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  • Mark Shields blasts Adelson for 'making foreign policy for the United States'
  • AIPAC-backed legislation targeting BDS movement advances in Congress
    • @ ivri
      Not sure I understand your long extended last sentence? What are you trying to say? Who is the "all" in that sentence? What does the US "know all too well"?

    • NO. They don't think about history, just about how to get or keep elected office, from which they can dole out taxpayer money to the special interests who fund their campaign ads.

    • No, they listen to the Zioinist dollars going into their campaign coffers.

    • @Blownaway
      Bruce Jenner has a female soul, and Cardin's ilk have no soul at all. [...]

  • Herzog lost Israeli election because he didn't have blood on his hands -- Shalev
    • And the US taxpayers annually spend the largest chunk of their total foreign aid on this Israeli mentality, plus interest--guess who's the collective frayer? And the second largest chunk on Egypt--but only so long as Egypt place nice with Israel. Same fryer. And why? AIPAC matrix impact on elected US politicians in an arena where money talks, is free speech, and everything else walks. Yet AIPAC is not deemed the agent of a foreign country, doesn't have to register as such and so, remains the blooming flower in the closet. Who's the frayer?

  • Using the dead: the 'NYT' works with Israel to justify military service
    • I wonder how many Israelis know what she does, which is that all Israel's wars were wars of aggression except the '73 war? And she said also that war could have been prevented simply by talking to Sadat, which is also true. The only thing she left out pertinent was that the Arab states who attacked Israel in '73 did so to recapture the land taken by Israel in '67, land illegally held by Israel under international law.

      I wonder how many Americans know this about Israel? Not many; they won't get such history from the US mainstream media. Last time I looked, about half of all Americans still think the neocons' war on Iraq was justified, even when they know no WMDs were found. That war was fraud in the inducement and a "preemptive" or "preventive" war launched
      by the US government--it signaled that the US was now copying Israel's war policy. And the same people are now trying to launch a war on Iran. Always a la Israel under the banner of "self-defense."

  • Adelson primary kicks off tonight with brags about 'mega-Jewish donors' role in 2016
  • In defense of Cornel West's prophetic voice
    • Looks like West learned his lesson well and is now catching a lot of flack for lesson learned:
      Truth-teller Cornel West stands up to Israel lobby bullies link to electronicintifada.net

    • I saw West's plea in behalf the innocent Palestinian people--if memory serves, it was on Phil Maher's show. That alone singled him out as having more moro integrity than any other appearing as a pundit on US mainstream media.

      Blacks have it easier than whites in USA to call Israel to account. But, until Bibi dissed Obama by going behind his back to address Congress against Obama's Iran Deal, I never heard a peep from the Black Caucus.

    • Well, it won't be Fox News talking heads, nor will it be Wolf (CNN) or Chris Matthews or Rachel Maddow or that other guy (MSNBC).

    • JFK was murdered "coincidentally" just when he was pressuring Israel not to make a bomb. Bobby was murdered & he wanted predecessor of AIPAC to register under FARA as agent of a foreign country. I see no POTUS candidate willing to risk anything to better the lot of average Americans--except Jim Web, who's track record, unlike any of the other wannabes, suggests leadership in the best interest of the American collective.

    • The fav tactic is to call critics of official versions of anything "conspiracy theorists.' I find this laughable since states always classify documentation of what they do and why, and the records are sealed for some time in the future, which time keeps getting extended, Both US and Israel governments are great examples of this, and why Bush jr smugly informed us all he was the doer, and the critics mere scribblers and he implied he'd be dead before the public got info on him and his cronies while in office--by then, he'd be dead,

    • I voted for Obama the first time as the lesser of two evils re foreign policy; I didn't vote for either main party candidate second time around. I will be doing write-in or third party this time, again, knowing my vote doesn't count at all next to the likes of Adelson, Soros, Saban, Koch Bros, etc.

  • Will Graham's gaffe about 'all-Jewish cabinet' get the MSM to talk about pro-Israel money?
    • No mention of Graham Cracker's gay comment in the US mainstream media, although Graham is a joke for his gayness on Imus show. Imus himself always says he's a "jew in spirit" although he's never evidenced the slighest knowledge of the I-P history. His wife is equally ignorant.

    • NO, they don't. I never met a Christian fundy who was educated on such topics. All they say is, sure there's a few rotten apples in every barrel, and so, a few bad jews, but you have to support Israel as God says so if you want to go to heaven.

    • Yes, @ Rusty Pipes, and further, the fundies are always also against abortion, gays, welfare that is not crony capitalism, eta,

    • Koch Bros said they would support whichever GOP candidate comes out on top as contender, but they said they prefer Scott Walker. Walker himself is staunchly pro-Israel. Did the make his trip to Israel last March? It seems there are no big GOP donors who are not pro-Israel, right or wrong? Am I right or wrong? Defending Israel is good for business. It's that simple?

      The only difference between GOP & Demoratic Party donors does not concern Israel at all--both parties are pro-Israel, right or wrong in their leadership. The difference is domestic in the extreme, social, e.g. abortion, immigration, same sex stuff, etc. Also, there is a populist component in both, Democrats are for more regulation of Wall St, while GOP is for less. Again, both parties love Israel, but there's a leftist part of Democratic base that wants some justice for Palestinains--remember how Obama was so annoyed at the Democratic convention when the base reps wanted a plank in the party platform supporting Jerusalem as not a Jewish capital? This was in accord with international law and US policy, but the guy with the gavel overruled the dissenters on primetime TV. Gays, women, blacks, for starters, sacrifice the Palestinians on the altar of their personal quirks.

    • @ lysias
      Good question. Jewish donations have always been the bulk of financing the Democrats, but not so much, with the GOP. So where is the big donors there? Koch Bros is alone? I assume the GOP candidates till get all the donations from the military-industrial-security complex, eh? But there, arming Israel and warring for Israel, arming it and the Saud clan for example, dovetails with AIPAC desires….does this add up?

  • Defending the Iran nuclear deal from Israel and its supporters
    • israeli leaders say to each other, no problem for USA, it can easily take Iran's punches. Many US troopers have teen on 15 or more expeditions to the Middle East. They are akin to the small number of guys sent back again and again to actually battle the last ditch German effort at the Battle of the Bulge.

      The US combat troops became known as "the rag men."(To be distinguished from "the rag man's son," Mr Kirk Douglas) We now have a new version.

      Futrther, the USA has a long history of treating its war veterans like shit.

  • Leaked Sony emails reveal Hollywood execs efforts to support Israel
    • Interesting that they are only concerned with enlisting a "good director" who is not being completely biased on the face to it. Charming.

  • The grave danger of derailing the Iran deal -- an interview with Chas Freeman
    • Yes, the Adelsons, Sabans, Soroses, Kochs are our nation's financial oligarchy; they have effectively morphed us from democracy to plutocracy, and our government's police and military have been israelized; we now do preemptive war on a bag of sand with holes in it and our cops are militarized and our phones and personal computers are the subject of constant snooping. We murder Americans overseas without trial when we feel like it, and we don't protect them if they are in Israel. We let AIPAC traitors off the hook. So it goes--Vonnegut

    • scofflaw |ˈskôfˌlô, ˈskäf-|
      noun informal
      a person who flouts the law, esp. by failing to comply with a law that is difficult to enforce effectively.

    • Obama said today that Elizabeth Warren was wrong on his proposed latest FTA. I'd love to see him be pushed to describe why, meeting Warren's detailed critique--but Chris Matthews let him slide: no follow up at all.

    • Obama, like a row of recent past presidents, convinced themselves FTAs are a net good--the first thing they've always pointed out is--big corporations love cheap labor--joke! No, what they always ignored, as Obama did tonight on TV, is posed by the question, what good are cheaper goods when you have no job, or a poor job? POTUS could learn from Ford, who paid his employees well, so they could buy his product. Obama, instead, defended his new FTA for the Pacific Rim by saying America doesn't do manufacturing anymore, we do services.BTW, our first FTA, in 1985, was with Israel and to this day it works against us heavily, not to mention, while it was being negotiated early on, traitors here gave our negotiation blueprint to the Israeli negotiating team, along with all the details of the business support backing up our strategy. Congress knows all this and has never revisited that first FTA. Everytime I turn a corner in our government's dealing for more than half a century now, out pops really shady stuff injected into US bloodstream by those here who call themselves Americans but really are for Israel First. It's troublesome. And now it's reached a high water mark as Freeman says--right out in the open and USA's future is on the line in a core way.

      PS All our FTAs have resulted in big trade deficits for the USA. Big corporations are the beneficiaries.

    • Did he mean a USS Liberty in reverse? What does he think about that 1967 incident and the fact it's still covered up today?

  • Graham and Rubio are dependent on pro-Israel money in bid for White House
    • Maybe for some of these old geezer moneybags, at bottom, at this point, Israel is like their pro football team? Vanity, no longer Fear. The world as a rich guy's pissing contest?

      The '48 "war of independence" was actually a lop-sided battle factually favoring "little Israel," not "the hoards of Arab states" picking on Israel. Do these old geezer moneybags even realize nearly the whole thing was fought on the Arab partition side, not the Jewish partition side that comprised the new state of Israel? And, post 67, how can said geezer moneybags gloat "my team is bad ass" when the power is so lop-sided, when one side has all the latest equipment and the other side is playing without shoes, helmets, shoulder pads, etc?

    • But will any of those proud Americans be billionaires willing to put their money where their thoughts are?

      "And are there any billionaires (of any religion or ethnicity) who are involved in the presidential race who are anti-Zionist, who want Israel to become a state of its citizens, all its citizens, rather than just the Jewish ones?

  • David Horowitz gets free rein in 'Daily Cal,' which ignores hate campaign against SJP
    • Oy vey, yet there are countless tweets on Twitter that say the US university campus is a hot bed of anti-semitism aka Jew hatred.

      Horowitz has the mentality of Julius Streicher.
      This passes for wisdom in USA these days.

  • Israeli racism takes center stage at Manhattan JCC
    • @ johnell
      Wish I could agree that "it can't be long." I don't see US main media discussing the stench of fascism in the US-installed current Ukraine regime, do you? Israel is supporting those neo-Nazis too & they are led by Jewish oligarchs.

    • @pabelmont
      Agree. It's very frightening, when I consider the power of the Israel Lobby within the US governing class. My country, USA, hitching its big-ass wagon to this tiny, demented star!

  • Kristol frets that he walked into Obama's 'trap,' and Rubio says he'll demand Iran recognize 'Israel's right to exist'
    • Who are the 2016 Republican presidential candidates’ Jewish donors? link to haaretz.com

    • Recall the recent wide panel discussion on Israel-Palestine-US relations? It took place recently and was ignored by the mainstream press, rejected by CSPAN? Well, now there's another , smaller one, coming up fast, sponsored by the Jerusalem Fund : Washington's evolving policy towards Israel-Paletine--panel discussion: link to thejerusalemfund.org

    • Did NYT accidentally tell its readers that there is no longer any Israeli occupation? Check out this article on a Zionist web site:
      link to algemeiner.com

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    • Israel doesn't care about Iran getting a bomb, what worries Israel is the US applying some Kissinger balance of power in the Middle East--somewhat normal relations between US & Iran would do the trick nicely, would rock Israel's world, the current one of its regional hegemony and easy expectation of knew-jerk US support of its whims. Truth is, US benefited from somewhat normalizing relations with the Soviet Union and China, both of whom were ideological opponents to a high degree. Its in US strategic interests to end automatic support of Israel and automatic demonization of Iran.

    • I think both parties count on the mainstream media keeping the wool pulled over grass roots eyes, and they have good reason to feel confident about that. I mean how hard is it to manipulate public opinion in a democracy by Fear? Check out the memo Goering left us all at Nuremberg.

    • @ David Doppler
      What you say makes logical sense, assuming the public gets involved at the grass roots in a big way, e.g., as they did when Obama-Kerry were going to bomb Syria--only saved at last moment by a very smart Putin. But I see] no evidence at the moment that the GOP isn't lock-stepping with Israel to kill the Iran Deal--Rubio, perhaps wanting to take his chance before he grows more balding, is even running for POTUS on a ticket that would require Iran to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

    • Who's more insane, Kristol or Netanyahu? And, my oh my, look at Rubio--can a person be more greedy, more thirsty for power purely as a selfish motive? Some day the public will wake up to the fact their "4th estate" kept them ignorant when their government capitulated totally to agents of a foreign government that had only its own interests in mind, and those interests saw USA as nothing but a tool to use and abuse. And my God--the GOP is now the Likud Party.

  • 'Everything Hillary Clinton will do will always be for Israel' -- Saban warns the Republicans
    • from wikipedia:
      ZOG
      Zionist Occupation Government or Zionist Occupied Government (abbreviated as ZOG) is an antisemitic conspiracy theory that holds that Jews secretly control a given country, while the formal government is a puppet regime.[1]

      “And in any case, everything that she thinks and everything she has done and will do will always be for the good of Israel. We don’t need to worry about this.”

      "But the Republicans believe that if the Democratic grassroots grow and Chris Matthews and Chris Hayes are hosting Democratic candidates who speak out against Israel’s human rights record or U.S. support, the Zionist moneybags will cross the aisle to the Republicans. That’s what this is all about."

  • The Second Coming of Holocaust remembrance
    • All I can think of for some reason is, what would a cigar store jew look like? I think a missing Seinfeld episode?

      What does "Never Again!" mean these days?

  • Netanyahu played 'decisive' role in Senate bill aimed at stymieing Iran deal
    • Iran's top priority is to have the sanctions lifted as soon as the Deal is signed. Obama didn't want to risk having his veto overridden by a handful of Israel First democrats doing the swing over, a la Schumer, so he conceded the point Congress could simply refuse to lift the sanctions, any or all of them as soon as the ink was dry on the Deal. Bibi/AIPAC won. Or what? Didn't Bibi get his "better deal"? Just short of war, or prelude to war?

    • Yes, Rachel did tip toe around the question, "Why this (congressional intervention), and only this one, to avert war, while Congress totally ignores the three US wars going on right now under Obama?"

      I thought to myself, watching her slowly winding up--would she actually spit it out, the answer to her own question? Say it Rachel, I cheered her on, say: the Israel lobby!

      No. She left it hanging. She likes her job, wants to keep it.

  • Just like the Nazis, Iran 'plans to exterminate six million Jews' -- Netanyahu
    • hophmi is the biggest pot I've even encountered calling the kettle black. In attempting to diagnose Phil, he diagnoses his own projecting mentality. HIs whole spiel here is a gaggle of very factually deficient accusations., the most repetitive banal gross lies in the Zionist catalogue. PS: Bibi also reportedly said recently the worse fear he has is Iran would honor the Iran Deal.

  • When it comes to untrustworthiness, the U.S. trumps Iran
    • I don't see why US thinks it can do all that & get away with it--Russia can piss with the best of them on nuclear stockpiles & although a significant number of Russians don't like Putin, they are educated very well on the hypocritical and ruthless nature of US governments.

  • Obama got Senate to reject 'two of Netanyahu's demands' on Iran (but the 'NYT' won't touch that angle)
    • From dailykos:

      Senator Coons offered a new definition of what a "bad deal" is in the context of the amended bill:

      "If the administration can't persuade 34 senators of whatever party that this agreement is worth proceeding with, then it's really a bad agreement," Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, a Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said. "That's the threshold."
      So now we only have to convince 34 out of 100 Senators that it's ok to proceed? Ouch, AIPAC, you really hurt me. "Don't throw me in that briar patch."

    • 13 Democrats signed the Corker bill.

    • Looks like AIPAC's Cotton Kids won: Iran's response to Congressional intervention compromise Obama caved into is "No deal unless no sanctions."

      Simultaneous breaking news blurb overnight: "Israel applauds US deal."

    • This is a disgusting disappointment. The Isrsel Firsters in Congress (rabid Jewish Zionist & whores for Adelson-type billions) have clearly let the world know that US diplomacy promises are never set in stone, can be changed in the blink of an eye--why should anyone in the world want to negotiate diplomatically with the USA when it is in the hands of those who are not de facto representatives of the American voting public? Congress gets a hernia straining to block any avoidance of war on Iran, while simultaneously, Congress totally ignores US wars against ISIS in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, and also ignores what's happening in Aghanistan and ignores the push toward war with Russia via Ukraine & de facto NATO/Israel?

  • Pro-Israel group concedes that Tel Aviv bikinis can't match 'justice' as sirensong to brightest young Jews
    • New Poll shows Israel will be a public voter issue for the first time in run for next POTUS: link to bloomberg.com

      Not just young American Jews are finally focusing on Israel as a voting issue--looks like US politics may no longer end at the ocean's edge.

    • The true story of the Jewish people? Where do I go to read or hear it? I can't even get an English translation of 200 Years Together, which was written by a world acclaimed novelist. I'd read it in German but my German is very rusty.

      I remember, growing up as a kid, that romantic painting of Custer's Last Stand, but it certainly has changed over the years since now it's just a snickering joke.

  • Obama's long & passionate Monday with Saban, Foxman, Hoenlein and other Jewish leaders demonstrates power of Israel lobby
    • AIPAC shows it's grand power within the US plutocratic government and its pivotal gear, the US campaign finance system--follow the money.

    • I guess,unfortunately for those who like a simple picture, Zionism is one form of Judaism, somewhere in the strain between "Everybody's made in God's Image" and Talmudic theory on Goys with lesser, more animal souls? Toss in the Holocaust, the Nakba, what do we get? A former Israeli jazz man? Or son of a top Israeli leader, speaking at the last Conference on Israel rejected for show by CSPAN?

    • LOL. The AIPAC dollars are not free, no more than Adelson's, Soros's. Sabam's. Koch Bros's are those dollars all demand that one assume Israel does nothing but defend itself against whomever the latest AIPAC-labled Hitier is. Bibi's recent speech, a recent subject on this web site , incapsulates the Zionist mentality. What's missing is informed consent by Dick and Jane--instead we get hasbasra on US mainstream news shows, 24/7…

    • Divide & Conquer & By Way Of Deception--Israel always pull out all stops; the problem is, US rubber-stamp is getting blurred--Russia, China, India, the alternatives to the petro dollar rule & Greece as just the beginning of a blowback from the way the global 1% operate….US acts like it's not deeply in debt to, say China, and as if our tired Hessian Army can do a neo-Battle of the Bulge--has Hillary called for all females of age to register for the draft, on pain of losing out on Fed Pell & other grants? LOL. She's driving to Maumee, Ohio & entering Mexican fast tood places incognito….& parroting very vaguely Warren's populist attack on big banking! It will only get worse, much worse, for the average American--Palestinians? They don't exist!

    • Outdated missile system; no existential threat at all to Israel who always has latest defense & aggression war systems, courtesy of US MOM (Memo of understanding).

    • Yeah, it does: lotsa $

    • Yeah, you're right, huge Zionist donations to any American politician parroting hasbara does not matter, nor does deprivation of same from critics of Israel. Follow the money has no meaning in the US political arena.

    • Interesting that while Establishment Jewish leaders in USA form a matrix of very powerful interest so that Obama has to court them & US congress has to bow to the Israeli leader in public, and in the Congress domain itself, despite this mirroring of The Protocals, there's so little anti-semitism in the USA. I mean, how far does this have to go before the fiction-fact thing turns on a light bulb over the 98% of non-Jewish America? And then what?

    • US main media is full of criticism of the NRA while AIPAC is never criticize there.

  • Gunter Grass became 'persona non grata' for 2012 poem exposing Israeli nuclear hypocrisy
    • In honor of Gunter Grass expose on Israel's nukes, here's another world hero who's book isn't published in US:
      link to truedemocracyparty.net

    • So what's new? Grass was honest about everything, so was Solsanitzen in his books, including 200 years Together--result of these great novelists input? Zero. You can't even buy the Russian's named book in English translation. "Whenever I hear the word 'culture' I want to unlock my Uzi"

  • There is no better way than boycott
    • Why can't concerned Jews sent a public letter to AIPAC such as this letter? And make susre every US congress member gets a copy, along with the WH & State Dept?

  • 'United States of Israel' has compromised U.S. 'sovereignty' on Iran policy -- Gideon Levy in D.C.
    • What kind of Americans, especially those in the GOP who glorify small government and recommend all of us "pick ourselves from our own bootstraps," keep pushing for ever more enmeshment with Israel, ever more US taxpayer funding of Israel? I don't understand them at all.
      And what kind of Americans, especially those in the Democratic Party of diversity & minority rights, also love this enmeshment with apartheid Israel, love more funding of Israel's long time brutal oppression of the daily life of Palestinains? I also don't understand them at all.

      Why is somebody like Sheldon Adelson or Chuck Shumer not being attacked as an agent of a foreign government, one that has values and policies distinctly unAmerican? I mean, hey, Israel doesn't even have oil, and it has no strategic value in comparison to say, Iran or Egypt.

    • @ Boomer
      Yeah, I wonder just how much of a boot in the heinie Obama needs to let the zionist cat out of the bag?

    • @ Mooser
      Hey, the Israeli settlers gets lot of deep discounts and other perks from the Israeli government--it's great living, cheap & one gets to let loose his or her inner bigotry with no US restrictions, but rather, US pays for it! I bet David Duke is jealous and why shouldn't he be?

    • @ just
      I don't know personally a single fellow American who even knew about the conference regarding Israel & US a few days ago. Certainly, it did not make the mainstream news at all.

  • My personal journey of transformation
    • Wonder what Ms Thier thinks of the Goldhagen thesis re his book "Hitler's Willing Executioners"? Would she think it relevant to her own experience, the average German's experience growing up in Germany back in the day? Further, re how culture partners with government--20,000 Americans had already died in Vietnam before the anti-war movement broke out & remember, Hillary, Kerry, all those other "leaders" who signed on to Bush Jr's war on Iraq? Now so many of the same "leaders," still going strong, now pushing for war on Iran?

  • Does Schumer have any idea how angry his constituents will be if he torpedoes his president on Iran?
    • Somebody needs to send a memo to USA's tv new channels as they are not giving their audience a clue as to why Schumer and his ilk are controversial; they merely paint us a pic of a personality conflict between Obama & Bibi, and between two main political parties & the only "context" given is their demonization of Iran. The conference two days ago on Israel went all day on the internet, but it didn't make the mainstream media at all--even CSPAN refused to air it live.

      As an American, I really resent how Americans are kept misinformed and ignorant by our main tv news media especially, and even more especially by CSPAN & Public channels supported by tax payers.

    • Conversely, if one realizes it's not in USA's best interest to have no sky between it and Israel, isn't one bound to act accordingly & bring this to the attention of the US public?

  • Israel could reduce anti-Semitic violence by not calling itself the Jewish state, Finkelstein says
  • French philosopher who shut down Paris BDS event as 'anti-Semitic' and one-sided will lecture in NY on 'Free Speech'
    • Guess CSPAN got too much zionist flack from the first such conference it aired last year--this time they refused to air another expert panel critique of Israel-US relationship.

  • Rand Paul's antiwar populism should be celebrated, not scorned
  • Stanford Hillel defied Hillel guidelines by hosting Gottlieb -- 'and no one burst into flames'
    • Here's cspan's mission statement: link to c-span.org
      Hard to see how they can refuse to cover this conference today. Guess they caught a lot of zionist flack from showing CIA assessment of US-Israeli relationship in Marfch of 2014: link to c-span.org

      They showed Bibi addressing US congress; and they always air AIPAC conference.

      Hard to find who's making such key decisions at CSPAN these days.

    • Watch live conference tackling subject: Is Israel Lobby good for US or Israel? CSPAN backed out of showing it today--guess the management/owners thought they would burst into flames: link to youtube.com

  • White House 'trolls' Netanyahu by co-opting infamous UN cartoon to sell Iran deal
  • Finkelstein on God and Dershowitz
    • Dershowitz, Epstein, Kagen, Wiesenthal ruin Jewish good name, Finkelstein, Chomsky, Weiss elevate Jewish good name--What does Harvard do?

  • Hurt by the Israel lobby, Obama kisses it goodbye
    • SCOTUS equating cash donations (lacking transparency as to donors in a myriad of ways) with "free speech" is the context here. just, don't hold your breath to get the truth to Dick and Jane.

    • Yes Obama should have been tougher--I chalk up his lack of courage to post-POTUS library funding & speaking and book career--he will be an X POTUS but not like Carter, who wasn't even invited to Democatic convention, remember? Carter's constant efforts, e'g', on Habitat For Humanity, have not given him access to the mainstream press. It's disgusting.

  • 'Walls divide and segregate' -- New Marine video might apply to Israel
  • 'NYT' addresses pro-Israel donors' influence over Congress
    • Looks like, for US government, the Israel hobby horse has become the toy store itself. Most Americans can't even get in the parking lot. They can stay outside the fence, collecting bottles and eating dandelion greens.

  • Now Obama needs to 'compensate' Netanyahu -- NYT pipes Israeli propaganda (Update)
    • Obviously Rudoren's body grew up in the USA, but her mind didn't. There's nothing American about her.

  • When occupation becomes apartheid
    • Well, would it do any good to mail this wonderfully accurate article to each member of the US congress? How about to TV news anchors with cc to their bosses? Too bad there is no Palestinian-Americans as rich as Soros or Adelson, for example.

  • Bibi talk: 'New York Review of Books' trivializes Israeli fascism
  • How Obama won on Iran
  • DEAL!
    • Primer on the Iran Deal:
      link to vox.com
      It's the subject of call-in show on CSPAN right now.

    • Fox news show The Five is doing its right now best to tear the deal apart. They are saying it looks great but how will it will be verified? What's changed in the verification process? Also note EU will drop sanctions first, and it will be hard to get them ever to agree to them again.

    • link to english.ahram.org.eg
      Some analysts warned Israel needs to stop looking at the Iranian issue in isolation.

      Yehezkel Dror, a political science professor at the Hebrew University, said Israel was making "a severe mistake" in considering the peace process with the Palestinians and the Iranian issue as separate.

      "If there will not be progress toward a peace accord that would look reasonable to the US and others -- and which would enable more cooperation with other anti-Iranian Arab states in the region -- our standings won't improve," he said.

    • Reuters: The framework is contingent on reaching an agreement by June 30 and all sanctions on Iran remain in place until a final deal is reached, after a 12-year nuclear standoff between Tehran and the big powers.

      U.S. President Barack Obama said the outcome was a good deal, comparing it to nuclear arms control deals struck by his predecessors with the Soviet Union that "made our world safer" during the Cold War.

      "Today, the United States, together with our allies and partners, has reached an historic understanding with Iran, which if fully implemented, will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon," he declared.

      Under the outline deal, Iran would shut down more than two-thirds of its centrifuges producing uranium that could be used to build a bomb, dismantle a reactor that could produce plutonium, and accept intrusive verification.

      More: link to aljazeera.com

    • Maybe Cuba was Obama's dry run for Iran?
      link to dailykos.com

    • "Also, Obama has to come out with a strong statement about why it is now incumbent on the US to normalize relations with Iran. "

      Yes. He needs to articulate from his bully pulpit why our relationship with Iran should be very belatedly normalized to some extent, he needs to do at least a diluted version of Nixon To China.

    • I agree, for Israel, it's all about maintaining hegemony in the Middle East. As for Israel's supporters in the US Congress, I don't know if they believe Israel's security is actually threatened by potential Iranian nuke in any significant way,but I believe they fear AIPAC and want AIPAC-orchestrated dollars to keep or get office.

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