This weekend’s Jerusalem Post seems like something of a preview of the April Fool’s Edition yet to come.  It has two feature articles that are as much removed from reality as anything published in The Onion

One article deals with Israeli Apartheid Week, featuring a photo of an article written by our Associate Mazin Qumsiyeh;

This ploy, most likely to give the impression that the Boycott is strictly a Palestinian issue with only Palestinians involved.

But, the writer then clarifies this by citing the International character of the Boycott; Feeling confused and disoriented? Suffering from a heightened sense of anxiety? No wonder. It’s March, and the seasonal outbreak of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), now extended to a full month by popular demand, is manifesting itself in college towns everywhere. Eventually it will subside of its own accord, but in the meantime, to alleviate symptoms, keep reading.

He continues with reasons why the Boycott is unnecessary….

First of all, there is our Declaration of Independence, unequivocally calling for “the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants,” and explicitly ensuring “complete equality… irrespective of religion, race or sex.” 

These are not mere words. Through six conflict- ridden decades, we have held tenaciously to the sacred pursuit of “freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel” to which the state was committed at its founding, never resorting either to the repression or expulsion of our Arab population. At every level, the facts belie any possible characterization of Israel as practicing state-sanctioned racism:

• Arab citizens enjoy full and equal voting rights (women as well as men, something still denied them in other Middle Eastern countries). 

• Arabs currently hold 14 of the 120 seats in the Knesset.

• Arabs have routinely served at the highest echelon of the civil, legislative and judicial authorities, filling such positions as minister, deputy speaker of the Knesset, ambassador and Supreme Court justice.

• Laws of compulsory education apply equally to Arabs and Jews and universities are open equally to all citizens.

• Arabs can be found in every sector of the economy, working alongside their Jewish colleagues as doctors, professors, filmmakers, hitech executives and lawyers, with their membership in labor unions taken for granted.

• There are no legal restrictions as to where Arabs may live, and neither religion nor ethnicity may be applied as a basis for denying purchase of land.

The name of the column this appears in is called ‘Keep Dreaming’,  very appropriate title considering it is nothing but….
It can be read in it’s entirety HERE.

Then, there’s my favourite columnist, ‘Psycho Gal’…. this week she blathers on about Netanyahu, ending her tirade with Netanyahu is reportedly considering unveiling his new diplomatic initiative in a speech before Congress in May. If he were to use that venue to unveil this plan and also announce a plan to wean Israel off US military aid within three years, not only would he blunt Obama’s power to threaten Israel. He would secure popular US support for Israel for years to come.

Wean Israel off US military aid within three years??? Reality is they just asked America for an additional 20 BILLION DOLLAR$ to supplement the already 3.5 BILLION they get every year.

Her column can be read HERE if you have nothing better to do…

zionism is definitely not a joke, but it is good for a few laughs every now and again 😉


  1. Doug said,

    March 12, 2011 at 20:15

    I read Psycho Girl’s profile, which you linked above.

    I found it interesting how she bad-mouthed her neighborhood and and Harvard University staff as “not loving America”, then recounted how she moved to Israel and served in the IDF. However, I didn’t find any reference to her having served in the US armed forces.

    Apparently she doesn’t love America, either, at least not enough to put her life on the line for the country that paid for her education and protected her from foreign enemies during her formative years.

    The best thing about her is that she doesn’t live in America anymore. However, like a bad penny, she keeps coming back and won’t leave us alone. She has no problem living off the labor of the American worker, but doesn’t want to contribute in any way to America’s tax base or national security.

    Typical Zionist.

  2. michael mazur said,

    March 12, 2011 at 22:43

    So, $20Bn is being asked for to supplement the $3.5bn annually gifted to Israel. Not a co incidence is it that PM Netanyahu had given the nod for a Israeli merc outfit to hire 50,000 black Africans to go and do battle in Libya on Ghaddafi’s side ?

    I don’t believe that the Libyan State would have the ready cash to fund this, since the Ghaddafi family loots everything before the Libyan State even sees the money from oil sales, otherwise there would have been no uprising.

    To disguise the true purpose of what some of the money will go for, have Ehud Barak ask for ten times as much under the general rubric of more security over the coming years, given what ALL the Arabs ALL around are up to – threat to Israel, you know.

    About $2bn of this dumb goy American largesse will be handed to the merc company which will need a mere $0.9bn of that $2bn to pay the 50,000 black Africans for a 3month contract at $200 per day, with the balance of $1.1bn going to the Israeli merc company for it to then spend about $0.1bn on supplies and ammunition for the 50,000, leaving $1bn for the Israeli merc company.

    Are merc companies allowed to contribute to political parties in Israel ?

    Yeah, OK, just using my imagination as to what is likely going on; Israeli penchant for not ever letting a good crisis go to waste.

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