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.
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Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt says that the “alt right” is a euphemism for white nationalism and supremacism, and the media should tell Americans as much; but as for those who oppose Jewish nationalism in Palestine as a form of Jewish supremacism, she says they are anti-Semites.
Here’s the juice from Yakov Hirsch: Six years ago Peter Beinart came to realizations about Israel and the US Jewish community that Jeffrey Goldberg tried to suppress but that he is now expressing himself. For this reason Beinart is about to replace Goldberg as most important Jewish journalist and leader of the Trump opposition.
Phil Weiss says that Jewish status is changing with the Trump election, but comparisons to the Holocaust are overblown and self-involved: “I can’t diminish that reaction, but no one with any influence is talking about a registry for Jewish names, as they are for Muslims. Or restrictions on Jewish emigration, as they do for Muslims. Or talking about the problems in the Jewish religion– as the new national security adviser and top strategist Bannon do. We misread history if we think that is coming to the US. Other dangers are much closer.”
In a triumph of navel-gazing and moral idiocy, NYT op-ed writer Shmuel Rosner says the bad thing about Trump is not what he threatens to America but that Israeli love for him will expose to American Jews the rightwing racism of their Middle East counterparts and they will distance themselves from Israel.
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.
Why do media bystanders shut their mouths when they see critics of Israel smeared as “diseased” anti-Semites. Because of hasbara culture, a Jewish-Zionist ethnocentric way of looking at the world that is both aggressive and highly politicized.
The demonization of Vladimir Putin by the US press, acting as stenographers for intelligence agencies and Hillary Clinton, limits US ability to bring about diplomatic breakthroughs in the Middle East, says James W. Carden in interview with Bob Garfield of “On the Media”
Establishments should fall over a disastrous war decision; but so far there has been no accounting among elites for the thinkers and journalists who led us into the Iraq War. And Trump has been a beneficiary.
When President Obama rebuked Netanyahu for racism and abandonment of a Palestinian state in March 2015, the New York Times and Hillary Clinton campaign took steps to throw him under the bus. Here’s how it went down, according to newly-released Wikileaks emails.
Another Israel-related email released yesterday in the Wikileaks flood from the Clinton campaign shows former White House officials, now leaders of an Israel support organization in Jerusalem, discussing the Zionist bona fides of Jewish journalists Tom Friedman and Leon Wieseltier– and what they owe the Jewish state.
The latest emails from the Clinton campaign released by Wikileaks are radioactive. Two emails last year to campaign chairman John Podesta from Neera Tanden, head of the Clintonite thinktank Center for American Progress, lay bare the influence of Zionist money on the political process as nothing else has. “Netanyahu was worth it,” Neera Tanden, head of a Clintonite thinktank, effused after a wealthy Zionist donor, Jonathan Lavine, joined her group’s board, a month after Tanden had staged a fawning “interview” with the rightwing Prime Minister who tried to destroy the Iran deal.
Jeffrey Goldberg says Jewish students are “ill equpped” and “anti-intellectual” in dealing with the Israel Palestine issue. In order to be thought of as liberal, they’re replacing the simplistic Leon Uris narrative with an equally simplistic anti Israel narrative.
‘One state or two states who cares? What matters is equality’ — NYT columnist Roger Cohen quotes Palestinians on the oppression they experience in Israel and all but states the two-state solution is over.
Ari Shavit, maybe the most influential Israeli journalist in the United States recent years, was shunned by major Jewish institutions in recent days, following his coming forward as the unidentified author who “groped, grabbed and pulled” American journalist Danielle Berrin in 2014.
The Atlantic’s new editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg is ambitious and worldly, and he will carve his name in history and outstrip his rivals by affirming the Atlantic’s abolitionist heritage by abandoning Zionism and coming out for one state with equal rights in Israel and Palestine.
Tablet has published an attack on Phil Weiss’s piece about Jeffrey Goldberg’s ascension to the editorship of the Atlantic, in which he pointed out that the Atlantic announcement cleanses Goldberg’s resume, leaving out his moving to Israel to escape American anti-Semitism and serving in their army, his publication of a memoir about serving as an Israeli prison guard, his disastrous support for the Iraq war, his failed promotion of an Iran war, and his Jewishness. Tablet says Weiss’s assertion that the Atlantic is leaving out Goldberg’s Jewishness is a proof of his anti-Semitism. The attack is absurd because Weiss mentioned Goldberg’s Jewishness in the very context that Goldberg himself has mentioned it again and again: We Jews support Israel.
“A Potemkin process is better than nothing,” Hillary Clinton wrote in a hacked email about Benjamin Netanyahu’s prevarications on a Palestinian state in 2015, an indication that the U.S. will forever give cover to the Israeli government to manage the conflict.
Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer teases Israel’s destruction in his new novel, but reviewers have been ho-hum about it. Because American Jews have spiritually discounted that eventuality? Or because Palestinian destruction is the real issue.
Atlantic Media names Jeffrey Goldberg as editor-in-chief, and rebrands him by leaving out of his resume his move to Israel, his book about Israel, and all his Middle East reporting that helped pave the way for the disastrous Iraq War.
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.
‘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.