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Imagine a US President Who Has Dilma's Balls Then Thank Brazil for Recognizing the IMMORALITY of the Israeli SETTLEMENTS!

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- 1178 days ago -
Brazil refused to approve Dani Dayan, an Israeli settler, as IsraelâEUR(TM)s ambassador to the country. This settler was reassigned to a post in New York. No one in the US government is expected to have the courage to follow BrazilâEUR(TM)s lead.


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Jay S (116)
Monday March 28, 2016, 10:05 am
Do they recognize the IMMORALITY of the brutal OCCUPATION OF WESTERN SAHARA BY MOROCCO? The illegal and immoral OCCUPATION OF NORTHERN CYPRUS BY TURKEY (which exterminated 3million Christians and destroyed thousands of their churches and monasteries last century? Oh, right, that was Christians, you couldn't care less about them). THE IMMORAL GENOCIDE AGAINST CHRISTIANS, YAZIDIS, ALAWIS ET AL BY MUSLIMS ACROSS THE MUSLIM OCCUPIED WORLD? THE APARTHEID MUSLIM STATES LIKE SAUDI ARABIA WHERE THERE IS NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH, CONSCIENCE, RELIGION OR PRESS, where women are oppressed, gays are tortured and murdered, rape victims stoned to death, PALESTINIANS ARE PERSECUTED???? How about the iillegal invasion of Europe by migrant Muslim single men, causing soaring crime, rapes and sexual assaults? NO?

SUCH SILENCE ON REAL IMMORAL ACTS! What a hypocrite you and your coven of bigots are.

Sam H (410)
Monday March 28, 2016, 10:19 am
Why don't you comment on the story, Jay? I think that would make for a more productive exchange of ideas. I hope you're not suggesting that one crime justifies another!

Sandra Penna (135)
Monday March 28, 2016, 10:38 am
Thank you very much for sharing, Sam. I'm really proud of our president, Dilma Rousseff. She is a fighter who never abandons her ethical and political principles. It is lamentable that in Brazil there is a coup d'etat in progress, sponsored by the corrupt right wing and big corporations, asking for her impeachment when she committed no crime of responsibility according our Constitution.

Sam H (410)
Monday March 28, 2016, 11:48 am
We're proud of your president too, Sandra, and most importantly of your fellow citizens who elected her. What they're doing to her now is no different from what they did to Mosaddegh in Iran, Allende in Chile and a bunch of others throughout the world. Do you suspect Netanyahu and his gangs have anything to do with it?

Lona G (66)
Monday March 28, 2016, 12:45 pm
Really, Dilma Rousseff had the guts to refuse Dani Dayan's appointment as ambassador to Brazil because of his background as a settler leader and his current advocacy of Israeli settlements on the West Bank, and Netanyahu just shoves him off to New York as consul general? And not a peep out of the Obama administration yet? I'm not going to hold my breath for a response from the latter that isn't: "Welcome to New York, Mr. Dayan". And so it continues.

Kathleen M (208)
Monday March 28, 2016, 12:51 pm
Thanks for sharing, Sam! Admire Brazilians and their President for standing up to the Israeli thug. Brutal occupations everywhere are immoral!

Mary Riley (987)
Monday March 28, 2016, 1:23 pm
Bravo Brazil!

Sam H (410)
Monday March 28, 2016, 3:14 pm
A Postcard from Palestine

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Monday March 28, 2016, 4:28 pm

Thank you Sam ;-). Maybe ... after all ... it doesn't take "balls" ... but a woman to stand up?!

Sandra, my dear friend - I'm kind of proud that your President, Dilma Rousseff, had the courage to refuse to accredit this settler cum Ambassador. She's a great lady and I've been following the "mis-en-scène scandal" around her with disgust. She is obviously doing something very right otherwise there wouldn't be such a concerted effort.

We can just hope that the coup d'état will not be successful.

Sandra, Sam, Lona and Kathleen - can't send Green Stars due to the scrambled website. Here's for you: ************************************


Rose Becke (141)
Monday March 28, 2016, 4:37 pm
Bravo Brazil

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Monday March 28, 2016, 10:02 pm
Bravo Dilma!!! Thanks for sharing Sam.

fly bird (26)
Monday March 28, 2016, 10:55 pm
Noted, balls and all.

Thanks, Sam

fly bird (26)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 12:29 am
interesting post, forwarded, regarding Brazilian leadership.


Sam H (410)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 1:01 am
Thanks Jess for this link:

Stan B (123)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 1:44 am
Yes she sure is a great example to follow.

" Brazil is engulfed in a political scandal which threatens to overshadow the Rio Olympics in August, and could oust the leftist Government of President Dilma Rousseff.

More than a million protesters have taken to the streets of Brazil in recent days, calling for President Rousseff's resignation over a corruption scandal and her appointment of a former president to cabinet as her chief of staff.

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, known as Lula, faces wide-ranging charges over bribes and political kickbacks at state-owned oil company Petrobras.

The corruption investigation has already ensnared dozens of public figures from across the political spectrum, as well as prominent business leaders."

Way to go Brazil. Just like most Muslim countries.

Not a great choice Sam but then it's what I'd expect from you.

Shil O (0)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 4:02 am
Brazil -- full of nuts

Sandra Penna (135)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 4:52 am
Dear Sam, I don't think Netanyahu is directly involved in this attempted coup against the government Dilma Rousseff. Some countries have already spoken out against the coup (Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina and Venezuela). We Brazilians believe that some countries will not recognize a new government ((if the impeachment happens) - I don't think Netanyahu go to join them.

Rousseff had shown great courage when she canceled a trip to the US, after discovering that she was being spied on by the NSA (NSA also spied on Petrobras).

As Glenn Greenwald said at "The irony of this widespread corruption is that President Rousseff herself is really the only significant politician, or one of the only significant politicians, in Brazil not to be implicated in any sort of corruption scheme for the—with the objective of personal enrichment. Everyone around her, virtually, including those trying to bring her government down and accuse her of corruption and impeach her, is implicated very seriously in schemes of corruption for personal enrichment. She’s essentially one of the only people who isn’t implicated that way."

Sandra Penna (135)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 4:55 am
In fact, the movement against Dilma Rousseff began in June 2013, even before his re-election. Several demonstrations began to happen, with the financial help of those... Guess who? The Koch Brothers.

Sandra Penna (135)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 6:52 am
Thank you all very much, girls : ) Sam, Eleonora, Jess...

There is a very interesting video to watch (sorry, I don't know how to use HTML):

Thomas M (8)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 7:22 am
Why was Dayan accepted in New York? If this man lead the drive for settlements in Palestinian territory and US diplomats disapprove of the settlements, should he be accepted in New York to change the attitude of North Americans towards illegal settlement? Netanyahoo is playing games. Again.

. (0)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 8:19 am
Thanks Sam for sharing this news. Dilma, representing Brazil, she is having the balls that many men do not have. Anyway, external interference in our countries of South America and Central America, have left us to destabilize our government, promoting internally that the policy carried out by our politicians often away from people and they approach their own bank accounts and an inordinate desire for power. External interference has meant that we can not solve our own affairs. The currupcion kills. And as citizens we must prevent such improper acts of people of good faith. No more corruption promoted.

Sandra Penna (135)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 10:09 am
Great comment, Pablo, I totally agree with you.

As opposed to what the big media proclaims, corruption at Petrobras did not begin with Lula and Dilma - corruption dates back to the 80s. It was actually in government Dilma that investigations began to happen and have deepened. But it is always the same strategy: to steal and break the national companies to then sell them to large foreign corporations by a pittance.

. (0)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 11:44 am
Why is the title so inflammatory and untrue?

The settlements are being built on land that Israel has the right to build on or has no-one checked on the veracity of this?

Judy C (91)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 12:23 pm
Thanks for the article Sam, and the informative discussion. I am learning about Brazil, and it helps to have input such as Sandra's and Pablo's. Roussef's ordeal no doubt stems from her noninvolvement in what looks like universal corruption in the government. Greenwald is in a position to know, and his opinion adds weight to this view. It seems that this Dayan character is just what we don't need in NY!

Judy C (91)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 12:34 pm
The article link Jess posted is very good, and so is the video link Sandra gives us. Thanks for the info, ladies.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 12:47 pm

Sandra - I've just read the article to which Sam posted the link in his last comment and came across a comment by a certain Louis Chilson (3 days ago) which reads:

"You may very well be dismayed at the large amount of negative remarks made about this very fine and incisive article. This is due to the fact that Brazilians have lived under the domain of an oppressive Media dictatorship for the last 50 years. If you were to gauge the political leanings of the top Brazilian newspapers, they run the gamut from center-right to slightly-more-liberal-than-Augusto Pinochet. In fact, Media here is a trust. Yes, practically a monopoly. Globo, for instance (the leading voice for the Coup D'État) has cornered the communications and entertainment market, with ownership of newspapers, weekly news magazines, television and radio broadcasting networks, cable TV networks and motion pictures. What they do would be inconceivable under US Laws: they actually produce and exhibit in all domestic markets (US law prohibits this since the 1940s) and there is NO FCC in Brazil. TV has no equal time provisions. The family that owns Globo can say whatever they want and there is absolutely NO accountability. They can destroy you on air and if you complain, they will scoff at you - as that did when Lula went to court to request an equal-time response to a totally biased and untrue diatribe against him on the nightly news report. Citizens are helpless before the Media networks and authorities live in fear of their reprisals - utter terror. In this way, the Corporate Media can mold the mind of the average Brazilian with the same lies and half truths with complete impunity and the results you can read here, in the illogical, rabid, knee-jerk reactions of some of the readers ....(actually, they don't read beyond the headline, but they react)"

Would you agree with this commenter re the media and its role in basically controlling what the Brazilian read and hear? Who is the family behind Globo? Do they have any links with the Koch brothers?

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 12:55 pm

Sorry Jess - only realize now (after Judy's comment) that the link to which I'm referring to was given by you and Sam just put it in hyperlink ... Thanks!!

Judy - I feel for you that you have to deal with a rabid settler cum Ambassador or now Consul. They can be quite nasty to put it politely. Hopefully he got some lessons in behavior and diplomacy - LOL!

Stephen Brian (23)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 1:10 pm
That's what happens when a country fails to follow standard protocols for appointing an ambassador. Netanyahu, like other heads of government, should have checked with Brazilian authorities first in order to avoid this. He should also probably not hand out foreign assignments as political payback because that never ends well. Like most "news", this is a mountain made from a molehill.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 1:16 pm

There was this interesting article in Haaretz about this controversial wanna-be appointment:

Deputy FM Hotovely: Israel to Step Up Pressure on Brazil for Settler Leader's Ambassadorship

“Israel will use a number of channel to secure Brazil's consent to the nomination of Dani Dayan, the former head of the Yesha Council of Jewish settlements, Hotovely says.”

It seems to me that those “channels” were either out of service or not very cooperative … What is interesting though that comment #9 in that Haaretz article states “As a Jewish Brazilian I may add … Brazil's current government is leftist … And the next Brazilian government will have better relations. As happening to Argentina right now. …”

Interesting insight, I would say. I wonder if this person has a crystal ball …

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 2:18 pm
Thx Sam for updating us. We expected nothing less from Dilma when the news broke first late last year (you posted it then).We applaud her, of course! And it sure took a long time for Nutyahoo to comprehend a lady's diplomatic parlance, even if that is silence!
Add to the slow brain the stupidity as Stephen rightly pointed out!

As for NY, a "revolution in Israeli public relations in North America" is definitely badly needed. Only of a very different kind than what Mr Dayan has in mind, one for which he is the last person capable of.
I'm sure, though, Chuck will be delighted!

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 2:26 pm
Just heard Dilma's main coalition partner pulled out of govt. -things look dire :-//

Janis K (129)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 6:07 pm
Thanks for sharing

fly bird (26)
Tuesday March 29, 2016, 7:39 pm
Thanks for the link, PeaceGoodwillToAll. ***********

Sandra Penna (135)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 4:07 am
Dear Eleonora, I totally agree with the comment you quoted, from Louis Chilson. The mainstream media in Brazil belongs to 5 or 6 families. The link that I put to the video on YouTube speaks exactly about this (

TV Globo began on the military dictatorship, and became so powerful to the point of be able to elect or knock down politicians. We have no political analysis but a disinformation machine. I reached the point of not watching TV, so gross is the manipulation of the news. When Rousseff won the presidential elections in 2014 with a small margin of votes, the Globo TV came to report the victory of her opponent, Aecio Neves. It was a hilarious moment when the journalists had to correct the result - their frustration and anger was obvious.

Sandra Penna (135)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 4:31 am
Angelika, Dilma's "main coalition partner"... It is the party's vice-president. They want her impeachment and the post of president as well. : (

Peggy B (43)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 2:34 pm
Interesting article and great comments.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 4:39 pm

Thanks for the info, Sandra; I was finally able to watch the video. It is scary to say the least, how much power they hold. It reminds me of other giant news networks in various countries which are also in the hand of just a few manipulators - and sure not for the good of the people!!

fly bird (26)
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 4:51 pm
Glenn Greenwald: Is It A Coup? What Is Happening in Brazil Is Much Worse Than Donald Trump.


Sandra Penna (135)
Thursday March 31, 2016, 7:39 am
You're definitely right, dear Eleonora.

Dear Jess, thank you very much for sharing this excellent article. Glenn Greenwald's interview is bright and clear.

fly bird (26)
Thursday March 31, 2016, 8:51 am
Thanks, Sandra. I heard there are big democracy demonstrations in Brazil, today!!

Sandra Penna (135)
Thursday March 31, 2016, 1:32 pm
Yes, Jess, the military coup took place 52 years ago. Then there will be several manifestations throughout Brazil in favor of democracy and against the coup, and also in other cities in several countries (Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, UK, Germany, Denmark, France, United States, Canada, Austria and Netherlands).

fly bird (26)
Saturday April 16, 2016, 12:43 am
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This 40-minute documentary chronicles stories of al-Nakba survivors, interviews with their descendants about the case of refugee return, and current and growing resistance to the ongoing colonization of Palestine by the Jewish National Fund.
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