Author Archives: Jeff Blankfort and Phil Weiss

Telegraph: Amid talk of war, Cameron’s membership in Israel lobby ‘club’ creates conflict of interest

Mary Riddell in the Telegraph openly questions British leaders’ “affiliations” with the Israel lobby “club,” membership that is inappropriate at a time when the country is threatening to go to war with Iran. So the issue of Britain’s pro-Israel lobby … Continue reading

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Only 20 percent of U.S. House of Representatives will visit Israel during summer recess

From Jerusalem Post, 81 congressmen to visit Israel during the summer recess, including leaders Steny Hoyer and Eric Cantor:

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With Goldberg, nukes are either a few months or four years away– but that’s definitive!

Yesterday we asked whether the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, who scared the country with a long piece on the imminent threat of Iranian nukes last September, is going to cover the new line out of Israel: Iran is not a threat. … Continue reading

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We don’t make this up. We wish we did, but we don’t

Ynet: With victory in the congressional elections less than a day old, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (Rep.) who considers himself a ‘Tea Party’ member, is set to arrive in Israel on Sunday. Rubio’s visit so soon after the election win … Continue reading

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Israel’s guardian sews up the Senate

A few months back Chuck Schumer went to AIPAC and said that he had the name Schumer because Shomer means Guardian, and God had made him the guardian of Israel. He also finished, with a shout: “Ladies and gentlemen, Am … Continue reading

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72 virgins… 39 lashes

From the Jerusalem Post: A singer who performed in front of a “mixed audience” of men and women was lashed 39 times to make him “repent,” after a ruling by a self-described rabbinic court on Wednesday.

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‘Don’t tangle with us’ is the message, 2/3 of Israelis say

Yes I know this is an Arutz Sheva rightwing settler site doing the poll, but this is the big revelation to Americans of the flotilla incident, we don’t share values. And look how deeply rightwing Israeli society has become. Only … Continue reading

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‘JPost’ says fear of losing Jewish money drives Obama shift re Israel

This article by US transplant Herb Keinon says it all. Israel is a domestic issue. Of course we never see a story that connects the dots so explicitly in the American press, for anyone to read: that Obama’s arduous "charm … Continue reading

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University of California execs say they’ll only divest from occupation if US gov’t finds genocide

Yesterday Weiss wrote that Elena Kagan’s nomination calls on American Jews to recognize our prominence in the elite of American society. Here’s some more evidence. According to wikipedia, Marc Yudof, an educator who is president of the University of California, … Continue reading

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Treasury officials are sure cozy with Israel lobby

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, "Setting the Trap on Iran:" The next step in this pressure campaign is the sanctions regime being crafted by Stuart Levey, undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence. This will have several interlocking … Continue reading

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what recession?

JPost says IDF raised $20 million at the Waldorf the other night: There was scarce evidence of the global recession at a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for the IDF in New York City on Tuesday night. If the $5.2 million in tax … Continue reading

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Let the good times roll: NYT’s Kershner and Bronner are listed as authors by ‘Israel Hasbara Committee’

Ethan Bronner and Isabel Kershner, the two Jerusalem correspondents for the New York Times, are named on a long list of authors for the "Israel Hasbara Committee." David Frum, Krauthammer, Caroline Glick, David Horovitz, David Horowitz and Bob Dylan are … Continue reading

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