Philip Giraldi reports: ‘The most powerful and effective foreign-government lobby in Washington is so dominant that it has been able to avoid registering for the past 55 years… The unrelenting pressure to make criticism of Israel illegal is particularly dangerous as it is international…’
The Intercept: U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminalize Support for BDS
AIPAC helped craft a bill making BDS a felony, subject to a minimum civil penalty of $250K and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison; many of its cosponsors have no idea what the bill contains.
House bill gives Israel even more money, AIPAC applauds
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill giving Israel $705 million for Israeli rocket defense systems, representing a $558 million increase above President Trump’s budget request for these programs and $105 million over last year’s adopted funding level…
Giraldi: How Israel drives US policies exploiting a spineless Congress and White House
The Israel Lobby, especially AIPAC, is undeniably a foreign lobby, but it operates with complete impunity on Capitol Hill and also at state and local levels. Coincidentally, Congress has a peculiar pattern of brazen, bipartisan pro-Israel legislation and looking the other way on issues in which Israel may be culpable (e.g. USS Liberty). To put it succinctly, there is an Israeli hand in much of what the United States does internationally, and the involvement is not intended to do anything good for the American people.
IRMEP Poll: Most Americans Aren’t Zionists But Democratic and Republican Party Platforms Are
Grant Smith of IRMEP reports that a poll reveals the disconnect between the American public and Congress on the issue of Israel. Both major US political parties are overwhelmingly Zionist, while their constituents, according to the poll, are only 24.9% Zionist.
International campaign is criminalizing criticism of Israel as ‘antisemitism’
IAK INVESTIGATION: For two decades, some Israeli officials and partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly. As a result, advocacy for Palestinian rights is well on the way to being curtailed and even criminalized as “hate.”
Protesters come from around the world to support Palestinian-led rally against AIPAC
People from Palestine, Norway, Australia, France, Britain and Ireland joined activists from around the US to support Palestinian rights and protest AIPAC last weekend. The rally was organized by Al-Awda chapters and International Answer and included people of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions…
Trump’s “America First” budget would slash State Dept budget, Israel only country to escape cuts
Israel to continue getting more aid than any other nation. Most of the cuts are unlikely to be sustained since the Israel lobby opposes them. Pro-Israel groups, which support US interventionism in the Middle East, call for continued funding to international programs…
Israel’s global lobby works to take down UK and US politicians [VIDEO]
An undercover video shows an Israeli agent working to “take down” some UK officials and reveals AIPAC involvement. Israel partisans have previously taken down US Congressional representatives. Such lobbying on behalf of Israel is a global phenomenon with organizations like AIPAC existing in various forms in a number of other countries.