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Cheerleading for Israel: Everyone’s doing it

Philip Giraldi: The neoconservatives, Israel-firsters, hate Trump, having favored Hillary Clinton as president due to their conviction that she would be the more aggressive president. They now believe that if they force Trump out they will return to power, so they continue to pile on. Trump is also being battered by pro-Israel interests on the left. Bernard-Henri Levy warns that Trump is a threat to all American Jews. Why? Because his love for the Jewish people is “insufficient.” Levy explains, “This love is precisely what is required of an American president in dealings affecting Israel.”

Israel partisans make Perez Democratic National Committee chair, defeat Keith Ellison

Haim Saban called Ellison “anti-Israel” and anti-Semitic. The ADL called on Democrats to reject him. Alan Dershowitz said he’d leave the party if Ellison were elected chair; Jack Rosen of the American Jewish Congress, emailed DNC members the day before the vote saying Ellison threatened the U.S.-Israel relationship. Perez, on the other hand, courted pro-Israel activists: “One of the privileges of my life was getting to travel to Israel and meet someone who is one of my heroes, Shimon Peres. Uncle Shimon, to me…”

Elliott Abrams and Gina Haspel – ghastly choices

Americans dodged a bullet when neocon Abrams was denied. He was a founding co-signer of PNAC, led the charge to invade Iraq after calling for “regime change,” and has endorsed military interventions in Libya, Syria, and as Iran. He called Chuck Hagel an “anti-Semite” because Hagel had criticized Israel. Gina Haspel, new CIA Deputy Director, was reportedly involved in the torture programs. In 2005 she ordered the destruction of the video tapes made of the interrogations…

Trump’s “Muslim ban”: Israeli strategic plans to “remake the Middle East” from 2001 and before targeted the same countries

With a single exception, all the countries were targeted for attack in 2001, with similar plans in 1996, 1991, 1982, and the 1950s. The fact is that Trump’s action continues policies influenced by people working on behalf of a foreign country, whose goal has been to destabilize and reshape an entire region. The result has been devastating wars, massive refugee movement that is uprooting entire peoples and transforming parts of Europe, desperate terrorism, and now the horror that is ISIS. If this decades-long effort is not halted, it will increasingly devastate the region, our country, and the world…

Israel-first neocons & thinktanks pushed out by Trump?

Philip Giraldi reports that the Israel-first, pro-war neocons and their affiliated think tanks aren’t having the power under Trump that they expected under Hillary. “That the defeat of Hillary was also a defeat of the neoconservatives and their alphabet soup of institutes and think tanks is sometimes overlooked.” Giraldi writes: Many of the Trump dissidents like…

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How pro-Israel neocons pushed for war in Iraq [VIDEO]

Israel and its American partisans played a major role – perhaps the decisive role – in pushing the U.S. to invade Iraq, because they considered Iraq a potential threat to Israel – an invasion that has resulted in the deaths of half a million Iraqis, 7,000 Americans, will cost Americans trillions of dollars, and led to the regional chaos we see today