Category: Politics

240 Israelis and Jews urge Germany not to enforce anti-Boycott law

Palestinians in Gaza protest against the German Parliament decision on BDS on 23 May 2019 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor] A significant number of Israeli and Jewish intellectuals publicly denounced Germany’s “deceitful” anti-BDS bill, the first of its kind in Europe. [Nathan Thrall summarizes the birth and goals of BDS: The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement…

US Senators meet with Jewish leaders in semi-secret annual event

The Times of Israel reports that “Jewish leaders are meeting with Senate Democrats today.” All the organizations except one advocate for Israel. The Senators’ offices will not tell Americans when or where the meeting is, or what’s on the agenda…. a quarter of the Senate attended the meeting – see the list…

WATCH: Candidates pledge support for Israel in AJC Global Forum videos

Over half of the presidential candidates provided videos of support to the American Jewish Committee for its 2019 Global Forum in Washington D.C. The AJC is known for its advocacy for Israel and its work to destroy the international movement to boycott Israel over Israel’s human rights abuses against Palestinians. See the videos…

For NYT, Israel Is Always Nearing ‘Apartheid,’ but Never Quite Gets There

The New York Times – most notably columnist Thomas Friedman – acknowledges that current policies and practices in Israel/Palestine are now and have been for decades a form of apartheid, yet for some unspecified reason, the paper has stated for twenty years merely that the region is “at risk of” becoming an apartheid state. In spite of profuse evidence from experts around the world and from Israel’s own legislation, NYT refuses to state the obvious.

Yet Another Senator from Israel: Cory Booker shines at AIPAC

Giraldi sums up presidential hopeful Cory Booker: “a complete sell-out to Israel and its Jewish supporters” who tries to be “more Israeli than the Israelis.” Booker claims that there is “no greater moral vandalism than abandoning Israel,” and swears to give Israel even more money. 

There’s Something Rotten in Virginia: Israel Is a Malignant Force in Local Politics

Among the many state and local orgs that work in the shadows for Israel is the Virginia-Israel Advisory Board (VIAB), funded by Virginia taxpayers. VIAB’s main objective is to provide preferential and unconditional funding to oftentimes secretive Israeli business projects designed to entwine Israeli industries into Virginia industries and government. VIAB is currently being scrutinized by the state Attorney General over its handling of government funds.