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Last Tuesday March 26, Nancy Pelosi led a delegation of ten House Democrats to Israel, where most of them met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu tweeted that night that he’d had an “excellent meeting” with the congresspeople.

At that time, Israel was already planning to shoot Palestinians in Gaza at the Land Day demonstration on Friday: “dozens of snipers will be deployed along the Gaza border,” the army announced that same day.

Israeli forces, prepared to shoot Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

Four days later, Israeli snipers shot hundreds of unarmed Palestinian protesters across a fence on the Gaza border, killing 17. The massacre was denounced as criminal by B’Tselem, the Israeli human rights group, as well as many progressive groups in the United States. This week even the New York Times and J Street have joined the condemnation of the massacre.

It appears that none of the 11 Democrats on the trip has spoken out against Israel’s actions. It is only reasonable to ask: What did these congresspeople learn from Netanyahu or any of the many other government officials they met with? Did the congresspeople tell Netanyahu they would back him up if he used force? According to B’Tselem, Israeli officials “repeatedly threatened to respond with lethal force” to the Gaza protests, during the same interval in which some met with the Democrats.

Notably, Adam Schiff was along on the trip: the California congressperson who has led the effort to show that Russia manipulated the 2016 election. He is the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee.

Schiff doesn’t appear to have made the Netanyahu meeting. The picture Netanyahu tweeted shows him meeting Pelosi, Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), Jim Himes (D-Conn.), Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Donald McEachin (D-Va.), Pelosi, Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.). They were joined by Trump’s ambassador David Friedman.

I cannot find a word of criticism of the Israeli massacre that any of these Congresspeople has issued since their trip. Even Jan Schakowsky, who is considered progressive, has had nothing to say.

One has to wonder whether Netanyahu described his plans for Gaza to this very friendly audience. Schakowsky had backed Netanyahu to the hilt during earlier onslaughts on Gaza. So had Pelosi. “Israel today, Israel tomorrow, Israel forever,” Hakeem Jeffries proclaimed at a NY rally during the country’s 2014 onslaught on Gaza that killed 500 children.

Pelosi praised Israel to the skies ahead of the recent trip:

“There is no greater political accomplishment in the 20th Century than the establishment of the State of Israel,” Pelosi said in a press release posted on her website. “Our delegation is pleased to be able to extend the congratulations of the American people to the people of Israel as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Jewish state this spring.”

Pelosi subsequently bragged about the “candid, open dialogue” between the Democrats and Israeli leaders in a press release:

“The U.S.-Israel relationship is deep, it is bipartisan and it is continually strengthened by candid, open dialogue,” Leader Pelosi said.  “At each of these interactions, our delegation reiterated American support for a two-state solution and for enduring peace in the region.”

What did they know and when did they know it?


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  1. pabelmont
    pabelmont
    April 4, 2018, 12:33 pm

    The UK Labour Party is expelling MKs right and left for “antisemitism”. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we (USA DEMs) could expel these 11 for anti-Palestinian / anti-human-right / anti-international-law- ISM.

    Be nice if there were at least a channel for proposing this.

  2. dimadok
    dimadok
    April 4, 2018, 1:50 pm

    Because it is hard to condemn the action that defends international border of the country from being breached by the rioting mob, with a direct support of a terrorist group.

    • amigo
      amigo
      April 4, 2018, 2:40 pm

      Until you are asked to provide a Map of said International Border.

      Take all the time you need dumaduck.

    • Shingo
      Shingo
      April 4, 2018, 3:25 pm

      Not hard when those are shot in the back walking nowhere near the fence it shot while praying. That’s just blatant murder.

      BTW. Should the Palestinians have shot Jewish refugees coming off the boats during the 40s? You know, to defend their country’s borders bring breaches from invaders?

      • dimadok
        dimadok
        April 4, 2018, 4:00 pm

        Except that wasn’t their sovereign country- it was British Palestinian Protectorate with Star of David on its flag and currency.
        The rule of law was British, the police were British and the army was British- all enforcing the ban on Jewish immigration via all incarceration, camps, and jail time.

      • Shingo
        Shingo
        April 4, 2018, 4:50 pm

        Except that wasn’t their sovereign country- it was British Palestinian Protectorate with Star of David on its flag and currency.

        Rubbish. It was the state of Palestine and they Palestinians owned the vast majority of the land. It was never British owned. The British were simply given the authority to administer it

        Need I remind you that Pierre Orts, chairman of Mandate Commission of the League Of Nations, said that under the mandate, Article 7, obliged Mandatory to enact a nationality law, which again showed Palestinians formed a nation, & that Palestine was a State, though provisionally under guardianship.”Palestinian”.

        And who gives a shit what appeared on the currency?The Mandate did not give one inch of territory to Jews, which is why they had to purchase land.

        The rule of law was British, the police were British and the army was British

        Wrong. The rule of law was established by the government of Palestine.

      • dimadok
        dimadok
        April 4, 2018, 7:58 pm

        @Shingo
        Who were the ministers of the Palestine government? Who was the prime minister, who was the foreign minister? What was the flag, the anthem, the currency? Who was Chief of Staff, police chief?
        Learn history, before lashing out.

      • annie
        annie
        April 4, 2018, 8:17 pm

        stop already. what’s next, claiming this was not native american land because you don’t recognize how they governed.

      • Shingo
        Shingo
        April 4, 2018, 9:56 pm

        Who were the ministers of the Palestine government?

        1778: The first U.S. treaty with an American Indian tribe is ratified
        The Continental Congress, a governing body formed during the American Revolution, made up of delegates from 13 states, makes a treaty with the Lenape (Delaware). It is the first treaty between the newly formed United States and an American Indian tribe.
        “One of the most significant acts by those colonies was the decision to negotiate an agreement with militarily powerful Indian tribes, either to gain the tribes’ alliance or, at least to ensure the tribes’ neutrality in the imminent revolutionary war. That act set the stage for dealing with the tribes through formal government-to-government agreements such as treaties.

        Care to name the ministers of the Lenaoe government? Who was the prime minister, who was the foreign minister? What was the flag, the anthem, the currency? Who was Chief of Staff, police chief?

        Take your time.

      • Emory Riddle
        Emory Riddle
        April 5, 2018, 9:01 am

        I guess the people living in Palestine (dare we call them Palestinians) had no right to their homes because they did not have the right flag or something. Have I got it right dimadok?

      • Misterioso
        Misterioso
        April 5, 2018, 11:04 am

        @dimadok

        For the record:
        The League of Nations mandate for Palestine was a Class A Mandate, i.e., Palestine was to be administered by the mandatory officials until it was able to adopt self government.

        By incorporating the Balfour Declaration, the 1922 League of Nations British Class A mandate for Palestine did facilitate Jewish immigration to “secure the establishment of the Jewish National Home,” but it did not call for the creation of a sovereign Jewish state or homeland in Palestine or any form of partition. This was made very clear in the Churchill Memorandum (1 July 1922) regarding the British Mandate: “[T]he status of all citizens of Palestine in the eyes of the law shall be Palestinian, and it has never been intended that they, or any section of them, should possess any other juridical status.”

        Furthermore, regarding the British Mandate, as approved by the Council of the League of Nations, the British government declared: “His Majesty’s Government therefore now declare unequivocally that it is not part of their policy that Palestine should become a Jewish State.” (Command Paper, 1922)

        In May 1939, the British government issued the MacDonald White Paper, which in accordance with the Mandate, ruled out any possibility of a Jewish state, and declared Great Britain “could not have intended Palestine should be converted into a Jewish state against the will of the Arab population of the country.” It called for a Palestinian state in which Jews and Arabs would govern jointly based on a constitution to be drafted by their representatives and those of Britain. The constitution would safeguard the “Jewish National Home” in Palestine and if good relations developed between Jews and Arabs, the country would be granted independence in ten years. Land sales to Jews were to be restricted and the annual level of Jewish immigration was to be limited to 15,000 for five years, following which, Palestinian Arab acquiescence would be required.

      • Shingo
        Shingo
        April 5, 2018, 4:13 pm

        Except that wasn’t their sovereign country- it was British Palestinian Protectorate with Star of David on its flag and currency.

        No star of David was on the flag
        https://goo.gl/images/UCwV37

    • Misterioso
      Misterioso
      April 5, 2018, 10:31 am

      @dimadok

      “Because it is hard to condemn the action that defends international border of the country from being breached by the rioting mob, with a direct support of a terrorist group.”

      BULLCRAP!!

      Reality:
      https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/03/israel-gaza-killings-unlawful-calculated

      Human Rights Watch, April 3/18

      “Israel: Gaza Killings Unlawful, Calculated”

      “Officials Green-Light Shooting of Unarmed Demonstrators”

      EXCERPT:
      “(Jerusalem) – Senior Israeli officials who unlawfully called for use of live ammunition against Palestinian demonstrations who posed no imminent threat to life bear responsibility for the killings of 14 demonstrators in Gaza and the injuring of hundreds on March 30, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today.

      “Both before and after the confrontations, senior officials publicly said that soldiers stationed along the barrier that separates Gaza and Israel had orders to target ‘instigators’ and those who approach the border. However, the Israeli government presented no evidence that rock-throwing and other violence by some demonstrators seriously threatened Israeli soldiers across the border fence. The high number of deaths and injuries was the foreseeable consequence of granting soldiers leeway to use lethal force outside of life-threatening situations in violation of international norms, coupled with the longstanding culture of impunity within the Israeli army for serious abuses.

      “’Israeli soldiers were not merely using excessive force, but were apparently acting on orders that all but ensured a bloody military response to the Palestinian demonstrations,’ said Eric Goldstein, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. ‘The result was foreseeable deaths and injuries of demonstrators on the other side of a border who posed no imminent threat to life.’

      “The killings highlight the importance of the International Criminal Court prosecutor opening a formal investigation into serious international crimes in Palestine, Human Rights Watch said.”

  3. Ossinev
    Ossinev
    April 4, 2018, 2:49 pm

    @pabelmont
    Just to correct you on this one. The Labour Party has expelled or suspended Labour Party members – not any Labour MP`s.
    As for the farcical “Anti – Semitism” in the Labour Party saga it just goes on and on and on and on and is becoming increasingly boring. The Zio piranhas here in the UK have been feeding on this for at least five weeks and have been encouraged/bolstered and supported by the those unprincipled self serving cretons in to the right of the Labour Party and the so called centre who lost out who were bewildered bemused and befuddled by Corbyn`s success in being elected leader.The whole sorry saga can be compared to a treadmill which they have stated and have no way of stopping or stepping off. As for the Israel First Zionists in the unelected Board of Deputies of British Jews (sans Sheriff) well they are truly indulging in a mega whinge fest. In their eyes of course there is absolutely no point to Judaism,to being a Jew unless you can wail and whine about being continuously victimised and persecuted. This whole thing has been like manna from heaven for them. The absurdity of it all knows no bounds with a Jewish Labour Party member having some sort of weird mental panic breakdown and comparing the situation to events in Nazi Germany in the 1930`s !!. ( Jewish person being victimised into being a “Lord of the British realm shurely shome mishtake ?)
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/940586/jeremy-corbyn-labour-antisemitism-1930s-lord-triesman
    As we move towards the local council elections in May ( note the timing of this putrid campaign ) hopefully local voters will have seen through the charade and will vote for Corbyn supporting candidates.
    But then again I expect this will prompt accusations of there “being endemic Anti – semitism in the British populace”.
    These I really wanna live in my wonderful Biblical God Given hysterical homeland but I am quite well off here in the UK and don`t want to have to live alongside all those smelly Arab natives in the Middle East Ziofreaks still need their ongoing never ending daily whinge fix.

    • amigo
      amigo
      April 4, 2018, 4:02 pm

      0ssinev , I am sure by now you are aware of the own goal these zio freaks scored in referring to the visit JC made with some “Left wing Jews ” for a Seder celebration.Apparently , he met with a group of “Bad Jews ” .I don,t have the link to hand but it is reported in the Gaurdian/Haaretz/The Independent.

      It is notable that 2 Labour Pols –Brooks and Smith who are not Jewish were in on this antisimetic trope of deciding who is a good Jew and who is a Bad Jew.

      Some interesting blowback .Wonder if BBC will address it.

      • oldgeezer
        oldgeezer
        April 4, 2018, 6:32 pm

        As a side effect at least guidofawkes has been outed. Lo and behold a well known virulent right wing racist. Quelle surprise.

    • RoHa
      RoHa
      April 4, 2018, 8:29 pm

      “Jewish person being victimised into being a “Lord of the British realm shurely shome mishtake ?”

      Terrible what can happen to a nice Jewish boy in anti-Semitic Britain. But worse can befall a Jewish girl. Miriam Margolyes became Australian!
      That prospect would make Ron Knee (59) even more tight- lipped and ashen-faced than usual.

  4. Ossinev
    Ossinev
    April 4, 2018, 2:53 pm

    @dimadok
    As with Amigo please do provide precise details of the legally recognised International Borders of Israel.

    • dimadok
      dimadok
      April 4, 2018, 3:02 pm

      Just did.
      Gaza borderline and the barrier are within the internationally recognized borders of Israel.
      Hence the rights of Israel to protect its borders with all means necessary.

      • Shingo
        Shingo
        April 4, 2018, 3:28 pm

        Gaza borderline and the barrier are within the internationally recognized borders of Israel.

        So is the Green Line between Israel and the West Bankz. Intake it you believe Jews moving to illegal settlements therefore deserve to be shot?

      • RoHa
        RoHa
        April 4, 2018, 8:33 pm

        Then the Israeli army fired across the border to kill civilians in another country. And those civilians were not crossing, or even attempting to cross, the border.

      • eljay
        eljay
        April 5, 2018, 9:25 am

        || RoHa: Then the Israeli army fired across the border to kill civilians in another country. And those civilians were not crossing, or even attempting to cross, the border. ||

        Ouch. If ol’ dim doesn’t simply ignore that devastating point, he’ll have to do some serious bobbing-and-weaving around it.

      • Misterioso
        Misterioso
        April 5, 2018, 10:39 am

        @dimadok

        “Gaza borderline and the barrier are within the internationally recognized borders of Israel.”

        Nonsense. The entity known as “Israel” has yet to officially declare its borders and have them agreed to as such by the international community.

  5. dimadok
    dimadok
    April 4, 2018, 3:00 pm

    @amigo
    Wikipedia:
    Ibrahim Gambari, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, told the Security Council on August 24, 2005:[78]

    Israel has demonstrated that it has the requisite maturity to do what would be required to achieve lasting peace, and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) has demonstrated their ability to discharge their mission with carefully calibrated restraint. Prime Minister Sharon should be commended for his determination and courage to carry out the disengagement in the face of forceful and strident internal opposition.

    Borders of Israel
    The current borders of the State of Israel are the result both of war and of diplomatic agreements among Israel, her neighbors, and colonial powers. Some borders are internationally recognized while others are disputed.

    According to interpretations of the Green Line of the 1949 Armistice Agreements, Israel borders Lebanon in the north, the Golan Heights and Syria in the northeast, the West Bank and Jordan in the east, the Gaza Strip and Egypt in the southwest. The border with Egypt is the international border demarcated in 1906 between United Kingdom and the Ottoman Empire.

    • Shingo
      Shingo
      April 4, 2018, 3:32 pm

      Ibrahim Gambari, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, told the Security Council on August 24, 2005:[78]

      The comprehensive scholarly history of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, “Lords of the Land”, by Idith Zertal and Akiva Eldar says this:

      “After Israel withdrew it’s forces from Gaza, in August 2005, the ruined territory was not released for even a single day from Israel’s military grip, or from the price of the occupation that the inhabitants pay every day. Israel left behind scotched earth, devastated services, and people with neither a present or a future. The Jewish settlements were destroyed in an ungenerous move by an unenlightened occupier, which in fact continues to control the territory and kill and harass it’s inhabitants, by means of it’s formidable military might.”

      So much for maturity

      • dimadok
        dimadok
        April 4, 2018, 3:57 pm

        And that made Palestinian residents of Gaza very upset and they have decided to march into Israel while demanding new housing and rebuilding of the infrastructure?
        I’m confused now what were the demands of the Friday’s marches and riots.

      • Shingo
        Shingo
        April 4, 2018, 4:53 pm

        And that made Palestinian residents of Gaza very upset and they have decided to march into Israel while demanding new housing and rebuilding of the infrastructure?

        Who marched into Israel? How were the people who were shot while praying marching into Israel? Or the people running away from the border with a truck tyre marching into Israel? OR the guy waling along on his own (nowhere near he border) who was also shot?

        No wonder you are so confused.

    • amigo
      amigo
      April 4, 2018, 3:50 pm

      Dimaduck , I asked for a map not “Interpretations ” of un named individuals.

      A map dimaduck.

      Can,t you find a map.

      Surely Israel has a map of it,s Sovereign territory. Quotes from Wikipedia won,t work in a court of law.

      • dimadok
        dimadok
        April 4, 2018, 4:21 pm

        The “interpretations” as you’ve mentioned go both ways.
        However there is no dispute about the border lines, it is about the control over them and whether Gaza is still occupied.
        Whether UN or someone else “considers” Gaza being still occupied it is a whole different question..
        http://blog.unwatch.org/index.php/2012/01/27/un-we-still-consider-gaza-occupied-by-israel/

        Cheers.

      • amigo
        amigo
        April 4, 2018, 4:38 pm

        Dimaduck , where is the map.If all is agreed by all –then where is the Map.

        Allow me to let you in on a secret .

        Israel does not declare it,s borders because they have not finished creating the Greater Israel.

        But you knew that –didn,t you.

      • Shingo
        Shingo
        April 4, 2018, 4:56 pm

        However there is no dispute about the border lines, it is about the control over them and whether Gaza is still occupied.

        And control of air land and sea, as well as no go zones in Gaza which take up 20% of the territory make the territory occupied.

        Hope that helps

      • Misterioso
        Misterioso
        April 5, 2018, 10:46 am

        @dimadok

        “However there is no dispute about the border lines, it is about the control over them and whether Gaza is still occupied.”

        There is no dispute as whether or not “Gaza is still occupied.” It is.

        Human Rights Watch, 2005: “…Israel will continue to be an Occupying Power [of the Gaza Strip] under international law and bound by the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention because it will retain effective control over the territory and over crucial aspects of civilian life. Israel will not be withdrawing and handing power over to a sovereign authority – indeed, the word ‘withdrawal’ does not appear in the [2005 disengagement] document at all… The IDF will retain control over Gaza’s borders, coastline, and airspace, and will reserve the right to enter Gaza at will. According to the Hague Regulations, ‘A territory is considered occupied when it is actually placed under the authority of the hostile army. The occupation extends only to the territory where such authority has been established and can be exercised’. International jurisprudence has clarified that the mere repositioning of troops is not sufficient to relieve an occupier of its responsibilities if it retains its overall authority and the ability to reassert direct control at will.”

        The International Committee of the Red Cross: “The whole of Gaza’s civilian population is being punished for acts for which they bear no responsibility. The closure therefore constitutes a collective punishment imposed in clear violation of Israel’s obligations under international humanitarian law. The Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, ratified by Israel, bans collective punishment of a civilian population.”

        “In practice, Gaza has become a huge, let me be blunt, concentration camp for right now 1,800,000 people” – Amira Hass, 2015 correspondent for Haaretz, speaking at the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University.

        To quote Dov Weisglass, then PM Ariel Sharon’s senior adviser:
        “‘The significance of the [proposed] disengagement plan [implemented in 2005] is the freezing of the peace process,’ Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s senior adviser Dov Weisglass has told Ha’aretz. ‘And when you freeze that process, you prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state, and you prevent a discussion on the refugees, the borders and Jerusalem. Effectively, this whole package called the Palestinian state, with all that it entails, has been removed indefinitely from our agenda….’ Weisglass, who was one of the initiators of the disengagement plan, was speaking in an interview with Ha’aretz for the Friday Magazine. ‘The disengagement is actually formaldehyde,’ he said. ‘It supplies the amount of formaldehyde that is necessary so there will not be a political process with the Palestinians.’” (Top PM Aide: Gaza Plan Aims to Freeze the Peace Process, Ha’aretz, October 6, 2004)

  6. Ossinev
    Ossinev
    April 4, 2018, 4:59 pm

    @dimadok
    Ahh. You are leading us unto the light. No silly not that one you know ” unto the nations” one.
    So the UN recognition of Israel was simply an interpretation. As you quite rightly point out it can go two ways. If the International Community via the UN decides to uninterpret Israel as being a sovereign nation then that will be fine with you no doubt.

    BTW In the absence of a map it is sometimes difficult for us naive Goy observers. E.G. Is there any truth in the rumour that Israel interprets its sovereign maritime borders as extending beyond the Gaza coastline , out into the Med,beyond the Pillars of Hercules ,across the Atlantic,through the Panama Canal across the Pacific and Indian Oceans through the Suez Canal and back to the non sovereign shoreline of Gaza ?I am also sure that I read somewhere that Israel has laid claim to all of Antarctica – you know a land full of snow for a people without snow.

    • dimadok
      dimadok
      April 4, 2018, 8:04 pm

      The borders of each state are set via state claims and mutual agreements with the neighboring states.
      That’s 101 of international law.
      Hence, I don’t see complaints from Egypt (Gaza occupying power from 1948 till 1967) or Jordan (Judea and Samaria occupying power from 1948 till 1967). Neither has presented their claims to international courts, while Palestinians by excising their right for self-determination same as Jews in historical Palestine present their claims for the same land. Too bad though that Palestinians have lost in wars and intifadas, weakening their negotiation stand with Israel.

      • annie
        annie
        April 4, 2018, 8:16 pm

        no, it is not “same as Jews in historical Palestine”. not at all.

      • amigo
        amigo
        April 4, 2018, 8:34 pm

        yeahbut , yeahbut , where is the map.

        We gotta have a map before we believe what you claim to be facts.

        Give us a map or quit the bs.

        BTW , wtf is Judea Samaria.Is that on your Map of Israel.

      • Shingo
        Shingo
        April 4, 2018, 10:00 pm

        The borders of each state are set via state claims and mutual agreements with the neighboring states

        Jordan handed sovereignty of the West Bank to the PLO in 1988. That is why all 15 justices at the ICJ rejected Israel’s claim to any part of it in 2004

  7. Ossinev
    Ossinev
    April 4, 2018, 5:14 pm

    @Amigo
    “Some interesting blowback .Wonder if BBC will address it”
    It`s all spinning out of control. You get the feeling that the ” Auntie Beeb`s “news editors are struggling with the classic Gordian Knot for Ziofreaks. How do you characterise Jews as being Anti – Semitic and keep a straight editorial face? How can you criticise someone as displaying Anti -Semitism for attending a traditional Jewish celebration meal?
    Of course as you indicate the rabid Zio attack dogs in ALL the British newspapers are still snarling and biting (their own paws).
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43624231

  8. Rusty Pipes
    Rusty Pipes
    April 4, 2018, 5:15 pm

    Jamie Raskin, a progressive whose father was a co-founder of the Institute for Policy Studies, has had nothing to say about Gaza either. If there was any frankness at all in their conversations, did they mention that the young people in their base increasingly do not support Israel? Did they just mouth allegiance to the 2SS, or was there some acknowledgement that Netanyahu openly dismisses it? ” Leader Pelosi said. “At each of these interactions, our delegation reiterated American support for a two-state solution and for enduring peace in the region.””

  9. JLewisDickerson
    JLewisDickerson
    April 5, 2018, 3:09 am

    The Republicans and Democrats always seem to travel separately to Israel. I don’t recall seeing a bipartisan delegation. Why is that? So that they can get “down and dirty” (e.g, get drunk at AIPAC’s expense and frolic naked in the Kinneret)?
    Is it customary with all Congressional junkets? To Taiwan? Japan? Always segregated by party?

  10. Kathleen
    Kathleen
    April 5, 2018, 8:57 am

    The decades long propaganda chant “Israel is our bff” repeated by so many of our Reps serves as a way to tamp down any questioning of that falsehood by the American people. Without questioning our Reps can lay down at Israel’s sacrificial alter to tall in line with whatever Israel’s leaders are demanding. While one former CIA analyst and other foreign policy experts write and speak about how Israel’s foreign policy demands on the U.S. undermine our national security.

    Pelosi has been a dupe for whatever Israel does for decades. This is what our nation calls a “liberal”

    Netanyahu knows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Tps_VhlbZA

    These clips of Netanyahu basically call in the U.S. a puppet of Israel’s continue with Max Blumenthal taping other experts talking about the conflict

  11. Ossinev
    Ossinev
    April 5, 2018, 10:00 am

    @dimadok
    ” same as Jews in historical Palestine present their claims for the same land”
    Ah so there was an historical Palestine after all ! Most of your fellow travellers deny that there has ever been a Palestine historical or otherwise. And these Jews to which you refer are they the ones from Brooklyn,Golders Green etc ( most of them originally native or ex native Europeans/Caucasians ) who have been arriving in boats and planes over the last 100+ years or are they small minority of native Palestinian Jews who have lived in the land of Palestine alongside their Palestinian Arab neighbours for countless generations ?

    BTW found that map yet ?

  12. inbound39
    inbound39
    April 6, 2018, 5:33 am

    This article presents exactly why America’s status and support has dropped so markedly in recent years. These days I am hard pressed to find anyone here in NZ who supports America. People even resent Americans moving here now to escape the mess Zionists have been allowed to create in America. Sad state of affairs. It will take strong and dedicated politicians in America to enforce a solely American government and throwing out the trash that has been allowed to infiltrate it.

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