Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
July 20, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.

The Life of Caliph Washington

Truthdig Bazaar more items

A/V Booth
Email this item Print this item

Axe Has Choice Words for Israel

Posted on Mar 14, 2010
David Axelrod

How would David Axelrod of White House fame describe Israel’s poorly timed announcement of housing expansion in East Jerusalem? “Destructive,” “needlessly provocative,” “an insult and an affront” and “inappropriate.”



Square, Site wide, Desktop


Square, Site wide, Mobile

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Join the conversation

Load Comments
PatrickHenry's avatar

By PatrickHenry, June 17, 2010 at 3:38 pm Link to this comment

The Israelis have again proven themselves as the criminals they are.  They are the aggressors most all of the time, inflicting death on innocent civilians. 

Even Axelrod was taken aback being the zionist he is.

The “Jews only” segragation has to go, if Israel ever was democratic and representative of its residents then it requires a regime change.

Report this

By call me roy, June 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm Link to this comment

Israel will soon be doing what Obumma never would. Protecting themselves from a bunch of hoodlums, gangsters, thugs, scalywags, pirates,
ruffians, hooligans, goons, strong-armers, terrorists, fanatics, insurgents, assasins, combatants, killers, militants, radicals, murderers, extremists,
fundamentalists, militant Islamics, zealots, and pretty much a bunch of hell lovers. Author Joel Richardson breaks new ground with a devastating
account of the possible connection between the Biblical Antichrist and the Islamic Mahdi. The Bible predicts that in the last days a charismatic leader
will establish a global following in the name of peace. The Quran also predicts that a man will rise up to lead the nations, pledging to usher in an era
of peace. The man in the Quran is called the Mahdi, or Islam’s savior. However, the man in the Bible is the Antichrist. Could it be possible that they are
one and the same person? Richardson’s stunning research and analysis suggest that it is.

Report this

By call me roy, June 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm Link to this comment

I don’t know about you, but I haven’t noticed anyone discussing the fact that Egypt is Israel’s partner in the blockade of Gaza. I guess Egypt’s practice of pumping poisonous gas into the illegal cross-border smuggling tunnels from Gaza isn’t quite as visually dramatic as the boarding of ships attempting to break the naval blockade. And when North Korea torpedoed and sank a South Korean warship killing 46 sailors, the international community sat quietly for two months while a UN intelligence and military panel studied the evidence. When they finally concluded that, yes, the North Koreans did deliberately sink a South Korean ship in international waters, the result was a collective yawn. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton probably issued the strongest condemnation of all the Western powers. She deemed North Korea’s behavior, “unacceptable.”

The world seems to be uniting behind two goals: 1) Lynch Israel for its blockade of the terrorist Hamas government in Gaza and 2) provide ‘humanitarian aid’ to a group of people who are, by their own admission, not starving. I notice, however, that no one is condemning Turkey for bombing 50 Kurdish locations inside Iraq last week. No one is lynching Russia for its suppression of the Chechens in their quest for a homeland. No one is rushing to intervene in the Sudanese genocide in Darfur. Why? Because, obviously, the Jews deserve all the outrage and there’s none left for anyone else. Just ask Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

This week, the Iranian President declared that Israel is guilty of “unmatched crimes… that have been unprecedented in the history of mankind, the last of which has been invading the Gaza Peace Flotilla.” Hyperbole, thy name is Mahmoud! Typically, he threatened that “attacking the aid convoy [brings] the Zionist regime one step closer to its death.”

Report this
PatrickHenry's avatar

By PatrickHenry, March 16, 2010 at 2:52 pm Link to this comment

So what if the U.S. cuts off monetary aid, with the Madoff rainy day fund they can last quite a few years, unless we boycott them like we did South Africa.

Report this

By Mike3, March 16, 2010 at 9:41 am Link to this comment

A load of crap. And that’s being generous.

Report this

By Observer, March 15, 2010 at 4:38 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Evidently people across this country,in fact the whole world over,have seen and witnessed enough of Israel`s despicable and impudent Arrogance for decades to know > a Sleaze-ball when they see one <. And it`s more than overdue that,beginning with this Administration,will there be finally a stop to > this Ass kissing and their leeches Behavior once and for all <. If the > ” AIPAC calls on the Administration to take immediate steps to defuse the tension with the Jewish State,” it only does underline the rotten Impudence these people possess.

Report this

By zeroinfinity, March 15, 2010 at 9:16 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

“How would David Axelrod of White House fame describe Israel’s poorly timed announcement of housing expansion in East Jerusalem? “Destructive,” “needlessly provocative,” “an insult and an affront” and “inappropriate.””

Evidently, Axelrod forgot to mention “illegal under international law” as a description.

Report this

By austintatious, March 15, 2010 at 8:10 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

It seems folks have drawn a pretty good bead on the Obama administration’s Israel policy, which is a continuing policy of disguising anxious complicity with angry words, while keeping the money and arms flowing. Now if only Democrats could do the same for the rest of their policies, perhaps we could elect Democrats who actually deliver change. I’m not holding my breath.

Report this

By truedigger3, March 15, 2010 at 4:26 am Link to this comment

Axlerod called Israel"s poorly timed expansion of the settlements in Arab East Jerusalem : “Destructive,” “needlessly provocative,” “an insult and
an affront” and “inappropriate ”, but he was so emphatic that they are still “our best friends and allies”, and of course, nothing will change, and the money and the weapons will keep flowing to them uninterrupted!!  What a “bleeping” farce??!!

Report this

By hidflect, March 15, 2010 at 12:20 am Link to this comment

“We hope to move that process along…” Garbage rhetoric. How about; “We will cut off Israel’s funding if they don’t comply..”

Report this

By doublestandards/glasshouses, March 14, 2010 at 9:42 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

What he means is that the Israelis shouldn’t have been
so blunt in announcing it, but should have very
gradually continued the 40 year process of taking over
the occupied territories.  The take over is better
accomplished while talking peace.  That way the
Palestinians can be blamed for any violence that
occurs.  Now they’ve very stupidly blown their cover.
It’s embarrassing for Obama and Clinton.

Report this

By xox, March 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm Link to this comment

Axelrod calls Israel’s crimes “Destructive,” “needlessly provocative,” “an insult and
an affront” and “inappropriate ”, but in an apologetic tone.

Report this

By rbrooks, March 14, 2010 at 4:45 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Note: he’s talking about the TIMING. We’re all pissed about the TIMING.

Report this
Right Top, Site wide - Care2
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide

Like Truthdig on Facebook