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  • Israel repurposes Nakba myths to justify massacre in Gaza
    • for the past 20 years that I've been paying attention to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Israel, it has been clearly obvious that Israel intends to ship them out, take their land, imprison as many as possible in Gaza and kill them.

      meanwhile, it is clearly obvious that the US government intends to let them. with all the other blood on our hands, why expect otherwise? Americans are fascists at heart.

      we knew this was going to happen and that it's just the beginning.

  • 'Curricularizing Israel'-- the Hebrew program in suburban Chicago schools
    • good article, thanks.

      Where I live, every time a high school social studies teacher shows something like "People and the Land", they get reprimanded and told never to do that again. Everyone knows why and is annoyed by it. You would think that if zionists felt the need for their own space on public campuses, there would at least be some uncensored truth allowed to justify their "fears". I'll bet there isn't any at Evanston Township.

      I do love Jewish music and food, and see nothing wrong with that on campus, but "Israeli" food is at the very least multi-cultural and should be accompanied by Palestinian culture at the same time. If Israelis want to take credit for Judaism's historic influences, they should include Christianity and Islam, creationism, patriarchal monotheism, homophobia, etc., and they should be forced to admit to their audience that the modern "Jewish" state of Israel requires intolerance of their sectarian offshoots. That is zionism.

      Also, zionists may claim to feel safe in their bubble of fairy tales, but if they convince the US to expand its wars to Iran and Russia, none of us will be safe.

  • Stop talking about Ahed Tamimi's hair
    • Tamimi dresses perfectly normal compared to any public high school teenager where I live... is Willemoes a perv, or do kids in Denmark dress like nuns?
      Good thing he doesn't teach kids...

  • Haaretz smears the Tamimi family to counter worldwide solidarity with 16-year-old Ahed
    • MHughes976: "he had been throwing stones at passing traffic"

      So, he was threatening harm to his neighbors in Palestine, in Nabi Saleh? You'd think Israeli soldiers would support that kind of thing, considering the projectiles they shoot at the population...

  • How Ahed Tamimi was slapped first, and why no one is talking about it
    • also keep in mind that these soldiers are NOT just random Israeli civilians. They could even be the same soldiers who shot a Palestinian that day or another day, etc, but in any case, they directly represent those actions AND the entire occupation. They deserve more than a slap showing up at the home of the family of a child they maimed that day.

  • 'We should exact a price' from Ahed Tamimi 'in the dark,' Israeli journalist says
    • Great article. Caspit reminds me of a US Democrat - threatening whistleblowers, other countries, Palestine of course, yet always being referred to as the "left". Left of what?

      Any decent centrist would at least ask why a military should even be setting foot in someone else's land to tear down their protest every week in the first place. Did they conduct any night raids against Israelis after last week's Teva strike in their own territory? (or even show up?) Those protesters burned tires and shut down roads, but they allowed transit to remain fully open for soldiers... (according to Reuters)
      "Left" is definitely the wrong word.

  • Trump nominee Kenneth Marcus has a career of trying to criminalize campus free speech
    • Jerry Hirsch,
      The US/Israel blockade of Gaza causes death every day and we are responsible for it. We deny movement every day. If students can make their point, then good for them!
      I think your point is completely ridiculous, but if it were genuine, I would say that we have to fight apartheid and ethnic cleansing, and sometimes it requires a little uncomfortable free speech. get over it.

  • How corporate media tacitly justify the murder of Palestinian children
    • If Palestinians were intentionally using "human shields" (however that could possibly work against bombs from the air into a crowded prison), it would require Israel to actually REFRAIN from dropping bombs into crowded prisons in order NOT to kill the children there. I don't think Palestinians have any such misunderstanding of Israel.

      Israel merely wants to kill 'em all and wipe its conscience by telling the media that those nasty Palestinians MADE them kill babies on purpose...
      In general, Israel wants its ethnic cleansing and pity too, but it never works out that way in the end.

  • Netanyahu uses Iranian earthquake to praise Israeli 'humanity' and denounce Iranian 'hatred'
    • Israel says it doesn't hate Iranians but wants to blockade them with sanctions and bomb them like all the other people it "doesn't hate".

  • Jews argue whether Zionism is racism -- in the Forward!
  • AUB Limited
    • scary Jews under the bed? "uglier" Palestinians in the mirror? somebody sounds a little racist!

      wish the "bete noir" were imaginary, but the reality is our nation is staring at Donald Trump in the mirror, and though some just don't like the reflection (and the Jackdaws take pride in it), most of us are struck with shame because we know that our country needs to change its ways.

    • wdr, in case your comment is sincere, you should re-read the article. Salaita was ousted from AUB and writes a very good essay on the bigger problem: a socio-economic power structure that depends upon consumption of the lives of other humans.

      I look forward to the next chapter! and I have no doubt that there is a position for Steven Salaita, hopefully in the US, because his talent and expertise in his field is too much to waste! The department that hired him in Illinois knows that - every single one of them. Students are missing out.

  • UNC SJP responds to ongoing debate over cancellation of Rania Khalek event
    • oh, btw, lproyect,
      I've been to conferences at UC Santa Barbara, and Adam Sabra is kinda zero. I know he's only an ancient history prof, but Rania Khalek is superior in journalistic skills and reports directly from the source. No comparison.

    • Iproyect:

      "No, it was because some high-profile Arab leftists posted comments on their facebook..."

      Yeah, and some high -profile Arab "leftists" that own a lot of oil and weapons contracts are why all we get here in the US to vote for are Republocrats that agree with you and your stupid crap.

      Rania Khalek is the most brilliant journalist that is goes to the places that she reports on, whether that is the Mexican wall or the Israeli Apartheid wall, or inside Syria.

      You should read her journalism. Or not.

      As I said before, EVERYONE should listen to Unauthorized Disclosure Podcast. It is the BEST podcast!!!!!

    • hmmm... from UNC SJP's previous statement on this topic:

      "SJP supports liberation movements for all oppressed people and recognizes their right to self-determination"

      and as they point out in this article, they have "limited opportunities to foreground issues related directly to the Palestinian struggle..."

      Leaving aside the fact that all oppressed peoples getting rights to self-determination through 'liberation movements' sounds like a wet dream for the weapons industry (and includes ISIS which really isn't entirely our biz), these statements suggest that 'SJP' is really just 'SJ', and also you have to read the manual to know exactly what 'J' means. Can they invite speakers who sympathize with the Bundy Brothers and condemn the cops for ambushing them and murdering one? I know they probably think there is one Right Way on every issue, but some liberals oppose abortion for gender determination. Some don't. Whatever SJP is, at least BDS limits its objectives to really basic human rights - not necessarily 'self-determination' of a separate group and more likely inclusive of the oppressor as well as the oppressed...

      The late-notice canceling of Khalek could have been addressed simply by letting the other sponsors go ahead with the event and dropping SJP from the sponsorship. Not doing that speaks volumes about the real motives.

    • I don't understand the explanation from UNC SJP as to WHY they canceled Khalek. Because some other SJP's told them to? They got scared of something? and that something boils down to merely unrelated opinions about which country the imperialist pig USA gets to knock the head off and destroy?

      Now what is UNC SJP going to do? Not only did they allow some "friends" to wreck the potential for some UNC students to catch the fire that Khalek ignites in you when you hear her speak on Palestine (and so much else), but they have also said they are happy about it and will do stupid things again.

      btw, everyone should listen to Khalek's podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure", it's SUPERB.

  • Why a Texas rabbi keeps losing a debate over Israel with a white nationalist leader
    • "When a rabbi makes a statement that has nothing whatsoever to do with Israel, you’ll make it about Israel anyway.... Israel is one of the most diverse societies on the planet, from every possible point of view. It’s home to...." etc

      hypocritical to complain about the linkage and then defend zionism. "but it's a *nice* ethnic cleansing!" If the rabbi had an argument against racism, he would have criticized Israel and white supremacy and there would have been an actual debate against Spencer.

  • BDS and Normalization: A Palestinian perspective
    • Nt,
      read the article. BDS is here. The debate was over years ago. Whoever Gershon Baskin is, he missed the boat, and so have you. You guys can dialogue all you want. The world is done supporting your ethnic cleansing and apartheid state. You and Baskin say that you still want that. The rest of the world is done supporting it and funding it. Done.
      The only way you can join BDS is if you oppose normalization. Maybe someday you will! Then we will work together.

    • naftush; you need to do more than a "cursory reading" of the article. do you need the link? or a translation?

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  • Money talks as Trump does u-turn on Israel
    • something about seeing Trump in the "no-daylight" ... um... "position" with Netanyahu seems more poetic than seeing more news photos of another Clinton kissing his ... um... parts.

      I was so disappointed when Trump wanted to visit Israel but Netanyahu said "not yet".

  • The view from Gaza: 'The Turkish government has sold us out and wants us to be grateful'
    • neggy: caging a population that you hate, watching them struggle to survive, bombing them and watching them die is beyond medieval. it is basically the same cruelty as shooting up people in a nightclub and holding them hostage as they bleed to death. or dropping onto the Mavi Marmara and doing the same.

      it's barbaric and really sick, but you know that.

  • Israel commandeers UN for anti-BDS pep rally
    • they can knock themselves out over BDS, but it won't be the last or only tactic to protest the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. The only thing that will stop the movement is the end of the apartheid and ethnic cleansing... kind of like a few others throughout history.

      would love to see someone stand up on that stage and propose that solution to stop BDS.

      and I cannot wait until the tide finishes turning in the US where it is becoming clearer to us all that we see ourselves in the mirror every time we look at Israeli soldiers manning checkpoints, dropping bombs, occupying land, killing people for nothing and then lying about it, labeling dissidents 'terrorist', demonizing Muslims, etc. Sending US cops to train with the IDF only helps to cement the symbol of a Palestinian flag as a recognizable statement in a Black Lives Matter crowd. I do feel sorry for zionists who think they are desperately fighting for their 'existence', but publicly going after BDS on the UN stage is just calling Mandela a 'terrorist', and jailing Mandela didn't stop the boycott. We know what did.

  • Obama gets Wasserman Schultz-- and salutes her 'homeland' with a Netanyahu valentine
    • I may be ahead of my time, but isn't Wasserman-Schulz the same as Kim Davis?
      Do we have to humor all these religious nuts all the time? Give me a break. No "christian" ever went to jail for refusing to inject lethal poisons into some poor death-row victim, and no blond Jewish Israeli person ever stood up in the White House or Congress to say let's stop bombing the shit out of all those people who actually owned the land first... "homeland" my ass. Floridians who are black and Jewish can't even visit their relatives' weddings. it's the SAME as the christian crap. same stupid bible even.

      how many of you Mondoweiss editors are going to vote for one of these crap heads? how many of you did last time? do you realize that religion is fiction?

      when do we get to just say it... I'm sick of it.

  • Angela Merkel makes a 14-year old Palestinian girl cry by telling her she is not welcome in Germany
    • thanks, Keith.
      every single news outlet misuses the term "bailout" in the Greek story.
      it makes me sick. all of them.

    • Merkel means well? even Sarah Palin never said politics were that "hard sometimes"! fundraising, weapons sales, avoiding the "ordinary people"...

      this was no gaffe. Merkel said exactly what she meant to say: sorry, Palestinians, you're out of luck because Germany doesn't want you. and by the way, Germans don't really care enough about you to stop helping to create more refugees out of you each and every day. go back to your neglected refugee camps and act like oppressed people are supposed to! so what if we are all complicit in another genocide? we have our own ethnicity to protect.

      no, I don't think she means well at all, and I do not feel like stroking her and comforting her unless it is out of pure sarcasm.

  • Latest Netanyahu cartoon says west is allowing ISIS to build 'atomic bombs' aimed at US and Christianity
    • while I really would like to see christianity obliterated from modernity, ISIS or whatever it's called is an enemy of Syria/Iran/etc and gets its weapons from the west, so why would Israel have sided against Syria in the latest mess? only because Israel supports the Al Nusra/Al Qaeda/IS/whatever.

      if nukes were a problem, we would simply stop mining uranium and producing plutonium, but it's so easy to do now that even Israelis can do it without any help, though they claim to be busy saving the planet with cows and water and such.... anyway, I'm all for stopping nukes. can we convince anyone else? Netanyahu?

  • StandWithUs invests nearly half a million dollars in ongoing anti-BDS lawsuit against Olympia Food Co-Op
    • this judge is clearly an "activist judge" and a zionist. the decision is full of bizarre claims that anti-SLAPP laws are unconstitutional, while at the same time saying flat out that the co-op did violate its procedures by not consulting its staff.
      if it were true that the entire problem were that the co-op failed to ask the staff, it would have been decided long ago.
      this decision goes to great creative lengths to distinguish between the legitimacy of a summary judgment where (it claims) all facts are known (jury trial only, it says) and an anti-SLAPP judgment where it is merely guessed that the plaintiff will not prevail. both cases are the job of a judge, and anti-SLAPP laws exist to protect free speech from false litigation. the judgment does not say that the litigation isn't about free speech - in fact, the entire point is that it is, or else anti-SLAPP laws would not be relevant.
      the examples given are cynical at best - one involving ancient crap where the NLRB couldn't prevail against an employer (even though they won on all arguments) because they could not prove that the employer didn't have some legitimate complaint... which is the REASON for anti-SLAPP laws.
      so this judge is getting kudos from the zionist camp, but has put forth a really biased and bullshit argument against anti-SLAPP laws. what a thing to hang your hat on.
      so, Washington will either just throw the bums out and hopefully let the co-op recoup its costs based upon normal summary judgment, or it will battle to revise its anti-SLAPP laws only slightly to conform to California's. they can't decide that anti-SLAPP laws are unconstitutional. they're not.

  • Israeli army can't stop patting itself on the back for helping Nepal victims
    • the 'jon s' response to the article is a perfect example of the point of the article.
      all the news says is that poor little Israel has to level buildings on top of thousands of civilians because it is so wonderful to do so, and that's all you get on NPR, and hey, even NYT writers send their kids to get in on that action. what heroes!
      but the cameras won't show that horror, in fact, they'll be crushed, too. in contrast, Israel shoves its face in front of the lens even before it got together a trip to Nepal - I read the first one about their plans to go to Nepal!
      and now we hear that they have planted permanent hospitals there? amazing.

      the face of Israel in the media is 'jon s'. reality is entirely different.

  • In defense of Cornel West's prophetic voice
    • p.s. just looked at Steven Salaita's Israel's Dead Soul
      and wow, U of Illinois really f-ed up by rejecting Steven Salaita. He rocks.

      not much more can be said about that, but Cornel West is coming out of his zionism, while M Dyson is not, and neither is Amy Goodman.

    • the Dyson piece is just the media propagating Democrat narrative which is almost as bad as AIPAC tactics.
      all it says is that Cornell West should love Obama, stay "aloft" by producing "new" academic works instead of the same "old" issues of racism and war, and it literally says that West's passion for the issues is marring his political relationships....

      West has no intention of being a "house negro" or a "bootlicker", and Dyson is more concerned with style than substance to the point where he doesn't get it. Dyson actually argues in favor of "bootlicking" while mocking the use of the term. I hope someone asks him someday how Hillary's tasted.

  • The farewell party of the mezuzah-kissers
    • Atlantaiconoclast:
      I think you are right. The whole hoopla over elections is a circus, just like the US where we will have Hillary vs The Same Old.
      Lots of people will pay lots of attention to it and stay up all night to see which way it goes, but nothing will change. Both countries will end up with administrations that belong in prison.
      At least in the US, the people aren't clamoring for an ethnic cleansing. BDS is what matters right now.

  • Sheldon Adelson is not the problem
    • "Fact is, Adelson is an American success story. He came from humble background and he built, and re-built his empire from the ground up. He has swagger, but he also has a twinkle. He has a strong and accomplished woman for his second wife. You’ve got to admire that."

      Why is this article on Mondoweiss? It's complete re-hash propaganda. Nobody gives a crap whether they'd love or hate Adelson if they were stuck hanging out with him on weekends, not even the cheaply bought politicians who do it. The sentiment in the quote above is taught every day to US students lest they wonder why they need two jobs to make twice minimum wage instead of one. There is nothing "admirable" about wanting and pursuing obscene amounts of money, only superficial, and this old line gets re-used any time you can't find an actual admirable quality about someone you are writing a tribute to.

      The crap about southern Democrats is irrelevant - Americans have NEVER been leftists... which is also irrelevant because defending Israel's ethnic cleansing with our own money and lives is no right/left issue. Americans aren't into it.

      As for the rest of the worn-out messaging, even Michael Oren doesn't believe his own words that the Special Relationship dates back to Plymouth Rock because the US is the original "Zion". Nobody learns that in US history class, believe me! It's pure zionist propaganda.

      Yes, politicians are bought in this country, filtered, removed, controlled - by money. The money owns the parties which are nothing but a circus. It is called "corruption" and should be illegal, not protected "speech". Hardly a secret these days...

  • UC Berkeley Israel group wants to ban imaginary word rhyming with intifada as 'triggering, terrifying'
    • bryan -
      good point! oh, and I hate to bring it up, but creationism was invented by Jews, right?
      so much to be terrified of...

      and of course, Phan Nguyen does it again - thorough and well-written journalism.

      now we know that "dialogue" means don't say "intifada", until the word is fully owned by the colonizer, like hummus.

  • The Emperor's Nuke Clothes
  • White House says Netanyahu offers no alternative but military action (and Liz Warren won't say if she's attending speech)
    • Who cares whether Warren goes to Netanyahu's speech or not? She has already done her pilgrimage to Israel complete with statement of full support for the most recent slaughter of Gaza. She "dissented" on one or two of the ubiquitous pro-Israel resolutions and ass-licking bills in congress which gives her an A- by AIPAC instead of the usual A+.

      Is that all you guys want out of your politicians??

  • Hillel accuses BDS activists of ‘colonizing’ student groups
    • Israel and its minion, Hillel, will have to host trips to Israel for hundreds of millions of Americans to make a dent on their collective opinion. Hahahahahah!
      In the meantime, the average American is sick of it and has had some eye-opening glimpses into the truth through sending its young to Iraq and Afghanistan and seeing what Israel does to Gaza and the West Bank.

      Zionists can tell themselves they have the minds of Americans, but they know as well as anyone what they have to do every minute of every day to purchase/threaten/entice politicians and media into supporting ethnic cleansing. I don't even think more than half of American Jews do.

  • Netanyahu claims to know 'details' of Iran deal -- and State Dep't mocks him
    • "Today, we are proud to be on the right side of history as the U.S. and Iran are on the brink of a diplomatic agreement that can prevent war and benefit Americans and Iranians alike."

      It's not "history" yet. Obama still has you fooled.

  • Mike Huckabee's 'welcome to Israel' bash was in a settlement
    • "...directly behind them to the last man"
      I doubt his buddy Chuckabee Norris will be the first man punching Iranians onto their butt.
      What this statement really means is that Congress will be f-ing US citizens to the end, from behind, as usual.

  • Closed-door debate on divestment by U of Toledo student gov't to include officials from Jewish Federation
    • Does the student body organization have by-laws? How do they justify giving the power to make meeting rules to one person for one meeting?
      Opening the hearing of the statements of the two groups onto the internet appears to be a way of avoiding an entirely illegal meeting, but those things usually come with standards that have to be adhered to, having to do with being able to see & hear things and access to equipment. Does the school do this for other meetings?
      Also, the fact that the meeting is expected to continue afterward with the public present and conduct business means that this meeting is supposed to adhere to all its governing rules and by-laws. The result of not doing that is usually that any business conducted will be subject to legal intervention and potentially voided.
      The intent of open meeting rules is being violated if the voting body is being set up to consider specially-appointed speakers ONLY while the rules allow for public input from the widest possible community. Do they?
      Also, closing the statements prevents "debate" which means the statement may be false information which cannot be challenged. How does the student president have the power to allow that? The new rules don't specify whether the two groups are allowed to hear what the other is saying, just that they will not be in the same room. As long as others are allowed to hear what they are saying real-time, one group DOES get the ability to challenge the other. Why not just have them write their statements and submit them to the meeting instead?
      At the very least, if I were a student, I would object to being held out of the room "for my own safety" on the grounds that it should be my decision, similar to the right of the subject of an executive session to open the meeting. I think the "security" excuse is blatantly false.

      I hope that someone reveals communications behind the decision to invent this new structure. It would be very helpful.

  • 'American Sniper' is an antiwar movie
    • Kalithea,
      Your comment (either version!) is a superb piece. Your point brings the bigger picture into focus so nicely. Terrific.

      on a separate note, I appreciate that Phil is mature enough to be disagreed with once in a while with grace.

  • The left needs to stop hounding Elizabeth Warren on Palestine, says Warren supporter
    • "they should drop the strident tone and stop taking potshots..."

      um... the "snarky" post said "supporters can't talk about Palestine", and the response is, if you care about Palestine, don't talk about it ! Phil could write the same post again and just add the update with the new quote. it's not snarky.

      no wonder nobody votes in this country.
      Warren supporters should remember that Clinton couldn't beat a Black man in the primary because he was seen as closer to popular opinion on issues. more "potshots", please!

  • The New England Patriots and Israel
    • if the Kraft family wants war with Iran, then the IDF can send their kids. Such big talk.
      The US is not going. We wish we didn't invade Iraq also. Have fun, Israel.

      Dave Zirin's explanation of why the Seahawks threw away the game at the end with the stupid play in the end zone is also entirely political. The sport is not so much of a sport anymore.

  • Netanyahu 'babysitter' ad warns that Labor will give away Israel's house and carpet
    • So, Netanyahu goes on record AGAIN with a PROMISE that there will be NO two-state "solution".
      When does that become a problem for Israel and its unjustified approval from the international community?
      I'd also like to see the albatross hung around the neck of US congress. "There is no daylight" means "There will be no Palestinian state".

  • Lawrence Summers says BDS movement is 'persecuting' Israel
  • Mandela ad is pulled in L.A. following graffiti vandalism
    • DaBakr: exactly.
      I'm guessing some guy who owns a truck doesn't want the trouble. so.... find someone else!!!
      Resistance is not without a few events involving some stupid vandalism or "you'll lose your job or your job's rented space" crap from the zionists.
      It turns out that if you ignore them and just keep doing it, they wilt.

    • Kay24: "Where are the advocates for free speech now?"

      Apparently they are cowed by graffiti. Can the sponsors of this ad find a client with some balls? unafraid to drive? I bet they can.

  • Israeli settlers attack US consulate convoy in the West Bank (Updated)
  • 'You are part of the problem, not the solution': Open letter to the editors of The New York Times
    • Sam Bahour is a saint and a real writer. His stuff is so good!
      the NYT is a piece of shit. I can't even come up with any examples of pieces in the NYT that might come close to Bahour's writing... like the one about "Uno".
      Anyone with children would understand that one.
      Unless you work at the NYT!!

  • Campus movement against Israel is largest since anti-Vietnam war movement, Cary Nelson says
    • wow, I have to say that I did NOT know that zionists considered the loss of Vietnam by the US to be an existential threat to Israel!
      As a non-Jewish American, it bugs me to see people like Nelson trying to control my country while referring to themselves as part of Israel.
      We are sending our young men to die in wars that Israel wants, and we will burn their flag at our anti-war protests. If Nelson wants to add Vietnam to the crime list, I'm okay with it... glad that one is over, now it's time to stop the rest.

      His comment about teaching "views" is ridiculous. He's saying that universities should be obfuscating the truth by teaching alternate "views" - not in addition to the truth, but instead of it!

      oh, and, it's not called "hatred" as he says, it's called "anger". Justified anger.

    • hophmi: "...Saudi sheikhs and Hamas terrorists..."
      That's all you got?
      One of the facts that you should deal with is that Hamas is not "terrorist". Another is that if there is a Saudi doing something positive for human rights, then kudos to him. If the US hadn't also propped up the worst of the worst in Egypt, we'd be seeing Gaza better off since 2011.

      But Israel and the US are on the wrong side of human rights. Fact.

  • 'New York Times' normalizes the blockade of Gaza
    • The NYT (and all the others) deserve a huge propaganda award for being able to do a focus story on this without even mentioning the context of the siege. The snipers, fences, blown-up tunnels, lost fishing boats, Mavi Marmaras, and why these children aren't free to visit the West Bank in the first place... or why their parents had to die instead of escape during the slaughter... all these years, every minute of every day Israel blockades people and goods, and one time that Gaza stops someone at the border, it's "news"!

      This article should be saved for teaching journalism classes. Do they get more classic?

  • Dissecting 'The Jewish Voices on Campus': a predictable but necessary endeavor
    • wow, awesome work. It should be easy to film anti-muslim violence and actually make a real case for why they should be afraid on campuses. (And it is true that women aren't safe...)
      Here's some (only SOME) of the real racism that goes on where I live:

      in any case, flag-burning is legal protest, and back in 2002/2003 when hundreds of thousands of us protested the invasion of Iraq, there were a handful of counter-demonstrators with American and Israeli flags. One of them was trying to get us to carry his Israeli flag along with our Palestinian flags. Needless to say, some of those flags got burned in the street! I'm sure that would make good footage for the anti-semitism videos, but they'd have to make sure the footage doesn't catch any of the Jewish organizations who were out there protesting the war.

  • Chris Hedges is blackballed by Penn after likening ISIS to Israel
    • to Phil: I don't think the "west" supports Israel's crimes because of guilt over the Holocaust. I'm not sure how many people alive today feel responsible for it. The things Israel/zionists have that appeal to the west are a lot of white skin and money and, ironically, the ability NOT to feel much guilt over oppression of darker, poorer people.

      back to the real subject: regardless of whether you get offended by people using "ISIS" or whatever the latest US-defined-bogeyman is, this whole event sheds light on what's REALLY going on. Israel cannot face the truth about its past. Things like this are so clarifying. Thanks.

    • Jackdaw: zionists "were progressive parliamentarians"? based on biblical laws !
      You have to be a zionist not to see how funny that is.
      so they had to kill Brits as well as defenseless indigenous people in Palestine (remember which side of WWII the Brits were on?) in order to survive AFTER the Holocaust?
      And for the next 70 years they have to keep killing and removing everyone... who isn't Jewish. Because GOD said it is so.

      with that kind of logic, the Palestinians have the right to push Jews into the sea since they otherwise will not "exist". One funny difference is that Palestinians are multi-religious... which is what they were before the "existence" of Israel... Israel is a parallel to ISIS.

  • Sony email chain on behalf of Israel joined Russell Simmons and Michael Lynton with rightwing Zionists
  • Hillel Int'l doubles down, smearing campus critics of Israel as anti-semites
    • p.s. the Hillel article says:

      "the Wiesenthal Center will confidentially share in real-time any reports it receives from college campuses regarding anti-Semitic and anti-Israel incidents"

      what do they mean, "confidentially share"?

    • can someone let us know the actual details of the app?
      what does it ask for? are there fields for people's names? who does the "reporting" go to? Hillel, or Weisenthal? do you have to give your own name? do they tell you what they are going to do with the info submitted? do they warn users to call police instead if something is real (like the doctor's office msg that says "if this is a real emergency, hang up and call 911")?

      oh, and can you report Hillel for smearing Jews?

      I like the "breaking news" part of the app. they can follow BDS news.

  • Israel supporter used UCLA Hillel to funnel funds to student politicians opposed to divestment
    • "...where would he or she end up with an organization like that to guide them, and with the imprimatur of religion, too?"

      in a position at Feinstein's office, Boxer's office, Pelosi's office, and probably a career in politics.

  • Saban confronts Bennett: 'Are you willing to cut commercial ties with Europe?'
    • um, wow, I'm reading all these comments, and I have to say that you guys are kinda misled about the quality of Israeli products... I've tried them, they kinda suck. at the very least, none are better than any others.....
      so... relax about the "threat", okay? there isn't one.

    • Walid, etc,
      Israel can do whatever it wants, but 300 million Americans who love their guns are probably going to win in the end. Seriously!
      let them try to kill Grandma, and see how far that gets. Israel can nuke us, and we'll win that too. Really?
      this Bennett guy is a moron, but anyone who believes this shit is dumber. seriously.
      it's just politicians blowing gas.

      oh, and if Grandma dies, guess where the US will teeter over the edge on support for BDS...

    • damn. I accidentally bought an Israeli-made irrigation product for my yard, and it never did work. maybe it knew I was against zionism?
      no, I think it was just a piece of crap. BUT NOW I KNOW NOT TO BUY ANY MEDICAL DEVICES FROM ISRAEL!!!

  • Israel has no answer to BDS, Barghouti tells packed hall at Columbia
    • the NickJOCW logic is racist. The only reason he sees tragedy coming for settlers if Palestinians return is because the settlers wouldn't live within 100 miles of a Palestinian!
      even if BDS had a position on what the settlers do with themselves (it does NOT need one!), it would be really unlikely that it would be assumed to require complete isolated segregation.
      Only the zionists make that assumption, and THAT is the root of the problem!

    • a "trained propagandist"? okay, that's a little better mudslinging than calling him "uncompromising", but you need more training.
      try the one about his mother wearing army boots...

    • The "mess" in the middle east is pretty simple: hundreds of millions of people want justice and democracy and they are simmering under the brutality of a few powerful US-loving-ass-kissers. It can't hold forever, and started to boil over in 2011.
      Israel and Palestine cannot be removed from this context. It is the same problem. Self-proclaimed "realists" may think it can last forever if we keep feeding our weapons in, but really? How long?

    • I actually think current events CLARIFY what right-of-return means. There are Palestinian refugees leaving places like Iraq and Syria, yet none are allowed back into Palestine.
      Things like that make it really easy for me to explain it to people who don't know much about it. I'm also pretty sure that the people in the countries that are flooded with refugees of US wars get it quite clearly.

    • BDS doesn't necessarily have to worry about Israel's "economy". If the boycotts of HP or Veolia were successful, for example, those companies would STOP their complicity in the crimes that BDS is directly concerned with. You'll understand this if you read the BDS platform. If you don't, it won't change anything. :-)
      In the end, a post-zionist Israel may have a healthy "economy" from the river to the sea. Nothing wrong with that.

    • hahaha, yet ANOTHER example of having no argument against BDS. "the uncompromising nature of Mr. Barghouti".
      That's not even mudslinging...

    • to Idq1997:
      I don't get it either. But I do get that it is the ONLY response a zionist has to BDS. Which pretty much amounts to nothing.
      That part is becoming more fun lately.

  • Civil rights organizations warn universities: there is no 'civility' exception to First Amendment
    • I apologize, I don't get what you're saying.
      zionism followed American colonialism. nazis were ethnically cleansing their own terriority plus Poland... but the ones doing the "this is god's country, zion" thing were us white shits on the eastern shores of the US, and then again in Palestine. same thing.
      I do not see the colonizer as an innocent victim of his situation. I see him as a creation of a culture of violence and domination and abuse. he can choose not to participate, as many have.
      maybe you are so immersed in it you can't actually see it yourself.

    • wow, I hadn't actually read the Dirks letter until today. The "cornerstone of our nation and society" requires that we not offend our rapists and ethnic cleansers!
      that's because our "nation and society" was built upon the ethnic cleansing of the natives, the ownership of blacks, and the use&abuse of women (why do we put up with that?) !!!

      it's civil not to "divide" people into the oppressed and the oppressor. it's civil to kill and bulldoze and rape and enslave, but don't don't don't piss off the people doing it!

      I'd take that "cornerstone" and throw it in his face. I think it's time our "nation and society" gets dismantled because it does not include the majority of the people in it. F*** civility!

  • Israel has always been crazy
    • I totally agree with the article, though I see Phil Weiss as someone who struggles with identity and Mondoweiss often serves as a gathering place for those Americans who are part of a change which isn't easy. I'm not Jewish, so I can't comment on what that must be like. Mondoweiss is two things: some of the best news on Palestine and Israel, and kind of an art form for discussion by those who are Jewish in America during these times. I appreciate both.

      As for "asylum seekers" from the "Jewish state", it is true already, and there are people such as Ilan Pappe who admit that they moved to other countries because they found it hard to live in Israel. I also see a funny trend locally where I live: growing up in the 70's, Jews were like everyone else here, you went to their houses and they went to yours, and they may have gone to Hebrew class but didn't speak it unless they moved to join the IDF (which typically turned them into anti-zionists later on), and no one paid any attention to Israel. I did not know what a Palestinian was, and hadn't even heard the word "zionism". But today, in an area with a lot of high tech jobs and a lot of foreign immigrants (mostly Asian), I see a large number of Israelis with accents and I will guess that many of them were raised the way Avigail Abarbanel was, and there seems to be some collusion between our politicians and Israel to encourage more of it (for military-industrial-complex and/or police-state reasons?). At first I was afraid of offending them by wearing my social justice for Palestine on my sleeve... but this is not the Jewish state, and they are welcome to talk to me about it whether they think they know better or not. I can wear a Palestinian flag here. They can move here too. It will never be Israel here. And this cements the connections between our own ethnic cleansings and apartheid systems, very clearly! I know exactly what is right and what is wrong. Maybe if they immigrate here, they will get some sense of it too, but I will not let the town I grew up in become more like Israel.

      and... as for the France move, while I have no say in choices between one state or two states and understand well why 2SS is further from reality than 1SS, either would be better than the "final solution" or 100% ethnic cleansing. but what is really going on is very funny: Israel is caught screaming that if you support 1SS, you are anti-semitic, and yet, if you support 2SS, you are also anti-semitic.
      I just love watching things evolve.

  • Middle East Studies Association affirms members' right to boycott Israeli academic institutions (Updated)
    • dear humpme,

      you are right. this resolution is bogus. however, when the "cows come home", it is still an ethnic cleansing, and the movement is going to take down Israel.

      neener neener neener.
      Americans who number in the hundreds of millions are going to stop paying for it. the world is sick to death of it. I have no feelings for you. none. I usually ignore you, and I will now go back to doing so.

  • A handful of Wellesley students are trying to shut down discussion of Israel/Palestine
    • WSJP is apparently brilliant and just what our country needs!
      the poster is perfect, and if Hannink wants "dialogic", that's exactly what it is.
      there is nothing more pertinent to the dialogue than what zionism means! how do you get to "nuance" before knowing what you're talking about?

      the tactic to shut up the conversation is older than you students are. keep on doing what you do!

  • Poster questioning Zionism makes her feel 'unsafe', Wellesley student says
    • the poster "what does zionism mean to you?" is brilliant. someone at Wellesley is thinking clearly!!
      so, what did Hannink write on the poster?
      isn't that "dialogic" enough for her? the only thing "polarizing" about it is 30 raving zionists sitting on the extreme edge of a spectrum where the entire subject is the ethnic cleansing of a country (which is what "zionism" means to Palestinians) while Average Normal American students are having a hard time inching toward the center on that one... oops - let's not talk about zionism! just keep funding it.

      maybe Hannink should write "zionism means health care" on the poster. I don't know, though, we give health care (and lots of legal support) to our police forces here, but it isn't helping them make better choices with all those weapons we pile on them...
      I see a pattern here...

      gosh, I love that poster idea!

  • 'Palestine is an anxiety' for Americans-- Salaita in New York
    • Salaita was excised from the job because he is SO GOOD at speaking and writing on this topic. Anyone who can take a young white American and show him something about himself that most people never realize in their lifetime, something so basic and obvious, is truly a powerful and dangerous person. I'm comforted by the fact that our American colonizing culture would have happily hired him, but it was Israel's fears that intervened. Maybe there's hope for us.

      All that yap about "civility" is a distraction. If the degree of polite words/whatever used in public or in our private lives had anything to do with it, no one would teach anywhere. Not musicians, not artists, not Republicans or Democrats, not frat boys or raped women, not police or young soldiers brainwashed and sent to Iraq... the whole idea of this being over "civility" is not only a completely false excuse, but it is a really BAD one because the definition of civility is allowing something like rape to continue but just don't talk about it at the dinner table. It boils down to "don't offend the racism of the donors at our expensive universities".

  • Defend Palestine supporters from NY college president's anti-Semitism slander
    • oh, come on! women don't feel safe on campus, and administrations couldn't care less!
      it is ONLY when the privileged feel afraid of the darker skin, the muslim, etc, that they care.
      but statistics of who is doing the real-life killing of whom show that if anyone SHOULD be afraid it is Muslims, Palestinians, and Black people right here at home.

  • In landslide, UCLA student govt votes to divest from Israeli occupation
    • so, zionists took their PR consultant advice to "isolate SJP" and only 10 of them sat together... isolated from all those social justice groups.

      the idea that the prez of the council had no "voice" and that the vote did not represent the sudents Hillel represents contrasts sharply with the UCB zionists - where the zionist prez vetoed a landslide vote for diivestment. such hypocrites.

      so, with their strategies failing, now they say they are "fighting it strategically in a different way". I'm sure that means they are running to their bought-and-paid-for politicians to enact pro-bullying laws to make it a crime not to be an islamophobe. The good news is that they are going to have to keep looking for new "strategies".

      by the way, (OT), did anyone happen to see the funny story about Fox news trying to whine about anti-zionism being stronger than islamophobia at UCB? it was a stupid antic, but hilarious result:

  • The rabbi at the shitshow
    • what's with the longing for Jewish-ness in Ohio and being cloistered into a sectarian ghetto?
      is living in the US that bad? in Ohio? are non-Jews that bad? kinda like... Muslims!?
      I do sympathize with Latin American immigrants, African Americans, and some other darker skinned immigrants.... but.... people in wealthy neighborhoods will have you over for coffee if you're white!

      or is it that there just aren't enough illegal settlements here? oh, that makes zionists feel at home! a few bypass roads, some REAL segregation - the 8=year old with the "American girl" doll might not be zionist enough. (she might be too American!) gotta send her into the IDF and teach her to kill some Palestinians. Ohio is too boring.

      I feel like I'm being offensive, but this Lady is offensive to me. is this not her country? then what's she doing here?

  • 'This is our land!': West Bank village Wadi Fukin fights largest Israeli land grab in decades
    • I guess taking the West Bank away from Palestine is not a "land grab" if you consider the West Bank already taken by Israel. But what are the Palestinians still doing there? I call that apartheid, and what Israel is doing to the Palestinians is called ethnic cleansing.

      not "land grab", just "genocide".

  • Dutch activists disrupt Israeli apartheid whitewashing event in Amsterdam
    • "Would you like anti-Israel events to be disrupted by Zionist activists?"

      you mean the ones who are trying to shut down BDS on campuses all over the entire US?
      or the ones targeting politicians for removal when they oppose the ethnic cleansing?
      or do you mean the ones who take our candidates and politicians (and students) on junkets to brainwash them?

      zionists are ALWAYS disrupting American rights to think freely and to stop helping Israel commit genocide. it is our right NOT to help, and it is now TIME for us to stop zionists from controlling our country. that would be freedom.

  • Jodi Rudoren loves a winner
  • 'Bombing the Dead' -- Max Blumenthal in Gaza
    • what's a "jackdaw"? is it some end of a donkey?
      anyway, we are now seeing demonstrations where I live where Hamas flags are proudly waved and part of the procession and the dancing.
      what you say about that, "jackdaw"? the zionists didn't even show up! saw not one Israeli flag.

      the US is sick of zionism. we don't want your idiot boats or your idiot whatsername-scarlett-whosis-selling-tooth-rot either. stay home!

      Gaza will be free!

  • 'A blind evil rage that increased forever, day and night' --Mads Gilbert on Operation Protective Edge
    • "ezra greenberg":
      if you are for real, and not a paid robot, you do realize you are publicly advocating for the ethnic cleansing of an entire population which has gone on for many decades and taken hundreds of thousands of lives. AND you are airing your dirty thoughts against a doctor who is fighting for the lives of the people who Israel needs to exterminate to "exist". Wow, are you scum.

    • tusen takk!
      Gilbert was great on Democracy Now, he didn't let them ask stupid questions without putting them straight. He should be on more often.

      yes, Gazans are being killed for existing, which is what Israel says can't be because all those Palestinians are a threat to the "existence" of an ALL "Jewish" "state".
      Israel knows that it does NOT exist and that it will never exist.

  • After destroying 10,000 homes, Israel says Gaza can rebuild if it disarms
    • wow. how is Gaza going to get rid of all those rocks after Israel reduced their homes into rubble?
      zionism is genocide.

  • The member of Knesset who called for genocide -- against the mothers of the 'snakes'
    • whoah, who taught that lady to hate?
      she's got it down so well, she could be describing herself... oh, wait minute - it's not just coincidence.

      our leaders here never do explain what they mean by "shared values". glad to have that clarified.
      not sure if we picked up the torture habit from Israelis, but they generously shared their occupation tactics with us... shooting families at checkpoints, second strikes hitting rescue workers, holding prisoners forever without charges, calling everyone "terrorist", hatred of muslims.... shared values. what's next? burning people's children alive?

  • Reprint of Yochanan Gordon's "When Genocide is Permissible" (Updated)
    • no, he's clearly not sorry.
      also, the editors did not accidentally let it "escape" their "proper attention" - it had "genocide" in the title!

    • wow. it's not just a defense of genocide, it's an honest admission that the goal of Israel's government is NOT wrecking tunnels (as we already know it isn't) or any of the other previously stated objectives, but rather actual genocide.

      I have seen idiot arguments online about whether you can call the massacre of 1500 people "genocide". people seem hung up on the running total, as if it is over every time another one is killed.

      it may not be completed, but it is an ongoing genocide.
      it truly is genocide, and
      it is openly admittedly the goal.

      it's also sickening that the author whines that Israel's allies are holding it back so that it is only a slow genocide. wow.

  • The Brits are way hipper about Palestine than Yanks
    • "Have you noticed how much more advanced the British discourse is on the conflict than ours? "

      um, is this a trick question?
      everyone is more advanced than here, where we kiss Israel's dick and give them more weapons AT THE SAME TIME as they shoot UN shelters.


      did you think you were the first to notice?

  • 'Children killed in their sleep': Israeli artillery fire hits UN school, killing at least 20
    • thanks, seafoid. the video of AlJazeera's interview with UNRWA posted to AJ's Gaza Live Blog cannot be played in the US, according to my web browser. (Huh??)
      maybe that's because the UN blamed Israel this time while the MSM is playing the lie that the schools weren't hit by Israel ?

  • As night follows the day, deaths of 10 Israeli soldiers lead to deaths of 30 Palestinian civilians
    • "the murdering of Palestinians by sniper fire in Shuja’iyya neighborhood as punishment for the death of soldiers"

      It is not "punishment". It's definitely more for pleasure of the IDF. As this report says later on, "revenge" and "take out their frustrations and pain" are closer to the truth, but the truth is still so horrible that it is hard to face. Thanks for this article. It's important, and I can't wait for the Efrati articles. I hope they get publicity.

  • Oren's charge that networks showcase Palestinian dead at behest of Hamas is 'obscene' -- Penhaul
    • Oren has a history of only being able to speak in front of his own choir.
      he runs away if his audience doesn't already agree with him.
      I sure look forward to the day when he and the rest of the ambassadors have no more audience left. soon.

      pretty soon even the US media will shake their tiny brains awake and realize that bombing tunnels in Gaza is evil. attacking Hamas is evil. besieging any population is evil. killing people just because a building may or may not store "rockets" is actually very evil!! I guess they had to see it first.

  • Mr. Obama, spend one night with us in Shifa hospital, it would change history
    • Obama knows what is happening and has spent his life grooming himself to be part of the problem. If he were killed in Gaza, Israel would blame Hamas and Congress would pass resolutions apologizing to Israel and begging it to take more money from us.

      but the vast majority of people know what is going on, and we do not like it. We need more reporting and more voices, but we know, and it's getting harder for Americans to put up with. that's where the change will come from.

  • Why I, a Palestinian-American Muslim, went to the White House Iftar and what I learned
    • Tariq was afraid to wear the Palestine scarf, and afraid when he did not applaud the insults.
      I would guess that now he is SO GLAD he did those things.

      he was the one LEAST afraid, out of ALL of the attendees.

  • Obama humiliates Muslim guests at White House Ramadan event, endorses Israel’s Gaza assault and NSA surveillance
    • Leaving aside the weird premise of the spectacle - Iftar at the White House (?!) - (what??) - it is the most clear example of the term "house n*gger" I have ever seen.
      The guy alone in the green room is the master, and all the others are the H-N's.

      wow. I can't imagine showing up for that!!! And then to not be able to lob insults at other biblical superstitions while the master has his claim to superiority aired (Jews invented christianity, too, do they know that?).... how could anyone sit through that without uttering one thing that would get them thrown out? did they tape their mouths shut? if it weren't really about money and domination and genocide, I'd say all those religions deserve each other...

  • What did Israeli officials know about the missing teens, and when did they know it?
    • late-night hitchhiking teens getting murdered doesn't need a political motive but sure provides a convenient way for the IDF and collaborating Abbas and Palestinian Authority to spend 2 1/2 weeks pinning it on someone they want offed and then celebrating by the usual bombing of Gaza. surprise, surprise.

  • Netanyahu says Jews invented the idea of 'honoring your father and mother'
    • oh, by the way, whoever invented just "humoring thy father and mother" was a truly superior species. ha ha

    • um... if you're a creationist, you believe that Jews invented pretty much everything, including all forms of sexual pleasures, right???

  • Democracy and divestment -- DePaul and UCLA students try to thwart Israel lobby
    • of course - it's a voluntary pledge to put the interests of the STUDENTS who elected you above the interests of a foreign government that PAID you (in some cases, they even THREATEN student senators)....

      I want to see Annie spit him out!

  • Movement to divest from Israeli occupation grows at UW-Seattle
    • anyone know why the senators voted in a large bloc that differs from general public opinion? very curious.

  • Using Schwerner and Goodman and the Nazis to deny the Jewish moment (privilege)
    • p.s. it is so ironic to think you're not privileged because your grandfather struck it rich. pretty hard to pull off in families that didn't have fathers.
      maybe Fortgang's next essay will reveal the reasons why women are so inferior.

      "That’s one reason I’m proud of this site. You read progressive Jews here who oppose those attitudes and policies."

      you should also be proud that people here don't use derogatory language for women and female body parts when they are angry at people, or use slang terms for sex workers to refer to women they don't like. so many people still think it's okay. it's not.

    • gender and racial privilege is a symptom of something wrong. there is no defense.
      and if the holocaust (which didn't happen here) justifies it, then slavery (which did happen here) justifies black superiority. right?
      if you believe the Princeton kid, then we owe blacks a few hundred years on top, huh?

  • Let’s have reasoned debate on the academic boycott
    • hophmi: "...and a lot more than $233.7 billion – much, much more – on the war in Iraq. No BDS movement against the US from these guys over that."

      on the contrary! millions of US citizens marched several times trying to STOP the Iraq war from starting, and organized for YEARS trying to end it! (and the Israeli flags showed up on the measly corner cordoned off for the itty-bitty pro-war side...)
      where do you zionists get this crap that you're the only 'victims' of protest against injustice? poor, poor, racists, we all feel so sad for you. so sad, too bad.
      there is no reason to answer this kind of BS because it is merely a desperate shot against what is clearly The Right Thing To Do: BDS. there is nothing else.

      the last time I had to answer to one of you morons about this was on Int'l Palestinian Prisoner Day when we passed out hundreds of informational flyers, and one lady (only one!) demanded to know where on the flyer all those evil African regimes were. I told her we can get her tons of flyers on other things, and would love her to help - but that was Palestinian Prisoner Day. next time I'm going to ignore the whole topic. why bother?

      who exactly is supporting civil war in Syria right now? Israel! all those millions of refugees! and letting the Palestinian ones starve! who is housing them? not Israel, where they came from as refugees in the first place. and who wants war against Iran? Israel! who loves the Egyptian fascist regime? Israel!
      that idiot Israeli flag will show up on the WRONG side of everything.

  • Fiddler on the Nakba
    • exactly. Fiddler is American, not Israeli!! I've worked on it too!
      you get it. we all love it.
      it has nothing to DO with justifying driving Palestinians out of their land, and far more to do with justifying NOT doing it, and yes, we totally treat our African Americans here far worse than anyone!
      by the way, I remember when Long Branch, NJ was a nice little town - anyone else???

    • can you picture Terry Gross moving to eastern Europe to farm with an ox-cart and wear kerchiefs in her hair and let her dad pick her husband? seriously!
      Fiddler is great, but I always saw it as American culture too, and Broadway is fun, but it doesn't drive our foreign policy. I don't think that's what Phil meant! he just asked when American culture might wake up to the emotions of the Nakba.
      the "Zach S" comment is snarky - as if Fiddler somehow belongs to Israel! I'll tell you what HAS come out of Israel that is way beyond Fiddler: some of the best history books that cover the Nakba. the ethnic cleansing of Palestine is a daily current event. does Terry Gross feature these fantastic authors?

  • Defending Apartheid – From 1968 to the present
    • user-to-user "instant" messaging has existed since the first days of multi-user systems. extending it to networked cell phones doesn't sound Nobel-Prize-worthy, but I suppose if I were inflating my resume to such an extent, I'd expect more awards too!
      But seriously, how many Palestinians have to be ethnically cleansed in order to buckle down and write some software? How exactly does the removal of families from their houses and the demolition contribute to the productivity of corporate Israel - let alone, how is it REQUIRED for that??
      maybe the US economy will be further advanced after we raze the homes of some Mexicans here? Personally, I'd live without text messaging first.

      and the double standard argument... apartheid is REQUIRED to call it a Jewish state. separate roads and laws are double standards. Israel can't "exist" if it has to be a state for two people (or more). but Palestine was once that, and now has to cease to exist... a double standard.

  • 'A Painful Price': The escalating war on Palestine solidarity at U of Michigan and beyond
    • wow. Dishell's campaign ad is really offensive.
      honestly, the keffiyeh joke is insensitive, too (toward Palestinians).
      is this what passes as normal at UMich in the 21st century? good to know.
      a proper response from the school would be an effort to educate students about making fun of racial stereotypes.
      the students involved in slandering Kherallah are obviously inventing something that isn't there to incite islamophobia. if the school doesn't want liability for defamation, they need to denounce it at LEAST. that behavior is not simply offensive - it is against the law.

      by the way, who eats pineapple without slicing it? I want to see that...

  • 'America is Nazi Germany' -- Jewish extremists spraypaint Jerusalem convent in 'pricetag' attack
    • "'It’s unusual, usually they strike at Arabs, not monasteries,' Dadon told army radio."

      I thought Christians from Palestine were Arab.

  • 'I'm reminded of Jackson, MS, closing all public pools rather than integrating them' -- Franke on Barnard's Banner-gate
    • p.s. JeffB's argument sounds to me like "if you are gay, don't make waves at a christian college". yeah, we all know that!
      however, his argument that the college will lose standing among promising young students is crap because if it really does establish itself as a haven for zionism, who the hell cares? they can have the Oral Roberts crowd, too! they can be civil and polite around sexual identity AND zionism, but meanwhile, our "one-state" nation here in the US has many good schools that outnumber the christian/zionist/jewish stick-to-the-JeffB-neanderthal-white-man-is-king diktat.

      and believe me, this is really pertinent in my family at the moment! Northeastern, NO, Berkeley, NO, Barnard NEVER, but watch out for the next generation because they are coming to universities everywhere.

    • all this talk of 'civility' and 'politeness' at an elite institution reminds me of the British colonizing Asian countries while sitting down to tea with the local kings. yes, there is a proper way to carry out ethnic cleansings and apartheid, and you will learn which side of the plate the spoon goes on at Barnard.
      JeffB is a dinosaur.

  • Removal of Barnard Palestine solidarity banner was discriminatory act of censorship
    • The Reut Report you point to says Israel isn't spending money on a counter-campaign, which is far from the truth. I don't believe the Prosor guy doesn't know that. odd.
      it's interesting that he places so much emphasis on Arab/Muslim support for the rise in anti-zionism, as if only those who identify with the victims are Israel's image problem. the problem is that white westerners identify as the colonizers, and I don't believe the guy doesn't know that either...

    • esker: "The reason that the banner was taken down at Barnard is because….it pretends that Israel doesn’t exist."

      Oh, so Barnard's letter to the C-SJP students should have said:
      "Your banner was banned because it showed Gaza as the same color as the rest of Israel, and we do not endorse your viewpoint. We only endorse showing all of Palestine with the name 'Israel' or else you have to delineate where some folks think the West Bank is... except you may not include Jerusalem or the attached settlements in the West Bank. We also endorse the version that shows all of Palestine as 'Israel' except for Gaza, and the one that just simply shows everything as 'Israel'. We can't actually find our banner-banning policy anywhere in our school documents, but everyone KNOWS you can't show historic Palestine to impressionable young minds that might wonder what all those Palestinians are doing inside that border. We endorse the apartheid viewpoint that you can call the whole thing "Jewish" but if you include non-Jews in the whole thing, the whole thing will cease to exist."

      if that's what the administration meant to say, why didn't they say it?

  • Loyola student government president vetoes divestment resolution
    • sounds exactly like what happened at UC Berkeley. the senate meeting went all night with nothing but pro-BDS voices and overwhelming majority, but ONE dictator rules.
      how about that???

      AIPAC pressured the hell out of the students. very very sick. Berkeley ain't what it used to be. which campus is now the one to go to?
      I want to know !!! anyone know where the new Berkeley is?

  • Video: SodaScream -- Bubble trouble
    • John Douglas,
      absolutely! when all this came down in Kiev, I thought it was obvious that the neo-con US state dept was gunning for Syria and Iran, just like they did with Iraq. whose interest is that? only Israel's.
      this whole thing about there being anti-semites involved is about as surprising as US support for Syrian rebel groups. (as if we didn't support bin Laden BEFORE, as well...) why would "Yats" give a rat's ass what flavor of racism his goons list on their resume? they all hate Russia and would like nothing more than to see a bunch of ignorant Americans proudly marching to their deaths... again. and hurry up, because the 2SS is dying, BDS is here, and those pesky Palestinians still exist.
      I thought this was glaringly obvious. now I think some people might be pretending it isn't true. ?

  • Brandeis prof blasts school's deference to Israel and AIPAC (and donors Steinhardt, Schusterman, Crown)
    • is it a California state accreditation standard to promote Judiasm and Israel? a US national standard? or some private school-specific accreditation?
      curious, thanks

  • Northeastern University Israel advocates applaud suspension of SJP chapter
    • “In a series of three videos, the [Jacobs-founded group Americans For Peace and Tolerance] documented its investigation into Islamic extremism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Zionism at Northeastern University...”

      first, if they dropped the term "anti-zionism", wouldn't this sound rather nutty being directed at SJP? is "anti-zionism" not allowed at Northeastern? will they state that? it is obvious that zionism is the question!

      second, all the coverage of this claims that the TACTICS of the SJP group are what is being punished, while ONLY the pro-zionist organizations that disagree with the CONTENT of the SJP message are going nuts with support for punishing SJP.
      the students at Northeastern must have a pretty clear idea of what's going on, and let's hope some of them learned something from the flyers too!

  • Johansson sees greater wrong in Oxfam than Israeli settlement
    • Israel is frightened of its demographic "Jewish AND democractic" problem. funny, it doesn't seem to be a problem in the US! we're "democratic" AND zionist AND a Jewish minority. can we just ship AIPAC and all of congress to Israel?
      please? with the actresses? please?

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