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  1. Maximus Decimus Meridius on December 22, 2014, 6:32 pm

    I honestly thought this was a photo from a parody account.

    But it isn’t.

    Seriously, imagine the reaction if a Palestinian militant were to tweet a photo of himself breaking the Ramadhan fast while wearing his military attire. The Israelis would leap on this as ‘proof’ that just about everyone and everything in Palestine is a legitimate target, and the next time a mosque in Gaza was bombed, we’d be reminded of that photo and how, for Arabs, religion and violence were inseparable blah blah blah.

    No wonder the dude in this photo doesn’t dare to show his face.

    • CigarGod on December 23, 2014, 10:16 am

      What a great opportunity to channel the regular wacky iz apologists who post here:

      “This is dispicable! What does adam have against jewish photographers?”

  2. RoHa on December 22, 2014, 6:44 pm

    This isn’t fair!

    How can I mock, parody, or satirize them when they go beyond any parody I can imagine?

  3. Michael Rabb on December 22, 2014, 6:47 pm

    can anyone explain what these weird hats are that the IDF wears?

    • just on December 22, 2014, 8:25 pm

      looks like a mini drone…

      • Walid on December 23, 2014, 5:37 am

        One of those minis fell in Syria close to the Golan a couple of days back. You can be sure that by now, it’s already in the Hizbullah technical department’s hands. For those that are following Israel’s tight relations with ISIS, these drones are used to survey Syrian army positions to transmit them to ISIS.

    • jon s on December 23, 2014, 3:54 pm

      IDF soldiers wear helmets. The soldiers in the field, like the one in the photo, attach a camouflage cloth to the helmet. The irregular shape of the cloth obscures the outline of the helmet.

      • Mooser on December 23, 2014, 4:03 pm

        Yes, “Jon s”, but it certainly looks like little Uri got his RC-model airplane present, and only now is lighting the candles, still clutching his wonderful present.

        We always lit the candles, said the blessings, and then, and only then, did we get presents. I guess over in Israel, stuff like that doesn’t matter.

        Of course, you sleep a little better just knowing these brave, rough men are standing over your bed, protecting you. I bet you’d sleep even better if….no, no, I’m forgetting myself, and making work for the moderators. Forget it, we’ll leave the IDF guy standing over your bed.

      • CigarGod on December 23, 2014, 5:38 pm

        Well…well…well…now we all know… jons is a bs artist.
        Who knew idf helmets came with vertical and horizontal stabilizers?
        They must be wearing flying suits too, eh?

      • just on December 23, 2014, 5:45 pm

        Got the helmet, got the cloth…care to explain the wings?

        It surely isn’t this:

  4. just on December 22, 2014, 7:30 pm

    That photo gives me the absolute willies. So does the extremely strange/insane message.

    They are truly off their collective rockers.

  5. oldgeezer on December 22, 2014, 7:34 pm

    Such lovers of peace. Sick.

  6. eljay on December 22, 2014, 7:46 pm

    Why isn’t he wearing his Captain Israel outfit?

    • eljay on December 22, 2014, 7:58 pm

      I thought only terrorists hid their faces like that. Ohhh…I see…

      • amigo on December 23, 2014, 5:44 am

        “I thought only terrorists hid their faces like that. Ohhh…I see…” eljay

        He is traveling ” inthugnito”.

      • eljay on December 23, 2014, 8:23 am

        >> amigo: He is traveling ” inthugnito”.

        I like that word! :-)

  7. aiman on December 23, 2014, 12:31 am

    What awesome propaganda. ISIS seem to have learned from these maniacs in the pr and genocide department. But this form of celebration for killing is permissible.

    • Walid on December 23, 2014, 5:51 am

      Aiman, another thing they seem to have learned from the bad guys, is the economic value of trading in body organs. Seems it’s a going concern now in areas controlled by ISIS. Israel is an open market for such trading. So far, the trading is reported to be going through Turkey and Saudia but surely with the closeness of ISIS to Israel, there has to be an Israeli hand in there somewhere. Half of Europe’s heroin market is currently going through ISIS control.

      On organs harvesting and other uglies by ISIS:

      • Walid on December 23, 2014, 8:01 am

        More ugly stuff from Israel’s pals at ISIS; from al-Akhbar today:

        “Amnesty: ISIS sexual slavery drives Yazidi women, girls to suicide

        Published Tuesday, December 23, 2014
        Women and girls from Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group have committed suicide or tried to, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

        ISIS militants have overrun swathes of Iraq since June, declared a cross-border caliphate also encompassing parts of neighboring Syria, and carried out a litany of abuses in both countries, targeting minority groups in particular.

        The group has targeted Yazidis and other minorities in north Iraq in a campaign that rights group Amnesty said amounted to ethnic cleansing, murdering civilians and enslaving others for a fate that some captives consider even worse than death.

        “Many of those held as sexual slaves are children – girls aged 14, 15 or even younger,” Donatella Rovera, Amnesty’s senior crisis response adviser, said in a statement.

        Amnesty said that many of the perpetrators are ISIS militants, but may also include supporters of the group.

        A 19-year-old named Jilan committed suicide out of fear she would be raped, Amnesty quoted her brother as saying.

        A girl who was held with her but later escaped confirmed the account, saying: “One day we were given clothes that looked like dance costumes and were told to bathe and wear those clothes. Jilan killed herself in the bathroom.”

        “She cut her wrists and hanged herself. She was very beautiful; I think she knew she was going to be taken away by a man and that is why she killed herself.”

        Another former captive told the rights group that she and her sister tried to kill themselves to escape forced marriage, but were stopped from doing so.

        “We tied… scarves around our necks and pulled away from each other as hard as we could, until I fainted… I could not speak for several days after that,” Wafa, 27, told the rights group.

        Amnesty also recounted the story of 16-year-old Randa, who was abducted with her family and raped by a man twice her age…”

      • aiman on December 23, 2014, 11:29 am

        Thanks Walid. First saw the story of ISIS barbarians enslaving and raping Yazidi girls a while back. There is no demonic depth they won’t sink into. The regimes that empowered this evil are responsible for the actions of ISIS as well including you-know-who that has been carrying out strikes against Syria since the very beginning. All those pathetic f***** in the Gulf bankrolling this monster will, if there is a God in heaven, answer these girls for the rapes and abuse.

      • jon s on December 23, 2014, 4:08 pm

        Walid, The report in your link doesn’t mention Israel , that’s you’re own fabrication. If something ugly is going on, “there has to be an Israeli hand”…

        “israel’s pals”? Are you serious? Do you think we’re pals with people who want to cut our throats?

      • annie on December 23, 2014, 4:58 pm

        “israel’s pals”? Are you serious?

        Three days ago the UN General Secretary received a report from the UN Observer Mission mission on the Golan Heights (UNDOF). The report was an indictment of Israel for its strong cooperation with Syrian insurgents including the Syrian al-Qaeda group Jabhat al-Nusra.

        For readers of MoA the extensive support by Israel of Jabhat al-Nusra and others against the Syrian army, including with direct artillery fire against Syrian government troops, is not news. But the main-stream media had so far lacked any reporting on it.

        Today the Israeli paper Haaretz is the first to publish about the UN report but it does so very toned done and lacking significant details:

        Reports by UN observers in the Golan Heights over the past 18 months reveal the type and extent of cooperation between Israel and Syrian opposition figures.

        According to the report, UN observers stated that tents were set up about 300 meters from the Israeli position for some 70 families of Syrian deserters. The Syrian army sent a letter of complaint to UNDOF in September, claiming this tent camp was a base for “armed terrorists” crossing the border into Israel.

        While Haaretz notes some medical support for wounded insurgent fighters it Israel in does not reveal that the numbers are in the hundreds.

        Haaretz notes the “refugee” camp that has been set up near Al Aishah village in Syria some 300 meter from Israeli positions but it omits that the UN confirmed the Syrian claim that these are camps of active insurgents. UNDOF notes:…….

        lots of embeds..

      • Walid on December 23, 2014, 4:32 pm

        ““israel’s pals”? Are you serious? Do you think we’re pals with people who want to cut our throats? (jonS)

        Not mentioned in the article, but that’s my guess, jon, based on various reports (and photographs) of Netanyahu visiting those throat-cutters convalescing in Israeli hospitals set up for the wounded rebels on the Golan. There were other reports in Haaretz and others on how Israel has already treated over a thousand injured fighters inside Israel and a recent photo of a small tent village set up for them inside Israel’s borders.

        That makes them your pals, especially that when asked a few months back if Israel was on the ISIS list of countries that it wanted to attack and ISIS said “NO”. So your throat is safe for now, jon.

      • Zofia on December 23, 2014, 6:20 pm

        To jon (just a quick search and you have for example):
        1.Ironic – Israel Helps ISIS with Airstrikes Against the Syrian Government:

        2.Turkey and Israel Are Directly Supporting ISIS and Al Qaeda Terrorists In Syria: and there you can read: “In the past three months, battle-hardened Syrian rebels have transported scores of wounded Syrians across a cease-fire line that has separated Israel from Syria since 1974, according to a 15-page report by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the work of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). Once in Israel, they receive medical treatment in a field clinic before being sent back to Syria, where, presumably, some will return to carry on the fight.” or “In a video uploaded to YouTube Monday … Sharif As-Safouri, the commander of the Free Syrian Army’s Al-Haramein Battalion, admitted to having entered Israel five times to meet with Israeli officers who later provided him with Soviet anti-tank weapons and light arms. Safouri was abducted by the al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front in the Quneitra area, near the Israeli border, on July 22.”

        3.The ISIS Islamic Terrorists are Supported by the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia:

        4.Haaretz: West making big mistake in fighting ISIS, says senior Israeli officer IDF Northern Command officer says he thinks the U.S.-led coalition intervened too early against the Sunni militants, and ‘not necessarily in the right direction.’

        5.UN Report: Israel in Regular Contact with Syrian Rebels including ISIS:

      • Bumblebye on December 23, 2014, 7:51 pm

        @Walid (and anyone interested)
        Today the bbcR4 news prog, PM, interviewed British surgeon David Nott on his work in Syria. Presenter Eddie Mair had previously interviewed him on the same subject about the same time last year. Nott is a man who gives up significant time every year to go to war zones – before this year’s stint in Syria he spent 3 weeks in Gaza, before that time in CAR.
        His descriptions of the underground hospital, the barrel bombs and the appalling, horrific injuries they cause,and terrifying anecdotes are vivid and graphic. His analysis of what our governments are doing wrong is compelling (which is probably why tomorrows prog will focus on answers to some of the points he raised).
        The prog can be accessed:

        or via the BBCPM twitter account. imo, well worth it.

      • aiman on December 23, 2014, 9:42 pm

        Jon s, why on earth do you think Israel has been striking Syria since mid last year? This includes government infrastructure in cahoots with the Takfiris. This was even on Mondoweiss and just the beginning of partnership between two varieties of fascist killers:

        Israel’s interests are obvious as is the lack of any moral consciousness against setting firing to people their entire ideology has been dehumanising. Part of the plan is to divide and conquer.

      • aiman on December 23, 2014, 9:56 pm
      • Walid on December 24, 2014, 5:23 am

        With what Aiman, Zofia and Annie have contributed, jonS should be satisfied with “Israel’s pals” tag for ISIS.

      • annie on December 24, 2014, 2:33 pm

        and you’re first in line walid! btw, wrt: especially that when asked a few months back if Israel was on the ISIS list of countries that it wanted to attack and ISIS said “NO”. So your throat is safe for now, jon.

        this reminds me, without a doubt overwhelmingly the victims of isis are muslim. it’s almost farcical how jon claims the mantel of target under the circumstance.

      • Walid on December 24, 2014, 5:56 am

        ISIS Israel’s pals appear to have downed a Jordanian jet over Syria. I wonder where ISIS got hold of heat-seeking missiles and weren’t those provided to them to be used on Assad’s planes? That last $400 million that Congress approved for fresh arms have sure helped.

        From AFP via Daily Star”

        ISIS downs warplane over Syria, claims capture of Jordanian pilot

        Agence France Presse
        BEIRUT: ISIS shot down a warplane from the US-led coalition over northern Syria Wednesday, an activist group said, with the jihadists claiming to have captured a Jordanian pilot.

        “We have confirmed reports that ISIS members took a [non-Syrian] Arab pilot prisoner after shooting his plane down with an anti-aircraft missile near Raqqa city,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

        The ISIS branch in Raqa published photographs on jihadist websites purporting to show its fighters holding the captured pilot, with a caption identifying him as Jordanian and giving his name.

        Several photographs were released, including one showing the pilot, wearing only a white shirt, being carried from a body of water by four men.

        Another showed him on land, surrounded by about a dozen armed men.

        The jihadists claimed to have shot down the warplane with a heat-seeking missile.

        The Britain-based Observatory, which relies on a wide network of sources inside Syria, had no further immediate information.

        There was no immediate reaction from authorities in Jordan.

        Jordan is among a number of countries that have joined the U.S.-led alliance carrying out airstrikes against ISIS after the jihadists seized control of large parts of Syria and Iraq.

        Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain are taking part in the airstrikes in Syria alongside the United States.”

  8. just on December 23, 2014, 5:29 am

    related to the IOF:

    “Stressing out about terror increases the risk of heart disease and heart attack, a new study by Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers shows.

    The study, published this week in the journal PNAS, demonstrated that fear of terror over the long term was a clear factor in increasing people’s pulse rates over time, and increased pulse rates are a risk factor for heart disease and heart attacks.

    The study also examined how the brain reports expected danger to the rest of the body. This was done using a blood test that examined the functioning of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that is involved in responses to stress and serves to restrict inflammatory responses.

    “We found that fear of terrorism and existential anxiety can disrupt the control processes provided by acetylcholine and cause chronic acceleration of the pulse rate,” said Soreq.

    “Together with inflammation, these changes increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. In other words, the neurotransmitter’s functioning is also undermined by fear of terror, and the ability of the body to protect itself from a heart attack decreases, raising the mortality risk.””

    Palestinians… they been suffering from this since 1948. Thanks for making this clear, Israeli researchers.

  9. piotr on December 23, 2014, 10:58 am

    To any military buffs here:

    why a drone operator should be dressed in battle armor, helmet, carry a knapsack, machine gun and some large gizmo on the left hip?

    A combination of a heroic posture with incongruous detail is a comedy classic: he’s a lumberjack and he’s ok

    • LeaNder on December 23, 2014, 11:32 am

      There is no chance, this gets to you piotr, but, I love you.

      We all need a time of rest, just as the guy in the photograph.

      Did the professional “marketingowiec” out there not demand more reflective notes in support of the deadline? Why does this soldier have to be misused? …. We don’t know anything about him.

  10. justicewillprevail on December 23, 2014, 11:47 am

    Bibi with his killer dogs and masked gunmen; now a terrorist lighting a candle. Israel has the PR it deserves – they actually think this stuff is laudable? On reflection, I can only conclude that the IDF terrorist is extinguishing the light, and bringing darkness to the world.

  11. hamdan on December 23, 2014, 10:21 pm

    I could not believe it and had to go and unblock the idf twitter account to access that thing then reactivate my mondoweiss account to tell you that it is … I am speechless

  12. Walid on December 24, 2014, 5:47 am

    Looks like Israel is trying to stir things up for a little action over Gaza this Christmas: From the Daily Star::

    Hamas militant killed by Israeli fire in Gaza: medics –

    GAZA CITY: Israeli troops shot dead a Hamas militant in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, Palestinian medics and militant sources told AFP.

    Medical sources said Tayseer al-Ismary, 33, died after being hit by a bullet fired by the Israeli army, while Hamas sources confirmed he was a member of the movement’s military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.

    – See more at:

    • just on December 24, 2014, 8:36 am

      Holiday cheer, eh?

      “An Israel Defense Forces soldier was seriously wounded on Wednesday when Palestinian snipers opened fire at troops guarding construction work at the security fence near the southern Gaza Strip.

      The IDF opened tank and aircraft fire in response to the sniper shots, killing the commander of the Hamas Al-Qassam Brigades’ observation unit, Taysr Asmiri. Several others were wounded. The Israeli army sources say that the sniper was affiliated with Hamas.”

  13. talknic on December 24, 2014, 6:03 am

    Oh my oh my… They really have lost the plot. A drone operator needs combat fatigues?

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