In 1991 George H.W. Bush Took on the Israel Lobby, and Paid for It

In 1991 President George H.W. Bush held up a $10 billion loan guarantee to Israel over Israel’s continued settlement building. Bush won the battle, but eventually lost the war, a lesson that politicians have remembered ever since…

George H.W. Bush

In its article, “How ‘lonely little’ George H.W. Bush changed the US-Israel relationship,” the Times of Israel reports: “The 41st president beat AIPAC, but lost 24% of his Jewish backing after confronting Israel over the settlements; it’s a lesson US leaders since have taken to heart.” The Israeli newspaper states that Bush “made clear the cost

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Rashida Tlaib to Lead Congressional Delegation to Palestine’s Occupied West Bank

The first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to Congress, said that her “group will focus on issues like Israel’s detention of Palestinian children, education, access to clean water, and poverty.”

Rashida Tlaib | Palestine Israel

Democratic representative-elect Rashida Tlaib is “planning to lead a congressional delegation to the Israeli-occupied West Bank”, according to a report by the Intercept. The Intercept described the trip as “a swift rebuke of a decades-old tradition for newly elected members: a junket to Israel sponsored by the education arm of the American Israel

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Midterm Scoreboard Reveals Massive Influence of Pro-Israel PACs on Congressional Candidates

The scoreboard presents 29 bills and resolutions that were introduced on behalf of Israel, some openly drafted by AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Chuck Schumer | Israel

A detailed scoreboard on candidates for the Senate and House of Representatives shows that 28 pro-Israel PACs and numerous pro-Israel individuals have given candidates millions of dollars in campaign contributions. The scoreboard presents 29 bills and resolutions that were introduced on behalf of Israel. 20 passed into law or on-record

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Congressmen Pressed Obama to Pardon Lawrence Franklin for Spying on Behalf of Israel

Republican Dana Rohrabacher and Democrat Juan Vargas, secretly pressed President Obama to pardon convicted spy Lawrence Franklin, claiming pardoning Franklin for spying on behalf of Israel was in the “best interest of U.S.”

Larry Franklin, of Kearneysville, W.Va., left, leaves the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va. after a hearing on Wednesday, May 4, 2005. The FBI arrested Franklin, a Pentagon analyst on a charge alleging he passed classified information about potential attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq to employees of a pro-Israel group. (AP/Kevin Wolf)

On December 14, 2016, two California congressmen, Republican Dana Rohrabacher and Democrat Juan Vargas, secretly pressed President Obama to pardon convicted spy Lawrence Franklin. Colonel Franklin, an employee at the Department of Defense, pled guilty to charges of espionage for passing classified information to the American Israel Public

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Walls And Militarized Police: Israel Exports Occupation To American Streets

Israel is exporting its occupation tactics to the US, with Israeli military contractors opening subsidiaries across the country, promoting their surveillance technologies, walls, border monitoring equipment and violent tactics.

An armored police truck leads a troop of police through a residential neighborhood in Baton Rouge, La. on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

Israeli footprints are becoming more apparent in the US security apparatus. Such a fact does not bode well for ordinary Americans. US Senate Bill S.720 should have been a wake-up call. The bill, drafted by the Israel lobby group, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), as part of its “2017 Lobbying Agenda” is set to punish any

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ADL Campus Guide Describes How To Block Events About Palestine

The Anti-Defamation League claims to oppose injustice, but spends much of its huge budget defaming Palestinians and their allies who work for an end to Israel’s human rights abuses.

Big donor money is leading to a growing number of efforts to legislate a ban on Boycotting Israel.

The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) has just launched a new initiative for college students called “ADL CAMPUS: Tools for Dealing with Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel Incidents on Campus.” This resource contains much useful information about addressing anti-Semitism, endorses such valuable principles as freedom of speech and non-violence, and

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