Tags: Progressive Except Palestine (PEP)

Meet the candidates challenging pro-Israel Democrats in US Congress

While progressive candidates are largely focusing on domestic issues, six have promoted even-handed policies on Palestine – in Maryland, New York, Missouri, New Jersey, and even in San Francisco, where Shahid Buttar is challenging House Speaker (and longtime Israel apologist) Nancy Pelosi…

Bernie vs AIPAC: As Sanders Surges, pro-Israel Democrats Scramble for Backup Plan

For many, taking aim at the pro-Israel lobby this week embodies what the Democratic front-runner stands for – and highlights why Israel partisans are worried about him. Israel’s UN ambassador, speaking to the AIPAC convention on March 1st, called Sanders an ‘ignorant fool’ and said: “We don’t want him in Israel.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: at 84, where does she get her PEP (Progressive Except Palestine)?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is spunky and progressive, but she has blinders on when it comes to Palestine. See this detailed analysis…

Trader Joe’s promotes Israeli snack & ‘fights hunger’ in New England, while Gaza’s children suffer

In violation of the international boycott of Israel over its human rights abuses, which have caused stunting of Gazan children, Trader Joe’s is promoting Bamba, an Israeli-made snack. Meanwhile, the company is part of a project against hunger in New England. The Osem Group, which produces Bamba, includes Nestlé, which is being boycotted for practices that cause infant malnutrition….