Administration after administration, legislator after legislator has gone in a way that “contradicts U.S. interest… international law, human rights, moral values, you name it,” Gideon Levy says. And is all that because of the “corrupting friendship” of the Israel lobby?
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At a time when the New York Times is openly reporting on pro-Israel money in the political process, Ed Schultz has questioned his loyalty to Netanyahu on MSNBC, Chuck Schumer would be risking political peril if he undermines Obama on the historic Iran deal.
Israeli massacres foster anti-semitic violence in Europe, Norman Finkelstein says. And when Netanyahu claims to represent all Jews, and “Muslim youths take him at his word, and they exact revenge on those whom he claims to represent, it might not be right, but it’s not surprising either.”
Why is the liberal press not embracing Rand Paul’s antiwar position? Because the elites have nothing to lose from another war in the Middle East, and even Dems have big political contributions to gain.
The White House has poked fun of Netahyahu’s infamous UN bomb cartoon by co-oping it for a tweet promoting the P5+1 Iran deal.
A storm erupted on Rand Paul’s announcement day for the presidential nomination when Chris Matthews decried the neocon opposition to Paul, “piggish money” that is against him because he’s against another Middle East war.
Jewish orgs need to be liberated from the power of conservative donors’ money over their political positions. Eric Fingerhut of Hillel boycotted J Street because “millions of dollars” were on the line, an anonymous Hillel director says.
In an interview with Tom Friedman of the New York Times, President Obama shows that he has won on foreign policy, speaking warmly of Iran and repeatedly referring to differences with Netanyahu in a kind of goodbye to the Israel lobby
The US and Israel share a common outlook, calling for continuous military interventionism outside each country’s borders with increased exercise of authority by the military and other security services within their borders. This is no accident. It can be traced back to joint right-wing extremist efforts in both countries with American neoconservatives playing key roles.
The New York Times has finally done it: an honest piece about the Israel lobby’s financial influence over Congress, the Republican side of the aisle, anyway. Netanyahu’s influence among Republicans reflects the power of “a small group of wealthy donors.”
The flat assumption in a NYT piece that Netanyahu can turn the volume up or down in Congress at will may be a true assumption. But why aren’t the networks telling us this? And where is the outrage?
New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren suggests Obama owes some sort of compensation to Israel for not kowtowing to Netanyahu on Iran. The Times did not get the message that Netanyahu got knocked down, left behind and hung out to dry in Lausanne, Switzerland two days ago. He’s been demoted, not the other way around.
Israel created an apartheid system and became an apartheid state at the end of the 1967 war, 48 years ago. It’s high time that we, as Americans, face up to the fact that our military, economic, and diplomatic support of that country is support for apartheid, abetting nearly half a century of oppression of 4.5 million Palestinians.
In a NY Review of Books piece that describes “proto-fascist” currents in the last Israeli election, David Shulman never uses the nickname “Bibi” for Netanyahu. But the editors of the journal do so twice in headlines, surely out of some lingering affection for the Jewish strongman
A March 2015 Pew research poll shows Americans sympathize with Israel more than Palestinians; but among Democrats the numbers are close, 57-54; and liberal Dems actually sympathize with Palestinians more, 68-60
Real. American. Christian. Zionist. Values. — Meet the new Republikud Party. #merica
Hillary Clinton has decided to run for president, according to a secret “eyes on the prize” memo obtained by Mondoweiss. The email to Clinton today from her longtime adviser Ann Lewis says the Clinton team will have a “wildly successful” campaign if it can stick to “the recipe from tried and true campaign plans” to meet a $1 billion fundraising goal. That “recipe” may surprise you, or not.
How many more Passover and Easter seasons will Jews and Christians of Conscience observe until our dissent rings hollow even to ourselves? Marc Ellis asks
Hillary Clinton throws Obama’s foreign policy under the bus, making a call to a leading rightwing Israel supporter Sunday to say that she wants to put the relations between the countries back on a constructive track. Not a word in the Times about her fundraising concerns.
Are we approaching a tipping point in US public opinion on Israel? The VA bar association cancels a trip to the country because of objections to its “discriminatory” practices, while support for Israel is likely to be a major issue in a race between MD congresspeople Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards for Senate.
Andrew Pessin says he’s being criticized because he’s the one professor at CT College who’s outspoken for Israel. Maybe it’s because he compared Palestinians to caged, rabid dogs deserving of being put down.