Category: Politics

Dr. Henry Kissinger: The Myth of the Great Statesman

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger failed to understand issues in the Middle East and “nurtured utter contempt for justice, human rights and peace.” Kissinger was also responsible for the disastrous Arab oil embargo, initiated the billions of US tax dollars to Israel, and received the Theodor Herzl award…

A chronicle of Israeli actions against Palestinians in 2021

Israel has outdone itself in 2021 – destroying large swaths of Gaza, shooting to kill Palestinian protesters, endangering Palestinian children, and more. Here is a rundown of the year’s violence, covered by numerous IAK posts – with hopes that together, we can work to bring justice and peace in 2022.

Former president Donald Trump speaks frankly about former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump said that at an early stage of his presidency, he realized that Netanyahu would be a bigger obstacle to peace than Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. “I thought he was terrific,” Trump said of Abbas, reflecting on their “great” first meeting. “He was almost like a father. Couldn’t have been nicer. I thought he wanted to make a deal more than Netanyahu…”

Rep. Betty McCollum introduces resolution condemning Israel’s designation of Palestinian orgs as “terrorist groups”

Longtime advocate for Palestinian rights Rep. Betty McCollum joined with many others worldwide in condemning Israel’s effort to demonize and silence Palestinian human rights organizations. So far just nine Congress members have added their names to McCollum’s resolution, H.Res.751.

Congress has introduced over 70 pieces of Israel-centric legislation so far in 2021

With documentation from 150 sources, If Americans Knew presents over 70 pieces of legislation now under consideration in Congress, which seek to guarantee Israel, not just $10 million a day in military aid, but also an additional $10 million per day expended on items because they benefit Israel, as well as protection from criticism, condemnation of its adversaries, and support for new allies – with nothing in return, and in spite of Israel’s bad behavior. Justice for Palestinians is the subject of one bill.

Sen. Marco Rubio equates boycott of Israel with “un-American activity”

Marco Rubio’s latest legislation would tie the hands of corporate officers who seek to stand for justice and equality by guiding their companies through a boycott of Israel. He seems to forget that Israel is a foreign country, that it harms Americans, and that it has a long record of human rights abuses.