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  • Obama was shocked -- shocked -- to find that settlements were eating the West Bank!
    • No doubt as internationally recognized Palestinian land has disappeared over the decades U.S. media outlets (all of them even Cspan) put up the original 48 map. Over and over again the outdated map.

      So given that this was the case in the New York (bloody) Times, CNN, NBC etc etc one could imagine that most people watching, reading, looking at these outlets would have their collective heads up where the sun does not shine...the intention of those who control those outlets.

      However truly difficult to imagine Obama had no idea even though HRClinton allegedly convinced him to bring on Israeli agent hit man Dennis Ross onto the team.

      You can order the shrinking Palestine post cards of this map at If American's Know. Place them wherever you go.

  • Isaac Herzog won't apologize for saying intermarriage is a 'plague'
    • Obviously another attempt to protect and sustain ethnocentricity in a not very subtle effort to repackage

  • Riveting Thai cave story was missing one element -- Israel to the rescue!
  • Laurie Anderson screams in Jerusalem, but has nothing to say about Gaza
  • The Knesset officially declares that Israeli democracy is for Jews only
  • Don't expect Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris to be critical of Israel
    • If they were truly wise on this issue they would take notes from Bernie He tip toed closer to the facts on the ground more than most. Do you think you have to be Jewish to get away with what Bernie said during the campaign? Did that provide him with cover.

      We know there has been a sea change in attitude about this issue between the older generation and millineal's over the last 10 or so years. We know more people older than 50 have also become more informed about the conflict based on facts over the last decade.

      Bernie did it why not Harris or Warren with the same tactic Bernie used...small donations...tip toe honestly around the issue.

  • Netanyahu used 'leadership of American Jewish community' to block Obama policy -- Ben Rhodes
    • Sure don't hear so called "liberal" MSNBC host Rachel Maddow addressing Israel's influence in our elections or foreign policy decisions night after night as she does in regard to Russia's influence. Oh right Israel is our best friend.

    • At Wikipedia "Rhodes wrote Obama's 2009 Cairo speech "A New Beginning".[11] Rhodes was the adviser who counseled Obama to withdraw support from Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, becoming a key adviser during the 2011 Arab Spring.[3"

      Sounds like the "we " ended up, you know, kind of watering down language" was a he (Ben Rhodes) who did the watering down of language about illegal settlements in Obama's Cairo Speech. "He" not "we"

    • Always thought Rhodes was running interception's for Israel in the Obama administration. Sure sounds like he was ultimately right in there with Israel's lawyer Dennis Ross.

      " and we ended up, you know, kind of watering down language in different parts and how we talk about Israeli settlements."

  • Israeli army says the killing of Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar was 'just an accident'
    • No one believes these endless excuses for killing innocent people that Israel has put forward for decades. They have a whole dept set up to spin these murders and massacres away.

      Massacre of Palestinians for decades. Attacks on UN sites, schools, homes, killing of journalist and others who stand with the Palestinians. Many UN reports, ICC reports etc

      U.S. media used to be their front line for hasbara. That is changing however the crimes against humanity persist without accountability even though there is more visibility.

      International community has been calling them out for years.

  • Fathi Harb burnt himself to death in Gaza. Will the world notice?
  • Tom Friedman has advice for Palestinians: Embrace Zionism
    • Friedman does not need to make a "living" He has to maintain his position to run defense for Israel no matter what they do and support the PNAC's vision for the middle east. "Creative destruction" and all.

    • Friedmann's opinion piece should be called

      "Learning To Love Apartheid...Or Else"

      Waiting for an addition to the books for "dummies" series.

      "Apartheid for Dummies" Mondo could put it together and either get buried or make some real money. Although it would be banned from the chain bookstores.

    • I know CG however still think it is important to call them out. Normalizing war hawks upsets my stomach,

    • "and a trip to The Hague seems unlikely" What is up with MSNBC and CNN having Bill "bloody" Kristol on to talk about foreign policy decisions and domestic issues having to do with morality etc. This is person who pushed the invasion of Iraq so hard based on lies and continues to push for a military confrontation with Iran. Talk about someone who should be on trial at the Hague for being complicit with war crimes. Why are MSNBC and CNN so willing to give proven lying war hawks a national platform. One would think Kristol's complicity in war crimes would be enough for these outlets to take him off of their alleged "experts" list. WTF.

      Lawrence O'Donnel (has Max Boot on regularly too)l, Andrea Mitchell regularly have him on. Joy Reid seems to have stopped doing so. Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes do not have the bloody war hawks on their programs. Giving up a bit of relief from these war thugs

    • Or be willing to be Israeli slaves, cleaning houses, building their illegal settlements, etc etc

    • Friedmann's stance on the Israel Palestine conflict has always been what Zogby stated in his interview with Phil Weiss. Zogby brought up how decades ago there was an absence of a "forthright and courageous stance" by Jews back in the 60's, 70's on this critical issue. Still to this day Friedmann cannot put the responsibility for the crisis where it belongs.

      Friedman has helped maintain the apartheid state of Israel through his obfuscations and his inability to call Israel's war crimes "war crimes." Friedmann has been acutely aware of the human rights crimes that Israel has been committing. Acutely aware.

      We read he is still blaming Palestinians for the theft of their lands, homes, lives.

    • There is no such thing as a "liberal Zionist"

      A complete contradiction in terms.

      One would think Noam Chomsky would havewritten a whole paper on this contradiction in terms.

      "Liberal can be traced back to the Latin word liber (meaning “free”), which is also the root of liberty ("the quality or state of being free") and libertine ("one leading a dissolute life"). However, we did not simply take the word liber and make it into liberal; our modern term for the inhabitants of the leftish side of the political spectrum comes more recently from the Latin liberalis, which means “of or constituting liberal arts, of freedom, of a freedman.”

      noun: oxymoron; plural noun: oxymorons

      a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g., faith unfaithful kept him falsely true ).

  • Haifa activists vow to continue protests following 'brutal' police crackdown
  • Gaza killings are rending the Jewish community
    • No mincing of words. "Israel’s abuse of the Palestinians would not be possible if mainstream Jewish organizations weren’t okay with it'

  • Falsely accusing Palestinians of anti-Semitism is malicious

      The Allied Powers were aware of the scale of the Jewish Holocaust two-and-a-half years earlier than is generally assumed, and had even prepared war crimes indictments against Adolf Hitler and his top Nazi commanders.

    • Roha..

      Americans are barely responding to the death and destruction our military caused in Iraq, Libya , US arms supplied to Syrian rebels. Silence is complicity.

      Germans cold and indifferent to the slaughter of Jews, Poles etc.

      Many Jews and others indifferent to the killing of Palestinians by Israel. Nightmare

    • Roha...the response took far too long. Millions slaughtered before the U.S. responded

      Hundreds of thousands killed in Iraq, Libya, Syria as a direct consequence of U.S. actions. How many Americans appear outraged?

    • The majority of Jewish Israeli's suffer from a "national psychosis" of delusion and denial in regard to Israel's war crimes. Most American's suffer from the same "national psychosis" when it comes to acknowledging the hundreds of thousands of people that our military has been fully or partially responsible for killing, injuring turning into refugees in Iraq, Libya, Syria.

      U.S. media surely helps the majority of Americans keep their heads up where the sun does not shine.

      As a teenager endlessly read about WWII. I would sob uncontrollably often calling out "why was it that people did not respond" to the millions of Jews, Poles etc etc were being murdered by the Hitler killing machine. During Vietnam many of us were outraged by the killing of innocent people our media reported about some of the atrocities. Now our media is basically silent about the result of U.S. military interventions.

      Yes both Israel and the U.S. are guilty of killing innocent people. Deeply disturbing..

    • Another professor who was slammed by those like Rabbi Jill Jacobs and Washington Post who are committed to shutting down the debate and response to Israel's war crimes Start at 44:00

    • Rabbi Jill Jacobs busy trying to shut down the coverage, debate about Israel's human rights crimes by using false accusations of anti semitism. Successful in that Washington Post would not print your well thought out response

      Jacobs examples were pathetic and clearly do not hold water. Another effort to distract from Israel's crimes against humanity.

      Hope people share this piece all over net.

  • 'NYT' columnist says killing Palestinian civilians is... good for Palestinians
    • Rosner;s thinking and words reflect that he has no sense of right and wrong, no ability to empathize , no conscience. A real agent for Israel.

      We know Israel has no boundaries. We also know the only way "forward" is the one state solution.

  • Video: Israeli police attack Gaza protest in Haifa
    • No shortage of bad news. The persistence of the Palestinians continues to be absolutely remarkable. Those Israeli cops cannot resist going after the flags as they pummel non violent protestors, They look like the evil thugs they are.

  • UN head says Gazans 'caged in a toxic slum from birth to death' as human rights council votes to investigate Israel
  • Donald Trump is a hero to Jewish Israelis
  • Peace begins with Israel ending the Nakba
    • Yes indeed

    • "With the collapse of the two-state solution, addressing the Nakba and events of 1948 should become the focus of a peace agenda. This is the original sin of the conflict in Israel/Palestine and it must be dealt with in an honest and just manner if we are ever to move forward."

      An honest, sane acknowledgment of the "original sin" (Nakba) makes so much sense if those involved really want peace and a just society. However if the majority of Jews in Israel and elsewhere see nothing wrong with the occupation, theft of lands and lives, persistent violence and humiliation perpetrated on Palestinians by Israel then there really is no hope. When the majority want all of Palestine and part of Syria. There is no hope for an honest reconciliation.

      Of all the people on the planet one would think Jews would understand the need for sincere and honest acknowledgement of horrific crimes committed against them. WWII death camps systematic genocide. How world wide acknowledgment of those war crimes, conviction of those who participated in those crimes, compensation for some personal losses never brings back those murdered, can never really right those monstrous crimes but the honest and brutal acknowledgement of those crimes opens up a part of one's soul to possible healing.

      I really respect Ilan Pappe's efforts to document the facts having to do with the Nakba (the ethnic cleansing of Palestine). I respect his continued effort to dig down to some of the core issues, to push the envelope in regard to the potential of the human spirit to acknowledge, heal and try to move forward .

      You don't need to be an expert, a historian a political analyst to know what is coming next for Israel if they do not acknowledge and try to right the crimes they have committed against the Palestinians. They will become even more isolated, solidify their apartheid status and be called out on it via boycotts, sanctions and divestment.

  • Gaza massacre ends American political oath: Israel support is bipartisan
    • Shameful

    • "humbled by their courage" So committed. Putting their lives on the line.

    • Check this out.

      I think Camera's Cspan watch is no more. Or they somehow have me blocked. Liked to check once in awhile to see if they were continuing to document my phone calls and many others. They had me labeled as "anti Israel" not "anti semitic" It really pisses them off when many people call with comments based on facts which has happened more and more over the last 20 years.

    • Phil hope you keep it coming.

      Those "stale suits" can still throw a deadly punch to life, limb and justice.

      The determination, fury and grit of those who are protesting, hurling rocks (ok it is not totally non violent) but who can blame those who throw rocks at Israeli soldiers wielding high powered weapons protecting land that they stole from you. What would you do?

      My favorite public take down of Norm Coleman.

      " You are trying to divert attention from the crimes that you supported"

    • "what's your ZIP" Always gets me too. Although periodically I can squeeze out more of a response just to satisfy my own needs to feel like it matters that I contact my Reps about issues.

      However so great that you called. Of course when you go stand in front of their offices, write a letter to local papers etc making Schumer's complicity etc even more obvious it can have a cumulative effect. Although nothing is going to shake Schumer's shameful resolve on this one. Still important to always make it endlessly public

      What do you think keeps him from getting that he is ultimately hurting his beloved Israel based on internationally recognized borders? What keeps him so willfully blind?

  • For we are God's special victims (an ode to the state of Israel)
    • I would add
      "For we are god's SELF APPOINTED victims"

      Talking with an imaginary god and then claiming that god chose you or your people to be the chosen ones is at its very core ludicrous and so arrogant its difficult to even try to comprehend at times.

  • Nikki Haley blames Iran, Hamas for deaths of Palestinian protesters, as UN officials call to investigate Israel
    • Haley "common thread the destabilizing conduct of Iran in the middle east" The whole world knows who has destabilized the middle east, The Bush administration.....Iraq.....The Obama administration (Clinton) Libya, Syria, Arms sales to Saudi Arabia..Yemen

      The whole world is watching and calling you a liar and hypocrite Haley.

      Clearly Nikki Haley is within a chamber at the UN. as an officila.however someone should let her know the Golan belongs to Syria

    • Maghlawatan.

      "At the Hague it will be" Absolutely. If Israeli war criminals could ever be drug into court for their crimes against humanity they would be standing in line behind Bush, Cheney, Obama, Clinton.

    • Maghlawatan. "At the Hague it will be" Absolutely. If Israeli war criminals could ever be drug into court for their crimes against humanity they would be standing in line behind Bush, Cheney, Obama, Clinton.

  • Live Blog: Protests continue as Palestinians begin holding funerals for 61 killed in Gaza
  • 'America crossed every red line': Palestinians in Jerusalem protest new US embassy

      Palestinians should be placed on that hill that the Israeli soldiers are slaughtering Palestinians from. Trump, Netanyahu, other Israeli officials, the arrogant prick Kushner, Ivanka the prickess put out in those open areas butt ass naked right where the Palestinians are being murdered.

      Trump and the other war criminals should be told to run for cover and the Palestinians on the hill can make their decisions whether to level the killing fields. That would be justice

  • Israel kills 58 Palestinian protesters during deadliest day in Gaza in four years
  • Live Blog: Massacre in Gaza as US and Israel celebrate embassy move to Jerusalem
  • Israel distorts timeline of events to play victim in the dangerous escalation with Iran and Syria
  • By wrecking Iran deal, Trump politicized Israel
    • Israel has undermined U.S. national security far more than Iran. Iran signed the Non Proliferation Treaty. Israel has not. Israel has hundreds of nuclear weapons, Iran does not. Israel will not open up to international inspections. Israel has not

      Iran signed the chemical weapons treaty Israel has not.

      nternational Atomic Energy Agency
      Item 22 of the provisional agenda


      On 5 June 2003, the Secretariat received a request from Arab States that are members of the Agency, as forwarded by the Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman, addressed to the President of the 47th regular session of the General Conference, for the inclusion of an item entitled “Israeli nuclear capabilities and threat” in the agenda of the 47th regular session of the General Conference.

      The letter from the Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman and the accompanying explanatory memorandum relating to the inclusion of this item, are attached hereto.

      Text of letter received on 5 June 2003 from the
      Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman

      On behalf of the Arab States that are members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Tunisia, the Republic of Algeria, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Sudan, the State of Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Sultanate of Oman (observer), the State of Kuwait, the Republic of Lebanon, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, the Kingdom of Morocco, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of Yemen and Palestine (observer), I have the honour to forward to you their request you to kindly include an item entitled "Israeli nuclear capabilities and threat" in the agenda of the forty-seventh session of the Agency's General Conference.

      The explanatory memorandum relating to the request for inclusion of the above-mentioned item is attached.

      It will be highly apprecia ted if all necessary steps are taken in this regard.

      Yours sincerely,

    • Kaisa of Finland. Appears Israel is moving their agenda forward via Kushners so called "middle east plan" Move embassy, shut down Iran deal. Saudi Arabia got their arms deal sided with Israel against Iran deal. Not looking promising.

    • Matthews not screwing around this time (yes stood up to neocons in the run up to invasion of Iraq but did not have those questioning validity of intelligence on his program before the invasion) He seems to be hitting harder this time. Sad to say this time. Chris has pounded them twice this week.

      Chris Matthews on Trump pulling out of Iran deal

  • Maybe Israel is interfering in our politics over the Iran Deal? Naaah!
    • He stepped out of the MSNBC comfort $$$ zone more than any other host on this issue.

      Melissa Harris Perry used to step out regularly on this critical issue...she was canned.

    • Chris Hayes had Lawrence Wilkerson on tonight (Tuesday) who politely pointed the finger for Trump pulling out of Iran deal right at Israel

  • Roseanne Barr says she will fight Jews supporting BDS by educating them about Torah
    • Barr is an arrogant blowhard who believes in myths (Torah, Bible written by Jewish guys with an agenda) and liars.

      Someone needs to teach Barr about the facts that she is not interested in.

  • The 'One Democratic State Campaign' program for a multicultural democratic state in Palestine/Israel
    • Finkelstein has always seemed to focus on international law , UN resolutions. So how can he say that a focus on "right of return" is a "complete disaster"

    • Totally agree DJ.

    • JH Wow....doing some amazing and serious thinking and work for human rights and social justice with your working group. Impressive. While what you have written seems almost impossible got to give it to you folks. Can a group like this present such a plan to the UN in the interest of exposing this work to a wider audience?

      JH " Jewish Israelis would certainly prefer a non-democratic Jewish state over a non-Jewish democratic state."

      How to tackle that monumental feat seems close to impossible.

      Seems more impossible than convincing Americans that they should care about the hundreds of thousands of people who have been killed, injured, millions displaced as a direct consequence of the Bush administrations invasion of Iraq, the Obama Clinton decision to push for military intervention in Libya and arming rebels in Syria fueling more death and destruction.

      Always wonder if Americans were really provided with accurate information, pictures of the death and destruction our leaders and military have caused in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Or supported with weapons sales in Yemen would the majority of Americans ever really care.

      If they had a media that actually helped them understood that U.S. violent actions in those parts have undermined U.S. National Security along with all of the death and destruction that U.S. foreign policy decisions have caused

      Wonder about the same in the I/P conflict. Have read that Israeli's down the road from the oppression and suffering that their leaders, government policies have and continue to cause for Palestinian really do not give a rats long as they have theirs.

      Is this absence of compassion and concern for those lives destroyed by their countries policies based on complete and utter selfishness or lack of understanding of the facts?

      Whatever it is both Israel and the U.S. seem to be morally and spiritually bankrupt. Not sure how that can be fixed

  • Netanyahu's cheap theatrics fall flat, but alas, he has an audience of one -- Trump
    • Phil and Mondo team. Andrea Mitchell has a segment today where she interviewed Condi "mushroom cloud" Rice. How you watch, listen, dissect and turn your sharp analysis of this interview.

      This is what I put up at the MSNBC fb page. "What is up with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell recycling war hawks. She just had Condi "mushroom cloud" Rice on to discuss current foreign policy issues. Rice said "our institutions are working" BS. If they were working she would have been put on trial for being complicit with war crimes. She is a cold, calculated killer along with Cheney, Bush, Wolfowitz etc. She played a huge role in pushing that bloody and unnecessary invasion of Iraq. She then said something about our founders "not playing games" However she did play games with people's lives both in Iraq and American soldiers. Andrea you have to find some more reputable guest rather than all of the Iraq war hawks...Condi, Bill "bloody" Kristol. Come on Andrea I would think you would have more integrity than promoting these deadly characters. Shameful"

    • Watched this one and several others at the four day event.. I think you can access "Dark Circle" via Vimeo

      As I mentioned I was involved around 73,74 with some American Friends Committee folks. Went up into mountains for some years and not as involved although did get involved in Crested Butte with the Red Lady mining issue. Then moved back east. Anyway lots of very dedicated activist kept the peddle to the metal, along with the FBI. Yes the F.B.I raided the facility in 87. Was so exciting to talk with retired FBI agent Jon LInsky who led the raid. He has written a book I will find the name of it for you. He and other experts have opened up an archive about the Flats on the campus of Univ of Colorado/Boulder. Will get the name of book and list of films that were shown at the events.

      One very strong example of committed activist and honest and dedicated intelligence agencies.

    • This past Saturday there was a reunion of the Rocky Flats Truth Force here in Boulder. Was an incredible gathering of young and old activist who had been involved with the collecting of data about the now defunct nuclear trigger facility. Many of the activist first involved in the 70's many until this day. They are now trying to turn the land that Rocky Flats contaminated into a reserve where people could hike and bike. The FBI agent Linsky who led the raid that finally closed the plant down...was there too. Incredible speakers, films etc.

      Anyway we had an opportunity to Skype with Dr. Daniel Ellsberg. He had been involved with shutting down the "Tracks" in 78. We were able to ask Dr. Ellsberg questions via the host. My question was the first to be asked. It was lengthy and had to do with the main stream media's and the U.S. government's willingness to go along with Israel's charade hiding their nuclear weapons in the shadows, not signing the NPT. Here is where you can access the Skype conversation with Dr. Ellsberg. Not opening up to international inspections etc. How absurd it is that Israel calls Iran out on nuclear weapons programs. I used the most recent example of WBUR's radio program focused on where nuclear weapons are at now. How WBUR's host Lisa Mulllins and the guest Seifriend Helker had not mentioned Israel as having a stockpile of nuclear weapons while they mentioned China, U.K., U.S., Russia, France, Pakistan, India...but not Israel.

      I called into Washington Journal bringing up how Israel had slipped through the hoops again by not being identified as having nuclear weapons and asking the host to have Lisa Mullins and Hecker on Cspan to ask them why they omit Israel from the "they have nuclear weapons" list Washington Journal 9:38 is my phone call est. Open Phones part 2

      Look I so respect Dr. Ellsberg's amazing commitment to helping stop the horrific Vietnam war. His commitment to informing the American public about the serious dangers of nuclear weapons production and programs around the world. However when I provided him with a perfect opportunity to say that Israel should be playing by the same rules that other nations who have nuclear weapons play by he missed the boat. He had the perfect opportunity to address how Israel is trying to destroy the Iran deal and how dangerous that is. Instead I felt he coddled Israel's nuclear weapons program as far too many do.

    • SNL never steps out of line with anything having to do with Israel. No matter what Israel does. Silence on SNL. No problem ripping up other world leaders

    • Not a peep out of Maddow, Hayes, O'Donnell, Matthews about just how insanely absurd it is to have Bb lecturing Iran, the world about WMD's. Israel who has nuclear weapons and continues to refuse to sign the NPT

  • Flaming kites mark fifth Friday of Gaza protests
    • At first while I was reading I was thinking well this is not a non violent peaceful response to the violence perpetrated on Palestinians for decades. However I can understand the response. Most people on the planet would want to strike back against the individuals, soldiers, government who stole your lands destroyed your olive trees etc, occupied your land, stole your home, humiliated or killed your family members, make it extremely difficult for you to get to your present residence. Yes I would be raging. Fighting theft and occupation with fire, protest etc
      Meanwhile kite flyer Mosbah Abu al-Atta believes that the damage caused by these kites is a big zero compared to what the Israeli troops’ bulldozers have done to Palestinian farmers’ land adjacent to the border.

      “Now it is their turn to taste the bitterness when daily incursion on our wheat and pea fields,” Mosbah told Mondoweiss. Farmers in Rafah are being shot at as soon as they plow their lands, he said; and Gaza civilians do not have bulldozers or guns to avenge these attacks."

      Although one can justify these tactics non violent protesting has the possibility of moving the ball forward more constructively. I know easy for me to say. my home, my life, my family, my land has not been stolen and destroyed by an apartheid system.

  • Adi Shosberger called Israeli soldiers ‘terrorists’ -- and Israel has turned on her

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