Category: Politics

Which way did your Congressperson vote on the anti-boycott resolution?

In a rush vote before summer recess, the House of Representatives passed H.Res.246, which claims that the global boycott movement against Israel undermines the possibility for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The majority of Americans oppose such legislation. The Israel lobby was elated. A few courageous Congress members voted against it…

A Secret Meeting to Plot War?

In a secret meeting between Jewish leaders and 25 Senators, the principal topic was likely how to contain and reverse pro- Palestinian sentiment among progressive Democratic voters, who, to the horror of the participants, actually have been embracing the possibility that Palestinians are human beings with plausibly the same rights as Israelis.

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren supports Israel during its 2014 invasion of Gaza

Warren voted to give Israel an additional $225 million while it was perpetrating an invasion that killed 2,200 Gazans and left 100,000 homeless. In recent years, her views have moderated a bit as her progressive base has become increasingly supportive of Palestinian rights. While she opposes BDS, she also opposes anti-boycott legislation. She opposes Israeli annexation of portions of the West Bank because it would “threaten Israel’s Jewish and democratic identity, and undermine Israel’s security.” She cosponsored a bill to give Israel billions of dollars…

JTA: Klobuchar’s meeting with Jewish Dem funders, Dear Abby grandson

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports that 2020 Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar met with Jewish campaign donors earlier this month and notes that among the donors was Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), liquor heir and grandson of the late advice columnist “Dear Abby.” Klobuchar spoke about Israel, foreign policy, immigration, and climate change…