Tags: FDD

Israel advocate Ravich named to senior intelligence post, planned US-Israel cyber project against BDS

New deputy chair of the Intelligence Advisory Board, which helps shape U.S. intelligence policy, is Samantha Ravich, an Israel advocate who previously worked for AIPAC spinoff WINEP, was a senior advisor to pro-Israel FDD, senior advisor to the Chertoff Group. See video of her speech at Israel Bonds event, where she describes a cyber project that will combat BDS. IAB chair is Stephen Feinberg, hedge fund billionaire and military contractor… 

Trita Parsi: On Iran, Is It Trump Versus His Own Neocons?

Israel – prime mover in Trump’s Iran policy – was shocked that Trump might abandon the pressure strategy and instead seek to mend ties with Tehran. The pro-Israel Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), nervously took to twitter to warn Trump against this… A goal of the new Iran Action Group may be to escalate matters with Iran to the point in which any pivot to diplomacy by Trump may be rendered impossible…

Israeli ambassador pushes potential war to elite U.S. powerbrokers

A select group of Washington D.C. heavy hitters attended a Rosh Hashanah event at which the Israeli Ambassador laid out a rationale for another Israeli war. The attendees included Wolf Blitzer, Jason Greenblatt, Abe Foxman, Mort Klein, Eli Lake, White House insiders, Congressmen, political operatives, philanthropists, etc (detailed list)…

Billionaire Seth Klarman, donor to Israel causes, is one of the largest holders of Puerto Rican debt

Puerto Rico has suffered under a borrowing crisis in which creditors scooped up bonds on the cheap and then procured an astronomical payout. This has led to widespread suffering. Seth Klarman, whose hedge fund has one of the largest holdings of Puerto Rican debt, has donated through the years to numerous Israel lobby groups that enable Palestinian suffering…