Short, polarizing comments about the news.
Former heads of Shin Bet and Mossad say Israel could, without question, stop the runaway settler attacks on Palestinians if it wanted to, it just doesn’t want to.
On Tuesday, why shouldn’t we celebrate Israeli Independence Day? This is a great country if you’re Jewish.
The king’s speech
Bibi: ‘Iran openly declares its intention to destroy the State of Israel … there will never be another Holocaust.’
Watching Netanyahu’s Yom HaShoah speech, the way he turns Iran into today’s Nazi Germany, making people believe that the Holocaust is still at the doorstep, the way he scares the shit out of them – but then delivers salvation at the end: Israeli military might! In his strong, sure hands! – I just have to marvel. The standard definition of demagogue is someone who can scare the public with invented or greatly inflated dangers being posed by some “them,” then convince the public that he alone can protect it from the them. By that standard definition, Bibi is the greatest, most effective demagogue I’ve ever seen. If anybody can think of a greater one, at least one that’s living, let me know.
Turning your opponent’s weapon against him
Abbas: ‘The Holocaust is the greatest crime against humanity in the modern era.’
Good for Mahmoud Abbas. The Palestinians, the Muslims in general, have been beaten over the head with the Holocaust by Netanyahu and other Islamophobes for so long, so now Abbas uses the Holocaust in self-defense. Nice move. If the Muslim-haters can use the Holocaust as a club, Abbas can use it as a judo hold.
Jewish Home leader Naftali (“I’ve killed lots of Arabs and there’s no problem with it”) Bennett says he would have acted exactly the same as “David from Nahal,” the Israeli soldier caught on video cocking his rifle at a Palestinian teenager standing toe-to-toe with him in Hebron.
Oh, Naftoush, don’t be so modest – you would have done better than David from Nahal, you would have killed the Palestinian and bragged about it in the cabinet.
A day in the life
‘Gazan Ark’ protest boat blows up in Gaza port; Israel mum
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