Category: Israel Lobby

NY Times: Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s real estate empire had help from one of Israel’s wealthiest families

Raz Steinmetz, 53, was behind Kushner deals; his uncle, billionaire diamond dealer Beny Steinmetz, is under scrutiny by law enforcement in four countries – his lawyer is Alan Dershowitz; Kushner has traveled repeatedly to Israel, where Kushner Companies have taken out at least four loans from Israel’s largest bank…

Forward: Syria Strike Gives Veteran Neocon Wolfowitz Signs Of Hope For Trump

Pro-Israel architect of Iraq war is calling on the new administration to assert a bold American stance in the Middle East and expressing reserved optimism about President Trump’s chances of doing so… Wolfowitz has been preaching for increased American involvement in Iraq and in Syria, despite what he acknowledges is a lack of enthusiasm in America for “heroic ventures in the Middle East”…

UK Friends of Israel chair apologizes for burning New Testament

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) reports that Shneur Odze, a candidate for mayor of Manchester, found the New Testament in his synagogue. He took the offending volume outside and set it on fire, then posted photos of the book burning and wrote on Twitter: “Grateful to whoever put a missionary bible amongst our synagogue’s books. Was wondering what I’d burn my Chametz with…”

The True Cost of Israel: U.S. support goes far beyond the official numbers

Philip Giraldi in CNI: In 1992, the AIPAC President bragged how he “got almost a billion dollars in other goodies [for Israel] that people don’t even know about.” In 2012, Israel’s former commander-in-chief said that between 2009 and 2012 American taxpayers had paid for more of his country’s defense budget than had Israeli taxpayers. Other special interest groups have managed to skew foreign policy, but no lobby has managed to divert it as far from the national interest…

Support Palestine and oppose AIPAC in Washington DC, March 25-26! [Video]

AIPAC is having its national convention to flaunt its power. Three groups have organized events to demonstrate that we want our elected representatives to support justice, not oppression; human rights, not militarism; equality not racism! Join one or all three of these – or demonstrate independently – the main thing is to be there and show your support for justice, peace, and Palestine!

Powerful resignation letter by UN’s Rima Khalaf about removal of UN apartheid report

Khalaf writes that the UN report on Israeli apartheid was removed due to pressure by states who violate the rights of people going through a period of suffering unparalleled in their modern history… the flood of catastrophes today is the result of a stream of injustices that were either ignored, plastered over, or openly endorsed by powerful governments…”

UN group takes down report finding Israel guilty of apartheid following Israeli & US complaints

Following Israeli & US pressure, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres forced a UN agency to remove a report that found “on the basis of scholarly inquiry and overwhelming evidence, that Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid.” The chief of the agency that published the report resigned over the censorship…