Hillary Clinton has sided with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu over President Obama and even her own husband’s policies. Marco Rubio has also kissed up to the Israeli PM. That’s the definition of being an Establishment favorite these days.
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Anyone with a brain knows that we have to distance ourselves from the Middle East and occupier Israel; but these lessons were nowhere evident in the no-holds-barred political brawls in Iowa. That’s got to change, and Bernie Sanders is the best hope to do so.
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are surging as anti-establishment candidates in their parties partly because they both opposed the Iraq War and there has never been any accountability for that horrible decision.
Former NY mayor Bloomberg, who is considering throwing his hat in the presidential race, has sided with Israel in its assaults on Gaza and aided Islamophobic efforts in New York; but he also said those who don’t want to allow a BDS panel at Brooklyn College should go live in North Korea.
The Israel question has become an explicit issue in the Democratic battle between Clinton and Sanders, with a Clinton aide saying that Sanders’s idea to normalize Iran is naive about a country that “seeks the destruction of Israel.”
The Democratic presidential nomination debate on Sunday night was remarkable in part for Senator Bernie Sanders’s strong support for normalizing relations with Iran, and Hillary Clinton’s demurral on that same question. The difference is likely to play out in the Democratic primary process.
Paul Krugman writes an entire column about Sheldon Adelson and Paul Singer’s influence inside the Republican Party without pointing out the obvious: their core issue is Israel. He’s lying to his readers.
Without an Iran deal, the world could have seen a nuclear exchange in the Middle East. President Obama wiretapped Israeli PM Netanyahu not out of political rivalry but to stave off the threat to world peace posed by Netanyahu and his American allies trying to sabotage the deal.
Not making this up. Marco Rubio titles a neoconservative foreign-policy ad for his campaign: “Lunatic/Marco Rubio for President”
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
Hedgefunder and Israel supporter Andrew Herenstein seems to have jumped from Ted Cruz to Marco Rubio since the spring, and Rubio has dropped legislation that would have hurt Herenstein’s interests in Puerto Rico
Will anti-interventionist ideas get traction in the US political process? Bernie Sanders is pushing them by warning the U.S. against entering the “quagmire” of perpetual war in the Middle East, and citing the terrible consequences of the U.S. overthrowing Mossadegh, the Iranian prime minister, more than 60 years ago.
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
Defending her opposition to the Iran Deal, Rep. Carolyn Maloney mistakes Yemen for Sudan and misstates Qatar and the UAE’s nuclear policies.
In the biggest Israel pander speech of this political cycle, Hillary Clinton praises Israel’s “prowess in war” as “inspiring,” and brags that she and Israel were born a few months apart. And says the military option is still on the table for Iran, and that BDS is a threat to the US as much as extremism and Iran.
John Kerry knows that Amedy Coulibaly who killed 4 at a Paris supermarket last January was motivated in part by the Palestinian issue. Elliott Abrams is telling Kerry to STFU
Trump will meet Netanyahu later this year, he said last night. The Israeli Prime Minister “has absolutely no support from President Obama. Absolutely none.”
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?
American political class is “traumatized” by Iraq, says a neoconservative who pushed that war, Robert Kagan, in urging the Obama administration to put 50,000 troops into Syria and regime-change Assad
After 9/11, the neocons sought to conflate US and Israeli interests in a global war on terror. They have started up the same talking point again, as Chuck Schumer says– mindlessly– the terror in Paris could have been stopped if world had stood by Israel.
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
Neocon David Makovsky wants Israel to annex portions of the West Bank to save itself from becoming a binational state. And Jane Eisner, a liberal Zionist, endorses the plan. That’s because they’re both Zionists committed to the need for a Jewish state
Bruce Kovner of American Enterprise Institute says that only multi-ethnic coalitions are stable. Right, that’s why Israel is unstable. But Kovner can’t tell his friend Netanyahu that.
Every moment of Neera Tanden’s conversation with Benjamin Netanyahu at the Democratic Party thinktank, the Center for American Progress, was scripted; the audience looked like it was drugged and Tanden was a supplicant to the PM. The need for a show-conversation demonstrates that the Israel lobby is losing power, as progressive Americans get the story.
“I just want to know what right you think you have to smear me as an anti-Semite and as a self-hating Jew,” Rob Bryan challenges an anti-BDS gathering in the New York synagogue where he was bar mitzvah’d