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  • Arab League Secretary-General Urges Guatemala to Cancel Embassy Move

    03/09/2018 7:37:41 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    JPost ^ | 3/9/18 | Juliane Helmhold
    The Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit urged Guatemala to cancel its decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem on Thursday, according to the official Palestinian Authority news site Wafa. In an urgent letter to Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, Aboul-Gheit expressed his dissatisfaction with the president's decision to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Spokesman for the Secretary-General Mahmoud Afifi said in a statement. Guatemala was one of a handful of countries that backed a UN vote on US President Donald Trump's December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Last Sunday, President Morales confirmed at AIPAC...
  • Kal Penn Wants Chuck Schumer ‘Out of Office’ over Israel Support

    03/08/2018 11:21:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    Actor and former Obama staffer Kal Penn (Kumar of Harold and Kumar fame) ripped into Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for his support for the state of Israel. Standing before this week’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Schumer not only came out in strong defense of Israel but spoke the truth about Arabs not wanting peace with the Jewish state: Now, let me tell you why – my view – why we don’t have peace, because the fact of the matter is that too many Palestinians and too many Arabs do not want any Jewish state in the Middle East....
  • Kal Penn Wants Chuck Schumer ‘Out of Office’ over Israel Support

    03/08/2018 7:27:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | March 8, 2018 | John Nolte
    Actor and former Obama staffer Kal Penn (Kumar of Harold and Kumar fame) ripped into Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for his support for the state of Israel. Standing before this week’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Schumer not only came out in strong defense of Israel but spoke the truth about Arabs not wanting peace with the Jewish state: Now, let me tell you why – my view – why we don’t have peace, because the fact of the matter is that too many Palestinians and too many Arabs do not want any Jewish state in the Middle East....
  • Israeli PM Netanyahu Delivers Powerful Speech at AIPAC Convention in Washington DC

    03/07/2018 4:00:32 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 1 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Mar 7, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    The highly anticipated American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference in Washington DC concluded yesterday after garnering more than 18,000 attendees and hosting a number of high profile politicians and pro-Israel activists. During the 3-day conference, US Vice President Mike Pence, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and the President of the Republic of Guatemala Jimmy Morales all made speeches which included renewed commitments to Israel as well as personal anecdotes surrounding their admiration and love for the State of Israel. Yesterday, during the final day of the convention, and one day after he and his wife were warmly welcomed...
  • Valerie Plame tweets story blaming 'America's Jews' for foreign wars

    09/21/2017 12:29:55 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/17 12:27 PM EDT | Mallory Shelbourne
    Former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson on Thursday tweeted an article that argued American Jews are pushing for war in the Middle East, specifically with Iran. The article, titled “America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars,” is featured in The Unz Review, an online magazine that bills itself as an “alternative” to the “mainstream media.” After several minutes of questions from Twitter users who were shocked by her tweet, Wilson doubled down, arguing critics should read the article and “put aside” any biases. “1) First of all, calm down. Re-tweets don't imply endorsement. Yes, very provocative, but thoughtful. Many neocon hawks...
  • State Department Waging "Open War" on White House

    09/17/2017 5:05:23 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 93 replies
    The U.S. State Department has backed away from a demand that Israel return $75 million in military aid which was allocated to it by the U.S. Congress. The repayment demand, championed by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, was described as an underhanded attempt by the State Department to derail a campaign pledge by U.S. President Donald J. Trump to improve relations with the Jewish state. The dispute is the just the latest example of what appears to be a growing power struggle between the State Department and the White House over the future direction of American foreign policy. The...
  • U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel

    07/21/2017 5:16:21 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 20 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 07/19/2017 | Glenn Greenwald, Ryan Grim
    THE CRIMINALIZATION OF political speech and activism against Israel has become one of the gravest threats to free speech in the West. In France, activists have been arrested and prosecuted for wearing T-shirts advocating a boycott of Israel. The U.K. has enacted a series of measures designed to outlaw such activism. In the U.S., governors compete with one another over who can implement the most extreme regulations to bar businesses from participating in any boycotts aimed even at Israeli settlements, which the world regards as illegal. On U.S. campuses, punishment of pro-Palestinian students for expressing criticisms of Israel is so...
  • NETANYAHU, CONGRESS, AIPAC AND THE PLO-The whitewashing of the PLO must end.

    01/10/2017 5:13:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 10, 2017 | Caroline Glick
    Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. It is not in the least surprising that the PLO-controlled Palestinian Authority did not condemn the terrorist attack on Sunday. It is not surprising because the PLO-controlled PA encouraged the attack. As Khaled Abu Toameh wrote for the Gatestone Institute, in the aftermath of last month’s US-enabled passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which criminalizes Israel, the PA went on the warpath. . Among other things, Muhammad Abu Shtayyeh, who serves as a close adviser to PLO chief and PA leader Mahmoud Abbas called for an intensification of terrorist attacks against Israelis. Shtayyeh...
  • Huma Abedin Attacked Mainstream Jewish Group

    11/04/2016 10:21:33 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10-07-16 | Paul Mirengoff
    Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s increasingly notorious confidante and top aide, urged Bill Clinton to reject an invitation to speak before the American Israel Public Affairs Council (AIPAC). In an email, she wrote: “u really want to consider sending him into that crowd?” (Emphasis added) From her use of the phrase “that crowd,” you might think that AIPAC is a radical organization that advocates ethnic cleansing or some other draconian “solution” to the problems of the Middle East. In reality, of course, AIPAC, is as mainstream a Jewish political organization as exists.
  • Huma Abedin in Hot Water for Dismissing AIPAC as ‘That Crowd’

    10/06/2016 12:05:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 6, 2016 | Marisa Schultz
    Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, is catching heat for dismissing the American Israel Public Affairs Council as “that crowd” in a newly revealed email exchange. In a 2009 email to Bill Clinton aide Doug Band, Abedin recommended that former President Clinton turn down an invitation to speak before the pro-Israel lobbying group. “U really want to consider sending him into that crowd?” Abedin asked.
  • Ron Paul: Why Are We Sending $38 Billion to Rich and Powerful Israel?

    09/19/2016 7:00:04 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 89 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | September 19, 2016 | Ron Paul
    Last week’s announcement of a record-breaking US aid package for Israel underscores how dangerously foolish and out-of-touch is our interventionist foreign policy. Over the next ten years, the US taxpayer will be forced to give Israel some $38 billion dollars in military aid. It is money we cannot afford going to a country that needs no assistance to maintain its status as the most powerful military in the Middle East. All US foreign aid is immoral and counterproductive. As I have often said, it is money taken from poor people in the US and sent to rich people overseas. That...
  • AIPAC: Obama Allowed Iran To Evade Nuclear Restrictions

    09/01/2016 5:37:20 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 16 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 1, 2016 | Israel News Agency Staff
    AIPAC: Obama Allowed Iran To Evade Nuclear RestrictionsBy Israel News Agency StaffNew York — September 1, 2016 … The following is a statement from AIPAC on concessions to Iran on JCPOA implementation: “We are deeply troubled by today’s report that Iran was secretly allowed to evade certain restrictions in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) so that it could begin receiving sanctions relief. If the report is accurate, this unwarranted leniency sets a dangerous precedent concerning adherence to the agreement. No further concessions should be granted to Iran, and complete transparency related to the deal’s implementation must be provided....
  • Clinton backers nix Israel 'occupation' add to Democratic platform

    07/10/2016 1:26:50 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 11 replies
    Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday rejected a proposal to include a statement in the party's platform calling for Israel's "end to occupations and illegal settlements," CNN reported. ... While the committee voted against the addition 95-73, CNN reported that the move garnered the loudest negative response of the day from the audience. ... One crowd member was escorted out of the meeting after he stood up and yelled that the party had "sold out" to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee).
  • Florida Rabbi Loses Job After Protesting Trump

    06/18/2016 4:11:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Haaretz ^ | June 18, 2016 | Ben Sales
    David Paskin staged a walkout during Trump's speech at AIPAC. Two months later, his contract with Temple Beth David in Palm Beach Gardens was unexpectedly not renewed. A Florida rabbi must leave his pulpit after his protest of Donald Trump’s speech at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference riled congregants. David Paskin, who serves as rabbi of the Conservative Temple Beth David synagogue in the south Florida city of Palm Beach Gardens, will leave his position in July. In March, Paskin was one of a group of Conservative rabbis who led a protest of Trump’s speech at the...
  • Obama’s November Surprise for Israel?

    06/09/2016 4:37:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | June 6, 2016 | Schmuley Boteach
    Word is going around diplomatic circles that the Obama administration is planning a November surprise for Israel. Here’s what is said to be going on: The Paris peace conference last Friday, to which Israel and the Palestinians were not even invited, will end up exerting enormous pressure on Israel to create a Palestinian state. This renewed pressure will come despite evidence that a Palestinian state in the West Bank will quickly be dominated by genocidal Hamas, which is a threat to Israel and a disaster for the Palestinians. This will lead, in all likelihood, to a United Nations Security Council...
  • Obama and the daylight between US and Israel

    03/20/2016 5:35:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    The HIll ^ | March 18, 2016 | Benjamin Weinthal and Asaf Romirowsky
    This week’s AIPAC conference will place the fractured Israel-US relationship front and center in the American public’s focus. Of all the promises that the Obama White House has failed to keep regarding US-Israeli relations, it is breaking its undertaking that there will be “no daylight” between the two allies that has above all solidified the growing wedge between Washington and Jerusalem. There is a soft/active boycott coming out of Washington as a result of the “tough love” message that Barack Obama has been peddling around since his talk in Jerusalem in 2013 and during his speech during Jewish American Heritage...
  • Trump: A Lot of Jewish Friends Say, ‘Will Never Be Able to Make Deal’ Between Israel, Palestinians

    05/03/2016 4:02:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | MAY 2, 2016 | Ruthie Blum
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump told a rally in Indiana on Sunday that “a lot of [his] Jewish friends” tell him he “will never be able” to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the Jewish Insider reported. During a speech to more than 2,000 supporters at the Indiana Theater in Terre Haute ahead of Tuesday’s primary race, Trump first attacked the United Nations for not “going in and making [such] a deal,” which he called “probably the all-time hard deal to make,” and then criticized the Palestinians: You know, they grow up as young children hating, hating, hating Israel....
  • Donald Trump’s Speech at AIPAC Demonstrates Why He Will Be America’s Next President

    03/29/2016 7:55:14 AM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    SilverDoctors ^ | 3/28/2016 | The Doc
    As Chemi Shalev described in his Haaretz article: On Monday night, Donald Trump showed how and why he might be elected president of the United States. Invited to participate in a candidate’s forum at AIPAC’s annual conference, he came, he spoke, he conquered. In future history, the 2016 AIPAC Policy Conference might yet be viewed as a watershed event on way to the Trump Era. Trump entered the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. as a prime suspect but emerged clean as a whistle. In less than half an hour, he took a skeptical and apprehensive audience and turned them into...
  • AIPAC’s apology for Trump speech is unprecedented

    03/22/2016 7:01:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/22/16 | David Weigel
    This morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu experienced something that American politicians have become all too familiar with — being overshadowed by Donald Trump. The prime minister’s video-linked speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's conference was preceded by the unscheduled introduction of AIPAC President Lillian Pinkus and four other leaders. Choking back tears, Pinkus apologized for Monday night's speeches, implying that Donald Trump had violated a nonpartisan standard. “From the moment this conference began, until this moment, we have preached a message of unity,” Pinkus said. “We have said, in every way we can think of: Come together....
  • AIPAC Head Gives Emotional Apology For Donald Trump Attack On Obama

    03/22/2016 6:06:53 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 57 replies
    Huffpo ^ | 3/22/16 | Jessica Shulburg
    “Last evening, something occurred which has the potential to drive us apart. To divide us. We say, unequivocally, that we do not countenance ad hominem attacks, and we take great offense to those that are levied against the president of the United States of America from our stage,” Pinkus said, reading from a statement. “While we may have policy differences, we deeply respect the office of the president of the United States, and our president, Barack Obama.” As she continued to read, Pinkus began to choke up, visibly angered by Trump’s words, and by the applause they evoked. “There are...