Category: Politics

Analyses of Trump’s Peace Plan for Israel-Palestine, “Deal of the Century” (Updated)

US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” violates international law in a number of ways. It gravely violates the rights and dignity of the Palestinian people. It gives Israelis the illusion of security while in reality trapping them within an unstable regime based on racial oppression. Read analyses from the New Yorker, UK Guardian, Mondoweiss, Informed comment, and American Conservative. Also gives link to the 181-page document of the plan…

Ilhan Omar: “Anti-Semite of the Year,” or deliberately distorted?

By Kathryn Shihadah: StopAntisemitism accuses Rep. Ilhan Omar of “anti-Semitic” words and actions. It’s not hard to detect the falsity of these accusations – or the Israel partisanship that drives them.

Former intelligence officials: US drone attack on Iran motivated by Israel

“We write with a sense of urgency suggesting you avoid doubling down on catastrophe,” VIPS (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity) tells Donald Trump in its latest memo to the president… “It is time to call a spade a spade. The country expecting to benefit most from hostilities between Iran and the U.S. is Israel…”

Anti-Semitism Envoy Elan Carr puts Israel (not Jews) front and center

Trump’s anti-Semitism envoy boldly equates anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism, & considers Israel “a central tenet” of Judaism – despite the many voices within the global Jewish community, including within Israel itself, critical of Israel. Carr demands: Every law enforcement office and every prosecutorial agency must force everybody who has even a hint of antisemitism to undergo a tolerance program.

Congress has introduced 50 pieces of legislation about Israel in 2019

While America struggles with crises in health care, hunger, and homelessness, Congress has found the time to entertain over four dozen bills and resolutions that cater to a wealthy, heavily-armed state: Israel.

“Alternative facts” abound in Trump’s Israeli-American Council speech

In his recent, anti-Semitism-tainted speech, President Trump offered a buffet of falsehoods: sins of omission, sins of commission, white lies, and whoppers.