Category: Politics

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…

Joe Sestak, early Democratic critic of Israel, announces presidential run

Sestak, a retired Navy admiral and 2-term Democratic Pennsylvania congressman, criticized Israel’s blockade of Gaza. He then ran in a Senatorial primary bid against Arlen Specter, the Israel partisan who had just switched from Republican to Democrat. The Dem establishment, including Obama, backed Specter, but Sestak won the primary. Conservative pro-Israel groups spent millions targeting Sestak, who then narrowly lost the general election to Republican Pat Toomey…

240 Israelis and Jews urge Germany not to enforce anti-Boycott law

Palestinians in Gaza protest against the German Parliament decision on BDS on 23 May 2019 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor] A significant number of Israeli and Jewish intellectuals publicly denounced Germany’s “deceitful” anti-BDS bill, the first of its kind in Europe. [Nathan Thrall summarizes the birth and goals of BDS: The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement…