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  • The Senator Vice President from J Street

    07/25/2016 6:48:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/25/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I'm sure you'll all be shocked to hear that Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's Vice Presidential nominee, is a longtime favorite of Saudi and Iranian funded J Street, which favors cutting up Israel piece by piece. On Capitol Hill, Senator Kaine, as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has consistently advocated the need for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the only way to ensure that Israel can survive and flourish as a Jewish and democratic state and that Palestinians can live with independence and dignity. He was also a leader in the successful effort to...
  • Democratic platform drafters align on Israeli-Palestinian stance

    06/23/2016 8:01:06 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 23, 2016
    Two delegates to the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee — one appointed by Hillary Clinton and the other by Bernie Sanders — said the platform must reflect the hardships faced both by Israelis and Palestinians. [Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., appointed by Sanders and Clinton respectively, said] “Palestinians struggle under an unjust occupation that deprives them of the rights, opportunities and independence that they deserve. That is the reality of a conflict that has gone on for far too long and at a terrible cost.” The statement was released by J Street, the liberal Middle East policy...
  • Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention

    06/01/2016 6:01:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    'Justice for Palestinians cannot be attained without the lifting of the occupation,' Cornel West was quoted as saying by 'The New York Times' on Wednesday. The Democrat party is facing a possible dilemma as supporters of the two candidates vying for the nomination gear up for a debate on what to do with its Mideast policy. The Israel issue is threatening to tear the party apart as Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator who has mounted a considerable presidential campaign that has earned him greater clout within the left-wing camp, has tapped two individuals to a key committee who seek to...
  • Soros-Backed Group that Helped Sell Iran Nuclear Deal Funds Media, DC Think Tanks

    05/20/2016 9:06:22 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 13 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 20 May 2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A group that advocates a nuclear-free world and was identified earlier this month by the White House as central in helping to market the Iran nuclear deal to the news media has funded National Public Radio since 2005, an Associated Press investigation has revealed. Think tanks funded by the Ploughshares Fund include the Arms Control Association, Brookings Institution, and the Atlantic Council, the AP reported. Unmentioned by the AP is that the Ploughshares Fund is financed by billionaire GEORGE SOROS' OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE. The involvement of Ploughshares in selling the Iran agreement to the public was revealed...
  • How they sold us the Iran deal-first lesson from how the Iran deal was sold to follow the money

    05/24/2016 5:44:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    The first lesson from how the Iran deal was sold to the public is that it is important to follow the money. Eight hundred eleven op-eds. Three hundred fifty- two letters to the editor. Two hundred twenty-seven editorials. That’s the number of “pro-diplomacy” articles that Ploughshares Fund takes credit for helping support as part of its “proactive” media campaign to support the Iran deal last year. They “were published during critical moments of the Iran campaign,” the website of the fund boasts in its 2015 annual report. The revelations about the work that this one fund did to support the...
  • J Street tries to defend selling Iran deal for Obama

    05/22/2016 9:20:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 5/2/16 | staff
    The leftist American Jewish group J Street on Sunday issued a response to the revelation that it received more than half a million dollars to advocate for the Obama administration's controversial nuclear deal with Iran. The expose, revealed by Associated Press, noted that the Ploughshares Fund was named in an explosive New York Times profile of Obama aid Ben Rhodes, in which the President's chief propagandist listed the central groups responsible for creating an "echo chamber" in order to promote the deal. J Street was listed as receiving $576,000 to sell the deal, in a sum greater than that of...
  • J-Street was paid by Obama administration to promote Iran deal

    05/21/2016 2:51:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/5/16 | Ari Soffer
    J-Street received more than half a million dollars to advocate for the Obama administration's controversial nuclear deal with Iran, it has been revealed. The liberal Jewish group, which bills itself as "pro-Israel and pro-peace" but which critics say takes solely anti-Israel stances, was paid the money by the White House's main surrogate organization for selling the deal. The Ploughshares Fund was named in an explosive New York Times profile of Obama aid Ben Rhodes, in which the President's chief spin doctor listed the central groups responsible for creating an "echo chamber" in order to promote the deal, even when the...
  • J-Street was paid by Obama administration to promote Iran deal

    05/21/2016 2:30:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 5/21/2016, 9:13 PM | Ari Soffer
    J-Street received more than half a million dollars to advocate for the Obama administration’s controversial nuclear deal with Iran, it has been revealed. The liberal Jewish group, which bills itself as “pro-Israel and pro-peace” but which critics say takes solely anti-Israel stances, was paid the money by the White House’s main surrogate organization for selling the deal. The Ploughshares Fund was named in an explosive New York Times profile of Obama aid Ben Rhodes, in which the President’s chief spin doctor listed the central groups responsible for creating an “echo chamber” in order to promote the deal, even when the...
  • Dershowitz Decries Biden Attack on Netanyahu in J Street Speech as ‘Payback From White House’

    04/20/2016 5:31:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | April 19, 2016 | Leah Speyer
    Vice President Joe Biden’s jabs at Israel’s prime minister during a speech Monday evening at a gathering for a left-wing Israel lobbying group amount to “payback from the White House,” retired Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz told The Algemeiner on Tuesday. In an address delivered at J Street’s annual convention in Washington DC, Biden singled out Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for criticism, expressing his “overwhelming frustration” with the Israeli leader’s policies. “I firmly believe that the actions that Israel’s government has taken over the past several years — the steady and systematic expansion of settlements, the legalization of outposts,...
  • Kerry vows to continue pushing for 'two-state solution'

    04/18/2016 11:06:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/16 | Elad Benari
    The United States will push for a two-state peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians until the end of President Barack Obama's mandate, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Monday, according to AFP. Speaking in Washington to a conference held by J Street, Kerry said attacks like Monday's on an Israeli bus in Jerusalem only underlined the need for a negotiated solution. "Despite the fact that we have spent time and effort to try to get there for these past few years I can tell you that for these next nine months we will not stop working to find...
  • Biden blasts Israel just hours after Jerusalem bus bombing

    04/18/2016 11:33:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/16 | David Rosenberg
    Vice President Joe Biden spoke on Monday night at a J Street gala in Washington DC, expressing what he said was the Obama administration’s “overwhelming frustration” with Israel. Biden criticism of Israel came just hours after a bomb ripped through a bus in Jerusalem, leaving at least 16 wounded. “The present course Israel’s on is not one that’s likely to secure its existence as a Jewish, democratic state – and we have to make sure that happens,” Biden said. The Vice President went on to excoriate Israel over a host of issues. Despite a partial freeze on construction in Jewish...
  • Biden: 'Overwhelming frustration' with Israeli gov't

    04/18/2016 8:02:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 10:58 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged “overwhelming frustration” with Israel’s government on Monday and said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration has led Israel in the wrong direction, in an unusually sharp rebuke of America’s closest ally in the Middle East. Biden, in a speech to the advocacy group J Street, offered a grim outlook for peace efforts, reflecting dim hopes for progress during the remainder of the Obama administration. Although he said both Israelis and Palestinians shared blame for undermining trust and shirking responsibility, he was emphatic in his critique of Netanyahu’s government, suggested his approach raised “profound questions” about how...
  • Sanders Fires J Street Spawned Simone Zimmerman

    04/15/2016 11:08:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | April 15th, 201 | David Israel
    Simone Zimmerman Photo Credit: Facebook On Thursday, only two days after she had been hired, the Bernie Sanders campaign dropped its national Jewish outreach coordinator Simone Zimmerman, after her “vulgar” Facebook attacks on Prime Minister Netanyahu and on Israel had been exposed. (See Jordana Brown’s An Open Letter to Simone Zimmerman on this website). A spokesperson for the Sanders campaign sent out an e-mail saying “she has been suspended while we investigate the matter.” On Wednesday, The Washington Free Beacon discovered and published a Facebook post where Zimmerman described Netanyahu as “arrogant, deceptive, cynical” and “manipulative.” She used expletives and...
  • Meet Bernie Sanders’ Israel Hating Advisers Jewish Democrat taking advice from Israel critics

    02/08/2016 11:13:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/816 | Adam Kredo
    Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders has tapped several critics of Israel to advise him on foreign policy, including one who has compared Israelis to “Nazis” and accused them of waging “a Holocaust.” Sanders, who is Jewish and had family members slaughtered during the Holocaust, recently disclosed that his top foreign policy advisers include J Street, a dovish Middle East advocacy group that backs some of Congress’ most vocal critics of Israel, former assistant Secretary of Defense Larry Korb, and James Zogby, an Israel detractor who heads the Arab American Institute. The inclusion of these advisers in the Sanders’ campaign, which...
  • Feingold all in on Obama nuclear deal with Iran (barf alert)

    01/19/2016 1:23:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 1-19-16 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. - Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold spent part of his first interview of the election year defending President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran - a deal most Americans are leery about, to say the least. The Democrat, who is running against U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to reclaim the seat he lost in the 2010 Republican revolution, said it's only right to talk about the "great things the president has done." "He has accomplished some foreign policy goals we have had for a very long time," Feingold told Sherwin Hughes, host of "The Forum," Friday on Milwaukee's 860 AM,...
  • Peter Beinart: Israel deserves terrorism

    11/06/2015 8:28:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 11/6/2015, 2:40 PM | Ari Soffer
    Liberal American-Jewish commentator Peter Beinart gave a provocative speech on Wednesday, in which he said Israel essentially deserved the wave of Arab terrorism targeting its citizens. Beinart, who despite his regular attacks on the Jewish state insists he is "pro-Israel", was speaking at "Beth Chayim Chadashim Progressive synagogue in Los Angeles, which was set up as a "gay-friendly" congregation. His comments were recorded approvingly by the anti-Israel Mondoweiss website. "While we condemn Palestinian violence, we must recognize this painful truth: that Israeli policy has encouraged it," Beinart told his audience. "Israel has encouraged it by penalizing Palestinian nonviolence, by responding...
  • Conservative group: Democratic Party is no longer pro-Israel

    10/29/2015 9:45:02 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/29/15 | Jonathan Swan
    The Democratic Party no longer supports the State of Israel, according to the leader of an influential conservative Jewish group. “A lot of people believe what I’m going to say, and unfortunately no one has had the courage to say it,” says Matthew Brooks, the executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition. “We as a Jewish community have to take a long, hard step back and acknowledge the reality … that today there is one pro-Israel party and that is the Republican Party.” Las Vegas casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson is the major financial sponsor of the RJC, and the group’s...
  • Obama Tells Falsehoods About Israel, Retracts, Then Repeats Falsehoods

    10/26/2015 5:19:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 26, 2015 | Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel
    The top propaganda tactics the administration is using to demonize the Jewish State. Obama Tells Falsehoods About Israel, Retracts, Then Repeats Falsehoods The top propaganda tactics the administration is using to demonize the Jewish State. October 26, 2015 Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel    After weeks of murderous Palestinian stabbing attacks upon innocent Israelis, how has the Obama Administration responded?  Although Israel has been killing or apprehending knife-wielding terrorists, while Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority (PA) has been inciting and glorifying their acts of murder, the Administration presents both sides as morally equivalent, while insinuating or even asserting Israeli responsibility. Obama officials have been...
  • ‘Pro-Israel’ J Street says Jews not indigenous to Israel

    10/26/2015 6:37:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    INN ^ | 10/25/2015, 3:53 PM | Ari Soffer
    It would seem to be a fairly basic principle for a pro-Israel organization to accept: that the Jewish people is an indigenous nation to the Land of Israel. Not so for J Street and several other self-defined “liberal Zionist” organizations. At the World Zionist Congress last week, a proposal entitled “Recognition of the Jewish People as Indigenous to the Land of Israel” was proposed by LAVI, a relatively small but active group of newcomers to the World Zionist Organization’s legislative body that ran in the elections to the congress last year as part of the Alliance for New Zionist Vision...
  • What Will AIPAC Do Now?

    09/20/2015 6:49:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    When Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) became the 34th vote in favor of the Iran Deal, it was touted as sealing the support for the President Obama’s signature foreign policy initiative. It was fascinating for two reasons. First, that such a major policy was being adopted despite bi-partisan rejection. Second, the analysis started to flow of how the powerful lobbying organization, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), had lost such a major political battle. More importantly, what will AIPAC do now that the deal has been backhandedly approved? Once the Iran deal was approved by the negotiators many supporters of Israel...
  • The Legacy of George Soros Part 5

    08/28/2015 5:31:46 PM PDT · by samovar123
  • J Street U elects Muslim student as president

    08/20/2015 1:40:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 20, 2015, 1:17 am | (JTA and Times of Israel Staff)
    The campus arm of left-wing pro-Israel group J Street elected a Muslim-American student to serve as president of its national student board. At its “Summer Leadership Institute” in Washington this week, J Street U elected Amna Farooqi, a senior at the University of Maryland who is of Pakistani descent, Haaretz reported. Farooqi co-wrote a blog post for the Times of Israel in March on Hillel President Eric Fingerhut’s decision to withdraw from a commitment to speak a the J Street National Conference. […] A native of suburban Washington, D.C., Farooqi grew up in a “fairly religious Muslim home” with “a...
  • White House, Allies Accuse Jewish Lawmakers of Dual Loyalty to Israel

    08/11/2015 3:34:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/11/15 | Adam Kredo
    Obama administration allies lobbying in favor of a recently signed nuclear deal with Iran are smearing Jewish lawmakers and opponents of the accord with allegations of dual loyalty to Israel, rhetoric many view as anti-Semitic, according to allegations leveled by these individuals and groups.Organizations close to the White House, including the pro-Tehran lobbying shop National Iranian American Council (NIAC), the liberal fringe group J Street, and the anti-war organization MoveOn, have come out to question the motivation of Jewish individuals who oppose the nuclear deal, which will provide Iran with billions of dollars in sanctions relief and lift longstanding restrictions...
  • White House Instructs Allies To Lean On ‘Jewish Community’ to Force Iran Deal

    07/07/2015 5:18:22 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 7, 2015 3:02 pm | Adam Kredo
    VIENNA—The White House is targeting Jewish groups in its latest push to blunt congressional criticism of an Iran deal that observers expect to be sealed in the coming days, according to a recording of a strategy conference call obtained by the Washington Free Beacon and experts familiar with the call. The White House’s liaison to the Jewish community on Monday advised dozens of progressive groups to push a poll commissioned and distributed by the liberal fringe group J Street, which has been defending a deal with Iran. Matt Nosanchuk, an official in the White House Office of Public Engagement, who...
  • Anti-Israel PLO Ally Hosted for Meeting At White House

    04/22/2015 5:50:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/22/15 | Adam Kredo
    An anti-Israel activist who served as an expert witness on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in a recent terrorism trial was hosted for a meeting with senior White House officials, according to visitor logs released by the Obama administration and media reports.Michael Sfard, an anti-Israel activist who has reportedly been paid by the PLO to serve as an expert witness in terrorism trials against it, met in December 2014 with a senior White House National Security Council (NSC) member for a meeting about the Middle East, according to the logs and reports.Sfard, a lawyer, serves as the legal...
  • Liberal Jews Push Obama to Drop Support for Israel at UN During White House Parley (J Street)

    04/15/2015 11:33:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | April 15, 2015 11:22 AM | Dovid Efune
    Members of a group of Jewish supporters of the Democratic Party who met with President Barack Obama this week urged him to remove the long-standing American veto protection of Israel at the United Nations. The group, affiliated with the left-wing lobby group J Street, pledged to support the president within the Jewish community in the event of a Security Council resolution calling for the creation of a Palestinian State. The exchange took place in the second of two meetings Obama held with American Jewish leaders to discuss the current negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, as well as other...
  • Obama wants to turn America against Israel

    03/31/2015 6:16:56 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ed Lasky
    Barack Obama wants to fundamentally transform something besides America. As most informed Americans know by now, Barack Obama is a man with grandiose visions of himself. According to Barack Obama, President Obama’s accomplishments have vaulted him into the pantheon of the greats: Lincoln, Roosevelt and Johnson. His nomination victory speech marked the moment “when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal” according to, once again, Barack Obama.
  • Obama wants to turn America against Israel

    03/31/2015 5:14:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    There are certainly signs that he sees Israelis as being oppressors, colonialists and imperialists and now he wants to use his powers of persuasion to promote those views to other Americans. He may use proxies to do so. A recent example was his Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough telling J Street (an anti-Israel group posing as a pro-Israel group) that Israel’s “occupation that has lasted for 50 years must end.” Barack Obama’s relationship with J Street shows his desire to conquer and divide the Jewish community and turn American Jews against Israel. He has actively courted and promoted J Street...
  • Hillary Clinton Wants to Improve Ties With Israel

    03/30/2015 7:14:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/29/2015 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a representative of a group of prominent Jewish leaders on Sunday that she wanted to put the relationship between the United States and Israel back on “constructive footing,” the representative said. Mrs. Clinton’s comments, made in a phone call to Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, contrasted in tone from recent remarks by members of the Obama administration, who have publicly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel amid tensions over a nuclear deal with Iran and comments Mr. Netanyahu made in the...
  • Religious Dogma of Palestinian Statehood

    03/30/2015 5:02:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Jewish Link ^ | 26 March 2015 | Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remark about the dangers of a Palestinian state has sent advocates of Palestinian statehood into a rage so hysterical that you would think he had questioned somebody’s sacred religious beliefs. On second thought, maybe he did. The Palestinian statehood crowd has become so inflexible and doctrinaire, and so oblivious to the changing realities of the Middle East, that their political positions are starting to resemble a set-in-stone religious faith. Here’s what the prime minister said: “Anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state, anyone who is going to evacuate territories today, is simply giving a...
  • Greenfield Greenfield: Obama’s Two State Tantrum

    03/26/2015 4:56:20 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish blog | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, March 26, 2015 Obama’s Two State Tantrum Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Obama’s two terms showed us that he was a sore winner. Israel’s election showed us that he is even more of sore loser. Ever since Netanyahu survived an election that he was supposed to lose, Obama has been throwing a floor-pounding, siren-shrieking and high-kicking tantrum over the Jewish State. Its latest kick and shriek had White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough sidling into the toxic atmosphere at the D.C. conference for the anti-Israel lobby J-Street to berate Netanyahu. In attendance at the...
  • J-Street Speaker Calls for Destruction of Israel – to Applause

    03/27/2015 9:03:58 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 42 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Friday, March 27, 2016 | Elder of Ziyon
    Here is Marcia Freedman, in a J-Street panel discussion on Liberal Zionism and sitting next to Peter Beinart, describing how she believes that the Jewish people should not have a state, and that instead they should live as a minority in an Arab Palestine as a “protected minority” – in other words, as dhimmis. I kept all the context (although I accidentally cut out the applause at the end:) Isn’t it interesting that at a conference that claims to be “pro-Israel, pro-peace” and that hammers away at how it wants a two state solution, there is no objection to this...
  • Baker wants Israel excluded from regional conference

    12/06/2006 12:43:40 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 221 replies · 3,412+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | December 5, 2006
    The White House has been examining a proposal by James Baker to launch a Middle East peace effort without Israel. The peace effort would begin with a U.S.-organized conference, dubbed Madrid-2, and contain such U.S. adversaries as Iran and Syria. Officials said Madrid-2 would be promoted as a forum to discuss Iraq's future, but actually focus on Arab demands for Israel to withdraw from territories captured in the 1967 war. They said Israel would not be invited to the conference. “As Baker sees this, the conference would provide a unique opportunity for the United States to strike a deal without...
  • Baker panel's mention of Palestinian "right of return" raises eyebrows

    12/06/2006 1:00:35 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 246 replies · 4,919+ views
    AFP ^ | December 6, 2006
    A reference to Palestinians' "right of return" in the report issued by the high-level Iraq Study Group broke a diplomatic taboo which sparked immediate concern in Israel and surprise among Middle East policy experts. The reference was buried deep inside a 160-page report that urged US President George W. Bush to renew efforts to revive Israel-Palestinian peace talks as part of a region-wide bid to end the chaos in Iraq. "This report is worrisome for Israel particularly because, for the first time, it mentions the question of the 'right of return' for the Palestinian refugees of 1948," said a senior...
  • JEB BUSH ADVISER SLAMS NETANYAHU, ISRAEL AT LEFT-WING J STREET GALA

    03/24/2015 9:12:17 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24, 2015 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, a foreign policy adviser to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday evening at the Washington gala dinner for J Street, a Soros-funded left-wing group that is devoted to disrupting the close U.S.-Israel alliance. Baker said that Netanyahu had been too forceful in his opposition to a nuclear deal with Iran, and that he had shown insufficient commitment to peace with the Palestinians....
  • Jeb Bush Condemned Over Speech at Anti-Israel Conference

    03/20/2015 7:50:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Leading talk show host and best-selling author Mark Levin assailed Jeb Bush last night over the revelation that one of his top foreign policy advisers, James Baker, will keynote an anti-Israel conference this weekend. The annual conference of the activist group J Street features an array of anti-Israel speakers, including proponents of the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divest (BDS) movement, which seeks Israel’s destruction, and advocates for the terrorist group Hamas. Jeb Bush’s selection of Baker as a foreign policy adviser has sparked concern among conservatives and in the Jewish and pro-Israel communities. Baker is infamous for his hostility to Israel,...
  • Author: White House reveals 'hatred' for Israel

    03/25/2015 5:49:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough recently publicly demanded an Israeli “occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end,” pushing the relations between the U.S. and its chief Middle East ally for decades to the breaking point. McDonough’s comments, made to the left wing activist group J Street, simply are proof of the Obama administration’s “hatred” for Israel, according to best-selling author Joel Richardson. Richardson, who recently released “When a Jew Rules the World: What Every Christian Must Know about Israel in God’s Prophetic Plans,” explains the United States is now openly siding against Israel and the...
  • Democrat Apologizes for 'Orthodox Jew' Slur at J Street Event

    03/24/2015 1:20:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    inn ^ | 3/24/15 | Ari Yashar
    Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) was forced to apologize on Tuesday, after attacking a political opponent for being an "Orthodox Jew" at a radical leftist J Street conference. At the conference, Schakowsky negatively painted Joel Pollak, her opponent in 2010 elections, by highlighting the fact that he is a religious Jew - a choice of words that the crowd responded to by booing Pollak. In her comments, she criticized Pollak for being a "Jewish, Orthodox, Tea Party Republican." The remarks can be seen in the following video, with the specific reference to Pollak starting at 52 seconds in.
  • Jeb Bush Condemned Over Speech at Anti-Israel Conference [Mark Levin]

    03/24/2015 10:22:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2015
    Jeb adviser James Baker to keynote J Street conference Leading talk show host and best-selling author Mark Levin assailed Jeb Bush last night over the revelation that one of his top foreign policy advisers, James Baker, will keynote an anti-Israel conference this weekend. The annual conference of the activist group J Street features an array of anti-Israel speakers, including proponents of the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divest (BDS) movement, which seeks Israel’s destruction, and advocates for the terrorist group Hamas. Jeb Bush’s selection of Baker as a foreign policy adviser has sparked concern among conservatives and in the Jewish and pro-Israel...
  • (Jeb)Bush 'Disagrees' With 'Sentiments' Expressed by Adviser at Anti-Israel Conference

    03/24/2015 10:04:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 24, 2015 | MICHAEL WARREN
    A spokeswoman for former Florida governor Jeb Bush says the possible Republican presidential candidate "disagrees" with one of his foreign policy advisers who spoke at a left-wing anti-Israel group this week. James Baker, the former secretary of state and GOP foreign policy veteran, addressed the annual conference for J Street this week. An unpaid adviser to Bush, Baker criticized Benjamin Netanyahu for the Israeli prime minister's "diplomatic missteps and political gamesmanship" and expressed his support for a nuclear deal with Iran. As Politico reported, he also said he disagreed that President Barack Obama has hurt the United States's relationship with...
  • James Baker slams Netanyahu's 'diplomatic missteps' [Israel]

    03/24/2015 6:48:01 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Staff
    Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker harshly criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the J Street conference in Washington on Monday, echoing White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough's comments earlier in the day. Baker acknowledged his disappointment with "the lack of progress regarding a lasting peace," saying that the chances for a two-state solution diminished since Netanyahu's reelection last week. Baker further slammed Netanyahu's "diplomatic missteps and political gamesmanship," saying that the prime minister's "actions have not matched his rhetoric," according to Politico. Earlier in the day, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough offered a similar...
  • Jeb Bush Adviser Slams Netanyahu, Israel at Left-Wing J Street Gala

    03/24/2015 8:13:41 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 24 March 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, a foreign policy adviser to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday evening at the Washington gala dinner for J Street, a Soros-funded left-wing group that is devoted to disrupting the close U.S.-Israel alliance. Baker said that Netanyahu had been too forceful in his opposition to a nuclear deal with Iran, and that he had shown insufficient commitment to peace with the Palestinians. “If the only agreement is one under which Iran agrees to cease all enrichment, then there will likely be no agreement,” Baker said....
  • The Veil Is Coming Off: Obama Top aide says Israeli OCCUPATION must end

    03/23/2015 1:47:07 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 64 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/23/15 | The Right Scoop
    Obama sent his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, to J Street where he brought the crowd to their feet when he said this: “An occupation that has lasted more than 50 years must end.” Mark Levin was right. Obama is definitely going full Mussolini and he’s using Netanyahu’s campaign rhetoric as the excuse to couch it in. POLITICO – White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough made clear in a speech to a left-leaning Israel advocacy group that President Barack Obama isn’t letting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the hook for his dismissal of a two-state solution. That stance,...
  • White House Chief of Staff at J Street: ‘Occupation’ by Israelis ‘Must End’

    03/23/2015 6:15:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | March 23, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    White House chief of staff Denis McDonough today called for an end to Israel’s “occupation” of the Palestinians and vowed that the Obama administration won’t “pretend” that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn’t make his campaign remarks about no two-state solution. McDonough thanked the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” — as J Street bills itself — and pro-Palestinian lobbying group for the “important work you do around the country,” calling it “an organization that, in the best tradition of the American Jewish community, shares a set of values about the type of country that we are – a democracy where all of our...
  • Top White House official calls for end to ’50-year occupation’ (attacks Congress too)

    03/23/2015 2:11:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 63 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 23, 2015, 9:27 pm | Rebecca Shimoni Stoil
    Chief of Staff Denis McDonough says that Israel’s government must match up ‘words with actions and policies,’ warns Netanyahu’s statements can’t be willed away WASHINGTON — White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough called for the end of Israel’s “50-year occupation” and doubled down on the Obama administration’s critique of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a warmly received speech to the lobbying group J Street in Washington Monday. Speaking to the dovish group’s national conference, McDonough became the latest in a series of Washington officials to highlight the administration’s displeasure with Netanyahu, while also talking up the permanence of US-Israel...
  • Guess who’s not speaking at the J Street Conference [Israel]

    03/21/2015 10:25:08 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 12 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Friday, March 20, 2015 | Alan Dershowitz
    J Street - the lobby group that claims to be “pro-Israel” and “pro-peace” - is anything but “open” to centrist views that are critical of its policies. It has invited several prominent anti - Israel speakers to address its national conference, including Saeb Erekat, one of Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiators, who has repeatedly accused Israel of war crimes, and committing massacres in the West Bank. It has also invited speakers who are generally pro-Israel but who strongly oppose the current Israeli government. The one group of pro-Israel advocates who never get invited to J Street conferences are those of us...
  • The Fix is In: Obama fires Dennis Ross and Replaces him with an Iranian Regime Lobbyist

    11/10/2009 11:44:37 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 21 replies · 1,182+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/11/09 | Atlas Shrugs
    Armaros wrote, "This is it. As the evidence grew about Iran building bombs and warheads, Obama's team must have shown divisions. Thus he removes the eyes who saw, Ross, (who is a Clintonian) and replaces him with an Iran regime lobbyist. The Iran lobby, the NIAC, is a regime presence within the USA. Led by a famous Brzezinski-endorsed Iranian antisemite who blames Israel for Iran-US tensions and denies Ahmadinejad said "wipe off the map". Basically Obama has handed over the Iran negotiations to an Iranian regime agency. This is grotesque and shows Obama's determination to avoid confronting Iran at all...
  • Hamas Apologist Appointed to High Mideast National Security Post

    03/11/2015 5:25:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 10, 2015 | Joseph Klein
    Hamas Apologist Appointed to High Mideast National Security PostPosted By Joseph Klein On March 10, 2015 @ 12:58 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 40 Comments In yet another crass attempt to register its anger at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuÂ’s courageous and truthful speech on Iran to a joint session of Congress last week, the Obama administration promoted an Israel basher to serve as the Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region. His name is Robert Malley, who most recently has been serving as National Security Council (NSC)...
  • Obama, Netanyahu on Collision Course 6 Years in the Making

    02/28/2015 8:17:20 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 27 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEE
    For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies. The coming weeks will put the relationship between their countries, which otherwise remain stalwart allies, to one of its toughest tests. Netanyahu is bound for Washington for an address to Congress on Tuesday aimed squarely at derailing Obama's cherished bid for a diplomatic deal with Tehran. At the same time, Secretary of State John Kerry and other international negotiators will be in Switzerland...
  • Obama and J Street Are Trading on Lies

    02/16/2015 3:37:11 PM PST · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 16, 2015 9:19 am | Ben Cohen
    As Obama sees it, there are a bunch of crazy zealots out there who just wanna kill people. That’s it, that’s all. So when you think like Obama does, you inevitably get to a gem like this one: “It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.” This is a view of international affairs as a slasher movie. There’s no need to explain why Islamic State beheads and enslaves its captives, no need...