AIPAC’s superpac has raised nearly $16 million in 3 months… That’s why the NY Times called “Jewish donors” who prioritize Israel the “elephant in the room” of our foreign policy. Or why a J Street panel said that the clout of Jewish donors in the Democratic Party is “gigantic” and “shocking”…
Remembering Madeleine Albright
James Zogby: My first dealings with Albright were at the 1988 Dem convention. She tried to dissuade me from introducing a pro-Palestinian plank into the platform. I represented the Rev. Jesse Jackson, while she represented the Dem nominee, Dukakis… The Dukakis campaign did not want the “P-word” in the platform or even have the matter discussed in a public forum…. In the late 1980s, ‘for the first time’, Albright noticed that her State Department ‘peace team’ was almost all Jewish…
AIPAC’s new super political action committee doesn’t mention Israel
AIPAC’s first direct campaign-financing venture, pushing strong bipartisan support for Israel, is named “United Democracy Project.” As a super PAC, it can funnel unlimited money to its chosen recipients…
Congress’ ‘Israel Normalization Act’ normalizes ethnic cleansing and impunity
H.R. 2748, the Israel Relations Normalization Act of 2021, expands the Abraham Accords, Trump-era weapons and business deals between apartheid Israel and other authoritarian regimes. These deals bribe Arab countries in the region to ignore both Israel’s settler colonialism and constant human rights violations. Last week, the bill passed in both the House and the Senate.
Mike Pence and the (alarming) company he keeps
Former VP Mike Pence recently visited Israel, where he spent time with Israeli extremists associated with a banned terrorist movement and meeting with mega-donor and Israel hawk Miriam Adelson, who is willing to pay big bucks for policymakers’ loyalty.
Ukraine, Palestine and the propaganda of war
The media hype around the Russia-Ukraine conflict is often manipulative and false. There has been a blatant double standard, supporting actions by Ukrainians that have been condemned when Palestinians did the same thing…
The crisis in Ukraine exposes the hypocrisy of Israel and its Zionist allies
The Palestinians have every right to ask why Western leaders, led by Biden, are imposing crippling sanctions on Moscow and threatening more retaliatory action if it continues with its invasion of Ukraine, but don’t take similar action against Israeli colonialism.
Congress: say No to $1B extra funding for Israel’s Iron Dome
Israel partisans want a $1 billion handout from Congress – but Israel spends American money recklessly and ruthlessly. Stop funding Iron Dome.
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…
Want some good news? Here are the top BDS victories of 2021
2021 was a very long year – long enough for the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) Movement to score many victories against Israel’s violations of human rights. Justice for Palestinians is getting closer.