Jews are being counted on for “huge sums” by the Hillary Clinton campaign, Politico reports, and that’s why she’s waffling on the Iran deal and bragging on her relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu
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Promoting a letter from 5 former Obama advisers questioning the Iran deal, the NYT leaves the fact that it originated at the thinktank WINEP till the 26th paragraph and never says that the Israel lobby AIPAC started WINEP.
“Every generation hears the voice of Sinai anew,” Peter Beinart says of Jews; and young Jews are being called to anti-Zionism and support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement because of its idealism. The Jewish community must welcome them in and argue with them, he said. Israeli writer Ari Shavit says, No.
Jeffrey Goldberg says that Israel is destroying Israel, Obama isn’t doing that, in an interview with David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy marred by Jewish narcissism
Peter Beinart says that Jewish public opinion in the U.S. doesn’t matter on Israel yet because Sheldon Adelson has too much money. But the community leadership plays an important role. A look at the totalitarian nature of the Israel lobby inside Jewish life, and how it may be breaking up.
Rand Paul is doing a better job of criticizing the neoconservatives than Hillary Clinton is. Does she really regret the Iraq war? Chris Matthews asks
Netanyahu Foreign Ministry aide Dore Gold is this generation’s answer to Abba Eban. Eban said Auschwitz borders, Gold says “defensible borders”. And Gold draws $227,000 from a Baltimore, MD, outfit devoted to “Jewish peoplehood” and backed by Sheldon Adelson
Chris Matthews of MSNBC doubles down on neoconservative ‘pigs’ who push Republicans to ‘go from war to war’. It seems that he’s snapped over the media blackout over the Israel lobby
Neoconservative financier Paul Singer was Marco Rubio’s second largest backer in 2009-2014, so it’s no wonder Jeb Bush is pandering to Singer on Israel, he needs to compete with Rubio
Chris Matthews says that Jeb Bush was pandering to Jewish donors in the Israel lobby when he embraced his brother. But guests Jonathan Capehart and David Corn say it was just a screwup. Really?
Norman Braman, the FL businessman who is backing Marco Rubio, is Israel-centric: If the U.S. falls economically that’s a “danger to the state of Israel,” the UN is a “disgrace” with one purpose, to discredit Israel, and anti-Semites around the world are trying to end the country’s existence. But the New York Times won’t tell you any of this.
WI Gov Scott Walker wears jeans touring occupied territory in Golan Heights on overseas trip to Israel designed to overcome his shortcomings, lack of foreign-policy experience
Scott Walker needs rightwing Jewish money to mount a serious campaign for presidency, so he’s going on his first trip to Israel, where he will meet Benjamin Netanyahu and Elliott Abrams. Walker is competing for Paul Singer’s money, and Sheldon Adelson’s.
The Iraq war is a glorious event for neoconservatives, which is why Jeb Bush has embraced his brother George after distancing himself for months. He needs money from Paul Singer and other members of the Israel lobby.
Carly Fiorina promises to make Israel her first phone call as president. Mike Huckabee is “just nuts” about Israel. Jeb Bush calls settlements “apartments.” Ben Carson wants to transfer the Palestinians to Egypt. Marco Rubio has taken to dining with top-donor Sheldon Adelson. Ted Cruz is making the rounds with Fire Island’s pro-Israel community. And, Lindsey Graham who has not announced his bid, said if he is president he will have the first “all-Jewish” cabinet. As it shapes up, the Republican field in the 2016 U.S. presidential race is looking to be one of the most fiercely pro-Israel in memory.
Elizabeth Warren attended an AIPAC event Monday at which Sen. Lindsey Graham said that everything in the Middle East that begins with “Al” is bad news. Will the progressive senator condemn these comments?
The great spiritual challenge to Jews is to deal with our actual status in western societies. What would the American Jewish community look like today if we moved beyond viewing ourselves as the eternal victim? And what would happen to the Israel lobby? A response to David Bernstein’s charge in the Washington Post that Phil Weiss is an anti-Semite
Jimmy Carter’s statement that Gaza situation is “intolerable” is lead of Guardian story, last paragraph of Washington Post. And you wonder why Washington is in a bubble
The man who pressed the White House to nuke Iran now seems to have threatened Jeb Bush over the fact that a foreign policy adviser, James Baker, addressed a liberal Zionist group last month. Sheldon Adelson was “ripshit” over the speech, National Review reports.
Sheldon Adelson is beginning to attain Koch Brothers-like standing for American liberals. The press is finally beginning to pick up on a real problem, the corruption of the Republican presidential process by the man who wants to nuke Iran.
Republican Jewish consultants say Obama’s policy is sending big Jewish donors to the Republicans, thereby threatening Hillary Clinton’s ability to win
“If I put together a finance team that will make me financially competitive enough to stay in this thing…I may have the first all-Jewish cabinet in America,” Sen. Lindsey Graham joked, but he is telling the truth about the political process, and reporters have an obligation to explore the role of the Israel lobby in our politics. So far, crickets.