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Jun 30, 2015 4:57 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Zeldin: Anti-Semitism On The Rise In United States

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin. KYLE CAMPBELL
Jun 30, 2015 5:18 PM

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin said he thinks anti-Semitism is on the rise throughout the United States—and some Jewish leaders and community members on the East End agree.

When recently discussing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement—a global campaign aimed at pressuring Israel to stop occupying Palestinian lands and make other concessions—Mr. Zeldin, the only Jewish Republican serving in Congress, said he felt the initiative’s growing traction on college campuses rises above mere anti-Israel sentiment.

“There’s a need to confront the growing anti-Semitism in America and around the world, which has become linked to the BDS Movement, including on college campuses,” Mr. Zeldin said.

As the BDS Movement picks up steam, lawmakers at the state and federal level have introduced legislation this year to counteract it. But Mr. Zeldin said it will take more than that to soothe growing tensions.

The decade-old initiative encourages schools, businesses, governments and countries to cut ties with Israeli companies to force the country’s military to leave Palestinian territory, which it has occupied since 1967. It also demands that the Israelis tear down the wall along the West Bank, give Arab-Palestinians equal rights, and allow Palestinian refugees to return to Israel.

In recent years, the movement’s profile has been on the rise in the U.S. thanks to efforts by college students—most notably in the University of California system—who have tried to pressure their respective universities into pulling their investments in Israeli corporations.

BDS opponents, such as Mr. Zeldin, fear if the movement’s goals are realized, it will spell the end for the Jewish state.

“The BDS Movement is based on lies and mistruths, and it’s terrible,” said Rabbi Rafe Konikov, co-director of the Chabad of Southampton Jewish Center. “It’s similar to what was happening from 1933 to 1939 in Germany and across Europe, when they were not buying from certain Jewish business owners, or making Jewish businesses close on Mondays and Thursday. It didn’t happen overnight.”

In February, Mr. Zeldin cosponsored the United States-Israel Trade and Commercial Enhancement Act, which would require all companies that are traded publicly in the U.S. to report any boycott, divestment or sanctions they are participating in. Earlier this month, State Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. cosponsored a bill that would prohibit New York State from contracting with a corporation or individual that is participating in BDS.

Mr. Zeldin points to the success of the movement on college campuses as a sign that public opinion in the U.S. could be poised for a shift away from Israel.

He could be onto something, according to a Gallup poll taken during last summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas, a Palestinian paramilitary group. The poll showed the 18-to-29-year-old demographic having the least support for Israel’s actions in that conflict, with 25 percent viewing the actions favorably and 51 percent viewing them unfavorably. However, this age group also had the largest group of people with no opinion, at 24 percent.

A Pew poll taken around the same time showed 18-to-29-year-olds with the lowest support for Israel, with just 44 percent sympathizing with the country. Meanwhile, 47 percent of 30-to-49-year-olds sympathized with Israel, as well as 56 percent of 50-to-64-year-olds, and 60 percent of those 65 or older.

“With this BDS that we’re seeing on college campuses, there have been too many ties toward anti-Semitism that have been present on those same college campuses,” Mr. Zeldin said, though he declined to offer specific examples. “For one, I think there is a lack of understanding and education of the history of what transpired 75 years ago as Nazi Germany was engaging in a horrific mass execution, targeting Jews and others based on their background.

“I think that for many students,” he continued, “they are in need of more of an understanding … and compassion for history to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself ever again.”

Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman, of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton, said he also feels that anti-Semitism is on the rise, but more so in the depiction of Israel in national media.

Israel’s actions against other countries are vilified to a greater extent than others in the region, Mr. Zimmerman said, noting that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and has a better record on equality and civil rights than its neighbors.

“Sometimes you just feel they’re so one-sided and the only way for us to understand that particular form of one-sidedness is as anti-Semitism,” he said. “Israel has to be held accountable for its foreign policy, but that has to be done equally with other countries.”

Arnold Sheiffer, who is Jewish and lives in Westhampton Beach, said he has not noticed a rise in anti-Semitism, at least not in his village or the surrounding area, nor has he heard reports of overt harassment or discrimination against Jewish Americans.

“It just doesn’t fit,” Mr. Sheiffer said. “I’ve been out here for 40 years; of course, some people might be afraid to saying anything anti-Semitic to me because I’d punch them out, but I don’t hear it.”

Mr. Sheiffer noted that the term can be thrown around erroneously at times, citing those who support an invisible Jewish boundary that was established in his hometown last year and who insist that all who oppose it are guilty of anti-Semitism.

He does, however, have concerns about President Barack Obama’s policy toward Israel, which he feels is less friendly than previous administrations.

“People are very skittish about it—nervous because it portends a movement in that direction, so the congressman might be right on that,” Mr. Sheiffer said of a national, anti-Israel trend. “But I’m no expert on it.”

Clint Greenbaum, who also lives in Westhampton Beach and attends The Hampton Synagogue, said he does worry about rising anti-Semitism in America, pointing to the comparisons some people are making between Israel and apartheid South Africa or even, ironically, Nazis.

“If the Arab nations and the Arab terrorists were to put down their arms, there would be peace. If Israel were to put down their arms, they would be destroyed,” Mr. Greenbaum said. “It’s interesting, because it makes you think about who really wants peace?”

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By boatops (3), Mastic on Jul 2, 15 1:23 PM
Zionist Israel has done nothing but cause problems in the Middle East. Congressman Zeldin how about calling for a FULL Congressional Investigation into the ATTACK on the USS Liberty that Killed 34 US Servicemen and wounded 174, Israel even Machine Gunned Life Rats put in water for Survivors. I believe the men of the USS Liberty, NOT the Government Cover Up!
By boatops (3), Mastic on Jul 2, 15 1:24 PM
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Unless one assumes that criticism of the government of Israel or criticism of the opinions of Jews is anti-Semitism, there is absolutely no objective evidence that it is "on the rise in United States", as the article inadvertently makes clear.

Only with this assumption can the BDS movement be considered to be anti-Semitic.
By highhatsize (3930), East Quogue on Jul 2, 15 2:18 PM
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Lee is accurate, according to a national study conducted by Trinity College and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law.
By KevinLuss (356), SH on Jul 2, 15 2:26 PM
to KevinLuss:

I've read the report. It in no way substantiates that anti-Semitism is “on the rise”.
By highhatsize (3930), East Quogue on Jul 3, 15 6:59 AM
you care to elaborate on that assessment?
By KevinLuss (356), SH on Jul 3, 15 7:01 AM
to KevinLuss:

Sure, the report is the result of a survey of 1,157 Jewish college students who were asked if they had observed "instances of anti-Semitism on campus." 54% said "yes". If we accept their impressions, the only conclusion that can be reached is that collegiate anti-Semitism exists, but there is nothing in the report to indicate that it is "on the rise."

Moreover, the methodology is sloppy, relying as it does on the self-reporting of interview subjects as to what they ...more
Jul 3, 15 8:35 AM appended by highhatsize
to KevinLuss (infra): As I respect yours. To reiterate, the survey found that 54% of the Jewish college students interviewed had observed (undefined, unidentified) instances of what they believed to be anti-Semitism. If the point of the survey was to find out the opinion of Jewish college students as to whether or not anti-Semitism exists on campus, then the methodology is apt (although it must be noted that 46% made no such observation.) However, if the point was to find out if there IS anti-Semitism on campus, it is worthless. Moreover, let us remember the title of the article (“Zeldin: Anti-Semitism ON THE RISE IN THE UNITED STATES” [emphasis added]). Firstly, as I have already indicated, there is NO comparative data presented of HISTORIC levels of anti-Semitism to justify this conclusion. Secondly, the study was limited to college campuses (particularly the University of California campuses) and extrapolating it to “the United States” entire is disingenuous. Your observation about the feelings of Jewish college students is both irrelevant and false. The question at hand is whether or not the article's assertion is TRUE. Upon examination, it is shown to be UNSUPPORTED, full stop. Moreover, your assertion that "people" sympathize LESS with an individual who feels that he has been disparaged if he is a member of a particular ethic group is but a naked opinion made up of whole cloth.
By highhatsize (3930), East Quogue on Jul 3, 15 8:35 AM
I respect your right to possess any opinion you wish but the survey size is immense when compared with any poll conducted by Quinnipiac, Bloomberg, Gallup etc. The statistical sample size here is 2-4x the normal sample size polled in any number of nationally respected polling firms' sample size. I'm not sure how you conclude that the methodology is sloppy, I disagree with your opinion. In fact, if those kids feel like there is an increased level of anti-Semitism, would it not be better to try ...more
By KevinLuss (356), SH on Jul 3, 15 8:52 AM
BDS !
By yassar arafar (33), sag harbor on Jul 2, 15 2:50 PM
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"Zionist Israel has done nothing but cause problems in the Middle East"... what a joke statement boatops. I guess it's all there fault for the beheadings and caliphates by ISIS too.
By Infoseeker (271), Hampton Bays on Jul 2, 15 4:46 PM
I think most of the anti-semantic people are republicans. They never describe anything accurately. It seems that may include Lee, also.
By 1eastquogueinusa (34), East Quogue on Jul 2, 15 5:24 PM
I said anti-semantic. I am not Leo.
By 1eastquogueinusa (34), East Quogue on Jul 2, 15 8:27 PM
Over 2/3 of those killed in Gaza were civilians by all estimates.

Why would that ever breed an unfavorable view of Israel?
By Mr. Z (11018), North Sea on Jul 2, 15 8:35 PM
As long as you don't confuse me with the facts.
By 1eastquogueinusa (34), East Quogue on Jul 3, 15 8:31 AM
It's always those in the majority who will claim prejudices don't exist...antisemitism is definitely on the rise around the world, racism definitely exists, homophobia, etc...
Why is it college campuses are requesting the BDS, but there is no focus on Hamas and their government to work peacefully with the Israelis? Why isn't their an outcry that they teach their children to kill jews in their school curriculum? Why isn't their an outcry about the sex trade of children and the perpetual violence ...more
By Infoseeker (271), Hampton Bays on Jul 3, 15 10:31 AM
The BDS movement appears to be a peaceful strategy to pressure Israel to comply with international laws and leave the Palestinian territory. Painting it as anti-semitic seems suspect. If Israel left the Palestinian territory would violence decrease? Should we continue to spend American dollars and lose American lives without Israel showing concession? Does Zeldin represent the people of our Congressional district, or Israel? Am I anti-semitic for posing these questions?
By 1eastquogueinusa (34), East Quogue on Jul 3, 15 12:46 PM
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Any questioning of Israel's actions is deemed anti-Semetic, same way as questioning Obama is deemed racist.
By bigfresh (4173), north sea on Jul 3, 15 3:37 PM
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No, Big Fresh, it's the intense focus on what's going on in Israel vs. all the other problems in countries that treat their civilians far worse. Female circumcision, infanticide, honor killings, sex trafficking, kidnapping women.
By Infoseeker (271), Hampton Bays on Jul 4, 15 7:44 AM
Don't forget modern day slavery and even our own H2-B visa program.
By Mr. Z (11018), North Sea on Jul 4, 15 8:43 PM
How lucky we all are to live in this great country where we can express our opinions without persecution....you may be called a racist if you don't hold the politically correct view...but hey, baby steps! Happy 4th!
By squeaky (289), hampton bays on Jul 4, 15 8:43 AM
Oh please it was never at any "all time low"
Bottom line the main reason people hate Jewish people is this ...
The Jews killed Jesus
A lot of people feel this to be true . Like it or not Israel is THE only civilized country in the middle of a bunch of savages . And another lie ...Palestine
Bottom line Jews have been given a ton of S$&t ever since they were granted their RIGHTFUL homeland

By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 4, 15 2:26 PM
to Biba:

Quote:

"Like it or not Israel is THE only civilized country in the middle of a bunch of savages.
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Of 2,200 Palestinians killed in the last Israeli attack on Gaza, 1,500 were civilians according to UN estimates.

Sure, Israel isn't ISIS, but the most "civilized" thing about it is its PR.

Quote:

"Jews ... were granted their RIGHTFUL homeland"
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Give us a break.


By highhatsize (3930), East Quogue on Jul 4, 15 5:36 PM
This is what the people of Gaza get when they elect terrorists to run their territory.
By Preliator Lives (374), Obamavillie on Jul 6, 15 6:58 AM
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Palestine is the real joke
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 5, 15 6:52 PM
Israel is a non Muslim nation surrounded by Muslim nations who want to wipe it from the face of the earth. In war innocents will tradgically die
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Jul 5, 15 9:05 PM
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HHS.. rather than compare the Israelis to ISIS , why aren't you abhorred by the Palestinian govt. who supports attacking Israel. They know their civilians will be in harms way as a result and will win the hearts of those who want to scapegoat Israel. You've been taken gook, line and sinker by their.PR machine.
By Infoseeker (271), Hampton Bays on Jul 5, 15 9:48 PM
Just think of this ignored by HHS and people like him:
When the Israelis left Gaza and the people there had a chance to let their voices be heard who did they elect to represent them? Terrorists.
The Israelis left behind advanced hydroponic gardens, gardens that the Gazans could have run to help feed their people. Did they? No, they destroyed them and left the ruins to the desert.
With the influx of supplies and and resources did they use the concrete to build schools? Did they ...more
By Preliator Lives (374), Obamavillie on Jul 6, 15 11:59 AM
to Preliator Lives:

It would be nice if, occasionally, you would provide a citation to authenticate your opinion. Beginning in 2007, Israel has BLOCKADED Gaza, so what "influx of supplies" are you talking about? The stories about Palestinians locating their rocket batteries in "schools, hospitals, and mosques" are anecdotal, provided by - - - wait for it - - - Israel!

In any case, I am no apologist for Hamas, and SOME of your assertions may even be true, although there is no ...more
By highhatsize (3930), East Quogue on Jul 6, 15 1:15 PM
Thank you PL for being the voice of reason
And yes the rest of you are in fact people that hate Jews
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 6, 15 6:17 PM
Go ahead morons
Defend people who strap bombs to women and children
Such idiots you are !!!!
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 6, 15 6:18 PM
to Biba:

Quote:

"[T]he rest of you are in fact people that hate Jews"
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Ignorant, bigoted, mindless libel. You are a disgrace and an affront to rational people everywhere.
By highhatsize (3930), East Quogue on Jul 6, 15 7:17 PM
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Biba, don't waste your energy with this crowd. Not worth it.
By Infoseeker (271), Hampton Bays on Jul 6, 15 7:25 PM
... the article/post, whatever you call it, states that anti semitism is in the rise, particularly in colleges and universities. Implicit is that it is Americans that are behind this. I would argue that since these schools cited are probably attended by 30-40% foreign students he source of this discord probably is not American but foreign.

On another note, as you continue on in your campaign for the presidency Lee baby, let's not forget the people who elected you. Even though you are Jewish ...more
By William Rodney (531), southampton on Jul 6, 15 7:41 PM
Yes HHS just like all the rational people that strap bombs to women & children.....
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 7, 15 7:59 AM
to Biba:

Quote:

"Yes HHS just like all the rational people that strap bombs to women & children....."
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Actually, that behavior is IR-rational - - - and psychopathic. Just as it is IR-rational - - - and psychopathic - - - for Bibi to claim exculpation in his killing of 1500 innocent people on the puerile assertion that "Hamas made me do it."

The RATIONAL view is that Bibi chose to sacrifice ...more
By highhatsize (3930), East Quogue on Jul 7, 15 2:50 PM
Bottom line
The Jews didn't start all the BS , but I'm hopeful they will finish off every last POS terrorist
Read Larry Millers essay
Pay attention
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 7, 15 4:07 PM
Highhat and Z wrote:

Of 2,200 Palestinians killed in the last Israeli attack on Gaza, 1,500 were civilians according to UN estimates.

Over 2/3 of those killed in Gaza were civilians by all estimates.

Why would that ever breed an unfavorable view of Israel?
-----------------------------------
Hmmm.... why would that be....

Hamas' Tactic: Require Israel to Cause Civilian Casualties
Alan Dershowitz Huffington Post 11/19/2012

"Hamas's tactic is ...more
By Po Boy (3740), Water Mill on Jul 7, 15 6:59 PM
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I never said it was right, and the comment was spot on the topic. I never broached the subject of the opposition, you did.

Please do try not to put words in other people's mouths, so to speak...
By Mr. Z (11018), North Sea on Jul 9, 15 7:53 PM
This would be your opportunity to clarify a position then. Or did you?
By Po Boy (3740), Water Mill on Jul 10, 15 7:30 AM
My position would be about choices. These people have the choice to live side by side in peace, or to be at war. They have the choice to make war soldier to soldier, or to slaughter women and children. They have the choice to fight with honor, or to settle their dispute without bloodshed.

Violence begets violence. That is what they have chosen. My position is that both parties are psychopathic lunatics taking innocent lives in the path of their wanton destruction. And, there is no ...more
By Mr. Z (11018), North Sea on Jul 12, 15 11:05 AM
Yes indeed, the classic which came first, the chicken or the egg argument. Terrorists however often remove any choices by nature of the business they are in and they most certainly play by a different set of rules when it comes to "fighting with honor" especially when the fight is with a better equipped enemy.

By Po Boy (3740), Water Mill on Jul 14, 15 9:24 AM
I guess I have to remind everyone to please read the essay written by Larry Miller ...
Larry Miller's thoughts on Palestine.
Please people if you want to know the truth you should read this .
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 8, 15 9:35 AM
Hopefully they will soon catch the person(s) who is responsible for the recent unprovoked assaults on Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn. They are being investigated as hate crimes.

"When asked how the attacks are affecting the community, Rabbi David Niederman of the United Jewish Organization of Williamsburg told Gold: “Basically people start thinking, ‘Can I allow my child to be out even during the day?’ And even adults, at night it’s scary.”
By KevinLuss (356), SH on Jul 8, 15 11:27 AM
to Biba:

I read the humorist Larry Miller's article. ("Whosoever Blesses Them, The intifada and its defenders", The Weekly Standard, April 22, 2002.)

In brief, Larry alleges that there is no such thing as a Palestinian so the 7,000,000 individuals who CLAIM to be Palestinians have no territorial rights - - - and that the Palestinians are all so stupid and lazy (unlike the commendable, industrious Jews) that they don't deserve self-government.

One wonders whether Larry ...more
By highhatsize (3930), East Quogue on Jul 8, 15 12:51 PM
Perhaps what is happening is that the kids in school today are young enough that they look at WW2, the Korean War and Vietnam as history. Because of that they don't buy into the line that anyone who points out something wrong with what a Jew or Israel is doing is automatically an anti-semite. Instead they are aware of world events and they see Israel as routinely engaged in genocide and crimes against humanity, all the while backed in their actions by the government of the USofA. All these problems ...more
By bird (773), Southampton on Jul 8, 15 2:49 PM
This comment has been removed because it is a duplicate, off-topic or contains inappropriate content.
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Jul 9, 15 7:44 PM
So sad . Yet another person that does not understand history .
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 9, 15 7:00 AM
Sorry Razza. Didn't get to see your reply before it was censored.
By bird (773), Southampton on Jul 10, 15 11:11 AM
Read Larry Millers essay about
"Palestine"
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 10, 15 9:52 PM
Again
Read Larry Millers essay about
"Palestine"
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 10, 15 9:52 PM
to Biba:

Quote:

"Again
Read Larry Millers essay about
'Palestine'"
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Yes, please DO read it for an example of the inane, racist cant that Israeli apologists take for cogent comment.
By highhatsize (3930), East Quogue on Jul 10, 15 10:32 PM
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Ha thought some more people would comment !!!!
True hate !!!!!!
No sorry my friend , the essay speaks the truth !!!!!!!
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 11, 15 7:53 AM
to Biba:

The article to which you refer is an ingenuous exemplar of racist, Zionist bigotry. I invite all readers to access it via the comprehensive reference that I have supplied above and to make up their own minds.

The ability of true believers to overlook the obvious is confounding.
By highhatsize (3930), East Quogue on Jul 11, 15 8:44 PM
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the banished one
By They call me (2623), southampton on Jul 13, 15 8:50 AM
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Ok I'll put my head in the sand and pretend Muslims do not strap bombs to children
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 11, 15 10:08 PM
Check out the Palestinian flag prior to 1948
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 12, 15 1:31 AM
And bottom line is this :
No land was stolen
Arabs started something
Hopefully Jews will finish it !!!!!
Jewish people have been fighting persecution for thousands of years
Oh well it's getting ugly ....
No pity from me

By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 12, 15 1:35 AM
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to Biba:

"No land was stolen" - - - THIS TIME. The imposition of the state of Israel over the protests of sitting native residents who had lived there for centuries, based on a unique and specious claim of right of ALLEGED descendents of PRIOR occupants who hadn't lived there for TWO THOUSAND YEARS, and the subsequent military subjugation of adjoining territory, is the overarching theft.

"Jewish people have been fighting persecution for thousands of years" - - - I appreciate your ...more
By highhatsize (3930), East Quogue on Jul 12, 15 3:25 AM
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Kind of like blacks used to be at a disadvantage but now we have elected one to the white house twice! and NOW, in THIS country, they are more firmly embedded in the culture than any other group. I get it.
By Undocumented Democrat (1896), southampton on Jul 13, 15 9:21 AM
Again...
Does anyone know what the Palestinian flag looked like before 1948
Also pay attention to the Saudis
For all of you that think Jews run the American government .....guess again...
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 13, 15 8:25 AM
Go to google
Type in the following ....
Free thought nation why pick on Israel...
Check it out !!!

By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 13, 15 8:52 AM
Someone please notify the CDCH there troll is out of its padded room unsupervised.
By 27dan (2637), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 13, 15 9:07 AM
Biba - Thank you for the many suggestions on reading material. I have a couple for you: Against Our Better Judgement by Alison Weir. It's about how the CIA and State Dept and others all warned that supporting the idea of Israel has not in the best interests of the United States and how the wholly owned subsidiaries of the Zionists, commonly known as Congress overrode those concerns. You can also search Google or YouTube for "USS Liberty". A US Navy vessel which Israel attacked, killing 32 sailors ...more
By bird (773), Southampton on Jul 13, 15 2:39 PM
And now we have both Lee Zeldin and Hilary Clinton wanting to make it illegal to question the actions of Israel. What strange bed fellows Zionist money makes.
By bird (773), Southampton on Jul 13, 15 2:49 PM
July 2: In a letter to pro-Netanyahu billionaire Haim Saban which was made public, Hillary Clinton denounced human rights activists and BDS supporters who are working to end Israel's illegal settlements and occupation. So much for the 2 state solution not to the mention her endorsement of censorship.
By bird (773), Southampton on Jul 13, 15 7:51 PM
two posts a day from the philthy mouth I can handle that. now he cant Phil a buster with his far far left anti American nonsense
By Undocumented Democrat (1896), southampton on Jul 14, 15 8:37 PM
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For the past 11 years UN Mandated economic sanctions against Iran have limited their ability to advance their nuclear program. But they kept trying.
The obama Administration has negotiated a deal in which;
The Iranians don't give up their quest for a nuclear weapon
The Iranians get to dictate where and when inspections can take place
We drop sanctions
They get to keep developing nuclear weapons, thumb their nose at inspectors, and we lose all leverage.
This is the obama ...more
By joe hampton (3302), southampton on Jul 14, 15 8:56 PM
Only a person who wants Americas dominant position in the world to be diminished would support giving such a destructive weapon to these religious zealots,

A nuclear-armed Iran would embolden Iran's already highly aggressive foreign policy, resulting in greater confrontations with the international community. If Tehran were allowed to develop nuclear weapons, this threat would increase dramatically. Iran is one of the world's leading state sponsors of terrorism through its financial and ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (1896), southampton on Jul 14, 15 11:14 PM
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ASSOCIATED PRESS

Benjamin Netanyahu

"Israel is not bound by this deal with Iran because Iran continues to seek our destruction," he said. "We will always defend ourselves."

Gods Speed Sir...
By joe hampton (3302), southampton on Jul 14, 15 11:23 PM
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So the question of
" who's side is Obama on " ...?
Well when we have a Jew hating most likely Muslim in the White House ... Which side do you think......hhmmmmmm
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 15, 15 7:37 AM
Israel is not a state sponsor of terror and has not repeatedly threatened to "blow anyone of the map" anyone not blinded by there ideology can clearly see that.
By 27dan (2637), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 15, 15 8:22 AM
After the Bar Kokhba revolt , Roman emperor Hadrian decreed that the regions name would be changed from Judea to Palaestina

The root of the word Palaestina came from philistia a Greek word

Basically the real "Palestinians"
Are Jews

The word Palaestina was introduced to punish the Jewish people for the failed revolt

So for all of you that have been brainwashed , hope this helps.

It's important to understand that Jewish people have been fighting ...more
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 15, 15 8:48 AM
Lots of people have been fighting for equality, justice and the right to live all their lives and they haven't used it as an excuse to steal someone else's home or livelihood.

No, the Zionists don't strap bombs to their children. They strap them to the bottom of US supplied F-16s and drop them on other people's children.

Are the Israelis sick and tired of this? I'm sure they are. I'm sure they wish everyone would just go away and ignore their theft and genocide but I don't think ...more
By bird (773), Southampton on Jul 15, 15 7:54 PM
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... what crimes have Jews committed of epic proportions (at times) ?
By William Rodney (531), southampton on Jul 15, 15 9:18 AM
to William Rodney:

Deir Yassin - - - the USS Liberty - - - Sabra & Shatila - - - Rachel Corrie - - - Gaza.
By highhatsize (3930), East Quogue on Jul 15, 15 6:56 PM
... yea, got it, high hat. Thanks for the history lesson. I was asking biba.
By William Rodney (531), southampton on Jul 16, 15 9:34 PM
Blockades, war, assassination retaliations, accidents and disputed borders... oh my.
By Po Boy (3740), Water Mill on Jul 15, 15 7:58 PM
Now lets address the list of Phils talking points to defend, "The LIARS Club" aka Team Obama.
1. It's Bush's fault.
2. It's Congress's fault
3. It's FOX News fault
4. It's the Koch Bros fault
5. All against are, "RACIST".
6. Go to number 1 and start over
By 27dan (2637), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 15, 15 11:51 PM
And this has what to do with Zeldin (& Hilary) endorsing censorship?
By bird (773), Southampton on Jul 16, 15 5:56 PM
MUHAMMAD SHOOTS UP MARINES IN TENNESSEE; 4 DEAD
'MOTIVATED BY ISLAM'
Jul 16, 15 8:39 PM appended by Undocumented Democrat
If the left can blame the shootings in S.C. on the Confederate Flag, then I will definitely blame these murders on the religion of islam. Do not let the president say, "This has nothing to do with the great religion of islam". It does. It definitely does.
By Undocumented Democrat (1896), southampton on Jul 16, 15 8:39 PM
What time did Marine 1 leave with Obama for the golf game?
By They call me (2623), southampton on Jul 16, 15 8:44 PM
to Undocumented Democrat:

What on earth does the fact that Islamic sects endorse this despicable behavior have to do with Israel's guilt for its own crimes?
By highhatsize (3930), East Quogue on Jul 16, 15 9:22 PM
Wow
Mindless brainwashed to hate jews
You idiots

By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 18, 15 8:24 AM
to Biba:

Right, Biba. It's not that YOU are a racist bigot who can't form a plausible argument to legitimize his profoundly prejudiced weltanschauung. It's that WE'RE all stupid anti-Semites.
By highhatsize (3930), East Quogue on Jul 18, 15 9:53 AM
Well thank you for finally understanding !!!!
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 18, 15 12:44 PM
LIBERAL PANIC: HUFFPO WON’T COVER TRUMP

Mr. Trump is number one in the unimportant Huffington Post poll, along with all other recently released polls including Reuters, FOX, USA Today/Suffolk University and The Economist.
By They call me (2623), southampton on Jul 19, 15 12:46 AM
to They call me:

Quote:

"LIBERAL PANIC: HUFFPO WON’T COVER TRUMP

Mr. Trump is number one in the unimportant Huffington Post poll, along with all other recently released polls including Reuters, FOX, USA Today/Suffolk University and The Economist."
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What shameless con-artists you Right-Wingers are. You deliberately truncated the headline (from Breitbart) in order to mislead readers. The complete title is:

"Liberal ...more
By highhatsize (3930), East Quogue on Jul 19, 15 10:58 AM
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Wow. Really?
So now the media is picking and choosing who can and cannot run for POTUS? 2016 can't come soon enough. What arrogance.
By 27dan (2637), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 19, 15 4:33 PM
Classic liberals, free speech , and by association a free press, are fine, as long as they agree with what's being said. As to the Middle East, an occupied people will eventually rise up and rebel.
By bigfresh (4173), north sea on Jul 19, 15 5:49 AM
Classic GOP.

Omission, obfuscation, obtuseness, and oblivious.
By Mr. Z (11018), North Sea on Jul 19, 15 1:26 PM
Cruz / 2016
By 27dan (2637), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 20, 15 1:32 AM
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The HuffPo has actively avoided covering the truth for years... so what's going to be different? This will actually benefit Trump. They would normally be working overtime to churn out progressive propaganda to try and destroy him. If they aren't going to write any stories about him, it just means they aren't going to publish all the lies that they normally would.

Not reporting the news in a complete and accurate way has been their business model since day one.
By 27dan (2637), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 19, 15 4:32 PM
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A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows businessman and 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump leading the GOP field for Republican voters. (The Washington Post)Businessman Donald Trump surged into the lead for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, with almost twice the support of his closest rival,
By 27dan (2637), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 20, 15 9:59 PM
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Remember
The Jews didn't start the fight
The Arabs did
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 21, 15 2:11 PM
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Now there's an interesting piece of revisionist history.
By bird (773), Southampton on Jul 21, 15 8:03 PM
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Again
The Arabs started the fight ......
The Jews did not
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 22, 15 8:46 AM
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New PPP (D) Poll

Trump 19

Walker 17

Jeb Rino 12
By Undocumented Democrat (1896), southampton on Jul 22, 15 10:19 PM
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By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 23, 15 9:20 AM
Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information on a private email account she used as secretary of state, senior government officials said Thursday.
By 27dan (2637), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 24, 15 4:37 AM
ALLEN WEST FOR PRESIDENT
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Biba (520), East Hampton on Jul 25, 15 9:56 AM
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