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  • Neocons and liberal interventionists are back in the saddle again -- though 'nobody wants a big war'!
    • @marc b. and Tuyzentfloot

      "They’re not capable of having a death wish. their view of the world is sitting atop a platform, eating popcorn and masturbating while the IDF shoots fish in a barrel."

      I don't know, marc b. As I understand it, psychiatric patients don't know they have a death wish. It's up to highly paid analysts to uncover a death wish by decoding confusing dream imagery on the basis of unproven psychological theories. I can't think of anything that fits Israel better.

      If Israel doesn't have a death wish, it certainly acts like it does. Christians supporting Israel are rapture-ready; Jews supporting Israel are Masada-ready; and billionaires are investing in uber-pricey nuclear bunkers. (See "Why The Super-Rich Are Rushing To Buy Nuclear-Proof Bunkers.") These are bad omens.

      What I don't understand is why all of the gleaming teeth news commentators are so anxious to "support" Israel by bigger and better games of nuclear chicken. Someone needs to say, "Jim Jones died for our sins." If he already did a Masada, then none of the rest of us have to do a repeat--just recognize a cult when you see it.

    • Does Israel have a death wish?

      There are both Russian and Chinese troops in Syria. In order for Israel to grab Syria's resources, it will have to defeat both of these nuclear powers. Even with America's "help", Israel and America are subordinate in population to Russia and China, quickly becoming subordinate in world economic output, and equal in suicide to their nuclear arsenals.

      The terrifying "dictator" Assad won the last Syrian election by 88 percent which is quite an achievement without Diebold machines. The moderate terrorist "freedom fighters" didn't even have an election. As soon as they had a chance, Syrians voted with their feet and left areas "liberated" by the head-choppers and rejoined the government.

      This whole war makes about as much sense as Napoleon and Hitler invading Russia in the winter and Japanese "patriots" building Fukushima. If Israel has a death wish, do we have to join them?

  • The double standard for 'a peaceful English town' and Gaza
    • Russians are guilty until proven guilty.

    • Russia had no motive to assassinate the Skripals. Sergey Skripal was in Russian custody serving a prison term for being a double agent with Britain. He was later returned to England on a spy swap deal. If Russia wanted him dead, they would have passed a death sentence on him while he was in Russia. If they feared him, they never would have sent him back to England as a free man.

      The British have not identified a single suspect or witness in this case and their story of how the poisoning happened keeps changing. According to the first story, the Skripals were poisoned while sitting on a bench in a public park. Later this story was changed to the Skripals were poisoned at home but were found slumped on a bench in a park. Putin, if the official story goes, would have wanted wanted his victims moved to a public place.

      Certainly Russia as a scientific country can produce nerve gas, but so can America and so can Porton Down. Neocons in America and NATO who want to break the Iran deal or revive the Cold War have a propaganda motive to attack the Skripals. Russia doesn't have a motive.

  • Trump appointed Bolton because Republicans desperately need Adelson's money
    • Help me Mondoweiss. Does anyone know whether Sheldon Adlebrain ever went to Iran or even knew an Iranian. How about Haim Saban, Bill Kristol, and John Bolton. Are all of these guys calling for death sentences on people they know nothing about and spewing war plans for a place they may know only in cartoon terms?

      I recently found out that neither Hitler nor Napoleon went to Russia before they decided to invade it in the winter. This war looks like a world suicide pill.

  • American Jews need Israel to be safe -- megadonor Paul Singer
    • Wow! Black is white. Freedom is slavery. Love is hate. War is peace. And Masada- suicide is safety.

      Here you have the Zionist movement that blocked President Roosevelt's rescue plans for Jews during the Holocaust telling Jews it is going to protect them. See "FDR and the Jews: Gruber et al. vs Lilienthal" at http://thedailyjournalist.com/the-historian/fdr-and-the-jews-gruber-et-al-vs-lilienthal/. You have Israel continuing to bomb Syria even if this risks nuclear confrontation with nuclear Russia. You have an above ground nuclear power plant at Dimona vulnerable to conventional missiles. And you have a multi-billion dollar investment plan in oil in the Golan Heights run by profiteers who don't live in Israel and by and large aren't Jewish.

      Israel is a safe haven. It is nuanced safe, complexly safe, existentially safe, and square tomatoes safe, or, if not, borders change, countries come and go, but a good graveyard lasts forever.

  • Israel 'made a desert bloom' -- and I helped -- Kamala Harris to AIPAC
  • Gideon Levy on Israeli denial: 'Anyone who raises a question is demolished'
    • "Zionism is a totalitarian ideology that brooks no dissent."

      I love Gordon Levy, and I applaud his courage in speaking out about the occupation, but what I would really like to see people talking about is Israel's rapture-ready, Masada-ready foreign policy. Israel is teetering on the edge of WW3 by playing Russian roulette over oil in the Golan heights. It stands at ground zero in a potential war with Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Russia and China.

      Golan gone wrong could kill more Jews and Palestinians that the most brainwashed IDF soldier. It's easier to get Americans and Israelis to talk about the occupation and BDS than it is to get them to talk about WW3.

      Keep breathing, keep thinking, and keep trying to save Palestinian lives. Please consider that the life you save might be your own.

  • Israel is trying to 'suck America into' Iranian war that could lead to world war -- Lawrence Wilkerson
    • Thank you Mondoweiss for writing about the ambitions that could lead to a third world war and a second Jewish holocaust. I've been pleased to be a member of JVP, but I haven't been successful in getting them to oppose war with Syria.
      I'm looking for a group that is active in organizing Jews to write to Zionist funders demanding an end to wars with Syria, Lebanon, and Iran that could end life in Israel. The Graveyard Israel is far more likely to lead to a second holocaust than it is to prevent one.

  • Zionism's tailspin: Stark minority of young California Jews are 'comfortable with idea of Jewish state'
    • One dollar one vote is how America runs its political policy, but it isn't how Israel gets its armies of volunteers to move to there. Israel demands a steady supply of immigrants who are willing accept higher prices, lower wages, a Russian roulette foreign policy, and forced military service.
      Right now their Birthright cruises are a lot like love-bombing, the Moonie recruitment method. It's unlikely that Bibi's "charm" is going to attract the computer start up companies that can keep Israel economically successful. Not even the big funders of Israel live there.

  • Pro-Israel Democrats concede 'human rights' issue is killing the brand
    • Fear not, spinmasters. This is a problem for snipers, Diebold machines, and the National Endowment for Democracy. If polls and elections weren't valid for Crimea, the Ukraine, and Syria why should they be valid for us?

  • A Jewish 'sickness': Israeli journalist explains young American Jews' support for Palestinians
  • The not-so-secret life of Mathilde Krim
    • The attack on the Liberty was almost certainly a false flag to allow America to bomb Cairo. Richard Parker, the American political officer stationed at the Cairo embassy, said that he received a message from Washington stating that Cairo was going to be bombed in retaliation for the (supposedly Egyptian) strike on the Liberty. You can hear Richard Parker on the Dead in the Water at YouTube. Peter Hounam, who wrote the book Operation Cyanide, compiled various pieces of evidence that the intended bomb was a nuclear bomb.

      Someone jammed the radio communications of the Liberty. Whoever did this had access to military secrets as these frequencies are secret. Israel or America couldn't have jammed military radio frequencies by accident. Crew members of the Liberty stopped this mad plan by reconnecting communications wires and transmitting a distress call to the Seventh Fleet during periods of bombing when jamming was relatively ineffective.

      All of the Israeli and American officials who went along with this plan were prepared for the granddaddy of all war crimes--a first strike attack against Cairo and a huge gamble with a counterattack against Israel.

  • Israeli Defense Minister urges ban against poet for calling Ahed Tamimi a hero
    • Soros is hardly a philanthropist.

      His efforts have turned the Ukraine into a failed state. Soros has been funding Ukrainian politicians since 2008, he helped fund the coup against the democratically elected Yanukovych, and he is the mastermind behind military strikes against Dunbass. See "Confidential Document: Soros’s Plan for Ukraine" by Eric Zuesse. The civil war that followed the coup killed 10,000 people and forced at least 1.5 million Ukrainians to become refugees. This is a greater number of refugees than those exiled by the Nakba and a worse death toll than operations Blast Dead and Protective Shield combined. Leaked documents by Soros show that he regarded the Ukraine as a stepping stone for regime change in Russia. WW3 here we come.

      The Soros funded the Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect (RSP), the doctrine that led to the Libyan coup. Libya is now a failed state where impoverished Libyans are openly sold as slaves.

      Soros may fund formerly respected groups in America and Israel, but in view of the bloodshed he has caused it is reasonable to question his motives. If Israel "threw Soros under the bus", I say even a stopped watch is right twice a day.

  • Israel declares the entire village of Nabi Saleh, home to Tamimi family, a closed military zone
  • When Zionism is the essence of life, a break has huge consequences
    • Help me, Zionists, anti-Zionists, trolls. I just don't get it. How does Israel promote the survival of Jews?

      If the world is full of bloodthirsty anti-Semites and a holocaust is always just around the corner, how does it make sense to march half the Jews in the world into an area that could be destroyed by a single atomic bomb? The statements of Theodore Herzl (1904), Rabbi Fischmann (1947), and the Yinon Report have told Arabs that their countries are on a hit list. How does it make survival sense to tell Arabs that they and their children are on a hit list when atomic bombs can be made small enough to fit into a single suitcase and smuggled into any Israeli city?

      Why continue to bomb Syria? Syria is now full of Chinese troops, Russian military equipment, and a Russian commitment to return to Syria in case of further military action. Russia has a huge nuclear arsenal. Israel can't possibly defeat Russia, but any one of Russia's thousands of bombs could destroy Israel.

      How does it make sense to deliver death threats and war threats to Iran when the Hezbollah has missiles that can reach any part of Israel, and Iran is allied with both Russia and China--two nuclear powers with more powerful nuclear arsenals, a bigger economy, and larger populations than Israel?

      To me, Israel looks more like a recipe for a third world war and a second Jewish holocaust than it does a survival plan. If Israelis want their own culture, compete with Mozart, compete Stephen Hawking, compete with the guys swallowing the most goldfish, but don't compete with Jim Jones and don't out do the engineers at Fukushima.

  • Netanyahu ditches US Jews for alliance with Christian evangelicals and the alt-right
    • Smart move, Bibi. Alienate secular and liberal Jews and who will run the economy in Israel? Evangelical Christians and Alt-Right supporters can't move to Israel and manage start ups.
      Be certain to offend liberal Jews visiting Israel. This will assure them that Israel will always be a refuge for endangered Jews. It's important to violate your best talking point.

  • Target Hezbollah
    • I wouldn't call the neocons who make decisions about Israel's wars traitors, but I would say they think like a Fukushima engineer.

    • Dear DaBakr:

      Thank you for your reply, and it's a sad one. You are telling me that Israel supporters are so deeply involved in "patriotism" that they can't look at facts even if their own life depends on it.

      The lives of all of the people in Israel depend on whether or not missiles come home to roost. Face it--anyone who is shouting "bomb Damascus" or "bomb Tehran" is also shouting "bomb Tel Aviv". Israel is on the edge of a war with Russia. This is a war that Israel and America can't possibly win.

      Your response to us contained some masterful insults, but it didn't answer any crucial questions. Will a war with Russia and Syria become a nuclear war? Will the Hezbollah use the missiles it has to bomb Tel Aviv? Will Israel's continuous wars eventually result in an atomic suitcase bomb?

      If Israel wants to survive, it is going to have to start thinking of conflict resolution. You are telling me it can't.

    • America needs to end its "alliance" with Israel before it Israel ends America. A gory war with Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Russia and China at best will turn America into an impoverished third world country and at worst into a post-apocalyptic ash heap. Any Americans left standing will definitely not be pro-Zionist.

      Jews with loved ones in Israel need to take a hard look at the billionaires and neocons who are making the decisions on Israel's upcoming war with Lebanon. This is also a war with Syria, Iran, possibly China, and probably Russia. Do these billionaires and neocons, who don't live in Israel, have the self-restraint to stop their war before Israel turns into a burning bunker or are they dreaming of some Euphrates-to-Nile fantasy, atomic arsenals be damned?

      Let's cope with some facts. America does not have the power to defeat Russia. It can only commit suicide with Russia. Israel can be destroyed by a single atomic bomb. These days atomic bombs can be made small enough to be carried in a suit case. Creating armies of enemies by waging perpetual wars with their neighbors will only increase the likelihood that someone will arrive in Tel Aviv with a suitcase bomb. In this case, Jews in Israel will not be better off than Palestinians in an Israeli prison. Even if a war does not escalate to a nuclear level Israel won't necessarily be safe. The Hezbollah does have missiles capable of reaching any part of Israel and if Israel invades Lebanon it may use these on Israeli cities. The iron dome is not infallible. It's easier to design a missile than an perfect anti-missile. See "Israeli Defense Forces: Military Capabilities, Scenarios for the Third Lebanon War".

      Calling everyone else on the planet an anti-Semite won't change any one of these possibilities. If Israeli Jews want a good chance at survival, they will have to stop Israel's wars or leave. Holocausts don't always come for evil enemies; they can come from unrealistic "friends".

  • UN rapporteur urges sanctions on Israel for driving Palestinians 'back to the dark ages'
    • Two can play at the anti-Semitism game. I'm waiting for the time when Not in My Name and True Torah Jews get it together and say that anyone who disagrees with them is anti-Semitic. Why should the government of Israel have all the fun? There is no such thing as a Jewish pope so True Torah Jews have just as much right to say what is true Judaism and by extension what is anti-Semitism as the government of Israel.
      True Torah Jews and Not in My Name could sue Israel, with good reason, for defamation of character. The govt of Israel endangers Jews worldwide by using the biggest media system on the planet to tell the whole world what a Jew is supposed to be and than committing war crimes that make them as popular as AIDS in a bath house. This is endangerment and identity theft.

  • 'It being clearly understood…': What the Balfour Declaration tells us about Israel
  • 'We need to kill Arabs' and 'Islam is a bad disease' -- Israelis interviewed on Jerusalem street
    • I see a lot of people brainwashed in this video, even the Electronic Intifada. None of the respondents has any idea that they are personally in danger.

      Israel, America, Russia and perhaps China are teetering on the edge of WW3, yet Israel and its proxies continue to lob missiles into Syria, hitting Russian targets and killing a Russian general. There is no way Israel could survive an all out war with Russia or even an economic siege of Russia. Israel is sitting at ground zero in a game of nuclear chicken.

      Nuttyahoo has built his career on avoiding conflict resolution. Nutty is now under several criminal investigations and has lost his military reputation after the Anglo-Zionist defeat in Syria. He may throw Israel under the bus and try to save his political standing by starting a war with Lebanon lobbing more missiles at Syria. America is run by Neocons who have the ambitions of Genghis Khan and the realism of a Fukushima engineer.

      My hope is that Jews, Americans, and Palestinians with cool heads will write to Sheldon Addlebrain and all the other funders of America and Israel and say that the oil in Syria and the Golan Heights is not worth a third world war and a second Jewish holocaust. Return the Syrian oil fields to Syria or work our a compromise and share them. End the Syrian war before it ends us.

  • New York TV stations smear Roger Waters-- who praises BDS as 'one of most admirable pieces of resistance world has seen'
    • Jewish Voice for Peace and Not in My Name need to start stealing Israel's best thunder. How about screaming this, "We're Jewish. Everyone who disagrees with us is anti-Semitic. All of the occupation is anti-Semitic."

  • Israeli support for Myanmar is the natural alliance of regimes based on ethnic supremacy
    • Dear Mondoweiss:
      There are a lot of big hearted readers at Mondoweiss. Please don't take every Big Media campaign for human rights at face value. The invasions of Iraq and Libya were started on the basis of false or exaggerated claims of human rights abuses. The America űberalles crowd promotes its invasions using the language of saving democracy and protecting human rights.
      There is more to the Rohingya story than Big Media is telling you. According to a 2016 story in Reuters, Rohingya leaders were trained by Pakistanis and Saudis. "Rohingya insurgency has links to Saudi, Pakistan - report." Furthermore, the Rohingya attacked several Buddhist villages. Buddhist refugees fled to capitol of Rankine. See "The Rohingya Of Myanmar - Pawns In An Anglo-Chinese Proxy War Fought By Saudi Jihadists" in the Moon of Alabama, September 4, 2017. Big Media chose to ignore these Buddhist refugees.
      Controlling Myanmar is a key part of the Neocon plan to isolate China. China is hoping to build an oil pipeline through Myanmar to avoid shipping oil through the disputed South China Sea. Blocking this pipeline is part of their plan. Take a look at the linked map.
      http://www.moonofalabama.org/images5/mmarpipeline-s.jpg
      If Big Media was sincerely interested in protecting refugees, why the silence about the Ukraine? Russian-speaking refugees did not number 146,000 as did the Rohingya, but one and half million.
      Love and blessings. Please read all the sources you can find and take Big Media campaigns with a grain of salt.

  • As many as 1 million Israelis have left for the U.S.
    • Israel is a not a safe haven. Today 2017, the biggest existential threat to Jews are unrealistic Zionists and Neocons with access to nuclear bombs.
      How do you get half of America to swallow a cyanide pill? You smile sweetly, and explain that it's a lemon drop. Hillary and her army of Neocons did just this when they disguised war with Russia by calling it a "no fly zone" or worse yet a "safe zone" over Syria. In effect, they were promoting a game of nuclear chicken with Russia placing Israel/Palestine at ground zero.
      I get the idea that Neocons believe that wars are always winnable, and like any TV series, defeat only happens to the other guy. The Times of Israel reported on an op ed printed in the Israel National News that called for dropping atomic bombs, 30 each, on Iran and Germany. See the reference below.
      http://www.timesofisrael.com/op-ed-calls-on-israel-to-nuke-germany-iran/
      The Israel Nation News does not seem to realize that promoting a preemptive first strike on Iran would encourage Iranians to plan the same thing for Israel. A first strike would by no means make Israel safer. It would create a whole army displaced people with ideas of revenge. These days, atomic bombs can be miniaturized to fit in a suitcase.
      The Greater Israel crowd seems convinced of the belief that the most aggressive policy is the safest policy. For the price of the Iraq war, an estimated three trillion dollars, America could have paid Iraq three billion dollars a year for then next thousand years. Three billion dollars would pay for a lot of good will.
      How much sense does it make to worry about a second Holocaust, march half the Jews in the world into an area that could be destroyed by a single atomic bomb, and then do your best to start war with Russia?

  • Debunking the 2 claims: anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism, and BDS unfairly singles out Israel
    • Sounds pretty dicey accepting billions of dollars from anti-Semitic Americans. If Zionists can't stand the way us flaming "anti-Semites" want to set limits on how they spend taxpayers' money, maybe they should stop accepting it.

  • Russian meddling is Watergate-worthy, but Israeli meddling is hunky-dory
    • Wow! Why believe the NY Crimes on Russiagate when they lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and filled the world with misleading messages about Israel's treatment of Palestinians?
      A lot of evidence points to Seth Rich as the leaker of information from the DNC. First, Assange said that leaker was not Russian nor the official of any government. Craig Murray, the British diplomat who passed on the info to Wikileaks said the leaker was part of the DNC. Wikileaks offered a reward for information on the murder of Seth Rich. This is the only time that Wikileaks has offered a reward for murder information. Rich was a data director at the DNC and had access to all of the leaked memos. Rod Wheeler, the private investigator of the Rich murder, said that the DNC blocked his investigation of the Seth Rich murder. The local police department confiscated neighborhood videos that would have recorded his murder.
      Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, a group of professional retired spooks, said that the information downloaded by from DNC computers traveled too fast to have been obtained by a hacker. It had to have been copied by a leak. The DNC has never turned over their computers to the FBI so there is not a lot of cooperation to find these alleged "Russian" hackers.
      Blaming Russia for hacking is the perfect red herring to obscure what the leaked documents say and take attention away from the Seth Rich murder.

  • New website sets Zionist myths vs. the historical record
    • I read your book Mr. Suarez. Thank you for all your hard work. I would like to see your website document all of the times that the Zionist movement blocked immigration and rescue plans promoted by non-Jews. This would clearly show that Zionist founders wanted an empire and not a rescue of their fellow Jews.

  • When it comes to Syria, our press is full of moralizing and propaganda, and short on analysis
    • It looks like the Ministry of Propaganda wants you to get into big fights about the sins or relative innocence of Assad.

      The real question is, "Do you want the gov. to gamble with your life in a game of nuclear chicken with Russia?" NATO has sponsored the biggest display of war games since Hitler's operation Barbarossa. Putin, Gorbachev, and former US Sec of Defense William Perry have stated that we are closer to WW 3 than at any time during the Cold War. Israel is at ground zero in this gamble and all the rest of us are three steps away from ground zero. There is no assurance whatsoever that the war in Syria won't turn into a WW 3. There is no assurance that the Syrian war won't end with a second Jewish holocaust.

      I don't know why big Zionist donors are willing to accept this gamble. Either they possess self-delusion worthy of a Fukushima engineer, or they want front row seats in the New World Order and the people of Israel are just expendable.

      If I had it my way Jewish Voice for Peace and others would be encouraging everyone from Zionist to anti-Zionist and Palestinian to phone Saban, Soros, Spielberg, and Adelson and say that turning Syria into a rubble field is not worth a third world war and a second holocaust.

  • Stephen Cohen calls out liberal media for demonizing Russia, slurring Tillerson and stigmatizing all dissent
    • Greetings Keith and Sibiriak:
      The possibility of a Democrat/Soros/Bohemian Grove coup is real and scary. A Soros foundation was the third biggest contributor to Hillary's campaign, and he paid more money through the Clinton Foundation.
      A photograph of Hill and Bill at the concession speech (sorry I don't have the link) showed both of them wearing purple. Hillary wore a purple shirt and purple accented blazer and Bill wore a purple tie. Finding a purple tie is not easy. This couldn't have been accidental. The Soros color revolution for America is supposed to be purple.
      General Smedley Butler saved America from a Wall Street coup by reporting to Congress on a plan to assassinate Roosevelt. Do we have enough Smedley Butlers in the gov. to save us this time or has the New World Order gotten to the military too?

  • Where do we go from here? Our thoughts & yours on the US election
    • I'm relieved that Clinton and her New World Order Neocons lost. I did not look forward to Clinton and Robert Kagan ordering the military to shoot down Russian planes in Syria to enforce a no-fly zone. I did not wish to see where this game of nuclear chicken with Russia would end. I feared the graveyard Syria would become and the what the Cons would do to Iran after they finished murdering Syrians.
      If Trump insults Muslims, Clinton produces dead Muslim bodies-- by the hundreds of thousands. Despite these deaths, the left calls Trump the fascist.
      Go for the best of the Trump's possibilities. Mondoweiss and all the Progressives need to take advantage of this opportunity to pressure Trump to distance himself from the Neocon movement and expose and contain George Soros. Make certain that as few Neocons as possible are in the next administration.
      Soros, by funding Black Lives Matter, is not interested in saving Black lives; he wants to encourage violence to Federalize the police into a single unit that his billionaire friends can more easily control. This is like an American color revolution. The father of Patrick Zamarripa is suing Soros for his son's death at Ferguson. Soros and his planned New World Order need to be exposed and stopped.
      This may not be the best time for Palestinians, but it is an excellent time to save the lives of Syrians and Iranians. Thank goodness that Our Lady of Perpetual Invasions doesn't rule the White House.

  • There's no room on campus to be progressive and pro-Israel
    • The life you save may be your own.
      I can think of one much needed progressive cause that ought to unite both Zionists and anti-Zionists--all the military maneuvers in Europe and Syria that could start WW3. NATO has put first strike anti-missiles right at the edge of Russia's borders and Victoria Nuland has done her best to provoke Russia by promoting Neo-Nazi leaders in the Ukraine. So far, the Ukrainian war has sent a million refugees streaming into Russia like a European Nakba and killed 9,000 people--more than twice as many as died in Operations Blast Dead and Dalkon Shield combined.
      Nuland's fun and games put Hamas and Likud on the same page and could put them both in the same grave. If Nuland and NATO start WW3, Israel will be ground zero. All lives matter.

  • Marc Lynch warns against the U.S. escalation in Syria
    • Greetings Mondoweiss:
      Is there any possibility of a kindergarten approach to Syria? According to GlobalResearch.ca, Syria is a big dispute between two pipelines for oil in the Persian Gulf. One is the Qatar-Washington pipeline; the other is the Iran-Russia pipeline. Whoever gets the Syria pipeline controls the Middle East. Syria chose the Iran-Russia pipeline.
      http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-secret-stupid-saudi-us-deal-on-syria/5410130
      It would seem that someone could negotiate two pipelines or one shared pipeline. It would certainly beats the alternative of WW3.

  • Sanders-backed candidate in FL says Wasserman Schultz won't 'protect' Israel
    • Wasserman Schultz won't protect America. Wasserman Schultz won't even protect DNC data analysts.

  • Palestine stands for the larger divide in the Democratic party
    • Hillary is not a Democrat. Her partner in coups, Victoria Nuland, overthrew an elected democracy in the Ukraine and replaced it with a civil war and a government at least partially run by Neo-Nazis.
      There has been a regime change in the Democratic party. It's now a neocon party. See "Robert Kagan and Other Neocons Are Backing Hillary Clinton".

      https://theintercept.com/2016/07/25/robert-kagan-and-other-neocons-back-hillary-clinton/

      Getting Hillary elected could lead us into WW3 no matter how much couples counseling Hillary and her neocons get. Putin and the Russians are terrified that she will start a nuclear war. The coup Nuland started in the Ukraine has already taken 4,000 lives, a greater number than died in Operation Protective Shield. Former Ukrainian prime minister and imprisoned oligarch Yulia Tymoshenko said in a phone call that she wanted to nuke Ukrainian ethnic Russians along with their leader. What if Nuland and company install a base in the Ukraine and unleash Yulia?
      Vote for Jill Stein, at worst, vote for Trump, but don't support the neocon war machine and vote for Hillary.

  • Settler runs over sheep flock belonging to Palestinian, killing 25
  • Hard times: Pro-Israel group will pay young Jews $100 to watch its movies
  • Thank you, Chief Rabbi. Now I know: Judaism is to blame for the Nakba
  • Zionism threatens to bring anti-semitism full-circle
    • Okay, suppose Israelis truly believed that another Holocaust was just around the corner. How does Israel protect Jews? It moved half of the population of the world's Jews into a small state the size of New Jersey that could be exterminated by one clandestine H-bomb.

      How does Israel protect Jews when there are stings of black-ops Napoleons intent on territorial expansion and oblivious to the enemies they make. Victoria Nuland, a person who thought she was pro-Israel, was not satisfied to harass Arabs, she chose to engineer a coup in the Ukraine threatening Russia's food supply despite Russia's enormous arsenal of atomic bombs. While it's true that Nuland is American, the real question is whether Putin would see her as a Zionist, an American, or a person promoting Israel.

      Nuland wouldn't have gotten as far as she did if Netanyahu phoned her saying, "Hey toots, don't enrage the bear. I've got eight million lives to protect." But I suppose what's the point of a safe haven if the really important folks can't gamble with the lives of people who live there.

      If leaders on the level of Netanyahu and Nuland really feared a Holocaust, they wouldn't be leading Jews into Israel or provoking Russia. They may talk about safe havens, but what makes them move is territorial expansion.

  • Saying Israel has no right to exist as a Jewish state is not anti-Semitic
  • It is time to stop celebrating Jewish dissent in the Palestine solidarity movement
    • I can empathize with Ms. Elia. It is horrible to see your family being killed and then watch a political movement that makes memes or stars out of Jewish "defectors". Unfortunately, a movement to end the occupation can't give Palestinian activists all the attention they deserve and still be quickest way to save lives.

      Activists make Jewish defectors into memes because it works. The people the BDS movement most needs to reach are Jews who believe their lives depend supporting Israel, non-Jews who have seen way more holocaust movies than YouTube videos of Israeli horrors, or people who to some extent buy the 911 official story and fear Muslims. In an audience like this, a Jewish defector is hard to beat.

      If you really want to end the occupation, make certain that every Jewish defector gets 15 minutes of fame, meme status on the Internet, and paparazzi opportunities for their next movie, book, restaurant, or shampoo formula. Every Jewish superstar defector makes all the other Jews wonder why they are following Menachem Begin rather than Albert Einstein.

      I do think that there should be equal attention given to non-Jewish "defectors" like Steven Hawkins and the most mediagenic Presbyterian or Congregationalist who helped their church divest. When people start competing over who had the best defection, then you have a movement that moves.

      Yes, I would like to see more Palestinian speakers, but more than that I would like to see a movement that does the best job of saving lives.

  • Why Clinton's Iraq decision matters
    • Help me, Mondoweiss. What did AIPAC and Israel get out of the Iraq war? I don't see that the war with Iraq had any immediate benefit for Israel's economy and I'm not seeing any Israeli colonists living there in comfort.
      Was it arms sales, a distraction from attention to Palestinian rights, a future place to exile unwanted Palestinians, some future colonial land grab, or was it revenge for WW II even if Iraqis had nothing to do with that war? Who got rich off the Iraq war?

  • Zionism is not really secular
    • I have some questions. If a government, Israel, is a religion, doesn't it become a cult? If Zionism is a religion, funding Israel promotes a religion and doesn't this violate the First Amendment?
      In the religion of Judaism, just what was "Israel"? Was it a state or a state-of-mind? If it was a state, what were its boundaries? Was it three synagogues in Jerusalem, was it all the land extending to the Euphrates, did it include Paris, how about Madison, Wisconsin?
      I believe in the theory of evolution. This was once science, but there's more bang for the buck in religion. The theory of evolution is essential to my identity and faith. My ancestors came from Olduvai Gorge, and I have a right of return. I cite the fossil record. How much African property do I now own? How many Africans can I shoot to acquire this promised land?

  • Play about 17-year-old Palestinian youth killed in 2000 tours Atlanta, St. Louis, New York
  • Zionism is finally in the news, as officials seek to conflate anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism
    • I think that peacenik Jews need to chime in on accusations antisemitism. They are just as Jewish as the government of Israel--perhaps more so since they are compassionate.
      If it's antisemitic to disagree with the government of Israel, isn't it also antisemitic to disagree with Einstein or JVP? If I am being antisemitic by disagreeing with the IDF, what if I agree with the IDF, then I'm being antisemitic toward Dr. Einstein. That's really scary. Wouldn't want to be accused of antisemitism by a modern day follower of Einstein.
      If you disagree with me, you've just committed a hate crime against atheists and really promoting a plan to burn atheists at the stake.

  • Sayed Kashua doesn't want to write in Hebrew for 'Haaretz' anymore
  • With hasbara robot, the 'startup nation' enters its decadent phase
    • Where is Frank Luntz when the mind spinners really need him? Why is Israel spending millions of dollars on spin only to create a Zionist robot that is certain to offend everyone who comes in contact with it?
      Why did Iran180, a pro-Israel lobbying group create a float of Ahmadinejad being raped by a nuclear missile for the 2011 Gay Pride Parade. An atomic war with Iran could easily kill as many people in one day as died in the entire Jewish Holocaust. A "joke" about nuclear war with Iran is about as tasteful as a "joke" about the Holocaust.
      Why does Israel pay for spinmasters like Luntz and then almost deliberately offend people?

  • Austrian Parliament cancels International Women's Day event following attacks on Hedy Epstein
    • Too bad for Hedy Epstein. Perhaps the gatekeepers of the Holocaust respectability ought to take a closer look at their most famous and wealthiest Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, "the conscience of the Holocaust". Holocaust survivor Miklos Greuner called Wiesel and impostor. Greuner (also Gruner) ought to know. Elie Wiesel claims to have been Lazar Wiesel. Greuner knew Lazar Wiesel well.
      Some of the points Greuner made are as follows:
      Lazar Wiesel was the Hungarian and Yiddish speaking inmate at Buchenwald. Elie Wiesel doesn't speak Hungarian and isn't fluent in Yiddish.
      If Lazar were alive today, he would be 103 years old. Elie is younger than Lazar.
      Elie Wiesel has consistently refused to show the tattoo on his forearm given to all concentration camp inmates. There are no photographs of Elie Wiesel's tattoo although there are several Internet photographs of Wiesel without a tattoo.
      Greuner speaks Hungarian fluently and has been photographed with his tattoo. He tried unsuccessfully to sue Elie Wiesel for fraud and he has received death threats if he publicized his evidence.
      Unfortunately, this story has been passed on by anti-Semitic and Holocaust denying websites that detracted from the credibility of the story. Still, it's a big discrepancy if Elie claims to be a Hungarian survivor and can't speak the language.
      Even if Elie Wiesel were Lazar Wiesel, he has a cold heart. Elie Wiesel opposed allowing any information about Gypsy, gay, and Communist victims of the Holocaust into the Holocaust Museum. What did any Gypsy ever do to him?

  • Most US Jewish students don't see Israel as 'civilized' or a 'democracy,' Luntz tells secret anti-BDS conference
  • Trump says he must be 'neutral' on Israel/Palestine, then slags Palestinians as anti-Semites
    • The story is getting complex. Murdoch controls a media conglomerate. See Wikipedia.
      He owns Fox news which has given Trump a lot of publicity. Vanity Fair writes the Murdoch hates Trump, yet Murdoch's Fox news corporation has give Trump a huge amount of publicity. Trump has publicly denounced Murdoch for negative publicity.
      So publicly they fight each other. Still Trump gets a huge media benefit from Fox. I'm having trouble determining what Murdoch really wants and what is spin and whether this "feud" is real.

    • People of Mondoweiss, help me out. We know about Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelbrain, but what about campaign promoter Rupert Murdoch? "Lord" Murdoch has vertical and horizontal control over papers, TV and radio. Obviously. Trump is his candidate. Trump got an overwhelming amount of Murdoch's publicity and is thus a front runner.
      What does Murdoch want? Did Trump somehow pay Murdoch for his news coverage? Is Murdoch promoting Trump so Hillary wins? What makes Murdoch tick?
      Also, how much do elections really count if Diebold voting machines can easily be hacked by programmers? Why didn't Hillary bring out the hackers sooner and defeat Sanders?

  • 16-year-old Palestinian boy shot and killed for throwing stones
    • "Simple as this, don’t attack Jews, don’t attack police or army, you won’t get hurt.

      The days are long gone where Jews can be murdered or wounded with impunity. We will fight back."

      You seem to be implying that it is appropriate to kill stone throwers without an investigation or trial. Does the same go for Israelis who routinely throw stones at Palestinians?

    • . . . the people who made the desert bleed. . .

  • Despite total lack of evidence, Israeli court sentences 'Hares Boys' to 15 years in prison
  • How many more orgasms will be had for Zionism?
    • While the story of Jewish summer camps eroticizing Israel is a kinky, I’m always surprised that the discussion of Zionism never seems to touch on the heavy price Zionists demanded of their fellow Jews in order to establish Israel. I would think that more Jews would be afraid of Zionists.
      I have just finished reading the True Torah Jews website. The site quotes Theodore Herzl, founder of Zionism, as saying, “It would be an excellent idea to call in respectable, accredited anti-Semites as liquidators of property. . . . The anti-Semites will become our most dependable friends, the anti-Semitic countries our allies.” (The Complete Diaries of Theodor Herzl. Vol. 1, edited by Raphael Patai, translated by Harry Zohn, page 83-84)
      This is scary. A leader who wants to ally with murderous anti-Semites in order to impoverish his fellow Jews and force them out of Europe is either a crook or a cult leader.
      The story gets worse. Early Zionists didn’t just write strange ideas on how to create their state. During the Holocaust, they actively blocked rescue plans other people made on behalf of Jews if these meant moving Jews to some place other than Palestine. Rabbi Michael Ber Weissmandl, a Jewish hero who risked his life to stop the Holocaust, lists several blocked rescue plans and rescue opportunities. The saddest case involved a British plan to save half a million Jews.

      “On December 17, 1942 both houses of the British Parliament declared its readiness to find temporary refuge for endangered persons. The British Parliament proposed to evacuate 500,000 Jews from Europe, and resettle them in British colonies, as a part of diplomatic negotiations with Germany. This motion received within two weeks a total of 277 Parliamentary signatures. On Jan. 27, when the next steps were being pursued by over 100 M.P.'s and Lords, a spokesman for the Zionists announced that the Jews would oppose the motion because Palestine was omitted.” See http://www.truetorahjews.org/lieberman

      I see this Zionist opposition to Britain’s plan as a huge betrayal. It cost Jews half a million lives. Present day Israelis would have to launch over 200 Protective Edges to kill this many Palestinians. If Brits planned to save half a million Jews and Zionists blocked them, this turns all the Holocaust propaganda I’ve heard in my life on its head. One might say, “Remember the Holocaust; oppose Zionism.”
      Although Zionism today isn’t as scary for Jews as blocked rescue plans, it doesn’t really make the world safer for most Jews. Israel could not possibly fulfill its promise of being a safe haven for all the world’s Jews escaping anti-Semitism. Israel is a crowded country. Sixty percent of the world’s Jewish population lives outside of Israel. They couldn’t all live in Israel. Netanyahu is doing his best to make enemies across the globe and inflict his reputation on his fellow Jews. To put it crudely, Netty’s crowd is asking Jews to sacrifice their reputation and possibly their safety to protect someone else’s property and its stolen property at that.

  • New Jersey teenager threatened with legal action by high school over pro-Palestine activism (Update)
    • This is scary. It looks like the Patriot Act has done its work. A school principal feels entitled to threaten Benny with a lawsuit for what she said over the Internet not what she said in a face-to-face encounter with another student on school grounds. Furthermore Benny's Internet tweets contained no recognizable physical threats to another student's safety. Benny can be threatened with a lawsuit for challenging someone's ego or worldview. Whatever happened to free speech?
      I remember the time when people could say "Fuck America" or even "Fuck Israel" and not expect to be charged with a crime. We used to be proud to have a country that allowed free speech, even opinionated speech. What happened?

  • Liberal Zionist group says Israeli army compares favorably to 'oppressive police forces in the US'
    • Operation Protective Edge killed an estimated approximately 2,000 people. Israel's population is 8.4 million and America's population is 326 million. I don't know if this Wikipedia number for Israel includes Gaza or not. Taking the Wikipedia estimate for Israel's population, if America killed people at the same rate as Israel's Protective Edge, the police would have killed 77,000 people.
      Israel does worse in the graveyard count.

  • Posters linking Muslim students and BDS activists to terrorism appear on college campuses in California and Washington, DC
    • Hey, folks. Boycotting is money and shopping. Terrorism involves shedding blood. Gandhi, among others, supported boycotts. We need to see more of Gandhi's images on BDS announcements. If anything would embarrass Horriblewits, this would.

  • Zionism, anti-blackness, and the struggle for Palestine
    • I'm neither Black nor Jewish, but I think of the Jewish people who died in the Mississippi Freedom Summer fighting for equal rights for Blacks. Small folk have to rub each others backs and hope we can patch together a better world than the war zone we've got.
      Neturei Karta had it right when they held up signs saying, "Judaism and Zionism are exact opposites."

  • Park Slope Food Coop censors letters on BDS

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