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The totalitarian reign of Sheldon Adelson

Peter Beinart says that Jewish public opinion in the U.S. doesn't matter on Israel yet because Sheldon Adelson has too much money. But the community leadership plays an important role. A look at the totalitarian nature of the Israel lobby inside Jewish life, and how it may be breaking up.

Israel and Nonproliferation

Israel doesn't have to worry about any consequences for its blatant and public efforts to derail a major U.S. diplomatic initiative.

Israel will imprison soldier, 19, for publicly criticizing the occupation

Shachar Berrin, IDF soldier of 19, is going to prison for a week because during the public filming of a television program on May 14, he spoke about the widespread racism he has seen among Israeli occupation forces. He recalled an incident in which an Israeli soldier told fellow IDF troops to stop harassing Christian tourists because “come on, they are people, not Palestinians.”

Losing public opinion on BDS, activists turn to ‘lawfare’

A bill to penalize those who boycott Israel that passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly May 18th places the economic welfare of Israel before U.S. interests, tacitly endorses the full annexation of the West Bank into Israel, and violates our country's First Amendment rights.

Public Editor's Journal: A ‘Jewish Litmus Test’ Was Unacceptable

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

In an interview about Israel and college students, some questions should not have been asked.

Scott Walker Helps Journalists in Wisconsin Cover His Trip to Israel

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin was shying away from publicity about his trip to Israel this week. But that is changing.

Overwhelming US Public Approval of Iran Talks gives Momentum to Peace Deal

By Carlyn Meyer | (Informed Comment) — For years, AIPAC and the Netanyahu government in Israel have tried to mark the Iran nuclear talks as a “Jewish” or ‘Israeli’ concern distinct from…

Scott Walker's first Israel trip to include helicopter tour

(AP) — Probable presidential candidate Scott Walker will tour historical sites and meet with Israeli and Palestinian entrepreneurs during his first trip to Israel. Walker has no public events planned during the trip, which he's billed as a "listening tour."

The Serious Candidate

Lindsey Graham is a very smart man: “Everything that starts with ‘Al’ in the Middle East is bad news,” Graham said at a dinner in Boston on Monday with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, according to investigative journalist Uri Blau. Graham was referencing the Arabic word for “the.” “Al-Qaida, Al-Nusra, Al-Qaida in the Arab […]

Are Dirty Politics Holding Up Ban on Fur in Israel?

A new investigative report may explain why Israel hasn't yet banned fur, despite strong support from the public and government. The post Are Dirty Politics Holding Up Ban on Fur in Israel? appeared first on PETA.

Israel’s appeal courts treat Arabs better when one judge is Arab-Israeli

Does our justice system treat minorities fairly? The tragic events in Ferguson, Staten Island and Baltimore show how perceived discrimination can erode public confidence in the rule of law among affected minorities and encourage antisocial behavior. This dynamic is not unique to the United States. Increased representation of minorities in law enforcement is one commonly […]

Sony Hack Reveals Hollywood’s Hand In Repairing Israel’s Broken Image

The WikiLeaks archive reveals how some of Hollywood’s top players want to combat the negative publicity of last summer’s brutal war on Gaza and link the pro-Palestine movement to anti-Semitism. CULVER CITY, California — A MintPress News analysis of emails contained in WikiLeaks archive of the Sony Hack reveals how Hollywood executives are working to [...]

Debate Over Public Transport On Sabbath Stirs Discord In Israel

last monthNews : Huffington Post

JERUSALEM — It started as a bit of sarcastic whimsy: Israelis frustrated with the lack of public buses on the Jewish Sabbath and holidays hijacked the Facebook page of the transportation minister during Passover and turned it into a shared-ride board. Nadav Maor wanted a lift to the country’s northern tip, with “room in the trunk” for some equipment. Show More Summary

Is solidarity forever?

As the US remains splintered about the rights of the public with regard to health care, things have often been different in Europe. But is this changing? Richard Saltman and colleague offer an interesting article in the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. Show More Summary

Non-Jewish Israelis remain faceless, nameless, voiceless in ‘New York Times’ coverage

Rudoren's latest: NYT piece on public transportation shutting down for the Sabbath in Israel quotes Jews on both sides of the issue but leaves out the view of 1/5 of the population whose lives are governed by someone else's religious observance. Jim Crow in US journalism

Push for Buses on Sabbath Sets Off Debate in Israel

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

A protest over the lack of public buses on the Sabbath and on holidays has led to a larger discussion about the relationship between Israeli democracy and Jewish character.

In defense of Cornel West’s prophetic voice

Marc Ellis first met Cornel West almost thirty years ago when he was invited to share the podium with him on the subject of Israel and the Palestinians. Since then West has become a leading African American public intellectual and has taken daring stands in support of Palestinians, including during Israel's attack on Gaza last summer. Show More Summary

Defending the Iran nuclear deal from Israel and its supporters

Within days of President Obama's framework agreement on the Iran nuclear program polls showed that the American public supported the framework by almost 2-to-1, but the support weakened as opposition to the deal emerged from the Israeli government, AIPAC, other members of the Israel lobby. Show More Summary

Leading American rabbi issues first public criticism of apartheid conditions in Jerusalem

Leading Rabbi David Ellenson and Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt first publicly criticized Israel last December in the Wall Street Journal, after a member of the Israeli Knesset urged them to come forward. Where will young American Jews go for leadership?

Obama got Senate to reject ‘two of Netanyahu’s demands’ on Iran, but the ‘NYT’ won’t mention that

The American public is overwhelmingly behind the Iran deal. So who is against it and demanding that Congress has oversight? Only the rightwing Israel lobby. Though yesterday Obama got the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to reject "two of Netanyahu's demands"

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