Category: Politics

Draft Democratic platform fails to endorse justice for Palestinians

Palestinian rights are becoming mainstream, and support for Israel is declining – especially among Democrats. But you’d never guess it from the Democratic Party platform. (If you’re not happy with this, there’s a place you can upload a short video telling the DNC what you want the platform to contain…)

Israel Affinity Organizations & Businesses Received Millions in Forgivable PPP Loans

Vast numbers of American small businesses found their banks would not return phone calls or process loans. But a number of organizations that advocate for Israel received substantial support… More than 1,000 Jewish organizations (most –perhaps all– advocate for Israel) received the federal loans totaling approximately $540 million to $1.3 billion…

JTA reports where & how Dems, Repubs are wooing Jewish voters (for Israel)

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports that Jewish groups from both parties are using millions of dollars to get out their vote, & to promote candidates who will support Israel… “We will be on TV, we will be in the mail, we will be on the telephone, we will be digital. We will be in every form of communication known to human beings.”

The arms race between Dems and GOP for pro-Israel donors

Biden needs money to mount a strong challenge to Trump, and the organized Jewish community is regarded as very pro-Israel & the largest repository of money in the Democratic Party, the source of half or more of large donations. See detailed information on what is driving politicians’ stances on Israel-Palestine since Truman through today…

While US is in crisis, Congress posts 68 bills (and counting) for Israel

In the chaos that is the US – with coronavirus, racial tension, deep divisions, highly contested elections – Israel continues to hold sway over Capitol Hill. Congress members toil unwaveringly to win plenty of military aid money and special treats for the Jewish State, churning out 68 items on Israel.

Meet the candidates challenging pro-Israel Democrats in US Congress

While progressive candidates are largely focusing on domestic issues, six have promoted even-handed policies on Palestine – in Maryland, New York, Missouri, New Jersey, and even in San Francisco, where Shahid Buttar is challenging House Speaker (and longtime Israel apologist) Nancy Pelosi…

What’s in S.3176, the goodies-for-Israel bill slinking through Congress?

In the middle of coronavirus financial devastation to Americans, Congress is poised to pass a 10-year package obligating American taxpayers to give Israel $38 billion – and US media aren’t even telling Americans about it. Read the details of what the bill contains. It’s only a few steps away from passage, unless voters object – contains action alert to contact Congress…