Amith Gupta reports in Mondoweiss that claims of “antisemitism” at the annual “Dyke March” in Chicago were untrue. Witnesses say that many paraders wore kippas, Stars of David, etc. The smears, they say, were initiated by Israel partisan Laurel Grauer…
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IRMEP Poll: Most Americans Aren’t Zionists But Democratic and Republican Party Platforms Are
Grant Smith of IRMEP reports that a poll reveals the disconnect between the American public and Congress on the issue of Israel. Both major US political parties are overwhelmingly Zionist, while their constituents, according to the poll, are only 24.9% Zionist.
Making A Sexy Pitch For Israel [video]
A new anti-BDS campaign called 4il.org enlists Israel’s supporters as Internet foot soldiers. The two-pronged campaign is geared toward digitally savvy millennials, and uses an interactive website and a smartphone app to turn Israel advocacy into a competitive game.
How Labour Friends of Israel tried to undermine Jeremy Corbyn
Asa Winstanley reports in the Electronic Intifada that the UK’s general election was an earthquake for the political establishment. Although the issue did not feature in the campaign, the result has significant implications for the Palestinian cause…
Alison Weir’s 70th Birthday Tribute: Part 2
As promised in our previous post, here are more of the messages composing our tribute to Alison Weir in honor of her birthday. We were waiting to post some of the birthday messages until we could deliver them the old-fashioned way, in person. We’d like to share these now, along with her heartfelt thanks for all the messages and support of peace and justice!
International campaign is criminalizing criticism of Israel as ‘antisemitism’
IAK INVESTIGATION: For two decades, some Israeli officials and partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly. As a result, advocacy for Palestinian rights is well on the way to being curtailed and even criminalized as “hate.”
Robert Parry: Why Not a Probe of ‘Israel-gate’?
Consortium News: As Official Washington fumes about Russia-gate, Israel’s far more significant political-influence-and-propaganda campaigns are ignored… The October Surprise… In some European circles, the neocons are described as “Israel’s American agents”…
CounterPunch: An Accelerating Palestine Rights Movement Faces Uncertain Direction
Analyst Jack Dresser discusses the Israel connection to Mideast wars, the injustice of a “two-state solution,” Israel’s loss of full control, the role of Jewish organizations in the Palestine rights movement, JVP President Vilkomerson’s husband’s employment at Israeli security company Check Point, and to what degree such groups will embrace a “transformative vision”…
Review by Ziad Hafez calls Alison Weir’s book ‘scholarly’ ‘indispensable’ and ‘explosive’
Mr. Hafez calls the book “explosive and meticulously researched” and says “its scholarly content makes it an indispensable tool for any researcher on the root cause of Middle Eastern turmoil.”
Book review of Alison Weir’s “Against Our Better Judgment” – by Ziad Hafez
By Ziad Hafez, Contemporary Arab Affairs — This short book is quite powerful and displays historical accounts and analyses supported by a solid documentation showing scholarly knowledge and objective reporting. It is an indispensable tool for any researcher on the root cause of Middle Eastern turmoil, and contains explosive, meticulously documented information about the Zionist movement in the United States, Europe, and Palestine…