Biden defers to rightwing Israel lobby on Israel, blocking use of word “occupation” in the draft 2020 Democratic Party platform. He is clearly worried about losing Florida, and donors, to Trump. And you wonder why his Jewish outreach aide has endorsed a Republican over Ilhan Omar, or why Chuck Schumer paid no price for betraying Obama on the Iran deal.
Last month, over 120 Palestinians in the United States published a list of principles aimed at candidates seeking office in 2020. The “Palestinian Americans’ Statement of Principles and Policies for 2020 Elections” include ending the occupation, support for the Palestinian right of return, and opposition to anti-BDS laws.
Earlier this week, Israeli forces issued an order threatening to demolish a field hospital in Hebron, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the occupied West Bank.
The Biden team is about to put out very pro-Israel language on a party platform draft. And while it is likely that Israel-critics will try to amend that language, party insider Mark Mellman says they will not succeed.
According to data released by the Small Business Administration, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces received a Paycheck Protection Program loan between $2 and $5 million in April.
Ahmad Daraldik was elected student senate president of Florida State University last month, but his victory was immediately condemned by pro-Israel groups. They cite two social media posts one that was made was Daraldik was 12 years old.
Leaders are struggling to maintain control over the virus, as the number of cases soared past 5,000 cases this week. On July 4th, the Ministry of Health said all of its ventilators were being used by both COVID-19 and chronically ill patients.
12 Senate Democrats have introduced legislation that would prohibit Israel from using U.S. military aid to annex portions of the West Bank.
Netanyahu will go forward with annexation once he sorts out the battle over its dimensions within the rightwing Israeli camp. Then he will unleash Sheldon Adelson to bring it to the White House and any thought Jared Kushner will stop it — do you believe Alice in Wonderland? The insights of Daniel Levy of the Middle East Project.
The new complaint, filed on behalf of four Palestinians from the West Bank, names President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law who was placed in charge of brokering the deal despite having no experience in foreign policy or the Middle East.