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 doesn't have to worry about any consequences for its blatant and public efforts to derail a major U.S. diplomatic initiative.
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.”
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.
In an interview about Israel and college students, some questions should not have been asked.
Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin was shying away from publicity about his trip to Israel this week. But that is changing.
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…
(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."
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 [...]
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
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
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
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.
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
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 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?
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"