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Huckabee plays the Iran Holocaust trump card

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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.”

Mike Huckabee’s ‘welcome to Israel’ bash was in a settlement

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Sushi and wine were in abundance in the West Bank settlement of Psagot near Ramallah Monday night as former Arkansas Governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee was honored at the start of a ten-day trip to Israel. Huckabee is in the region promoting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s forthcoming address to congress.

Scarlett Johansson’s ‘scholarship’ and ‘intelligence’ cited by Mike Huckabee

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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 […]

Scarlett Johansson gets an ally– Mike Huckabee

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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 […]

Mike Huckabee wants American Jews to pack their bags

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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 […]

Mike Huckabee’s ill informed and dangerous views on Israel/Palestine may end up in the White House

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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 […]

Huckabee said Palestinians should leave Israel, and he’s golden

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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. […]

Ambition: Huckabee says Palestinians should be ‘content’ with Gaza

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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 […]

Huckabee defies Obama

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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 […]

Huckabee and Obama Out-Holocaust One Another

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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…

Huckabee: Palestinians Should Go Live in Arab Countries

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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…

Mike Huckabee Is ‘A Face in the Crowd’

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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…

Huckabee Supports a Palestinian State–in Saudi Arabia

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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…

Making David Friedman ambassador to Israel is a boon for ISIS

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Donald Trump is giving ISIS a recruiting tool by nominating an extremist supporter of settlers as ambassador to Israel in David Friedman. Hatred of the U.S. will increase if the Arab world comes to believe that the U.S. is abandoning the Palestinians.

Trump pick for ambassador to Israel supports Israeli annexation of West Bank and calls liberal Jews ‘kapos’ (Updated)

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Donald Trump has nominated 57-year-old Long Island native David Friedman to serve as U.S ambassador to Israel. Friedman served as Trump’s Israel adviser during the election campaign and has worked as Trump’s bankruptcy lawyer. He is a vociferous pro-settlement advocate who openly advocates for the annexation of the West Bank, and serves as president of American Friends of Bet El Institutions, a settlement advocacy group. Friedman will join an administration that has continually promised to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and has made clear its opposition to the two-state solution. In announcing the pick Trump called Friedman “a longtime friend and trusted adviser.”

DNC chair tweets from Islamophobic gathering in Florida

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Over the weekend Interim Democratic boss Donna Brazile, attended a conference organized by the David Horowitz’s Islamophobic think tank Freedom Center. It featured rightwing intolerants, Mike Huckabee, Steve Bannon, Robert Spencer and Caroline Glick, the Israeli who denies the Nakba and the existence of Palestinian refugees. Brazile may think that she can hold the party together with Islamophobic elements, but the party is moving on. Sen. Chuck Schumer has endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison, a Muslim, to fill the position Brazile holds in a nod to the party’s left wing.

Pediatric and intensive care patients injured as Israeli military fires tear gas into Jerusalem hospital

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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.”

Who running for president is not ‘friends’ with Benjamin Netanyahu?

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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.