Meet Dan Lederman: South Dakota politician for Israel

Like most successful politicians, Lederman worked to develop friendly relationships with voters. JTA reports that these are useful in promoting Israel: “Such first-name-basis relationships in a state with only 800,000 people help Lederman advance a pro-Israel agenda, one that he prominently displays on his website’s home page, where he touts his leadership on the Iran sanctions legislation as well as a pro-Israel resolution in the wake of Israel’s 2008-2009 Gaza military campaign…”

Israel abducted 590 Palestinians in January – 7,000 now in Israeli prisons

Israeli forces “arrested” an estimated 590 Palestinians in January, including 128 Palestinian children, 14 women, a journalist, and a Palestinian parliament member. In total, there are now 7,000 Palestinians in Israeli prisons. (These “arrests” are different than what most Americans understand the term to mean. Those doing the “arresting” are not the society’s police force enforcing the population’s laws. The “arrests” are perpetrated by Israeli forces occupying Palestinian land.)

Rothschild reveals crucial role his ancestors played in the Balfour Declaration and creation of Israel [VIDEO]

Rothschild said the way the declaration was procured was extraordinary: “It was the most incredible piece of opportunism.” HIs cousin Dorothy de Rothschild connected Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann to the British establishment. Dorothy “told Weizmann how to integrate, how to insert himself into British establishment life, which he learned very quickly…”

Chuck Baldwin: Is Netanyahu finished? Is he trying to save himself by pushing war with Iran?

The former Constitution Party presidential candidate writes that “Netanyahu is one of the most corrupt political leaders on the planet” and one of the most heavily financed. Netanyahu’s plummet in popularity at home is one of the reasons “why he is pressuring Trump to ratchet up a war against Iran and why he is mobilizing accelerated (illegal) Israeli settlements on private land owned by Palestinian people… War and military conflict has always been a favored tactic of embattled politicians to increase their popularity and deflect negativity…”

Israel’s Teva, world’s largest generic drug company, is under police investigation

Israeli company Teva, “the world’s biggest maker of generic drugs… is being investigated by Israeli police in connection with a bribery case it settled with US authorities last year.” Teva and its wholly owned Russian subsidiary agreed to pay more than $519m to settle charges that it violated US anti-bribery laws by making improper payments to government officials in Russia, Ukraine and Mexico to boost drug sales…”