Category Archives:
Neocons

The totalitarian reign of Sheldon Adelson

Philip Weiss on
Peter Beinart

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.

Edward R. Matthews

Philip Weiss on
Lindsey Graham and the Prime Minister, Netanyahu

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

As presidential field broadens, GOP candidates race to show their love for Israel

Allison Deger on
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee meets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem during a 2011 visit. Actor Jon Voight smiles in the background. (Photo: Amos BenGershom/ GPO/Flash90)

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.

A response to the ‘Washington Post’ blogger who calls me an anti-Semite

Philip Weiss on
Lithograph inspired by the Kishinev pogrom, by Emil Flohri: Stop Your Cruel Oppression of the Jews, 1904.
Chromolithograph.
Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Foundation Collection.
Prints and Photographs Division

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