Tags: Democratic Majority for Israel

Pro-Israel America announces new round of congressional endorsements

Though the midterms are still far off, the bipartisan advocacy group Pro-Israel America has been aggressively promoting candidates ahead of the 2022 midterms – see list. PIA claims that it raised more than $3 million for pro-Israel candidates in the 2020 elections.

Andrew Yang panders to Israel partisans, smears BDS

NY mayoral candidate Andrew Yang claims BDS is “rooted in antisemitic thought and history,” going back to Nazi boycotts of Jewish businesses. BDS is NOT aimed at Jewish businesses; it targets Israel for its violence against Palestinians & denial of Palestinian human rights… Contact Yang here…

The role of the Israel lobby in Jon Ossoff’s ascendance

The new US Senator from Georgia, a 33-year-old who is now the best funded Senate candidate in history, began his political career helping to defeat Georgia’s first Black woman to be elected to Congress. She had been targeted for removal by the Israel lobby (see video of her explaining the requirement for politicians to pledge loyalty to Israel)…

JTA reports where & how Dems, Repubs are wooing Jewish voters (for Israel)

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports that Jewish groups from both parties are using millions of dollars to get out their vote, & to promote candidates who will support Israel… “We will be on TV, we will be in the mail, we will be on the telephone, we will be digital. We will be in every form of communication known to human beings.”

Super PAC is backing pro-Israel Democrats for House races

The PAC’s biggest donor is Stacy Schusterman, who has donated $1 million this election cycle and is also a national council member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The second largest donor is Gary Mark Lauder, who also has links to AIPAC. His uncle is president of the World Jewish Congress. After spending $1.4 million on ads opposing Bernie Sanders, the PAC is now focusing on Congressional races…

‘My heart comes first’ — Why Nita Lowey chose to chair House committee controlling funds to Israel

Lowey chose to ‘follow her heart’ by heading the state, foreign operations, and related programs subcommittee over a more prestigious subcommittee within the powerful House Appropriations Committee because it dealt with allocating funds for Israel.