Latest Democratic Party emails published by Wikileaks show Clinton campaign aides bending over backwards to please the Israel lobby and big pro-Israel donors, to balance her support for the Iran deal.
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‘NYT’ finally describes the power of the Israel lobby in an editorial, saying that it may have cost George H.W. Bush his job after he opposed Israeli settlements. Next they’ll tell us that the lobby helped start the Iraq war.
Billionaire Israeli businessman Dan Gertler is partly responsible for the misery in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but the New York Times leaves him out of coverage of a bribery scandal, though other business journals cite Gertler’s role.
Amanda Taub’s piece in the New York Times saying there are no villains in Yemen– because our ally Saudi Arabia is killing children — is an instant Orwellian classic
Breathtaking arrogance: The New York Times drafts 15 questions for the presidential candidates, then deigns to ask readers to choose which should be asked. As if the public has a voice.
The Washington Post took its reputation as a channel for pro-Israel propaganda to a higher level today with an article suggesting that Benjamin Netanyahu and Hillary Clinton’s “common love” of the musical Hamilton could “aid the cause of Mideast peace.”
Zionists genuinely loved Shimon Peres for reminding them of Israel’s ideals. His death serves a good function: the US establishment should accept the reality it has denied: the two state solution is dead and Palestinians live under apartheid.
President Obama and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in New York on the sideline of the UN General Assembly and there was more talk about the president playing golf in Israel and visiting the country in his post-presidency than there was about the vaunted two-state solution.
Colin Powell privately said that Israel’s 200 nukes are the strongest argument in favor of the Iran deal, but when he went on Meet the Press, he didn’t say a word about it. And neither did Obama or the MSM. This self-censorship reflects obeisance to the Israel lobby.
A New York Times editorial saying Israel gets too much military aid from the US is pathetic because it never mentions Palestinians, who readers now know are the victims of Israeli actions using US munitions. But happily for the Times, there’s no place for readers to comment on the article.
Today the New York Times runs an insultingly stupid bit of pro-Israel propaganda by Jodi Rudoren saying that Israel and the US have “shared values,” based on foundational documents, without stating that the US was founded with white supremacist beliefs and Israel persists in such beliefs to this day.
Like the U.S., Israel is turning into a minority-majority country but its response to that reality is “apartheid,” Tom Friedman says on Israel television. Netanyahu won the debate on one-state, he says, and the New York Times should call him the “Prime Minister of Israel Palestine.”
Jeffrey Goldberg needs to maintain his status as the go-to journalist on all things Jewish/Israeli. But he can’t open his mouth about recent news because it all reflects badly on Jews and Israel. Still the world hungers for his enlightenment.
An immoral Orwellian video whose goal was to defend the indefensible, Netanyahu’s “ethnic cleansing” video was drawn in part from the words of his American rightwing glimmer twin, Republican pollster Frank Luntz, who is dedicated to committing American Jews to Israel’s defense.
New York Times reporters Mark Landler and Mark Mazzetti write that President Obama’s Syria policy is unchanging, a fact “that frustrates many analysts because they believe that a shift in policy will only come when Mr. Obama leaves office.” But readers will learn nowhere in this article that other analysts argue persuasively that Obama’s hesitation to add even more fuel to the flames in Syria is the right thing to do.
“Many of my [leftwing Israeli] peers have left, are leaving, are planning to leave or are talking about leaving,” Mairav Zonszein writes in the Forward, breaking an explosive story about political intolerance in Israel that the New York Times is incapable of reporting.
‘New York Times’ asserts that Julian Assange got Wikileaks documents from Russian spies, but offers no hard evidence; and suggests that Hillary Clinton had it out for Assange because the State Dep’t was humiliated, but never follows through on Clinton’s agenda.
Vice’s decision to run eight intimate, loving portraits of Israeli female soldiers, taken by a former Israeli soldier, with the claim that their “girlishness and teenage boredom” are a form of protest has drawn savage criticism on twitter for whitewashing the occupation and soldiers’ treatment of Palestinians.
A Washington Post article about occupied Susiya, which Israel wants to bulldoze, all but eliminates the word occupation, treating the West Bank as Israeli land. And it calls the Palestinian hamlet “miserable” “pitiful” and “squalid.”
Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager says the “hand of the Kremlin” has been working in US elections, but no one talks about the hand of Israel, which is on everything from pushing the Iraq war to censoring any reference to the “occupation” in the Democratic Party platform. The system is rigged by the Israel lobby, and everyone knows it, even if they can’t talk about it.
Gawker, the legendary blog that is shutting down today after nearly 14 years, was better known for covering New York’s power elite than for posts about Israel and Palestine. But the site, published some memorable, even brave, items about the Middle East.
Despite media assertions Russia is behind DNC hack, US government says, “There’s a host of usual suspects out there that engage in this sort of activity.” But Clintonite foreign policy establishment-in-waiting wants to blame Russia, so facts aren’t necessary.
Alan Dershowitz is “quick talking, New Yorkish, loud– of course a liberal– and he can mimic Trump pretty well,” says Mark Green on WNYC in a report saying that Dershowitz will play Trump for Hillary Clinton’s debate prep. First debate, Sept. 26.
Stephen Cohen and Juan Cole say that Russia and Iran are trying to defeat ISIS with attacks in eastern Syria. A. Trevor Thrall says US attacks on Assad would lead to another endless war. But the media are ignoring leftwing, realist and libertarian voices in favor of the hawks-in-waiting of the Clinton administration.
How can Bret Stephens, who is so sensitive to any slight he perceives against Jews, use the phrase “disease of the Arab mind” when writing about an Egyptian Olympian, and hundreds of millions of other people, in the Wall Street Journal no less? The answer is that a group of ethnocentric spokesmen for the Jewish people, including Jeffrey Goldberg and Benjamin Netanyahu, exercise an Orwellian influence over what can and cannot be said out loud.