Category Archives:
Israel Lobby

Hey Jews, listen up, Netanyahu is your leader!

Philip Weiss on
Netanyahu official portrait May 2015

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.”

‘NYT’ preaches to Palestinians about launching ‘intifadas’

Philip Weiss on
Tzipi Hotovely speaking at the 15th IDC Herzliya conference. (Erez Harodi/Osim Tsilum/IDC Herzilya)

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”

‘NYT’ reporters parrot Israeli claims re cherry tomato

Philip Weiss on
Netanyahu at the U.N., a variation by Dan Rice

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?

The anti-semitism charge is the canard

Philip Weiss on
J.J. Goldberg

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

Department of Projectile Vomiting

Philip Weiss on
Netanyahu in Congress.

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

Everyone’s kicking AIPAC now that it’s down

Philip Weiss on
Sen. Chuck Schumer (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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 is ‘radical’ on economic policy but a pussycat for Israel

Philip Weiss on
Bernie Sanders

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.


Philip Weiss on
Paul Waldman

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.

Iran Deal’s liberation: Judaism is not Zionism

Philip Weiss on
John Brown, 1856

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.

Iran Deal aftermath brings warnings of donor backlash against Dems

Philip Weiss on
Sen. John Cornyn

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.