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Category Archives: US Politics
Phil Weiss talks with several of the young Jews who are part of the historic Open Hillel movement that is determined to break down the doors on the official Jewish conversation about Israel. The movement has now won over two college chapters with a call to reject redlines that bar the participation of those who seek to “delegitimize” the Jewish state. And there are signs that Hillel International is respectful of the movement, which could become a wave. Above, Henry Rosen, Vassar freshman and member of the Jewish Union.
The Committee for Open Discussion of Zionism has invited Mayor Bill de Blasio to visit Palestine and witness conditions there, in the wake of his telling the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that “part of my job description” is to defend Israel
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s speech to the Israel lobby group AIPAC has stirred up a hornet’s nest. 700 people organized by Jews Say No! slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s speech in a letter delivered yesterday: AIPAC is a “right-wing organization that strong-arms elected and other government officials to support brutal Israeli government policies” that no progressive should support. And on his MSNBC show Chris Hayes questioned de Blasio’s declaration. While the progressive congregation B’nai Jeshurun is said to have divided over the matter.
The New Mexico House resolution that would have put the state on record as supporting a God-given Greater Israel was killed last night.
While officials in the U.S. are undertaking efforts to punish those who call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS), inside Israel more members of government are backing settlement boycotts.
In The New York Times, Palestinian land has become something else again. It is not the State of Palestine, not simply Palestine, not the occupied Palestinian territories and not really Israel either. It is all murkier than that.
On February 12th, Jodi Rudoren argued in a New York Times article against the Palestinian-led Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, imploring readers to consider Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s position that BDS is “immoral”. If we take their claims at face value, than it behooves us to ask why so many Americans consider BDS a moral tool to protest Israeli policies?
Wesleyan President Michael Roth’s cursory denunciation of the ASA’s recent resolution supporting the Palestinian BDS call is intellectually craven, stale, and trite.
Unravelling the false history of the Iranian nuclear program: An excerpt from ‘Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare’
“Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare” by Gareth Porter shows that virtually nothing about the nuclear scare over Iran that was reported in the Western news media was what it seemed. The book aims to unravel the false narrative that sustained the decade of crisis and to recover the real history of the Iranian nuclear program and the interactions between that program and the governments of the United States and Israel.
Do these teens remind you of the dizzy teens awaiting the Beatles? Change the scene: Days before John Kerry will arrive in the Middle East for more negotiations, thousands of Israelis marched in the occupied Jerusalem hills to claim land that would be essential to a two-state solution
The New Mexico House of Representatives is the latest state body to consider a resolution supporting Israel’s right to control the occupied territories. The Zionist Organization of America-backed effort has garnered success in five other states. But in New Mexico, the Greater Israel resolution has encountered resistance. Representative Gail Chasey, a progressive Democrat in the state, is intent on killing the bill.
‘Jews For Palestinian Right of Return’ endorse American Studies Association boycott of Israeli academic institutions
Call on Jews of conscience everywhere to honor our own proud heritage of resistance to oppression and injustice by standing with the Palestinian people, BDS, the ASA, and the growing international movement in support of these fundamental human rights.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rarely been so politically embattled. His travails indicate the Israeli right’s inability to respond to a shifting political landscape, both in the region and globally. U.S.-led negotiations may not lead to an agreement, but they will mark a historic turning-point nonetheless. The delegitimisation of Israel is truly under way, and the party doing most of the damage is the Israeli leadership itself.
New York Times offers Israeli propaganda that it does not split up Palestinian families. But an Israeli human rights organization and the leading Israeli newspaper says Israel tears families apart. Why doesn’t the Times tell us that?
The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) helped draft the New York legislation aimed at academic organizations that support the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, the Jewish Daily Forward reported on Friday. While the legislation was withdrawn from the New York Assembly last week, an amended version is back, and the JCRC is strategizing on how to pass it. The JCRC’s involvement in drafting the bill is the latest demonstration of their clout in the state. They are the go-to address for legislators looking to display their pro-Israel bonafides, and have forged close relationships with powerful officials. Above, New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver speaks at a JCRC organized rally in 2009.
After leaving Oxfam, Scarlett Johansson has gained the support of Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman.
Two members of the House of Representatives from Illinois have introduced a bill against the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. With the Orwellian name of the “Protect Academic Freedom Act,” it seeks to bar federal funds from going to academic institutions that back the BDS movement. “Congress has a responsibility to fight back against these hateful campaigns, which contradict academic freedom and are designed to delegitimize the Jewish State of Israel,” said GOP Representative Peter Roskman, who introduced the bill along with his Democratic colleague, Rep. Dan Lipinski. A chorus of voices have slammed the legislation as unconstitutional.
A group of Ultra-Nationalist rabbis wrote an open letter to John Kerry on Sunday comparing him to the Purim holiday villain Haman and accusing him of making “a declaration of war against the Creator and Ruler of the universe.”
An ad for Coca-Cola during the Super Bowl promoted the diversity of America with people from various ethnic and racial backgrounds singing “America the beautiful” in multiple languages. The ad featured Muslim American women, some of whom are Palestinian American, enjoying a good ol’ Coke. Needless to say, Coca-Cola is a corporation and corporations are not our friends or next-door neighbors.
StandWithUs, the right-wing pro-Israel group, is gearing up to combat the annual “Israel Apartheid Week” on college campuses. A document Mondoweiss obtained reveals details of the strategy StandWithUs, which works closely with the Israeli government, plans to employ at university campuses. The document offers grants of $200 to pro-Israel groups and suggests holding events like a “Hummus Not Hamas” party.
Why doesn’t Netanyahu doesn’t break from his right wing pack and accept Mahmoud Abbas’s offer for an American-led NATO occupation of Palestine? He would take almost all of Palestine while leaving a cheap and subservient labor pool of millions of Palestinians for Israeli and Palestinian kingpins. Call it the SodaStream solution.
A bill has been introduced in the Maryland Senate that bars public universities from providing funds to academic organizations that support boycotts of Israel.
Two academics have issued an open letter criticizing the anti-boycott bills being debated in the New York legislature.
A bill in the New York Assembly targeting academic groups that boycott Israel was halted in its tracks yesterday after activist mobilized over the weekend to stop it. Three committees in the New York Assembly did not discuss or vote on the anti-boycott legislation, even though it was on their schedule. The defeat came after a variety of groups, like the New York State United Teachers, blasted the legislation as an attack on academic freedom.
Whatever its political implications, SodaStream’s ad for the Super Bowl didn’t land well among viewers and mavens. It’s getting panned.