Chas Freeman’s 2009 statement is as relevant as it was when he made it: “The tactics of the Israel Lobby plumb the depths of dishonor and indecency and include character assassination, selective misquotation, the willful distortion of the record, the fabrication of falsehoods, and an utter disregard for the truth…”
James Cardin writes in Consortium News that the neocons and the pro-Hillary #Resistance are not such strange bedfellows after all. Indeed, the #Resistance’s newfound enthusiasm for many prominent NeverTrumpers like Kristol and Frum, who push war, helps explain the neocon revival now underway.
Philip Weiss: The role of Jewish Democrats in bill that could imprison Israel boycotters for 20 years
Philip Weiss says the key people behind bills that would punish boycotters with a minimum fine of $250,000 and a maximum penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison are Jewish Zionists in the Democratic party… but others are opposing AIPAC and he predicts that side will ultimately win.
Israel and mainstream media spotlight Palestinian violence, downplays Israeli Jewish or settler fanatic violence. Christians and Muslims are severely punished, while Israeli Jews and settlers often get a pass.
Mainstream media under-report Israeli aggression, which will make the Palestinians’ eventual response appear to be unprovoked violence.
The National Association of Jewish Legislators and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) are demanding that President Donald Trump appoint a special envoy in the State Department “to monitor and combat” antisemitism that actually often focuses on activism supportive of Palestinian human rights.
Israel protests after Michael Higgins shakes hands with Omar Barghouti at trade union conference and praises organizers for inviting him
AIPAC helped craft a bill making BDS a felony, subject to a minimum civil penalty of $250K and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison; many of its cosponsors have no idea what the bill contains.
Israeli officials have cut off electricity to almost 2 million Gazans for all but three or four hours a day, and the U.N. issued a report warning of a “looming humanitarian catastrophe” in Gaza, but you wouldn’t know it from reading U.S. news.
Israeli companies offer tourist training camps in which families, even with small children, practice shooting live ammunition at targets resembling Palestinians. Such courses are also being offered in the US.
Richard Silverstein reports that an ordinary Israeli wouldn’t have learned the name of the base until today. Even then, they wouldn’t know that Sdot Micha was Israel’s nuclear base, since that information was censored from the Haaretz report…
Robert Parry reports: “Russia-gate is empowering Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to strong-arm President Trump into escalating the Syrian war by abandoning a recent cease-fire and challenging Iran and Russia,”
Minority leader Chuck Schumer, who earlier told an AIPAC audience that God had made him ‘guardian of Israel,’ claimed in a recent Senate speech that anti-Zionism is antisemitism – see videos…
Israel is imprisoning a UN official from Gaza, yet again; UN Director-General Guterres says nothing. Earlier Guterres condemned the killing of two Israeli policemen, while saying nothing about the Israeli killing of two young Palestinians two days earlier when Israeli forces invaded the West Bank…
Five years ago, the U.N. warned that Gaza is expected to be unlivable by 2020. A new report now says conditions are deteriorating there even faster than it forecast. But the U.N. report is somewhat lacking in its portrayal of who is at fault for the crisis.