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Posted on Apr 13, 2009
Avigdor Lieberman
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Israel’s new foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, stands in a field just outside the Gaza Strip. Lieberman’s right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu Party had an impressive showing in Israel’s recent election, campaigning with the slogan “Without loyalty, there is no citizenship.”

By Chris Hedges

It was unthinkable, when I was based as a correspondent in Jerusalem two decades ago, that an Israeli politician who openly advocated ethnically cleansing the Palestinians from Israeli-controlled territory, as well as forcing Arabs in Israel to take loyalty oaths or be forcibly relocated to the West Bank, could sit on the Cabinet. The racist tirades of Jewish proto-fascists like Meir Kahane stood outside the law, were vigorously condemned by most Israelis and were prosecuted accordingly. Kahane’s repugnant Kach Party, labeled by the United States, Canada and the European Union as a terrorist organization, was outlawed by the Israeli government in 1988 for inciting racism. 

Israel has changed. And the racist virus spread by Kahane, whose thugs were charged with the murders and beatings of dozens of unarmed Palestinians and whose members held rallies in Jerusalem where they chanted “Death to Arabs!” has returned to Israel in the figure of Israel’s powerful new foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman. Lieberman openly calls for an araberrein Israel—an Israel free of Arabs.


There has been a steady decline from the days of the socialist Labor Party, which founded Israel in 1948 and held within its ranks many leaders, such as Yitzhak Rabin, who were serious about peaceful coexistence with the Palestinians. The moral squalor of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and Lieberman reflects the country’s degeneration. Labor, like Israel, is a shell of its old self. Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu Party, with 15 seats in the Knesset, is likely to bring down the Netanyahu government the moment his power base is robust enough to move him into the prime minister’s office. He is the new face of the Jewish state. 

Lieberman, a former nightclub bouncer who was a member of the Kach Party, has the personal and political habits of the Islamic goons he opposes. He was found guilty in 2001 of beating a 12-year-old boy and fined by an Israeli court. He is being investigated for multimillion-dollar fraud and money laundering and is rumored to have close ties with the Russian mafia. He lives, in defiance of international law, in the Jewish settlement of Nokdim on occupied Palestinian land.

Lieberman, as did his mentor Kahane, calls for the eradication of Palestinians from Israel and the territories it occupies. During the massive Israeli bombardment of Gaza in December and January he said that Israel should fight Hamas the way the United States fought the Japanese in World War II. He noted that occupation of Japan was unnecessary to achieve victory, alluding to the dropping of atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. When he assumed his position as foreign minister he announced that the 2007 Annapolis peace agreement was dead. He said in 2004 that 90 percent of Israel’s Palestinian citizens “have no place here. They can take their bundles and get lost.” This statement was especially galling since Lieberman, unlike Palestinians who can trace back their ancestry for generations in the area, is a relative newcomer; he immigrated to Israel in 1978 from Moldova and retains a heavy Russian accent.

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Lieberman, from the floor of the Knesset, openly fantasized three years ago about executing the handful of Palestinian Knesset members.

“We requested that in the government guidelines it would say explicitly that all the inciters and collaborators with terrorism that sit in this house should bear the brunt of the penalty for those actions,” Lieberman said from the Knesset plenum in May of 2006. “All those who continue to meet freely with Hamas and Hezbollah—who go on monthly visits to Lebanon. Those who declared Israel’s Independence Day to be Nakba [Arabic for catastrophe] Day and raised black flags. …

“World War Two ended with the Nuremberg trials. The heads of the Nazi Party went to be executed—but not just them, also those who collaborated with them. Just like [prime minister of Vichy France during WWII Pierre] Laval was later executed, I hope that this is the fate of the collaborators in this house.”

He has suggested bombing Egypt’s Aswan Dam, an act that would lead to a massive loss of Egyptian lives. As Ariel Sharon’s minister of transportation he offered to bus several hundred Palestinian prisoners to the sea and drown them. He recently told the president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, one of Israel’s few Arab allies, to “go to hell.” And, along with Netanyahu, he advocates massive airstrikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Hamas, the Iranian government and the Taliban have been condemned by Washington for advocating policies that mirror those expressed by Lieberman toward Palestinians. Ahmed Tibi, an Arab deputy in the Knesset, has called on the international community to boycott Israel as it did Austria when far-right leader Jorg Haider joined that country’s government. This seems a fair request. But I expect the hypocrisy and double standards that characterize our relations with the Middle East, along with our obsequious catering to the Israel lobby, to prevail. Racism, as long as it is directed toward Arabs, does little to perturb our conscience or hinder our support of Israel.

The Israeli leadership, following the assassination of Rabin by a Jewish extremist with ties to Kach, never again sought a viable settlement with the Palestinians. Successive Israeli prime ministers talked the language of peace and negotiations largely to placate the international community and Washington while they vigorously expanded Jewish settlements on Palestinian land, seized huge tracts of the West Bank, including most of the aquifers, and imposed a brutal collective punishment on the 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza. Palestinians have become, by Israeli design, impoverished, reduced to a level of bare subsistence and dependent on the United Nations for food assistance. They live ringed by Israeli troops in a series of pod-like ghettos in the West Bank and in Gaza, which is a massive, fetid open-air prison. And when these little Bantustans become restive, Israel swiftly turns off the delivery of basic food and supplies or uses F-16 fighter jets or heavy artillery to bomb the squalid concrete hovels.

The public embrace by a senior Israeli official of a policy of ethnic cleansing, however, is ominous. It signals a further evolution of the Israeli state from one that at least paid lip service to equality to one that increasingly resembles the former apartheid regime in South Africa. Racism, once practiced in private and condemned in public, has become to many Israelis acceptable.


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By Shingo, April 14, 2009 at 5:08 am Link to this comment

Inherit The Wind,

>> And, in a few words, you confirm my premise: Palestinians count, Darfurians don’t.

You know that’s not what it means ITW. 

What it says is that one does not have to mention Israel and Darfur in the same sentence to make a legitimate criticism of the genocide in Darfur.  Who would take a defender of Darfur’s government seriously if they were to say that criticism levelled against the government is only relevant so long as Israel is metioned in the same breath?

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By dino, April 14, 2009 at 4:50 am Link to this comment
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Good article but something is not true:Israel didn’t change,as she is today she was all along.The difference is that now are allowed more than in the past to say the true about her.Today also because the “secret” that Israel is an apartheid state been often unveiled the so called Israeli’s left parties stopped to play the progressive side and in enter in government
with some like Lieberman shamelessly.

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By Inherit The Wind, April 14, 2009 at 3:52 am Link to this comment

By Shingo, April 14 at 2:43 am #

I have to hand it to you Ed,

That refutation of the Darfur red herring was right on the mark.
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And, in a few words, you confirm my premise: Palestinians count, Darfurians don’t.

You have all lost any pretext of morality or the right to condemn Israel.  You’ll go on doing it, but now both EH and Shingo have stated definitively that they don’t give a SHIT about Darfurians’ suffering.

Therefore that means, unlike Fadel (who is Palestinian), they ALSO don’t really give a SHIT about Palestinians.  All they care about is what the Arab governments care about: Using the Palestinians as pawns against Israel.  And Israel is another pawn in The Great Game they are all playing of who gets to be The One Caliph of All Islam.  This is a game that has gone on amongst the leaders at their peoples’ expense since the split between Sunni and Shi’ia.

Plus, a functioning democratic Israel, with a functioning democratic Lebanon and a functioning democratic Palestine will tell the REST of the Arab world they don’t need to live under repressive dictatorships. They don’t need kings and shahs and sultans and presidents-for-life.  And that TERRIFIES all the dictators of the Arab world.

So they use the poor Palestinian people as pawns.

And they use Westerners like Shingo, EH, and Folktruther as their dupes.

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By Shingo, April 14, 2009 at 3:48 am Link to this comment

That’s a pretty hard ball assessment prole, but I will add that Israel is the only country I am aware of, that celbrated the anniversary of a terrorist attack commited by it’s founding fathers. 

In 2006, the 60th anniversary of the bombing of the King David Hotel was “celebrated”.  Netenyahu apparently attended the festivities.

Born of terrorism, Israel has always remained a terrorist state.

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By Alex Weintrob, April 14, 2009 at 3:40 am Link to this comment
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It is the notion that it is incumbent on Israelis and Jews to make sure that no one can challenge Jewish financial and social power globally.

All of these minority and (especially) Indian Hindu owned businesses, for example, in the United States and around the world, are financial and ideological threats to Jewish hegemony and lobbying power?

As Jews should it be allowed that Indian Hindus, their businesses, their families, and their financial strength prosper and grow - and that Jews should lobby, compete, and fight to keep them all down, so that they can’t compete with Jews on anything, including lobbying to establish domestic and foreign policy.

That’s ridiculous.

Chaos in their business and their family lives prevents their competing on a global scale with Jews?

What a bunch of balderdash.

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By cd024, April 14, 2009 at 2:52 am Link to this comment
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So, as I understand it, national self-determination and nationalism is a good thing except if Jews do it—then it becomes racist. Is that right?

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By Richard, April 14, 2009 at 1:25 am Link to this comment
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Well, in Lieberman’s defence, he is only looking for a bit of Jewish ‘Lebensraum’... 
I wonder when he proposes the introduction of gas chambers to the Gaza concentration camp?

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By prole, April 14, 2009 at 12:38 am Link to this comment

“Hamas, the Iranian government and the Taliban have been condemned by Washington for advocating policies that mirror those expressed by Lieberman toward Palestinians.” That’s inexplicable. They might well have better cause to do so than the Israeli barbarians but despite their long sufferance at the hands of the Semitic savages - and their legitimate right of resistance to military occupation - they have never explicitly threatemed such draconic actions. Actually Avigdor Lieberman’s belligerent beliefs and racist rhetoric mirror those not of Hamas and Iran so much as they do his zionist clones in America such as his namesake Sen. Joseph Lieberman as well as Joseph Biden (a self-proclaimed zionist), Douglas Feith, Daniel Pipes, Richard Perle and a whole bipartisan host of past and present Semitic supremacists. Their racism isn’t confined to Arabs, it’s vented on all non-Jews,  all non-Chosen people. A ‘Jewish State’ is a racist state eo ipso. Avigdor Lieberman is just a little more candidly fortright in expressing these beliefs.  There’s no real philisophical objection among Yahweh’s chosen tribe about who should rule, or in their virulent contempt for the goys, it’s more a matter of tactics. Whether to try and shmooze the goyim into voluntary servitude or bludgeon them into submussion. Jews will attack and kill Christians and goyim if they get in their way just as quickly as they do Arabs and Muslims. Look what they did to the U.S.S Liberty in ‘67. It’s a pleasant myth to believe that Israel has changed since two decades ago. Recall, it was two decades ago that the first intifada broke out among Palestinians, and was met with brutal suppression by a supposedly more benign Israeli state then which was (and is) guilty of many more “murders and beatings of dozens of unarmed Palestinians” than the psychopath, Kahane. In fact, the ruthless Yitzhak Rabin, who Hedges incredibly describes as “serious about peaceful coexistence with the Palestinians”, was Defense Minister in the National Unity Government at the time, and during a tour of the Jalazon Refugee Camp in January 1988,  he declared, “The first priority of the security forces is to prevent violent demonstrations with force, power and blows ... We will make it clear who is running the territories”. The Swedish branch of Save the Children later estimated that, “23,600 to 29,900 children required medical treatment for their beating injuries in the first two years of the intifada” (one third of whom were children under the age of ten years old.) - on Rabin’s watch. Kahane himself couldn’t have done it better. Poor Chris Hedges, he means well, but sadly, he has lost his bearings here. In fact, “The moral squalor of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and Lieberman reflects the country’s” bipartisan heritage. It reflects the past as much as the future. “The public embrace by a senior Israeli official of a policy of ethnic cleansing, however, is”...perfectly consistent with the whole sordid history of the racist Jewish State. “It signals a continuing uninterrupted “evolution of the Israeli state from one that at least paid lip service to equality to one that increasingly resembles the former apartheid regime in South Africa.”  Increasingly???  When wasn’t it? “Racism, once practiced in private and condemned in public, has become to many Israelis acceptable”. Actually that may represent a perverse form of progress of sorts. At least the rank hypocrisy drops out. What’s the point of duplicitously condenming something in public if you robustly practice it in private??? Lieberman has at least stripped away the thin veil of pretense that cloaked Israeli policy during Labor/Likud sham negotiations. He’s helped clarify the fuzzuness that has clouded the degenerate situation in the M E. The battle lines are more distinctly drawn - the Muslims and goyim on one side and their common racist antagonists on the other. Bring it on!

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By Shingo, April 14, 2009 at 12:26 am Link to this comment

Lorenzo,

>> What’s wrong with insisting that your citizens support the country they live in.

Most of the country they live in was stolen from them.  Does the US government insist that the American Indians take an oath of allegiance to the US government?

Is Israel to tolerate Arab citizens assisting Hizbullah and Hamas to commit terrorist acts as many have done?

So long as Israel is stealing land, killing Arabs, starving the Palestinians in Gaza and treating the Arabs as 3rd class citizens, they have no right to complain about Arabs who support the democratically elected government in Gaza.

Speaking of terrorist acts, what about those committed by the terrorist group that Liebernman belonged to, or for that matter, the terrorist attacks committed by the terrorist groups led by Yitzek Shamir and Menachim Begin?

Lieberman is regarded as a fascist even in Israel.  He is a political extrmist who has said he wants to bomb Egypt and drown Palestinians and attack Iran.

He has stated that he supports the transfer fo Arabs from Israel, so yes, he does support ethnic cleansing and liek you, he is an ignorant racist.

Try again when you’ve had some sleep.

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By Shingo, April 13, 2009 at 11:43 pm Link to this comment

I have to hand it to you Ed,

That refutation of the Darfur red herring was right on the mark.

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By Ed Harges, April 13, 2009 at 10:37 pm Link to this comment

Inherit the Wind writes:

“Nor have I EVER seen you post concern for the victims of Darfur—they are simply unimportant, I must presume, to your thinking.  Besides they EMBARRASS your whole thesis that comes down to: “Jew, Bad, Arab, Good” regardless of their personal actions.”

How asinine. You also don’t see me ranting against the oppressive government of Myanmar, do you? Is it because the oppressive government of Myanmar is Arab?

No, dear. Please take note: what Myanmar and Darfur have in common is that we have no dog in either fight.

Darfur, of all the mires in which America might unwisely quag itself, has been selected by the Zionist spin machine for liberal outrage because it’s a case of Arabs (bad) oppressing non-Arabs (good).

But in the reality-based world, true liberal outrage and revulsion, for Americans, is infinitely more properly focused on Israel/Palestine, because that’s the conflict in which our own government is lavishly, fanatically, self-destructively devoted to supporting the oppressors.

And I’ve explained this to you before, and you never learn, because your mind instantly heals itself of the wound of learning, when it comes to Israel.

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By Inherit The Wind, April 13, 2009 at 9:38 pm Link to this comment

EH:

Of course I know the horror of the ramifications!  Far better than you ever will!

But the LOGICAL inference of all your hateful posts accusing Jews of the most heinous and fantastic crimes and your refusal to accept the basic humanity of Jews in Israel and lump ‘em all in with Lieberman is that you do NOT see the Jews in Israel as human.

Nor have I EVER seen you post concern for the victims of Darfur—they are simply unimportant, I must presume, to your thinking.  Besides they EMBARRASS your whole thesis that comes down to: “Jew, Bad, Arab, Good” regardless of their personal actions.

I hold you to this EH: You said that Obama will bend to a weak and fundamentally powerless Israel SOLELY out of fear of being labeled “anti-semitic”.  That’s because when you TRIED to say that there was an actual WHIP there (as you’ve said before) I showed that the real whip, if any, belongs to the BANKS we are bailing out who are, most decidedly NOT run by Jews. 

This of course destroys the whole core of your thesis that Jews are running America against America’s best interest solely to benefit Israel.

Well, the last few months have sure shot the shit out of that old lie (Jewish internationalists—you loved that one, too!). So all your left with for that (now tenuous) control is….that Obama’l be called anti-semitic….

So….when you immediately dismiss ANY chance of a peaceful solution between both sides, claiming ALL Israeli politicians are the same (and by implication all Israelis, and, of course, all Jews) you imply that all Jews and Israel are evil and, my extrapolation is that you would want ANYTHING to start a war to wipe out that evil that you believe in.

When you flip the cover off a rotting log of an ideology of hatred it’s amazing what’s inside.

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By Shingo, April 13, 2009 at 9:28 pm Link to this comment

Folktruther,

You may or may not like Zionism, but to label Inherit and Sepharad the enemy because of their beliefs is simply absurd.  in any free society, differences should be embraced, not used to drive a wedge between us.  Not everything about Zionism is devoted to aggression and violence.

By insisting on dividing the issue into allies and enemies, I fear you are just perpetuating the problem, not solving it.

I believe there is a strong case to be made for a Jewish state, though like, you, I happen to disagree as to where is was decided to create such a state and the way it has come about.

Not all Zionists subscribe to the extremism we have witnessed.  In fact, I don’t believe thet Netenyahu and Lieberman are Zionists, but nationalist extremists who have exploited Zionism. They are certainly not religious.

I agree that some Liberal Zionists have been part of the problem, (eg. Allain Dershowitz) because they have clocked Zionism with the sugar coating of liberal values.  The trouble is that Dershowitz is fundamentally dishonest. I disagree that this applies to Inherit and Sepharad.

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By Folktruther, April 13, 2009 at 9:13 pm Link to this comment

Good lord, Inherit, you’ve gone bonkers. Ed Harges merely is saying what we all say.  Possibly there are Machivavellian strategies like this but there is no reason to think Ed is pursuing one.  He may be frustrated like you are, like we all are, by intratable historical problem, but his anti-zioninism is no different than the rest of ours.

Except, your are right, Fadel, who is personally involved. Those who feel the blows have a better understanding of them than those that count them.  His last post is the simple truth of the situation, all the Israeli leaders have operatively the same policies, and that the sincere Israli peace groups are small and isolated.  I know you hate the results of the last election, but that doesn’t mean that Ed or we like them.

Foloowing Fadel’s argument, I don’t see much difference, just a little more disgusting.

Shingo, I know your heart is in the right place and you are a decent person.  But you may not completely understand the depths of Zionist identification.  It has been instilled for many centuries, like the anti-semitism of historical Christianity.  Its a religious nationalism.  both Inherit and Sepharad are obviously decent people personally, but politically they are the enemy.  They support Zionist violence and barbarism.

It is true that there may be a agonizing reapraisal going on with the last election, but liberal Zionists have been the historical problem, not the solution.

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By Lorenzo, April 13, 2009 at 9:11 pm Link to this comment
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To quote the lead in to the Hedges article, “Avigdor Lieberman, stands in a field just outside the Gaza Strip. Lieberman’s right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu Party had an impressive showing in Israel’s recent election, campaigning with the slogan “Without loyalty, there is no citizenship.” What’s wrong with insisting that your citizens support the country they live in. Is Israel to tolerate Arab citizens assisting Hizbullah and Hamas to commit terrorist acts as many have done? Disagree yes, commit terrorist acts no. Lieberman is courageous for demanding loyalty from Israeli Arabs. To suggest that his request amounts to ethnic cleansing is ignorant racist nonsense which pretty welll sums up Chris Hedges foaming at the mouth hate Israel essays that TruthDig grooves on.

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By Ed Harges, April 13, 2009 at 8:40 pm Link to this comment

re: By Paolo, April 13 at 9:24 pm:

Ah, sweet reason from Paolo — thanks!

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By Shingo, April 13, 2009 at 8:38 pm Link to this comment

Jason!!

>> What exactly are you referring to?

Just about everything in your post, like your denial of Israel’s crimes.

>> Hizbulla, Hamas and Iran make no attempt to hide their hate for Israel.

Except that unlike Israel’s leadership, Hizbulla and hams both support a 2 state solution.

>> They make no attempt to downplay their goal to finish what Hitler started. They publically state this.

Absolute rubbish.

Both Hezbollah and Hamas have said they would support a 2 state solution if that’s what the Palestinian people wanted.  Hamas’ leader has said the 23 year old charter is no longer relevant. He has also said that Hams would not oppose Arab peace initiative, which offers to recognize Israel as per the 1967 borders and normalize relations.

Israel, not Hamas, have rejected this peace offer.

So remind me Jason, who are the terrorist and the extremists?

>> How many jews live in Gaza?

There were 8000 and they all moved to the west Bank, where more land was stolen to build illegal settlements to accommodate them. Your point?

>> How many jews live in the west bank?

A lot less than the number of Arabs that live there, yet Israel are the ones building illegal settlements and bulldozing Arab homes.  Israel are building roads that slice and dice the land, separating Arab neighborhoods.  Israel are the ones building illegal walls and hundreds of check points.  How many Jewish homes have been bulldozed by Arabs in the West Bank? How many check points?

How many Arabs live in Israel?

How many times has Isreal called for the complete annihilation of Arabs?

>> Does Israel have a charter that calls for genocide like hamas does?

No need for a charter when you are doing it regardless.  There used to be a land called Palestine and it no longer exists, ergo, it has already been wiped off the map.

>> Does Israel play cartoons about killing arabs like Hamas does?

No it just teaches it’s children to draw cartoons and write messages on the shells of 500 lb bombs about to be dropped on Arab children.

Why do you insist on promoting the hatred for a group of people based on unfounded propaganda? from your living room in Idaho, delivered on behalf of Hamas, that’s your gig.

You are not and your fellow extremists are not remotely interested in the facts.  You complain about cartoons being made, while supporting Israel’s policy of incinerating 400 children Gaza.

The facts tell us that Israel is a terrorist state and is murdering Palestinians,. stealing their land and starving them to death.  That’s what the facts are telling us.

Your arguments are worse than juvenile.  You not only fail miserably, you expose yourself as racist filth.

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By Ed Harges, April 13, 2009 at 8:37 pm Link to this comment

re: By Inherit The Wind, April 13 at 11:00 pm:

I really don’t know how to address ITW’s fantastically delusional post.

Israel’s hardline supporters constantly and explicitly call for war against Iran, yet are never accused of wishing for Iran’s destruction per se.

I, on the other hand, call not for war against Israel, or any sort of military action whatsoever to be taken against Israel, but merely for the the cessation of our government’s lopsided, obsessively preferential support of Israel.

And ITW decides that what I really want is for all the nations of the earth to gang up and obliterate Israel. Wow.

And he thinks I actually want Israel to start a war with Iran, in order to induce this.

Um, ITW, do you have any idea what happens to the already severely damaged world economy if a war against Iran starts, choking off oil shipments through the Persian Gulf? Can you please grant me the minimal selfishness that would cause any sane person to dread such a war for that reason alone if for no other?

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By Jason!!, April 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm Link to this comment

Shingo,
“…so don’t waste your time with revisionism here.”

What exactly are you referring to?

Hizbulla, Hamas and Iran make no attempt to hide their hate for Israel. They make no attempt to downplay their goal to finish what Hitler started. They publically state this.

How many jews live in Gaza? How many jews live in the west bank? How many arabs live in Israel? How many times has Isreal called for the complete annihilation of Arabs? Does Israel have a charter that calls for genocide like hamas does? Does Israel play cartoons about killing arabs like Hamas does?

If you want to promote hatred for a group of people based on unfounded propaganda from your living room in Idaho, delivered on behalf of Hamas, that’s your gig. The facts tell a different story. So either you’re ignorant and just looking for any reason to hate them or your ignorant and choose not to see the truth. Either way, you fail.

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By Inherit The Wind, April 13, 2009 at 8:00 pm Link to this comment

As I read this, something is dawning on me that fills me with horror:
It is my assessment that Ed Harges WANTS Avigdor Lieberman and Benyamin Netanyahu in power!

He WANTS them to launch a war on Iran and he WANTS them to start accelerating any and all injustices against Palestinians.

He WANTS Lieberman’s plan to expel all non-jewish Arabs, especially Moslem ones.

Ed Harges doesn’t give 2 SHITS about the Palestinian people—they can rot for all HE cares.  But they may WONDERFUL pawns and an excuses to rally the world to turn on Israel, don’t they, Ed?

After all, on the threads on Sudan and Darfur you were as silent as death, weren’t you?

Because the object is to wipe out Israel, no matter the cost, isn’t it, Ed?

And what better excuse than Avigdor Lieberman’s vile racism?

See, I don’t think Fadel thinks quite that way.  He hates Israel even more, but the difference is that Fadel TRULY cares about the Palestinian people so cannot imagine Fadel wanting to devastation let loose.

Boy, do I hope I’m wrong about you Ed Harges.  But I don’t think I am.  Your history has been one of posting anything and everything you can against Jews—you even believe Jews are running our government like puppets.

Still, I hope I’m wrong about you.

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By Fadel Abdallah, April 13, 2009 at 7:29 pm Link to this comment

The major weakness in Chris Hedges’ article is that it treats the likes of Lieberman, Meir Kahane and Netanyahu as aberrations in the short history of Israel, forgetting that most of the major wars of Israel against its neighbors were initiated and carried by those labeled as doves, including the latest two wars in Lebanon and Gaza.

The point is that in Zionist political Israel there are no hawks or doves; there are only different shades of racists, fascists, terrorists and colonialists. Some are more subtle than others in their racism, bigotry and fanaticism. The doves are only small isolated groups who will never control the political-military reigns in Israel.

The way Israel was created and conceived bore with it the seeds of its own destruction, based on the law of cause and effect. Open and aggressive fascists like Lieberman, Netanyahu and their likes might only hasten the final destruction of Israel, for it’s a natural law of history that those who live by the sword will perish by the sword!

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By Paolo, April 13, 2009 at 6:24 pm Link to this comment

Hate to break it to you folks who believe in supporting Israel at all costs, but Israel is an explicitly racist country.

My proof: Israel offers instantaneous citizenship (subject to the usual government board) to immigrating Jews, under the “Law of Return.” No such privilege exists for returning Palestinians, though they have lived in the Levant continuously since the time of the Judges, and before.

If Germany (for example) offered instantaneous citizenship to returning Aryans, but denied citizenship to everyone else, would that be racist? Yes? Then why is it not racist when Israel does it?

Avigdor Lieberman, a vile racist if ever there was one, is the logical product of Israeli society.

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By Shingo, April 13, 2009 at 5:38 pm Link to this comment

Ed Harges,

Attacks against American liberal Jews are unjustified.

People like Inherit the Wind want justic as much as we do and one can stil want justic and support Israel.

Yes, I agree that politicians like Perez are two faced charlatans, and I think that ITW would agree with you.  Just becasue the political opponents of Lieberman and Netenyahu are Perez and Livni, does not mean that these are the people that American liberal Jews see as the answer to the problem.  The sad thing about politics is that we are usually given false choices.

ITW and others like him are not responsible for who gets to run in Israel’s elections and more than we get to decide who runs in our elections.

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By Shingo, April 13, 2009 at 5:30 pm Link to this comment

Leo and rfidler,

The two of you are typical Zionist propagandists who litter bogs like these with lies.

Finkelstein Lobby, don’t expect any proof from these two.  They have none.  They will simply post baseless statements in order to shift the debate away from the vile extremists like Lierbeman.  I know how embarrassing it is for you that the true face of the Israeli leadership is now exposed.

Jason, the only lies and distortions as your own.  The crimes of Israel have been apmply documents by Western and Israeli journalists and historians, so don’t waste your time with revisionism here.

Hams is the undemocratically elected government in Gaza.  I know that you are your Israeli fellow travelers have no respect for democracy and human rights (when it comes to Arabs), but the rest of the world does.  If Hamas is a genocidal terrorist group, the Israel is surely a genocidal terrorist state. 

Land and population swapping is a nice term for ethnicity cleansing, which is a war crime and a crime against humanity. It is the forerunner to genocide.  It is based on rascism and facism, pure and simple.
>> And somehow nobody objects “ethnical cleansing” of all Jews from West Bank and Gaza!  Why is that, I wonder?

Did that happen AFTER 700,000 Arabs were enthusiastically cleansed from their homes in 1948? 

And being a supporter of ethnic cleansing, do you support this action when perpetrated on Jews?
Rfidler, if you are going o post lies, at least try to think them through logically.

>> The head of Hamas, which runs Gaza is a violent exremist, too, and the US still sends him aid. Why no complaints there?

Hamas is regarded in the US as a terrorist organization and thus has a policy of not funding Hamas.

>> Would that the peace-loving progressive left got so worked up over the explicit calls by Islamofascists for a worldwide judenrein.

The judenrein are the ones with the F-16 fighters planes and Apache helicopters who have been carrying out a genocide for 40 years. 

Jason!!,

>> After reading a several of his articles, I can rightfully conclude that Chris Hedges is # 1 Racist.

Of course you would.  As a Zionist extremist who is ideologically aligned with Leberman, any criticism of Israeli policies and murder is racism in your mind.
>> He is an ideological member of Hizbulla.

Hezbollah are a nationalistic movement dedicated to the liberation of Lebanon from Israeli occupation.  I know you are a big fan of military occupation, land theft, ethnic cleansing and genocide, but it just so happens that 99% of humanity is not.  So no, criticism of these policies in not racism.
You justify and support violence and hatred by Israel and yet accuse Hedges of inciting it.  It’s typical Orwellian psycology and it’s not working.

The likes of you and Rfidler are dwindling minority and it’s high times you were exposed for the extremists that you are.

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By badlawdog, April 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm Link to this comment

Truth is most Americans don’t care what happens over there- no dog in that fight. Life is too stressful here anyway, so why take on more stress? Thing that gets me is all the manipulation going on here in the US. Take for instance that $4/gallon gas last year as a result of secret traders in the commodities exchange deliberately creating a bull run on oil- out of thin air. Then what happens? Israel can suddenly afford a multi-billion dollar bombing spree in Palestine! Where’d they get all the money to do that? Connect those dots for us Mr. Hedges. Is there a relationship between other bull runs in the stock/commodities markets and military campaigns in Israel? Who always makes a killing just before these bubbles bust Mr. Hedges? Talk about all the pro-Israeli propaganda from both the right and the left here in the US (what they say and what they don’t). Talk about how those six million Jews, in the middle of the desert, surrounded by a billion Muslims, can afford all those high prices, bomb proof homes in all those illegal settlements. Best health care, best schools, best concrete walls, best everything. Simple fact is that there are only two concentrations of Jews on this planet. Here in the US and Israel. Why don’t you FOLLOW THE MONEY and connect those dots for us Mr. Hedges.

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By Old Geezer Pilot, April 13, 2009 at 4:29 pm Link to this comment
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truedigger3, you may be right.

While there is certainly no stated goal of making life in old Palestine so tough, miserable and untenable to the Palestinians that they have no option but to leave, if you look at the population statistics over the past 20 years, the nunber of Palestinians in Gaza and the WB have indeed declined.

Life is very hard there. Many do leave. I have a Palestinian friend who simply gave up and came here.

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By Yeheshua Ben Nechesh, April 13, 2009 at 3:53 pm Link to this comment
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Thank you, Mr. Hedges!

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By truedigger3, April 13, 2009 at 2:44 pm Link to this comment

Avigdor Lieberman is now voicing in public what was,
is and will always be the Israeli position.
That position is anexing all of old Palestine to
Israel and make life so tough, miserable and untennable to the Palestinians that they have no option but to leave.
Israe has no desire for real peace based on justice.
It is depending on brute force which in the end will
not be in its real interest.

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By Ed Harges, April 13, 2009 at 2:23 pm Link to this comment

Deluded American liberal Jews like Inherit the Wind are falling all over themselves to denounce the coming to power of Lieberman and Netanyahu: “If only those good, ‘liberal’ Israelis were still in power, we could have peace!”

Well, guess which Israeli liberal “good guy” has served up the most recent Israeli threat to attack Iran, effectively blackmailing the US to do it before Israel “has to” — or failing that, forcing the US to join what would rapidly become a massive new war against Iran in “defense” of Israel (something that even ITW admits is a crazy idea)?

Who, I ask again, is this crazy person making this fresh doomsday threat? Why it’s that wonderful, enlightened, Labor Party liberal, ]Shimon Peres!

Read all about it:

http://news.antiwar.com/2009/04/12/peres-raises-prospect-of-attacking-iran/

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By diamond, April 13, 2009 at 1:30 pm Link to this comment

They do a lot more than beat twelve year old boys. In a Reuters article from 9/9/08 (before the Gaza invasion, in other words) it states that the U.S. government approved three separate arms deals with Israel worth $330 million. In included 28,000 M72A7 66mm anti-armour weapons, 60,000 training rockets and other equipment valued at $80 million. The main contractor was Talley Defense, based in Mesa Arizona. The U.S. government also approved the sale of 1,000 GBU-9 small diameter bombs made by Boeing Co. in a deal valued at $77 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency which oversees arms sales approved the sale of three kits to upgrade Israel’s Patriot missile system, a deal valued at around $164 million. The kits are made by Raytheon, which has also made huge profits from the Iraq war and presumably also from the war in Afghanistan. A separate agreement was at this time also nearing completion to allow Lockheed to sell Israel 25 F-36 Joint Strike Fighters. We know what they used these weapons for. To kill the women and children of Gaza. Avigdor Liebermann used to be the unacceptable face of Israeli fascism and now he’s in the government. Hitler used to be a backroom brawler and a demented spruiker in pubs - but then he became Chancellor of Germany in a backroom political deal. I predict a similar scenario in Israel involving Liebermann, followed by a ‘final solution’ to the ‘Palestinian problem’. What corporation was it again that made the gas they used in the gas chambers? A nice little earner, I believe it was.

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By freddythefrog, April 13, 2009 at 12:52 pm Link to this comment

@Jason!!, April 13 at 8:47 am #

“After reading a several of his articles, I can rightfully conclude that Chris Hedges is # 1 Racist.”

Why? Because he doesn’t go along with Israeli racism?

“He is an ideological member of Hizbulla. Having spent much time living with their leaders, he is very skilled at spewing their racist talking points.”

Your point in the context of the article is what?

“He incites violence and hatred and promotes propoganda on behlf of a party who’s sole purpose is to destroy Israel.”

He does? A link please.

“Lets go look at Hizbulla cartoons shall we. Let us clearly see who the real racist are instead of the lies your commanders tell you to write.”

Let’s look at the graffiti the IDF leftin Gaza shall we? Let’s watch ‘Waltzing with Bashir’ shall we to see the way Israel treats is none Jewish citizens shall we?

As for the ‘lies’ he’s been told to write?
Go and read some Benny Morris, Avrahem Berg or the reports of B’tselem all written by Israelis, all critical of it’s politics, and also it’s policies towards Arabs. Are they Hizbullah pawns as well?
Look on YouTube at the phone vids taken by Arabs being attacked! Then tell me it’s all lies.
The acusations of racism, made by defenders of the indefensable, are like the boy who cried wolf now.
We read, we learn. We don’t believe you any more.

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By felicity, April 13, 2009 at 12:14 pm Link to this comment

Methinks the neocons are beginning to re-emerge from their dens of inequity. Could it be because Bibi is back on the throne?

I got some insight into how they think when one of them took issue with those of us who believe our Constitution is a living document.  (Of course, logically if it’s not living it’s dead and we’d better burn it, or bury it?)

And it is that same neocon belief that god’s promise to Abraham and his descendants that all the land between the Mediterranean and the Tigris (He wasn’t specific on the latitudes) was rightfully Jewish land continues to this day to be valid.  Like their belief in an unevolving Constitution, god’s promise to Abraham has not evolved.  It’s as valid, vital and workable today as it was 5000 years ago.

A lot more people than Arabs are going to have vacate an awful lot of real estate.

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By Shift, April 13, 2009 at 11:32 am Link to this comment

The U.S. needs to label Israel a terrorist state.

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By Ed Harges, April 13, 2009 at 11:29 am Link to this comment

This man’s rise is the logical outcome of what Israel fundamentally is.

Israel’s sole non-negotiable existential premise is racist by its very nature.

The other values historically espoused by liberal Jews have steadily and necessarily been stripped away like the seven veils, and Salome, the depraved beheader, is all that is left.

Somebody please give Salome a personality transplant.

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By Folktruther, April 13, 2009 at 11:23 am Link to this comment

Inherit most nearly represents the feelings and mainstream truth of the American-Jewish community.  In contrast. for example,  to the Zionist lemming Howard, or the journalist fanatic Sehpharad who provides damage control for whatever atrocities and massacres Israel commits.

Inherit is genuinely bothered by them, but he has been so indoctrinated in the sacred bullshit of Zionism and the mainstream American truth, like the American Jewish community, that he cannot conceive of actually supporting a geostrategy that puts pressure on Israel.  He more or less adopts the fake peace position of Sepharad’s group, Peace Now, and states he is for two states while continuing to support Israeli war and ethnic cleansing.

But he is finally appearing to realize that this is a death strategy.  It can only result in the death of the Israeli state, and in its death throes, the enormous and perhaps nuclear destruction it can inflict by the Sampson Option. 

So there is a Jewish group, Jews for Peace or sume such name, which pickets Israeli consulates and participates in boycotting and isolating Israel, as more American Jews realize the death strategy of Israeli and American Zionist leaders.

But this requires a form of class struggle, which is ideologically illegitimate in the US.  The Zionist power structure has gone continuously to the right historically. And successfully power-wise.  It now has put a Zionist president in power: Obama.  The Zionist lobby has an enormous amount of money, access to the media, and sophisticated political management.  It is leading Israel to destruction but it is doing so in a very effective way.  And financed by rich reactionary Jews who must be opposed on that basis.

It would help the Palestinians enormously if the Jewish community would help neutralize the Zionst Lobby funded primarily by rich Jews.  Indeed, it would help the Israeli people enormously.  But the Am Jewish population tends to identify with Jewish power rather than with the welfare of the Jewish people, being indoctrinated in a religious nationalism for many centuries.

That is why the American-Jewish population are so conflicted, mindless and braindead. The current reality conflicts with everything they have been indoctrianted with from childhood, when we are most impressionable, credulous and powerless to resist authority.  Opposing the Israeli power system, the Zionist power system, is profane, subverting the sacred bullshit of the Zionist and American truth traditions.

But as more Jews begin to understand the geostrategic implications, that will take more effective action.  Unfortunately, I don’t think Inherit will be among them.

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By lester333, April 13, 2009 at 11:08 am Link to this comment

ha. Israel is now fair and balanced. christ! how did these dung beetles work their way into society without self-destructing?  humanity is pointlless.

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By anon., April 13, 2009 at 10:40 am Link to this comment
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historically, the oppressed minority is ALLOWED to be violent and radical in the face of their oppressors.

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By Inherit The Wind, April 13, 2009 at 10:24 am Link to this comment

The only hope I have is that Israelis will very quickly come to their senses and realize that Netanyahu and Liberman are a deadly combination, and may well be fatal to Israel’s survival.
Kehane actively and clearly advocated an Israel similar to the Islamic Republic of Iran, or like the Taliban.  That was what he wanted and advocated.  Kehane said that Judaism and Democracy could not co-exist—you had a Judaic Sanhedran ruling everything according to Torah and Talmud (as he viewed them) or you had a democracy.

This is no different than the Taliban’s determination that Sheik Omar is the decider of Shariah and they then follow his will.  So a girl victimized by rape MUST be an adulturess (especially after the rapist swears on the Koran he didn’t rape her) and she’s stoned to death.

Soon we may see the Kehane-ites advocating slaughtering animals on the alter again after 2000 years.  Even orthodox Jews ask that disdainfully of the Moshiach-crazy Chasidim.  “Are you going to kill animals on the alter???”

I think these are sadder days for Israel than even the pit of George W. Botch was for America the last 8 years. 

However, as a parliamentary democracy, Israel CAN have elections moved up of the public demands it.  But I think there will be rioting in the streets as the ultra-Orthodox throw stones at anyone who opposes them and shrieks “NAZI!” at them.  They’ve done it before.

Will ordinary people finally stand up to these fanatical nuts?  Unlike the Arab side, the Jews STILL have a chance to put these bastards down before THEY arm themselves and start terrorizing their fellows the way Hezbollah and Hamas do, and even the way Al Fatah did.  Otherwise they will end up the same.

Now, of course, we will see: Are Obama and Clinton tough enough to hold a tight check-rein on What-a-Yahoo and Evilman?

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By MeHere, April 13, 2009 at 9:49 am Link to this comment

I’m in agreement with most of the comments I read.  The new Israeli foreign minister is an ugly appointment. But let’s not deceive ourselves.  The basic direction of Israeli policies through the years hasn’t changed with one candidate or another. It is similar to our situation with the two ruling parties, with one sounding brutally honest and the other one claiming to be for “change.”  After all is said and done, most important things remain the same and both populations keep supporting the same type of leadership and their policies. Israel and the US are allies regardless of who is in government.  Until there is some fundamental change in this equation, things will remain much the same except for some sporadic gestures towards progress.

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By Leo, April 13, 2009 at 9:19 am Link to this comment
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Please spare us from your horror stories. They are all lies and distortions.

I don’t think that requiring that Arab members of Knesset (sic!) that openly support Hamas and other genocidal terrorist groups should be prosecuted for treason is THAT rasist.

And suggesting land and population swapping (praciced nicely when Cyprus ethnic conflict was resolved) has NOTHING to do with RASIZM or Kahane.

And somehow nobody objects “ethnical cleansing” of all Jews from West Bank and Gaza!  Why is that, I wonder?

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By Big Wave Dave, April 13, 2009 at 9:09 am Link to this comment
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I can imagine Rfidler’s report to the international police after a violent mugging…

“Why do all the other witnesses criticize the Izzy the Mugger? Did they see nothing else besides his swinging of the baseball bat? Why is no one pointing their finger at Pali the Victim? After all, as he laid there on the ground he cursed Izzy and threw a handful of gravel at him. Were Pali’s actions not also those of a violent man? How would you like gravel in your face? What put so much hate for Izzy into the hearts of the witnesses? Was it something they were taught as children?”

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By Finkelstein Lobby, April 13, 2009 at 8:49 am Link to this comment
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To rfidler,

Where is your evidence that the US provides financial assistance to the Head of Hamas? I hardly think that the Israeli Lobby would have approved of this, and of course we all know that no-one in the US can do anything without running it by AIPAC et al first… The rest of the world is fully aware of the fact that the US (along with the EU) CUT OFF AID to the Palestinians after Hamas was democratically elected in 2006. Here is my proof: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4718616.stm

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By davide, April 13, 2009 at 8:43 am Link to this comment
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Lieberman, Netanyahu and Likud are the heirs and creations of Begin and the Irgun. Albert Einstein, Hannah Arendt and others had it right in 1948 when they denounced Begin and the Irgun (in the New York Times, no less) as fascist, racist and terrorist.  Nothing has changed and nothing will until the people of this country and their political leaders view Israel and its government through the prism of U.S. interests and not AIPAC’s looking glass.

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By photoshock, April 13, 2009 at 7:28 am Link to this comment

The problem as I see it is this; Avigdor Lieberman, is the most virulent and anti-social racist that exists in the land of Israel.
If he is the one to make policy, then G-d help the Israelis, for he alone will isolate Israel from the rest of the Western World. Not only will he isolate Israel, but Israel will lose all its friends in the
US.
Jews in the US are openly rebelling against the ideas of the Kach Party, and the comments of Avigdor Lieberman are drawing criticism from the most ardent admirers of Israel. If he continues in this position as Foreign Minister, then there will be no redemption
of Israel’s position in the world. For he will make sure that the position of Israel, is us against them,
we stand alone against the world.
Why did the people of Israel, smart people of the book, elect enough people from the most extremely racist party in Israel?  Israel as a nation needs its
head examined for signs of sociopathy and the need to
isolate themselves from the rest of the world.
The first thing that must happen in the fight against
this racist and bigoted man, and the country that wanted him in power, cut off all aid from the US, and
deal with Israel as it should have been dealt with after the 1967 war, a rogue nation, that cares not one whit about the rest of the world. If this is done
quickly and swiftly, then you will see the Israeli government fall quickly and without fail.

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By rico, suave, April 13, 2009 at 7:10 am Link to this comment

greenferret:

The head of Hamas, which runs Gaza is a violent exremist, too, and the US still sends him aid. Why no complaints there?

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By RdV, April 13, 2009 at 6:59 am Link to this comment

We enabled this by our unconditional support—financial and political - of Israel.
It will ultimately be bad for Israel—and by extension, bad for Jews—especially if they continue to support war crimes atrocity in their name—claiming themselves as the perennial victim as cover- and bad for the US and it’s future security and moral standing on the world stage.

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By Dave Schwab, April 13, 2009 at 6:54 am Link to this comment

Of course there are violent extremists on both sides; that’s not news to anyone. However, this is a violent extremist as the Israeli foreign minister. I think the right time to cut off US military aid to Israel is about… now.

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By SteveK9, April 13, 2009 at 6:52 am Link to this comment

The Gaza campaign shows that criticism of Israel from the United States government is not to be expected, now or ever.

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By rico, suave, April 13, 2009 at 6:30 am Link to this comment

Jason!!: Thanks

Would that the peace-loving progressive left got so worked up over the explicit calls by Islamofascists for a worldwide judenrein.

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By Thomas O. Anderson, April 13, 2009 at 5:59 am Link to this comment

For those who pay attention to the Rachel Corries, Tristan Andersons, and Avigdor Liebermans of the world, it is all too clear that Zionism has become the modern day equivalent of Nazism.

A two-state solution for the Middle East is now as imprudent and irresponsible as though awarding Hitler’s Aryans half of Germany after WWII.

The “pure” state of Israel is not to be bargained with… it’s to be DEFEATED.

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By Jason!!, April 13, 2009 at 5:47 am Link to this comment

After reading a several of his articles, I can rightfully conclude that Chris Hedges is # 1 Racist.

He is an ideological member of Hizbulla. Having spent much time living with their leaders, he is very skilled at spewing their racist talking points.

He incites violence and hatred and promotes propoganda on behlf of a party who’s sole purpose is to destroy Israel.

Lets go look at Hizbulla cartoons shall we. Let us clearly see who the real racist are instead of the lies your commanders tell you to write.

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By Lou, April 13, 2009 at 5:45 am Link to this comment
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Hedges is too kind to Israel. It has always been this way, as anyone who remembers the brutal bombing of Beirut in 1982 can attest. It is only because (big surprise here) that Israel has enjoyed total control of the American “news media” that the myth of “democratic” Israel has existed for so long. We saw the neo con media spin for their client, the Republic of Georgia last year.
The internet has been a disaster for the Israel Lobby. They lost their total control over the minds of already intelligence-challenged Americans. I do not expect anything to change in the United States.  Congress will continue to hand over massive amount of American tax payer dollars as well as the latest, deadliest American weapons to use on the prisoners of the Gaza Strip known as the Palestinians. And the American news media will again complain about the “arab terrorists” daring to resist having white phosphorus dumped on their families and homes.

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By Shingo, April 13, 2009 at 5:13 am Link to this comment

At last, the true face of Israel will now become so blatant, that even her stauchest defendenders will no lopnger be able to claim any morality as a basis for their position.

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By Daro, April 13, 2009 at 5:00 am Link to this comment
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If only it was that straightforward(!) Netanyahu and Lieberman’s goals are the same. The strategy will be to use Lieberman as the bad-cop pinyata for the media so that Bibi’s own (and equally racist) policies can be driven through on the quiet to the point of no recourse.

i.e. Lieberman will eventually be kicked out as a gesture of “heart-rending compromise” for which, in return, a 100,000 settlements will have been given the go-ahead.

Bait-and-switch… again.

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