A rave review of Max Blumenthal’s account of the Gaza war in Publisher’s Weekly is an important signal to the New York Times, which blacked out Blumenthal’s last book on Israel, Goliath.
Category Archives: Israel Lobby
NYT’s Jodi Rudoren reports that “many international experts” say that Israeli settlement blocs in Palestine will be part of Israel under a peace deal. Why is the Times endorsing the idea that we get to negotiate about how much of what I stole from you I have to give back.
Avi Melamed brags that he works for the Israeli army and prisons and for rightwing Israel lobby groups like AIPAC and Israel Project. So why is the New York Times making him an “expert” for 25 elite travelers to Israel and Palestine next fall? Because it’s on one side of this conflict.
Netanyahu Foreign Ministry aide Dore Gold is this generation’s answer to Abba Eban. Eban said Auschwitz borders, Gold says “defensible borders”. And Gold draws $227,000 from a Baltimore, MD, outfit devoted to “Jewish peoplehood” and backed by Sheldon Adelson
The American Jewish community is in crisis over Israel. Some support the state, others are sharply critical. The community used to be able to marginalize the critics, but now it is splitting, and a debate is beginning that will transform American politics of the issue.
What Obama outlined in his interview with Jeffrey Goldberg and speech to Adas Israel on Friday is a principled defense of the liberal Zionist two-state-solution that the United States has endorsed and has been advocating for the past 22 years.
President Obama’s speech to Adas Israel Congregation in Washington yesterday had an air of entitlement. Pandering to alleged liberals at this synagogue, he gets laughter for saying that Palestinians are “not the easiest of partners” and applause for completely ignoring the Nakba and every act of Israeli violence from 1948 to the present.
Pro-Israel Jewish wealth is increasingly being addressed in the press: a Forward story on influential billionaires and a Christie roast, where reporters joked that Christie would tell Sheldon Adelson: “I’m another hopeless goy”
President Obama said there’s a “direct line between supporting the right of the Jewish people to have a homeland and… the right of African Americans to vote and have equal protection under the law” in interview w Jeffrey Goldberg where he says “Jeff” more times than “Palestinian,” 6-4
Moshe Ya’alon, Israeli defense minister, said that Israel might have to nuke Iran ala Hiroshima and Nagasaki to prevent a long war with greater casualties, and the American press has ignored these frightening comments, once again depriving the US public of knowledge that Israeli leadership is off the rails
Chris Matthews of MSNBC doubles down on neoconservative ‘pigs’ who push Republicans to ‘go from war to war’. It seems that he’s snapped over the media blackout over the Israel lobby
Margaret Sullivan, public editor of the Times, slams NYT editors for running a story that equated BDS with anti-Semitism and left out Jewish students who support the movement. A victory!
George W. Bush usually paints portraits of dogs and heads of state. But he did an architectural landscape, a painting of Sheldon Adelson’s casino in Singapore, to cultivate billionaire Sheldon Adelson, whose backing his brother Jeb wants for his run for the presidency.
Jodi Rudoren’s latest sanctification of an Israeli artist who fears Iranian nukes shows that the Times has utterly abdicated the role of offering a balanced view of the conflict. It is dedicated to promoting the Israeli view, building support for Israel.
Neoconservative financier Paul Singer was Marco Rubio’s second largest backer in 2009-2014, so it’s no wonder Jeb Bush is pandering to Singer on Israel, he needs to compete with Rubio
Chris Matthews says that Jeb Bush was pandering to Jewish donors in the Israel lobby when he embraced his brother. But guests Jonathan Capehart and David Corn say it was just a screwup. Really?
Norman Braman, the FL businessman who is backing Marco Rubio, is Israel-centric: If the U.S. falls economically that’s a “danger to the state of Israel,” the UN is a “disgrace” with one purpose, to discredit Israel, and anti-Semites around the world are trying to end the country’s existence. But the New York Times won’t tell you any of this.
There are a lot of elephants running around the room in a piece in the New York Times today titled, “Billionaire lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally.” The piece has one glancing reference to Norman Braman’s ardor for Israel but fails to say Rubio traveled to Israel with Braman after being elected to the Senate in 2010 and his Iran views seem to reflect Braman’s.
The Iraq war is a glorious event for neoconservatives, which is why Jeb Bush has embraced his brother George after distancing himself for months. He needs money from Paul Singer and other members of the Israel lobby.
Carly Fiorina promises to make Israel her first phone call as president. Mike Huckabee is “just nuts” about Israel. Jeb Bush calls settlements “apartments.” Ben Carson wants to transfer the Palestinians to Egypt. Marco Rubio has taken to dining with top-donor Sheldon Adelson. Ted Cruz is making the rounds with Fire Island’s pro-Israel community. And, Lindsey Graham who has not announced his bid, said if he is president he will have the first “all-Jewish” cabinet. As it shapes up, the Republican field in the 2016 U.S. presidential race is looking to be one of the most fiercely pro-Israel in memory.