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  • Thomas Friedman justifies slaughter of Arab civilians by 'crazy' Israel
  • Palestinian ambassador reveals details about Trump's meetings with Abbas, accuses the U.S. of 'backstabbing'
  • Examining 'Ten Myths about Israel', by Ilan Pappe
    • it appears in the Adad-nirari inscription of around 800 BCE. But that usage was quite likely a survival of the neo-Hittite ‘Palestin’ terminology of earlier centuries,"

      Was the name Palestine known to neo Hittite ?

  • Israeli Jews will never accept Palestinians as equals -- Klutznick, chair of Americans for Peace Now
    • 1 One state solution will deprive Jewish characters .That is the argument. Or is it ? There will be still Sabath, there will be still the wailing wall, there will be exemption of Orthodox from military , there will be Hebrew signs , there will be study of Talmud and Torah and celebration of Hanukkah Ros hasannah and trepidtaiory warninhg about Shoah. Circumcision and antigay anti abortion anti interracial marriage attitudes will continue . May be the fear lies somewhere else . What is it? Is it the same practical considerations which prevented colonies from just political economic diplomatic mergers with the host (colonizers ) countries?
      2 "come up with a flag, then you have a movement. until then, it’s really not clear what you have. two leadership groups: fatah and hamas, neither of whom will come forward and say we want one state. unless it is the one state of pre 1967"

      Have you stay down and asked them ? Have you sat down and offered them ?
      No It has not been talked with honesty . There is always something - an old charter , an old slogan, an old terrorism act, an old rejection . But an honest negotiation will not hod the future hostage to past incidents .It should not . Then all negotiations will fail ( and would fail anywhere in the world and would have failed everywhere in the world )

  • From Spinoza to Vilkomerson, Jewish voices for peace have long been banned-- by Jews
    • Chaim weizman’s “wrong kind of jew” was pretty evident to himself - any Jew who did not subscribe to his view of migrating and taking residence in Palestine by force .

  • Haaretz smears the Tamimi family to counter worldwide solidarity with 16-year-old Ahed
    • There is this ever changing standard to which people have to measure up for acceptance and legitimacy, to escape repression persecution and taste freedom . In that standard a neo nazi might be accepted to day but a not an ex nazi hunter . A cry might go out lamenting "there is no Palestinian Gandhi " and a rebuke might emanate from the same sources saying Ghandism is the excuse that we should not fall for . It has more resonance with the corporate habit of labeling or calling domestic democratic movements and demands as an expression of mob culture and populism while calling mob violence by puny numbers as an expression of democratic rights when it occurs abroad in the enemy lands.

      It is no different than saying 911 is an unique event and 911 justifies the measures taken abroad and at home . While same 911 happening periodically in Syria or Iran or Libya or Venezuela are not and shouldn't be accepted as an excuse for repression .

  • Ayelet Shaked and the fascist ideology
    • September11 2017 828 pm Jeff at mooser

      Your claims of Palestininan inviting foreign armies to attack Israel is pure garbage ( this site has plenty of articles to confirm that and so are numerous books out there conforming the same fact - Isarel has always been the attacker )

      Also your oblique reference to the failed negotiators desreve some clarification . The failed negotiations have failed because Israel always wanted them fail ,because peace was never the aim of Isarel.

  • Clinton lost because PA, WI, and MI have high casualty rates and saw her as pro-war, study says
    • How could you disagree with the basic pillars of the arguments? It is a fact that Trump became a celebrity after questioning Bush wars and questioning 911 . He won the S Carolina primary known as Bush country by challenging the war . He earned wrath of the war mongers and he earned derision from other Republican candidates who felt that they could care less about the adverse effects of the war .

      Lindsey Graham challenged people not to vote for him if they did not support war. Voters ;listened and delivered him the prize of becoming a non entity .

      Since the election Trump has shown a different portrait of himself .

      But it was stance on war and on illegal immigration that galvanized people from the heartland to vote for him
      Bernie also questioned the war but that was a different issue because he was pulverized by Dem Machine which enraged enough people to vote for Trump in many states where Dem had good chance .

  • Israel and Palestine: Settler colonialism and academic freedom
    • Academic ,political and non political spaces and languages-both have become the new victims of the Zionism long after the disagreeing elements or the dissenting inhabitants been cleared out of the land,language department,political centers ,non governmental entities . By the very nature of their reasons to be there in the first place, these organizations will now and then address what is wrong or if there is anything even in the place that claims to be perfect moral and exemplary. This is now bringing Zionism in conflict with other face of the reality . Until now has been the area where Iran , Salman Rushdie Jihadist and Cahrlei Hedbo or Flemming Ross have been interred . Engraved corpses lie in the permanent state in the memory of the Hall of Freedom for ritualistic views by the domesticated minds and doleful eyes .

      Zionist will say "we dont kill or burn them " We say because you get much better result by destroying through non violent but equally illegal externally imposed and destructive means .

  • After exciting disruptions, David Friedman hearing is a walk in the park
    • Netanyahu turned down secret peace offer, former U.S. officials say...

      Netanyahu took part in a secret summit that Kerry organized in the southern Jordanian port city of Aqaba last February and included Jordan's King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. The secret meeting was first reported by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz1

      According to two former Obama administration officials, Kerry proposed regional recognition of Israel as a Jewish state — a key Netanyahu demand — alongside a renewal of peace talks with the Palestinians with the support of the Arab countries.

      Netanyahu rejected the offer, which would have required a significant pullout from occupied land, saying he would not be able to garner enough support for it in his hard-line coalition government.

      Herzog tweeted Sunday that "history will definitely judge the magnitude of the opportunity as well as the magnitude of the missed opportunity."

      Two former top aides to Kerry confirmed that the meeting took place secretly on Feb. 21, 2016. According to the officials, Kerry tried to sweeten the 15-year-old "Arab Peace Initiative," a Saudi-led plan that offered Israel peace with dozens of Arab and Muslim nations in return for a pullout from territories captured in the 1967 Mideast war to make way for an independent Palestine. mong the proposed changes were Arab recognition of Israel as the Jewish state, recognition of Jerusalem as a shared capital for Israelis and Palestinians, and softened language on the "right of return" of Palestinian refugees to lost properties in what is now Israel, the former officials said. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were still not authorized to discuss the secret meeting publicly, said the Egyptian and Jordanian leaders reacted positively to the proposal, while Netanyahu refused to commit to anything beyond meetings with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas..."

      Oslo peace process did not include the term Jewish State Now that is tacitly accepted , new roadblocks are put into place . The underlying kinetic is all about seizing more lands and offering new direction new ideas new discourse while simultaneously destroying the hopes arising out of meeting of the previous demand - even the most atrocious illogical illegal demands -only to make more illogical illegal arrant demands .

    • Nine years ago, then-Secretary of State Colin L. Powell delivered a speech on the Middle East in which he briefly called on Palestinians to recognize Israel as a "Jewish state." Powell doesn't recall how the phrase ended up in his speech, but David Ivry, then the Israeli ambassador to the United States, says he persuaded an aide to Powell to slip it in.

      From that small seed - the first time a U.S. official took sides on the issue - a significant and potentially insurmountable hurdle has emerged, one that could scuttle President Obama's newly launched effort to promote a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

      President George W. Bush picked up the "Jewish state" concept in his speeches and used it in a controversial exchange of letters with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2004. Obama has also adopted the phrase, most recently in a speech last month before the U.N. General Assembly.

      Another example of insiders using their positions and access to insert in long passages something absolutely otherwise unacceptable if presented were separately ,openly and in right forum

      This is the way a lot of Israeli centric Anti Arabs wordings have been inserted in various entirely unrelated bills presented for approval in the Congress throughout last 60 yrs

  • Trump says he's 'happy' with one-state outcome, ringing in a new era
    • A settler has penned an article in NYT ( when is the nYT going to allow an Al Quida operative to air his world view?)

      There are so may lies in this article

      1 is a result of 30 years of bad policy that has pressed Israel to create a Palestinian state in the historic Jewish heartland of Judea and Samaria,

      2 "But for us settlers, the truth is clear: The two-state solution was misconceived, and will never come to pass, because Judea and Samaria belong to the Jewish people. Our right to this land is derived from our history, religion, international decisions and defensive wars"

      3 When Israel declared independence in 1948, Jordan, along with five other Arab states, attacked Israel, occupied Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, and drove out Jewish residents. Again, in 1967, Jordan attempted to wipe out the Jewish State,

      4 Hamas seized control in 2007 and turned the territory into a forward base for jihad, starting three wars in seven years. As a result, most Israelis, however pragmatic, no longer believe in a policy of forfeiting land in hopes of getting peace in return.

      5 a fifth alternative, which comes from the head of the new Zehut party, Moshe Feiglin, and Martin Sherman of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies. They do not see a resolution of conflicting national aspirations in one land and instead propose an exchange of populations with Arab countries, which effectively expelled about 800,000 Jews around the time of Israeli independence.

      One day earlier NYT allows an " Israeli lawyer" to express his aspirations that Trump would offer some solutions He indirectly condemned Trump for reneging on settlements and on embassy transfer to Jerusalem , alluded to Israeli ongoing settlement without condemning it and without admitting that the ongoing settlement is the as serious as is the terrorism which he blamed Palestinian for undertaking to the settlement activities .One wonders why he even wrote that article other than for to support Israeli activities and other than asking US to embracing Israeli policies albeit with some hand wringing .

  • Israel interferes in our politics all the time, and it's never a scandal
    • I think that bin Laden and 9/11 were to some degree inspired by U.S. support of Israel. I think a great deal of the terrorist attacks and the sort of pool of potential terrorists who want to attack the United States are inspired by the United States support for Israel. I’m not saying we shouldn’t support Israel for that reason. I’m saying, Dammit if that’s the price we have to pay, then I’m willing to pay it. - See more at:

      American ignorance imposed by the media allows this type of baldfaced assertions from Eric Alterman . Following 911 , it was raised but it was smacked down at every level as hateful conspiratorial ,evidences of sympathizing with terrorism,and as being of false moral equivalence- - loaded words with no foundation and with all the resources that would divert attention from possible solution .

  • Trump pick for ambassador to Israel continues to fund settlement construction in the West Bank
  • Israel's efforts to erase Palestinian history reflect 'incremental genocide,' Ehrenreich says
    • Lpng has been fed the diet of inventing of some inscrutable chemical process for Acetone manufacturing which made British crown cringe at the idea of not reciprocating .So they offered Palestine to the budding Zionist in the Balfour
      Now Dear Rothchilds is singing the correct tune --"The way it was achieved was extraordinary, he said. “It was the most incredible piece of opportunism. You had an impoverished would-be scientist, Chaim Weizmann, who somehow gets to England, meets a few people, including members of my family, seduces them, he has such charm and conviction, he gets to Balfour, and unbelievably, he persuades Lord Balfour, and Lloyd George, the prime minister, and most of the ministers, that this idea of a national home for Jews should be allowed to take place. I mean it’s so, so unlikely.” He also revealed for the first time the role of his cousin Dorothy de Rothschild, who acted as a critical go-between while still in her teens. Describing her as “devoted to Israel,” Rothschild said: “What she did, which was crucially important, was to connect Weizmann to the British establishment, and extraordinarily, she told Weizmann how to integrate, how to insert himself into British establishment life, which he learned very quickly.”

      Her letters, which are stored at Waddeston, detail her later dealings with a range of Zionist leaders, and her advice on the organisation of the Zionist Conference,"

      History was manufactured instead of Acetone and instead of allowing the winds of freedom from blowing to Arab land ,ethnic cleansing was ordered .

  • To oppose Trump, Jews must join the fight against fascism and Zionism
    • and Have Anti-Semitic /Anti-Israel Views?

      This is the confluence of the 2 rivers-one dirty and another pure , one Israeli another American This is the way Israel has shaped its acceptance -inserting somewhere in the paragraph , forcing it's entry , and thus has quietly gained the equivalence . This s the way Israel's war has been presented as Western war as well to the American . It is at a moral level could only be construed as the mixing of gallons of milk with few ounces of fecal matter .

  • Rand Paul warns neocons will 'scurry in' with Abrams, and Kristol says that's anti-Semitic
    • Perhaps in 10 , 20 or - 30 years from now we will hear something of this nature to protect Israel and blame America - Israeli media have ,so have politicians and rabbi always openly debated , criticized the ongoing occupation, opposed war with neighboring countries , questioned the merit of unnecessary fight against Iranian nuclear program but it was US that never had any open dialogue ,never had any discussion on settlement on falsehood either in the media or in the Congress or Senate .It would claim that it was US that perpetuated the war like atmosphere between Israel and Palestinian and between Israel and its Muslim neighbors by various means .

      There is some truth in that on the surface but a deeper dig will reveal the power that makes impossible for US to behave any different .This last observation will be lost to people who follow Arbarms and Kristol or keep the subscription to Weekly Standard or WSJ . or take the wisdom of Blitzer as gospel driven reality We have already seen and watched how US has been blamed by the Israeli centric think-tanks and the media over the years over Iraq war ,over Syrian situation and over the Iranian agreements .

  • Israeli supermarket chain glorifies army killer on grocery bag
    • YoniFalic February 7, 2017, 2:04 pm--

      Somewhere I read taht the Israeli pharma often markets medicines still under patent in US Not only that they get the insider information while the medicine is just about to get the apporval from FDA and they produce it and market it

  • The legislation that will be used to intimidate and imprison members of the Muslim community has been introduced
    • Who makes rules in Fordham? Is it a good argument that there was none ,no registered clubs that have sole focus on politics ? It is not . It is stifling of new ideas and new activities on the campus . How the heck it is a lobbying group? Asking to stop violence and prevent exploitation without being paid is not lobbying . In that case asking for forgiveness for slavery is also lobbying In that case asking to stop wars in Vietnam was lobbying . Asking to reduce nukes is lobbying .

      It seems tomorrow if Fordham gets an idea from Zionist camp , it will call it a great innovative transformative idea without ever blinking an eye .Then it will put the idea into works. May be taht was the reaosn behind banning SJP

      BTW does the Jewish club promote travel to the eternal capital of Judaism without mentioning Israel?

  • The Quebec mosque shooting and the Zionist connection
    • "A damning 2008 Pentagon-funded Rand report proposed a precise blueprint for what was about to happen. That report observes that control of the Persian Gulf oil and gas deposits will remain, for the U.S., “a strategic priority” that “will interact strongly with that of prosecuting the long war.” Rand recommended using “covert action, information operations, unconventional warfare” to enforce a “divide and rule” strategy. “The United States and its local allies could use the nationalist jihadists to launch a proxy campaign” and “U.S. leaders could also choose to capitalize on the sustained Shia-Sunni conflict trajectory by taking the side of the conservative Sunni regimes against Shiite empowerment movements in the Muslim world … possibly supporting authoritative Sunni governments against a continuingly hostile Iran.”

      In a more nuanced world of hair splitting and not cherry picking discussion that is on an open and accessible forum, one will be able to argue that the cold calculated murder by terrorism is actually the main foundation of the US strategic thinking .

    • A 1997 U.S. Department of Defense report found that “the data show a strong
      correlation between U.S. involvement abroad and an increase in terrorist
      attacks against the U.S.”

    • One Madrid, next is total pull out, followed by no more terrorism in Spain . A lesson lost on the teacher on the terrorism

  • The dismal cartography of Trump's pre-fascist state (and opportunities for progressive populism)
    • Guardian(UK) is part of the problem- a weak link It is like Colin Powell ,wants to serve the master,the empire and will go over to the dark side to satisfy the needs demands and deceitfulness of the master. It's record on Iraq war on Syrian war on Iran are despicable It's attitude to Russian reservations against NATO/Georgia/Ukraine is one-sided ,blindfolded-guided journey shepherded by the master /captor . Other day it was penning article on Orwellian Doublespeak and Trump's adoption of the doublespeak . How did it forget it's own doublespeak on Iraq,Syria and Libya ?

      In last 17 yrs ,America has moved much closer to Israel and under it's clutch and people could see it They see the difference between rich and middle class have sharpened The education is meaningless in terms of job Higher education itself is a big scam of money , rating,donation,and government connection Military wastes billions and the active duty or the vet don't even get basic necessities . They see how system weeds out people on false charges and how system creates new crimes out of ordinary activities, they notice how the marginal deviation from mainline is punished ,they find how big agency uses loopholes or creates loopholes to deny citizen what's their due. They also notice that thier own control over their lives and families are restricted denied with nothing better there to replace or to take control .

      White society at some level is disintegrating .Hyphenated-American are not . White wants to blame poor disability -recipient for taking 1000 dollars but wont dare to question trillion dollar missing or spent in war. They have been led to believe that National Health Care doesnt work or government run universal education is not right way to achieve success , they have been led to believe that 16 yrs old or 20 yrs old getting caught in drugs have shirked and avoided their own personal responsibilities. Now those believes and faiths are hurting them to the core .They are looking for scapegoat .

  • Obama 'betrayed' American Jews and Trump is a 'swineherd' -- Bernard-Henri Levy
    • "There is a law that governs the relations between the Jews and the rest of the world. " NYT article by Levy following the sentences of betrayal by Obama . Levy is questioning his own answer. Didn;t he just say that there is a law that governs the relation between Jews and the rest? Obama just followed the rules by siding with 14 other "non Jews" at UN . But why bother where polemic in one sentence gets overruled by next polemic . This what Socrates called sophistry .Bernard gets to clam it as philosophy. Again it's kind of philosophy where miracle intervenes to cure the ills - rescuing him from Maoism . It's a kind philosophy that builds on scorning any opinion that smells of "insufficient love for people of Israel" whether by Trump or Obama or Hannah Arendt or by emperor swineherd . Is the deep anxiety about an uncertain period shaking him in his foundation ? He doesn't know who to trust excepting the cursor that points to his self interest .But he is afraid to click .He can't say about Trump voters with same certainty that he expressed about Libyan rebels " as a Jew I support the rebels .They have promised to recognize Israel" .
      To him - there is no one time charity . Charity for full acceptance by the divine that is Jewish god has to be year after year month after month and day after day despite hardships despite inability despite potential for self harm - it just has to continue . Obama failed on 2 occasions - Iran deal and UN resolution . Even the Iran deal could be construed as unrelated to earthly interests of the Jewish God to whom the offerings haven't dwindled a bit .

  • It turns out Jews are as stupid as everyone else
    • "had the misfortune of having three of his daughters killed by Israel but was going to speak about peace– because there was no Jewish voice to “balance” his presentation on stage."

      1 I have always wondered why not this guy but Malaial was awarded Peace Prize.

      2 The accusation of balance goes beyond this narrow doorstep of the cultural institute . Routinely callers to Radio TV even NPR and CSPAN are cut off or screened to prevent any anti establishment narrative . The narratives that have become fact reality and the historical truth thanks to the censorship imposed by the NeoCons . Even a mild effort to place Palestinian along the universal human scale gets berated,disciplined,and quashed . One wonders what would happen if Hamas's leaders are asked to balance the opinion of Israeli leaders . That is what we should call balancing . But to happen that , American atmosphere of illegal neocon domination has to change . To make it possible ,American first have to wake up to the fact that the demonization of Hama's leader or Syrian or Iranian or Iraqi as Hitler Nazi as PolPot as Amalek have to be quashed, have to wake up the fact that any reference to ME countries as American enemy have to be challenged at the very level the charges are brought and also stop accepting Israeli version of history as akin to Bible or Constitution. Otherwise the suffering that America have brought upon itself economically socially and world opinion will not lessen .War whether by drone or by boot leave same imprint

      3 For a real balance - we dont need a Palestinian peace activist because the counterparts in the TV Newspapers and Town hall meetings are not seeking peace but using the peace to advance war - occupation and exploitation in ME and draining more military hardware and money out of America to Israel . To balance the neocons who populate JINSA and related organization of same genre , one needs to bring Al Quida spokesman to challenge the Zionist spokesman because between the two lies no difference , not some "Muslim Gandhi" as some cadaver looking neocons have sought before only to use the invisibility of "muslim Ghandhi" as one more evidence of Islamic inherent weakness and failure of the Muslim society

  • US watched ISIS rise in Syria and hoped to 'manage' it -- Kerry on leaked tape
    • Media is reinventing its relation with the "conspiracy theories" It is good to watch Glenn Greenwald and Assange on FOX It is gratifying to watch Hannity now finding and extolling the qualities of Assange and Snowden . Were they not long ago deemed as nothing but purveyors of conspiracies by conservative media? May be the divide between the left and right ,between the con and lib media are for the suckers who saunter to town hall meeting expecting to change the world . May be that why conservatives never asked any of its viewers or guests on the TV what there was in Clinton E mail . Lefties started crying about attack on personal and on privacy . Both just kept on beating about the bush and wondered if Bernie were too extreme for the Americans . At least on Trump, they seem to have traded places . For conservatives words are more hurtful than gun and bombs and for lefties it is the word and more words that could magically usher them in a new world .

  • David Brooks's drumbeat: an 'expansive foreign policy'
    • Even Republican stalwart Sen. Pat Roberts, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has conceded that, had Congress known before the vote for war what his committee has now discovered, “I doubt if the votes would have been there.”

      What missing form Brook’s brain not only is the reality but the ability to do Kindergarten level math .There was no new intelligence No new data It is was same intelligence that Senate Intelligence Committee looked into and come to a different conclusion.

    • "There’s a fable going around now that the intelligence about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction was all cooked by political pressure, that there was a big political conspiracy to lie us into war. - "

      It's not exoneration He is right in the middle ,in the thick of things embedded and is part of the lying machine that led US to war .Unfortunately the machine is still working . He wants the machine not to rust ,wants it to be oiled by Trump .

  • Tulsi Gabbard's screw-the-neocons meeting with Trump sparks anger, derision, encouragement
    • About today's self-righteous antiwar types, one can say (to turn Tacitus on his head): "They make a wasteland, and they call it peace."

      Is there anything new in it? Is Kristol good for the rest of human being ? Isn't he always an imminent danger to thr peace,prosperity and justice?

  • Neoconservatives warm up to Trump (maybe they have an agenda)
    • There was an article in Chicago Tribune questioning why Bannon is but not Rev Wright was not acceptable . Good question . The answer can be found in the form of another question why Van Jones was thrown under the bus for Questining 911 and Iraq war when Trump catapulted himself to fame in S Carolina ( a Bush country per MSM ) by questions 911 and the drive to Iraq war on the basis I of lies . Democratic Party is the mirror image of Republican with no legs to stand on its own .

  • 'NYT' editorial on US military aid leaves out Palestinians because it knows it would lose the argument
    • NYT has access to government information classified and secrets ,has access to White House ,to defense and Pentagon. NYT often floats ideas as trial balloon ,on its own or from the governemt to shape ,gauge ,and create public option and perception. NYT is used by government official and used by government agencies for policy making process congressional hearing as expert or cited as evidence ,cited for potential criminal and civil investigation of crimes . NZT hires ex official NYT 's staff gets hired by Governmnet or Harvard or Yale or Columbia , Think tanks ,or by IMF or WB or those bodies use NYT to express their positions on many matters that inform public on issues that matter to everybody .
      NYT conducts polls that are used by candidates and parties .

      Given the size and the scope of peddling influence and forming opinion supposedly under the claims of impartia
      Ity ,unbiased stance,open information and neutrality ,NYT can't behave like Mondoweiss or Weekly Standard does .

  • 'There's no occupation'
    • "Bennett urged the international community “to demonstrate their ethics” by recognising Israeli sovereignty in the Golan.

      He added: “To this day, no state in the world has recognised the Golan as part of Israel, including our friend, the United States of America. It is time the world stand by the right side – Israel’s side.”

      Israel would try to quadruple the Golan’s settler population to 100,000 using financial incentives, he said.

      A month later Zvi Hauser, Netanyahu’s former cabinet secretary, wrote a commentary in Haaretz arguing that Israel should seize its first chance since 1967 “to conduct a constructive dialogue with the international community over a change in Middle Eastern borders”.

      Recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Heights could, he said, be presented as serving a “global interest in stabilising the region”.

      Hauser added that Israel should demand the Golan as “compensation” for Obama’s recent nuclear agreement with Iran. Such a claim could be based, he said, on a 1975 “pledge” from US President Gerald Ford recognising Israel’s “need to remain on the Golan Heights, even in peacetime”.
      - See more at:"

      1 Prove your ethics by doing unethical staff on a global level

      Since you have not stood by the side of Israel until now, stand up with Israel now and prove you can stand with someone who you have not stood up with until now . Dont think why you did not until now .That's irrelevant What is relevant that you can stand up for a criminal guy and you could support a criminal enterprise on a massive scale because it is "now". "Now" is very important .By putting the word "now" we cleanse the memory, we erase the history, we provide a new podium based on the word"now" and you should grab this chance of standing with Israel "now"
      3 The situation has changed We have changed the scenario WE passed Accountability Acts, we claimed WMD was being shipped from Iraq to Syria ( so that Saddam cant defend itself and add to the conspiracy of fooling the US and West ) We started getting ready for regime change day after March 19th 2003, we sent killers to kill Harriri, we forced Saudis and Gulf to toe Neoocns lines otherwise they would be targeted as well .Soon they were chanting our mantra that Iran and Hizbullah were the enemies So soon became Syria Now we have got ISIS gaining ground we decided to weaken Syria by attacking periodically Syria ( even America or Saudi wont do that directly , we are doing the only force who are raedy to help IS directly . International community should not remember this part .
      They should know we fought against Islamc fundamentalism we sponsor all activities against Islam in Europe and US They( muslims ) are all fanatic )
      Now Syria is weakened , we want International community make Israel stronger and allot Golan to Israel. Situation ahs changed ( we changed it ) This is the time not to miss an opportunity for International community Israel never has missed an opportunity particularly created by Israel at the expense of the world security and violation of international laws. International community should join Israel .

      4 We will provide a different logic to stupid bribed corrupted American guys - This deal of receiving Golan is very painful but we will take it as dowry for the wedding of Iran and US through the Nuclear deal . Other dowry will be allowing us to settle more in Jerusalem and kill people from Gaza- its an alimony - it would continue indefinitely until Israel finds another suitor -other than US Obama has forced some kind of mistrust and infidelity in our relationship by not allowing us to explore unfriendly ( against America) behaviors that are inimical to US interests but very good for us

  • Israel lobby panics about 'spoiled' next generation of American leaders turning against it
    • Lobby is offering hard earned wisdom and advice free to both GOP and to Trump how to get out of the fender bender curves and how to get back to shape

      “During the Reagan years, the G.O.P. –because it harvested so effectively the intellectual labor of conservative think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation and publications like The Wall Street Journal editorial page and Commentary. continued into the George W. Bush administration — amply stocked with the likes of Paul D. Wolfowitz, —-

      In recent years, television personalities have taken over the role of defining the conservative movement that once belonged to thinkers like Irving Kristol, Norman Podhoretz .” -

      While Heritage Foundation confirms emergence of old as new enemy on the horizon-

      “Counterterrorism officials and the public are on high alert from terrorism threats, but a new threat assessment from the conservative Heritage Foundation warned that Iran “represents by far the most significant security challenge to the United States, its allies, and its interests in the greater Middle East.”

      Max Boot wants Americans to forget that there was Iraq War2 and since then there have been 3, 4,5 Iraq wars and continuing with more branches and franchises in and around north Africa and Syria ,Yemen and Somalia . Not being content with the scale of the destruction ,the Lobby is angling for more targets because [there are no targets ] as Rumsfield once had moaned about Afghanistan before offering his own reason to attack Iraq in addition to the reasons The Lobby provided .

    • "Now ten years on, the Israel lobbyists face a greater threat than academic critics of the Israel lobby: young Americans, who are awaking to Palestinian conditions on college campuses, thanks to the efforts of - "
      The more America gets entangled , in senseless ruthless unholy wars , more the lobby's existence becomes a problem . It is the by -product not the intended goal and unfortunately it is single handed created by the lobby . Effects of war on money job future and on White Europe are riling up a lot of people To them Israel can be a religious fulfillment but an entity which has has lost its all significance under the the direct assault of the changing hard pressing reality . The wolves may scream and goad Americans to die more for wars in ME and make promises of great future , and try to re-instill the virtue of sacrifice . But no one is buying the snake oil from the snake charmer despite the new flute

    • " 20 years from now, these students will be judges, heads of Congress,” Mr. Yudof told me. “We have to respond now to maintain the historical relationship with Israel.” -

      If he can he would stop the time . Science moves forward So political historical and social science . Future generations should remain free how to judge ,evaluate,and get a grasp of today's realities just like American and European have been judging evaluating ,and grasping the meaning and importance of the colonization, slavery, empire building ,Cold war, CIA's unholy activities , Gulf War 1 and 2 and the arrival of the terrorism . How the academy will react if today someone from the Dean's office circulate a warning of not deviating from the official narratives of Bush jr's take on Saddam WMD ? How should one react if the Southern Baptist confront the academics over their refusal to support Intelligent Design, creation of the world in 6 days and 6 seconds on a 6000 yrs old watch ? Those beliefs do tie certain section of people all across the globe to certain bond , history , culture and tie them together in a universal relationship.

  • Former AIPAC official says Israel should get no US aid without ending 'oppressive' settlements
    • "That inflammatory language drew a strong response from Jewish leaders Thursday.

      who counts U.S. Supreme Court justices among his congregation at Cleveland Park’s Adas Israel, wrote a similar letter" WaPO

      1 Does the inflammatory actions of Israel draw or has ever drawn any response from the liberal secular reformist congregations?
      2 Does The Supreme Court Justice support the selective silence and the automatic embrace of the policy of the State of Israel by his Congregations? If so, he or she should step down .

  • America's iron fist in the Middle East
    • After corrupting and destroying a great many societies in the East by forcing drugs ,selling drugs,cultivating drugs,and making billions out of drugs both England and USA have undertaken global fight against drugs ( while it is debateable if US has actually stopped taking advantage of drugs production in distant lands ) . Hopefully one day US and UK will undertake similar fights against arms production, sales of arms,and making most of the foreign revenue out of arms .
      Meanwhile students and common folks may learn how to detest an arm manufacturer and peddler the way they detest the drug peddlers and producers.

      Yes I am sarcastic here but I see this moral gap in the thinking of those who hate drugs but endorse ,condone or simply love the sale of the arms which end up killing and destroying countries that even the drugs can't .

  • Netanyahu accidentally calls Arabs 'goats' in video intended to promote 'equality and dignity for all'
    • I have been trying but so far unsuccessful to see this episode referred to by CNN or NYT Though they have been a little too hurt by the shenanigans of Trump's remarks on immigrants and on Mulsim.

      Then I saw this Editorial on today's NYT

      The Putin-Trump Admiration Society - The New York Times
      The New York Times

      When placed side by side for a measure of the irresponsibility on the part of NYT , the silence and condoning of similar behavior gets mid boggling Netanyhua did try to influence Romney vs Obama election.Israelis. tried to eavesdrop on American -Iran negotiation. Israel planted moles in cabinet and in the negotiating team . Republicans showed more warmth , love and fear for the Israeli PM and also called Obama weak

      It ridicules Trump for not getting what it wanted from Russia. Has America got anything from Israel despite sustaining its very survival? Did Obama get anything despite reflexive support to Israel and despite replenishing Israeli coffers and military warehouse free

  • Israeli rabbi who advocated rape of 'comely gentile women' during war becomes chief army rabbi
    • Abbas should have informed the world of the real dogma and practices of the religion inspired Zionism instead of talking about poisoning some well.

  • Ozick says Obama needs 6-volume history of Jews on his bedside table
    • If her hopes are to modify Islam to her image of what it should be,then we have a big problem on our hands . Usually ideas in Zionism take shape over the years . It germinate and growse slowly . The environment is created for the germination. Gardener is found to water .River is redirected to draw the water .

      Yoded Yinon took 40 yrs to materialize in the process we saw the defeat of Carter,Bush sr,corrupting of Clinton, enslavement of Bush Cheney, millions of non American dead,thousands of American killed in war and in suicide,destruction of Syria,Yemen,Somalia,Ghaddafi,Libya and Iraq.

      This woman of virtue ,integrity vision,and humanism wants to cement her legacy as virtuous,humane honest,and bold visionary attempts to heal Islam from without just the way Iraq. Libya,Syria were .
      She gainst the confidence thatshe could in knowing the fact the free roaming of Cheney,Blair,PNAC crowd continue to be unhindered that none have faced hard labor in penitentiary.

  • Elie Wiesel is Dead
    • Kissinger has a human right prize after his name . Lantos had some kind of Human right podium devoted to his aging corpse . Obama discloses the numbers of the innocent who died in drones
      Saudi Arab is derided for supporting IS but is still saved by US from the charges of slaughtering the Yemeni children . It is a world that Wiesel understood well before this world was conceived . He spawned quite a few who would carry the torch -Bernard Levy -comes to mind . Michael Gordon and Judith butler tried to outsmart each other . I dont blame Wiesel i just dont value his as a human being more than I value Cheney .

  • Obliterated Families: Gaza family submits complaint against French weapons manufacturer for complicity in war crimes
    • Arms suppliers should be treated the way we treat the drug peddlers
      May be oneday it will, once the arms start coming back to the originator countries but in the hand of the rogue elements of societies .

  • 'I was wrong in my presumption that Israel desired peace' --Chas Freeman
    • "This era may be said to have definitively ended on October 26, 2015, when Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Knesset that, while he rejected the idea of a binational state, Israeli Jews “need to control all of the territory [of historic Palestine] for the foreseeable future.” Mr. Netanyahu showed that he understood that this would preclude a secure peace for Israel with Palestinians, other Arabs, and the world’s Muslims when he added, “I’m asked if we will forever live by the sword—yes. - "

      One can hear these moaning eerie shrieks by squeezing a cadaver against itself .

      Think of any other nation anywhere proudly brandishing a plan of conquering ,occupying and getting rid of the natives leading to the claim the land was given to them by the Gods ! What will happen ? US will start bombing before the sound of the announcement fades away . R2 P ,Humanitarian Intervention, War to establish democracy , roll back tyranny and not appeasing another Hitler - we will run out of the adjectives and the words before the nation is pulverized to tiny sand particles

  • Media accusations of blood libels -- against Abbas and Sanders -- amplify a Jewish tribal fantasy
    • NYT could have dismissed the mistake as " overstatement ,nonetheless a true picture of the goings-on both at the ground level as well as religious level" . Abbas is trying to wake the powers and the leaders up to the reality . NYT is focussing on the quality of the handwriting .
      This is another example of focussing on the patterns of the leaves and ignore the forest .
      NYT could have added that Rabbis are known to incite but this was not the right example.
      But this is in perfect synch with the past ramblings of NYT and rest of the Zionsit inspired media . It reminds me of those famous phrases1 Arsbs want us to be thrown into the sea
      2 The day Arb love more their children than they hate us,there will be peace
      3 there is no partner for peace .
      I am sure there are other. But its the same focussing on language and words and using the language nd words to denigrate ,to belittle,to deceive and to deny what rightfully belongs to Palestinian have been the works in progress in US media and continues to be so.

  • Israel should be deeply disturbed by the Brexit vote
    • Narbonne in southern France didn't survive . David and Solomon's fiefdom did not . Khazar didnot . Jewish people did and would continue after State of Israel have given up trying to survive on American dole

    • British and American approaches to land acquisition by Zionist are same . Under protection of British Imperial army ,Zionist kept on increasing the numbers of the immigrants . The British gated the information,news,and the facts to the advantages of Zionist. It periodically punished Atabs for rebellion ,revolts,and opposition. It created the myth of Hitler - Mufti nexus nor t challenged the Israeli provocations . It punished the liberal secular . It founded the Saudi Royals . It destroyed the Arab nationalism .
      America continues same . US protects and promotes militarily,diplomatically,and financially the land acquisition of Zionist. It ignores Israeli provocations. It gates the news censors Anti Zionist logic and reasonings, it suppress Israeli treachery ,illegal activities,and nefarious game plans . It doesn't allow the dots to be connected from original imperialistic plans of Herzl and Ben Guiron to current activities of settler occupier religious fanatics Likud - Labor - Kadima
      chameleon. It labels anti Israelis as anti Semitic it labels nti Zionist as terrorist . It abuses UN just the way British abused their mandate and League of Nation roles .

  • Post Orlando, a Muslim's comment on homophobia within the Muslim community
    • What did Michael Oren actually say?

      Translated from Hebrew,the comment was:" If I were Donald Trump I would come out the minute the FBI decided to start leaking this morning that we are talking about a man who acted out of Islamic motives,with connections,First of all the name itself ,Omar Siddiqui ,Mteen a Muslim name ,the on of immigrants from Afghanistan ,who apparently was somehow in touch with extremist Muslim organizations . This already has a significant influence on the race for the presidency"

      Roger Cohen NYT A19 OO-ED Saturday June 25 ,2016

    • "A growing number of contemporary traditionalist sunni and Shia scholars including Shaikh Mohamed El-Mochtar El-Shinqiti and Zaytuna College’s Shaikh Abdullah Bin Hamid Ali — while affirming the immorality of the act — assert that there is no temporal punishment stated in the two primary sources of Islamic law, the Quran and the Sunna (teachings and sayings of the Prophet), for merely being homosexual. Prominet Iranian scholar Abdolkarim Saroush even notes that any persecution or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation would be wrong.

      Like the punishment for adultery and fornication, there is strong basis to argue, as many scholars have done, that the punishments are really for public indecency within the context of Muslim society. In fact, this is reinforced by the fact that even in the classical Muslim era, evidence of homosexuals in Muslim lands abounded but with minimal instances of prosecution. This may have been partly due to the combined effect of Islamic law’s strict evidentiary requirements and the prioritization and pre-eminence of privacy rights.

      Though classical jurists deemed homosexual conduct immoral, they appear to have had a more sophisticated take on the issue. Shaikh Hamid Ali in his The Homosexual Challenge to Muslim Ethics, documents how some jurists attempted to understand those who behaved effeminately (mukhannath) based on whether it was innate or by choice. He quotes Shaikh Yahya b. Sharaf al-Nawawi (1277 CE) as writing that “there is no blame, censure, sin, or punishment on this type [one acting out of natural inclination] because he is excused by virtue of having no hand in that condition.”

      Shaikh Ali also refers to classical jurist, Hafiz Ibn Hajar al-Asqalaini (1448 CE) who cited Imam Ibn Jariri al-Tabari (922 CE) to conclude, that when men exhibited feminine characteristics due to their innate nature then rather than being condemned they should be taught to gradually unlearn thisn, because they may have been created this way.

      Islamic law did not seek to regulate feelings, emotions and urges, but only its translation into action that authorities had declared unlawful. Indeed, many scholars — including prominent 11th century jurist Abu Muhammad Ali Ibn Hazm — even argued that homosexual tendencies themselves were not haram but had to be suppressed for the public good.

      Though not what the LGBTQ community wants to hear, it reveals that even classical Islamic jurists struggled with this issue and had a more sophisticated attitude than many contemporary Muslims. Moreover, such fiqh works offer Muslims some lessons on how to live with differences.

      A case in point is a ruling by Shaikh Ibn al Qayim al Jawziya, a prominent Hanbali jurist of the 14thcentury, who was asked whether the Muslim state should ban the Zoroastrian institution of self-marriage whereby men were encouraged to marry their mothers and sisters. While affirming that this was unlawful and morally repugnant under Islamic law, Ibn al Qayim (a student of the puritanical Ibn Taymiyaa) ruled that the state could not ban this practice and that in fact the institution ought to be recognized under two conditions:

      1) the matter is not brought to a Muslim court; and

      2) the Zoroastrian community recognized self-marriage as a valid tradition.

      Given the dynamism and sophistication inherent even in classical Islamic jurisprudence, it can be argued that there is plenty of room to accommodate differences within, particularly in a secular liberal democratic context. To make it workable though, both sides of this debate need to understand the other."

      Islam does allow a lot of wiggle room . Most of the Koraniac verses end with asking for forgiveness even for the worst kind of crimes because "God is Merciful"

    • You bother because you fight the status quo . You also bother because the 20th century practice may not have 7th to 19 the century antecedents. You bother because the discussion might offer a you valid knowledge -based space to disagree

    • Part of me wants to believe that my "homophobia' stems from my ideas about (heterosexual) sex . It is something you don't talk about, dont engage before marriage,don't go into a situation where my still un-married body can get riled up sexually, and it is something that imposes dress codes on men and women . Until lately that was the case in West and it is still prevalent ( It is very much in vogue in non western countries.
      For the mind to handle another layer - homosexuality- LGBT issue- without squirming like a trapped earthworm is difficult - This uneasiness and and inability to process this uncomfortable emotion ( why people on earth should worry about 2 guys or galls- who are no harm to them ,-going to hell ? At least the heaven will be less crowed . For heterosexual it also means less competition for sex .These logic should stop Heterosexual from being preoccupied with this . ) are expected sequel of the attitude .
      It is not the full story . It must be some other sort of fears . I think its the freaking image of 2 men naked together somewhere in the dim lit chamber. Its not the religion but this reaction that possibly underlie the visceral negative attitude of men and women irrespective of the religion

      Our DNA and our brain is trying to bolster the case of Darwin's survival of the fittest - one might argue . But this is why we also have fore-brain that goes against the emotional amygadlaoid primitive reptilian brain.

      For Homophobia to disappear, the prevalent ( both wetern and non western )attitude to sex in general have to disappear

  • Dennis Ross tells American Jews, 'We need to be advocates for Israel' -- and not for Palestinians
    • He is one of those insiders who kept two faces throughout their existences and allowed those two faces to influence one another . He has worked hard to remove any Arab speaking or Arab ethnicity from the negotiating process of US side. He worked hard to get US behind Iraq sanctions and Iran attack He has worked for Israel abut through the position of an American representative His total silence on gaza -wars,blockades- is disgusting and Anti American .

  • Democratic Party leadership lines up against BDS -- and the 'nuts' who support it
    • D Wexler ex Florida Congressman on CSPAN with Zames Jogby and C West on Democratic Convention Platform

      Interesting remarks,suggestion,and beliefs and prescription from a man who once wanted to prosecute Bush for Iraq war . Wrexler sees Iranian foot prints on each and on all ME conflicts, he supports sanctions against Iran , he thinks Hizbullah is a terror outfit and Basher Assad should do .

      This is why I believe these people Liberman and Wrexler are nothing but 2 sides of the same coin .They are place holders .They show up to occupy the default position of the Zionist game plans. once he is gone somebody else would show up and criticize him for ill fated ,illegal,and destructive attack on Syria or Iran and then would demand for an attack (,in due course of time ,but which is enough time to confuse the nature of the continuity of the debate within the Zionist game plan ,)on another Muslim country

      He also says about BDS,that it is not right and outside forces cant help the peace process

      But about threat a to Israel he says America can help and America should . He says Hizbulalh and Iran are problem So is antisemitism in the world which is rising per him. In one sentence he finds threat to Israel could be addressed,modified and challenged by outside forces ( US and then through US the rest of the West ) but threat To Palestine cant be helped by BDS .

      He also says America should not disengage from ME but again America should not discuss the relevance or necessity or reason of BDS but should ignore it,should not support it (and by extension of same attitude some one will call it illegal but that doesnt occur to him )

      So he suggests America should do what Israel want - finish off Syria,keep sanctions and pressure on Iran ignore and don't support BDS and he still thinks outside forces cant help the peace and negotiation . But to him outside forces can help war and war like situation ( it doeskin occur to him that removing this type of intervention or engagement can actually promote peace )

      This is why Wrexlr is nothing but another Zionist in a different garb .

  • Clinton's foreign policy speech downplays Israel (and leaves out Palestine)
    • "In 2012, a last-minute effort to include the ........."

      Was it George Bush or was it someone else in his administration who inspired himself and the audience with the discovery of democracy at work in America allegedly evident in the side show of allowing some protesters to scream against war ?

      Here is Democrtaic version of that. liberal interventionist and Neo Conservatives have 2 things in common - more support for Israel more plans for more wars .Rest of the attributes or any of the differences are for consumption for the domesticated idiots.

    • There is a consensus among figures like Zakaria or Bill O Reily ,WaPo,NYT and WSJ that someone aspiring to be president would be at his or her best as a new ground breaking visionary bold foreign
      Policy strategist if the aspirant articulates followings- Total enduring overacting embrace of Israel
      Total annihilation of the terrorist
      Roll back of Chinese and Russian powers
      Removal of dictators like Putin, Basher, Bolivian,Venejuealean leaders and bringing Baltic nations as new front for resetting NATO 's strategy against Russia,
      Dismantling Iran deal,
      Spreading Drones over the sky of Africa to Pakistan

      These are nothing new . But still the mouthpieces sitting on "leftist " and " conservative" platforms will ask for those old tried and repeated failed strategies from any putative potential candidate. Otherwise it is not ground breaking and not bold and not capable enough of securing America or protecting America . This is general model that is accepted by hacks masquerading as experts and accepted by Clinton supporters as bare minimum . One gets a feeling that the leaders,supporters of leaders,and the media honcho - all are swimming passively with the stream that is devoid of new ideas,afraid of new ideas,and pushed by interests groups ,guided by lobbyist and supported by collective stupidities reinforced by collective ignorance
      Very few Clinton supporters know her embrace of crony bankers,accepting gifts and bribes ,frequent lyings ,manufacturing of lies,apocalyptic nature of her foreign policies ,proclivities to getting into unnecessary wars ,and support for mst regressive autocratic regimes abroad. She brings to table what Bush jr couldn't despite trying . She brings the worst of McCain ,Bush,and Mitt Romney in one single platform that is Clintonite as far as foreign and economic policies are concerned .

      There is no education. There is no information. There is no effort to analyse ,debate,refine ,challenge shred ideas and build ideas in the media . Forced group thinking dominates media with limited or no space for dissent or changes .
      Being exposed to same lies day and night leave American people as knowledgable as were the Europeans and Americans until fairly recently who grew up and who died listening to the same world views day and night generations after generations and years after year from the religious pulpit in the local church .

  • Top donor to Clinton super PAC is Haim Saban
    • One of the accomplices of Labon Affair was a physician. He was caught and later deported to Israel.
      Goldstein w not the first physician murderer. Neither was the Glasgow airport attacker in post 2003 Great Britain.

    • Weakening Arab countries one by one piece by piece was always the standard playbook recipe . Yesterday's atrocious proposal become common platform of the presidential contenders . PNAC penned the [position paper for Netanyaho government in 1996 - working with Jordan,Egypt,and Turkey - ,Isarel will undo Oslo, force Palestinian into signing to new paradigm enunciated by Israel , force the regimes of Iraq and Syria to fold . Idea was to destroy any remnant of pan Arabism, nationalism and fragment the defiant countries into confessional fiefdoms run by US and Israel. Those murderous ethnocentric racial and colonial ideas were allowed to become mainstream .The open invitation to violence was glamorized,normalized and adopted as official policy . Clinton was not an aberration She is one of many toll booths an Arab or a middle eastern muslim will have to pass through diplomatically ,militarily ,and economically to survive WB has check points So has American political map Those can be easily identified by the dropped blood of the ME citizen . Some one might will call it blood libel But how else one can summarize the ritual killings of those leaders and those citizens under those leaders who have and who had opposed Israeli colonization? It is not that Saddam was not open to Israeli existence .It is not that Iran or Syria is against Israeli existence . They are not Neither was Ghaddafi or Saddam Bu we killed them and in the process we killed millions and displaced more .In the process we destroyed Arab nationalism ,gave rises to putrid religious violence .
      The after effects of these unwanted violence against middle eastern people of all faiths become then a rallying cry for more violence .

      Will these or their descendents forget that someone killed millions to become a president or to move his her career further"
      Violence execute with no moral compass but with an eye to sheer personal gain will be remembered for a long long time .

  • Max Boot has perfect propaganda on murdering medic-- but Jeffrey Goldberg is silent
    • Americans,take note . You can destroy your ideals,values,moralities ,you can do everything to appease the unabashed Zionist but the moment you fault ,get a little wayward or deviate ,or forget to assure ,or apologetically request to hide at least a few of the bad truths ,they will jump on you
      They will prance up and down and collectively will bellow from their rotten core" what did America do in Vietnam? " Who knows whether one day they will write OpEd in Saudi or Iraqi newspaper about unmitigated disasters that America inflicted on Arabs .Unlikely that in 10 yrs from now but no one will be surprised if that appears in 30 yrs from now.

    • A fair debate on the casualties was qua shed long ago when the butcher ,sorry the senator Joe Liberman declared to Americans- " Al Quiada never apologized for " the 911 victims and blithely sorry, more like a butcher ,declared " why should we "

      Other day CSPAN ,actually yesterday Sherman from CA was asking some deputy guy involved with Iran deal why should he trust these Iraniand when he can't trust one car dealer or something in same vein. How many casualties have taken place because of the sanctions? How many more does he want ? Didn't someone of the same Anti Iranian and pro Israeli camp actually declare that the death of the innocent Iranians were worth their endeavor and pursuits which are essentially defined by Israeli issues and concerns .?
      Actually all death in Middle East from 1991 are caused by Israel directly or indirectly .

    • "“History has chosen us to spearhead the fight against the terrorist Gazan enemy who curses, vilifies and abominates Israel’s God.”

      Is there an ISIS follower in town? They have companion right in the heart of the defender of the western civilization . At least that's what the Zionst claim and have been since the begining of the 20 th century.
      Tony Blair should take note as well . He received a lot of attention and bucket load of silver from the nation that allow the fulfillment of this sort of religious ethnic narcism . His fight ago against radical Islam should start right there in his own backyard . What about those folks like Joe Liberman and Podohoretz who declared wars on Islamofasism while nestling over the fertilized eggs of the Zionism?

  • Tom Friedman needs to get an inoculation (attacking BDS) before he can say how bad Israel is
    • Obama administration might as well can use this development to remind American citizens s that the advisers inserting themselves in the last Bush administrations were not only against Oslo peace process ,they actually worked towards dismantling the peace process .Obama administration as a parting shot to the GOP and Clinton type Democrat could as well remind the voters that the potential of a similar coup hasn't diminished but remains very much a possibility

      The Neocon-Liberal Hawk Convergence is Worse Than I Thought)

      One hopes that Bernie supporters are reading the old and the new position papers of the neocons

    • If it were not BDS,something else would have supplied Friedman with an excuse like this one-Israel lives in a bad neighborhood ,or this - surrounding countries are crumbling and failing or the terrorists might soon set their eyes on Israel or Iran still rattling its sabre ,or even worse like America's constant criticism of Israeli settlement polices doesn't provide Israel with sense of security that a democracy needs to flourish

  • 'New York Times' finally tells its readers: Netanyahu is 'dangerous'
  • 'NYT' blames Hamas for civilian deaths in front-page article that sounds like Hillary Clinton
    • Don't they all think same? The group think is the litmus test fore getting into the front of any page

      WASHINGTON — Why was there an Israel-Gaza war in the first place? Resistance to the occupation, say Hamas and many in the international media.

      What occupation? Seven years ago, in front of the world, Israel pulled out of Gaza. It dismantled every settlement, withdrew every soldier, evacuated every Jew, leaving nothing and no one behind. Except for the greenhouses in which the settlers had grown fruit and flowers for export. These were left intact to help Gaza's economy — only to be trashed when the Palestinians took over.

      Israel then declared its border with Gaza to be an international frontier, meaning that it renounced any claim to the territory and considered it an independent entity. In effect, Israel had created the first Palestinian state ever, something never granted by fellow Muslims — neither the Ottoman Turks nor the Egyptians who brutally occupied Gaza for two decades before being driven out by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War.

      Israel wanted nothing more than to live in peace with this independent Palestinian entity. After all, the world had incessantly demanded that Israel give up land for peace.

      It gave the land. It got no peace.

      The Gaza Palestinians did not reciprocate. They voted in Hamas, who then took over in a military putsch and turned their newly freed Palestine into an armed camp from which to war against Israel. It has been war ever since.

      Interrupted by the occasional truce, to be sure. But for Hamas a truce — hudna — is simply a tactic for building strength for the next round. It is never meant to be enduring, never meant to offer peace.

      But why, given that there is no occupation of Gaza anymore? Because Hamas considers all of Israel occupied, illegitimate, a cancer, a crime against humanity, to quote the leaders of Iran, Hamas' chief patron and arms supplier. Hamas' objective, openly declared, is to "liberate" — i.e. destroy — Tel Aviv and the rest of pre-1967 Israel. Indeed, it is Hamas' raison d'etre.

      Hamas first killed Jews with campaigns of suicide bombings. After Israel built a nearly impenetrable fence, it went to rockets fired indiscriminately at civilians in populated areas.


      Israel has once again succeeded in defending itself. But, yet again, only until the next round, which, as the night follows the day, will come. Hamas will see to that.

      Washington Post Writers Group

      Charles Krauthammer is a Washington Post columnist.


    • West anticipating a long lull, a long respite from war of conquest ,a long pause from constant warfare because no war was needed any more was getting ready to settle down and exhort, was getting seated slowly in most pompous imperial way in the most comfortable chair to preach the values of democracy, self rule,non violence,free trade,unrestricted access to safety and security with honor and respect , and of global values to the vanquished and to the conquered from tip of Argentina to the tip of North Africa ,from Guam to Georgia. It almost succeeded in enjoying the fruits of the labors spent from 17 th century until Israel started upending the polemic and the rhetoric by reenacting the past drama in most gruesome ways .

      This is why US may deplore Liberman but will abide by the decisions of Lieberman . This si shy US may decry fascism or Nazism but will ignore the creeping Nazification of Israel

      US might go to war against a neutral nonthreatening country because a terrorist is hiding there who has made vows of loyalty to somebody already killed by US drone in another country . US might even confuse the world into thinking that the war is legal because it has been authorized by Congress . US might see creeping Nazism and fascism and coin the term Islamofascism to bolster its case because , it claims, at one point those two philosophies threatened US

      But not when it is Israel. Because it has the right to do what it thinks it should . Even if that included some segueing into the dark side of Nazism and bolder side of daytime assassination which is nothing but terrorism. Because Israel needs it .

      It seems the empire did not know how figure out the rule of succession . The election of the leaders have always been a quandary throughout the ages -how to choose , how to find how to anoint the next successor - and this black hole of uncertainty of who will wield power next time has given the opening for Israel to flourish .Money anoints the leaders .In the process it has been taking down all those hard earned opportunities of lecturing the world how to live ,how to behave,how to subscribe to any view , how to be rational global responsible bias free citizen . It's a pity that the conquest and the vanquishing of the third world did not leave it with some time how to protect those ill gotten wealth from the hyena and how to maintain this persona of being a better society with honest leaders with universal values and not getting detected .

      Israel kneecaps every time the leaders of the free world wants to stand up on its values . Because there was no value .

    • If not Hamas,then who?

      Israel is getting disenchanted with Hamas because of Hamas's failures to maintain constant sate of war between Israel and Hamas .

      Israel is angling for emergence of more radical more cruel more angry more religious more fanatic . Israel wants ISIS ( remember when the Al Quida operative financed and trained by Israel was unearthed by PA in earlier part of the last decade )

      Israel benefits - it can kill some leaders who are moderate who have vision and who have followers ,

      Israel can ask for one billion extra US dollars for every Palestinian killed by Israel .
      Israel can tell EU- "not now,this is not the time , this is not time to start any process of any kind with anybody out of Palestine . Just stop BDS . That is an incitement and is a reward to those in Palestine who wants us to be gone . BDS allows Palestinian to think that they can erode our confidence and destroy our alliance with EU . That is not desirable at all in given circumstances . "

      History tells us that Israel like the hybrid of FOX-Hyenas dont change its dark stripes

      "in 1982 Israel had a problem. Yasir Arafat, headquartered in Beirut, was making ready to announce that the PLO was prepared to sit down with Israel and embark on peaceful, good faith negotiations towards a two-state solution.

      Israel didn’t want a two-state solution, which meant — if UN resolutions were to be taken seriously — a Palestinian state right next door, with water, and contiguous territory. So Israel decided chase the PLO right out of Lebanon. It announced that the Palestinian fighters had broken the year-long cease-fire by lobbing some shells into northern Israel.

      Palestinians had done nothing of the sort. I remember this very well, because Brian Urquhart, at that time assistant secretary general of the United Nations, in charge of UN observers on Israel’s northern border, invited me to his office on the 38th floor of the UN hq in mid-Manhattan and showed me all the current reports from the zone. For over a year there’d been no shelling from north of the border. Israel was lying.

      With or without a pretext Israel wanted to invade Lebanon. So it did, and rolled up to Beirut. It shelled Lebanese towns and villages and bombed them from the air"

  • How Eli Lake tricks readers so as to cast realists Walt, Mearsheimer and Freeman as anti-semites
    • Israeli foe is an antisemite . That is one of the many definitions of antisemitism. Other definitions have included opposing Bush's war on Iraq,denying that Iran has a nuclear program, using the word " neocon" in a negative sense and referring to the persecution of Arab. .

      Lets now focus on Horowitz- why Kristol is renegade Jew ? What makes one a renegade Christian r Muslim
      or Hindus? Do they respectively become one by their failures to support something that could have been or can be good for England or America or Saudi Arab or India?

  • Hillary Clinton supported Iraq war because of Israel, say Matthews and Landler
    • National Interest interviewed Trump

      It was a refreshing break from the hackneyed time worn repetitive echo generating mantra of American indispensability ,exceptionalism and leadership Nothing like this has been heard from a Republican foreign policy candidate in decades. Trump doesn’t want to modify the party’s foreign policy stands. He’s out to destroy them.”

      [Heilbrunn is the editor of The National Interest, publication of the Nixon Center, ] -- it continues "

      This is why perhaps his most significant statement was: ‘I will also look for talented experts with new approaches, and practical ideas, rather than surrounding myself with those who have perfect résumés but very little to brag about except responsibility for a long history of failed policies and continued losses at war.’ What Trump is talking about is dispensing with an entire wing of the GOP that has controlled the commanding heights of foreign policy over recent decades.”

      Unfortunately, after the Cold War our foreign policy veered badly off course. We failed to develop a new vision for a new time. In fact, as time went on, our foreign policy began to make less and less sense. Logic was replaced with foolishness and arrogance, which led to one foreign policy disaster after another.

      “They just kept coming and coming. We went from mistakes in Iraq to Egypt to Libya, to President Obama’s line in the sand in Syria. Each of these actions have helped to throw the region into chaos and gave ISIS the space it needs to grow and prosper. Very bad. It all began with a dangerous idea that we could make western democracies out of countries that had no experience or interests in becoming a western democracy.

      “We tore up what institutions they had and then were surprised at what we unleashed. Civil war, religious fanaticism, thousands of Americans and just killed be lives, lives, lives wasted. Horribly wasted. Many trillions of dollars were lost as a result. The vacuum was created that ISIS would fill. Iran, too, would rush in and fill that void much to their really unjust enrichment.”

      Trump sounds more confident and sure he is damned right also .
      A Trump presidency or someone with this philosophy can create domino effects domestically
      Politician now devoid of the career enhancing opportunities of mass killing abroad will have to look back and be forced to address the domestic issues .They will fight over who is better in building roads,schools,universities.laboratories,manufacturing units,docks,and ports . They have to decide on minimum wages and student loan ,on drug problem on universal health care .

      Now on Clinton- Can the world afford her ?

      "Washington Coup in Brazil? Was Incoming President US Embassy Informant?
      by Daniel McAdams, May 14, 2016 Can Honduras see light at the end of her tunnel vision that only points to her upward journey ?

      "Neocon character assassin Jamie Kirchick, writing in the European edition of Politico, put a new gloss on it by claiming to detect a Vast Kremlin Conspiracy as the animating spirit behind the Trump campaign. " and Neoocns will rather vote for Stalin.
      Are we surprised why the conspiracy theory is now in vogue and suddenly turned into insight?]

      and they are ready to desert the common sense approach and go back to "- "Which is why they are even now returning to the Democratic party, channeling the long departed spirit of “Scoop” Jackson – and good riddance to them. I"

  • At Israel's birthday party, ambassador says rising criticism comes from 'killing fields of Europe'
    • As the military threat to Israel disappears at least disappears from the fabricated mindset because obviously Iraq and Syria or Libya could not be used anymore as a threat . Because of the too much of the obviousness.

      So Israel to stay in limelight of American concerns and polluted conscience ,has to invent new threats .

      That's what they are doing. There is always something . The wolves are always howling at the pious innocent child lost in the neighborhood also known as -Jungle- by the resident -author of the Israeli villa

  • Wide-ranging interfaith coalition backs 'Freedom of Religion' bill to stop Trump ban on Muslims
    • Trump has no ideology. Neither has Clinton or Cruz or Biden Obama, or Huckabee or McCain . You can add a few more randomly out of the mix.

      Clinton to Rubio and everybody in between could come across as pure
      evil narcissistic to an outsider living in Japan, India,Pakistan,Iraq,Syria, or any of the African or Latin American countries . They can afford because they not depend on foreign- them in any fashion or form though the locals do suffer or get affected by the policies of US politicians . Locals include the leaders and scholars .

      Clinton to Cruz and beyond can ignore thse countries because those countries don not shape or mold the news transmitted across America .

      Trump is in the same situation and more . He does not depend on the money and the media . Others do. Trump can afford to be narcissistic to the poor and rich alike and also to the rich powerful mover and shakers residing in foreign lands .

      He shows raw power at home that American leaders routinely uses abroad .

      This automatically gives hope to the rascals also known as racist and fanatics . There is always carpetbaggers. So I am not surprised to see some evil elements have found refuge in his bandwagon . But his message was simple-stop illegal immigration, ban on Muslim until things are sorted put and disengage from war,and renegotiate trade and military pacts .
      ( he did not say - Ban Muslim- period. He talked of identifying,knowing,Che king background, and having information I gather he as talking of illegal unknown immigrants . Though the media while keeping quiet on nefarious bills ,and ,behaviors targeting Muslim have kept quiet ,though people who advocating the profiling of Muslim and saw the sign of Islam and evil on the tattoo of the Virginia Tech Shooter rant against Trump's crimes ,he keeps on unearthing their vid unscrupulous and corrupted expediency . )

    • Trump did not bring Islamophobia to this country .
      Neocons did. Liberman did. Those who coined the word- Islamofasism- they did.
      Fox Network did.

      Islamophobia was the natural outgrowth of the same vision that promoted the search for a new enemy after the IndoChina wars came to an end in 1975(
      Islamophobia was the new Communism after Soviet disappeared . It was so sincerely desired by both the Evangelics and by the Neocons that it is difficult to claim that the miitant t secularism or mi,itant religions are different by any measures . (The American Conservative page 8-9 July 17 th 2006)

      Trump is paying for somethg that he did not buy or own . He is being put through the meat grinder because he forsees an America that the neocon doesn't like , because he called spade a spade,be ause he threw the whole shitload of lies back to the face of Jeb Bush by articulating the truth . The " word " came to life. Logos became the flesh .

  • Calling Israel a 'modern day miracle' and 'vibrant bloom in desert,' Clinton says BDS is anti-Semitic
  • DC meeting between Israel and Saudi Arabia marks end of Arab Peace Initiative and two-state solution
    • Israel has theorized to itself that with time,it's dreams of greater Israel will materialize .It is . But it also calculated that it needed Great Powers behind it or at least some of them not against it .
      It creates facts both on the ground and also in the realm above it : in the conceptual level .Very soon Clintonites and Trumpites will ask:" what's wrong with Moslem world? What's wrong with Arab? The Custodian of the holy Shrines have and the acclaimed and accepted interpreters of Islam or Sharia have , the land of the Muslim philanthropy have accepted Israel. Why Cna't Palestine,Iranian,Pakistains,Lebanse can't accept? " From this dangerous collusion of 2 atrocious regimes, a new corruption will sweep Muslim countries among the middle class in hope of political career, money,and social advancements . Just the way it has corrupted the the soul and the body of UK,France, and US. Also the gradual fading of Palestine will accelerate . Golan will be allowed by Arabs to be recognized as part of Israel. It will happen by indirectly Arabs will not put pressure on US or UK not to recognize.

      Saudis are doing it hoping it will survive another day . But that survival is a deal made in shadowy uncertain world of Israeli hegemony Saudi will be toast the moments it asks Israel to compromise its values which are based on Zionism that foresees total control on an area that is still undefined and borderless. Zionism of Balfour era has made tremendous progress by undermining ,sabotaging,by not compromising ,refusing,and always by clinging to its original minimalist demands using the great Powers . It has not compromised . The plans that seemed made of fairy tales and uninterrupted dreams have materialized over time . Arab concessions form 1913 have not produced any results that favored Arabs. It ( Zionism) have bestowed money a sense of security and dependence on the corrupt self centered few like it did on the great grand father of Jordon's king and on Mubarek , on Christian Militia in Lebanon and on Shah of Iran . They have been dispensed with when the needs have arisen .Even in the most happy halcyon days of good relation between Jordan,or Egypt and Israel, Israel has never flinched from saying that Palestinian have a or will have a homeland in Jordan or Mubarek's Aswan Dam will be attacked by Israel.

      Sauids demise will be very relished by the world The signs point to that

  • Note to Ken Livingstone: The British Labour party has supported Zionism much more than the Nazis ever did
    • Would he have been subjected to the flowery welcome or welcomed by flower if Livingstone rattled out the truth this way: " WE have made mistakes . We did commit blunder in supporting Balfour .We did by protecting nascent Jewish inflow and immigration based colonialism ,delaying and not implementing various white papers and by killing Palestinian resistance . We should not have done .We should not have supported Zionism the moment we knew that it was -the Zionism- was entering collaborative relationship with Hitler"

      He was sandbagged and he (Livingstone ) was ambushed by this guy confronting him . This a discussion that should be done out in open in town hall with experts giving their facts ,sharing their sources and opining afterwards .

      Anti Muslm sentiments in England has been rising since Iraq War 2 .Blair has been constantly trying to prop up his image,build his portfolio (based foreign-finances ,donations,and speech fees ) by polemics against mulsim ,Islamic leaders and cultures .
      He has said most uncouth words against Muslim and Islam . How that rat is superior in nay way to the lowest scum on earth let alone Livinstone? How is not that ANTI- SOMETHING? we need a word smith to build the new word But the concept is there . Much more that antisemitism the world is facing entrenched ,ingrained, raw ,organic ANTI SOMETHING that affects Muslim and that just scalped the head of the Muslim member

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