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By truthseeker, February 16, 2012 at 10:05 am Link to this comment
Though I find the satire in the artist’s work entertaining, it could be seen as
offensive. One thing to say to @glasshouse, though. Allow me to give you a
“wee little bit of background:” Arabs did not move into an “evacuated area of
land,” what the arabs did was take over the ottoman empire with the assistance
of Britain (in an organized fashion), and in return they were promised
sovereignty. What happened in the period that you decided to “fast forward”
through was the most crucial part. The Sykes-Picot agreement? The Balfour
Declaration? The planned division of the previous ottoman empire amongst the
League of Nations as if it were a large pizza covered with un-desirable
pepperoni slices? The misinterpretation of the Hussein-McMahon
correspondence which led to the British Mandate over Palestine, which is when
Britain simply gave away land to European Jewish People, promising them a
homeland in a land that did not belong to them in the first place. So please,
@glasshouse, before going online and posting serious accusation of things you
don’t even know about, go read some books. I do not reject the Holocaust, and
I empathize with what happened under Hitler, but that does not stand to justify
the crimes the Israeli Government has committed in the last century. If you
wish to disagree, please go ahead, but I will have you know that I personally
fled Palestine in 1967 with my two baby brothers and my mother (who had 3
bullet wounds in her shoulder that she got while buying vegetables.) My dad
was shot down down by Israeli soldiers just before I turned 16, and i’ve been
taking care of my family since. I have no problem with Israeli people, jewish
people or holocaust survivors, but I urge those people to see the crimes that
their government is committing; they are inexcusable, unjustifiable and simply
criminal. It is easy to fast forward through years of death and starvation and
war when you are sitting in a comfy chair posting historically inaccurate
statements a thousand miles away from the conflict and years away from
correct information that could be simply acquired by picking up a fuckin book,
isn’t it mr@glasshouse?
By Expel, February 15, 2012 at 9:55 pm Link to this comment
Dont let the government stop you from finding me!
By coexist, February 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm Link to this comment
“they stole they country with the help of britain and the lie called “Holocaust””
@peaceforall, the holocaust is a lie? try telling my grandfather that because he can
tell you countless stories of the horrors that happened behind some of those
By Glass Houses, February 7, 2012 at 5:18 pm Link to this comment
Hezbollah’s official goal is to wipe Israel off the map… just saying. But its not about who is developing internationally illegal nuclear technology to blow up who, so lets have some history:
Well, just a wee little bit of background. Arabs moved into an area of land evacuated after the Jewish diaspora. Fast forward hundreds of years. Israel became a UN recognized state in 1948. Those dirty Israelis and their legally legitimate British mandates huh. But it gets worse. two days later those poor helpless victims of Israeli gasoline (Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon) came in with their armies to innocently murder the denizens of the new state, forcing out 800,000 new residents. Fast forward 20 years. Palestine organized their government as the newly founded PLO, purely in self defense of course, with the simple virtuous goal of eliminating any Israelis who happened to be alive around them (A terrorist organization leading Palestine?!? What? how unlike them). Fast forward through several Arab-ruined ceasefires, Intafadahs, bombs and millions of balls of falafel later to five years ago where Hamas is elected as the new political force in Palestine, rejects several two-state proposals and perpetually perpetrates terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians, while hiding from counter-terrorist groups like Mossad among their own.
Satire? No. Truth? No. Sensationalism. Lil’ bit. Truth? no, but come on; what is this some sort of website with the name truth in it?
By Javier Torre, February 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm Link to this comment
Its called satire. Supposed to be funny for those informed and understanding enough to ‘get’ it.
By 77hul, January 31, 2012 at 9:57 pm Link to this comment
@Ted Stevens i think taking someones land , then rounding them and building a wall around them sound a lot like what Hitler did , but instead of burning them publicly they let them starve to death and stop any kind of help from getting to them .The UN have documented all of the listed below with the fact that any refugee since 1948 doesn’t have the right to go back to his land that they stole . so yeah i guess its not genocide at all.
The King David Massacre
The Massacre at Baldat al-Shaikh
The Semiramis Hotel Massacre
The Massacre at Dair Yasin
NASER AL-DIN MASSACRE
THE TANTURA MASSACRE
BEIT DARAS MASSACRE
THE DAHMASH MOSQUE MASSACRE
The Massacre at Qibya
KAFR QASEM MASSACRE
Khan Yunis Massacre
The Massacre in Gaza City
Bint Jbeil Massacre
Sabra And Shatila Massacre
Seer Al Garbiah
Homeen Al-Tahta Massacre
Al-Naher Al-Bared Massacre
Ain Al-Hillwee Massacre
OYON QARA MASSACRE
AL-AQSA MOSQUE MASSACRE
THE IBRAHIMI MOSQUE MASSACRE
THE JABALIA MASSACRE
ERETZ CHECKPOINT MASSACRE
Deir Al-Zahrani Massacre
Nabatiyeh (school bus) Massacre
The Sohmor Second Massacre
24 Of June 1999 Massacres
Western Bekaa villages Massacre
By Ted Stevens, January 31, 2012 at 8:29 pm Link to this comment
I don’t think the stated goal of Israel is to annihilate the Palestinians, at least I haven’t heard an Israeli official call for that action or Israeli protesters in the streets with signs and burning Palestinian flags chanting that the Palestinians be driven into the sea. There are a million Palestinians that live as Israeli citizens and have legislative representation in the government. Anyone who is more concerned with what someone else has than their own life is bound to be an angry, bitter, and spiteful person who will need to vent his hate somehow on someone. So it wasn’t 6 million Jews that were liquidated but 4.8, does that mean it wasn’t a Holocaust? Maybe including the gypsies, the gays, and undesirables we can round it up to 6 mil. The Middle East is burning right now, while Obama golfs.
By Matt, January 30, 2012 at 1:08 am Link to this comment
“Israelis, specifically, Zionist Israelis, are killing innocent Palestinians in order to
colonize their land”
Is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever read. Israel are NOT TRYING TO
COLONIZE THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES. Where the hell did you get that? Also,
in case you didn’t read the caption, this is about Hezbollah, a terrorist
organisation operating out of Lebanon, and not the Palestinians.
Mos importantly, though, while I don’t condone the killing of innocents (or
anyone for that matter), Israel are at war. They are defending themselves from
attack. They are doing the same thing ANY COUNTRY would do in their
situation. True, that doesn’t make it “right”, but it makes it necessary.
Instead of ignorantly decrying Israel’s actions, I’d be far more impressed if
someone could come up with a better way for a country, ANY COUNTRY, to
react in this situation. Then, if Israel don’t subscribe to it, I’ll walk into
Jerusalem and burn Israeli flag myself.
As for the cartoon itself, I can’t believe how nobody has commented on what a
reversal of the situation it represents. Yes, Israel have done bad things. But they
are not the agressor, and NEVER have they stated a goal of annihilating the
Arab nations. In fact, their stated goal is peaceful co-existence. It’s extremist
groups and psychotic individuals who in fact state that their goal is the
annihilation of Israel and/or the Jews. Maybe the artist should think about that.
By Joe, January 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm Link to this comment
I can’t believe this.
I got to this site by stumbling across the web, and I
just can’t describe how furious this picture makes
I live in Israel, and I’ve lived here my entire life.
Every year Hezballa and Hamas kills thousands of
innocent citizens, and the world does nothing to stop
it. When Israel reacts to DEFEND it’s suddenly
labeled as “murder” and “genocide”.
I beg you, if you believe yourself to be educated and
not ignorant go and find the truth by yourself and
don’t believe the media.
By peace for all, April 22, 2008 at 5:11 pm Link to this comment
Arab countries attacked Israel in 48 and u say that arab started the war
u r completely ignorant , Arab attacked zionist gang “not israel because there weren’t israel yet” because they stole they country with the help of britain and the lie called “Holocaust”
If i stole your house and then stayed in it “not only that but i also claimed that it’s my house even i didn’t see it before” what should you do with me!!!!
By rick, March 2, 2008 at 8:45 am Link to this comment
Hey Itamar you dumb fuk, your just like the zionist asswipes that get on any media & keep saying 6 MILLION JEWS DIED, give it up fuktard, even the jews amitted the number was inflated & changed the # on the plaques, I guess you subscribe to the old saying “if you say it long & loud enough then it will be true”,Repete after me itamar, “it wasn’t 6 million, it wasn’t 6 million”
By itamar, March 1, 2008 at 2:44 pm Link to this comment
1948, the Arab countries around israel decided to attack israel…who started all the wars huh???!?!?! Arabs…who break into israel and kill people?!?!? ARABS…im not saying that israel is right but u got to think about it because israel is trying to defend itself from the attacks by their enemies….and dont ever compare hitler to israel because hitler had killed around 6 million jews in cold blood…i hope u guys will understand…
By Just a guy, June 7, 2007 at 8:09 am Link to this comment
I like the comic, but its quite ignorant. What does the artist suggest Israel do in retaliation for Hezbollah’s murderous attacks? Nothing?
By Ahmad, April 17, 2007 at 7:41 pm Link to this comment
This site should be in Arabic and not in English, all of friedns think you American loves Israel, they should read the comments here and belive me that many american loves the Arabs and it’s only the Israel;i controled media that make it look so pro-Israeli.
Palestine to the Arabs and Jews to east Europe!!!
By rick md, October 28, 2006 at 10:59 am Link to this comment
Just 1 quick question,What has the welfare state of israel done for the united states besides suck the tits of american tax payers dry. HEY ISRAEL!!! SUCK THIS
By Frank Delgado, August 13, 2006 at 9:17 pm Link to this comment
The war crimes of the Nazis can not morally be use the sanctify the war crimes of Israel against the Palestines or Lebanense.
The very people who trouted “Never again” are going it again: Genocide
Jack Abramoff rip-off of a people , the American Indian, who suffering makes the Holocaust a nature walk is not even discussed as much as two Israel soldiers captured in Lebanon.
Talk about main stream media…main for who?
By Yadid, August 10, 2006 at 11:53 am Link to this comment
I have read all the comments and I still can not believe to the amounts of antisemitisem that has been brought in this cartoon.
If someone can be so blood for the Israeli suffering and need to defend itself he fursure been motivated by an antisimite idiology.
Instead of attacking me I would like you all to seat back for a moment and to realy think about this, I’ve been like once till my eyed got open.
I hope you will find the courage to deal with your thoughts and anger.
Have a good night.
By Patrick Lee, August 1, 2006 at 4:54 am Link to this comment
The cartoon was to nice… it should have shown little woman and children half-burned. it should have shown old people running for thier livee… it should have been in color so you could see the blood overflowing the land… And finally I don’t know how to portray a man’s soul but there has to be a way to show the evil in thier hearts.
By RPY, August 1, 2006 at 3:36 am Link to this comment
Ask the survivors of the USS Liberty if Israel should be trusted.
By fraluchi, July 31, 2006 at 11:42 am Link to this comment
My voice cannot be heard amongst the 000.000.000 people in this world.
My comments cannot be read by 80% of them
My arguments cannot be understood by 99% of these.
Why: because they are talking with full stomachs.
Our fathers, our sons, our mothers, cousins, uncles and nieces, those who are still living with empty stomachs, who don’t have a to-morrow, who’d remember the past atrocities because of physical and mental damage done by the “have’s”, those are the ones who will not only ask our Creator to apply justice, but be a force to try and eredicate the evils of capitalism and so-called democracy.
Israel remember: there is no power against resolution and bravery.
Now it’s still a bit yours, but you’ve been creating your own downfall.
Your stomachs are too full !
By Brett, July 31, 2006 at 3:33 am Link to this comment
Given that Palestinians are pure-blooded Semites, and the very often blue-eyed and/or freckled Isrealis are a diluted variety of Semite, only a dimwit fails to see the absurdity of the slur “anti-semite” in this context. But just to be clear: Israelis, specifically, Zionist Israelis, are killing innocent Palestinians in order to colonize their land; a true “anti-semite” would applaud the slaughter.
And Zionists aren’t always Jewish or Israeli: many are Christian Neo-cons who proclaim, based on no credible evidence whatsoever, that Israel is a “friend” and “ally” of the USA. Those of us who think and say otherwise are slandered as Jew-haters and implicitly compared to Hitler; in fact, it is the behavior of Israel that should be compared to Hitler’s Germany:
Occupied Territory = Lebensraum.
God’s Chosen People = Aryan Master Race.
I greatly admire Jews, but not enough to let certain among them get away with genocide. Or let their dupes and apologists call me racist.
By Tom Joad, July 24, 2006 at 7:39 am Link to this comment
What’s with that dude who considers this cartoon “anti-semitic”? Why is a cartoon criticizing the current Israeli administration “anti-semitic”? It’s outrageous that I hear such nonsense far too often!
By rick, July 23, 2006 at 10:53 pm Link to this comment
Anti-Zionist and Anti-Imperialist does not mean anti-semitism. I am so sick of that defense I could scream. Just because you don’t like the Israeli government doesn’t mean you don’t like Jews. That is ridiculous.
By Skip McGoon, July 21, 2006 at 7:42 pm Link to this comment
stupid ass antisemites!
By Eleanore Kjellberg, July 21, 2006 at 5:19 pm Link to this comment
And Bush “fiddled around” while the Middle East burned—there goes another empire!
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