News reports Mike Pompeo’s latest bellicosity toward Iran leave out the fact that Donald Trump is depending on as much as $50 million in contributions from Sheldon Adelson, who has called for the U.S. to nuke Iran.
The latest recognition deal is clearly a win for Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump — but it could provoke popular resistance inside Bahrain, where a democratic movement was put down in 2011 with the assistance of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain’s neighbor and boss.
Over 2,000 people have written to the CBC to condemn its deletion of the word Palestine and its subsequent apology for uttering the word Palestine. Despite this public outcry, the Canadian publicly funded broadcaster continues to protest that the word Palestine falls outside its language standards.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz says Trump “blindsided” and “endanger”-ed Israel by agreeing to give the UAE F-35s in its deal with Israel. So Biden is running to Trump’s right on Israel to win FL, where older Jewish voters are surely pleased by Trump’s doing whatever Israel has wanted.
Guccifer 2.0, the Russian account said to have hacked Democratic emails in 2016, was registered with an Israeli phone number, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence reported last month, just one of many instances that Israelis appeared to help Russia interfere in U.S. election. But the new cold war is with Russia, so US media ignore the Israeli connection.
An Israeli soldier’s knee to the neck of protester Khairy Hanoun, 65, as he tried to stop Israel from seizing Palestinian lands in West Bank Tuesday, surrounded by photographers, is being compared to the choking of George Floyd in int’l media.
There’s a reason Joe Biden is running so far right on Israel. He fears Trump upping his share of Jewish vote in battleground states by citing his pro-Israel record and winning them. Matt Brooks of the RJC describes the strategy.
It’s a “canard,” says Halie Soifer of the Jewish Democratic Council of America. A “false story,” says former ambassador Dan Shapiro. Biden’s surrogates in the Jewish community go to great lengths to try to debunk a story that Joe Biden took on Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin over settlements in 1982. But the encounter is documented in the New York Times.
Alan Dershowitz has sought to undermine victims of Jeffrey Epstein– notably Maria Farmer– by suggesting that they are motivated by antisemitism. He has distorted Farmer’s comments in typical fashion.
Mike Pompeo’s controversial RNC speech was partly a 2024 campaign appeal to win support from the right-wing of the pro-Israel lobby, which includes mega campaign donors like the billionaire gambling magnate, Sheldon Adelson. But our leading papers only mention Christian evangelicals as Pompeo’s target audience.