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Jonathan Pollard says Jews ‘will always have dual loyalty’ and would counsel young Jews to consider spying for Israel

The Jewish Telegraphic agency reports thatJonathan Pollard, the convicted spy for Israel, told Israeli media: “The bottom line on this charge of dual loyalty is, I’m sorry, we’re Jews, and if we’re Jews, we will always have dual loyalty.” Pollard was paroled from his life sentence in 2015. Sheldon Adelson, the late billionaire campaign donor, provided a private plane for Pollard to fly to Israel.

Trump pardons brokered by groups tied to Jared Kushner

Trump relied heavily on a pro-Israel network that revolved around two influential Jewish organizations connected to Jared Kushner to determine who would get pardons, according to an investigation by the New York Times… The Aleph Institute and Tzedek Association are tied to influential lawyers including Israel partisan Alan Dershowitz… The Aleph Institute is a non-profit organization that was founded at the express direction of the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, an extremist pro-Israel religious leader…

Top Biden cybersecurity aide Anne Neuberger donated over $500,000 to AIPAC as an NSA Official

Is it appropriate for a high-ranking intelligence official to contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to a lobby often aligned with the policy interests of a foreign government? Some national security experts point out that the Israeli government maintains an aggressive campaign of espionage against the US and has a deep interest in US cyber policy…

53 Jewish groups lobby Biden to adopt Israel-centric definition of antisemitism

Major Jewish organization call on Biden to adopt an Israel-centric definition of antisemitism for use by all federal departments and agencies… the definition defines many criticisms of Israel as ‘antisemitic’… some groups oppose the action, calling its use an ‘attack on academic freedom& free speech’

Friedman drove the radical overhaul of US policy on Israel-Palestine

NYT reports that Trump’s bankruptcy lawyer-turned-ambassador leaves his post having radically overhauled policy toward Israel and the Palestinians… The administration moved ahead with a raft of policies previous administrations, both Republican & Democratic, had resisted…

The role of the Israel lobby in Jon Ossoff’s ascendance

The new US Senator from Georgia, a 33-year-old who is now the best funded Senate candidate in history, began his political career helping to defeat Georgia’s first Black woman to be elected to Congress. She had been targeted for removal by the Israel lobby (see video of her explaining the requirement for politicians to pledge loyalty to Israel)…