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Jimmy Carter

Rashid Khalidi

James A. Baker

Debbie Almontaser

Chas Freeman

Joseph Massad

George C. Marshall

Steven Salaita

Max Blumenthal

Chris Hedges

Zbig Brzezinski

Vanessa Redgrave

Charles W. Percy

Cynthia McKinney

Rick Sanchez

Richard Goldstone

Jim Clancy

Chuck Hagel

Earl Hilliard

Paul Findley

Norman Finkelstein

Edward Said

Stephen Walt

Rula Jebreal

John Mearsheimer

Bruce Shipman

Dorothy Thompson

Helen Thomas

Barack Obama

Philip Weiss

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  1. Krauss on August 11, 2015, 11:01 am

    Don’t forget European football stadiums and Alice Walker, via the Simon Wiesenthal top 10 anti-Semites list.

    • Brown-Eyed Girl on August 11, 2015, 3:14 pm

      Does Wiesenthal really have a top 10 anti-Semites list? I wouldn’t be surprised. No pun intended, but we do have to add the late Casey Kasem to the enemies list.

    • spktruth200 on August 12, 2015, 10:17 am

      In truth there are thousands of people on this list. How about the “Generals son”! Be proud to be on this list…it an honor in my opinion. In my state for speaking out on Zionism, Israel’s apartheid rogue state, I was banned from a blog and labeled anti Israel. That hurt for awhile until I decided it was a honor, and privilege to use my lst amendment on an issue I have studied for decades…and I am old.

      Israelis are freaking out as Bibi’s is loosing his grip on the world…even the Mossad opposes his positions on Iran…(cuz they know its Israel with thousands of undeclared nuclear weapons), not a signer of the Non Profileration Treaty, and NO agreements per se with the US. They are a foreign entity not a friend of the US.

      Anyone who runs for Congress must adhere to the local Jewish community. They will be interviewed, asked straight out if they support Israel. My friend was winning a seat for Congress until she went to the local Jewish organization. They sent her questions and answers prior to the interview…when the question was asked re: Israel….she said, “I will vote according to the facts”…..that did it for her. Next day all money dried up and a right winger was elected. That’s how it works. Google: Bernard Freedman if you want to understand how it all works…he lived it.

  2. PeaceThroughJustice on August 11, 2015, 11:04 am

    Good list. A couple more from my notes —

    William Fulbright
    “Pete” McCloskey
    Adlai Stevenson
    Ron Paul

    (And when reading lists like this I think it’s important to think not just of the private lives that were damaged or destroyed, but of the damage to the whole political system when you eliminate an entire class of principled, committed voices (from both left and right). These are the kind of voices that inspire young people. The tribalists have played a big part in creating the general atmosphere of disrespect for all politics. )

  3. JLewisDickerson on August 11, 2015, 11:10 am

    So James Baker made the list but not George H.W. Bush?
    That seems unfair! ! ! *
    You’ll probably be hearing from his attorney.

    * SEE: “Did the First President Bush Lose His Job to the Israel Lobby?” ~ The New York Observer, July 17, 2006
    LINK –

  4. philweiss on August 11, 2015, 11:16 am

    Pile on

    • annie on August 11, 2015, 1:01 pm

      what about you phil, you’re as famous as some of those people.

      • Mooser on August 11, 2015, 1:26 pm

        “what about you phil, you’re as famous as some of those people.”

        Shhh! Maybe perhaps Phil’s lack of personal notoriety can allow him to be (when he wishes) the zelig of non-zionist journalism, I suggested tentatively.

      • piotr on August 11, 2015, 3:05 pm

        I think this is “unbecoming modesty”. “Mondofront” is dreaded in some circles. (But only 2790 google hits for “mondofront”? in part, this is because it is an invective used by trolls in comments, and the search engine does not go through comments).

  5. mikeo on August 11, 2015, 11:59 am

    Maya Angelou (RIP)

  6. Patrick on August 11, 2015, 12:09 pm

    Noam Chomsky

    Richard Falk

  7. Memphis on August 11, 2015, 12:41 pm

    Illan Pappe

  8. Memphis on August 11, 2015, 12:41 pm

    Ali Abunimah

  9. Memphis on August 11, 2015, 12:42 pm

    Philip Weiss. – how could your forget him, bet he is pissed

  10. ckg on August 11, 2015, 12:44 pm

    Juan Cole, who was blackballed at Yale.

  11. Sibiriak on August 11, 2015, 12:49 pm

    Shlomo Sand

    Israel Shahak

    Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem

  12. on August 11, 2015, 1:00 pm

    I regret that they would also add at least Alison Weir, Gilad Atzmon, Ron Paul, Phil Weiss, Pat Buchanan, Peter Beinart and many others. Probably none of the candidates for President in 2016 would make the list. That is why they are the candidates.

    • Citizen on August 11, 2015, 3:49 pm

      Jill Stein? Take a look at the Green party ME foreign affairs platform.
      Also, Ralph Nader. Dennis Kucinich?

      Michael Scheurer:

      • lysias on August 11, 2015, 4:58 pm

        I suspect they’re afraid of calling attention to Jill Stein (whom I voted for in 2012, and will probably vote for again this time).

  13. Tobias on August 11, 2015, 1:28 pm

    Every living Palestinian ..

  14. Boomer on August 11, 2015, 1:56 pm

    Tony Judt.

    And then there were those, like William “Even Handed” Scranton, who were on the list until they saw the error of their ways:

  15. ckg on August 11, 2015, 2:12 pm

    Samantha Power
    Rand Paul
    Bill Maher

  16. Rooster on August 11, 2015, 2:16 pm

    Desmond Tutu
    Roger Waters

  17. HarryLaw on August 11, 2015, 2:31 pm

    Philip Weiss was definitely on the sh-t list of 7,000 self hating Israeli threatening Jews. I remember reading his entry a few years ago, not flattering. ‘Not found’ is all I can see on google now via Masada2000, Wikipedia.

  18. tree on August 11, 2015, 2:38 pm

    Early on:

    Elmer Berger

    Lessing Rosenwald

    Alfred Lilienthal

    Edward Said

    Even earlier:

    George Antonius

    Jacob Israel De Haan

    Count Folke Bernadotte

  19. amigo on August 11, 2015, 2:56 pm

    George Galloway.

    Irish enemies.

    Eamon De Valera.

    Michael D Higgins

    Mary Robinson

    David Norris.

    Enemies in waiting.

    Jeremy Corbyn.

    • Citizen on August 11, 2015, 3:59 pm

      @ amigo
      “Irish enemies”? Please explain. Thanks.

      • amigo on August 11, 2015, 5:00 pm

        “Irish enemies”? Please explain. Thanks.” Citizen.


        I should have written , “Irish enemies of Israel–in Israel,s opinion.

        Case in point, when the Irish Gov condemns Israel,s atrocities , the first response from Israel,s apologists is to accuse De Valera of being a Nazi Lover.Mary Robinson , a former President and a member of “The Elders” has been very vocal about Israel,s crimes and receives the usual treatment from the zioist cabal.

  20. hophmi on August 11, 2015, 4:12 pm

    Whose enemies are these, again?

    Most of these people aren’t important enough to be anyone’s enemies.

    • Mooser on August 11, 2015, 4:34 pm

      “Most of these people aren’t important enough to be anyone’s enemies.”

      Hophmi, with friends like you, I think Israel is adequately equipped in the enemies department.

    • amigo on August 11, 2015, 5:05 pm

      “Whose enemies are these, again?

      Most of these people aren’t important enough to be anyone’s enemies.
      – See more at:” Hopknee.

      You ought to tell that to your fellow Hasbarats who can be found all over the net posting the usual diatribe about most if not all of them.Do them a favour and convince them they are wasting their time.Hasbara central may pay you a bonus for saving them bucu bucks on salaries.

    • ckg on August 11, 2015, 11:08 pm

      hophmi: Most of these people aren’t important enough to be anyone’s enemies.

      Anti-BDS Canary Mission’s enemies list consists of college students. No one is too obscure to be a target.

      • oldgeezer on August 12, 2015, 12:02 am


        Well said. There are no lives zionists won’t seek to ruin or eliminate in their racist drive to supremacy.

        There is no fact that zionists won’t seek to deny in aid of furthering their criminal goals.

    • eGuard on August 13, 2015, 7:23 pm

      It shows humpy is having a bad week. Can’t even think or write clearly. Don’t underestimate: unhumppy must keep Zionist anti-Semites apart from his regular anti-Semites. Plus there are his anti-Semitic Pavlov dogs.

      But surely this unhappy humpy is brewing something that will solve all anti-Semitism forever. Let’s give him a few days. If is solves Schumer, it’s worth it.

  21. ckg on August 11, 2015, 4:13 pm

    The cover jacket of the 2003 edition of Paul Findley’s They Dare to Speak Out lists
    James M Ennes, Jr
    Cynthia McKinney
    Pete McCloskey
    Charley Reese
    Jimmy Carter
    Robert Byrd
    James Zogby
    Jerri Bird
    Sami Al-Arian
    Ziad Asali
    Michael Learner
    Andrew Killgore
    Brig. Gen James David
    Edward Said
    Nihad Awad

  22. Kay24 on August 11, 2015, 4:28 pm

    Many of them, like Jimmy Carter and Rev.Desmond Tutu, who have worked for human rights, and Rev.Tutu who has personally experienced apartheid policies, have been demonized and attacked for standing up for the Palestinian people. Poor Helen Thomas used her constitutional rights to express free speech, but was attacked by these mean elements, and her colleagues in the media, let her down, by now speaking up for her. I guess they have no integrity nor principles anymore, time and time again, they protect the zionists in Israel, dare not question them, and abide by their rules. They are controlled and they know it.

    • lysias on August 11, 2015, 5:01 pm

      Helen Thomas, an elderly woman (who was soon to die) forced to spend time outside on a very hot D.C. summer afternoon, snapped, and they seized the opportunity to pounce on her.

      • eGuard on August 11, 2015, 8:21 pm

        She did not snap. She answered to the point.

      • Kay24 on August 11, 2015, 10:20 pm

        I think she realized she was too old to toe the line, and just spoke out what she has always wanted to say, but could not. She had every right to do so, and it is a pity nasty zionists out there took their revenge for what she said by making sure she was persona non grata in the WH and elsewhere. She must have been a sad person when she died. After all she had a wonderful career and so much experience to boast about. She was dealing with an evil force, who picked on an old lady to make an example of her.

      • Boomer on August 12, 2015, 8:44 am

        re Kay 24’s comment, “it is a pity nasty zionists out there took their revenge for what she said by making sure she was persona non grata in the WH and elsewhere.”

        It’s a pity that Obama, other politicians, and powerful figures in the MSM were complicit in making her persona non grata, and in ignoring the truth about American policy.

    • straightline on August 11, 2015, 11:22 pm

      Why should she have been sad? If her words and the subsequent press coverage made just one person question the standard hasbara, wasn’t that worth it? On the contrary, she should have been proud that she contributed with considerable bravery to the cause of the Palestinian people. The more the Zionists take their revenge – out in the open – the better. The problem is that all too often they get away with doing it surreptitiously. Every Helen Thomas, Steven Salaita, Juan Cole, Norman Finkelstein, event, where the Zionists are forced to flex their muscles publicly, damages them. We’re seeing this too over the Iran deal – all the better.

    • oldgeezer on August 12, 2015, 12:04 am


      ” but was attacked by these mean elements”

      Describing them as mean elements is to do them a favour. They should be described by their actions. Human rights abusing, thieving, murderous elements is far more accurate.

      • Kay24 on August 12, 2015, 6:50 am

        Okay, I stand corrected OG, they are all that and MORE. :))

  23. eGuard on August 11, 2015, 8:22 pm

    Vanessa Redgrave

    Hajo Meyer

    Asad AbuKhalil

    Tony Greenstein

  24. Boomer on August 11, 2015, 8:23 pm

    Before there was Walt & Mearsheimer, there was Ball & Ball, who wrote “The Passionate Attachment.” And others long before them, as I’ve learned from folks here like tree, who listed a few names above.

  25. James North on August 11, 2015, 9:08 pm

    Yonatan Shapira.

  26. chris o on August 11, 2015, 9:41 pm

    Great comment section! (For a change and that goes for the whole internet, as well.)

  27. oldgeezer on August 12, 2015, 12:37 am

    The friends list would be much more informative.

    It would consist of those who swore up and down that the destruction of states and the way of life of it’s citizens would lead to their happiness and peace in the region. Despicable scum such as Sharon, Nutty and their supporters. It would include apologists for those who acted as cheerleaders for the high tech bombing of civilian infrastructure in order to “liberate” people who still to this day can’t enjoy a full day of electricity. It would include the venal apologists who live upon the dispossession and oppression of others.

    The enemies list is too easy. It includes anyone who isn’t in favour of crimes against humanity on a massive scale. It would include anyone brave enough to speak out against such depravirty. It would include any decent human being.

    Justice is needed and those who have chosen to support a half century of crimes need to be held to account.

    • Boomer on August 12, 2015, 8:46 am

      “The friends list would be much more informative.”

      Well said.

  28. John Salisbury on August 12, 2015, 9:13 am

    Stephen. Hawking

  29. jimby on August 12, 2015, 10:25 am

    Yehudi Menuhin

    Hepzibah Menuhin

    Moshe Menuhin

  30. ckg on August 12, 2015, 4:41 pm

    Breaking news. Jimmy Carter has cancer that has spread to many parts oh his body. -Alan Blinder

    • Kay24 on August 12, 2015, 4:48 pm

      This is sad news. Best wishes to the President and his family. Hope he is pain free and resting and that he knows many are thinking of him. A wonderful human being.

    • lysias on August 12, 2015, 5:02 pm

      Very bad news. The cancer is apparently metastatic and has spread to his liver. Jimmy Carter says he has cancer, revealed by recent surgery:

      ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued Wednesday.

      “Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body,” Carter said in the statement released by the Carter Center. “I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare.”

      The statement makes clear that Carter’s cancer is widely spread, but not where it originated, or even if that is known at this point. The liver is often a place where cancer spreads and less commonly is the primary source of it. It said further information will be provided when more facts are known, “possibly next week.”

      Jimmy Carter has not be known to drink excessively or to have any of the other indicators that could cause primary liver cancer. This is undoubtedly metastatic.

      • just on August 12, 2015, 5:30 pm

        My heart just broke some more.

        Thank you, lysias. Blessings to this great man and his family.

      • ckg on August 12, 2015, 8:43 pm

        Very sad.

      • SeekerJBP on August 12, 2015, 9:03 pm

        Carter is a hero of mine. He literally gave up his “glory” to help others in any way he could. His book “Palestine: Peace not Apartheid” is my most recommended book since I first read it. If I could, I would buy a copy for every American so they could see a perspective they have been denied.

        I have always thought that he is the greatest president of my lifetime (55 years).

        Peace and love be with you my friend. You will not be forgotten.

  31. annie on August 20, 2015, 12:24 am

    i have much more appreciation for this list than i did a few days ago after out “national interest” discussion.

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