Tags: AIPAC

Censored Al Jazeera documentary uncovers ‘rotting foundation’ of U.S. Israel lobby

A censored documentary provides a look at a lobby that continues to defend Israel’s control of Palestinian lives, despite the many Americans turning against it… Israel, often working with U.S. groups, spies on pro-Palestinian students… Zionist lobbyists want students who support Palestinian rights to be criminally prosecuted… Facebook accounts are created by Israel lobby groups, a notorious project is exposed as being funded by major pro-Israel donors in the U.S…

Midterm scoreboard reveals massive pro-Israel influence on Congressional candidates

A detailed scoreboard on candidates for Congress shows that 28 pro-Israel PACs and numerous pro-Israel individuals have given candidates millions of dollars in campaign contributions. The scoreboard presents 29 bills and resolutions that were introduced on behalf of Israel. 20 passed into law or on-record statement, many by unanimous consent. The legislation has accrued a total of over 3,300 co-sponsors… Over 80 congressional challengers have also accepted donations from at least one pro-Israel PAC; most from more than one, etc. Read the full summary:

Ha’aretz obtained Al Jazeera’s four-part documentary about the Israel lobby, censored following pressure by Jewish-American groups . It shows how Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry works with pro-Israel U.S. officials and groups to manipulate Americans…

Mondoweiss: New York Times staff writer praises AIPAC for its work supporting Israel

Phil Weiss reports on a talk by Ronen Bergman, who lavished praise on AIPAC for ‘having Israel’s back’…  Weiss notes that 4 New York Times writers have had sons in the Israeli military; current Times columnists Roger Cohen, Bret Stephens and David Brooks are proudly Zionist; opinion editor Bari Weiss comes out of a career as an Israel advocate, and her father is a stalwart at AIPAC…

Israel would get far more than $38 billion under the new deal

In an unprecedented gift of our executive power to Israel, the House has passed for the very first time a law that forces the American president to give Israel a minimum of $3.8 billion per year. We have, in effect, crippled our ability to promote US interests in the Middle East. The new House version is even more generous to Israel than the Senate bill and the 2016 MOU… it amounts to $7,230 per minute to Israel, or $120 per second…

Mondoweiss: Synagogues celebrate Jewish festival of… AIPAC!

Phil Weiss reports in Mondoweiss that numerous synagogues around the US not only publicly support Israel, they support the Israel lobbying organization AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The promotion of AIPAC shows how monolithic the American Jewish community largely still is in support of Israel… 

Senate about to vote on bill to give $38 billion to Israel, largest aid package in US history

Although the media isn’t telling Americans, a bill to give Israel a massive aid package is before Congress. The Senate, where it has 72 sponsors, is expected to vote on it this week. The bill also mandates that NASA work with Israel’s space agency, despite charges of Israeli espionage…

Reporter Mike Wallace’s 1988 report on AIPAC, pro-Israel pacs, Senators Chuck Percy, John Chafee, diplomat George BAll, CBS poll showing that 72 percent of Americans felt Israel gets too much money… AIPAC set the tone for campaign donations to 80 pro-Israel pacs around the nation that gave candidates $6 million…

Watch: Congressman Gus Savage exposes the Israel Lobby’s illicit tactics

In 1990 Illinois Congressman Gus Savage gave an hour-long speech in Congress in which he detailed how AIPAC subverts the democratic process on behalf of Israel. “The purpose of AIPAC is to promote a foreign nation, not in America’s interest, an organization operating within America composed of Americans, in the interest of a foreign nation interfering in the internal affairs and the elections of this Nation…”

Senate committee approves AIPAC bill to give Israel $38 billion over 10 years, with additional perks

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the legislation, allowing it to proceed to the full Senate floor. The bill also authorizes the president to establish a US-Israeli counter-drone program, expand collaboration on the peaceful exploration of space, extended loan guarantees to Israel, etc. (Rand Paul’s call to phase out aid to Israel was voted down.)