Obituary: Erekat, negotiator, public face of Palestinian cause

Saeb Erekat, a familiar face in Palestinian politics for 40 years, has died from coronavirus. Erekat witnessed tumultuous events from an early age. He was 12 years old when Israeli tanks rolled into his hometown of Jericho. His first arrest was at the age of 13. In 1967, he witnessed a war that would last just six days, but which shaped the entire Middle East in the decades since. For Erekat, it would inform the decisions he made for the rest of his life…

[Satire] AIPAC Coordinator Harris to also hold ex-officio position of U.S. VP

The Dependent writes: Former US Senator Kamala Harris, who was promoted to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s Deputy National Coordinator, is going to hold the office of Vice President of the US in an ex-officio capacity. “Yes, as is the norm, Senator Harris will also be holding down the office of VP,” said AIPAC CEO Howard Kohr…

Hedges, Taibbi, Greenwald discuss anti-Trump censorship (reminiscent of Dorothy Thompson)

Progressive journalists Chris Hedges & Matt Taibbi discuss media censorship of the explosive Biden emails, & the Intercept censors Glenn Greenwald. Such censorship has gone on for years on Palestine… e.g. the most famous woman journalist was erased from history for reporting on Palestine, and Grace Halsell’s 1970s exposé on Israeli torture of Palestinians was suppressed…

AIPAC strategist & longtime Biden friend is cautiously optimistic about Biden win

Jewish News of Northern California interview with Dem strategist Sam Lauter. Lauter had met Biden at an AIPAC conference in about 1983, telling him after listening to his speech, “When I graduate from Cal., I’m moving to D.C. to work for you.” (Lauter’s mother, Naomi, was involved in AIPAC’s founding… He later became AIPAC head for the SF Bay Area, and is currently a board member of the Democratic Majority for Israel… he has kept in touch with Biden on and off over the past 30-plus years…