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.
CBC Radio host Duncan McCue issued an on-air apology for using the word “Palestine” in an interview on the Public Broadcaster’s flagship current affairs show.
Haaretz covers Israeli army plans to convert “an ancient olive grove in the Galilee” into a shooting range with sympathy for the Israeli residents but no awareness that the once-thriving Palestinian village of A’mka there was uprooted by Zionists to make way for the Jewish-only settlement of A’moka. The Palestinians became refugees.
Russiagate is an excuse to ramp up a new Cold War. That’s why so many national security types love it. Antiwar types should see this as an internecine fight between different factions of warmongers, a jingoistic and xenophobic way to blame our country’s pathetic political culture on evil foreigners. McCarthyism 2.0 The more demented liberals online blame every criticism of the Democrats on Putin.
A CBC Radio report covers Palestinians escaping the West Bank to visit the beach in Jaffa as a cheery coexistence story rather than a result of the Israeli occupation.
Tom Friedman behaved exactly like the Israel lobby’s flagship organization, AIPAC, which similarly issued no warnings against annexation, but jumped immediately to endorse the UAE-Israel agreement.
Rightwing Israeli Shmuel Rosner once again justifies slaughter of Palestinian civilians in the New York Times, in a column praising Trump and calling Biden a Zionist who “understands the need to use force.”
John Nichols of The Nation magazine is one of the best political reporters in America. He knows more about grass-roots organizing than almost anyone else. But his latest article, on today’s primary challenge to Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota leaves out the huge role that elements of the pro-Israel lobby are playing in the effort to unseat her.