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Latest Netanyahu cartoon says west is allowing ISIS to build ‘atomic bombs’ aimed at US and Christianity

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As the P5+1 push ahead to make a deal with the Iranian government over its nuclear program, the Israeli prime minister has published his latest cartoon to try and stop the deal. This cartoon equates ISIS, the Islamic state, with the “Islamic State of Iran” and suggests that the west is going to allow ISIS to get nukes.

Imagine Islamic State building atomic bombs. Well, maybe it’s not that hard to imagine.

The Islamic State of Iran – like ISIS. Just much bigger.

The cartoon ends with an ISIS fighter who has morphed into an Iranian ayatollah hugging nuclear warheads that are labeled with the US, Israel, Christianity and gay rights.

Iran’s real name is the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Netanyahu’s remarks earlier today were on message:

The world is properly concerned and aghast at the violence and savagery of ISIS. No one would dream of allowing the Islamic State of ISIS to have nuclear weapons. Why would anyone consider giving the Islamic State of Iran, which is a lot more powerful than ISIS and acts with much greater power than ISIS to have additional power of nuclear weapons? That’s a mistake. The Islamic State of Iran, the foremost sponsor of international terrorism, should not have access to nuclear weapons.

We need a better deal. This deal should not pass

The State Department seems to be ignoring Israel. From a briefing by a top official in Vienna yesterday— Israel was not mentioned during the diplomatic press conference:

It is certainly possible to get a deal here. We do see a path forward to get a comprehensive agreement that meets our bottom lines, and this path forward has to be based on the Lausanne parameters, period. And just in case you missed that, I’m going to turn to my trusty Farsi speaker and he’ll give it to you in Farsi…

But there are real and tough issues that remain which have to be resolved in order to get the comprehensive agreement, and we still do not know yet whether we will be able to get there. We do not know. We want to. We hope to. But we do not know.

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  1. amigo on June 30, 2015, 2:30 pm

    I asked this question a week ago but got no reply.


    Wasn,t nietanyahu promised finacial/military largess if he kept his mouth shut about the Iran Deal until it was signed or fell through.

    Why is Obama not responding to this interference by nietanyahu.This story was all over the media at the time.

    nietanyahu is like the jerk at a company meeting who just won,t stop asking dumb questions so the rest can get back to work and solve the issues discussed.

    I see what Obama meant when he told Sarkozy that he had to deal with nietandyahu every day.

    I feel the zionists pain , what with BDS starting to hurt Israel and Iran possibly making a deal and The WH not answering the phone anymore and keeping Israel out in the cold.

    Ain,t it “Luverly , luverly”.

  2. a blah chick on June 30, 2015, 2:34 pm

    “Wasn,t nietanyahu promised finacial/military largess if he kept his mouth shut about the Iran Deal until it was signed or fell through.”

    Would it matter? Has Butcher Bibi ever kept his word about anything?

    • Citizen on June 30, 2015, 10:43 pm

      If memory serves, Bibi got $2B from Obama in bombs immediately, and was promised another squadron of F-35s & Obama also discussed with him raising the annual $3.2B in direct aid to $4.5B. Obama got Bibi’s cartoon slam.

  3. a blah chick on June 30, 2015, 2:42 pm

    I’ve got to hand it to them, that ISIS cartoon is ever stupider than the Gaza one. The Foreign Ministry folk need to stop listening to the voices in their heads.

    People, take your medication!

    • JWalters on June 30, 2015, 6:02 pm

      Or, Netanyahu is actually a cartoon disguised as a human being. In desperation the truth is coming out.

  4. just on June 30, 2015, 3:20 pm

    More Netanyahu trash to clutter the internet.

    My favorite tweet thus far:

    “Israel looking to sway the crucial 5-14 year old demographic against the nuclear deal.”

    As I’ve said before, there is a reason that Israel is not at the table… as it turns out, there are many reasons. Israel’s PMs never, ever really want peace.

    In the meantime with all the furor over BDS, there is obvious angst among some in Israel about the dispelling of the democratic illusion that used to hold sway:

    “In the State of Israel’s waning democracy, Arabs are only the first target

    Arab MKs are easy prey, but they are only a means to redefining the pact between the state and its citizens on the basis of loyalty to the state’s purported representatives, the far right.

    … Epithets by the right are consciously based on linguistic, passion-stirring obfuscation, dividing reality into absolute good (the only democracy in the Middle East, the most moral army in the world) and abject evil (supporters of terror, anti-Semites and anti-Zionists). It is a lowbrow, propagandistic style that wouldn’t embarrass any tyrannical regime in that same Middle East those impassioned MKs scorn.

    But another, much more problematic principle is seeping in between the lines. “Go back to Gaza, you traitor” (Miri Regev to Haneen Zoabi in Arabic), “Return your ID card” (Oren Hazan to Esawi Freige, also in Arabic), “We doing you a favor by letting you live here” (Yaron Mazuz to Aida Touma-Suliman) – all these and similar outbursts bear witness, more than anything, that Judea and Samaria really are here.

    What’s happening now in the Knesset is not random racism. It’s a heavy step on the long road that the eternal people is not afraid of. The right, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu (who signaled the trend with his Election Day speech about Arabs “heading to the polls in droves”), in practice is turning Israel proper into surplus territory for the Land of Judea.

    Out of a fragile democracy, the State of Israel is being redesigned as an area with blurred borders, run by a centralized and belligerent regime through brute police force, where the Jews living in it enjoy the privilege of their status as citizens.

    And herein lies the catch. In the next stage this privilege will be conditioned on supporting the regime, and naïve and well-meaning people will suddenly find themselves in the leprous camp, which can be blamed for anything without proof.

    Arab MKs are easy prey because most of the public apathetically accepts the smear campaign against them. However, they are only a means to redefining the pact between the state and its citizens on the basis of loyalty to the “State of Israel,” that is to say, the far right that supposedly represents it. And when this process will be completed, not much will remain of democracy. It will just be “the state.””

    ‘Do as we say, not as we do’ really doesn’t fly anymore. The unmasking of Israel continues apace. Lots of us knew it wasn’t going to be pretty, but it was inevitable. The profound hypocrisy of Netanyahu and others is breathtaking. The IOF commits acts of terror every single day! One has only to check Kate’s frequent compilations. Yet today, Netanyahu lambasted the PA for not condemning as terror the recent shooting and stabbing of Israelis.

    “Netanyahu slams Palestinian Authority for failing to denounce terror attacks
    ‘Those who don’t condemn terrorism cannot wash their hands of blood,’ said Netanyahu in wake of two attacks on Israelis within 24 hours.”

    The hubris of a clandestinely armed nuclear state who has no intention of signing the NPT nor of adhering to international law dictating to others and trying with all of its roaring might to undermine normalization of relations with Iran is really intolerable to me.

    Remind me again why they are considered a valued ally…

    • amigo on June 30, 2015, 3:33 pm

      “Remind me again why they are considered a valued ally…” Just


      Oh , I see, you mean . A valued ally to Dick and Jane.It would appear that Dick and Jane are quite happy having two cars , (one a truck with tow bar ), and a boat or Motor home and enough to finance the odd trip to nirvana adelson and 150 tv channels.

      Why rock the boat , eh.

    • amigo on June 30, 2015, 3:50 pm

      “Out of a fragile democracy, the State of Israel is being redesigned as an area with blurred borders ” Just

      Well , that,s an improvement.Up to now, they had no borders.

      Didn,t Yaweh outline borders for his chosen people ???.Just asking.Maybe ivri/mayhem/Jon,s (the teacher) might enlighten us.Or how about Catalan , what with all those graduate degrees and all.

    • a blah chick on June 30, 2015, 4:35 pm

      “Israel looking to sway the crucial 5-14 year old demographic against the nuclear deal.”


      • Whizdom on July 1, 2015, 8:40 pm

        5-14? Isn’t that telling? right before the age of critical reasoning

      • just on July 2, 2015, 12:09 am

        Whizdom~ I think that depends… some people never seem to grasp the concept nor the practice of “critical reasoning”.

    • JWalters on June 30, 2015, 6:27 pm

      Thanks for the comments and quotes.

      “Israel’s PMs never, ever really want peace.”

      A key fact. And why would anyone want the opposite of peace? An obvious possibility in today’s world is war profits.

      “the dispelling of the democratic illusion that used to hold sway”

      A key development. The truth will be healthier all round.

    • Laurent Weppe on June 30, 2015, 6:56 pm

      Arab MKs are easy prey, but they are only a means to redefining the pact between the state and its citizens on the basis of loyalty to the state’s purported representatives, the far right.

      To pretend at first to be the greatest paragons of patriotism leading a populist revolt against corrupt Powers That Be, only to redefine patriotism as craven obedience to the Powers that Be once in charge is pretty much chapter 1 of the far-right’s playbook.
      Should it remain in power for long enough, expect the regime to eventually present the scions of its leaders as inherently more capable and virtuous than the jewish hoi polloi: those whose goal is to reestablish aristocratic privileges always end up presenting themselves as a superior breed.

      • Citizen on June 30, 2015, 10:52 pm

        I think it was also pretty much chapter 1 of the far-left’s communist playbook.

  5. HarryLaw on June 30, 2015, 3:27 pm

    “Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon acknowledged on Monday that his government helps Syrian rebels fighting against the Assad regime on condition that they keep the Israel-Syria border secure”. All the rebel groups share or sell arms to one another, and form alliances with one another to achieve specific goals. One thing they all seem agreed on is, never to attack Israel, I wonder why?

    • just on June 30, 2015, 5:42 pm

      kkk rap:

      “Islamic State threatens to topple Hamas in Gaza Strip in video statement
      Video issued from Isis stronghold in Syria is rare public challenge to Hamas, which has been cracking down on jihadis who oppose its truces with Israel

      Islamic State insurgents have threatened to turn the Gaza Strip into another of their Middle East fiefdoms, accusing Hamas, the organisation that rules the Palestinian territory, of being insufficiently stringent about religious enforcement.

      The video statement, issued from an Islamic State stronghold in Syria, was a rare public challenge to Hamas, which has been cracking down on jihadis in Gaza who oppose its truces with Israel and reconciliation with the US-backed rival Palestinian faction Fatah.

      “We will uproot the state of the Jews (Israel) and you and Fatah, and all of the secularists are nothing and you will be over-run by our creeping multitudes,” said a masked Islamic State member in the message addressed to the “tyrants of Hamas”.”

      And in the article, here’s Israel’s manure:

      “Israel’s intelligence minister, Israel Katz, accused Hamas on Tuesday of partnering with Islamic State affiliates in the Egyptian Sinai – a charge long denied by the Palestinian group.

      “There is cooperation between them in the realm of weapons smuggling and terrorist attacks. The Egyptians know this, and the Saudis,” Katz told a Tel Aviv conference organised by the Israel Defense journal.

      “At the same time, within Gaza, Isis (Islamic State) has been flouting Hamas. But they have common cause against the Jews, in Israel or abroad.”

      As if anyone believes Israel, KSA or Egypt. LOL.

  6. kma on July 1, 2015, 12:28 am

    while I really would like to see christianity obliterated from modernity, ISIS or whatever it’s called is an enemy of Syria/Iran/etc and gets its weapons from the west, so why would Israel have sided against Syria in the latest mess? only because Israel supports the Al Nusra/Al Qaeda/IS/whatever.

    if nukes were a problem, we would simply stop mining uranium and producing plutonium, but it’s so easy to do now that even Israelis can do it without any help, though they claim to be busy saving the planet with cows and water and such…. anyway, I’m all for stopping nukes. can we convince anyone else? Netanyahu?

  7. Froggy on July 1, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Is there any truth to The Samson Option?

    Just wondering….

  8. lysias on July 1, 2015, 12:10 pm

    Israeli military historian and adviser to the IDF Martin van Creveld has confirmed the existence of the Samson Option:

    In 2003, a military historian, Martin van Creveld, thought that the Al-Aqsa Intifada then in progress threatened Israel’s existence.[29] Van Creveld was quoted in David Hirst’s The Gun and the Olive Branch (2003) as saying:

    We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force. Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: ‘Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.’ I consider it all hopeless at this point. We shall have to try to prevent things from coming to that, if at all possible. Our armed forces, however, are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.[30]

    So what Israel is saying in this thread amounts to projection.

    • Froggy on July 1, 2015, 3:14 pm

      Projection. Ah. Well I was wondering….

      However, I can’t seem to cross-reference what Martin van Creveld writes with anything from a (or another) trusted source.

      The Samson Option makes no sense, as the self-proclaimed ‘Jewish State’ would be murdering a large portion of the world’s Jews, along with all of us.

      Furthermore, the Americans would react rather badly at their so-called ‘ally’ Israel incinerating an entire continent of Christians, and would react accordingly.

      “Most European capitals are targets for our air force. Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: ‘Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.’ I consider it all hopeless at this point. We shall have to try to prevent things from coming to that, if at all possible. Our armed forces, however, are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.”

      And these people brag about being super-intelligent?

      Can’t they see that if the Jewish State incinerated the cities of Europe, most countries would survive the holocaust, but that there wouldn’t be one Jew left alive on the face of the Earth?

      Did Moshe Dyan really say that? I find this degree of arrant stupidity very difficult to believe.

      • lysias on July 1, 2015, 7:05 pm

        The Dayan quote is attested in many places. Here, for example, in a Jerusalem Post article (which I do not think would make up things that make Dayan look bad):

        Years ago, Gen. Moshe Dayan, then the minister of defense, said: “Israel must be seen as a mad dog; too dangerous to bother.” Here, Dayan revealed an intuitive awareness of the possible benefits of feigned irrationality.

        On the need to be seen as a ‘mad dog’.

        And note that that article says that Dayan was right. Apparently not an unusual opinion in Israel.

      • Froggy on July 2, 2015, 8:51 am


        I’m close to speechless.

        A ‘mad dog’ is sufficiently dangerous that members of disparate communities routinely join forces to destroy it.

        “Because all specific Israeli deterrence policies must be premised on the presumed rationality or irrationality of nuclear enemies, ascertaining precise enemy preferences should become the very first phase of strategic planning. ”

        Israel isn’t rational. Mad dogs never are.

      • lysias on July 2, 2015, 10:23 am

        And Israel is a mad dog with hundreds of nuclear weapons.

      • Froggy on July 3, 2015, 8:32 am

        Lysias : “And Israel is a mad dog with hundreds of nuclear weapons.”

        Fact is, there are other methods that nation states, organisations, and even individuals can use to cause targeted mass destruction of human life and well-being. Simple, cheap, and undetectable in transit.

  9. Marnie on July 1, 2015, 3:02 pm

    The Jewish State of Israel likes ISIS and will probably be making a deal with them to go to battle in Gaza instead of the IDF.

  10. just on July 2, 2015, 10:42 am

    The usual suspects:

    “Influential Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has being doing a delicate balancing act when it comes to the nuclear talks with Iran — giving President Barack Obama room to negotiate but also joining Republicans in pushing for a Congressional “backstop.”

    With the talks now extended at least a week, a right-wing political advocacy group is trying to tip the balance. On Tuesday, the Emergency Committee for Israel released a 30-second video ad calling on New Yorkers to demand Schumer “stand firm” when it comes to the Iran deal — especially on the hotly contested issue of nuclear inspections.

    Titled “Anytime, Anywhere,” the video will air this week on New York City cable news programs and appear on social media platforms in a “targeted, six-figure digital buy,” the group said in a press release sent out Tuesday. Board members of the groups are William Kristol, the editor of the Weekly Standard, and Gary Bauer, a former Republican presidential candidate. Conservative columnist Noah Pollak is the group’s executive director.

    The video features clips of Schumer saying publicly, “You must have inspections unannounced, anywhere,” and “[Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatolla Ali] Khamenei said on the military sites there will be no inspections, and we can do whatever we want. Unacceptable!” (In the first clip, the Jewish senator is wearing a kippah and standing in front of an “Agudath Israel of America” banner.)…”

    video and more @

    “Anytime, Anywhere”~ really???

    Sounds like this:

    ““Whichever way we want it, whenever we want.”

    This phrase, the motto of Sayeret Golani which existed before the occupation, encapsulates Israeli domination of everyday Palestinian life, especially in the Gaza Strip. Obscured by the common terminology of “conflict,” Israel’s restrictions and control – by means of siege, severe limits on freedom of movement, and regular bombing campaigns – are reflected crystal clear by this statement.”

    – See more at:

    Never mind that Iran is a sovereign nation and that Israel has never signed the NPT, been inspected, etc. ad nauseam.

    • just on July 2, 2015, 12:40 pm

      “Bullet-riddled cars and lush gardens: Iran’s memorial to its ‘nuclear martyrs’

      As international nuclear negotiations stutter on, this macabre museum pays tribute to the scientists the state claims were murdered by Israeli spies

      On a terraced hillside in north Tehran, four white canvas marquees contain a disturbing sight: ordinary-looking cars damaged by bombs or riddled with bullets. Each is a macabre memorial to the scientists who died in them – victims of the shadowy war on Iran’s nuclear programme. …

      …Fathers and excited children peer at tanks, fighter jets, and even missiles – relics of the bloody eight-year war launched by Saddam Hussein in 1980, a year after the Iranian revolution. But the exhibits of the unconventional, clandestine conflict over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear programme are portrayed as part of a wider – and continuing – struggle between implacable enemies.

      Ranged along a walkway, four green Peugeot-type saloons have been preserved under a sort of bloodstained shroud, carefully gashed to reveal pockmarked bodywork and a black-and-white photograph of a man inside. Each is flanked by a tear-shaped metal plaque with details of the victim. Red tulips, symbols of love and mourning, are strewn over the vehicles.

      Like other Iranian memorials, this one tends to the grandiloquent, a sign praising the “great historic confrontation of faith and heresy, and the historical movement emanating from the will and determination against the cruelty of global arrogance headed by the US and Zionism”. The scientists were all killed by agents of Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad, it states.

      “I feel very sad,” said Fateme, a young Azeri woman sitting on a bench in front of the cars. “These were fathers who went to work and never came home. I saw a programme on TV about them. And actually I went to one of their funerals. It says they were killed by the Zionist regime, but I don’t know.”

      The last to die was Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a chemist and a director of the Natanz uranium enrichment plant. He was killed in January 2012 when two men on a motorbike attached magnetic bombs to his car. Just a day earlier, the then Israeli army chief of staff, Lt Gen Benny Gantz, said that “2012 would be a critical year for Iran”, in part because of “things that happen to it unnaturally”.

      The first to die was Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, killed by a booby-trapped motorbike parked outside his Tehran home in January 2010. Majid Shahriari was killed and another nuclear scientist injured in a similar attack that November.

      Darioush Rezaeinejad, a student, was shot dead while driving home with his wife after picking up their daughter from kindergarten in July 2011. Iran tried and hanged an Iranian man who was said to have confessed to assassinating Ali-Mohammadi on behalf of the Mossad.

      All four names appear in the museum’s hologram display titled Victims of Terror, mostly listing those who were targeted before and after the 1979 revolution, many by armed opposition groups supported by Iraq.

      “We went through eight years of the imposed war with 188,000 martyrs,” said Seyed Salman Sober, a guide employed by Tehran municipality. “But we are displaying the names of the martyred scientists along with the martyrs of the revolution and the war to show that we still have enemies. The way they killed them in front of their houses on their way to work shows that they were not safe – even in their own country.”

      Fateme, like millions of her compatriots, is hoping to see a nuclear agreement emerge from the Vienna talks, despite the legacy of deep mistrust of the US. But she has begun to worry that it may not happen after this week’s warning by Barack Obama not to try to change the framework agreement reached in Lausanne in April. “Really we are suffering,” she said. Her husband lost his job in a cotton factory as the rial plummeted against the dollar two years ago. …”

  11. just on July 2, 2015, 12:49 pm

    Yeah sure, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai.

    “Hamas provided ISIS with weapons to carry out Sinai attacks, Israeli general says
    Netanyahu offers condolences over the attacks: ‘Our hearts are with the Egyptian people.’

    Hamas helped the ISIS-affiliated group in Sinai to carry out the latest attacks against Egyptian troops and supplied them with weapons and other support, an Israeli general told Al-Jazeera on Thursday. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered condolences over the attacks that claimed the lives of dozens of people.

    Israel has “clear information that Hamas is supporting the Wilayat Sinai, which belongs to Daesh,” Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the coordinator of government activities in the territories, claimed, referring to the Islamic State group in one of its acronyms.

    He added that Hamas provided the Islamist group weapons and logistical support, and even smuggled wounded militants for treatment in the Gaza Strip. “I am confident in this [information] and I have proof,” he said. …”

    What a crock! Save your savage crocodile tears, Netanyahu.

    • diasp0ra on July 3, 2015, 7:50 am

      This is even more absurd since literally only a few days ago ISIS directed an open message to hamas calling them apostates and threatening to declare war on them if they kept arresting ISIS sympathizers in Gaza.

  12. Atlantaiconoclast on July 3, 2015, 12:54 am

    Israel gets to associate ISIS with Iran, even though it’s Iran, not ISRAEL that is fighting ISIS. Why aren’t we making a bigger stink about Israel’s quest to destabilize the ME?

  13. traintosiberia on July 4, 2015, 6:13 pm

    ” we are going to have to play old imperial game of divide and rule and the stakes could not be higher”
    Martin Indyk on building government in Iraq – ” Shites’ revival gives US new Iraq worry” . Chicago Tribune .April 2003
    IS is the product of that wonderful foresight

  14. traintosiberia on July 4, 2015, 6:48 pm

    Gilad Sharon- Israel prefers IS terror group to Assad and Hizbullah
    Michael Oren- Israel wants to let the Sunni evil prevail over the greater evil of Iran and its proxies.
    Israel Today reported the treatment of al Nusra soldier and returning them to battle front by Israeli gov.
    London Times reported that at one stage Israel preferred Assad but they wanted a weakened Assad .
    In 2002 Palestine authority arrested some Al Quida members planning violence .they later admitted of extensive involvement with Israel.

    Recent Druze attack on ambulance carrying terrorists to Israrli hospital and subsequent intervention by Netanyahu who ordered them to desist from doing so again in future shows the interest of Israel .

    Few years back US showed its frustration with Israel when it was exposed that Jundallah was being recruited by Israel to mount attack on Iran
    Some Muslim complained that Israelis posing as FBI was trying to recruit Muslim in America for ?? spying .

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