In 2009, Mike Allen of Politico held an unseemly “secret contest” with White House and State Deparment officials to name the foreign policy column at the publication. Three of those officials have gone on to form a consulting group that sells neoconservative-lite ideas about US policy
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David Fanning, the founder of the PBS documentary series Frontline, says that the charge that he stood in the way of the Michael Singh film “Valentino’s Ghost: Why We Hate Arabs” unfairly misrepresents his role in the matter
Why did a freshman senator with so little seasoning rise as a plausible presidential candidate? Marco Rubio has the backing of the rightwing Israel lobby, and is said to be in contention for Sheldon Adelson’s millions.
More censorship of Palestinians by a leading NY institution. The Public Theater cancels a production it had scheduled for May of The Siege, a show about freedom fighters in the second intifada, produced by the Jenin Freedom Theatre in occupied Palestine.
Hat’s off to Thomas Friedman. The New York Times columnist states what the New York Times news reporters failed to report to America (notably Jodi Rudoren, the former Jerusalem bureau chief) and that we have reported: The two state solution is over, there will never be a Palestinian state, let us move on to the one state reality.
Nobody in the media pointed out that Bernie Sanders was the first Jew to win a primary because a, they’re used to Jews being all over the power structure and b, Bernie’s assimilated.
In a Whither Zionism? article in the NYT, Steven Erlanger sets up a duality between good Zionists who wanted to be a light unto the nations and bad settlers, and quotes zero Palestinians and no anti-Zionists.
Is the Adelson primary over? The Las Vegas newspaper Sheldon Adelson just bought endorsed FL Sen. Marco Rubio for president; but its editorial denies that the owner has declared his support
It’s come out that the kibbutz Bernie Sanders spent time on in the 60s was a socialist community in northern Israel. But why isn’t the New York Times telling readers that it was built on ethnically-cleansed lands, the former residence of Palestinians.
Hillary Clinton has sided with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu over President Obama and even her own husband’s policies. Marco Rubio has also kissed up to the Israeli PM. That’s the definition of being an Establishment favorite these days.
Anyone with a brain knows that we have to distance ourselves from the Middle East and occupier Israel; but these lessons were nowhere evident in the no-holds-barred political brawls in Iowa. That’s got to change, and Bernie Sanders is the best hope to do so.
The UN Secy General has doubled down on remarks last week that unending Israeli settlements are provoking Palestinian violence; but Ban Ki-moon’s op-ed in the New York Times threatens no enforcement mechanism against Israel’s illegal activities
Bernard Avishai is right to extol the rebirth of Hebrew culture in Israel, but that does not justify political Zionism’s unending practices of ethnic cleansing and discrimination
Drumming support for Hillary Clinton, NYT columnist Paul Krugman name-calls Sanders supporters as “Bernie Bros” and forgets that Clinton supported the Iraq war, which really ought to have resulted in war crimes trials for our political class
Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer lobbied on Capitol Hill against President Obama’s signature foreign policy achievement. Yesterday Obama kissed up to him at the Israel embassy. The Israel lobby is alive and well
Even George Bush kowtowed to anti-Israel forces in the executive branch when he claimed that the Palestinian issue was a real problem for the U.S., says Israel’s lawyer Dennis Ross. And only Bill Clinton stamped down those forces
The New York Times Jerusalem bureau chiefs Ethan Bronner and Jodi Rudoren failed to convey a true grim picture of one-state Israel/Palestine out of Zionist attachment. Similar adherences have kept the US mainstream press from telling a truth that John Kerry and US ambassador Daniel Shapiro have conveyed in recent weeks.
Ambassador Daniel Shapiro’s sharp criticism of Israeli policies earned him the insult “little Jewboy” from a former Netanyahu aide. The flap demonstrates an important sociological trend: American Jews, even mainstream ones indoctrinated to love Israel, are breaking more and more publicly with the Jewish state. The Netanyahu government is proving to be embarrassing to American Jews; they do not want to be associated with rightwing apartheid policies.
Beginning to get a bad feeling about Peter Baker, the likely next Jerusalem chief for the New York Times: He has twice offered Israel as a model for American conduct, in how to deal with terrorism and with prisoners accused of terrorism.
US media outlets, including the powerful New York Times, refuse to report basic elements of Palestinians’ experiences, including the perspectives of Palestinians living in Israel. Reporter Diaa Hadid’s January 3 article in The New York Times on Palestinian citizens of Israel living in Haifa provides a recent case in point.
Benjamin Netanyahu has angered one president after another, Frontline showed in a documentary Netanyahu at War last week. But there are never any consequences.
Ari Shavit attempts to silence Breaking the Silence by employing an inappropriate biblical quote in his Ha’aretz column and calling for “unending devotion to the Zionist enterprise”
NYT piece by Diaa Hadid says Palestinians in Haifa get to enjoy freedoms they wouldn’t in Arab society; but a main source for the piece says on Facebook that the Times quoted him out of context and censored his support for cultural resistance to Israel.
Paul Krugman writes an entire column about Sheldon Adelson and Paul Singer’s influence inside the Republican Party without pointing out the obvious: their core issue is Israel. He’s lying to his readers.
Roger Waters posts an inspiring video of Palestinian children in occupied Bil’in who take measures to go to the sea they’re not allowed to visit, just 20 miles away