Category: US Elections

Israel is holding over 9,000 Palestinian political prisoners – Day 144

Palestinian prisoner crisis; children dying of starvation, malnutrition; journalist under fire; West Bank deaths; Israeli security worries about Ramadan restrictions at Al Aqsa Mosque; Israeli “friendly fire”; Biden awaits “”credible and reliable written assurances” of proper use of US weapons from Netanyahu; mixed messages on Israel-Hamas-Biden agreement; US voters want a permanent ceasefire; Michiganders don’t want Biden; more

Over 12,000 Gazan children killed (250 a day), thousands missing – Day 122

Gazan children are dying; humanitarian aid blocked, bombed by Israel; calamity in Rafah; Israel “provides no evidence to support its claim” against UNRWA staff; West Bank Palestinians have experienced “a brutal wave of violence” under the world’s radar; more illegal settler housing; Israeli entrepreneur envisions new post-war Gaza; Congress bill earmarks $14 bn for Israel aid, $1.4 bn for Palestinians – but not through UNRWA; Biden calls Netanyahu a “bad f***ing guy”

Over 100,000 Gazans dead, injured, or missing and presumed dead – Day 119

US has no plans to reduce arms shipments to Israel, rebuffs “immediate ceasefire,” prefers to wait for negotiated ceasefire – as Israel prepares to attack Rafah, where half of Gazans are now sheltering; meanwhile; half of Americans say Israel has “gone too far”; Rafah is “a pressure cooker of despair, and we fear for what comes next”; World Food Program still struggling against Israel’s restrictions on aid; 800 Western officials criticize Western policy toward Gaza, Israel;

Gazans have begun starving to death, as US withholds funding to UNRWA – Day 114

In Gaza, starvation has become a reality, not just a risk – still Israel withholds aid; Khan Younis under intense bombardment as refugees try to flee; UN’s Francesca Albanese says withholding funding from UNRWA aids and abets genocide; Gideon Levy describes West Bank shepherds going bankrupt; Israelis hold conference about resettling Gaza; Arab Americans don’t want to talk politics with Biden “while there’s a genocide unfolding”; Nancy Pelosi goes full McCarthy, alleging a link between Palestine protesters and Putin; US leaders blame Iran for deaths of 3 American troops in Jordan – Iran begs to differ

Remembering Madeleine Albright

James Zogby: My first dealings with Albright were at the 1988 Dem convention. She tried to dissuade me from introducing a pro-Palestinian plank into the platform. I represented the Rev. Jesse Jackson, while she represented the Dem nominee, Dukakis… The Dukakis campaign did not want the “P-word” in the platform or even have the matter discussed in a public forum…. In the late 1980s, ‘for the first time’, Albright noticed that her State Department ‘peace team’ was almost all Jewish…

Ambitious Mike Pence meets with Miriam Adelson & anti-Christian Israelis connected to terror group

Hungry for campaign money, former VP Mike Pence went to Israel to pay tribute to billionaire Miriam Adelson, & met with 2 Israeli extremists who endorse violence against non-Jews, are hostile to “accursed Christianity,’ and are connected to a movement banned as a terror organization…

Former president Donald Trump speaks frankly about former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump said that at an early stage of his presidency, he realized that Netanyahu would be a bigger obstacle to peace than Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. “I thought he was terrific,” Trump said of Abbas, reflecting on their “great” first meeting. “He was almost like a father. Couldn’t have been nicer. I thought he wanted to make a deal more than Netanyahu…”

The role of the Israel lobby in Jon Ossoff’s ascendance

The new US Senator from Georgia, a 33-year-old who is now the best funded Senate candidate in history, began his political career helping to defeat Georgia’s first Black woman to be elected to Congress. She had been targeted for removal by the Israel lobby (see video of her explaining the requirement for politicians to pledge loyalty to Israel)…

Giraldi: Israel’s Power over America Is Unlimited

Israel drives many US policies to the detriment of Americans… Trump, Biden Kamala, Warnock, Ossoff… Former Obama official: Even to acknowledge the fact that AIPAC was spending tens of millions to defeat the Iran deal [JCPOA] was supposedly anti-Semitic. To observe that the same people who supported the war in Iraq also opposed the Iran deal was similarly off limits…