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  • Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as capital of 'Jewish people' is assault on my religion -- Queens rabbi
    • Boris - Yay! Don't let the proverbial door slam on your ass on your way out.....

    • Yonah says "The vast majority of orthodox jews accept zionism. Enthusiastically."

      If that's true, then they best start praying for forgiveness, every day. Why wait for that once a year blue light special?

    • "At the end you will be treated like the rest of us…"

      Aww, that's so sweet. Finally, the promise of parity! No thank you. Over-indulged, spoiled, selfish, self-centered psychopaths, murderers and rapists? Umm, not likely 'boris'; there's only so much room in the pot you stir.

    • “These are not religious Jews that are running the country, they are atheists. And yet the Israeli prime ministers from Ben-Gurion to Netanyahu use the bible as an excuse for ownership of the land… Ben-Gurion… didn’t believe God spoke to the prophets. He doesn’t believe it at all. Neither does Netanyahu at all.”

      Thanks for this Phil. It was so refreshingly honest and intelligent but I'm a bit prejudiced I guess because I agree with everything the rabbi wrote. What strikes me is the common sense and lack of mumbo jumbo zionists use - for them God is only a prop. "Shapiro says some commentators say that the reason God gave Jews the law in the desert before they went into the holy land was to show, Jewishness has nothing to do with land. Jewishness comes from accepting the religion." That is just beautiful and true.

      Awesome piece Phil -

  • Quaker group honored by Yad Vashem for helping Jews during Holocaust is now banned from Israel
  • Israel issues BDS blacklist against 20 organizations-- 'badge of honor,' Munayyer says
  • Stop talking about Ahed Tamimi's hair
  • Haaretz smears the Tamimi family to counter worldwide solidarity with 16-year-old Ahed
  • 17-year-old Mus'ab Firas al-Tamimi is the first Palestinian killed by Israel in 2018
    • Imagine the pride, the breast swelling to bursting at the news that an al-Tamimi has been exterminated! No not that one, but at least one with the same family name! Israeli pride restored! #fuckisrael

  • Gaza’s airport, once a symbol of statehood, is now a wasteland
    • "Stop weeping".

      How do you pass moderation Nutbush?

    • Boris 'Then they started the war they call intifada'

      Sounds like the chorus of a zionist lullabye Boris; now I have an idea how you all get to sleep. Greater minds and hearts saw the zionist claims and called them out as bullshit lies and the zionists' fascists and nazi terrorists in Dec. 1948, a mere 6 months after the bastard birth of the zionist state. The end of the letter, from Cazador's link above:

      "The discrepancies between the bold claims now being made by Begin and his party, and their record of past performance in Palestine bear the imprint of no ordinary political party. This is the unmistakable stamp of a Fascist party for whom terrorism (against Jews, Arabs, and British alike), and misrepresentation are means, and a "Leader State" is the goal.
      In the light of the foregoing considerations, it is imperative that the truth about Mr. Begin and his movement be made known in this country. It is all the more tragic that the top leadership of American Zionism has refused to campaign against Begin's efforts, or even to expose to its own constituents the dangers to Israel from support to Begin.

      The undersigned therefore take this means of publicly presenting a few salient facts concerning Begin and his party; and of urging all concerned not to support this latest manifestation of fascism."

      H.H. HARRIS,
      M. SINGER,
      New York, Dec. 2, 1948

  • A foreign leader -- Netanyahu -- set Trump's agenda in Middle East, Michael Wolff book says
  • Israeli prosecutors try to make Ahed Tamimi a terrorist
    • After reading posts by jon66, the only thing I take from his extensive yammering is this: jon66 will not see palestinian suffering, their right to protest it, their dignity, their humanity or anything else because it makes him feel uncomfortable. He has to frame everything from his POV only, because that's all that matters to him. Because he lives in his hysterical homeland. Because he has no problem living in someone else's home. No matter the reassurances you've received from other people that yeah, bombing buses of 'civilians' is wrong, it's not enough. If you can't get 100% of the people to agree with your whining, sniveling bullshit 100% of the time, then you can't agree with anything on the other side, no matter the proof, the witnesses, the history, etc. Nobody going to plant a juicy raspberry or your zionst behind and most people disagree with most of what you say. You're beating a dead horse. You spend a lot of time trying to get others to say what you want them to say. You aren't schooling us. Take it from Mooser:

      Are you really this stupid “Jon66”? Palestinians and others in Palestine (“Arabs” in the report) were all civilians.!! There is no Palestinian Army. And there wasn’t any then. Any soldiers would have been British, whom the Zionists also had no right to kill.

    • Jon, are you going to be able to respect KS Barghouti's explanation, meaning leaving it exactly as it is, or will you ziospray all over it for the edification of the bastards you 'teach'?

    • They are going to paint her with the 'terrorist' brush regardless. She doesn't pose any threat whatsoever, unless you consider telling your people to resist, as Ms. Tartour did in her poem, and she's still under house arrest. I think the zisraelis are looking into the future and, considering the formidable following the Tamimi's have, especially Ahed, and her father's hope for her to be a leader someday, which watching her and listening to her is the logical conclusion, the zisraelis are thinking the best thing to do would be to keep her in a box forever. By calling her a terrorist and an inciter of terrorism. the world is so incredibly fucked up from the doubletalk and 'newspeak', it could work. My point is Dareen Tartour is STILL not free, and her "weapons" was pen and pad. #BDS, #FREEAHED, #[email protected]#&ISRAEL

  • 'We have taken Jerusalem off the table' -- Trump bullies Palestinians
    • It was never on the table. tRUMP is a lying, thieving crook who thinks diplomacy is nothing more than a real estate deal, it requires no finesse or intelligence, just strong arm tactics. He has declared war on any possibility of peace. Speaking of declaring war, guess who has a bigger, stronger nuclear button than DPRK? And speaking of more incitement, who told Pakistan they were doing nothing and have done nothing to assist the u.s. in its 'war on terror' against muslims, excuse me, 'terrorists', and at the same time getting millions of dollars in aid, and who is threatening to cut that off? This same idiot who tweeted:
      "Such respect for the people of Iran as they try to take back their corrupt government. You will see great support from the United States at the appropriate time!" Funny he uses corrupt and government in the same sentence; the same is being said about you. Big talk, no plans. Just BOOM. And the world explodes.

  • Ahed and Nour Tamimi charged with assault, Nariman Tamimi charged with incitement for broadcasting encounter on Facebook
    • Same here. I keep sending them news hoping for an opportunity for dialogue but I only get crickets chirping. Hasn't stopped me though.

  • Shmuley Boteach's unhinged attack on Lorde will only help the movement to boycott Israel
    • Photo of schmooley and bannon - the two alcoholic lecherous uncles that you never, ever want to be around without witnesses. Gross.

  • Why Ahed Tamimi's slap is so thrilling to Palestinians
    • Israel indicts Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi | News | Al Jazeera

      "They built the case around her specifically to try to keep her in prison as long as they can," he said.

      "I am very worried about my daughter," added Bassem, who has also been arrested numerous times by Israeli forces.

      "Her fate is now in the hands of people who don't even see Palestinians as full human beings."

      Laski told Al Jazeera that owing to the charges against Ahed, "there's a possibility of her facing a lot of time".

      She noted that Palestinian teenagers typically face about six to nine months in prison for charges of stone-throwing."

      And israelis, settler or soldier, face no recrimination for murder. Yeah, they have the moral high ground, right zionazis? These atrocities by the zionist state have got to be stopped by outside forces; they aren't about to do anything right at all. Who are the animals, the beasts, the non-humans now?

    • You call fighting for your rights as a person under occupation as hurting your fellow human beings, but slapping a young woman because she told your raggedy ass to get out of her home; this after one of your compadres shot her cousin in the face....., this after 70 years of this activity and worse, and you really believe your side has the moral high ground?

    • That was a good article by Marilyn Garson. No where for jews, or anyone else for that matter, to hide their culpability with their silence. No excuses.

    • Who don't see her as even human. You're a riot jack.

    • Ahed is one helluva role model, for all of us.

  • Doctors urge mental health group not to meet in Israel in light of 'massive, remorseless' injury to Palestinians
  • Jewish activist who counseled Lorde on BDS gets the full 'kapo' treatment in the Israeli press
    • The attacks on this pop singer for listening to her conscience and following it to its natural conclusion instead of blindly following the pressure to entertain zionists is driving them crazy. They apparently are incapable of seeing how desperate and dirty they look going after a pop singer for crying out loud. She hasn't accepted their blood money to betray herself or her 'other' fans and future fans, so they've decided to murder her. This is supposed to 'teach' her and any other pop star with a functioning brain to change their mind. Way to go, blight on the nations. Schmuely boteach, gangsta rab.

    • Think of your favorite doctor show "If we catch it early enough, we can cure it".

    • "i suppose for me it is a way of taking my zionist temperature. how zionist am I feeling today? zionist enough to be offended by a new zealand pop star i never heard of before?"

      Then zionism is really and truly a disease, a cancer that feasts on the brain, the heart, the eyes and the ears of its very willing hosts.

    • There is some basic tenet to differing points of view and discourse that is absent from the zionist media, politicians and some people here. Disagreeing with someone else's POV is something that occurs every day, we all have different viewpoints. We learn this as children that no, you cannot kick Michael because he doesn't like the cartoons you like. You just don't do that, ever. But if you can't disagree with someone, or prove a point with someone without resorting to attacks on that person's character or accusing that person of some kind of genocidal hatred, you are the loser in the argument (Roseanne Barr, Miri Regev, tRUMP, to name some notables). When in your heart you know you are right, you don't have to resort to strong arm tactics or defamation of the other's character to elevate yourself. That's communication 101. Unless of course your aim isn't to communicate at all, but to destroy the other, well that's different then isn't it.

  • 'They would charge us with the crime of being born Palestinian': a report from the latest Tamimi court hearing
    • Oh jackdaw, you should spend less time in the bathroom, admiring your reflection in the toilet bowl.

    • This is such a farce. They've not been charged yet because the state of israel needs to get their lies straight and turn their right to protest the occupation, their right to protest soldiers trying to enter their home, slapping the soldier after he had slapped her and being born palestinian and looking like a 'blonde, blue-eyed, beautiful' shiksa - forbidden fruit.

  • Why liberal Zionists have nothing to say about Ahed Tamimi's slap and arrest
    • I have no faith in the 'liberal zionist' to do anything more than they already have, which has been lip service only. Remember the outrage over the merciless beating of Palestinian-American Tariq Khdeir of Florida, whose cousin, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, was kidnapped and burned alive while on his way to the mosque? The outrage over the execution of Ibrahim Abu Thraya a couple weeks ago? The death of 60-year-old Hamda Zubeidat a few weeks back?

      I would like to believe that 'liberal zionists' would do more and unchain themselves from the bonds of their enslavement to zionism, but if a 'blonde, blue-eyed' (the universal description of Ahed Tamimi in every story about her, so it must mean something to somebody, right?) white girl can't move them, who can? WTF is it going to take? Much more than liberal jews have shown themsevles to be willing to do. Can't stand the thought of Aunt Ida or cousin Jack not coming to your seder because you've burned your israeli flag, passport and are championing the rights of people who are ACTUALLY SUFFERING, NOW and for the last 70 years? A shame, but it's their shame and their loss, not yours. Family is more than blood. It's going to take arabs worldwide to help their brothers and sisters; christians and jews who haven't been drugged and manipulated by zionist forces and people with no 'religious' affiliation at all, but want wrongs in the world righted and are willing to act to make that happen. Israel needs to experience the full condemnation of all and everything that entails. Most people only wake up when they are hit in their pocketbook.Let's make it very painful.

  • Writing about what should be done to girls in the dark is incitement to sexual assault -- Shany Littman to Ben Caspit
  • How Ahed Tamimi was slapped first, and why no one is talking about it
    • Excellent article and comments from Annie. The israelis have absolutely no clue as to what restraint means. In the perfect dictionary, the word restraint would have a photo of palestinians peacefully protesting in the face of a weaponized to the teeth, tear gas throwing, sound grenade and rubber bullet shooting interspersed with live fire IOF.

      Also in the perfect honest dictionary, the word fabrication would show the famous photo of the 20-odd members of the IOF shoving along a blindfolded, frightened and disoriented appearing palestinian youth with the caption 'most moral army in the world'.

  • New Israeli train line with station named after Trump was built on stolen Palestinian land
    • "There is no such auspice, no such jurisdiction, and by all appearances no such violation."

      Said hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. And you are "fake news".

  • Israeli lawmaker calls Palestinians visiting relatives in Israeli prison 'beasts' and 'human scum'
    • Ok then -

      Melania Trump REFUSED To Hold President Trump's Hand by ...

      Video for melania trump slaps away trumps hand in israel 0:44

    • Which might explain why they are so simpatico with the current resident of the white house. Remember when this uncooth, raggedy ass clown shoved his way into a selfie with tRUMP when he was here a while back (right before the infamous hand slap away by Melania)?

    • Thanks to the ziosupreme shekelmeister (Sheldon Adelson, aka '2 week old balloon').

    • He "used" crystal meth or still does? What a brave man, boarding a bus of bereaved relatives visiting their family members in israeli prisons. He was well-protected, so he could run his mouth like the gansta-wannabee he is. It would be interesting to see how he would fare without a coterie of armed to the teeth ziopolice or IOF. Former bouncer, pimp and meth user, now a born again zionist MK. Like all zionist scumbags, he is an abject coward.

  • Israeli journalist who called for unspeakable acts against Ahed Tamimi tries, and fails, to backpedal
    • Hi eljay, I didn't read all the comments before I wrote caspit is the 'real victim' here.

    • Yep, they definitely have to put a silencer on their dog whistles so nobody can figure out what they mean. That's going to be extremely difficult as israelis have no idea what nuance is. Ha!

    • Poor Mr. Caspit (look at his picture, he's so humble, humane, probably calls himself 'liberal' when no one's looking; like in the dark, I assume). Here he tries to persuade to the english speakers out there that he's been framed, maligned by jew haters, misunderstood and he is, of course, the REAL VICTIM here, not Ahed Tamimi (she's just an actress after all, not even real if you believe Michael Oren), who sits in jail surrounded by israeli criminals and separate from mother and cousin. Yes of course, it's the zionist who is being victimized here.

  • Pop star 'Lorde' honors BDS call, cancels Tel Aviv concert
    • Found this article this morning -

      The Israeli Sports Minister Is Using the NBA to Further an Anti-Palestine PR Campaign

      Miri Regev, who once called African migrants “a cancer,” claims to have pressured the NBA into removing mention of Israeli occupation of Palestine from its website.
      By Dave ZirinTwitter The Nation
      Today 5:31 pm

      "Miri Regev is the Israeli Sports Minister, a former Brigadier General with the IDF, and somebody who is probably best known as the person who called African migrants “a cancer” in Israeli society in 2012. She has also sparked a bizarre PR campaign, and listing the National Basketball Association without their consent.

      The Associated Press put out a story the morning of December 29 with the headline “Israeli minister gets ‘Palestine’ removed from NBA site”. In the piece, Regev claims that a letter she sent to the NBA compelled them to change their All-Star site, removing “Palestine–occupied territory” as a location option. In the letter Regev calls Palestine “an imaginary ‘state’” and she says that the change was, in the words of the AP, justified because “the listing was not in line with President Donald Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.”

      She also thanked NBA Commissioner Adam Silver personally for his–in her mind–agreement that there is no occupation taking place. There is only one problem. Much of this narrative is simply not true. First and foremost according to my own sources in the NBA offices, there was no letter sent to the NBA. I don’t know where Regev thinks she sent her missive, but it wasn’t there. No one knew about it until the AP story.

      Secondly, the site in question was not an “NBA site” but a site subcontracted by the NBA that used the phrase “occupied territory.” Lastly, it is untrue that “Palestine” was removed from an NBA site. Palestinian Territories is still an option. (It’s also worth noting that both PT or occupied Palestinian territories is standard nomenclature.)

      The NBA in fact was shocked by Regev’s PR offensive. It may have been particularly disturbing for the league offices because Regev is best known as somebody who has whipped up hatred against African migrants, calling them “a cancer.” She has also been accused of whipping up violence against these impoverished refugees. The NBA not only does a great deal of work in Africa, and it not only has several star players from the African continent, but their brightest young star is arguably Giannis Antetokounmpo, whose entire family were African migrants in Greece, where they have become the targets of Greek fascists that are exploiting the global refugee crisis–like Regev and Trump–to achieve political power.

      The question now clearly is why Regev chose to drive this narrative.

      Ramah Kudaimi, Director of Grassroots Organizing for US Campaign for Palestinian Rights made the following point to me that helps explain it. “Miri Regev’s job is to spread propaganda to whitewash Israel’s continued denial of Palestinian rights,” she said. “As more and more people of conscience take action in support of the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice, and equality, including artists like Lorde and athletes like Michael Bennett, Israel feels the pressure to combat its growing isolation due to boycott, divestment, and sanction campaigns.”

      In other words, we cannot separate this push by Regev from Israel’s isolation which has only increased dramatically since Trumps call to move the Embassy to Jerusalem, the international rebuke in the United Nations, and the Palestinian National Authority saying that the United States has renounced its position as a peace broker.

      Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinians Rights, told me: “This is the latest in a series of efforts aimed at using sports and culture as a rubber stamp for Israeli policies and as part of an effort to whitewash Israeli violations before the massive audiences these sports leagues reach.”

      Erasing the existence of Palestinians, calling their national existence “fictitious,” and attempting to draw the sports leagues into this effort against their will, is something that should be thoroughly resisted. The sports world must not allow itself to become an unwilling foot soldier in a propaganda effort to normalize an agenda at odds with justice, equality, and the life experiences of many of their own players."

      The zionist enterprise is a literal "cancer" in everything american - politics, culture and society. When will americans wake up? Hey tRUMP - america first or america [email protected]&ked?

    • You see but understand nothing at all. I'll play along. The answer would be that the Russian government doesn't have half of its population under an immoral and illegal murderous campaign of land theft and propaganda known by yourself as living in your 'hysterical homeland' and by the rest of the world as THE OCCUPATION; 70 years of hell unleashed on the native people of palestine, punished not because of their genocide on jews, but because the nazis in EUROPE perpetrated the genocide and the israelis, who cooperated with the nazis when it was convenient, and did not find it convenient to save european jews from certain death when they could because they had bigger fish to fry - the complete takeover and removal, by outright murder and terror, the people who had been living in palestine for centuries, but alas for them, were of the wrong ethnoreligious pedigree.

      If it makes you feel better jon s, maybe you and your classroom can write her a letter and 'splain to her why she should cancel her performance in Russia. Fair warning though, she's open-minded but does not appear to stupid.

    • "Are you saying that BDS should target individual Israelis who are private citizens not sponsored by the Israeli government?"

      How typical. You create a POV and expect others to debate it, defend it or refute it.

    • I think hasbara is working overtime to try to present israel as a normal place when it so clearly is not. I hope that Meghan Markle is as thoughtful as Lorde turned out to be and will not favor israel in any way, shape or form.

      December 26, 2017, 7:19 pm

      From the BDS website.
      “BDS does not target artists. It targets institutions based on their complicity in Israel’s violations of international law.”
      Are you saying that BDS should target individual Israelis who are private citizens not sponsored by the Israeli government?

      Untwist yer knickers. The entirety of israel should be targeted IMO.

    • I did not see or listen to it Citizen, thanks for the info. I really like Dr. West.

    • Lorde: Roseanne Barr calls singer a 'bigot' for cancelling Israel show
      @christophhooton |
      Tuesday 26 December 2017 09:47 GMT|
      The Independent Culture

      Emmy Award winner and loyal Trump supporter Roseanne Barr has called for a counter-boycott of Lorde after she cancelled a scheduled concert in Tel Aviv for political reasons.

      The New Zealand singer said in a statement that she has decided not play in the Israeli city next summer following “lots of discussions”.

      “Boycott this bigot: Lorde caves to BDS pressure, cancels Israel concert,” Barr wrote on Twitter, linking to The Jerusalem Post’s article on the matter.

      When another user suggested the singer had been bullied by “trolls” from the Boycott, Divest, Sanction movement, Barr added (sic): “if they do not know enough about hating jews after WW2-they NEVER will-i say fuck them.”

      #SAD! I never realized what an absolute bully Barr has become. Or maybe always? The call to boycott swings both ways. Won't be watching anything with her in it in this lifetime ever again.

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

      Oh you gotta hope a lot harder than that Miri Regev - culture killer. Free from any foreign (you mean like Lorde?) and "ridiculous political considerations" unless they're in line with the zionist narrative and favor them.

      How stupid can she be? WTF Regev, that's completely incoherent. Maybe Cat-a-lan can splain it to me.

      Very proud of Lorde, though I don't know her music, for her openness and change of heart. Because once you are presented with the facts, there's no other choice you could make except to boycott israel. Bravo!

  • New Yorkers rally in solidarity with Ahed Tamimi
  • Israel has transferred Ahed Tamimi to three different detention facilities in the last five days even though she has not yet been charged with a crime
    • DaBakr
      December 24, 2017, 4:25 am

      "To those that are ignorant, maybe their stomach “turned” . But I doubt anybody who knows the tamimi family is bound to be surprised or concerned. Ahed is seasoned. She knows she’ll be treated well in detention but will emerge and claim whatever she needs to in order to further her people’s cause."

      No worries! According to the rambamalamadingdong, HSM DaBakr, Ahed "knows she'll be treated well" in "detention" (not prison - fake news). According to the zionist enterprise, Ahed hasn't had the proper seasoning yet - she's still too spicy for the zionist palate.

      “This interrogation center and prison is notorious for its underground dungeon cells and torture techniques, including against children,” Ariel Gold of CODEPINK told Mondoweiss.

      The horrors of this prison were recently portrayed in depth in the film Ghost Hunting by Palestinian-French director Raed Andoni — where sexual harassment, abuse and torture are staples of the interrogation process.

      “Arrests and detention will not make Palestinians, especially the women of Nabi Saleh, give up,” Amro added.

      God bless and protect Ahed Tamimi and her family.

  • The New York Times tries to make the Ahed Tamimi story go away
    • It sure isn't for lack of trying.

    • I was 'gobsmacked' at her candor. I noticed the audience was pretty sedate during this bit - the effect of hearing the truth spoken so clearly and coherently without a bit of sugar coating. I love her - she doesn't mince words at all.

    • "In the teachings of Christ, there was a break from such Talmudic teachings. He sought to heal the wounded, to comfort the downtrodden."

      Which is why it was so easy to kill him - he was telling the truth from the word, not the collective arguments of rabbis. He also told his followers not to call him rabbi. He would be killed here again, most likely in Gaza or a place like Nabi Saleh, where I think he would be peacefully standing up to the IOF.

    • Thank you Annie, Misterioso and Talkback - I had no idea WTF he was talking about. The brighter bulbs prevailed!

      I'm not hip to Lorde, I'm too old, but it seems that it will be a long time before she runs out of venues. So glad she is not coming here and so are a lot of her fans I bet.

    • I don't know what you're talking about Catalan, but I'm pretty sure I don't really care. I'm happy when anyone sees the light and decides not to play the 'white city'. As far as I'm concerned, no one should enjoy a concert until everyone can.

    • Samantha Bee speaks out about

      Apocalypse Soon | December 20, 2017 Act 2 | Full Frontal ... - YouTube

      Video for apocalypse soon full frontal 6:46

    • On a bright note -

      Lorde cancels Israel show after criticism

      THE KIWI singer has cancelled her upcoming concert in Tel Aviv after the being pressured to join a boycott of Israel.
      NZ HeraldDecember 25, 20171:54pm

      LORDE has cancelled her show in Israel after facing criticism.

      Fans had demanded the Kiwi songstress join the Boycott Divestment Sanctions Movement which is making a stand against Israel’s oppression of Palestinians.

      The movement encourages artists to cancel their performances in Israel with Lauryn Hill, Elvis Costello and Vanessa Paradis among the performers who have done so in the past.

      Grammy award-winning Lorde had announced her world tour on Twitter, confirming she’ll perform in Tel Aviv next year on June 5.

      But Israeli media reported today that she had cancelled the show.

      Israeli news site YNET quoted a statement from organisers confirming the change.

      “We regret to announce the cancellation of the Lorde concert in Israel planned for June. The tickets already bought will be reimbursed within 14 business days. As to the circumstances that led to the cancellation of the show, Lorde is expected to publish a statement via Twitter soon.”

      Lorde has not yet tweeted herself.

      Israel’s Culture Minister is calling on Lorde to reverse her decision.

      Miri Regev has dubbed the cancellation ridiculous, and is urging the 21-year-old Aucklander to reconsider.

      Lorde has joined a growing list of artists who now refuse to perform Israel, in protest of the country’s treatment of Palestinians.

      Jerusalem Post reporter Amy Spiro also believes Lorde should reconsider.

      Earlier in the week, Janfrie Wakim, spokesman for the New Zealand Palestine Solidarity Network told Newshub: “We think it’s a very unwise thing for Lorde to have accepted.

      “Israel should be boycotted until it complies with international law and the norms of human society.”

      Fans expressed their disappointment, telling Lorde to use her profile to make a political stand.

      “Don’t play in Tel Aviv while they have the Palestinians under a brutal occupation! Very disappointed in you! Boycott Israel,” one woman wrote."

      On a sad note, Miri Regev is upset. Bwaaahhhaaaahhhaaaahhhhaaaahaaaahhhhhaaaaaa!!!!

    • I think you hit the nail right on the head with that one LHunter. I've come to believe that 'liberal zionists' are no different that right wing israelis with the exception that they speak english perfectly because most are native of english-speaking countries, they're much better actors (very good at looking sad or disappointed) and they get along with everyone - orthodox, conservative, reform, hasidic, settlers, lehava, the IDF. Yep, that's everyone who counts, right?

    • There's an equally ridiculous 'editorial' from Haaretz missing the point and praising the IOF for their restraint, while also claiming israelis have to care about how the occupation looks to the rest of the world (like it should look - horrible). Put lipstick on it and it's still a pig. Haaretz missed the point and focused on BS instead.

      Editorial // Israel Must Free Ahed Tamimi
      The government has to start caring more about what the international community thinks and less about extremists on the far right, which is why the detained 16-year-old Palestinian girl should be released
      Haaretz Editorial | 
      Dec 23, 2017

      "On the same day her cousin was shot in the head by Israeli soldiers, Ahed went out into the courtyard of her house with a relative and tried to drive out the officer and soldier who stood there – at first with words and shouting, and later with punches and kicks. The two soldiers demonstrated praiseworthy restraint and didn’t respond to the attacks. The IDF won respect for the behavior of its soldiers, including an article in the New York Times that praised the soldiers’ restraint."

      The IDF won respect for the behavior of the soldiers? In what universe? These soldiers are being vilified by their fellow soldiers with the typical taint of calling them 'trannies' and Bennett made his disappointment known along with miri regev's bitching about how this made the IOF look and the disgusting israeli 'rapper' said the IOF has been 'castrated'. The cherry on top for me was the praise Haaretz gave the NYT. Takes a douche to know a douche.

  • 'We should exact a price' from Ahed Tamimi 'in the dark,' Israeli journalist says
    • Ahed has more balls than the entire IOF. Oh, and she is obligated to fight her oppressors by whatever means necessary. Whine about it to anyone who gives a damn. Try one of the many pro-zionist rags. The IOF are fucking whiners and LOSERS. You fit right in. She's 'seasoned'? She's had her entire lifetime as an occupied people as have her father and mother. She sure as hell better be seasoned! More power to her and may the IOF continue to show their asses. It shouldn't be difficult, after all they are 'seasoned'.

    • Dabakr

      "what about ........"

      Right on schedule.

    • Tamimi women send love from Israeli prison
      Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 21 December 2017 EI

      "Ahed, Nariman and Nour Tamimi are in high spirits and are sending greetings to supporters around the world from their cells in HaSharon prison where Israel is detaining them.

      Ahed, 16, her mother Nariman and her 21-year-old cousin Nour were arrested in recent days by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

      This followed violence on Friday when occupation forces shot Muhammad Fadel Tamimi, a 14-year-old member of the extended family, in the head leaving him gravely injured.

      The Tamimi women then ordered the occupation soldiers off the family property and tried to remove them physically.

      A video of heavily armed Israeli soldiers being forcefully confronted by Palestinian civilians defending their village was widely shown in Israeli media and prompted a campaign of threats and revenge by Israeli leaders against the Tamimi family.

      The Israeli army published a video to brag about its night raid to seize Ahed Tamimi from her home, prompting outrage and expressions of solidarity with the teenager and her family from all over the world.

      On Thursday, Nariman and Nour were taken before Israel’s Ofer military court in the occupied West Bank. Just as the court did with Ahed in a hearing the day before, their detention was extended at least until Monday.

      Bassem Tamimi, Ahed’s father, posted on Facebook following Thursday’s hearing that all three are being held in HaSharon prison – Nariman and Nour in one cell and Ahed in another.


      Ahed, Nariman and Nour are in high spirits and “sending their love and respect for you, our partners in our struggle for freedom and justice,” Bassem Tamimi wrote.

      Silent resistance

      On Wednesday there had been reports that Bassem, himself a former prisoner of conscience in Israel’s jails, had again been detained by occupation forces.

      According to extended family member Manal Tamimi, Bassem had not been formally arrested but has been summoned for questioning.

      Bassem also posted a Facebook message after Wednesday’s hearing for Ahed. He said his daughter was “refusing to speak with Israeli officers who are trying to interrogate her.”

      “Despite the abuse and ongoing imprisonment, she is staying silent and refusing to have any cooperation with [the] occupation,” Bassem added.

      He also appealed for ongoing support “to defend our family from the propaganda the Israeli media is instigating against us.”

      Bassem also told media after the hearing the he feels proud of Ahed, “but I also worry about her because she is in the hands of this terrorist regime.” He added that he had no trust in Israel’s military court, because it is a part of the occupation."

      - Ahed is being held in a cell without her mother or cousin.
      - They are surrounded by israeli criminals (not to be confused with the israeli criminals who aren't incarcerated - yet).
      - There is an urgent desire for revenge by the zionist state, with suggestions by prominent zionists as in Jonathan's article.
      - I'm very worried for the women's safety in this situation, particularly Ahed since she is separated from her mother and cousin.

    • "Culture Minister Miri Regev said: “When I watched that, I felt humiliated, I felt crushed”. She called the incident “damaging to the honor of the military and the state of Israel.” She was echoing her own words from 2015, when Ahed also appeared in a viral video, wrestling a masked Israeli soldier, who was holding her little brother in a headlock and pressing him down on a rock, his broken arm in cast. Then Regev was “shocked to see the video this morning of Palestinians hitting an IDF soldier,” adding that, “It cannot be that our soldiers will be sent on missions with their hands tied behind their backs. It’s simply a disgrace!….We must immediately order that a soldier under attack be able to return fire. Period.” "

      The zionist state loves to print stories about 'honor killings'; gasping and 'clutching their pearls' over these crimes, exclaiming that only beasts and uneducated, uncooth, illiterate barbarians without the culture of the israelis, would kill a woman to restore their family's honor. These jackasses just have no understanding of irony. And the truth underneath it all is that if the zionist occupation army ever had any honor at all, it was hanging by a thread that's been unraveling over the last 70 years. Everyone knows it, but the denial is too strong to allow one shred of truth in.

      So much for honor -
      Video of IDF soldier dancing by bound Palestinian woman sparks ...

    • “In the case of the girls, we should exact a price at some other opportunity, in the dark, without witnesses and cameras”,

      Those darn girls! They are so much stronger than the dickless IOF and men like yourself Ben Caspit. The type of man that Eljay refers to often, the kind of man who can only derive pleasure from inflicting pain on others. You've have 70 years of practice to refine your craft, so why is it you can only manage to sound like a fucking dickless creep? The kind of creep that women of all ages can smell a mile away and avoid like the plague, and barely stifle a laugh of disgust at the fact that despite all your machismo and misogyny, you're nothing but a PATHETIC LOSER. And of course the IOF, nothing but PATHETIC LOSERS, who have completely lost their shit (again) over a slap (after being slapped first) and a dressing down by a 17-year-old palestinian female. You and the IOF are nothing but LOSERS. I hope that the world, seeing what you have written, will hold you responsible for anything that happens to Ahed or her cousin, Nur, for your incitement. Your confession ahead of time is much appreciated! It shouldn't be any problem to prosecute you. Your confession is spoken with the nonchalence of a well-practiced serial killer, a LOSER.

      I guess the IOF will be doubling down on the viagra and steroids from now on, LOSERS!!!!!!!!!

  • A day after UN vote on Jerusalem, Israeli aggression intensifies in the West Bank
    • Trying to help mom and dad and all the freakin' mishpacha yisraelit get over their 19th nervous breakdown caused by the uppity, daring to believe she's an equal', emasculating whore, Ahed Tamimi. Yep IOF, that'll show her!

  • The never-ending crisis of Zionism
    • “and now he finally returned home.”

      To put 2008 behind him."

      Probably the actual truth. I don't recall how many good old boys vowed to leave the u.s. if that brown muslim from Kenya ever got elected but can imagine. I think there's a settlement full of expats called Kfar Lo Obama, right next to Kfar Lo Obama 2.

    • @jackdoff
      "I interact with more Arabs in a day, than you do in a year."

      You interact. Sounds creepy, but maybe that's just the way you interact here. Does your interaction occur in the light of day or do you exact your price "in the dark, without witnesses and cameras”. Wrong creep you say? sorry. ya'll sound alike to me.

    • "Israel doesn’t have to justify actions to prevent bloody-minded ‘Palestinians’ from destroying it, adopting whatever security measures necessary to protect its people."

      "The 'Palestinians' are bloody-minded. Who are 'Palestinians'? The native people of palestine, the Palestinians, are protecting their people and their land by any means necessary. The bloody zionists have WMDs at their fingertips and start shooting any time a Palestinian farts. Bitch, please.

      "Yet again there is nobody to negotiate with as Hamas and Fatah are bound to be at each other’s throats again sòon."

      Sure Mayhem, whatever you say. That's the zionist excuse du jour. And when Fatah and Hamas appear to be on one accord (those sneaking bastards) that makes israeli's feel insecure, they'll be sure to bomb the shit out of them again. Isn't that the way it goes - the real protocol of the zionist entity? Then whine to the nations that they have no one to negotiate with (because they keep murdering them).

    • 'Liberal' jews and 'leftist' jews rings hollow. These combined terms have no meaning. It seems that jews in israel, america and the rest of the world who say with their mouths they are against the occupation, are really only against it because it is 'telegenically' horrifying and nothing more. They seem to believe, in their heart of hearts, that palestine belongs to them and them alone. That they are God's chosen and the rest of humanity can really just fuck off. Their silence is deafening. God bless Ahed, Nariman, Bassem and all of the Tamimi family.

  • Palestinians celebrate resounding Trump and Israel failure at the UN
    • Holy smoke! Nikki Haley is as dumb as a sack of Palin's. And former prime minister of Poland harrassed by Trump in 2012? Haley's response - "Really. Wow. It's an interesting time and a lot of accusations coming forward, but you know we're trying to stay as focused as we can and continue to push forward...." Is Nikki planning a coup?

    • He's not a fucking victim. He's a victimizer. The israelis have become the terrorists, not the terrorized.

    • I love the bit about 'taking names'. As if these votes were cast in secret, under the table, underhanded, shady, etc. FFS Haley, not everyone operates in the dark. These votes were cast in the bright light of the day! Pull your head out of your nether regions, wake up and smell your hubris, then take a freaking shower.

    • The u.s. is now officially a pariah and isolated. tRUMP most likely stalks the halls of the white house, cursing Obama and Mueller and the 'fake news' reports about him. I feel sorry for Barron. It must be frightening having such a rage monster for a father. The u.s. is becoming like israel more and more each day, or israel is becoming like the u.s. more and more each day, not sure which way it should go. This is like watching a friend die from a completely treatable and curable disease, but the friend was sure that she had the answers and could cure herself with home remedies that aren't working. At all. She has chosen to die, and will bring everyone with her.

    • Yikes! I'm not a psychiatrist (but play one in my shower) but I think unfortunately for the world tRUMP is in the malignant narcissist category and boobie netanyahoo straddles both. Shudder.

    • Awesome roll call - with friends like those the u.s. is surely well on its way to becoming master of the universe.

  • Armed by Israel, Honduras's illegitimate regime returns the favor at the U.N.
    • They're watching everyone, providing technology for other nations to spy on their citizens and selling weapons of death and destruction, the state of israel's true export - merchants of death. Blight on the nations.

  • Trump threatens to cut aid to countries voting against Jerusalem decision at UN
    • My sincerest apologies to the animal kingdom - she's just another evil troll at the service of her master - the zionist state of course.

    • I hope these 14 member nations have the spine to stand with their convictions, regardless of the threats from the thug in charge and his prized bitch pit bull.

    • Nothing smells like MAGA more than strong-arming your u.n. compatriots with threats and extortion, climate change and science denial, yet full throttle support of the rogue litterbox of the middle east (and who knows what else is heading to a theater near us all courtesy of the united states with tRUMP as the newest Don).
      "In 2001, Daniel Bernard came to public attention when, as French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, he was quoted as saying: "All the current troubles in the world are because of that shitty little country Israel." The diplomat added, "Why should the world be in danger of World War III because of those people?"

      The remark was reported to have taken place during a conversation with Conrad Black of the Daily Telegraph at a private dinner party Black was hosting. Bernard's comment was then later repeated in an article written by Black's wife, Barbara Amiel, in the Daily Telegraph.

      Initially, Bernard stated that he could not remember making it, but later insisted that what he said had been thoroughly distorted. Bernard's press secretary stated, "He does not deny the remarks, he just says first of all what he said was distorted." He also stated that he was outraged that a private discussion was reported by the media and clearly stated that he would not apologise.

      Bernard's spokesman, Yves Charpentier, stated that Bernard felt there was no need for him to apologize. He stated that "In the course of the discussion the ambassador referred to 'little Israel' in the sense that it is geographically small, but that nevertheless the scale of the consequences is huge and the repercussions around the world are tremendous."

  • Two more Tamimi family members are said to be arrested, as Ahed, 16, appears in court
    • The slap heard round the world! She is being painted as the most dangerous creature alive. She slapped a soldier, but she was slapped first. She is my hero!

    • “The pictures are harsh,” Bennett said. “I trust that the incident will be investigated, the lessons will be learned, and those activists who attacked will be tried.”

      The pictures showed, IMHO, 2 idiots in military garb who clearly didn't know whether to shit or get off the pot, so decided to shit themselves. the israeli public is furious as they looked weak and impotent (because of course they were supposed to shoot these women, right?). The Tamimi women have incredible street cred. They've killed exactly 0 soldiers, but have scored to the 7th heaven on the deflating the zionist hard-on scale. Go team! And the israeli response? Where oh where is a soldier with balls of steel when you need one? Awaiting a pardon, of course. Bennett is trying to spin it as a case of brave 'soldiers' restraining themselves from the taunts, kicks and slaps of teenagers instead of soldiers who maybe, just maybe because of current events, felt that less is more. Occupation is a real mofo and Bennett will be sure and school these soldiers on just how easy it is to kill Arabs. And it's no problem.

    • 'Count me out'.

      With pleasure Jackdoff. Yer out!

  • 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

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