt Livni will be similarly charged for her vandalism.

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