Monday, April 12, 2010

HuffPo User Profile: Hemara

While I was updating this profile yesterday I accidentally deleted the page. So here it is reposted, with updated (and recent) comments, only this time they are edited for space. So the posts don't always appear exactly as they were originally written, but the original links are still provided.


Hemara has been a member of the Huffington Post since October 2009. He has over 3000 comments and 24 fans. Click below to read his comments.

Hamas Gilad Schalit Cartoon (VIDEO): Animated Video Taunts Israel Over Captured Soldier (VIDEO)
“I don't view the Gaza Ghetto and Gaza Massacre as "nice" in any way shape or form. Try to be a little less myopic Json, and understand the broader context."

Hamas Gilad Schalit Cartoon (VIDEO): Animated Video Taunts Israel Over Captured Soldier (VIDEO)
“A grand sense of entitlement.
Israel has had Gaza under siege for 3 years, went on a killing spree a year ago, and have since killed more than 90 additional Gazans.
To expect cheerleading for Israel because of this one pathetic gesture - which is an obligation under the Geneva Convention - is gross. Get off the kool-aid and open your eyes.” 

Hamas Gilad Schalit Cartoon (VIDEO): Animated Video Taunts Israel Over Captured Soldier (VIDEO)
“JMINY - your language ("savages") and tribalist attitudes ("you guys" - as if Zanubiyah as a muslim lady is somehow complicit with the actions of Gazans) reflect more on you than her.” 

Hamas Gilad Schalit Cartoon (VIDEO): Animated Video Taunts Israel Over Captured Soldier (VIDEO)
“You nailed it skialethia.
You've probably seen this already on the hasbara MO: [link]"

Hamas Gilad Schalit Cartoon (VIDEO): Animated Video Taunts Israel Over Captured Soldier (VIDEO)
“Your disregard for human life is just so ugly JJ.”

Hamas Gilad Schalit Cartoon (VIDEO): Animated Video Taunts Israel Over Captured Soldier (VIDEO)
“How is this any different to the Israel PR machine continually squawking about terrorism, suicide bombs and anti-semitism?
The horrendous results of the recent school survey are testimony to the racist indoctrination of children in Israel. You might disagree, but I refuse point-blank to believe Israelis are born racist. " [If you look at the context, this is his big counter argument for the large amounts of anti-Semitic and genocidal propaganda released by Hamas every year.]

East Jerusalem Construction FROZEN

"The same tired old lies. Can't present a fact-based argument? Evidently not."

Israeli Man Jailed For 'Holy Semen' Sex Abuse
“Double speak. You thought it, and you wrote it. Don't claim you didn't.
Punish the victims, real nice. Dovetails perfectly with your support for the collective punisher Israel.” 
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The Case For a One-State Solution
 Your last paragraph is fabricated junk. It's not the Palestinians who are obsessed with racial/religious purity it's Israel: Israel that ethnically cleansed 711,000 Palestinians in 1948 and continues to refuse to honour their right of return...

Israeli Defense Minister: Occupation Must End
“rubbish.
If that were the case - that the expulsion campaign were not deliberate by Israel there would be no problem to let the refugees return after the conflict ended.
They are still refugees today because that's the way Israel wants it. It's obviously the plan is to wait until they all die. It's barbaric.” 

Benjamin Netanyahu Urges 'Crippling Sanctions' Against Iran
“Megaphonie
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megaphone_desktop_tool
Hasbara Fellowships graduate
http://www.Israelactivism.com/israelprograms
or home-study "language expert"
http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2009/07/10/the-israel-projects-secret-hasbara-handbook-exposed/
We're all on: Hasbara Spam Alert
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/09/israel-foreign-ministry-media”

Happy Birthday, Dear Israel
“None of that can undo the 60+ year attempt destroy the Palestinian people.”

Ehud Olmert Suspect in Bribe Case
Ethnocracy is the word.

 Anti-Semitism Hits New Highs In 2009
You are a mega-phonie posting pre-packaged comments, I believe.
http://en.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Megaphone_desktop_tool

Anti-Semitism Hits New Highs In 2009
Muslim bashing is way of life for some pro-israelis.
Anti-Semitism Hits New Highs In 2009
Then why are they occupying Gaza and the West Bank / East Jerusalem?
Israel Go Home!

On the Ground in Gaza
"Sae your faux moral outrage for someone gullible enough to believe it - a child or a house plant maybe.”


On the Ground in Gaza
"YOU demonstrate a lack of regard for human life.
Like many of Israel's defenders on here you actually HELP the Palestinian cause by being so obviously morally repugnant.”


Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods
"To characterise the people living in those circumstances - which are well known, and becoming increasingly well known - as "spolied brats" is cruel in the extreme, arrogant and inhumane, and the very best example of why Israel has fallen from grace.”


Dear Irish Foreign Minister Micheál Martin
"Your last paragraph is total desperate nonsense.”


Our Holocaust, but Not Ours Only
“It [Israel's aid to Haiti] was all over every news network.
Clearly a PR job. It was described as such by an involved Israeli doctor at the time and debated in Israeli media.
And disgusting chutzpah given the man-made disaster in Gaza.”


Our Holocaust, but Not Ours Only
“" Israel has just set an example for the community of nations in its immediate assistance to Haitians"
It was a bad bad example. Unless the lesson was effective exploitation of disasters for hasbara purposes.
Leaving after just 11 days was an insult to Haitans. Imagine if all other nations had followed Israel's lead and withdrawn support after 11 days!”


US-Israel Row Over East Jerusalem Continues
“What worked for South Africa will work for Israel, only it won't take 35 years.
The Gaza blitzkrieg was Israel's Sharpeville Massacre - the event that turned global conscientious. The years of groundwork that has been done and seemed to be without effect, suddenly comes alive."


US-Israel Row Over East Jerusalem Continues
“Mass murder for land tends to do that.”


US-Israel Row Over East Jerusalem Continues
“You got it.
The destruction of European jewry in WW2 exploited for ugly racist ends.”


US-Israel Row Over East Jerusalem Continues
“The last time they stopped firing rockets during the cease-fire in 2008 Israel responded with the Gaza Massacre killing over 1000 civilias and 320 children.
Tell us who the terrorists are again?” [One example of literally hundreds of times that he refers to Cast Lead as "the Gaza Massacre" and fabricates casualty numbers.]


US-Israel Row Over East Jerusalem Continues
“You lack intellectual honesty or courage if you think there is substantial differences between the Warsaw and Gaza Ghettos.
How far matters will progress remains to be seen.”


US-Israel Row Over East Jerusalem Continues
“Perhaps not in the hasbara handbook, meanwhile in the real world."


US-Israel Row Over East Jerusalem Continues
“The right to live in Israeli imposed dhimmitude.
Abused becomes the abuser.”


Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods
"Of course you do. It's called bias.
On that note care to explain how Israel manage to slaughter 320 children during the Gaza Massacre, with such advanced weaponry and the much vaunted IDF "purity of arms"?”


Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods
“You are dreadfully uninformed, ignorant or perhaps just a liar." [Posted twice]


Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods
"I observe though your paternalistic language though - as though Israel has a legitimate right to be in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and are not in fact a bunch of land-thieving thugs.”


Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods
“You're demented.
And even worse: uninformed."


Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods
“Until the Gaza Massacre killing innocents did sweet FA to harm Israel's image.
Perhaps having a complicit media helps?”


Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods
“You're an old fool.”


Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods
“On the campaign of random murder of innocents when will Israel launch an independent investigation of the Gaza Massacre?"


Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods
"Israel wants other peoples land, not peace.”


Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods
“Do you hasbara-robos ever think first?"


Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods
"Israel's aggressive military isn't about self-defense it's about maintaining the illegal military occupation of Gaza and the West Bank / East Jerusalem. That you expect sympathy when the oppressed occupied population fight back is an example of the ugly Israeli exceptionalism that has really turned people right off. That, and the slaughter in Gaza a year ago.”


Obama Peace Plan: 'Seriously Considering' New Middle East Roadmap, David Ignatius Reports
"Israel is a rogue state and sadly the US is it's enabler.”


Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods
“What's with all the material completely unrelated to the article?
"Hasbara spam alert"


Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods
“Hate runs deep at your end it seems.”


That assertion that I/P is a religious conflict is a distraction designed to keep American minds (who are the unwitting funders) from ever forming conclusive opinions about the good guys and the bad guys.
Once you actually learn about the conflict the next step is to get pretty pi$$ed your tax dollars are being given to the IDF so they can slaughter Palestinian civilians.

To assert that the holocaust has been exploited for political gain is not necessarily anti-semitic. As you should know it is prominent jews themselves who make that accusation.

Hamas Ready to Recognize Israel
Always hilarious when an Israeli apologist holds up the UN and says "my rights", when Israel has consistently worked at undermining the rights of the Palestinians and ignored the UN.

UK Expels Israeli Diplomat Over Dubai Murder
"The Jews are a lot larger quantity and quality than Israel"
They are indeed. It turns my stomach to hear Foxman and Dershowitz bang on endlessly about anti-semitism, when by their very actions - defending Israel's appalling behaviour - they encourage it.
The real (and unintentional) fighters against genuine antisemitism are conscientious jews who speak and act in favour of human rights and solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for liberation. Their actions are more than enough to dispel any stereotyping of jews because of what Israel does.

UK Expels Israeli Diplomat Over Dubai Murder

"if I give an inch they take a mile"
Ha. A woeful excuse for not having the guts or moral fibre to actually criticise Israel's serially vile behaviour.
Expecting people to believe you want to but are stopped by people taking "a mile" is a pathetic attempt to claim victim status.

The Silence of American Jewry
"Really I have to say the hasbara crew are endlessly entertaining in their creative rehashing of facts
Israel is an apartheid state."

Israel Cracks Down on Wall Protesters
"Megaphone didn't direct him to it."

Israel Cracks Down On Wall Protesters
"I've witnessed more than one hasbarite chuck a tantrum on here because someone made the comparison [between Israel and the Nazis]."

British Issue Arrest Warrant For Tzipi Livni
"Protocols of the Elders of Mecca?
Must be a new release. Printed in Israel."

British Issue Arrest Warrant For Tzipi Livni
"Israel was a nation founded on terrorism."

Catholic Bishops Criticize Israel On Palestinians
"The idea that kindergartens and schools are being targeted in Sderot is absurd and easily shown as a fraudulent statement."

Israel Disciplines Top Officers
"Even if you believed an "eye for an eye" Israel is thousands and thousand over quota.
And nothing excuses the targeting of women and children as occurred in Gaza Massacre."

Israel Disciplines Top Officers
"The lack of empathy is horrifying, and mimicry of 20th centuries worse tyrant despicable."

Hamas: Israel Assassinated Operative In Dubai
"I find it disgusting that Israel postures as a civilised nation when it treats the Palestinians as sub-human."

Hamas: Israel Assassinated Operative In Dubai
"Israel murders more "innocent women and children" than the Palestinians ever have."

Hamas: Israel Assassinated Operative In Dubai
"Israel kills many many more civilians than the Palestinians - and all because it values land over people."

Egypt Working on Wall Across Gaza Border
"Don't bother with the PC stuff about 1400 Palestinian deaths in the Gaza Invasion being a tragedy - you obviously don't mean it or else you wouldn't be defending a murderous land grabbing state like Israel."

Israeli Minister: No Real Freeze On Settlements
" and people must stop using it." [The Jews-Nazis comparison.]
I'm not Palestinian you know - you don't get to decide what I think.

Israeli Minister: No Real Freeze On Settlements
"jj - i haven't "used it" [J/N comparison.] but merely pushed back against the Hasbara Thought Police.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasbarah"

Israel: Anti-Semitism Peaked in 2009
"Whenever Israel comes under international pressure, another media campaign alleging a global outbreak of anti-Semitism is mounted."

Clinton: Israel Faces "Difficult" Choices
"Asking why the US sponsors a demented apartheid state like Israel is entirely reasonable."

54 Memebers of Congress Urge Israel To End Gaza Siege
"The 62 year old refugee problem that Israel created in 1948 - is not Israeli oppression....
The Gaza Turkey Shoot a year ago, killing more than 1000 Gazan civilians - is not Israeli oppression.
Is that the right flag in your avatar?"


Israel's Fictional "Undivided Jerusalem."
"10. If you dare call their terrorism self-defense, we will accuse you of being a racist / anti-semite / terrorist apologist”
[aww, is hemara being criticized for supporting terror? The poor guy!]


Israeli Minister: No Real 'Freeze' On Settlements
“You be nice too Hasbara chienne [dog], you're acting like a nasty schoolgirl...”[insult]


Palestinians Fake Cancer To Flee Blockaded Gaza
“"Palestinians and their allies have killed for no reason at all"
TLG - If you really can't see that what Israel is doing to the Palestinians is wrong, that they have legitimate grievances and a right to fight in their self defence - well, there's no common ground.
Human rights are universal and inherent, not bestowed.
Occupation is violence.”


Israel To Build NIS 1.5 Billion Along Egypt Border
"The grabbing hands / grab all they can / all for themselves / after all."


For Bigots, Israel Can Do No Right
"And how much has Israel given [to Haiti?]? Not a cent.
Instead we've been treated to a PR campaign designed to help us forget the 1400 dead Gazans, and the IDF medics have had the benefit of a training exercise in Haiti."


Obama Asked Why US Doesn't Criticize Israel
"Nice of him also to mention Palestinian violence awhile turning blind eye to how aggressive and violent Israel is."


The Race Against Israeli Expansionism: Can the Two-State Solution be Saved?
“Further reading:
"Hasbara Handbook: Promoting Israel on Campus"
http://www.middle-east-info.org/take/wujshasbara.pdf
"The Israel Project's 2009 Global Language Dictionary"
http://www.newsweek.com/id/206021”
[promoting the "hasbara" argument]


Israeli Minister: No Real 'Freeze' On Settlements
“How many Palestinians were in that basement?
a. all of them
b. one of them
You sir, are a racist.”
[ad hominem attack. Regardless of whether the poster is a racist or not, that's still against the terms of service]


The Race Against Israeli Expansionism: Can the Two-State Solution be Saved?
“There's a phrase for that [the deaths of Israeli civilians], relevant especially since Qassam rockets have no guidance capabilities:
"Collateral Damage"”
[ignoring the obvious intent of the rockets to kill as many civilians as possible]


Israeli Minister: No Real 'Freeze' On Settlements
“The very embodiment of Colonialism.
"Because the natives don't have a liberal democracy, like _we_ do at home, they're obviously inferior, we have mandate to take over and do as we please".
Europe has learned it's lessons about empire, the US is still in school. When will Israel admit it is unlearned here?
Not all lessons have to be learned the hard way.”
[accusing Israel of "colonialism"]


The Race Against Israeli Expansionism: Can the Two-State Solution be Saved?
“" There are no good guys and bad guys."
Wishful thinking.”
[denying that both Israel and the Palestinians have done wrong in this conflict]


Israeli Minister: No Real 'Freeze' On Settlements
“jj - i haven't "used it" but merely pushed back against the Hasbara Thought Police.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasbarah
[claiming censorship ("Thought Police") but continues to push his hate]


Israeli Minister: No Real 'Freeze' On Settlements
“" and people must stop using it."
I'm not Palestinian you know - you don't get to decide what I think.”


The Race Against Israeli Expansionism: Can the Two-State Solution be Saved?
“fundamentalist claptrap”
[insult]


Palestinians Fake Cancer To Flee Blockaded Gaza
“What peace agreement would you have them sign? The one that reduces the future state of Palestine to a series of disconnected cantons (enclaves) in the West Bank which Israel continues to control?
Israel doesn't want to live with the Palestinians, that's the problem.
The Zionist fantasy involves returning to a vacant god-given "homeland" after a 2000 year absence. Problem is, the homeland wasn't vacant, there was an indigenous population of 800,000 Palestinians in 1948 who didn't want to be "transferred" (the Israeli euphemism for ethnic cleansing) to another country.”


Palestinians Fake Cancer To Flee Blockaded Gaza
“It's much worse than that.
Don't you know? It is the Palestinians who are terrorists, not us.
Don't you know? Israel only ever acts in self-defense.
Well, that's the way the oppression of the Palestinians is sold to the world.”


Palestinians Fake Cancer To Flee Blockaded Gaza
“I share your frustration at the injustices visited on the Palestinians.
We don't have to ignore the facts: Join the Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel movement.
http://bdsmovement.net
Sanctions are how South Africa lost their fondness for their apartheid policies.”
[posted multiple times, essentially anti-Israel spam]


EU: Jerusalem Should Be Joint Capital
“I don't think the family members of the 1400 dead Gazaans would share your enthusiasm for the IDF. I certainly don't. Perhaps you should try to think of Palestinians as people not statistics.
If Israel were serious about peace and a Palestinians State they wouldn't have sent in 500,000 settlers to the West Bank and E Jerusalem. It's so bleedingly obvious the intention is Greater Israel, a complete takeover of all the occupied territories.
As for this pearl about Israel:
" They have offered the Palestinians literally everything they've asked for,"
well it's so bizarre a claim to make it doesn't even require a response.”


EU: Jerusalem Should Be Joint Capital
“Hmm let's see, what did Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto do?
Fight back? Yes they did, and justifiably.”
[excusing Palestinian terror through a false comparison]


EU: Jerusalem Should Be Joint Capital
“Right - because the rockets coming out of Gaza are high tech weapons supplied and funded by the US, renowned for their deadly accuracy, and the Gazaans specifically target kindergartens.
I've outlined in recent posts the stated and demonstrated intentions of Israel WRT the Palestinians and the OPTs. I've listed all the instruments of state power Israel has used and uses to dispossess the Palestinians in their own land.
But still, they aren't permitted to act in self-defense, against a _colonial_ _occupying_ _illegal_ state.”


Settlers Protest In Jerusalem Against Building Ban
“Did you "get" South Africa before the 90s ?
That's what Palestinians face from Israel every day”


EU: Jerusalem Should Be Joint Capital
“Perhaps it is.
I've noticed a consistent trend among certain posters of blaming the Palestinians for everything.
Nothing is ever an outcome of an injustice perpetrated by Israel. Israel is demonstrably more powerful but they are the victims. Self defence is only permitted for Israel.
And when a point is irrefutable, the anti-semitic / racial hatred card is trotted out. Really disturbing stuff.”


EU: Jerusalem Should Be Joint Capital
""hating, persecuting, torturing and murdering" describes the experience of European Jews? It's also the experience of the Palestinians - dispossessed in their own land.”


EU: Jerusalem Should Be Joint Capital
"I support the right of an oppressed people to fight in self-defense. Don't waste your energy telling me Israel is the victim and is acting in self-defense: Israel is in control of Palestinians lives - not vice versa, Israel is the aggressor, Israel is the occupier, Israel is the oppressor.”


EU: Jerusalem Should Be Joint Capital
“"and by the way, if the only lesson that was learned after 2,000 years of pesecution is to pesecute another people, then that is truly, truly sad."
co-sign.
I haven't read any accusations of "anti-semitism" or "racial hatred" yet but that classic deflection technique can't be far away.
Above, you've spelled out exactly why support is growing for the Palestinian cause.”
[When someone is accused of being anti-Semitic, it can't be because they actually are. It must be because they are deflecting]


EU: Jerusalem Should Be Joint Capital
"But to question this policy is anti-semitic? Yeah right. The moral blank cheque granted after WW2 has long ago expired.”


EU: Jerusalem Should Be Joint Capital
"I advocate for the Palestinians because I believe they are being treated like animals - it's an issue of justice and rights.
Apartheid is the correct word. Israel is an "ethnocracy" not a democracy.”

EU: Jerusalem Should Be Joint Capital

“Everybody who isn't a zionist is "clearly biased against Israel".
The problem is with the zionist agenda, not the international community and UN.”


EU: Jerusalem Should Be Joint Capital
“Correct.
Somethings wrong when newly-converted foreigners are treated better than native born citizens because of religion.
Israel is not a democracy.”


Iran Cracks Down On Student Dissent In Universities
“Back to school for you.”


EU Draft Document On Division Of Jerusalem
“Does this mean you think using white phosphorous on civilians os OK?
The Goldstone report criticised both sides if you recall.
The Jewish people fought back when they were forced to live in a Ghetto.” [In other words, Israel is acting like the Nazis.]


EU Draft Document On Division Of Jerusalem
“A group who have been persecuted in the past such as some Jews have should be acting more responsible than Israel has been.
My family and country didn't fight Germany in WW2 so Israel could make life hell for the Palestinians.


Tony Blair Defends Obama On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
“Perhaps.
But we'll be keeping an eye on you [another poster] now Abu C, one dodgy post and you'll be off to prison with a pre-wetted bar of soap...”


Israel Readying New Cutting-Edge Arms To Meet Iran Challenge
“Given the influence and reach of AIPAC you might say Israel is doing some fathering of it's own these days.”


Israel Offers 10-Month West Bank Settlement Freeze
"If you can imagine white South Africans demanding concessions from the blacks as apartheid was ending in the 80s that pretty much sums up the absurdity of the situation.
Abbas is right to hold out - support is increasing for the Palestinians and more people are seeing Israeli policy and arrogance for the inhumane horror that it is.”


Bachmann, Palin To Speak At National Tea Party Convention
“Great, stupidity in stereo!”


EasyJet Causes Controversy With Holocaust Memorial Fashion Shoot
“It sure does, and often just to terminate debate or deflect attention way from the issue being discussed.\
It's ["anti-semitism"] a modern day "crying wolf" and has been so overused, the use of it undermines the credibility of ALL those who use it. That's a serious problem.”


Abbas Not To Seek Re-Election, Say Palestinian Officials
“If the duplicitous Israelis are worried about Abbas' departure then I'm in favour of it."

2 comments:

  1. He's willing to rant against Israel but he's not willing to consider its supporters might be right even once. Then again on the HP as it turns out, its the Jews who have closed minds and are guilty of every thing under the sun. Those who hate them are paragons of intellectual and moral virtue. If this sounds Orwellian, don't ask. The HP operates in an entirely different universe.

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  2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/11/israeli-minister-no-real_n_388816.html?show_comment_id=36345602#comment_36345602

    "Chienne" is French for a feminine dog, and it is used in exactly the same way as the English word "bitch." He reminds me of when we would curse at each other in French so that our teachers couldn't understand what we were saying.

    Of course, this was when I was in 7th grade, while I assume hemara is a grown man.

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