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The ‘Antisemitism’ Moral Panic Has Officially Jumped The Shark

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has responded to the International Criminal Court’s rumored plans to indict Israeli officials for war crimes by claiming that for the ICC to do so would be an “antisemitic hate crime”

Pro-Israel Sen. Menendez Corruption Controversy Could Cost Israel Its Key Ally in D.C.

Menendez is perhaps the Democrats’ most stalwart supporter of Israel, enjoying a decades-long relationship with AIPAC & the pro-Israel lobby. This positioning, combined with his chairmanship of a crucial committee, have led him to be among the most influential senators concerning Israel policy

Opinion: Israeli Elections, Israel’s Movable Feast

Israel Shamir: There is no real choice for Israeli voters; the potential candidates for the prime minister’s office aren’t all that different… we should not worry too much about who will rule Israel – it’ll either be Netanyahu or one of his second-rate clones… Most politicians are Right or Far-Right –somewhere between the John Birch Society and the KKK – they won’t accept Palestinians even as junior partners in their government. And without Palestinians, none can achieve a parliamentary majority…

UAE deal shows: world leaders see Israel lobby as a gatekeeper in Washington

The United Arab Emirates is seeking more support from the United States, and it believes it must go through Israel to get it. Other nations also understand the power of the Israel lobby in the US… Egypt, India, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Qatar, Tunisia, Congo, Venezuela… Obama himself acknowledged the lobby’s gatekeeper role when he reached out to Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in order to hire Hillary Clinton as secretary of state… So in his most important appointment, Obama needed to show ‘credibility’ with the Israeli government and its lobby…

Biden is most pro-Israel nominee ever (and he will ‘defeat’ ‘hypercritical’ voices in the party)

Phil Weiss reports that pro-Israel advocates are overjoyed at the prospect of Joe Biden… they say there has never been a nominee from any party who is so pro-Israel, and that his choice of Kamala Harris as veep reflects his love of Israel…

Leaked ADL Memo: Figuring out how to defend Israeli apartheid

The leaked ADL memo illustrates the position in which some establishment Jewish groups now find themselves. The ADL appears to recognize that annexation would violate Palestinians’ basic human rights, enforcing a codified regime of nationality-based discrimination subjugation—and that, as a group ostensibly concerned with civil rights, this is in tension with its stated values…

The arms race between Dems and GOP for pro-Israel donors

Biden needs money to mount a strong challenge to Trump, and the organized Jewish community is regarded as very pro-Israel & the largest repository of money in the Democratic Party, the source of half or more of large donations. See detailed information on what is driving politicians’ stances on Israel-Palestine since Truman through today…