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Fans cheering for Catholic basketball team shout ‘You killed Jesus’ to opposing players – Valerie Strauss/The Washington Post

March 19, 2016 9:58 am
This is nothing. Try going to a Tottenham Hotspur game at West Ham.

BDS in the Crosshairs – Lawrence Davidson/CounterPunch

January 17, 2016 4:15 am
The first time I saw the light about the real reason America supports Israel was as a result of reading an article on Counterpunch, The Palestinians and the Party Line. Counterpunch is still enlightening people: "It is not because the two countries have overlapping interests" (above). Correct. Keep up the good work, countering the dominant leftist narrative about oil, imperialism, etc. with the more parsimonious explanation that it's the Lobby.  

Welcome to Israel’s Version of Apartheid – Jonathan Cook/CounterPunch

January 17, 2016 4:40 am
"Apartheid" isn't a very close analogy for Israel. In the first place, why do we use the word for a variant of white supremacy to describe Israel? In effect, it says "Jewish supremacy is so bad, it's as bad as white supremacy"! We never called South Africa 'Zionist'. Secondly, apartheid was different. Various ethnic groups were forced to live in Bantustans, but the South African airforce didn't bomb them. They had separate beaches, etc., but black people weren't ethnically cleansed from the country. In fact, millions were allowed in from neighboring countries to work. South Africa wanted to exploit this labour. Israel wants to get rid of it altogether.

The Absurd Reason why the UK claims to support the House of Saud

January 7, 2016 12:44 am
"...the destruction of Iraq and Iran (a saudi-israeli fantasy) was the seed-idea behind the shocking attack on the towers and the mass murder it created..." If that were true, their story would be that Iranians and Iraqis were involved in the September 11th attacks.  

Oil drives our Israel policy: New government documents reveal a very different history of America and the Middle East – Irene Gendzier/

January 7, 2016 12:49 am
For an alternative analysis of the reasons the USA supports Israel, read Michael Neumann's 2005 article from Counterpunch:    

Israel and its lobby lose the Iran Deal all over again, in news of damning wiretaps – James North, Philip Weiss/Mondoweiss

January 3, 2016 12:57 am
Israel is the only nuclear power in the Middle East. The Iran "deal" ensures it will remain that way. The hysterical response to this deal by some American politicians is designed to make it look like Israel has made concessions.   "The benefits of pro-Israel overkill":
January 2, 2016 10:20 am
"...we beat the lobby and Israel on the Iran Deal..." Classic Jewish leftist spin. The Iran deal was a victory for Israel, leaving it the only nuclear power in the region.    

Is the West Disintegrating? – Patrick Buchanan/Blog

December 31, 2015 7:46 am
"Just as Europe once invaded and colonized Asia, Africa and the Near East, the once-subject peoples are coming to colonize the mother countries." Is the Congolese Army invading Belgium and massacring its population? Is the Pakistani Navy bombarding British coastal cities? No. The only acts carried out by descendants of the colonized which are remotely comparable to imperialism are occasional terrorist attacks by Muslims of North African descent, and these are on a much smaller scale than full-scale invasions.
December 31, 2015 7:56 am
"we need to stop abusing, invading and stealing from other people’s lands" We? It's not 'we' who've done this. It's our rulers - and the rulers of numerous other cultures, including China, Mongolia, the Aztecs, etc.. Putting the rulers and the ruled into the same 'we' encourages the latter to identify with the former - and helps justify the anti-white attitudes of the left. 
December 31, 2015 12:24 pm
I too enjoyed reading this exchange between Taxi and Sean. Very informative on both sides. Happy New Year all.

Donald Trump leads an insane white cult — and Pat Buchanan just explained how it works – Chauncey DeVega/

December 28, 2015 3:48 am
This article confirms the view of the liberal establishment it claims conservatives are "paranoid" to hold. Elitist, contemptuous of dissent, anti-white... I could never support Trump, but I understand his attitude to the liberal left.

Micro News from Syria

December 25, 2015 1:16 am
Torture, imprisonment without trial, and bombing civilians.

British Jewish Students Attempt to Silence My Mention of Israel – Rabbi Shmuley Boteach/HuffPo

December 8, 2015 1:17 pm
They can dish it out, but they can't take it!

Apologies from Plato’s

December 8, 2015 1:44 pm
"How can one not respect and admire creatures who consistently practice unconditional love?" Have you ever read Nietzsche? smiley  

J.K. Rowling appeases angry readers after showdown with BDS – Yaniv Halily/Ynetnews

November 2, 2015 3:23 am
It's a bit over-the-top to boycott an author because she refuses to join a boycott! Other people are boycotting Roger Waters because he has joined the boycott. I agree with Waters, and disagree with Rowling, but I don't think I'll choose books and records on the basis of their authors' opinions. BTW, Gilad Atzmon isn't sure about the cultural boycott of Israel. I don't think I'll be boycotting him either.