A flurry of actions have been undertaken recently to benefit Israel, to assist Donald Trump’s electoral prospects, and, if Trump is defeated, to procure the policies before a potentially slightly less pro-Israel candidate takes office…
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Giraldi: bowdlerizing language on behalf of Israel
Philip Giraldi: In the United States there has been a concerted effort to equate any criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism while simultaneously making anti-Semitism a hate crime and thereby converting what one might perceive as exercise of a First Amendment right into a felony. Language itself is being manipulated and suppressed…
Who Is Avi Berkowitz, the newest Middle East Peace team member?
The new addition to the Middle East Peace team, Avi Berkowitz, joins an exclusive club: all-male, Orthodox-raised, Israel-benefactors from New York. He was raised in a Greater Israel environment, and has the seal of approval of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Trump made snap decision on Golan after “quickie” history lesson
President tells Jewish GOP confab that recognition, upending US policy, was made during a ‘quickie’ briefing; says U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman reacted ‘like a wonderful, beautiful baby’
For Justice, Not Apartheid, in Palestine
The Nation magazine reports that a quarter-century after the Oslo agreement, Israel is consolidating its domination by cruel and illegal means—but the global resistance movement is growing.
Messianic U.S. Israel Axis Showcased at Jerusalem Embassy Ceremony
Today, unarmed Gazans died by the dozens simultaneously with a star-studded celebration in Jerusalem. American pastors John Hagee and Robert Jeffress, well-known bigots, preached and prayed. Donald Trump was practically worshiped. No amount of spin could turn this debacle into a genuinely admirable day for Israel.
The Mideast Peace Plan Is Nearly Finished. Is It Dead on Arrival?
President Trump’s “ultimate deal” is said to be nearly ready for unveiling, but will Palestinians even look at it? The climate is not conducive to success, with Palestinians in boycott mode, Netanyahu looking at fraud charges, Kushner on shaky ground, and Trump himself already busy with North Korea.
Israel partisans & critics oppose Friedman, Senate hearings begin Thursday, vote split
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will begin confirmation hearings on Thursday for Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel. (Rand Paul could be the swing vote). Friedman, who helps finance Israeli settlements, is opposed by a diverse array of groups; some pro-Israel groups say he would be bad for Israel. Some of his Senate supporters received donations from Sheldon Adelson…