The Israel lobby took aim at Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN-4) and others, calling them “anti-Semitic” and “more sinister than ISIS.” McCollum hit back.
Category: 2020 US Elections
Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a staunchly pro-Israel campaign donor, is expected to give big to Super Pacs and ‘dark money’ groups. His donations have in the past been followed by strong pro-Israel policy shifts. He has said he regrets that he served in the US Army instead of the Israeli military… His net worth is $40 billion…
One supports Palestinian human rights. One says he’d keep the $10 million per day flowing to Israel no matter what it does. Which is which? Spoiler alert: 18 pro-Israel billionaires have donated to Buttigieg (see list)
Mike Bloomberg is courting pro-Israel, Jewish voters with conservative-type promises to keep Israel great, and progressive positions on everything else. The Democratic Majority for Israel PAC (DMFI) supports similarly PEP (Progressive Except Palestine) candidates. Both have it out for Bernie Sanders.
Behind the app that delayed Iowa’s voting results is a dark money operation funded by anti-Sanders billionaires. Its top donor, Seth Klarman, is a Buttigieg backer who has dumped money into pro-settler Israel lobby groups.
Consortium News reports that Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez is nominating Israel partisans and Bernie Sanders opponents to key positions. Perez was put in place by Israel partisans. It appears that just like in 2016, the DNC is trying to sabotage a Sanders nomination…
The Democratic Party’s newest candidate, Michael Bloomberg, has deep ties to Israel and apparently no time for justice for Palestinians; his media empire has also pushed a pro-Israel agenda.
J Street asked several democratic candidates for president to comment on aid to Israel. Their responses reflect the growing movement in the US to condition aid on treatment of Palestinians – but don’t get too excited.
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.
Overwhelmed by the crowd of candidates for President? The issue of justice for Palestinians – in which almost everyone bows to the Israel lobby – is the ultimate litmus test for integrity. Find out where everyone stands. (This guide will be updated often.)