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.
Glenn Greenwald details numerous problematic actions by Biden appointee Neera Tanden, including the fact that she ordered ThinkProgress journalists to stop writing critically about Israel after key donors (including AIPAC supporter Ann Lewis and long-time Clinton advisor Howard Wolfson) complained about the ‘anti-Israel’ articles…
The event will feature Biden, along with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), and costs $500,000 per person… Saban is an Israeli-American billionaire who has stated: “I’m a one-issue guy, and my issue is Israel.”
Saban is close to Jared Kushner and helped broker the deal between the UAE and Israel… (Meanwhile, Sheldon Adelson, another pro-Israel billionaire, is funding Donald Trump and Republicans)
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.