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There are all sorts of things that never make it in to the discourse Judaism is not hatred. So Zionism is not Judaism. It's Mensches versus Cossacks. I am with the Mensches. We have to get Jews back to Menschkeit. The religion didn't survive this long by being asshole focused. "I am scared. I am scared that we will continue living like this. And that fear scares me." "But in the long run, a hostile region like that cannot be policed, even by a nuclear-armed Israel. It will simply do to Israel what some of the wars have done to us on a smaller scale. Attrite it, tire it, fatigue it, demoralize it, cause emigration of the best and the first, and then some sort of cataclysm at the end which cannot be predicted at this stage because we don’t know who will have what by when. And after all, Iran is next door. It might have some nuclear capability. Suppose the Israelis knock it off. What about Pakistan and others? The notion that one can control a region from a very strong and motivated country, but of only six million people, is simply a wild dream." In the corners there is light That is good for you And behind you, I have warned you, There are awful things

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  • A day after UN vote on Jerusalem, Israeli aggression intensifies in the West Bank
  • Bedouin community uses Christmas celebration to challenge Israeli land grab
  • The never-ending crisis of Zionism
    • EcHi

      You are a pedant and in this case you are wrong. Séfarade relates to Spain but in Israel Sephardi means non Ashkenazi. I have come across it thousands of times in haaretz.

      And piss off with your Zionist slurs. The Betar jerusalem majority in Israel is ignorant. There was no quality control.
      This is the Achilles heel.

    • Only power will do it.

    • Jackdaw is not credible. He represents the worst of mutant Judaism.


      Eran Arielli of Naranjah, one of the promoters who said fans would be reimbursed, wrote on Facebook following the cancellation that he was “naive to think that an artist of her age would be able to face the pressure of appearing in Israel”.

      News of Lorde’s cancellation quickly prompted the intervention of Regev, Israel’s controversial rightwing culture minister. 

      “Lorde, I’m hoping you can be a ‘pure heroine’ like the title of your first album,” Regev said in a statement. “To be a heroine of pure culture, free from any foreign – and ridiculous – political considerations.”

      In the aftermath of her decision the singer garnered both praise and criticism on social media with the pro-Israel lobby organisation StandWithUs accusing Lorde of punishing Israel.


      What a disappointment. Music should be enjoyed by all peoples, instead @lordehas encouraged a cultural ban of music on Israel. Lorde, do you really think punishing the people of #Israel is the right thing to do? How shameful.

      December 24, 2017

      She was also condemned as a “bigot” by the actor Roseanne Barr.

      Roseanne Barr(@therealroseanne)

      Boycott this bigot: Lorde caves to BDS pressure, cancels Israel concert

      December 24, 2017

      Others praised her decision and the calm way she engaged with the issue. 

      Dimi Reider(@reider)

      BREAKING: @Lorde called off her TLV gig. Remarkable not coz she's most high-profile artists to do so recently, but also for calm, humble & dignified exchange she had w stakeholders in the conflict. If only all exchanges on BDS had that much mutual respect.

      December 24, 2017

    • Echi

      You should cop on. Sephardi refers to non Ashkenazi.
      The alternative name is Mizrahi

    • Zionism cannot deliver what it promised.
      Milk and honey is no longer available. The management reserves the right to replace it with shooting and crying.
      Justice has been swapped for torture. Truth for mendacity.

    • Chosen pariahs

    • Historic homeland is a crock of shit. Anyone who needs guns to enforce residency rights is a settler.

    • They don't understand the system. They are stuck on "Jews wouldn't do that ".

      Israel is iterating itself to collapse . Only power can stop it

    • The history is of Israel building and taking the piss. Any "offer" involved Israel holding on to Ariel and Male adumim plus East Jerusalem. The WB would be divided into 4 cantons.
      Israel set in motion a machine in 1967 that will destroy it.

    • What is weird is that it is impossible to call them Palestinians in Disneyland.


      The book touches on topics that were taboo during the Soviet period and have once again been excised from Putin’s Russia: the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, by which Stalin and Hitler carved up Europe, the executions of deserters and the psychological effects of war for years to come. Her subjects recall sweaty nightmares, grinding teeth, short tempers and an inability to see forests without thinking of twisted bodies in shallow graves.

      We thought we’d leave communism behind and everything would turn out fine. But it turns out you can’t leave this and become free, because these people don’t understand what freedom is.”

      Ukrainians were blamed for the misery and subjected to harsh requisitions and reprisals that channeled starvation on to their territory, whereas Soviet citizens as a whole were told that collectivization was a grand success hindered only by nationalists and saboteurs.

      It was collectivization, along with World War II (known as the “Great Fatherland War”), that created the Soviet Union that people of Alexievich’s generation experienced. Both were calamities that were covered in beautiful myths, myths that worked in part because people wanted individual suffering and death to have meaning. Collectivization was said, in retrospect, to have been necessary for victory in war, and victory in war was taken to demonstrate the legitimacy of the system as such.

      When we confront, today, the myth of the Great Fatherland War and of Stalin as a good manager, we are hearing not the echoes of the events themselves, but of the memory campaign of the 1970s.

      In the towns of the western Soviet Union that Alexievich knew best, urban life was not simply a novelty for some, but a novelty for almost everyone, since prewar urban classes had been destroyed by war, Holocaust, and deportation
      Minsk was (and remains) a capital of Soviet nostalgia, where the straw of wartime suffering is spun into the gold of political meaning. No Soviet republic suffered more from the war than Belarus, and its partisans and its “hero cities” became the loci of the cult of remembrance.

      She also very quickly explained that the fault lay not with one man but with the experiences of Soviet generations, now reworked for new wars. When she listed the fake descriptions of events in Ukraine in the Russian media, she spoke of Russian society as a “collective Putin.” As she put it, “Putin placed his bet on the basest instincts and won. Even if he disappeared tomorrow, we would remain as we are.”

    • 1 million Israeli Jews have left Disneyland. The vast majority have transferable skills and dont want to be ruled by the Orthodox/settler combo.
      Israel needs lefty progressive Jews for things.
      West Jerusalem is a good example. The lefty progressive Jews have mostly moved out and left the Orthodox to their veneration of crap.

    • Tania Kassis Islamo Christian Ave

      Zionism is so miserable by comparison

    • American Jews are ignorant about the reality of Israel. Most Israeli Jews are Sephardi and the rest are mostly 4th generation descendants of Shoah survivors.

      US Jews were absorbed into a stable society. The US assimilated very few Holocaust survivors. Israeli Judaism is a mixture of ignorance and trauma.
      US Judaism by comparison is coherent and generally cultured.

      US Jews don't like to look into the reality of Israel too much.

    • I watched a Trump Christmas Carol today. Ebenezer Scrooge got a tax cut . Tiny Tim died of an opioid overdose.

    • It is trauma. Zionism said you can move to Palestine and start over and there will be no trauma. You will work hard and you will beat Palestinians so no trauma. Zionism was wrong.

      Russia is also a mess because of ww2 trauma.
      And Judaism under trauma mutates into something different. It delivers Danon rather than the song of songs.

  • McCollum’s bill on Palestinian children’s rights: Now is the time to act
    • "Palestinian children face these forms of punishment despite the fact that Israel signed and ratified the United Nations Treaty on the Rights of the Child in 1991, which prohibits such violations."

      Countries can be graded according to respect for the rule of law. This is very important in the area of commercial contracts and whether or not funds can be retrieved quickly from a country.

      Israel is one of the countries where the law is weak. The thuggery of the occupation has contaminated the wider society.

  • Palestinians celebrate resounding Trump and Israel failure at the UN
    • Moré thuggery from the US

      The US government has announced significant cuts in its United Nations budget obligations for 2018-2019 in what will be interpreted as a further ratcheting up of pressure from the Trump administration looking to bend decision-making at the international body to its will.

      UN votes resoundingly to reject Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as capital


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      In a statement released over the holiday, the US Mission to the United Nations said next year’s budget would be slashed by over $285m and unspecified reductions would also be made to the UN’s management and support functions.

      The announcement didn’t make clear the entire amount of the budget or specify what effect the cut would have on the US contribution.


      “We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of,” US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said in a statement. Haley added that the “inefficiency and overspending” of the organization is well-known.

      Under the UN charter, the US is responsible for 22% of the the body’s annual operating budget, or around $1.2bn in 2017-2018, and 28.5% of the cost of peacekeeping operations, estimated at $6.8bn over the same period. 

      In her statement, Haley said she was pleased with the results of budget negotiations, and the US Mission would continue to “look at ways to increase the UN’s efficiency while protecting our interests”.

      But the timing of the announcement sends a clear message. On Thursday, the General Assembly voted 128-9 in favor of a resolution condemning the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

    • Netanyahu said the UN was a house of lies so Israel mustn't have rated the abstentions

    • Danon is a fruitcake. He is a Sephardi with Ashkénazi trauma. If he was a dog it would be rabies.

    • Oh Lorde!

      Pop star Lorde is considering cancelling a planned concert in Israel after facing intense pressure from fans, especially in her home country of New Zealand.

      The 21-year-old singer has responded to criticism and an open letter asking her not to play in Tel Aviv as a sign of protest against Israel’s occupation of Palestine.

      Lorde: ‘I want to be Leonard Cohen. I want to be Joni Mitchell’


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      The singer responded to fans on Twitter on Thursday night, saying she was taking advice on the complexities of the political situation and was “considering all options”.

      “Noted!,” Lorde wrote.

      “Been speaking w many people about this and considering all options. Thank u for educating me i am learning all the time too”

       Tweet reply from Lorde re: planned concert in Tel Aviv. Photograph: twitter, Lorde

      On Thursday, New Zealanders Nadia Abu-Shanab and Justine Sachs penned an open letter to the star on local website the spinoff, asking her to cancel her Israel concert, which is scheduled to take place on 5 June next year.

    • Super video. Trump is American psychosis.
      Israel was already insane.

  • How a Palestinian girl from an occupied village emasculated the Israeli army
    • Put it on record
      --I am an Arab
      And the number of my card is fifty thousand
      I have eight children
      And the ninth is due after summer.
      What's there to be angry about?

      Put it on record.
      --I am an Arab
      Working with comrades of toil in a quarry.
      I have eight children
      For them I wrest the loaf of bread,
      The clothes and exercise books
      From the rocks
      And beg for no alms at your doors,
      --Lower not myself at your doorstep.
      --What's there to be angry about?

      Put it on record.
      --I am an Arab.
      I am a name without a tide,
      Patient in a country where everything
      Lives in a whirlpool of anger.
      --My roots
      --Took hold before the birth of time
      --Before the burgeoning of the ages,
      --Before cypess and olive trees,
      --Before the proliferation of weeds.

      My father is from the family of the plough
      --Not from highborn nobles.
      And my grandfather was a peasant
      --Without line or genealogy.
      My house is a watchman's hut
      --Made of sticks and reeds.
      Does my status satisfy you?
      --I am a name without a surname.

      Put it on Record.
      --I am an Arab.
      Color of hair: jet black.
      Color of eyes: brown.
      My distinguishing features:
      --On my head the 'iqal cords over a keffiyeh
      --Scratching him who touches it.
      My address:
      --I'm from a village, remote, forgotten,
      --Its streets without name
      --And all its men in the fields and quarry.

      --What's there to be angry about?

      Put it on record.
      --I am an Arab.
      You stole my forefathers' vineyards
      --And land I used to till,
      --I and all my children,
      --And you left us and all my grandchildren
      --Nothing but these rocks.
      --Will your government be taking them too
      --As is being said?

      --Put it on record at the top of page one:
      --I don't hate people,
      --I trespass on no one's property.
      And yet, if I were to become starved
      --I shall eat the flesh of my usurper.
      --Beware, beware of my starvation.
      --And of my anger!

      Mahmoud Darwish

  • Trump threatens to cut aid to countries voting against Jerusalem decision at UN
    • Semites have uncles. But the Auntie Semites are more well known.

    • Catalan.

      Don't be ridiculous. The Palestinians did everything for peace over the last 20 years. It is not their fault that Israel was taking the piss.
      The settlers won. The border was erased
       The downside belongs to Israel. Be careful what you wish for. 


      only nine states – including the United States and Israel –voted against the resolution. The other countries which supported Washington were Togo, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands, Guatemala, and Honduras.

    • 128 pro Quds
      9 against

      Even Germany sided against Israel.

    • The pennies aren't worth it.

      There are loads of scenarios in which Israel loses.
      One is a Jewish population with no sense of ethics.
      Another is Crusaders 2.0
      A third is environmental collapse
      A fourth is apartheid
      A fifth is pariah status
      A sixth is an Orthodox takeover

    • You remind me of institutional investors who stay in junk bonds for the yield. It’s called picking up pennies in front of steamrollers .

      Israel is locked into a path of self destruction.

      There is a very good reason why the Torah is fixated on justice.

      Assuming past is prologue is the essence of Groupthink. Israel does not have a coherent solution for the Palestinian issue. Getting Nikki Haley to act like a thug at the UN does not count.
      It all reminds me of Pulp fiction, starring Judaism as the Gimp.

    • This is really classy compared to the dog shit of Haley and the combovered king of the Jews.

      Nihad Awad, the national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, tweeted: “Our government should not use its leadership at the UN to bully/blackmail other nations that stand for religious liberty and justice in Jerusalem. Justice is a core value of Christianity, Judaism and Islam.”

    • This is rich but then everything Netanyahu says is aimed at Yossi and Yossita Israeli who wouldn't know truth if they met it.

      In an indication of the scale of defeat anticipated, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, launched a pre-emptive attack denouncing the UN as a “house of lies” on Thursday morning.

    • Super links . Zionism has always been a court play.

    • Trump's decision goes against countless UN security Council votes. His threats are pure thuggery.

      Imagine if the Reform Jews said something about this. Rick whatshisname.

  • Lexicography for Dummies
    • Arabic has such a rich culture behind it. This is reflected in the words. Intifada would work in sports journalism.

      The In as a prefix to a root verb changes the meaning.
      I think languages are a great introduction to the psychology of a people.

      IDF Hebrew is absolutely fascinating. Israel has always been a mess .

  • The case for US government sanctions on Israel
    • Israel is wrong on so many levels. It all goes back to the original sin with the treatment of the Palestinians. There is no such thing as a free country.

      Interesting that Israel is in the nihilist camp with Hungary and Bannon. Israel is an Eastern European country in the Levant.
      None of the prophets imagined this.

      Systems tend to collapse rather than reform. Poor Israel.

    • The final Trump video before the election was all about draining the swamp and standing up for the little guy.

      There were a few antisemitic mêmes thrown in by Bannon. Using the veto at the UN in defence of the settlers doesn't put any food on tables in Arkansas.
      Trump is a con .
      He was elected because he plugged into public anger and he promised change.
      It turned out to be another opportunity for the plutocrats including Adelson and friends to loot the Republic..

      There will be a backlash

      BTW it's like ancient history

      Gaiseric and his nobles expected to clash with the imperial fleet somewhere at sea. Theugh when they sailed along the coast of Italy they found themselves unopposed and sighted the port of Rome, Ostia, on 31 May 455.  For the fourth time in less than half a century, a barbarian stood at the gates of Rome. Fearing for the safety of Rome, Pope Leo I decided to speak with the leader of the barbarians on the behalf of his city. He was met by King Gaiseric and persuaded him not to burn and slaughter. Gaiseric decided to give certain promises: there would be no killing, no torturing to discover the location of hidden treasure and no destruction of buildings, public or private.  On these terms the gates of Rome were wide open to him allowing him to enter th e city with no ressistance. The Vandals plundered for two weeks. While Gaiseric stayed at the Imperial palace, his men took all the treasures, statues, Solomon’s Temple (menorab), even part of the gilded roof of the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus was removed. Yet his greatest prize were Empress Eudoxia, her two daughters, Eudocia and Placidia, and Gaudentius, the son of Aetius. Everything was carted to Ostia, loaded into the waiting ships, from where he and his men departed in good order and sailed back to their stronghold in North Africa. 

  • Israeli forces shoot boy in face, arrest cousin for protesting, her mother for looking into it
  • Michael Oren says Palestinian activists stage 'kids in American clothes' to provoke Israeli army
    • A liar, a humbug, a vagabond, a hypocrite, a loathsome spotted reptile and a self confessed chicken strangler

    • The Palestinians were waiting for international law to restore their rights in 1955.

      All of these bot talking points are aimed to show the Palestinians lost. Guess which country has ended up running apartheid. And bots think it is sustainable.


    • There has recently been a series of "suicide by checkpoint". Young Palestinians including the mother of a small child walk too close. They know the soldiers will shoot them.
      It doesn't matter what clothes they wear.

      Israel is on a different moral frequency to the rest of the OECD. Oren has to normalise this. Trump has a word for people like him.

    • Oren is a lying POS. What is interesting is the limit of his art. He can lie 24/7;in the US but nobody outside Judaism and the US believes him.
      Israel has reached the end of the normalisation road. The time to cut a deal with the Palestinians was 20 years ago. The international community expected a deal. It still does. The status quo is not acceptable.

    • Paying them to provoke Israeli soldiers implies that the victims are criminal. Oren reminds me of Theresienstadt, the Nazi PR effort

    • May not be a real family. Brown people don't have relationshis or emotions.

      WTF has become of Judaism?

  • In video tours of Palestine, Nas Daily plays native informant
  • US vetoes UN resolution on Jerusalem, as Muslim states recognize East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital
    • Sibiriak

      Apartheid always involves the promotion of an economically weak sector of the dominant community at the expense of the shafted community.

      Israel's economy is lopsided. A relatively small cohort of dynamic Jews generates most of the value. The Palestinians are excluded from the system. More than half of the population generates subsistence levels of income.

      The surplus of the value generated by the small cohort is redistributed. Loot in the form of land and water from the west bank is granted to Israeli Jews.
      Then you have extreme neoliberalism on top.

      Another feature is remittances from Jews overseas for the project of making the desert bloom.

      Under International law Yossi Israeli has a right to stay where he is but he doesn't have a right to his current level of income.

      The Orthodox and Haredi crowd are a population make weight rather than value generators. This is related to policy choices and the education system. It was more important to hang onto Hebron. Their standard of living would be the most vulnerable to rescaling in a 1SS.
      Israel will fight fanatically for the status quo because of these people.
      But when it loses they will be the victims.

      And we don't know what will happen then. Nothing in Israel was ever planned.

    • SA didnt change the economic structure
      Palestine/Shangri-la should
      The border is meaningless now anyway.
      Full spatial rights for everyone..

    • I think it would have to go beyond SA and involve asset transfers. Palestinians continue to be shafted economically by Israel.


      "He’s a narcissist beyond description. Every day I get up, look at the paper and can’t believe he’s president. It is such a joke to me.”

      Donald Trump should be treated like a very, very bad child in a preschool. Like the kid in preschool who really wants attention, so he throws his excrement against the wall? That’s Trump on Twitter.

      “Bury the absurd outbursts and cover what is really happening. Don’t cover his personality and his statements on Twitter, because they’re ridiculous.”

      Mulcahy said she wished there were a way to cover the actions of Trump’s administration without covering Trump himself. “He would lose interest in the whole thing, as soon as it wasn’t all about him,” she said. “He would lose interest in being president if you just covered those actions.”

      For instance, she said, it was no coincidence that when hurricanes were pounding the Gulf, Trump was busy tweeting about players kneeling at NFL games. “He wants people not to pay attention to the fact that his government is not doing a good job of hurricane cleanup,” she said. “He’s very good at redirecting attention.”

      She is damning about what she see as the president’s narcissism.

      “He’s so excited to turn the TV on – it’s Donald everywhere and that’s all he wants,” she said. “He didn’t get into office with a plan, like: I want to accomplish these things. He just wanted to win – just like he wanted to make a major real estate deal and get the most tax abatements or whatever.”

      She added: “He has no policies or theories, just a desperate, endless need for attention.”"

    • This is an open door for Chinese power.
      The fading US and its Ziocaine addiction.

      Donald Trump has threatened to withhold “billions” of dollars of US aid from countries which vote to condemn the US president’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

      US will 'take names of those who vote to reject Jerusalem recognition'


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      His comments came after the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley warned member states that she will be “taking names” of countries that vote for a general assembly resolution on Thursday critical of the announcement which overturned decades of US foreign policy.

      Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Trump said: “Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care. But this isn’t like it used to be where they could vote against you and then you pay them hundreds of millions of dollars,” he said. “We’re not going to be taken advantage of any longer.”

    • Jeffrey Dahmer got a lot of stick from lefties. He must have been doing a great job.

    • Trump has done Iran a favour :

      Iran’s ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad, condemned Haley’s comments on Tuesday. “Ambassador @nikkihaley exhibited ‘unforgettable’ isolation of his country by veto of the resolution rejecting Trump’s recent recognition of Al-Quds as capital of the Israeli regime. UNGA will address the issue on December 21, expecting a major blow to Trump and US foreign policy,” he tweeted.

    • Jews are supposed to be smart, Doris
      Israel is full of inept strategists. If you want to hold on to the land people have to have rights.

      Jerusalem is a political issue for Muslims everywhere. Get over it

    • They thought France and the UK would follow. Trump is an idiot. He doesn't realise that both countries have more Muslim than Jewish citizens and that Jerusalem is a Muslim issue.
      Israel is into the non linear future. What may work for the GOP does not work for anyone else.
      Israel is isolated. Jewish donors cannot make reality.

      uh oh

    • All of the pro Israel stuff in DC is backed by money rather than the people. Which is why it is Tammany Hall 2.0 .

    • Haley is a tramp

  • 'Trump's a crazy man, but I like it' -- the view from Jerusalem
    • "Meah Shearim is an ultra- Orthodox area of Jerusalem, and one of the oldest Jewish areas of the holy city"

      It is beyond the old city so it must be Zionist ie post 1880.
      The Jewish quarter is much older.

    • Good for the Jewish means good for gefilte fish and good for having a son who becomes a dentist.

  • Israeli Jews 'will never accept' giving vote to Palestinians -- liberal Zionist leader
    • Refusal to give up on the idea of a male majority family. And how big is the family?
      A husband and a wife plus a boy and a girl.

    • To address a problem, you have to understand its size, its shape and its provenance.

      Why is Israel still running the occupation 26 years after the start of the Oslo talks?

      Israeli groupthink runs on trauma.

      Judaism never actually ran violence before Zionism. And you can tell. Just read the mêmes. "There is no place for weakness in the Middle East ". Judaism was overwhelmed. Separating meat and dairy has a logic that is based on decency. Guns don't.

      The real conflict is in the heads of Israeli Jews. There is no Hillel in there .

    • The Peleds are different. Nurit Peled Elhanan wrote a book on Israeli indoctrination via the education system. Israel is where ANZ was in maybe 1860 ..

    • Protestant hegemony fell apart, Harry. Stormont was suspended by the UK govt in the early 70s.
      While a sizeable proportion of catholics may have indicated their preference for the UK in 2011 it is likely to be substantially lower post Brexit.

    • Tremendous comment, Brewer.
      Zionism is low rent psychology. Cheap superiority enforced by superior weaponry.
      The groupthink doesn't stand up to the light.
      They are afraid to educate their children. the IDF needs conscripts.

      I think they are pathetic

    • The Palestinians share the land with the bots and they want a state but they can't have one. So Jewish hegemony is about weapons, Nathan. Weapons, torture and the US veto. Let's see how long it lasts.

      The trouble with Israel is that it takes up too many evenings.

    • This poem is about nice middle class people in Northern Ireland. It is also about liberal Zionists. The Yonahs and Jon Ss. Things. Fall. Apart

      The Coasters, 1969

      You coasted along
      To larger houses, gadgets, more machines
      To golf and weekend bungalows,
      Caravans when the children were small,
      the Mediterranean, later, with the wife.

      You did not go to Church often,
      Weddings were special;
      But you kept your name on the books
      Against eventualities;
      And the parson called, or the curate.

      You showed a sense of responsibility,
      With subscriptions to worthwhile causes
      And service in voluntary organisations;
      And, anyhow, this did the business no harm,
      No harm at all.
      Relations were improving. A good
      useful life. You coasted along.

      You even had a friend of two of the other sort,
      Coasting too: your ways ran parallel.
      Their children and yours seldom met, though,
      Being at different schools.
      You visited each other, decent folk with a sense
      Of humour. Introduced, even, to
      One of their clergy. And then you smiled
      In the looking-glass, admiring, a
      Little moved by, your broadmindedness.
      Your father would never have known
      One of them. Come to think of it,
      When you were young, your own home was never
      Visited by one of the other sort.

      Relations were improving. The annual processions
      began to look rather like folk-festivals.

      When that noisy preacher started,
      he seemed old-fashioned, a survival.
      Later you remarked on his vehemence,
      a bit on the rough side.
      But you said, admit, you said in the club,
      ‘You know, there’s something in what he says’.

      And you who seldom had time to read a book,
      what with reports and the colour-supplements,
      denounced censorship.
      And you who never had an adventurous thought
      were positive that the church of the other sort
      vetoes thought.
      And you who simply put up with marriage
      for the children’s sake, deplored
      the attitude of the other sort
      to divorce.
      You coasted along.
      And all the time, though you never noticed,
      The old lies festered;
      the ignorant became more thoroughly infected;
      there were gains, of course;
      you never saw any go barefoot.

      The government permanent, sustained
      by the regular plebiscites of loyalty.
      You always voted but never
      put a sticker on your car;
      a card in the window
      would not have been seen from the street.
      Faces changed on posters, names too, often,
      but the same families, the same class of people.
      A Minister once called you by your first name.
      You coasted along
      and the sores supperated and spread.

      Now the fever is high and raging;
      Who would have guessed it, coasting along?
      The ignorant-sick thresh about in delirium
      And tear at the scabs with dirty finger-nails.
      The cloud of infection hangs over the city,
      A quick change of wind and it
      Might spill over the leafy suburbs.
      You coasted along.

    • Try northern Ireland. 1:1
      How Jews can back oppression is beyond me

    • Annie

      Pioneer is a great Zionist term. Say someone came to your community and kicked you out of your home. And they had kids and grandkids. And the thug called himself a pioneer. Because they discovered your community for the first time. Imagine how insane that would be.

    • Israel's future is non linear. This lady needs a 2 SS but the settlers won. So there will be apartheid. Jews control everything now but the future is not going to be linear . She says no one person one vote but when it spins out of control Jews won't decide what happens.
      That is the tragedy of Israel. Violence was the wrong answer.

      It doesn't matter what sou disant liberal jooz want. The only thing that counts is where the system is going.

      You lied. You faked. You cheated

  • The Chanukah of fire and occupation (is not about ancient times)
  • Anti-Christianism
    • Israel is more like a military with a state attached.

    • Will.the children of Zionism survive the sojourn in Jewish Disneyland?
      Not sure. They have lost their language (Polish, Hungarian , arabic) and replaced it with IDF.
      They have dumped their values for fuck you.
      They are lead by morons.
      But otherwise everything is fine !

    • Jewish anti Christianism is vile. It can be Googled under "Xtian"

    • Evangelicals are nuts. So are Zionists

    • When the people are from somewhere else the founding of a state is objectionable.
      Traditional Israeli dancing is German FFS.

    • Catalan

      The GOP are going to slash government spending to balance the budget. Half of the tax cuts go to the richest 1%. Net impact will hurt demand. Blue collar workers will lose entitlements they need.
      The crash is certain.

    • Keith,

      The GOP tax cuts are most likely to be followed by brutal cuts to social spending in the name of balancing the budget. More than half of the tax cuts go straight to the plutocrats.

      The political situation is toxic. The GOP is shafting its Base again because the Base does not fund the party. The plutocrats do.

      "In an interview with the Guardian, the independent US senator from Vermont denounced the tax bill as payback for the billions of dollars that donors have invested in conservative politicians over decades. “What this is all about is nothing more than the Republican party very generously rewarding their wealthy campaign contributors,” he said.

      The former presidential challenger said the reform of the tax code, which could clear both the House and the Senate and be signed into law by the the US president as early as next week, was based on the “rightwing extremist ideology of the Koch brothers. You can read it in what they were saying 40 years ago. What they want is an oligarchic form of society in which government plays virtually no role in public education, healthcare or addressing the needs of middle-class and working families.”

      The end game, Sanders said, was that “you are on your own. You are 80 years old and you have cancer – good luck to you. Government is not there for you.”"

      The system is about suppressing demand and supporting speculation. It is a suicidal system. When it collapse public anger against plutocrats will be deflected onto a vulnerable wealthy minority.

      In Western Africa the vulnerable wealthy minority is Lebanese.
      In south East Asia it is Chinese
      In the US it is Jewish

      There are no rules. If Trump can betray his voters he will betray Singer .

  • Voices of the Thousand: Mondoweiss authors tell why they write for us
    • "She was at that crucial age when a woman begins to regret having stayed faithful to a husband she never really loved, when the glowing sunset colors of her beauty offer her one last, urgent choice between maternal and feminine love. At such a moment a life that seemed to have chosen its course long ago is questioned once again, for the last time the magic compass needle of the will hovers between final resignation and the hope of erotic experience."

      Stefan Zweig, The Burning Secret and other stories

      Mondoweiss is for all those Jewish ladies married to Zionism. It is not too late.

  • Ibrahim 'the half bodied,' an icon of Gaza skirmishes, loses his other half for Jerusalem
    • Where to start?
      Time never runs out for rights.
      Israel is not stable
      It's a Jewish protection racket. It's pathetic.

      "There will come a time when you will be rewarded" Never trust a junkie.

      "Jerusalem becoming a spiritual light for the nations" is deluded.

    • "But never mind, if it encourages responses such as Maghwalatan’s — wishing mass murder of “all non Palestinians” — it serves the cause, eh?"

      I missed that. Where is it?
      You can't have an honest Zionist.

    • Israel runs a shoot to kill policy in Gaza. Zionists love it.

    • Zionism is fanatical so a linear outcome is unlikely.

    • I am pretty sure Israel will end with all non Palestinians herded into gaza following capitulation by the IDF. And they will be picked off at will because what goes around comes around.

    • Shot in the head by an indoctrinated Zionist. I was going to say Jew but Israelis are no longer Jewish. Judaism was never nihilistic.

  • Israel passes 'anti-infiltration law' to speed up the deportation of African refugees
    • Israelis have very little culture wor th talking about. Hebraisation means Israeli culture is mostly of recent invention. Before 1882 Jews didn't hate Arabs as standard.

  • Neoconservatives may finally get their war with Iran, from Donald Trump
    • Where did the model for Israeli belligerence come from?

      The New York Times and the New Yorker previously reported that Weinstein cultivated a far-reaching network of entertainment professionals, spies, and media allies to help him deflect potential exposure or retaliate against the source of those threats.

      Weinstein is alleged to have told multiple women he could enhance their careers or ruin them depending on how they responded to his sexual advances.

    • Israel is not rational. Violence is not a sustainable long term strategy. It messes up the society and exposes the country to the risk of total destruction. Israelis think the IDF is forever . Austrians thought the Hapsburgs were forever


      "But in the long run, a hostile region like that cannot be policed, even by a nuclear-armed Israel. It will simply do to Israel what some of the wars have done to us on a smaller scale. Attrite it, tire it, fatigue it, demoralize it, cause emigration of the best and the first, and then some sort of cataclysm at the end which cannot be predicted at this stage because we don’t know who will have what by when. And after all, Iran is next door. It might have some nuclear capability. Suppose the Israelis knock it off. What about Pakistan and others? The notion that one can control a region from a very strong and motivated country, but of only six million people, is simply a wild dream"

      Boy, boy, boy

    • Trump.and Netanyahu are twins.

  • 'Leftist' Israeli general threatens to 'tear the Palestinians apart' and 'toss them across the Jordan'
    • Israel is mired in WW2 trauma. All of the bloodlands countries-Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and Russoa- are. More than 27 Million Soviet citizens died and 5 million Poles died in WW2. Ashkenazi territory was in the bloodlands. Israel is a mess because of group trauma.
      This general is the way he is because of trauma.

      Expecting Israel to behave is insane.

    • The focus is on this clown identifying as lefty. I wonder how he can be recognised as a Jew.

  • Times super-Zionist Bret Stephens commits fallacy and falsehood, on Jerusalem
    • @Mhughes

      Zionist archaeology is weird. Dig to one level and dump.everything else.
      Because they were not around.

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