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.
Ramzy Baroud argues the once relatively marginal impact of Christian Zionists in directly shaping U.S. foreign policy, has morphed over the years – particularly during the Trump presidency – to define the core values of the Republican Party.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the U.S. government will impose sanctions on International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, over her investigation into whether or not American troops committed war crimes in Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.
The American Jewish Committee is indicating that it will do nothing to criticize Israeli annexation. Its ceo, David Harris, won’t even call it annexation, but “extension of Israeli sovereign law.”
Pompeo’s lightning visit to Israel shows that Republicans have a lot to gain by making Israel a political football, possibly gaining Jewish votes in Florida.
Robert P. White, who commands American forces in Iraq, last week wrote what the New York Times called a “blunt memo,” in which he opposed a new plan by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and others to attack Iranian-allied militias inside Iraq.