Monday, January 11, 2010

HuffPo User Profile: Sentientbeing09

In recent months Sentientbeing09 has really emerged as one of the leaders in the Huffington Post anti-Israel brigade. He is present on almost every thread, and in reviewing his comment history, I have found that he rarely if ever comments on anything but Israel related threads. In terms of arguments, he really doesn’t bring anything new to the table. What’s unusual is that he spams the same comments over and over, though usually across different threads so it isn’t noticed. Of course, he also uses the same arguments we always see: Israel’s occupation is illegal, the Palestinians’ “resistance” fighting isn’t, the rockets are harmless, etc. He also is a big advocate of the “boycott Israel” point of view, and spams comments telling people to do that. Naturally, he insults and belittles anyone who disagrees with him as well, though many of those comments were deleted before I got to them.

One quick thing before I get to the comments. SB at one point made the following claim when challenged:
Sentientbeing09
I don't hate Israel. I think the words you're looking for are 'mildly critical of Israeli policies' particularly those of Likudniks and the Neanderthal Israeli settlers. My feelings towards Israel _the country_ are indifferent.
Well, it didn’t take very long before I found comments in which he called Israel "a rogue state," "a faux democracy," "a charity case," ""a state based on ethnic identity," "backward," "a brutal occupying rogue state" and "a pariah state," "a GENUINE rogue state," " and a modern artificial invention. He also claims that Israel itself "has terrorist elements," and compares it with "Al Qaeda.” It also "pretentiously claims to be a westernized democracy," but the implication is that it isn’t one.  He also describes the Israeli people as “loons,” and "foreign occupiers," who are "beyond help [and] live on a different planet." Finally, he endorsed a view that stated: “the Israeli culture is an inhumane culture; it is an aggressive, racist, pretentious culture based on one simple principle: steal what does not belong to in order to then claim its appropriation.” He recently claimed that "Israel is backward, self-absorbed and aggressive," and there are plenty more, as you will see.

As for his claim that he is only “mildly critical of Israel’s policies,” just take a look at the posts below and see if that is yet another half-truth.



Sentientbeing09
Netanyahu Defies Obama On Israeli Settlement Freeze
Israel ignores international law. It promotes apartheid as a form of social control. It commits war crimes. It develops undeclared nuclear weapons. Its a rogue state by any definition you choose. The US should end its support of Israel. [Posted first becuse it pretty much sums up SB’s viewpoint on the subject.]
posted May 26, 2009 at 20:30:52
 
Sentientbeing09
What are you claiming here exactly?
If Jews become athiests they stop becoming Jews?
[click for context, it's very interesting]

Useful Idiots
Israel is backward, self-absorbed and aggressive. Its policies towards the population it occupies are grotesque, and its border expansion policies are 500 years out of date.
Support of Israel by European states and organizations has no place in the 21st century. It deserves no more support from Europe.
It is a drain on the US tax payer and its policies in occupied areas are a complete humanitarian disaster, and create a further burden for international aid agencies and support groups.

Israeli Officers Cancel UK Trip For Fear Of Arrest For War Crimes
Any free cash I get this year will be going straight to the Boycott Israel campaign. Sorry.
posted Jan 06, 2010 at 03:53:29
Israeli Officers Cancel UK Trip For Fear Of Arrest For War Crimes
Israel brought it on themselves. If you cant do the time...
posted Jan 06, 2010 at 00:20:52
Israeli Officers Cancel UK Trip For Fear Of Arrest For War Crimes
Ridiculous. Everyone in Britain supports this [Ha!] and many millions more people across Europe and the world. There was public outrage when the UK gubmint apologized to Livni.
posted Jan 06, 2010 at 00:19:48
Fear of Fair Trials Fuels the Israeli Offensive Against 'Lawfare'
Israel started the ball rolling when they killed all those kids. The only people attempting to manipulate these cases are the Knesset by putting diplomatic pressure on EU governments.
posted Jan 05, 2010 at 20:50:53
Fear of Fair Trials Fuels the Israeli Offensive Against 'Lawfare'
Oh get some perspective will you.
posted Jan 05, 2010 at 21:00:00
Fear of Fair Trials Fuels the Israeli Offensive Against 'Lawfare'
I-O-F = Israeli Occupation Forces [Explains a lot]
posted Jan 05, 2010 at 20:41:36
Fear of Fair Trials Fuels the Israeli Offensive Against 'Lawfare'
I see no distinction between Israelis arresting and deporting suspected Nazi war criminals to Israel to answer international charges of war crimes and IOF officers being arrested on EU soil to answer charges of war crimes. The distinction escapes me. [How about the distinction that ISRAELIS AREN'T NAZIS?!]
posted Jan 05, 2010 at 20:18:43
Fear of Fair Trials Fuels the Israeli Offensive Against 'Lawfare'
Oh dear. Somebody's deleting comments again. Lonelygod is that you? Naughty naughty, [LOL! Yez, I man!pulates the internetz!!! Phear my mad blogging skilz!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!]
posted Jan 05, 2010 at 19:19:12
Fear of Fair Trials Fuels the Israeli Offensive Against 'Lawfare'
As a private individual, the burden of proof is quite low for me. Witness statements from thousands of Palestinian civilians, independent video evidence, photographs and testimonies from IOF soldiers and lots and lots of dead kids is enough for me. I don't really need a witness statement from Livni or any other Israeli leader.
posted Jan 05, 2010 at 19:10:15
Fear of Fair Trials Fuels the Israeli Offensive Against 'Lawfare'
You forgot Hasbara #3: "When in doubt change the subject and divert the thread"
posted Jan 05, 2010 at 18:56:52
Responding to the Critics on Israel and Airport Security
All Palestinians want is freedom, identity and self-determination. All the things Israel provides for itself. Its not "everything" and its not much to ask for at all. Israelis cant expect Arab states to legitimize Israel when they're denying Palestinians the same rights they provide for themselves. Its no wonder they're despised in the region.
posted Jan 04, 2010 at 22:39:23
Israel's 10 Worst Errors of the Decade
Israeli settlers had no right to build residential neighborhoods in Gaza. They never had any legitimacy. They had no rights. Good riddance. [Not even *human rights*?]
posted Jan 04, 2010 at 17:45:20
Black Man Rising: President Obama and the Anti-Defamation League's "African-American Issue"
The ADL also likes to destroy the careers of Jewish professors critical of Israel. Now it seems that they loftily consider their opinions on nuclear technology and nuclear energy worth listening to as well. Hard to define that as an grass-roots equality and race issue. They should just register as yet another pro-Israel lobbying organization and be done with it.
posted Jan 04, 2010 at 11:25:47
Gaza Freedom March: What We've Accomplished So Far
Unfortunately Juicy, this is a pasted cookie-cutter comment youve obviously either been sent via a Hasbara chain letter or simply copied from another site. I've already dubunked a word-for-word identical post in a previous thread here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-harris/what-israel-can-teach-the_b_408720.html?show_comment_id=37371003#comment_37371003 Youre welcome!
What Israel Can Teach the World About Airport Security
Israel creates terrorism. But you knew that, right?
posted Jan 03, 2010 at 06:00:19
Israeli Troops Kill 6 Palestinians
The settler movement is a state-sponsored paramilitary organization with a nuclear umbrella and they use their families as human shields. They certainly are terrorists. They are a useless drag on the peace process. They are the worst Israel has to offer and they have no legitimacy.
posted Jan 03, 2010 at 05:47:58
Israeli Troops Kill 6 Palestinians
We only have the word of the IOF on that. The IOF are known to target and execute half-naked men, unarmed men and in their beds. "He made a suspicious movement" = "He woke up"
posted Jan 03, 2010 at 05:36:16
What Israel Can Teach the World About Airport Security
Few here deny Israels right to exist.. If Israelis want to build a country nobody's stopping them. They just cant build it on top of other peoples land, demolish their houses, steal their water, steal their natural resources, kill the residents and build a wall around it. [The Palestinians can, however...]
posted Jan 02, 2010 at 21:44:47
Israeli Troops Kill 6 Palestinians
Well. The two Palestinians killed last week were lying in their beds at home and unarmed. They were executed by the IOF. The IOF admitted they found no weapons. [Interesting because those two Palestinians had also just murdered a rabbi. They were also given the option to surrender and refused. Yet SB can't be bothered to mention that. What a surprise.]
posted Jan 02, 2010 at 17:55:44
Israeli Troops Kill 6 Palestinians
I'm denying nothing. The only denial here is that settlers are terrorists. The settler movement is a state-sponsored paramilitary organization with a nuclear umbrella.
posted Jan 02, 2010 at 15:37:09
Fighting Hate...With Hate?
The occupation, the militant settler movement, collective punishment and military aggression generates more enemies for Israel than anything else. Take some repsonsibility for once. [How ironic.]
posted Jan 02, 2010 at 08:24:12
Egypt Cracks Down On Foreign Protesters Traveling To Gaza
Finkelstein's comparisons are even more powerful http://www.normanfinkelstein.com/deutschland-uber-alles/ [Link compares Israel with the Nazis. One can assume that SB agrees since he reposted it.]
posted Dec 31, 2009 at 15:49:23
Egypt Cracks Down On Foreign Protesters Traveling To Gaza
Imagine how many there would have been in the future if Israel hadn't killed all those kids last year.
posted Dec 30, 2009 at 21:11:34
Egypt Cracks Down On Foreign Protesters Traveling To Gaza
Don't fall asleep near an IDF checkpoint or you may find one of your kidneys on ebay. [Blood libel.]
posted Dec 30, 2009 at 21:09:01
Living Under the Bombing of Gaza
They weren't victims until Israel decided to become relentlessly self-interested oppressors.
posted Dec 30, 2009 at 18:57:12
Living Under the Bombing of Gaza
The cardboard rockets fired into Israel are noisy, smelly, smoky and they scare cats. We will find these terrorist cat scarers. [Explains literally everything.]
posted Dec 30, 2009 at 15:46:46
Living Under the Bombing of Gaza
What are you smoking
posted Dec 30, 2009 at 15:38:42
Palestinians Mark One-Year Anniversary Of Gaza War With Protests
Yeah you people. Apologists, sympathizers and cheerleaders.
posted Dec 30, 2009 at 07:14:41
Israel To Build 700 Apartments In East Jerusalem
Is it so hard to accept that Israel is hemorrhaging international support because of its behavior? Israel becoming a pariah state. A direct outcome of its own choices and its own route it has carved out in the last 40 years. Take some responsibility instead of blaming the whole world. The anti-Semitism shtick is tiresome. Its an overused and worthless excuse.
posted Dec 29, 2009 at 11:27:52
Fighting Hate...With Hate?
"Personally, I can't get over the fact that the Huffington Post is allowing someone with such hostile views toward Israel and possibly pro-Hamas sympathies to write here." This isn't Gates of Vienna. Maybe you're confused. This is an open website. Any views expressed here are those of the posters. There are plenty of reasons to be critical and hostile to Israel. Specifically its treatment of Palestinian civilians, relentless Israeli intransigence and aggression, and humanitarian issues. Maybe you think Israel is special and is exempt from criticism. Many here do not. Far from it. Many people here and around the world have every right to listen to anybody. That includes Hamas, their supporters, or anybody who elected Hamas to power. Sorry Israel sucks so much, dude. [What was that about liking Israel but disliking it's "policies"?]
posted Dec 29, 2009 at 11:11:11
Israeli Troops Kill 6 Palestinians
Nobody believes what the IOF says anymore. Its populated with liars and murderers. Its summary judgement and execution. Guilty while being Palestinian.
posted Dec 28, 2009 at 07:48:53
Living Under the Bombing of Gaza
Every hotel bedroom has a nice view of the stars - uninterrupted by any roofs. But don't fall asleep near an IDF checkpoint or you'll wake up with a kidney missing. [x2]
posted Dec 24, 2009 at 08:05:37
Pre-Genocidal Hate: How the Internet Supersized a Medieval Big Lie
"Hurt" US soldiers? Don't you mean "blown up with napalm, shot and killed"? Not only that, specific US emergency radio frequencies were jammed and lifeboats containing injured US personnel were shot at and evacuees killed. A war crime. You defense seems to be "Why would Israel do it? Its an outrageous claim!" Yet they did. [Trying to make the case that the Liberty incident is a war crime. Streeetch.]
posted Dec 24, 2009 at 05:25:41
CIA Working With Palestinian Security Agents Known For Torturing Hamas Supporters
I've never understood Israel's obsession with being recognized, though I suspect recognition is a self-serving attempt to validate the illegal and illegitimate Israeli occupation of Palestine and to also short-circuit any rights-of-return for Palestinian refugees ejected by Israel. I hope it never happens. ["Policies" vs. "Existence."]
posted Dec 19, 2009 at 21:18:56
CIA Working With Palestinian Security Agents Known For Torturing Hamas Supporters
Israel denies Palestine's right to exist . It doesn't deserve recognition from Palestinians. [Apparently a right to exist is something you *earn* as opposed to, you know, a *right.*]
posted Dec 19, 2009 at 02:06:38
CIA Working With Palestinian Security Agents Known For Torturing Hamas Supporters
If you are familiar whatsoever with Breaking the Silence you'll know that the anonymous sources are uniformed IDF officers. An IDF soldier would have to be insane to publicly attach his name and implicate Israeli war criminals. They are brave enough even testifying. You should respect that and be grateful. They show morality. A quality that seems to lacking in modern Israelis. Particularly political and religious leaders.
posted Dec 19, 2009 at 02:03:40
CIA Working With Palestinian Security Agents Known For Torturing Hamas Supporters
Was that movie taken before Israel killed all those Gazan kids?
posted Dec 18, 2009 at 20:19:50
CIA Working With Palestinian Security Agents Known For Torturing Hamas Supporters
Israel targets civilians. Does that seem right to you? [In the subsequent thread, SB was asked to back up this slanderous claim. Of course, he could not.]
posted Dec 18, 2009 at 19:07:38
Being Anti-Israel and Anti-Zionist Is the "New Anti-Semitism"
Lobbying and control become inseparable and indistinct when congressmen _are_ the lobbyists. Often there is no difference. [Zionists ruling Congress.]
posted Dec 18, 2009 at 11:27:17
Israel: British Arrest Warrant For Tzipi Livni Threatens Ties
hmmm. Not a very precise platform for assault is it? Where's the targeted killings Israel is so proud of? Looks more like civilian "shock and awe" to me. Looks more like terrorism. The only people safe are the invisible people you claim are in the buildings. The ones being targeted with an open-air anti-personnel weapon
posted Dec 18, 2009 at 07:36:52
Obama at Oslo: Israel Exempt From International Standards
Israeli settlers are illegal and illegitimate. They have no rights. They have no of residency while they retain Israeli passports and remain members of the Israeli military.. If they wish to stay they can give up their Israeli passports and apply for Palestinian citizenship [Again, rights are now something you earn. But only for Israelis.]
posted Dec 17, 2009 at 20:51:27
Israeli Police Officer Beaten, Seriously Injured By Settlers
You cant be serious. Without international aid Israelis would still be living in tents, drinking out of rivers and herding goats. Saudi Arabia doesn't receive aid. In fact, its one of the largest donors of foreign aid. Second only to the US. All that oil see?
posted Dec 17, 2009 at 00:14:13
Israeli Police Officer Beaten, Seriously Injured By Settlers
Too rich. Israel survives on handouts, charitable foundations and foreign aid. Hardly worthy of smug, gushing praise.
posted Dec 17, 2009 at 00:04:24
Israeli Police Officer Beaten, Seriously Injured By Settlers
No it does not! There are many reasons to hold Israel to a higher standard. The first is that it is an occupying power and it is LEGALLY OBLIGATED to protect people living under its occupation. Palestinians are not an occupying power and no such occupiers obligation is defined for them. Secondly, as many here are so proud of boasting ad infinitum Israel is a democracy. Democracies have a higher standard and level of expectation applied to them. Israels smug, gushing pride of being a democracy is self-evident. Yet when criticized, posters here scream "What about Somalia?" "What about Darfur?" , "What about this?", "What about that?", "What about that other broken ass state in god knows where?". Yet none of them are democracies. I even find demonization of Israelis difficult to swallow as a form of anti-Semitism. Again, as many posters here are so quick to promote, Israel as a mixed state and not purely Jewish. Is criticism of Arab Likudniks anti-Semitism now?
posted Dec 16, 2009 at 23:52:30
Israel: British Arrest Warrant For Tzipi Livni Threatens Ties
Be honest. You couldn't care less about other suspects and crimes. Its just an excuse. Its an attempt to throw unrelated chaff into the issue. You're just reflexively defending Livni. You're not interested in justice or fairness or guilt or the rule of law. Its the last thing on your mind. and by the way, Livni IS the drunk driver. NOT the speeder.
posted Dec 16, 2009 at 23:30:54
Israel: British Arrest Warrant For Tzipi Livni Threatens Ties
The creation of Hezbollah was in response to Israeli occupation and Hamas is an Israeli invention. Their creation has nothing to do with religious fervor.
posted Dec 16, 2009 at 16:40:56
Being Anti-Israel and Anti-Zionist Is the "New Anti-Semitism"
Wow! Good work. There are a number of anti-anti-Semites active on these boards, regularly slinging accusations around like confetti in response to any realistic, rational criticism of Israel. However mild. The anti-anti-Semites need to make a choice. They can either use "anti-Semitism" to fit their political agenda, or they can use it as a term of condemnation, but they cant do both. Theres a particularly enlightening book of essays discussing this issue "The Politics of Anti-Semitism" http://www.amazon.com/Politics-Anti-Semitism-Alexander-Cockburn/dp/1902593774 "[quote]" [Referencing Alexander Cockburn]
posted Dec 16, 2009 at 15:32:35
Israel's Fictional "Undivided Jerusalem."
Can you hear the train coming Oleg? Its in the distance, certainly. But its definitely on its way. I can hear the tracks humming. It'll be on top of us all very soon. All aboard the sanctions train! Shotgun!
posted Dec 15, 2009 at 22:05:08
Israel's Fictional "Undivided Jerusalem."
Well they deserve sanctions on that basis alone... [Collective punishment of Gaza is a war crime. Collective punishment of Israel is awesome and worthy of "popcorn." Hypocrisy.]
posted Dec 16, 2009 at 11:24:26
Israel: British Arrest Warrant For Tzipi Livni Threatens Ties
The cardboard rockets fired from Gaza are noisy, smoky, smelly and they scare cats. We will find these terrorist cat scarers. [x2]
posted Dec 15, 2009 at 21:44:55
Israel: British Arrest Warrant For Tzipi Livni Threatens Ties
Israel doesn't distinguish between combatants and civilians. Thats why they're guilty of war crimes.
posted Dec 15, 2009 at 21:43:19
Obama at Oslo: Israel Exempt From International Standards
Simply quoting you word for word, racist.
posted Dec 15, 2009 at 19:47:37
Israel: British Arrest Warrant For Tzipi Livni Threatens Ties
1500 corpses should be evidence to begin with.
posted Dec 15, 2009 at 19:20:22
Obama at Oslo: Israel Exempt From International Standards
A state based on ethnic identity? Israel - eagerly blazing a trail and leading the world onward into the 19th century. The worlds only democracy based on race. [It's not.] [What was that about criticizing Israel's *policies* but not Israel itself?]
posted Dec 15, 2009 at 11:05:21
Europe's Next Step Regarding Jerusalem
I find your posts rambling and difficult to follow streams-of-conciousness. Forgive me for not addressing every point. Gazans cant even get childrens crayons and food through the Israeli blockade and youre blaming them for not having self-sufficiency, education, ambition, motivation and goals. Explain how Palestinians are supposed to generate a vibrant economy with Israels foot on their neck? Ill tell you how. They cant. Its impossible. Youve offered nothing of any value with your "advice". The sooner serious sanctions start against Israel the better. It can happen too soon.
posted Dec 13, 2009 at 15:16:03
Europe's Next Step Regarding Jerusalem
What relevance has standard of living when you’re living under foreign occupation? They can have an equal or HIGHER standard of living without tanks, armed soldiers and fascist settlers throwing rocks in their neighborhoods. If Palestinians have any standard of living at all, it is with no thanks to Israelis. They provide nothing.
posted Dec 12, 2009 at 18:52:10
Europe's Next Step Regarding Jerusalem
What are you talking about? This is a positive step towards a boycott of the Israeli economy. Its excellent news. Palestinians are already living at subsistence level. Any serious boycott and divestment of Israel will surely affect them far less than Israelis in the occupied territories and in Tel Aviv and the suburbs. Israel cant afford not to blink if a boycott gains momentum. The militant settlers like to define a term called "price tag" paid by the Palestinians for Israels removal of the illegal settlements. Well theres an alternative 'price tag' if they stay. Seriously. Are the illegal Israeli settlements looking like like such a good investment as they did ten years ago? You can trivialize and dismiss the talk of boycotts all you wish but the demands for action are getting louder. I know you can hear them. Nervous much? [There are more posts like this one advocating collective punishment of Israel. Too many to copy.]
posted Dec 12, 2009 at 08:07:12
Making an American "Impenetrable Underground Wall" the Laughing Stock of the World -- Leave to the People of Gaza
Sderot isn't even the same ballpark as the Israeli aggression perpetrated in Gaza by Israel.
posted Dec 11, 2009 at 13:20:12
Settlers Protest In Jerusalem Against Building Ban
Because Palestinians don't get funding for housing in occupied territories by wealthy American activists and aid groups. They also don't receive 3 Billion dollars in US government aid every year. They don't get Israeli government handouts and they don't have unobstructed access to paved roads, basic building materials and fuel. [SB demonstrating his ignorance about UNRWA]
posted Dec 09, 2009 at 18:26:08
Washington Can Give An Israeli Attack On Iran The Red Light
When Israel attacked Lebanon, some of the first targets bombed by Israeli aircraft were civilian road bridges 200 miles from the border. No Hezbollah there. They also bombed civilian TV and radio stations as some of the primary targets. The reason civilian casualties were so high in Lebanon was because of the simple reason that Israel directly attacked civilians.
posted Nov 30, 2009 at 17:26:58
Palestine After Abbas
Israel unilaterally declared independence in 1948 with far less support and validity than Palestine currently has. Palestine is far more advanced along the road to self-determination and far more organized than fledgeling Israel and the zionists were at that time. Recognition of Israel isnt a requirement for any state to be independent. They are not obliged to recognize Israels illigitimate claims and neither are they obligated to recognize France, Brazil or New Zealand. Consecutive Israeli governments over decades have proven the only goal they have is to pour sand into the gears of the peace process and allow a disproportionate level of influence by the settler movement. Palestinians deserve self-determination, identity and security. All the things Israel provides for itself. [By the way, the Quartet disagrees. They think that the Palestinians must recognize Israel as one of the first steps toward a peace agreement.]
posted Nov 29, 2009 at 16:21:08
Netanyahu's Stubbornness On Settlements Produces American Call For 1967 Borders
Israel was established in 1948 - Not 're-established' A couple thousand nomadic goat herders living in tents and wandering around the desert isnt a state. The state of Israel is a modern invention. [This comment is spammed again at least five times across different threads.]
posted Nov 28, 2009 at 12:26:55
Israeli Prisoner Exchange With Hamas: A Necessary Deal With The Devil?
Maybe Israel should recognize Palestine. Ive never understood Israels obsession with being recognized, though I suspect recognition is a self-serving attempt to validate the illegal and illigitimate Israeli occupation of Palestine and to also short-circuit any rights-of-return for Palestinan refugees ejected by Israel. I hope it never happens. On the prisoner release negotiations I would be interested to know how many of the thousand Israeli prisoners are children. Israel breaks international law with their arrest, their interrogation, their treatment and their incarceration of child prisoners. Many children are arrested and held without Israel informing their familes and often questioned without the presence of a family member or lawyer. So Shalit hasnt been visited by Red Cross representative. So what? Israels treatment of child captives proves they have no moral highground on this matter. It only reinforces their duplicity and hypocrisy' [What Israel is. What Israel does. Yadda yadda yadda.]
posted Nov 26, 2009 at 05:11:40
Israel Readying New Cutting-Edge Arms To Meet Iran Challenge
Israel doesnt get a free pass because it claims to be a democracy. The election status of Israeli leaders is irrelevant. Israels policy against the Palestinians and the occupied territories hasnt changed in decades whomever was in charge. They deserve no more support until the illigitimate and illegal occupation is ended. [So now it *claims* to be a democracy, but really isn't one?]
posted Nov 25, 2009 at 19:29:06
Israel Readying New Cutting-Edge Arms To Meet Iran Challenge
Palestinians are in refugee camps in Jordan and elsewhere because Israel evicted them from their land at gunpoint and wont let them return. Thanks to US aid, Israel can divert money from other sectors in its economy to fund the occupation and settler movement. US aid to Israel needs to stop. Sanctions need to start. They dont deserve anymore political or financial support. [Retelling the Arab side of the history as fact is not surprising. Advocating collective punishment isn't surprising either.]
posted Nov 25, 2009 at 19:11:51
Iran Begins War Games To Protect Nuclear Facilities
Most Jews live outside Israel, theyll never live in Israel and proud of the countries they live in. Many Jews oppose Israels disastrous unilateral policies and it doesnt make them any less Jewish. Its obviously you who doesnt 'get it'. [Speaking for Jews.]
posted Nov 23, 2009 at 17:28:13
Gilad Schalit Deal: Israel May Swap 1,000 Palestinian Prisoners For Soldier Held By Hamas
Ok. Ill it answer for you seeing as you insist avoiding the question. Throwing stones at tanks isnt attempted murder. In 2008 the most common charge faced by Palestinian children detained by Israeli forces in Occupied Palestinian Territory was for throwing stones. In 26.7% of cases handled by DCI-Palestine during the year, the charge was stone throwing. [NOT ATTEMPTED MURDER] It is not uncommon during the arrest process for Israeli soldiers to strike Palestinian children with their weapons whilst laughing and humiliating them. When clashes occur near the Wall between stone throwing Palestinian children and Israeli soldiers, the soldiers tend to respond by arresting any child in the vicinity, regardless of whether that child was actually involved in any unrest or not. The threshold of evidence required before an Israeli soldier arrests a child on suspicion of throwing stones is so low in some cases as to suggest the existence of a policy of collective punishment, rather than any serious attempt to identify those actually involved in any unrest. All forms of collective punishment are prohibited by the Fourth Geneva Convention. In what is usually a terrifying experience, many Palestinian children are arrested by Israeli forces from their beds in the early hours before dawn by heavily armed soldiers. These children are rarely told why they are being arrested, where they are being taken, and in some cases are not even permitted to say goodbye to their parents http://www.dci-pal.org/english/publ/research/CPReport.pdf,
posted Nov 23, 2009 at 16:54:28 [Posted to show his distaste with collective punishment when it isn't against Israel.]
Gilad Schalit Deal: Israel May Swap 1,000 Palestinian Prisoners For Soldier Held By Hamas
On what fantasy planet is throwing stones at Israeli tanks attempted murder? [Do the Palestinians only throw rocks at tanks? BTW, this comment was posted word for word a few other times.]
posted Nov 23, 2009 at 15:32:24
Israel Angers U.S. With Plan To Build New Homes In The West Bank
The soldier was wearing a uniform of an illegally occupying power Hes a prisoner.
posted Nov 19, 2009 at 00:22:34
Israel Angers U.S. With Plan To Build New Homes In The West Bank
Its the first time ive seen it and Its outrageous. It should be viewed more often by posters here. Its more justification for permanently ejecting the settlers from occupied land and stop funding Israel immediately. More proof that Israel has no intention settling peacefully.
posted Nov 18, 2009 at 14:33:24
Israel Angers U.S. With Plan To Build New Homes In The West Bank
Youre hilarious. Palestinians cant even get childrens crayons into Gaza. Nevermind food, medicine and building materials . They cant fish their own waters without being shot at by IOF gunboats, they cant visit relatives without spending 24 hours in a roadblock at the mercy and the whim of trigger-happy IOF teenagers. They cant farm their own land nor live in their own houses without being attacked, beaten and shot at by roving bands of Israeli Settler freaks. Stop pointing the finger outside Israel. Israel doesnt comprehend the concept of human rights. Its a travesty to call that place a free society and compare it to any other democracy. Israel is an anomaly. Israel isnt fit to be spoken in the same sentence as other democracies. [More criticism of "policies" I see?]
posted Nov 18, 2009 at 13:58:33
Boycott Israel? Norwegian University Must Decide
Many of Israels claims are illigitmate and illegal. They have no support. Recognizing international law and human morality is more important that massaging Israels ego and border ambitions.
posted Nov 17, 2009 at 07:36:08
Boycott Israel? Norwegian University Must Decide
Who cares what they claim to have invented. It doesnt affect the purpose of a boycott. Makes the Israeli policies of illegal occupation of Palestine too expensive to continue. Make the Israelis pay dearly for every Palestinian home demolished and every olive tree destroyed. Every branch. Every brick. [Pay how? What a creepy post.]
posted Nov 17, 2009 at 07:27:41
Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Along Gaza Border
If international reporters are in any danger, its from IOF snipers and armed settlers http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e1842edc4f
posted Nov 16, 2009 at 05:38:19
Another Divisive Wall
You completely missed my point. If Palestinians are prepared to risk their lives every single day by simply living on their own land and in their own homes under Israels brutal occupation, and every day of their lives they attempt against all odds to overcome every obstacle that the occupying military and the settlers throw at them, then it takes a whole new level of disassociation and misunderstanding to think theyll hand over their homes and land for cash. Israelis cant pay enough. [Distort much? As bad as things are for the Palestinians, they are not risking their lives every single day.]
posted Nov 15, 2009 at 19:11:40
Another Divisive Wall
Israels self-identity as a Jewish state is a matter for Israelis. Why does it need recognition.
posted Nov 15, 2009 at 11:46:08
Another Divisive Wall
All democracies are equal, but some are more equal than others.
posted Nov 15, 2009 at 11:44:26
Another Divisive Wall
Peaceful protesters often get shot and killed in Israel. Theyre usually Palestinians, though the Israeli occupation forces are also equally happy shooting Americans and Europeans. Theyre also happy shooting at unarmed UN observers, British Parliamentarians and reporters.
posted Nov 15, 2009 at 10:13:45
A Debate Worth Noting
Being "mildly critical" of the devastation caused by Israel in Gaza is hardly bias. News reports and personal first-hand witness statements of Israeli aggression from the BBC, Reuters, the Guardian, Al -Jazeera, AP, the Red Cross, Amnesty International, B'Tselem and the UN arent 'bias'. What IS bias, however is Israeli apologists on here and elsewhere claiming Israel can do no wrong and is a victimized pantywaist and not a brutal occupying rogue state. Even after openly killing over a thousand civilians in Lebanon and also later Gaza? Israel is becoming a pariah state. Ignore reality if you wish. It doesnt matter. Itll sink in eventually. The goodwill given to Israel since 1948 is all but dried up. Youre claiming victory, but do you really think this would even be openly and publicly discussed by Congress 15 years ago? [Policies. Existence. Etc.]
posted Nov 15, 2009 at 09:18:26
Hamas Missiles Can Strike Tel Aviv, Says Israel MI Chief
What happens when everythings already been destroyed from the last Israeli attack and theres no targets left? What the Israelis gonna do? Bomb the rubble? Bomb the buildings back together? Bomb Gaza into the 21st century? Israel has a lot to lose. Gaza already has NOTHING
posted Nov 14, 2009 at 04:01:21
"Qum" Buy Ya
Lets discuss Israels nuclear program instead of pretending it doesnt exist. Israel. A GENUINE rogue state that attacks a new neighbor every 18 months and whose military is responsible for the deaths of thousands of civilians every year. Iran is no threat to the US nor world stability. Enough crying wolf. Were sick of it.
posted Nov 14, 2009 at 03:06:10
Israel Stands Alone
If, as you claim, the flimsy cardboard rockets that are fired were engineered accurately enough to be fired deliberately and successfully at cafes or kindergartens then the chosen tagets would obviously be Israeli occupying forces, armed settlers, road blocks and watch towers. and dont hold Israel in such high regard. Israel occupation forces have never distinguished between civilians nor armed operatives, and neither civilian nor military infrastructure. They regularly target and kill civilians. and seriously. "owned"? are you like twelve years old?
posted Nov 12, 2009 at 18:15:28
Israel Stands Alone
Heh. When the US takes its support down a notch, Israeli supporters whine about "standing alone". It shows how little support Israel and its violent policies really has in the world. Supporters of Israel should instead be questioning their behavior and why theyre isolated in the world. Ill give them a hint: Its the occupation, stupid. [He also speaks for "the world" a lot.]
posted Nov 12, 2009 at 10:54:41
Israel Plans Cell Phone Rocket Alerts
How nice that Israeli can afford the technology and materials to provide bomb shelters for the population. If only Palestinians had the same luxury when Israel drops 1000lb bombs and depleted uranium from 40,000 feet.
posted Nov 11, 2009 at 14:36:51
Israel Stands Alone
Yes. In addition to 100% US veto of criticism of Israeli occupation policies and blind, uncritical unquestioning US support in the UN, and a massive 3 billion dollars a year from US tax payers. Israel has never had it so good. They commit bloody murder on an industrial scale and barely get a raised voice from the international community. All thanks to US patronage. [Blood libel.]
posted Nov 11, 2009 at 14:23:55
Benjamin Netanyahu On Iranian Threat: "The Issue Is Not The Security Of Israel But Of The World"
Iran has never attacked another country. Israel, in comparison, attacks a new neighbor every 18 months.
posted Oct 31, 2009 at 08:02:09
Gaza/Israel: Hamas Rocket Attacks on Civilians Unlawful
You sling accusations of anti-Semitism around so often on these boards the phrase has been devalued, corrupted and completely lost all meaning to you.
posted Aug 07, 2009 at 19:00:54
Obama Called "Racist" By Israeli Rabbi
The reports about the grotesque t-shirts are true. They were openly on sale at IDF connected websites. Weve seen them. Punishment is neither here nor there. Racism is institutionalized in the IDF.
posted Jul 28, 2009 at 01:36:52
Neda in Palestine, Sentenced to Die Alone
Free speech is fine. Its the spamming and harrasment tactics I disagree with. Heh. That link to honestreporting illustrates how long theyve been doing it. Man. Im loving every minute of this. I've not read the Guardian article in a while, but is it the piece where the Guardian reporter finds out who is behind HR, and actually phones the Honestreporting webmaster at home and the guy practically BEGS the reporter not to make his name public? Says everything really doesnt it. [The pot calls the kettle black.]
posted Jul 02, 2009 at 18:56:10
Neda in Palestine, Sentenced to Die Alone
See the thing is, Israels atrocities have been carrying on for SIXTY years. Theyve been relentless in their determination. Its not a matter of Israel distracting athe world from Korea or Somalia or Pakistan. Those things are already being dealt with. People want to see a peace settlement and justice for Palestinians. Theyve had enough Israeli belligerence and pouring sand into the gears of the peace process. Dealing with Israel doesnt take time away from Korea, Somalia or Pakistan. They can be dealt with SIMULTANEOUSLY. Its a matter of policy. Not time management.
posted Jul 01, 2009 at 21:36:32
Neda in Palestine, Sentenced to Die Alone
Its good that you mention the eviction of Israeli settlers in Gaza. They were occupying Gaza illegally. Sucks for them that they lost homes, but I have no sympathy whatsoever. They had no rights. They were violent occupiers. They were civilian state-sponsored terrorists with a nuclear umbrella. The settlers would never have left occupied land without being forced by their own army. Within a week of being ejected from Gaza, the same illigitimate Israeli settlers had set up illegal housing projects in the West Bank, and during their eviction of Gaza they attacked random Palestinians on the way out. [link] [Home evictions are okay when it's Israelis.]
posted Jul 01, 2009 at 18:32:42
Neda in Palestine, Sentenced to Die Alone
Israel used to be the underdog remember? Remember those days? Remember when Israel used to have international support for its lofty ideals and ambitions. That massive international support 60 years ago has now been replaced with overwhelming condemnation of war crimes, the human rights abuses, criminality, institutionalized murderous behavior and random state violence. Where did it all go wrong? If youre suggesting criticism of Israel is a simply a perception that Palestinians are the underdog, why not just ask the people involved? [link]
posted Jul 01, 2009 at 18:08:11
Neda in Palestine, Sentenced to Die Alone
Yet another cut'n'paste Megaphone template. Why do all these new flashmob posters stick to the same talking point summary? Did the Magaphone software summarize the article for you and give you a list of bullet points? [Propagandist attack.]
posted Jul 01, 2009 at 15:05:51
Neda in Palestine, Sentenced to Die Alone
Israel has been responsible for the deaths of more civilians then any regime in the Middle East except Saddams Iraq. Iran isnt even on the same scale as Israel. [Demonstrates his unfamiliarity with Black September and the Lebanon civil war. Among others.]
posted Jul 01, 2009 at 13:13:46
Sarkozy To Netanyahu: Fire Avigdor Lieberman
Why do pro-Israel apologists look at everything through the prism of war. Why do you all love Israeli armed conflicts so much?
posted Jul 01, 2009 at 09:16:39
Cynthia McKinney On Board Gaza Aid Boat Intercepted By Israeli Navy
It means end the Israeli oppression and blockade of over a million civilians held prisoner in the Gaza ghetto by israel.
posted Jul 01, 2009 at 07:33:54
State Department: Pressure On Israel Will Continue
No mention in your post of Israels violent occupation and grotesque treatment of Palestinian civilians, land and water thefts, house demolitions,collective punishment, and support of the fascist Israeli settler movement [I'm sorry, I don't care how much he doesn't like the settlers. Calling Jews "fascists" is unacceptable until they actually *are* acting like fascists. Which the settlers are not.]
posted Jun 30, 2009 at 03:14:20
Will Obama Buckle?
Common morality and rejection of Israeli injustice against Palestinians is a good basis. End support of the illigitimate and illegal settlements. Lets start there and work up.
posted Jun 29, 2009 at 11:13:20
Will Obama Buckle?
The state of Israel is a modern artificial Invention. ["Artificial?"]
posted Jun 27, 2009 at 19:37:19
Israel Defies Obama's Settlement Demand, Authorizes Construction Of 300 New Homes In West Bank
Anyone who slings accusations of anti-Semitism around like rice at a wedding at the mildest criticism of Israel is without class. [Thanks for sharing.]
posted Jun 27, 2009 at 01:00:21
Israel Defies Obama's Settlement Demand, Authorizes Construction Of 300 New Homes In West Bank
Palestinian security will not be left to the whim of the next Israeli settler extremist, the Birthright militia or imported Kahanists. They need professional defensive security appartatus. They expect freedom, identity, self-determination and security. No less than what Israel itself thinks its deserves. ["Thinks it deserves?" How telling. This post is also spammed more than a few times.]
posted Jun 24, 2009 at 09:59:04
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Israel Defies Obama's Settlement Demand, Authorizes Construction Of 300 New Homes In West Bank
Boycott, Divest, Sanction. http://www.bdsmovement.net/, [Collectively punish.]
posted Jun 23, 2009 at 15:48:41
Israel Defies Obama's Settlement Demand, Authorizes Construction Of 300 New Homes In West Bank
Israel cant have it both ways. AIPAC members make a valuable career meddling in US affairs and AIPACs sole purpose in this world is to guarantee US involvement in the Israeli agenda, often at the expense of US interests. The US is the only friend Israel has and has saved its ass more than once. Israel should be extremely gratreful for 61 years of US involvement as an blind, unquestioning patrony. Furthermore, Israels human rights abuses and obsession with land seizures and illegal settlements are a concern for everybody who values justce and peace. Not just the US. Everybody has a stake in a viable and fair two state solution. supporting Israeli hegemon
posted Jun 23, 2009 at 15:40:51
The Existential Threat to Israel
Colonization of the US began in the 1500s. Youre right, Israels behavior is equally backward and belongs in another century. Though in the article it is already mentioned that zionism is an antiquated and corrupted 19th century ideology.
posted Jun 22, 2009 at 20:07:47
Haaretz Launches Project To Monitor Outposts, Obama's "Future Minefield"
Acknowledging Israels right to exist only legitimizes Israels brutal occupation policies and illegal land grabs. Its a ridiculous demand and is the real reason they obsessed with Arab recognition. I hope it never happens. [Spammed more than a few times.]
posted Jun 22, 2009 at 13:07:33
Israeli Border Police Abuses Hit YouTube, Filed Under 'Comedy' (VIDEO)
Ah the creaky old anti-Semitism slur. Being wheeled into the thread like an elderly wheelchair-bound relative on life-support.
posted Jun 22, 2009 at 01:18:09
US Joins UN Human Rights Council
Palestinians are already living under 100% blockade. Nothing will change for them once sanctions begin against Israel - 50% of nothing is still nothing. Israels standard of living, however is high enough to take a serious battering. Maybe they wont be able to heat their swimming pools for some of the year. Meh. Whatever. No Israelis will die. Thats ridiculous. Sanctions against Israel would barely have any effect on the global economy. It would be no different to the sanctions against Iraq in 1991 or those against Iran recently. Other countries take up the slack. It would be worth the _minimal_ economic sacrifice to force a change in Israeli policy. [Maybe it's just me, but I don't think that calling for the SOLs of innocent people to take a "battering" is very peaceful.]
posted Jun 22, 2009 at 01:14:01
Peace Punk'd by Netanyahu, Where's Ashton Kutcher?
Tell it to brave Kaufman. If bigger, more articulate, more intelligent, more knowledgeable, more highly-connected and more traditional zionists than you reach an independent conclusion of similarities between the Warsaw ghettos and Gaza, maybe your sanctimonious indignation needs tempering.
posted Jun 21, 2009 at 15:36:57
Israeli Border Policy Abuses Hit YouTube, Filed Under 'Comedy'
Wouldnt you want to just ram the butt of a rifle into the face of an Israeli soldier.
Wipe the grotesque grin off his face. [An understandable sentiment, given the thread. But still unnerving, considering the source.
Israeli Border Police Abuses Hit YouTube, Filed Under 'Comedy' (VIDEO)
Its institutionalized behavior and it runs deep in the IDF
posted Jun 18, 2009 at 22:44:09
Encouraging True Democracy in Palestine Brings Security to Israel
Palestinian security will not be left to the whim of the next Israeli settler extremist, Birthright civilian militia or imported Kahanists. They need professional defensive security appartatus. They expect freedom, identity, self-determination and security. No less than Israel itself thinks its deserves.
posted Jun 19, 2009 at 18:00:02
US Joins UN Human Rights Council
Sanctions against Israel certainly will work. Palestinians cant be made any worse off than they already are. Theyre already at subsistence level. Due to the 100% blockade they are one of the poorest populations in the Middle East. Israels standard of living however would take some serious hits if momentum is gained for sanctions.
posted Jun 19, 2009 at 17:57:09
Israeli Border Police Abuses Hit YouTube, Filed Under 'Comedy' (VIDEO)
Wow. Wishful thinking on so many levels
posted Jun 19, 2009 at 17:32:38
Israeli Border Police Abuses Hit YouTube, Filed Under 'Comedy' (VIDEO)
Wouldnt you want to just ram the butt of a rifle into the face of an Israeli soldier. Wipe the grotesque grin off his face. [Notice "an" Israeli soldier. Not "that" Israeli soldier.]
posted Jun 18, 2009 at 23:34:00
Israeli Border Police Abuses Hit YouTube, Filed Under 'Comedy' (VIDEO)
Its institutionalized behavior and it runs deep in the IDF
posted Jun 18, 2009 at 22:44:09
US Pressures Israel On Gaza Blockade
Palestinians cant be made any worse off than they already are. Theyre already at subsistence level. Due to the 100% blockade they are one of the poorest populations in the Middle East. [Not.] Israels standard of living however would take a serious hit if momentum is gained for sanctions.
posted Jun 18, 2009 at 21:07:27
Dennis Ross To Be Relieved Of Iran Post: Haaretz
There are more important issues to Americans than Israel. Obama is still the best candidate for the country. Check where your loyalties lie.
posted Jun 17, 2009 at 07:11:33
Jimmy Carter: Gazans 'Treated Like Animals'
Youre comparing al Qaeda to the IDF. The morality bar must have slipped even lower than I thought for Israel apologists. Though I suppose there are genuine similarities with al-Qaeda: Israel ignores the Geneva conventions too, and settler miltants generally dont wear IDF army uniforms when theyre occupying, terrorizing and shooting Palestinians; another requirement of international law [At the very least, settlers =/= IDF.]
posted Jun 16, 2009 at 19:08:49
Palestinians Condemn Netanyahu Speech (VIDEO)
The Pope's justice minister, Cardinal Renato Martino, has sharply criticised Israel's actions and likened the Gaza Strip to a "big concentration camp" [BBC] Israel's Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai speaking on Israel Army Radio promised 'Israel would create a Shoah' in Gaza. Many of Mr Vilnai's colleagues have quickly distanced themselves from his comments and also tried to downplay them. [BBC] "I look at the tragedy of Gaza like a concentration camp" [Ron Paul] "Every day as I watched television and read the newspapers, I was sickened by the horror of this onslaught. I could not help but be reminded of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Second World War who fought against the Germans. Few in number, these brave fighters engaged in a hopeless struggle against insuperable odds. Eventually they were killed and the Warsaw Ghetto set alight. Paradoxically, the Jewish community seems blind to the obvious parallels" [Professor Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Rabbi at the University of Wales, Lampeter] Ive got Links if you'd like them Bubba. [Though this is a copy-and-paste job, people don't usually copy and paste things they don't agree with.]
posted Jun 16, 2009 at 17:35:39
Netanyahu's Conditions For Supporting A Palestinian State
are you on medication
posted Jun 16, 2009 at 14:38:02
Geert Wilders: Israel Is No Friend Of The EU
Ridiculous. Palestinians are one of the poorest most oppressed populations in the Middle East.
posted Jun 16, 2009 at 11:30:58
The Coming Storm: Obama and American Jewry
Saudia Arabia doesnt commit grotesque acts of violence against an occupied population, invade a new neighbor every 18 months and kill 1500 civilians. It doesnt illegally build settlements and have armed settler militias roaming the country terrorizing Palestinian civilians. It doesnt have an undeclared nuclear weapons program. Israel has one of the worst human rights records in the Middle East and yet it pretends to be a modern democracy.
posted Jun 16, 2009 at 06:31:35
Geert Wilders: Israel Is No Friend Of The EU
Israel is isolated throughout the whole world. Not just Europe. It only has one friend. The US. Why do you think that is? Its because of its grotesque, disgusting behavior against Palestinians.
posted Jun 15, 2009 at 21:44:08
Netanyahu's Conditions For Supporting A Palestinian State
Your opinions are in the minority. Youre a dinosaur. A right-wing dusty relic. An obstacle to peace.
posted Jun 14, 2009 at 22:33:52
Obama's Trip and the Parameters for Peace
Israeli apologists dont seem to appreciate is that all Palestinians want is freedom, identity, self-determination and security - All the things Israel provides for itself. Israel deliberately and maliciously prevents all that. Thats why theyre hated in the region and around the world [If people hate Israel, it's all Israel's fault for being so evil.]
posted Jun 14, 2009 at 10:07:28
Netanyahu's Conditions For Supporting A Palestinian State
I would argue that kicking down doors of Palestinian homes and shooting sleeping teenagers in the head doesnt enhance your diplomatic skills.. [Demonization]
posted Jun 13, 2009 at 07:44:20
Netanyahu Speech May Endorse Palestinian State: AP
Palestinians wouldnt be living in refugee camps if the Israelis hadnt knocked down their houses with armored bulldozers and kicked them off their land at gunpoint.
posted Jun 12, 2009 at 16:55:56
Israeli Settlements: Majority Of Israelis Against Obama's Demand To Freeze All Construction: Poll
'Billions' every year. They also get many more billions from pro-Israel supporters in the US which is tax deductable and disappears out of the US economy.
posted Jun 12, 2009 at 16:22:10
The Settlements: Obama's Demands and Netanyahu's Options
The Shoah is irrelevant to the illegal activities of Israel and its contravention of international law. Israel is a signatory to the Geneva conventions. No country on the planet has recognized the civilian Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land as having any legitimacy. Condemnation around the world is unanimous. and you claim youre not interested in world opinion, yet here you are - taking the time to post on message boards defending Israeli behavior. Thanks for spending 100 words to tell us how you dont care what people think.
posted Jun 12, 2009 at 15:58:55
The Shooting, Anti-Semitism and Blogging
There are many oppressive regimes around the world. Paying them attention and documenting them all doesnt mean giving Israel a free pass.
posted Jun 12, 2009 at 05:47:29
The Settlements: Obama's Demands and Netanyahu's Options
I am critical of Israel, and with good reason. Israels treatment of Palestinians is grotesque and outrageous. Please dont call me anti-Semitic. Your slur is cheap and lazy. [Contradicting himself.]
posted Jun 12, 2009 at 05:44:16
The Settlements: Obama's Demands and Netanyahu's Options
Israel clearly has terrorist elements. The settler movement is terrorist in nature and carries out terriorist attacks on Palestinian civilians and families.
posted Jun 11, 2009 at 21:45:51
The Shooting, Anti-Semitism and Blogging
Israel pretentiously claims to be a westernized democracy. It is right and proper to hold it to a higher standard than its neighbors.
posted Jun 11, 2009 at 17:27:21
The Settlements: Obama's Demands and Netanyahu's Options
Ethnic cleansing of Palestine isnt going to happen. Its right-wing zionist utopian fantasy.
posted Jun 11, 2009 at 16:30:06
The Settlements: Obama's Demands and Netanyahu's Options
Youre right. Israel is ignoring the will of international justice.We should send in a multinational coalition-of-the-willing into occupied Israel and force them to comply with international law. [What's 'occupied Israel'?]
posted Jun 11, 2009 at 15:55:03
Hamas: Jimmy Carter Has Our Ear
Whereas Israel listens to nobody except their own selfish interests. [Posted twice.]
posted Jun 11, 2009 at 13:25:06
Taking a Stand Against Iran
Criticism of Israel isnt radicalism. Its a moral obligation. its common sense.
posted Jun 11, 2009 at 08:58:41
A Real Two-State Solution
Yeah thanks for Israel. Did you know its all rainbows and unicorns over there? Its a Zionist utopian dream. Unless youre a Palestinian civilian trying to live a normal life.
posted Jun 10, 2009 at 09:04:20
Israel: Arab Governments Are 'Borat'-ing Us
Man. Thats terrible. We need to end support for Israel today. The Israeli settlements need to go. These people are loons. No more cash. No more diplomatic support.
posted Jun 09, 2009 at 23:08:01
The Settlements: Obama's Demands and Netanyahu's Options
Egypt dont invade a new neighbor every 18 months killing thousands of civilians. Egypt dont terrorize a whole indigenous population, stealing their land and resources. Egypt dont fire chemical weapons and cluster bombs at civilians. Egypt doesnt have an undocumented nuclear weapons program. Egypt isnt notorious for spying on the US. Egypt doesnt ignore international law and Geneva conventions. Egypt doesnt use violence to fullfill border ambitions. Egypt's domestic policies arent opposed by 150 countries of the UN. Gee. Did I miss anything out? Egypt gets paid for managing a moderate and bearable foreign policy towards Israel in opposition of its own population's expectations, other regional players and common sense. Cutting Israel off from the US and ending support would also necessitate cutting off the 2 billion dollars in aid to Egypt. Yay. 3+2=5 Billion dollars back in the US economy! [Spammed]
posted Jun 09, 2009 at 22:48:49
Israeli Sanctions On US Proposed By Likud Minister Yossi Peled
Hahahahahahahah! [breathe] hahahahahahahahahah oh wow. Maybe Israel should decline the 3 billion dollars in US aid it gets every year to punish the US. In addition to all the extra billions of (Tax deductible) dollars of private aid given by US donors. Maybe Israel should also decline any diplomatic pressure that the US forces on the UN and other countries when they discuss boycotts, sanctions and divestments. Seriously. Who are these people? Israel is beyond help. They live on a different planet.
posted Jun 09, 2009 at 21:07:05
The Settlements: Obama's Demands and Netanyahu's Options
The bottom line is this. Who cares? The cause of the occupation is irrelevant. The effect is not. Palestine is already recognized by 100 countries and Israels civilian settlement of Israeli militarily occupied land is illegal. The settlers are illigitimate. Time to end the occupation. [Explains a lot.]
posted Jun 09, 2009 at 20:13:19
Israel War Preparation Drill Biggest Ever
Yes. Good news for Israelis that they can afford bomb shelters and air raid sirens. If only Palestinians could afford the luxury. Maybe the Israelis wouldnt have been so successful bombing Palestinian civilians from 30,000 feet.
posted Jun 07, 2009 at 19:17:07
Israel 'Loyalty Law' Thrown Out
Youre correct, there are a lot of similarities between backward Israel and its neighbors. Your comparisons have merit. The only difference is, unlike Israel none of Israels neighbors pretentiously claim they are an advanced modern democracy comparable to US society. They are far more honest in that regard.
posted Jun 07, 2009 at 19:13:05
Israel: Obama's Speech Won't Change Our Settlement Policy
Israel is seeking land and resources first, security second. Peace isnt even on the agenda.
posted Jun 06, 2009 at 15:36:45
Netanyahu: Obama Call For Settlement Freeze "Unreasonable"
Israelis are foreign occupiers. They have Israeli nationality. They have Israeli passports. They are members of a foreign military. They are foreign occupiers by every definition of the concept..
posted Jun 02, 2009 at 13:38:16
Netanyahu: Obama Call For Settlement Freeze "Unreasonable"
Israel. Always the victim. Never responsible for their own actions.
posted Jun 01, 2009 at 11:30:44
Daniel Herschkowitz: 'Obama's Settlement Decrees Are Like The Pharaoh's'
The Israeli government is rotten. They have never wanted peace. All they want is Palestinian land and resources and without the complexities and responsibilities of occupying a Palestinian population.
posted May 31, 2009 at 13:11:23
Obama Takes Toughest Stance With Israel In A Generation
Israels violent and unilateral behavior in Palestine is everybodys business. If Israel wants to become a valuable and accepted member of the international community and not a pariah state, it needs no start making progress towards Palestinian self-determination. [What was that about taking responsibility for one's own actions?]
posted May 31, 2009 at 05:49:00
Obama Takes Toughest Stance With Israel In A Generation
Ive never heard of 'giving rights to gays, women and Christians' as a prerequisite and requirement for independent statehood and self-determination. Citizens rights, protections and obligations are provided by a state to a population after it is created. Palestinians have a legal right to arms to defend themselves against the illegal and aggressive settler occupation. Israel has no moral highground for 'illegal' weaponry when it regularly uses chemical weapons against civilians, has an undisclosed nuclear arsenal and refuses to adhere to Geneva conventions during war and military occupation.
posted May 30, 2009 at 06:39:35
Spurred by Iran, Arab World Witnesses Nuclear Renaissance
er yeah. ok. Hezbollah is a border defense organization [That's a new one.] and successfully keeps Israeli ground forces out of Lebanon and away from Lebanese water and other resources. Hezbollah has no enemies in Europe or the US [Hezbollah has attacked US forces in Iraq.]. None. Nice try though.
posted May 28, 2009 at 07:41:52
Clinton: Israel Must Halt West Bank Settlements
Time to Boycott Israel, Divest and Sanction. If the settlers dont want peace then the world should make the settlements too expensive to retain. [He doesn't appear to realize that there's more to "Israel" than the settlements.]
posted May 28, 2009 at 06:47:06
Clinton: Israel Must Halt West Bank Settlements
"Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian issue is central to Obama's anti-terrorism response, and he actually intends to make it happen." You know how people know that? Because thats what he SAID: "In the next four years there is going to be a permanent status arrangement between Israel and the Palestinians on the basis of two states for two peoples, and it doesn't matter to us at all who is prime minister," [Rahm Emmanuel] The US doesnt need Israeli help to dominate the region. It already effortlessly dominates the region from aircraft carriers and bases in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Afghanistan, Turkey, Bahrain and the 14 bases in Iraq. Israel costs the US Billions of dollars a year in aid, and is over-valued and over-priced. The pro-Israel lobby loves to portray Israel as the cop-on-the-beat for US interests in the region. In reality; blind unquestioning support for Israeli aggression and violence against Palestinians is a major source of anger and disillusionment towards the US. Israel is not going to get any serious international support shutting down Irans nuclear program until it stops treating Palestinians like animals and violently stealing their land and resources. Time to pull the plug on Israel and end the support.
posted May 28, 2009 at 04:47:42
Lebanon Election: Hezbollah-Backed Movement Expects Increased Gains
Israel killed a thousand Lebanese civilians and destroyed much of Lebanons civilian infrastructure in 2006. There are lots of reasons for the Lebanese to hate Israel.
posted May 27, 2009 at 05:32:44
Israel To Propose Settlement Compromise To U.S.
If the world needed any more proof that Israel doesnt want peace. Israelis just want the Palestinian land and resources without the awkward complications of a resident Palestinian population. The settlers will never negotiate: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e1842edc4f, Theyre extremists and the worst that Israel has to offer.
posted May 26, 2009 at 12:48:13
Netanyahu: Jerusalem Will Not Be Divided
Noun. Verb. Anti-Semite. It neither illegal nor unethical to refuse to trade with Israeli companies. In fact, its a moral obligation to oppose the financial exploitation of the israeli occupation of Palestine by refusing to trade with Israeli companies that operate in the occupied territories.
posted May 25, 2009 at 18:50:47
UNESCO: The Shame of a Disaster Foretold
We all know this article isnt concerned about burning books. Its about Israels image in the world. Its about shutting down public vocal criticism of Israel. It about lobbying. [Posted twice.]
posted May 25, 2009 at 03:22:07
UNESCO: The Shame of a Disaster Foretold
Gah. More lobbying and lecturing the world about responsibility from Israeli apologists. Dont they ever stop. If Hosny said : "the Israeli culture is an inhumane culture; it is an aggressive, racist, pretentious culture based on one simple principle: steal what does not belong to in order to then claim its appropriation"? Then he represnts the views of most of the world. [And apparently those of Sentientbeing as well.] The recent comments made by Netanyahu and members of the Israeli Settler Movement are a prime example of this. If Hosny is an enemy of attempts to normalize his country's relations with Israel then he should also go much further in his condemnation and widen boycotts, divestment and sanctions. Israel doesnt deserve nomalized relations with any of the modern democracies that fund it until they end the occupation. Israels behavior is oppressive, backward and doesnt belong in the 21st century.
posted May 23, 2009 at 01:20:24
Netanyahu: Jerusalem Will Not Be Divided
Israel has no support outside of a small number of extremely vocal people in the US. Israels obstinate and unilateral actions have been condemned by every nation on the planet. [First it was a minority of nations. Then it was just the US. Now it's only a smaller number of people *in* the US. He needs to get his stories straight.]
posted May 22, 2009 at 00:35:01
Arab Home Demolition Escalating In Jerusalem
Wishful Israeli thinking. And revisionist.
posted May 20, 2009 at 12:49:00
Iranian Military Vows To "Wipe Israel Out Of Existence" If Attacked
The news source is MEMRI, a known mouthpiece of the Israeli ministry of propaganda. [That is *also* a new one.] When founded in 1998, MEMRI's staff of seven included three who had formerly served in Military Intelligence in the Israeli Defense Forces MEMRI translations have been debunked so many times its not even funny. Why is this crap on Huffpo. its only gives them legitimacy.
posted May 19, 2009 at 11:52:59
Avigdor Lieberman's Party Seeking To Ban 'Nakba' Commemorations
Israel claims to be a modern democracy. Instead of comparing Israel to the worst that the Middle East has to offer, compare Israel to other democracies? Then look at the differences there. [Yes. Look at the US and Britain in Iraq and Afghanistan. I don't think SB has taken his own advice.] Israel is hardly worthy of the smug, gushing praise you think it deserves.
posted May 18, 2009 at 12:12:33
Obama To Press Netanyahu On Two-State Solution, Settlements
Pro-Israel nonsense. Israels GDP is nowhere near 1.2 Trllion. Way off. Its around 120 Billion. Thats less than the bank bailout money spent by the US in the last 6 months. Palestinians dont want Israeli cash. They want their own economy and if Israel stopped unilaterally blockading Palestine and killing everybody theyd have one. If Israel stopped blowing everything up every 6 months and destroying civilian infrastructure the Palestinians wouldnt be living like a third world country.. [Killing everybody?]
posted May 17, 2009 at 04:48:10
Netanyahu To Restart Palestinian Peace Talks
Ahhhh, the Israeli peace plan -- Attack a new neighbor every 18 months. Cycle. Rinse. Repeat. Blatant racist hypocrisy in your post. Why are Jews encouraged to emigrate to Israel by the Israeli government with promises of land, housing and government bursaries, wheras Palestinian refugees are refused entry even to visit their famiies?
posted May 12, 2009 at 14:52:57
Iran's Aggression Could Join Arabs and Israelis
What does that even mean? Bulldozers are a symbol of Israeli oppression. Mort is an Israeli apologist. Your comment makes no sense.
posted May 12, 2009 at 12:43:24
Obama More Popular Than U.S. Among Arabs: Survey
Stop mixing the US and Israel together like theyre the same state. Israel is a separate country. Israels problems with the world are of its own creation. [Cardboard cutout psychology.]
posted May 11, 2009 at 15:58:44
Obama Administration Takes Stronger Line With Israel
Its ridiculous to suggest Israel could survive without US patronage and the massive amount of military aid it gains every year. The 1973 coaltion-of-the-willing against Israeli occupation would have been a slam dunk without the massive US airbridge support of Israel and they have hardly survived 'on their own merit' since: The American resupply in october 1973 included 815 total sorties bringing Israel 56 combat aircraft and 27,900 tons of munitions and supplies. [Interesting description of the surprise attack launched by the Arab nations intending to destroy Israel.]
posted May 07, 2009 at 15:59:20
Obama Administration Takes Stronger Line With Israel
If Palestinans could free themselves of the endless murderous occupation by Israel without killing Israelis or themselves im sure they would.
posted May 07, 2009 at 13:13:28
Obama Administration Takes Stronger Line With Israel
The Israelis make it extremely easy for people around the world to hate Israel and everything it stands for.
posted May 07, 2009 at 08:39:42
Obama Administration Takes Stronger Line With Israel
Iran is far more stable than Israel. Israel attacks a new neighbor every 18 months. Theres no reason why the US cant have a full and strategic relationship with Iran instead of Israel. [Really? No reason?]
posted May 06, 2009 at 11:36:12
Obama Administration Takes Stronger Line With Israel
Its never been about religion. Its always been about ending the Israeli occupation. Palestine was a moderate state until Israels occupation created Hamas and Hezbollah as a response. PLO was a generally secular organization.
posted May 06, 2009 at 00:33:40
Avigdor Lieberman Threatens Action Against Iran If No Progress In 3 Months
I swear Israel is one of the most self-absorbed states in the world. Nobody is going to take Israeli interests seriously until they start treating Palestinians like human beings and start repairing the decades of injustice by Israelis in Palestine. Get your own house in order and then well talk international geopolitics.
posted May 05, 2009 at 11:26:52
Hamas Says It Has Halted Rocket Strikes On Israel
Check out Israeli maps. Palestine doesnt exist. Its been wiped off the map. [I don't have an Israeli map, but there's no "Palestine" there either...]
posted May 04, 2009 at 20:48:42
BMI Airlines Deletes Israel From Map
Oh Bubba.. Jordan arent keeping the Palestinians in ghettos at gunpoint, stealing water, demolishing houses, annexing land, building illegal neighborhoods, blockading roads and preventing civilian aid. Jordan arent bombing civilians with 1000 pound bombs, chemical weapons and cluster bombs. Jordan doesnt cost the US taxpayer 3 Billion dollars a year, plus more Billions in US aid spent to rebuild Palestine every time the IDF goes on another random civilian demolition competition. Jordan arent the underwriters and insurers for the crimes of Israel. How about Israel takes responsibility for its own actions sometime.
posted May 02, 2009 at 17:32:17
BMI Airlines Deletes Israel From Map
Ethnic cleansing DOESNT require murder. Ethnic cleansing is a euphemism referring to the persecution through imprisonment, expulsion, or killing of members of an ethnic minority by a majority to achieve ethnic homogeneity in majority-controlled territory You proposed ethnic cleansing. Clarify your comment all you like. The cap still fits. and since when has criticising a right-wing Israeli for spouting ridiculous poliutical views 'Arabist'? [Accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing.]
posted May 02, 2009 at 01:45:38
Ahmadinejad To Obama: Return My Messages (VIDEO)
Oh cool! Ill book my vacation for Gaza immediately. ill wear my sunhat and raybans while I spend 2 weeks standing in an Israeli road block getting shot at with tear gas canisters. [Posted twice.]
posted Apr 27, 2009 at 10:45:48
Ahmadinejad To Obama: Return My Messages (VIDEO)
Oppressed people dont have choices.
posted Apr 26, 2009 at 21:30:57
Ahmadinejad To Obama: Return My Messages (VIDEO)
Its the Israeli occupation, stupid.
posted Apr 26, 2009 at 21:05:15
Ahmadinejad To Obama: Return My Messages (VIDEO)
Pro-Israel apologists like yourself shouldnt lecture the world about oppression. Get your own house in order. [Posted twice.]
posted Apr 26, 2009 at 20:47:00
California GOP Decries Anti-Semitic Tea Party Activism
If Israel dont want the Magen David identified as a symbol of oppression they shouldnt paste it all over their tanks, aircraft, missiles and military uniforms.
posted Apr 23, 2009 at 18:34:04
California GOP Decries Anti-Semitic Tea Party Activism
"Anti-Semite" and "Racist" are the new code phrases for the haters of critics of Israel.
posted Apr 23, 2009 at 18:26:52
Israel Battles Iran By Recruiting Gay Community
israelis lecturing the world about human rights. Ha ha! Awesome,
posted Apr 21, 2009 at 07:22:51
Durban II Conference: Ahmadinejad Anti-Israel Tirade Spurs Western Walk-Out (VIDEO)(UPDATED)
Hardly the wrong thread nor off-topic. AIPAC were leading the lobbying to force the US to boycott the racism conference. AIPACs interest do not lie with the US. They are agents of a foreign power.
posted Apr 20, 2009 at 14:03:50
Jane Harman Recorded On Wiretap Promising to Intervene for AIPAC, Say Sources
Wow. Apologist.
posted Apr 20, 2009 at 07:15:37
Jane Harman Recorded On Wiretap Promising to Intervene for AIPAC, Say Sources
Correction: AIPAC is a foreign organization with foreign interests as its purpose.
posted Apr 20, 2009 at 07:08:43
US To Boycott UN Conference On Racism
Well its news to the world that Zionism is a biblical concept! Zionism is a 19th century political movement. Choose any definition of racism you like. It applies to Zionism. [Attack on Israel's right to exist.]
posted Apr 19, 2009 at 11:38:13
US To Boycott UN Conference On Racism
Zionism is racism by any definition. Dont be obtuse. [Spammed a few more times.]
posted Apr 19, 2009 at 10:15:40
Israeli Settlers Kill Palestinian After He Tried To Stab Residents
After the numerous reports of the atrocities commited by Israel over the last few years I think were getting to know Israel pretty well. Dont you?
posted Apr 18, 2009 at 13:19:46
Israeli Settlers Kill Palestinian After He Tried To Stab Residents
If a bunch of foreigners supported by a nuclear equipped military marched into my neighborhood with loaded guns and then started building houses and stealing my water, pulling a knife on them is the least I would do. [Defending violence.]
posted Apr 17, 2009 at 13:19:30
The Story You Aren't Hearing About Israel
Youre forgetting about the Israeli apartheid system. But yeah. I agree, lets give Israel a round of applause and a gold medal for allowing women to walk the streets without head coverings.
posted Apr 14, 2009 at 14:12:46
The Story You Aren't Hearing About Israel
Israel is a democracy in name only. There is as much inequality in Israel as there is in other Middle East countries.
posted Apr 13, 2009 at 16:13:51
Analysts: Rocket gives NKorea new bargaining chip
Conceding Israelis existence will only validate and legitimize Israel's brutal military behavior, their attacks on an indigenous population and agressive and illegal land seizures. Recognition of Israel by the people it has been terrorizing for 40 years is the holy grail of Israeli foreign policy. I hope it never happens. [Worth reposting. This comment is repeated about twenty times.]
posted Apr 05, 2009 at 05:27:06
Obama To Call For Elimination Of All Nuclear Weapons Across The Globe
israel means nothing to most people; only a handful of influential people have a emotional attatchment to it, and you obviously. Its a violent, rogue state and It doesnt derserve to be referred to in the same sentence as the United States.
posted Apr 04, 2009 at 20:32:22
Netanyahu To Obama: Stop Iran, Or I Will
Israel has attacked FOUR countries for unrelated reasons in the last TWO YEARS. Killing god knows how many civilians and causing untold devastation. The region will be safer when a country other than Israel gains a buclear deterrent. We live in hope. Israel needs reigning in and slapping down,
posted Mar 31, 2009 at 18:30:26
Netanyahu To Obama: Stop Iran, Or I Will
Israeli politicians lecturing the world about Western civilization. Jesus christ. Who are these idiots? Physician heal thyself.
posted Mar 31, 2009 at 18:26:44
Israel Drops Gaza Probe, Calls Claims Hearsay
Palestinians have an uphill battle against blood-lusting, land-coveting rogue state Israel
posted Mar 31, 2009 at 18:18:38
Israel Drops Gaza Probe, Calls Claims Hearsay
Well who didnt see that coming. business as usual in occupied Palestine.. [aka Israel?]
posted Mar 30, 2009 at 15:47:42
Jerusalem Isn't Just for Jews
Heh. To hear the Israeli apologists talk on here, its like the Israeli occupation is the best thing thats ever happened to Palestine.
posted Mar 25, 2009 at 17:46:19
Israeli Soldiers Speak Out About Their Actions In Gaza
Huh? What are you claiming exactly? Are the children murdered in their neighborhoods by the invading Israeli army last month responsible for the death of some unrelated Jews 2000 years ago?
posted Mar 19, 2009 at 14:08:23
US Gaza Aid To Top $900M: US Official
Wow. Israel is the only country in the world that thinks other peoples land belongs to them if theyre involved in a war. [Incorrect.] So by your twisted bizzaro logic all the oil in Iraq belongs to the United States, and all the natural resources in Tibet belong to China. During WW2 France was the legal and righful property of Germany? If thats your baseline for property ownership, god help Israel if it ever loses a minor war or a border skirmish. By your own rules Israel will cease to exist and all quite legally too aparently. I assume we will we hear no complaints from Israelis.
posted Feb 27, 2009 at 13:01:50
Israel Shells Lebanon After Rocket Attack
Israel certainly DOES NOT share a similar mindest with Americans. Israel is a very, very different country and is a democracy in the broadest definition of the concept. Israel is not a free country and has a DREADFUL human rights record.
posted Feb 23, 2009 at 08:15:46
Israel's High Court Revokes Election Ban On Arab Parties
I love your reasoning. Other democratic countries in the world compete with each other to be freer than the next; yet you compare Israel to some of the most restrictive regimes in the world and tell us with gushing pride that there are worse places to live than Israel! Awesome. So you agree then, that Israel is a democracy in name only?
posted Jan 21, 2009 at 19:36:59

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