Tags: israel lobby

US ambassador praises Israel’s ‘relatively calm’ actions in Gaza, leaves out slain Palestinians

Nides did not mention the 49 Gazans, among them 17 children, killed by Israeli missile strikes in those “relatively calm” three days in August. (Nides is a lifelong Israel partisan who was a top executive at a firm that helped precipitate the 2007–08 financial crisis)

How Israel loyalists keep US officials in line: Ambassador nominee is taken down

A detailed report on how Israel advocates have worked to oppose a distinguished nominee from becoming Ambassador to Brazil because of comments she had made over two decades ago about the Israel lobby…

AIPAC’s $16 mill lays down red line for Dems: Don’t criticize Israel

AIPAC’s superpac has raised nearly $16 million in 3 months… That’s why the NY Times called “Jewish donors” who prioritize Israel the “elephant in the room” of our foreign policy. Or why a J Street panel said that the clout of Jewish donors in the Democratic Party is “gigantic” and “shocking”…

Israel has an active program to steal both military and civilian technology and spy on the U.S…. A Defense Department memo noted: “Placing Israelis in key industries is a technique utilized with great success…”

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.

False antisemitism insulates Israel and hurts the movement for justice

A Jewish American exposes the often-used tactic of deflecting criticism of Israel by viewing it falsely through a lens of antisemitism. Even some supporters of Palestinian rights miss the sleight-of-hand that casts this negative light on their own movement and have mistakenly attacked longtime activists…