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Why did Brookings Institution hold a secret panel countering BDS?

Philip Weiss on
Jeffrey Goldberg

The Brookings Institution acts as an arm of the Israel lobby when it convenes a secret panel on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions that surely opposes a campaign Israel’s PM has called an “existential” threat. Jeffrey Goldberg wisecracks that the panel is the “Dimona of panels.”

For the ‘NYT,’ Netanyahu’s dog is more compelling than Palestinians

Philip Weiss on
Netanyahu's dog with John Kerry

New York Times dispatches a reporter to describe the quarantining of Netanyahu’s dog for biting guests at a Hanukkah party even as it ignores important Palestinian stories, including that of a brother and sister, 22 and 17 respectively, killed 5 weeks apart by Israeli occupying forces.

Trump’s religion test for immigrants is standard practice in Israel

Philip Weiss on
Ben Gurion airport

The racist policies Trump recommends are already in practice in Israel. Even the State Department has blasted Israel for denying “entry or exit without explanation”– notably to “those whom Israeli authorities suspect of being of Arab, Middle Eastern, or Muslim origin.”

Kristof’s conditional empathy

Donald on
Nicholas Kristof makes a selfie in Gaza

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof slips a bit of irrelevant hasbara into a column on Syrian refugees, saying that they are grateful to Israel for helping them, and if the US had done as much, it could have saved Anne Frank

Trump wasn’t anti-Semitic

Philip Weiss on
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Donald Trump’s quips about the Republican Jewish Coalition’s deal-making prowess yesterday was an accurate description of the Israel lobby’s use of money to commit politicians to pro-Israel positions.

‘New York Times’ uncorks laughable Israeli propaganda

James North on
New York Times headquarters.

Jodi Rudoren’s latest p.r. release for Israel in the New York Times says Jews were making wine there 1000s of years before the Muslims came, so it must be our land — and jibes at the EU’s new labeling standards for settlement goods