Max Blumenthal was in Gaza during last year’s ferocious Israeli assault, and his book tells truths that are missing from the New York Times. Even those of us who followed Israel’s attack as it happened will still learn plenty from this book.
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The fact that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz didn’t lose her job as chair of the Democratic National Committee for bucking President Obama on the Iran Deal only shows that being feverishly pro-Israel is an important way to raise money in the Democratic Party and Obama must respect that.
Bruce Shipman lost his chaplaincy at Yale a year ago after saying that Israel’s actions in Gaza fostered anti-Semitism worldwide. Since then several Jews have made the same connection, without damage to their careers
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.
In a blitz tour of Israel and one Israeli settlement to fundraise and campaign for his presidential bid, GOP candidate and former governor of Arkansans Mike Huckabee managed one major gaffe, and doubled down views about Israel that are far to the right of any other Republican runner, and most of the Israeli government.
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
On July 25, 2015 The Washington Post carried an article by its Jerusalem correspondent, William Booth, on Israelis celebrating the one-year anniversary of Israel’s war on Gaza. Booth’s report was entitled, “A year after the Gaza war, good times are back on Tel Aviv’s beaches.” The next day, Palestinian journalist Mohammad Omer, published an article describing “The beach: Gaza’s one lifeline.” No more than 44 miles apart, the beaches described by Booth and Omer are world apart, yet they are inseparably and perversely linked.
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.”
Thomas Friedman sets his most recent article “If I Were an Israeli Looking at the Iran Deal” to music.
“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”
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.
“Schumer is no Shomer” — guardian of Israel — is among the Jewish calls on politicians to demonstrate loyalty to Israel on the Iran deal. The battle is making Obama’s deal “the ultimate dual loyalty test,” in the words of Rabbi Melissa Weintraub
The Republican leadership, and many Democrats, are ready to elevate the conflicting interest of two foreign countries (Israel and Saudi Arabia) over America’s interest in knee-jerk fashion, and that’s disturbing.