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… And Goodbye To All That

April 13, 2016 9:52 pm
Sorry to butt in on this conversation but you've spurred me into saying a word or two about MW and I don't have time to read all of these wonderful posts in detail.  But first I also need to say farewell to Taxi. I rarely post here but I read your site avidly as I'm sure do many others. Your site is an oasis of sanity - I don't need to add what the desert is I think! Let's hope your "farewell" is both shortlived and a spur to the passive among us (like me) to be more pro-active here - as I am elsewhere in the same cause where the need as I see it is greater.   As to MW, it has become a sitcom. Everyone has their lines. You know that whatever Hophmi posts is a caricature of  Jewsih supremacism. I sometimes wonder which side pays him because he does the Zionist cause no good at all. Then "Jon S" the history teacher who knows no history.  Mooser is the jester. Annie - sweet Annie - is the kind of mother figure we all would like - except when she is riled. And so it goes.  The Zionists Hops, Jon, Yonah, Mayhem, et al,  repeat the same old arguments and these are in turn  demolished by the same old rebuttals - talknic points out the facts about Israel's internationally recognizefd borders -  but the Zionists pay no attention because that's not part of the plot.  They never move on - neither side. Gone are the great posters - the ones who taught me something -  the crowd here in particular, but mostly Hostage and Zofia.  Perhaps that was the Zionist aim after all - to destroy MW  by making it boring.     And then my other gripe about it is that it claims to be about the "War of Ideas in the Middle East" but seems to me to be mainly about Jewishness.  But I think all on this site understand that. If that's not hijacking a cause, I don't know what is.           

Netanyahu Bars Jewish Ministers from Visiting Jerusalem Holy Site – Aron Heller/AP

October 8, 2015 8:42 pm
I find it difficult to believe that Netanyahu made this decision without pressure from Obama - or perhaps Putin. Netanyahu's modus operandi is to constantly push the boundaries (figuratively as well as literally). He is never "wary of angering the American administration". He has been told to pull his head in or else!

Activist, Heal Thyself

August 17, 2015 3:41 am
Isn't this Paul Eisen's website: http://www.righteousjews.org/article10.html It too is too focused on "Jewishness" for my liking. No doubt Corbyn will be pilloried for such a friendship with someone who, as far as I know, has been responsible for the death of no-one. Cameron, on the other hand, openly claims to be a Zionist and appears to be on friendly terms with the war criminal Netanyahu and apparently that's in the British media. http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-delighted-by-cameron-victory-and-maybe-a-little-jealous-too/
August 19, 2015 3:22 am
Everyone who talks to a Zionist talks to a racist.
August 17, 2015 6:37 am
That's strange. After reading your comment RudyM I found and read some of his website - too focused on Jewishness for me. I thought that I had posted the information here, but it hasn't appeared - maybe I pressed the wrong button. Now, however, I find that, like you, when I try to go to Eisen's website, I'm sent to Google/Blogger where it says I am not invited. He is involved in this though: http://www.deiryassin.org/
August 17, 2015 6:46 am
But you know what Rabbi Yaacov Perrin said about Jewish fingernails.
August 17, 2015 1:29 am
The current debate on MW between Parity, Stephen Shenfield, and irishmoses in the thread about Alison Weir has driven me here (and possibly insane). I can't cope with all the niceties and sensitivities about the definition of anti-semitism. It now seems that anyone who identifies as anti-Zionist is liable to be labelled anti-semitic - witness Jeremy Corbyn. The term needs to be abolished. If it's racism, or bigotry call it that, but don't reserve a special term for Jews - or Muslims for that matter. Meanwhile let's stop worrying about the sensitivities of the JVP types and concentrate on the real world. How many more children died in the last week in Gaza: https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/infant-mortality-soars-gaza-after-eight-years-israeli-siege