Sen. Lindsey Graham is saluted as a “mensch” by Israel supporters thankful that he is trying to save the Republican party from Donald Trump and also advance a neoconservative program inside the party
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Rightwinger Eugene Kontorovich has had the run of the Washington Post and the New York Times op-ed page to defend Israel, but the papers fail to state that the Northwestern University law professor is also a settler on the West Bank. And he’s praised Nadia Matar, who has called for the assassination of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
David Folkenflik of NPR reports on Sheldon Adelson’s purchase of a Las Vegas newspaper and says his political concern is the “hospitality industry,” covering up Adelson’s demonstrated devotion to Israel as a political cause.
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.”
Israelis live in a bubble of impunity and so international pressure must be brought so they pay a price for the occupation, or nothing will change, says Colette Avital, a former Israeli diplomat
Lillian Rosengarten reflects on the blackout by the mainstream press of her wrenching memoir, Survival and Conscience: From the Shadows of Nazi Germany to the Jewish Boat to Gaza
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.
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.”
Hatred of Israel reportedly played a part in Syed Farook’s terrorist rampage in San Bernardino last week. The US press seems to ignore this angle, as it would require showing the damage that the special relationship with Israel helps to bring to Americans, going back to 9/11 and Robert Kennedy’s assassination.
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
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.
Former Jerusalem bureau chief Steve Erlanger says he reached out to Ghada Karmi to visit her former house in West Jerusalem in 2005 “as a human gesture, not a polemical one,” because she hadn’t been able to do so before
Trump will meet Netanyahu later this year, he said last night. The Israeli Prime Minister “has absolutely no support from President Obama. Absolutely none.”
The controversial NYTimes reporter Jodi Rudoren says Mondoweiss was wrong about her recent article on Israel’s attempt to recreate ancient wine.
Paul Singer funds Marco Rubio, neoconservative organizations and an AIPAC spinoff that sends our Congresspeople to Israel. Norman Braman actually brought Marco Rubio to Israel. So why not mention Israel in articles about Rubio’s Jewish donors?
When NYT’s Jodi Rudoren spoke to the Jewish Community Center in NY, no one asked about the house she lives in in Jerusalem, which a Palestinian family once lived in. But this is all Palestinians think about. Ghada Karmi, whose house it was, explains why.
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
Pro-Israel rabbi Shmuley Boteach says in the New York Times that recent stabbing attacks have killed “scores” of Israeli Jews. At that time they had killed 15. Why should you trust him?
Jodi Rudoren is leaving Jerusalem well short of four years as New York Times bureau chief.
The media are silent about the real basis for Donald Trump’s lie that Muslims celebrated the 9/11 attacks in N.J.: the arrest of five Israelis who observed the attacks and may well have been spies
‘Foreign Policy’ decries the influence of ‘Israel lobby’ donors over Hillel, which has become an ardently Zionist organization, thereby not serving Jewish students. Another breakthrough in the MSM
The New York Times policy of counting Jewish victims as having greater weight than Palestinian ones is a lot like southern attitudes in the 1840s chronicled by Mark Twain
Maybe the next NYT bureau chief in Jerusalem should leave the house taken from Palestinians without compensation and live in East Jerusalem? Peter Baker, White House correspondent, is said to be the top candidate for the job.
Why aren’t more US public figures echoing Michel Martin’s obvious point on NPR that Middle East victims of recent terror attacks matter as much as Parisian ones. Unequal valuation of people’s lives on a racial basis is at the heart of our foreign policy problem
ThinkProgress irresponsibly blames the settlements on the religious right, thereby exonerating the Democratic Party, which has been a strong and vocal a supporter of the settlements going back to Bill Clinton