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  • Wah!!! Dershowitz shunned on Martha's Vineyard!
    • This is rich!

      Dershowitz is whining that he is being shunned at the playpen of the rich and famous on Martha's Vineyard while at the same time advocating open debate and fairness towards other's opinions.

      Let's have a talk then about fairness to Palestinians and their rights; especially their right not to be shunned in their own land..

      Or how about opening up a debate on what really happened to the Jewish Community during WWII so it can be examined academically and scientifically from an impartial basis and not simply on the basis of hearsay and eyewitness testimony.

      Or better yet, let's discuss the abundance of evidence as shown in Shlomo Sand's highly acclaimed book, "The Invention of The Jewish People", that the Khazar Empire hosted the largest Jewish Kingdom in History and is the birthplace for the majority of Ashkenazi Jews.

  • Birthright walkout is met with vitriolic rage in Israel -- 'Radicals' 'You will get raped'
    • Bravo for these courageous women to take on Israelis in their own land.

      Such panicked responses from Israelis are an indication of a society in rapid decline...

  • 'Likudism' invades the academy: continued Zionist attacks on activism and scholarship at SFSU
    • Dr. Abdulhadi may have a civil rights case against this organization for harassment; something that may make such organizations think twice about attacking people...

  • Young Jews won't cry over the end of the Zionist dream, Beinart says
    • Though I applaud Peter Beinart 's changing positions on Israeli atrocities in the region he has gotten it wrong about wanting presidential candidates to promote no more US monies for Israeli settlements.

      The majority of US government funds being sent to Israel are predicated on deeply entangled agreements between the Israeli military and US military suppliers, which currently force Israeli military projects and requirements to have their US monies funneled back into US military weapons makers. If I remember correctly, this restriction will be somewhat weakened under the latest round of US "foreign aid" to Israel.

      This construct is heavily tied to the massive number of jobs that this weapon procurement process provides for many Congressman's and Congresswoman's districts. It is a highly parasitic and symbiotic relationship that to date has been unable to be broken through any of the normal political processes within the US government.

      The actual monies that the US government directs to Israel for the use of settlement projects is rather small if any at all. Most such monies are provided by private donations through Israeli support organizations in the United States.

      As a result, Peter Beinart's argument is basically a non-starter and should be seen for what it is, a distraction from the real, underlying issue with such funding.

  • Las Vegas print shop refuses to print JVP banner over Israel politics
    • If Valley Press is a privately owned, small business, the owner has the right to "serve" anyone he or she wants. This has been standard business-law for many years and going to the ACLU won't necessarily change anything.

      Stop wasting your time and money and move on to a different company like Staples or UPS that provide all sorts of printing services. If they deny you such services than you will have a substantial case...

  • George Washington student Senate passes divestment resolution as intimidation campaign continues
    • This is a severe problem with young activists today; they do not know how to respond properly.

      In the first place, Palestinian youth and supporters should not be attending a private university in the "seat of all corruption", Washington DC. This is not to say that such students do not have the right to attend GW University but the fact that it is a private university makes student activism much more difficult with very controversial issues.

      When I attended university in the late 1960s and early 1970s, we had one major issue,the war in Vietnam. And just about every major university's student population was vehemently opposed to this useless war.

      However, opposing Israeli endeavors in a country where Israeli influence in the US government, many state governments, and many private institutions around the country puts such activism entirely on the defensive.

      The people participating in the most recent incursion of the Canary Mission onto the campus could be theoretically prosecuted for trespass since no one could recognize them in their costumes. You can only assume that they were the same people that put up the posters previously. However, this is not a likely outcome.

      So if they are going to threaten Palestinian students and their supporters in such a manner than return the favor...

      Here is the link to the famed Guardian Angels of New York....

      The Guardian Angels are international in scope but do not have a chapter in Washington DC.

      Start one...

  • Older Jews are officially terrified of young Jews' views of Israel
    • Actually, Dr. Norman Finkelstein has written extensively on this subject and has found over the years that articles like this one are pretty much on target.

      As to targeting "sympathetic" people in other countries is a stretch considering that in Western Europe alone, the populations are becoming increasingly secularized.

      As my wife and I traveled to Austria for many years we noticed the stark decline in Church attendance in a country that had been devoutly Catholic...

  • NYT fails to report that Netanyahu started air war over Syria as corruption probes close in on him
    • You are absolutely correct. The F-16 is aging technology and no matter what you do to the avionics, the air-frame can take only so much adjustments to squeeze out more efficiency.

      Also, Israel, to continue receiving US aid has to by equipment from US weapons manufacturers, which are currently producing nothing more than "junk" hardware and software. Again, Israeli engineers can only do so much to advance the basic foundations.

      The other side of the coin is that Syria and Russia have been very restrained in their responses to Israeli incursions as neither wants a wider conflict. However, Israel should be very careful in pushing President Putin too far. At some point he will retaliate with a very calculated reaction, which will put a damper on Israeli dreams of a war with Iran.

  • Israeli paper's publication of BDS ad marks beginning of society's return to sanity
    • Anyone who believes that this single ad in Haaretz is some type of indication that Israel is beginning a return to some level of normalcy is only fooling themselves. Besides, look at every other article on Mondoweiss and this one isn't even a blip on a radar.

      In any event, for one, Israel has never been a sane, national entity and all of the historical documentation on the birth of this nation bares this out.

      Second, Israel is a sociopathic state, practically in its entirety. Sociopathy is an incurable disorder that cannot be treated.

      As a result, Israel's social fabric will eventually implode leaving the Palestinians to pick up the pieces if they have the strength left to do so.

  • There are two narratives, but one reality: Palestinian dispossession
    • OK Boris, you have a bit of history and anthropology to study.

      To date, modern archeologists even in Israel cannot find any evidence to support Old Testament claims to the land that was ancient Israel. In fact, a number of studies have found that instead it was the Phoenicians that were the original inhabitants of this land.

      There is also no evidence whatsoever to be found that modern-day Jews in the West or Eastern Europe have any link to the ancient Israelites. In fact, it is being slowly recognized that the indigenous Palestinian population living there now could be direct descendants of the ancient Israelites...

    • I am very impressed by the writing in this article and plan to print out the entire piece as a result so I can read it in a more leisurely fashion.

      That being said, as a student of WWI military history, one of the underlying factors to the creation of the Balfour Declaration was the position of Britain in WWI; in short she was losing the effort and in late 1916\early 1917 she was considering removing her troops from the continent to make a separate peace with Germany.

      Zionist officials went through Lord Rothschild in order to have them convince the British government against removing her troops in Europe and as such remain in the war. In return, Zionists made a promise to use their influence in the United States to get her to enter the war on the Allied side.

      This was quite disingenuous of the Zionists, considering that Jewish influence at that time in the United States was hardly what it is now. In this respect, I disagree with the author of the article on this point where he brings it up; unless of course he was relating what Jeffries thought at the time. Wilson was old-time southern Christian boy who most believe was from New Jersey. He wasn't. He was born and bred in George and was quite a part of the southern belief systems.

      In addition, since 1914 British propaganda endeavors were going full steam in the US to push it to join the Allies in the conflict. As a result, in reality, Zionists had to do very little to convince the US to enter the war.

      However, the real wild-card was President Woodrow Wilson, who once he became convinced that he could "save the world for democracy" (a statement that no one even at the time understood like many of Wilson's declarations), Wilson's god-complex went into overdrive and he needed no prodding whatsoever to get the US into the war. Besides, the Wilson administration was already violating all the international laws of neutrality with his support for the Allies, so this was not as huge a step as many would like to believe as many in Congress were also more than happy to go along with America's entry into the war.

      The British interest in Palestine was also as a result of their belief that there may be oil in the region, with which the Zionists would be expected to trade with Britain. However, during the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 there was quite a bit of intrigue between Britain and France over both Palestine and Syria, the latter for which the French government believed were large stores of oil as well. In this regard, the British got the short end of the stick.

      On a final note, for any who would like to understand the insidiousness of the Zionist project in Palestine, I would strongly recommend reading Thomas Suarez's latest work, "State of Terror". Culled from Israeli and Zionist primary source material, Suarez recounts the degenerate terrorism that Zionism used against the Palestinian People as well as the Palestinian Jewish Community in graphic and violent detail. It will leave you with nightmares for weeks...


      "Of course there is now a Jewish community in Palestine that cannot be ignored or just sent back to where they came from, so one cannot undo the original sin."

      Well we could simply lock up the current Israeli regime for their maintenance of such an insidious enterprise...

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