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After shunting the “nation state of the Jewish people” law to page A7 in yesterday’s editions, today the New York Times did the right thing and put the story on its front page, column 1.

But then in a classic instance of shilling for Israel, the Times buries a vital piece of information — that Palestinians comprise 21 percent of the Israeli population. The paper waited until the 13th paragraph to disclose that figure, well off the front page.

Opponents say the law will inevitably harm the fragile balance between the country’s Jewish majority and Arab minority, which makes up about 21 percent of a population of nearly nine million.

That would seem to be information that a reader needs in the second or third paragraph. How many people are injured by this law? But no — in a classic Times move, the newspaper of record does what it can to ignore/brush aside the one-fifth of the population that is not Jewish. Maybe it’s an unconscious effort by reporters David Halbfinger and Isabel Kershner, but it does the trick: minimizes the bad news.

The larger issue the law raises for liberal Zionists is, What’s the distinction now between the occupation and Israel? Liberal Zionists have always said that we don’t like discrimination against non-Jewish citizens of Israel, and we fight that discrimination, but it’s not as bad as occupation. Palestinians in Israel have opportunities. They are discriminated against in various laws and practices, but they don’t have the difficulties of people in the West Bank, who have no rights at all.

On this basis, liberal Zionists, including Peace Now and Peter Beinart, have called for boycott of goods produced in settlements/colonies, but not to the west of of the Green Line (the ’49-’67 border).

Their argument just got a lot harder. Israel is officially now an apartheid state. Only one people have the right of self determination. The prime minister says the state of Israel exists for Jews. “This is our state — the Jewish state . . . Today we made it law: This is our nation, language and flag.”

New York Times readers hear what he’s saying, loud and clear. Almost all the comments selected by readers as important are from people who want to wash their hands of apartheid and theocracy. “It’s time Israel has to go it alone. I am disgusted that a people who were once the subject of persecution worldwide could so easily turn around to become the persecutor. Enough,” writes D. Murphy from Worcester, MA.

It seems to us that liberal Zionists will need to put real pressure on Israel, and say, We don’t just want the occupation over. We want this law and other discriminatory laws reversed. That means boycotting the state of Israel for officially and legally discriminating against non-Jewish citizens. Which is something the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign has always said in its program, for 13 years. Indeed, BDS is vindicated once again by this law, for having its eyes on the prize.

We believe many decent liberal Zionists, such as Beinart, are going to have to do some soul searching right now. Some will rise to the occasion, some won’t. Beinart surely will.

H/T to Maghlawatan, a Mondoweiss commenter

48 Responses

  1. Kay24
    Kay24
    July 20, 2018, 2:14 pm

    It was apparent long time ago, that Israel should be boycotted, and BDS should not apply ONLY for the illegal settlements. If Israel refuses to end the occupation, the land theft, and if it continues to kill unarmed civilians, there is only one way to make them understand it is wrong – BDS. 60 years is a long time for any people to suffer this way.

  2. lonely rico
    lonely rico
    July 20, 2018, 3:29 pm

    For Israel, Jewish & Democracy no longer answer.
    The “nation state of the Jewish people” has confirmed the divide.

    It will prove a very uncomfortable stretch for Beinart,
    between his Zionism and his putative decency.

    The Liberal-Zionist oxymorons are coming home to roost.

  3. JLewisDickerson
    JLewisDickerson
    July 20, 2018, 4:34 pm

    RE: “It seems to us that liberal Zionists will need to put real pressure on Israel, and say, We don’t just want the occupation over. We want this law and other discriminatory laws reversed. That means boycotting the state of Israel for officially and legally discriminating against non-Jewish citizens.” ~ North & Weiss

    MY COMMENT: I’m not very optimistic.

    JOEL KOVEL (1-20-13):

    [EXCERPT] . . . As with everyone I know of in official political culture, [Thomas] Friedman asumes that Israel is a rational actor on the international stage who will obey the calculus of reward and punishment that regulates the conduct of normal states.
    The presumption is that if you tell it the truth, and even pull back US support, it will get the message, reflect, and change its ways. But Israel is not a normal state, except superficially. It will make adjustments, pulling back here, co-operating there, making nice when necessary, crafting its message using a powerful propaganda apparatus employing the most up-to-date social science. But this is simply tactical and no more predicts or explains the behavior of the Zionist state than an individual sociopath can be explained by the fact that he obeys traffic signals while driving to the scene of his crime. . .

    SOURCE – http://mondoweiss.net/2013/01/israel-nominaton-hagel.html

  4. Maghlawatan
    Maghlawatan
    July 20, 2018, 7:04 pm

    I remember being in London at a pro Palestine meeting around 2001 and a Jewish lady telling the multitude that Israel could not be boycotted because of the Jewish history in Europe. And Israel has slowly chipped at that cover before blowing it out of the water this week.

    An all Israel BDS includes some very juicy targets. El Al, Teva, the diamond wallahs.
    Israelis will only desert the occupation when it hurts. It’s tough love, YossI !!

    In order to be boycottable Israel needs to be uglier than sin. This new law is magnificent.

    It will even be easier to approach Israeli tourists. Pariah status is rather exclusive.

  5. Marnie
    Marnie
    July 21, 2018, 6:46 am

    “The prime minister says the state of Israel exists for Jews. “This is our state — the Jewish state . . . Today we made it law: This is our nation, language and flag.”

    Yep, the prime minister has made it real easy now for ‘liberal jews’ to come out of their closets and see ‘israel’ for what it has just been declared to be: an apartheid state without a shred of democracy in it. And they are very proud of that fact. Let that really sink in Peter Beinart and your cronies who love to act as though their brothers and sisters in ‘israel’ have just been going through growing pains or something and will eventually see the errors of their ways and stop acting like a 3rd world shithole run by fanatical racists and a rabbinate that insists black people aren’t human, palestinians are beasts and one jewish life is worth 10000 palestinians. There isn’t a mask on it anymore, you can’t unsee what you’ve seen happen and netanyahoo isn’t going anywhere soon and there are those who are even worse than him lined up to replace him.

    So this is easy now, right? You should see every product stamped ‘made in israel’ as radioactive. Remember where it came from, who made it and the people it killed to get to you.

  6. Maghlawatan
    Maghlawatan
    July 21, 2018, 8:45 am

    One of the things that Israel specialises in, other than cruelty, bad faith and mendacity, is constructive ambiguity. Israel never declared Dimona as a nuclear site. It never declared its borders. It never wrote a Constitution because it never declared its borders. The occupation may or may not have been temporary. Jerusalem was to be left until final stage talks. And so on. And as long as there was this ambiguity very little could stick. Apartheid became a matter of opinion, at least amongst groupthinking elites,

    The settlers and Likud are so horny for full control that they dumped all this crap overboard. It actually IS apartheid. There will be no 2 states.
    There will be sanctions. I don’t think Israel understands the goys.

    • Marnie
      Marnie
      July 21, 2018, 10:09 am

      I don’t know if your reference to Dimona was in reference to my radioactive statement. I wasn’t even thinking about Dimona, I just meant that anything labeled made in israel should be seen in the most negative light possible and the only word I could think of was radioactive.

      • Maghlawatan
        Maghlawatan
        July 21, 2018, 4:14 pm

        Hi Marie

        I wasn’t referring to your post.
        Dimona was supposed to provide 360 degree immunity to Israel. Without it there could have been no settlement plan, which required impunity. But nukes can’t fight BDS.

      • oldgeezer
        oldgeezer
        July 21, 2018, 11:06 pm

        Marnie Maghlawatan

        Hence the ever present lie that we’ve never used our nukes offensively. Israel always uses it’s nukes to cover it’s illegal military action. It doesn’t fear being nuked by Iran. That’s nonsensical. It does fear not being able to murder and plunder at will. It is a rogue state by any definition of the word. It fears not being able to murder whomever they please without consequence. The US and Russia do the same of course.

        You know, Saudi Arabia is a cesspit. Israel is far far worse.

      • Marnie
        Marnie
        July 22, 2018, 12:02 am

        “Dimona was supposed to provide 360 degree immunity to Israel.” Oh. So was this brokered by the Kennedy or Johnson administration? The u.s. knew about Dimona decades ago, right? Learn something new every day here, and thanks Maghlawatan.

      • Maghlawatan
        Maghlawatan
        July 22, 2018, 5:07 pm

        Marnie

        AFAIK Dimona was built by the French.

  7. MHughes976
    MHughes976
    July 21, 2018, 9:20 am

    I was reading a bit unsystematically through reports and comments on the latest outburst concerning anti-S in the Labour Party and in Corbyn’s brain – all very personal – and I did notice that the fierce tone of this latest Israeli enactment, particularly the bit about Jewish rights’ being exclusive, was being remarked upon quite negatively.

  8. Argonne18
    Argonne18
    July 21, 2018, 9:46 am

    This law simply affirms the fundamental beliefs that have driven zionists and Israeli actions since the movement began in the 1890s. Isreal was founded on a belief of racial/tribal Jewish supremacy that has allowed the ethnic cleansing massacres upon which the “Jewish State” was founded. Remember, the oppressive, even murderous apartheid system has been endorsed, affirmed, and reaffirmed, in every election by the Israeli (ruling Jewish ) electorate, since 1948. The universal conscription system ensured that every Israeli citizen had a hand in the land theft, humiliatin, oppression, and slow-motion genocide that has gone on for 70 years. Of course, the diaspora has contributed mightily to this to the tune of billions of dollars , and acting as a cheerleading, enabling, fifth column, willing to shout down and destroy any criticism of the actions of Israel even including Israel’s shooting down 14000 unarmed protesters last month.
    This law only officially affirms what Israel is, was, always has been, and was founded on, a country based on racial/tribal Jewish supremacy, and the brutal, kleptocratic lebenstraum it lives by.

    • Misterioso
      Misterioso
      July 21, 2018, 11:22 am

      @Argonne 18

      “Isreal was founded on a belief of racial/tribal Jewish supremacy that has allowed the ethnic cleansing massacres upon which the ‘Jewish State’ was founded.”

      Indeed!!

      To wit:
      Israel Zangwill, the influential Anglo-Jewish essayist and 19th century Zionist, first believed that the Palestinians would simply “fold their tents and slip away.” It was Zangwill who first voiced the lie that Palestine was a “land without a people, waiting for a people without a land.” (Zangwill, Israel, “The Return to Palestine”, New Liberal Review 11, Dec. 1901 p 627, quoted by David Hirst, The Gun and the Olive Branch, p. 19)

      In 1905, Zangwill contradicted himself during a talk in Manchester when he observed that Palestine was “already twice as thickly populated as the United States…. [W]e must be prepared to either drive out by the sword the [Arab] tribes in possession as our forefathers did or to grapple with the problem of a large alien population….” (Zangwill, Speeches, p. 210, quoted by Nur Masalah , Expulsion of the Palestinians…., 1992, p. 10)

      In the February 1919 issue of the League of Nations Journal, Zangwill proposed that the Palestinians “should be gradually transplanted” in Arab countries and at a public meeting in the same year, he remarked that “many [Palestinians] are semi-nomad, they have given nothing to Palestine and are not entitled to the rules of democracy.” (Jewish Chronicle, Dec. 12 1919, quoted by Nur Masalha, Expulsion of the Palestinians, p.14)

      In 1920, Zangwill proposed in The Voice of Jerusalem, that there should be an “‘Arab exodus’…based on ‘race redistribution’ or a ‘trek like that of the Boers from Cape Colony,’ which he advocated as ‘literally the only way out of the difficulty of creating a Jewish State in Palestine.’” He continued: “We cannot allow the Arabs to block so valuable a piece of historic reconstruction….To fold their tents and silently steal away is their proverbial habit: let them exemplify it now.” (Zangwill, The Voice of Jerusalem, p. 103, quoted by Nur Masalha, EOTP pp. 13- 14)

      In 1930 (when Jews privately owned only about four per cent of Palestine), Arthur Ruppin, a pivotal figure in political Zionism, wrote that displacement of Arab farmers was inevitable because “land is the most necessary thing for our establishing roots in Palestine. Since there are hardly any more arable unsettled lands in Palestine, we are bound in each case of the purchase of land and its settlement to remove the peasants who cultivated the land so far, both owners of the land and tenants.” (Rashid Khalidi, in Blaming the Victims)

      • Maghlawatan
        Maghlawatan
        July 21, 2018, 11:51 am

        “Israel Zangwill, the influential Anglo-Jewish essayist and 19th century Zionist, first believed that the Palestinians would simply “fold their tents and slip away.” ”

        This became core to the Zionist model. It is the only way to understand why Israel occupied Gaza in 1967 . Why would Israel occupy a holding zone for refugees, FFS?
        Because Zangwill was really fucking stupid.
        Dayan echoed the nonsense when he said “treat them like dogs, those who want to can leave”-
        The Palestinians will never leave. Not after 1948.
        Israel pumped over $100bn into the settlements which were also built assuming the Palestinians would disappear. There was not going to be any issue about apartheid because there would be no Palestinians hanging around!! Smoch alai! Trust me! . Zangwill was a moron.

    • RoHa
      RoHa
      July 21, 2018, 8:26 pm

      @Argonne 18

      Well said. That is an excellent summary of the situation.

    • eljay
      eljay
      July 21, 2018, 9:44 pm

      || Argonne18: This law simply affirms the fundamental beliefs that have driven zionists and Israeli actions since the movement began in the 1890s. … ||

      Zionism appears to have three core / fundamental beliefs:
      1. The religion-based identity of Jewish comprises a right to a religion-supremacist “Jewish State” in as much as possible of Palestine.
      2. Act of injustice and immorality committed against Jews justify acts of injustice and immorality committed by Jews.
      3. Jews are entitled to do unto others acts of injustice and immorality they would not have others do unto them.

      • Maghlawatan
        Maghlawatan
        July 22, 2018, 12:20 am

        I think there are a few more :

        4. The Palestinians are an inferior people with no rights. This is based on early 20th century colonial thinking

        5. It doesn’t matter what the goys think. What matters is what Jews do. This came from Ben Gurion. It is absolute horseshit

        6. Zionism is more important than the lives of individual Zionists

        7. If you build it they will come.

        8. Act and then worry about the consequences later. This is really important. It’s a really shoddy ideology.

        9. Foreigners hate Jews and are inherently antisemitic anyway regardless of what happens. This came from the Holocaust.

        10. Only Zionism can ensure the future of Judaism

        11. Violence in defence of Zionism is sacred

        12. Zionism is the official leadership of Judaism

        13. All potential threats must be neutralised. All risk can be managed using violence

        14. Masada will not fall again.

      • RoHa
        RoHa
        July 22, 2018, 6:58 pm

        The underlying principle of Zionism:

        We matter, and you don’t.

        (Thanks again, Saleema.)

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        July 22, 2018, 9:05 pm

        “We matter, and you don’t.”

        And by my arithmetic, each Jewish person has to matter as much as 500 other people. That’s a lot of mattering.

      • RoHa
        RoHa
        July 22, 2018, 11:22 pm

        No, Mooser, you can relax.

        The idea is that non-Jews don’t matter at all. Their importance is zero. This means that, even though there are millions of them, that is just millions times zero. And that is zero.

        So you don’t need to strain yourself by trying to matter as much as you can. As long as you matter more than zero, you are infinitely more important than non-Jews.

      • Talkback
        Talkback
        July 23, 2018, 11:29 am

        Please RoHa,

        don’t confuse Mooser with your faulty mathematics. The equation is: “”One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail,”. This must be true, because a Rabbi (Yaacov Perrin) said that.

      • RoHa
        RoHa
        July 23, 2018, 7:03 pm

        Nothing faulty about my mathematics. If the importance of non-Jews is zero, and that of Jews is greater than zero, then the importance of a million Arabs is zero and less than a Jewish fingernail. Rabbi Thingybob is correct, and so am I.

        Maybe I should be a rabbi. Can I be a rabbi without being a Jew?

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        July 23, 2018, 8:39 pm

        “Maybe I should be a rabbi. Can I be a rabbi without being a Jew?”

        To become a Chef Rabbi, you start out as a saucier’s apprentice.

      • RoHa
        RoHa
        July 23, 2018, 10:38 pm

        I’ve tried being saucy, but with no success.

      • gamal
        gamal
        July 23, 2018, 11:58 pm

        “I’ve tried being saucy”

        Be saucier not apprehensive

      • echinococcus
        echinococcus
        July 24, 2018, 12:47 am

        RoHa,

        Can I be a rabbi without being a Jew?

        I can’t see why not. The word on the street is that Jews have no established High or Low Church or Vatican, and every rabbi is an independent authority –and the Zionist-entity theocracy unjews everyone outside its own Ayatollahs and calls them heretics. So there should be no problem in proclaiming yourself a rabbi, growing a following and issuing yourself a conversion certificate.

        Following the US ID Politics Law of Subjective Identification, nothing stands in the way of your feeling Jewish, after which the racial theories of Jackdaw and Mayhem will confer on you biological-racial Jewishness honoris causa.

        But probably not worth your while, as there is nothing approaching reciprocity with respect to the dizzying heights to which ex-Jews can climb in the Church Triumphant, like, say, Cardinal Aaron Jean-Marie Lustiger.

      • Talkback
        Talkback
        July 24, 2018, 11:44 am

        Mooser: “To become a Chef Rabbi, you start out as a saucier’s apprentice.”

        You wish!

      • Talkback
        Talkback
        July 24, 2018, 11:50 am

        RoHa please!

        This highlight of spirituality said: “One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail.” That implies that there is a higher number of Arabs which could actually be worth a Jewish fingernail. Otherwise he would have said: Not even all the Arabs that exist are worth a Jewish fingernail.” So their worth can’t be zero.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        July 24, 2018, 12:06 pm

        “You wish!”

        So did Mickey.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        July 24, 2018, 12:09 pm

        “Jackdaw and Mayhem will confer on you biological-racial Jewishness honoris causa.”

        Which will be confirmed, of course, by ‘carrier testing’.

      • Talkback
        Talkback
        July 24, 2018, 2:01 pm

        @ Mooser

        Sure, but he obviously knew that if you want to become a rabbi you have to know how to handle your frumstick.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        July 24, 2018, 3:06 pm

        I think “RoHa” would do fine, if he decided to apply himself. But not too much, you can get a case of decalcomania that way.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        July 24, 2018, 3:14 pm

        “to know how to handle your frumstick.”

        The rules are always changing.

        I guess Judaism will end up having the same relationship with homophobia we have with communism.

      • RoHa
        RoHa
        July 24, 2018, 9:47 pm

        “That implies that there is a higher number of Arabs which could actually be worth a Jewish ”

        No it doesn’t.

        You might as well say “11 bananas are not a cat” implies that “11+n bananas are a cat”.

        “X is not Y ” does not imply “Z is Y” unless Z is the only possible alternative.

        But in this case we have more alternatives.

        (a) Arabs have zero worth.
        (b) Arabs are worth 1/1,000,000 +n th of one Jewish fingernail.

        Alternative (a) is compatible with both the Rabbi’s claim and Saleema’s general claim that non-Jews have zero worth.

        And I’m not going to argue with her.

        “…he would have said..”

        We don’t know what he would have said if he didn’t say it. We can only work from what he did say.

      • RoHa
        RoHa
        July 24, 2018, 9:55 pm

        And I wish I hadn’t raised the question of becoming a rabbi. It has derailed the thread. I thought it would be an easy, part-time job to supplement my pension, but if I have to start feeling Jewish and getting transfers, then I don’t want it.

        It’s nearly as bad as when I applied to be the Pope. They said I had to be a Catholic. Downright religious discrimination.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        July 25, 2018, 11:29 am

        “And I wish I hadn’t raised the question of becoming a rabbi. It has derailed the thread.”

        Model yourself after the greatest Chef Rabbi of all, the amazing Rabbi Bar- Bea-Kchoo, and you can’t go wrong. He is the man of whom it is said: “He makes every hibachi and Weber into a Third Temple!”

  9. Maghlawatan
    Maghlawatan
    July 21, 2018, 4:18 pm

    It is a pity the old Zionist whore Shimon Peres didnt live to see the collapse of the Israeli fraud concerning democracy.

    https://youtu.be/FjQdB0C6ypo

  10. wondering jew
    wondering jew
    July 22, 2018, 4:00 pm

    Liberal Zionism has its internal contradictions. Listen to Brant Rosen (recently on Judaism unbound) http://www.judaismunbound.com/podcast/2018/7/12/judaism-unbound-episode-127-a-synagogue-without-flags-brant-rosen if your priority is to see what happens when a liberal zionist becomes pro palestinian.

    probably if i were younger i would sign up with If Not Now. At my stage of life to go forward without a game plan feels foolhardy, although the game plan (if you can call it that) of Likud is provocative enough for me to say, If i were younger i would sign up with If Not Now.

    (My emotional reactions requests that it be noted as well: Peter Beinart is part of the Jewish community in a way that Phil Weiss never was, so Phil Weiss gave up zilch to become anti Zionist whereas Peter Beinart is being asked to give up half his identity.)

    • eljay
      eljay
      July 22, 2018, 6:21 pm

      || Yonah Fredman: … Peter Beinart is part of the Jewish community in a way that Phil Weiss never was, so Phil Weiss gave up zilch to become anti Zionist whereas Peter Beinart is being asked to give up half his identity.) ||

      Phil is lucky he was never “part of the Jewish community” the way Beinart is because – the way you tell it – half of Beinart’s identity involves being a hateful and immoral supremacist.

    • Mooser
      Mooser
      July 22, 2018, 9:21 pm

      “My emotional reactions requests that it be noted as well”

      Noted in Mondoweiss, The Book of Life.

  11. Ossinev
    Ossinev
    July 23, 2018, 1:00 pm

    @MHughes976
    “I was reading a bit unsystematically through reports and comments on the latest outburst concerning anti-S in the Labour Party and in Corbyn’s brain – all very personal – and I did notice that the fierce tone of this latest Israeli enactment, particularly the bit about Jewish rights’ being exclusive, was being remarked upon quite negatively”

    As reported in the Guardian:
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/19/israel-adopts-controversial-jewish-nation-state-law
    Note the reference to the move “complicating the two state solotion” LOL and boringly pathetic and predictable. On the plus side however the “A” word is now being mentioned openly and brazenly.
    Speaking of the A word I may have missed it but the latest chapter in the Corbyn “Anti – Semitism” witchhunt this time fronted by the lovable Israeli Firster Iraq War Supporting Blairite Margaret Hodge doesnt`t specify referring to Zioland and Apartheid in the same sentence/chapter/book/breath etc etc as falling within the designer bespoke definition of Anti Semitism which the Israeli Firsters are trying to foist upon the the Labour Party and in fact the British people as a whole(now I am really in trouble = two two reference to some British citizens as being”Israeli Firsters” as if ! ).
    Having said all that the HRWD of AS does include the following taboo:
    “Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor”
    As if the State of Israel was ever or is a”racist endeavour”. it is so so hurtful to say such a cruel and nasty thing when all we poor victimised Zioinists want and have ever wanted was to cleanse our ancient hysterical homeland of those smelly natives.
    For true in your face flavour of Zioland Apartheid:
    http://normanfinkelstein.com/2018/07/20/apartheid-you-decide/

    • MHughes976
      MHughes976
      July 23, 2018, 5:10 pm

      You put your finger on the most important words, O. about racism in the Israeli ‘endeavour’. I see that the Labour MPs are now calling for these words and the whole nine yards to be adopted without question, not that there is much logical connection with the proclaimed definition. I cannot for a minute see how the demand for Jewish rights + no mention of Palestinian rights is anything but ascribing rights on racial grounds, ie racist. So I find that I am, by the standards of the party for which I usually vote, an anti-Semite.

      • paul
        paul
        July 23, 2018, 7:37 pm

        If you haven’t read David Plank’s critique of the antisemitism charge, the attached should be worth your time. The entire campaign is conducted in bad faith. They know better, hence the shoddy Home Affairs Select Committee report on antisemitism.

        http://jewssansfrontieres.blogspot.com/search/label/Home%20Affairs%20Select%20Committee%20on%20Antisemitism

      • RoHa
        RoHa
        July 25, 2018, 2:48 am

        I’ve been an anti-Semite for a long time.

        From the IHRA definition:

        “Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination,”

        I’ve done that right here on MW.

        Also of interest:

        “Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations.”

        Does this mean “accusing Jewish citizens in general”, or “accusing particular Jewish citizens”.

        If the latter, does it still count when those accusations are true?

        (I think a few MW commenters have made hints about Sheldon Adelson, based on his own words as well as his actions. )

        But, of course, Israeli authorities seem to proclaim that the Jewish citizens of other countries should be more loyal to Israel than to the interests of their own nations.

  12. Ossinev
    Ossinev
    July 24, 2018, 12:55 pm

    @MHughes976
    Speaking of the A word I wonder what the heartbroken Pro Semite Dame (think of pantomime) Margaret Hodge would think of this little cameo:
    http://normanfinkelstein.com/2018/07/20/apartheid-you-decide-ii/
    Jews only/Aryans only/Whites only. Plus ca change.

    Not quite sure what is going on within the seriously new Labour Party. At first sight it comes across as gross appeasement to the Zionist Lobby but I think that having gone down the road perhaps naively of trying to refute the ludicrous claims of endemic Anti – Semitism LOL through having an enquiry and unsurprisingly having this thrown back in their faces by the Zionist hyenas and the Labour Blairite collaborators they have little choice but to stick with this pro tem by now having a Labour MPs debate and vote on the the Israel Firster drafted Anti – Semitic definition. I do however think that the braindead Zios are also locked into this surreal comedy and have little idea of how pissed off the great British public are becoming with the constant whingeing and whining from a tiny repeat tiny proportion of the electorate. There are hugely more cases of Islamopobia in the UK but there is nothing like the level of self pity from what is a much much larger proportion of the UK electorate.

    On the plus side the Labour MPs debate (in September?) will hopefully provide an opportunity for the voting public in the UK to find out where their Labour MPs stand with regard to what is now open legally endorsed Apartheid in the Light unto the Nations.

  13. jon s
    jon s
    July 25, 2018, 1:56 am

    Roha,
    There’s a medieval Jewish folk story about a Jewish Pope.

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