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Rep. Betty McCollum leads effort to block Israel from using US aid to break int’l law

Rep. Betty McCollum has introduced a new bill (H.R. 2590) that challenges Israel’s impunity, at a time when support in Congress for Palestinian rights is at an all-time high. This issue of conditional aid to Israel has gained momentum in recent years – but there is a long way to go…

Israeli soldiers shoot Palestinian teen, bleeds to death

Israeli occupation forces have just killed another Palestinian youth. The heavily armed Israeli combat soldiers say the boy tried to attack them with a knife (not independently confirmed). Afterward, Israeli forces stormed the teen’s village (which Israeli soldiers & settlers have periodically attacked through the years), launched tear gas, fired rubber bullets, ransacked his home & interrogated his parents…. 

53 Jewish groups lobby Biden to adopt Israel-centric definition of antisemitism

Major Jewish organization call on Biden to adopt an Israel-centric definition of antisemitism for use by all federal departments and agencies… the definition defines many criticisms of Israel as ‘antisemitic’… some groups oppose the action, calling its use an ‘attack on academic freedom& free speech’

The role of the Israel lobby in Jon Ossoff’s ascendance

The new US Senator from Georgia, a 33-year-old who is now the best funded Senate candidate in history, began his political career helping to defeat Georgia’s first Black woman to be elected to Congress. She had been targeted for removal by the Israel lobby (see video of her explaining the requirement for politicians to pledge loyalty to Israel)…

Congress has voted billions of dollars to Israel. No mainstream US media appear to have told Americans about this, which works out to over $7,000 per minute. AIPAC thanks & names the Congress members who helped pass this massive aid to a tiny, criminal foreign country… George Washington had warned against an attachment to any foreign nation, stating: “a passionate attachment of one Nation for another produces a variety of evils…”

California schools ‘anti-bigotry’ initiative partnering with group known for bigotry

In the midst of a pandemic drastically impacting California students’ ability to receive an education, state schools Superintendent Tony Thurmond has launched an initiative focusing on bigotry… One component features a questionable institution with a deeply dubious agenda… 

Hedges, Taibbi, Greenwald discuss censorship (reminiscent of Dorothy Thompson)

Progressive journalists Chris Hedges & Matt Taibbi discuss media censorship of the explosive Biden emails, & the Intercept censors Glenn Greenwald. Such censorship has gone on for years on Palestine… e.g. the most famous woman journalist was erased from history for reporting on Palestine, and Grace Halsell’s 1970s exposé on Israeli torture of Palestinians was suppressed…