The prime minister of Israel is “by design, the leader of the Jewish world,” the director-general of the Netanyahu’s office, American-born Eli Groner, said; he echoed Netanyahu’s comments to the UN General Assembly on leading the “Jewish People.”
Category Archives: Israel Lobby
Israel is “a country in a grim mood on the eve of a Jewish holiday,” the Israel-centric New York Times reports on the latest wave of violence. And the paper has not one word about Israeli violence against Palestinians. All the perpetrators are Palestinian.
Jewish Voice for Peace has strongly opposed Senator Ben Cardin’s new legislation aimed at derailing the Iran Deal. But J Street supports it. The argument against the occupation will finally come to the Democratic Party
When NYT editorial blames breakdown of peace process on Palestinians, it lumps “terrorism” and “intifadas” as though the act of rebellion against occupation is a crime. As for Israeli crimes, it covers Israeli massacres with the term “military clashes”
Why are New York Times reporters committed to parroting Israeli propaganda re the cherry tomato when the newspaper can’t cover the “extrajudicial execution” by the country of an 18-year-old Palestinian woman at a checkpoint?
When Netanyahu, Michael Oren and Natan Sharansky all appeal to American Jews to defy their president in support of Israel, they’ve allowed people to broach the topic of dual loyalty– and JJ Goldberg at the Forward agrees
The Israel Project raises money by saying that Israeli soldiers who participated in the 2014 Gaza slaughter believe that advocates for Israel in the US “are fighting the war just as they were.”
According to National Public Radio it’s one thing to throw a brick against oppression 36 years ago in New York City and another to throw a stone today against oppression in Palestine.
“Israel Acts to Combat Violence in Jerusalem” is The New York Times headline. It ought to be: “Palestinians continue to fight back against military occupation of Palestine.”
Sort of a step down from Congress– Netanyahu is coming as a hero to Washington again, speaking to the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute in November
NPR, Bloomberg, and the New Yorker all run sharply critical pieces of the Israel lobby group AIPAC, a signal that its power is in eclipse. And The New Yorker calls out Chuck Schumer for his “extraordinary” identification as the “guardian” of Israel.
Bernie Sanders calls for a political revolution and the break up of Wall Street banks, but when it comes to Israel he wants more military aid and blames the Palestinians equally for the conflict. He personifies the idea of PEP, progressive except Palestine, which is a key to the Israel lobby.
Washington Post columnist Paul Waldman wags finger at Republicans over Muslims, and says Jews empathized with blacks because we were outsiders. Tell that to the Palestinians. This is PEP personified: progressive except Palestine.
Ann Coulter shouldn’t have said “fucking Jews” on twitter, but she was making a legitimate point: Republican candidates aren’t sucking up to Jewish voters on Israel but to neoconservative moneybags who want war in the Middle East.
Temple Israel of Great Neck, L.I., hands out a flyer celebrating Israeli soldiers’ massacre in Gaza at Rosh Hashana services, conflating Judaism and militant Zionism
A new directive has been given to students to make opposition to the Iran Deal a primary focus of their campus activism and claims: “there is little room for dissent or even discussion over the merits of supporting the Iran deal”. Some students aren’t happy about it.
In Israel’s hour of need, American Jews did not support it on the Iran Deal. They thereby undermined a core principle of US Jewish support for Israel: Judaism is ZIonism. Anti-Zionists have argued that Judaism is not Zionism for years, and lost, till now.
The New York Times was honest about a large factor in the Iran Deal: how many Congresspeople who oppose the deal are Jewish. The debate over the foreign policy breakthrough has often seemed like an inside-Jewish discussion.
Articles on the aftermath of the Iran Deal say the “Jewish community” will be active in the next political cycle, a reference to big Jewish donors who oppose the deal and want retribution for those who backed it. But most American Jews support the Iran Deal, even if they’re not wielding influence.
NYT’s Isabel Kershner fails to interview human rights law expert on Israel’s use of “live fire” on Palestinian stonethrowers, and notes 12 Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers only in last paragraph
Netanyahu’s American lobby has been discredited and smashed. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach compares its stand against the Iran deal to Masada, a mass suicide. Victorious Democrats must now begin a debate over Palestinians’ rights.
People are openly counting Jewish vote in Congress on Iran Deal. So far 15 in favor, 9 against, 4 to announce. We grant Jews greater influence because of the Jewish connection to Israel and the Jewish organizations pressuring them, saying it’s anti-Semitic to support the deal.
DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz took a brave stand for the Iran Deal, saying it was the most difficult decision of her 23-year career because of her commitment to her “homeland” Israel and her fervent desire as a Jewish mother to make sure Israel will always be there.
Jennifer Rubin says Democrats have turned against Israel and Jonathan Chait says that the Israel lobby blew the Iran Deal and was never very powerful. They are both wrong. The lobby is alive and well, and split between them.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach says he can’t trust his old friend Sen. Cory Booker after he announced his support for the Iran Deal, and the Washington Post says Israeli PM Netanyahu screwed the Israel lobby when he decided to interfere in US politics by speaking to Congress against the president in March