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When Eisenhower and Nixon reined in Israel and defied the lobby

When Israel invaded Egypt 65 years ago during the Suez Crisis, Pres. Eisenhower defended U.S. interests rather than enabling Israeli aggression. Even though he was up for reelection, he offered an exceptionally tough response: ‘We cannot – in the world, any more than in our own nation – subscribe to one law for the weak, another law for the strong…’ (Ike also opposed Israel after its Qibya massacre)

To distract from Gaza slaughter, Israel lobby manufactures antisemitism freakout

The Israel lobby needs to turn our attention away from the slaughter in Gaza. Its strategy: deceptively edited videos and dubious allegations of “antisemitism” against Palestine solidarity activists. Thanks to dubious ADL claims and unquestioning media coverage, Jewish Americans supplant Gazan children as victims.

Lobby for foreign government continues to bully state legislatures

Idaho & West Virginia have just passed AIPAC promoted legislation against BDS, the international boycott against Israel over its human rights abuses. The government of Israel has been leading the effort against BDS; in 2017 it approved $72 million to combat the human rights campaign… 33 states have now passed anti-BDS legislation

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’

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)…