The Tourism Package for Leftists Who Hate Israel


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Reprinted from sultanknish.blogspot.com.

The Gaza flotilla and the flytilla may have been failures, but they were also missed opportunities for Israel. It’s no secret that a portion of Israel’s tourist trade comes from “Protest Tourism.” From philosophy students and poetry PhD’s who want a chance to visit the Holy Land, throw some rocks at a soldier and have their pictures taken with AK-47 wielding terrorists. And it’s time that the Israeli tourist industry took their business seriously.

Rather than profiling them and giving them the heave ho at the airport, why not develop special tourism packages catering to their needs. Happily one company, Outraged Protest Tours, is already on it.

By the first quarter of 2012, Outraged Protest Tours expects to be able to offer angry entitled brats a choice of three tour packages in Israel.

1. The Rachel Corrie

You’re angry at your parents. You’re angry at the world. You’re still angry at Bush. One time you saw a PBS documentary on Gaza and you said, “Man, are those people angry. But in a really deep and spiritual way.”

Pack your hemp sandals, your 259 dollar sunglasses and get ready to fill your Flickr account with photos of underprivileged children.

Take off from San Francisco International Airport in a remodeled Tupolev Tu-114 aircraft that smells like gasoline and cow manure. As your body tries to decide whether it should pass out from the fumes or throw up from the turbulence, you will relish knowing that you have left behind your comfortable life and are experiencing the agony of being in the Third World. Your ticket price of 3000 dollars will be a small price to pay for the insights from this experience that you will be able to share on Tumblr.

You land at Ben Gurion airport, after three hours going through customs, where you will be encouraged to yell “Power to the People” slogans at officials who will pretend not to understand what you are saying. If you cannot think of any slogans to yell, a booklet of slogans handwritten by a committee that includes Noam Chomsky, Tony Kushner and Norman Finkelstein (19.95) will be provided for you.

Accommodations will be provided inside a half-collapsed house with an Israeli bulldozer outside. With six to a room, your job will be to prevent the bulldozer from knocking over the house. At unpredictable times during the night, the bulldozer will start up, and then you will be expected to run out of the house, screaming and waving your hands, while shouting political slogans at it. The bulldozer will then usually stop. If it does not, you will be expected to lie in the mud while contemplating the geopolitics of the whole thing. If anyone asks you to leave and go to a bar with them for a pint because the world is ending, you will know this to be a trick. As bars are against Islam.

Sometimes during the night, men will come through the tunnels in the house, carrying mortar rounds and IED’s. You will be given 15 minutes to pose for pictures with them. These will look really good on your Facebook and your friends who just went skiing or to build homes in Africa will be really jealous.

After three days of this ($4999) while drinking stale water and eating old pita ($215.44) you will be able to say that you participated in the revolutionary struggle against Zionism and for weapons smuggling tunnels. You may even get a PhD thesis out of this, or at least a foreign correspondent post with Time magazine, which means you will be able to do this sort of thing full time. And even get paid for it.

2. The Alice Walker

You are a very deep person. People tell you this all the time, even when you don’t prompt them. Often you wish that you had been born earlier so that you could have participated in the great protest movements of the past. You write outraged poems about many things which to your shame occasionally rhyme a little too well.

Deep in your deep self, you hate Israel, Coca Cola, Nuclear Power, Country Music, McDonalds, Organized Religion, People Who Don’t Recycle and Republicans in no particular order. If you are English, then you hate these things too, but not as much as Tony Blair and the Daily Mail.

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  • effemall

    Very funny but only up to a point. This type of humor requires brevity. After a certain number of words it becomes sophomoric and boring. Remember the essence of wit is brevity. Do a word count and then cut it in half.

    • Kasper

      … Everybody’s a critic. Those who can’t do, preach.

      • Dart

        Including you Kasper. You can't do so you preach.

    • http://www.boycottscotland.com Edward

      Take my Jihad, PLEEEZE!

  • StephenD

    I disagree effemall. Sorry, but I think it was brilliant! Great job Daniel!
    The one scene you missed in the first trip was for the tourist to shop in the Gaza Mall! But then, that wouldn't give rise to the anger that is roiled up on behalf of the "starving children" in Gaza.

  • Bert

    There may be real potential to exploit these leftists for Israel's benefit. They could be charged extra for certain services that would also make them look stupid. Why not 'allow' them to donate their own money for poor Arabs and also for poor Jews. Let them put their own money where their big mouth is. With some imagination this could be turned against them and in favor of Israel.

  • LindaRivera

    Absolutely priceless! Hilarious! Daniel, thank you for a good laugh! What a great way to start the day!

  • LindaRivera

    Hoping we can have a 'Sultan Knish – Daniel Greenfield Saturday Night Live' on TV!

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    "Angry, entitled brats." For a second I thought this article was about Birthright Israel.

    • hammer of toures

      hi flipside. so that little tiny sliver of land shouldnt be a place for a jew to live in security. hmm. "angry entitled brats" sounds more like muslims all over the world to me.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        I'm pretty secure in America with a Bill of Rights. However, America has been infected with an Israelized insecurity that sees evil Muslims around every corner. I am not afraid of Muslims. I can't empathize with the insecurity of Israeli Jews, which seems to be the insecurity of the occupier. I have never run anyone's head over with a bulldozer or built a house in someone else's olive grove, so I walk around rather secure in my person. Should the Bill of Rights be rescinded in the name of "Homeland Security" I will feel less secure. When the TSA can read my facial expression and see that hate them for acting like Israeli checkpoint stormtroopers in my once free country, then my security might waver.

        • MixMChess

          "I have never run anyone's head over with a bulldozer or built a house in someone else's olive grove, so I walk around rather secure in my person."

          I assume you're referring to the terrorist Rachel Corrie. Recall, "Corrie was a member of the International Solidarity Movement, a blatantly anti-Semitic terrorist organization which works to protect terrorist groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad."

          I am sure you have seen the all-too-familiar photo of an enraged Corrie burning a picture of an American flag among impressionable Palestinian youth. Corrie was killed in the Gaza Strip on March 16, 2003, when she entered an area where Israeli forces were carrying out a military operation. The incident occurred while IDF forces were removing shrubbery along the security road near the border between Israel and Egypt at Rafah to uncover explosive devices, and destroying tunnels used by Palestinian terrorists to illegally smuggle weapons from Egypt to Gaza. Corrie was not demonstrating for peace or trying to shield innocent civilians, she was interfering with a military operation to legally demolish an empty house used to conceal one of these tunnels. Corrie was complicit in carrying out terrorist attacks against innocent Israeli civilians and children.

          The facts are clear, official investigations proved that the driver of the bulldozer never saw or heard Corrie because she was standing behind debris that obstructed his view. An autopsy found that the cause of Corrie's death was falling debris, not from the bulldozer itself.

          As for you claim about olive groves, they are a fallacy as well. Israel never stole any Palestinian land. In fact, Arabs currently illegally occupy over 85% of the Jewish National Homeland. Nice try with the LIES though.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            Call me old fashioned, but to me a terrorist is someone who straps a bomb to himself or hijacks an airplane, not merely some girl who waves her hands in front of a bulldozer before she is deliberately crushed to death. Generally speaking, it is the terrorist who does the killing. Again, in the United States, we have the Bill of Rights, and the First Amendment is a big one, enumerating our freedom of peaceable association and free speech. We even allow people to refer to Palestinian homes and families as shrubbery, just not to run them over with bulldozers. The autopsy you refer to doesn't matter. The world saw the photos frame by frame. She was run over. It's a cynical lesson to learn that you take your life in your own hands when you visit Israel. Perhaps one day genocide and apartheid will be a thing of the past.

          • MixMChess

            "…not merely some girl who waves her hands in front of a bulldozer before she is deliberately crushed to death."

            You're an idiot. Corrie was not "deliberately" crushed to death. The autopsy reports and the photos PROVE that she it was an accident. The fact remains, Corrie was COMPLICIT in carrying out terrorist attacks against innocent Israeli civilians and children. She was protecting Rafah tunnels used by Palestinian terrorists to illegally smuggle weapons from Egypt to Gaza to murder Israeli children.

            "Again, in the United States, we have the Bill of Rights, and the First Amendment is a big one, enumerating our freedom of peaceable association and free speech."

            You are ignorant of the First Amendment and Freedom of speech which has nothing to do with this situation. Corrie wasn't peacefully protesting, she was illegally smuggling weapons and interfering in a military operation. Even in the U.S., the 1st amendment doesn't protect individuals from illegally interfering with a U.S. military operations or preventing police from apprehending illegal weapons used to murder people.

            "It's a cynical lesson to learn that you take your life in your own hands when you visit Israel."

            Huh? You only take your life in your own hand when you visit the Palestinian terrorists and start conspiring with terrorists.

        • MixMChess

          "When the TSA can read my facial expression and see that hate them for acting like Israeli checkpoint stormtroopers in my once free country, then my security might waver."

          Nonsense, it is perfectly normal for nations to guard their borders and to establish checkpoints to prevent people from illegally entering their countries. The United States has checkpoints at its borders and airports (remember 9/11?).

          The necessity for checkpoints has been created by the Palestinians. By pursuing a violent campaign of terror against Israel’s citizens, "they have forced Israel to set up barriers to make it as difficult as possible for terrorists to enter Israel or travel through the territories to carry out acts of violence." While the checkpoints may be a minor inconvenience to innocent Palestinians, they prevent terror and save innocent lives. Just look at the facts, from 2009- 2010, Israel removed over 200 roadblocks and reduced the number of manned checkpoints from 41 to 14. The checkpoints still in operation only exist on major arteries going directly into Israel, so as to further reduce any inconvenience daily Palestinian life.

          Commercial goods, food, medicine, ambulances, and medical crews continue to circulate freely, "hampered" only by continued Palestinian belligerence. Palestinian workers going to jobs in Israel also may pass through the checkpoints with the proper identification; restrictions are ONLY imposed when necessitated by the security concerns. Checkpoints are not set up to humiliate Palestinians, but to ensure the safety of Israeli citizens. Unfortunately, "every time Israel has relaxed its policy and withdrawn checkpoints, Palestinian terrorists have taken advantage of the opportunity to launch new attacks on innocent Israelis." For example:

          "On November 10, 2008, at the Taysir checkpoint outside of Jenin, Israeli soldiers caught a Palestinian attempting to smuggle through a pipebomb."

          And, "on November 2, 2002, a van carrying boxes of jeans pulled up at a checkpoint. Soldiers checked the IDs of the men in the van and discovered one of the passengers was a wanted man. The van was unloaded and it was not until the soldiers opened the last box that they discovered an explosive belt that was being delivered to a suicide bomber. Two weeks later, a taxi pulled up to the same checkpoint. Soldiers found two computers in the trunk that seemed unusually heavy. They opened the boxes and found two explosive belts. They also found a bag with a gun."

          And, "on October 5, 2008, two pipe bombs were found in a parcel carried by a Palestinian man at the Hawara checkpoint near Nablus. On June 8, 2008, an 18-year-old Palestinian was arrested at the same checkpoint carrying six pipe bombs, an ammunition cartridge and bullets, and a bag of gunpowder. "

          Need I really go on?

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            Not really. I am simply saying we don't need those things in a free country like the United States that is neither a police state nor a zollverein nor an apartheid dystopia. We don't currently occupy another country in which we are trying to build fortified houses and import a population where one already exists. The types of internal checkpoints and concentration camps you demonstrate make perfect sense within Israel, or East Berlin, or Johannesburg, but not here in the US where we prefer a representative democratic republic and ideas based on Enlightenment era values and not post-soviet Judaism. No number of collapsed buildings can make a truly free people embrace the kind of neoconservative totalitarianism they prefer in Israel.

          • MixMChess

            "I am simply saying we don't need those things in a free country like the United States that is neither a police state nor a zollverein nor an apartheid dystopia."

            Israel is a free country – freer in fact than any other Middle Eastern country and most Western countries. Israel needs checkpoints because they have neighbors who plot and attempt their genocide every day. Thankfully for us in the U.S. Canada and Mexico are not plotting and attempting our genocide every day.

            "We don't currently occupy another country in which we are trying to build fortified houses and import a population where one already exists."

            Huh? Israel removed all settlements from Gaza and the so-called settlements exist on less than 2% of the W. Bank, over 85% of which are municipalities of major Israeli cities and nowhere near ANY Arab towns or villages.

            "The types of internal checkpoints and concentration camps you demonstrate make perfect sense within Israel, or East Berlin, or Johannesburg, but not here in the US where we prefer a representative democratic republic and ideas based on Enlightenment era values and not post-soviet Judaism."

            There are no checkpoints within Israel, they only exist within the W. Bank to prevent terror and save innocent lives. There are only 14 checkpoints for roads that lead directly into Israel. Your concentration camp analogy is false considering Palestinian workers going to jobs in Israel may pass through the checkpoints with the proper ID. Restrictions are ONLY imposed when necessitated by the security concerns.

            People and goods flow freely in and out of the W. Bank. Have you been to the high-end Gucci and Coach shops in Ramallah? You know the ones next to the million dollar lofts? Yep, high-end fashion and luxurious living sure seems like Auschwitz and Treblinka to me.

            BTW, Israel is a SECULAR state with no official state religion.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            Freer than other Muslim countries might be good enough for Israel, but not for an American like me. I like my country to be freer than England or France. Israel needs checkpoints because no one would be rubbed out of existence without at least taking a shot at the guys doing it, and Israel has tried to rub out a lot of people. As I said, that's fine for them, it just doesn't appeal to someone from a country with Enlightenment values. It appeals to someone whose choices are Communism, Nazism, Zionism, or Orthodox Jewish Fundamentalism.

            The thing about Gaza is that the world knows Israelis don't occupy it from the inside, they occupy it from the outside using apartheid, barbed wire, and naval blockades. They have excuses about how they are preventing rocket attacks, but then we read in the papers how they murder people on flotillas, sabotage boats in Greece, let people out of Gaza on visas which they then confiscate in order to depopulate the strip. To most thinking people, that is the equivalent of China waving its nukes over Taiwan or South Africa doing a brute squad mission in the Bantustans.

            There is no hiding the fact that Israel's real goal is to own and inhabit all of Israel including the Palestine areas and then moan and wail that they are not safe from Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and ultimately Norway.

          • MixMChess

            "Freer than other Muslim countries might be good enough for Israel, but not for an American like me. I like my country to be freer than England or France."

            Actually, Israel is freer than America in many ways when it comes to the areas such as gay rights, civil rights, labor and worker rights. Its obvious your just wrapping your antisemitism in a neat box of "patriotism."

            "Israel needs checkpoints because no one would be rubbed out of existence without at least taking a shot at the guys doing it, and Israel has tried to rub out a lot of people."

            How stupid are you? There are NO checkpoints inside Israel. There are checkpoints only on major roads in the W. Bank that lead to Israel. This is no different than America having checkpoints at its borders with Mexico and Canada. Of course, as I have already demonstrated, Israel has a very real reason to stop Palestinians at the border given the history of terrorism inflicted upon the Israelis by the xenophobic Palestinians.

            Israel has never tried to "rub out" any nation, let alone the Palestinians. In fact, under Israeli rule the Palestinian population has EXPLODED. From 1993-2004 the Palestinian population increased by over 84% thanks to Israeli support and aid.

            "As I said, that's fine for them, it just doesn't appeal to someone from a country with Enlightenment values. It appeals to someone whose choices are Communism, Nazism, Zionism, or Orthodox Jewish Fundamentalism."

            Its obvious you don't know the first think about "Enlightenment Values" considering that Zionism is a SECULAR movement.

          • MixMChess

            ''The thing about Gaza is that the world knows Israelis don't occupy it from the inside, they occupy it from the outside using apartheid, barbed wire, and naval blockades."

            Again you don't understand the concept of Apartheid. Gaza is NOT Israeli territory. Hamas governs Gaza. Israel has no legal or moral right to allow Gazans to travel into Israel. Additionally, since Hamas is at war with Israel, and commits daily war crimes against Israeli civilians, Israel has every legal and moral right to institute a blockade against the Gaza.

            Despite the blockade, Israel still ensures that there is a freeflow of goods and people in and out of the Gaza strip. Israel provides over a million ton in aid to the Gaza strip on an annual basis – the equivalent of one ton of aid per resident.

            Additionally, Israel coordinates the transportation of approximately 200 medical staff members to cross into Gaza every month. Israel also helps coordinate the transfer of Jordanian doctors into Gaza. In 2009 alone, "10,544 patients and their companions left the Gaza Strip for medical treatment in Israel. Moreover, there were 382 emergency evacuations from Gaza for medical purposes."

            "They have excuses about how they are preventing rocket attacks, but then we read in the papers how they murder people on flotillas, sabotage boats in Greece, let people out of Gaza on visas which they then confiscate in order to depopulate the strip."

            Its obvious you're not a thinking person. Israel never murdered anyone on the flotillas. Recall, the IHH, an international terrorist organization linked to Al Qaeda, initiated the flotilla in 2010 with the goal "of killing Israelis and Jews." When the IDF landed on the ship they were UNARMED (they only had paintball guns) and were attacked with bats, crowbars, stun grenades and live ammunition – the soldiers were nearly lynched. The people who were killed were IHH terrorists. Why does someone who supposedly values democracy cry a river over Al Qaeda linked terrorists being killed before they could murder innocent people? Recall, there was there no humanitarian aid on board the flotilla, just weapons and stacks of cash for Hamas. Even the anti-Israel BBC sided with Israel:
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4594E-9PnEg&fe

            BTW, no one sabotaged boats in Greece. The Greek government prevented the flotillas from leaving because they intended to violate international law. Recall, even the anti-Israel UN has upheld the blockade of Gaza as LEGAL under International Law.

          • MixMChess

            "There is no hiding the fact that Israel's real goal is to own and inhabit all of Israel including the Palestine areas and then moan and wail that they are not safe from Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and ultimately Norway. "

            You are a LIAR, especially in light of Israel's actions over the past 30 years. Israel has literally shrank its borders to appease the Arabs and Palestinians. Israel has evacuated the Sinai, withdrawn from the Gaza strip, and dismantled settlements in the W. Bank. If Israel's goal is to acquire more land they are doing a terrible job at it!

            Iran is a very real threat to Israel and the entire region. Countries such as Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq and even Saudi Arabia have all stated that Iran is a warmongering nation and are very fearful of a nuclear Iran with expansionist visions.

            Syria has tried to acquire nuclear weapons and has instigated countless wars and terrorism against Israel, meddled in the affairs of Lebanon, and armed insurgents to murder our American troops in Iraq. But yeah, they seem very safe to me.

            Lebanon harbors Hezbollah terrorists which are responsible for murdered hundreds of Americans and Israelis. They seem like pretty nice guys to me though. I mean their leaders only call for genocide of Jews and infidels, nothing to worry about. The fact that they are armed with Iranian weapons shouldn't bother anyone.

            Yea, you're real intelligent.

          • MixMChess

            BTW… your charge that Israel is an apartheid state can be made only out of complete IGNORANCE about apartheid.

            Today, within Israel, Jews are a majority, but the Arab minority are full citizens who enjoy equal rights and are represented in all the branches of government (including the Knesset, Cabinet, high-level foreign ministry posts and on the Supreme Court). Under apartheid, black South Africans could not vote and were not citizens of the country in which they formed the overwhelming majority of the population. Laws dictated where they could live, work and travel. And, in South Africa, the government killed blacks who protested against its policies. By contrast, Israel allows freedom of movement, assembly and speech and ensures equal rights and equal protection to Arabs under the law. In fact, Israel has instituted special affirmative action programs for Arabs to combat against any "private" discrimination.

            Moreover, Israel never extended its laws to Gaza and the W. Bank, and thus Israeli law never governed these Palestinians who are not Israeli citizens. The Palestinians in the W. Bank achieved under Israeli administration. Hamas (unfortunately) controls the entire Gaza Strip, and the Palestinian Authority governs 98% of the W. Bank (not including the settlements). Recall, the Palestinian Authority has its own legislature, administrative, educational and legal system. There is nothing that remotely resembles apartheid law! Of course, if there is apartheid in Gaza and the W. Bank, then it was instituted by the Hamas and Palestinian leadership, NOT Israel.

            Care for any more LIES or do you enjoy being embarrassed?

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            I grew up during the apartheid era and also spoke personally to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and he reassured me that yes indeed the situation is as it looks based on the copious amount of video, print, and audio evidence. It is apartheid. When you have one race forcing the other race to pass through little walls and barbed wire and show identity papers in order to work or move from sector to sector, making sure above all that the one race does not come into contact with the other race as the one on top swindles the one on the bottom of his land, wealth, and natural resources, it's APARTHEID. A simple fact of history is that Israel backed the South African National (Nazi) Party and traded nuclear secrets with them and now enjoys a perfect model of apartheid. It is what it is.

          • MixMChess

            Apartheid was an official policy in South Africa, enacted in law and enforced through police violence, of brutal political, legal and economic discrimination against people of color. It was based upon minority control over a majority population. Israel NEVER annexed the Territories and the Palestinians are not Israeli citizens, nor did Israel impose such a legal system in the Territories.

            In fact, when Israel began its administration of the Territories, Israeli left intact the mixture of Ottoman, British and Jordanian law that had governed the Territories prior to the 1967 War. These laws prevailed, along with new Israeli governing laws until 1994-1996 when the Palestinian Authority became the legal authority in the Territories.

            Under Israeli administration of the Territories, the Palestinians achieved more self-government and more self-rule than they had ever enjoyed in the 19 years of Jordanian rule. Israeli administration dramatically improved Palestinian self-rule. There was nothing that remotely resembled apartheid law.

            In accord with Oslo's interim agreements, 98% of Palestinians came to be under the governance of the Palestinian Authority by 1997. The PA has its own legislature, administrative, educational and legal system. If there is apartheid in the Territories, then it was instituted by the Palestinian leadership, not Israel.

            This charge can only be made by confusing Israel's security measures and the legal system that governs the Territories. Israel's security measures-closures, checkpoints, curfews-were temporary measures instituted in response to terrorism. The PA has done nothing to eliminate terrorism, and under the Oslo Accords, Israel has the right to act to maintain the security of its citizens. There is nothing racist or apartheid-like about these measures. Palestinian Arabs are not subject to security measures because of their race, color or religion, but rather because they are declared enemies of Israelis and wish to murder Jews.

          • MixMChess

            "A simple fact of history is that Israel backed the South African National (Nazi) Party and traded nuclear secrets with them and now enjoys a perfect model of apartheid. It is what it is."

            Nonsense, Israel had ties with many African nations including S. Africa. However, after the 1973 war most African nations abandoned Israel, except for s. Africa, only then were relations said to "warm." Of course, by 1987 Israel had severed ties with S. Africa, "banning new military sales contracts with South Africa, reduced cultural and tourism ties, and established educational programs in Israel for black South Africans."

            The nuclear claim is also FALSE. They are based on hearsay from anonymous spies and falsified documents from the Guardian. Even anti-Israel advocate, Avner Cohen, has emphatically stated that "nothing… suggests there was an actual offer by Israel to sell nuclear weapons to the [S. Africa]." Keep up the LIES this is getting fun.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            I hope you don’t think that by filibustering you can split the hair finely enough to make genocide and apartheid into its opposite or erase the nuclear weapons history of Israel. After all that bluster, probably clackety-clacked out from the air conditioned lobby of the Hillel House, it remains that Israel made nuclear deals with racist South Africa, laundered money and weapons during Iran Contra, enforces slave labor in the Ivory Coast, uses BDS against Sudan but itself launders blood diamonds through Antwerp, and OPERATES AN APARTHEID state while stealing the coastline of Gaza. Those are facts. Many people who are not even sympathetic with Islam know these facts.

          • MixMChess

            No filibustering is needed to prove that your genocide and apartheid arguments are bogus. The W. Bank and Gaza are NOT governed by Israel – there can be no Apartheid in those areas. Palestinian populations have increased exponentially under Israeli rule. Those are the FACTS. No one here is buying your unsupported nonsense.

            There were NEVER any nuclear deals with S. Africa, go re-read my comment. Repeating your LIES won't make them true or make up for the fact that you've humiliated yourself. Your other claims are laughable at best, a desperate last effort from a losing antisemite.

            Palestinians have called for genocide of worldwide Jewry, behead sleeping children, have murder thousands of Americans, hate America and democracy, and yet you attack the only free country in the middle east that supports equal civil and human rights? Yea, sorry douche, you lost all credibility.

            Well, I guess its time to run back to the Hillel house. Did you know there lobby is air-conditioned?

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            OK. Your position makes the most sense. Israel isn’t the official elected government of Gaza or the West Bank, therefore they govent themselves freely with free and open borders and full access to all their resources and contiguous territory. In fact, they love it there. The place is really like a wildlife preserve which under the careful stewardship of Israel has flourished into a populous haven open to world travel with people of the world able to visit them at any time. Because they are not Israeli citizens, Israeli military decisions and political decisions don’t affect them at all. Israel doesn’t even have a nuclear program. It has a big pile of cotton candy and sugar pies. Anyone who believes differently must hate Jews.

          • MixMChess

            "Israel isn't the official elected government of Gaza or the West Bank, therefore they govent themselves freely with free and open borders and full access to all their resources and contiguous territory."

            Despite your sarcasm your statements is mostly correct. Israel gave 100% of Gaza and over 98% of the W. Bank to the Palestinians, who have full access to their resources within their respective territories. In the W. Bank, Israel only controls the roads that lead directly into its territory, again this is no different than the U.S.'s border crossings with Canada and Mexico (except for the fact that Canada and Mexico are not committed to our genocide). Borders have always been a matter of international law, and Israel has every right to control its borders and disallow dangerous Palestinians from flowing into its territory.

            "The place is really like a wildlife preserve which under the careful stewardship of Israel has flourished into a populous haven open to world travel with people of the world able to visit them at any time."

            The statistics prove my point, the Palestinian population has exploded and benefited under Israel rule. Infant mortality rates are lower than anywhere in the Middle East and Africa, the W. Bank is experiencing an economic boom (over 8% increase from 2009-2010 ALONE!), million dollar condos and luxurious brand name stores (Gucci, Prada) are being built in places like Ramallah, two new malls opened in Gaza… need I really go on?

            "Israel doesn't even have a nuclear program."

            Israel has never used or threatened the use of nuclear weapons, so what if they have a nuclear program? The hard facts remain, Israel wants PEACE, Palestinians and the surrounding Arab nations want DESTRUCTION and GENOCIDE.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            Anyone who looks at the geographic borders of Israel, including its Bantustans can see that Israel is working to slowly get the whole wedge including Gaza and West Bank. And when they built their Iron Curtain they encroached on more land. And the barbed wire cordons encroach on more land. And the snipers encroach on more land. And the settlers encroach on more land. You must think maps and videos of the region don't exist, or that the world hasn't seen Israel herding Palestinians around and shooting at international journalists. It doesn't compare to the US and Mexico, because the US does not geographically surround Mexico, or yell and scream and wail that Mexico is hitting us and hurting us all the time when a stone or a bottle rocket hits a roof somewhere. Israelis have perfected the art of wailing in pain while they bludgeon other people. The world rightfully disdains their activities.

            I think if Israel wanted peace, they would stop expanding their settlements while retracting a few tiny ones. They wouldn't have assassinated Yitzhak Rabin for making real peace. They wouldn't have murdered the two main signatories to the Oslo Peace accord and then gone on to attack Oslo itself. They certainly wouldn't oscillate so much between Communism and Zionism, because neither of those doctrines are remotely peaceful.

  • Steeloak

    Hey, no reason Israel shouldn't get a share of the "Hate Israel" tourist trade. Hamas and the PLO have been raking in the dough from these fools for decades now.

  • Eraina

    Here's one "tour" you forgot to mention: The one where young European and American women visit Gaza or the PA territories and get molested, or raped or just "married off" to a Moslem "freedom fighter" and either never return to their homes or do return but in a markedly different state of mind than when they arrived. By the way, any attempt to publicize their experience or press charges against their attackers will be met with "strong opposition."

    • http://winkvankempen.nl Wink van kempen

      Now that is really making the point …..let them meet and greet these poor people head on …sorry no double pun here!!!
      And let rthem then be their FREE selves with a couple of arabian an Palestinian guys ….maybe some Iran clothing watchers ….

  • Steve Chavez

    There was an anti-Israeli student group at a California univerisity that put signs on their dorms: "Warning: Three day before being bulldozed" which was the notice Israel gave to residents in home used for terrorist activities. I wrote back to a Pro-Israel group and told them to counter with: "Suicide Bombers: NO NOTICE!"

    There is a group in Santa Fe, "Creativity for Peace" which is bringing Palestinian, Christian, and Jewish children for a "camp" and I researched the group to find that they are indeed a Communist front with a Facebook page filled with Jihadist apologists and supporters. You can bet that these Israeli children are from parents who lead the Israel peace groups. You know they were screened to not accidently get a "trouble maker!"
    http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Opinion/our-view

  • ajnn

    Can I get a Ford Foundation Grant to atttend one of these fine educational experiiences ?

  • Yet wave

    Great, emotive picture at the top of the article of the compassionate, tool Cindy Shaheed. The owners of the tour group are probably the same enterprising Israelis who sold the scratchy woolen underwear to the Iraqi army.

  • not a usefull idiot

    sounds like the senior trip for the evergreen state college in olympia, washington.

  • Ghostwriter

    Why not just rename it "The Magical Mystery Morons Tour?" That would be far more appropriate.

  • jasonz

    fantastic job…the 'hitchhikers guide' refrence cracked me up! Leftists."DON'T PANIC' and bring a towel hehehe

  • Damien

    Daniel Greenfield,

    Anyone who thinks terrorism against Israel is justified is not being reasonable at all. Its the Palestinians who refuse every opportunity at peace, not the Israelis. The Israelis are also too civilized to use their own children as bombs, or deliberately put innocent people in harms way, just so that when their enemies end up killing them unintentionally, they can make them look bad.

  • Alc

    Its funny the jews we saved after ww11 that came to this country have all become democrats and now want to turn this country to a commist country that wanted toi do away with them before.

  • http://hereticscrusade.blogspot.com Guy DeWhitney

    And just WHAT is wrong with hating "Coca Cola, Country Music, McDonalds, Organized Religion, [and] People Who Don’t Recycle [at all, ever, go away and don't bother me you hippy freak]?

  • dupree

    A good war with God FINALLY getting off his high horse and eviscerating and exterminating the leftists and arab deviant nazis,coming soon to a country near you ….

  • anon

    Tell me this article is a satire. If not, than Barnum grossly underestimated the sucker production.

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