In a blitz tour of Israel and one Israeli settlement to fundraise and campaign for his presidential bid, GOP candidate and former governor of Arkansans Mike Huckabee managed one major gaffe, and doubled down views about Israel that are far to the right of any other Republican runner, and most of the Israeli government.
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What’s the difference between Huckabee saying the Iran deal will “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven” and Netanyahu saying, “It’s 1938 and Iran is Germany”?
Mike Huckabee invokes the Holocaust re Iran Deal: “This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history… he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”
On Monday former Republican Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee visited the Gush Etzion settlement and claimed that radical Islamists are after American boys.
A month ago we told you that former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee was boosting Scarlett Johansson for her support for settlement product, SodaStream, even as he was opposing government support for birth control because of women’s libidos. Well Huckabee is back at it. He says Johansson is smarter than 99.9 percent of the folks at […]
Rightwing Fox star Mike Huckabee’s promotion of SodaStream sounds a lot like Scarlett Johansson’s! In the first two minutes of the video above, he comes down on Oxfam for criticizing Johansson and says that her new corporate partner SodaStream operates not in a settlement but in an Israeli neighborhood in Judea. What SodaStream is doing […]
It’s the annual Hebron Fund, this year in Flushing, with Mike Huckabee and Allan West, the zingo Florida congressman. (jingoism+Zionism=zingo). Here’s the invite:
Ben Smith interview with Mike Huckabee at Politico: Huckabee also dismisses the concern that Palestinians might demand the franchise in a state that encompassed both Israel and the occupied territories — and in which Jews could eventually be a minority. “The real answer is that there’s an aggressive interest in bringing Jews from around the […]
Arutz Sheva is an Israeli news service associated with the settler movement. I find former pastor, turned politician and political commentator, Mike Huckabee’s recent statements in Jerusalem quite inflammatory and incredibly uninformed. I am an evangelical pastor volunteering for 3 months in Israel/Palestine with an international Christian organization called Ecumenical Accompaniment Program for Palestine and […]
Bill Kristol said at Yivo a few years ago, prophetically, that Zionists will have to turn to the Christians more and more. This is huge; Max Blumenthal reports on Huckabee’s speech to Knesset. He spoke “very Zionistically,” an Israeli rightwinger said happily. And what does this signal? Egypt will liberate the U.S. It will have […]
Are people rallying around an American icon demolished for one statement? Yes: A great piece at the Raw Story on the Helen Thomas execution, by Stephen C. Webster, showing the American double standard. And here is a generous farewell to Thomas from Amy Goodman (at 10:25-29:00). Memo to Chris Matthews, this is your story, man. […]
Mike Huckabee is interviewed in Israel by the JPost: The issue is not should there be two states– sure– but should those two states be on the same piece of land. Certainly the Palestinians have Gaza, but they don’t seem to be content… The Israelis have always made accommodations for people who aren’t Jewish….[Though they […]
First we got news that Mike Huckabee planned to attend a gala at the East Jerusalem hotel that Israel seeks to build a settlement in. J Street rightly condemned Huckabee for stirring this issue up in defiance of his president: Governor Huckabee has continually made it clear that he does not support the two-state solution […]
Here is Mike Huckabee, writing in the Jerusalem Post all about the Holocaust. He says he has visited Israel from one end to the other and that when his daughter went to Yad Vashem and said, “How did people let…
Did I say nice stuff about Mike Huckabee? Please forget it. What follows is an exchange he had with Wolf Blitzer on CNN a few weeks back (I can’t make the link work, so I’m not including it) in which…
In 1957 Elia Kazan made a movie called “A Face in the Crowd,” about the emerging power of television & celebrity, in which an Arkansas hobo and guitar picker who has tremendous likeability is discovered in a jail cell–and played…
From the Jerusalem Post: “To boot, the New Hampshire lawmaker [Jason Bedrick, an Orthodox Jew] added, Huckabee is pro-Israel: He has visited the Jewish state nine times, and told the crowd at the Bedrick house party that he favored the…
IMEMC reports: “Israeli soldiers fired, on Tuesday evening, two tear gas bombs into the al-Makassed Hospital, in the at-Tour town, in occupied Jerusalem, causing many Palestinians, including patients, to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation. Hospital administration said the gas from the soldiers reached the Children’s Ward and the Intensive Care Unit, causing many patients, including children, and visiting family members to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation. It added that one woman, accompanying her child in the children’s ward, suffered burns in her hand after carrying one of the gas bombs and throwing it outside.”
Among most U.S. elected officials and politicians, pursuing Benjamin Netanyahu’s friendship– and bragging about their Bibi-buddy-bonafidas– is extremely trendy. Katie Halper runs down the candidates running for president in 2016 who claim to be best friends with Netanyahu.
Ben Carson and Donald Trump are not alone – the Republican presidential field is composed of candidates who have encouraged religious hatred that is a direct contradiction to bedrock American values, including freedom of religion. –Hillary Clinton website details a dangerous trend.
Ann Coulter shouldn’t have said “fucking Jews” on twitter, but she was making a legitimate point: Republican candidates aren’t sucking up to Jewish voters on Israel but to neoconservative moneybags who want war in the Middle East.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is reaching out to American Jews to oppose the Iran deal tomorrow. The good thing about the Iran war that the neoconservatives and Netanyahu want is that so many Jews are showing up in favor of the deal. We’re having a vigorous conversation about the influence of the rightwing Israel lobby, and the implicit call for dual loyalty that Zionism depends upon. So Netanyahu’s outreach will cause more American Jews to question whether they really wish to be the buttress of the Jewish state.
Consensus is that Congress won’t reject Iran Deal, even Chuck Schumer will go along in the end. And it appears that rightwing Israel supporters have overreached in opposition, and are opening up room for Israel’s critics in the mainstream
Carly Fiorina promises to make Israel her first phone call as president. Mike Huckabee is “just nuts” about Israel. Jeb Bush calls settlements “apartments.” Ben Carson wants to transfer the Palestinians to Egypt. Marco Rubio has taken to dining with top-donor Sheldon Adelson. Ted Cruz is making the rounds with Fire Island’s pro-Israel community. And, Lindsey Graham who has not announced his bid, said if he is president he will have the first “all-Jewish” cabinet. As it shapes up, the Republican field in the 2016 U.S. presidential race is looking to be one of the most fiercely pro-Israel in memory.