While progressive candidates are largely focusing on domestic issues, six have promoted even-handed policies on Palestine – in Maryland, New York, Missouri, New Jersey, and even in San Francisco, where Shahid Buttar is challenging House Speaker (and longtime Israel apologist) Nancy Pelosi…
Despite so many Israeli dreams coming true under a Republican president, the Israel lobby remained staunch Democratic contributors.
For many, taking aim at the pro-Israel lobby this week embodies what the Democratic front-runner stands for – and highlights why Israel partisans are worried about him. Israel’s UN ambassador, speaking to the AIPAC convention on March 1st, called Sanders an ‘ignorant fool’ and said: “We don’t want him in Israel.”
Overwhelmed by the crowd of candidates for President? The issue of justice for Palestinians – in which almost everyone bows to the Israel lobby – is the ultimate litmus test for integrity. Find out where everyone stands. (This guide will be updated often.)
Donald Trump’s Israel policies may have more to do with outmaneuvering Democrats than they do with any concern for Middle East peace, argues Jonathan Marshall.