Mike Bloomberg once again exhibited his ignorant preconceptions of the Arab world, Palestine, and Islam during South Carolina’s fiery Democratic debate. As Bernie Sanders said, we need to start being a little more honest about American foreign policy…
Category: US Elections
Bloomberg: Fanatic pro-Israel billionaire trying to buy US Presidency
Michael Bloomberg – The 9th richest person in the world – is buying his way into the Dem campaign, and the DNC is permitting it, even though Bloomberg flip flops between being a Democrat, a Republican, and an independent… He’s a fervent Israel advocate who puts Israel above US law. In 2014 he flew to Israel to support Israel’s ruthless assault on Gaza that killed masses of children – & defied the FAA’s flight ban to do it…
Rep. Betty McCollum slams AIPAC hate ad
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.
Adelson to donate $100 million to Trump & Repubs, fundraisers say
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…
How do Bernie & Buttigieg stand on Israel-Palestine?
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)
“Progressive Except Palestine” groups gang up on Bernie Sanders
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.
Pro-Israel Buttigieg backer Seth Klarman is top funder of group behind Iowa’s voting app
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.
Democratic leader stacks committee against Bernie (with Israel partisans)
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…
Michael Bloomberg’s Israel connection runs deep
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.
Conditional aid to Israel is becoming mainstream for Dems
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.