Government Smearing of Israel’s Critics

Israel’s pressure to conflate criticism of its treatment of Palestinians with the evils of anti-Semitism has stifled a needed debate in Western societies, as Lawrence Davidson explains.

By Lawrence Davidson

“Back in the day,” which in this case was Feb. 8, 2007, the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism adopted a “working definition” of anti-Semitism which included the following point: It is anti-Semitic to “deny the Jewish people their right to self-determination (e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor).”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The whole definition, including the quoted sentence, was not original with the State Department. It was originally “written collaboratively by a small group of non-governmental organizations” which remained unnamed.

This “working definition” has proved to have staying power. Thus, the U.S. Congress has used the State Department document in devising its Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2016, and in December of 2016, the British government adopted an almost identical “working definition,” which listed the same alleged act of denial – the one that links the Jewish people’s “right of self-determination” with the “claim that the existence of Israel is a racist endeavor” as an example of “contemporary anti-Semitism.”

There is something not quite right about this aspect of the “working definition.” The two parts of the quoted sentence don’t really go together logically. Thus, labeling Israel as it presently exists as a “racist endeavor” does not “deny the Jewish people their right of self-determination.” It only asserts that self-determination carried forth in a racist manner, by Jews or anyone else, is illegitimate.

Although neither the State Department’s nor the U.K. government’s taking up of this “working definition” are not legally binding on non-governmental individuals or organizations (a fact not widely publicized), it has allowed both U.S. and British Zionists to label critics of Israel as anti-Semites in what appears to be a semi-official way, and this has opened the floodgates for a growing number of actions by colleges, universities, civic groups and the like to ban conferences, student organizations and speakers who would condemn Israeli behavior and support Palestinian rights.

Subsequently, the respected British jurist Hugh Tomlinson has come out with an opinion on this “working definition” which finds it flawed, and the U.K. government’s assertion of it legally unenforceable.

A Flawed Assumption

The assertion that criticism of Israel is an act of anti-Semitism relies on the assumption that, because Israel describes itself as “a Jewish state,” it represents all Jews. This exaggeration, in turn, seems reasonable due to a broader tendency, most prevalent in the democratic West, to confuse governments and the people they claim authority over.

Americans and most Europeans live in democracies and vote for their governments in relatively honest elections. So, aren’t they in some way to be identified with the policies of their governments? The claim can be no more than partially true. Maybe an argument can be made for those who actually voted for the policymakers in a politically aware fashion. But what of those who did not vote for them? Or how about those who did not vote at all? How about those who do not reside within the country that claims them?

It is interesting to note that this identification of specific groups with specific governments is rarely made by those living in dictatorships and states with rigged elections. In those places the population knows that their wishes have no relation to policy. Often their assumption is that the same sort of disconnect is a really a worldwide phenomenon.

So, for instance, if you go to Iran, Iranians will usually tell you that they heartily dislike the U.S. government and, at the same time, really like the American people. No one believes that the two things, government and people, are really the same thing.

When it comes to populations that are spread out beyond one particular state, the exaggeration becomes even more obvious. Thus, can the Buddhist government of Sri Lanka claim the loyalty of Nepalese Buddhists for their horrible war against the Tamils? Should the ethnic Chinese living in San Francisco be expected to support the expansionist policies of the Chinese government in Tibet?

Common sense tells us that it is a gross exaggeration to identify specific ethnic or religious groups with the policies of specific governments, even democratic ones. Yet as we have seen above, in one ongoing case, that of the Jews and Israel, the argument is being pushed very strongly – to the point where laws are being considered to mandate just such an identification.

Israel De-Civilizes

Since the inception of the State of Israel, one Israeli government after the other has insisted that the Israeli state officially represents every last Jew on the planet – thus conflating nationality and religious identity. The fabricated nature of this claim has become more obvious as Israeli behavior and culture has grown ever more racist and the policies of its governments more blatantly in violation of international law and the norms of human and civil rights.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking to the AIPAC conference in Washington D.C. on March 21, 2016. (Photo credit: AIPAC)

While much of the rest of the world has strived to increase diversity and tolerance, Israel and a small number of other states (such places as Myanmar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, etc.) go about practicing official discrimination, segregation, and expulsion. As they do so, they inevitably produce cultures that those who support human and civil rights can only describe as ugly and deformed. As a consequence, more and more Jews have responded by disassociating themselves with Zionist Israel.

What then has been the response of the Israeli government? It is, essentially, to spit in the face of Jews supportive of human rights. The Israelis seek to force the issue by using their influence and that of Zionist lobby surrogates to push for new laws in key foreign lands, such as the U.S. and the U.K., to make criticism of the Israeli state legally synonymous with anti-Semitism. The U.S. and British adoption of the suspect portion of the “working definition” of anti-Semitism cited here is a step in this direction, and a consequence of Zionist pressure.

It should be noted that Israel and its supporters, being the “deep thinkers” they aren’t, have created a reductio ad absurdum situation. To wit, anyone who publicly condemns Israeli human rights violations (that is Israeli racist acts) must be anti-Semitic (racist) – even if they happen to be Jewish. That is what you get when you pursue particularistic expediency over the general logic of tolerance and humanitarianism.

One can ask how it is that American and British, as well as other politicians and lawmakers, who are themselves part of cultures that are even now seeking to overcome racism, can buy into such an illogical argument?

Their doing so seems to be an expression of the electoral marketplace. Politicians need money to survive in their chosen career. As long as it does not cost them an overwhelming number of votes, they will sell their support to high bidders. And, no one bids higher than the Zionists.

This means that democratic politics is most often not a principled activity. It can be idealized, of course, but as long as it is dependent on incessant fund-raising, it will be corrupt in practice. That is why the Zionists can easily arrange for most Western politicians to selectively suppress free speech in their own countries and support racism in Israel.

Lawrence Davidson is a history professor at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He is the author of Foreign Policy Inc.: Privatizing America’s National Interest; America’s Palestine: Popular and Official Perceptions from Balfour to Israeli Statehood; and Islamic Fundamentalism. He blogs at

48 comments for “Government Smearing of Israel’s Critics

  1. Epictetus
    May 7, 2017 at 10:27

    Judaism is the originator of the pernicious myth of patriarchal monotheism. The brutal god they invented is a repellent entity whose cruelty and capriciousness mirror the harshness of the ancestral desert nomadic environment, so unlike the gods imagined by people who inhabited more salubrious regions. His presence is invasive: he demands ultimate authority over what foods you eat, what clothes you wear, whom you love and how, and the ways you think, feel, and behave. Even death cannot free you from his baleful influence. And his wiles could only be interpreted by a hereditary priestly caste who ruled their unlucky Jewish subjects absolutely.

    Through Christianity and to a lesser extent, Islam, knowledge of the dreadful Jewish god has been imposed on virtually every culture in every corner of the planet, at an incalculable cost in human misery.

    The great American patriot Tom Paine spoke for all rational people when wrote this about the “holy” book of the Jews in his masterwork “The Age of Reason,” “Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon, than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness, that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel.”

    Historically, the cultural traits that have flowed from this belief system are ethnocentrism, misogyny, homophobia, intolerance, and the worse curse, dualistic thinking. We feel free to condemn the extremist Christian and Muslim advocates of these practices today but it is a mighty cultural taboo to honestly critique the Judaism that inspired them.

  2. Blake
    May 7, 2017 at 04:16

    Thank goodness for the alternative media and writers like Prof Davidson. Gave up reading the lame stream media its like some alternate antonym universe has become the new norm where right is wrong and vice versa

  3. Dr.Joji Cherian
    May 5, 2017 at 21:56

    America is lost.Lost to Israel.It is colony,slave yard, of Israel. It can never retrieve itself from Israel.Unless of course some bloody uprising happens.

  4. jerry hamilton
    May 5, 2017 at 17:11

    I hate Israel. I did not want to. The actions of Israel forced me to hate them.

  5. AlexanderH
    May 5, 2017 at 16:06

    PROsemitic ——- what is it?
    If there is an “antisemitism” you must ask: “What is PROsemitism?”
    PROsemitism must be a supporter of “semitism”, which really means Judaism (though most Moslems are SEMITIC and most JEWS are NOT). So what are you supporting if you are a PROsemite? Well first of all we must define Judaism:
    Judaism is neither a race or a religion, it is Xenophobic Tribalism.
    A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.
    1. The organization, culture, or beliefs of a tribe.
    2. A strong feeling of identity with and loyalty to one’s tribe or group.
    So right off the get-go you hate all NON-Jews, NON-members of YOUR group(TRIBE).
    THAT means, that if I am not one of the TRIBE, you do not like me.
    Since Jews BRAND all NON-Jews “gentile” automatically denigrating them, to be PROsemitic one must by definition be ANTI-GENTILE.
    They hate all NON-Jews so fundamentally, that they have to SPECIFICALLY name “RIGHTEOUS GENTILES”.
    Those are NON-Jewish HUMANS that went so far out of their way to help/save Jews that the Jews were FORCED to ACKNOWLEDGE the humanity of that specific ‘gentile”. You see, PROsemites do not acknowledge the EQUALITY of spirituality and humanity of “gentiles”
    According to the SPLC & ADL an organization is a “HATE GROUP” if it has
    “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people”.
    Jews have HATED Egypt for 3,500 years.
    Jews have HATED Babylon for 2,500 years.
    Jews have HATED CHRIST and his followers for 2,000 years.

    David Ben-Gurion, one of the father founders of Israel, described Zionist aims in 1948: “A Christian state should be established [in Lebanon], with its southern border on the Litani river. We will make an alliance with it. When we smash the Arab Legion’s strength and bomb Amman, we will eliminate Transjordan too, and then Syria will fall. If Egypt still dares to fight on, we shall bomb Port Said, Alexandria and Cairo… And in this fashion, we will end the war and settle our forefathers’ account with Egypt, Assyria, and Aram “………….. read that again
    “and settle our forefathers’ account with Egypt, Assyria, and Aram”
    They are STILL HATING and planning deadly attacks after 3,500+ YEARS .
    How do you think they feel about JESUS CHRIST whom they HATE most of ALL.
    Israel’s MOTTOES:
    (1) NEVER forgive & NEVER forget.
    (2) By Way of Deception you will Do War.
    Their ONLY(monotheistic) “god” is a WAR god
    PROsemitism is ANTI-HUMANism

    “…the general cause of anti-Semitism has always resided in Israel itself and not in those who have fought against Israel. ” Bernard Lazare (1894)
    “Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel.” “Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat… That is why gentiles were created…” – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Former Chief Rabbi of Israel
    Here in the US, AIPAC and ADL and about 100 other “Jew” organizations state that immigration of asylum seekers is what they support. ThereforeTO ALL Mexicans, Africans, Muslims , Chinese, by the millions, Please “IMMIGRATE” into ISRAEL BECAUSE THEY SAY THEY SUPPORT ASYLUM SEEKERS; GET FREE BENEFITS, JOBS, HOUSING AND SEND FOR YOUR FAMILIES TO STAY PERMANENTLY.
    Judaism worships a WAR god. Why is it so hard for people to grasp that? They do not make a secret of it, it is very well documented. You have to grasp what you are dealing with. Until Judaism REPUDIATES their whole belief system (laccepts a LOVING/FORGIVING god and recognizes the SPIRITUAL and HUMAN equality of the rest of Humanity) they should be shunned by Humanity.
    RESEARCH “the King’s Torah” for more fun facts

  6. May 5, 2017 at 09:07

    “It is anti-Semitic to “deny the Jewish people their right to self-determination (e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor)”

    A definition written in Tel Aviv.

    Completely meaningless since no one on the planet denies Jews their democratic rights. No one. That is a strawman argument, and it is so clearly intended to fog up the genuine issue of Israel’s denying millions of their every right – democratic rights, human rights, rights to peaceful lives, and even the right of secure home ownership.

    It is so patently false and twisted that I think such lobby-induced efforts serve only to offend fair-minded people.

    Most of us know when people are being seriously disingenuous with us or attempting to manipulate us, as with cheap scam artists or Bible-thumping tent preachers.

    This kind of nonsense from Israel initiates exactly the same kind of reaction in any informed and reasonable person.

    I do not even understand what Israel thinks it achieves with such clearly manipulative and dishonest stuff. It is as effective as Don Quixote tilting at windmills, and the truth is it seems a one-way trip to nowhere.

    I do know that, try as desperately as you will for years, long term, you can’t keep a badly leaking boat afloat with mumbo-jumbo.

    All Israel has to do is clean up its stinking human-rights mess, stop imposing on and abusing others, stop stealing homes and farms and gas fields and water, and return to its accepted 1967 borders.

    There is nothing unreasonable in those expectations, and absolutely nothing anti-Semitic either, since anti-Semitism, as with all extreme prejudices, is just unreasonable superstition. We are talking about hard facts here, not superstition.

    Most criticism would end immediately. But Israel deliberately chooses not to do so. It won’t even seriously discus doing so.

    All such measures as those imposed on America’s State Department only scream growing desperation in the campaign to defend what cannot be defended.

    Short of creating a Stalinist set of institutions in America, you cannot stop people from criticizing what richly deserves being criticized.

  7. Exiled off mainstreet
    May 5, 2017 at 00:43

    Since the Palestinians are, in fact, other Semites, Israel is factually the most “anti-semitic” state in existence right now.

    • AlexanderH
      May 5, 2017 at 16:06

      Israel demands the Palestinians “recognize Israel’s right to exist” —- WELL,
      How can People that “Do not EXIST” recognize their DENIER’S “right to exist”?!
      Israel DENIES that Palestinians even EXIST!
      Where is Israel’s Recognition of the PALESTINIAN’S EXISTANCE!?
      Palestinian DENIERS are Christ DENIERS.
      Israel is attempting to create a MYTH that the Palestinians “do not exist”
      That is standard “dehumanizing prior to exterminating”
      Israel also DENIES Jesus Christ.
      WHEN Israel acknowledges HIM at all
      Israel calls Jesus “the BASTARD of a Roman soldier and Mary, a PROSTITUTE”
      Israel claims that JESUS is in HELL, boiling in excrement.
      Israel is a HUMANITY DENIER.

  8. May 4, 2017 at 20:08

    America must pull the zionist tapeworm out of their collective (old word for donkey),
    or the globe will end up burning in a nuclear hell,
    then frozen in a nuclear winter.

    • AlexanderH
      May 5, 2017 at 16:07

      America, the “MASTERBLASTER” from the movie “Thunderdome” a giant moron ridden on and directed by Twisted Jewish Dwarves ……..

      Israel has 300+ NUKES — REFUSES inspections —- REFUSES to sign Non-ProliferationTreaty.
      Israel HATES Christianity & GENTILES and denies the Spiritual and Human EQUALITY of NONJews to Jews.
      Israel thinks GREATER ISRAEL should rule the World. “Greater Israel” is all land between the Nile and the Euphrates rivers, Syria, Jordan, most of Saudi Arabia. Greater Israel” requires the breaking up of the existing Arab states into small states. You can find maps they have drawn online.… Did you know what the two blue bands on their flag stand for? The Nile and the Euphrates. Israel (using the Gentile USA) is spreading chaos and fracturing all Civilization in the Peoples immediately around it in order to facilitate a land grab for “greater israel”.
      Israel has “DUAL-citizens”(sayanim) whose true loyalty is to Israel, embedded throughout American government/society. According to the Zionist creed, Israel is the state of the Jews, all the Jews. Every Jew in the world belongs to Israel, even if temporarily residing somewhere else
      If Israel could provoke nuclear apocalypse between America&Russia …..and China ….. BY WAY OF DECEPTION…. Israel would be the ONLY NUCLEAR ARMED SUPERPOWER left………
      Especially if it SNEAK nuked many of It’s HATED/HISTORICAL “enemies” While they are bombing each other.(Germany, Poland, England, Egypt, Iraq, basically ALL gentiles should “bear the YOKE of Israel”)Noted Israeli military historian Martin Van Creveld stated that Israel could find itself one day forced to exterminate the European continent using all kinds of weapons including its nuclear arsenal if it felt its demise neared, stressing that Israel also considers Europe a hostile target.
      Does Israel have nuclear missiles aimed at the main world capitals?? — You bet.
      Israel BRAGS about doing similar in Persia/Iran (75,000dead), Jews even CELEBRATE with Purim [slaughter of enemies] and Egypt(all the FIRST BORN CHILDREN)
      David Ben-Gurion, one of the father founders of Israel, described Zionist aims in 1948: “A Christian state should be established [in Lebanon], with its southern border on the Litani river. We will make an alliance with it. When we smash the Arab Legion’s strength and bomb Amman, we will eliminate Transjordan too, and then Syria will fall. If Egypt still dares to fight on, we shall bomb Port Said, Alexandria and Cairo… And in this fashion, we will end the war and settle our forefathers’ account with Egypt, Assyria, and Aram” ………….. read that again
      “and settle our forefathers’ account with Egypt, Assyria, and Aram”
      They are STILL HATING and planning deadly attacks after 3,500+ YEARS .
      How do you think they feel about JESUS CHRIST whom they HATE most of ALL.
      Israel’s MOTTOES:
      (1) NEVER forgive & NEVER forget.
      (2) By Way of Deception you will Do War.
      (3) Their “god” is a WAR god

  9. mike k
    May 4, 2017 at 11:09

    Power knows no morality.

  10. Peter Loeb
    May 4, 2017 at 07:13


    As I have written (to a comment by “Rosemerry”), I have already
    been deprived of my rights to any kind of “free speech”.

    My primary goal was to encourage opposition in the House
    of Representatives to a bill by AIPAC against BDS. I know that
    all the the Reps (and other lawgivers) in my state cannot be
    elected without the support of AIPAC.( And no one of either party
    wants to be diselected.A bad sell!)

    I could not express my plea for opposition to the anti-BDS
    bill in “plain English”. Instead I looked for some issue-areas
    that would persuade the representative. I chose
    constitutional issues and a belief in education’s ability to
    provide free thought.

    Perhaps you will find other reasons.

    Remember your (oversimnplified) goal:” to get a no vote”!!!

    Nothing like “free discourse”” bla bla bla currently exists.

    At this time (unless you are writing a book on truth etc.), that is
    what we are reduced to. This is tragic but true.

    As an advocate in other fields I can tell you that this gets
    the job done = can (possibly) achieve your goal re a vote.

    Otherwise, as Davidson points out, you are wasting your time.
    Even if you are absolutely correct which it seems to be you are.

    —-Peter Loeb, Boston, MA, USA.

  11. R Davis
    May 4, 2017 at 03:06

    “Jewish dissociation from Israel”
    Israel needs foreign Jews for their donations of money .. once Jews from all over the world gave money to help Israel establish itself .. but times are tough. Today it is the children & grand children of the former benefactors that are being asked for money .. but you know .. when you read that how many hundreds of billion of US dollars Israel has received in aid .. from America alone .. you know that it is a joke.

    “laws to mandate”
    Is a knee jerk reaction to fear .. never before has there been such a strong global desire for Israel to be shut down .. desperation is a real element of the force pushing for mandatory safeguards to protect Israels existence.

  12. R Davis
    May 4, 2017 at 01:52

    Is it possible that the United States & the United Kingdom are so intrinsically linked, that if Israel goes down so will they ?
    If this were so, what kind of “linked ” would this mean .. financially ?
    And is that all ?
    It just seems to me that the US / UK / Germany / France & Australia for that matter … behave as though their own nations very existence is at stake.
    if this is the case .. is this a wise place to be.

    • R Davis
      May 4, 2017 at 01:54

      Israel is a Jewish state .. since when does a religion own it’s own country .. please.

    • Anon
      May 4, 2017 at 08:00

      That is a propaganda line designed to intimidate critics of zionism. There is no evidence or argument that the US or UK would be damaged by the fall of Israel. In fact, the disappearance of Israel would be a great blessing upon the entire developed world. Let us hope for that.

    • May 4, 2017 at 19:41

      R Davis
      The zionut has control of Hollywood, and the established news and entertainment media. They also control the purse strings, so that the economy in the US would scream if Washington ceased it’s support for the zionut. Anyone involved in that decision would be demonized by the talking heads, and blamed for the economic short falls. People with community leadership training would be paid big bucks to collect as many kids to be bussed to city centers across the nation, Chicago, New York, LA, etc., etc. Mass protests would cause total chaos.
      If all else fails, there is always the nuclear arsenal. If the zionut cannot have it’s way, it will burn the globe.

      • May 4, 2017 at 21:52

        and the US gives how many billions a year to Israel? and that will buy off how many congressman?
        Our taxes are being used to undermine our own democracy by a foreign government…no wonder they think we;re fools….we are…

  13. backwardsevolution
    May 3, 2017 at 20:57

    “If you want to know who controls you, look at whom you are not allowed to criticize.” Voltaire

  14. mike k
    May 3, 2017 at 18:28

    Same old BS game of calling criticism anti-Semitism. It still works, so they still use it. When will we ever learn? Maybe never.

  15. Bill Bodden
    May 3, 2017 at 16:41

    The occupation and abuse of Palestinians by Israel is one of the more despicable acts of anti-Semitism today.

    • Dr. Ibrahim Soudy
      May 3, 2017 at 17:21

      Thank You…………..

      • May 4, 2017 at 19:26

        Well said … or typed (to be specific).

  16. Bill Bodden
    May 3, 2017 at 16:37

    One can ask how it is that American and British, as well as other politicians and lawmakers, who are themselves part of cultures that are even now seeking to overcome racism, can buy into such an illogical argument?

    In the case of American politicians it is because they want to work in what has been described as the biggest whorehouse in the world.

  17. Dr. Ibrahim Soudy
    May 3, 2017 at 14:37

    There is no such thing as “antisemitism”…..It is “antijewishness”. Please stop offending and insulting the vast majority of the REAL Semites who are not Jews…….The Semitic Jews are actually a very tiny minority of the Semites………..It Is time for the many ignorant people in the West to learn some basic facts and stop acting like parrots………….

    • Bill Bodden
      May 3, 2017 at 18:16

      .It Is time for the many ignorant people in the West to learn some basic facts and stop acting like parrots…

      It was time for the many ignorant people in the West to learn something of other people, their histories and cultures a long time ago.

      • Paranam Kid
        May 3, 2017 at 22:59

        True, people condemn Muslims on the basis of an extremist minority without knowing, or even wanting to know, anything about Islam.

    • May 4, 2017 at 19:25

      Hear! Hear!
      Semites include speakers of languages belonging to the Semitic Language Group, which includes Akkadian, Amharic, Aramaic, Arabic, Hebrew, and several others.
      Unfortunately, I cannot point this out in public, out of fear of being lynched.

    • May 4, 2017 at 21:48

      exactly…the Zionists have been the most obvious Anti- Semetic culture in recent history…

    • AlexanderH
      May 5, 2017 at 16:10

      anti-GENTILISM is the problem. Cavemen did not sit around their caves:
      GROK: “HEY, me hate Jews.”
      HORG: “What a Jew?”
      GROK: “Me not know …. but me hate”
      Then non-Jews sat for tens of thousands of years waiting for a Jew to come along, so we could all be mean for no reason. Sorry, what happened was Jews created a social system of Xenophobic Tribalism (look it up) wherein THEY hate all NON-Jews, and this hate of all non-Tribe members has, naturally, caused People to not like them.
      anti-semitic … that’s what they called Jesus of Nazareth in the Galilee …
      JUDAS ISCARIOT was a JEW beloved by the Temple Priests.
      Judaism is neither a race or a religion, it is Xenophobic Tribalism.
      XENOPHOBIC: n.
      A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.
      TRIBALISM: n.
      1. The organization, culture, or beliefs of a tribe.
      2. A strong feeling of identity with and loyalty to one’s tribe or group.
      Quick summation? They are the enemy of anyone who is not a TRIBAL MEMBER …… and only “tolerate” Gentiles.

      The World should insist Israel live by the standards Israel demands of others. Be judged as Ye judge others. If Israel wants to be recognized, Israel must recognize the EQUALITY and HUMANITY of ALL People. Quit calling NON-Jews SHISKA, GOYIM, GENTILE. If Israel wants Hamas to ‘repudiate’ their charter, Israel must REPUDIATE their manual of hate, the TORAH, which openly proclaims that all ‘gentiles’ should be ‘Hewers of wood, and bearers of water’ …….. for Israel.
      Israel must recognize the Native People’s RIGHT to a Palestinian state.
      Israel REFUSES to sign the Non Proliferation Treaty or open It’s NUKES to inspection, Israel should have the exact same sanctions that were put on Iran.

    • akech
      May 9, 2017 at 10:04

      The Bible tells the story about JUDAS ISCARIOT, one of Jesus closest friend who betrayed Jesus and handed him over to his enemies for crucifixion in exchange for 30 dinars!

      There are tons of Judases in Congress, executive branch, other branches of the government and in far distant lands around the world who are playing the same role that Judas Iscariot played in exchange for $$!

      These bloody people are not Zionists; many of them are gentiles. The bloody role these modern time Judases play around the world has left millions and millions innocent civilians dead. Greed and lust for money is at the bottom of it all.

      These modern time Judases are willing to do anything in exchange for money; let us not forget that nobody has forced greed and lust on these Judases!

  18. Sam F
    May 3, 2017 at 14:31

    Plainly the State Dept and all branches of federal government are controlled by zionists as we have long seen. The corruption of democracy is not only the corruption of the mass media and election tools of democracy by economic concentrations unforeseen by the founders, but also corruption of public morality by the conformism of the city, workplace, and market, the irresistibility of economic gangsterism.

    Every prominent person is afraid of the zionist tyranny, because they hold their positions entirely at the pleasure of the tyrant, proven to them by “anti-semitism” witch hunts organized by opportunists of their own kind. The most cowardly convince themselves that capitulation is honorable, join the enforcement gang for personal gain, and never test their bonds or question their slavemaster.

    Not only must mass media and elections be protected by constitutional amendments restricting their funding to limited registered individual contributions, a solution that we can no longer even debate. We must also establish a new model of moral courage in the city, workplace, and market, resisting the opportunist gangsters. Both solutions unfortunately require revolutionary organization against these modern tyrannies.

  19. hillary
    May 3, 2017 at 14:07

    From its creation Israel has been a totally illegal state.

    The only way Israel was allowed to become a UN member was that they agreed to allow all the 750,000 expelled Palestinians to return home.

    The UN General Assembly had no jurisdiction or authority whatsoever to impose a partition of Mandate Palestine on the people who inhabited that former Ottoman territory. The Partition Plan was actually envisaged by the British already in 1937 (the Peel Commission), and the Jewish Agency in Palestine agreed in principle, since their goal was to take whatever it was given, and then conquer the whole land by force. In 1947 the same thing happened. The Jewish authorities of Palestine ostensibly accepted the GA Resolution, thus presenting themselves as the “reasonable” party, while the Arab States (some of which gained independence after other League of Nations Mandates expired), staunchly opposed the forceful partition. The Arabs rightfully claimed that the UN Charter called for application of the principle of self determination (e.g. by a referendum of the whole Palestinian population: Muslims, Christians, Jews, Druze, etc.). Truman himself realized that the UN Partition Plan was going nowhere, and in March 1948 Truman (too late, of course), suddenly called for the Mandate to be converted into a Trusteeship Territory system, under the new UN Charter. The “Partition Plan” also called for Jerusalem to hold a special international status, as a Corpus Separatum (separate body), which will be outside of the Jewish and Arab States. The Jewish armed groups immediately proved that they did not care a bit about the Partition Plan. They took all the land that was possible, including West Jerusalem, expelled by force around 750.000 Arabs whose families had lived there for centuries & later in 1967 took the rest .

    • Peter Loeb
      May 4, 2017 at 06:52


      Lawrence Davidson’ article raises some excellent points. However
      in light of Thomas Suarez THE STATE OF TERROR is slightly
      off target. Hillary you are ON target.

      I have strongly recommended the Suarez work and am
      not the only one.(Ilan Pappe has called it a “tour de force”
      which it most certainly is.)

      Thanks for you comment, H.

      ===Peter Loeb, Boston, MA, USA

    • JWalters
      May 5, 2017 at 02:57

      Excellent rundown of relevant history. A fine article by Tom Suarez based on his book is in “Terrorism: How the Israeli state was won”

      Further historical details on your history are in War Profiteers and the Roots of the War on Terror

  20. Paranam Kid
    May 3, 2017 at 12:55

    A very good write-up debunking the conflation of Judaism and Zionism. In addition, you also demonstrate clearly that applying the term “democracy” to the US & the UK is misplaced since both forms of government are essentially corrupt due to the “electoral marketplace” phenomenon, coupled with a significant number of staunch & influential Israel supporters within the government & legislature, as well as powerful lobby groups. It would require a complete overhaul of the governmental system for this to change, something which is highly unlikely in the near future, if ever. Therefore Israel will continue to get away with apartheid (officially proven now) & extermination of the Palestinians.

    • Sam F
      May 3, 2017 at 14:22

      But “a complete overhaul of the governmental system … is highly unlikely in the near future” only if citizens shirk their highest duty to restore democracy. It won’t happen if they merely wait for it.

      • Paranam Kid
        May 4, 2017 at 00:06

        And can you see that happening anytime soon? Obama was a Republican in Democrat attire. When there was a guy who wanted to really improve a few things & had a good chance to beat Trump, Sanders, he got shunted by corruption, notably Wasserstein-Schulz. She got ousted, but a better person, Keith Ellison, was shunted too by corruption in favour of Perez to ensure more of the same. It is a self-perpetuating system, virtually unbeatable except by revolution – yeah, fat chance.

        • Sam F
          May 4, 2017 at 07:46

          Indeed there presently are no good indicators of progress there. But to suggest that nothing will happen is to suggest that nothing be done. Why do that? Instead, every citizen must act to end the zionist tyranny at any cost.

          • Paranam Kid
            May 5, 2017 at 11:48

            Sounds good, idealistic, but how do you propose going about achieving that noble objective? israel & its zionist surrogates have a stranglehold on the legislature & even on parts of the government, despite Trump’s antisemitic tendencies. I cannot see that stranglehold being broken unless the US breaks its proverbial neck & becomes just another country in a more balanced world order, which I cannot see happening for at least another 1-2 generations.

        • akech
          May 6, 2017 at 11:08

          No, Obama was merely a figurehead through whom the lives of every American citizen was controlled for eight years by the oligarchic system, and that was, before handing the baton over to Donald J. Trump!

          Elections in USA are “make-believe” activities through which ordinary American voters are lied to think they have a stake in this one-sided game!

          The questions that must be asked are: What qualified Barack Obama to be POTUS and how did he explain that qualification and the methods he was going to apply to resolve the problems that were facing America at the time he took the baton? Did he try to apply any of those methods? If not, did he ever explain why he was unable to?NO!

          Failure has got consequences and American citizens must not be forced forgive forever and ever while elites are using the government to enrich themselves at public expense! These elites always win!

    • Marko
      May 4, 2017 at 04:05

      Davidson does make some good points , but he becomes part of the problem when he spouts myths like :

      “Americans and most Europeans live in democracies and vote for their governments in relatively honest elections. ”

      For Americans, at least, the idea that we live in a functioning democracy or have honest elections – relatively or otherwise – is laughable. This has been the case for some time, but if people didn’t realize it after the 2016 Dem primary , they just weren’t paying attention.

      • May 4, 2017 at 19:12

        Approximately 126M Americans voted in the 2016 US general election.
        Although it only makes up 51% of those recognized as eligible to vote,
        they make up the more influential group of Americans. This group likely includes most if not all providers of higher education, pop culture icons, and most important, law enforcement officers, members of the military, community leaders, and the more affluent members of society.
        All these people cared to see was how American or Unamerican Trump was, or how criminal or woman-like Hillary was. Nobody cared that the “democratic” party rigged their own internal election, or how inconsistent Trump was.
        Anybody wishing to reform Washington will need a-lot of Good Luck, and Skill.

        “… for it takes a prudent (person) who can see defects from far off and in their initial stages in order to reform them gradually, and it is not common to find a (person) like this in a (state); and when one is found, (she or he) may never be able to persuade others to follow what (she or he) understands; for (people) are accustomed to living in one way, and they do not want to change; and this is even more true when they cannot see the evil for themselves but have to have it explained to them by abstract arguments.” Machiavelli, The Discourses, chapter XVIII, published in 1531

  21. Liam
    May 3, 2017 at 12:47

    Blowing the White Helmets ruse out of the water…..

    Father of Invention: Media Portrayed Grief Stricken Dad Turns Out To Be al-Nusra Front Terrorist “Now You See Me” – Over 100 White Helmet Self-Posted Facebook Images Expose Fake Humanitarian Group as FSA Terrorists Linked with Al-Qaeda

    Massive White Helmets Photo Cache Proves Hollywood Gave Oscar to Terrorist Group False Flagger: Al-Nusra Front Terrorist ‘Reporter’ Hadi Abdallah First Responder to Chemical Massacre in Idlib, Syria on April 4th, 2017

    • May 3, 2017 at 21:29

      this is really good stuff…i hope they drive it up Rachel Madcow hard…

      good links

      peace man

    • May 4, 2017 at 18:33

      Thanks for the links.

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