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  • Colorado congressman's wife encourages messianic Jews to seize Muslim holy site in Jerusalem-- 'Say, It's ours!'
    • why are our politicians engaging in these sort of diplomacy adventures at holy sites on our dime?

      Because we vote them in. The correct question would be, why do we vote them in?

  • Trump's ambassador says the unspeakable: Uprooting settlers could 'cause civil war'
    • Annie,

      Ignoring all the basic arguments in a discussion does not make them disappear because the facts are still there that there won't be any Zionist withdrawal and that this is a war that has been going on full force since 1947.

    • Annie,

      The Palestinians are undergoing a genocide already; hard to see how Zionists can "punish" them any worse. Internecine strife among the Zionist murderers and if possible a civil war are inevitable if and when they get less support from the so-called West. They are also a much to be wished and encouraged part of liberation --should happen before the Zionists can complete their genocide.

      Only, that "civil war" won't be due to a selective withdrawal from the post-67 occupation because there won't ever be such a withdrawal. 60+ years since Suez should have been enough for everybody, even those who still believe in Santa, to understand that withdrawal is only a fake discussion point to keep the illusion in the West that there is a "peace process" or somesuch. Zionists (and the US) are exclusively about genocide and conquest --not in any way or wise making concessions unless coerced by superior force.

  • Iran wants to annihilate 6 million Jews -- Netanyahu's Munich rant, interrupted
    • Syria is now a client state of Iran and Russia

      Thank Zeus for that. Otherwise it would long have been one more wasteland guarded by the usual American and Zionist murderers.

      There are Iranian soldiers on the border with the Golan

      Border of Syria with its own province the Golan? What exactly do you mean? Did you already complete the annexation on behalf of Netanyahoo & Co?

  • 'NYT' writers slam left for intolerance of dissent-- on Israel panel that excludes anti-Zionists and Palestinians
    • Canning,

      That is precisely the most ravaging form of Zionism, the one that is moving correctly to keep the foothold in Palestine --without having any right to it. Pretending to want to "give up" the 1967 conquests is the best way to avoid total defeat, keep the 47-48 conquest and continue the genocide and the emptying of the land. There is no need to effectively end any occupation, by the way. Nothing is moving right now but wagging tongues.

      So it sure doesn't need scare quotes. That is the same beast, Zionism.

    • Pabelmont

      If the Zionists “need a Jewish State”, let them bhe satisfied with a little one.

      Let's ask again and yet again: with what right?

      The bad habit of giving away what's not ours looks like hard to kill.

  • Sex, lies and corruption: Israeli politics from Ben-Gurion to Netanyahu
    • Eljay:

      Borders were proposed, approved and accepted

      proposed by colonialist and imperialist murderers, approved by their bought lawyers and diplomats, the tinpot client colonial banana dictators and the Zionists... and accepted by Eljay and other supporters of the continued violation of the basic rights of colonized peoples.

  • 'I faced my Jewish racism' -- an alumnus's call to Jewish students for Israeli Apartheid Week
    • Hughes,

      That argument would only apply if the new citizenship was granted with the express condition that the new citizen forfeit his past rights. Most countries don't impose that kind of burden. "The usual rights and duties" do not include rights in some other place but do not necessarily exclude them, either. Double and multiple citizenships are the rule rather than the exception.

      In most cases, acquiring a new citizenship does not entail giving up any other rights, of return or citizenship or even of citizenship of an as yet non-existing state.

      That argument sounds like one more empty phrase by colonial shysters. To delight Zionist thieves like John66.

  • A plea for Ahed Tamimi’s protection
  • 'Preparing the hearts' - how the Temple Mount movement works towards their goal of building the Third Temple over the ruins of Al Aqsa
    • RoHa,

      John S is not suggesting but stating that the first two Temples are pits. Armpits being known as rather pejorative in the already pejorative category of the pits.

    • For Emet, Judaism is a cargo cult

      I don't know how you do it, Mooser. You did it again and can walk home with the whole box of Cuban cigars. It is a cargo cult!
      Not only for Emet.

    • "Emet" is typically the guy who would be carried away in a straitjacket 50-60 years ago with no objections from anyone.

      Now he is just one of millions of other wall-climbing meshuggas calling themselves Zionists.

  • Former president of Modern Language Association resigns following decision to ban debate on BDS
    • Atlanta,

      They are much worse than mere racial supremacists. They have all the defining characteristics of Nazism --you may have missed the difference due to young age, US education or a number of other factors.

      "Calling them Nazis will get you no where"... I wouldn't call the gallows in Nuremberg "nowhere".

  • Zionism's tailspin: Stark minority of young California Jews are 'comfortable with idea of Jewish state'
    • Keith,

      I never supported Bernie Sanders because I knew right from the get-go that he was a Democratic sheep dog... Yet, Norman Finkelstein worships the ground Bernie walks upon. Go figure.

      No need to figure anything: when you follow Finkelstein, it soon becomes obvious that he is an incurable Dim who expects the Democrat ownership to change its spots and the waters to part.

    • RoHa,

      Rhyme, rhythm, literature, shmitrature... those aren't values to the Zionist species. He just wants to know if it's good for the Jews or bad for the Jews.

    • Yes, Annie, lots of things have happened since 1880 or so, lots of movements have come and gone and lots of people were "especially heartened" by divers tribal stirrings along all those years but what has always carried the decision has been One Dollar One Vote period. Big "worries" and still no change except the continual worsening.
      Besides, who really cares for the mood of this 2% of the general population anyway? Even if they were anti-Zionist to a man, which they are very far from, they count for squat --the "Jewish" influence is exclusively in the lobby dollars.

    • Annie,

      All very well and likely true. I get stuck with the All-American basic principle, though: One Dollar, One Vote. All these percentages will mean something if and when we get out of there.

  • Israel’s Justice Minister endorses apartheid -- the Jewish state 'at the expense of equality'
    • Hunter

      With an accommodating judiciary in place there’s a real shot apartheid will become official Israeli policy

      Let's wake up, please. Apartheid has been official "Israeli" policy the very second that bastard state started; it is expressed officially in over fifty laws and uncountable policies. It, along with the genocide of the Palestinian people, has been the official policy of the Zionist movement and all Zionist political parties from before there was Apartheid in South Africa.

      One victory of Zionist propaganda is to represent as a future threat the very crimes that have already been committed over many years.

  • Message from Massachusetts: When we fight we win!
    • The person? robot? called John 66 has obviously been taken into the Zio-bubble from before birth and isolated totally from his supposedly fellow US citizens. Nobody told him about the First Amendment. Obviously one can boycott anyone! Duh. Freaks like that are not restricted to Zionism only --but pretty close.

  • Israeli publisher slams US ambassador for 'perpetuating apartheid' in West Bank
    • So which is it, intermarriage or apartheid that is endangering Israel? Apartheid, surely.

      A minimum of logic would be welcome, even in liberals.
      Apartheid "endangering" an Apartheid state, founded on the single non-renouncible principle of fake-racial supremacy and racial separation? Apartheid IS "Israel"; without it there can be no "Israel".

      Anyway, if anything were "endangering Israel" that thing would certainly be something to support by any means.

  • NYT op-ed describing Israel as a place of refuge is missing the word, Palestinians
    • "Hypocrisy" is not a worry for a female rabbia of a religion that has a thanksgiving prayer "for not having made me a woman". Besides, that plea for non-Palestinian refugees to be allowed to stay is in support of the Zionist invasion. Expelling non-Palestinian refugees could open the door to the fully justified idea of expelling the Zionist invaders.

  • Israeli diplomat calls on American students 'to restore the honor' of vilified word-- Zionism
    • Hughes,

      Your thoughts are always welcome.
      If Weiss' rule is as you say, though, it is idiotic and dictated by the enemy --the one who reigns by violence and murder. Besides, it is downright ludicrous in its garish Dadaist absurdity about "celebration", but passim.
      Ignoring the elephant in this tiny room, i.e. that a war has been going on nonstop for 70 years, not counting all accessory wars, and that the enemy has a monopoly on all violence, is not likely to switch people to this or that side.

    • Hughes,

      We have rules against personal attacks and against advocacy of violence and these should be observed.

      Here is a personal attack without knowing who that person is: if there is such a rule against advocacy of violence, **unqualified if against the invaded or the invader, the genocidee or the genocidaire**, well then that person can shove that rule where you well know. Peace.

    • We wrote that suicide bombing was disgusting

      Yeah, looks like you continue to write without thinking enough.
      You don't disgust much with Nazi occupation that drives young people to such despair as to kill themselves knowingly. Or with people who write "disgusting" about fighting occupiers and invaders, do you?

  • Pro-Israel Democrats concede 'human rights' issue is killing the brand
    • That's an interesting discussion but ultimately it is all utter nonsense:

      To "sympathize more with the Palestinians than with Israel" means zilch, operatively speaking. It sure doesn't mean anything like supporting Palestinian resistance, or the Palestinian people in any way, because being with the Democrats or supporting the Democrats only means providing material support to the Zionist oppression, period. No possible exception. Anyone who would contest this please bring facts rather than the usual Lib nonsense.

      There is no single example, ever, of the "Democratic" Party ever having produced an end effect diverging from the will of the Owners of the Party and the Country.

      "Sympathizing" with the Palestinians while at the same time supporting the genocide by materially supporting the Democrat Party (a direct participant in the theft and genocide of Palestine) is nothing but trying to keep a clean conscience while committing murder.

  • Worldwide mobilization marks Ahed Tamimi's 17th birthday
    • the US must be abandoned by the Palestinian leadership

      I suppose there were a couple tongue-in-cheek stenographers who wrote "the Norwegian Government" for the Quisling dogcatchers under Nazi occupation. In our days, though, doing just that is pushing the game way too far: we still have enough freedom of speech to call excrement by its name. "Zionist puppets" is the word.

  • 'NYT' praises Israelis for restraint in attacks aimed at Arafat that killed 100s of innocents
    • John S

      I answer “yes and no”

      As he answers everything, as a good Liberal Genocidaire.

      Anyway, he forgets the Death Penalty by Manual Chair (for the crime of looking dark) as administered in occupied Biressaba

      And the other approximately 50,000 murders by the Zionists since 1947.... looks like it's not enough for a Yes.


  • Once again, 'NYT' says Judaism = Zionism
    • Hughes,

      Sure, you'd like to. Most of us are so constructed that we need to rationalize even admittedly irrational belief. To make that one effective, though, you'd have to devise a definition of religion such that it expressly excludes Zionism.

  • Norman Finkelstein's 'Gaza' is an exhaustive act of witness
    • The obligations of belligerents are not reciprocal. That is, they do not owe legal behaviour to each other, and the misbehaviour of one does not release the other from its legal obligations. Every armed party, independently and with no opt-out, is bound by these laws

      Yes but the key here is that one side is the aggressor and must be defeated. Let the Zionist murderers bitch about the occasional Palestinian pinprick, which they do and how. Not our job.

  • What's wrong with colonialism?
    • Avigail,
      Very interesting, the two Festinger quotes. What would me even more instructive is the relative frequencies of the two reactions. Personally speaking I don't remember witnessing a single occurrence of the second possibility (for anything momentous) in a relatively long and unsheltered life.

    • The Zionist lowlife still can't hear plain English from the Nuremberg principles: ALL damage resulting directly or indirectly from an act of invasion or from a war of aggression is the direct responsibility of the aggressor period.

      Ýou have a problem with Zionist invaders or their offspring getting harmed as a direct or indirect consequence of the Zionist invasion and wars of aggression? Take it up with your own goddam family and stop screeching already.

  • Trump's line on 'shithole countries' is a mainstream view in Israel
    • John 66,

      Thank you for confirming again, right away, that you don't understand plain English.

    • John66,

      Thank you. By the Zionists' own admission, then, the Zionist entity is the shithole-in-chief.
      Also, you still don't get plain English: nobody said the characterization itself is racist, if it corresponds with objective reality (as it doubtlessly does in the case of the Zionist entity.) It is racist when part of otherwise racist statements, as those by various Zionists.

  • Facing serious damage to its image, Israel must smear its critics as anti-Semites
    • Well, being born there unto the Master Race population he had no say and no choice --until he became British. One important question is if the citizenship of the Zionist entity can be officially abandoned or if the Illegitimate State is one of those that keep ownership of its citizens forever.

  • What MLK's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' tells us about Ahed Tamimi in a cold Israeli cell
    • Mooser,

      Of course.

      That is precisely why many people immediately resigned from the terrible tribe --if, that is, they had had anything to do with it. Was very easy for those who were not Yiddish-speaking Slavs.

      Also, if I ever had had any religion before, I certainly would have become an atheist on hearing about Zionism. Or at least converted to something else if I still kept spiritual. Wiccan sounds like a fun choice, I guess.

      When you are submerged by ghouls, insisting that an over-overwhelming majority doesn't speak for you is ridiculously ineffective. Not an option.

    • Sure, it stands to the most elementary logic: Jackdaw, or was it John S, born in the Bronx or thereabouts to parents immigrated from Bessarabia, Poland or the Planet Mars, returns ***home*** to the tip of Syria.

      You don't want a holy war or whatever it is against "the Jews"? You just don't invade in the name of "the Jews". Simple.

    • The whiny Z-limpets are at it again for who knows how many weeks to come, "it" being the exploitation of ill-advised and ignorant quotes by ML King.

      They forgot to check something: why would anyone sane waste a second about some cretinous statement by anyone if it goes against human decency, logic and facts? That includes King, too.

      I doubt that anyone has started a religious cult of Dr. King and declared him infallible --except, of course, the US that uses his image to promote all kinds of racist policies, after having murdered him.

  • After New Orleans City Council implicitly endorses BDS, officials say resolution was not about Israel
    • Let's start a book. My bet would be that the new legislation will be used to sue and sanction Palestinians and resistance supporters for violation of Jewish Rights.

      Think of it again, not worth the effort placing such a bet. Too short odds.

  • Vic Mensa's searing piece in 'Time' on Israeli oppression is prefaced by clunky disclaimer re anti-Semitism
    • Pabelmont,

      ...THEN AT LONG LAST a remark that the government and armed forces of Israel are a very small part of the world’s Jewish population, and his comments are a reflection on the behavior of that small group, and that small group alone, and not on anyone’s religion or because of anyone’s religion or ethnicity

      How correct is that remark? What is the behavior of the rest apart from that "small group" of 50%? Is the majority fighting against, blocking or otherwise opposing "the government and armed forces of Israel", to say nothing of the >92% (at least) Master-Race population who fully support those and egg them on? Is the real Zionist BoD risking their precious lives in Palestine or are these safely ensconced in the US and Europe? What is the proportion, among people who adopt the identity of "Jewish", of at-least-opponents of Zionism? How many "congregations", religious, social, civil, etc., are opposing Zionism?

      And is it really a question of religion or ethnicity instead of pure, 100% fake nationalism?

      Your optimism is a good thing, of course, as we do need some positive thinkers.

  • Privileged American Jews are safe thanks to 'Israel's might'-- Roger Cohen
    • Amigo,

      Got me confused now. Dante or Daniel (which latter might even imply conversion, you know?)

    • Now, Dimadok, don't start to sound like you're too slow just after having uttered something right --intended or not.

      Not "because of Nazis". "Israel as the national home... as the safe haven for any Jewish person" is Nazism itself. By definition. Repeat with me: making a racist, exclusive national home on other peoples' territory defines Nazism.

      Besides, you're lying again. Chomsky, Finkelstein, Vilkommerson are all very Jewish persons both by their own and the Zionists' racist definition and they are barred from even visiting, let alone "safe haven".

    • Bravo, Dimadok. You hit the head on the nail and walk away with the cigar.

      " Jews need to go home, to Israel" can only be, as you so well say, a Nazi message.

  • From Spinoza to Vilkomerson, Jewish voices for peace have long been banned-- by Jews
    • Mooser,

      Sure, we still love to do that in the 2000s US South --dunno if it continues in England, not being in the 1600s any longer. All this may be a bit puzzling to RoHa in his Australia, though.

    • RoHa,

      These Rabby types still officially practice magical thinking (but I don't know how many of them actually still practice magical arts.) Spelling is part of the magic, numerology (also tied to the alphabet) another, etc. That's what makes the insanity of spelling analogies meaningful to the writer.

    • Thank you, RoHa.

      Masterful dissection, as always.
      Allow me to submit a couple side remarks.
      You're ignoring the need for words that deny wiggle room to the ill-willed.
      A c-nation as you defined it is a private club. A private club should not be called a nation (nowhere in Α tο Ω), as the two concepts have little in common. Besides, being judokas or chess players is very much less arbitrary and objectively better defined than selecting a "Jewish" club membership that does not require any skills or particular activity.

      A p-nation, i.e. a state, is sometimes called a nation in the general consensus but that is extremely misleading, too. The most elaborate and multiethnic of political states are not called so even by those who call "nation" today's state units. No "Roman, Ottoman, Holy Roman, Austro-Hungarian... nation".

      We're left, in the way of unqualified nations, with the nationalists' nations. Which do not necessarily involve language unity in addition to territory, see the Swiss. Or the Finns, equally multilinguonational, who if I'm not mistaken you had selected as typical examples for n-nation.

      So with the "Jewish c-nation" we have a set where there is no common religion (most being irreligious), no common ancestry/Blut, no common territory/Boden, no common culture (at all, zilch) that wants to call itself nation. No matter how good your analysis, which is good, and no matter the alphabet labels, it still is a rape of language.

    • traintosiberia,

      Chaim weizman’s “wrong kind of jew” was pretty evident to himself – any Jew who did not subscribe to his view of migrating and taking residence in Palestine by force...

      ... on behalf of Herr Weizmann, who wouldn't himself be painted dead anywhere in Palestine.
      Too different from Vienna. Same for today's top Zionist BoD: too different from Scarsdale or Malibu.

    • Roha,

      I am a bit confused by the alphabet. Is a c-nation what we in the US call an S-corporation or is it like a C-corporation with sole proprietorship? Will a c-nation pay less tax than a p-nation?

    • Johnson,

      1. There is officially a war going on, a boom-boom war, not a "War of Ideas" as the old slogan went. That one side is a bunch of disarmed civilians does not change the fact, it makes it much worse.

      2. The visited "loved ones", as the idiom says, are not just innocent civilians; they are complicit in the crime against humanity of colonization and expulsion --at least. A majority have invaded against all law, after the Zionist entity militarily attacked and expelled the owners of the territory and they immigrated as knowing accessories to the crime of apartheid, too --at the very least, given that an overwhelming majority seem to be reserve soldiers.

      3. Even without those elements, in any war the citizens of your enemy are the enemy except in cases where it can be proved that they are fighting their government. Even Dr. Schweitzer was interned by the French as a German citizen --and he saw it as entirely natural.

      4. Considering boycott and assorted measures, a serious economic impact is out of the question --the US taxpayer is on tap. Considering the >90% rate of ideological commitment on the part of the Herrenvolk population according to all polls, the only thing with the boycott that is likely to harm the Zionists is to make the private citizen understand that he is a pariah in the eyes of civilized populations. The really effective parts of the boycott are the academic boycott, the sports boycott and, most importantly, the shunning of private citizens! Only when Zohn Q Zublic realizes that he is utterly rejected by the "Western World"he's so proud of protecting from the Big Bad Arabs will there be any effect of the boycott.

      5. My main objection to working with declaredly tribal organizations (in the case of JVP, even if it were not an enemy of committed anti-Zionists, even if it were itself clearly committed against Zionism, which it is not) is that their members have a multitude of affective involvements and entanglements in the enemy camp --their so-called loved ones. Again, we are in a very real war that has already claimed tens of thousands of lives. The movement to support Palestinian resistance cannot afford such a ball and chain.

      4. Any travel as a private tourist to the Zionist entity, which is not concerted or on behalf of Palestinians not working for the enemy, is a serious breach of any kind of the most elementary boycott.

      If you want to join the resistance and be taken seriously, the very least you can do is, as Hughes so well says it, to pay the price. This means cutting all ties with Zionists, at the very least the Zionist entity Master-Race citizens. Anything else cannot be but some Liberal-Zionist "BDS" in order to hang on to some part of the illegitimate loot in Palestine, like the "boycott" limited to the post-1967 occupation practiced by bona fide Zionists.

    • Johnson,

      Fraternizing with the enemy, bringing it your dollars and breaking the necessary isolation is the best way to conduct a struggle, then?

    • Hughes,

      If you think the excommunication was because of atheism, that's extremely improbable in any Jewish community. Such virulent reactions to atheism are usual in Christian and Muslim communities. Much more probable is a crime of universalism, i.e. revolt against tribal unity.

    • "Benedict" is not a renaming but a translation. Standard for any European writing in Latin in the 17th Century, as he did; it is in itself neutral, without any hint of rejection or adoption of anything, except good current Latin usage. Besides, he already had his original Portuguese name, Benedito.

    • Thank you, Hughes, for your wording that is always as much in good style as it is effective.
      I was reluctant to observe that boycott starts with personal travel.

      One thing, though: this is not a "toxic mixture of politics and religion"; in fact, religion does not even marginally enter into it. The poison in the cocktail is tribal identity politics.

    • Vilkommerson is wrong again:

      now, contrary to any democratic norm, there’s to be a political litmus test for entering the country.

      1. Democracies are not characterized by being open to all people independently of political beliefs or affiliation. As an example, the US is undemocratic not because it bars organized Communists from entering it. Similarly, the Zionist entity is undemocratic, and how, for a host of other reasons, but not because it has political criteria for letting anyone enter its non-existing borders.

      2. What this exclusion does to the Z. entity is something else: the Zionist entity loses its right to call itself "the Jewish state" the very moment it refuses to grace with its fake "citizenship" any person who responds to the published criteria defining "Jewish" according to the Zionist entity. If Chomsky or Finkelstein or Vilkommerson had held "Israel" citizenship (I believe Chomsky has done so) then barring them from entering its borders or "borders" disqualifies the Zionist entity from ever calling itself "Jewish state".

      If Vilkommerson held "Israel" citizenship the Zionist entity would be obliged, if it wants to call itself "Jewish state", to let her in (and then, being her owner, arrest her or do to her as it pleases.)

      3. Why would Vilkommerson insist on a right to be complicit in crimes against humanity and war crimes by, as I understand she wants to, entering pre-67 occupied Palestine with the purpose of visiting relatives etc. among the Master-Race occupiers? Such trips are still as illegal as residential immigration of unauthorized persons on a racial basis.

    • That's because "Utter, complete nonsense" is the sum total of all Zeducation all kids of Zionists had to grow with.

  • 'Curricularizing Israel'-- the Hebrew program in suburban Chicago schools
    • students to feel comfortable with their Zionism. What is wrong with that? While the rest of the school was singing Yasser Arafat’s praises we had a safe place to discuss Israel’s policies without fear of retribution.

      A safe place for being fully on the side of the world's major empire, its humongous armed and cultural power, and its sidekick the Zionist criminals. Against some schoolkids that may have looked at you with a sideways glance.

      What a poor, poor, victim! Make me cry, will you?

      Is your handle a conscious provocation to draw improper but funny comments, or just ignorant?

  • What Palestinians can learn from South African anti-apartheid struggle
    • Eerie, the number of things the Emet character gets right.

      ... we will never be able to agree on anything

      Zionists will never be able to agree on anything that counts with decent people who oppose invasion, theft and genocide. Of course.

      The Arabs are not going to support a Jewish state anywhere

      Some Arabs, like dictators, corrupt politicians, puppets etc. do. The large majority don't because no single decent human being, no matter hisher mother tongue, Arabic or Martian, can ever agree to an internationally dispersed religious community (mainly not the religious community but its racial heirs, in the Zionists' kinky racial definition of "Jewish") setting up an exclusive state on other people's land. The Palestinian people, robbed, tortured, and subject to a genocide by the Zionists, will not either. So, by and large that is correct, too.

      And please spare us your Zionist supremacist crap

      Now, now. You and your friends drown us in Zionist supremacist crap, and all of a sudden you don't want any of it? Are you a supporter of Palestinian resistance impersonating a Zionist, who gave the game away by mistake? In that case, let me assure you that there is no need for that, Zionists hand themselves with their own rope without prompting.

    • Excellent. One thing I have trouble swallowing, though:
      " It is also generally accepted that the first two of these pillars were the most significant and effective..."

      Who is that "it is"? What are the political leanings, biases, class identity of "it is"? How is "it" general? Let's have it.

      Some familiarity with the SA and wider decolonization movement history (especially for us old farts who were directly involved in this or that aspect) and half a minute of thinking will show that there could be no item #2 on that list without item #1, no item # 3 without item #2, and no item #4 without item #3. Noway.

    • Eastlake,

      Your first paragraph is exactly right.
      For the third paragraph, see Annie. Let's see how much you can be bought for.

      As for the "trap the South Africans fell into", that's called a compromise. The Whites weren't as stubbornly and uniformly suicidal as the Zionists, their ideological mix was much more benign, and the owners of the place had to limit the sacrifice.

  • When Zionism is the essence of life, a break has huge consequences
    • Sibiriak

      It’s not just about equal rights– it’s about cultural/linguistic/religious predominance as well

      You just underlined why a one-state fantasy was not acceptable to many colonized peoples. Possibly also to Palestinians.

  • Finally a 'New York Times' columnist says liberal Zionism is dead
    • I was underlining that anyone who can for a moment imagine the Zionists entering any compromise, against all the evidence, is living a fairy tale. I suppose you could call that a failure of imagination --if adequate imagination means believing in the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus combined.

    • Annie,

      the only remaining alternative available where he could live with dignity as an israeli jew. it’s his failure of imagination not to see those other alternatives as very real possibilities.

      I wonder if there is any new evidence to indicate that the Zionists could ever make any concessions --the only way for an "only remaining alternative" to keep "dignity as an israeli jew". In the total absence of any such sign in the last 70 years (only counting from the formal statehood proclamation), and the presence of a huge body of evidence to the contrary, it's not a "failure of his imagination": it is a natural conclusion of his estimate of possibilities. I'd say this shows a certain realism.

      That, of course, also precludes any "2-state solution" that is not a total travesty. Of course this Zionist does mean "2 states" fully within scare quotes, i.e. Apartheid + Bantustans, i.e. one-state Apartheid with a fig leaf. This "2ss" does not exclude the genocide either; it only soothes Zonciences.

  • Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as capital of 'Jewish people' is assault on my religion -- Queens rabbi
    • That's exactly the kind of surprise that everybody urgently needs, Rabbi. Even an educated guesstimate would be precious. Even if, as you say, some of these religious people who don't see themselves as part of some nation cult do support Zionism out of other, political, grounds, they would at least be rational actors instead of murderous crazies.
      One can always discuss things on the basis of various interests --if no nationalist insanity is making it impossible, as it does with the absurdity of so-called "secular Jews".

    • The rage of Zionist criminals against Neturei Karta is only natural: the latter are the only sane Jews, in addition to being all Jewish, unlike the godless majority of Zionists.

    • ..the good rabbi made a determination that being Jewish means following Judaism.
      It is too bad he could not tell it to the Nazis

      "Boris" didn't really have to remind us that his thinking is exactly the same as that of Rosenberg and Hitler --we knew it already.

    • Very appropriate, Gamal.

      One can only hope the state Rabbies won't have to salvage undigested food from the latrines for X years, too.

  • Let the two-state solution die a natural death
    • Stop living in this fanatsy world of liberal zionism

      Fat chance any Zionist can ever do that --liberal or not.

  • Quaker group honored by Yad Vashem for helping Jews during Holocaust is now banned from Israel
    • Ossinev,

      What these “protesters” should be railing against is the fact that... he is leading Zioland to the edge and over the cliff

      They better not do that! It's absurd to cheer for the Yahoo to be replaced by someone more effective. Over the cliff is where the place belongs.

    • Kay,

      So what? The slogan doesn’t say “Bibi Mileikovsky, go home to Warsaw!”
      It’s just a bunch of genocidal invaders protesting so-called corruption by genocidal invaders. The overwhelming majority's home is outside Palestine anyway.

      “a corrupt man, who seems to have led them astray” my foot. They are still for invading, stealing and occupying other people’s land –to the tune of over 90% if any of the very many polls are credible. And some surely are.

  • Israel issues BDS blacklist against 20 organizations-- 'badge of honor,' Munayyer says
    • The JackZz again:

      I never said I admired Kornrad Lorenz. I said that Lorenz was a noble prize winner. I never said I admired him or any Nazis.

      He's a prize winner, that much is sure, but his being noble is your personal opinion, as he was born a commoner, and certainly proof of spiritual admiration.

      I never said I admired him or any Nazis.

      You don't have to say it: the surest sign of admiration is imitation!
      Imitation not of of Konrad Lorenz, who was merely the usual cowardly perfessor. Your full-blown imitation of Dr Goebbels and Julius Schleicher would have been impressive, were it not for your difficulty in expressing yourself.

      My patience with eljay has been worn thin

      Now you sound like some royalty.

  • If you genuinely back the Palestinian cause, you must support the right of return
    • Mooser,

      Agsain, "Breaking etc." is not a US organization.
      Again, the most visible, explicitly tribal organization which, as described but ignored by your good self, " primarily anti-Semitism hunters hellbent on taking down anti-Zionists and keeping all support to Palestinian resistance within a select circle of tribals and “liberals”", is obviously JVP.
      There is a certain number of similar organizations --I am sure you know them much better than I do.
      And no, I'm not saying that their action is entirely negative. They are useful --up to a point. As is Be Tselem.

    • Mooser,

      "Breaking the Silence" is definitely not in the US, and it does a useful job. There are a number of US outfits that are clearly tribal --some on the very shingle. Part of these, too, are useful at times, as a side effect of essentially undermining Palestinian resistance and the support to it. Some like "Peace Now" (whatever they mean by peace) are even officially listed as Zionist organizations fercrissakes. The most active ones seem to be primarily anti-Semitism hunters hellbent on taking down anti-Zionists and keeping all support to Palestinian resistance within a select circle of tribals and "liberals".

      As you well know.

    • There are some Israeli movements and individuals who show support for the Palestinians, but hide the fact that they are Zionist.

      I'll bet you anything that there are many more of these in the US than in the Zionist entity and that they are the backbone of the Zionist strategy to break support to the Palestinian resistance.

  • Israel prevents Omar Barghouti from accompanying his mother to Jordan for critical surgery
    • Cazador,

      That's what I meant by "Boycott and sanctions may help gather some" force. But your description of the mechanism is faulty. Zionists have the means to use the US and Western Eurpopean nations to even fully support their shitty Zionist entity. Meaning, the boycott itself can inflict some economic damage but that will doubtless be staunched by the US taxpayer. Second, the Zionists are still a bunch of ideological, suicidal crazies, not logical actors (and that, to the tune of something like 90%.) Ditto for the Zionism Owners, themselves part of the Owners of the US.

      Where the boycott can some serious mileage is in driving home the idea that the Zionist do not belong to the "Western World", that they are shunned by all, that their cultural institutions and universities are not talked to. Not the boycotting of their exports.

      Finally, in the context, "force" means an action adequate to moving the object. Again, one hopes that this kind of pressure will be enough to make Zionists give up but their whole history says otherwise. Again, it looks as if very many, perhaps even a majority, may become suicidal. The opposition encountered by anticolonial movements so far was far less formidable and generally rational, and yet an enormous amount of violence was necessary to move it out. Even in South Africa, the sacrifice needed to just only reach a partial compromise with the White colonists was staggering.

    • Barghouti says it in the article:

      Some of you will ask, “what can we do to help? Shall we send letters to the authorities to pressure them?” As most of you will guess, my answer is: Nothing ​from the outside can pressure Israel’s regime of occupation and apartheid like BDS. The time of appeasement and groveling appeals to them to respect our rights must come to an end.

      Another one that won't work with the current admin is "Drop dead, criminals against humanity! You are putting the Nazis to shame." They know that already. Nope, no external pressure in the form of words will do anything to them Zionists, water off duck feathers. Especially if coming from non-Zionists and Goys.

      The only language they know is force, something we don't have. Yet. Boycott and sanctions may help gather some.

  • A foreign leader -- Netanyahu -- set Trump's agenda in Middle East, Michael Wolff book says
    • You better start demanding a referendum to ask if we want to get rid of the current military dictatorship and go back to some kind of democracy.

      I'm afraid the overwhelming response will be No.

  • Israeli prosecutors try to make Ahed Tamimi a terrorist
    • PS
      To all: one thing that must be publicized as much as humanly possible will be more effective than any BDS:

      The Zionist entity is a war zone. It is dangerous to go there or even think of going there. It does not help your lungs, liver or bone marrow, no matter your ideological stance. DO NOT GO THERE. WAR ZONE.

      Our US Zionists know that. They ain't moving. They continue to inflict their unbearable presence on the rest of the US population, while sending over there the slower minds as cannon fodder.

    • John 66 is hard of hearing, too.

      If you don't want war, you don't start it. You'll get it. That simple.

      If you are not a war criminal, a criminal against peace, an ideological madman or a plain m0r0n, you don't go to a war zone anyway. Especially not by committing the crime of illegal immigration and occupation of someone else's land without the the owners' permission.

      You want to walk into a blazing furnace while it's obvious it's a blazing furnace, be my guest. Don't complain.

      All the "gentlemen-soldier" aristocratic cricket rules for conduct in war have been abolished by the Zionist atrocities since 1947 and the Zionist atrocities against exclusively civilians, just as they had been abolished by the Nazi occupation of Europe. They wanted an empire, they got Dresden, no matter the rules. The rule is that what you start will bite you.

      We know exactly what side John 66 and his wailers stand on: that of the cowards who start war from a couple continents away and don't even have the courage to do what they preach and go get hit by some stray bomb in warring Palestine. That's why all second person plural personal pronouns, above, don't mean anyone is addressing them, it's just the usual American indeterminate person.

    • By the way, John 66, didn't these people know that Palestine is illegally occupied by Zionists who have started a war of aggression and as a result no one can be guaranteed safety there?
      It's all over all the news since November 1947.
      What business have any people from anywhere going to settle or even travel in Palestine without a Palestinian invitation?
      It is dangerous and that must be repeated ad nauseam, at every opportunity.

      In fact, it's been a basic principle of all human life since times immemorial: don't go to a war zone.

    • Stop screeching "terrorism", Johnny66. That is exactly what YOUR Zionist government is doing, murdering civilians. By the carloads. When you start a war, that is exactly what you start and you should expect war in return. So stop playing the victim; your sob stories are not sincere and everybody knows it.

    • Don't try to drown the topic.
      You are defending Nazi occupation law against international law.

    • Well, John66, we know you have a problem with every kind of resistance to illegal occupation by your bastard intruder state. And yes, violent resistance to armed occupation is exactly what is meant by "all means available".

      You may want to state at the start that you are, as the phrase goes, "a disinterested, impartial observer with no vested interest in either solution".

  • 'We have taken Jerusalem off the table' -- Trump bullies Palestinians
    • My view is that Abbas and co are permanently and irrevocably locked into the 2SS charade

      No. They are permanently and irrevocably locked into being the puppets of the Zionists who pay them (via the US taxpayer) and that will only stop when they are gotten out of the way.
      If the Zionist direction suddenly wants a 22-state solution or a green unicorn or a swift and accelerated genocide of all Palestinians, why, of course they will be "permenanently and irrevocably" for it.

      Let's please stop mentioning this heap of dung as if it had an autonomous existence or calling it "Palestinian".

  • Shmuley Boteach's unhinged attack on Lorde will only help the movement to boycott Israel
    • "Jews who are not anti-Zionists"
      Can't even say "Zionists" in 3 syllables, eh, you... Zionist!

  • Why Ahed Tamimi's slap is so thrilling to Palestinians
  • I'm proud to stand with Cindy Corrie in this fight
    • Exactly, Emory. For years now many people have been been waiting to see if a clear answer is forthcoming anytime from Mondoweiss about its position towards, and its relationship with, the "Non-Zionist" and the non-non-Zionist outfits, and the witch hunt against solid allies of the anti-Zionist resistance.

    • Exactly, Emory. For years now many people have been been waiting to see if a clear answer is forthcoming anytime from Mondoweiss about its position towards, and its relationship with, the "Non-Zionist" and the non-non-Zionist outfits, and the witch hunt against solid allies of the anti-Zionist resistance.

  • Jewish activist who counseled Lorde on BDS gets the full 'kapo' treatment in the Israeli press
    • Annie,

      If you think the Zionists don't already command all that, and more, in what's called the Western countries, you got another think coming.

      Heck, just look around you. The only differences would be that the Zionists would officially declare their ghettoes, sorry for using a generally disliked word, and that their colleagues who went to invade Palestine would come back home to live with them. Eminently logical.

      Berkeley, where the livin' is notoriously easy, is unfortunately a prime candidate.

    • Kroell,

      Thank you for this eminently logical proposal that fully addresses the official Zionist grievances AND respects international law. I'm sorry for not having thought of it.

      Yes, by all means this should be insistently proposed as the prime peace plan.

      On the other hand, logical proposals are definitely unpopular with the Mondoweiss following, to say nothing of the writing crew.

  • Why liberal Zionists have nothing to say about Ahed Tamimi's slap and arrest
    • "Jack Green"

      More power to the Egyptian attacks. The just result of the 1956 war of aggression, which in fact is nothing but the continuation of the November 1947 aggression by Zionist bandits and allies, would have been the total discomfiture and expulsion of the Zionists from Palestine, of course.

      These Egyptian efforts and courage are worth saluting, but it is extremely depressing to see such ridiculously low Zionist casualty figures --an expected result of the colonial and imperialist powers' direct participation in all Zionist acts of aggression.

    • "Jack Green" back for even more ludicrous discoveries:

      So the Six Day War was not a new war. It was just a continuation of the 1956 war.

      Big, fat, hairy deal. That's news to you? Same friggin war of aggression, with the same and aggravated charge --more than enough to hang all the participants on the Zionist side.

    • None of the RC bullsh|t from Johnny66 applies. Again. These are not the basic law but procedural niceties that are followed when there is a temporary military occupation in a war between countries with armies while there has been some armistice arrangement and things are being sorted out. Here there is only one state, the illegal and bastard state of "Israel"', waging war against an entirely civilian, stateless people by means of a standing occupation intended as an instrument for annexation.

    • "New" math? Strange. The Convention is from 1929 and the Nuremberg rules and the UN Charter from 1945. Older than your murderer state.

      Also, you can quote all the small print you want from the rules of diplomatic behavior of the Red Cross. It does not supersede either the GCs or the UNC, which are in plain language.

      Your language is exactly that of the Nazi occupiers that murdered Resistants, calling them "terrorists", and your arguments are the same legalese used by the Kommandantur prosecutors. Eliminating Nazi occupation personnel, uniformed or not, was the right thing to do anyway and that was resoundingly recognized during the war and in 1945. You Zionists never got the memo but it will soon begin to hurt. Your occupier status is exactly the same; outside the Green Line it is exactly the same as the Nazi occupation of Europe even for the colonial and imperialist powers that illegally gifted Palestine to the Zionists!

      Also, I expect you to carry on as usual, harping on your nonsense RC rules for another 267 posts, so play with yourself from now on.

      Also, "fair game" means officially non-protected person, a medieval technical concept. I'll let Dickerson explain in detail if he feels like it.

    • Nonsense, Jack. The invading murderers are always acting in self-defense where they have no right to be and no right to "defend" themselves anyway. Makes sense.

    • There is no " ad hominem attack" , Johnny, you are using the Nazi defense. Read your Nuremberg, Zionist.

      No G4 protection + all available means = free game.

    • So John 66 is playing the lawyer now, without knowing which book to quote.

      Try the Ancient Testament, that one gives all tights to occupiers. And quote small print and continue harping on it for another hundred days.

      One uncle of mine had the job, during the war, of eliminating Nazi officers and other occupation personnel, German and local. He was successful a number of times, then hanged.

      You would have been nice to see in a military lawyer uniform, defending the poor defenseless invaders to hang big bad resistants.

    • Only morons can be happy as invaders and criminals against humanity.

    • Who the fup are you, so-called Green, to boss people around: Just read the f(/&%+ Geneva conventions on protected persons. Then read the UN Charter and the resolutions reaffirming hta invaded, occupied peoples have the imprescriptible right to resist, I am quoting, "by all available means". You look it up, I'm not your servant.

      So add it up: protected person + right to resist by all means available = anything against invading soldiery goes (and other personnel, too.) Just as the resistance in WWII that was the basis of the Nuremberg Rules.

      By the way, who are you, you invader brat, to call that "murder"?

      And try to be less arrogant next time, Zionist.

    • The Cat surpasses even himself today:

      It would be a huge mistake to bring nationalistic hysteria out of the loon blogs into the open

      Meaning nationalist hysteria as in Zionist workaday killing and lynching or US ballpark hysteria?

      until we all fall in a war of all against all

      because we aren't in just that already? One thing is sure: you are the enemy.

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