Category: 2020 US Elections

JTA reports where & how Dems, Repubs are wooing Jewish voters (for Israel)

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports that Jewish groups from both parties are using millions of dollars to get out their vote, & to promote candidates who will support Israel… “We will be on TV, we will be in the mail, we will be on the telephone, we will be digital. We will be in every form of communication known to human beings.”

The Fall of Eliot Engel: Israel-Firster Defeated in Congressional Primary

Phil Giraldi reports that Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Andrew Cuomo, Nancy Pelosi, & the Congressional Black Caucas (also in the Israel lobby’s pocket) had endorsed Engel, but Jamaal Bowman won… as did Ocasio-Cortez… It’s early days to be hopeful, but the NY primary election results, from a state where Jewish groups wield enormous power, just might be an indication that some things are about to change… 

Meet the candidates challenging pro-Israel Democrats in US Congress

While progressive candidates are largely focusing on domestic issues, six have promoted even-handed policies on Palestine – in Maryland, New York, Missouri, New Jersey, and even in San Francisco, where Shahid Buttar is challenging House Speaker (and longtime Israel apologist) Nancy Pelosi…

AIPAC called a ‘Hate Group,’ Should Register as a Foreign Agent

The powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) tried to convince Americans that a humanitarian Congress member, Betty McCollum of Minnesota, is ‘worse than ISIS’ because of her bill to protect Palestinian children. AIPAC officials have been investigated for espionage on behalf of Israel. It has long advocated for the Israeli government…

Super PAC is backing pro-Israel Democrats for House races

The PAC’s biggest donor is Stacy Schusterman, who has donated $1 million this election cycle and is also a national council member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The second largest donor is Gary Mark Lauder, who also has links to AIPAC. His uncle is president of the World Jewish Congress. After spending $1.4 million on ads opposing Bernie Sanders, the PAC is now focusing on Congressional races…

Super Tuesday: Israel partisans work to block Sanders’ nomination

As voters go to the polls in 14 states, the Democratic establishment, often heavily influenced by Israel partisans, is trying to block a Sanders’ nomination that could potentially be ‘catastrophic’ for Israel… Klobuchar, Buttigieg, O’Rourke etc have endorsed Biden… but Bloomberg still hopes to win a brokered election after his half a billion dollars worth of advertising…

Bernie vs AIPAC: As Sanders Surges, pro-Israel Democrats Scramble for Backup Plan

For many, taking aim at the pro-Israel lobby this week embodies what the Democratic front-runner stands for – and highlights why Israel partisans are worried about him. Israel’s UN ambassador, speaking to the AIPAC convention on March 1st, called Sanders an ‘ignorant fool’ and said: “We don’t want him in Israel.”

Bloomberg’s comments about the Arab world, Palestine exhibit ignorance

Mike Bloomberg once again exhibited his ignorant preconceptions of the Arab world, Palestine, and Islam during South Carolina’s fiery Democratic debate. As Bernie Sanders said, we need to start being a little more honest about American foreign policy…