“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Life and Loathing in Israel - Max Blumenthal - “Goliath”

More from Max Blumenthal:


  1. Listened to it all. Bunch of crap.

    The Palestinians project is to kill all the Jews, push them all into sea.

    It's in their Charter.

    No mention of their pledge there will be no Jews in a Palestinian state.

    It was not even journalism.

    Martha Gellhorn, there was a journalist.

    1. Fudd Hunters InternationalSat Nov 02, 07:29:00 AM EDT

      What a bunch of Farmer Fudd hate mongering.

      “To me the Zionists, who want to go back to the Jewish state of A.D. 70 (destruction of Jerusalem by Titus) are just as offensive as the Nazis.

      With their nosing after blood, their ancient "cultural roots," ...
      their partly canting, partly obtuse winding back of the world they are altogether a match for the National Socialists.

      That is the fantastic thing about the National Socialists,...
      that they simultaneously share in a community of ideas with Soviet Russia and with Zion.”

      ― Victor Klemperer, I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941

    2. Now the good news....

      Israel is building homes on it's liberated, historic lands. The arabs? Are now rolling like locusts on to themselves from one end of the 899/900th of the middle east to the other... And their faith? Islam? Is also consuming themselves from London to Pakistan.

      Hard to keep all the arab/arab violence, the islamic on islamic violence, the arab on african violence, the arab on Jew violence, the arab on christian violence, the arab on well everyone violence, except in Israel!

      In Israel?

      the arabs live free, democratic and have justice in the jewish state...

      What a fine nation Israel is....

    3. Klemperer had a brother, I believe, who was the conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - a Hitler favorite.

  2. November 2, 2013
    UNRWA: Turning Children into Terrorists
    By Dan Calic

    Fresh information has surfaced suggesting UNRWA (United Nations Relief Works Agency) continues to undermine the peace process.
    A recently released documentary produced by the Center for Near East Policy Research provides evidence of how UNRWA has been fomenting terror during summer camps in Judea/Samaria and Gaza.
    The film titled Camp Jihad was shown to a select group at the Knesset on October 22. Attendees of the showing included freelance writers, diplomats, and representatives of the Israel Ministry of Strategic Affairs.

    The host was David Bedein, Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research, who produced the documentary.
    In addition to the film screening Dr. Arnon Groiss, an Arab-language journalist who has done extensive research on the educational system in Gaza and Judea/Samaria was a featured speaker. He brought numerous textbooks approved by the PA and used in UNRWA sponsored schools and camps. Each contained information designed to delegitimize Israel's existence and right to the land, while promoting the right of return of the so-called "refugees." The misinformation in the sample textbooks gives students inaccurate and skewed material which is aligned with the Palestinian effort to undermine the peace process and promote violent jihad. Thus, rather than being educated, in an unbiased academic environment, the students are essentially being trained to become future terrorists. Instead of becoming tomorrow's scientists, doctors, lawyers, etc. the children are taught to hate Jews and die for the cause of Israel's destruction. What UNRWA is doing can only be described as institutionalized child abuse.

    Regarding deligitimization, a fifth grade textbook says "Haifa and Gaza are two Palestinian ([port cities)." A quote from an eighth-grade textbook exclaims- "O brother, the oppressors have exceeded all bounds and jihad and sacrifice are necessary."

    As for the film, it consists of numerous clips of children, many under 10 years of age, who were interviewed while attending two UNRWA sponsored summer camps. One camp was in Balata, near Nablus, the other is in Gaza. Some instructors and counselors are interviewed as well.

    Once again the reoccurring them of Israel's deligitimization and jihad are ever-present. Acre, Haifa, Jaffa, and Ashkelon are all viewed as Palestinian towns which the children bemoan returning to, even though none of them ever actually lived there.

    The return won't happen by means of a negotiated peace agreement, according to the children. It will take place through violent jihad. In one clip a one young girl passionately sings "...we are revolutionaries filled with rage..." Another scene shows a room full of children being told by an instructor their families were attacked by a "...wolf who killed them and expelled them..." When asked who the wolf is the children all say in unison "the Jews." Still another young girl proudly proclaims "I will defeat the Jews, they are a gang of infidels and Christians." One boy acknowledges playing games where Palestinians "shoot Jews" and will defeat them "by missiles."

    1. Upon learning of the documentary UNRWA posted a statement on their web site denying they sponsored the camp in Balata saying "the summer camp shown in the West Bank is not affiliated with, or organized by UNRWA." This in spite of the fact the film crew was greeted by UNRWA teachers and staff. " UNRWA's statement also said "...absolutely nothing anti-Semitic or inflammatory was done or said in the scenes filmed in Gaza." Oh really? One child filmed in Gaza said "I must return to my land and reconquer it." Apparently this statement doesn't fit the UNRWA definition of "inflammatory."

      In reaction to the comments from UNRWA the film's producers published an ad in the Jerusalem Post challenging them to a "public forum in the presence of media and the diplomatic corps, to discuss UNRWA's educational policies." While the phones continuously ring in the office of the film producers, thus far none have come from UNRWA, accepting the invitation for a public forum.
      The majority of financial support for UNRWA comes from U.S. and European taxpayers.

      Keep in mind the film was made simultaneous to peace negotiations between the Israeli's and Palestinians. Since all material used by UNRWA is approved by the PA, the film's producers contacted the office of Tzipi Livni, who heads the Israeli negotiating team. They wanted to know if Livni plans to raise the issue of incitement during negotiations. When asked the spokesperson for Livni said the issue is "premature and irrelevant."

      My question is does it become relevant, before or after the children "return to their land and reconquer it?"

      Read more:

      They teach their kids to hate from the git-go. Just like Martha Gellhorn said, and as Golda Meier said - "There will be peace when they don't teach their children to hate."

    2. End the OccupationSat Nov 02, 07:30:00 AM EDT

      As of November 27, 2012 Israeli authorities had demolished 568 Palestinian homes and other buildings in the West Bank ...
      ... (including East Jerusalem), displacing 1,014 people.
      Building permits are difficult or impossible for Palestinians to obtain in East Jerusalem or in the 60 percent of the West Bank ...
      ... under exclusive Israeli control (Area C), whereas a separate planning process readily granted settlers new construction permits.

      Israel approved donor-funded construction of 14 schools and 5 clinics for Palestinians in Area C, ...
      ... but threatened entire Palestinian communities with demolition, such as 8 villages in an area designated as a military training zone.

      Settlers continued to take over Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, based in part on discriminatory laws that recognize Jewish ...
      ... ownership claims there from before 1948, but bar Palestinian ownership claims from that period in West Jerusalem.

    3. tsk tsk...

      Palestinians murder, Jews build homes...

    4. As of this date there are now over 3.7 million Jewish refugees from the arab occupied middle east.

      Arabs have taken over (in the middle east), ethnically cleansing christians, africans, nubians, berbers and jews.

      899/900th of the middle east, look at a map, is now controlled by the arab world.

      Now the bright spot? 1/900th of the middle east, is Israel, where arabs, who make up 20% of the population, actually live in freedom.

      The other 899/900th? Is replete with murder, suicide and violence.

    5. On average, all Ashkenazi Jews are genetically as closely related to each other as fourth or fifth cousins, said Dr. Harry Ostrer, a pathology, pediatrics and genetics professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and the author of "Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People" (Oxford University Press, 2012).

      Maternal DNA
      Richards and his colleagues analyzed mitochondrial DNA, which is contained in the cytoplasm of the egg and passed down only from the mother, from more than 3,500 people throughout the Near East, the Caucusus and Europe, including Ashkenazi Jews.
      The team found that four founders were responsible for 40 percent of Ashkenazi mitochondrial DNA, and that all of these founders originated in Europe. The majority of the remaining people could be traced to other European lineages.
      All told, more than 80 percent of the maternal lineages of Ashkenazi Jews could be traced to Europe, with only a few lineages originating in the Near East.
      Virtually none came from the North Caucasus

    6. “Occupation, curfew, settlements, closed military zone, administrative detention, siege, preventive strike, terrorist infrastructure, transfer. Their WAR destroys language. Speaks genocide with the words of a quiet technician.

      Occupation means that you cannot trust the OPEN SKY, or any open street near to the gates of snipers tower. It means that you cannot trust the future or have faith that the past will always be there.

      Occupation means you live out your live under military rule, and the constant threat of death, a quick death from a snipers bullet or a rocket attack from an M16.

      A crushing, suffocating death, a slow bleeding death in an ambulance stopped for hours at a checkpoint. A dark death, at a torture table in an Israeli prison: just a random arbitrary death.

      A cold calculated death: from a curable disease. A thousand small deaths while you watch your family dying around you.

      Occupation means that every day you die, and the world watches in silence. As if your death was nothing, as if you were a stone falling in the earth, water falling over water.

      And if you face all of this death and indifference and keep your humanity, and your love and your dignity and YOU refuse to surrender to their terror, then you know something of the courage that is Palestine.”

    7. Occupation? Try the Syrian not so civil war... 115,000 dead in 2 years, 4.5 million homeless.

      And that's JUST Syria...


      It's amazing the destruction that the arabs do to each other...

      Now add to that yemen, sudan, egypt, lebanon?

      Occupation is a VACATION.

      In fact, Arabs LOVE Israeli occupation, they get electricity, good roods, schools, food and even obama phones and loans!!!!

      I even heard that 9 out of 10 Palestinians in the west bank are DESPERATE to get Israeli ID cards they are selling their daughters to the qatari's for cash....

    8. There must be a mistranslation, the children keep using "Jew". As everyone knows, it's not the Jews who are hated but the "Zionists".

    9. True, my bad, since israelis are not real "JEWS" according to Rat.

  3. There's got to be something else to talk about. How about this from James Joyce. "Portrait of the Artist..."

    >>>>There was a long rivulet in the strand and, as he waded slowly up its course, he wondered at the endless drift of seaweed. Emerald and black and russet and olive, it moved beneath the current, swaying and turning. The water of the rivulet was dark with endless drift and mirrored the high-drifting clouds. The clouds were drifting above him silently and silently the seatangle was drifting below him and the grey warm air was still and a new wild life was singing in his veins.

    Where was his boyhood now? Where was the soul that had hung back from her destiny, to brood alone upon the shame of her wounds and in her house of squalor and subterfuge to queen it in faded cerements and in wreaths that withered at the touch? Or where was he?

    He was alone. He was unheeded, happy and near to the wild heart of life. He was alone and young and wilful and wildhearted, alone amid a waste of wild air and brackish waters and the sea-harvest of shells and tangle and veiled grey sunlight and gayclad lightclad figures of children and girls and voices childish and girlish in the air.

    A girl stood before him in midstream, alone and still, gazing out to sea. She seemed like one whom magic had changed into the likeness of a strange and beautiful seabird. Her long slender bare legs were delicate as a crane's and pure save where an emerald trail of seaweed had fashioned itself as a sign upon the flesh. Her thighs, fuller and soft-hued as ivory, were bared almost to the hips, where the white fringes of her drawers were like feathering of soft white down. Her slate-blue skirts were kilted boldly about her waist and dovetailed behind her. Her bosom was as a bird's, soft and slight, slight and soft as the breast of some dark-plumaged dove. But her long fair hair was girlish: and girlish, and touched with the wonder of mortal beauty, her face.

    She was alone and still, gazing out to sea; and when she felt his presence and the worship of his eyes her eyes turned to him in quiet sufferance of his gaze, without shame or wantonness. Long, long she suffered his gaze and then quietly withdrew her eyes from his and bent them towards the stream, gently stirring the water with her foot hither and thither. The first faint noise of gently moving water broke the silence, low and faint and whispering, faint as the bells of sleep; hither and thither, hither and thither; and a faint flame trembled on her cheek.

    -- Heavenly God! cried Stephen's soul, in an outburst of profane joy.

    He turned away from her suddenly and set off across the strand. His cheeks were aflame; his body was aglow; his limbs were trembling. On and on and on and on he strode, far out over the sands, singing wildly to the sea, crying to greet the advent of the life that had cried to him.

    Her image had passed into his soul for ever and no word had broken the holy silence of his ecstasy. Her eyes had called him and his soul had leaped at the call. To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to recreate life out of life! A wild angel had appeared to him, the angel of mortal youth and beauty, an envoy from the fair courts of life, to throw open before him in an instant of ecstasy the gates of all the ways of error and glory. On and on and on and on!

    He halted suddenly and heard his heart in the silence. How far had he walked? What hour was it?

    1. There was no human figure near him nor any sound borne to him over the air. But the tide was near the turn and already the day was on the wane. He turned landward and ran towards the shore and, running up the sloping beach, reckless of the sharp shingle, found a sandy nook amid a ring of tufted sandknolls and lay down there that the peace and silence of the evening might still the riot of his blood.

      He felt above him the vast indifferent dome and the calm processes of the heavenly bodies; and the earth beneath him, the earth that had borne him, had taken him to her breast.<<<<

      It is an epiphany. The next chapter, 5, describes Stephen's (Joyce's) understanding of beauty and aesthetic experience.

    2. Fudd Hunters InternationalSat Nov 02, 07:40:00 AM EDT

      I've maintained here, only partly in jest, that the whole wind blown riffle was a literary event, a contest between two opposed readings of the Christian Bible.

      One wonders how he could show such callous disregard of the human carnage, the 600,000 or even more dead Americans, all that pain, and treat it so lightly as a wind riffle across the pairie?

      It has been documented that Fudd is …
      …. a fella that would not even protect the women of his community from a rapist.

    3. A Wild Ride

      A soft, cool wind blew over the grass, riffling it
      in gentle waves on the slope leading down to the lake.
      Birds chirped in nearby trees, and a rabbit sat on
      a rock near the water, scratching it’s ears with it’s
      long hind leg.

      Nature, in all it’s peaceful glory.

    4. ...happy to say I am doing a lot of scrolling with no sense of loss...


  4. Maybe college football?

    1. “Do you know, Mother, that Haj Salem was buried alive in his home? Does he tell you stories in heaven now? I wish I had had a chance to meet him. To see his toothless grin and touch his leathery skin. To beg him, as you did in your youth, for a story from our Palestine. He was over one hundred years old, Mother. To have lived so long, only to be crushed to death by a bulldozer. Is this what it means to be Palestinian?”

    2. LOL Palestinian? It means to live a worthless life....

      Just look it up in the wikipedia..

      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      Palestinian may refer to:
      Something of, from, or related to the cult of death coming from the Arab occupied portion of Palestine, the declared State of Palestine, or the "Palestinian territories" (i.e., West Bank and Gaza Strip)
      People residing in the above, such as:
      Palestinian Arabs, a self-detonationg group of Arabs, also referred to as "jackasses" (Arabic: الفلسطينيون‎, al-Filasṭīniyyūn)
      Palestinian Arabic, a modern dialect of the Suicide Death Cult from the Arabic language
      Palestinian Jews, a original, native inhabitant of Palestine throughout all of history for a 1000 years before the term was invented.

    3. .

      That wiki entry no doubt contributed by some AIPAC member.


    4. Not AIPAC member, aipac is way to liberal for me.

      I am now a JDL member...


    5. And WiO wonders why I gave false information about my sexual preference and marital status. Gosh, maybe I didn't want to be one of the seven dead and 22 maimed by other members of the JDL since 1968 (Department of Energy, Terrorism in the United States and the Potential Threat to Nuclear Facilities, R-3351-DOE, January 1986, pp. 11–16).

  5. Replies
    1. “He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response.
      If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: “celebration.”

  6. Ok so Arafat's Uncle, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem supported the nazis here is a pic...

    no photoshop...

    1. End the OccupationSat Nov 02, 07:45:00 AM EDT

      Israel, a secular and socialist state that was built upon ...
      ... the Three Pillars of Apartheid

      The first pillar “derives from Israeli laws and policies that establish Jewish identity for purposes of law and afford a preferential legal status and material benefits to Jews over non-Jews.”

      The second pillar is reflected in
      “Israel’s ‘grand’ policy to fragment the OPT [and] ...
      ... ensure that Palestinians remain confined to the reserves designated for them ...
      ... while Israeli Jews are prohibited from entering those reserves but enjoy freedom of movement...
      ... throughout the rest of the Palestinian territory.

      This policy is evidenced by Israel’s extensive appropriation of Palestinian land,
      which continues to shrink the territorial space available to Palestinians;
      the hermetic closure and isolation of the Gaza Strip from the rest of the OPT;
      the deliberate severing of East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank;

      and the appropriation and construction policies serving to carve up the West Bank ...
      ... into an intricate and well-serviced network of connected settlements for Jewish-Israelis ...
      ... and an archipelago of besieged and non-contiguous enclaves for Palestinians.”

      The third pillar is
      “Israel’s invocation of ‘security’ to validate sweeping restrictions on Palestinian freedom of ...
      ... opinion, expression, assembly, association and movement [to] mask a true underlying intent ...
      ... to suppress dissent to its system of domination and thereby maintain control over Palestinians as a group.”

    2. And yet, the arabs that live in Israel do not leave...

      They are free to move to the other 899/900th of the arab occupied middle east....


    4. You seem to be surprised to hear that there are still problems of 1948 to be solved, the most important component of which is the right to return of Palestinian refugees.

      The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is not just an issue of military occupation and Israel is not a country that was established “normally” and happened to occupy another country in 1967.

      Palestinians are not struggling for a “state” but for freedom, liberation and equality, just like we were struggling for freedom in South Africa.

    5. Notice how the Zionists attempt to deflect criticism of their Fascism, by directing attention to other Fascists.

      As if injustice in Arabia is commonplace, and thus acceptable.
      It is commonplace, and not acceptable.

      As the greatest recipient of US Foreign Aid, the Israeli deserve the highest level of condemnation, from the citizens of the US, if our government will not speak up for US.

    6. More Jewish refugees were created by the Arab nations than the arabs who self labeled themselves "Palestinians"

      No mis-direct.


      SO the situation is:

      More arabs live in israel today than existed from the river to the sea in 1948.

      There is no problem for arabs living in Israel.

      Now the other 899/900th of the middle east? Jew free. By the nazi loving arab peoples and government...


    7. End the OccupationSat Nov 02, 09:19:00 AM EDT

      Three key features characterize Israeli apartheid:

      • Four million Palestinians in the Occupied Territories lack the right to vote for the government that controls their lives through a military occupation.

      In addition to controlling the borders, air space, water, tax revenues, and other vital matters pertaining to the Occupied Territories,
      Israel alone issues the identity cards that determine the ability of Palestinians to work and their freedom of movement.

      • About 1.2 million Palestinian Israelis, who make up 20 percent, or one-fifth, of Israel’s population, have second-class citizenship within Israel, ...
      ... which defines itself as a Jewish state rather than a state for all its citizens.

      More than 20 provisions of Israel’s principal laws discriminate, either directly or indirectly, against non-Jews, according to Adalah: The Legal Center for Minority Rights in Israel.

      Millions of Palestinians remain refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and elsewhere, unable to return to their former homes ...
      ... and land in present-day Israel.

      Even though the right of return for refugees is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    8. WiO, Keep holding to the theme of Arab enfranchisement within Israel and their reluctance to leave the democratic Jewish state.

    9. .

      Yea, WiO, it's a great argument. Sure the Israeli Arabs and the Palestinians are fucked over but they are less fucked over than if they were someplace else.

      It's a great argument. A real winner.



    10. quirk, seriously?

      You don't have a clue.

      Arab inside Israel are hardly "fucked" over. Maybe you should take YOUR hatreds, biases and preconceived notions and put them on a shelf and take a trip to Israel and look around.

      My last trip? Amazing mosaic of people living free and having a life. Arabs, jews, Christians, B'hai's, Druze, lesbians and secularists.

      Ignorance is pathetic. Your comment was ignorant of the reality of Israel and it's citizens.

      3 official languages of Israel, all documents/signs MUST be in these 3 Hebrew, Arabic and English

    11. .

      Don't be silly, WiO.

      You can site what the Israeli government says 'should' happen all you want. The flow of stories coming out of Israel on what is actually happening is a different matter all together. As for what is happening in the West Bank, I doubt there is need for going further into that at all.

      And spare me your umbrage over MY hatreds you friggin moron. Your wiki entry above says all that is needed to be said about YOUR hatreds


  7. "we welcome our heroic heroes"

    on the release of 21 terrorists released by Israel....

    Facts are facts.

    The palestinians? The syrians? The Egyptians?

    All supported the Nazis against the Jews.

    1. End the OccupationSat Nov 02, 07:52:00 AM EDT

      There were THOUSANDS of Ashkenazai that supported the NAZIs, all across Europe.
      Jews that assisted in the day o day management of the Holocaust.
      Jews, without whose assistance and aid to the NAZI, there never would have been a Holocaust.
      Jews who empowered the NAZI in Poland, in Holland, in the Ukraine.

      The first commander of the Warsaw ghetto was Józef Szeryński, a Polish-Jewish police colonel.

      In ghettos where the Judenrat was resistant to German orders,
      the Jewish police were often used (as reportedly in Lutsk) to control or replace the council.

      One of the largest police units was to be found in the Warsaw Ghetto, where the Jüdischer Ordnungsdienst numbered about 2500. The Łódź Ghetto had about 1200, and the Lviv Ghetto 500.

      The Polish-Jewish historian and the Warsaw Ghetto archivist Emanuel Ringelblum has described the cruelty of the ghetto police as "at times greater than that of the Germans, the Ukrainians and the Latvians."

    2. End the OccupationSat Nov 02, 07:55:00 AM EDT

      Without the direct aid from the Jews, the NAZI could have never accomplished the Holocaust.
      If the NAZI had been met with resistance, instead of aid and comfrt, the genocide would never have happened.

      Do not be a Holocaust denier.
      Do not be a denier of history.

      Embrace your past, embrace reality.

    3. I would have fought for the Jews if I had been in Warsaw then.

      Desert Rat

    4. Christopher HitchensSat Nov 02, 08:41:00 AM EDT

      Jerusalem, over which the British and French and Russians had fought a foul war in the Crimea, and in the mid-nineteenth century, on the matter of which Christian Church could command the keys to some 'holy sepulcher.' Jerusalem, where the anti-Semite Balfour had tried to bribe the Jews with the territory of another people in order to seduce them from Bolshevism and continue the diplomacy of the Great War. Jerusalem: that pest-house in whose environs all zealots hope that an even greater and final war can be provoked. It certainly made a warped appeal to my sense of history.”

    5. Jersalem today is a vibrant city, all faith have access to their holy sites.

      ONLY the Jews, have preserved this in the last 2000 years.

    6. Naw, the Romans preserved the Western, or "Wailing" Wall, precisely to give the Jews a memento of what they lost by their rebellion. Someday the Chinese will conquer America, but preserve the nose of George Washington at Mount Rushmore. Americans will return from diaspora, journey to their holiest site, and stick prayers in George W.'s nose.

    7. Ms T? kiss my ass...

      :) stupid moron, notice I didn't call you a stupid broad. didn't want to insult "broads", for that matter, I am sorry to the "morons" I have insulted..

      ms t? Your comment showed ignorance, crassness and all around obnoxiousness. And a complete lack of observance of history or fact.

    8. As for the "wailing wall" comment?

      file that in the anti-Semitic "old testament" deeming shit terms that an ignorant person says. Or an anti-semite.

    9. Sensitive about the nose thing, huh? I heard one theory about that. Air is free.

    10. Since the Romans banned Jews on pain of death from visiting the rubble that was Jerusalem, the wall was not intentionally left intact. During the dismantling of Jerusalem the wall was buried under rubble.

  8. Israel is the only good and decent society in the entire Middle East.

    Desert Rat

    1. No sign on, no Authentication.

      Typical lie of the Zionist movement.
      False statements are their "Stock and Trade".

    2. So when you post with bullshit names does that make you a zionist?

    3. Israel is the only good and decent society in the entire Middle East.

  9. “I loathe your ideals because I know no worse injustice than the giving of the undeserved.”

    1. End the OccupationSat Nov 02, 08:02:00 AM EDT

      The Invention of the Jewish People is a book written by Shlomo Sand, an Israeli professor of history at the University of Tel Aviv.

      The author wasn’t probing a belief system but Zionist fabrications of a spurious common lineage for people of the Jewish faith.

      Sand argues that the idea of Jews having a common ethnic identity is implausible because, as with Christianity and Islam, Judaism was originally a “proselytising religion”.

      The notion of Judaism as a “race”, rather than a religion of various races, is without foundation.

      The recent study by John Hopkins geneticist Dr Elhaik confirms that the common genome structure of the European Jew gravitated towards an origin in old Khazaria.

      “The majority of Jews do not have Middle Eastern genetic component,” he told Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

      Founded on a mélange of myths and manufactured historical tales, Israel has failed the archaeological test of time and is now exposed by DNA science.

      Today’s genetics prove unequivocally that in 1948 “the children of the original Jews” were replaced by converts with no roots in the Middle East.

    2. Thanks for confirming your jew hatred rat.

      The good news?

      You don't define us.

      We have been hated by far more deadly and fearsome than you...


      Just a KNOWN blowhard. Nothing by a cyber ranter...

      Never amounted to anything in life.. Hates Jews.

      Hates Israel.

      Big deal.

    3. I remember Rat swearing he had no issues with "jews" just Israel..

      Now the idea that most Jews are not Jewish fill his head with vapors.... Sorry Charlie, the Jews? KNOW who each other are.

      Not your job or pay grade.

      Now shoveling horse manure out of your barn? That's your field of expertise.

  10. I'm a professional asshole.

    desert rat

  11. I agree with that, rat.

    Desert Rat

    1. Fraud and deceit, the stock and trade of a Fudd.

      Such limited imagination, can't do more than lie, straight up.
      To fabricate falsehood, whole clothe

      To falsify in an attempt to mislead.

      A sign of desperation,and coming defeat.

      The Fudd is crumbling before the onslaught of Truth, Justice and the American Way

    2. LOL



    3. A truth that's told with bad intent
      Beats all the lies you can invent.


    4. The whore and gambler, by the state
      Licensed, build that nation's fate.
      The harlot's cry from street to street
      Shall weave old Israel's winding-sheet.

  12. desert ratSat Nov 02, 07:56:00 AM EDT
    No sign on, no Authentication.

    Typical lie of the Zionist movement.
    False statements are their "Stock and Trade".


    Which is exactly the type of reply I was attempting to elicit.

    evoke or draw out (a response, answer, or fact) from someone in reaction to one's own actions or questions.
    "they invariably elicit exclamations of approval from guests"
    synonyms: obtain, draw out, extract, bring out, evoke, call forth, bring forth, induce, prompt, generate, engender, trigger, provoke;

    In addition to being a self professed asshole, Whackadoodle is dumb as a stump.

    Since this is going to be a wasted day here, another of many, I am

    outta here, though I may post the Idaho score this afternoon

    bob from Idaho

    1. Wasted days and wasted nights
      The Life of a feckless Fudd.

    2. Rat, if you ever added up the time you waste?



    3. “Time is an illusion.”

    4. “When you are measuring life, you are not living it.”

    5. There is no time, this is true, but if you count sundowns while posting to this blog, you'll still be in the four figures when you keel over from a stroke or something. That's the important thing.

  13. No carpet bombing required ...

    ISLAMABAD - The leader of the Pakistani Taliban has been killed in a drone strike. Hakimullah Mehsud was one of the most wanted men in Pakistan and a top target for the CIA-led drone campaign aimed at crushing the militant group.

    No need to kill tens of thousand of civilians as "Collateral Damage".

    1. “I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't.”

    2. While his "name" was Samuel Clemens

    3. And that Tom Sawyer tale with the cave and the gold, it was pure fiction.

    4. Exactly, as is the tall tale that the Ashkenazi have a "Birth Right" to any piece of Arabia.

    5. I don't care if they live there, might makes right and all that. Just as long as I'm not subsidizing it.

    6. Almost $6 billion per year, when Egypt and Jordon are factored in.

  14. Gunman with evident hate for TSA opens fire at LAX

    LOS ANGELES — A man toting a semi-automatic rifle, some 150 rounds of ammunition and a grudge against "pigs" and TSA agents shot his way past a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport in a deadly rampage that sent hundreds of travelers fleeing in terror.

    When the shooting stopped, a Transportation Security Administration officer was dead. Gerardo I. Hernandez, 39, became the first TSA officer in the agency's 12-year history to be killed in the line of duty.

    Five other people were hurt, including two other TSA employees and the gunman, identified as Paul Ciancia, 23, of Pennsville, N.J. He was shot four times by airport police and remained hospitalized but there was no word on his condition.

    Ciancia apparently had been living in Los Angeles for about 1½ years, authorities said.

    As gunshots rang out in Terminal 3 on Friday morning, swarms of passengers screamed, dropped to the ground or ran for their lives.
    A law enforcement official said the gunman was dressed in fatigues and carried at least five full 30-round magazines of ammunition. In his bag he had a one-page, handwritten note that said he wanted to kill TSA employees and "pigs."

    The official, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the note referred to how
    ... the gunman believed his constitutional rights were being violated by TSA searches and that he was a "pissed-off patriot" upset at former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

    1. Now rat is using another browser... Will technology ever cease to amaze?

    2. The President was pleased as punch that obamacare dot gov obtained 4.7 million visitors on the first day, and made sure the press let everyone know. But we didn't know until yesterday that only six people managed to sign up that day.

  15. Christopher HitchensSat Nov 02, 08:45:00 AM EDT

    The important but delayed realization will have to come:.
    Israeli Jews are a part of the diaspora, not a group that has escaped from it.

    Why else does Israel daily beseech the often-flourishing Jews of other lands, urging them to help the most endangered Jews of all:
    the ones who rule Palestine by force of arms?

    Why else, having supposedly escaped from the need to rely on Gentile goodwill, has Israel come to depend more and more upon it?

    On this reckoning, Zionism must constitute one of the greatest potential non sequiturs in human history.”

    1. ...what a waste of time... YAWN ...

    2. Israel depends on Gentile goodwill because they have a socialist economy (it having been founded by Marxists after all) combined with periodic wars that consume up to a full-year's GDP.

    3. William ShakespeareSat Nov 02, 09:58:00 AM EDT

      “Time does not have the same appeal for every one”

    4. “-'What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this?'
      There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter”

      Nor truth, be told
      Time fighting injustice, is time well spent.

    5. once again you are living 40 years ago,,


      Ms T? It's amazing how many mistakes you have typed on just ONE thread.. Better get a fresh cup of joe and start thinking before you insult.

  16. Time spent educating others, time well spent.

    If the forum and the message were ineffective, why would the Israeli First contingent "waste" their time?

    The oxymoronic position they take, self-evident to anyone with eyes that see, minds that function.

    Drive On! . . . Drive On!

    1. So far there are only three others on this thread. Educate the wall, it's your day.


    2. If the time and effort are wasted ...
      Why does the Israeli government use US foreign aid to influence the discussion?

      August 14, 2013
      JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is looking to hire university students to post pro-Israel messages on social media networks — without needing to identify themselves as government-linked, officials said Wednesday.

      The Israeli prime minister's office said in a statement that students on Israeli university campuses would receive full or partial scholarships to combat anti-Semitism and calls to boycott Israel online. It said students' messages would parallel statements by government officials.

      "This is a groundbreaking project aimed at strengthening Israeli national diplomacy and adapting it to changes in information consumption," the statement said.

      The US supplies Israel with nearly $4 billion dollars every year, look at how they spend it.
      Money is fungible

  17. ...breaking into a fascinating exchange of .... The Germans are also fascinated by the ignorance and apathy on display:

    "They seemed almost helpless, as if they'd become obsessed," says Jan Philipp Albrecht, a Green Party MEP and one of the participants in the meeting. "The US government representatives honestly looked like they didn't know what to do. And they left no room for doubt that more spying revelations are to be expected." The odd exchange is an accurate reflection of the mood in Washington.

    Washington Talks: Envoys Push for Spying Concessions

    1. Maybe we can just close up shop in Germany and let them deal with al-Qaeda by their lonesome. And close Rammstein while we're at it.

    2. The German envoys push or "Concessions", do not receive them.
      Then tell the public the US is apathetic and ignorant.

      Some Americans would rather believe Germans than their own eyes.
      These are the same Americans that advocate for a "tougher" stance against terror.
      Germany is a hotbed of terrorist organizations.
      The staging ground for the 11SEP01 raids on NYCity and Washington DC.

      Yet some Americans side with Germans, that want the US to relax its vigilance, in the face of terrorist threats.

      Who gives a shit about the Germans think o say?

      The US should withdraw its military from that country.
      Patrol the European air space with drones.

      Striking at terrorist cells when and where needed.

    3. If it is okay to bomb terrorists in Gaza

      If terrorists in Yemen are open game

      It should be alright to fire 'em up in Hamburg!

    4. .

      The self-loathing fascist who decries others as being ...gulp...fascist.


    5. Just how much does America spend to protect Germany thru NATO each year. I don't mind them doing the business that they do but why does the american taxpayer have to subsidize them?

    6. .

      Don't be stupid. America supports NATO for its own self-interests. To a large extent, a waste of money to be sure, IMO, but it is in the nature of the dicks in D.C. to waste money on a lot of things.


    7. America supported NATO to deter the Soviets from storming west across Germany and France, and continues to do so out of sheer inertia. It's about as meaningful as keeping anti-aircraft guns on Cougar Mountain to take out any Jap Zeroes that might attack Seattle.

  18. Wasted days, wasted nights??

    Israeli govt to recruit students as undercover agents on social media ...‎
    Aug 15, 2013 - Israeli govt to recruit students as undercover agents on social media ... Leaders of the “covert units” will receive full scholarships in return for ...

    1. Do you mean to say the Israeli government is wasting US foreign aid money, trying to influence Social Media in the US?

      That the time and money the Israeli are spending, is wasted time and money ...
      and that the US is funding this waste of both time and money, by the Israeli government?

      Money being fungible ...

    2. Money can be fungible, assuming one knows the definition of "fungible" and apprehends the context in which comparisons are being made. Otherwise, the exercise devolves into the sophomoric tendency to irrationally compare apples to oranges.

    3. Fungible - able to replace or be replaced by another identical item; mutually interchangeable.

      So if you have $100 dollars and are given $4 dollars, to be spent "Only" on pizza, you can take $4 dollars of your own money from the pizza budget and reallocate that pizza money to band-aids.
      There by increasing your band-aid budget by $4.
      While still eating all the pizza who had originally planned upon.

    4. who, that should YOU

      These voice to text software programs ...

    5. Well I just cashed my check from the great state of Israel,


      Fucking morons....


      To think Rat has accused me DOZENS of times of being on the payroll for Israel.

      And YET? I am a citizen MEMBER of AIPAC, which costs me close to 6K a year to do the evil that I do.. Advocate for Justice, Security and American / Israeli friendship.

      Which is it sparky?


    6. Yeah, you're a real big walking advertisement for Israeli friendship, WiO.

    7. Are you sure Hayek woulda done it your way? :-D)))

      Dictionary Definition

      fungibility n : the quality of being capable of exchange or interchange [syn: exchangeability, interchangeability, interchangeableness] [ant: unexchangeability]
      Extensive Definition

      Fungibility is the property of a good or a commodity whose individual units are capable of mutual substitution.
      Fungibility versus liquidity

      Fungibility is different from liquidity. A good is liquid and tradable if it can be easily exchanged for money or another different good. A good is fungible if one unit of the good is substantially equivalent to another unit of the same good of the same quality at the same time and place.
      Fungibility does not imply liquidity, and liquidity does not imply fungibility. Jewels can be bought and sold (the trade is liquid), but individual diamonds are not interchangeable (diamonds are not fungible). Zimbabwean dollar bank notes are interchangeable in London (they are fungible there), but they are not easily traded there (they are not liquid in London).
      Fungibility in economics

      Examples of highly fungible commodities are petroleum (gasoline), electricity, precious metals, and many currencies.
      Fungibility has nothing to do with the ability to exchange one commodity for another. It has everything to do with exchanging one unit of a commodity with another unit of the same commodity.

    8. Oil is fungible. Girlcott Saudi oil because women can't drive, they'll just sell it to Europe. If Europe girlcotts too, they'll sell it to China, which has a girl shortage anyway. Write a check for Israel to buy F-16s, they don't have to dip so much into the fund to build gated Jewish communities in the West Bank.

  19. The Case for Ending Aid to Israel

    You can’t buy love, it is said, but it isn’t for want of trying by Washington. The United States appears to believe the only way to demonstrate friendship with other governments is to either defend or subsidize them. Unfortunately, the latter strategy rarely works. It’s time for Washington to turn off the aid spigot—especially for wealthier nations like Israel.

    Israel does not need foreign aid—it is a wealthy nation with a booming hi-tech sector. Weaknesses elsewhere in the economy are largely self-inflicted through collectivist economic practices. Moreover, Israel is a regional military superpower. If anything, the transfers should run in the other direction. However, the Senate is considering legislation to extend $9 billion in loan guarantees and provide more military support. Rather than reflect warming ties, however, the extra cash indicates an election-year financial raid. Israeli politicians enjoy having more American money to spend while U.S. politicians enjoy spending more American money to win votes.

    1. American support accounted for 1.5 percent of Israel’s GDP, 4 percent of the government’s budget and 24 percent of security outlays. Since 2008, all U.S. aid has been for the military, but money is fungible. Israel receives $3 billion annually, three-quarters of which must be used for the purchase of U.S. weapons. Gazit noted: “While on the face of it, three billion dollars of annual assistance seems fully advantageous, a closer look reveals not a few shortcomings.” Money from America has conditions, most notably the requirement that Israel purchase U.S. weapons, which raises Israeli acquisition costs. Gazit estimated that America’s “gift” may cost around $600 million. That’s a fifth of the nominal “foreign aid.” That money, at least, is primarily a subsidy to U.S. arms makers.

      Washington also links aid between Israel and Egypt. The latter typically receives two-thirds of whatever Israel collects. The transformation across the Nile could upend the arrangement, especially if Cairo abandons peace with Israel, but so far the relationship continues.

      Jordan, too, receives bountiful American subsidies—about $700 million last year. Although the Egyptian and Jordanian grants are a mix of economic and military support, again, money is fungible. And that means American aid frees up resources for Egyptian and Jordanian military use. While the danger of either country attacking Israel remains small, Gazit pointed out that Israel “must be prepared for any eventuality—even one of very low probability—of a defensive war on either the Egyptian or the Jordanian front.”

    2. The financial trials facing America will worsen in coming years. Instead of continuing to borrow to subsidize other countries, Uncle Sam needs to admit that he’s broke and stop giving away money he doesn’t have.

      Heavily indebted Spain just announced that it was ending development assistance for Latin America.
      Washington should do the same, including to Israel. Far from hurting Israel, ending “aid” would be doing America’s ally a favor. Israel is likely to achieve its full potential only after it ends its unnatural dependence on Washington.

  20. "There is no room for prejudice of any kind in sport or in society. The ITF Board decided to send a strong message to the Tunisian Tennis Federation that this kind of action will not be tolerated by any of our members."

    Tunisia handed one year Davis Cup ban after Israeli boycott order

    1. Justice prevails, no harm, no foul
      Only losers, Tunisian tennis players.

      They merely pawns in a global match of cultural majesty, the "Great Game" shifts to the courts of Tennis

  21. She lamented that it was "almost inexplicable but also the reality that no Jewish institution can be left without police protection."

    "On November 9, 1938, also known as "The Night of Broken Glass," Nazis plundered and smashed the windows of Jewish businesses across Germany, set fire to 300 synagogues and rounded up 30,000 Jewish men for deportation to concentration camps. Some 90 Jews were killed in the melee that night."

    In those days, the Germans did not play the Zionist v Jew game: I hate Zionists but I love Jews.

    Merkel urges Germans to be vigilant to dangers of anti-Semitism

    1. Discrimination, racism remain problems in Germany

      Discrimination, racism and Islamophobia have not been hotly debated in Germany's election campaigns, but evidence shows that racism is being replaced by Islamophobia in Germany as migrants remain a target of discrimination.

      During the campaigns, the ultranationalist National Democratic Party (NPD) mailed letters to candidates of foreign descent explaining why they should leave Germany. One of these openly racist letters said German citizens of foreign descent should be “forbidden to manipulate the physical and psychological state of a group.” “One-way tickets” for immigrant candidates were attached to the letters.

      After criticizing the letters and the audacity of the racists, Bekir Yılmaz, president of the Berlin Turkish Society, said his group opened a forum on its website to receive complaints about discrimination. After a week, he said, it had received around 1,800 complaints. According to Yılmaz, foreigners face discrimination in applying for government jobs and in finding housing.

      The Berlin Turkish Society submitted a list of demands to all of Germany's political parties ahead of the elections. Fighting discrimination was one of them.

      Arguing that Islamophobia is very widespread in Germany, Dr. Sabine Schiffer, head of the Media Responsibility Institute, says that some attacks on mosques and Muslim women wearing headscarves are not covered by the media.

      Yılmaz resents that Thilo Sarrazin -- a member of the German central bank's board who once said that immigrants make Germany dumber -- remains a high-level member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). Despite Sarrazin's comment, the SPD is still the leading choice of Turkish Germans.

      Regarding integration and discrimination, Özkan said that the SPD and the Greens praised difference for years while promoting a side-by-side -- but separate -- life for immigrants. According to Özkan, in order to overcome racism, people should participate in politics.
      Discrimination part of daily life for Turks

      According to a study on attitudes toward foreigners by Germany's Konstanz University, discrimination is clearly apparent in the job market. In the study, a resume belonging to a young man named Serkan (an obvious Turkish name) and another named Tobias (a German name) with the exact same qualifications were sent out to the same companies. In the end, Serkan was rejected 25 percent more frequently than Tobias.

    2. No one is born racist. You learn it, often by simple osmosis. "Chosen People", "Master Race" and all that.

  22. The Palestinians are threatening to walk away from peace talks with Israel. This has happened so often that John Philip Sousa would have composed a march for such events.

    1. End the OccupationSat Nov 02, 11:29:00 AM EDT

      The Palestinians are in their "Ghettos", on their "Reserves"

      Palestinian lackeys rule over the fractured and factionalized Palestinians, $100 million a month the Israeli pay their house boy Arabs in baksheesh.

    2. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is not just an issue of military occupation and Israel is not a country that was established “normally” and happened to occupy another country in 1967. Palestinians are not struggling for a “state” but for freedom, liberation and equality, just like we were struggling for freedom in South Africa.

      As to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, there is an additional factor. The so-called “Palestinian autonomous areas” are Bantustans. These are restricted entities within the power structure of the Israeli Apartheid system.

      The Palestinian state cannot be the by-product of the Jewish state, just in order to keep the Jewish purity of Israel.

    3. And by Jewish purity we're talking Zionist purity. There's Jews who haven't signed on to the Zion Project at all, they're not pure.

    4. Nonsense...But they are just as readily killed.

      This false dichotomy of Zionism v Judaism does not fool Jews and it certainly does not fool Arabs. Fatah has not disallowed the entry into a Palestinian country of Zionists; no, he is quite clear: There will be no Jews allowed to live in the new Palestinian state.

    5. So your claim is that all Jews are Zionist Nationalists.

    6. A Jew is a Jew by any other name.

    7. Well, let's draw some Venn diagrams. A Jew is a child of a Jewish mother. A Zionist is someone who supports a modern homeland in the Levant for Jews. Some offspring of Jewish mothers in the United States and elsewhere (perhaps even Tel Aviv) do not support a modern homeland in the Levant for Jews, so they are not Zionists. Some people who do support a modern homeland in the Levant for Jews are Christians, so they are not Jews. And some offspring of Jewish mothers do support a modern homeland in the Levant for Jews, so they are Jewish Zionists. As you can see, the claim that Zionism vs. Judaism is a false dichotomy is itself false, because there is not 100% correspondence.

    8. Let's assume you are clueless, Madam.

      “In Palestine as of Right and Not on Sufferance ...”
      “When it is asked what is meant by the development of the Jewish National Home in Palestine, it may be answered that it is not the imposition of a Jewish nationality upon the inhabitants of Palestine as a whole, but the further development of the existing Jewish community, with the assistance of Jews in other parts of the world, in order that it may become a centre in which the Jewish people as a whole may take, on grounds of religion and race, an interest and a pride. But in order that this community should have the best prospect of free development and provide a full opportunity for the Jewish people to display its capacities, it is essential that it should know that it is in Palestine as of right and not on sufferance.”

      Winston Churchill
      British Secretary of State for the Colonies
      June 1922

      ...containing map of original (1920) Mandate...

    9. Under Jewish law, a Jew is anyone born to a Jewish mother or a convert.

      Over epochs Jews have been called atheists, Zionists, communists, NAZIs, deicides, witches, anti-Christ, infanticides, well poisoners, etc etc etc; nonetheless, a Jew is anyone born to a Jewish mother or a convert.

      Abbas did not recently state that the PA would have no Zionists in residence. He said the PA would have no Jews. He got a free pass on this bigotry. Had an Israeli politician said that under any agreement, Israel would be Muslim free, I doubt he would have gotten a pat on the back from Mr. Kerry.

      I tire of these debates with people who know nothing about the history of Israel, much less the history of history of Israel in the 20th C. and the agreements, treaties, and resolutions that were made and then arbitrarily and capriciously broken as the matter of Britain's expediency.

      You do not need a Venn diagram or convoluted algorithm to draw the lines of dispute: A Jew is anyone born to a Jewish mother or a convert. The land is ours and we are going to keep it. Jerusalem is the capitol of Israel and we intend to keep it. For those who don't like this paradigm, come and take it. NEVER AGAIN!

  23. .

    What is "Occupation"Sat Nov 02, 12:12:00 PM EDT

    Not AIPAC member, aipac is way to liberal for me.

    I am now a JDL member...


    Some have condemned rat for saying he was a 'professional asshole'. I say it shows an admirable degree of self-awareness.

    Now, WiO tries to top him by declaring himself a member of a terrorist organization. A rather stupid thing to do given the state of NSA surveillance.

    Curiouser and curiouser.


    1. To my knowledge I've never actually had an online conversation with a member of a terrorist organization before this revelation.

    2. .

      I assume WiO was being facetious. But these are some of the stupid remarks that are constantly taken out of context here by other bloggers and used ad infinitum to produce endless and tedious streams of he said/she said.


    3. Well, either he's a terrorist, or a fake terrorist, so this should get him off my back about being a fake lesbian, because Torah does not forbid lesbianism, but it does forbid terrorism. All up side for me either way.

  24. .

    There may be a number of more high-profile cases that come before SCOTUS in the next year or so but likely none more important that the case of Carol Bond and the principle that is at issue.


  25. .


    Incorrect link.


  26. .

    For two years, the world has been wringing its hands over Syria where 100,000 people have died. Yet, in the Congo over the past 14 years, 5 million people have died and continue to die.

    The UN peacekeeping mission there is now about to change tactics and go on the offensive. What will be the result?

    But the force is also an unparalleled gamble for the United Nations that challenges the basic principles of peacekeeping. It has orders to react offensively to enforce peace, essentially transforming peacekeepers into combatants. And it is openly supporting Congolese government forces, a move away from the principle of neutrality that has guided other U.N. missions.

    That could affect the United Nations’ ability to negotiate peace deals with the militias and risks deepening conflicts. Humanitarian agencies are worried that Congo’s brutal militias could see the entire U.N. mission, which also includes aid workers, monitors and civilian experts, as non-neutral potential targets.

    There are also concerns that the U.N. force is propping up a corrupt government and aiding an undisciplined military that has a history of human-rights abuses, including mass rapes. Many Congolese remain skeptical of the new brigade’s potential to eradicate the militias. Others have lofty expectations that could bring disappointment and further antagonism toward the U.N. mission...

    Others point to early successes in halting rebel activity.