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  • Barack Obama’s Web Site: “How the Jewish Lobby Works”

    06/09/2008 9:55:57 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 28 replies · 154+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 06/09/08 | Bill Levinson
    “How the Jewish Lobby Works,” ( posted by Juan Carlos from Knoxville Tennessee at Barack Obama’s Web site. This is not the first posting of this type from Mr. Carlos... This is important because it shows that Mr. Carlos is not a fly by night agent provacateur who is posting the most offensive possible material at Obama’s Web site to make Obama look bad. …NO LOBBY IS FEARED MORE or catered to by politicians than the Jewish Lobby. If a politician does not play ball with the Jewish Lobby, he will not get elected, or re-elected, and he will either...
  • Oil Lobby Reaches Out to Citizens Peeved at the Pump

    06/02/2008 11:54:19 PM PDT · by TheThinker · 22 replies · 74+ views ^ | May 9, 2008 | Jeffrey F. Bimbaum
    Faced with a national outcry over the high price of gasoline and soaring profits for energy companies, the oil and gas industry is waging an unusually pricey campaign to burnish its image. The American Petroleum Institute, the industry's main lobby, has embarked on a multiyear, multimedia, multimillion-dollar campaign, which includes advertising in the nation's largest newspapers, news conferences in many state capitals and trips for bloggers out to drilling platforms at sea. The intended audience is elected officials and the public, with an emphasis on the latter. The industry is trying to convince voters -- who, in turn, will make...
  • What Does It Mean To Be "Pro-Israel"?

    05/15/2008 3:33:35 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 68+ views
    Slate ^ | May 7, 2008 | Shmuel Rosner
    William Daroff is vice president for public policy and director of the Washington office at United Jewish Communities, an organization representing America's Jewish federations. In other words, he's a lobbyist. Daroff is also one of the country's better-connected Jewish operatives. In recent months, he has been called upon to moderate dozens of panels aimed at Jewish activists and professionals, dealing with the hot topic of the day: the 2008 election and the Jewish community. This election has reignited an old debate: Which party is better for Israel—the Republicans or the Democrats? Assuming that Jewish voters care about this question, the...
  • Obama Blogger Compared to David Duke

    04/09/2008 9:31:08 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 1 replies · 165+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 4/9/08 | Bill Levinson
    “Alan from Upland CA” has finally stepped up to challenge Tony Wicher’s anti-Semitic hate speech at Barack Obama’s official Web site. ...Alan replies to Mr. Wicher’s “Obama’s Jewish Problem” as follows. Obama’s sanction of Wicher’s commentary, plus his unbelieveable cowardice (heck, he all but called Abraham Lincoln a “Racist”) in denouncing the Black Nazi Wright is enough of a turn-off. Wicher just adds more fuel to the fire. Could have been set by David Duke or Farrakhan... ...Tony Wicher’s and Desmond Tutu’s terminology for Zionists and even Jews is identical to material from David Duke’s Web site. Again, all this...
  • Obama Hosts Anti-Israel Blogger

    04/08/2008 11:10:35 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 5 replies · 230+ views
    Wicher repeatedly refers to Israel as an apartheid state, and in fact claims that Israel’s treatment of Palestinian Authority Arabs is “worse than apartheid.” ...He dismisses any who call his claims of Israeli “apartheid” anti-Semitic as members of the “Zionist thought police.”
  • When it comes to Israel, Americans are conservative

    04/05/2008 12:33:27 PM PDT · by tedbel · 11 replies · 110+ views
    Israpundit ^ | April 5/08 | Ted Belman
    I have been discussing the Jewish/Israel lobbies in the US. Today I received the weekly letter from MJ Rosenberg of the Israel Policy Forum entitled After Bush. He advises that notwithstanding how important the resolution of the Arab/Israel conflict is, that "Other than mouthing the usual pieties about standing with Israel, candidates approach the issue with the proverbial ten foot pole." True enough. He tells why. Although most voters, and certainly most voters who care about Israel, favor active diplomacy to end the conflict, the loudest voices on this issue tend to be fervent supporters of the status quo. They...
  • Obama Web Page Equates “Jewish Lobby” to Hitler, Mussolini

    04/04/2008 9:54:04 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 13 replies · 482+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 4/4/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Tony Wicher’s “My Favorite Antisemite” at the Official Website of Barack Obama 2008 Presidential Campaign attacks the Zionist Thought Police and then quotes Desmond Tutu, who suggests that the “powerful Jewish Lobby” will fall like Hitler, Mussolini, Idi Amin, and other dictators. When circulating this story to your associates, please keep the following in mind: (1) This is Barack Obama’s official campaign site, and it is under his editorial control. (2) Tony Wicher’s material cannot be written off as a hit and run smear job by a Republican or Clinton operative. His point score, a measurement of his activity at...
  • "My Favorite Antisemite" [at Obama's Web site, compares "Jewish Lobby" to Hitler and Mussolini]

    04/03/2008 3:29:46 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 3 replies · 78+ views
    The utterly charming thing about the Zionist Thought Police is their apparent inability to restrain themselves, even from the very excesses that will prove to be their own undoing. Having asked sane and rational people to believe that Jimmy Carter is a Holocaust denier simply for pointing out the obvious about the apartheid regime Israel maintains in the occupied territories, the same crew now want us to believe that Archbishop Desmond Tutu is an anti-Semite. “But you know as well as I do that, somehow, the Israeli government is placed on a pedestal [in the U.S.], and to criticize it...
  • [Obama blogger] Break the grip of the Israel Lobby. U.S. stop supporting Zionism.

    04/03/2008 1:20:21 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 5 replies · 119+ views
    In a society built on the free exchange of ideas, as Walt and Mearsheimer point out, one answer can be found by looking at the many self-appointed gatekeepers, such as Abraham Foxman and the Anti-Defamation League, or Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who use their Jewish identity as both a shield and cudgel. They work diligently to silence those who question ill-conceived policies of the Israeli and U.S. governments. Non-Jewish critics, even former President Carter, are denounced as anti-Semites. Special ire is reserved for Jewish dissenters, who are branded as “self-hating” or “marginal,” while Muslim and Arab-Americans are easily smeared...
  • Obama Bloggers Tout "The Israel Lobby," Call Israel an "Apartheid State"

    03/31/2008 11:34:02 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 25 replies · 727+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 3/31/08 | Bill Levinson is Barack Obama’s official Web site, and the content is under his editorial control. The following items are entirely consistent with the Trinity United Church of Christ’s promotion of Hamas and a blood libel that accuses Israel of developing an “ethnic bomb” to kill Arabs and Black people.[Screen shot of page with Barack Obama's picture at the top that touts Walt's and Mearsheimer's "The Israel Lobby."] “Free Palestine” at says the following. For 58 years Washington has ignored the Palestinian rights. These are people who were displaced from their homes and suppressed by the apartheid control of Israel....
  • Jewish Left wants the US to pressure Israel

    03/30/2008 4:45:01 AM PDT · by tedbel · 14 replies · 417+ views
    Israpundit ^ | Mar 30/08 | Ted Belman
    Following up on my article Liberal Jews support Obama in part because they blame the Jews too in which I pointed out that "progressive Jews" were naturally allies of Obama, I came upon this Prospect Magazine article by Gershom Gorenberg entitled A Liberal Jewish Lobby The power of the "Israel Lobby" in the US is hard to measure exactly. But its hawkish positions do conflict with the views, and interests, of most American Jews. So why isn't there a more dovish lobby to counter it? One is, finally, about to be unveiled. More on that is reported in Aim of...
  • Obama divorces the Neocons and the Israel Lobby

    03/29/2008 1:55:05 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 8 replies · 268+ views
    Obama's Sunday 2 24 08 speech to ~100 members of the Jewish Community in Cleveland ...It will serve as the BASIS for successful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which is at the basis of the 'Neocon Wars for Israel' that BushCheney and the Israel Lobby have been having us fight. Obama has split the Likud/Neocon war criminals from Jews of Conscience everywhere and broken down the walls for ME Peace. Thank you, Barack, and Samantha - YAHOO!!! ...This is it - this is what we need - these are the conceptual underpinnings for the end of the 'war on terror'...
  • Parent Group: Industry Looks to "Buy" Clout

    01/22/2008 1:54:40 PM PST · by antiRepublicrat · 5 replies · 82+ views
    Next Generation ^ | 18 January 2008 | Kris Graft
    "The Parents Television Council has berated the Entertainment Software Association and the videogames industry at large for trying to "buy influence in Congress." The New York Times recently reported that a new political action committee formed by the ESA would soon be making donations to politicians who support the videogames industry. The PTC denounced the ESA's plans in a statement this week. “The videogame industry continues to fight meaningful accountability for selling inappropriate material to children. The industry has been exposed repeatedly for its reprehensible behavior and now they are looking for ways to buy friends in the government,” said...
  • Hedge fund group names Louisiana congressman as CEO[Rep.Richard Baker]

    01/16/2008 3:50:40 AM PST · by BGHater · 2 replies · 97+ views
    Reuters ^ | 15 Jan 2008 | Reuters
    The main lobbying group in Washington for the $2 trillion hedge fund industry named a Louisiana congressman as its new president and chief executive on Tuesday. Rep. Richard Baker, a Republican, will have to resign from Congress, where he has served for almost 22 years, to take the job as head of the Managed Funds Association. Baker said in a statement that he has "come to appreciate greatly the vital role played by the alternative investment industry in our economy." Association Chairman Eric Vincent said, "We are extremely pleased that Congressman Baker has agreed to lead Managed Funds Association." Baker...
  • Extortion payout to the Arab Mafia!

    01/10/2008 4:35:31 AM PST · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 75+ views
    Brookes ^ | Monday 7 January 2008 | Steven Shamrak
    Extortion payout to the Arab Mafia!Steven Shamrak BrookesNews.Com Monday 7 January 2008 At the opening of the donors' conference in Paris, French President Nicolas Sarkozy emphasised the urgency of creating a Palestinian state by the end of next year (2008). International donors eagerly pledged $7.4 billion, pretending that it will boost PA economy. The list of fake friends of the fictitious Palestinian nation is long: United States, pledged $555 million for 2008, though about $400 million has not been approved by Congress; Britain, $500 million; Norway, $420 million; Spain, $360 million; France and Sweden, $300 million each; Germany, $290; Belgium,...
  • Interesting...FReepers Lobbied for Wanye DuMond's Release Too

    01/04/2008 12:24:41 PM PST · by Bodhi1 · 23 replies · 231+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 1-4-08 | Bodhi1
    So, members of Free Republic actually lobbied here for the release of Wayne DuMond, but are now holding that against Mike Huckabee? How do you justify that? I am no Huckabee supporter, as you can see from my article there. I'm new here and just had this thrown in my face on another site.I was surprised to see this.
  • Jimmy Carter the Criminal

    12/16/2007 1:40:50 AM PST · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 537+ views
    JIMMY CARTER THE CRIMINAL   Jimmy Carter - infamous worst ex US president that is largely at fault for the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran (by putting extra pressure on the Shah), ultimately resulting in 1) Islamic Republic of Iran's oppression of millions of Persians, and 2) the planet in peril at the hands of that nation's mullahs' nukes.   Jimmy Carter has his hands blooded in every single violent action being perpetrated by that Islamic republic on a daily basis since 1979, including the crimes against humanity like the massacres in the 1980's, the terrible persecution on minorities such as:...
  • Quiz Yourself on the 'Israeli Arab ("Palestinian") Conflict'

    12/14/2007 3:02:54 AM PST · by PRePublic · 513+ views
    Quiz yourself on the Israeli Arab ["Palestinian"] conflict       1) When was the Arab immigration to [the historic Jewish land of] Israel -"Palestine" boosted?   A When they wanted to see Jewish holy sites. B When [anti French and anti British] Arab nationalism spread across the middle east. C When the Zionists Jews came and cultivated the deserted land.     2) What's [Arab "Palestinian" highest "national" icon] Yasser Arafat's country of origin?   A Israel ["Palestine"]. B Jordan. C Egypt.     3) Why were there --initially-- more Arab immigrants ["residents"] than Jewish immigrants (Arab majority)?   A Because...
  • (Arabs, Muslim Power Control & US foreign policy) Saudis have the US over a barrel of oil

    11/25/2007 1:58:28 AM PST · by PRePublic · 6 replies · 83+ views ^ | 11/24/2007 | Ted Belman
    Saudis have the US over a barrel of oil By Ted Belman In my article The Vast Power of the Saudi Lobby, which I urge you to read again. Here are a few extracts, .. the U.S. ambassador to Riyahd, James Akins, did his best to placate King Faisal by urging the Saudi’s American-owned oil concessionaire ARAMCO to, in Akin’s words, “hammer home” to the White House that the embargo (seventies) wouldn’t be lifted unless “the political struggle is settled in manner satisfactory to Arabs.” Prince Bandar told Bush Starting today, you go your way and we will go our...
  • Will OPEC Dump the Dollar? [Our Arab Oil Giants "friends"]

    11/22/2007 9:14:37 AM PST · by PRePublic · 59 replies · 318+ views
    businessweek ^ | 11/21/07
    Will OPEC Dump the Dollar? BusinessWeek Iran is pushing OPEC to shift away from pricing oil in dollars and instead to a basket of currencies that could include the euro. ...