Thursday, February 22, 2018

How To Avoid Israeli Brutality


"You didn't count on me when you were counting on your rosary."

Michael Lumish

Ya know what?

Fuck it.

Every time that I turn around there is more horrific nonsense going on.

The United States has been flipping its shit since before the election of Trump-Hitler.

Now, naturally, we have the Florida massacre.

Some miserable, screwed-up kid shot up his fellow students and then the politicos go immediately into high-gear.

It is grotesque.

The first bit of hatred that I saw was right-wingers trying to paint this insidious, murderous moron as a communist or a socialist or some other form of left-wing idiot.

The second bit of hatred that I saw was left-wingers trying to paint this insidious, murderous moron as a Nazi-Klansmen-Trump-Lover.

In the meantime - on the Jew Front - Israel is gearing up for a possible war in the north.

We have Sarah Silverman kissing the ass of the little Ahed Tamimimimimi Monster.

And my friend, Reem Assil, is raking in the dough from Jew Hatred in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Yes, what a beautiful morning it is.

Ya know, to hell with it.

I am going to listen to a tune about some Jewish kid who wants to have sex with a Catholic virgin.

If anyone doesn't like it, they can go screw themselves.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Dershowitz on Nothing Left

Michael Lumish

Nothing Left
This week Michael Burd and Alan Freedman feature eminent US lawyer and Israel advocate, Alan Dershowitz who is shortly visiting Australia as a guest of the UIA, and then hear from a senior journalist with Ha'aretz, Judy Maltz on why young American Jews are deserting Israel.

The guys also caught up with Israeli social innovator Gidi Grinstein who has a novel way of taking Israeli know-how to the world, and hear Isi Leibler's take on PM Netanyahu's legal issues.

3 min Editorial:  NIF and illegal African immigrants in Israel

9 min Alan Dershowitz, high profile US lawyer and Israel advocate

33 min Judy Maltz, senior journalist with Ha’aretz

52 min Gidi Grinstein, Reut group, social innovator

1 hr 30 Isi Leibler in Jerusalem, on PM Netanyahu’s issue

The podcast can also be found on the J-Air website.

Or its Facebook page.

NOTHING LEFT can be heard live each Tuesday 9-11am on FM 87.8 in the Caulfield area, or via the J-Air website

Contact Michael and Alan at Nothing Left:

Friday, February 16, 2018

CA Democrats for Peace Not BDS

Michael Lumish

CA Democrats for Peace Not BDS is putting together a discussion and fundraising campaign on February 24 in San Diego.
We invite you to help fund our work within the California Democratic Party (CDP) as we foster much-needed engagement and dialogue concerning Israel and Palestine, while cultivating a narrative of collaboration and engagement in response to the polarizing and divisive global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
I am no longer a Democrat, but I have considerable respect for the people putting this thing together.

Michael Harris has been fighting the good fight for decades in the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere.

Susan George and Matthew Finkelstein stand up, as well, and they were both key figures in the ongoing protest against Reem's racist bakery/cafe in Oakland.

Those of us who support the well-being of the Jewish people and the State of Israel need not always be within the same political party, but we should definitely support our friends within the Democratic Party.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

This is a (Semi) Free Speech Zone

Michael Lumish

The indigenous
Marawi Grape
from Recanati
We are a small enclave.

We are a small number of people who are having an ongoing discussion and, I have to say, I very much appreciate you guys who have been hanging around since the beginning... or even before the beginning for the Daily Kos people.

But I want it understood that I am not going to dictate how anyone should express themselves.

That is not going to happen in this tiny Jewish neck of the universe.

I will delete antisemitic anti-Zionism in a New York Minute, but I honestly do not care about foul language.

I do not want us to descend into political graffiti, but I am not going to disallow the word "fuck," either.


What's more interesting, tho - for me, at least - is that I am working on a short piece for Campus Watch of the Middle East Forum concerning the battle over the indigenous grape in the Land of Israel.

For the moment, this is my opening:
On Monday, last February 5, professor Ariel Handel lectured at the University of California Berkeley's Center for Middle Eastern Studies on his recent paper entitled, Wine-washing: colonization, normalization, and the geopolitics of terroir in the West Bank's settlements.

Handel is visiting from the University of Tel Aviv in order to discuss, among other things, the meaning of the grape within the contest between Arabs and Jews around the questions of authenticity and indigeneity within the Land of Israel.
We'll see what actually gets published, but it amazes me that a full-grown Jewish-Israeli political scientist who is looking at the question of indigeneity wanted only to discuss the varying narratives.

When I asked him about the truth of Jewish indigeneity, he said, "The grape is mute."

He is right about that, of course.

The DNA of an ancient seed cannot tell you who grew it.

But history can tell you who was there... and who was not.