Hillary Clinton holds a fundraiser at a NY Israel supporter’s house and attacks Bernie Sanders over Daily News interview where he said Israeli settlements are “illegal” and damage US relationship with Israel
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Omar Zahzah, a graduate student at UCLA, describes the creation of Israel in ethnic cleansing and its continuing discriminatory and “apartheid” practices, in a New York Times forum on anti-Zionism that demonstrates the shifting discourse in the U.S.
In the Village Voice, Jesse Alexander Myerson says Bernie Sanders is in an anti-Zionist Jewish tradition, but that Zionism’s militant nationalism became “the most salient and powerful political philosophy for American Jews” in the last 2 generations.
Tom Friedman reread his work of the last 20 years and realized he has been wrong again and again about the Middle East, including his Iraq war support, and as a result is quitting his column in order to become an “ordinary person” again
The New York Times has decided that it cannot cover Sheldon Adelson’s involvement in American politics because doing so accurately would entail the use of classic anti-Semitic tropes of Jewish influence. The judgment was rendered by public editor Margaret Sullivan, who wrote in a April 1st goodbye note to readers: “We’d really like to cover the Republican candidates’ appeals for Adelson’s support, but we can’t do so because the reporting would inevitably bring up anti-Semitic stereotypes.”
A NY Times report on Israeli reaction to a war crime was infuriatingly context free. Genius annotation gives media critics a new tool.
Last night Tamara Cofman Wittes, a senior adviser on the Middle East to Hillary Clinton, said that a statement President Obama made about the US withdrawing from the Middle East earlier this month was “strange… bizarre, illogical… odd” and reflected “inconsistency and incoherence.” Wittes spoke at Columbia University on a panel about Israel. She said: […]
The new documentary “The Occupation of the American Mind,” narrated by Roger Waters, asks when US public opinion will shift on Israeli treatment of Palestinians and what it will take for the media to shift from reflexive pro-Israel reports.
The New York Times report on the murder of Abed al-Fatah al-Sharif in Hebron by an Israeli soldier is told almost completely from the point-of-view of the Israeli military and government officials. Abir Kopty asks, “I wonder when the New York Times will dare to realize that it’s an Israeli military occupation, and Israeli soldiers are not victims.”
NY Times article claims that a Palestinian basketball player is the only one of “Arab heritage” in Israeli league. But there are many, many Jewish basketball players with Arab heritage; and the Times is parroting Zionist dogma about nationality in making this claim.
NY Times runs a full-page ad smearing Max Blumenthal as an anti-Semite because he is critical of Israel; and the ad is the paper’s first mention of his important 2013 book, Goliath.
Why is AIPAC giving a national stage before 20,000 people to Donald Trump after he openly promotes violence and bigotry?
Jeffrey Goldberg drives the neoconservative story, in an interview with President Obama in which he repeatedly suggests that the president lost his foreign policy credibility when he failed to attack Syria in 2013.
Isabel Kershner’s New York Times report on the Pew Research Center’s poll of Israeli public opinion was a transparent effort to combine straight reporting with tortured apologia. Kershner’s handling of one of the poll’s more disturbing findings, that “nearly half of Israeli Jews said that Arabs should be expelled of transferred from Israel,” shows how the Times sows doubt or confusion among readers so as to soften the blow of facts that are damaging to Israel.
In a totally Israel-centric column in the New York Times, Shmuel Rosner says that neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump have Israel’s best interests at heart in the coming election. Such Israel-narcissism, in the leading US newspaper!
Neoconservatives were the big losers in Marco Rubio’s defeat. Chris Matthews speaks openly of them as Jewish supporters of Israel, because their power has been eclipsed. Hillary Clinton is sure to make a play for their support. She already has Robert Kagan.
Was Hillary Clinton bribed to support the Iraq war? Her vote was a mistake, she tells Chris Matthews on MSNBC, but “part of what certainly influenced me” was George W. Bush pledging a year before to give $20 billion to rebuild New York.
Bernie Sanders should speak at AIPAC, the leading Israel lobby organization, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, next week, and he should give “the Jewish speech” to rival Obama’s famous race speech: and call for an end to US military aid to Israel and support the BDS movement to pressure Israel to stop persecuting Palestinians.
Donald Trump says Muslims hate the U.S. and that’s an important problem. Marco Rubio says many Muslims love the U.S., but Trump is “anti-Israeli” because he wants to cut a peace deal between Israel and Palestine.
Hillary Clinton and countless Clinton aides and supporters will join neoconservatives at AIPAC. Bernie Sanders could make a statement by declining the invitation. Does he have the guts?
Storytelling and poetical language may be the best way to change US attitudes on Palestine, as a panel of contributors to the collection Extreme Rendition featuring Zia Jaffrey, Sinan Antoon and Teju Cole at New School last week got a welcome reception from packed crowd
In a bid for Sheldon Adelson’s millions, Marco Rubio desperately issued a list of foreign policy advisers that is an Old Timers team of neoconservatives and Israel supporters, led by the inevitable Elliott Abrams, Eliot Cohen, and Dan Senor.
Penn student for Marco Rubio who is working to get John Kasich thrown off PA primary ballot is also active in Penn’s pro-Israel organization, further evidence that neoconservatives are massing desperately behind Rubio.
A study released in November 2015 by 416 Labs, a Toronto-based consulting firm, reveals that the New York Times portrays Islam and Muslims more negatively than alcohol, cancer, and cocaine. Based on a sentiment analysis of online and print headlines spanning 25 years and 2,667,700 articles, the study found “strong evidence that Islam/Muslims are consistently associated with negative terms in NYT headlines.”
Some neoconservatives and Wall Street bigs will go to Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Neocons sign a letter warning of Trump’s isolationism and Mitt Romney says he could take the country “into the abyss”