Pro-Israel rabbi Shmuley Boteach says in the New York Times that recent stabbing attacks have killed “scores” of Israeli Jews. At that time they had killed 15. Why should you trust him?
Category Archives: Israel Lobby
The media are silent about the real basis for Donald Trump’s lie that Muslims celebrated the 9/11 attacks in N.J.: the arrest of five Israelis who observed the attacks and may well have been spies
‘Foreign Policy’ decries the influence of ‘Israel lobby’ donors over Hillel, which has become an ardently Zionist organization, thereby not serving Jewish students. Another breakthrough in the MSM
Henry Siegman has an important piece up at the Nation in which he explains the recent Palestinian violence as a natural political response to unending occupation and describes the Palestinians as fighting for “freedom”
In New York, rightwing Israeli settler Aryeh King lays out his biblical “Hagar” plan to send Palestinians to Jordan and says Europe’s war on Muslims will dry up the boycott movement
American political class is “traumatized” by Iraq, says a neoconservative who pushed that war, Robert Kagan, in urging the Obama administration to put 50,000 troops into Syria and regime-change Assad
Maybe the next NYT bureau chief in Jerusalem should leave the house taken from Palestinians without compensation and live in East Jerusalem? Peter Baker, White House correspondent, is said to be the top candidate for the job.
A new program in Israeli law at Harvard Law School, the Israeli defense ministry’s apparent marketing of arms to the Pennsylvania state police, and a House of Representatives exhibit on Jews’ 3500-year connection to the land of Israel are examples of Israel gaining institutional support in the U.S.
After 9/11, the neocons sought to conflate US and Israeli interests in a global war on terror. They have started up the same talking point again, as Chuck Schumer says– mindlessly– the terror in Paris could have been stopped if world had stood by Israel.
ThinkProgress irresponsibly blames the settlements on the religious right, thereby exonerating the Democratic Party, which has been a strong and vocal a supporter of the settlements going back to Bill Clinton
Neocon David Makovsky wants Israel to annex portions of the West Bank to save itself from becoming a binational state. And Jane Eisner, a liberal Zionist, endorses the plan. That’s because they’re both Zionists committed to the need for a Jewish state
Parody remix of Center for American Progress conversation between Netanyahu and CAP president Neera Tanden shows Tanden giggling for 70 seconds– even as CAP article explodes Netanyahu falsehoods
President Obama talks about settlements being a problem and he talks about Palestinian “aspirations” today, but he has never condemns Israeli violence against Palestinians the way he condemns Palestinian terror. This is the safe, acceptable mainstream way of saying you favor a two state solution without crossing a line. The line is this–Israel gets to use violence and Palestinians don’t, that’s the unspoken rule, and that explains why Obama says Israel has a “right, even an obligation to defend itself” when he would never use such words about Palestinians.
Every moment of Neera Tanden’s conversation with Benjamin Netanyahu at the Democratic Party thinktank, the Center for American Progress, was scripted; the audience looked like it was drugged and Tanden was a supplicant to the PM. The need for a show-conversation demonstrates that the Israel lobby is losing power, as progressive Americans get the story.
Neera Tanden, president of Center for American Progress, who is hosting Israeli PM Netanyahu today, once scoffed at Peace Now’s defense of her own employees even as she reached out to the rightwing groups that were attacking them
How can journalists get away with addressing a fervently pro-Israel organization, the Jewish Federations? Dana Bash and David Gregory spoke at the group’s annual conference, ahead of Israeli PM Netanyahu
The President said nothing about settlements, occupation, or even Palestinian rights in his overly-friendly appearance with Israel’s prime minister Netanyahu this morning, whom he’s met more than any other foreign leader
Even as the New York Times, Hillary Clinton and the Center for American Progress urge Obama to get over his snit with Netanyahu, the Israeli government disses the president by announcing 2,200 new settlement units.
White House officials say there will be no more negotiations on the stalled peace process during the rest of the Obama administration, but the key is to instill hope in Palestinians that they will some day get “dignity” — empty words Obama and Netanyahu are sure to echo tomorrow
Crisis grows among liberal Zionists: Lara Friedman of Peace Now urges US to give up the peacemaking business before Israel becomes a “pariah state,” David Grossman says Netanyahu has led frightened Israelis down a blind alley, and Amos Oz says he will boycott Israeli embassy events. Well, it’s something.
Zionism excuses a multitude of sins. That’s why reform temple B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim of Deerfield, Il., led by a female rabbi, is welcoming rightwing Chabad rabbi Shmuley Boteach, whose community is sexist–because he supports Israel.
NYT wants Obama and Netanyahu to patch up differences. By reducing Israel’s crimes to settlement building the NYT makes Israeli misdeeds seem nonviolent and abstract, while the only violence ever condemned is Palestinian. NYT puts liberal Zionism lip service away from neoconservatism.
Brace yourself for another eight years of the US president kissing up to the Israeli prime minister.
Emails published by Glenn Greenwald show the Democratic Party thinktank Center for American Progress censoring writers under pressure from AIPAC, and top Democratic advisers Ann Lewis and Howard Wolfson
Israeli destruction of Palestinian dignity and of Palestinian nonviolent movement is “the moral darkness” that is responsible for the Palestinian stabbing attacks, Peter Beinart says at a Los Angeles synagogue