Why not outsource our foreign policy to the Knesset? Chris Matthews challenged a Republican opponent to the Iran deal, and when Jonathan Capehart said Chuck Schumer opposed the deal after study, Matthews said Schumer opposed it because he’s “going to defend the interests of Israel”
Category Archives: Israel Lobby
John Hockenberry of the Takeaway on NPR is a secret sharer. He knows about the Goldstone Report on Israel’s killings of civilians and says the efforts to kill the Iran Deal are in Israel’s interest not the U.S.’s. He broke out last week in an interview with Sen. Menendez. Hip hip hooray
Peter Beinart says a one-state future in Israel and Palestine is utopian because the Jewish-Palestinian army of “Israstine” would soon descend into civil war. He should stop bringing up bogeymen and look at the Israeli army today, which institutionalizes racism worse than the U.S. army pre-1948.
New York Review of Books calls Israeli policy toward “frequent and intimate” terrorism a model for the U.S., including detention rules and targeted killing procedures.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Senator Cory Booker appear to be breaking up on Facebook over the Iran Deal. They are flinging quotes at one another.
Bedtime for the Israel lobby? Indiana Democratic senator comes out for the deal, while FL congressman Deutch gets heat at a town hall for supporting Israel over the U.S.
New York Times reporter Jodi Rudoren asserts that Palestinian fighters built tunnels from Gaza into Israel aimed at civilians, when there is no evidence for this unrelenting piece of Israeli propaganda
Michael Oren reveals the hypocrisy of Israel’s claim to be the only democracy in the Middle East when he quotes an Israeli general on the US and the Arab spring: “To defend Western freedom, they must preserve Middle Eastern tyranny.”
Paul Wolfowitz is back! Jeb Bush is talking to him, even as Netanyahu is said to be playing a loss on the Iran deal for a big win in the 2016 elections for a Republican who will back Israel to the max.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is throwing mountains of money around in an attempt to derail the Iran nuclear deal. NPR says AIPAC will spend $20 million to $40 million to oppose the Iran deal, but that might be a conservative estimate.
Jews certainly are dominating the discussion of the politics of the Iran Deal. Latest news has Sen Franken coming out for deal and 98 prominent Hollywood Jews supporting it.
By saying that Haim Saban is “on the left” and leaving out AIPAC’s $40 million to J Street’s $5 million, a frontpage NYT article on Jewish donors and the Iran deal suggests that the battle is evenly matched, when the rightwingers are winning
Obama’s pointed comments about Netanyahu’s influence in the U.S. and the Israel lobby’s donations have gotten condemnation from rightwing Zionists. No one in the MSM is standing up for the president; but arguing about Zionism is a vital part of trying to cement the Iran Deal
Lila Garrett asks her congressperson Ted Lieu to support the Iran Deal and asks why he agreed to go on a trip to Israel with AIPAC.
It’s a long list of Americans in public life who have paid a price in lost jobs or vilification for being critical of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu is a revolving-door American citizen, according to his former aide Michael Oren. The Israeli PM has twice renounced US citizenship, to serve in the Israeli army in 1967 and to become an embassy official in 1982. He may have got his citizenship restored in the 70s. Why not do so again, and run for president?
“Israel lobby” is a descriptive term, not an expression of bigotry. If Bill Kristol responds to Obama’s statement that Israel is only country publicly to oppose the pact by saying, “All the greater Israel’s glory,” I have a right to say that the Iran Deal opponents care about a foreign country.
Shocker. On its front page, The New York Times runs a p.r. release for the ISrael lobby group AIPAC, saying Obama’s battle with it raises fears of a lasting rift. Why not hopes of same?
“Pricetag” murder of Palestinian baby in West Bank reveals hopelessness of two-state solution, but Jodi Rudoren of NYT massages away the truth with piece on W Jerusalem “soulsearching”
Obama has taken on the central points of the Israel lobby argument — a loose coalition of supporters distorts US policy in favor of Israel and played big part in starting Iraq war –and his speech ushers in a period in which American Jews will argue openly about Israel, and that’s a great thing
The only pressure on the congresspeople who are betraying the president on the Iran Deal for Israel’s Netanyahu is coming from Twitter. What if China’s premier was messing with our foreign policy? Now is the time for the MSM to identify the force of the Israel lobby in our politics.
As many American Jews speak up in favor of Iran deal, the JCRC of Washington says opposition to the deal should be based on collective memory of the “baseless hatred” behind the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 590 BC and 70 AD. That’s a basis for foreign policy!?
“There are too many places across America where citizens are denied the right to be heard at the ballot box,” says Rep. Pete Aguilar. So why’s he going to Israel and the West Bank for six days at the behest of AIPAC?
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is reaching out to American Jews to oppose the Iran deal tomorrow. The good thing about the Iran war that the neoconservatives and Netanyahu want is that so many Jews are showing up in favor of the deal. We’re having a vigorous conversation about the influence of the rightwing Israel lobby, and the implicit call for dual loyalty that Zionism depends upon. So Netanyahu’s outreach will cause more American Jews to question whether they really wish to be the buttress of the Jewish state.
The American Israel Education Foundation, the educational wing of AIPAC, is taking all but three freshmen US lawmakers on a tour of Israel in hopes of turning them against the Iran nuclear deal. In total over 50 US congresspeople will meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu in August over the course of two separate trips—one for Democrats starting August 3, and another for Republicans starting August 8. See a full list of the congresspeople headed to Israel.