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JTA: “Lauder vs. Adelson: Which Jewish billionaire has Trump’s ear on Israel?”

JTA reports that Trump takes advice on Israel from Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate; and Ronald Lauder, the cosmetics heir and president of the World Jewish Congress. Both are major supporters of Israel, with differing views. Lauder wants Trump to court Mahmoud Abbas. Adelson wants him to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem…

I once ran Human Rights Watch. Harvard blocked my fellowship over Israel

Kenneth Roth: “I was told that my fellowship at the Kennedy School was vetoed over my and Human Rights Watch’s criticism of Israel. How can an institution that purports to address foreign policy – that even hosts a human rights policy center – avoid criticism of Israel?”

As Twitter censorship is revealed, will Palestine remain canceled?

Twitter’s secret blacklists are being revealed in the new Twitter Files releases. Will the project also investigate Twitter’s suppression of Palestinian content? Twitter’s former chief censor Yoel Roth has tweeted against criticism of Israel. And one of the journalists investigating Twitter’s censorship, Bari Weiss, has been called a “Zionist fanatic of near-unhinged proportions,” – and says she “happily plead[s] guilty as charged.” Weiss has a history of working to cancel people and suppress negative facts about Israel…

ADL trying to exploit movement for ‘socially conscious investment’

The ADL wants ‘socially conscious’ Jewish investors to keep investing in Israel, even though it’s not socially conscious to do so… ADL head says Jewish community should use its power, as with the cancellation of Kanye West, despite what some consider an unfair double standard… ADL may ultimately have an uphill battle as growing numbers of Jewish Americans consider Israel an apartheid regime

Will Ketanji Brown Jackson be able to transcend her pro-Israel influences?

An extraordinary constellation of pro-Israel influences have pervaded Ketanji Brown Jackson’s life and in some cases assisted her career… As a Supreme Court Justice, will she be able to live up to her pledge to interpret the law ‘without fear or favor’ ? In the past, a Supreme Court ruling influenced by Israel partisans destroyed a 200-year American tradition…