Last year I wrote about Israel's claim that it has the most moral army in the world. A video from a October 7 showing how the IDF handled stone throwing Palestinians now prompts me to re-examine that claim. Actually, I should modify my statement that the stone throwers were Palestinian. Some of them were actually undercover IDF or border police officers. It is impossible to tell from these videos whether the IDF/border police officers instigated the stone throwing or were merely blending in with a crowd of Palestinians who were already throwing stones. In either case, watch as an undercover soldier shoots a Palestinian in the leg as he is is being restrained by two fellow officers.
Below are some quotes by prominent Israelis and by Sheldon Adelson, Israel's richest and one of its most powerful supporters. My critics will point out that they provide an unbalanced portrait of Israel and that I do not include quotes by Palestinians and their supporters which portray Palestinians in a bad light. To which I say, "Guilty as charged!" I make no pretense that this is a balanced presentation. But I present to you this unbalanced picture for two reasons.
NASA has proven that it is easier to find liquid water on Mars than to find a major Republican politician who will admit that the U.S. is at least partially to blame for Iran's hostility to the U.S. It's easier to denounce Iranians when they scream "Death to America" than to acknowledge that they have some justification for their anger. It's easier for us to threaten war with them than for us to leave our warm cocoon of self-righteousness and take a good hard look at our own behavior.
John Cleese--Minister of silly walks
Donald Trump--Minister of Silly Faces
Definition: ZomBiebi (alt. spelling: Zombibi)-- A neocon who mindlessly echoes the Israeli Prime Minister's talking points on Iran and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Incapable of independent thought or feeling human emotions.
Shmuley Boteach recently wrote a column for the Jerusalem Post that looked like a plea for people to be understanding of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker's difficult position in regards to the Iran nuclear deal while simultaneously badgering him to reject the deal. Why is this so important? Boteach is a close personal friend of the Senator's and you can be sure the Senator will hear his voice loud and clear. I'd quote the part of the column where he describes how he developed his close personal friendship with Booker over the years, but then I'd have to quote half his column. If you haven't already read his column, DO IT NOW!
Dear Congressman Reed,
You sent out an email on July 24 explaining why you were going to vote to reject the Iran deal. You wrote:
The Palestinians are likely to make Theodor Meron's Top Secret Memo exhibit A if the ICC decides to hold hearings against Israel. Meron, a Holocaust survivor with a doctorate in international law from Harvard, was one of Israel's top legal experts in 1967. When Israel's Foreign Ministry asked him whether it would be legal to settle in the territories captured in the Six Day War, Meron wrote an opinion that stated: