Category: Politics

As COVID rages on, Congress dreams up more ways to give US tax dollars to Israel

Congress members, perhaps eager for campaign donations from wealthy pro-Israel donors, continue finding creative new legislation to slip Israel even more US tax money on top of the $10 million per day it already receives. Welcome to the latest batch of bills designed to keep Israel front and center – bringing the total pieces of pro-Israel legislation for this session of Congress to NINETY.

38 billion reasons to vote for Joe Biden – If you’re Israeli

The Forward has just published an article saying that Joe Biden’s long loyalty to a foreign country is a reason to vote for him. The article is entitled “38 billion reasons to vote for Joe Biden.” The title refers to the $38 billion aid package to Israel, which works out to $7,000 per minute from American taxpayers and is approximately $23,000 per each Israeli family of four…

Recent censorship by the Israel lobby: five incidents

Recently, Israel partisans have pressured Zoom to cancel a university-sponsored talk, a prominent law program to rescind a job offer, a public broadcaster to apologize for using the word Palestine, companies to stop delivering for a restaurant, and an editor to suppress an interview…

Flashback: AIPAC claims victory in Supreme Court ruling (1998)

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee claimed victory in a 9-year-old legal standoff with critics of U.S. policy toward Israel. The Supreme Court ruling made it unlikely that the pro-Israel lobby would have to disclose information about its membership and expenditures… An attorney for AIPAC said the high court “did exactly what we asked.” Stephen Breyer wrote the opinion (RBG concurred)…

Biden or Trump will mean four more years of cheerleading for Israel

Both candidates will likely do Israel’s bidding… More and more Democrats support Palestinian rights, but rather than repudiate Trump’s record, Biden has sought to outcompete Trump for the title of most unwavering, uncritical supporter of Israel. His officials have plenty of evidence from Biden’s half-century at the top of US politics…

UAE deal shows: world leaders see Israel lobby as a gatekeeper in Washington

The United Arab Emirates is seeking more support from the United States, and it believes it must go through Israel to get it. Other nations also understand the power of the Israel lobby in the US… Egypt, India, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Qatar, Tunisia, Congo, Venezuela… Obama himself acknowledged the lobby’s gatekeeper role when he reached out to Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in order to hire Hillary Clinton as secretary of state… So in his most important appointment, Obama needed to show ‘credibility’ with the Israeli government and its lobby…

Haim Saban backs Biden; will host a fundraiser next week

The event will feature Biden, along with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), and costs $500,000 per person… Saban is an Israeli-American billionaire who has stated: “I’m a one-issue guy, and my issue is Israel.”
Saban is close to Jared Kushner and helped broker the deal between the UAE and Israel… (Meanwhile, Sheldon Adelson, another pro-Israel billionaire, is funding Donald Trump and Republicans)

Evidence that U.S. pro-Israel groups may have violated U.S. laws

Israel has been illegally manipulating US policies – and some US organizations and politicians have been helping them, in violation of US laws… Will the government go after them and censure Israel, the way it did the claims of ‘Russian interference’? Or will Israel and its collaborators once again escape consequences?