If Sheldon Adelson would buy the world, then Jeffrey Goldberg would be alright. But his troubles are beginning. He is a ruthless propagandist for Israel at a time when young American Jews don’t think it’s cool to shoot wounded Palestinians dead in the name of ethnic solidarity.
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Bernie Sanders’s populist fundraising efforts may drastically reduce the role of Jewish donors, says JJ Goldberg. While Stephanie Schriock of Emily’s List says rising politicians were forced to adopt AIPAC positions in order to raise funds
Neoconservatives want to make an issue of Bernie Sanders’s Jewish outreach director Simone Zimmerman calling Netanyahu an asshole and a murderer. It’s time we let them, and allowed the Democratic Party to divide over the Israel question
Why did Hillary Clinton vote for the Iraq war? In some measure because of the pro-Israel voices in her Senate constituency. Now she’s using the Israel issue to try and clobber Bernie Sanders among Jewish voters. She leads 49-40, according to Quinnipiac.
The fact that Bernie Sanders is Jewish and is slamming Israel over the number of Palestinians civilians it killed in Gaza sends a signal to Americans that it’s not anti-semitic to criticize Israel.
The United States needed strong antiwar voices when George W. Bush pushed to go into Iraq. Then Senator Hillary Clinton was not such a leader; and it is a sign of the Democratic Party’s corruption that so many are willing to forgive her this mistake
Jennifer Rubin’s denunciation of Bernie Sanders’s comments on Israel and Palestine are propaganda for Israel, in the Washington Post, from start to finish and represent a warning to Sanders not to touch the issue or we will smear you.
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.
“Israel is a Jewish state and it must forever exist as a Jewish state,” Donald Trump says in pandering to AIPAC and Netanyahu; while Bernie Sanders says the US should be evenhanded in the conflict, and he never mentions Jewish at all.
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.
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.
“I’m going to be on Israel’s side when I’m president of the United States. And the world is going to know we’re on Israel’s side my first very first day in office,” Sen. Marco Rubio says in his Israel-loving stump speech in FL
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?
Hillary Clinton will have Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House in the first month if she’s president, and she will pander at the Israel lobby group AIPAC next week. Bernie Sanders relied on Arab-American voters in Michigan, but so far he hasn’t exploited this difference nationally.
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.
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”
One anti-establishment candidate is soaring, Donald Trump. While the other is sputtering, Bernie Sanders. That’s because Trump has taken on the foreign policy elite in his party, the neoconservatives, while Sanders has laid off the liberal interventionists who have never seen a regime change they didn’t like.
Neoconservatives are having panic attacks over Donald Trump’s noninterventionist foreign policy ideas. Robert Kagan, who helped bring us the Iraq war, is endorsing Hillary Clinton. While Jennifer Rubin says Trump endorser Chris Christie finked out after “months and months” of careful coaching on foreign policy by outside experts.
We are finally getting something of a national debate over Israel policy. The Republican debate in Houston last night had Israel at the top of the foreign policy portion, and Donald Trump said he could not start “demeaning” Palestinians if he’s going to negotiate a peace deal. Marco Rubio promptly demeaned Palestinians.
Marco Rubio blasts Donald Trump for saying he’ll be neutral on Israel, and says criticism of Israel is the “new face of anti-semitism,” in a sign that support for Israel is at last becoming a political issue in the presidential race.
Hillary Clinton needs Sheldon Adelson’s money, and Adelson needs a reliable supporter of Israel. That’s why he is passing on the Republican field and, terrified of Donald Trump, is surely interested in Clinton
The press is focused on Sheldon Adelson’s failure to publicly commit to a Republican candidate this year. Speculation is he wants to see if Marco Rubio can win a primary, that his wife likes Ted Cruz, and that he’s already secretly giving money to a Rubio-favoring PAC. But don’t count Donald Trump out. He also courts Adelson with pro-Israel rant on Hannity’s radio show.
The percentage of Americans holding a favorable view of Israel has dropped by 16 points in two years; Donald Trump surely senses this in his avowedly-neutral comments on the conflict, which set him up to run against the Israel lobby in its support for Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton