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  1. a blah chick on December 23, 2014, 12:20 pm

    Love the Sister Bertrille headgear.

  2. amigo on December 23, 2014, 12:36 pm

    Holiday assurance from the idf.

    “We aim to please.”.

    • John O on December 23, 2014, 1:18 pm

      Their aim is bad, though.

      • amigo on December 23, 2014, 2:51 pm

        “Their aim is bad, though.” John O.

        Who needs a good aim when shooting fish in a tank.Or were you referring to their goal.

        Seasons greetings.

      • John O on December 24, 2014, 3:46 am

        “Who needs a good aim when shooting fish in a tank.Or were you referring to their goal.”


  3. amigo on December 23, 2014, 12:45 pm

    “Enjoy this Xmas at home.It might be your last.”

    Seasons greetings from your local idf commander.

  4. amigo on December 23, 2014, 12:51 pm

    Hey Yossi, your legend burned out long before your candles ever did.

  5. Bornajoo on December 23, 2014, 1:20 pm

    3 really good ones Amigo!

    “anyone fancy getting blasted this Christmas? ” or” Christmas was such a blast! ”

    ” happy final year everyone ”

    ” the IDF wishes you a prosperous new year, we can help you make a killing”

    • amigo on December 23, 2014, 2:44 pm

      Bornajoo, I really tried to say something positive about Israel,s brave heroes but gave up.

      Maybe next year.

      Happy Xmas from Ireland , the land of anti semites.

      • Bornajoo on December 23, 2014, 3:12 pm

        Amigo, who can blame you? IDF and “positive” just don’t go together. I’m not a betting man but I would bet we won’t have anything positive to say about those brave heroes next year either (or the next 20 years after that)

      • Sycamores on December 23, 2014, 3:18 pm

        Hi amigo,

        we can’t forget the holiday message from the Israeli Embassy in Ireland back in 2012

        A thought for Christmas…If Jesus and mother Mary were alive today, they would, as Jews without security, probably end up being lynched in Bethlehem by hostile Palestinians. Just a thought….

        and don’t forget the pictures of Molly Malone in full Muslim dress from the same embassy back in July of this year.

        their arrogance makes them look so stupid.

      • amigo on December 23, 2014, 3:51 pm


        ” A thought for Christmas…If Jesus and mother Mary were alive today, they would, as Jews without security, probably end up being lynched in Bethlehem by hostile Palestinians. Just a thought…. ” sycamores

        Well the Jews didn,t kill Jesus and the Palestinians did not arrive until after Israel made the desert bloom –so who done it??.

        Yeah and those two racist bigots are still roaming free around Dublin .IE , treating the Irish foreign affairs minister and his staff to lunch at the Shelbourne, Hotel , (It,s just a few blocks away).Top of the “menu” –Israel,s problem !!!, if the Irish Government listens to “IT,S ” citizens and votes for a Palestinian State.

        Happy holidays.

  6. Sycamores on December 23, 2014, 2:12 pm

    happy holidays from IDF to Syria

    It is a time to give and share with one another.

    Israeli Skylark I drone ‘downed in Syria’

  7. seafoid on December 23, 2014, 2:26 pm

    Jingle gaza baby limbs

    all we don’tt wantbfor christmas is a single trip to the hague


  8. a blah chick on December 23, 2014, 2:45 pm

    Well, in their defense they really do need the IDF more than ever. Just saw this headline at yahoo.News

    “ISIS Closing in on Israel from the North and the South”

    Run for the hills!

  9. seafoid on December 23, 2014, 3:31 pm

    Greetings from the parallel jewish reality where child killing is self defence and on social media it’s defenceless because everyone hates us
    From your IDF , the new jewish millwall.

  10. just on December 23, 2014, 4:20 pm

    wrt Bethlehem:

    “BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Tuesday suppressed a peaceful march calling for “Christmas without occupation” in Bethlehem.

    Demonstrators marched to the Israeli military checkpoint in northern Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas and hand out gifts to children in the area.

    Marchers held up signs reading: “Jesus came with a message of: Peace, Freedom and Justice” and “We want Christmas without occupation.”

    Israeli forces prevented demonstrators, some of whom were dressed as Father Christmas, from reaching the checkpoint and fired tear gas at the crowd.

    Several people were treated at the scene for tear gas inhalation.

    Mazen al-Azza, an activist with the Palestinian National Initiative, told Ma’an that the march had a peaceful Christmas message, but “Israeli soldiers did not miss the chance to suppress it by assaulting journalists and peaceful demonstrators.””

    You have to click the link and see the grotesque images:

    • just on December 23, 2014, 5:18 pm


      “I am sorry to spoil your preparations for Christmas before the Christmas lights have even gone up,” Rev Paul, a theologian and former Dean of Studies at St John’s theological college, Nottingham, has written on his personal blog. “But Jesus wasn’t born in a stable, and, curiously, the New Testament hardly even hints that this might have been the case.”

      Paul argues that the Greek word, kataluma, usually translated as “Inn” was in fact used for a reception room in a private house – the same term is used to describe the “upper room” where Jesus and his disciples ate the last supper. An entirely different word, pandocheion, is used to describe an “Inn” or any other place where strangers are welcomed.

      Even if there were an inn in Bethlehem, Paul argues, Joseph and Mary would not have been staying there. The only reason for them to travel to Bethlehem for the census was because he had family there and if he did, the customs of first-century Palestine required him to stay with relatives and not with strangers.

      In that context, the kataluma where he stayed would not have been an Inn, but a guest room in the house of the family where Joseph and Mary were staying. That could very well have been full with other relatives who had arrived before them.

      “The actual design of Palestinian homes (even to the present day) makes sense of the whole story,” Paul writes. “Most families would live in a single-room house, with a lower compartment for animals to be brought in at night, and either a room at the back for visitors, or space on the roof. The family living area would usually have hollows in the ground, filled with straw, in the living area, where the animals would feed.”

      Interesting in oh, so many ways.

      • just on December 23, 2014, 8:04 pm

        More pictures at the link:

        “Activists garnish Bethlehem tree with Israeli gas canisters

        BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinian activists on Tuesday garnished a Christmas tree in Bethlehem’s Manger Square with leftover Israeli tear gas canisters and stun grenades from routine clashes in the city.

        Head of the independent commission for human rights in the south, Farid al-Atrash, said decorating the tree with remnants from Israel’s routine suppression of non-violent protests is part of a Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign to show the world the reality of Israel’s 47-year military occupation.”

        I forgot to give MW Editors kudos for the nice greetings you’ve decorated that horrible twitter photo with~ great work!

    • RoHa on December 23, 2014, 6:14 pm

      When they start attacking Father Christmas they are really asking for trouble. Anti-Santaism is a dangerous path to take.

      Those pictures should be reproduced in the MSM worldwide. Somehow I doubt they will be.

    • oldgeezer on December 24, 2014, 3:04 am

      The guardian notes that the idf claims rocks were thrown. Yet the video clearly shows a peaceful protest being accosted by the idf and soldiers readying their gas grenades. Visors are up. No one is ducking. I’m not buying it. Rocks may well have been thrown once the idf unleashed the gas.

      • just on December 24, 2014, 8:12 am

        Precisely, oldgeezer.

        Anytime the IOF ‘claims’ something, I have a strong tendency not to believe them.

  11. Rooster on December 23, 2014, 9:55 pm

    How about:

    “Man, this white phosphorous candle really is making night seven stand out!”

    “Thank goodness this mask is keeping me from having to see the Divine Light.”

    “I would have used olive oil instead of wax but we uprooted all the olive trees.”

    “One day’s supply of oil lasting eight days: totally believable. Palestinians: pure fantasy.”

    “I can’t remember if this is supposed to be a shamash or a Gaza rocket.”

  12. Rooster on December 23, 2014, 9:59 pm

    “Quick, somebody call AIPAC! We need $180 million from Congress right away to buy a night eight candle!”

  13. Rooster on December 23, 2014, 10:16 pm

    “We only burn candles that are younger than ten years old.”

    “Wow! I just noticed all the candles are mixed up in all different colors! Omigod! A THREAT to the purity of the menorah!”

  14. Rooster on December 23, 2014, 10:20 pm

    “Awww, ANOTHER drone for night seven?!?! Well, I guess there’s still a chance I get that waterboard I’ve been wanting for night eight, I suppose.”

  15. Rooster on December 23, 2014, 10:22 pm

    “After Hanukkah, we’re going to take the menorah and leave the pedestal as a future Palestinian state. If they’re good.”

    • just on December 24, 2014, 12:01 am

      Rooster~ you are on some roll!

      Good work!

  16. Rooster on December 23, 2014, 10:30 pm

    “These masks are great. Maybe we should settle and annex Balaklava in the Crimea.”

  17. Kay24 on December 24, 2014, 1:11 am

    Great captions. I think MDW should have a format where they put up a picture, and commenters are free to come up with their captions. It would be funny.

    “Happy Hanukkah and Seasons Greetings, from your friendly neighbor over the 1967 borders.
    Just to remind you that we will continue pretending to be the most moral armed forces in the world, while we bomb you back to the stone ages.”

  18. Rooster on December 24, 2014, 6:06 am

    “I didn’t expect this burqa I found in Gaza to be so comfortable! And to think I only went into that home just to shit on the furniture and kill the residents!”

  19. Rooster on December 24, 2014, 8:47 am

    The Israeli government demands Jews around the world cease using and begin destroying any and all “shamash” candles they have, as the Mossad has concluded they have been infiltrated by Hamas and are using the letters “s” and “h” as civilian shields. Happy Hanukkah!

  20. Rooster on December 24, 2014, 8:49 am

    “Happy Hanukkah from the Israeli Border Patrol, where our motto is ‘No Border – All Patrol!’ War crimes in your name since before 1947! Sleep tight!”

    “Seasons Greetings from the middle of the busiest intersection in Hebron at noon on the day before Christmas!”

    “Happy Hanukkah from the IDF, which reminds you that because Hitler was wrong, Kahane was Right! Go Beitar Jerusalem!”

    “Holiday wishes from Israel! May we get rid of the Palestinians in 2015 so that we may start reducing the Sephardim and Mithrazim in 2016! Then those who aren’t ‘Jewish enough’ in 2017…”

    • Rooster on December 24, 2014, 11:56 am

      Mizrahim. Not Mithrazim. I don’t know who Mithrazim are… probably already ethnically cleansed.

      • amigo on December 24, 2014, 2:37 pm

        “Mizrahim. Not Mithrazim.”Rooster

        I think he meant ,”Mythrazim”.

  21. CigarGod on December 24, 2014, 10:04 am


    “As we commemorate our own holy revolt, we want to remind the wooly buggers in palestine, that we’ve got your revolt…right here.”

  22. just on December 24, 2014, 11:11 am

    More “cheer”, courtesy of the IOF:

    “JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Wednesday afternoon shot a 5-year-old Palestinian child in the face with a rubber-coated steel bullet in East Jerusalem as he was getting out of a school bus on his way home, relatives said.

    “An Israeli soldier fired a black rubber-coated bullet at the child from a close distance, injuring him under the eye,” the uncle of 5-year-old Muhammad Jamal Ubeid told Ma’an.”

    “NABLUS (Ma’an) — Israeli forces demolished traditional stone walls in the Nablus village of Qusra on Wednesday, a Palestinian official said.

    Ghassan Daghlas, a PA official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the village and destroyed over 400 square meters of traditional Palestinian stone walls.”

    • annie on December 24, 2014, 2:02 pm

      both of these stories are astounding just. and that village of qusra they will not leave it alone. we’ve written about it before (pogrom in qusra). 400 meters!

      • just on December 24, 2014, 2:19 pm

        Horrible, I know…

        Here’s the little tyke who was shot in the face:

      • oldgeezer on December 24, 2014, 2:52 pm


        From what I’ve read apparently exiting a school bus is a provocation to the butchers in Israel’s terrorist force.

      • just on December 24, 2014, 4:03 pm

        And here is the Haaretz version:

        “A 5-year-old boy from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiyah was wounded in the face by a sponge-tipped bullet while standing outside his home Wednesday, Isawiyah residents said.

        Mohammed Jamal Obeid, 5, was taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah University Hospital, Mount Scopus, for treatment of the injury below his eye.

        Jerusalem police, however, said they were not aware of police officers using riot-dispersal means such as sponge-tipped bullets in Isawiyah on Wednesday.

        The hospital confirmed that the boy was admitted for treatment to his face after a bullet was fired, though it described the injury as being caused by a rubber bullet. The hospital said Obeid was in moderate condition and was headed for surgery.

        Haaretz has previously reported that the Israel Police have been using foam-tipped bullets that are harder and more powerful than some other kinds of bullets, and poses a particular danger for children and teenagers.

        Isawiyah residents said Obeid was standing outside his home while Israeli police officers clashed with children and teenagers throwing stones at vehicles on nearby Ma’aleh Adumim Road.

        If the Isawiyah accounts are accurate, Obeid is the second child in the neighborhood to be wounded by foam-tipped bullets fired at the upper body, a practice explicitly prohibited by police regulations.

        In September another East Jerusalem resident, Mohammed Sunuqrut, a 16-year-old boy from the Wadi Joz neighborhood, died of injuries that Israeli and Palestinian sources say could only have been caused by a plastic or sponge-tipped bullet.”

  23. RoHa on December 24, 2014, 6:01 pm

    “I don’t care whether you’ve been bad or good. If you live in Gaza, Father Hanukkah will send gifts down your chimney.”

    • annie on December 24, 2014, 6:12 pm

      LOL. oh i shouldn’t laugh. that’s terrible and so true!

      • just on December 24, 2014, 6:16 pm

        Ditto, Annie. Oooooooh, my stomach hurts from laughing.

        (thank goodness I turned my head, better to have the hot chocolate hit the pillow on the couch than the screen!)

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