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One of the top journalists to report on Palestine-Israel has died.

Donald Neff passed away on May 10 in his hometown of York, Pennsylvania, at the age of 84. The cause of death was heart disease and diabetes.

Neff was a luminous writer and meticulous reporter. From humble beginnings, he had reached the top ranks of American journalism. When he then turned his formidable talents to writing books and articles about Palestine, his contracts with mainstream American publishers dried up, his income plummeted, and his fame faded.

Today, even many activists in the growing Palestine solidarity movement are unaware of Neff’s groundbreaking work. This is unfortunate, since he exposed critical facts about Palestine with unparalleled precision and elegance. Much of the information he uncovered is still significant today.

During his long career, Neff reported on the Vietnam War from Tokyo and Saigon and was TIME magazine bureau chief in Houston, Los Angeles and Jerusalem. One of the first reporters on the scene at the Jonestown Massacre in Guyana, he also covered the Apollo moon landing and reported on the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island (not far from his hometown). In 1980 he won the Overseas Press Club of America’s prestigious Mary Hemingway Award for best magazine reporting from abroad for a 1979 cover story about Colombia’s cocaine network.

Neff was at TIME from 1965-1979. While based in Jerusalem, he exposed an incident that would change the course of his life.

In “Epiphany at Beit Jala,” an in-depth essay written for the November-December 1995 issue of The Link , Neff wrote about this incident and other eye-opening experiences covering the region.

Like most Westerners, Neff had arrived profoundly sympathetic to Israel. However, he wrote, “As my tour extended into years, I could not ignore a disturbing blindness in some of even the most gentle Israelis. They did not seem to see the Palestinians all around them…In general, this was just as well because when most Israelis did notice Palestinians their reaction to them was one of loathing or fear that quickly could escalate into violence.”

Neff’s experiences also revealed a power dynamic between the U.S. and Israel that he found astonishing.

He reported on Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s frantic attempts to convince Israel to relinquish Egyptian land Israel had acquired through its 1967 war of conquest and had managed to retain through American support during the 1973 “Yom Kippur” war. The U.S. was calling on Israel to return it to Egypt. Israel refused.

“The extent of Israel’s ability to resist U.S. advice,” Neff wrote, “was my first great eye-opener in Israel. I had had little appreciation of the astounding depth and strength of Zionism’s influence in Washington. I was stunned that a country completely beholden to the United States could thumb its nose at Washington.”

Various encounters through the years caused Neff “deep uneasiness” about the views and beliefs of some Israel partisans in the U.S., raising “the question of dual loyalty to a level I had never realized existed.”

A man who had been serving in the U.S. Navy when Israel tried to sink the USS Liberty, killing 34 and injuring over 170 Americans, told Neff that he had been “torn by the dilemma of whether he could actually participate in a U.S. retaliatory attack against Israel.” (This never came.)

Another American Zionist showed Neff his Israeli passport alongside his U.S. one. Neff was taken aback; it had been illegal for Americans to hold dual citizenship. The man proudly informed him that the policy had been changed in 1967 by the Supreme Court, adding with emphasis that the case had been brought by an Israeli and the swing vote was cast by Abe Fortas.

In later researching Fortas, Neff discovered that Fortas was a Zionist and that among his first thoughts when he left the Supreme Court had been to visit Israel. “There was nothing wrong with that,” Neff wrote, “but it did indicate an attachment of such personal importance that he should have recused himself from the dual citizenship case.” This ruling, Neff wrote, “had destroyed a 200-year tradition.”

Neff’s most intense experience, the “epiphany” of his essay title, came in March 1978, when a freelance reporter called to say that she had “heard reports that Israeli troops had just conducted a cruel campaign throughout the West Bank against Palestinian youth. Many Palestinians had suffered broken bones, others had been beaten and some had had their heads shaved.”

When Neff repeated the report to his TIME bureau staff, all Jewish Israelis, they were indignant. The report was obviously false, they said, because “that is what was done to us in the Holocaust.”

Neff decided to check out the facts for himself, taking along a skeptical Jewish American friend who was living in Israel.

“We went into the small hospital and a young Palestinian doctor who spoke English soon appeared. Yes indeed, he said matter-of-factly, he had recently treated a number of students for broken bones. There were 10 cases of broken arms and legs and many of the patients were still there, too seriously injured to leave. He took us to several rooms filled with boys in their mid-teens, an arm or leg, sometimes both, immobile under shining white plaster casts.”

When TIME published Neff’s report, it provoked outrage from both Israeli authorities and American Zionists. The New York Times failed to report on the incident, making it seem for awhile that Neff’s report was inaccurate. It wasn’t until an Israeli official investigated the incident and confirmed Neff’s facts that other journalists finally reported on it.

As a result of his reporting, Neff was made an honorary citizen of Bethlehem.

After Neff returned to the U.S. he eventually decided to leave periodical journalism in order to write books. He signed a contract with Simon & Schuster and wrote the first in what was to be a trilogy about the Israeli-Arab wars of 1956, 1967 and 1973

The book, Warriors at Suez: Eisenhower Takes America into the Middle East (1981), received wide acclaim. It was a National Book Award finalist and an alternate selection for both the Book of the Month Club and the History Book Club.

The Chicago Tribune Book World described it as “A true thriller” and said that the story was “as sobering as it is fascinating….important and compelling reading.”

The Tribune review, however, was to be among the few exceptions to a pattern later described by Ambassador Andrew Killgore, publisher of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.

Books on the Middle East that editors disliked, Killgore noted, would be assigned to “a Zionist reviewer…the reviewer usually is Jewish, never a Muslim and only occasionally a Christian. If none of the facts presented in the book can be refuted, the book’s substance has to be ignored.” Often they would simply go un-reviewed.

Neff’s second book, Warriors for Jerusalem: The Six Days That Changed the Middle East, came out in 1985 and was again praised by experts. Former Undersecretary of State George Ball called it indispensable to anyone who wanted to understand “why we are in such a dangerous mess in the Middle East.”

While the Christian Science Monitor called it “one of the most significant contributions to modern historical literature,” most newspapers ignored it.

American Zionists had long disliked Neff’s work. When his report on the Beit Jala incident came out, even some TIME colleagues had complained. Neff was called an anti-Semite to his face, while others shunned him.

The book industry included such Israel partisans, as well. Simon & Schuster did not renew its contract with Neff, and his final book in the trilogy, Warriors Against Israel: How Israel Won the Battle to Become America’s Ally, was published in 1988 by Amana, a much smaller publisher.

Once again, Neff produced a powerful volume. Archibald B. Roosevelt, Jr., a grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, a polyglot who spoke 20 languages, and a former CIA officer with considerable expertise in the Middle East, wrote: “As an observer of Middle Eastern affairs for more than four decades, I was impressed by the originality of Neff’s presentation and surprised by his devastating conclusions, assembled from facts previously known to most of us only piecemeal. It is not only a good read, but essential background for serious students of developments in the Middle East today.”

Neff’s next book, on the history of U.S.-Israel relations, was published in 1995 by the Institute for Palestine Studies, headquartered in Lebanon. A second, updated edition was published in 2002.

Neff himself, and many others, considered this his most important book. Fallen Pillars: U.S. Policy Towards Palestine and Israel Since 1945 provides a detailed history of how Zionists overcame the recommendations of U.S. diplomats, the Pentagon, and intelligence agencies to create today’s uniquely special relationship with Israel.

Citing a multitude of memos and official studies, Neff’s opus details U.S. officials’ failed attempts and frequent frustration at a special interest lobby that held more influence over U.S. policies than they did. Already by 1949 “Israeli officials were openly bragging about the power of the Jewish American community to influence U.S. policy.”

Pillars shows the deep roots of many current issues. “By 1968,” Neff reported, “the CIA was convinced Israel had produced nuclear weapons, or was capable of doing so, and informed President Lyndon Johnson. His response was to order the CIA not to inform any other members of the administration, including Defense Secretary Robert McNamara and Secretary of State Dean Rusk.”

Although, again, scholarly reviewers praised Neff’s book, most mainstream media chose not to review it. An exception was The Washington Post, which assigned it to Tad Szulc, a Jewish
alison weir book American journalist whose primary expertise was Latin America and Eastern Europe. Szulc called Pillars “deeply flawed” and charged Neff with being “more Palestinian than the Palestinians.”

Neff’s final book, Fifty Years of Israel, was published on the 50th anniversary of Israel’s creation. A collection of the “Middle East History” columns Neff wrote for this magazine beginning in 1993, its short, footnoted chapters were based on a detailed handbook compiled daily of events related to Israel and Palestine from 1947 to the end of the 20th century. (See excerpt in sidebar here.)

Long before Google and other Internet search engines made their appearance, Neff’s computerized database was a frequently called upon source of information for authors and journalists. As the Washington Report’s late executive editor, Richard H. Curtiss, noted in his introduction to Fifty Years: “Over the phone I could hear the ‘click, click’ as he entered into his computer—which seemingly always was turned on—the key words that brought up almost instantaneous answers to whatever questions I asked.”

Donald Neff brought honesty, precision, and courage to a topic of world-shaking significance that most top journalists feared or obfuscated. For this, he paid dearly.

Those working to rectify one of the world’s most significant injustices and causes of ongoing tragedy owe deep gratitude to Donald Neff.

I personally am profoundly indebted. I first stumbled across Neff’s books when I ­visited the Washington Report bookstore in Washington, DC in the spring of 2001. While I had already seen at first-hand Israel’s ferocious treatment of Palestinians, I was largely unaware of Israel’s power in and over the United States. Neff’s work was as enlightening as it was disturbing.

A few years later I had the honor of meeting Donald Neff in person and conducting a long interview with him about his work. (A few minutes from this are on a video If Americans Knew subsequently released.)

I expect that eventually Neff’s books and articles, like those of other journalists who worked to tell Americans about Palestine but were largely erased from public awareness, will be rediscovered, as a new generation intent on justice discovers the power and relevance of his pioneering work.

Neff is survived by his companion of 15 years, Washington Report managing editor Janet McMahon, as well as son Gregory Neff of York; two stepdaughters, Victoria Brett of Northampton, MA, and Abigail Miller of Portland, ME; a granddaughter; and two great-grandsons.

(Republished from The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. KA says:

    Thank you Ms Weir.

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    • Replies: @Deduction
    This is an awful article.

    this was just as well because when most Israelis did notice Palestinians their reaction to them was one of loathing or fear that quickly could escalate into violence.”
     
    Reverse the Israelis and the Palestinians and the same still applies. It's called ethnic conflict.

    The U.S. was calling on Israel to return it to Egypt. Israel refused.

    “The extent of Israel’s ability to resist U.S. advice,” Neff wrote, “was my first great eye-opener in Israel
     
    It's nor advice if you have to resist it. It is an order. Resenting Israel for refusing an American order is crass imperialism. You might dislike that they don't follow your orders but you can hardly take it personally.

    A man who had been serving in the U.S. Navy when Israel tried to sink the USS Liberty, killing 34 and injuring over 170 Americans, told Neff that he had been “torn by the dilemma of whether he could actually participate in a U.S. retaliatory attack against Israel.” (This never came
     
    It was a mistake. You Americans bombed British soldiers in Iraq and killed them, by mistake. No-one talked about retaliation, except as a joke to vent, because that'd be completely insane. You don't bomb your allies for their mistakes. What type of idiot armchair warriors are you?

    The man proudly informed him that the policy had been changed in 1967 by the Supreme Court, adding with emphasis that the case had been brought by an Israeli and the swing vote was cast by Abe Fortas.
     
    If America was rare in the West for allowing dual citizenship this would be more dramatic but it would actually be unique for not allowing it.

    I probably wouldn't allow it, but the changing of the law is evidence of nothing.

    Neff’s most intense experience, the “epiphany” of his essay title, came in March 1978, when a freelance reporter called to say that she had “heard reports that Israeli troops had just conducted a cruel campaign throughout the West Bank against Palestinian youth.
     
    No-one pretends that Israel is a Madonna. Their armed forces do some pretty forceful things. That is what armed forces do.

    Looking at the article I can see quite easily why few people are interested in Donald Neff. Yes everyone is too obsessed with the Jews and Israel these days but unless you lack all context and critical thought this article is damming of nothing.

    Indeed the article only damn those who think it is important because you could only think it is important if you're obsessed with Jews.

    Can our political discourse not move onto more important subject?
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  2. Frankie P says:

    Thank you Ms. Weir. Those Americans who truly support the Palestinian cause and cringe at the occupation of both Palestine AND the halls of power in our own country are fully behind you. Those who pay lip service to the Palestinian cause while looking out for their tribal interests are only exposing their own racism – for there is no antisemitism at IAK, and you are a national treasure.

    Excellent article! I look forward to reading Mr. Neff’s books.

    Frankie P

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  3. This is one of the most compelling pieces I have read on the Unz Review. Its tone and apparent reasonableness are persuasive. But I start with no knowledge at all of Alison Weir so Googled and, so far have been referred back to her May Unz Review piece defending herself with dignity and cool words against Jewish Voice for Peace’s (or some of its leadership’s) defamation.

    If anyone knows anything which seriously damages her credibility in matters of fact would they please let the readers of this column know.

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  4. Deduction says:
    @KA
    Thank you Ms Weir.

    This is an awful article.

    this was just as well because when most Israelis did notice Palestinians their reaction to them was one of loathing or fear that quickly could escalate into violence.”

    Reverse the Israelis and the Palestinians and the same still applies. It’s called ethnic conflict.

    The U.S. was calling on Israel to return it to Egypt. Israel refused.

    “The extent of Israel’s ability to resist U.S. advice,” Neff wrote, “was my first great eye-opener in Israel

    It’s nor advice if you have to resist it. It is an order. Resenting Israel for refusing an American order is crass imperialism. You might dislike that they don’t follow your orders but you can hardly take it personally.

    A man who had been serving in the U.S. Navy when Israel tried to sink the USS Liberty, killing 34 and injuring over 170 Americans, told Neff that he had been “torn by the dilemma of whether he could actually participate in a U.S. retaliatory attack against Israel.” (This never came

    It was a mistake. You Americans bombed British soldiers in Iraq and killed them, by mistake. No-one talked about retaliation, except as a joke to vent, because that’d be completely insane. You don’t bomb your allies for their mistakes. What type of idiot armchair warriors are you?

    The man proudly informed him that the policy had been changed in 1967 by the Supreme Court, adding with emphasis that the case had been brought by an Israeli and the swing vote was cast by Abe Fortas.

    If America was rare in the West for allowing dual citizenship this would be more dramatic but it would actually be unique for not allowing it.

    I probably wouldn’t allow it, but the changing of the law is evidence of nothing.

    Neff’s most intense experience, the “epiphany” of his essay title, came in March 1978, when a freelance reporter called to say that she had “heard reports that Israeli troops had just conducted a cruel campaign throughout the West Bank against Palestinian youth.

    No-one pretends that Israel is a Madonna. Their armed forces do some pretty forceful things. That is what armed forces do.

    Looking at the article I can see quite easily why few people are interested in Donald Neff. Yes everyone is too obsessed with the Jews and Israel these days but unless you lack all context and critical thought this article is damming of nothing.

    Indeed the article only damn those who think it is important because you could only think it is important if you’re obsessed with Jews.

    Can our political discourse not move onto more important subject?

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    Thanks for illustrating Weir's and Neff's points so vividly.
    , @Marian
    Zionism and Judaism aren't one in the same. The former is a supremacist death cult, and the latter is a religion. Arguably Judaism was the Zionists first conquest, followed by Russia, and all the way to neocon nirvana with rapture backup. There are a lot of dead bodies and nation states in their wake, including the U.S. of old. That should concern all of us.
    , @Wizard of Oz
    I am disappointed in you. Your glib argument that there's nothing to take special notice of because its just everyday ethnic conflict ignores the total imbalance between the two communities ruled by the Israeli government and the inferences to be drawn from Jewish settlement on the remnant of Palestinian land.
    , @KA
    Neff very soon became an outcast . Media won't touch him with the longest Kosher pole .

    Jerome Slater , professor of SUNY Buffalo couldn't get either his material and argument published in US MSM.

    "http://www.jeromeslater.com/2013/12/unforgivable-ari-shavits-my-promised.html
    , @Anonymous
    More and more people are seeing the light. The question is, when will you, if at all.

    http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page//.premium-1.671538
    , @Bill Jones
    Another lying piece of Hasbara filth

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/jerusalem-post-confirms-israel-knew-usaliberty-was-american/article/413296

    "A 2004 transcript of an Israeli military tape published in the Jerusalem Post supports the unanimous position of the survivors and many high-ranking US officers that Israeli forces knew the USS Liberty was an American ship, as they attempted to sink it. "
    , @WhatEvvs
    You're spot on with the Liberty incident. If the hate Israel crowd wants to make a big deal of this, they should look up the Wikipedia entry on British soldiers killed in friendly fire incidents by US armed forces. There are dozens of such incidents.

    But when it comes to the dual citizenship thing, and the "let's move on," no. One of the things the next President should do is get rid of dual citizenship, and I don't care whether other countries allow it, we don't, and we should make that clear. HOWEVER the case was much more complicated than Weir's simple-minded account would have you believe:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afroyim_v._Rusk#Beys_Afroyim
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  5. annamaria says:

    Exhibit No 1: “Already by 1949 “Israeli officials were openly bragging about the power of the Jewish American community to influence U.S. policy.”
    Exhibit No 2: it used to be “illegal for Americans to hold dual citizenship… the policy had been changed in 1967 by the Supreme Court…the case had been brought by an Israeli and the swing vote was cast by Abe Fortas. … Fortas was a Zionist … among his first thoughts when he left the Supreme Court had been to visit Israel. “There was nothing wrong with that,” Neff wrote, “but it did indicate an attachment of such personal importance that he should have recused himself from the dual citizenship case.” This ruling, Neff wrote, “had destroyed a 200-year tradition.”

    It is long overdue to connect the dotes. The infestation of the US with Zionists in high paces breeds treason.

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    Obviously American Jews are more likely to advocate for Israel than other Americans.

    There's only one Jewish state, so they're quite attached.

    It's not an exhibit for your argument. Because your argument takes this small and obvious point and blows it so far out of proportion that it is unrecognisable.

    You can make the case that we should be suspicious of Jews when they advocate for Israel. That would be sensible. But what you are doing destroys anyone's ability to make that point.
    , @Orville H. Larson
    No, that Zionist cretin Fortas didn't recuse himself from that case.

    Then again, Fortas was a crook. He resigned from the Supreme Court in 1969 over shady off-the-bench financial and business dealings (he was facing impeachment).
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  6. Blobby5 says:

    If it is ‘anti-semitic’ to speak negatively of Goldman Sachs, you surely can’t criticize Israel!

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  7. geokat62 says:

    I expect that eventually Neff’s books and articles, like those of other journalists who worked to tell Americans about Palestine but were largely erased from public awareness, will be rediscovered, as a new generation intent on justice discovers the power and relevance of his pioneering work.

    Thanks for bringing Mr. Neff’s work to the public’s attention, Ms. Weir. It appears that the silencing of Dorothy Thompson (to whom President Obama referred in a recent speech) wasn’t an isolated incident:

    She spoke out against Hitler. For that, they made her a hero. She spoke up for Palestine. For that, they silenced her.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/32196663/the-silencing-of-dorothy-thompson

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  8. @Deduction
    This is an awful article.

    this was just as well because when most Israelis did notice Palestinians their reaction to them was one of loathing or fear that quickly could escalate into violence.”
     
    Reverse the Israelis and the Palestinians and the same still applies. It's called ethnic conflict.

    The U.S. was calling on Israel to return it to Egypt. Israel refused.

    “The extent of Israel’s ability to resist U.S. advice,” Neff wrote, “was my first great eye-opener in Israel
     
    It's nor advice if you have to resist it. It is an order. Resenting Israel for refusing an American order is crass imperialism. You might dislike that they don't follow your orders but you can hardly take it personally.

    A man who had been serving in the U.S. Navy when Israel tried to sink the USS Liberty, killing 34 and injuring over 170 Americans, told Neff that he had been “torn by the dilemma of whether he could actually participate in a U.S. retaliatory attack against Israel.” (This never came
     
    It was a mistake. You Americans bombed British soldiers in Iraq and killed them, by mistake. No-one talked about retaliation, except as a joke to vent, because that'd be completely insane. You don't bomb your allies for their mistakes. What type of idiot armchair warriors are you?

    The man proudly informed him that the policy had been changed in 1967 by the Supreme Court, adding with emphasis that the case had been brought by an Israeli and the swing vote was cast by Abe Fortas.
     
    If America was rare in the West for allowing dual citizenship this would be more dramatic but it would actually be unique for not allowing it.

    I probably wouldn't allow it, but the changing of the law is evidence of nothing.

    Neff’s most intense experience, the “epiphany” of his essay title, came in March 1978, when a freelance reporter called to say that she had “heard reports that Israeli troops had just conducted a cruel campaign throughout the West Bank against Palestinian youth.
     
    No-one pretends that Israel is a Madonna. Their armed forces do some pretty forceful things. That is what armed forces do.

    Looking at the article I can see quite easily why few people are interested in Donald Neff. Yes everyone is too obsessed with the Jews and Israel these days but unless you lack all context and critical thought this article is damming of nothing.

    Indeed the article only damn those who think it is important because you could only think it is important if you're obsessed with Jews.

    Can our political discourse not move onto more important subject?

    Thanks for illustrating Weir’s and Neff’s points so vividly.

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  9. Marian says:
    @Deduction
    This is an awful article.

    this was just as well because when most Israelis did notice Palestinians their reaction to them was one of loathing or fear that quickly could escalate into violence.”
     
    Reverse the Israelis and the Palestinians and the same still applies. It's called ethnic conflict.

    The U.S. was calling on Israel to return it to Egypt. Israel refused.

    “The extent of Israel’s ability to resist U.S. advice,” Neff wrote, “was my first great eye-opener in Israel
     
    It's nor advice if you have to resist it. It is an order. Resenting Israel for refusing an American order is crass imperialism. You might dislike that they don't follow your orders but you can hardly take it personally.

    A man who had been serving in the U.S. Navy when Israel tried to sink the USS Liberty, killing 34 and injuring over 170 Americans, told Neff that he had been “torn by the dilemma of whether he could actually participate in a U.S. retaliatory attack against Israel.” (This never came
     
    It was a mistake. You Americans bombed British soldiers in Iraq and killed them, by mistake. No-one talked about retaliation, except as a joke to vent, because that'd be completely insane. You don't bomb your allies for their mistakes. What type of idiot armchair warriors are you?

    The man proudly informed him that the policy had been changed in 1967 by the Supreme Court, adding with emphasis that the case had been brought by an Israeli and the swing vote was cast by Abe Fortas.
     
    If America was rare in the West for allowing dual citizenship this would be more dramatic but it would actually be unique for not allowing it.

    I probably wouldn't allow it, but the changing of the law is evidence of nothing.

    Neff’s most intense experience, the “epiphany” of his essay title, came in March 1978, when a freelance reporter called to say that she had “heard reports that Israeli troops had just conducted a cruel campaign throughout the West Bank against Palestinian youth.
     
    No-one pretends that Israel is a Madonna. Their armed forces do some pretty forceful things. That is what armed forces do.

    Looking at the article I can see quite easily why few people are interested in Donald Neff. Yes everyone is too obsessed with the Jews and Israel these days but unless you lack all context and critical thought this article is damming of nothing.

    Indeed the article only damn those who think it is important because you could only think it is important if you're obsessed with Jews.

    Can our political discourse not move onto more important subject?

    Zionism and Judaism aren’t one in the same. The former is a supremacist death cult, and the latter is a religion. Arguably Judaism was the Zionists first conquest, followed by Russia, and all the way to neocon nirvana with rapture backup. There are a lot of dead bodies and nation states in their wake, including the U.S. of old. That should concern all of us.

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    Zionism and Judaism aren’t one in the same. The former is a supremacist death cult, and the latter is a religion. Arguably Judaism was the Zionists first conquest, followed by Russia, and all the way to neocon nirvana with rapture backup. There are a lot of dead bodies and nation states in their wake, including the U.S. of old. That should concern all of us.
     
    How the hell is anyone supposed to bring sobre evaluation of the topic of Israel when there is a flood of ridiculous nonsense along these lines?

    When I argue that perhaps Sheldon Adelson is not an impartial party and his opinion on Israel should be treated with suspicion, I am stabbed in the back by some foaming at the mouth lunatic who says that Adelson is actually the son of the devil or some such nonsense.

    It's like the confederate flag. It can be protected until some loon goes in a church and shoots a bunch of innocents.

    You're the loon in the church with the gun firing bullets of pure craziness that strike dead all balanced criticism and rational argument.

    If I criticise Sheldon Adelson he can simply point to the areas in which you and I agree and thereby entirely discredit me.

    Take Sheldon Adelson - he is a man clearly influenced by his wife and his background to use his billions to try and influence the US government to a more pro-Israeli line. Nothing in that is treasonous or a secret or unusual - Irish Americans supported the IRA for decades, it is however something that would more easily be ignored if we simply recognised his natural and fair interest in the matter.

    It is natural and fair for him to think that way. It is also natural and fair for us to ignore him.

    You see, clear thought is not that hard.

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  10. Deduction says:
    @annamaria
    Exhibit No 1: "Already by 1949 “Israeli officials were openly bragging about the power of the Jewish American community to influence U.S. policy.”
    Exhibit No 2: it used to be "illegal for Americans to hold dual citizenship... the policy had been changed in 1967 by the Supreme Court...the case had been brought by an Israeli and the swing vote was cast by Abe Fortas. ... Fortas was a Zionist ... among his first thoughts when he left the Supreme Court had been to visit Israel. “There was nothing wrong with that,” Neff wrote, “but it did indicate an attachment of such personal importance that he should have recused himself from the dual citizenship case.” This ruling, Neff wrote, “had destroyed a 200-year tradition.”

    It is long overdue to connect the dotes. The infestation of the US with Zionists in high paces breeds treason.

    Obviously American Jews are more likely to advocate for Israel than other Americans.

    There’s only one Jewish state, so they’re quite attached.

    It’s not an exhibit for your argument. Because your argument takes this small and obvious point and blows it so far out of proportion that it is unrecognisable.

    You can make the case that we should be suspicious of Jews when they advocate for Israel. That would be sensible. But what you are doing destroys anyone’s ability to make that point.

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    "You can make the case that we should be suspicious of Jews when they advocate for Israel. That would be sensible. But what you are doing destroys anyone’s ability to make that point."

    It is difficult to follow your logic. The dual Israeli-US citizenship has created an abnormality when people born in the US and occupying the high-level positions in the US government and important advisory institutions have "secondary" loyalty to the country of their residence that is the US.
    The article under discussion is about the pernicious power of Zionists in the US. The rather indecent use if the power of Jewish Lobby has made it impossible to criticize Israel, as well as those policy-makers that work and breath for the well-being of Zionism while harming the interests of the US. The pernicious influence of Zionists is apparent on MSM (Blitzer, Hiat, Kristol anybody?), in academia (the recent Salaita scandal is a nice illustration to the audacity of the moneyed Jews), and politics (the Iran affair has shown a naked king Bibi claiming victimhood and existential threat as his rich and sparkling gown).
    It is commendable when people have an attachment to their cultural and ethnic roots and maintain the universally best traditions. It is treasonous to use a country a residence for the benefit of the supposedly "promised land."
    Here is a simple question: What is the first loyalty of the US Zionists?

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  11. Deduction says:
    @Marian
    Zionism and Judaism aren't one in the same. The former is a supremacist death cult, and the latter is a religion. Arguably Judaism was the Zionists first conquest, followed by Russia, and all the way to neocon nirvana with rapture backup. There are a lot of dead bodies and nation states in their wake, including the U.S. of old. That should concern all of us.

    Zionism and Judaism aren’t one in the same. The former is a supremacist death cult, and the latter is a religion. Arguably Judaism was the Zionists first conquest, followed by Russia, and all the way to neocon nirvana with rapture backup. There are a lot of dead bodies and nation states in their wake, including the U.S. of old. That should concern all of us.

    How the hell is anyone supposed to bring sobre evaluation of the topic of Israel when there is a flood of ridiculous nonsense along these lines?

    When I argue that perhaps Sheldon Adelson is not an impartial party and his opinion on Israel should be treated with suspicion, I am stabbed in the back by some foaming at the mouth lunatic who says that Adelson is actually the son of the devil or some such nonsense.

    It’s like the confederate flag. It can be protected until some loon goes in a church and shoots a bunch of innocents.

    You’re the loon in the church with the gun firing bullets of pure craziness that strike dead all balanced criticism and rational argument.

    If I criticise Sheldon Adelson he can simply point to the areas in which you and I agree and thereby entirely discredit me.

    Take Sheldon Adelson – he is a man clearly influenced by his wife and his background to use his billions to try and influence the US government to a more pro-Israeli line. Nothing in that is treasonous or a secret or unusual – Irish Americans supported the IRA for decades, it is however something that would more easily be ignored if we simply recognised his natural and fair interest in the matter.

    It is natural and fair for him to think that way. It is also natural and fair for us to ignore him.

    You see, clear thought is not that hard.

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    @deduction
    A more appropriate handle for you would be "Deception." You know like in, "By Way of Deception."

    Some of the most evil people have also been quite articulate. All your rhetoric cannot conceal the fact that you are supporting the insupportable, your beloved IsraHell.

    Go on, do them proud!
    , @Hibernian
    "...Irish Americans supported the IRA for decades..."

    Outside of New York and Boston few Irish-Americans supported the IRA in recent times.
    , @Art
    "Irish Americans supported the IRA for decades"

    Little Jew - the Irish were fighting for their freedom - US Jews are supporting the taking of people's freedom by Big Jew led world Jewry.

    Write the truth one time, and tell us how is it being a lemming Little Jew - how does it pay?
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    @Deduction

    Zionism and Judaism aren’t one in the same. The former is a supremacist death cult, and the latter is a religion. Arguably Judaism was the Zionists first conquest, followed by Russia, and all the way to neocon nirvana with rapture backup. There are a lot of dead bodies and nation states in their wake, including the U.S. of old. That should concern all of us.
     
    How the hell is anyone supposed to bring sobre evaluation of the topic of Israel when there is a flood of ridiculous nonsense along these lines?

    When I argue that perhaps Sheldon Adelson is not an impartial party and his opinion on Israel should be treated with suspicion, I am stabbed in the back by some foaming at the mouth lunatic who says that Adelson is actually the son of the devil or some such nonsense.

    It's like the confederate flag. It can be protected until some loon goes in a church and shoots a bunch of innocents.

    You're the loon in the church with the gun firing bullets of pure craziness that strike dead all balanced criticism and rational argument.

    If I criticise Sheldon Adelson he can simply point to the areas in which you and I agree and thereby entirely discredit me.

    Take Sheldon Adelson - he is a man clearly influenced by his wife and his background to use his billions to try and influence the US government to a more pro-Israeli line. Nothing in that is treasonous or a secret or unusual - Irish Americans supported the IRA for decades, it is however something that would more easily be ignored if we simply recognised his natural and fair interest in the matter.

    It is natural and fair for him to think that way. It is also natural and fair for us to ignore him.

    You see, clear thought is not that hard.

    @deduction
    A more appropriate handle for you would be “Deception.” You know like in, “By Way of Deception.”

    Some of the most evil people have also been quite articulate. All your rhetoric cannot conceal the fact that you are supporting the insupportable, your beloved IsraHell.

    Go on, do them proud!

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  13. annamaria says:
    @Deduction
    Obviously American Jews are more likely to advocate for Israel than other Americans.

    There's only one Jewish state, so they're quite attached.

    It's not an exhibit for your argument. Because your argument takes this small and obvious point and blows it so far out of proportion that it is unrecognisable.

    You can make the case that we should be suspicious of Jews when they advocate for Israel. That would be sensible. But what you are doing destroys anyone's ability to make that point.

    “You can make the case that we should be suspicious of Jews when they advocate for Israel. That would be sensible. But what you are doing destroys anyone’s ability to make that point.”

    It is difficult to follow your logic. The dual Israeli-US citizenship has created an abnormality when people born in the US and occupying the high-level positions in the US government and important advisory institutions have “secondary” loyalty to the country of their residence that is the US.
    The article under discussion is about the pernicious power of Zionists in the US. The rather indecent use if the power of Jewish Lobby has made it impossible to criticize Israel, as well as those policy-makers that work and breath for the well-being of Zionism while harming the interests of the US. The pernicious influence of Zionists is apparent on MSM (Blitzer, Hiat, Kristol anybody?), in academia (the recent Salaita scandal is a nice illustration to the audacity of the moneyed Jews), and politics (the Iran affair has shown a naked king Bibi claiming victimhood and existential threat as his rich and sparkling gown).
    It is commendable when people have an attachment to their cultural and ethnic roots and maintain the universally best traditions. It is treasonous to use a country a residence for the benefit of the supposedly “promised land.”
    Here is a simple question: What is the first loyalty of the US Zionists?

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  14. @Deduction
    This is an awful article.

    this was just as well because when most Israelis did notice Palestinians their reaction to them was one of loathing or fear that quickly could escalate into violence.”
     
    Reverse the Israelis and the Palestinians and the same still applies. It's called ethnic conflict.

    The U.S. was calling on Israel to return it to Egypt. Israel refused.

    “The extent of Israel’s ability to resist U.S. advice,” Neff wrote, “was my first great eye-opener in Israel
     
    It's nor advice if you have to resist it. It is an order. Resenting Israel for refusing an American order is crass imperialism. You might dislike that they don't follow your orders but you can hardly take it personally.

    A man who had been serving in the U.S. Navy when Israel tried to sink the USS Liberty, killing 34 and injuring over 170 Americans, told Neff that he had been “torn by the dilemma of whether he could actually participate in a U.S. retaliatory attack against Israel.” (This never came
     
    It was a mistake. You Americans bombed British soldiers in Iraq and killed them, by mistake. No-one talked about retaliation, except as a joke to vent, because that'd be completely insane. You don't bomb your allies for their mistakes. What type of idiot armchair warriors are you?

    The man proudly informed him that the policy had been changed in 1967 by the Supreme Court, adding with emphasis that the case had been brought by an Israeli and the swing vote was cast by Abe Fortas.
     
    If America was rare in the West for allowing dual citizenship this would be more dramatic but it would actually be unique for not allowing it.

    I probably wouldn't allow it, but the changing of the law is evidence of nothing.

    Neff’s most intense experience, the “epiphany” of his essay title, came in March 1978, when a freelance reporter called to say that she had “heard reports that Israeli troops had just conducted a cruel campaign throughout the West Bank against Palestinian youth.
     
    No-one pretends that Israel is a Madonna. Their armed forces do some pretty forceful things. That is what armed forces do.

    Looking at the article I can see quite easily why few people are interested in Donald Neff. Yes everyone is too obsessed with the Jews and Israel these days but unless you lack all context and critical thought this article is damming of nothing.

    Indeed the article only damn those who think it is important because you could only think it is important if you're obsessed with Jews.

    Can our political discourse not move onto more important subject?

    I am disappointed in you. Your glib argument that there’s nothing to take special notice of because its just everyday ethnic conflict ignores the total imbalance between the two communities ruled by the Israeli government and the inferences to be drawn from Jewish settlement on the remnant of Palestinian land.

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  15. frizzled says:

    Alison, thank you for this great article, and for your courage. It is not hard to see a parallel between the way Neff was smeared and what happened to you with JVP. In both cases one person went up against extremely powerful tribal interests and suffered character assassination.

    Many people are horrified at the way you have been treated. You are a patriot and a humanist.

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  16. GeorgeV says:

    If Palestine were to lay down their guns tomorrow, there would be no war. If Israel were to lay down theirs, there would be no Israel – Benjamin Netanyahu

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    "If Palestine were to lay down their guns tomorrow, there would be no war. If Israel were to lay down theirs, there would be no Israel – Benjamin Netanyahu"

    Interesting. Let's compare the guns first. Then, there have been the massive reparations to the Jews from Germany after the WWII. Well, that is a precedent. It is only fair to demand reparations to the Palestinians from Israelis, for obvious reasons.
    Mr. Mileikowsky likes playing a savior of the Jewish people and this role includes a lot of instances of lying and warmongering (was not he one of the most ardent promoters of the illegal Iraq War?) It is impossible for Israelis (and the Jewish tribe at large) to maintain anymore an image of the exceptionally moral people experiencing exceptional victimhood.
    As for Bibi's genocidal tendencies, they run in the family; his father, Benzion, "thought the only way Israel could survive is by killing all the Arabs: http://mondoweiss.net/2012/12/israel-could-only-survive-by-killing-all-the-arabs-netanyahus-father#sthash.mIZ075Ef.dpuf

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  17. Sounds like we should give Jordan back to the Palestinians so they have their own country. That was the agreement, right? Split the Holy Land into a Jewish state and an Arab state. Odd that no Arab state wants to take in their brothers and sisters.

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    Say Hanna - how many Palestinians did you'll murder today? Last year it was 2300.

    Your hate for those poor people is epic. it is true, in order to take some ones freedom from them, you have to look down on them and hate them.

    Every day anti-Jew Zionism grows. How bad is it going to end for you Zionist Jews?
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  18. annamaria says:
    @GeorgeV
    If Palestine were to lay down their guns tomorrow, there would be no war. If Israel were to lay down theirs, there would be no Israel - Benjamin Netanyahu

    “If Palestine were to lay down their guns tomorrow, there would be no war. If Israel were to lay down theirs, there would be no Israel – Benjamin Netanyahu”

    Interesting. Let’s compare the guns first. Then, there have been the massive reparations to the Jews from Germany after the WWII. Well, that is a precedent. It is only fair to demand reparations to the Palestinians from Israelis, for obvious reasons.
    Mr. Mileikowsky likes playing a savior of the Jewish people and this role includes a lot of instances of lying and warmongering (was not he one of the most ardent promoters of the illegal Iraq War?) It is impossible for Israelis (and the Jewish tribe at large) to maintain anymore an image of the exceptionally moral people experiencing exceptional victimhood.
    As for Bibi’s genocidal tendencies, they run in the family; his father, Benzion, “thought the only way Israel could survive is by killing all the Arabs: http://mondoweiss.net/2012/12/israel-could-only-survive-by-killing-all-the-arabs-netanyahus-father#sthash.mIZ075Ef.dpuf

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  19. Hibernian says:
    @Deduction

    Zionism and Judaism aren’t one in the same. The former is a supremacist death cult, and the latter is a religion. Arguably Judaism was the Zionists first conquest, followed by Russia, and all the way to neocon nirvana with rapture backup. There are a lot of dead bodies and nation states in their wake, including the U.S. of old. That should concern all of us.
     
    How the hell is anyone supposed to bring sobre evaluation of the topic of Israel when there is a flood of ridiculous nonsense along these lines?

    When I argue that perhaps Sheldon Adelson is not an impartial party and his opinion on Israel should be treated with suspicion, I am stabbed in the back by some foaming at the mouth lunatic who says that Adelson is actually the son of the devil or some such nonsense.

    It's like the confederate flag. It can be protected until some loon goes in a church and shoots a bunch of innocents.

    You're the loon in the church with the gun firing bullets of pure craziness that strike dead all balanced criticism and rational argument.

    If I criticise Sheldon Adelson he can simply point to the areas in which you and I agree and thereby entirely discredit me.

    Take Sheldon Adelson - he is a man clearly influenced by his wife and his background to use his billions to try and influence the US government to a more pro-Israeli line. Nothing in that is treasonous or a secret or unusual - Irish Americans supported the IRA for decades, it is however something that would more easily be ignored if we simply recognised his natural and fair interest in the matter.

    It is natural and fair for him to think that way. It is also natural and fair for us to ignore him.

    You see, clear thought is not that hard.

    “…Irish Americans supported the IRA for decades…”

    Outside of New York and Boston few Irish-Americans supported the IRA in recent times.

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    Are you making a point in noting (presumably correctly) that outside New York and Boston few Irish-Americans supported the IRA in recent decades?

    Just to pick an argument I would point out that the IRA was/is a terrorist organisation condemned by the Irish as well as the UK government whereas Israel is a sovereign nation and member of the UN.

    More, I would note that outside an activist minority of well organised American Jews, including a few billionaires, support for Israel's extreme positions is low.
    , @WhatEvvs
    Outside of NY and Boston the Irish-American community as such doesn't exist. So your point is a non-starter.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/top-us-donors-to-sinn-f%C3%A9in-1.2126448

    Don't you guys know how to use Google, or do you just love talking out of your buttholes?
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  20. KA says:
    @Deduction
    This is an awful article.

    this was just as well because when most Israelis did notice Palestinians their reaction to them was one of loathing or fear that quickly could escalate into violence.”
     
    Reverse the Israelis and the Palestinians and the same still applies. It's called ethnic conflict.

    The U.S. was calling on Israel to return it to Egypt. Israel refused.

    “The extent of Israel’s ability to resist U.S. advice,” Neff wrote, “was my first great eye-opener in Israel
     
    It's nor advice if you have to resist it. It is an order. Resenting Israel for refusing an American order is crass imperialism. You might dislike that they don't follow your orders but you can hardly take it personally.

    A man who had been serving in the U.S. Navy when Israel tried to sink the USS Liberty, killing 34 and injuring over 170 Americans, told Neff that he had been “torn by the dilemma of whether he could actually participate in a U.S. retaliatory attack against Israel.” (This never came
     
    It was a mistake. You Americans bombed British soldiers in Iraq and killed them, by mistake. No-one talked about retaliation, except as a joke to vent, because that'd be completely insane. You don't bomb your allies for their mistakes. What type of idiot armchair warriors are you?

    The man proudly informed him that the policy had been changed in 1967 by the Supreme Court, adding with emphasis that the case had been brought by an Israeli and the swing vote was cast by Abe Fortas.
     
    If America was rare in the West for allowing dual citizenship this would be more dramatic but it would actually be unique for not allowing it.

    I probably wouldn't allow it, but the changing of the law is evidence of nothing.

    Neff’s most intense experience, the “epiphany” of his essay title, came in March 1978, when a freelance reporter called to say that she had “heard reports that Israeli troops had just conducted a cruel campaign throughout the West Bank against Palestinian youth.
     
    No-one pretends that Israel is a Madonna. Their armed forces do some pretty forceful things. That is what armed forces do.

    Looking at the article I can see quite easily why few people are interested in Donald Neff. Yes everyone is too obsessed with the Jews and Israel these days but unless you lack all context and critical thought this article is damming of nothing.

    Indeed the article only damn those who think it is important because you could only think it is important if you're obsessed with Jews.

    Can our political discourse not move onto more important subject?

    Neff very soon became an outcast . Media won’t touch him with the longest Kosher pole .

    Jerome Slater , professor of SUNY Buffalo couldn’t get either his material and argument published in US MSM.

    http://www.jeromeslater.com/2013/12/unforgivable-ari-shavits-my-promised.html

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  21. Art says:
    @Hannah Katz
    Sounds like we should give Jordan back to the Palestinians so they have their own country. That was the agreement, right? Split the Holy Land into a Jewish state and an Arab state. Odd that no Arab state wants to take in their brothers and sisters.

    Say Hanna – how many Palestinians did you’ll murder today? Last year it was 2300.

    Your hate for those poor people is epic. it is true, in order to take some ones freedom from them, you have to look down on them and hate them.

    Every day anti-Jew Zionism grows. How bad is it going to end for you Zionist Jews?

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  22. Art says:
    @Deduction

    Zionism and Judaism aren’t one in the same. The former is a supremacist death cult, and the latter is a religion. Arguably Judaism was the Zionists first conquest, followed by Russia, and all the way to neocon nirvana with rapture backup. There are a lot of dead bodies and nation states in their wake, including the U.S. of old. That should concern all of us.
     
    How the hell is anyone supposed to bring sobre evaluation of the topic of Israel when there is a flood of ridiculous nonsense along these lines?

    When I argue that perhaps Sheldon Adelson is not an impartial party and his opinion on Israel should be treated with suspicion, I am stabbed in the back by some foaming at the mouth lunatic who says that Adelson is actually the son of the devil or some such nonsense.

    It's like the confederate flag. It can be protected until some loon goes in a church and shoots a bunch of innocents.

    You're the loon in the church with the gun firing bullets of pure craziness that strike dead all balanced criticism and rational argument.

    If I criticise Sheldon Adelson he can simply point to the areas in which you and I agree and thereby entirely discredit me.

    Take Sheldon Adelson - he is a man clearly influenced by his wife and his background to use his billions to try and influence the US government to a more pro-Israeli line. Nothing in that is treasonous or a secret or unusual - Irish Americans supported the IRA for decades, it is however something that would more easily be ignored if we simply recognised his natural and fair interest in the matter.

    It is natural and fair for him to think that way. It is also natural and fair for us to ignore him.

    You see, clear thought is not that hard.

    “Irish Americans supported the IRA for decades”

    Little Jew – the Irish were fighting for their freedom – US Jews are supporting the taking of people’s freedom by Big Jew led world Jewry.

    Write the truth one time, and tell us how is it being a lemming Little Jew – how does it pay?

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  23. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Deduction
    This is an awful article.

    this was just as well because when most Israelis did notice Palestinians their reaction to them was one of loathing or fear that quickly could escalate into violence.”
     
    Reverse the Israelis and the Palestinians and the same still applies. It's called ethnic conflict.

    The U.S. was calling on Israel to return it to Egypt. Israel refused.

    “The extent of Israel’s ability to resist U.S. advice,” Neff wrote, “was my first great eye-opener in Israel
     
    It's nor advice if you have to resist it. It is an order. Resenting Israel for refusing an American order is crass imperialism. You might dislike that they don't follow your orders but you can hardly take it personally.

    A man who had been serving in the U.S. Navy when Israel tried to sink the USS Liberty, killing 34 and injuring over 170 Americans, told Neff that he had been “torn by the dilemma of whether he could actually participate in a U.S. retaliatory attack against Israel.” (This never came
     
    It was a mistake. You Americans bombed British soldiers in Iraq and killed them, by mistake. No-one talked about retaliation, except as a joke to vent, because that'd be completely insane. You don't bomb your allies for their mistakes. What type of idiot armchair warriors are you?

    The man proudly informed him that the policy had been changed in 1967 by the Supreme Court, adding with emphasis that the case had been brought by an Israeli and the swing vote was cast by Abe Fortas.
     
    If America was rare in the West for allowing dual citizenship this would be more dramatic but it would actually be unique for not allowing it.

    I probably wouldn't allow it, but the changing of the law is evidence of nothing.

    Neff’s most intense experience, the “epiphany” of his essay title, came in March 1978, when a freelance reporter called to say that she had “heard reports that Israeli troops had just conducted a cruel campaign throughout the West Bank against Palestinian youth.
     
    No-one pretends that Israel is a Madonna. Their armed forces do some pretty forceful things. That is what armed forces do.

    Looking at the article I can see quite easily why few people are interested in Donald Neff. Yes everyone is too obsessed with the Jews and Israel these days but unless you lack all context and critical thought this article is damming of nothing.

    Indeed the article only damn those who think it is important because you could only think it is important if you're obsessed with Jews.

    Can our political discourse not move onto more important subject?

    More and more people are seeing the light. The question is, when will you, if at all.

    http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page//.premium-1.671538

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    from the linked article:

    http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page//.premium-1.671538

    terrorists firebombed a West Bank Palestinian home, annihilating a family, murdering an 18-month-old boy and his father, burning his mother over 90 percent of her body - only to have Israel's government rule the family ineligible for the financial support and compensation
    automatically granted Israeli victims of terrorism, settlers included.
     
    This is not the first time Jewish people have participated in the incineration of other people's children, even infants.

    In World War II Jews were prominent among those who aided and abetted the governments and military forces of Britain and USA to "annihilate . . .famil[ies], murder . . .children . . .burn . . .mothers over 90% of their bodies . . ." in the genocidal firebombing campaign that the Allies carried out against Germany, 1940 - 1945

    --- and beyond -- the firebombing stopped with German surrender in May 1945 but the genocide and culture-cide of Germany continued acutely for at least another 4 years:

    more Germans were killed after the end of the war,

    ~ as a result of Jewish-run concentration camps where Germans were tortured, starved and murdered -- see, for example, John Sack, An Eye for an Eye, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqDf7wGw1RA)

    ~ as a result of the Morgenthau plan

    ~ as a result of the brutality of Russian troops, encouraged to rape and kill civilians by Jewish propagandist Ilya Ehrenberg

    This homicidal behavior on the part of Jews is not an aberration it is a continuation of the genocidal plan and methods that Jews were complicit in carrying out against the German people between 1940 and 1945, and to this day.

    The destruction of Germany continues chronically, by Jews. Just as Jews in Israel are compensated but Palestinians are not, so Jews have extorted billions from Germany but Germans who were the victims of Allied war crimes planned and carried out with Jewish participation and complicity, are not only denied compensation but are kept in a state of shame and humiliation, based on lies.
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  24. @Anonymous
    More and more people are seeing the light. The question is, when will you, if at all.

    http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page//.premium-1.671538

    from the linked article:

    http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page//.premium-1.671538

    terrorists firebombed a West Bank Palestinian home, annihilating a family, murdering an 18-month-old boy and his father, burning his mother over 90 percent of her body – only to have Israel’s government rule the family ineligible for the financial support and compensation
    automatically granted Israeli victims of terrorism, settlers included.

    This is not the first time Jewish people have participated in the incineration of other people’s children, even infants.

    In World War II Jews were prominent among those who aided and abetted the governments and military forces of Britain and USA to “annihilate . . .famil[ies], murder . . .children . . .burn . . .mothers over 90% of their bodies . . .” in the genocidal firebombing campaign that the Allies carried out against Germany, 1940 – 1945

    — and beyond — the firebombing stopped with German surrender in May 1945 but the genocide and culture-cide of Germany continued acutely for at least another 4 years:

    more Germans were killed after the end of the war,

    ~ as a result of Jewish-run concentration camps where Germans were tortured, starved and murdered — see, for example, John Sack, An Eye for an Eye, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqDf7wGw1RA)

    ~ as a result of the Morgenthau plan

    ~ as a result of the brutality of Russian troops, encouraged to rape and kill civilians by Jewish propagandist Ilya Ehrenberg

    This homicidal behavior on the part of Jews is not an aberration it is a continuation of the genocidal plan and methods that Jews were complicit in carrying out against the German people between 1940 and 1945, and to this day.

    The destruction of Germany continues chronically, by Jews. Just as Jews in Israel are compensated but Palestinians are not, so Jews have extorted billions from Germany but Germans who were the victims of Allied war crimes planned and carried out with Jewish participation and complicity, are not only denied compensation but are kept in a state of shame and humiliation, based on lies.

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  25. @Deduction
    This is an awful article.

    this was just as well because when most Israelis did notice Palestinians their reaction to them was one of loathing or fear that quickly could escalate into violence.”
     
    Reverse the Israelis and the Palestinians and the same still applies. It's called ethnic conflict.

    The U.S. was calling on Israel to return it to Egypt. Israel refused.

    “The extent of Israel’s ability to resist U.S. advice,” Neff wrote, “was my first great eye-opener in Israel
     
    It's nor advice if you have to resist it. It is an order. Resenting Israel for refusing an American order is crass imperialism. You might dislike that they don't follow your orders but you can hardly take it personally.

    A man who had been serving in the U.S. Navy when Israel tried to sink the USS Liberty, killing 34 and injuring over 170 Americans, told Neff that he had been “torn by the dilemma of whether he could actually participate in a U.S. retaliatory attack against Israel.” (This never came
     
    It was a mistake. You Americans bombed British soldiers in Iraq and killed them, by mistake. No-one talked about retaliation, except as a joke to vent, because that'd be completely insane. You don't bomb your allies for their mistakes. What type of idiot armchair warriors are you?

    The man proudly informed him that the policy had been changed in 1967 by the Supreme Court, adding with emphasis that the case had been brought by an Israeli and the swing vote was cast by Abe Fortas.
     
    If America was rare in the West for allowing dual citizenship this would be more dramatic but it would actually be unique for not allowing it.

    I probably wouldn't allow it, but the changing of the law is evidence of nothing.

    Neff’s most intense experience, the “epiphany” of his essay title, came in March 1978, when a freelance reporter called to say that she had “heard reports that Israeli troops had just conducted a cruel campaign throughout the West Bank against Palestinian youth.
     
    No-one pretends that Israel is a Madonna. Their armed forces do some pretty forceful things. That is what armed forces do.

    Looking at the article I can see quite easily why few people are interested in Donald Neff. Yes everyone is too obsessed with the Jews and Israel these days but unless you lack all context and critical thought this article is damming of nothing.

    Indeed the article only damn those who think it is important because you could only think it is important if you're obsessed with Jews.

    Can our political discourse not move onto more important subject?

    Another lying piece of Hasbara filth

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/jerusalem-post-confirms-israel-knew-usaliberty-was-american/article/413296

    “A 2004 transcript of an Israeli military tape published in the Jerusalem Post supports the unanimous position of the survivors and many high-ranking US officers that Israeli forces knew the USS Liberty was an American ship, as they attempted to sink it. “

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  26. @Hibernian
    "...Irish Americans supported the IRA for decades..."

    Outside of New York and Boston few Irish-Americans supported the IRA in recent times.

    Are you making a point in noting (presumably correctly) that outside New York and Boston few Irish-Americans supported the IRA in recent decades?

    Just to pick an argument I would point out that the IRA was/is a terrorist organisation condemned by the Irish as well as the UK government whereas Israel is a sovereign nation and member of the UN.

    More, I would note that outside an activist minority of well organised American Jews, including a few billionaires, support for Israel’s extreme positions is low.

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  27. Thank you very much for this much-needed information Ms Weir.

    You might be interested to know that two arch-Zionists, Moshe Ya ‘alon and Benjamin Netanyahoo, are currently planning to invade Syria, using an alleged Iranian rocket attack from the occupied (by Israel and al-Nusra allies, whom they treat in Israeli hospitals after killing Syrians like the Druze) Golan Heights:

    The additional aim is to paint Iran black to derail the nuclear deal.

    No doubt Huckabee and other fellow-travellers will be suitably apoplectic at this attack on the US ‘ally.’

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  28. @annamaria
    Exhibit No 1: "Already by 1949 “Israeli officials were openly bragging about the power of the Jewish American community to influence U.S. policy.”
    Exhibit No 2: it used to be "illegal for Americans to hold dual citizenship... the policy had been changed in 1967 by the Supreme Court...the case had been brought by an Israeli and the swing vote was cast by Abe Fortas. ... Fortas was a Zionist ... among his first thoughts when he left the Supreme Court had been to visit Israel. “There was nothing wrong with that,” Neff wrote, “but it did indicate an attachment of such personal importance that he should have recused himself from the dual citizenship case.” This ruling, Neff wrote, “had destroyed a 200-year tradition.”

    It is long overdue to connect the dotes. The infestation of the US with Zionists in high paces breeds treason.

    No, that Zionist cretin Fortas didn’t recuse himself from that case.

    Then again, Fortas was a crook. He resigned from the Supreme Court in 1969 over shady off-the-bench financial and business dealings (he was facing impeachment).

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  29. WhatEvvs [AKA "AamirKhanFan"] says:
    @Deduction
    This is an awful article.

    this was just as well because when most Israelis did notice Palestinians their reaction to them was one of loathing or fear that quickly could escalate into violence.”
     
    Reverse the Israelis and the Palestinians and the same still applies. It's called ethnic conflict.

    The U.S. was calling on Israel to return it to Egypt. Israel refused.

    “The extent of Israel’s ability to resist U.S. advice,” Neff wrote, “was my first great eye-opener in Israel
     
    It's nor advice if you have to resist it. It is an order. Resenting Israel for refusing an American order is crass imperialism. You might dislike that they don't follow your orders but you can hardly take it personally.

    A man who had been serving in the U.S. Navy when Israel tried to sink the USS Liberty, killing 34 and injuring over 170 Americans, told Neff that he had been “torn by the dilemma of whether he could actually participate in a U.S. retaliatory attack against Israel.” (This never came
     
    It was a mistake. You Americans bombed British soldiers in Iraq and killed them, by mistake. No-one talked about retaliation, except as a joke to vent, because that'd be completely insane. You don't bomb your allies for their mistakes. What type of idiot armchair warriors are you?

    The man proudly informed him that the policy had been changed in 1967 by the Supreme Court, adding with emphasis that the case had been brought by an Israeli and the swing vote was cast by Abe Fortas.
     
    If America was rare in the West for allowing dual citizenship this would be more dramatic but it would actually be unique for not allowing it.

    I probably wouldn't allow it, but the changing of the law is evidence of nothing.

    Neff’s most intense experience, the “epiphany” of his essay title, came in March 1978, when a freelance reporter called to say that she had “heard reports that Israeli troops had just conducted a cruel campaign throughout the West Bank against Palestinian youth.
     
    No-one pretends that Israel is a Madonna. Their armed forces do some pretty forceful things. That is what armed forces do.

    Looking at the article I can see quite easily why few people are interested in Donald Neff. Yes everyone is too obsessed with the Jews and Israel these days but unless you lack all context and critical thought this article is damming of nothing.

    Indeed the article only damn those who think it is important because you could only think it is important if you're obsessed with Jews.

    Can our political discourse not move onto more important subject?

    You’re spot on with the Liberty incident. If the hate Israel crowd wants to make a big deal of this, they should look up the Wikipedia entry on British soldiers killed in friendly fire incidents by US armed forces. There are dozens of such incidents.

    But when it comes to the dual citizenship thing, and the “let’s move on,” no. One of the things the next President should do is get rid of dual citizenship, and I don’t care whether other countries allow it, we don’t, and we should make that clear. HOWEVER the case was much more complicated than Weir’s simple-minded account would have you believe:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afroyim_v._Rusk#Beys_Afroyim

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    There's a big difference between "friendly fire" (where a misidentified, presumed enemy turns out to be an ally or even one's own forces) and a deliberate attack on a known or suspected ally.

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/jerusalem-post-confirms-israel-knew-usaliberty-was-american/article/413296
    "The translated transcript of the raw audio published by the Post was made by a Post reporter who was allowed to listen to the tape. Even prior to the attack, Israeli military personnel are heard questioning whether the ship was American, at 1:53pm in the tape."

    Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/jerusalem-post-confirms-israel-knew-usaliberty-was-american/article/413296#ixzz3jaHgnnB0
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  30. WhatEvvs [AKA "AamirKhanFan"] says:
    @Hibernian
    "...Irish Americans supported the IRA for decades..."

    Outside of New York and Boston few Irish-Americans supported the IRA in recent times.

    Outside of NY and Boston the Irish-American community as such doesn’t exist. So your point is a non-starter.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/top-us-donors-to-sinn-f%C3%A9in-1.2126448

    Don’t you guys know how to use Google, or do you just love talking out of your buttholes?

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  31. RobinG says:
    @WhatEvvs
    You're spot on with the Liberty incident. If the hate Israel crowd wants to make a big deal of this, they should look up the Wikipedia entry on British soldiers killed in friendly fire incidents by US armed forces. There are dozens of such incidents.

    But when it comes to the dual citizenship thing, and the "let's move on," no. One of the things the next President should do is get rid of dual citizenship, and I don't care whether other countries allow it, we don't, and we should make that clear. HOWEVER the case was much more complicated than Weir's simple-minded account would have you believe:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afroyim_v._Rusk#Beys_Afroyim

    There’s a big difference between “friendly fire” (where a misidentified, presumed enemy turns out to be an ally or even one’s own forces) and a deliberate attack on a known or suspected ally.

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/jerusalem-post-confirms-israel-knew-usaliberty-was-american/article/413296

    “The translated transcript of the raw audio published by the Post was made by a Post reporter who was allowed to listen to the tape. Even prior to the attack, Israeli military personnel are heard questioning whether the ship was American, at 1:53pm in the tape.”

    Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/jerusalem-post-confirms-israel-knew-usaliberty-was-american/article/413296#ixzz3jaHgnnB0

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    The USS Liberty (GTR-5) was supposed to be sunk with all hands perished. You see, this was a "false flag" operation that was supposed to draw the United States into a war with Egypt as well as conceal the Israeli massacre of the population of an Egyptian city.
    President Lyndon Johnson was part of the conspiracy as he initially refused to send help from the fleet. It took a brave American sailor to reconnect an antenna, (while under fire) which enabled the stricken ship to communicate with the 6th fleet. Once the fleet got the message, there was little Johnson could do to keep the fleet from responding. Johnson HAD to respond...
    By that time, Israel had recalled its jet fighters and fast attack boats.
    It was no mistake...
    Interestingly enough, the survivors were warned not to talk about the incident under penalty of courts martial. The Captain was presented the Medal of Honor, not at the White House (which is protocol) but at an obscure Navy base.
    The USS Liberty should have resulted in the indictment of Lyndon Johnson and others for treason, at the highest levels.
    Another interesting note is the fact that Admiral John McCain (yeah, John McCain's daddy) presided over the "investigation" into the USS Liberty (GTR-5) attack and whitewashed the whole incident...
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  32. alexander says:

    Dear Ms. Weir,

    Thank you for a thoughtful expose’ on the life of a very fine journalist. No doubt Mr Neff’s family and friends would (and do)appreciate your reappraisal of his contribution to our understanding of this longstanding and tragic conflict.

    There was a point where one could argue that Mr Neff’s one true crime was speaking the truth about Palestine.

    Now it seems, more than ever, that the crime was not his at all, but instead belongs to the gatekeepers of Israels “image” in the eyes of america.

    Their malevolent desire to eradicate his reportage from the field of common knowledge, represents a terroristic threat to the vitality and integrity of all human understanding.

    I use the word “terroristic” quite explicitly and concretely.

    As those of us who seek to learn and try to achieve, through that learning, an understanding of the workings of the world, the dynamics of the conflicts that emerge and their points of origins, obfuscating and erasing Mr Neff’s contribution on Palestine acts as a form of” terrorism”….. against Knowledge itself.

    This “kind ” of terrorism, may in the end be the most pernicious form there is.

    How is it possible for any individual to engage in a meaningful assessment of the “central conflict” of our time , when honest , factual and accurate reportage is….. stricken from the record?

    The answer is, its not!

    Thank you Ms Weir, for “unstriking” Donald Neff and his contribution.

    and , may I add, how truly shameful and untrustworthy these “obfuscators “look, today .

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  33. bunga says:

    another Neff-
    “On 12 August, the Jewish Chronicle broadsided with ‘The key questions that Jeremy Corbyn must answer’. With the emphasis on ‘must’.

    Soon after, Jewish Labour MP Ivan Lewis becomes ‘the first senior Labour politician to attack Corbyn’s credentials on anti-Semitism’

    —-

    The book is Publish It Not: The Middle East Cover-Up, written by Michael Adams and Christopher Mayhew,

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/08/28/zionism-in-britain-a-neglected-chronicle/

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  34. anarchyst says:
    @RobinG
    There's a big difference between "friendly fire" (where a misidentified, presumed enemy turns out to be an ally or even one's own forces) and a deliberate attack on a known or suspected ally.

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/jerusalem-post-confirms-israel-knew-usaliberty-was-american/article/413296
    "The translated transcript of the raw audio published by the Post was made by a Post reporter who was allowed to listen to the tape. Even prior to the attack, Israeli military personnel are heard questioning whether the ship was American, at 1:53pm in the tape."

    Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/jerusalem-post-confirms-israel-knew-usaliberty-was-american/article/413296#ixzz3jaHgnnB0

    The USS Liberty (GTR-5) was supposed to be sunk with all hands perished. You see, this was a “false flag” operation that was supposed to draw the United States into a war with Egypt as well as conceal the Israeli massacre of the population of an Egyptian city.
    President Lyndon Johnson was part of the conspiracy as he initially refused to send help from the fleet. It took a brave American sailor to reconnect an antenna, (while under fire) which enabled the stricken ship to communicate with the 6th fleet. Once the fleet got the message, there was little Johnson could do to keep the fleet from responding. Johnson HAD to respond…
    By that time, Israel had recalled its jet fighters and fast attack boats.
    It was no mistake…
    Interestingly enough, the survivors were warned not to talk about the incident under penalty of courts martial. The Captain was presented the Medal of Honor, not at the White House (which is protocol) but at an obscure Navy base.
    The USS Liberty should have resulted in the indictment of Lyndon Johnson and others for treason, at the highest levels.
    Another interesting note is the fact that Admiral John McCain (yeah, John McCain’s daddy) presided over the “investigation” into the USS Liberty (GTR-5) attack and whitewashed the whole incident…

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