One expert is calling for President Biden to face impeachment over his support for Israel. The Biden administration has green-lighted Israel’s bombing of Gaza, blocked the UN Security Council from addressing Israel’s assault on Gaza, and is now sending more weapons to Israel in violation of international law.
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The American Israel Public Affairs Committee claimed victory in a 9-year-old legal standoff with critics of U.S. policy toward Israel. The Supreme Court ruling made it unlikely that the pro-Israel lobby would have to disclose information about its membership and expenditures… An attorney for AIPAC said the high court “did exactly what we asked.” Stephen Breyer wrote the opinion (RBG concurred)…
Ralph Nader writes that longtime Palestine supporter Congressman Paul Findley “was a thoughtful, studious legislator with a superb sense of justice. He was an early civil rights champion. His opposition to runaway Presidential war-making was reflected in his leading support for the War Powers Act…” Nader points out: “In his book, he profiled other Americans who dared to speak out, and who endured intimidating slander and ostracism. Findley’s documentation of the suppression of their freedom of speech was an early precursor of what is going on now…”
Former Congressman Paul Findley (R-IL) was a forefather of the movement for justice for Palestinians, speaking and writing on the issue for almost half a century. He penned the first exposé on the Israel Lobby, “They Dare to Speak Out,” about how Americans who had spoken out about Palestine were pushed out by Israel partisans from positions in Congress, the media, academia, and elsewhere. (Contains documentary of his life.)
A study of 50 years of headlines in 5 top newspapers finds that media coverage of Israel-Palestine favors Israel by providing more overall coverage, more positive coverage, and greater access to Israeli voices than to Palestinian ones. Much of this can be attributed to pressure from the pro-Israel lobby.
Reporter Mike Wallace’s 1988 report on AIPAC, pro-Israel pacs, Senators Chuck Percy, John Chafee, diplomat George BAll, CBS poll showing that 72 percent of Americans felt Israel gets too much money… AIPAC set the tone for campaign donations to 80 pro-Israel pacs around the nation that gave candidates $6 million…