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1.30.2016

***** WOW. 'A nation that is in a civil war cannot publish a civics textbook. It’s ridiculous. In the United States in the mid-19th century, the North and the South would have been incapable of agreeing on a civics textbook. One side thought it was acceptable to enslave millions of Africans, the other side fervently believed that slavery must end.....' Haaretz. Israel is in a civil war, not a war of brothers The history of Jewish sovereignty is being repeated before our eyes. Two states have grown back, the State of Israel and the State of Judea. Uri Misgav

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.700430?v=511B74752E46ACB41F7EDC0655C9C6BA

Jewish West Bank settlers are as smug as white South Africans in 1980

http://mondoweiss.net/2016/01/jewish-west-bank-settlers-are-as-smug-as-white-south-africans-in-1980

No, Barack. You are absolutely wrong. Until we are all Palestinians, until we are all Muslims, we are none of us Jews...Obama’s powerful condemnation of anti-Semitism: ‘We are all Jews’..

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obamas-powerful-condemnation-of-anti-semitism-we-are-all-jews/2016/01/29/9b32233c-c611-11e5-a4aa-f25866ba0dc6_story.html

**** David Axelrod on PBS about Obama, and Israel. A much more correct and revealing title to this article would be, 'Obama identifies with the intellectual elite, privileged, well intended, ivory tower... segment of the Jewish community, from Chicago, and he and his team remain honestly and criminally blind to the Jewish and Christian Zionist cults.' Profoundly profoundly profoundly enlightening about Obama and Palestine and Israel. Assuming........

***** David Axelrod on PBS about Obama, and Israel. A much more correct and revealing title to this article would be,  'Obama  identifies with the intellectual elite,  privileged,  well intended,  ivory tower... segment of the Jewish community, from Chicago, and he and his team remain honestly and criminally blind to the Jewish and Christian Zionist cults.' Profoundly profoundly profoundly enlightening about Obama and Palestine and Israel. Assuming that Axelrod is speaking honestly, & I believe this to be the case, this makes it clear that Obama, his team including Axelrod, were and are profoundly blind to the evils of the Zionist cults and mafia. This is not really hard to believe or to understand. And this is not in the slightest what Axelrod says, but it is so evident from this huge blind spot in what he says, in him, as representative of the key Jewish advisors that Obama has. Obama and his team where from the Chicago Jewish community, &, the Ivy League Jewish community. That is a pretty godly, idealistic, well intended group. They are also very ivory tower, very removed from reality, and idealistic to a fault. One of the only times I ever saw Obama blindsided was in the first month of his administration with a top security candidate he proposed getting slammed back down his throat by AIPAC. He, his advisors, totally didn't see it coming. This also points to a parallel blindness that he and the administration had, and have. In the Ivy League World, the world of elite, removed, idealists, Obama has been able to be a bridge builder, but had never been confronted with the KKK, Zionist, Cults or anything like them. Neither Obama or his team has ever come to grips with this.   http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/david-axelrod-obama-identifies-with-the-jewish-community/

168 Italian academics call for boycott of Israeli universities

http://www.timesofisrael.com/dozens-of-italian-academics-call-for-boycott-of-israeli-universities/

Bill and his family were my 2nd family in high school. I'm so desperately, desperately, sad at their, and Sheila's, immense loss, and Bill's cruel, untimely passing. He is......

Bill and his family were my 2nd family in high school.  I'm so desperately, desperately, sad at their, and Sheila's, immense loss, and Bill's cruel, untimely passing. He is sorely missed. The very prettiest flowers are so often picked first. I can't find the words to express how uniquely and profoundly important Bill, his mom, his dad, and even his siblings, were and in their indelible footprints from so long ago are to my life. The love and kindness and acceptance they showed me was utterly unique in my childhood, except for my own parents, and I wonder if I could have survived high school, maybe literally, had they not been such angels in my life. I weep in amazement, wonder and awe at the thought.    http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?n=william-marfuggi&pid=177466292&fhid=8425

We’re No. 16! Why Donald Trump’s boorish American exceptionalism is so wrong

http://www.salon.com/2016/01/30/were_no_16_why_donald_trumps_boorish_american_exceptionalism_is_so_wrong/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

***** I do think that there is a very significant chance that Obama is entering a new and final phase of much tougher movement in favor of Palestinian rights, now in his final year, and that the signal has already been given to the United Nations, France, the EU, etc.

***** I do think that there is a very significant chance that Obama is entering a new and final phase of much tougher movement in favor of Palestinian rights, now in his final year, and that the signal has already been given to the United Nations, France, the EU, etc.

***** A question for you: What is The supremely gratifying competition (and there is never never never... a winner)? This is Not a trick question. (I never knew till just tonight). Post your answers and then I'll post mine.

***** A question for you:  What is The supremely gratifying competition (and there is never never never... a winner)? This is Not a trick question. (I never knew till just tonight). Post your answers and then I'll post mine.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10207271887228380&id=1620551416

***** NYT: Nothing can excuse Israel’s relentless pursuit of the very occupation that undermines it.

Palestinian leaders also have a responsibility to curb that hate — to cease incitement, hold elections, overcome divisions and abandon their sterile retreat into victimhood. But nothing can excuse Israel’s relentless pursuit of the very occupation that undermines it.

1.29.2016

Palestinian journalist to continue hunger strike despite risk of death

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2016/1/28/palestinian-journalist-to-continue-hunger-strike-despite-risk-of-death.html

***** Haaretz: The dozens of Palestinian male and female youths who set out over the last few months to kill Israelis did not do so “because they’re Jews,” as Israel’s propaganda likes to portray it, with a (routinely) broad hint about the Holocaust and the persecution of Jews. They set out to stab or run people over by car because they’re conquerors. They set out to kill their conquerors. They chose violence as a means of resisting a more pernicious violence, that of the occupation.

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.699906?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook

Japan Condemns Israeli Settlement Activity

http://www.imemc.org/article/74758?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Sweden investigating Israeli death threats against its foreign minister

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/sweden-investigating-israeli-death-threats-against-its-foreign-minister

***** Obama bring down the house at the Israeli embassy last night. ***** Until a year ago Obama's greatest supporter, I now oppose him, as a tragic failure. But I will not believe until his last day in office that he won't oppose Israel's oppression of Palestinians. It is a fact that he plays a long game, a brilliant game, and I cannot be convinced that this is not the case for Palestinian human rights, full Palestinian human rights. If he does not turn around on that last day, or by that last day, I will condemn his performance for the rest of my life.

http://mondoweiss.net/2016/01/after-tepid-welcome-at-israeli-embassy-obamas-pro-israel-speech-brought-down-the-house

1.28.2016

150 students go on hunger strike in Delhi to protest 'delay in justice'

http://m.firstpost.com/india/rohith-vemula-suicide-150-students-go-on-hunger-strike-in-delhi-to-protest-delay-in-justice-2600986.html

***** There are two basic ways of making a life for oneself: 1. Being lovable, adorable, desirable, pleasurable... for the purpose of consuming; 2. Lo........

***** There are two basic ways of making a life for oneself: 1. Being lovable, adorable, desirable, pleasurable... for the purpose of consuming; 2. Loving, Serving, Sustaining, providing, building, creating, being creator, being giver and sustainer of life... so that others less fortunate have the basics of decent living to consume. The first is what we idolize in Western influenced culture. We idolize taking, having, consuming, taking pleasure, being consumption. The second we flee with all of our might, in terror, in horror, in ridicule, in disdain. The first is literally the cancerous lifestyle, unsustainable, terminal 2 the environment and all but the most powerful. The second is sustainability itself, the life process embraced, lived, made manifest. Jesus literally died to lead us to the second and away from the first, as have all the saints of every religion and no religion at all, of the one true religion, Loving. I never understood the revered work, The Great Gatsby, until these epiphanies came flooding to me through the night. I hope to learn to better understand and articulate this.

Florida mayors to Rubio: We’re going under, take climate change seriously

http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/01/florida-mayors-to-rubio-were-going-under-take-climate-change-seriously/

The Washington Post Just Published Probably the Most Inaccurate Op-Ed on Bernie's Campaign So Far The Post, owned by man worth $53.2 billion, really doesn't like Bernie Sanders.

http://www.alternet.org/media/washington-post-just-published-probably-most-inaccurate-op-ed-bernies-campaign-so-far

JewSchool: Top 5 Reasons Why I’m Not A Liberal Zionist

http://jewschool.com/2016/01/39035/top-5-reasons-why-im-not-a-liberal-zionist/

***** To the point of almost unbearable isolation I scrupulously avoid inflicting the Life Path I follow upon anyone else. I follow the Path for the ultimate joy of it. I give my life to try and show the Path to others. But for many decades now, and increasingly, I pay an extreme personal price to avoid inflicting my path on anyone else.

***** To the point of almost unbearable isolation I scrupulously avoid inflicting the Life Path I follow upon anyone else. I follow the Path for the ultimate joy of it. I give my life to try and show the Path to others. But for many decades now, and increasingly, I pay an extreme personal price to avoid inflicting my path on anyone else.

***** Vid. 'Palestinian freedom fighters are the bravest of our men, are the bravest of men....' Dr. Rania Masri

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hHAmAULY23U

Eight Hamas men missing after Gaza tunnel collapse

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/2016/01/27/8-Hamas-men-missing-after-Gaza-tunnel-collapse-.html

Everybody hates Israel, right? I mean it can't be that their behavior is beyond abhorrent, could it? Nah. Anti-semitism. Anti Semitism. Anti Semitism..... Confront the fanaticism and bigotry against Israel in the LGBTQ community

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.700081?v=B8E267362C7AD1DC3E43DA131B96536C

Rightwing Israeli group accused of McCarthyism over anti-artist campaign

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/28/israel-im-tirtzu-accused-mccarthyism-anti-artist-campaign

Hamas urges U.N. to adopt practical measures to end Gaza tragedy

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.699898?v=5218C7650DF4B43B7833DBF15D252122

Hamas urges U.N. to adopt practical measures to end Gaza tragedy

http://english.palinfo.com/site/pages/details.aspx?itemid=76419

***** Irish Bishop McAreavey calls Gaza ‘biggest open prison in the world’ on visit

http://www.ipsc.ie/press-releases/irish-bishop-mcareavey-calls-gaza-biggest-open-prison-in-the-world-on-visit

***** Israel says (and what do YOU say?): 'The Elders’ advisory council are a who’s who of some of the most tenacious, anti-Israel public figures in the world today. The Elders’ anti-Israel statements and press releases condemning the Jewish state are a sad testament to this fact.' Jerusalem Post........

***** Israel says (and what do YOU say?): 'The Elders’ advisory council are a who’s who of some of the most tenacious, anti-Israel public figures in the world today. The Elders’ anti-Israel statements and press releases condemning the Jewish state are a sad testament to this fact.' Jerusalem Post

Topping the Elders’ list is former US president Jimmy Carter, a man dedicated to the disgustingly fraudulent and anti-Semitic proposition that Israel is an apartheid state. Carter’s defamatory fabrications about the Jewish state include not only the lie that Israel is like apartheid South Africa but also that “voices from Jerusalem dominate our media.” Last year he claimed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wasn’t interested in making peace but said of Hamas arch-terrorist Khaled Mashaal, “I don’t believe that he’s a terrorist. He’s strongly in favor of the peace process.”...... http://m.jpost.com/Opinion/NO-HOLDS-BARRED-Whats-Richard-Bransons-problem-with-Israel-442758#article=6017NThBNTc2RDNDQzA0REMxRjlGQzEyREExNjJGMjNFMzk=

***** UN's Ban rejects Netanyahu's criticism: Count on me to speak up After causing storm in comments that Netanyahu said justify terror, UN says Ban stands by statement, with Ban adding that Palestinians watch as settlements 'expand and expand.'

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.699964?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook

1.27.2016

Focus is everything. To my friends who focus on every conceivable injustice issue, : I will paraphrase the formative partner of Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, who......

To my friends who focus on every conceivable injustice: I will paraphrase the formative partner of Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, who harshly admonished Dorothy, early in her work, upon publication of her first newspaper edition of The Catholic Worker, 'whoever would serve everyone, serves no one.' She had put everything she had into that first paper, his words were crushing to her, she took them to heart, she never made the same mistake again. Focus is everything. Whoever stands for everything, stands for nothing.

***** Haaretz: Yes, Israel is executing Palestinians without trial

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.697788

When ‘Made In Israel’ Is a Human Rights Abuse

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/26/opinion/when-made-in-israel-is-a-human-rights-abuse.html

***** Jewish Critics of Zionism and of Israel’s Treatment of the Palestinians

http://dissidentvoice.org/2010/04/jewish-critics-of-zionism-and-of-israels-treatment-of-the-palestinians/

We are painfully aware of how many people masquerade as Christians that are the exact opposite of being christ-like. The same phenomenon exists in so-called peace activism. It is a great place for people to hide for selfish reasons.

We are painfully aware of how many people masquerade as Christians that are the exact opposite of being christ-like. The same phenomenon exists in so-called peace activism. It is a great place for people to hide for selfish reasons.

Bernie Sanders Got More Done in the Senate than Hillary Clinton

https://pplswar.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/fact-bernie-sanders-got-more-done-in-the-senate-than-hillary-clinton/

**** If the body's healing systems worked only at the brink of death, what would be the result? Death, right? Yet only at the very brink of utter disaster do we devote our lives to making peace... if even then. How the hell can..........

***** If the body's healing systems worked only at the brink of death, what would be the result? Death, right? Yet only at the very brink of utter disaster do we devote our lives to making peace... if even then. How the hell can we wonder at the results? War after war after plunder after atrocity..... and soon, annihilation. The health of the body is the result of every breath, every second, every instant constant mobilisation, devotion, dedication, commitment ... toward health and away from evil. And so is the only path to justice and peace on earth. How can we keep doing this to our children? How can we keep doing this to anyone's children? Yes, just watch us, one last time.  Denial is wonderful, no? Being cancer... is sooooooo pleasurable!

Vatican to Palestine: it is your fault. Learn to accept, enjoy, being raped. Problem solved. Vatican expresses hope for Israel/Palestine and Syria peace talks

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2016/01/27/vaticans_hopes_for_israel_palestine,_syria_peace_talks/1203999

9-year-old girl shot with live ammunition during Friday demonstrations in Kafr Qaddum

http://palsolidarity.org/2016/01/9-year-old-girl-got-shot-with-live-ammunition-during-friday-demonstrations-in-kafr-qaddum/?utm_source=wysija&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Weekly+Digest

Israel arrests activist who called for protests against house demolitions on Facebook

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.699601

1.26.2016

***** Clintonomics Was a Disaster for Most Americans

http://www.thenation.com/article/note-to-hillary-clintonomics-was-a-disaster-for-most-americans/

***** The Suicide of the Liberal Church

http://m.truthdig.com/report/item/the_suicide_of_the_liberal_church_20160124

***** Israel arrests activist who called for protests against house demolitions on Facebook

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.699601?v=336EE4A9EF4FA5BD8F0E07251035BC3D

"At a time when millions of Americans cannot afford to purchase the prescription drugs they require, we need a leader at the FDA who is prepared to stand up to the drug companies," Sanders said on Tuesday. “Dr. Califf’s extensive ties to the pharmaceutical industry give me no reason to believe that he would make the FDA work for ordinary Americans, rather than just the CEOs of pharmaceutical companies." Sanders

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/bernie-sanders-fda-nominee-218232

***** Tipping Point Yes, Actually, Global Warming Probably Helped Supersize This Weekend's Blizzard

https://news.vice.com/article/yes-actually-global-warming-probably-helped-supersize-this-weekends-blizzard

***** Global warming devours lake twice the size of Los Angeles

https://www.catholic.org/news/green/story.php?id=66799

Robert Reich: Detailed policy proposals are as relevant to the election of 2016 as is that gaseous planet beyond Pluto. They don’t have a chance of making it, as things are now.

http://m.truthdig.com/report/item/heres_why_you_shouldnt_care_about_details_proposed_policies_20160126

Robert Reich: Paul Krugman just doesn’t get it

http://www.salon.com/2016/01/26/robert_reich_paul_krugman_just_doesnt_get_it_partner/

***** Haaretz newspaper reported that 50,000 Palestinian homes are threatened with demolition in 1948 Occupied Palestine. The houses will be razed in case of the implementation of the recommendations made by a special committee founded in February 10, 2015, to penalize Palestinians for unlicensed construction.

http://english.palinfo.com/site/pages/details.aspx?itemid=76393

1.25.2016

Warren reminds us that 'politically impractical' is just code for 'wealthy donors don't like it.'

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/elizabeth-warren-sinks-clintons-hopes_b_9058526.html

***** Robert Reich: "The upcoming election isn’t about detailed policy proposals. It’s about power – whether those who have it will keep it, or whether average Americans will get some as well.”

http://usuncut.com/politics/robert-reich-hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-best-candidate/

Saudi Arabia Is Killing Civilians With US Bombs

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/01/25/saudi-arabia-killing-civilians-us-bombs

Chomsky: “I frankly think that in our system of mainly bought elections he doesn’t have much of a chance, but if he were elected I think he would — of the current candidates — I think he’d be the one who would have, from my point of view, the best policies.”

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/noam-chomsky-supports-hillary-clinton-218192?cmpid=sf

Video: What Israeli apartheid?

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=937748469649308&id=333012743456220

1.24.2016

***** This isn’t a choice between ‘Jewish or democratic’ — the only question is whether Israel can still become a true democracy.

http://972mag.com/stop-asking-whether-israel-is-jewish-or-democratic/116240/

' I believe in you,' my friend said. I replied, 'Well, although in society's terms I am more insane every day, everyday I believe more in me, too. What a nice thing to say.'

' I believe in you,' my friend said. I replied, 'Well, although in society's terms I am more insane every day, everyday I believe more in me, too. What a nice thing to say.'

Uncle Tomobama: Obama to make rare appearance at Israeli embassy for Holocaust ceremony

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.698979?v=5F68C9ED4DFC723242A58F615724BCAB

Hamas not ramping up for war, ready for one if provoked

http://m.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Haniyeh-Hamas-not-ramping-up-for-war-ready-for-one-if-provoked-442536#article=6017Qjk4NTc3ODBFREMxNDc3NzAzMzQxNUIxRjU3MzZBQTg=

In the Jewish state, equality for Arabs is impossible by definition

http://972mag.com/in-the-jewish-state-equality-for-arabs-is-impossible-by-definition/116225/

UN tells Israel to let in nuclear inspectors As nuclear peace talks are cancelled, overwhelming vote by general assembly calls for Israel to join nonproliferation treaty

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/dec/04/un-tells-israel-nuclear-inspectors