Israel played ‘key role’ in pushing war against Iraq

Stephen Walt reports how numerous Israeli leaders & pro-Israel lobby groups pushed for the U.S. invasion of Iraq… ‘Given all the problems that the lobby’s prescriptions have produced in recent years, you’d think U.S. leaders would have learned to ignore its advice. But there’s little sign of that so far, which means that these past errors are likely to be repeated. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…’

Congress passes legislation to expend $19 million/day on behalf of Israel

While some Americans know that the U.S. gives Israel over $10 million per day ($7,000 per minute), they may be unaware that additional spending on behalf of Israel significantly increases the cost to American taxpayers… (due to Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey & the Israel lobby… contains videos)

Draft Democratic platform fails to endorse justice for Palestinians

Palestinian rights are becoming mainstream, and support for Israel is declining – especially among Democrats. But you’d never guess it from the Democratic Party platform. (If you’re not happy with this, there’s a place you can upload a short video telling the DNC what you want the platform to contain…)

Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinians illegal and an affront to justice: UN expert

UN expert says Israel’s strategy to control the Palestinian population violates a foundational rule of virtually every modern legal system: Only the guilty can be punished for their acts, and only after a fair process. The innocent can never be made to be punished for the deeds of others.

Major Israeli news site: “How did American Jews get so rich?” (& how this helps Israel)

Detailed Israeli report: Jewish Americans are the wealthiest group in the U.S… The over $10 million per day aid to Israel is ‘thanks to Jewish pressure’…