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I always enjoy reading the Washington Post each morning even though it drives my blood pressure up to stratospheric levels. Its embrace of the inexorability of a fabulous new Camelot-like Clinton White House is thrilling to witness as it unfolds, but it is the promotion of the neocon Israeli narrative that is most exciting. On October 23rd, the op-ed section outdid itself with a piece “Free speech is flunking out on campus” by Catherine Rampell, who described the increasingly sorry state of first amendment rights on politically correct American university campuses. Blacks, LGBTers, women and victims of sexual assault were all identified as constituencies demanding “safe spaces” resulting in curtailment of free speech but somehow Israel and its supporters screaming anti-Semitism at every drop of the hat were left out in spite of the fact that Jews on campus have been both extremely and successfully active in taking political action to pressure universities whenever they claim to feel “threatened.”

The conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians has again reached a boiling point. Palestinian frustration over Israel’s fifty year occupation of the West Bank and its continued theft of Arab land and resources has produced an uprising of mostly young Palestinians that is being called in some circles a new intifada. The conflict is playing out with knives and bullets in Palestine and Israel but it is also being fought internationally in the media, through cultural and economic boycotts and, most pointedly, at many colleges and universities. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu realizes that the pressure on Israel is, for the first time, serious and has not hesitated to lie outrageously about the slaughter of Jews in Europe during the Second World War. According to Netanyahu, the Palestinian Grand Mufti of Jerusalem gave the idea to Hitler, presumably justifying whatever the Israelis of today choose to do to suppress the current unrest.

Israel has inevitably responded brutally, producing a death toll of significantly more Palestinians than Israelis. Netanyahu has been referring to the protesters as terrorists and has issued new rules of engagement which permit soldiers to shoot stone throwers. Israeli plainclothes soldiers and police have been identified as infiltrating the protesters while pretending to be Palestinians, urging the young Arabs to hurl stones before pulling out concealed handguns to beat protesters, shoot them and make arrests.

In Gaza five teenagers were shot dead by Israeli soldiers for the crime of coming too close to the separation barrier, which government press releases described as the “frontier.” Killing teenagers in Gaza is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel as they are fenced in and have in reality no way to actually confront the Israeli border guards. On the day following the killing of the boys a mother and infant were killed in an Israeli airstrike. Within Israel an Eritrean was even mistakenly killed by Israeli police because he was reportedly acting oddly.

Because of a hostile media’s self-censorship buttressed by an unfriendly political class, here in the United States one of the few places in which the Palestinians can exercise something like free expression relating to their national aspirations is on college campuses. Israel and its powerful supporters understand that gap in their ability to control the narrative and are doing everything possible to shut down the option.

Friends of Israel, as ever, work from the same playbook orchestrated by the large donors who fund them. They claim that anti-Israel protests on campus to include even letters to the editor in college newspapers constitute a “threatening environment” for Jewish students. The argument is based on a fundamental falsehood, which is that criticism of the actions of a foreign government is equivalent to hatred for the dominant religion of that country, that religion is exactly the same as nationality. Applying that notion liberally would mean that criticism of any country where there is de facto or de jure a dominant state religion would be unacceptable speech. If applied liberally countries spanning the globe would be exempt from criticism, to include not only Israel but also Saudi Arabia and Iran.

But this is not about Christian or Muslim sensitivities. It is all about protection against insult for Jews and it relies on a perception of perpetual victimhood, which can be and is produced on demand to stifle any criticism that might be regarded by some as objectionable. Indeed, if calls for violence directed against Jews as a race or religion were occurring pleas for some form of mitigation might have some very slim cogency, but campus protest movements have very carefully and deliberately avoided falling into that trap. And it might also be pointed that on many campuses a considerable proportion of the dissenters are themselves Jews who are appalled by Israeli behavior.

Criticism of Israel does not just include complaining about the policies of that country’s government. It also has inevitably involved the so-called BDS movement, “boycott-divest-and sanction” which aims to make Israel pay an economic and social price for its behavior, similar to the pressure that was once directed against apartheid South Africa. This second narrative has been cleverly woven into the complaints about “harassment,” labeling any campus calls for BDS ipso facto anti-Semitic and “hurtful.” School authorities have generally been accommodating to claims made by Jewish groups that students are feeling “threatened,” obstructing and intimidating critics of Israel and denying tenure to faculty members who are seen as troublemakers. They have looked the other way as organizations like Canary Mission began exposing college students on its website who are reported to be “anti-Freedom, anti-American and anti-Semitic” with the deliberate intention of damaging their future employment prospects.

Between January 2014 and June 2015 there were more than 300 incidents on 65 college campuses in 24 states involving intimidation or prevention of protests against Israel. Students at Northeastern University distributing flyers at dorms were interrogated by campus police and had their group suspended by college authorities. Some were disciplined. And faculty members have also been on the receiving end, with Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois, denied a teaching position after he sent tweets complaining about Israel’s 2014 assault against Gaza which killed more than 500 children.

Richard Blum, a member of the University of California’s regents, has demanded that students who criticize Israel be suspended for expelled because they are “intolerant,” exhibiting anti-Semitic bigotry. Blum is the multimillionaire husband of California Senator Dianne Feinstein. Feinstein has also hinted that she could have the government look into possible violations occurring at federally funded institutions. The definition of bigotry being promoted by Blum and Feinberg conflates criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism and includes in its purview what are increasingly being referred to as “speech crimes.” The university regents are currently considering new language for their statement of policy against intolerance on campus but are under intense pressure from Jewish organizations that are lobbying them aggressively.

Many of the groups involved in the harassment of pro-Palestinian demonstrators are perhaps not surprisingly not indigenous to the colleges themselves. Stand With Us (SWU) and “Campus Maccabees” are national organizations well-funded by billionaire Sheldon Adelson and SWU has close ties to the Israeli government as does the lawfare center Shurat HaDin, which has filed lawsuits against Muslim and progressive groups on campus. Predictably, Congress and state legislatures have gotten into the act, seeking to pass laws that make it impossible for colleges and universities supported by taxpayer money to fund student groups that call for boycotts. The bills are drafted in terms of rejecting all selective boycotts but they are really all about Israel and everyone knows it. The fact that advocating voluntary boycotts is very much a part of one’s First Amendment rights appears to be irrelevant.

How to deal with it? The brouhaha is impossible to ignore as the advocates for Israel are relentlessly in one’s face even when the argument is being constructed in a restrained fashion and purposely framed so as not to offend Jews. It is consequently necessary to disarticulate being Israeli from being Jewish. Judaism is a religion and Israel is a foreign country. And it is important to recognize that legitimate direct criticism of Jewish groups for their involvement in pressuring universities should not itself be off limits. If the organizations self-identify as Jewish and they are attempting to restrict the discussion on Israel contrary to the First Amendment they become fair game. The First Amendment exists, after all, to permit free and open discussion of all issues and if some Jewish individuals and organizations are mobilizing to deny fundamental American rights on behalf of a foreign nation the rest of us have the responsibility to object forcibly and to make transparent just who is doing what to whom.

 

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  1. “Blum is the multimillionaire husband of California Senator Dianne Feinstein.”

    Those two were big time profiteers from the Iraq war – she voted her husband war contracts. As powerful Big Jews – they have the ability to do this in broad daylight – no one of substance has the guts to publicly challenge them.

    She is the number one gun grabbing Jew in America. She is a biggie on the senate intelligence committee – you can bet that there is not one US secret that the King of the Jews – Little Davie Netanyahu = does not know.

    Those two work 24/7/365 for the Jew tribe and for Israel. There is no American ideal that they will not trash. Clearly our Bill of Rights is meaningless to them.

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  2. Phil,

    Thanks for spotlighting this issue. In the 1st line of last paragraph, shouldn’t that be supporters (not critics) of Israel?

    The campus SJP are already bending over backwards to stipulate that their criticism is of Zionist Israel, not Judaism. I don’t know what more “disarticulation” they could do. Maybe that admonition is for the hate-spewing commenters (the ones who hate Jews, Muslims, Arabs, Africans, Latinos, Blacks, etc., or all of the above) who circle like marmorated stink bugs around this site.

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  3. The brouhaha is impossible to ignore as the critics of Israel are relentlessly in one’s face even when the argument is being constructed in a restrained fashion and purposely framed so as not to offend Jews.

    Mr. Giraldi, I think that the word “critics” was meant to say “proponents” or “advocates” of Israel.

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  4. Great article, Mr. Giraldi! And I agree completely that the way to battle it is by making that distinction between the Jewish religion and Israel, or between the religion and the political ideology of Zionism.

    And it is important to recognize that legitimate direct criticism of Jewish groups for their involvement in pressuring universities should not itself be off limits. If the organizations self-identify as Jewish and they are attempting to restrict the discussion on Israel contrary to the First Amendment they become fair game.

    They DEFINITELY are fair game for criticism, but I feel that ESPECIALLY when criticizing these self-identifying Jewish groups it is even MORE important to make sure that that the separation of Church and State is made PERFECTLY clear in the criticism so as not to fall into their game of attempting to conflate the two. The key is not allowing the discussion to even start off with the false premise being accepted. It’s a false-narrative which Zionists propagate that Jewish equals Israel or that Judaism equals Zionism and they have already won if it’s accepted as truth.

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  5. Cutting through all the hoity-toity, “I am so offended” by them Jews nonsense here…… The obvious bottom line here is that the Israeli Jews have the balls to defend their nation from murderous Muslims. While Europe/Germany welcomes the Muslim invasion from Syria in the South and other failed Muslim states. How about that gynocracy called Sweden inviting them in by the boatloads?

    There is no imperialism like Muslim imperialism. Just examine the historical record. Europe beat back their invading armies in Tours, Vienna, Spain and other occasions only to knuckle under today.

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  6. Zionists and other extremist Jews have a whole arsenal of sophistry when it comes to getting their way. One of the things that has always irritated me beyond measure is the very concept of Jewishness.

    Compare the condition of being Jewish with the condition of being British, or Japanese, or Catholic, or even a US citizen. Some of those names denote nationality; some denote genetic origin; and one (Catholic) denotes religious affiliation.

    Now, where does Jewishness fit in to this classification? Well, everywhere and nowhere! There is literally no other category in human experience that is comparable with Jewishness.

    On the one hand, it is supposed to be a racial identity – which presumably has clearcut genetic markers. Yet we are told that many people who call themselves Jewish are of European or central Asian genetic origin; their ancestors never came anywhere near Palestine. (Whereas many of today’s “Palestinians” may have distinct Jewish genetic traces). Well, OK, it is argued – that doesn’t matter, as they are Jewish by religion. Then again, many people who call themselves Jewish are atheist or agnostic; some may even have converted to another religion. Finally, we come down to the “cultural” definition which is a kind of semantic safety net. No one can prove that a given person is not “culturally Jewish”, because that condition is so vaguely defined.

    So we end up with a situation in which any criticism of Jews, or even of the state of Israel, is met with shrieks of “racism” and “anti-Semitism”. Yet the state of Israel claims to be a Jewish state – a claim such as no other nation on Earth could make without being criticized as racist. Moreover, it claims that all Jews, wherever they live, are citizens of Israel. Where does that leave those Jews who serve other nations in prominent positions, such as senior politicians and civil servants or senior military officers? Would someone with a Russian or Chinese passport – or even a British one – be permitted to work in the White House, the State Department, or at senior levels in the Pentagon? Hell no! Yet Jewish people do all of those things, and no one is in the slightest concerned.

    I don’t make these remarks in any spirit of hostility towards Israel or Jews in general. I am fully aware of how large a proportion of our species’ intellectual and creative cutting edge they make up. I am simply surprised at the gross inconsistency of established attitudes.

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  7. Corrected thanks!

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  8. What we see here are three hobbies; judaism (the practice of rituals generally referred to as religion), jewishness (identification with a group whose hobby was once judaism, but not necessarily practising the hobby), and zionism (the assumption that one’s jewishness confers title to land occupied by those whose ancestors took up another hobby, e.g. islam).

    My advice for those whose hobby is islam is to let their membership of Islam FC lapse and join Zion FC (assuming they won’t be black-balled).

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  9. There is no imperialism like Muslim imperialism.

    Had your coreligionists not decided to make a Clean Break and remake the ME by regime changing the Zionist projects’s enemies, these Muslim refugees would not have moved an inch (but you knew that already).

    So, isn’t it more accurate to write “There is no imperialism like Zionist imperialism”?

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  10. Clearly our Bill of Rights is meaningless to them.

    And clearly this article is meaningless to you. You might want to re-read the part about “Judaism is a religion.”

    She is the number one gun grabbing Jew in America.

    And did you know that the number one not-gonna-let’em-grab-our-guns President of the NRA after Charlton Heston was a Jew, Sandra Froman and that she estimated that about 10% of the NRA Board of Directors are Jewish?

    Stop acting like an anti-semitic idiot.

    http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/26661/top-gun/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandra_Froman

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  11. The record shows that Jews have a history of never knowing when to quit. It has usually eventually resulted in bad reactions from those they are affecting.

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  12. Typical American idiot. They are many. Has no clue. Ever wonder how we got to this point?

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  13. The Israel shtick in the colleges is just part and parcel of political correctness. Get rid of PC and you’ll solve most of the problem.

    It’s true Judaism is a religion, but Zionism is not just part of that, it is the heart of it.

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  14. The obvious bottom line here is that the Israeli Jews have the balls to defend their nation from murderous Muslims.

    Another one that is trying to shift the blame of conflict in Israel to religion. Those “murderous Muslims”, as you call them, were getting along just fine with the Jewish people that lived near them until their land was stolen from them to make the Zionist state of Israel. While I agree that ALL religions have been the cause of untold murder and atrocities, your inferring of the Palestinian’s Muslim religion as being the reason for the conflict in Israel is a blatant lie.

    If all Muslims are so “murderous” towards Judaism then why does Iran have the second largest Jewish population in the Middle East? If all Muslims are so “murderous” then why aren’t there 2 billion Muslims going on a killing rampage across the world? You need to learn how to focus your blame, drop the hate, and stop acting like a bigoted idiot.

    “Noting the behaviors of some Muslims in Muslim-majority countries might leave the impression that most Muslims and most Muslim leaders endorse intolerance and persecution. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

    “Most Muslims in most countries oppose violence in the name of Islam. For example, according to a 2009 Pew survey, in Pakistan, for example, 87 percent of Muslims hold that suicide bombing can never be justified (up from 35 percent in just 2004); 74 percent of Turkish Muslims and 78 percent of American Muslims concurred, and we have reason to believe that number to be higher today. Only 1 percent of American Muslims think suicide bombings are often justified, and only 7 percent think they are sometimes justified. I suspect, if suicide bombings were not so closely associated with Islam in most people’s minds, a similar number of non-Muslim Americans would think they were sometimes justified. ”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-james-clark/muslims-for-peace_b_2441676.html

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  15. Boomers opened the gates of libertine anarchism among the young.
    They reveled in it themselves.

    But once they got old and filled positions of power, they got frightened by young people acting out of control, rebellious, and unruly.
    So, they filled young minds with all these fears, and those fears gave the boomer authorities the justification to enforce all kinds of policies to control the young who, since the 60s, lost their sense of respect for authority.
    PC is sold as protecting the weak and young from the powerful and privileged but it is really meant to protect the powerful and well-connected from the everyone else. (Jews esp support PC in the name of protecting blacks from the KKK, but it’s really to shield Jewish power from any challenge.) If you fill up minds with fears, the people will ask for protection and give up their own rights & freedom. The powerful that is providing the ‘protection’ gains the real advantage.

    This was the dynamic of the cold war and war on terror.
    In both, the powerful made the people fear that they were gonna be attacked by communists or terrorists.
    Filled with fear, the people wanted protection and were willing to give up their rights and liberties for security(safe spaces).
    In the end, the powerful benefit since the people submit to its authority for providing the protection.

    The great irony is that the boomers and the Jews who once called out on stuff like McCarthyism are now the powerful who spread fears to make people comply with their agenda.
    Millennials are too dumb to figure this out.

    https://reason.com/blog/2015/10/26/new-poll-most-students-favor-mandatory-t

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  16. Give me a break.

    Just last week at a college in upstate New York a few dozen students held a non-political prayer vigil for the recent Israeli victims of Palestinian knife attacks.

    They were taunted and heckled by pro-Palestinian demonstrators.

    I know this because it was in the newspapers and my niece was there.

    Nobody is being denied freedom of speech on college campuses.

    I guess the reason that a Holocaust denying anti-Semite like Giraldi is relegated to publishing his venom on fringe websites is also because of a Zionist free speech conspiracy

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  17. Nobody in Israel has ever claimed that “all Jews, wherever they live, are citizens of Israel”.

    Israeli law states that Jews around the world are entitled to Israeli citizenship if they choose to live in Israel.

    Big difference.

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  18. Not sure if libelous things should be allowed in the comment system. Giraldi is not Holocaust denying, and an anti-sem only by the dishonest standard (increasingly used by Israel apologists) that criticism of Israel or American subservience to Israel is “anti-Semitic.” Unz is not a fringe website, but a fairly interesting one.

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  19. neglected to add “murderous Christians” who were and are also a major part of the Palestinian population ethnically cleansed by Israel.

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  20. Continuity of ”ages of discovery”.

    Whitey discovery that they are ALWAYS treated as cattle as happened with all people who were ”colonized” by sociopathic-megalomaniac-messianic subgroup of europeans and ”europeans” as well.

    Europe as Aztec empire.

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  21. Thanks nglaer. If it makes Sherman feel better let him vent all he wants.

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  22. Mr. Giraldi is almost, but not quite there yet.

    The impossible ‘holocau$t’ narrative allows the racist Israeli parasites to get away with slaughtering Palestinians and stealing billions from the US taxpayers every year, and then demand that US soldiers die for their greedy self interests.

    - The ‘gas chambers’ as alleged were scientifically impossible, in fact when rationally scrutinized the absurd ’6M Jews’ & ’5M others’ are shown to be downright laughable.

    - Also note that there is not a single verifiable excavated mass grave that can be actually shown even though Jews claim to know exactly where these allegedly enormous mass graves are.

    - If there was ‘a plan to kill every Jew the Germans could get their hands on’ then why are there countless numbers of so called “survivor$? … who profit mightily.

    - And if the alleged ‘holocau$t’ was fact, then why are there laws in Europe to prevent scrutiny of it? What kind of “truth” needs to imprison people to prevent free speech?

    Remember Je Suis Charlie Hebdo and demands for free speech?

    Get the facts, ask questions, and participate in exposing the ‘holocau$t’ Industry’s lies. Only then will the violent racism of Israel cease

    http://www.codoh.com

    debate here: http://forum.codoh.com

    The ‘holocau$t’ storyline is one of the most easily debunked narratives
    ever contrived.

    Thanks.

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  23. “…why aren’t there 2 billion Muslims…”

    Can you substantiate that number ?
    All available estimates are between 1.5 and 1.6 billion.

    I am neither Palestinian, nor Jewish, nor Israeli.
    So.
    Please explain this: circa 1915, Muslim Ottoman Turkey was about 25% Christian and 75% Muslim.
    Now Turkey is 99.8% Muslim.
    Any idea what happened to those millions of Christians previously living in Muslim Turkey ?

    Any idea what are those minarets doing around Christian Hagia Sophia Church in Istanbul (…formerly Constantinople) ?

    There are mosques all over Christian Europe.
    Can you please list the existing Christian churches in Saudi Arabia.

    Thank you.

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  24. It’s the new prohibitionism.

    Prohibit the dissemination of certain views and idears.

    There’s always an ethnic angle to these things.

    One strain of Americanism(esp in New England, for a long time the intellectual and moral center of America) tended to see America as distinct from Old Europe with all its vices.
    In France, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Russia, etc, drinking was far more common, even as part of the culture of the young.
    Americans loved their ale too, but the moralists thought that American habits should be distinct from those of Europeans, just like the American political system, founded on liberty, was different from Europeans ways soaked in the tradition of privilege.

    The ethnic angle of Speech Prohibitionism is Jewish.
    Even apart from the issue of Israel, Jews have been promoting PC to silence the white majority from waking up to their racial consciousness.
    By invoking the needs of the ‘powerless’ minorities, Jews silence free speech to mute criticism of the powerful elite minority dominated by themselves and homos. The main worry of Jews is not criticism of Israel. It is the criticism of the power of World Jewry, without which Israel’s future would be uncertain.

    PS. Speaking of safe spaces, non-blacks deserve havens from black thuggery.

    Of course, colleges and gentrified neighborhoods are indeed just this: safe spaces from the Thugros. But it’s an inconvenient fact that Libs don’t want to deal with, and so they pretend to care by providing ‘safe spaces’ within their own communities.

    It’s like Hyde Park/University of Chicago area is a safe space protected from the surrounding Negro community.
    But oh my, how could it be that such a ‘progressive’ community is so ‘exclusive’ of blacks?
    So, they allow their token black students to create their ‘safe space’ within the bigger ‘safe space’ that is Hyde Park. (You can’t run but you can Hyde.)
    Keep most blacks out but make those who are allowed in feel that they are so well taken care of by the ‘good whites’ against the ‘bad whites’.

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  25. Saddest words in the language: “It might have been.”

    Another turn on the spit in Hell for whomever turned down Adolf for art school.

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  26. Israel’s fifty year occupation of the West Bank …continued theft of Arab land

    They’re just following the example of the Latins’ five hundred-year occupation of Iberia and the resultant theft of Arab land. How is the poor Arab race supposed to squeeze into only five million measly square miles?

    A possible compromise: Israel returns the West Bank of the Jordan to its rightful owners, and Araby returns the west bank of the Nile to its. Fair enough?

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  27. Jews and free speech?
    Only when they agree with what is spoken.

    i.e.: laws against questioning the holocaust canon

    There are no such laws restricting free speech about other claims within our received ‘history’.

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  28. News Flash!

    The Arabs invaded Spain and were thrown out.

    Araby already occupies “the west bank of the Nile”.

    http://www.yourchildlearns.com/online-atlas/images/map-of-egypt.gif

    You’re making no sense.

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  29. Between January 2014 and June 2015 there were more than 300 incidents on 65 college campuses in 24 states involving intimidation or prevention of protests against Israel.

    Mr. Giraldi gave NUMEROUS examples of freedom of speech being denied on college campuses along with links to articles discussing it. But maybe your links aren’t working so here are a couple different links which discuss a few out of the 300 attempts by Israel supporters to stop freedom of speech on campuses.

    https://shadowproof.com/2015/09/30/report-examines-widespread-attacks-on-palestinian-human-rights-activists-on-college-campuses/

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/10/26/university-of-california-intolerance-policy-free-speech-anti-semitism/

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amani-alkhatahtbeh/the-fight-for-freedom-of-speech_b_4761906.html

    There is NOTHING that I have EVER read by Mr. Giraldi that would characterize him as being anti-semitic or Holocaust denying, so could you please provide some examples of your charges? That is, of course, unless your intent is to smear him and thus proving the point of this article that ANY criticism of Israel is cause to attack with false accusations…

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  30. Should not we finally begin a discussion on the balance of power and money re Jews in the US (&EU) and Palestinians?
    Could you name any anti-Jewish affair that can rival the Salaita story and the shameful treatment of honorable Helen Thomas?
    “Nobody is being denied freedom of speech on college campuses.” When the point in question is Israel and Israeli policies, the suppression is undeniable.

    http://www.salon.com/2015/09/30/free_speech_for_all_on_campus_unless_youre_criticizing_israel_that_is/

    https://theintercept.com/2015/09/25/dianne-feinstein-husband-threaten-univ-calif-demanding-ban-excessive-israel-criticism/

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/target-of-anti-israel-witch-hunt-stands-up-for-freedom-of-speech/

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  31. For those who attack free speech in my great American country.

    Beware, we will ‘Never Forget’.

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  32. Thank you for making the important distinction between Israel and Judaism. To criticize the one is not to hate the other.

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  33. “Another turn on the spit in Hell for whomever turned down Adolf for art school.”

    Poor Adolph. He was just born too soon. Had he been born in more recent times and moved to America, I am sure he would no trouble getting into an art school, no matter how bad an artist he was.

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  34. You and “Watson,” the IBM computer which beat Ken Jennings at Jeopardy!, apparently have one thing in common: neither of you has mastered “sarcasm” yet.

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  35. You are including a link to an article about a pro-Israel professor who was harassed and intimidated by anti-Israel agitators.

    I’m not sure how this is supporting your argument that “Zionists” are suppressing free speech on campus.

    You’re shooting yourself in the foot. You’re obviously not too bright.

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  36. “Nobody is being denied freedom of speech on college campuses.”

    That is so ignorant, it must be a lie on your part.

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  37. Please defend. Keep on defending your tribes from murderous Muslim.

    Please can you spare the world ,US,the Congress ,Media,Movie, School and the Pentagon, and the taxpayers from Germany to UK,Australia,North America,and New Zealand
    ?

    Haven’t we done enough for Jews from 1917 till today?

    Can we now take care of opur problem without taking your interests in account at home and in the broader world outside?
    How can we keep on supporting the parasites?

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  38. With quite obviously the most oratory talent in the last millennia I kind of think it really wouldn’t have made any difference.

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  39. And you are making less (sense).
    He’s implying that Jews once “owned” the west bank of the Nile. That’s not even alleged in the OT myths he’s relying on, and recently historians are saying that the Moses character and his tribe were never even in Egypt.

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  40. is high time to remind Netanyahu some hidden stuff of the history that his father did not teach him before stopping his

    “David Ben-Gurion, first prime minister of Israel: “If I knew that it would be possible to save all the children in Germany by bringing them over to England, and only half of them by transporting them to Eretz Yisrael, then I would opt for the second alternative. For we must weigh not only the life of these children, but also the history of the People of Israel.” (Yoav Gelber, “Zionist Policy and the Fate of European Jewry (1932-1945)” Yad Vashem Studies, vol. XII, 199.)

    -importance to the establishment of Israel than to the survival of the Jews led the Zionists to collaborate with Nazism and even be decorated by Hitler’s government. The best known case was that of Rudolf Kastner, who negotiated the emigration to Palestine of some of Hungary’s most prominent Jews in return for his help in arranging the orderly deportation of the remainder of Hungary’s Jews to the camps. For his efforts, Kastner was praised as an “idealist” by no less an authority than Adolf Eichmann. (The best study of Zionist-Nazi relations is Lenni Brenner, Zionism in the Age of the Dictators.)

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2004/06/17/zionism-anti-semitism-and-the-people-of-palestine/

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  41. It was only half sarcasm. Midway through, he switched to disinfo.

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  42. Can you substantiate that number ?
    All available estimates are between 1.5 and 1.6 billion.

    The Pew Research Center had the number around 1.6 billion in 2010. The projected Pew number in 2030 is 2.2 billion. I tried to figure out what that number would be between the two but I must admit that math isn’t my strong suit, so 2 billion seemed a safe round number estimate considering the only other report that I found stated it was 2.08 in 2014 but I wasn’t sure how reliable that source is.

    http://www.pewforum.org/2011/01/27/the-future-of-the-global-muslim-population/

    http://muslimpopulation.com/World/

    Any idea what happened to those millions of Christians previously living in Muslim Turkey ?

    From what I understand of what happened, the Armenian Genocide in the quest of Turkey to seize land from Armenia. It looks like they lived together in relative peace for many years until the Elite at the top of Turkey used differences in faith as an excuse to steal land from people and tried to wipe them out. The “Muslim” leaders of Turkey used religion as a tool to murder and steal. As it is with most religions, the people in power use peoples faith and differences in faith for power grabs. Same was done to the Muslims in Bosnia and in the Central African Republic by “Christian” leaders. And by “Hindu” and “Muslim” leaders in India to each other. And by Zionist “Jewish” leaders in Israel to Muslims. It has NOTHING to do with religion to the leaders. They PRETEND that it does so that they can control the masses. It’s all about power, money, and using religion as a tool to accomplish their goals of more power.

    There are mosques all over Christian Europe.
    Can you please list the existing Christian churches in Saudi Arabia.

    And there are Christian churches ALL over the Muslim Middle East. In EVERY single Muslim country except for Saudi Arabia. Condemn Saudi Arabia, NOT the Muslim religion. Can you please list the existing Muslim Mosques in Vatican City?

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  43. Free speech is also disputed in Congress. “Inflammatory rhetoric” has been used to justify cutting US Palestinian economic aid by $80 million:

    “There were several factors contributing to this decision, including unhelpful actions taken by the Palestinians and constraints on our global assistance budget…The cut was not directly linked to the wave of violence that is currently gripping Israel and the Palestinian territories, however, we have made clear our concern about inflammatory rhetoric over these past few weeks.”
    -USDOS spokesman remarks 22 Oct 2015

    Congress was a bit more coercive:

    “We need to dial up pressure on Palestinian officials to repudiate this violence.”
    -Rep. Eliot Engel, D-NY, House Foreign Affairs Committee 22 Oct 2015

    An $80 million cut reduces US aid to Gaza and the West Bank (per capita GDP $4,900) to $290 million. Henceforth each Palestinian will benefit from $62.31/yr in US aid.

    Meanwhile negotiations to increase US aid to Israel (per capita GDP $32,700) to $4.1 billion are underway. This would mean each Israeli benefits from $509/yr in US aid.

    Meddling in US domestic politics, insulting the administration, and energetically working to derail US policy seems to have paid off.

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  44. .” It is consequently necessary to disarticulate being Israeli from being Jewish. Judaism is a religion and Israel is a foreign country.” (Disarticulate?)

    This is a strange claim. Nation is what Jews are, a tribal nation, just as what nations used to be until the Big Thinkers got into the game of defining a nation as not a national and ethnic matter, but merely a civics lesson whose catechism is Rights, and certainly not Obligations, etc.

    It is a liberal delusion to refuse to recognize that Jews see themselves as a nation, both before and after the conquest of Palestine. If you need help understanding this, read around in the Old Testament, say starting with Deuteronomy.

    The OT is a wonderful “articulation” of a biological and Darwinian discourse on genetic similarity, and strategies to protect nationhood. The Jews have their Nation, while White liberals have their civics and Ideas…repeat after me…we are all racial equals and interchangable parts in the Great Global Village. Jews totally reject these magical Ideas. They are a People, a Nation.

    —–

    more importantly, the frame of reference which the liberal Geraldi sets out in his first paragraph is correct. The hapless college students, befuddled by Ideas (think good thoughts about everybody except Whites) are becoming more hostile to Israel and Jews simply because the Jewish Nation is racial in nature, and because Race does not exist, Jews must be punished.

    Jews are now politically incorrect, an irony probably lost on jews themselves since the jewish nation has led the Pee-Cee movements from the beginning, whether the civil rights movements of the 60s, immigration as a Right movement…actually starting back after the 1924 US immigration law was passed in part to keep out jews and finally repealed in the 1965 immigration act written by jews (Hart and Cellar), of course communism led by jews and their chosen people notion expressed in Leninism’s vanguard party, the jewish NAACP foundation in the 1920s, and on and on into every Freak a hero these days. Many jews continue to promote muzzie immigration both here and in Europe…part of an obsolete strategy to divide and conquer whites.

    In short, jews have pushed for No Borders everywhere except Israel of course. Using the word “border” in another sense, Jews have argued for racial equality, sexual equality, queer equality, and freak equality, etc. No Borders means races are equal and the same, economics needs a borderless world to operate “optimally”, sexual conduct has no misconduct except maybe “consenting adults,” (define adult ) has a border as in kids just might need some protection, even while the Talmud authorizes sex with 3 year olds.

    No Borders means radical and totalitarian equality. Any attempt to distinguish differences in people and races is reactionary and punishable. No borders means no thinking about borders…intellectual, physical, emotional. There are no differences we are all equal, repeat…

    One could go on with the “college” kids and speculate on the sources of the mental illness we see now with kids demanding protection from free speech that might hurt their feelings. I would first guess that the massive ‘go to college’ propaganda and greed of colleges has cast such a wide admissions net that completely unsuited , that is stupid, 18 year old students of all races but especially darker ones, has diminished the natural intellectual resources of “students” and thus since they cannot think, and can only react, they get their feelings hurt and dis free speech.

    So, the Revolution devours its own children, again and again. The Jews have led all the secular revolutions in the West, starting with the Reformation (well, subverting, not leading here).
    They think that Heaven on Earth is possible if only Jerusalem and the Jewish genius for Social Justice is accepted by the goyim. Of course, for their natural leadership role, they must be granted a dispensation to continue their Chosen Race organicism, while the goyim are instructed to miscegenate and be happy in their mixed-blood stupidity.

    Conclusion: the jews are finding that their Revolution is coming up behind them to bite them in the ass, to put it crudely.. Nothing new here except that for our Times, say post world war 2, it is new. Overreach, blowback, nemesis, hoist on their own petard of Revolution and Equality, etc.

    They championed the Negroes and now , as far as the blacks are concerned, will wind up in the cannibal pot. They championed immigration in Europe and the muzzies want to kill them. They championed immigration in the US and now….Whites are starting to catch on.

    They championed racial and sexual and freak equality, and now these kids ‘going to college’ discover that their college degrees get them only barista, etc. jobs. Worthless college degrees and maybe 5 or 6 digit college debt.

    Broken Promises, illusions and delusions, and mob rage against the System. Jews are the most visible section of the System.

    Joe Webb

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  45. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu realizes that the pressure on Israel is, for the first time, serious and has not hesitated to lie outrageously about the slaughter of Jews in Europe during the Second World War. According to Netanyahu, the Palestinian Grand Mufti of Jerusalem gave the idea to Hitler, presumably justifying whatever the Israelis of today choose to do to suppress the current unrest.

    The Tribe is notorious for its spin-meistering excesses.

    Take the Talmud for example: the Talmud for the most part is concerned with giving seals of approval to men raping 3 year old girls and converts to this “religion” having sex with their own biological mother.

    The concept of truth, of truthfulness, of knowledge or anything noble that you find in Christian (or Zoroastrian or Buddhist for that matter) texts DOES NOT EXIST in Judaism.

    The entire corpus of sewer filth known as the “Judaism” doesn’t have a line even remotely similar to, say for example, John 8:32.

    So, where is the surprise, Mr. Giraldi?

    This is their normal behavior. And this’ll hardly be the first time:

    Little or no historiography has been dedicated to peeling back the layers of “refugee” stories to uncover what really happened in the Russian Empire in the years before and during the riots. This lack of historical enquiry can be attributed at least in part to a great reluctance on the part of Jewish historians to investigate the pogroms in any manner beyond the merely superficial. In addition, historical enquiry by non-Jewish historians into the subject has been openly discouraged. For example, when Ukrainian historians discovered evidence proving that contemporary media reports of Jewish casualties in that nation were exaggerated, the Jewish genealogy website ‘JewishGen,’ responded by stating: “We believe that [these facts] are more than irrelevant because it redirects public attention from the major topic: the genocidal essence of pogroms.”

    Full text here

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  46. “They’re just following the example of the Latins’ five hundred-year occupation of Iberia and the resultant theft of Arab land.”

    Satire, right?

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  47. very gentlemanly, on a par with WoO

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  48. Back again, you CAMERA Hasbara Troll? If everyone would like to see the agenda of this troll, Priss Factory or Andrea Ostrov Latania or hambaconeggs or whatever the hell he’s calling himself now, then please read the article in the below link about the new strategy of CAMERA Hasbara propagandists for Israel of stoking anti-semitism to try to make people think criticism of Israel is anti-semitic. Priss does this all over this site. He’s a fraud and should be paid no attention, along with the majority of idiotic anti-semitic comments that you read here whom are more than likely part of their CAMERA army who flood any criticism of Israel articles.

    http://www.commondreams.org/hambaconeggs

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  49. In time, the official holocaust story will implode.

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  50. Well, Reg Caesar can speak for himself, but this is what he said: “A possible compromise: Israel returns the West Bank of the Jordan to its rightful owners, and Araby returns the west bank of the Nile to its. Fair enough?” Assuming he meant to say “west bank of the Nile,” I would point out that the west bank of the Nile was never controlled by the Israelis but prior to spread of Islam in the 7th century the people of Egypt, for the most part, did not speak Arabic or have the same ethnic stock as their Arab conquerors. That territory belonged to the Byzantine Empire (aka the Eastern Roman Empire) and practiced largely Christianity. I believe that was what Reg Caesar might have been referring to when he said the “west bank of the Nile” should be returned to its “rightful owners.” That would be the Copts. According to Wikipedia: “Christianity was the religion of the vast majority of Egyptians from 400–800 A.D. and the majority after the Muslim conquest until the mid-10th century[18] and remains the faith of a significant minority population. Historically they spoke the Coptic language, a direct descendant of the Demotic Egyptian spoken in the Roman era, but it has been near-extinct and mostly limited to liturgical use since the 18th century. They now speak Arabic.”

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  51. It is consequently necessary to disarticulate being Israeli from being Jewish. Judaism is a religion and Israel is a foreign country

    I’d take this one step farther; Jewish is also an ethnicity that may or not be Israeli, and may or not adhere to the Jewish faith. There are numerous secular Jews with no affiliation whatsoever with either Israel or a synagogue.

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  52. Anti-Israel billboard causing controversy in Detroit

    A billboard in the Michigan city of Detroit that reads “America First Not Israel” is arousing accusations anti-Semitism.

    The large sign, placed on the city’s 8 Mile Road, was paid for by “Deir Yassin Remembered,” a New York-based organization that has been posting similar signs throughout the country.

    Although the metro-Detroit area has one of the largest Arab populations outside the Middle East, as well as a sizable Jewish community, the sign was placed in a part of the city that is neither predominantly Jewish nor Muslim.

    In an interview with Detroit’s WXYZ radio, a Fox News affiliate, the Anti-Defamation League’s Heidi Budaj said that the ad and its choice of location is trying to “drive a wedge between the American people and the State of Israel.”

    “This particular sign goes a step further and raises an old anti-Semitic canard of dual loyalty, implying that Jews are not loyal to the country in which they live,” Budaj said. “Make no mistake that, while many of the Jewish people in the United States support the State of Israel as a Jewish state, we are loyal Americans.”http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Anti-Israel-billboard-causing-controversy-in-Detroit-430069

    “America First” addressed to Americans are anti Israel!!!!

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  53. Unless we maintain a close leash on these dogs, known as war hawks or neocons ,they will bite again America by using American fear and insecurity which in the first place is their own creation – from past Soviet to current Islam .

    http://original.antiwar.com/Dan_Sanchez/2015/10/26/the-empire-strikes-out-2/

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  54. It’s already imploding.

    Note that racist Zionists like Netanyahu can’t keep their lies straight.

    ‘O, what a tangled web they weave when first they practise to deceive!’

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  55. Words are louder than actions for these psychopaths in charge. They ignore the activities and focus on the speech of some frustrated Palestinians . They punish for letting the steam out in some ineffective violent ideas but not for executing similar violent extremists ideas in real life.

    “Speaking today at the Israeli Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ratcheted up the rhetoric to a dramatic degree, saying Israel will retain full military control over all of the occupied territories for the “foreseeable future” and dismissing the prospects of Palestinian statehood.Incredibly, during the speech Netanyahu stared down the centrist opposition and declared that Israel “will forever live by the sword,” insisting that it is only the problem of “extreme Islam” that keeps the Palestinians from being potential partners in a two-state solution.

    http://news.antiwar.com/2015/10/26/netanyahu-says-israel-will-retain-all-palestinian-territory/print/

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  56. He’s implying that Jews once “owned” the west bank of the Nile.

    Someone needs to read up on the great saints of Alexandria– Mark, Ambrose, Catherine, Leonides, and the rest– and the history of what’s now called “Coptic Cairo”, which is not much of Cairo.

    The only “Jews on the Nile” I might have been referring to were Joseph, Mary, and their Child, who didn’t stay long enough to own anything.

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  57. Hooray! Huzzah! Somebody here can read!!

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  58. I find it amusing that you call Jews racists. You’re clearly racist yourself; one need look no further than your posts here. So one must wonder why you project so much onto Jews. Any response?

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  59. “Hooray! Huzzah! Somebody here can read!!”

    It’s a habit I picked up a few years ago. So, since I clearly won the competition, what’s the winning prize? I’m so excited.

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  60. Man, the moment some trailer trash bigot starts talking about the Talmud – a book that the vast majority of non-Hassidc Jews have never read – I hear the laugh track going off.

    Especially when they quote passages that are themselves quotes from some Whack site with LOTS OF EXCLAMATIONS!!! Every few words is boldfaced!111!1! in 5 different fonts, with an animated “mailbox” and a “burning torch.gif” and that looks like it was designed by a 10-year old in 1997.

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  61. Good call in my opinion. Just a few more sites discussing Israeli propaganda efforts:

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/jan/09/israel-foreign-ministry-media

    http://www.theguardian.com/media/2006/nov/20/mondaymediasection.israel

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/08/14/israel-pay-students-propaganda_n_3755782.html

    http://www.thejidf.org/

    http://www.techsoar.com/what-is-megaphone-desktop-tool/

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3744516,00.html

    ^ This last, ynet article is by Israelis opposed to the State of Israel sponsoring…

    “Imposters on behalf of the government … threatening free discourse even if they only wander through the virtual space. The Internet was meant to serve as an open platform for dialogue between people, rather than as a propaganda means”

    …of course this preceding paragraph points to the ideal, not the reality. And the Israeli leadership seems to be in an entrenched habit of making (often incredibly stupid) mistakes to the detriment of Israel’s best interests. So, nobody should be surprised at the pervasiveness of misdirected propaganda endeavors that must ultimately generate anti-Israel sentiment, or that Phil’s columns would attract such trolls.

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  62. {Can you please list the existing Muslim Mosques in Vatican City?}

    As soon as you list Christian Churches in Mecca, equivalent of Vatican City.
    (Original birthplace of Christianity, Jerusalem, is another convoluted matter)

    And there is at least one giant mosque in Rome.
    Again, how many churches in all of Saudi Arabia ?

    {From what I understand of what happened, the Armenian Genocide in the quest of Turkey to seize land from Armenia. It looks like they lived together in relative peace for many years until the Elite at the top of Turkey used differences in faith as an excuse to steal land from people and tried to wipe them out}

    I appreciate you not denying the Armenian Genocide: quite unusual.
    (not single Muslim country recognizes the AG)
    (many Christian countries recognize what Christian Serbs did to Muslim Bosniacs: correct ?)

    But your understanding of why the AG took place and who besides the Elites participated is not complete.
    Neither is your understanding correct that Christians and Muslims lived in relative peace for many years in Ottoman Turkey.
    Far from it.
    But, a long subject for another thread.
    Religion did play a significant role in it, because Sunni Kurds were spared being wiped out by Sunni Turks.
    Only Christians were subjected to Genocide.

    {And there are Christian churches ALL over the Muslim Middle East}

    Yes, there are.
    And that is neither a surprise nor unusual.
    You know why, right ?
    Christianity is about 600 years older than Islam.
    There were no Muslims in Middles East: only Christians and other.
    Those Christian churches that are all over Middle East were there for centuries when Muslim invaders swept in and ethnically cleansed Christians from all over Middle East.
    1000s of Churches were destroyed or converted to Mosques.
    Take a look at Hagia Sophia, and you’ll get the picture.

    Just for the record: I know that not all Muslims are alike, any more than all Christians or other faiths are alike.
    (Nominally) Muslim Arab countries, particularly Syria and Lebanon, took in and saved Christian Armenian survivors of the AG: Armenians will never forget that.
    Christian Armenia is close friends with its neighbor Islamic Republic of Iran.
    Persian and Armenian friendship and genetic links pre-date both Islam and Christianity.

    Individuals are individuals: I have worked in US with lots of Muslims over many years: Pakistanis, Iranians, etc.
    All wonderful individuals.
    But there is a group dynamic: beyond some number, individuals are influenced by the surrounding majority. Very hard to resists group pressure.
    You can look at predominantly Christian countries and societies and compare them to predominantly Muslim countries and societies.
    The differences are undeniable.
    Mosque are being built in Christian Europe today while Churches are being destroyed in Middle East today.

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  63. It seems the increasingly common rant “Death to Arabs” by Israelis doesn’t merit equal consideration by the USDOS. Let alone utterances like “little snakes” from cabinet officials, or “we will forever live by the sword” by prime ministers.

    It’s increasingly clear Likud wants to fulfill Ben-Gurion’s dreams:

    “After the formation of a large army in the wake of the establishment of the state, we will abolish partition and expand to the whole of Palestine”
    -Ben-Gurion summer 1937 to the Zionist Executive

    “Were I an Arab, I would rebel even more vigorously, bitterly, and desperately against immigration that will one day turn Palestine and all its Arab residents over to Jewish rule.”
    -Ben-Gurion Jun 1937

    Brutal treatment (mass arrests, assassinations, extra-judicial detention, demolition, etc), threats (e.g. Al-Aqsa), and derogatory rhetoric seems a strategy to incite rebellion and further reduce the rebels. After all, demolition now includes state confiscation of land. The more ‘terrorists’ and demolitions, the more land for the state.

    The 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is honored as a righteous, heroic chapter in history. Palestinian ghetto resistance is, on the other hand, the demonic treachery of radical subhumans.

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  64. Israel partisans bully campuses – Blum & Feinstein threaten pro-Palestinian students | Council for the National Interest
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  65. Bibi has put himself in a house of glass and forced other people to look at the history (well-documented) of a collaboration between Zionists and Nazis.
    “Hannah Arendt, in her 1960 book “Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report in the Banality of Evil,” writes: “To a Jew this role of the Jewish leaders in the destruction of their own people is undoubtedly the darkest chapter of the whole dark story.”
    Author-researcher Lenni Brenner wrote of Zionist-Nazi collusion in “Zionism in the Age of Dictators,” of which the London Times stated: “Brenner is able to cite numerous cases where Zionists collaborated with anti-Semitic regimes, including Hitler’s.”
    Brenner’s second book on the topic, “51 Documents, Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis,” includes a 1940 letter from underground Zionist terrorist leader Avraham Stern proposing that Jewish militias would fight on Germany’s side in exchange for Nazi help in creating an “historic Jewish state.”

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/03/04/denying-nazi-zionist-collusion/

    http://www.amazon.com/Zionism-Age-Dictators-Lenni-Brenner/dp/0985890991

    http://www.amazon.com/51-Documents-Zionist-Collaboration-Nazis/dp/1569804338

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  66. Avery ,you come with same questions again and again. I have supplied you the facts to rebut your one sided allegations.
    Let me ask you -What happened to the pagan burial and holy sites in Europe? What happened to those who subscribed to those beliefs?
    Typical approach to getting Christianity take root was to convert the noble( ask Martin Luther how he followed the footsteps of the previous generations of leaders ) or kings( Russia, Armenia and Scandinavia) and force the rest to follow suit . In other cases,whole sale massacre of nativeulation and forcible conversion – you can ask someone from Africa,Latin America and N America . They would tell you what transpired.
    Portugese Jesuit even tried in India.they were thrown out of the court by Mughal empire and by the Hindu kings of present day Goa area. The inquisition took place in Goa , India as revenge.

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  67. I aint got nuttuin to do with Dr. Seuss.

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  68. I$raHell Takes On the First Amendment |  SHOAH
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  69. {I have supplied you the facts to rebut your one sided allegations.}

    You have supplied nothing to rebut my facts.
    Armenian Genocide at the hands of Muslim Turks is not allegation.
    Assyrian Genocide at the hands of Muslim Turks is not allegation.
    Pontic Greek Genocide at the hands of Muslim Turks is not allegation.
    Christianity being 600 older than Islam is not an allegation.
    Islam violently spreading from Mecca in Arabia and ethnically cleansing the entire Middle East of its indigenous Christian populations is not an allegation.

    Conversion to Christianity was by and large done by persuasion and proselytizing.
    Conversion to Islam was by and large done at the point of the blade: ask forcibly Islamized Armenians. Those that are alive and were not slaughtered because they refused to convert to Islam, that is.

    Anything else ?

    btw: see if you can find an example where Muslims living in Christian West are told to convert or die.

    [Isis takes Iraq’s largest Christian town as residents told – 'leave, convert or die']

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-takes-iraq-s-largest-christian-town-of-qaraqosh-9653789.html

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  70. You are pathetic.

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  71. {You are pathetic.}

    It has been my experience battling Denialists in the blogosphere for years, that when I corner them with facts and figures, their one last parting shot, in desperation to save any remnants of their tattered pride, is to hurl a personal insult at me.

    I am glad you did not disappoint me.
    Have a great day.
    Everyday.

    btw: I have been called all sorts of things by those whom I have intellectually crushed. A lot worse than ‘pathetic’.
    And those are the ones that got posted.
    Who knows what else was sent my way that moderators flushed.
    I wish they had published them though: makes me feel really good to have driven the vile denialists nuts.

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  72. I just finished listening to the lecture series from the Great Courses ” Renissnace and Refommation , and the Rise of Nations” by Prof Andrew C Fix of Lafatette College in Easton,PA.
    That will give you some good ideas of the rise of Protestansim in Germany, nature of Calvinism , the degeneration of Anna Bapstism. forceful inter conversion of Huegrnot, Catholicism, and the piety of Bloody Mary or the Berthomeow murder . These were taking place in 16 th century .
    Now you can read the book -Cult of the Roman Empire by Turcan ,A History of Pagan Europe by Prudence Jones and Nigel Pennick and some real good stuff from A History of Christianity by Paul Johnson.

    On your favorite -Armenian Genocide I suggest you re read the article from the North Western University’s history professor ( you were provided with the link published in Chicago Tribune)

    Truth hurts .

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  73. “And did you know that the number one not-gonna-let’em-grab-our-guns President of the NRA after Charlton Heston was a Jew, Sandra Froman and that she estimated that about 10% of the NRA Board of Directors are Jewish?”

    There is a fifth column Jew in every American institution. When push comes to shove, the Little Jew will get a call from a Big Jew and he will sabotage the institution for the tribe – end of story.

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  74. And did you know that the number one not-gonna-let’em-grab-our-guns President of the NRA after Charlton Heston was a Jew, Sandra Froman and that she estimated that about 10% of the NRA Board of Directors are Jewish?

    Stop acting like an anti-semitic idiot.

    Jews brag openly (mostly in the Jewish press) about how instrumental they are to the anti-2nd-Amendment movement. Stop being a misanthropic idiot.

    It’s amazing to me how many people still carry water for the Jews, given how they shit on both the left and the right. ‘Course, many of them are themselves Jews…

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  75. Cutting through all the hoity-toity, “I am so offended” by them Jews nonsense here…… The obvious bottom line here is that the Israeli Jews have the balls to defend their nation from murderous Muslims. While Europe/Germany welcomes the Muslim invasion from Syria in the South and other failed Muslim states. How about that gynocracy called Sweden inviting them in by the boatloads?

    Like this well-trained cuckservative.

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  76. “It has been my experience battling Denialists in the blogosphere for years”

    Little Avery,

    Sorry Little Jew – but you are losing – every day there are more and more good people who believe that you Jews are pulling the wool over their eyes.

    Your King of the Jews – Little Davie Netanyahu – is not helping you Little Jews by changing the whole holocaust story – poor you.

    Art

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  77. The funny thing is how people project this need for a “conspiracy” onto Jews (and Jews and their water-carriers exploit this). Nope, Jewish ethnocentrism and aggressiveness and victim mentality (the last two being outgrowths of the former) are all that’s needed. Unlike others, Jews don’t need a “conspiracy” to act the way they do; if anything, their behavior is an inevitable outcome of their psychological profile.

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  78. I checked out a couple of pictures of the Hagia Sophia. It’s definitely one of the most impressive buildings that I’ve ever seen. It’s huge, but I didn’t fully realize how big the dome was on the inside until they showed a picture with people inside to give it some perspective of scale. I understand what you’re saying about the conversion of it to a Mosque, but strictly speaking from a non-religious architectural point of view, it really is a majestic piece of art.

    I didn’t know that the Armenians have closer ties to the Shia because of the shared Persian history rather than the Sunni. Adds a whole new level of dynamics to my attempts at understanding of what’s going on in Turkey.

    And I see what you’re saying about Churches being destroyed in the ME, this is never really covered in the media. I knew that they were being persecuted but I thought it was all ISIS that was doing it. What little they DO cover of Christians being persecuted in the US media is the “War on Christmas” nonsense that FOX news claims is persecution of Christians just because some cashier isn’t allowed to say Merry Christmas. FOX falsely cries wolf about persecution of Christians so much that I’ve always sort of tuned it out, but thanks for reminding me that REAL Christian persecutions are still occurring. It’s always odd to me that in America which is predominately Christian, so little coverage is given to the plight of Christians in the ME, but I guess that goes to show just how unwilling the media and establishment are to talk about anything that might upset their agenda… just like their refusal to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide.

    It seems to me that with ISIS getting pushed out of Syria and undoubtedly into Turkey, that Turkey is the next powder keg that is about to be lit. And with our ties through NATO it could very easily lead to WW3 and so I’ve been trying to find out more about it. But I don’t want to crowd this comment section that’s supposed to be about Israel with Turkey. As you said, “a long subject for another thread.” :)

    Thanks for sharing the knowledge Avery.

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  79. Man, the moment some trailer trash bigot starts talking about the Talmud – a book that the vast majority of non-Hassidc Jews have never read – I hear the laugh track going off.

    Especially when they quote passages that are themselves quotes from some Whack site with LOTS OF EXCLAMATIONS!!! Every few words is boldfaced!111!1! in 5 different fonts, with an animated “mailbox” and a “burning torch.gif” and that looks like it was designed by a 10-year old in 1997.

    1. Judaism still has a large “echo” effect in Jewish culture, even secular Jewish culture.
    2. Judaism reflects the character of the people who created it, a character that has largely survived to the present day.

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  80. {Truth hurts .}

    You ought to know.
    You are the one who resorts to personal insults in desperation when confronted with facts.

    Try again.
    I am all ears.

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  81. {Little Avery,
    …..Little Jew}

    Wow: your intellectual superiority and the command of the English language is overwhelming.
    And you too prove, again, that when confronted with facts and figures, and impeccable logic, youse blow your stack and go nuts.

    btw: homes. I am not little, and I am not a Jew.
    Not that there is anything wrong with it (….to paraphrase Seinfeld. pssst, he is a Jew).

    I am Armenian.
    Armenian Apostolic Christian.
    Average height, average build.
    Average intelligence.
    Even with average intelligence, I am able to drive youse Islamofascists nuts.
    So there.

    btw: this site on which you are spreading your anti-Jewish venom was founded by a Jew and is being paid for by a Jew. If you hate Jews so much, why are you moochers spreading your anti-Jewish hate on a Jew’s dime ? Why don’t you Islamofascists start your own Islamist site and have an Islamorgasm 24×7 spewing anti-Jewish venom.

    How about it ?

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  82. It is not just First Amendment rights that are corrupted by shilling for blockhead Zionism, but any intellectual heft that American intellectuals once had. For example, a general piece on pre-emptive war has to be written with one eye on Israel’s sacred right to preempt any perceived enemy. Or the principle of not going abroad searching for dragons to fight, as endorsed by all the great American presidents, has to be modulated to make exceptions again, for those who would rather that their right wither, than forget Zion.

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  83. If there are any right politics to be played by the western democracy it needs to start by boycotting Israel and by all means. European are very good at talking, so as USG and others; however, the words without action have no meaning or it we’ll lose its meaning in time, which is the reason for Israel being what it is today and what has become of Palestinians rights.

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  84. There is a fifth column Jew in every American institution. When push comes to shove, the Little Jew will get a call from a Big Jew and he will sabotage the institution for the tribe – end of story.

    I gotta admit, that was funny. Ignorant… but funny.

    Tell me, Art, which size Jew was Jesus?

    Because you DO realize that he was Jewish, don’t ya Art? Not a Zionist, a Jew.

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  85. …rather that their right hand wither…

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  86. Amazing. The USA’s infrastructure is quickly turning into a mess, looking like a 3rd world country and many Americans don’t seem to care, as they spend a lot of their time praising and defending their actual country of loyalty, Israel.

    Americans should be having a serious discussion on why we don’t repair and fund our infrastructure, but instead we have ‘patriotic’ Americans going above and beyond the call of duty praising and defending the world’s #1 terrorist state, Israel.

    When our nation finally looks like some backwater African nation, consisting of only the rich, the super-rich and the poor, all of you bozos spending so much time defending a nation that has attacked the USA numerous times and has their confederates on Wall Street looting our wealth, Israel, you can sit back and pat yourself on the back for the damage you’ve done by always steering the conversation towards the praise and defense of Israel.

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  87. Jews brag openly (mostly in the Jewish press) about how instrumental they are to the anti-2nd-Amendment movement.

    Yep and Catholics brag openly about how instrumental they are to the anti-2nd-Amendment movement also. Does that mean that the Catholic current President of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, is lying also because some people in his religion are against guns? What’s your point?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/19/catholic-america-repeal-second-amendment_n_2717442.html

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  88. Your King of the Jews – Little Davie Netanyahu

    And how about the actual proclaimed King of the Jews, Jesus? Is he helping you Art, or is he ruining your little “blame all the Jews” game because he was one? Kinda screws up your whole idiotic narrative don’t it?

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  89. Thanks for posting those articles. The scope of it is breathtaking. The most disturbing part is how proudly they boast about subverting the truth, especially in that video that you posted. For some reason I kept getting the feeling that I was watching people in a cult talking about their can-do-no-wrong-leader. It’s chilling how organized it all is.

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  90. The effort to expose Israelis as bad thinkers shows that even the supposedly traditional right cannot resist virtue signalling and victim claiming.

    There’s an example of a first world nation successfully resisting the tides of multiculturalism and all we can do is point and splutter. We’re hopeless. Is our culture dying or is it already dead?

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  91. All of the three, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim, have their histories of aggression and their better moments and personalities. It looks cyclical. No one of the three can claim a higher moral ground from a historical perspective. The Jews’ own account indicates they’d conquered Canaan via the sword, little different to the Muslim expansion at a later date. Meanwhile the Northern Crusade of the Christians destroying the Pagan kingdoms in Europe looks just like the rest. Whether it’s any or all of the three slaughtering ‘unbelievers’ whether Goy, Infidel or Pagan, then or now, it’s all in the name of the same God. Maybe that’s the problem.

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  93. Judaism is a religion and Israel is a foreign country.

    Judaism fully accepts atheist, agnostics, and Buddhist as genuine Jewish.

    That fact should be a clue to anyone that Judaism is not a religion.

    It was inevitable that Jews would be at the center of a firestorm surrounding the first amendments.

    It was Jewish diversity lobbyists that pushed for many violations of the first amendment, including::

    1. Hate speech criminalization
    2. Pornography protected as free speech
    3. Government hostility and discrimination toward all religions, except Judaism
    4. Government persecution of the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. (free speech zones)
    5. People cannot boycott or advocate the boycott of Israeli products
    6. Taxpayer monies for NGOs that promote hate speech criminalization

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  94. Dear Mr Giraldi,

    Another excellent article….thank you.

    It seems that in the interest of basic american justice , if one is free to criticize, seek boycotts or sanctions toward “any” foreign government for its policies….than one should be free to criticize all.

    If its “legal”” fair” and “accepted” to criticize,condemn and sanction, lets say Iran or Russia for its”alleged” behavior how can it be different to criticize ,condemn and sanction ” Israel ” for its behavior ?

    One yardstick, one standard, and there is justice for all.

    Two yardsticks , two standards, and there is justice for none.

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  95. Why don’t you provide some links? I have provided you with the resources that are based on Western and Christian scholarship .
    I will give you a few more. 1 :WSJ 28/3/97 Editorial ” Heaven on Earth” that explained how Kiev pagan prince Vladimir got converted to Christianity .
    2 Readers Digest-AFTER JESUS
    THE TRIUMPH of CHRISTIANITY that traces violent evolution of Chrostianity both doctrinally and numerically across Egypt,Asia Minor,( Turkey, Palestine, Syria, ) and Rome .
    On page 261″ Around 400 ,pagans probably made up the majority still of the empire’s population; nonetheless they learned to avoid attracting attention lest they be forced to convert”
    The page quotes actual threat to life of the pagan that he could only escape :” I am therefore thinking of the danger to my life,and so off I now go to the church,to evade the death that otherwise awaits me”- by embracing Christianity .
    Rome,Alexandria,Constantinople even Spain had been rife with dissenting views of Christianity . The brand and the forceful conversion to their brand continued for centuries even after the Nicea Council . More council came and went. Coptic,Monophysites,Arian,Chalcededian,Nestorian,Orthodoxy thrived and fought with one another all claims eternal truths . Large population fought against one another and against Pagan . They destroyed the architectures and tempes and institutions of the pagan including Serapeum in 391, and killed Hypatia in 415 .
    Asia Minor and Egypt fcontinued to follow its own ideas of Jesus and maintained large scale presence even in the time of Crusade . But as Cathars of S France were killed for being heretic,so were these branches never accepted but they could not be killed because they were protected by Moslem.
    Here the book by T W Arnold ”
    THE PREACHING OF ISLAM
    A HISTORY OF PROPAGATION OF MUSLIM FAITH” would offer a glimpse into the factors that led to the spread of Islam.
    Arab considered Islam as their own religion and not to be shared , a belief that was widespread but not based on any doctrine. They did not try to convert for first 150 yrs . The schism of Christianity and violent relations among those branches gave Islam foothold among the conquered people of Asia Minor and N Africa. These colonies of Christianity also lost contacts with other centers of Christianity slowly gradually after collapse of Roman Empire . Church was getting poorer . The local Christians of Asia Minor ,Alexandria,and Persia actually fought with the Arabs against the practically independent Roman colonies of N Africa and Asia Minor.
    From 661 to 1187 and beypnd AD, the Christians were found in the Arab as court poet ,counsellor to the Caliph ,even the position equivalent to the Secretary of State ,tutor to the young children of the royal houses, even the Medicine , business and official Public Treasury were controlled by Arab Christian (. Something today’s Caliphate seeking ISIS should learn ) These officials maintained their Christian identities .( page 63 -101) Churches and monasteries were built as late as 1187 AD . Nestorians enjoyed a remarkable “outbursts of religious life and energy after they had become subject to the Muslims” who until then were the victims of Persian and Byzantium religious rivalry.
    Islam is no less bloody or no less merciful than Christianity when compared over a longer period of time .
    But if you keep on harping on the past to secure a future of your kind,chances are you will fail.
    Neither Christianty,nor Buddhism,nor Islam in their genesis tried to shape a future based on the sectarian bitterness ,grievances,or disputes of the bygone era. They built something taking cues and lessons from the past. They charted a new course .
    The world today stands again at that crossroad .

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  96. Because you DO realize that he was Jewish, don’t ya Art? Not a Zionist, a Jew.

    Funny how Jews only claim him in this sort of context. Then they go back to bashing and disavowing him and the religion centered around him.

    Yep and Catholics brag openly about how instrumental they are to the anti-2nd-Amendment movement also. Does that mean that the Catholic current President of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, is lying also because some people in his religion are against guns? What’s your point?

    Catholicism is a real religion, not an ethnic-tribal one like Judaism, so I never find such comparisons particularly apt. As for who’s more important to the anti-2nd-Amendment movement, I wouldn’t know; leaving aside the numbers, maybe Jews aren’t as smart as everyone thinks, and thus they aren’t all that good at what they do.

    As for whether or not “Catholics do it too” – it seems like a weak defense for Jewish prominence in anti-2nd-Amendment activism.

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  97. http://www.unz.com/ishamir/russia-vetoes-genocide/#comment-1033379

    The moderators had to step in to curb your rabid anti Muslim enthusiasm in 73 and 74 comments
    You don’t learn! Have you ever? When supplied with truths ,you just make things up tearing everything out of contexts.
    Don’t you?
    Hey pathetic is the farthest that I can go. As far lies and motivated distortions are concerned ,it seems your imagination is the only restraining factor
    .
    Lets try it this old refernce again

    ( I have given you already a plenty )
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    KA
    July 19, 2015 at 1:15 pm GMT • 400 Words

    “Armenian story has another side
    October 16, 2007|By Norman Stone, a historian and the author of “World War I: A Short History”

    -n 1914, when World War I began in earnest, Armenians living in what is now Turkey attempted to set up a national state. Armenians revolted against the Ottoman government, began what we would now call “ethnic cleansing” of the local Turks. Their effort failed and caused the government to deport most Armenians from the area of the revolt for security reasons. Their sufferings en route are well-known.

    First, allegedly critical evidence of the crime consists of forgeries. The British were in occupation of Istanbul for four years after the war and examined all of the files of the Ottoman government. They found nothing, and therefore could not try the 100-odd supposed Turkish war criminals that they were holding. Then, documents turned up, allegedly telegrams from the interior ministry to the effect that all Armenians should be wiped out. The signatures turned out to be wrong, there were no back-up copies in the archives and the dating system was misunderstood.

    There are many other arguments against a supposed genocide of the Armenians. Their leader was offered a post in the Turkish Cabinet in 1914, and turned it down. When the deportations were under way, the populations of the big cities were exempted — Istanbul, Izmir, Aleppo, where there were huge concentrations of Armenians. There were indeed well-documented and horrible massacres of the deportee columns, and the Turks themselves tried more than 1,300 men for these crimes in 1916, convicted many and executed several. None of this squares with genocide, as we classically understand it. Finally, it is just not true that historians as a whole support the genocide thesis. The people who know the background and the language (Ottoman Turkish is terribly difficult) are divided, and those who do not accept the genocide thesis are weightier. The Armenian lobby contends that these independent and highly esteemed historians are simply “Ottomanists” — a ridiculously arrogant dismissal.

    Unfortunately, the issue has never reached a properly constituted court. If the Armenians were convinced of their own case, they would have taken it to one. Instead, they lobby bewildered or bored parliamentary assemblies to “recognize the genocide.”
    Let historians decide. The Turkish government has been saying this for years. It is the Armenians who refuse to take part in a joint historical review, even when organized by impeccably neutral academics. This review is the logical and most sensible path forward.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2007-10-16/news/0710150364_1_armenians-ottoman-

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  98. Dear Mr Giraldi,

    A modest suggestion for a related article.

    The assault on BDS and any criticism of Israeli policy is accelerating. The Israeli-firsters are not content with merely muzzling all criticism as they have in the past, they are now attempting to legislate against any such criticism.

    A case is point are the so-called trade agreements, TPP and TIPP, where the Israeli-firsters have utilized their control of Congress to leverage their agenda directly onto the international forum.

    Aipac and its congressional minions have quietly inserted legislation into these agreements whereby signatory governments (representing most of the industrialized countries) will be obligated to acting against the BDS movement and criticism of Israel.

    U.S. Trade Bill With EU Includes Landmark anti-BDS Provisions

    http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.663743

    and

    AIPAC behind new US/EU trade legislation designed to thwart BDS

    http://mondoweiss.net/2015/02/behind-legislation-designed

    The money line:
    … threatening the conditioning of the US-EU free trade pact on the EU taking action to stop BDS activities within its jurisdictions,”

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  99. “The 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is honored as a righteous, heroic chapter in history. Palestinian ghetto resistance is, on the other hand, the demonic treachery of radical subhumans.”

    Beautifully stated. Thank you.

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  100. Could I respectfully suggest that you read several brilliant histories that might give you a different perspective on some of your claims? Two immediately come to mind, and by the same author, William Thomas Walsh: “Isabella of Spain” and “Philip II”.

    When I read those, the scales fell from my eyes.

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  101. Let historians decide. The Turkish government has been saying this for years.

    This issue has already been decided by historians. That’s why:

    As of 2015, the governments of 28 countries, including Russia, Brazil, France, Germany and Canada as well as 43 states of the United States of America, have recognized the events as ‘genocide’. The governments of Turkey and Azerbaijan deny the Armenian Genocide.

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  102. Oh, just in case you wanted supporting evidence:

    The overwhelming majority of historians as well as academic institutions on Holocaust and Genocide Studies recognize the Armenian Genocide.

    http://www.teachgenocide.com/files/DocsMaps/A%20Brief%20History%20of%20the%20Armenian%20Genocide.pdf

    P.S. Phil, has the edit function been disabled for everyone, or am I the only one experiencing difficulties?

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  103. Dunno – I don’t handle the technical side and what I see on my screen is different than what you see. It’s working for me. I’ll check…

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  104. Geokat – I have been advised that the comment edit function is working normally!

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  105. Thanks, Phil… appreciate it. Time to get a new phone, I suppose.

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  106. Dear Mr Giraldi,

    I recall nearly seven years ago when our young president, Barach Obama, announced (correctly)that the lynch pin and epicenter of middle east violence was the Israel/Palestine conflict..

    I recall his firm resolution to negotiate the internationally accepted two state solution and bring it to fruition while he was in office.

    I recall his key demands on Palestinians…..stop all acts of terrorism

    I recall his key demands on Israel…….Stop all settlement construction in the Occupied Palestinian Territories…

    I recall nearly all if not all acts of violence perpetrated by Palestinians stopped…

    I recall all the settlement construction.’shockingly” continued….and I remember Vice president Joe Biden being greeted in his visit to Israel with the announcement of new settlement construction….not their cessation.

    I remember the President enlisting the services of the P 5 plus one with Catherine Ashton as lead negotiator to help bring a reasonable and just resolution to this conflict…

    I recall how close the President and the world powers were to enforcing the settlement freeze with a possible resolution in the UN..

    And then….like a perfectly timed curve ball..or man-made tidal wave..the” Iranian Nuclear scare” seemed to swamp every single newspaper and media outlet in this country ……

    It seemed to suck up all the(political) air in the room that was meant for the two state solution..

    President Obama, instead of closing the deal on Palestine….and taking the two state solution to the finish line….

    Spent the last year and a half working the “Iran deal”…..leaving the “epicenter” conflict of Israel/Palestine to wither and die….or perhaps fester and boil over.

    Like some act of” global extortion” to derail the creation of a ‘Palestinian “state and a just resolution to the conflict , Mr Netanyahu’s threat of war against the “Iranian Nuclear menace” suddenly took center stage…

    All the incriminating evidence for which, turns out,( according to the most thorough reporter on the topic, Gareth Porter) to be based on a”phony laptop ” supplied by the MEK to the IAEA with(one surmises) Mossad hand prints all over it.

    President Obama may have successfully closed the Iran deal, and kudos for that…..but in leaving Israel /Palestine out to wash……in “un” resolving the heart of all the middle east conflicts….he has ensuring their continuance.

    It as a bitter pill for all of us…..

    As it must be for him.

    I must say as I watched the link of the Israeli posers masquerading as Palestinian protesters…initiating and encouraging violence against the I.D.F. so as to precipitate the shooting of and violent suppression of Palestinians ….the true terrorists in the equation seem to be plain for all to see…

    What a sad and sorry state of affairs.

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  107. Charlton Heston, born John Charles Carter, was an Episcopalian of Scottish and English heritage. He played Moses, but that was just a movie.

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  108. The West went from tribalism to legalism.

    Identity no longer defined by blood of ancestry but by law of citizenship.

    Then the West went from legalism to alegalism. (alegal is akin to asexual)

    Laws were no longer clearly defined but made ultra-’fluid’ to mean just about anything.
    So, ‘gay marriage’ is real marriage and in the Constitution.

    Then the West went from alegalism to illegalism where even blatant violations of the law are permitted. Corrupt Jews can do as they please, and masses of invaders can pour in and be called ‘dreamers’, ‘refugees’, or ‘Syrians’.

    So, what is free speech in this environment. It is what the Jewish-Homo(Jomo)oligarchy and PC dogs say it is.

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  109. No there is no big difference. Jews fleeing from justice from US and Russia have been given citizenship on arrival and not been extradited to the parent country.

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  110. Denialists? Is that a religion, an ethny, or a nation? Or is it a little of all three?

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  111. How about; ‘all Jews wherever they live are de-facto citizens of Israel.’ Small difference.

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  113. I couldn’t find the quote, but to paraphrase Adolph Hitler, he once said that one of the reasons Jews desired a state of their own, was so they could have a place in which to practice thievery and treachery while shielded from prosecution.

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  114. If you tell me what an ‘ethny’ is, I will tell you.

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  115. {The moderators had to step in to curb your rabid anti Muslim enthusiasm in 73 and 74 comments}

    You are a little confused: the one posting under the moniker Moderator is not the moderator.
    He is a Denialist like you.

    And don’t bother giving out nonsensical Denialist links: I have seen them all.
    And I know all about paid denialist so-called ‘intellectuals’ on Turks’ payroll.
    All the denialist disinformation has been debunked over and over.

    Now, what else have you got ?

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  116. Hmm. Allow me to answer your weak and rather predictable question. 1) I have no problem being called a racist. It’s just a bs term that is meant to silence dissent from Whites. 2) the anti -Jewish feelings are a natural response to the manner Jewish people treat others. Simply put, Jews have a horrible history of abusing their hosts. Hence the payback.

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  117. Did he mean Washington DC?

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  118. geocat62:

    Denialist will continue denying: they have to. Their genocidal state, Turkey, is built on lies and denial. But the ring is slowly closing around the criminal, genocidal state.

    http://www.dw.com/en/german-president-gauck-labels-ottoman-massacre-of-armenians-genocide/a-18404147

    [ German President Joachim Gauck made his speech at a nondenominational religious service at Berlin Cathedral on Thursday, the eve of the 100th anniversary of the bloodshed that is estimated to have led to the deaths of as many as 1.5 million Armenians.

    In the highly anticipated speech, Gauck spoke of a "genocidal dynamic to which the Armenian people fell victim," and of "systematic acts of murder."

    The president went on to use the word "genocide" directly in a passage referring to the possible complicity of Germany , a World War One ally of the Ottoman Empire, in the events a century ago. German troops were alleged to have been involved in planning and even implementing deportations.

    "In this case, we Germans collectively still have to come to terms with the past, namely when it comes to shared responsibility and perhaps even complicity in the genocide of the Armenians."

    Turkey has fiercely lobbied to stop countries recognizing the 1915 massacres as genocide. It recalled its ambassador to the Vatican earlier this month after Pope Francis used the term. On Thursday, it recalled its ambassador in Vienna over a condemnation of the killings as genocide by Austrian lawmakers.]

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  119. Bingo. You win post of the thread.

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  120. As far as “Turkey” goes, in 1915 it was called the “Ottoman Empire,” and did include large areas that were non-Muslim. After those areas were shed in the wake of World War I, what was left was quite a bit more monolithically Muslim. If the foolish Greeks hadn’t thought the time was ripe to take back Constantinople and the Ionian coast, and provoked a Turkish counterattack that drove the Greeks out of almost all Turkish territory (Constantinople/Istanbul itself and the area of Trabzon are the main exceptions) there would be more Christians in Turkey today. They started the fight, and got the worst of it, but thanks to their “cultural mana” in the West (meaning, people who reflexively kowtow when the word “Greeks” is mentioned, thinking that the modern Greeks are just like the great Greeks of the past) and language barriers, their side of the story was the one that got told.

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  121. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/10/27/universities-face-another-push-criminalize-speech-criticizing-israel

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  122. Denialists? Is that a religion, an ethny, or a nation? Or is it a little of all three?

    Well from what I hear, it ain’t just a river in Egypt :)

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  123. 1 word for what you wrote. Lies.

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  124. Well let’s say that “ethny” means “ethnicity” or a genetically distinct (albeit with perhaps fuzzy boundaries) subgroup of the population.

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  125. “Moderator” post was to rebut your constant lies and your responses again came with some more lies. Show the links . Show the book . You have not provided any .
    Your agenda is to conflate Israeli issue with Armenian and so called centuries old persecution of Jews with that of Christina persecution by Muslim. That lies can adorn your soul towards your journey to Greater Israel of the Zionist prophets . Good luck with that efforts.

    Sure people have very right to lie . But in the process some of them hide their footprints in the creation of the woes of the human beings.
    That’s what hase been happening to the world from the days of Balfour till date in Palestine. But every lie has been evisecrated . Jews should be reminded of the roles they have played in unfolding the two world wars,their slaughtering of the Europeans Arab,and evisceration of Westen economies . Their nefarious game plan from the opium war in China to the violence now in Sudan,Uganda ,to Latin America and Arab have been repeatedly exposed . Unless human being continue to do so and stop them from abusing the rest,Christian and Muslim have no future . The world will be controlled by Oriental,s Asian where Jews could not easily change the name ,disappear in the matrices of the color ,hide under religious similarities and monopolize the usuary.

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  126. Thank you.
    But this is all that you got.
    Page from 333 to 337 and one refernce on page 337
    Henry Morgenthau, Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story

    May be there are more solid arguments by experts with more evidences. But this link isn’t the one . May be it is the product of the scientific endeavor or the result of some conference . May be it is the position paper of the expert .
    But there is nothing at the bottom suggesting that is the case .excepting the reference to corroborate Henry Morgenthan

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  127. German president can speak his mind like the S Sudanese president can on Congo or Rwanda. Some one from Rwanda can even support S Sudanese president .
    Ask him to provide the sources.
    Sure there are sources. Provide one beyond the claims by Armenians. Number in the Death of Armenians will not suffice. It is the complicity . Show and share the original source .

    Almost 14 yrs ago a German minister accused Israeli Mossad and its bought and paid agents in US intelligence of carrying out 911, There is some selective display of lies ( Armenian massacre) and some selective suppression( 911) by the media is at works here.

    By the way Turkeys action can’t be defended but it has to be beyond the assertions” I say so” . We are not going into the same trap like Iraqi WMD.
    Discuss,learn,change,and arrive at an unbiased conclusion.

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  128. Modus operandi is same.
    What’s happening in Darfur! Why no one is talking about Turkmenistan or North Korea every time Americans are asked to explain the bucketful of dollars that are being poured on each Israeli citizen by US and by Germany or veto being considered at UN.
    Hyping up Turkey is another but consistent with the technique.
    Who started the WW1 ,who prevented the German proposal of truce who stopped American Turkey reconciliation ? Who approached Sultan to hand Palestine,( and part of Jordan ,Syrian land and land around Litni river ? ) to Jews? Who used Christian militias to kill Palestinian?

    May be Russia should be asked to pay its own victims of 20-30 millions in Troskytes and CHEKA ideology driven massacre and be asked to pay the survivors for the 3 millions Muslim it killed( source the Myth of the German Villainy by Benton L Bradberry )

    May be America and the coalition should be asked to pay for 1.5 millions Iraqis killed and for reconstruction of the country that it has destroyed . Only then Russia and America will raise the influence of the global Zionism behind the 20 th and 21 century’s rampage .
    May be that idolized servant of the Zionist Churchill’s Great Britain should be asked to pay the survivors of the 500,000 Indian soldiers killed in WW1 and be asked to pay for the death of the Churchill intimated famines in India.

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  129. A “Denialist” is a mentally disturbed individual divorced from reality who insists that events that took place did not take place.
    Ethnically most denialists at Turks.
    Most are Muslim.
    Although there are also many Jewish-American denialists, Israeli denialists, Anglo-Christian denialists.
    [The above is not a scientific sample: my personal observation from years of working with (well, against) denialists.]

    Of course there are quite a number of anti-denialists also amongst Muslim Turks, Muslims in general, Jewish-Americans, Israelis, etc.
    So it is not ethnicity, nor religion, nor a nation.
    It is (usually) an incurable individual mental condition.
    How it is contracted and how to cure it is a current hot area of research.

    Hope I was able to answer your question fully.

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  130. {Your agenda is to conflate Israeli issue with Armenian and so called centuries old persecution of Jews with that of Christina persecution by Muslim.}

    My agenda is to debunk denialists such as yourself.
    I don’t know what an “Israeli issue” is, and don’t care.
    Again: my agenda is debunk and counter the lies of denialists such as yourself who insist Muslim Turks did not commit Genocide against Christian Armenians, Christian Assyrians, Christian Pontic Greeks.

    Nomad Muslims Turk invaders from Uyguristan.

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  131. German president represents Germany.
    A wartime ally of genocidal Ottoman Turks.

    What does a Sudanese war-criminal president saying something or German minister saying something else have to do with what the German president said about the Armenian Genocide committed by their WW1 ally Turks ?

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  132. I see a lot of them in the west . They are on somekind of subsidization . They get some allowance from the Zionist . The duties are simple – divert,distract,conflate and place the effects before the causes .

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  133. You can raise whatever issue you want and make any number of demands.
    I am not stopping you.

    Again, my purpose is to counter the disinformation and lies being spread by denialists such as yourself.

    1. Your Turk ancestors committed Genocide: proven fact.
    2. Turkey and denialists like you are attempting to erase the guilt by lies and disinformation.
    3. We are working to gradually close the ring of truth around the dwindling denialist remnants.
    4. Fifty years ago, only Armenians, Turks, and a few academics knew about the AG.
    5. Look around now: even Germany, Turks’ ally and collaborator during AG is now tittering.
    6. And we will keep at it no matter how long it takes.

    We have survived as Armenians 5,000+ years.
    100 years, 150 years, 200 years means nothing to us.

    There will be justice for the Armenian Genocide one way or another.
    And if others want to seek justice for their cause – Armenians are neither stopping them nor interfering with their efforts.

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  134. German president represents the Zionist. His country supplies Israel with nuclear sub, sends money,keeps quiet on Gaza massacre,and supports all Zinist activities including when to support Armenian massacre narrative and when not to depending on the Israeli desire .

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  135. Israeli issue is at the top .See that . That is the heading .

    Can you see ?

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  136. http://lobelog.com/neocons-launch-2016-manifesto/

    PNAC after inciting global violence from 1992 against Muslim and Arab ,is back again trying same ploy to get Christian to go to war for Israel .

    The raucous debates in campuses and Internet or rarely on TV or libraries are punished and suppressed ,and labeled as antisemtism,as incitement to violence but the actual powers behind the violent baby killings on a mas scale go scot free .

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  137. 132 for you.

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  138. Zionist mandated war on that basis won’t happen again. The world is learning fast. Zionist mandated Christian love for the Jewish Homeland , Zionist mandated wars till date in the name of Poland,Checklovakia,Student land ( WW2) ,or Balfourian dreams ( WW1) or terrorism and democracy have cost both Christian and Muslims a lot. No more war in the name of another flag raised by the Zionist . That’s what they did to S Sudan in the name salvaging Darfur .( just one of many similar examples )

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  139. It is interesting that the same time Zionist was trying to break up Turkey ,the massacres of the Christians were reaching American shores ,carried by the Zionist media .
    Then came the Frankfurter and Brandeis working their way through multiple inserts in US and UK to destroy any no aggression treaty between Turkey and US. They knew fully well how the dangerous nationalism would be expressed by fanatics in Turkey against Armenian .
    Years later Israel will protect Turkey from genocide accusation . Few years later Israel again would start the canard to get Turkey come back to its fold ( Armenia ahs not fallen into the trap and has waged wars against Russia or Iran )

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  140. I’m sorry, was I talking to you?

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  141. In 2005, as associate provost of Roosevelt University, she defended a department chair who fired adjunct professor Douglas Giles because Giles refused to bar students from discussing Zionism, Islamic beliefs about Jerusalem and the Palestinian question in his World Religions class. Giles’ account of his outrageous treatment by Roosevelt describes how Love even defended the department chair’s descriptions of Palestinians as “animals” and “not civilized” as nothing more than “defending her position passionately.”

    http://socialistworker.org/2014/03/11/why-is-palestine-taboo-columbia-college

    2 After Chehade held a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary 5 Broken Cameras in his class last fall, one of Chehade’s students went to Corey with a complaint of “bias.” Corey told Chehade to teach his class in a more “balanced” way and then requested that Chehade provide proof that he is qualified to teach.

    http://socialistworker.org/2014/03/11/why-is-palestine-taboo-columbia-college

    Universities Face Another Push to Criminalize Speech Criticizing Israel
    Students say they should be allowed to engage in human rights advocacy in defense of Palestinians

    http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/10/27/universities-face-another-push-criminalize-speech-criticizing-israel

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  142. From a left-wing community once at the forefront of struggles against racism, unconditional support for Israel has turned a significant proportion of Toronto Jews into promoters of hatred against “Arabs” and into allies of right wing, bigoted, homophobic Christian Bible literalists.

    During 15 years of activism in Montréal, Ottawa and Vancouver I haven’t seen anything equivalent to the racist, militarist pro-Israel movement experienced recently in Toronto. And sadly the quasi-fascistic organization driving the charge seems increasingly enmeshed within a community that once led the fight against racism and fascism in the city.

    On Saturday at Queen’s Park (the grounds of the Ontario legislature) I was shoved, spat on, had my bike damaged and lock stolen by members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), a hate group that is banned in the U.S. and Israel. My offence was to chant “kill more Palestinian children” as hundreds of JDL and B’nai B’rith supporters rallied to applaud the onslaught on Gaza in a counter demonstration to those opposed to Israel’s massacres.

    The following day, also at Queen’s Park, a JDL member knocked a pro-Palestinian counter demonstrator to the ground and kicked him in the face. Half an hour after this happened, a JDL member walked some 50 metres around a barricade to where I was standing alone chanting at the pro-war rally and spat on me three times. Both incidents were caught on tape by major media outlets.

    New to pro-Palestinian activism in Toronto, I was unaware of just how aggressive and organized the JDL had become. It’s reached the point where some Palestinian solidarity groups avoid publicizing pickets out of fear they might disrupt them.

    In the US the JDL has been outlawed since 2001. Its members have been convicted in a series of acts of terror, including the killing of the regional director of the American Arab Anti-discrimination Committee and a plot to assassinate a Congressman. A member of the JDL’s sister organization in Israel killed 29 Palestinian Muslim worshipers in the Cave of the Patriarchs Massacre twenty years ago. In 2011 the RCMP launched an investigation against a number of JDL members who were thought to be plotting to bomb Palestine House in Mississauga.

    Despite the group’s links to terrorism, the JDL appears to find support from much of the organized Jewish community and even in Ottawa. In a significant boost to the group, Stephen Harper included a member in his official delegation on a recent trip to Israel; recent Canadian Jewish News coverage of the group has been sympathetic; rabbis attended the JDL/B’nai B’rith sponsored counterdemonstration Saturday; on Sunday the group provided “security” for the Canadians for Israel rally. Rather than being an isolated fringe group the Jewish mainstream tries to ostracize, the JDL seems to be gaining influence.

    The growth of Canada’s JDL parallels the increasingly extreme violence of the Israeli government and the resulting worldwide outrage over that country’s aggressive expansionism. The mainstream Jewish community is marching in lockstep with the Israeli state and Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have not only accepted it, they have promoted it. Over the past three weeks Israel has killed over 1,300 Palestinians in Gaza, displaced more than a tenth of the population and destroyed most of the area’s electricity and water supply. Yet, the Israeli government still receives unequivocal support from the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, B’nai B’rith and other leading Canadian Jewish organizations. As part of its support for the recent killings in Gaza the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto, the community’s main philanthropic arm, has added $2.25 million to its annual aid to Israel.

    While the JDL would likely back the complete incineration of Gaza, one wonders just how far the more mainstream groups are willing to go in cheering on Israel’s current onslaught, its third large-scale assault on Gaza in five years. Will the Jewish establishment withdraw support if 2,000 Palestinian are killed? Or is the breakpoint 5,000? Or maybe B’nai B’rith and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs would back the Israeli military all the way to 50,000 dead?

    While one might want to believe that the warmongering promoted by dominant Jewish organizations is not widely shared by the community they claim to represent, I’ve seen too many sizable pro-war rallies and witnessed too many outbursts of anti-Arab racism over the past three weeks in Toronto to be hopeful in this regard. Wide swaths of Toronto’s Jewish community seem to be mimicking the Israeli public’s racist militarism. (Google stories about Israelis chanting “death to the Arabs”, celebrating military blasts on Gaza from hilltops nearby or beating peace activists.) On Bloor Street two weeks ago a middle-aged man walking with his partner crumbled a leaflet I handed him, pointed at two older Arab looking men who responded, and yelled “barbarians”. In a similarly bizarre racist outburst, a man who was biking past the Saturday demonstration stopped to engage and soon after he was pointing at a young Arab looking child close by and telling me that I was indoctrinating him to kill. And then on Sunday an older woman interrupted a phone conversation I was having about Israel’s destruction of Gaza and yelled she hoped Israel kills “10,000 more”.

    The idea that Toronto’s Jewish community in 2014 would be front-and-centre in backing racist militarism is profoundly depressing and quite the historic reversal. Seven decades ago righteous Jewish youth fought back against fascist thugs terrorizing non-Anglo-Saxons in the 1933 Christie Pits Riot. Two decades after that the Canadian Jewish Congress helped win the famous Noble v. Alley Supreme Court case, which prompted Ontario to pass a law voiding racist land covenants, a major victory in the battle for racial equality.

    But, while six decades ago Jewish organizations fought racist land restrictions, today there is no other community that so strongly and openly backs racist supremacy in land use. Six months ago some 4,500 people packed the Toronto Convention Centre to honour Stephen Harper at a Jewish National Fund fundraiser. Owner of 13% of Israel’s land, the Jewish National Fund excludes Palestinian citizens of Israel and other non-Jews from its properties.

    In 2014 “respectable” members of the pro-Zionist Jewish community fundraise for an organization with racist land covenants, work together with Christian fundamentalists and defend Israel’s slaughter of civilians in Gaza, while the harder edge youth attend JDL demonstrations or enlist as “lone soldiers” with a murderous foreign army.

    Shame.

    Yves Engler’s latest book is The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy. He’s also the author of Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid.

    July , 2014 http://www.counterpunch.com

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  143. Could you also elaborate on the ethnic composition of the leaders of the Socialist Revolution in Russia as well as the main bureaucrats in the secret police (CheKa, NKVD, these dreadful organizations involved in killing out of the best and brightest in the 20th century Russia? A cue: there was a disproportionate presence of ethnic Jews. There are also exist the undeniable evidences of active communication between Zionists and Nazis, including the suggestions for collaboration from the Zionists. Your efforts to place certain ethnic group above other ethnic groups re morality are ridiculous. You attempt to reject the very idea of war-crimes and genocidal policies committed by Jews throughout the history. Here is a terrifying statement for you: Jews are no less bloodthirsty than other ethnic groups. It is also not to your advantage that among the leading US neocons, the disproportionate number are Zionists; see the current results of their war-criminality and genocidal policies in the Middle East.

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  144. Free Speech in Western Europe-France

    The post-Charlie Hebdo “free speech” march in Paris was a fraud for multiple reasons, as I wrote at the time. It was led by dozens of world leaders, many of whom imprison or even kill people for expressing prohibited views. It was cheered by many Westerners who feign upset only when free speech abridgments are perpetrated by Muslims, but not — as is far more common — by their own governments against Muslims.

    Worst of all, the march took place in a country that is one of the most hostile to free speech rights in the West, as France quickly demonstrated in the days after the march by rounding up and prosecuting Muslims and other anti-Israel activists for the political views they expressed. A great, best-selling book by French philosopher Emmanuel Todd released this year argues that these “free speech” marches were a “sham,” driven by many political sentiments — nativism, nationalism, anti-Muslim bigotry — that had nothing to do with free speech.

    The absurdity of France’s celebrating itself for free expression was vividly highlighted by this week’s decision from that nation’s highest court, one that is a direct assault on basic free speech rights. The French high court upheld the criminal conviction of 12 political activists for the “crime” of advocating sanctions and a boycott against Israel as a means of ending the decades-long military occupation of Palestine. What did these French criminals do? This: The individuals arrived at the supermarket wearing shirts emblazoned with the words: “Long live Palestine, boycott Israel.” They also handed out fliers that said that “buying Israeli products means legitimizing crimes in Gaza.”

    Because BDS is inherently “discriminatory,” said the court, it is a crime to advocate it.

    https://theintercept.com/2015/10/27/criminalization-of-anti-israel-activism-escalates-this-time-in-the-land-of-the-charlie-hebdo-free-speech-march/

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  145. from same site of the above

    “The odious campaign to outlaw activism against the Israeli occupation extends well beyond France. In May, CBC reported that Canadian officials threatened to prosecute BDS activists there under “hate speech” laws, and after those officials denied doing so, we obtained and published the emails proving they did just that. The February Haaretz article described this troubling event in the U.K.: “In 2007, the British University and College Union said it would drop plans to boycott Israeli institutions after legal advisers said doing so would violate anti-discrimination laws.” In 2013, New York City officials joined an (ultimately failed) Alan Dershowitz-led campaign to threaten the funding of Brooklyn College for the crime of hosting pro-BDS speakers.

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