AIPAC, Democratic Majority for Israel, etc defend Menendez. While Menendez was forced to give up the gavel for his all-important Senate Foreign Relations Committee, pro-Israel groups will undoubtedly be happy that his replacement is Ben Cardin – perhaps the only Democrat more unabashedly pro-Israel than Menendez
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While America struggles with crises in health care, hunger, and homelessness, Congress has found the time to entertain over four dozen bills and resolutions that cater to a wealthy, heavily-armed state: Israel.
Philip Weiss: The role of Jewish Democrats in bill that could imprison Israel boycotters for 20 years
Philip Weiss says the key people behind bills that would punish boycotters with a minimum fine of $250,000 and a maximum penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison are Jewish Zionists in the Democratic party… but others are opposing AIPAC and he predicts that side will ultimately win.
Instead of commemorating a tragic death with legislation that will cut off funding to Palestinians and create more misery and, most likely, violence, Congress should enact a Rachel Corrie Act, a Brian Avery Act, an Emily Henoschowitz Act, a Tristan Anderson Act, a Tariq Abukhdeir Act, and an Orwah Hammad Act. See details of what they would contain…