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Israel Lobby

Sheldon Adelson bankrolls NBA player trip to Israel to fight BDS

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Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins, Omri Casspi get muddy in the Dead Sea /Photo: Sacramento Bee-Twitter

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.

Time Warner executive moonlights as speechwriter for Netanyahu

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Gary Ginsberg- headshot Liz Sullivan      Newscorp.   News Corporation

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.

Huckabee plays the Iran Holocaust trump card

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Mike Huckabee (right) speaks with Likud's Danny Danon in territory Israel annexed into the Gush Etzion settlement bloc on Sunday, September 7, 2014. (Screenshot of a video by Israel National News)

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.”

It’s time for American Jews to recognize they have been duped

Avigail Abarbanel on
Leonard Cohen singing to Israeli troops including Ariel Sharon in 1973

American Jews either do not know or refuse to acknowledge that Israel is a settler colonial project. When Israel supporters call on them to attest that Israel has a “moral” army, that should be a wakeup call, to give up the intellectual dishonesty

If Americans support Iran deal, 56-37, what gives Israel the power to ‘croak’ it?

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Israeli Defense minister Moshe Ya'alon greets US Defsec Ashton Carter

AIPAC may spend $40 million to oppose the Iran deal, and the greatest pressure is on Democrats who don’t want to vote for it for fear of losing their jobs. The public supports the deal by 56-37. But unfortunately, the politics of the deal are playing out chiefly inside the Jewish community. The White House talks to Jewish groups and the Defense Secretary goes to Israel.

‘NYT’ discovers elephant in living room: ‘Pro-Israel billionaires’

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New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez

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

Clinton can’t separate herself from foreign-policy buffoons Saban and Adelson

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Saban and Clinton

How would Hillary Clinton balance her unceasing commitment to neoconservatives with America’s policy interests in the region as president? In Syria as with Iraq, it’s clear Hillary’s instincts have been considerably more hawkish than Obama’s. Hawkish instincts proved a disaster in the wake of September 9, 2001.

Resume requirement for counter-terrorism job appears to include: Jewish

Philip Weiss on
Adam Szubin

Adam Szubin, Obama’s nominee for counter terrorism czar in Treasury, would be the third Jew to hold that job. That’s because the position is an Israel lobby position; Obama has to demonstrate to the lobby that he’s tough on Iran in order to try and cut a deal with the country.