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)
Phil Weiss reports that pro-Israel advocates are overjoyed at the prospect of Joe Biden… they say there has never been a nominee from any party who is so pro-Israel, and that his choice of Kamala Harris as veep reflects his love of Israel…
Philip Weiss names and discusses the powerful pro-Israel donors who impact Democratic policies
Palestinian rights are becoming mainstream, and support for Israel is declining – especially among Democrats. But you’d never guess it from the Democratic Party platform. (If you’re not happy with this, there’s a place you can upload a short video telling the DNC what you want the platform to contain…)
During Israel’s 2014 onslaught against Gaza, Israel had said ‘jump,’ and Obama and Biden had jumped – to the tune of a quarter of a billion dollars of US taxpayers’ money.
Biden needs money to mount a strong challenge to Trump, and the organized Jewish community is regarded as very pro-Israel & the largest repository of money in the Democratic Party, the source of half or more of large donations. See detailed information on what is driving politicians’ stances on Israel-Palestine since Truman through today…
Is there any hope that a Biden administration would break with the candidate’s half-century record of “unstinting support for Israel” despite its decades or human rights violations? It’s highly unlikely, unless his previous rhetoric has just been a shtick to be discarded when needed.
As voters go to the polls in 14 states, the Democratic establishment, often heavily influenced by Israel partisans, is trying to block a Sanders’ nomination that could potentially be ‘catastrophic’ for Israel… Klobuchar, Buttigieg, O’Rourke etc have endorsed Biden… but Bloomberg still hopes to win a brokered election after his half a billion dollars worth of advertising…
On the critical issue of Israel/Palestine, Democratic presidential hopefuls reveal a strong pro-Israel leaning that does not match the sentiments of a huge swath of Democratic voters.
Our presidential candidates are neglecting the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity. Instead, they favor Israel, a state with Palestinian blood on its hands. We must pressure the candidates to engage with this subject, and to come out on the side of justice.