Scurrilous Martin Sherman’s Racist Hate Commentary in JPost

Israel’s Jerusalem Post (JP) is notoriously right wing. It publishes hateful anti-Palestinian commentaries.

Editor’s Note:  Stephen Lendman has rightfully not wasted too much of his precious time regurgitating and taking apart word for word the racist prescriptions as cited in Sherman Martin’s disgraceful op-ed calling for “permanent punishments” to Palestinians; proudly displayed on the JPost website. Stephen Lendman comes with good repute, solid credentials, professional expertise and moral courage, to challenge the likes of Sherman in any venue and  I commend him for doing so in precisely the manner he has. I hope he comments about this on his Radio show. Those who do not know who Sherman is, should know.


Martin Sherman

by Stephen Lendman



Martin Sherman held various IDF operational positions.  He was one of Yitzhak Shamir’s ministerial advisors.

He lectures at Tel Aviv University. Students are advised to avoid him.

His anti-Palestinian hatefulness is visceral. 


On December 13, Jerusalem Post (JP) gave him op-ed space. He took full advantage. He lashed out viciously against Palestinian rights.

He denounced their UN initiative.

His article is titled: Into the Fray: Ill-considered, inappropriate and inadequate


He said Israel must respond to Palestinians. It must impose “permanent penalties.” They should have “real and lasting” effects. Abrogate Oslo, he suggested. Let the PA “fall apart.”


Attack Palestinian “diplomatic aggression” harshly. Cease “every service and merchandise” provided. “In other words, no water, no electricity, no fuel, no postal services, no communications, no port facilities, no tax collections or remittances” should be supplied.


He barely stopped short of urging stepped-up genocide.


Imagine thoughts this harsh, cruel and lawless. Imagine writing them. Imagine an Israeli broadsheet publishing them.


Know well what Palestinians face. Sherman and JP aren’t exceptions. They reflect the worst of militarized police state occupation. They support it. They display their racist hate openly.


Read the full article here  and scroll down to read  the comments of  Israeli readers, sickening in its self-righteous ignorance and bigotry. It warrants unrestrained condemnation.

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Editor’s note: Young Owen Jones is another example of moral courage and inspiration as the honorable Stephen Lendman, see below:

“As long as there are people with integrity and moral courage in this world, there is still hope” writes Rima Tarazi, Director, General Union of Palestinian women: “Bless you, Owen Jones”

What really happened in Gaza 14-22 November 2012 by Owen Jones

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3 Comments for “Scurrilous Martin Sherman’s Racist Hate Commentary in JPost”

  1. Executive director of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies.. What a grand title. Another front for racial bigotry.
    One has to ask where is the Abe Foxman of Israel, the Anti-Defamation League designed to identify and action defamatory comments, in the US, that is. Everyone knows it is really just another front for the Israeli propaganda machine, masquerading as a valued social service.
    Lots of grounds for defamation in this article, aired proudly by the Jerusalem Post and supported by all the comments.

    Where else in the world would such an article get a run? Don’t relate it to “democracy”. More so the entrenched mindset of the whole country, apparently.

    Imagine being a student of this fascist teacher. If it was the understanding of justice and humanity you were searching out in his classes, it would be in short supply.

    However, the really disappointing factor after reading both the article and the comments from Israelis supporting his viewpoint is that there was not one word of interest in a resolution of the question that forced a vote in the UN, 138 to 9 just recently. Not one. I have always considered that the Israel government did not reflect the more rational and realistic thinking of the average Israeli, but this is obviously not so. That to me is the saddest part of this almost fascist attitude to progress in Israel and a resolution of a problem that due to the veto of the US, solely, has enabled 66 UN Resolutions to be ignored over time.

    Why is it that for the past sixty years, Israelis have taken all they could extract from a sympathetic world after WWII, a world that supported their efforts, a world that against the better judgement of many set up the area known as the state of Israel and which has now abused their trust and every effort made to assist them with a homeland. When it was time for a level of understanding and some degree of responsible and humane payback for efforts over this period, the state of Israel was and still is found wanting and at the same time, able to tolerate the writings of a man like Sherman. Not just tolerate but actively support.

    Israel has an outstanding obligation to show in some small way that it appreciates all that the people of the world have done for them over time. What better way to do so than to resolve this inhumanity to another people, a situation that will certainly be resolved one day, be absolutely assured of that.
    Let us hope that Israel sees the error of their ways before they lose the support of the whole of mankind, to their continuing detriment. The support by people everywhere for the principles on which Israel was formed is seriously on the wane. Please accept that fact. Any Israeli that doesn’t recognise that fact is out of touch with reality

    The world is weary of Israel’s intransigence, arrogance and selfishness.

  2. @Rex,

    Thanks for that well stated, precise comment. I am going to place it on the main page at My Catbird Seat for all to read.

    “However, the really disappointing factor after reading both the article and the comments from Israelis supporting his viewpoint is that there was not one word of interest in a resolution of the question that forced a vote in the UN, 138 to 9 just recently. Not one. I have always considered that the Israel government did not reflect the more rational and realistic thinking of the average Israeli, but this is obviously not so. That to me is the saddest part …”

    Exactly!! That to me is the scariest part.

    I commend Stephen Lendman for picking the likes of Sherman apart and understand why Gilad Atzmon often dirties his hands exposing them!

    They are truly sickening in their arrogance, ignorance and bigotry and to think the Americans and Brits blindly support and go along with these enemies inside their gates, whose only immediate aim and focus is to decimate Palestine, Syria and Iran. I am convinced they have no intentions of living in peace now or ever! They are an extreme danger to civil society!

  3. Well, if they have no intentions of living in peace and the UN gets the same impression, just a matter of time, then they will lose what support they have left. The key of course is America which tolerates the Israelis in their many gujises as Jews, Zionists, media proprietors, fifth columnists, politicians ( my apoloigies to those politicans of independent mind, very few, though) spies, Neocons, AIPAC members, visitors to the Israel Holocaust sideshows (called Leadership Conferences) and miscellaneous fellow-travelers and stooges like Clinton and the UK’s Agent Cameron..

    One has to have the US people say this is wrong. If they read the Zionist newspapers, watch Zionist Hollyood movies, view Zionist Fox News as a general practice, then that will be difficult.

    What Israel is doing is puitting off the inevitable. They will not win, just too thick to know it. All graduates of the Kibbutz schools of brainwashing, followed by a stint in the Israeli Third Reich Occupation Forces., see IDF.

    One must give credit where it is due, though. They have learnt well from Hitler and Goebbels.

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