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‘We will make soap out of you!’: Violent right-wing protest against Jerusalem art exhibit reflects rising anti-democratic tide in Israel

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Monday night, approximately 50 supporters of Yisrael Beiteinu, the right-wing political party headed by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, demonstrated in Jerusalem outside an exhibition at the Hansen House that featured a video by dancer/choreographer Arkadi Zaides. The fury of the demonstrators was directed at B’Tselem, the Israeli organization that documents human rights abuses in the occupied territories. Zaides’ video included footage from a B’Tselem project titled “Armed with Cameras.”

The demonstration was organized by Mothers of Soldiers Against B’Tselem, a group whose mission is “working with legal tools to weaken human rights organizations,” according to the group’s Facebook page.

Tensions were extremely high as an Israeli soldier and a settler had been stabbed to death that day in separate incidents. At the demonstration, at least one person was physically assaulted. “Somebody hit me over the head with a flag pole. They called us Nazis and said ‘May you burn in the gas chambers,’” Zafira Stern said. Three protesters were arrested after they cut the electricity.

Over a speaker, one man threatened Nir Barkat, the right-wing mayor of Jerusalem, for allowing the event to take place. “Nir Barkat, remember the best of your people in Jerusalem that have fought and are fighting for the city — and this is just the beginning. All of this will be in spite of you and we will settle the score with you one of these days,” he yelled.

The same man urged rioters to attack a woman who was attempting to enter the premise of the Hansen House. “Listen up, don’t be trannies! One of the organizers for B’TSelem is standing over there. Don’t let her go inside at any cost,” he shouted.

A few rioters entered the event and threatened attendees. Guy Butavia, who works with the non-governmental organization Tayush, was hounded with threats which he discreetly filmed and uploaded in a series of Youtube videos. They have been translated into English below.

“They [Nazis] peeled their [your fathers’] skins off and made soap out of them! We will make soap out of you! The Arabs will make soap out of you!”

“May your son be killed by Arabs. The Jews will dominate here — get out of here, seed of Amalek.”

“Son of King David… What the prophet Samuel did to you, the day will come… David the king of Israel is alive… We’ll slaughter all the Nazis. Every woman that fucked with Nazis and her kid came out Nazi, Kapo, Kapo, it time to call the child by its name. This is what a Kapo looks like. Ey, like this? They tried to hide themselves, look them in the eyes… Look hard at their eyes, Germans, you see? This isn’t a place of Jews, look, Germans, you see the German on him? Look at that one, German, you see? Totally German, that’s actually Hitler’s grandson, look at him, like two peas in a pod, the same moustache, too. Carries himself the same way, yes, look… And I salute Hitler, did a fine job, granted he didn’t finish the job properly, but hey, that bit with the train was bitchin’. The day will come and we’ll adopt it!”

Settler leader and member of Knesset Aryeh King attended and was reportedly inside the event.

Outside, demonstrators chanted “B’Tselem is Hamas” and “Kahane lives” between speeches by various figures.

Moshe Leon, who ran for Jerusalem mayor and lost against Nir Barkat spoke. “We came here to say ‘stop the incitement against the Israel Defense Forces.’ In the past few days the municipality is trying to deny their part in the event,” he said. “For Jerusalem, we will not be silent and for Zion, we will not fail.”

Revital Moshiach, the founder of Mothers of Soldiers Against B’Tselem spoke at length.

Identifying herself as an “anonymous woman who loves the State with every bone in her body,” she railed against the Nir Barkat and Minister of Culture and Sport Limor Livnat.

“I accuse Nir Barkat that he chose to turn a blind eye to the fact that this is an organization that creates films and exhibitions all across Europe which sparked a wave of anti-Semitism the like of which have not been seen since the last century. I accuse Limor Livnat, the Minister of Culture, that she refuses to stop the funding to the B’Tselem exhibition, together with the artist Arkadi Zaitz that defames and slanders the IDF and the State of Israel. I accuse Limor Livnat, the Minister of Culture, that she chose the easy way to hide behind bureaucracy instead of taking a moral and right decision to cancel the funding of artists who defame the soldiers of the IDF and the State of Israel. I accuse Limor Livnat because she fell asleep while guarding our home.”

Yet according to a statement by B’Tselem, the event took place despite the efforts of members of the Jerusalem municipality to prevent it.

Moshiach then used language commonly associated with the Holocaust to portray Israeli soldiers as helpless victims.

“Along with me here today are 176,000 IDF soldiers who are prohibited from taking part in protest actions. The soldiers are our sons. The soldiers did not decide to go into the horrors. They were sent by us and they meet the horrors every day. The horrors of the showers of stones and the molotov cocktails and recently also live ammunition — like sheep to the slaughter,” Moshiach said.

Despite just 50 demonstrators, the endorsement of the protest by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman — a possible future prime minister — reflects the rising fascism in Israeli society.

It is these sentiments that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reflecting when earlier on Monday, he made a statement telling Palestinians with Israeli citizenship who demonstrate against the State of Israel to “move to the Palestinian Authority or Gaza.” This language — “Go to Gaza” and “Leftists to Gaza” — is commonly heard at right-wing Israeli demonstrations. Indeed, Netanyahu is considering expelling Palestinian Jerusalemites to the Gaza Strip. As Netanyahu increases his war on Palestinians throughout Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank, the hard-right continues to push for heavier violence and to strip away any remaining veneers of democracy in Israel.

Dan Cohen

Dan Cohen is an independent journalist and filmmaker based in Palestine. He tweets at @dancohen3000.

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  1. Walid on November 12, 2014, 3:32 pm

    How much different from ISIS are these guys?

    • Kay24 on November 12, 2014, 4:15 pm

      From the remarks made by many of the blood thirsty elements, not much. The only difference is one is state sanctioned and supported. They both terrorize.

    • bilal a on November 12, 2014, 4:20 pm

      even ISIS isnt alleged to make soap, lamp shades, or shrunken heads, or make the threat thereof, and an allegation can persist indefinitely

      ALLIED OCCUPATION VIDEO : US forces liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp on April 11, 1945. This footage records examples of Nazi atrocities (shrunken head, pieces of tattooed human skin, preserved skull and organs) discovered by the liberating troops.
      Browse all Historical Films, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
      http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/media_fi.php?MediaId=159

      “YALE LAW SCHOOL GOLDMAN LIBRARY – There I also saw the shrunken heads of two young Poles who had been hanged for having relations with German girls. The heads were the size of a fist, and the hair and the marks of the rope were still there.” (3423-PS)
      http://avalon.law.yale.edu/imt/chap_11.asp

    • Laurent Weppe on November 12, 2014, 4:45 pm

      These guys are violent fascistic white dudes of european decent backed up by wealthy white dudes of european descent, while ISIS are violent fascistic brown dudes of mesopotamian decent backed up by wealthy brown dudes of arabic descent.

      • DavidDaoud on November 16, 2014, 3:31 am

        Laurent, you wrote “ISIS are violent fascistic brown dudes of mesopotamian decent backed up by wealthy brown dudes of arabic descent.” Would have been more accurate to have written →semitic← rather than arabic. Arabic is a language.

    • Horizontal on November 12, 2014, 5:10 pm

      The difference?

      First thing that comes to my mind is that this group will never find itself in American cross-hairs.

    • Shingo on November 13, 2014, 5:15 am

      How much different from ISIS are these guys?

      I was thinking the very same thing Walid. These guys sound like maniacs. I always knew that the day would come when Israelis would start threatening to act like Hitler, but it’s still shocking to hear it regardless.

      • Walid on November 13, 2014, 5:53 am

        Shingo, with these maniacs getting out of hand, time is fast approaching for a civil war between Jews in Israel. The only thing preventing it from happening now is their artificially created existential threat that’s keeping them from going after each other. The current bugaboo is Iran; makes you wonder what’s the next gimmick to keep Israel from crumbling.

      • Shingo on November 13, 2014, 7:01 am

        Shingo, with these maniacs getting out of hand, time is fast approaching for a civil war between Jews in Israel.

        Again, you are reading my mind Walid. I really get this sense that it’s getting close to that moment where the tension is going to build so much that violence will break out much like it has in the Ukraine.

        And yes I agree that the collective paranoia is what has prolonged that event. Reagan himself said that the one thing that would unite humanity would be an attack from aliens, and Israel is like a microcosm of that.

        Still there is no question this festering sickness is rotting the corpse from the inside.

      • Mooser on November 13, 2014, 6:49 pm

        I think that civil war within Israel (and/or even more likely, among, uh, ‘the people’ illegally living in parts of Palestine occupied by Israel) is very likely.

  2. seafoid on November 12, 2014, 3:35 pm

    Ignorant Beitar fans. most likely. Jewish rentacrowd, manipulated by senior politicians who are nowhere to be fond when the incitement turns violent.

    And B’tselem , which is like the remains of Jewish morality in the Land of Israel

    “Exterminate the telepaths. No civil disobedience”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwOQP4ouot4&index=2&list=PLC2DF1672AD1F5343

    http://www.haaretz.com/misc/iphone-article/.premium-1.603454

    “This is malignant apathy, different only in its style from the nationalist indoctrination of Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar. The fruits whose seeds were planted by education ministers such as Zevulun Hammer, Limor Livnat and Gideon Sa’ar are now being harvested. An entire generation is demanding a victim, but Piron excels in turning his gaze in other directions.
    Then a month ago, in honor of Jerusalem Day, dozens of students banged on doors in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City while crying out, “Destroy the seed of Amalek,” “The Temple will be rebuilt, the mosque burned,” “Mohammed is dead,” and “Death to Arabs.”
    A year ago, with another wave of hate crimes in the background, I visited a high school in Jerusalem.

    There were students there who declared they hated all the Arabs, that they did not want to see Arabs anywhere — “Not in the street, not in the mall, not on the light rail” — alongside others who offered a more complex message. Research and surveys in the last 20 years show that the strength of the first group has grown steadily, while the second group is shrinking and going silent. Hatred has become a major component in the personal and group identity of our youth. It is present all the time, and sometimes, in some places and depending on the events, it also rears its head toward immigrants and leftists. “

    • a blah chick on November 12, 2014, 7:23 pm

      “Ignorant Beitar fans. most likely. Jewish rentacrowd, manipulated by senior politicians ”

      The Israeli government has been outsourcing a lot of its violence to the street thugs. This allows them “plausible deniability” with the Squishy Left that is uncomfortable with the racist violence but goes to bat for them anyway. (“Hey, it’s not he government doing it, it’s just a bunch of drunken football fans! Hey look, people dying in Syria!”)

      To maintain control they are going to need every thug, in or out of uniform.

  3. a blah chick on November 12, 2014, 4:18 pm

    ““Listen up, don’t be trannies!”

    Nice to see all that LGBT love on display.

    • snowdrift on November 12, 2014, 7:49 pm

      But, but, think of what Khamas would do to gay people!

      And it’s chilling to see that Gaza is to officially become the ghetto to which unwanted Palestinians are expelled, if Netanyahu’s plans actually come to pass. The Israelis are laying the groundwork for ramping up the ethnic cleansing if another Intifada breaks out.

  4. Talkback on November 12, 2014, 4:30 pm

    Some want to make soap out of Jews which even the Nazis never did and the state demolishes homes under regulations which according to its first general attorney even the Nazis never had. What a wonderful time to be Jewish.

  5. RoHa on November 12, 2014, 5:55 pm

    Interesting rhetoric, isn’t it. I presume this is an example of measured, respectful, rational debate conducted with the civility we hear so much of.

    • MRW on November 12, 2014, 9:29 pm

      Yeah, RoHa, these are also the same guys who get so hurt by the “hurtful remarks” those of us on this board use at times to comment on this Israeli behavior.

      • Shingo on November 13, 2014, 5:17 am

        Yes I was just wondering how this rhetoric helps contribute to the peace process. I wonder how many Israeli apolgiosts will argue that it’s not helpful

  6. Daniel Rich on November 12, 2014, 6:00 pm
    • Horizontal on November 13, 2014, 8:45 am

      “Since the Schabas commission is not an inquiry but a commission that gives its conclusions in advance, Israel will not cooperate with the commission of the UN Human Rights Council over the last conflict with Hamas,” foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said in a statement.

      The decision had been taken because of the “obsessive hostility against Israel of this commission and the words of its president against Israel and its leaders,” he added.

      This is hardly news, but still, what a bunch of self-serving jerks. Awww, the UN said bad things about perfect little Israel as they were murdering children in their sleep in order to stop a guy with a rocket launcher a block away (if that much is even true). Imagine the nerve.

      Why do I have to keep supporting this close-minded, rogue nation?

  7. a blah chick on November 12, 2014, 6:44 pm

    “The soldiers did not decide to go into the horrors….the horrors of the showers of stones and the molotov cocktails and recently also live ammunition — like sheep to the slaughter,” Moshiach said”

    Crack is one hell of a drug.

    • Horizontal on November 13, 2014, 8:50 am

      Now for a look at today’s weather, They’ll be early morning showers of stones, followed by a 30% chance of Molotov cocktails later this evening. We might even see some scattered live ammunition, which could be heavy at times, so don’t go out without your Iron Dome.

      Now for sports . . .

  8. Horizontal on November 12, 2014, 6:47 pm

    As a general rule, people in the streets waving flags of the dominant power make me nervous. I’ve seen nothing here to make me change my mind.

    • bilal a on November 12, 2014, 9:22 pm

      The final expulsion is building:

      ““We all have pepper spray, knives – even brass knuckles,” he said. “I keep a baseball bat by my bed, because you never know when, or if, you are going to get attacked. You always have to be prepared.”

      Green’s friend David Bromberg, who said Arabs had recently attacked his brother’s car while his infant twin sons were inside, said he faulted police for the crisis.

      “We are afraid because our police aren’t doing a good job,” he said. “Mostly, they arrest Jews for spraying graffiti [in ‘price-tag’ attacks].”

      Bromberg added that he felt he could be attacked without warning at any moment.

      “I’m afraid an Arab will come and kill me; that’s what they do,” he said. “So I have to walk around knowing they want to kill us.”

      Asked if he felt safe, Meir, a 20-year-old IDF conscript of five months who said he could not reveal his last name due to army policy, reached into his right pocket.

      “When I go outside, I carry this,” he said, pulling out a silver utility knife. “I don’t know who is going to jump me. They want the Jews dead and out of al-Aksa [Mosque] and Israel.”

      Despite repeated requests, Meir said, his commanding officer has refused to issue him a standard machine gun “because of where I am psychologically.”

      “They won’t give one to me right now because they think I will use it the wrong way,” he explained.”

      http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Jerusalem-stocks-up-on-self-defense-weapons-381557

  9. Nite_Owl on November 12, 2014, 8:29 pm

    Now that Israeli Jews have finished copying everything the Nazis actually did they’ve started copying even the cheap propaganda and lies about what the Nazis did.

    • Talkback on November 14, 2014, 8:50 am

      No! Not everything what Nazis did. The experiments on humans in the antigentile project called “Israel” is restricted to maintain the collective status of the uber-victim.

      But the reason why it’s decribed as a safe haven for Jews seems to be because there’s no other place on earth where the supremacists amongst them can experiments on Gentiles with that variety, impunity and budget.

      • Mooser on November 14, 2014, 11:12 am

        “But the reason why it’s decribed as a safe haven for Jews seems to be because there’s no other place on earth where the supremacists amongst them can experiments on Gentiles with that variety, impunity and budget.”

        Why not just come out and say it, Talkback? You are against Israeli “normalization”!

      • Talkback on November 15, 2014, 5:32 am

        Don’t disturb me, Mooser. I’m counting calories.

  10. JLewisDickerson on November 12, 2014, 10:19 pm

    RE: A few rioters entered the event and threatened attendees. Guy Butavia, who works with the non-governmental organization Tayush, was hounded with threats . . . They have been translated into English below. “They [Nazis] peeled their [your fathers’] skins off and made soap out of them! We will make soap out of you! The Arabs will make soap out of you!” ~ Ben Cohen

    SEE: “New Israeli film debunks myth that Nazis made soap from Jews”, By Roy (Chicky) Arad, Haaretz, 6/04/13
    Legend was spread by guards as psychological torture of Jewish inmates, as director Eyal Ballas’ movie shows.

    [EXCERPTS] “Soaps,” a new film by director Eyal Ballas, searches for the root of the myth that Germans used the bodies of Jews to manufacture soap. Contemporary historians think the Nazis did not produce soap on an industrial scale using dead human bodies, a position shared by Yad Vashem. But the myth continues to hold sway with the big segments of the public.
    The movie shows that in many places in Israel and the world, people light memorial candles beside soaps they believe were created from the bodies of Jews. Chemical analyses show they are actually made of vegetable materials.
    The soap myth dates all the way back to World War I, when Germans were first rumored to be turning bodies into the stuff. During World War II, SS guards often tormented concentration camp prisoners by threatening to turn them into soap.
    At least 10 cemeteries and memorial centers in Israel have graves containing soap either believed to have been made from Jews or used as symbols of Jewish communities ravaged by the Nazis. . . .
    . . . “Soaps” shows that one thing that contributed to the myth was confusion over the markings on some bars of soap. Certain German soaps produced in the Third Reich had the initial “RIF” imprinted on them, which was thought to stand for “Reichs Juden Fett,” which means “State Jewish Fat.” In fact, RIF stands for “Reichsstelle fur industrielle Fettversorgung, or “National Center for Industrial Fat Provisioning,” the German government agency responsible for the wartime production and distribution of soap and washing products. RIF soap contained no fat at all, human or vegetable. The Holocaust Museum in Bat Yam exhibits an RIF soap bar donated by a Holocaust survivor, though the museum’s director, Prof. Yuri Lyakhovitsky, does not claim to be sure it is made from Jewish fat. He says the charismatic personality of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal influenced the development of the myth. . .
    . . . At the climax of the film, people who have believed for their entire lives that the soaps are made of Jewish fat are confronted with the overwhelming historiographic consensus that they are not. Even when the believers are told that Yad Vashem has declared the soap myth baseless, they stubbornly refuse to change their minds, arguing that the studies which disprove it were paid for by Germans. Israeli poet Yisrael Har, who is interviewed in the film, says the refutations of the soap myth come from Holocaust deniers and Wikipedia.

    SOURCE – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Australia_policy

  11. Marnie on November 13, 2014, 12:59 am

    Collective insanity, lovely to behold isn’t it. I think part of this is also the effect of the state of israel’s growing isolation in the world which was totally self-inflicted and therefore never had to happen. Every dead israeli adds to the growing paranoia and fear that everyone’s out to get them, they are safe nowhere in the world except a Jewish state and the need to push out all non-Jews is paramount to their security.

    Netanyahu’s psychiatrist should have written a book about “the bibi sessions” to help shed a little more light in the mind of the man who is going to be remembered, among other things, as the Golem of the Jewish state.

  12. bilal a on November 13, 2014, 1:47 am

    Meanwhile the UK definition of a hate crime extends ‘Jewish privilege’ to include assault and battery on an elderly member of parliament

    —-.A charge of religiously aggravated assault against him was dropped.

    A former civil servant and BBC manager, Masterson , 39, ran at Mr Galloway while the MP posed for pictures with two members of the public in Notting Hill, west London on August 29.

    Masterson, who converted to Judaism, punched the MP repeatedly and then kicked him in the face after he was knocked to the ground.

    Masterson then pushed away another man who tried to intervene.

    Mr Galloway spent a night in St Mary’s Hospital Paddington following the attack.

    During an earlier hearing in September, prosecutor Douglas Adams quoted Masterson as saying he “carried out the attack because he felt the victim was an enemy of Judaism”.
    http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/125300/man-pleads-guilty-assault-george-galloway

    • just on November 14, 2014, 8:24 am

      for heaven’s sake.

      how long does horrific 1941- 1945 last? all the while people in the Anglosphere deny their rampant and present Islamophobia and continue to bomb Muslims, other ‘brown people’, and threaten the people who stand up for the truth and for justice?

    • eljay on November 14, 2014, 8:43 am

      >> link to thejc.com

      During an earlier hearing in September, prosecutor Douglas Adams quoted Masterson as saying he “carried out the attack because he felt the victim was an enemy of Judaism”.

      1. What does “enemy of Judaism” mean?
      2. If this enmity is illegal and Mr. Galloway is in fact guilty of it, he should be held accountable.
      3. Mr. Masterson had no right to assault Mr. Galloway and he must be held accountable for his crime.

      Mr Douglas said that Masterson told the police: “I didn’t want him to think I’m scared, Galloway is antisemitic and I am Jewish.”

      1. Who said he thought anything at all of you, you idiot?
      2. Galloway is anti-Semitic according to you.
      3. You’re an asshole if your using your Jewish identity as a cover for harming others.

      • Mooser on November 14, 2014, 1:21 pm

        I’m thinking that Masterson will avail himself of a “Ziocaine Syndrome Defense”. He’s a McNaughty boy!

  13. 666 on November 13, 2014, 7:52 am

    hate to think what they want to make shampoo out of ,let alone soap

  14. Accentitude on November 13, 2014, 8:08 am

    Hmmm…arguably the most advanced and lethal army in the world are “sheep to the slaughter.” Who would’ve thunk it?

  15. marc b. on November 13, 2014, 8:42 am

    STORIES ABOUT spat-upon Vietnam veterans are like mercury: Smash one and six more appear. It’s hard to say where they come from. For a book I wrote in 1998 I looked back to the time when the spit was supposedly flying, the late 1960s and early 1970s. I found nothing. No news reports or even claims that someone was being spat on.

    What I did find is that around 1980, scores of Vietnam-generation men were saying they were greeted by spitters when they came home from Vietnam. There is an element of urban legend in the stories in that their point of origin in time and place is obscure, and, yet, they have very similar details. The story told by the man who spat on Jane Fonda at a book signing in Kansas City recently is typical. Michael Smith said he came back through Los Angeles airport where ”people were lined up to spit on us.”

    Like many stories of the spat-upon veteran genre, Smith’s lacks credulity. GIs landed at military airbases, not civilian airports, and protesters could not have gotten onto the bases and anywhere near deplaning troops. There may have been exceptions, of course, but in those cases how would protesters have known in advance that a plane was being diverted to a civilian site? And even then, returnees would have been immediately bused to nearby military installations and processed for reassignment or discharge.

    The exaggerations in Smith’s story are characteristic of those told by others. ”Most Vietnam veterans were spat on when we came back,” he said. That’s not true. A 1971 Harris poll conducted for the Veterans Administration found over 90 percent of Vietnam veterans reporting a friendly homecoming. Far from spitting on veterans, the antiwar movement welcomed them into its ranks and thousands of veterans joined the opposition to the war.
    The persistence of spat-upon Vietnam veteran stories suggests that they continue to fill a need in American culture. The image of spat-upon veterans is the icon through which many people remember the loss of the war, the centerpiece of a betrayal narrative that understands the war to have been lost because of treason on the home front. Jane Fonda’s noisiest detractors insist she should have been prosecuted for giving aid and comfort to the enemy, in conformity with the law of the land.

    But the psychological dimensions of the betrayal mentality are far more interesting than the legal. Betrayal is about fear, and the specter of self-betrayal is the hardest to dispel. The likelihood that the real danger to America lurks not outside but inside the gates is unsettling. The possibility that it was failure of masculinity itself, the meltdown of the core component of warrior culture, that cost the nation its victory in Vietnam has haunted us ever since.
    Many tellers of the spitting tales identify the culprits as girls, a curious quality to the stories that gives away their gendered subtext. Moreover, the spitting images that emerged a decade after the troops had come home from Vietnam are similar enough to the legends of defeated German soldiers defiled by women upon their return from World War I, and the rejection from women felt by French soldiers when they returned from their lost war in Indochina, to suggest something universal and troubling at work in their making. One can reject the presence of a collective subconscious in the projection of those anxieties, as many scholars would, but there is little comfort in the prospect that memories of group spit-ins, like Smith has, are just fantasies conjured in the imaginations of aging veterans.

    http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/04/30/debunking_a_spitting_image/

    • Keith on November 13, 2014, 4:33 pm

      MARC-B- “Far from spitting on veterans, the antiwar movement welcomed them into its ranks and thousands of veterans joined the opposition to the war.”

      Something which seems to have gotten lost in all of this spitting nonsense is the degree to which active duty military and veterans were an integral and critically important part of the anti-war movement. As the war continued, this rebellion in the ranks was of great concern to the military leadership and the prime reason for going to an all volunteer (mercenary) military.

      Personally, I think that we are far too euphemistic in regards to the troops. While I appreciate that many are practically forced by necessity to join up, nonetheless, our “sons and daughters” (as they are referred to in the media) are, in reality, imperial storm troopers utilized to kill and subdue Third World people who resist empire, and who stand ready to smash domestic dissent such as the Occupy movement. The military defends the empire, not the republic. Excessive patriotic zeal is a hallmark of fascism, and we are rapidly moving in that direction.

  16. Vera Gottlieb on November 13, 2014, 9:20 am

    I am becoming more and more ashamed of my Jewish background. These people are not human. And instead of soap, the Nazis manufactured lamp shades from Jewish corpses. Don’t come whining as anti Semitism raises – you deserve it.

    • Walid on November 13, 2014, 12:07 pm

      Nothing wrong with your Jewish background and nothing to be ashamed of either, unless they have been tainted with Zionism and this doesn’t appear to apply to you.

      • Vera Gottlieb on November 13, 2014, 12:31 pm

        Yes, I feel great shame. A people that were so persecuted,maligned and almost whiped out – now turning around and, out of utter ignorance and blind hatred, doing the same to another culture. I feel shame thinking that even so many rabbis are not only supporting this, but even encouraging it. I feel shame when I hear that a woman MP in the Knesset is advocating killing Palestinian mothers so they don’t give birth to more of this kind. This is not human.

      • Mooser on November 14, 2014, 11:19 am

        Ms. Gottlieb, as a Jew, if I thought the Jews are “a people” I’d be ashamed also.

    • Marnie on November 13, 2014, 1:45 pm

      Please don’t be. The people in the video do not represent you or me or anyone else. They like to include all Jews because they need everyone to get dirty. It’s sick.

      • Talkback on November 14, 2014, 9:01 am

        Zionism even uses Jews as human shields.

    • straightline on November 14, 2014, 12:32 am

      The atrocities of the Jewish Holocaust were bad enough, their exaggeration is unnecessary:

      http://www.freewarehof.org/wauction.html

      “But Diane Saltzman, director of the collections division of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., is highly skeptical that the shade is human skin. Despite the reports, not one has been found.”

      “None of the lampshades that have surfaced over the past 50 years have ever turned out to be real,” Saltzman said. “There is no proof that this practice has ever occurred.”

    • Talkback on November 14, 2014, 9:44 am

      I am becoming more and more ashamed of my Jewish background. These people are not human. … Don’t come whining as anti Semitism raises – you deserve it.

      Oh, so Jews as such such deserve to be hated because of the hateful acts of some of them? If that’s the case start hating humanity as such.

      • Mooser on November 14, 2014, 11:16 am

        “I am becoming more and more ashamed of my Jewish background.”

        Don’t panic! A little rhinoplasty, a few elocution lessons, and a name change, and you got it made.

  17. CigarGod on November 13, 2014, 10:06 am

    Well, I’d be interested in comments from the 300,000 israelis who have left…in the last while. Did I read about that here? Is it those with more means…as with those who were able to see future in germany?

  18. eljay on November 14, 2014, 12:55 pm

    >> CigarGod: Well, I’d be interested in comments from the 300,000 israelis who have left…in the last while. Did I read about that here? Is it those with more means…as with those who were able to see future in germany?

    IIRC, the ones who went to Germany traded the security that comes with living in “the only country in the world where Jews can truly be safe”* for cheaper pudding.
    ______________________
    (*When they’re not on the verge of being wiped off the map, pushed into the sea and slaughtered by Arabs and/or Iran.)

  19. hellsbells on November 15, 2014, 6:28 am

    Given the whole story of the Nazis making soap out of the Jews was a huge exaggeration… there was some evidence of soap being make but the story of the Nazis making soap from Jews and packaging it for the SS are total bull. Perhaps the damage done by promoting these holocaust myths should be considering with reference to how they impact the integrity of the greater holocaust story.

    But then again… they invented Jesus!

  20. traintosiberia on November 15, 2014, 7:39 pm

    “hey called us Nazis and said ‘May you burn in the gas chambers,’” – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/11/jerusalem-reflects-democratic#sthash.G8zRzPGW.dpuf

    Come to the The Brave New World where people accuse other of being a Nazi and then pray that the gas oven should be his or her eternal resting place .

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