"The 16-year-old, Ahed Tamimi, faces a possibly lengthy sentence so that Israel can maintain its honor."
What honour? Do those cowardly yahoos even have the capacity to grasp what the word "honour" means? Hint: no, it does not mean firing a live bullet into their targets' faces, or into their genitals, or into the belly of pregnant women*, or shooting disabled Resistance fighters, or bombing Palestinian homes from the clear blue, unopposed by anyone, skies... *Does anyone remember the dizzyingly "honourable" - "Two for the price of one" line on the soldatens' t-shirts?
"Peace Now urges separation: “the occupation corrodes Israel and its image, and will continue until Israel extricates itself from the Palestinians.”
Maybe ghetto-israel should forget about the "image" thing since it is, by now, together with its PR machine, a 70-y/o failure, and join the rest of the world in considering the reality.
Re the "extrication" -- as suggested elsewhere on MW there is the Jewish Autonomous Region and its undisputed capital, Birobidjan, that are still available and guarantee full extrication from the Palestinians and, bonus!, Palestine.
Brummer: "BDS as we see it is only the symptom, the current face of something much, much, much deeper, much more established, much more ancient, and that is, the delegitimization of Israel as the Jewish state, as the homeland of the Jewish people. During history, many forces have tried to delegitimize us."
Ancient, Mr. B, means 'since lots of centuries ago', not seven decades. There NEVER was an israeli state until 1948. And no one tried to delegitimize Jews. The "old testament" may be a sanitized version of the Torah myths, but it was never delegitimized by Christianity or Islam. Adherents of any religion are first and foremost ordinary people; some more decent or evil than others. The latter tend to cast their shadow over the former. E.g., Not all Germans cared for the Nazis, altho' most thought them useful following the brutal conditions of the 1918 "peace" accords. But to this day all Germans are the world's whipping boy. Conversely, not all Jews, including Israelis, are homicidal psychopaths, but the traumatic evidence of the state-sanctioned savagery reflects too far, too wide. and onto too many. Not fair? Life is a bitch.
"Finally, some (demagoguery) quotes from Michelle Rojas-Tal, who works at Hillel International and the Jewish Agency. Rojas-Tal said that the battle on college campuses is to stop BDS as an illegitimate form of bigotry."
So what does a legitimate form of bigotry look/sound like? And how is BDS a form of bigotry?
“It’s an issue of hate and prejudice,” she said. “If and when BDS decides to rear its ugly face on a college campus, BDS needs to be stopped.”
What is that woman's definition of hate and prejudice, vis a vis ghetto-israel's daily antisemitic, genocidal attacks on the Palestinians?
"BDS has “absolutely no place on a college campus because it goes against the values that American academic institutions stand for. That’s the language we need to start speaking.”
Umm, the First Amendment has no place on a college campus? How does MRT define college campus values?
Your arguments clearly follow the old and very tired hasbara rules: first lob the ad hominem that makes no sense as per my argument that precipitated this exchange. My argument is against ghetto-israel's genocide, racism and apartheid, the destruction of the Palestinian infrastructure, and the unconscionable savagery of ghetto-israel's soldaten imposed on the sick, the old, and the children of Palestine. Where's the antisemitism here? My criticism is aimed at WHAT the foreign, endlessly belligerent, imposition on a sovereign country is doing. It is directed at Palestine's executioners pursuing their own version of the Final Solution of the Palestinians, whatever the executioners' own racial make-up that is of utterly no consequence to the issue at hand, beyond being corrupted to be used to intimidate and shut up.
The ad hominem was useful to the 19th century zios vis a vis the scarcity of scientific info that was only just being brought to light by archeologists. Two centuries later, we know that the foreign body imposed on Palestine has no right to be there as proven by the international cohort of archeologists that include Finkelstein/Silberman in their "Bible Unearthed". There never was an israel of the non-existent david, solomon, etc.
The one-of-many local cults had originated in Judea (hence Judaism, not israelism) and without the massive proselytising effort would have entered Oblivion together with all the other local cults that did not survive into the modern (AD) era, rather than survive by evolving into a massive regional religion, linked to (sic) and shared by diverse Med. cultures.
Next, you change the subject to France, Myanmar... The issue is ghetto israel, its growing military non-stop military presence that is growing in brutality, not what other political entities are doing and which have zip, zilch, nada, nothing in common with what ghetto-israel has been doing in Palestine, non-stop, for SEVENTY years.
Oh, and ghetto-israel is a ghetto. It is surrounded by self-built walls that lock inside overwhelmingly resident Jews who are given a much higher standard of living to make them a happy if ignorant lot with little to complain about, and highly brainwashed, to realise that they are being used by their govt as useful idiots to propagate brutal antisemitism with impunity. To wit: the internet is replete with videos that are true representations of ghetto-israel's violent antisemitism expressed on the walls of Palestine and all too often physically executed on the streets of Palestine. Pot, kettle, paint, black... hmmm? (no racism of the kettle is implied)
If Lebanon is (one of the two countries) with which ghetto-israel, as you imply, has the most culturally in common, that what's with the need to periodically invade Lebanon? The Lebanese, a truly multiracial country, their own troubles and strife notwithstanding, don't want ghetto-israel's culture of violence in their country: starting with the separating walls, raids on family homes at 2am, military detention centres for children, let alone dropping white phosphorus on defenceless civilians. Altho' why you would imply the latter as examples of ghetto-israel's "culture" eludes my powers of comprehension.
The sad and lonely truth be told: ghetto-israel has no friends. The useful idiots in positions of political power are all bought and/or intimidated, neither of which makes for lasting "friends".
Lastly, with the progressive rot of the foreign imposition and increasingly uncertain future, I wonder if any of the musical chairs participants is contemplating the foolish decision to abandon Birobidjan. Granted: not too many had contemplated the massive historical reversal of fortunes in 1948, and the rabid invaders' desperate attachment to Europe to consider the slowly crashing US empire and the slow rise of China and Russia a mere half century later.