Haim Saban hints that Hillary Clinton is against the Iran deal, a strategic move to make sure Republicans don’t get the pro-Israel money that they seem to think is in play
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You’d think that the legal threat against Guilford College Hillel for hosting civil rights veterans in North Carolina came from some old white desegregationists. Nope– it was threatened by Hillel International, the Jewish organization based in Washington, D.C., because the veterans were speaking out Thursday night for Palestinian human rights.
Having reported so sympathetically on Chagos Islanders’ right of return, doesn’t NPR have an obligation to report on Palestinians, expelled from their homeland 67 years ago?
The “Love Letter Project”, a collection of published letters from American Jews expressing non or anti-Zionist beliefs to loved ones, was designed by NYU graduate student Tammy Kremer to serve as a model for American Jews on how to communicate difficult political ideas to family and the broader Jewish community.
The NYT devotes three paragraphs to a Netanyahu aide saying the PM played a “decisive” role in Congressional efforts to stop the Iran deal. Really! How much are our congresspeople motivated by pro-Israel financial contributions? The press needs to explore
The American public is overwhelmingly behind the Iran deal. So who is against it and demanding that Congress has oversight? Only the rightwing Israel lobby. Though yesterday Obama got the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to reject “two of Netanyahu’s demands”
Administration after administration, legislator after legislator has gone in a way that “contradicts U.S. interest… international law, human rights, moral values, you name it,” Gideon Levy says. And is all that because of the “corrupting friendship” of the Israel lobby?
At a time when the New York Times is openly reporting on pro-Israel money in the political process, Ed Schultz has questioned his loyalty to Netanyahu on MSNBC, Chuck Schumer would be risking political peril if he undermines Obama on the historic Iran deal.
Jewish orgs need to be liberated from the power of conservative donors’ money over their political positions. Eric Fingerhut of Hillel boycotted J Street because “millions of dollars” were on the line, an anonymous Hillel director says.
In an interview with Tom Friedman of the New York Times, President Obama shows that he has won on foreign policy, speaking warmly of Iran and repeatedly referring to differences with Netanyahu in a kind of goodbye to the Israel lobby
The New York Times has finally done it: an honest piece about the Israel lobby’s financial influence over Congress, the Republican side of the aisle, anyway. Netanyahu’s influence among Republicans reflects the power of “a small group of wealthy donors.”
New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren suggests Obama owes some sort of compensation to Israel for not kowtowing to Netanyahu on Iran. The Times did not get the message that Netanyahu got knocked down, left behind and hung out to dry in Lausanne, Switzerland two days ago. He’s been demoted, not the other way around.
How many more Passover and Easter seasons will Jews and Christians of Conscience observe until our dissent rings hollow even to ourselves? Marc Ellis asks
Israeli PM Netanyahu’s dismissal of the two-state solution in the last days of the election campaign in Israel is having a huge and beneficial effect on the discussion of the conflict inside the United States. President Obama has taken Netanyahu at his word and says there will be no two-state solution for “several years.” He seems to be doing what many on the US left are doing: preparing Americans to think about what one state looks like.
Big Jewish donors who support the settlement project in Israel have influenced the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton and major Jewish organizations– surprisingly frank comments by the New York Times and young leaders at J Street’s conference.
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank writes an important piece saying that Israel needs to exist because his daughter might some day need to be hidden from Nazis in the U.S. This belief, at the core of US Zionism, needs to be debated.
Many in the Palestinian solidarity community want Netanyahu to stay in office so that Israel is further discredited. That seems nihilist to me; I want the monster gone. So there can be a battle between liberal Zionists and anti-Zionists.
Jeremy Ben-Ami said today that a Livni Herzog governing coalition would be “radically different” from Netanyahu on peace negotiations. But it would not be a leftwing government and might include Lieberman, who called for beheading Arabs.