Israeli-born Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi and pro-Israel mega-donor Sheldon Adelson recently teamed up to recruit NBA stars for an anti-BDS promotional jaunt to Israel and Sports Illustrated is all over it, without mentioning the anti-BDS angle.
Category Archives: US Politics
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
Gary Ginsberg, a top executive at Time Warner, is a speechwriter for Benjamin Netanyahu in his free time. Ginsberg says Time Warner is fully aware of his service but has not disclosed it because he does so in his personal capacity as a friend of Netanyahu’s.
Rand Paul has shocked his libertarian supporters by opposing Obama’s breakthrough Iran deal. He may have alienated the army he has counted on to mount a field organization in his campaign
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.”
By 54 percent to 38 percent, Americans are for the Iran deal, Public Policy Polling reports. Though among those who strongly support it and strongly oppose it, the numbers tighten up, 35 to 32 percent.
Novelist Jennifer Weiner makes fun of Amish people in the NYT, for using outhouses and not having TV. Casual prejudice– would it be tolerated toward any other minority group?
American Jews support the Iran deal by 49 to 31 percent, while overall Americans are only in favor, 28-24 percent, according to an LA Jewish Journal poll– another sign of divorce of American and Israeli Jewish communities
Katie Miranda imagines what life will look like if Bernie Sanders is elected president. Some aspects of U.S. politics look radically different, others . . . not so much.
Heidi Morrison reports from the public pool near her Los Angeles home where Palestine unexpectedly became a conversation topic.
When Scott Walker says he might attack Iran on day 1 of his presidency, he is trying to please billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who said that Obama should nuke Iran. Jeb Bush is twisting himself in knots to please pro-Israel billionaires.
“Mr. Netanyahu’s office did not respond to interview requests from The New York Times” is becoming a sad refrain in reporter Jodi Rudoren’s opus. How can she melt the PM’s heart?
Netanyahu is proving to be the best argument for the Iran deal. Americans don’t like him and asked to choose between him and the resurgent president, it’s a no-brainer.
Mike Daly interviews The Rev. Allie Perry about her experience as a delegate at the United Church of Christ General Synod, recently held in Cleveland, Ohio. Perry supported the resolution calling on the church to divest from the Israeli occupation which passed by an overwhelming margin of 508 to 124 with 38 abstentions. Perry says, “I hope people can see this as its own case study of how one, within one’s community, can organize to work on building the movement, until we get to a tipping point. I hope and pray and believe that that is happening.”
Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson both want to bomb Iran and both support Sen. Robert Menendez’s defense fund. And even the New York Times states in a headline that “Pro-Israel billionaires” are backing Menendez. The elephant in the room is getting some attention
Rabbi Brant Rosen’s new congregational venture Tzedek Chicago continues to make news. Writing in the Forward, Jonathan Paul Katz thinks that such a non-Zionist venture rooted in universal Jewish values might fill a gap in Jewish life. That said, the issue is much more profound than Katz is aware of.
Bernard Marcus, Sheldon Adelson and Paul Singer are among the billionaires trying to defeat a deal with Iran through lobby groups. Some of the pressure is aimed at NY Senator Chuck Schumer. But the American people want a deal