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Where’s the outrage over Netanyahu trying to interfere in the US election?

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For the last four years, there’s been a national debate regarding the scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The issue might end up dominating discourse in 2020 as well. Last month, intelligence officials warned House members that Russia is allegedly meddling in an effort to get Trump reelected.

Concerns about Putin’s impact on U.S. elections has generated countless articles and wall-to-wall cable news coverage. It also fueled an impeachment investigation. However, blatant election interference from other countries is certainly not treated in the same way.

This contradiction was on display over the weekend, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed AIPAC’s annual policy conference via video feed. Netanyahu repeatedly referenced Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders, who skipped the conference and claimed that the lobbying group promotes bigotry. At the most recent Democratic debate, Sanders called Netanyahu a “reactionary racist.”

“We were all reminded a few days ago that there are forces who seek to break our alliance,” said Netanyahu, “Last year, those who came to AIPAC were accused of dual loyalty. This year, AIPAC was accused of providing a platform for bigotry. These libelous charges are outrageous.”

Netanyahu wasn’t the only Israeli official to attack Sanders at the conference. Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon said, “We don’t want Sanders at AIPAC. We don’t want him in Israel. Anyone who calls our prime minister a ‘racist’ is either a liar, an ignorant fool or both.”

Responding to Danon’s comments on Face the Nation, Sanders said he was calling for a more evenhanded foreign policy. “I am not anti-Israel…but what we need in this country is a foreign policy that not only protects Israel but deals with the suffering of the Palestinian people as well,” said Sanders.

This certainly isn’t the first time that Netanyahu has intervened in United States politics. In 2015, the Prime Minister infamously visited Washington so that he could argue against former president Barack Obama’s Iran Deal in congress. Obama was never consulted about the visit and the administration called it a “departure from protocol.”

Michael Arria

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  1. Misterioso on March 3, 2020, 10:54 am

    Win or lose the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders will score a major victory by revealing the ugly reality of Zionism and its spawn, “Israel” to the American people, including Jews. The “Special Relationship” is now under accelerating attack.

  2. James Canning on March 3, 2020, 6:47 pm

    One can make the case that Netanyahu is a threat to the national security of the American people.

  3. gingershot on March 5, 2020, 3:33 pm

    With all respect this article is missing 2 major areas of interference and references

    Can you please update with highly pertinent information regarding Netanyahu/Israeli interference from; 

    1-  from Philip Weiss, please see Mueller Report ‘Flynn’s plea’ -due to Netanyahu’s encrypted orders – summation article below 

    ‘Flynn’s plea on Russian influence reveals… Israel’s influence!
        Philip Weiss on December 1, 2017 
    ‘But Israel’s influence is the heart of the matter. One of two conversations Flynn lied about was asking the then-Russian ambassador to stop that U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements as a flagrant violation of international law. ‘

    And 2- Joel Zamel/PsyGroup successfully operating (and paid) to throw the election from Hillary to Trump, on Netanyahu’s  orders to private Mossad front PsyGroup

    On 19 May 2018, the New York Times first reported on an 3 August 2016 meeting arranged by Blackwater founder Erik Prince; it was attended by Donald Trump Jr., George Nader (who represented himself as an emissary of two wealthy princes, one from Saudi Arabia and one from the United Arab Emirates), and an “Israeli specialist in social media manipulation” named Joel Zamel: The social media specialist, Joel Zamel, extolled his company’s ability to give an edge to a political campaign; by that time, the firm had already drawn up a multimillion-dollar proposal for a social media manipulation effort to help elect Mr. Trump. 


    • gingershot on March 6, 2020, 9:46 pm

      Also from todays NYT:

      ‘Judge Calls Barr’s Handling of Mueller Report ‘Distorted’ and ‘Misleading’Judge Calls Barr’s Handling of Mueller Report ‘Distorted’ and ‘Misleading’’

      The judge said the attorney general lacked credibility on the matter and said he would review the report to decide whether to make its redacted portions public.

      This is the way Netanyahu and Trump are taken out by the same crime and the Squad is on it – this is the Netanyahu-Kushner encryption/conspiracy over UN 2334 and fresh grounds for impeachment Trump and finishing off Netanyahu by the American people forcing him to step down

      • gingershot on March 9, 2020, 10:05 pm

        Here is the original summary article for judge Reggie Walton decision to personally review the unredacted portions of the Mueller report – these areas are where it gets good with Flynn’s conversation with Kislyak in regard to Netanyahu’s desperate attempt (originally encrypted but intercepted by Mueller) to subvert UN 2334
        In regards to the election this is where Joel Zamel and PsyGroup (a private Mossad/8200 front) was ordered by Netanyahu to throw the election for Trump, which he did after meeting with Don Trump Jr to organize it. He got paid the dirt cheap price of 2 million dollars by Nader through a UAE Mossad cutout, surprise surprise Hillary lacks the fortitude to complain that she lost the election because of Netanyahu’s orders to PsyGroup/Zamel

        Here’s the article below

        ‘Federal judge questions Barr’s credibility and orders review of Mueller report redactions’ – just Google it

  4. gingershot on March 9, 2020, 10:14 pm

    So we can see in the unredacted Mueller report that Netanyahu and Trump share a crime, in fact they share two crimes against America.

    Of course this is the fabled two birds with one crime scenario

    And Judge Reggie Walton is going to read about Flynn desperately trying to get kislyak to have Putin veto UN 2334, and then after failing that trying to get either China or great Britain to veto President Obama’s UN Security Council resolution decision and the United States government state department position
    Kushner and Trump sold America down the river for Netanyahu, and only by desperate measures was Obama able to party netanyahu’s Putsch on the heels of his earlier one in front of the joint session of Congress to destroy Obama’s Iran Deal. Then Netanyahu had Black Cube (Weinstein Mossad front company) go after Obama’s Iran Deal team, including Ben Rhodes
    Then there’s throwing the 2016 presidential election by Zamel’s meeting with Don Trump Jr (Mueller seized Zamels computers, as well as Kushner’s previously) to do exactly that – Israeli intelligence meeting with Don Trump jr. To throw the u.s. election which they successfully did and were paid to do.

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