Stevie Wonder Succumbs to Anti-Israel Hate Campaign


Last week, entertainer extraordinaire Stevie Wonder blew off a dinner for the Friends of the Israel Defense Force after anti-Semitic petitioners by the thousands asked him to pull out of the event. Those petitioners told Wonder that Israel was an “apartheid state.” They suggested that Israel was a human rights violator. And Wonder, not used to receiving political pressure, fell for it, releasing this statement:

Given the current and very delicate situation in the Middle East, and with a heart that has always cried out for world unity, I will not be performing at the FIDF Gala …. I am and have always been against war, any war, anywhere.

Any war, anywhere? How about World War II? Or the Civil War? Would Wonder have cancelled a fundraiser for the Friends of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first all-black Army unit to fight in the Civil War?

Probably not.

But anti-Israel outcry has an outsized impact in the Hollywood community. The universities have long been a bastion of anti-Israel feeling; the professoriate prefers to think of Israel through a Marxist lens, as a colonial outpost in the midst of the Islamic world. That’s nonsense – Israel has always had a Jewish presence, and the Jewish State is no more a British outpost than India is, especially considering that the Jews had to fight the British to leave and that the British administration was utterly Arab centric.

Hollywood’s anti-Israel feeling is more knee-jerk – it comes from a perverse sense that Israel is an oppressor and the Palestinians are the oppressed. Hollywood is built on victimology; virtue comes from being weak, and evil comes from being strong. Never mind that Hollywood isn’t weak at all, but a cultural force colonializing people all over the world to leftist values. Never mind the huge estates off of Sunset Blvd. In their own minds, Hollywoodites are so much in solidarity with those they regard as oppressed that they’re oppressed themselves, and must now use tywoodheir power to tear down those who are strong. All that’s needed to convince Hollywood that the Jews are bad and the Arabs are good is to show the Arabs flinging stones and the Jews flying F-16s.

For those reasons, among others, the divestment campaign has been gaining steam in Hollywood, with stars ranging from Dustin Hoffman to Carlos Santana cancelling trips to Israel in solidarity with the Palestinians. Even Kim Kardashian has retracted her support for the State of Israel after she was inundated with divestment-minded nonsense from Twitter followers.

What does this mean? First, it means that the left has obviously turned against Israel – and that the Hollywood left is willing to be bullied by the overall left. Hollywood is a largely Jewish town, but we’ve heard nothing from Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, or Harvey Weinstein. All of them love talking about the Holocaust – in that situation, the Jews were clearly the victims – but none of them want to talk about Israel. And if Hollywood Jews won’t stand up for Israel, why should Stevie Wonder?

Second, the growth of the divestment movement means that Israel is losing the PR war. Because Israel, like the American conservative movement, believes in individual liberty, it does not like thug tactics directed at lone people. Where the left is more than happy to bludgeon Stevie Wonder into submission, Israel isn’t.

That’s a mistake. Israel can’t afford to play nice while its opposition plays nasty. In the cultural arena, Israel should shamelessly promote its own victims, rather than relying on Hollywood to recognize good from evil. Those victims are legitimate – people targeted by evil Islamists, not merely poor terrorists who can’t afford gas chambers or an AK-47.

Defeating the divestment campaign will require a ground shift in Israel’s PR efforts. That’s doable, but it may mean fighting dirty. It’s time for Israel to start.

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  • Mary Sue

    Man I knew Stevie Wonder was an idiot but I never thought he was this big of an idiot.

    • Omar

      It wasn't really his fault. The leftists/Islamists forced him to cancel the concert in Israel. Blame the Unholy Alliance of leftists and Islamists for the cancellation.

      • Mary Sue

        They say one is never so blind as one that will not see. I guess we can add "those who CANNOT see" to that….

      • Anna

        it is his fault. He had choices to make . Not easy, no, but he chose cowardice. Would you and I is the question ??
        Edmund Burke, the great British statesman said :
        "Evil flourishes when good men do nothing."
        and:
        "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."

        There is nothing new under the sun. Burke lived in the 18th century.
        .

    • tagalog

      He's a maroon…an ULTRA-maroon!

      • johnnywoods

        I have been a Stevie Wonder fan for over fifty years,(we are about the same age), and musically he has no equal but beyond his musical talent he is certainly not the sharpest knife in the droor. His worldview is somewhat childish.

    • Hell's Gatekeeper

      All stooges in the 'entertainment' industry are nothing more than dancing bears. Stevie Wonder is no exception.

      And, since when are entertainment yobbos supposed to be intelligent?

    • LesH

      Blind in so many ways!

    • tuffone3

      Money talks, BS walks.

    • Aterg

      He is probably greatly uninformed, and a coward to allow himself to be pressured to not fulfill his commitment. Therefore I would not call him an idiot, although he may be so, None of us like war. The Jews will never ever be the same after the Holocaust, and will fight to the last drop of their blood, And any decent person will join them., in whatever way they can. Everyone wants peace, and has the right to have it.

  • Chezwick

    Lets face it, the only real groups supporting Israel any more in the USA are…

    1) Orthodox and Conservative Jews

    2) Evangelical Christians

    3) anti-Jihadists

    4) politicians representing large Jewish constituencies

    As the Left accelerates the Europeanizing of America, so can we anticipate the process that Bat Ye'or refers to as "Palestinianization"…where we adopt first the narrative, and finally the ethos of Arab side of this conflict. How long before – like in Europe – American Jews find themselves hiding their identity when out in public?

    • kafir4life

      I'd be concerned about number 4. All they want from the Jewsih community they allegedly "represent" are votes. Even Jewsih politicians. For example uber kapo Chuckles Schumer from NY. He'll fully support his President Stinky's (BO) stance on Israel. If Stinks said "Hey, Chuck. Remember what your mentor and my financier George Soros did during the 2nd world war? I'd like to appoint you as my "joo property confiscation czar, so when we get that started again, you'll have something to do, and be protected. By protected, I mean you'll be killed last". Chuck has indicated several times that he'd not only do it, but as a democrat senator, he'd be REAL good at it!!

      • Mary Sue

        Chucklehead Schumer is their Gun Confiscation capo.

    • kafir4life

      I'd be concerned about number 4. All they want from the Jewsih community they allegedly "represent" are votes. Even Jewsih politicians. For example uber kapo Chuckles Schumer from NY. He'll fully support his President Stinky's (BO) stance on Israel. If Stinks said "Hey, Chuck. Remember what your mentor and my financier George Soros did during the 2nd world war? I'd like to appoint you as my "joo property confiscation czar, so when we get that started again, you'll have something to do, and be protected. By protected, I mean you'll be killed last". Chuck has indicated several times that he'd not only do it, but as a democrat senator, he'd be REAL good at it!!

    • crackerjack

      Israel right is making the same mistake as the US Right in assuming the country belongs to them and all who do not support their agenda does not support the county.

      Lets wait and see how far the Israeli electorate is willing to follow those who have totaly isolated the country , especially from its most important allies.

      • Drakken

        Stupid Quisling leftist/progressives like you and your ilk only respond to force, and that day is comming and frankly, I have zero sympathy or empathy for you and your kind, you so richly deserve what is comming.

        • trickyblain

          lol

          Hope you're wearing your kevlar helmet, d-bag.

      • JacksonPearson

        The only mistake Israel has made, was making a land for peace deal on Gaza, and the jury is still out on the Sinai. However, that can be greatly corrected by Israel giving the PLO a 30 day eviction notice on the West Bank. NO sovereign nation, are obligated to make deals on lands with unfriendly nations that have attacked them.

        • Chezwick

          Israel made no land-for-peace deal on Gaza; they withdrew unilaterally, without receiving anything in return. And instead of taking the time to consolidate their long-sought homeland, within weeks the Palestinians began their mortar and rocket attacks.

          • JacksonPearson

            The negotiations
            The peace process began with the Oslo accord of 1993. It ended with the last negotiating sessions at Taba, Egypt, in 2001. Over seven years, Palestinian and Israeli negotiators struggled to reach an agreement that could end the 100-year Middle East conflict. In the many carefully negotiated agreements there were positive developments, but also severe setbacks.

            Deeper and deeper mistrust grew on both sides. Palestinians accused Israel of failing to stop expanding Jewish settlements and stalling on agreed withdrawals from West Bank territory. Israel accused Arafat and the Palestinian security forces — which were established by Oslo — of not cracking down on militant groups that were trying to sabotage the peace process.

            Here are summaries of the major steps taken in the search for peace, both sides' views of these steps, and video inside the Wye River and Camp David summits.

            OSLO ACCORD September 13, 1993

            This was an historic turning point in Arab-Israeli relations. Hammered out in complete secrecy in Oslo, Norway, by Israeli and Palestinian negotiators acting without intermediaries, the Oslo Accord forced both sides to come to terms with each other's existence. Israel agreed to recognize Yasser Arafat as its partner in peace talks, and agreed to recognize Palestinian autonomy in the West Bank and Gaza Strip by beginning to withdraw from the cities of Gaza and Jericho — essentially exchanging land for peace. The Palestinians in turn recognized Israel's right to exist while also renouncing the use of terrorism and its long-held call for Israel's destruction. (A year later, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, and Yasser Arafat were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their roles in the Oslo accord.)

            Oslo sketched out a peace process with a two-phase timetable. During a five-year interim period, Oslo envisioned a series of step-by-step measures to build trust and partnership. Palestinians would police the territories they controlled, cooperate with Israel in the fight against terrorism, and amend those sections of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) charter that called for Israel's destruction. Israel would withdraw almost entirely from Gaza, and in stages from parts of the West Bank. An elected Palestinian Authority would take over governance of the territories from which Israel withdrew.

            After this five-year interim period, negotiators then would determine a final peace agreement to resolve the thorniest issues: final borders (see map), security arrangements, Jerusalem, whether the Palestinians would have an independent state, Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza, and Palestinian refugees' claims to land and property left behind when they fled Israel.
            =================
            I believe Hamas belligerence in Gaza, proved that any further land for peace deals would be a catastrophic failure for Israel's security.
            ================
            Anyway, read the rest here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/osl

          • Chezwick

            The point is, Oslo unraveled and died long before Israel unilaterally vacated Gaza. I believe the Israelis (Sharon/Olmert) thought they could extricate themselves from Gaza and that the international community would assume responsibility. It was obviously a naive assumption.

          • JacksonPearson

            Doesn't matter…talks have been, and will always be directly associated with land for peace. Otherwise, for what reasons would Israel give up lands won in battles, especially with terrorists that mince no words about wanting them dead?

          • Chezwick

            You keep missing the point. Israel's withdrawal from Gaza was UNILATERAL….it had nothing to do with "talks"…"directly associated with land for peace" or anything else. They got absolutely nothing in return…not even false promises of cooperation (like they had previously received at Madrid and Oslo).

            Israel gave up Gaza so she would no longer have to police it. Sharon and then Olmert apparently believed that – unlike the West Bank – Gaza was not central to Israeli territorial viability and security. But Gaza's border with Egypt was the Achilles Heel of the plan. The rockets and mortars began arriving within days of the withdrawal.

          • JacksonPearson

            You keep missing the point…what have they been continuously been talking about, and what have the U.S. been pushing the two to talk about?

          • Chezwick

            Makes perfect sense. Thanks for clearing it up.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "You keep missing the point. Israel's withdrawal from Gaza was UNILATERAL….it had nothing to do with "talks"…"

            It was both. It was a unilateral move in order to releive pressure that supposedly Israel was the party holding up peace by not taking dramatic steps towards the Palestinian objective. Remember, nobody has ever held the Palestinians accountable for ANYTHING, yet Israel is constantly criticized.

            It was unilateral in the sense that no specific value or compensation was negotiated in exchange, and yet it was seen by those applying the pressure in the larger context of the Oslo Accords and the "Road Map" from Bush.

            "Israel gave up Gaza so she would no longer have to police it."

            Yes, but there's more to it than that.

      • Parenthetical Phrase

        Listen crackerjack (an appropriate name for you), they are now forbidding Christmas to be mentioned in over 55 housing complexes in the US 'cause you know, it has the word 'Christ' in it and that could offend people and we wouldn't want to offend lest we become isolated. If you think this is only about Israel, then you're just as stupid as that overrated "entertainer" Stevie No Wonder.

    • Infidel Prime

      Your list is nearly complete. I would include Americans with traditional values, regardless of religious affiliation. There's even a Muslim group that supports Israel and their right to exist.

      Anyone choosing to support an Islamist group over Israel might as well consider themselves Jihadists by proxy. In that, if you are a Westerner in support of ANY form of Islamism you are a traitor, hater of your culture and guilty of subversion and support of genocide.

      Jews have been literally pushed into extinction in every country with a Muslim plurality with the exception of their own land and several Western Nations. Now Western Governments with few exceptions push Israel to accept concessions of land and political power to the so called Palestinians. Israel should NEVER have given up Gaza and should hold onto every inch of land that makes up their tiny country. The idea of Palestine supporters, that Israel should remove their security fence and respond to the thousands of rockets with proportionate force is ridiculous as well… that is akin to inviting your destruction.

      Israel has been more generous than ANY Muslim country to Arabs. The "Palestinians" were kicked out of Jordan and Israel ALLOWED them to make a home in their country. Revisionist history is hurting Israel just like it is us here at home in America.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Anyone choosing to support an Islamist group over Israel might as well consider themselves Jihadists by proxy. In that, if you are a Westerner in support of ANY form of Islamism you are a traitor, hater of your culture and guilty of subversion and support of genocide."

        Tell it like it is.

  • Tan

    Let's get some things straight. (1) the far-left is an apartheid political movement, (2) radical Islam is an apartheid ideology (including Communism), and (3) the far-left will be American's future tyrants if they continue to assault American citizens. In fact, the far-left are already tyrant citizens. They are the true oppressors of this country and internationally throughout recorded history. They have nothing to offer whatsoever for the US or its citizens except for contributing to society, but also imposing a load of crap that they get from Marxism, radical/insane ideas, and so-called "liberation movements." They are one of the most hypocritical, if not, the most hypocritical people in the history of mankind. But remember, all it takes is a single person to spread a deadly idea cloaked in righteousness, and those exposed to it will become a weapon against the truth to which they are blind. Remember, this is a domestic enemy that we face. As the saying from the video game Homefront says, "Home is where the war is." This has never been more true than in the 20th and 21st century.

    • mlcblog

      Excellent observations in my book.

    • Dan

      Hello Tan…. Wonderfully said, and expressed well.

    • Omar

      You are right, Tan. The far-left has been trying to destroy America's (and the rest of the free world's) freedom and democratic values for a long time. In fact, they are trying to do it through more localized/regional levels as well. In Puerto Rico (which is a U.S. territory), the left-wing opposition (Popular Democratic Party, Puerto Rico Independence Party and their allies) backed by radical and corrupt unions (some of who are backed by the Castro dictatorship in Cuba and the Chavez autocracy in Venezuela) successfully toppled the democratically elected, pro-statehood New Progressive Party government of Governor Luis Fortuno on November 6. The left was able to do this by setting up lies and false propaganda against Fortuno and his conservative government. For example, the left-wing opposition said that Fortuno fired over 30,000 government workers. That is a lie. In total, only a maximum of 17,000 workers were laid off. 13,000 of the lay-offs were mandatory, while about 4,000 were voluntary. If no one voluntarily quit their jobs, the total number of lay-offs would have been only 13,000, less than half of the "30,000" figure that the left falsely claimed were lay-off. As much as lay-offs seem bad and unfortunate, the government had to do what it had to do (the lay-offs were necessary, since many government jobs did not require that many workers to perform those jobs, not to mention financial expenses), since Puerto Rico was facing the worst fiscal crisis in the United States. That fiscal crisis, by the way, started in 2006 (about two years before it started in the rest of the country, which started in 2008), which was about two years before Fortuno was elected governor of the island territory. In 2006, the Governor of Puerto Rico was Anibal Acevedo Vila, a member of the Popular Democratic Party (PDP) (which favors the current territorial [Commonwealth] status for Puerto Rico) and a corrupt politician. Acevedo Vila's corrupt administration caused the financial crisis to begin on the island. In addition, during his re-election run in 2008, Acevedo Vila was facing criminal charges over campaign money from his 2000 run for Resident Commissioner (the position for Puerto Rico's non-voting delegate to Congress). Fortuno combated the financial crisis by cutting government spending by over 20%, as well as cutting salaries of government officials (starting with his own salary!). Within two years of Fortuno's leadership, Puerto Rico's economy saw a significant recovery. Some of the other lies that the opposition made against Fortuno and the New Progressive Party (NPP) government was that his government was "violating" the rights of students to protest tuition hikes at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and that the police acted in a "brutal" way towards the protesters. That lie is also popularized by Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois. The reality is that the student protestors were not simply protesting tuition hikes. The protestors were causing riots at UPR campuses and destroying property. The police did not act in a "brutal" way. They simply tried to keep order at UPR. (for more information on the truth, check this link: http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news02_free.ph… This was the same Luis Gutierrez who, along with Eric Holder, pressured and convinced Bill Clinton to grant clemency to 16 convicted FALN terrorists in 1999. The FALN was a violent, Marxist terrorist group which seeked to force Puerto Rico to secede from the U.S. in order to form a Communist totalitarian regime in the island allied with Cuba, the Soviet Union and other despotic regimes. In fact, the FALN was largely financed by the Castro regime in Cuba. It is very ridiculous that Gutierrez opposes the rule of law, yet he supports freedom for lawbreakers. Anyway, America and the rest of the free world need to protect democracy and to defeat the totalitarian forces of the left and the Islamists, both within and abroad.

    • Infidel Prime

      You said that very well!

    • skbn113

      And the far-out left WILL continue to assualt American citizens from the womb to the grave.

      Do you know anyone who can stop them save God?

      Aaaaah, and therein lies our victory.

      This is not over.

      Pray for a "Churchill"!

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "All that’s needed to convince Hollywood that the Jews are bad and the Arabs are good is to show the Arabs flinging stones and the Jews flying F-16s."

    This is sadly true all too often. It takes only this kind of weak "evidence" with no real narrative, just silly overly-simple logic-of-the-left.

  • Rita

    None so blind as those who will not see.

    • Hell's Gatekeeper

      Yes! Well said!

    • Mary Sue

      And in this case, those who CANNOT see, both literally and figuratively.

  • David R

    Stevie Wonder is evidently mesmerized by his own song-writing style and fame, oblivious to what's really going on in the Middle East. But we must also consider that these artists are too often the targets of special interest groups and used as shining billboards for their agendas, whether good or bad.
    I fear our entertainer extraordinaire is a victim of both, and since you can't serve two masters he chickened out on what could affect his glory the most.
    Accepting to play at a Friends of the IDF and then coping out because he's against war is a very lame excuse and a flagrant show of cowardness when having a chance to stand up on the side of righteousness…demonstrating the fact that he's also morally impaired. The flashing billboard has a few burned lights, making Stevie Wonder hard to see unless one is blind.

  • norma

    Funny how this guy thinks " I'm against war, any war, any where " I bet in his own house he lives in war.

    • Hell's Gatekeeper

      Nah, he's just another entertainment toilet that wouldn't know anything.

  • steve chavez

    SO STEVIE IS AGAINST ALL OF OBAMA'S WARS?

    "War on the Rich" where Stevie is making million$ every year just on royalties. I'm sure he "SPREADS THE WEALTH" and I bet to "BLACKS ONLY." I "WONDER" if Stevie stands up against the WARS BETWEEN HIS OWN PEOPLE. Teenage pregnancies. Fatherless children. Unemployment. Gang lifestyle. Cradle to grave welfare. The Projects.

    STEVIE IS A TYPICAL HYPOCRITE! I bet if I researched his past, I'd find that supported "WARS OF LIBERATION" like in Central America especially since this was a CPUSA AND KGB operation. Did he cry about the genocide in Sudan and was one of those who screamed "Bush: Stop the Genocide in Darfur!" Did he cry too about the genocide by Saddam and the gassing and killing of HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS still being found in mass graves?

    STEVIE, YOU ARE BLIND BUT YOU TO NEED TO OPEN YOUR EYES!

  • Gene W 1938

    Stevie Jews … why would anyone hate those who God loves and has blessed? With a population under 7 million, they exceed every neighbor in education, science, health, arts, inventions, patents, per capita income, employment rate, per capita production and the list continues. Israel bought more aid to disaster relief than all other Arab countries combined. Steve Wonder is both spiritually and physically blind and I do not which is worse. Life is too short and eternity too long to be wrong about God, Jesus or salvation.

    • Dan

      I agree…great post… and true.

    • David R

      Agree…all other Arab countries don't even give a damn about their brothers in Gaza…they just want to use them as scapegoats to distract from their real motives which are: black gold (oil) revenu for the rich Arab winner states and terrorism to destroy Israel for the loser Arab states.
      The question all these blind God and Jew-hating fools seem to forget to ask is should we try to destroy a people obviously under God's blessing?
      Even hyenas know better to stay away from lion cubs when mom and dad are around.

  • Cassandra

    Nobody could change my mind on Israel. I will always be on her side. Israel is a tough little country and a democracy surrounded by sharia reliant countries who do not want peace with her but just destroy her. The book these people follow dictates the hate and the destruction of the Jews. They hate the Jews even more than the Christians. Countries who voted on the side of Palestine at the UN are the side of evil. I have been to Israel. It is a thriving and vibrant place. I have been on the other side and it is thriving with hate for their neighbor. and they would like to trow it into the sea. It is not so difficult to be on the side of goodness, hat is difficult is to continue on the course. As for Mr. Wonder he is afraid to stand by a Jewish state because of his fellow African American Muslims.

  • Vitorino Batalim

    Those who asked Stevie Wonder not to perform are right and they are not against Israel but they are pro-freedom all over the world, in any coutnry, any hill, any mountain even any hiden place anybody knows. Israel governed by the zionists is really a Nazi Fascist state, a racist state, aan apartheidist state, a terrorist state. This is the state of Israel handed by the Zionists because if it was governed by the Jews, those Jews sons of Abraham Israel would be nothig like it is under Zionism control. You Zionists keep calling yourselves Jews to hide under that designation which is a false designation for the Zionists. Please peoples of the entire world, we have to know the difference between Zionist Jews, which are not true Jews and non Zionist Jews which are also victims of the Zionists. During WWII non Zionist Jews were killed under the orders of the Zionists Nazi Fascist whose group Hitler belonged to.

    • Stern

      Oh boy, here we go. We've had a few days free of Jew-hatred, but it couldn't last, could it? You, sir, are not wanted here with your absolute garbage and blind hatred. Go away.

    • Dan

      You are a hate monger and deceived. Some day you will be before the God of Israel, and I guarantee you will regret your dribble.

    • Infidel Prime

      HERE IS A STERLING EXAMPLE OF REVISIONIST HISTORY. DUDE, YOU'RE ONE OF THE 'USEFUL IDIOTS'.

    • Omar

      Batalim, you obviously never heard of the story of Haj Amin Al-Husseini, who was an Islamist jihadist who was allied with the Nazi regime in Germany, and who planned to created death camps for Jews in the Middle East. Do us a favor and keep your ignorance to yourself.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "you obviously never heard of the story of Haj Amin Al-Husseini, who…"

        Must have been a "Zionist?" Is that the fantasy they tell out there on Cloud 9?

    • Drakken

      It is obvious as to which side you support and defend. Please by all means keep supporting muslim jihadist over our western ally, I forsee a lot of lamposts will have their uses for Quisling traitors like you.

    • Mary Sue

      Your definition of freedom is the exact opposite of the actual definition.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Your definition of freedom is the exact opposite of the actual definition."

        Another freak who was raised on doublespeak before he could say, "momma."

    • Ghostwriter

      Your idiocy is utterly astounding,Mr. Batalim. If you know even a little bit of history,you'd know that Hitler hated ALL Jews,not just anti-Zionist Jews. He wanted ALL Jews dead. Why don't you wake up and smell the coffee? Jews have a right to exist. Israel has a right to exist. The last thing the Israelis need is the bleatings of a complete moron like yourself.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Israel governed by the zionists is really a Nazi Fascist state, a racist state, aan apartheidist state, a terrorist state. "

      You evil liars are ironically boring to read here on the Internet. Can't you EVER come up with SOMETHING that you can support with evidence rather than repeating these completely fabricated propaganda talking points?

      "During WWII non Zionist Jews were killed under the orders of the Zionists Nazi Fascist whose group Hitler belonged to."

      Here in the real world, we like to base our political views on objective facts. You are a lunatic.

  • ratindekitchen

    The UN is sick of Israel. Obama is sick of Israel. US Jews are sick of Israel. The Europeans are sick of Israel. Did we forget anyone? Oh, yeah……..Stevie Wonder is sick of Israel. Thanx Stevie, you may be blind, but you see clearly.

    • Infidel Prime

      You are also a ratindeworld. You are a sad, sick Nazi, boy!

    • Drakken

      Well we are sick and tired of muslim loving jihadist supporters like you.

    • Mary Sue

      You're sick of the only country in the Middle East that recognizes Gay Rights?

    • Ghostwriter

      I'm sick of idiots like you attacking Israel,the only pro-American state in the Middle East. The rest hate us and don't really care a thing about us.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      ratindenakba,

      The UN has been HIJACKED by the same evil forces that hijacked 4 passenger planes on 9/11.

    • Omar

      The world is sick of leftist/Islamist lies and propaganda. The world is also sick of the ambitions of the left and its Islamist allies. The world is sick of the Islamist regimes in Iran and Sudan, the Communist regimes in China, North Korea and Cuba, the despotic regimes in Zimbabwe, Belarus, Syria, Lebanon and other places. Bottom line: Israel wants peace, while its Islamist adversaries want world domination.

  • Hank Rearden

    How did the Nazis take over Germany?

    One entertainer at a time.

    • crackerjack

      Actually, the Nazis were democratically voted into power on an agenda of " restoring historic homelands", " Germany for the Germans" and "Agressive policys towards naeghbours" and "total disregard for the opinion of the international community". Ring a bell?

      • IsraelFirster

        It actually does. The same people chanting "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free".

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          I like:

          From the River to the Sea,

          Pal-e-SWINE Will Never Be!

          • Mary Sue

            QFT. (Quoted For Truth)

      • objectivefactsmatter

        ""Agressive policys towards naeghbours" and "total disregard for the opinion of the international community". Ring a bell?"

        Total disregard for OIC propaganda? Not quite, the liberals like you lap it up like flies on…their meals.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "How did the Nazis take over Germany? One entertainer at a time."

      It started with the philosophers before that, but you're not wrong.

    • tuffone3

      Entertainers in or out of the classroom?

  • clarespark

    Sad to see such hate directed against Israel, but not surprising. The Press has not covered (ever) the vast amount of Jew-hatred in this country, nor do ordinary people study the history of Israel's founding. I wrote about Obama's mistaken view of the matter here: http://clarespark.com/2009/09/11/oil-politics-and…. "Oil politics and Obama's view of Israeli History" that was evident in his second book.

    But most people get their factoids from communist historians like Eric Hobsbawm. From Hobsbawm, AGE OF EXTREMES, (Penguin, 1994) p. 359.

    “…the USSR had been among the first to recognize the new state of Israel, which later established itself as the main ally of the USA, and the Arab or other Islamic states, Right or Left, were united in repressing communism within their frontiers. The main force of disruption was Israel, where the Jewish settlers built a larger Jewish state than had been envisaged under the British partition (driving out seven hundred thousand non-Jewish Palestinians, perhaps a larger number than the Jewish population in 1948), fighting one war per decade for the purpose (1948, 1956, 1967, 1973, 1982). …Israel also turned itself into the most formidable military force in the region and acquired nuclear arms, but failed to establish a stable basis of relations with its neighbor states, let alone with the permanently embittered Palestinians within its extended frontiers or in the Diaspora of the Middle East. The collapse of the USSR removed the Middle East from the front line of the Cold War, but left it as explosive as before.”

  • RoguePatriot6

    What's really ironic is that in any other scenario, the left would be pointing the fingers at conservatives calling them "racist, babykiller, Jew-hater…etc", yet they can't even distinguish the people who are trying to wipe another group of people off the face of the map? They would side with a people who call Hitler a "hero, great man, or a man that died too soon as to not achieve his goals of exterminating Jews", yet have the nerve to call Republicans, "Nazi's".

    Well, I guess birds of a feather flock together.

  • Stern

    A couple of years ago, a Toronto "activist" (the polite words for anti-Semite) tried to organize a boycott of the Toronto Film Festival because it had chosen to highlight Tel Aviv in its "City to City" series. A number of Hollywood big names came out strongly against this. According to Wikipedia, they included:

    Jerry Seinfeld, Sacha Baron Cohen, Natalie Portman, Jason Alexander, Lisa Kudrow, Lenny Kravitz, Patricia Heaton, Jacob Richler, Noah Richler, George F. Walker and Moses Znaimer.

    So all is not lost. Yet.

    • Mary Sue

      Noah Richler, any relation to Mordecai?

      I've noticed a lot of anti semites seem to be crawling out from under a rock calling itself the United Church of Canada. I have to wonder if that Toronto Activist came from there. Two such stealth antisemites, (parroting the line "I'm not anti-Jew, I'm anti-Zionism"), who have since passed from propagandizing this earth, used to publish some anti-Israel pro-Palestinian garbage on single sheets of paper and leave them in the library for people to pick up and read. The worst I remember seeing was something about boycott Israel and after that I was out buying all the Green Giant baby carrots in butter sauce (nuke-in-the-bag) because it was made in Israel! (and it is tasty!) :D

      • Stern

        I think Noah is the son of Mordecai. The guy who started the protest against Israel is famous for heading up the "anti-poverty league". You can see him protesting at Queen's Park on a regular basis.

        • Mary Sue

          Anit-Poverty league? Pfff why don't they call themselves the Communists, it would make more sense.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            "Anti-Poverty" for Commies is that "the workers" all slavishly work for the state.

            As real as the FAKE "anti-war" cult.

  • RoguePatriot6

    I honestly think the writers and editor of this site need to ajust their focus a bit.

    This really isn't about Israel, America's support of it or Israel supossedly being an "Apartheid state"…LOL, truly rich!!!!.
    Let me ask this question, does anybody think or believe that the Palestinians, Iran, Iraq or any Islamic nation would play this game any different if a large concentration of Jews were in let's say………India, Kenya, Nicaragua, Japan…etc? So what is the real issue?

    ISLAMISTS HATRED OF JEWS!!!!!!! WAKE UP AND OPEN YOUR EYES STEVIE OR MORE IMPORTANTLY YOUR MIND!!!!!!!! IF THE LARGEST POPULATION OF JEWS WERE ANYWHERE ELSE ON THE GLOBE, THE SONG AND DANCE OF DESTRUCTION AND PURE HATRED WOULD BE EXACTLY THE SAME TUNE!!!!!! ISLAMIC JIHADISTS HATE JEWISH PEOPLE, PERIOD. IT'S TAUGHT TO THEM IN SCHOOL, PREACHED TO THEM IN MOSQUES AND FED TO CHILDREN FROM THE KORAN BEFORE THEY CAN WALK!!!!!!! WAKE UP, AND QUIT BLAMING AMERICA OR ISRAEL FOR THIS BS!!!!!!

    • Western Canadian

      Well put.

    • John Planit

      A large population of Jews do live in Iran and they are not pursecuted.
      Iran (Persia) freed the Jews of Babilon and gave them the right of citizenship.
      Persians also encouraged the Rabbi’s of the days to start writing the their Torah. There was also an Iranian Schindler’ who saved Jews from the Nazis by the name of Abdol-Hossein Sardari. Google him and find out.
      You self promoting ignorant vilant modern day savages have to go back and learn history and put your myopic views and hatred aside.

      • Jonathan

        "A large population of Jews do live in Iran and they are not pursecuted." I guess "large population" must be a very relative term because the last time I checked Jews accounted for 2% of religious demographic figure in Iran. ____
        "Iran (Persia) freed the Jews of Babilon and gave them the right of citizenship."__And then Islam arrived as it did during Arab Spring and the name of that tune changed into what we see now.____

      • RoguePatriot6

        "Persians also encouraged the Rabbi's of the days to start writing the their Torah. There was also an Iranian Schindler' who saved Jews from the Nazis by the name of Abdol-Hossein Sardari. Google him and find out."
        You could have found some white people who helped slaves escape during the time when it was legal. Not all Germans persecuted Jews either however that didn't change the main theme of the Nazi Party.

        "You self promoting ignorant vilant modern day savages have to go back and learn history and put your myopic views and hatred aside."
        No, I think it is you who need to read history and while your at it, read between the lines. This little comment about "learning history" and "hatred" is probably best reserved for the leaders of Hamas or the president of Iran. I'm talking about TODAY'S Iran, after Islam arrived.

    • Omar

      The world should blame "Palestine" (invented people) and their leftist/Islamist allies like Iran, Syria, Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Sudan, North Korea and Belarus for all of the world's troubles.

  • RoguePatriot6

    The pure and unquestionable BS detector; go to Israel and announce that you are either Iranian, Palestinian, Iraqi, Afghan, Pakastani…etc, and they will welcome you to their nation provided that you won't kill anyone, you will have the same rights and priveleges as they do. Now, go to any of those nations and announce that your Jewish…..and watch what happens.

    What do you think?

    • Omar

      Palestine is not an ethnicity. Palestine is a geographical region that consists of Israel, Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan. For almost 50 years (since 1964), the world has been misusing the name "Palestine". This was all thanks to the Soviet Union and its client allies Naser's Egypt and Arafat's PLO.

      • RoguePatriot6

        I never said Palestine was an ethnicity.

      • David R

        Emperor Hadrian changed the name to Palestine to mock the Jews and glorify the Philistines of old. He also stopped all Jewish practices including circumcision and terrorized the Jews into submission. Sound familiar? Same old same old hatred…BUT the God of the Jews will have the last word!

    • Stern

      Absolutely correct. That's why all these leftist geniuses would benefit from a short stay in Gaza or Saudi Arabia, for example. Let's see how Stevie Wonder feels about being routed off a road by a sign that says "Muslims only".

      • Mary Sue

        ……………Muslims Only roads? Holy crap. That's as bad as Whites-Only drinking fountains and restaurants!

        • Stern
          • objectivefactsmatter

            Hey, they have religious justification. Just ask them or ask 0'Bama himself why this is just and good and not at all anti-American or anti-freedom to ignore and instead attack Israeli housing development plans.

          • Mary Sue

            …I have Officially now Seen Everything™

        • RoguePatriot6

          Yet, the same people who would be outraged at such things as you discribed would have no problem with Muslim only no-go zones. Where is the outrage from the so called, "Champions of Social Justice and Racial Equality" liberals? (crickets)

    • objectivefactsmatter

      The thing is that there is a huge pool of uninformed people who are swayed by extremely simple sound-bite arguments. The propagandists know this and we need to counter it with facts that are verifiable to the hearer.

  • ApolloSpeaks

    HEY, STEVIE

    Israel is the sunshine of Middle East life.

  • Omar

    Why don't those leftists and Islamists understand that Israel is not an "apartheid" state at all. Arabs living in Israel have more rights and liberties as Israeli citizens than people living in other countries in the Middle East. Israel has tried to make peace with its neighbors for a long time. Hamas, Hezbollah and other Islamists do not want peace with Israel. The Islamists want to annihilate Israel. If there is any state which can be properly described as apartheid, it is the Islamist regime in Sudan. The regime in Sudan is a racist, sexist, Islamist dictatorship which behaves worse than South Africa's former apartheid regime. Look what the Islamist regime did in Darfur. Yet the left and its Islamist allies do not criticize the Sudanese Islamist regime at all because the leftists and Islamists support that regime. Leftists view the Sudanese regime as "progressive" and a "defender" of so-called "social justice". Bottom line: Israel is a democratic state which wants peace with the world, while Sudan is the true apartheid state that should be boycotted by the world. That's the reality.

    • Stern

      All they understand is that Israel is the Jewish state, and that's not allowed. Islamic states are fine. Christian states are fine. Atheist states are fine. Communist states are fine. Jewish states – no bloody way.

      • RoguePatriot6

        "…Christian states are fine"??????

        I seriously beg to differ.

      • Mary Sue

        This is what happens when one cozies up so hard to Islamists, hoping to make friends. The entire brain of the person gets warped. I call it Rachel Corrie Syndrome.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Why don't those leftists and Islamists understand that Israel is not an "apartheid" state at all. "

      They know. They're liars who use doublespeak knowingly.

  • John Planit

    C’mon Ben. Of course Israel is an apartheid and a pariah state that has forced millions to live as refugees on their own lands… And of course Israel has been condemned by the international human rights groups countless number of times, and again today in the news. It is abundantly clear to Goyim as you call us, that Jews, like the Nazis, see themselves as a superior race and special in the eyes of this invented extraterrestrial boogeyman you call God.

    You don’t see as I do, simply because you’ve been raised in this cult, and no matter your education or experience, you cannot separate yourself from this pathetic brainwashed ideology. You have a natural bias to this evil called Israel. Let’s not forget the valuable lessons of the Holocaust, which in essence was a crime against humanity and not a crime against the Jews. Jews were not the only casualties of WWII. The entire war was a crime against humanity. So please stop dishonoring the lives of those sacred humans who perished in WWII in order to advance the same disgusting Nazi mentality.

    We have to put aside all extremist ideologies and the delusional notion that there is some superior being who is watching over us. We are truly alone in this universe, therefore we have to learn to be respectful to our fellow man and treat him as equals. Stop your prophetical support of this illegal Zionist regime.

    A friendly and Democratic Israel should live peacefully within its 1967 boarders. Make peace with the Palestinians, and allow them to enjoy living in their own state.

    • Omar

      Planit, you are so ignorant. Israel is not an apartheid state at all. Israel is a democratic state which supports the rule of law for everyone. Arabs living in Israel have more rights as Israeli citizens than people living in other countries in the Middle East. Israel has tried to make peace with its neighbors for a long time. You happen to support Islamist jihadism, Planit. What you want is a world where Sharia is the law of the land. You want a world where women would be treated like chattel, where homosexuals would be lynched for being homosexual, and where Jews and people of other faiths and beliefs (as well as non-religious peoples) are not allowed in. If there is any state which is truly "apartheid", it is the Islamist regime in Sudan, which is a racist, sexist, Jihadist regime which behaves worse than South Africa's former apartheid regime. Yet, you don't criticize Sudan's Islamist regime because you support it. You view the Islamist regime in Sudan as "progressive" and an advocate of so-called "social justice". Quit repeating leftist/Islamist lies and propaganda and learn from facts.

      • Stern

        "We have to put aside all extremist ideologies"?
        Then what do you call your hate-filled rant, pig?

      • Stern

        Omar, it's pointless even trying to debate pigs like this. They will not be swayed by reason. The only thing they understand is their own hatred.

      • John Planit

        Something is not simply good just because it’s somewhat better than the alternative. This is not the way to put a convincing argument forward. By your own methodology, Israel is somewhat better than Sudan, and Bibi Netanyahu is somewhat better than Adolf Hitler.
        Your hateful ranting is typical of someone cornered by facts and reality.
        In regards to your example of equal rights under the law in Israel, I will site one simple example:
        An Israeli Jew can petition the government to grant residency to 500 members of his exiled Jewish family, but an Islamic Israeli can’t. That is called apartheid. Besides Israel has no boundaries. It controls the West Bank and has cornered Gaza, causing massive refugee problems within its own controlled territories. This is also called an apartheid and one orchestrated by a supremacist Nazi ideology. You people are anti-Semitic against your own kind. Arabs are Semitic too and according to Wikipedia they share more than 85% of the same gene pool as the Jews. I’m very much against the Islamic fanatics too, but as an atheist, I see you both as the opposite sides of the same fanatical prophetical delusion. Go make peace and peace will come on to you. Learn to live side by side in harmony with the Arabs as you did for centuries under Roman & Ottoman rule.

        • Mary Sue

          You're an idiot, plain and simple. What part of the Islamists WANT TO KILL ALL JEWS do you have trouble comprehending?

          That's not apartheid, you moron. You have no idea what apartheid actually is, if that's what you're calling it.

          NO they are not going to grant residency to 500 terrorists, sorry.

          The refugee problems are wholly and solely the cause of the actions of the surrounding Arabic countries.

          Are you aware that many "Palestinians" are in fact displaced Jordanians who got BOOTED OUT because they were being too extremist terrorist?

        • Drakken

          If your looking for sympathy for your muslim savages friends, I am fresh out. Please by all means dumbazz, be a jew and try moving to a muslim nation and see what happens to you. There is no moral equivilancy between christians/jews and muslims, we are vastly superior in every shape and form to the savages of muslim dominated nations, period. So take your little liberal pity party for muslims and get bent.

        • Omar

          Plainit, this is so ridiculous. I already told you that Arabs living in Israel have more rights and liberties as Israeli citizens than people living in other countries in the Middle East. In fact, there are 13 Arab politicians who are members of the Knesset in Israel. There is also an Arab member of the Israeli Supreme Court. Explain exactly how are all of those things constitute "apartheid". The truth is that there is no apartheid in Israel at all. There is apartheid in Sudan and in every despotic regime in the Middle East. I already mentioned that in Islamist countries, women are treated like chattel, homosexuals are lynched from cranes for being homosexual, and Jews and people of other faiths and beliefs (as well as non-religious peoples) are not allowed in. Israel has wanted peace with its neighbors for a long time. The problem is that the Islamists don't want peace. They want world domination. Why don't you criticize Hamas and Hezbollah for trying to obtain world domination.

    • RoguePatriot6

      "So please stop dishonoring the lives of those sacred humans who perished in WWII in order to advance the same disgusting Nazi mentality."

      REALLY???? Israelis are not the ones honoring Hitler in protests marches and carrying signs with swatstikas on them.

      "We have to put aside all extremist ideologies and the delusional notion that there is some superior being who is watching over us. We are truly alone in this universe, therefore we have to learn to be respectful to our fellow man and treat him as equals."

      So, is it safe to assume you support Israel to exist as a Jewish state just as the Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan….etc, demand their rights to exist as Islamic Republics?

      "A friendly and Democratic Israel should live peacefully within its 1967 boarders. Make peace with the Palestinians, and allow them to enjoy living in their own state. "

      I think you have this backwards, the Palestinians (HAMAS) need to let Israel live in peace.

    • Mary Sue

      "illegal" is a meaningless term here, you dolt. The UN is not a democratic thing, and I do not recognize its laws because I did not vote for anyone in it. Being condemned by "International Human Rights Groups" is MEANINGLESS when the UN human rights committee is overseen by the likes of Iran and North Korea, who wouldn't know a human right if it bit them in the behind.

      Israel has TRIED, has literally bent over backwards, to "make peace". The Palestinians' leaders would not have it because making peace is not their intent. KILLING ALL JEWS IS!

    • Ghostwriter

      That would be nice,John,if the Palestinians did the same thing instead of trying to kill Israelis.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Of course Israel is an apartheid"

      Of course you're an idi0t. Even most jihadis and liberals who say this know it's not literally true. It's rhetoric and intentional deception, using emotion to make their case against the USA as an imperial power and or against Jews just because they're allied with US interest, and by the way,, many of them are Jews.

      What a joke that makes out of you.

      "It is abundantly clear to Goyim as you call us, that Jews, like the Nazis, see themselves as a superior race"

      I can't blame them if they're comparing themselves to dimwits like you.

      "Jews were not the only casualties of WWII."

      Who said they were? Who said WWII ended, jacka$$?

      "The entire war was a crime against humanity."

      A single crime? Don't be so simple-minded as to fall down the rabbit trail of moral equivalence arguments.

      "So please stop dishonoring the lives of those sacred humans who perished in WWII"

      Funny that sane informed people would object to you doing this.

      "in order to advance the same disgusting Nazi mentality."

      Said only by liars or people who know nothing about Nazis or Israel.

      " Let's not forget the valuable lessons of the Holocaust, which in essence was a crime against humanity and not a crime against the Jews."

      Yes, a crime motivated by hatred of humanity. You're still in that rabbit trail of confusion called moral equivalence but you're not very likely to be smart enough to know it.

      "We have to put aside all extremist ideologies and the delusional notion that there is some superior being who is watching over us."

      Here we go. It's a tirade against the Bible.

      "We are truly alone in this universe, therefore we have to learn to be respectful to our fellow man and treat him as equals."

      Huh? Where did you get that logic? Is prosecution of criminals being disrespectful and failing to treat them as equals? Your logic says that it is.

      "A friendly and Democratic Israel should live peacefully within its 1967 boarders. Make peace with the Palestinians, and allow them to enjoy living in their own state."

      The Palestinians are not accountable, because you believe we're all equal? Your logic is inconsistent or completely absent.

      • John Planit

        You have the gullibility of a goat, the moral compass of a fox, and the knowledge & intelligence of a jackass!

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Johnny, What planet are you living on?

      Your pals are commiting Crimes Against Humanity ALL OVER THE WORLD.

      - 9/11
      - bombing of Pan Am 103
      - 44,000+ dead in Syria
      - 2005 bombing of London transport
      - bombing churches in Nigeria and Pakistan
      - rape gangs in sweden and norway
      - openly threatening Eurabia with 9/11 scale massacres
      - stoning women to death over "family honor"
      - 8 year Iraq/Iran war
      - near nuclear war between Hindu majority India and Muslim majority Pakistan
      - beheading captives like journalist Daniel Pearl and posting the video on the Internet

      Just as national SOCIALIST Germany was crushed, so too will Islamofascism be crushed.

    • tuffone3

      You are truly alone in your universe, but God still wants you.

    • Chaim Paddaman

      The world has never been a fair and safe place, and never will be. The only place where peace, serenity and tranquility prevail is in a cemetery, it is a privilege only the dead benefit from. Hollywood and the Liberal elite are in pursuit of Michael Jackson's Neverland. Protecting the civil liberties of serious criminals. Weird obsession with same sex marriages. Defending child sex predators. Hate of law-abiding citizens. The cinema have become an attractive vehicle to spread hate towards Jews.
      Jews will never be sitting ducks again. Once bitten twice shy.
      However, should Hollywood and the Liberals find Neverland, we might all join them.
      John Planit must be a thinker not a stinker.

  • tagalog

    Has Stevie Wonder done anything since "Fingertips?" Oh yeah, he did that sappily sentimental song about some little boy and a little girl, and he did "Ebony and Ivory" with Paul McCartney. Symbolism.

    • Questions

      Other than make about three dozen acclaimed albums, dozens more singles, and perform at countless concerts, I suppose Stevie Wonder hasn't done a thing with his career. Wake up, man.

      • Mary Sue

        the key word here being since Fingertips. Like how many albums and singles and concerts did he do beyond that point in his career/time? Probably not a whole lot…

        • Questions

          I take it you're not a radio listener. "Fingertips" (1962) was Stevie's very first record, recorded when he was around 10 or 11. So yes, I'd say in the past half-century he's been pretty active.

          • Mary Sue

            not a whole lot, lately. Did most of my top 40 listening in the mid 80s-mid 90s.

      • tagalog

        Payola is NOT dead!

    • BS77

      I thought Ebony and Ivory was done with Jackson, not Wonder.

  • W. C. Taqiyya

    Beginning with the pertinent topic of defeating the divestment movement. I agree that it may become a danger. However, there are plenty of reasons to believe the divestment will fail. First, Israel has a lot of gas and oil in it's offshore fields. A lot. That means they will be a net exporter of energy soon. (I don't consider exporting electricity to Gaza and the West Bank an export in the positive sense, I see that as a mistake) There is not a chance they won't be able to sell their gas. Those resources also attracts friends in the form of trade partners and energy development partners. Like Canada and Russia for starters. No doubt some of the European nations now in dire economic straits will also forgo silly ideological concerns in favor of trade. Israel also has lots of desirable technological advantages which is why their experts in all fields are in great demand all over the world. Don't be concerned with the U.N. The U.N. is impotent, as are the vast majority of it's members. America is less and less relevant to Israel in every aspect of their relationship with each passing day. The Israeli leadership knows it and they will adjust accordingly.

    Now, I would like to see Israel take a more realistic stance against their foes. They should expel the permanent Arab created refugees just like so many of the Arab countries have done. For starters. But, that won't happen. While not very concerned about divestment , I am concerned about the seriously flawed Israeli approach to battle and war. They need to get off the foolish and imaginary idea that 'civilians' should not be harmed. None of their foes accept this idea. And history and the very nature of war contradicts it. Kill the enemy and destroy his ability to resist. Civilians are the people who make it possible to wage war. Thus, they are the enemy and they are not innocent. I fear the Israelis suffer from the same maladies the rest of the west suffers. Weakness and equivocation, wanting people to like them and other tripe. This is the real danger to Israel. They need to relearn this simple truth, when you go to war, go to win. Since WW2, the U.S. abandoned this simple, albeit ruthless truth and the U.S. hasn't won a war since. NO, the cold war doesn't count because it was, by nature, mainly a contest between economic systems. America could afford to waste lots more money than Russia because it's economy produced wealth.

    To the issue of Stevie Wonder. I dislike using a blind man who probably has no idea about politics for propaganda. But, the left has no scruples. To the larger point that the left and the Hollywood left and the prominent Hollywood Jews hate Israel is true. It wasn't always that way. But it is now. For an illuminating contrast between then and now, look at the linked interview below between William F. Buckley and Woody Allen in 1967. I stole it from "Crimes of the Times" blog. Yes, the left and the right in this country used to both support Israel. And other things. Basic truths were still basic truths, on the left and on the right.
    http://crimesofthetimes.blogspot.com/2012/12/flas

  • Aisha too

    Muslims are terrorists, rapists, thieves, and pedophiles.
    Israelis are not.
    End of story!

    • John Planit

      Jews are a 5000 year old cult. I’m sure that these fanatical Muslims will evolve and become atheists in the next 3700 years. Some people evolve. Jews won’t. You still believe in some child molester as your prophet. That’s crazier than all other prophets.
      End of story.

      • Mary Sue

        Please point to the Jews that are loudly clamoring in the streets for the death of all non-Jews.

        Since when do Jews believe in Child MOlester prophets? You're confused.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "Please point to the Jews that are loudly clamoring in the streets for the death of all non-Jews. Since when do Jews believe in Child MOlester prophets? You're confused."

          Details don't matter to lunatic bigots. Notice how they uniformly pull up some silly non-salient comparison, and then claim that as support for their thesis that comes out of their rear ends like foul wind.

          • John Planit

            I truly apologize for my hurtful insidious remark. I did not mean to say that your Abraham was a child molester, since there is no actual evidence of that or even the fact that Abraham ever existed, however your Torah talks about how he wanted to sacrifice his son to prove his love for God, which makes one think that the man either suffered from delusion caused by too much exposure to sun or perhaps he was chewing on some poisonous weeds. The fact is that your own holy book indirectly labels the man as a child abuser. I’m sure his son was kicking and screening all the way up the mountain where he was to be sacrificed. Such sacrificial symbolisms were not uncommon during the days when illiterate delusional fanatics roamed the realm.
            No one should worship a man who sees a burning bush as God, or hears voices, and wants to sacrifice his son. You would consider such man a lunatic today, therefore you should consider Abraham a lunatic and his followers utterly insane. I always hear Jews ridiculing Jesus and his story, but do you ever stop to examine how ridiculous your own belief system is? Anyone believing in god and forming a belief system based on this notion is absolutely crazy.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "I'm sure that these fanatical Muslims will evolve and become atheists in the next 3700 years. "

        Then you're method of reasoning is irrational. You have no reason to believe this.

      • Drakken

        Hey window licker, the short bus is outside your house to pick you up to take you to your special school, that's a good boy.

  • Questions

    Leave it to Ben Shapiro to insert the word "Hollywood" repeatedly in a piece to get a rise out of his core audience, even if the subject at hand has nothing to do with the making of movies.

    Reality check: Stevie Wonder is a musician. And at his best, a great one. He's not an actor, director or anyone else involved in the film community. I regret his decision to pull out of the pro-Israel benefit concert (yes, I support Israel), but Shapiro's digression from Wonder to wild generalizing about "Hollywood" is a cheap shot.

    • Mary Sue

      Generically speaking, the music industry hobnobs with the TV and Movie industry (or the people in them do), and technically this encompasses Stevie Wonder.

      • Questions

        Top figures from all walks of life "hobnob" with film people, from politicians to software developers to theologians. So what? That doesn't mean they're involved in TV or cinema production.

    • stevef

      "Entertainer"

    • JakeTobias

      Wow. Talk about tunnel vision. Like Andrew Breitbart, Ben Shapiro has a self-admitted theme here; that politics swim down stream from culture. So examine the culture as you report on it. Hence, anything that involves show-biz will do. If he is too repetitious for you, don't read him. You on the other hand, have been boring the first time you complained about him. As far as Stevie Wonder goes, I have had doubts since "The Secret Of Plants." Though I do enjoy "Happy Birthday" from "Hotter Than July." I remember a reviewer once remarked, Stevie Wonder seems to have no use for abstractions, perhaps because he is blind. Are you? And Ben's example about the Civil War is aces.

      • Questions

        Ah, but suppose politics doesn't necessarily "swim down" from culture? Suppose, in fact, the late Mr. Breitbart, with his ceasless prattle about "changing the narrative," had no idea what he was talking about? I, for one, though taking no pleasure in anyone's early death, believe that Breitbart, to say nothing of Shapiro, was a shallow and deeply ignorant publicity hound whose effect on conservatism has been mostly for the worse.

        People don't just go the movies and adopt the supposed view of the filmmaker. Most movies aren't even political, one way or another, despite some people's paranoid obsessions about some "liberal agenda."

        • RoguePatriot6

          Theres an old sayng, "Just because someone is paranoid, doesn't mean that nobody is watching them".

          If you honestly believe that liberal/progressives in his nation do not have an agenda, then you are as blind as, Stevie.

        • JakeTobias

          Most of Hollywood are liberals. Of course they have an agenda. For christsakes, Matt Damon, and Oliver Stone, have both repackaged Howard Zinn's stupid Marxist rewriting of American history, and presented it on TV! What's more, it is so bad, and unsophisticated, even Marxist historians find it to be an embarrassment, because it is so simplistic.

          And more, casting about for a movie example, I thought of "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes." It does not have a political agenda exactly, true, but the screen writer has said, while writing it, he kept thinking of the scientists and government forces as capitalists, and the apes as rebel Marxists. This same writer said the same thing about his work on "War Of The Worlds." The humans represented the Iraqi people to him, and the martians were America. There is definitely not a political agenda in that movie. But finding that out later spoiled it. Not to mention, anyone one writing with thoughts like that, is crazy and stupid. And that's just one guy.

          Most gangster movies are said to represent capitalism and America. This is what the makers of these movies say about them!

          Did you see "Killing Them Softly?" I did. It stinks. As a movie. Boring, and dull, and gray. What's more, it ended with a political speech! Not a good one. Not a deep one. But it ended with a sour little speech that could only be taken as political. It stank worse than the movie itself. Which is really saying something.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Watch TCM, Turner Classic Movies and if you have any sense you will see how awful the output of Hollywood is today.

      Similarly today's "music" is garbage.

      • Questions

        I regularly see today's movies, at least one or two a week. And I've seen literally hundreds if not thousands of "classic" (i.e., old) movies, many on TCM, in fact. Most, I'm afraid, are badly-made, cliched and unsophisticated compared to those made today. Sorry if that doesn't suit you, old timer. As for music, get the mashed potatoes out of your ears and pick up some CDs from the Pet Shop Boys, Rolling Stones or Killing Joke catalog.

        If you have any real curiosity, that is.

        • JakeTobias

          I think "Screw Socialism" was thinking more of content in the movies. There have been improvements in presentation, and technique, not to mention technology. But content has degenerated mostly into decadence. Most movies are depraved. Especially "serious" ones. Though I admit I love some of them. One development I hate though, I call hyper-cutting. Or flash cutting. Too many cuts too fast. They give me a headache. And the action happens so fast, you can't tell what is happening.

          As far as music goes, I think "Socialism Sucks" is thinking of today's music. Like Katy Perry, or Lady Gaga. And that auto-tune crap in general. Not ancient history like Killing Joke, or Pet Shop Boys. Let alone the Rolling Stones. I love the Stones, by the way. So much so, I must point out, they do not belong in the same sentence as Killing Joke, or Pet Shop Boys. And I think you must have mashed potatoes BETWEEN your ears. But, if you want something new, and different, try "Now Now." I found them just today on You-Tube. Kind of surreal, or dreamy in sound.

    • http://twitter.com/fountainpenlove @fountainpenlove

      nice try…..but……stevie wonder has written no less than 6 FILM scores……that places him firmly within the "hollywood" film community…..

  • κατεργάζομαι

    RE: "Stevie Wonder Succumbs to Anti-Israel Hate Campaign…"

    Stevie Wonder is BLIND.

    What is OBAMA's EXCUSE?

    • RoguePatriot6

      Same ailment except of a different nature.

    • Mary Sue

      Some Indonesian Muslim gave him a lollipop when he was a kid and from that point on he thought forever that Islam is wonderful.

  • Ghostwriter

    I think Stevie Wonder is being foolish. He should have attended the dinner in spite of the anti-Jewish wailing. He should have told those scum to take a long walk of a short pier.

  • κατεργάζομαι

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    The blind leading the blind..

  • marios

    Those self-hatred leftists Jews are curse for Israel, for all other Jews and for all normal people as well.
    It is enough small percent of all other but they have money, they have influence. How to fight them? Or how to make them comprehend that they will share the same future as other Jews if new Holocaust they promote by their shameless, stupid deeds come? History of Jewish people proved what is Torah" One Jew is responsible for other and all other are responsible for one". 1930th-1940th in Germany proved it as well: Jews, even though who support Hitler were killed because they were simply Jews. Do anyone have idea what to do with those Jewish useful idiots who betray Israel, Jews and themselves and their own children?

  • Arlie

    He is listening to other people to tell him what he should think. Too many people do that. I search out truth for myself and pray to God for answers and check my gut. The left are lying and hateful people. They are lost and without wisdom or the true Holy Spirit to guide them to righteousness. There as so many lost it is chilling. Lately I have been taken to bring my bible with me everywhere I go. Any spare time I read.

  • Drakken

    Hey abed, don't you have some saudi dick to suck?

  • BS77

    Get a brain transplant already DeShawn….

  • UCSPanther

    You ain't black. You're a piece of white trash. We know you ain't fooling anyone, you genetic mistake.

  • dr.music

    His mother should yank that idiotic beard and give him a few tight tight slaps…idiot. it is a parenting fail if your offspring finds islam attractive and worth joining. It is a parenting blunder of epic proportions as your genealogy and progeny will in the end come out in the far run twisted and dirty thinking if islam is invited into the current gene pool.

    As long as women can launch missiles and kill vermin i'm cool with chicks handling heavy weaponry. For all that macho GI Joe stuff the guys are there .
    War needs prettier faces or else when islam comes they will disappear …like magic. Have no doubts bro…have no doubts. Women should take over from the men in the war against islam. islam does not mean peace…. the final definition of islam is Terror. islam is rabid and fine if you are a guy but islam is deadly for women.
    So women should be making hardcore decisions against terror…. islamic terror….there is no other terror these days. Women are the first targets of islam.
    Our Non muslim Women have empowered themselves enough thanks to our lovely civilization and they be given the front seats and firing buttons against those humbug savages that try to pass off for humans today who believe it is some holey-god given right to subjugate women and suppress them as lesser beings.

    Put women right in the front but behind a bullet proof screen !!
    We got to start facing facts.
    Muslims are most pampered by humans.
    Let's go to the chick vet. Time to put down pet.

  • dr.music

    Fatwas in arabic must mean Dirty-thoughts.
    Muslims are unfortunate to be born muslims but islam insists they see themselves as fortunate under duress so they might as well. Its so sad.
    It's sooo sad. Absolutely zero escape from the controlling clergy.
    And zero escape from the threat of violence should one think out of the Islamic mental-box.
    Finished. islam is finishing the human race. Soon there will be no humans….only muslims!!
    What a planet it will be. Our Grand children will be muslims and have to listen to all this kind of islamic trash day in and day out and be forever stunted intellectually too because we were told that calling evil evil is un-islamic and racist. We did not have the guts to remind them that islam is not a race. It is our fault.
    islam will conquer the world and the arabs will be the kings of this twisted world. There will be Mecca time and within 3 generations of total islam cities and names will be all arabic and hallllaaaaahhh-hyphenated.
    NewYork will be Moremadstan and
    Paris will be Abdullahibrahimkudrisbullstan and so on and so forth. All the museums will be loudly burnt and all signs of present day western culture will be blackened over….No statues…alll smashed….no music…all banned and trampled on …no laughter….humor frowned upon….no women in sight….their unluck for being born muslim. No Body-art …..or ANY art……Not allowed ! HALLLLLLHHHH written everywhere is enough art for muslims. There can be no sign of anything parallel to islam. Bad influence. Islam is the most paranoid cult ever started. Our grand-children will be muslims because of us. Poor things. London is already Londonstan.
    Finished…..islam will finish the planet in victory. The arabs will be kings and all muslims will be their slaves……forever and ever. The arab dream will be realised. Air conditioning in the desert breeds evil. Note it down.
    All streets will be super quiet because the last dog will be killed and hung in victory.
    Forget pork…pigs will go before dogs.
    Satellites will fall from the skies and the 10th generation muslim (our grand kid) will not even have heard of satellites and it won’t be written in the co-ran….some idiots as usual will start worshipping it or examining it and analizying it but some idiot iman will claim it to be a genie and our grandkids will nod in agreement. Done….our grandkids are done for in islam.. The future man is going to be a normal dumb muslim.
    It is going to be the future man’s unfortunate luck to be born muslim. It is our fault and it will be our fault !
    It is our fault that there are still muslims on the planet. It is our fault. Plain and simple. It is our fault that islam and the arabs will in the end take credit for the nadir of our civilization and at that singular grab the planet will go downhill. The poor guys on Mars will never be able to come back if islam takes over mid-project. The people living on Mars will be our Earth’s Civilization-Tombstones but they will be on Mars.
    Air conditioning in the desert breeds evil. This is a scientific fact yet to be realized. Note it down.
    Just because an ape can talk and repeatedly say salllaaam mallleekuuum and other assorted guttural arabic sounds doesn’t make it human….actually it immediately identifies itself as a savage with that sound. It is our fault we did not want to listen. Science did not lie to us…we refused to see madly different brains at our peril. We are done. Show over …life stops islam goes on ……..done !!
    Fatwas in arabic must mean Dirty-thoughts.
    Muslims are the most pampered creatures by humans.

  • dr.music

    What's the problem if savages and ape thought humanoids want to make the world a safer place for us as they wipe themselves off sooner. What is the problem if our peace comes sooner as they up their own volumes. It’s their scene. Let them do it. If they got it let them flaunt its effectiveness on themselves. Its a muslim thing ….its their scene…they love all this…lets watch and make sounds but let them go on….islam has seen the future and it is war …but we already have visions of post islam peace and serenity. Get a season pass…..a few years worth …it'll be worth it. If islam turns its collective gaze from each other onto us we’re done in a week. LET THEM DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO TO EACH OTHER. IT IS THEIR RIGHT AMONGST THEMSELVES. Primitive law is the real law……it’s their scene…… let's take notes….
    Let's start facing facts…let's tip toe and look a bit further…islam is a weapon of mass destruction….Moremad is-the-face-that-we-should-not-see of this weapon of mass destruction. What say? Are you ready to be destroyed by islam?
    islam's strength and weakness is its primitiveness…the thing is you cannot fake primitive …you have to be primitive. You are a good muslim if you are primitive…the more primitive if such a thing is possible then it is even better for the masses….deadly !! The pure fruit of hate. The full stop of evolution. Nodding is easy to keep on when it is the accepted thing ….. the problem is no one is telling them that only hard core idiots do it in mental asylum. The wardens are the holy men and the inmates are the mozzys. Planet Earth will in the end become a mental institution….our current flash in the pan open thoughts and freedoms will be swallowed up by the constant tsunami that moremad started. Islam is superbad for chicks …..like mine, yours and everybody’s. Wake up!!
    ….a desert type from the wrong sides of the tracks kind of guy who started a cult thru fright and corrupt bravado .
    The first symptom that never leaves a human as he gets infected with islam is hardcore stupid thoughts about women’s rights and other pure bull kind of stuff-ity. Stupidity is the first thought-symptom a mental symptom in a human as days pass and then years and a lifetime of stupidity and passed on to next generation …done…! Stupidity makes sense in islam. Nonsense is their sense. They are really different. We are seeing it but ignoring it. Are we actually dumber than a stupid dirty cult ? Let’s see.
    Moremad was a weapon of mass destruction. What say? Are you ready to be destroyed by islam? Forget Chinese learn arabic and start acting stupid. Your new life as a moron is on. More on ?? One would think not.

  • Benny Hill

    Anybody know what happened to Palestine? Oh ya, The Jewish State of Israel. You can't fool ALL the people ALL the time. The 1st step to solve a problem is to recognize you have one – and ALL you guys have a BIG problem. Actually several, like lying, stealing, cheating and murdering to name a few. Do you really think you can pull this off without a fight … ? LOL

    • Mary Sue

      There never was a "Palestine".

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Anybody know what happened to Palestine? Oh ya, The Jewish State of Israel."

      You pop out of your grave to spew leftists nonsense?

      "You can't fool ALL the people ALL the time."

      The OIC fooled you.

      "The 1st step to solve a problem is to recognize you have one – and ALL you guys have a BIG problem."

      I've known about the problem with leftist destruction of consensus in this country for decades now.

      "Actually several, like lying, stealing, cheating and murdering to name a few."

      You have zero evidence, and merely repeat lies fed to you. Your musings are pathetic.

      "Do you really think you can pull this off without a fight … ? LOL"

      Obviously the fighting will continue until the leftist morons are neutralized somehow, and then we can use US military power to win a definitive and just peace, assuming we never have a president this bad again.

      You're pretty thick to threaten a fight when the war has been on for many decades.

      • Benny Hill

        Dr Kissinger would like OBJECTIVEFACTSMATTER to understand something important regarding Israel. And when the curtain closes, just remember, you wonderful people did this to yourselves – of course, you had lots of "help".

        Henry Kissinger Predicts ‘In 10 Years, There Will Be No More Israel’.
        http://www.inquisitr.com/349213/henry-kissinger-p

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "Dr Kissinger would like OBJECTIVEFACTSMATTER to understand something important regarding Israel. And when the curtain closes, just remember, you wonderful people did this to yourselves – of course, you had lots of "help". "

          I already answered you regarding your Kissinger reference, but you didn't answer me at all about what you seem to think you're replying to. Of course not. Facts are not your friend for as long as you take the side of the most vicious liars in the world's long history.

          You posted the same thing twice, and here's what I wrote already on the other:

          "Dr Kissinger would like OBJECTIVEFACTSMATTER (and the rest of you lovely people) to understand something important regarding Israel"

          Dr. Kissinger is an overcompensating liberal (secular) Jew, who is identified as a Jew based on his appearance and tormented for it all of his life. His positions are based on personal psychological needs of convenience, not salient facts.

          "Be careful where you spew your venom."

          I agree, venom and all weapons should be used where most efficient. I follow that guideline closely and reserve my proverbial venom for liars and their dupes like you. Nobody is angry at Mr. Wonder. Some are very angry at the pressure put on him and the fact that he seemed to cave so weakly without any visible qualms. You on the other hand seek out people to use your lies against. You are pathetic.

    • Drakken

      We ain't played cowboys and muslims yet. That day is coming, enjoy hadji sympathizer.

    • Jordan Ariel

      Benny… do you know what happened to the Jewish Kingdom of Judea? Some moronic roman emperor named it "Syria Palestina."

  • Parenthetical Phrase

    Do you think Stevie "I'm against all war" Wonder would say that he would have been againt the American Civil War? Yeah. I'd like to hear him say that.

    • Mary Sue

      Oh yeah because being under slavery is FAR better! [/sarcasm]

  • Larry G.

    For all those anti-Semites who follow like sheep and join on the bandwagon of Israeli boycotts, which all are based hate propaganda, blood libels and revisionist history–you're doing exactly what G-d warned mankind not to do! I quote Exodus 23:1-3

    Thou shalt not utter a false report, put not thy hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou bear witness in a cause to turn aside after a multitude to pervert justice; neither shalt thou favour a poor man in his cause.

    So you people are backing Islamists (the poor man in this case) and together you're a multitude who are a bunch of unrighteous witnesses blaming the nation of Israel because of a pile of lies (i.e. false reports)!

    Gee–you're a bunch of swell people!

  • Benny Hill

    Dr Kissinger would like OBJECTIVEFACTSMATTER (and the rest of you lovely people) to understand something important regarding Israel. And when the curtain closes, just remember, you wonderful people did this to yourselves – of course, you had lots of "help".

    Henry Kissinger Predicts ‘In 10 Years, There Will Be No More Israel’.
    http://www.inquisitr.com/349213/henry-kissinger-p

    btw: Stevie Wonder is a national treasure. His love shines through his beautiful music. He has inspired and encouraged an several generations of American's and people throughout the world. Be careful where you spew your venom.

    • Mary Sue

      Yeah his music is fine, that's not the problem.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Dr Kissinger would like OBJECTIVEFACTSMATTER (and the rest of you lovely people) to understand something important regarding Israel"

      Dr. Kissinger is an overcompensating liberal (secular) Jew, who is identified as a Jew based on his appearance and tormented for it all of his life. His positions are based on personal psychological needs of convenience, not salient facts.

      "Be careful where you spew your venom."

      I agree, Venom and all weapons should be used where most efficient. I follow that guideline closely and reserve my proverbial venom for liars and their dupes like you. Nobody is angry at Mr. Wonder. Some are very angry at the pressure put on him and the fact that he seemed to cave so weakly without any visible qualms. You on the other hand seek out people to use your lies against. You are pathetic.

  • curmudgeon

    stevie is blind. are we to be surprised that he cant see?

  • danica

    I WONDER.. why no JEWS IN MUSLIM LANDS? HOLLYWOOD JEWS BE CAREFULL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!!You gave us COMMUNISM AND MURDER OF MILLIONS OF YOUR COMRADES… DI YOU FORGOT??? REMEMBER HOLLOCUST, POGROMS GTEAT TERROR, WELL BY STANDING FOrTODAY'S FASHIST ISLAMIST DO YOU KNOW WHERE IT WILL LEAD to the same old think blood running for me to..i love life, and you are for people who love DEATH AND KILLINGS MORE..AND THEY HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEaCH – TELL WHAT THEY INTEND TO DO.. to you and me!

  • dougjmiller

    I will never listen to another Stevie Wonder song. I used to be a big fan of his. Now he's just a "one hit wonder." Get lost Stevie.

    • KarshiKhanabad

      Way back in 1964 we called him "Little Stevie the Blind Wonder".

  • hmurveit

    blinded by ignorance

  • Shaibowtie

    Mr. Wonder, your music is truly a wonder. You might not be able to read this The Hebrew university of Jerusalem is close to finalizing A sensory substitution devise that hacks into the visual cortex helping blind people see………maybe then you really might see? Don't be a sheep follow your heart ..like you were about to!

  • adam

    Sad to say though this focus Israel has on PR to begin with is a problem to begin with. Why is Ben Shapiro and others so focused on getting Holly wood to love Israel when in general their ideals are corrupt. Just because they have money or power. That is what I get from it. Also just being a victim doesn't make you right. There has to be some "positive" reason to support Israel and when I read articles like this I think are part of the problem because actually the best "PR" is in general how Jews behave. Not some government office trying to make Israel look good which any sophisticated person doesn't fall for PR anyway.

  • CdnBill

    This article explains rather than rants, and that’s good. More information on the nature of the Left and its attacks on all things Western, including Israel, is needed.

  • Veritae

    You can be against whatever you wish, but that does not mean that the situation is not a reality. History bears witness that when entertainers get on their soapbox and posit politics, it is never a good thing. We don’t come to your concerts to hear your private political views Mr. Wonder. We come to be entertained. Either stay out of politics, or stay out of music, but never shall the two twain meet. If you don’t believe me just ask Snead O’Connor or the Dixie Chicks.

  • Eric

    More and more the public are waking up to the evil, murderous ,racism of zionism. The strangle hold on the media isn’t so effective now that the internet is all prevasive in society. Also a special thanks for the efforts of Roger Waters.