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On ’60 Minutes,’ Stahl is positive about BDS and suggests Netanyahu is anti-American

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Lesley Stahl is no Bob Simon, but in her interview with Benjamin Netanyahu aired on “60 Minutes” last night she did mention BDS favorably, “This is the playbook they used against Apartheid in South Africa.” And suggested that Netanyahu is working against the American interest. Reaching out to Russia and China, “You seem to be inching toward an anti-American bloc.”

Washington Post promotes shady website attempting to smear independent journalism as Russian propaganda

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The feverish coverage of “fake news” has given rise to at least one elusive blacklist which features hundreds of websites and publications all of whom fall prey to one common accusation: they either willingly or unwillingly serve Russian interests by peddling propaganda targeting U.S audiences. Meet PropOrNot, the new McCarthyism—this time at the touch of a screen.

Saban calls Ellison ‘clearly an anti-Semite’ (and not on Wikileaks)

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Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison pretends to be “more of a Zionist than Herzl, Ben-Gurion and Begin combined,” but if you go back to his record, “he is clearly an anti-Semite, an anti-Israel individual.” Haim Saban smears the DNC chair candidate at a fancy Washington dinner.

Some big Jewish donors to Clinton don’t seem to care about Israel. Hallelujah

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Clinton campaign emails reveal often craven pandering to big Jewish donors. But they also show that Jews are not monolithic in supporting Israel. Many care about progressive causes. It’s time for the media to frankly address this outsize Jewish influence so that Jews will express greater diversity on foreign policy.