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America Gets yet Another Israel Lobby Group

    America Gets yet Another Israel Lobby Group

AIPAC-connected officials are about to launch yet another pro-Israel political action committee: “Pro-Israel America.” (AIPAC is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, rated by Fortune Magazine as one of the most powerful lobbying organizations in the U.S.) While the Israel lobby, which consists of hundreds of organizations, is known for billionaire donors such as Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban, Norman…

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Sparked by Ilhan Omar’s ‘Valid Criticism’ of Israel, House Passes ‘Anti-Hate’ Resolution

    Sparked by Ilhan Omar’s ‘Valid Criticism’ of Israel, House Passes ‘Anti-Hate’ Resolution

The House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a non-binding Democratic resolution condemning anti-Semitism, white supremacy, Islamophobia, and other forms of bigotry. The final tally was 407-23, with 234 Democrats and 173 Republicans voting yes. All of the no votes were Republicans, and one GOP member—Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)—voted present. Though the resolution does not mention Rep.…

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It’s Even Worse Than Ilhan Omar Said: AIPAC Is the Tip of the Israel Lobby Iceberg

    It’s Even Worse Than Ilhan Omar Said: AIPAC Is the Tip of the Israel Lobby Iceberg

Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has come under fire for a Twitter exchange in which she implied that AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) is the reason that so many Congressional representatives support Israel over American interests and principles. First, journalist Glenn Greenwald (who is Jewish but has also been accused of being “antisemitic”) tweeted: GOP Leader Kevin…

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Ilhan Omar is Right: AIPAC Influences Congress To the Tune of $4 Million Annually

    Ilhan Omar is Right: AIPAC Influences Congress To the Tune of $4 Million Annually

WASHINGTON — What unites Republicans and Democrats, a former Jewish terrorist, the Republican leader in the House of Representatives, Nikki Haley, Chelsea Clinton and Liz Cheney? A Muslim lady with a mouth and some opinions, apparently. Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has been the subject of bipartisan bullying that has reached a fever pitch since…

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Democratic Party Insiders Create Group To Promote Israel to Progressives

  Democratic Party Insiders Create Group To Promote Israel to Progressives

Some Democratic heavy hitters have formed a new pro-Israel organization focused on progressive Democrats. The new group, “Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI),” is the latest in a long line of groups working for Israel in the United States. New York Jewish Week reports that the group was formed “to counter the drift — if not dive — away…

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The US Senate Just Quietly Advanced A Free Speech Busting Anti-BDS Bill

  The US Senate Just Quietly Advanced A Free Speech Busting Anti-BDS Bill

WASHINGTON — In an evening vote that garnered essentially no national media coverage, the U.S. Senate voted last night to advance the “Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019” – sometimes called the “anti-BDS bill” for its component that would allow state and local governments to punish companies or individuals who support…

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Kamala Harris Dons Progressive Mantle in Public, Strips it Off in Private as She Courts Israel Lobby

  Kamala Harris Dons Progressive Mantle in Public, Strips it Off in Private as She Courts Israel Lobby

WASHINGTON — Confirming long-held speculation, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has announced that she will be running for president in 2020, pitting her against other Democratic senators such as Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as well as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). Harris’ announcement has generated some buzz but surprised few, as she has been…

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AIPAC Affiliated Group Targets ‘Pacific Progressive Leaders’ for Israel Propaganda Trips

  AIPAC Affiliated Group Targets ‘Pacific Progressive Leaders’ for Israel Propaganda Trips

An Israel lobby organization is taking “Pacific Northwest Progressive Leaders” to Israel this week on an all-expense-paid propaganda trip to Israel. Another group just returned on December 2nd from a similar trip, officially billed as an “Educational Seminar in Israel for Southern Pacific Progressive Leaders.” No one will divulge the rosters. The sponsoring organization is…

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While Israel Lobby Blocks BDS in Chile at the Local Level, National-Level BDS Looms

  While Israel Lobby Blocks BDS in Chile at the Local Level, National-Level BDS Looms

SANTIAGO, CHILE — After the Chilean city of Valdivia became the first municipality in Latin America to support the non-violent Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement this past June, the Chilean government has now ruled that it is illegal to boycott Israel at the municipal level throughout the entire country. The decision was made by…

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Exposing the Israel Lobby Groups Behind the “Political Lynching” of Marc Lamont Hill

  Exposing the Israel Lobby Groups Behind the “Political Lynching” of Marc Lamont Hill

PHILADELPHIA – After his UN Speech marking the International Day of Solidarity with Palestine last week was twisted so as to smear him as an anti-Semite, Marc Lamont Hill was subjected to a “political lynching” that saw him fired from his role as a political commentator on CNN and will now see Temple University —…

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