Pro-Israel congress members argue that returning to the pre-Pompeo policy, labelling settlement-made products “Made in West Bank,” would empower those who seek to boycott the Jewish state. In reality, the products are made in the West Bank – on land stolen from Palestinians.
Tags: Mike Pompeo
‘NY Times’ story on Iran-Al Qaeda is dishonest — and could help justify a U.S./Israeli attack
Trump and Netanyahu could be using the same scare tactics to justify any attacks on Iran they may be planning — and the Times may have fallen into their trap. The Times published a misleading report on its front page that further raises the risk that Trump and Netanyahu could provoke a conflict with Iran during the Trump administration’s final 66 days…
Amnesty International Slams Reported U.S. Push to Label It Antisemitic
Following a report of.plans to label Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Oxfam ‘antisemitic’ over the groups’ criticism of Israel and support for Palestinian human rights, Amnesty slams ‘attempt to silence and intimidate’ human rights organizations…
Sixty Congress members oppose Israeli dispossession of Palestinian families
Khanna, Cohen, Eshoo lead letter urging Administration to oppose the displacement of Palestinian families and ensure U.S. equipment is not used in West Bank home demolitions. Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is a signatory
Only 19.7% of Americans agree with US State Dept on Israeli settlements
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently declared, “we will no longer recognize Israeli settlements as per se inconsistent with international law.” Few Americans agree.
Iran’s Zarif drives Trump to insanity
Iran’s smart and articulate Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has been sanctioned by President Trump to silence the Iranian narrative in the US before the 2020 election. Iran is winning the information war, and Trump is running scared. By imposing sanctions on Zarif, US can deny visa to him and render unlawful (and liable to prosecution under law) any contact between him and any American national. Effectively, Trump instructed Pompeo to make sure that Zarif doesn’t come to New York between now and the 2020 November election so that his detractors and critics cannot hear from the horse’s mouth the Iranian narrative….
A Secret Meeting to Plot War?
In a secret meeting between Jewish leaders and 25 Senators, the principal topic was likely how to contain and reverse pro- Palestinian sentiment among progressive Democratic voters, who, to the horror of the participants, actually have been embracing the possibility that Palestinians are human beings with plausibly the same rights as Israelis.
Israel behind Pretexts for an Attack on Iran
Ray McGovern probes the step-up in U.S. belligerence towards Iran – a country posing the same non-existent strategic threat as Iraq.
Thanks to “dubious intelligence” from Israel – which wants nothing more than for its neighbors to be busy for the indefinite future – Trump officials have been thinking hard about entering, or even provoking, a war with Iran.
Instead of being in jail, Haspel is CIA director
Had President Obama prosecuted Gina Haspel and other CIA torturers, she would have gone to prison. But Obama said he wanted to look forward, not back. Now the past returns. The past has that tendency.
Neocons in Trump’s new cabinet, expect armed conflict
Tom Cotton, expected to become CIA director, is owned by the Israel Lobby. In 2014 he received $1 million from the Emergency Committee for Israel and additional money from the Republican Jewish Coalition… Foundation for Defense of Democracies is neocon central… expect the neocons to initiate armed conflict…