Category: Analysis/Commentary

Israeli airstrikes vs Palestinian rockets: Facts & Stats on air attacks

US media reports on Israel-Palestine virtually always mention ‘thousands of rockets from Gaza.’ However, they don’t report how many people these rockets have killed, when they began, and what they look like. Media reports also fail to compare these Palestinian weapons to the weapons Israel uses in its airstrikes. If Americans Knew has now compiled thorough information on this topic, including a list of those killed by rockets, the dates of their deaths, and details on the Palestinian & Israeli weaponry involved.

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…

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…

I’ve taught at six Jewish day schools. They’re preaching dual loyalty to Israel.

I’ve heard teachers or administrators say at assemblies things like “you don’t belong in America,” “Israel is your country” and “the IDF are your soldiers… HaTikvah was sung more often than the Pledge of Allegiance or the Star Spangled Banner. Israeli national holidays are taught with a reverence that outstrips what is accorded to religious or American ones…

‘My heart comes first’ — Why Nita Lowey chose to chair House committee controlling funds to Israel

Lowey chose to ‘follow her heart’ by heading the state, foreign operations, and related programs subcommittee over a more prestigious subcommittee within the powerful House Appropriations Committee because it dealt with allocating funds for Israel.

Assassins from FBI-designated terrorist group live untouched on Israeli settlement

Riveting story of pro-Israel extremists whose 1985 terror bombing killed a Palestinian peace activist in California. Despite compelling evidence of their guilt – and their organization being identified as illegal in Israel – the Jewish State has harbored them while they live openly on an Israeli settlement.

Rima Najjar: Rebecca Vilkomerson of JVP, can we talk?

Upon learning that Vilkomerson’s spouse works for an Israeli company (‘Check Point’ that has close ties to the IDF), Najjar writes: ‘I was deeply shocked because, despite everything, I trusted Rebecca and JVP to do the right thing. To me, the matter is one of personal integrity…”When I say I trusted JVP ‘despite everything’, I am referring to the agonizingly long wait we Palestinians have had to endure before JVP officially rejected Zionism, condemned Israel’s Zionist settler-colonial regime and embraced BDS”… Vilkomerson headed JVP for 10 years.