Israel ranks 145 on Global Peace Index
26-May-2011 (13 comments)

The Global Peace Index issued its annual report Thursday, and according to its authors, its results reflect the dramatic changes sweeping through the Middle East. Published by the Institute for Economics and Peace and Vision of Humanity, the index noted an overall drop in world peace – for the third consecutive year.

The report also highlights what it defined as "a continuing threat of terrorism." Global Peace Index data indicated that 29 countries are now under bigger threat of terror, and 33 countries found themselves prone to violent riots over the past year.

The Global Peace Index crowned Iceland the world's most peaceful country, while the dubious honor of being named the world's most violent and chaotic country went to Somalia – which ranked at the bottom of the list – 153.

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New Zealand ranked second and Japan third. Denmark, Czech Republic, Austria, Finland, Canada, Norway and Slovenia rounded up the top 10, respectively. Israel did not fare so well and was ranked 145 – above Pakistan and Russia, but below Libya and Chad. Israel was ranked 144 in the 2010 GPI, and 119 in 2007. Israel's neighbors are apparently safer: Jordan was ranked 74, Syria came in at the 116th place, and Lebanon ranked 137. For the sake of comparison, a recent Gallup Happiness Index, ranked Isra... >>>

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Iran 2050 says "We are not stupid Bavafa"

by Bavafa on

That is a matter of opinion!!!!

With the statements you make, it makes the above quote harder to defend.


Iran 2050

Bavafa,   As I said

by Iran 2050 on



As I said before, one can distinguish between propaganda and facts. People like you promote anti Israeli agenda not because you believe in justice for Palestinians, but because by making Israel look bad, the IRI will look good. We are not stupid Bavafa. We can see that all you post, or most of what you post, is anti Israeli. Well, this is not an anti-Israeli site, is it? It’s mostly an anti IRI site; so why are you spreading anti Israeli propaganda here? There are plenty of other sites you can do that at. What we see here is Sahar Naaz, IranMilitary, you and Mammad and others promote anti Israeli propaganda not for the benefit for the Palestinian people but for the benefit of the Fascist IRI regime. This Mammad guy, used to passionately defend the Basij until the 2009 uprising. I guess the last 30 years he was living in Mars. He still defends them, but he can’t say it directly!


As far as my stance, let me actually tell you what I think.. I think the situation in the middle east is because of two bully powers, Israel and Iran (whether Shah or Khomeini) think their poop doesn’t stink and want to dominate the region because they are thugs and inhumane and savages. Yes, we are savages Bavafa and we need to change that about ourselves. Whose paying the price here? All Arabs specially Palestinians. Zionist and Nationalist Iranians (which consists of most Iranian unfortunately) are thugs and savages and want to step on other people and dominate the region. Iranians think “Aryans” are the chosen people and Zionists thinks they are the chosen people. That’s the problem in the Middle East. Now the IRI regime is way bigger Fascist, and way bigger murderer, and way bigger chaos causer than Israel, but nonetheless, they’re both nothing but bunch of insecure bully wannabees.


There you go.


Excellent posts Sousan Khanoom

by Mammad on

That Israel ranks 145 and the IRI, despite all of its crimes against its own people, ranks 119, is very telling too.


Soosan Khanoom


by Soosan Khanoom on

"George Lucas wrote some of his cheesiest lines in the new Star Wars films when he was waxing political. One of the worst actually resonated when Netenyahu talked to the joint meeting in congress. Lucas had Natalie Portman (who was, coincidentally, born in Jerusalem) say: “So this is how liberty dies: with thunderous applause.”    Bibi Shows Obama That In DC, He’s The Home Team


"Mark Twain once described members of Congress as having “the smallest minds and the selfishest souls and the cowardliest hearts that God makes.” Twain’s mordant assessment provides a parsimonious explanation for the predictably rapturous reception that Bibi Netanyahu received there yesterday "

The Progressive Mind » Congress Claps for Apartheid | Stephen M. Walt 





Soosan Khanoom

Iran 2050BC

by Soosan Khanoom on

I may me a little bit delusional due to the fact that it is the season of plants Lovemaking and no allergy pills can stop my dizzy, crazy , sneezy mind ..... 

BUT that has not prevented my American part, as an Iranian-American ,from not getting entertained by seeing U.S Rep in congress in action .... (my Iranian part has already died by seeing Iranian moron Rep in action for quite a long time )



Iran 2050: I have no inhibition to sign petitions against IRI

by Bavafa on

Or point out IRI crimes against Iranians and condemn them at any opportunity I get. But I wonder if you can bring yourself to condemn injustice universally and by those committed by the Israeli regime.

Lets see where you stand on injustice, occupation, murder , not only in Iran but around the world.


Joe L.

inside bibi long stocking's head

by Joe L. on

we are occupying bunch of nomad terrorists [applause] and u.s. is no better than us [applause and standing ovation] actually u.s. is a wuss and all of you are bunch of dumb a$$ and useless traitors [whisles and applaud] hey why dont you all suck my you know what [laughter]

i came here to get money from your a$$holes [laughter] and you will give it to me because you want to be reelected [ahhhh] so act like you truly love me [standing ovation. Sustained applause]

listen, no one wants to kill and torture like iran does, we only kill and torture people that are useless arabs [applause]

and even when we kill kids, we are saving humanity from future terrorism [standing ovation]

now fvck you all useless a$$holes. you are nothing but bunch of c0ck svckers [laughter, standing ovation, Sustained applause]


Soosan Khanoom

U R welcome Bavafa

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And here is some parts  from Lara Freedman satire published MAy 25th 2011 on "Americans For Peace " Website


Netanyahu's address to Congress - Annotated for Better Comprehension"

Israel has no better friend than America, and America has no better friend than Israel [and don't you let Obama forget it]. (Applause.)

We stand together to advance peace[except when your president asks me to do things I don't want to do]. We stand together to fight terrorism [and anyone who suggests that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in any way provides a rallying cry for extremism, well, they are anti-Semites trying to delegitimize of Israel].

In an unstable Middle East, Israel is the one anchor of stability. In a region of shifting alliances, Israel is America's unwavering ally [just don't ask me to do things I don't want to do.  Ever. I mean it]. Israel has always been pro-American. Israel will always be pro-American.

(Applause.) [This should be understood to mean: I love some American presidents - you know which ones I mean]. 

My friends, you don't have to -- you don't need to do nation- building in Israel. We're already built. (Laughter, applause.) You don't need to export democracy to Israel. We've already got it [pay no attention to the near constant attacks on this democracy in the Knesset, with anti-democratic bills coming one after another, most supported by my government - the people complaining about this are just anti-Semites who want to delegitimize Israel]. (Applause.) 

I know economic times are tough. I deeply appreciate this [But not enough to actually accede to your president's requests on peace process stuff - and not enough to resist sticking it to him with more settlements every time we meet.]. (Applause.) 

This path of liberty is not paved by elections alone. It's paved when governments permit protests in town squares [except in places like Sheikh Jarrah, Bi'ilin, Nilin, and Nabi Saleh, where I don't let people protest freely.  Those people are just troublemakers], when limits are placed on the powers of rulers [except when  you are talking about the West Bank, where the Civil Administration is the law and the head of the Civil Administration is basically king - but that is a special case], when judges are beholden to laws and not men [except in Israeli military courts, where Palestinians from the West Bank are tried and have virtually none of the rights or protections (not even children) afforded in civilian Israeli courts], and when human rights cannot be crushed by tribal loyalties or mob rule [except as pertains to anyone in the West Bank, East Jerusalem or Gaza, where "human rights" are nothing more than a slogan used by anti-Semites and self-hating Jews to delegitimize Israel - unless I am raising the issue to condemn human rights abuses committed by Palestinians]

 We have a free press [except when we impose military censorship or gag orders, which is surprisingly often, but nobody would know about it if those damn foreign journalists didn't keep digging around], independent courts [except when a matter is determined to be "political" - like settlements - and then our courts decide that they can't rule], an open economy [unless you are a Palestinian in the West Bank or Gaza, but those are special circumstances], rambunctious parliamentary debates [in a parliament seemingly determined to dismantle Israeli democracy one bill at a time] -- (laughter) -- now, don't laugh -- (laughter) -- ah, you see? You think you're tough on another -- on one another here in Congress? Come spend a day in the Knesset. Be my guest! (Laughter, applause.) 

This startling fact reveals a basic truth: Israel is not what is wrong about the Middle East; Israel is what's right about the Middle East. (Applause.) [Pay no regard, please, to the huge pink elephant - the occupation and the second-class treatment of our Arab citizens - lurking in the corner].

The tyranny in Tehran brutalizes its own people. It supports attacks against Americans troops in Afghanistan and in Iraq. It subjugates Lebanon and Gaza [indeed, were it not for Iran's meddling, Lebanon and Israel would be holding hands in peace, and Gaza would be a paradise with Israelis and Palestinians playing together on the beach - because Gazans love Israel.  Seriously.  They miss the settlers]. It sponsors terror worldwide. 

A nuclear-armed Iran would ignite a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. It would give terrorists a nuclear umbrella. It would make the nightmare of nuclear terrorism a clear and present danger throughout the world. [Scared yet?  You should be.  But in case you're not, let me go on....]

See, I want you to understand what this means, because if we don't stop it, it's coming. They could put a bomb anywhere [In your toilet!  Under your desk!]. They could put it in a missile; they're working on missiles that could reach this city [can you say "mushroom cloud"? I remember Condoleezza Rice could and that seemed to do the trick]. They could put it on a -- on a ship inside a container; could reach every port. They could eventually put it in a suitcase or in a subway. [Am I starting to sound like Dr. Seuss?  Would they put it in a boat? In a car? In a house? On a train?  In a box?  With a fox? Would they, could they?  YES -- be afraid!  Be terrified!] 

ut there's something that makes the outrage even greater. Do you know what that is? It's the lack of outrage, because in much of the international community, the call(s) for our destruction are met with utter silence. It's even worse because there are many who rush to condemn Israel for defending itself against Iran's terror proxies [because please keep in mind, Palestinians are never just Palestinians - every Palestinian is a tool in Iran's war on Israel]

President Obama has said that the United States is determined to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. The president successfully led the Security Council at the U.N. to adopt sanctions against Iran. You in Congress passed even tougher sanctions[demonstrating once again that Congress is a real friend of Israel and Obama is, well, the president of the United States.  At least for now]

And this is why I ask you to continue to send an unequivocal message that America will never permit Iran to develop nuclear weapons [remember what the Beach Boys - I mean John McCain, a true friend of Israel - sang: BOMB BOMB BOMB, BOMB BOMB IRAN]. (Applause.) 

srael always reserves the right to defend itself [and I will reject any criticism of Israeli actions, regardless of its context or merit, as an attempt by anti-Semites to undermine that right and to delegitimize Israel]. (Applause.) 

My friends, while Israel will be ever-vigilant in its defense, we'll never give up our quest for peace. I guess we'll give it up when we achieve it [or when the West Bank is so thoroughly taken over by settlements that the point is moot - whichever happens first...]. (Applause.) Because we want peace [on my terms]. Because we need peace [but only on my terms]

I'm willing to make painful compromises to achieve this historic peace [just keep in mind that for me, giving anything at all to the Palestinians - even just saying the word "Palestinian" - causes me pain.  So don't expect much]. As the leader of Israel, it's my responsibility to lead my people to peace [or at least to say that I am doing so]. (Applause.) 

 In Judea and Samaria, the Jewish people are not foreign occupiers [and there is no such thing as the occupation!  All the land is ours!  Ours to keep if we so choose.  Ours to give up - in whatever amount we decide - if we are feeling generous]. (Cheers, applause.) 

no distortion of history could deny the 4,000-year-old bond between the Jewish people and the Jewish land [Get it?  The land is ours.  All of it.  Every inch.  The 1967 lines mean bubkis]. (Sustained applause.) 

And Palestinian cities -- they look very different today than what they looked just a few years -- a few years ago [after we demolished large parts of them in the second Intifada]

They have shopping malls, movie theaters, restaurants, banks [see how nice we are?  We bring all these civilized things to these primitive people -

My friends, this must come to an end. (Applause.)   President Abbas must do what I have done. I stood before my people -- and I told you, it wasn't easy for me -- I stood before my people and I said, "I will accept a Palestinian state." It's time for President Abbas to stand before his people and say, "I will accept a Jewish state." (Cheers, applause.) [Don't be distracted by the fact that Abbas has actually done this already - he needs to do it more emphatically, and louder, and maybe do it while standing on one foot, saluting the Israeli flag and humming Ha'tikva.]

So I want to be very clear on this point. Israel will be generous on the size of a Palestinian state but will be very firm on where we put the border with it [note my wording: where we put the border.  We will dictate this - this is not going to be negotiated]. This is an important principle, shouldn't be lost.  We recognize that a Palestinian state must be big enough to be viable, to be independent, to be prosperous [we will judge how big it has to be]

and finally

Peace can only be achieved around the negotiating table [where I will tell the Palestinians what a peace agreement will look like and they will accept it or prove they are anti-Semites and terrorists]. 

Among the most grateful nations is my nation [grateful to the U.S., but not to this president, who with every word in this speech I am giving the finger]




Iran 2050

Spreading anti Israeli propaganda won't save the IRI regime

by Iran 2050 on


Hey  Bavafa, IranMilitary,,and all other delusional people who think spreading anti Israeli propaganda will save the IRI regime,

I just have one question for you all…why aren’t you commenting on Iran’s ranking, 119?



Sossan Khanom: thanks for posting the link

by Bavafa on

Sent my outrage letter to these sellouts


Soosan Khanoom

Cecilie Surasky, Deputy Director Jewish Voice for Peace:

by Soosan Khanoom on

I was stunned to see that our entire U.S. Congress gave Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu 29 standing ovations on Tuesday.  Twenty-nine. Unbelievable, given what his speech contained.

The speech that Netanyahu gave that day will go down in history as an extraordinary embarrassment to Americans and Israelis alike. Read on to find out what he said and why we cannot let it go unanswered

To put it simply, Netanyahu proved yet again that he prefers settlement expansion and Jewish domination of Palestinians to any kind of true peace agreement that would benefit both peoples. He claimed thatIsrael isn’t occupying anyone—ignoring nearly 44 years of increasingly brutal Israeli control over the lives of millions of Palestinians. 

He stated that Israel had no need for American military assistance—ignoring the $3 billion in military equipment and aid the U.S. provides Israel each year. He said Israel supports the desire of Arab peoples to live free—saying nothing about the ongoing Israeli shootings and arrests of Palestinians who nonviolently protest for their right to be free.

What makes this so outrageous is that Netanyahu’s speech found a shockingly sympathetic audience in the U.S. Congress while people like you and me could only watch in disbelief.

I’ve had it. I cannot stand by and watch my member of Congress applaud this man and his litany of distortions, myths and outright fabrications. Please, I urge you to join me in writing your US Representative to say, “How could you? Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has shown repeatedly that he is not interested in a viable future for either Palestinians or Israelis and you rewarded him with 29 standing ovations as the world watched. 

Here’s a taste of what Netanyahu said, and Jewish Voice for Peace’s debunking of it:

“You don’t need to send American troops to Israel, we defend ourselves.“ 

Not true. Israel does not defend itself. Israel is historically the number one recipient of US foreign aid. The US gives Israel a whopping $3 billion a year in aid and military equipment, most of which is used to defend Israel’s illegal occupation.

“In Judea and Samaria, the Jewish people are not occupiers.”
  (Raucous standing ovation.)

Not True. 
 Israel’s nearly 44-year long occupation of Palestinian territories is illegal according to international law. The more than 500,000 Jewish Israelis who have been moved into the West Bank and East Jerusalemsince 1967 are settlers who occupy Palestinian land – much of it privately owned by Palestinians and stolen by Jews the rest of it expropriated by the Israeli state – all taken for exclusive Jewish use. (2) This is occupation. 

Moreover, “Judea and Samaria” are the biblical terms for that piece of land. Is Bibi suggesting a state based not on secular law but on the Bible? A Jewish theocracy? Is this the Israel that our Congress promotes? 

“You don’t need to export democracy to Israel. We’ve already got it.”

Not true. Within Israel, the 20% of Israeli citizens who are Palestinian do have the right to vote and run for office. But they are victims of systematic housing, workplace and resource discrimination. For example, 93% of Israeli land is reserved for Jews.(3) In the West Bank, more than 2 million Palestinians live under Israeli occupation—that is, their lives are ruled by Israeli military law, while their Jewish settler neighbors are subject to Israeli civil law. Another 1.5 million Gazans live under siege by the Israeli military. Is this democracy?

Jerusalem must never again be divided. Jerusalem must remain the united capital of Israel.”

Not true.
 The original UN charter that created Israel, as still recognized by the international community, identified Jerusalem as an internationalized zone that must be shared by all parties.

I should say that I’m not really shocked by Netanyahu’s speech. But, I am shocked – shocked, stunned, discouraged, outraged – by the reaction of our elected officials. Clearly, they are not hearing from the growing number of people like you and me who are ready for a change. They won’t stop applauding until we speak up – and speak up loudly. 

Rae Abileah is with the advocacy group Code Pink and a member of Young, Jewish, and Proud, the young adult arm of Jewish Voice for Peace. She was physically attacked by some members of the Israel lobby group AIPAC, hospitalized with neck injuries and then arrested after she bravely shouted out the truth during Netanyahu's speech to Congress.(4) The night before, 5 protesters interrupted Netanyahu's AIPAC speech and were similarly assaulted. 

Not all of us can put our bodies on the line the way Rae and so many others have. But we can all take action today, by telling our elected officials they must represent us, not the interests of one of the most right-wing and intransigent governments in Israeli history. 

If you live outside of the United States, please write to President Obama to tell him how you feel this has further damaged the United States' standing in the eyes of the world.


Cecilie Surasky,

Deputy Director Jewish Voice for Peace:

 P.S.  Two of the many Jewish Voice for Peace members in Washington this week were interviewed about AIPAC counter-protests this week.  Seventeen year-old Hanna King was on Al Jazeera and Jesse Bacon was on National Public Radio

(1) Jewish Voice for Peace, 
"Clouds over freedom in the West Bank."
(2) Btselem, 
"Taking Control of the Land in the West Bank." 
(3) Adalah, "Historical Background."
(4) CNN, In The Arena, "Why Rae Abileah says she disrupted Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday."



Just imagine

by on

The 145 rank comes with all the strings that these Zio-Terrorists pull around the world in media. Otherwise, the real ranking would qualify these terrorists just a little above the public toilette!






by yolanda on

Iran ranks #119!