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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quite a hit with his speech before Congress on Tuesday, rousing members of the House and Senate to their feet an impressive 29 times during his address about the current state of Israel and its relations with Mideast neighbors.

Salon’s Justin Elliott gives a play-by-play rundown of the ovation inspirations peppered throughout his talk.

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By Robert, May 30, 2011 at 7:22 pm Link to this comment

REMEMBERING THE USS LIBERTY SHIP & ITS CREW ON MEMORIAL DAY

Dead in the Water

During the Six-Day War, Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA. Thirty-four American servicemen were killed in the two-hour assault by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats.

 

BBC Four Investigative Report: Broadcast Saturday 17 May 2003


Video Runtime 69 Minutes


Israel claimed that the whole affair had been a tragic accident based on mistaken identification of the ship. The American government accepted the explanation.

For more than 30 years many people have disbelieved the official explanation but have been unable to rebut it convincingly. Now, Dead in the Water uses startling new evidence to reveal the truth behind the seemingly inexplicable attack. The film combines dramatic reconstruction of the events, with new access to former officers in the US and Israeli armed forces and intelligence services who have decided to give their own version of events.

Interviews include President Lyndon Johnson’s Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara, former head of the Israeli navy Admiral Shlomo Errell and members of the USS Liberty crew.

See also: Lyndon Johnson ordered cover-up: A former navy lawyer who helped lead the military investigation of the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed 34 American servicemen says former president Johnson and McNamara told those heading the navy’s inquiry to “conclude that the attack was a case of ‘mistaken identity’ despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

New charges vs. Israel in ‘67 ship attack: Coming now, the evidence becomes part of a controversy over Israelis influence in Washington and whether it has tilted the Bush administration toward Jerusalem.”


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Click on link to view video:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5073.htm

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By PatrickHenry, May 30, 2011 at 3:44 pm Link to this comment

GRYM,

Quoting one of those voices in your head?

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By Go Right Young Man, May 30, 2011 at 11:51 am Link to this comment

“The sun failed, yet again, to rise in the West this day.  Damn those pigs, those dogs, those monkeys, those evil Jews!” - PHobert

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Neither of you care a damn about human rights.  You care only of a cause you are both ill equipped to comprehend.

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By PatrickHenry, May 29, 2011 at 12:23 pm Link to this comment

Robert,

I believe ‘hasbarat’ is the correct term for a troll of GRYM’s ilk.

http://www.gregfelton.com/media/2009_09_30.htm

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By Robert, May 29, 2011 at 11:25 am Link to this comment

PH...

GRYM’s agenda is so transparent…its that ole fanatic zionist’s “anti-semitism” worn out ploy/trick.

GRyMie needs to increase his medication’s daily dossage!!!

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By Go Right Young Man, May 29, 2011 at 10:26 am Link to this comment

“Damn those pigs, those dogs, those monkeys, those evil Jews!” - PHobert

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By PatrickHenry, May 29, 2011 at 10:00 am Link to this comment

GRYM,

If you brush aside all the Israeli propaganda from their news organs and get the Palestinians POV.

http://palsolidarity.org/2011/05/18132/

The Issies aren’t as innocent as the propaganda makes out.  If The Pals have conducted an illegal border entry they would be dead.

Massacres are not a Palestinian creation.  Until Israel quits bombing and starving the civilians it will happen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baruch_Goldstein

A like same number of Mosques have been destroyed by Christians and Jews, a far greater number of muslims killed.

http://qassam.ps/specialfile-254-45_mosque_completely_destroyed_and_107_mosques_that_were_damaged.html

GRYM

“Damn those pigs, those dogs, those monkeys, those evil Jews!” - PHobert

What a mealymouth little troll you must be to invent lies you so often blather.

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By Go Right Young Man, May 29, 2011 at 8:23 am Link to this comment

I offer this only in balance.  Atrocious behaviors has, and will, take place on all sides.


‘PA police purposely fired on Joseph’s Tomb worshipers’

Palestinian policemen deliberately opened fire at a group of Jews who entered (illegally) into Nablus last month to pray at Joseph’s Tomb, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz concluded on Sunday following the military probe of the incident.

Ben-Yosef Livnat, 25, was fatally wounded when the Palestinian policemen opened fire on the group of Breslav hassidim. Four other worshipers were wounded.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011
Islamic Jew Hatred: **GRAPHIC** Muslim Massacre Jewish family of Five, Three Year Old Stabbed in the Heart, Baby’s Throat Slashed

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Horror of the scene of the Islamic attack on a Jewish day school in Jerusalem back in 2008 that left six Jews slaughtered, which over 84% of the Muslims in Gaza supported.

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By Go Right Young Man, May 29, 2011 at 6:02 am Link to this comment

Thousands Homeless after Radical Muslim Attack - World - CBN News ...
Mar 11, 2011 ... A string of attacks by radical Muslims on Christians have left at least one man dead and thousands homeless in western Ethiopia.

Egypt: Churches Burned, 12 Killed in Sectarian Clashes, Christian News
May 9, 2011 ... Two churches were set ablaze and at least 12 people killed in clashes between Coptic Christians and Muslims in Cairo over the weekend.

Latest Headlines : 4 churches burned down in ...
4 churches burned down in Nigeria. RSS Facebook May 05, 2011. Muslim youth angered by the reelection of President Goodluck Jonathan have set fire to four .

Sep 18, 2006 ... West Bank Churches Burned in Light of Muslim Anger Over Papal Comments, Two churches in the West Bank were burned early Sunday in the wave ...

Pakistan: Two more Christians killed, churches burned as Muslims ...
Mar 28, 2011 ... “Two Christians killed, churches burned: extremists respond to Florida Koran burning,” by Jibran Khan in Asia News, March 28 (thanks to all ...

Muslims target Catholic priests; Churches burned, more than 1000 ...
Apr 4, 2011 ... At least 1000 Christians were slaughtered this week in at the Salesian Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus mission in Duekoue, Ivory Coast by ...

Two Malaysia Churches Burned | The Christian Post Singapore
Jan 8, 2010 ... “The bomb lit a fire and damaged part of the compound but it did not burn down the church building,” he said. “I don’t know why they are ...

Indonesia: 1000 Muslims Burn Down Two Churches - Atlas Shrugs
Jan 23, 2010 ... The recent uptick of Islamic “tolerance” of Christianity continues, and this time the hate has arisen in Indonesia. Isn’t Indonesia supposed ...

60+ Churches Burned in Nigerian Muslim Stronghold - Nigeria - Fox ...
Apr 25, 2011 ... More than 60 churches were burned and thousands of Christian-owned homes destroyed in Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim north after the recent ...

Etc., Etc., Etc..

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By Go Right Young Man, May 29, 2011 at 5:47 am Link to this comment

The sun failed to rise in the West this day.

“Damn those pigs, those dogs, those monkeys, those evil Jews!” - PHobert

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By Robert, May 28, 2011 at 9:25 am Link to this comment

Rabbi Feldman/Weiss protest against Israel and Zionism


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Click on link to watch this video of a Jewish Rabbi on the topic of zionism, Arabs/Jews neighbors & Arabs/Palestinians/Moslems baby sat Jewish kids/children when the Jewish women were away on Yom Kippur in Jerusalem/Palestine before 1948 “Its NOT a religious conflict”:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_Ix7c2BJZQ

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By Robert, May 28, 2011 at 8:51 am Link to this comment

By PatrickHenry, May 27 at 2:32 pm

“Whether or not you have been paying attention, Robert, myself and others have been posting here far longer than you and have continually pointed out the injustices and abuse against the Palestinian people by the Israelis, while dipshits as yourself try to make this a ‘Jewish’ problem, it isn’t.

Why should the Palestinians have to immigrate anywhere?  They were there before the current residents and a majority of the world agrees with them.  Its the Israelis who should leave and the hubris and arrogance of Netanyahoo deserves all the criticism he gets if not more.

Israel is a state, not a religion or culture.  It is not ‘the Jews’ and does not represent the majority of them.  Although they try to convince you they do.”

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PatrickHenry...


That is what GRYM, AIPAC/Zionism & Israel’s deceptive propaganda have been trying to do by blaming the neighboring Arab states for the plight of the Palestinians.

Zionists/AIPAC, Israel’s wish is for the Palestinians to disappear into all the Arab countries & totally forget that Palestine ever existed. I am sure that you have heard this deceptive propaganda before…“Palestinians belong to Jordan…they should go to Jordan.

Israel & its Apartheid Zionism want ALL the land/territories & without ANY PALESTINIANS/ARABS...Their desire is Only Jews to exist & rule!!!

Just imagine if a bunch of armed thugs came into your home/farm & murdered most of your family…then drove you out at gun point…telling you go to another state or rich neighborhood for help & assistance. You have family roots there. Your are NOT allowed to return & this home/farm does NOT belong to you. In the meantime, you are supposed to forget about your murdered members, your home/farm…etc…

This is what zionism’s deceptive propaganda has been feeding the American people & Europe for so many years.

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By PatrickHenry, May 28, 2011 at 8:09 am Link to this comment

GRYM,

Gaza and West Bank are surrounded by some of the wealthiest per capita nations on the planet.  I’ve written it many times here.  This makes me a dope.


Just because you wrote it many times here doesn’t make it true.  Just more misleading ‘big lie’ propaganda on your part.

http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/infopays/rank/PNBH2.html

Depending on whose list (Israel is 27 to 35), most of the Palestinians ‘neighbors’ are much worst off.  Israel has no desire to help out, in fact they just want to make it worse.

Hamas, the party of many of the democratically elected Palestinian representatives was created by Israel as a counterweight against Fatah.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123275572295011847.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Hezbollah, initially funded by Iran (much like the Likud has financing by America) has grown into a viable Lebanese political entity.  Also supported by Israel at one time. 

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/hezbollah-plays-by-the-rules-1.131738

 

Then please,  after your pilgrimage to Mecca, after you wear a yarmulke while walking the streets of Damascus…

Do you know how stupid and unhinged this sounds?  Given that I am a deist and do not believe in organized religion due to idiots as yourself.

Take some of your own advise and STFU.

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By Go Right Young Man, May 28, 2011 at 6:47 am Link to this comment

This moronic dope understands that Hamas is Damascus-based just as Hezbollah is Tehran-based.  This moron has understood for decades that the Palestinian issue is actually an Israel/Arab issue. - A Jewish/Muslim issue.

This dope understands that unrepentant bigotry and racism should be strenuously excised from public discourse.

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GAZA, May 28 (Xinhua)—Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip and those outside the enclave recently put their dispute about the internal power-sharing in public, sources from the Islamic movement said Saturday.

Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip wanted more representation in the Damascus-based politburo, the highest decision-making body of Hamas, the sources told Xinhua.

Mahmoud Zahar, a Gaza-based leader and politburo member, “provoked the dispute again to put pressure on the Damascus leadership which neglected the demands of the leaders at home.”

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By Go Right Young Man, May 27, 2011 at 8:37 pm Link to this comment

PHenry, - “Your such a dope.”

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Gaza and West Bank are surrounded by some of the wealthiest per capita nations on the planet.  I’ve written it many times here.  This makes me a dope.

Inquire to Wiki the term “per capita”.  Then study the “per capita” wealth of the surrounding region over the past 60 YEARS!

Then please,  after your pilgrimage to Mecca, after you wear a yarmulke while walking the streets of Damascus, please return here and explain how it is I can truthfully point out the injustice in the fact that the West Bank and Gaza are surrounded by some of the wealthiest, per capita, nations on the entire planet while a great many Muslim Arabs suffer debilitating poverty.  For 60 YEARS!

A fool believes no Palestinian men, woman, families would not contemplate immigrating. - Just as every peoples on the planet do. - Particularly those who hold so many roots in Jordan, Egypt, Syria and other regional nations.  This dope understands that that is not the point.  The point is in the fact that there has always been a concerted effort by the surrounded Arab nations to refuse immigration.  In affect locking these many inside their poverty and turmoil.

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By Go Right Young Man, May 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm Link to this comment

gerard,

You seem a reasonable individual.  You say much but you won’t stand against the unmitigated political bigotry and, not so subtle, racism you interact with here regularly.

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By Robert, May 27, 2011 at 7:48 pm Link to this comment

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ TRANSLATING BIBI’S WORDS INTO ACTIONS

May 26, 2011


Photos of arbitrary attack on the citizens and the kidnapping of a minor Ahmed Shweiki , wounding Isaac Shweiki and photojournalist Ahmed Siyam.

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Israel’s IDF brutality in action on Palestinian civilians…oppression…Apartheid & ethnic cleansing…NO PEACE !!!


Click on link for details…& photos in action:

http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/photo-essay-translating-bibis-words-into-actions/

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By PatrickHenry, May 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm Link to this comment

GRYM,

So, both you and Robert are unable to explain, in any way, how and why so many Arab people in the contested areas (Palestine), live with such horrific abject poverty, for 60 YEARS, while surrounded by the wealthiest per capita nations on the planet.

Your such a dope.  What wealthiest nations border Palestine, Gaza or The West bank?  You are just making shit up again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)_per_capita

Whether or not you have been paying attention, Robert, myself and others have been posting here far longer than you and have continually pointed out the injustices and abuse against the Palestinian people by the Israelis, while dipshits as yourself try to make this a ‘Jewish’ problem, it isn’t. 

Why should the Palestinians have to immigrate anywhere?  They were there before the current residents and a majority of the world agrees with them.  Its the Israelis who should leave and the hubris and arrogance of Netanyahoo deserves all the criticism he gets if not more.

Israel is a state, not a religion or culture.  It is not ‘the Jews’ and does not represent the majority of them.  Although they try to convince you they do.

Now go back to your cubicle.

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By gerard, May 27, 2011 at 11:05 am Link to this comment

Now here’s an incontrovertibla fact, justified by centuries of human history:  As long as the dialogue
between “enemies” continues to be: “Well, you did that to us yesterday, so that entitles us to do this to you today,” there’s little or no hope for reconciliation.

The moment that both sides decide that making peace is to their interest, they will find ways to make peace.

As long as one side prefers not to make peace, there will be no peace.  When one side or the other does things that discourage peace (violence, oppression, hateful propaganda etc.) and builds up huge arms, you can just about guess they really don’t want peace.

If anybody is going to help such a sad and despicable situation, they will have to reach out equally to both sides and try to find psychological keys that unlock new possibilities.  This takes genius.  Few people have it and most people don’t even want it.

Are human beings stuck in stubborn resistance to
getting along?  For all their howling, do they really want war, even if it kills them?

In blogs such as this, it is painfully obvious that most people enjoy verbal confrontation for its own sake.  It’s much more fun than exploring reconciliation.  How harmless is this?  How silly?
How counterproductive?  How dangerous?  How mind-numbing?

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By Robert, May 27, 2011 at 7:40 am Link to this comment

“Israel Is Not Alone” member knocks phone out of my hand - Press TV films incident


Alison Weir


“We had just completed a CNI press briefing at the National Press Club, when the next group scheduled to use the room, “Israel Is Not Alone,” began to enter. One of their members saw our signs and began a discussion with a member of the CNI group. The conversation was heated but within appropriate bounds. Another “Israel Is Not Alone” member, however, then approached the CNI man in a somewhat threatening posture and loudly began to berate him.

At that point Lt. Col Karen Kwiatkowski, who had spoken on our panel, thought she recognized the man and he was asked his name. At first he only gave his first name, Jerry, but eventually also gave his last name: Boykin.

Lt. Gen Boykin (three stars) is known for making offensive statements about Islam and supporting Israel.

For some reason, I actually thought I might be able to convince him to rethink his positions. I told him I had been born at West Point and tried to tell him about Palestine. I was holding a booklet from our press conference, and asked him fervently to read it. He didn’t say anything.

As I was trying to describe the facts, another man came up and began haranguing me. He was almost shaking with fury. He yelled that Muslims tear the fingernails off Christians and similar things. I tried to answer him, but he shouted over everything I tried to say. I got my phone out and tried to video what he was yelling at me. I then tried to resume my conversation with Boykin and tell him about my first trip to Palestine, but the man continued shouting at me, drowning out my words, so I again tried to video what he was yelling at me. He suddenly violently hit my hand and phone, knocking the phone across the room.
I was stunned. A bit shaken, I asked someone to get security, which they did. Some of the “Israel Is Not Alone” group, probably realizing that their member had just crossed a serious line and was guilty of battery, brought me the pieces of my phone (fortunately, and surprisingly, it still works). The man (I haven’t yet learned his name) proffered an unconvincing apology.

Some people have suggested that I file charges. It turns out that a Press TV crew apparently filmed the whole incident and led off with part of it on their broadcast about our conference. You can see the video and news report here.”

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Click on link to view video & news report details:


http://alisonweir.org/journal/2011/5/23/israel-is-not-alone-member-knocks-phone-out-of-my-hand-press.html

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By Go Right Young Man, May 27, 2011 at 7:35 am Link to this comment

PHenry,

So, both you and Robert are unable to explain, in any way, how and why so many Arab people in the contested areas live with such horrific abject poverty, for 60 YEARS, while surrounded by the wealthiest per capita nations on the planet.

Neither of you have been prepared with an explanation for a strict and concerted Arab policy which disallows those living within the contested areas to immigrate into the surrounding Arab nations.  For six decades!

It is incredibly obvious that neither of you give a good damn about those living in Gaza or West Bank.  You care about a cause which serves your purpose.

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Perhaps you should return to the issue of how the United Nations is an evil and corrupt organ of the hegemonic United States when it comes to Libya, Iran, and Afghanistan but, very suddenly, morphs into a righteous and moral force for good when the subject turns to Jews.

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By PatrickHenry, May 27, 2011 at 3:09 am Link to this comment

GRYM,

Again, all you offeris idle banter without any thread of proof, any backup, just your Israel apoligist ravings based upon the voices in your head.

Don’t speak about human rights on a post about Netanyahoo, its an oxymoron, you moron.

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By Robert, May 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm Link to this comment

Gilad Atzmon: A Warning From The Past

May 26, 2011


“Netanyahu’s successful speech before the American joint houses was an extravaganza of Jewish power: there can be little doubt that as far as American elected politicians are concerned, Benjamin Netanyahu actually appears to be far more popular than even the American president himself.

Yet, you may want to ask yourself—are Netanyahu and the Jewish State really popular amongst the American people? Do the American people approve of their elected politicians being AIPAC’s puppets? Are the American congressmen and senators serving American interests by aligning themselves so subserviently to AIPAC’s goals—or are they increasingly being subjected to pressure from a foreign state’s lobby?

It is all becoming pretty much like watching the way power operates in a totalitarian regime: American politicians are submissively obeying ‘the call of Zion’ as they stand up and applaud Netanyahu at all the ‘right moments.’ And they clearly realise, all too well, that failing to do so would mean immediate political annihilation.

The Israeli and Jewish press were very impressed with Netanyahu’s success in Washington. But,  what we saw in Washington may well turn out to be bad news for Israel and American Jewry: the endless trail of Jewish collective tragedies is there to teach us that Jews always pay eventually ( and heavily ) for Jewish power exercises. Yet, surprisingly ( and tragically ) enough, Jews somehow consistently fail to internalise and learn from that very lesson.

Sadly enough,  every form of Jewish political gathering is, unfortunately, an exercise in Jewish power—whether in the American Senate, or even within the Palestinian Solidarity movement.??There is a devastating pattern that can be observed here, that some Jews seem to follow—they push relentlessly towards an aim or goal that they interpret as a ‘collective Jewish interest’—and again and again, for some unknown reason, they repeatedly fail to notice potential ‘hazard lights’, consistently misinterpreting tolerance as the ‘Goyim’s stupidity’.

And as we have seen in history, repeatedly, Jewish collective tragedies always follow a pattern that begins with such rich tales of golden ages of assimilation within the corridors of power . One need only look at Spain, Eastern Europe and Germany, and these are just a few examples of such repeated patterns.

The grave failure of America’s leading political institutions to confront AIPAC could very easily turn into a gigantic tidal wave of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish feelings. If the Jewish Lobby in America were at all responsible, it would be aware of the possibility of such an adverse reaction—but it is obsessed with its own success. The United States seems to lack the political will and know-how to restrain AIPAC, and the meaning , implications and results of it all may very well turn out to be devastating.

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Click on link for the rest from Gilad Atzmon:

http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/gilad-atzmon-a-warning-from-the-past.html

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By Go Right Young Man, May 26, 2011 at 5:40 pm Link to this comment

PHenry - “Egypt and Jordan both attempted to set up a Palestinian government, contrary to what you stated.”

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Contrary my azz. 

Wrap your head around this.  Not Egypt nor Jordan attempted to set up a Palestinian STATE!  What they attempted to do was devise control of these militarily significant, habitually contested, borders.  Borders twice used in attempts to destroy a tiny nation. - How utterly inept it is to always ignore this.

Your racist rationalizations will never fit reality.  Unfortunately for the globe they will continually effect us.

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By Go Right Young Man, May 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm Link to this comment

PHenry, - “I guess everyone there (U.N.) is wrong and you are right.”

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Now the things that are done within the United Nations revolves around a sense of right and wrong?  And you think me delusional?

Your new-found sense of respect for the U.N. failed to shine on Libya recently.  Or on the matter of sanctions on Iran.  Or Afghanistan before and after.  On those subjects, where brown people live, the United Nations is, according to you, corrupt and controlled by the United States.

The fact is you and your ilk don’t give a good damn about human rights.  To you the suffering in the occupied territories serves a purpose. 

You will never begin to explain how and why so many Arabs have suffered surrounded by such fantastic wealth.  For 60 YEARS.  You have never given a thought to why West Bank and Gaza residents have never, in 60 YEARS, been allowed to immigrate into Arab countries.  Simply put,  you could not possibly care any less.

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Revisions? 

Be sure to return with a fresh outlook and opinion on human rights after your stroll through Mecca.  Or after you’re caught in Iran performing oral sex on Hassan Nasrallah with your yarmulke in full view.

Come back and explain how I have revised the context of global human rights.

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By PatrickHenry, May 26, 2011 at 3:56 pm Link to this comment

GRYM,

Get a book and read it instead of looking at the pictures.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupation_of_the_West_Bank_and_East_Jerusalem_by_Jordan

Egypt and Jordan both attempted to set up a Palestinian government, contrary to what you stated.

The thousands 35 temples destroyed in the 19 years of Jordanian occupation are also documented.

The Jordanians were certainly no angels in this battle and occupation, but they did take care of the refugees and clearly were morally superior to the Israelis on their worst days than the Israeli were on their best.

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By EmileZ, May 26, 2011 at 3:35 pm Link to this comment

@Gulam

Anxiety about imperialists hanging themselves in the long run is not what troubles me.

I am concerned about the people who are suffering, being killed, tortured, imprisoned, impoverished, etc.

I am also concerned for the well being of future generations.

As the acclaimed French poet Aimé Césaire said, “There is room for all at the rendezvous of victory”.

I heard this fantastic quote in a speech you can watch here:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MON2HL02mec

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By PatrickHenry, May 26, 2011 at 3:24 pm Link to this comment

GRYM,

Your laughable revisionist history is pathetic as Howards lap dog defense of Israel.

Try posting some backup to your claims, there are too many regarding Israels abuse and terrorism, many from their own citizens and soldiers.  Thats why Israel holds the record of world condemnations at the UN.  I guess everyone there is wrong and you are right.

Keep up the delusion.

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By Go Right Young Man, May 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm Link to this comment

kerryrose, - “Why is it that Palestinians can live in extemely dire conditions and treated like dogs…”

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Yes.  Exactly why are so many kept like dogs?

Should we not be asking ourselves how it’s possible for the people of Gaza and the West Bank to live in such horrible and debilitation abject poverty, for several decades, while surrounded by the wealthiest per capita nations on earth?

I think another good question leads me in the direction of the collective thinking amongst neighboring Arab nations.  Why refuse Palestinian immigration?  Why have these people been intentionally locked inside these small areas?  For decades?

Is it not evident, with all the knowledge of thousands of years of human history, that if the wealthiest per capita nations on earth wanted everyone in the West Bank and Gaza to be lifted out of their poverty they absolutely could have accomplished that several decades ago?

No amount of restriction or blockade imposed by Israel, rightly or wrongly, could have prevented commerce, housing, education and a civil infrastructure. - Every bit of it doable A Very Long Time Ago.

Finally, let us ask ourselves why Egypt or Jordan never attempted to erect a Palestinian state when they “occupied” these territories?  No Arab/Israeli/Palestinian narrative or context can be allowed that does not answer this single question.

I will not defend Israel’s every action.  Atrocities have come from all parties.  One thing I know is certain.  Viewing Israel as always the aggressor will never bring about an understanding and durable peace.

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Now to PHenry, Robert and the ilk.  You bigots and racists believing you know something of Arab rights in Israel. 

Shut The Fuck Up until you start talking about the thousands of churches and Temples destroyed all over the Arab and African world in just the past 30 years.  The hundreds of thousands murdered, kidnapped, beaten and raped Christians and Caucasians all over the globe.  You care nothing of human rights.  You care only of a cause you’ve seen on television.  Your hate-filled blinders keep you mired in filth and of help to no one.

I say you return here after your attempt to be anything but Muslim, let alone openly Jewish, in Mecca or Medina.  After you’ve worn a yarmulke walking the streets of Tehran, Tripoli, Jakarta or Damascus.

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By Howard, May 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm Link to this comment

yeah, the moss ad   did it.  3 us generals, huh?

the mosssd also stated WW11, and caused the tornados in Kansas last week.

And for sure they are responsible for the earthquake in Japan and the tsunami in Indonesia.

Imagine !

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By Gulam, May 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm Link to this comment

There are retired US generals who are saying in public
now that Mossa d did 11 September. If they are right it
is just a matter of time before the US military goes after
Israel and they bring each other down. This is what Israel
traditionally does is it not? Historically they play hard,  fast
and loose with allies. Betraying the Americans after all that
they have given Israel would certainly fit in with what we know of Israel’s
behaviour in the past. Has nobody read the Bible? How can the Zionists use that
as their legitimation for stealing the rest of Palestine when anyone familiar with
the text knows that the Bible gives the Jews no unconditional right to that small
territory at the crossroads of the continents. The promise was always
conditional upon good behaviour, and the prophets assured Israel that they had
not lived up to their part of the bargain and would be expelled. Jesus often said
that the zealots would see Jerusalem destroyed. By the time the Romans took Jerusalem its internal divisions and sedition had destroyed almost everyone and
everything in the city. The Jews set fire to the temple and murdered the priests,
not the gentiles. Go read Josephus.

There is no reason to feel anxious about justice being done in the long run in
the Middle East. “That which is” runs history. The principles of history are those
of science: you look to what has happened before in order to understand what
may happen in the future. Israel and the United States will hang themselves one
way or another. Their kind of hubris always brings its reward. There is nothing
that can stop the deluge now. The age of European colonialism is drawing to a
close, and the looming crash will bring down the curtain.

The game afoot for those who care is to think ahead and be ready to save what
can be saved, to preserve what needs to be preserved, and to help as many as
possible of the majority of innocent people who are swept into the tide. Most
of those most at risk are too young to be responsible.

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By veritas, May 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm Link to this comment
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hasbara trolls everywere

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By PatrickHenry, May 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm Link to this comment

GRYM


Am I thick?  Yes.  I must be.  In fact I must be extremely thick.

Admitting a problem is the first step to resolving it, Now if we can address your blindness.

You must be blind not to see the reams of evidence of Israeli ethnic cleansing and mistreatment of the Palestinians and arab Jews in Israel and in the occupied territories.

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By Howard, May 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm Link to this comment

Pal’s are in dire condition Because the Arab countries who got them there by attacking Israel in ‘48 will not absorb them as refugees or ingratiate them as all other countries after WWII absorbed their refugees.  And these countries except for Egypt will not recognize or make peace with Israel.  only make more wars with Israel.  These arab countries are up to 22 nations. Do they need another?  that never existed before??

Acually, these other arab countries do NOT want Pals to have their own state because they would have nothing to distact their own population about. The current “arab spring” has nothing to do with Israel.

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By hidflect, May 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm Link to this comment
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Only 29 standing ovations? Why Stalin got at least 35…

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By kerryrose, May 26, 2011 at 12:53 pm Link to this comment

This is racism against Muslims.

Israel could be guilty of war crimes and the entire congress sucking up and kissing ass is embarrassing.  Why is it that Palestinians can live in extemely dire conditions and treated like dogs and not one single Congressman cares?  We send Israel 2 billion dollars a year to commit hate and war crimes.

How does AIPAC have these people in their pocket.

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By gerard, May 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm Link to this comment

Can any state ruling by huge military predominance, by forcing others to comply with wall-building, home-destruction, land/water appropriations and occupation, by enduring racial and ethnic prejudices and denying equal rights to all be called a democracy?  And what about the deliberate sponsoring of the fear that supports such a system of governance? After six decades of conscious nurturing, shouldn’t someone somewhere take on the root causes off this fear and help temper it and eventually eliminate it? And can we ask this question:  Could Israel continue to exist without this fear—or is it the one bond that holds them together, disparate as they are, and so can’t be given up?  It appears that, to some extent, the fear of “terrorists” here serves us in America the same purpose. Without fear, it is hard to maintain an aggressive stance.

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By EmileZ, May 26, 2011 at 11:36 am Link to this comment

@Howard

Ghandi and christ… nice touch.

You are full of beans….BEANS!!!

Israel has well over a million indigenous inhabitants and they are hardly living under equal conditions.

One small example: if a Palestinian (or arab) living in Israel wants to marry a Palestinian living outside of Israel he or she must give up their citizenship. If a person of Jewish descent wants to move to Israel they are generally welcomed (unless they are dissident scholars like Norman G. Finkelstein they are banned for ten years from visiting Israel AND the occupied territories, I hear Chomsky recently was denied entry into the West Bank as well).

A Jewish state is not a democratic state.

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By Howard, May 26, 2011 at 11:10 am Link to this comment

Now FIVE CHEERS for Netanyahu !

Israel has thousands of Arab citizens; not only are they teachers, physicians, and politicians—they enjoy full citizenship.
  Contrast this to Arab lands where Jews have been unceremoniously Expelled.  Many more of them in number than refugees amongst the pals who are complaining of that status.
  So anyone who continues to call Israel racist or Netanyahu as such knows no recent history or currrent events.
Might as well call President Obama a racist.  Or Ghandi.
Or christ.

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By golady, May 26, 2011 at 10:55 am Link to this comment
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Howard says “To blow herself up at the same clinic that saved her life…What kind of culture leads one to do that?”
Duh!  An oppressed one! One that is kept down by severe and unjust use of force and tyranny!

Why was the Palestinian woman burned over 50% of her body?
Could she have received burns from the incendiary weapons the Israeli used on Palestinians.  Maybe her home was bulldozed by Israeli land grabbers?  Maybe her children where killed by Israeli bombings. 
What society or culture would have a warm and fuzzy feeling if they were on the receiving end of the oppressive measures Palestinians are subjected to by Israelis? 
I don’t agree with some Palestinian methods, but I sure do understand them.

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By Go Right Young Man, May 26, 2011 at 10:33 am Link to this comment

Rudolfo, - “So, I challenge you to find comparable statements from any religious leaders, or any religious texts, anywhere in history, from any group, other than the Jews. “

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I would rather we did without the “challenges”.

I will assume you’re looking for examples such as when Hassan Nasrallah,  Ayman Zawahiri,  Abdel Rahman, Osama bin Laden, Sayyid Nosair and Mullah Omar refer to “infidels,” as “pagans,” “dogs,” “pigs,” “monkeys” and “savages” who should be “compelled” to accept Islam or be put to death.

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I believe it’s important to also fully understand that when Jerusalem was controlled by Egypt, and later Jordan, the city’s holiest sites were closed (segregated) to all but Muslims.  Today those sites are open to the entire world.

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By EmileZ, May 26, 2011 at 10:20 am Link to this comment

The bigger the lie the louder the applause.

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By EmileZ, May 26, 2011 at 9:56 am Link to this comment

Netanyahu is full of beans.

BEANS!!!

Israel wants peace but of course it is all the Palestinians fault. Give us a break!!!

Nobody believes this baloney any more (or very few anyhow).

Watching Netanyahu speak before congress reminds me of Idi Amin speaking before his trembling yes men, lackeys, and thugs.

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By EmileZ, May 26, 2011 at 9:12 am Link to this comment

BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO

Whew! 29 times

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By EmileZ, May 26, 2011 at 8:55 am Link to this comment

@ howard

It is interesting that you suggest Netanyahu run for Senate in the U.S.

I for one would vote AGAINST the racist pig!!!

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By Howard, May 26, 2011 at 8:36 am Link to this comment

4 cheers for Netanyahu !

he remembers when Israel left Gaza. What did they get for it?
Rockets and missles. That is what.  Don’t blame him and Israel for being somewhat cautious about giving up more land..

And when Netanyahu gets done with his current job, he could run for Senator here in U.S.  Would be a good one for sure.

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By Rudolfo, May 26, 2011 at 6:46 am Link to this comment

Go Right - “As PHenry is aware, his flavor of hatred and racism can be found in every society on every corner of the planet.”

Well, I think that the virulent racism exemplified by the Rabbi’s statement, and the quote from the Talmud, is unique and unmatched. 

So, I challenge you to find comparable statements from any religious leaders, or any religious texts, anywhere in history, from any group, other than the Jews.

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By Howard, May 26, 2011 at 6:31 am Link to this comment

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told AIPAC on May 22: “A Palestinian woman from Gaza arrives at Soroka Hospital in Beersheba for lifesaving skin treatment for burns over half her body. After the conclusion of her extensive treatment, the woman is invited back for follow-up visits to the outpatient clinic. One day she is caught at the border crossing wearing a suicide belt. Her intention? To blow herself up at the same clinic that saved her life.”
  “What kind of culture leads one to do that? Sadly, it is a culture infused with resentment and hatred. It is this culture that underlies the Palestinians’ and the broader Arab world’s refusal to accept Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. This is the root of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. It is not about the ‘67 lines.”  (Wall Street Journal)

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By Go Right Young Man, May 26, 2011 at 4:42 am Link to this comment

Rudolfo, - “Now, that’s virulent racism.”

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You are absolutely correct about those racists statements.

As PHenry is aware, his flavor of hatred and racism can be found in every society on every corner of the planet.

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By Rudolfo, May 26, 2011 at 4:25 am Link to this comment

@Go Right - “But then I’m not burdened with the same vile hatred and racist attitudes you carry about”

You mean like -

“One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail.” - Rabbi Yakov Perin

Abodah Zarah 22b

“Said Mar ‘Ukba b. Hama: Because heathens frequent their neighbours’ wives, and should one by chance not find her in, and find the cattle there, he might use it immorally. You may also say that even if he should find her in he might use the animal, as a Master has said:9 Heathens prefer the cattle of Israelites to their own wives,” - the Talmud Abodah Zarah 22b

Now, that’s virulent racism.

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By Go Right Young Man, May 26, 2011 at 4:06 am Link to this comment

PHenry,

Am I thick?  Yes.  I must be.  In fact I must be extremely thick.  I see nothing akin to a theocratic state in Israel. - The only democracy with an independent judiciary and a free and open press in the Middle East

But then I’m not burdened with the same vile hatred and racist attitudes you carry about.

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By john from ojai, May 25, 2011 at 11:09 pm Link to this comment
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I just watched this travesty of justice on Democracy Now. Both houses of Congress gave Netanyahu 29 standing ovations. What were they applauding? Netanyahu promising to break international law by not honoring the borders declared by the International Court of Justice. Our Congress was applauding the breaking of international law!. One of the most embarassing moments in my life as a US citizen.

Then Obama goes to Europe and embarasses us more by denying the right of Palestine to a state.

Work for publicly funded elections so we can replace these corrupt politicians. In the mean time work for BDS.  ifamericansknew.org, jewishvoice for peace.org,onedemocraticstate.com, end the occupation.org.

One positive event was Rae Abileah, the Jewish American who protested during the Netanyahu speech. She was tackled by AIPAC members so hard that she ended up in the hospital. It was inspiring to see a lady of so much courage on today’s Democracy Now, which you can google.

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By DaveE, May 25, 2011 at 8:33 pm Link to this comment
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Ever since the zionists whacked the Kennedys, many or most of our politicians are either scared sh*&less; or are living the good life on zionist $$$, or both and are not about to stand up to the oldest, most organized and vicious crime syndicate the world has ever seen.  This event is certainly neither surprising or new, but it IS a snapshot of our times and the monsters that run our country.

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By litlpeep, May 25, 2011 at 6:48 pm Link to this comment

Now we know much more clearly why AIPAC so loudly endorsed Obama’s ‘new policy’ for an Israeli-
Palestinian peace: that speech might as well have been made by Senator John Kyl, because it was not meant to be truth.

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By Gulam, May 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm Link to this comment

This is a time when every self-respecting intellectual
should be rereading Josephus famous volume
The Jewish War. It is on LibriVox along with the
four volume Antiquities of the Jews. Josephus was
from a priestly family, and he was a high ranking
military officer in the Jewish forces defending against the army of Vespasian
and Titus. He became the primary source we have for a great deal of what
happened during the period of the destruction of Jerusalem and the early
Church, for he wrote in Greek for the Romans these volumes about the fall of
Israel. His primary point all the way through is that the Jews were so seditious
and fanatical that they brought the destruction on themselves by extravagant
and arrogant conduct not at all unlike the attitude of Netanyahu. The Romans
went to a lot of trouble trying to save the city and its population, and they had
always given the Jews permission to live under their own religion and laws.
More people died by at the hands of other Jews for trying to flee or for
hoarding food than were killed by the Romans. During the entire siege the city
was divided internally, and those were the more blood-thursty fights. Over and
over efforts by the majority to give in to Roman promises of sparing the people
were quashed by the zealots. After Jerusalem fell the last fortress held on for a
long time, but in the end all the men went home, cut the throats of their
children and wives, then the men killed each other until the last one killed
himself. They really showed those Romans.

Nobody in their right mind could read the history in the Bible and the history of
the period in other sources and conclude that the Jews had permanent,
religious right to what has for millennia been The Holy Land for many many
many other peoples than there are Jews. From the start the promise of the land
to Israel was conditional upon Israel’s behaviour, and there is a significant
prophetic literature the prime purpose of which is to record that the holy men
of Israel continually advised their leaders that they were going to lose that land,
because the nation violated that covenant over and over and over in every
possible way. Examine the promise in the Bible and it is clear that the
Palestinians are a lot closer to being legitimate heirs of the promise to Moses.

The Bible gave the Jews no permanent right to anything based on race. Since
modern Israelis more often than not will tell you that they do not believe in
God: “I am a secular Jew,” this whole stunt is based on the same sort of racism
one would expect from a movement that began in the very same intellectual
circles in Europe as the Nazis.  HItler even minted a coin with the swastika on
one side and the Star of David on the other. This American support for Israel
could not be happening if the great herd of American gentiles read books, ever
studied these matters in any serious detail, but in American schools religious
texts are banned entirely, and guess where the pressure for that came from. It
takes two parties to make the disasters that come to the Jews and the gentiles
in European nations; it takes the ongoing arrogance of the Jews when they
come in and find such easy pickings, and it takes a gentile herd that will not lift
a finger to stop the disaster as long as they are living well off the raging
economy but who will turn murderous once the music stops.

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By THX 1133 is not in the movie..., May 25, 2011 at 4:44 pm Link to this comment

Disgusting. The U.S. congress is disgusting in their
fawning treatment of Netanyahoo.
Boycott Israel! I refuse to buy anything made there.
When the hell did we become the tail of the Israeli
dog?

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By PatrickHenry, May 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm Link to this comment

GRYM,

Yes, Israel is a theocratic state.  What does ‘a Jewish state’ mean to you?  Are you that thick?

Its a major sticking point with the Palestinians to accept an apartheid government in return for theft of their land.

BTW, the Israelis fail to recognize a ‘Palestinian state’ so blaming the Palestinians for failing to accept the ‘Jewish state’ misnomer is merely a charade by the Israelis. 

They are simply playing for time so they can steal more land.

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By diamond, May 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm Link to this comment

“My favorite part,I think, was the incredible standing ovation when Netanyahu eloquently stated the reasons why Jerusalem will never again become a divided city.”

You poor idiot. People like Netanyahu will eventually lead to Israel being destroyed. The eye for an eye policy of murder and mayhem Israel is pursuing is not sustainable. Obama has the intelligence to see it but Likud and Netanyahu are imbeciles who won’t stop until they’ve occupied Lebanon as well as anywhere else where they can find a Biblical quotation to sanction their theft.

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By EmileZ, May 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm Link to this comment

Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, secretary general of the Palestinian National Initiative made some interesting observations on Netanyahu’s speech this morning on Democracy Now.

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/5/25/netanyahus_speech_to_congress_dashes_palestinian

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By Go Right Young Man, May 25, 2011 at 3:04 pm Link to this comment

gerard,


“Negotiations (with Israel) are the crazy and futile option that don’t achieve any results.” - Hassan Nasrallah, this very day, Wednesday May 25 2011.

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I still say your efforts are commendable.  But you do adamantly duck the toughest issues and efforts to pursuing peace.

How does one begin to negotiate with those who teach millions that the very “betrayal” of negotiations is a sin?  Where do you begin?

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By Angel Gabriel, May 25, 2011 at 2:53 pm Link to this comment

I wonder how many offers this bubble-head “Dick Cheney” look alike got from the
GOP to run for President of the US. Now all they need is a forged birth certificate
and he’s in! Maybe Cheney would let Bibi cut n paste his face on his own Passport
- seeing he can’t use it any more to travel oversees out of fear of prosecution!

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By reynolds, May 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm Link to this comment

“Thank goodness the vast majority of Americans
overwhelm the blinding hate and putrid bile of
racism.”

gone terribly wrong old man-

i’ve been reading your nonsense long enough that i
don’t take you seriously. i don’t quibble with your
opinion. you are entitled to your opinion. you
deserve it. but you are a despicable trifler and the
seething racist. i don’t care if you are being
facetious, drunk or both. the mystery, to me, is
that such a profoundly racist person pretends not to
be racist. why does such a racist as you have so
little faith in his racism that he is compelled to
deny it constantly. you’re a miscreant and it shows,
really.

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By Bacilo de Koch, May 25, 2011 at 1:18 pm Link to this comment

Why is this guy even addressing our congress?

I can’t figure out why the US keeps bending over backwards for this so called ally. 
What has Israel ever done for the US?  Other than get us hated in the Arab world
that is.  Maybe is time that we let them fend for themselves.  Lets see how many
settlements they claim and how much land they steal if the US turns a blind eye to
the reactions of Israel’s neighbors.

Ii say let them hash it out and lets focus on our own problems.

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By jlt, May 25, 2011 at 11:30 am Link to this comment

Sick of the pandering to outsiders by our republicans and some dems…just for votes!
Netyanhau is a failed hawk..even 57% of the Israelis want the Obama solution against the zionists!

I am more ashamed than usual of the Representatives we have elected..If they are so pleased then go to Israel to say!  Get out OF THE USA!

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By nigel lawson, May 25, 2011 at 11:20 am Link to this comment
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I watched Bibi give his rant last night on television and I have to say I was
appalled by his warmongering. In many ways he came across as pretty decent
Brown Shirt. I also gained the impression that he really want to start a war.
As far as his reception by the house went, this begs the question: How many
more wars does the United States want to fight? What I fear is that we are
getting ready to attack Iran in the near future. And I would not be startled if we
as the public, start to hear a repeat of the dog and pony show about weapons
of mass destruction that provided the rational for the invasion of Iraq. In all, I
am pretty sickened by the whole spectacle.
Of course if comes to another war, the people who will be doing the fighting
and dying won’t be the sons and daughters of the rich, so it is quite easy for
the decision makers to beat the war drums. I can also imagine the prospect of
making more money from war profiteering has these moral trolls wetting their
pants in anticipation of the next slaughter.

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By GoyToy, May 25, 2011 at 11:08 am Link to this comment

A Confederacy of Pussies.

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By gerard, May 25, 2011 at 9:49 am Link to this comment

The rhetoric on this issue has become so virulently aggressive/defensive that it actually makes the Israel/Palestine situation worse, not better. The rhetoric needs to be modified in the interests of peace and human decency.

Beyond that, the many people on both sides, both in Israel and all over the world, who are WORKING TOGETHER EVERY DAY toward reconciliation need to be acknowledged and encouraged. I’ve known (in my limited personal experience) probably several hundred Jews and half as many Palestinians living in this country on friendly terms, all but two or three of them working together for a just peace in their homelands. They disapprove of Israel’s rigidity AND of “terrorist” violence. In Israel itself this same sort of cooperation has been trying to build peace for decades.

It’s big money, domineering government policies and
the propaganda of prejudice and fear that holds up the “peace process”—a stubborn unwillingness to admit mistakes, face the reality of essential human justice, and move into the future as “cousins” of the same human family.  Takes time.  And some people are more able to face the truth than others.  (Nobody is an a-hole, by the way. That kind of talk only makes the problems harder to solve.)

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By OzarkMichael, May 25, 2011 at 9:46 am Link to this comment

“The lobbies act like jealous gods who need to hear the prayers of their devotees said again and again.”

Sounds like the jealous gods of the palestinian lobbies need to be appeased. reapeat you prayers to them, Robert!

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By Robert, May 25, 2011 at 8:27 am Link to this comment

The President Goes AIPACing

By Lawrence Davidson

May 23, 2011


The president also peppered the talk with statements that, I am sorry to say, sound utterly wrong to anyone with an objective sense of the present situation. Here are just a couple of examples:” (Click on link for details).

 

Conclusion

Weariness and boredom set in when you listen to people repeat themselves endlessly. Within the democratic political realm, that is the obsessive spell lobbies can cast on politicians. It is a design flaw, if you will, in the democratic system.

The lobbies act like jealous gods who need to hear the prayers of their devotees said again and again. I am loyal, I am yours, forever, forever. Deviation means blasphemy and blasphemy means that the gods will bestow their cash blessings on someone else come the next election cycle.

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Click on link for examples/details:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28174.htm

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By Jim Yell, May 25, 2011 at 7:34 am Link to this comment
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Israel is not all one thing or another. Its relationship with the so called Palestinians is rather straight forward. The Palestinians lost their homes in Israel when they believed their co-religonists would push the Jews into the sea. It didn’t work out that way and left the Jews with the perfect reason not to ever let them back within its borders.

The fact that there is a huge population of Palestinians homeless and poor is not the fault of Israel. They need to talk with their ancestors about backing the wrong horse. The loss of the West Bank and much else to Israel was the result of one more grab by Islam to destroy Israel. While there are things not to be admired in Israel, it is the Jews country and not ours and not the Palestinians.

Until the Palestinians validate Israel and respect their rights they can’t hope to have peace. they might try birth control.

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By surfnow, May 25, 2011 at 6:09 am Link to this comment

Howard:

History? You want to talk history. To Zionists there are only two periods in all of world history: The World to 79 CE and then 1948 until the present. Nothing in-between matters,does it?

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By Howard, May 25, 2011 at 5:54 am Link to this comment

3 cheers for Netanyahu !  He is right-on with the comment that within Israel there is no question of a Pal. nation. .  The only question is that the Pal’s do not want Israel to exist.

  The four countries that attacked Israel in 1948 should take care of the Pal’s, anyway. Jordan is 80% palestinian. Most in Gaza are of Egyptian descent. Let Egypt step up and correct its error in attacking Israel and take in the Gazans as refugees.

Israel left Gaza and they were thanked with rockets and missles.  They will Not forget that !  Who can blame Israel for wanting secure and defensible borders. Only those who do not know history.

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By Go Right Young Man, May 25, 2011 at 5:51 am Link to this comment

Twenty-nine ovations, by nearly every congressperson in the United States, show the world that anti-Israeli racists represent a small minority in the U.S..

Thank goodness the vast majority of Americans overwhelm the blinding hate and putrid bile of racism.

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By AMeshiea, May 25, 2011 at 4:48 am Link to this comment

All Hail President Niet-and-yahoo.

These congress people are either really great actors or
genuine pond-scum loving idiots. Either way, kiss peace
goodbye.

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By surfnow, May 25, 2011 at 4:48 am Link to this comment

Every ovation will only mean more stolen Palestinian land and more innocent Palestinian lives. Such outrageous displays of unequivacated Amerikan support only legitimizes these neoconservative crimes.

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By par4, May 25, 2011 at 4:44 am Link to this comment
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One of the most disgusting spectacles I’ve ever witnessed. Don’t fall for any of Obama’s rhetoric either,it’s just more empty talk for the campaign.

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By Go Right Young Man, May 25, 2011 at 4:32 am Link to this comment

PatrickHenry,

Israel is a “theocratic state”?

Thank goodness your views represent a miniscule minority in the U.S..  Your lack of judgement is frightening.

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By PatrickHenry, May 25, 2011 at 3:27 am Link to this comment

Nethan-boohoo and his captive audience of zionist stooges whom his agents in the U.S. have the proverbial gun against the head in the form of media exposure and campaign contributions.

How else would these American representatives side with a bloody theocratic state leader against their own President.  Traitors to the U.S. all….

The flotilla of 25 ships will be assembling next month for the run on Gaza.

Unarmed international activists, judges, priests and religious leaders as well as former government leaders. 

I hope it keeps up till Israel relents or the fleet grows into the thousands.

Stay tuned.

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By sam, May 25, 2011 at 1:00 am Link to this comment
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I’m not from your part of the world but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks like to a European monster, thug,plunderer, murderer, bigoted fascist, racist human being that killed millions of my people and destroyed 50,000 years of history and cultural diversity and our people still live stricken poverty and beaten to submission.

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By NZDoug, May 25, 2011 at 12:46 am Link to this comment

SHALOM HEIL!!!

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By Lafayette, May 25, 2011 at 12:08 am Link to this comment

STOP THE MANSLAUGHTER

nefresh: embattled ally

Embattled Ally? How about murderous occupying force of the West Bank?

Bibi did not mention the recent murders of Palestinians who tried to scale the cement-wall that he set up to shut them out of Israeli occupied land on the West Bank (of what was once Palestine and was once theirs)?

Well whaddaya know ‘bout that?

MY POINT

You really don’t understand why BO & Co told the Israelis that they would have to make some tough concessions if they wanted peace, do you?

And why we have been telling them for quite some time, all the while aiding Isreal, since its inception in 1949, with almost 100 billion dollars up until 2007. Meaning the Ireaeli Money Clock is still ticking? (See that fact here.)

Why do you think Bibi was in Washington to see Israel’s keeper?

POST SCRIPTUM

When Uncle Sam kicked Hitler’s ass out of the rest of occupied Western Europe, did America stick around to occupy the territory or did we give it back to the people who lived there and allowed them to set up their own government?

Isreal is a postwar occupying force that has continuously refused to give back the West Bank land that it occupies illegally.

So, do you not see that this has been the Current Policy to obtain a Palestinian Peace for sometime know? Or are you just concentrating on the scoreboard (how many Palestinians killed versus how many Israelis) as if the conflict were a Rose Bowl game? See that scoreboard here.

Israel has been winning that “game” 5 to 1. (Ratio of Palestinian to Israeli deaths.) Isn’t it time to stop the manslaughter?

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By Amon Drool, May 24, 2011 at 10:28 pm Link to this comment

ozark says “it takes courage around here to write like
that.”

godamn…pecking away at a keyboard and sending a
message into cyberspace is now an act of courage!! 
just think of all the nasty consequences that may
befall nefesh for such an act of bravery!!

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By OzarkMichael, May 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm Link to this comment

Bump this phrase: “left-wing bigoted blood-libel smears” is really good. The Left needs to have its nose pushed into that mess and maybe they will come to their senses. It takes courage around here to write like that.

kudos, Nefesh

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By nefesh, May 24, 2011 at 8:13 pm Link to this comment

And it was a great speech.
So many good points he made.
I’m proud to see such overwhelming and heartfelt
support from Congress for such an embattled ally. You
could tell they are reflecting the sentiments of their
constituencies, too - the vast majority of Americans
can see through the left-wing bigoted blood-libel
smears and know better, much better. My favorite part,
I think, was the incredible standing ovation when
Netanyahu eloquently stated the reasons why Jerusalem
will never again become a divided city.

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