Why Israelis Hate the Left


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At last Haaretz—Israel’s left-wing daily that I’ve criticized on more than one occasion (here, here, or here, for instance)—has an editorial that I like. Appearing this week, it marks the retirement of left-wing Knesset member Haim Oron and describes the “entire Israeli left” as being at an “unprecedented nadir” and “in desperate need of a new path forward….”

Pleasant words, those.

Trying to account for what it calls the Israeli left’s “helplessness and hopelessness,” Haaretz adduces “the failure of Oron and Meretz [his party] to voice a clear-cut alternative” to what Haaretz calls “the murky right-wing wave that threatens to flood the country.” As for that “wave,” Haaretz describes it in terms of “the nationalistic, racist and anti-democratic legislation that [the right] is proposing almost unhindered in the Knesset.”

In other words—as usual—Haaretz portrays Israel in terms not distant from those used by the Israel Apartheid Week crowd. That habitual Israel-bashing led Marty Peretz—no friend of the Israel right—to assert regarding Haaretz last week that

many of its columnists are intellectual psychopaths…. If you want one reason for why the international press is so hostile to Israel, it is because the only paper foreign journalists read is Haaretz in English. It is an exemplar of Jewish self-hate, full of ridicule, righteousness, and loathing. Its circulation is going down, down, down.

Oh yes, Haaretz’s circulation—one thing the paper forgot to mention while lamenting the state of the Israeli left in general. The mournful editorial, that is, skips the fact that if the Israeli left as a whole is a sinking ship, Haaretz is going right down with it.

As for why that should be so, Haaretz, of course, doesn’t have a clue. In addition to the left’s supposed failure to “voice a clear-cut alternative” to the right, the editorial lamely attributes the left’s decline to “the fact that Oron focused in his work mainly on economic and social issues” while “the fight against the occupation was secondary….”

“The occupation” refers, of course, to Israel’s presence in the West Bank—something most Israelis hardly want to “fight against,” especially now that Israel’s removal of “the occupation” of Gaza has resulted in six straight years of rocket and mortar fire on Israeli communities.

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  • James

    " genocidal Palestinian onslaught", what planet/drugs are you on!!!!!!!!!!

    Don't you mean genocidal Israeli onslaught in response to protesters demanding freedom (sounds familiar ?)

    • aspacia

      You forget that the Arab/Muslims believe that all Jews should be murdered. Read the Qu'ran and hadiths for insight.

      Look at a map, why to Arabs/Persians need more land? They do not. They are racist and cannot abide Muslims being ruled by Jews.

      • James

        "Arab/Muslims believe that all Jews should be murdered. " Check your history before making such outrageous statements. Through out history, the Arab/Muslims you are talking about protected the Jews in numerous occasions from oppression in Europe.

        They don't need more land, they just don't appreciate land stolen from them to settle Europeans. Judaism is a religion not a nationality and until you understand this, you are no better than the idiots in Saudi Arabia.

        • JoJoJams

          James, it's YOU who has no knowledge of history, arabic expansion/'imperialism, and dhimmitude under muslim rulers. Interesting "israeli genocide of palestinians". The Israeli's sure suck at it, since the "palestinians"(arab invaders) have grown from a few hundred thousand to tens of millions. Some genocide!! lmao!

        • Raymond in DC

          Your "history" is rubbish. Yes, at times the Jews had "protected" (dhimmi) status, albeit with second class status. But as often as not, they were oppressed, as Maimonides himself described, or burdened with heavy taxes. Periods of forced conversion in the Maghreb, Yemen, and – in the 19th century – in Iran.

          Bernard Lewis has it right. It was, at its worst under Islam, never as bad as the worst under the Christians. But neither, at its best under Islam, was it as good as it was at its best under the Christians.

          Stillman's "The Jews of Arab Lands" includes a lot of source material from that long historic experience. You might learn something.

          • James

            Raymond, I don't disagree with you, yours is a perfectly intelligent and accurate response. It is idiotic statements like "Arab/Muslims believe that all Jews should be murdered. " that I have a problem with, what a lot of rubbish!!

          • stern

            James, suddenly you're all reason and light, after opening with patently false accusations of "genocide" (as JoJo Jams points out, the Palestinian population has increased dramatically, which does kind of destroy that theory, doesn't it)? May I suggest you read Professor Stephen Plaut's article right here (Juan Cole's Map of Lies) for some real insight into who owned what land, when. You may just find yet more of your "theories" being blown out of the water.

          • SpiritOf1683

            Errm, why do you think they've celebrated the murders of Israelis since long brefore the creation of Israel, celebrate atrocities like 9/11 despite the aid the West and Israel gives them. They are ungrateful, bigoted, murderous and bloodthirsty savages without a shred of humanity in their entire bodies, period. That is why.

          • MixMChess

            Most Arab/Muslims probably don't believe that all Jews should be murdered, but Palestinians led by Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah and the vehemently antisemitic Palestinian Authority certainly do. Did you know that the Hamas Charter calls for the extermination of Jews worldwide?

        • MixMChess

          "Through out history, the Arab/Muslims you are talking about protected the Jews in numerous occasions from oppression in Europe."

          Huh? Since the rise of Muhammed there have been attacks and pogroms against Jews in Muslim countries.

          In 627, Muhammad's followers killed between 600 and 900 of the Jewish men in Medina.

          In 8th century Morocco, whole Jewish communities were wiped out by the Muslim rulers.

          In 1066 in Granada, Spain, Muslim mobs razed the Jewish quarter of the city and slaughter its 5,000 inhabitants.

          In the 12th century in N. Africa, the Almohads decimated several Jewish communities.

          In 1465, in Fez, Morocco, thousands of Jews were slaughtered, leaving only 11 alive.

          In 1785 in Libya, Ali Burzi Pasha murdered hundreds of Jews.

          In the 19th century in Algiers, Jews were massacred in 1805, 1815 and 1830

          In Marrakesh, Morocco, more than 300 hundred Jews were murdered between 1864 and 1880.

          There were anti-Jewish progroms all throughout the middle east in the 19th century.

          In the 1940's more than a thousand Jews were killed in anti-Jewish rioting in Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Syria and Yemen.

          Need I really go on?

        • aspacia

          Read the Qu'ran James. Read what the Muslim religious leaders claim. Have have read the Quran and hadiths. I would recommend the USC.edu site, but it was scrubbed.

        • ziontruth

          "Judaism is a religion not a nationality…"

          It is both. You don't get to define Judaism, and neither do I. The definition is very clear: There is the Jewish nation, comprised of all those born to a Jewish mother or having undergone Orthodox conversion, and there is Judaism as a religion, which all Jews are supposed to practice but they stay Jews even if they don't do so.

          "They don't need more land, they just don't appreciate land stolen from them…"

          It's a good thing, then, that we haven't done anything of that kind. In order for any nation to be stealing land from the Arab nation, it has to take lands in the Arabian Peninsula from them. Any land outside the Arabian Peninsula never belonged to the Arab nation in the first place. And the Land of Israel, also known as Palestine, belongs to the Jews in the same way the Arabian Peninsula belongs to the Arabs.

          "…to settle Europeans"

          Zionism is not a White European Settler Colonial Movement, you Marxist scum. It is an indigenous resettlement of the one and only true Palestinian nation, the Jewish nation, on its indigenous soil. The Jewish nation is not defined by race; a Jew is a Palestinian from birth no matter where he or she was born.

    • MixMChess

      What drugs are you on? Under Israeli rule the Palestinian population has exploded, increasing over 84% from 1993-2004 alone! Israel goes out of its way to avoid civilian casualties. As British Colonel Richard Kemp told BBC news: "I don't think there's ever been a time in the history of warfare when any army has made more efforts to reduce civilian casualties and deaths of innocent people than the IDF is doing today in Gaza."

      The Palestinians are not "protesting" Israel, they are engaging in daily terrorist attacks to murder innocent Israeli civilians. Just today a Palestinian set off a bomb killing a woman at a crowded bus stop in Jerusalem. A few weeks ago a Palestinian terrorist slit the throats of sleeping children because they were Jews. SLIT THE THROATS OF SLEEPING CHILDREN! How is that anything other than cold-blooded murder?

  • northwoods

    The fanaticism of Israel's Rabbis more than match that of the ayatollahs. We have Former Chief Rabbi Yosef, leader of the Shaa Party claiming that non-Jews ere created, like donkeys, to serve the Jews. The government was silent on his Hitleresque claims of a Jewish "master race" . The Shaa's and settlers believe his words and view non-Jews as sub-human. Who many other Israelis do? This is the right wing that the author supports. We have the popular book , "Torat Hamelech" written by two right-wing Rabbis and supported by many more, which is a justification for Jews to kill non-Jews and even their babies pre-emptively since non-Jews are born "uncompassionate". A nice right- wing view. What sort of anti- is it when it covers the 98% of the world that isn't Jewish. These views are growing in Israel and the world is noticing.

    • Normie

      Bravo Northwoods. I don't car e if I'm red-arrowed into oblivion for noticing, but Israel's hypocrisy is surreal. The state of Israel was founded using terror tactics, it uses terror tactics to this day, and then has the audacity to describe resistance efforts as "terrorism". But having said that, I feel sorry for many Israeli civilians. The Israeli education system blinds Israeli children to the reality of how the country was really founded and to the reality of Israel's continuing colonial aggression and land theft. Many Israelis can only see Palestinians through the prism of bombings or attacks because they don't know the true dynamics of the situation. It is people like Netanyahu and the Hilteresque Lierberman who are ensuring Israel will never have peace with its neighbours so *they* are the ones putting Israeli lives at risk. All they can see before them is their perverse vision of a "Greater Israel" consisting of a master race and to hell with the Israeli civilians and soliders who pay with their lives.

      • stern

        Oh wow, we now have a Northwoods (aka Muchiboy) fan club. Normie, you could actually change "Israelis" into "Palestinians" throughout your misguided rant and it would come close to the truth. George Orwell truly had it right.
        As for you, Northwoods, do you have your little bit of anti-Semitism permanently embedded in your hard drive? You keep posting the same bit of racist nonsense, as if we've never seen it before.

        • northwoods

          My quotes are all correct. And no I couldn't change Israelis to Palestinian I am talking about a religion just as the Rabbis are. In Israel the religious fanatics have morphed the "chosen people" mantra into a Jewish "master race" that views non-Jews as sub-human. I am not anti-semitic and the racist nonsence is coming from Israel's fanatical Rabbis and I think the world should know about it as we continue to support Israel The settlers clearly show these views of their leaders in their treatment of the Palestinians.

          • stern

            Northwoods, in your research on Torat Hamelech, you clearly didn't come across this little bit:
            "A coalition of religious Zionist groups, the "Twelfth of Heshvan," named after the Hebrew date of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, has asked Israel's Supreme Court to order Mazuz to confiscate the books and arrest its authors."
            It's from Haaretz, beloved rag of the anti-Israel, so it's surprising that you haven't seen it – and that you can still refer to the book as "popular".

            I will grant that every religion has its group of nuts, but implying that this is a majority opinion, even among religious Zionists – usually referred to as "settlers" – is plain and simple libel. Or, in your case, simple anti-Semitism. Give it a rest, Northwoods!

          • northwoods

            The book hasn't been confiscated and won't be. Google the book's title and you will find all the Rabbis supporting the views in the book. Most religious fanatics don't claim they are a "master race" and everyone else are sub-human. The settlers and Shaa's believe these views and teach there children these views. It is not libel. Look at the actions of the settler thugs with their "price tag" policy.

          • MixMChess

            The Israeli government supports free-speech no matter how crazy it is (clearly, you demonstrate this principle eh, Northwoods?).

            Only TWO Rabbis publicly supported the book, and they were its authors! As stated this is an extreme minority view, whereas the mainstream Palestinians frequently chant "death to the Jews." Where is the condemnation of them?

            Besides, the settlers do not believe the views of these fanatics. violence against Palestinians has been harshly condemned by leading religious figures in the West Bank, including Rabbi Menachem Froman who said: "Targeting Palestinians and their property is a shocking thing, (…) It's an act of hurting humanity. (…) This builds a wall of fire between Jews and Arabs." Additionally, "the umbrella organization of municipal councils of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Yesha Council and former Knesset member and settler Hanan Porat has also condemned violence against Palestinians."

            Good effort with the lies though…

          • MixMChess

            The quotes from Rabbi Yosef are questionable and he has actually retracted a lot of the statements he made to clarify that he was referring only to Palestinian terrorist (such as Hamas).

            That said, my other response proves that you are a LIAR. Fanaticism among Israelis is clearly and aberration. The majority of Israelis are moderate both religiously and politically and loudly condemn any type of religious fanaticism.

          • northwoods

            No, the guotes of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef aren't questionable and he did not retract this statement. He is one of the most powerful men in the goverment. Read all his quotes about gentiles and non-Jews and of course his "death to all Arabs" rants. I hope readers google these things
            and see who the apologist and liar is. I am simply saying that the religious fanaticism is growing in Israel and it has become very racist towards non-Jews. Who in the government complained about Yosef 's comments about non-Jews being created, like donkeys, to serve the Jews? It is not an aberration and it is growing and growing and can be readily seen in the Knesset's rulings and the settlers actions.

          • MixMChess

            "He is one of the most powerful men in the goverment."

            You're an idiot. Yosef holds no leadership role in the government at all. Yosef is merely a "spiritual leader" of Shas, which only holds 11 of 120 seats. In fact, Yosef has no power or leadership role in Shas either. Seriously, get a clue.

          • MixMChess

            "I am simply saying that the religious fanaticism is growing in Israel and it has become very racist towards non-Jews."

            No this is just a blatant LIE. Did you seriously just make that up hoping it would stick? The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs has released polls and statistical research that the exact opposite of what you state is true. Religious observance is actually declining in Israel and less than 8% of the population identifies as ultra-orthodox. Israel has and always will continue to respect, protect and guarantee the equal rights of all of its minorities. Can the same be said of any of Israel's neighbors, or any Arab/Islamic country for that matter?

      • SpiritOf1683

        Get lost, terrorist-loving maniacal savage, and rejoin your fellow savages in Pakistan.

        • northwoods

          You sure added a lot to the conversation. Now I see why you like Front Page. Just keep screaming at any factual viewpoints.

      • MixMChess

        "The state of Israel was founded using terror tactics, it uses terror tactics to this day, and then has the audacity to describe resistance efforts as "terrorism"."

        Israel has never used terror tactics, but the Arabs have been terrorizing Jews in Israel since at least the 1920's. Recall, the Arab sponsored terrorist attacks of 1920, killing hundreds of Jews. In 1929 during the Arab Riots, over 100 Jews were murdered by the Arabs. Roughly 67 Jews were murdered in the 1929 Hebron massacre alone. Of course, most of the corpses were mutilated by the Arabs.

        The Arab Revolt from 1936-1939 left nearly 180 Jews murdered by the bloodthirsty Arabs. Again, this occurred well before the establishment of the state of Israel.

        In the 1940's the Arabs instituted a series of pogroms (no doubt influenced by their Nazi brethren, whom the Palestinians have a close kinship to), murdering over 700 Jews before Israel had declared its Independence.

        • northwoods

          You lie again. "Israel has never used terror tactics" For anyone interested, just google Stern gang, Irgun and King David Hotel. I just love how you like so many Israelis deny the history of the founding of Israel. You totally left out the many massacres of the Palestinians by the Jews.

          • MixMChess

            WRONG, at no time did the Irgun or the Stern Gang develop a policy to terrorize Arabs or destroy villages and massacre civilians. Quite the contrary. Jewish defensive forces were formed to protect Jews from Arab terrorism, not to terrorize Palestinians. The grassroots Jewish militias were formed in 1920 to PROTECT JEWS FROM ARAB VIOLENCE unleashed that year, not to attack Arabs. These groups never targeted Palestinian civilians and only engaged in conflict with the armed Arab militias responsible for terrorism.

            Of course, terrorism was the goal of Arab armed groups, not Jewish defense groups. The "Palestinians", led by Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, started terrorism in the region and repeatedly led riots and pogroms against the Jews in 1920, 1921, 1929, 1933 and 1936-39 – resulting in the death of thousands of innocent Jewish civilians.

          • MixMChess

            Irgun only directed political violence at the British due to their strict immigration rules which prevented millions of Jews from from finding sanctuary in Israel during the Holocaust, and instead perishing at the hands of the Nazis. In fact, the Irgun targeted the King David Hotel because the British had "requisitioned" part of it and used it for their military command and for their Criminal Investigation Division. The British had invaded the head offices of the Jewish government, confiscated secret documents about the Jewish resistance to their rule and placed them in the King David offices. The British made the hotel a military target.

            Prior to the bombing, the Irgun warned of the impending explosion and told people to evacuate the building. These measures were taken to avoid human casualties. The British chose to ignore the warning.

            Of course, the Zionist leadership was outraged and denounced the Irgun and the incident. The Irgun was subsequently disbanded and outlawed by Israel shortly after its formation. The Palestinians on the other hand elect their terrorist to power (see Hamas).

      • MixMChess

        "The Israeli education system blinds Israeli children to the reality of how the country was really founded and to the reality of Israel's continuing colonial aggression and land theft."

        How doe one steal legally purchased land? Why is it that Jews defending themselves against extermination from invading Arab armies is considered aggression?

        "Many Israelis can only see Palestinians through the prism of bombings or attacks because they don't know the true dynamics of the situation."

        What other dynamics are there? The Palestinians have time and time again stated they want to destroy Israel and exterminate the Jews. Abbas is a Holocaust-denier and the PA TV encourages antisemitism and the murder of Jews. Did you know the Hamas Charter calls for the extermination of worldwide Jewry?

        "It is people like Netanyahu and the Hilteresque Lierberman who are ensuring Israel will never have peace with its neighbours so *they* are the ones putting Israeli lives at risk. All they can see before them is their perverse vision of a "Greater Israel" consisting of a master race and to hell with the Israeli civilians and soliders who pay with their lives."

        Nonsense, that is completely fabricated. Netanyahu himself has stated that he is willing to dismantle W. Bank settlements and give current Israeli land to Palestinians as part of a negotiated settlement.

    • Rifleman

      If Israeli Rabbis matched the mad mullahs there wouldn't be any muslims in the West Bank or Gaza. They've killed more of their own people than the Israelis have 'palestinians'. The fact that this murdering terrorist is still alive is proof you're ridiculous.

    • MixMChess

      This is standard copy and past from the Neo-Nazi Northwoods. I'll just copy and paste my response…

      "The fanaticism of Israel's Rabbis more than match that of the ayatollahs. We have Former Chief Rabbi Yosef, leader of the Shaa Party claiming that non-Jews ere created, like donkeys, to serve the Jews. The government was silent on his Hitleresque claims of a Jewish "master race""

      You are a LIAR Northwoods, nearly all mainstream Jewish organizations (Anti defamation league and American Jewish committee) in and out of Israel criticized Rabbi Yosef's remarks. Additionally, the Israeli government (Netanyahu HIMSELF) has condemned Rabbi Yosef's remarks on several occasions.

      "The Shaa's and settlers believe his words and view non-Jews as sub-human."

      You are LYING again, most settlers do not believe Rabbi Yosef's words. In fact, most rabbis in the W. Bank condemn violence against anyone especially Palestinians. For instance, violence against Palestinians has been harshly condemned by leading religious figures in the West Bank, including Rabbi Menachem Froman who said: "Targeting Palestinians and their property is a shocking thing, (…) It's an act of hurting humanity. (…) This builds a wall of fire between Jews and Arabs." Additionally, "the umbrella organization of municipal councils of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Yesha Council and former Knesset member and settler Hanan Porat has also condemned violence against Palestinians."

      "We have the popular book , "Torat Hamelech" written by two right-wing Rabbis and supported by many more, which is a justification for Jews to kill non-Jews and even their babies pre-emptively since non-Jews are born "uncompassionate"."

      Another LIE, the book only has support among a minority far right-wing group, the Od Yosef Chai yeshiva in Yitzchar which published it. Nearly all of Israel's rabbis have condemned the book – some even went so far as to say it should be banned and the authors thrown in jail.

      "These views are growing in Israel and the world is noticing."

      The exact opposite is true. In fact, the vast majority of Israelis are moderate. The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs found that less than 8% of Israelis identify themselves as Ultra-Orthodox and that the political and religious views of the that group were incredibly diverse.

      • northwoods

        Yes, a couple of Jewish organizations criticized, mostly in the US. I repeat that no one in the government criticized Yosef's comments on non-Jews being created to serve the Jews. Netanayu did criticize Yosef"s comments of death to all Arabs but was silent along with the government on his comments about a Jewish "master race". Like I said google the book and see all the Rabbis supporting it. Who supports the book? The settlers and the Shaa's who have powerful roles in the government. This article was about Israelis hating the left-wing so it helps to see the right-wing that Israelis must love. I hate religious fanaticism of all stripes and like I said Israeli Rabbis more than match the ayatollahs. Unless Israel can control these fanatics, I fear it is doomed and the world is noticing the words of Israel's fanatics.

        • MixMChess

          "Yes, a couple of Jewish organizations criticized, mostly in the US."

          The most mainstream and widely-respected Jewish organizations condemned the remarks.

          "I repeat that no one in the government criticized Yosef's comments on non-Jews being created to serve the Jews. Netanayu did criticize Yosef"s comments of death to all Arabs but was silent along with the government on his comments about a Jewish "master race"."

          Why does the Israeli government have any responsibility for criticizing Yosef's remarks? Rabbi Yosef is not part of the government and does not represent the government (and certainly doesn't represent the majority of the Israeli populace). Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated as much unequivocally in November 2010 shortly after the comments were made. Should Obama condemn every comment by every nutty priest or preacher? Should Obama speak out every time that idiot Fred Phelps opens his mouth? Of course not, no one is confusing those religious dingbats with the government and official state policy – same in Israel. Get a grip and quit trying to defame Jews.

        • MixMChess

          "The settlers and the Shaa's who have powerful roles in the government."

          Nice try, but the Shas has only 11 of 120 seats in the Knesset, and due to its LACK OF POWER, was forced to join Netanyahu's coalition. They have no powerful role in government.

          "This article was about Israelis hating the left-wing so it helps to see the right-wing that Israelis must love."

          How so, when less than 8% of Israelis identify as ultra-orthodox, and religious observance in Israel is in the decline?

          "I hate religious fanaticism of all stripes and like I said Israeli Rabbis md ore than match the ayatollahs. Unless Israel can control these fanatics, I fear it is doomed and the world is noticing the words of Israel's fanatics."

          Strange, Hamas and the Iranian Mullahs are much more vitriolic in their fanaticism and xenophobia, yet you only reserve your condemnation for Jews.

  • J

    I’ve got news for you – Australians also don’t like those things. One of our lefty “news” organs is also going down the tubes, having decided at some point long ago to become a PR outlet for Arabs and a lefty-preachfest in general. Circulation has diminsihed to the point that they’re practically giving it away.

    Your term “intellectual psycopaths” is spot on. Most of them aspire to be novelists/storyytellers. It shows, becaseu many of them can’t report worth a damn.
    Thank goodness for the Internet and sites like this one.

    James and the northwoods guy need to read the Koran and the hadith and then apologise to apacia, not to emtnion the Israelis!

    There is no genocide of Palestinians because they are ARABS, who happen to have bred exponentially for decades!!

    I just love, by the way, how people call prejudiced Rabbis “Hitleresque”, as if they’re about ton set up concentration camps any moment. These Rabbis may be serious but they are few and far between and there is no chance they’re about to run amok with scimitars, unlike the Muslim bomb-blowing, throatcutters infesting every country in the world, who klill even Musllims who leave Islam!
    Such is the weakness of any faith, that needs to keep its believers by force.

  • Cynic

    By the way for those like James it should be brought to their attention that the Mullahs in Iran are issuing fatwas and calling for suicide bombers to attack Saudi interests worldwide.
    Now where are those rabbis and why are they not issuing fatwas?

  • Canadian Jew

    All the libels and distortions calling Judaism racist or anti-gentile are simply bogus. The Torah’s message is for all mankind, not just the Jews. Jews accept converts from any race or language. Also, don’t believe much of what you read in Haaretz newspaper concerning Judaism; that newspaper has a strong anti-religious bias.

  • northwoods

    I noticed that at a recent right-wing demonstration they had signs saying "Death to the Arabs" and Death to the Leftists". The author must love this. The left wants peace but the right wants to steal more land on religious principles. They came for the Palestinians and since I wasn't Palestinian it didn't bother me. Then they came for the Israeli Leftists and since I wasn't noticeably leftist it didn't bother me. Then they came after secular Jews and I was taken away. THE END

    • stern

      northwoods, you really love that, don't you? You found one demonstration of idiots holding idiotic signs. Do you even care that you can open any newspaper or any Website dealing with the Arab world and Iran and EVERY demonstration – and practically every demonstrator – will have signs calling for "Death to Israel" and "Death to America". Are you okay with that?

      • northwoods

        Stern, are you any relation to the Stern Gang terrorists?

        • MixMChess

          Do you have any relation to Palestinian terrorists that decapitated a sleeping 4-year old Israeli girl?

    • MixMChess

      "The left wants peace but the right wants to steal more land on religious principles."

      This is utter nonsense considering it was Israel's right-wing coalition led by Ariel Sharon himself that completely withdrew from Gaza and had made plans to withdraw from settlements in the W. Bank as well. Israel is constantly handing over land to the Palestinians but its never enough. This is absurd consider that the so-called settlements make up less than 2% of the W. Bank and over 85% of the settlements border Israeli cities and are no where near or adjacent to Arab towns or settlements.

    • Astra

      "I noticed that at a recent right-wing demonstration they had signs saying "Death to the Arabs" and Death to the Leftists".
      Which demonstration? Where? When? I got plenty of pics of the reverse. Where are yours? No pictures of dorks with swastika armbands. That don't count.

  • Canadian Jew

    Northwoods -How charming that you are now accusing Jews in Israel, by analogy, of being genocidal Nazis! Are you enjoying the attention? Don’t forget to take your anti-psychotic medication.

  • Rifleman

    Israel should treat 'palestinian' terrorists the same way 'palestinian' terrorists treat Israelis that fall into their hands.

  • trickyblain

    I love how "conservatives" point to declining print circulation as evidence of something or another. Of course, print circulation is WAY down in magazines (even Daily Standard!), traditional books, and, of course newspapaers (even the Washington Times!).

    Is it really that hard to figure out? It rhymes with "Linternet" and you are looking at it right now.

  • http://draimannewsagency.blogspot.com DraimanNews2011

    Moral and ethical bankruptcy

    Americans are finding a grotesque echo in the moral – ethical bankruptcy and worse of a substantial sector of American society.

    The “moral depravity” of “the Arabs” who kill innocent civilians. It is more than moral depravity. It is a culture that teaches, educates and breeds hate toward other societies that are not like them as they say “infidels”.

    There is no way this situation should be handled with kid gloves – when a poison strikes your body, you remove it and destroy it completely, leaving no trace of such poison.

    History has shown that these types of atrocities and acts of barbarism have increased in the past half a century and getting worse by the day.

    The financial crisis we are facing today is the price we pay for years of neglect and government abuse of power.

    Is today’s society heading toward annihilation, you be the judge?

    YJ Draiman

    The Qur'an 17:104 – states the land belongs to the Jewish people

    Every time there is a terrorist act, Israel should vacate an Arab village and raze it.