Latest Wikileaks emails from Clinton official show campaign removed several phrases showing sympathy to Palestinians living under occupation from draft of Clinton speech to the pro-Israel Saban Forum last year
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Jeffrey Goldberg paints critics of Israel as vessels of Jew hatred — including Jimmy Carter, Jill Stein, and a Norwegian band that supports boycott. And his fixation on the Holocaust caused him to be wrong in his reporting on Iran. So it is absolutely fair to bring up his Jewishness in critiquing his journalism.
Hillary Clinton’s Dec. 6, 2015 speech to the pro-Israel Saban Forum cut any cues about “how Israel is treating the Palastinians,” thanks to campaign chair John Podesta’s intervention.
Before she launched her run in 2015, Clinton’s braintrust resolved to keep Israel out of her speeches at public events with “dem activists” but “drop in Israel when she’s with donors.” A smoking gun about the distance between the people and the donors on Middle East policy.
Tablet has published an attack on Phil Weiss’s piece about Jeffrey Goldberg’s ascension to the editorship of the Atlantic, in which he pointed out that the Atlantic announcement cleanses Goldberg’s resume, leaving out his moving to Israel to escape American anti-Semitism and serving in their army, his publication of a memoir about serving as an Israeli prison guard, his disastrous support for the Iraq war, his failed promotion of an Iran war, and his Jewishness. Tablet says Weiss’s assertion that the Atlantic is leaving out Goldberg’s Jewishness is a proof of his anti-Semitism. The attack is absurd because Weiss mentioned Goldberg’s Jewishness in the very context that Goldberg himself has mentioned it again and again: We Jews support Israel.
Fans of disturbing discussion of nuclear warfare must’ve enjoyed the third and final presidential debate, because there was an alarming discussion of how the apocalypse would go down.
Republican candidate Donald Trump’s campaign team has aggressively sought to win votes from Americans living overseas in Israel, but the latest polls taken of the Jewish population show Trump trailing far behind Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The gap is so wide, the figures are almost as bad for Trump as those in Clinton’s home state of New York where she benefits from a 25 point lead.
A political candidate with a messianic complex, who has incited his supporters to violence, exhibited authoritarian tendencies, openly espoused racism, cheated on his wife repeatedly, and manipulated his associates for personal enrichment. The similarities between Rabbi Meir Kahane and Donald Trump are striking.
“A Potemkin process is better than nothing,” Hillary Clinton wrote in a hacked email about Benjamin Netanyahu’s prevarications on a Palestinian state in 2015, an indication that the U.S. will forever give cover to the Israeli government to manage the conflict.
Israel is clashing with a United Nations body responsible for maintaining heritage sites after it passed a draft resolution harshly critical of Israel as the “occupying power” over Jerusalem, and both campaigns for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have joined in rejection.
While some top Republicans have turned against Donald Trump after the hot-mic video where he boasted of sexually assaulting women was published last week, followed by more allegations from four women, over in Israel his team of supporters has not wavered.
Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer teases Israel’s destruction in his new novel, but reviewers have been ho-hum about it. Because American Jews have spiritually discounted that eventuality? Or because Palestinian destruction is the real issue.
James Zogby of the Arab American Institute and liberal Zionists call on Obama to take “strong” action against the latest Israeli settlement announcement by pursuing a UN Security Council resolution against settlements. But Netanyahu and Israel lobby groups are girding themselves against any measure Obama may consider in his last months in office to try and fix his legacy on the Middle East.
Atlantic Media names Jeffrey Goldberg as editor-in-chief, and rebrands him by leaving out of his resume his move to Israel, his book about Israel, and all his Middle East reporting that helped pave the way for the disastrous Iraq War.
The second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump featured a Muslim voter named Gorbah Hamed who asked Trump about the rise of Islamophobia that coincided with his rhetoric against them. Trump and Clinton sounded similar tones on what responsibility both Muslims have in alerting law enforcement to attacks plotted by fellow Muslims. Trump puts their responsibility in much more hostile terms, but both demand Muslims remain America’s first defense, and cast their inclusion as being essential to defeating terrorism.
Latest Democratic Party emails published by Wikileaks show Clinton campaign aides bending over backwards to please the Israel lobby and big pro-Israel donors, to balance her support for the Iran deal.
Emails leaked from the Clinton campaign chair show Stu Eizenstat urging Hillary Clinton to come out against BDS and get close to Netanyahu, to assuage the “great angst in the Jewish community” over Israel, which is tearing US Jews apart.
‘NYT’ finally describes the power of the Israel lobby in an editorial, saying that it may have cost George H.W. Bush his job after he opposed Israeli settlements. Next they’ll tell us that the lobby helped start the Iraq war.
When AIPAC came “begging” for Bill Clinton to speak at 2010 conference, he and his wife were against his doing so, and her aide expressed annoyance at the invitation; though then Secretary of State Clinton did address the pro-Israel group, and gushed over its leaders.
The man who filmed the 2014 choking death of Eric Garner at the hands of New York police was sentenced to four years in prison on gun possession and drug sales charges, arrests he and his supporters claim are in retaliation for his smartphone recording of the controversial killing. Orta’s sentencing comes as Black Lives Matter activists are making deeper connections with advocates for Palestinian rights. In an interview with Mondoweiss in September, Orta offered his thoughts on the similarities between the civil rights struggles in Palestine and the United States: “It’s very important to document police brutality and spread the word, and keep witnessing.”
Katie Miranda introduces us to S.T.F.U., a robot programmed to decipher political doublespeak. Its work is never done.
Jeremy Rothe-Kushel, a documentarian, asked Middle East mediator Dennis Ross a question about state terrorism at a Kansas City Public Library speech last May, and was arrested by security officers hired by the Jewish Community Foundation. A library official stood up for Rothe-Kushel and was arrested and injured.
Billionaire Israeli businessman Dan Gertler is partly responsible for the misery in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but the New York Times leaves him out of coverage of a bribery scandal, though other business journals cite Gertler’s role.
Sheldon Adelson, the pillar of the rightwing Israel lobby, says “the most important program of my lifetime” is Birthright, because the free trips to Israel nearly double the rate of US Jewish intermarriage, and block assimilation of secular Jews.
Amanda Taub’s piece in the New York Times saying there are no villains in Yemen– because our ally Saudi Arabia is killing children — is an instant Orwellian classic