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Category Archives: US Politics
Max Blumenthal recounts a recent event at Boston University where Blumenthal and Sa’ed Atshan debated Richard Landes and Simon Deng.
If David Broza is really seeking to bridge the Israeli-Arab divide, as the New York Times’ Jodi Rudoren reports from Israel, why did he play AIPAC, the rightwing Israel lobby conference, last week? And why didn’t the Times tell readers about that gig?
100 New Yorkers marched through crowds of shoppers on Broadway in lower Manhattan Saturday, chanting, singing and carrying signs calling for a boycott of Israel.
Maryland legislators heard testimony on Israeli human rights abuses and the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement last week at two separate hearings on a bill that would prohibit spending public funds on academic groups in favor of boycott. Some Israel advocates testified in favor of the bill by calling BDS anti-Semitic. The legislation has split the Israel lobby, though, with some groups arguing the effort will backfire by bringing attention to boycotters. Meanwhile, civil liberties and Palestine solidarity groups continue to mobilize to kill the bill.
Israel cut off the water supply to 45,000 Palestinians this week while Prime Minister Netanyahu was traipsing across the globe signing historic legislation with the governor of my very own state, California, on — you guessed it — water conservation!
Tufts University Students for Justice in Palestine organized a very creative campus-wide action to introduce the concept of occupation to the often-insulated Tufts student body.
Back in 2007 Vladimir Putin said that the U.S. was destabilizing the Ukraine, driving a wedge between pro-Russian and pro-western elements, to serve its imperial power objectives. The Nuland-Pyatt call seems to bear out his analysis
Activist Sarah Wellington encountered New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at a Brooklyn restaurant. She told him that he should visit Palestine and civil society groups there.
Israeli reporter Chico Menashe was standing next to John Kerry during the recent Obama press conference with PM Benjamin Netanyahu when he heard Kerry react derisively to Obama’s claim that Kerry’s meetings with Prime Minister Netanyahu were productive.
A report from a New York City Community Board 4 meeting where protests against the Cornell-Technion partnership were called anti-semites by a board member.
Tuesday evening The New York Times posted a new article by Landler and Rudoren covering Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech that day at the AIPAC convention, entitled Netanyahu Promotes Efforts Toward a Peace Deal. While the title of the article and the portrayal of Netanyahu as a possible peacemaker are disingenuous given his record and the vitriolic content of his speech, the article’s content related to BDS represents a marked improvement over the two previous, very poor BDS-focused articles by Landler and Rudoren.
An excerpt from Marcy Jane Knopf-Newman’s book The Politics of Teaching Palestine to Americans which shows that Zionism is relatively new to Hebrew school programs. Its explicit inclusion into curricular materials was principally a post-1967 development.
The House of Representatives passed the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act by a 410-1 vote today. The legislation, a major priority for the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), designates Israel as a “major strategic partner”–a first for any U.S. ally. AIPAC members lobbied Congress to approve the bill on Tuesday, in addition to asking elected officials to sign letters stressing that Congress should be informed of the nuclear negotiations with Iran. Only Thomas Massie of Kentucky voted against the bill.
Judith Butler, Rashid Khalidi and over 150 other scholars condemn censorship, intimidation of Israel critics
An open letter calling on “cultural and educational institutions to have the courage and the principle to stand for, and safeguard, the very principles of free expression and the free exchange of ideas that make those institutions possible.”
The Anti-Defamation League’s latest dance with Islamophobia emerged in Arizona in the midst of a debate on a bill enshrining the rights of business owners to deny service to gays and lesbians. The ADL used specter of Muslims using the legislation to discriminate against non-Muslims to help kill the legislation.
A letter to the New York Times Public Editor on the strong predominance of anti-boycott views in The New York Times’ two most recent news articles about the movement to boycott Israel.
The day after Mondoweiss exposed Stand4Facts.org, StandWithUs, the right-wing pro-Israel group, took the website down. But activists have downloaded the entire website for your viewing pleasure.
It seems the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is starting to lose its iron-clad grip on our policymakers, but it’s certainly not time to sound the death knell. AIPAC still has a lot of muscle and will keep trying to flex it. Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin runs down what we have to look forward to coming out of the 2014 AIPAC policy conference.
For months, in response to recent BDS successes, people have asked, “How will Zionists react?” The inevitable backlash has arrived and we have enough examples to answer the question. Specific tactics differ, but the overall strategy has been an intensive appeal to authority.
A statement signed by 31 University of Hawai’i faculty members in response to the University administration’s condemnation of the ASA resolution in support of the academic boycott of Israel
On February 25th, an AIPAC member called a CODEPINK staffer threatening legal action in response to a controversial video clip that he alleges was made by the peace group CODEPINK.
On Monday, the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) launched a testimony campaign, similar to last year’s mock eviction notices, to kick off international Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW).
Boston University has recently become the headquarters for a new reactionary movement called “Safe Hillel,” which seeks to push back against the growing Open Hillel movement. Their stated goal is to “ensure that Hillel remains a safe place for Jews of all backgrounds to practice Judaism and a safe place for those that support Israel.”
A parody video on the 2014 AIPAC Policy Conference that takes place March 2-4 in Washington D.C.
Dr. Rev. Jeffrey DeYoe just spent two weeks in Israel/Palestine, representing American Presbyterians, with an international team that planted olive trees for Palestinian farmers who would otherwise be unable to work their fields. This happened to be the two weeks in which the flap over the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Israel Palestine Mission Network’s new publication, Zionism Unsettled, was happening among those who oppose true Palestinian rights and justice.