Lipstick on a Pig: Why Biden is Fawning over Israel’s New Government

Biden is keen on rebranding the US relationship with Israel, not because Israel has changed, but because Washington suffered so much humiliation at Netanyahu’s hands.

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When former US President Barack Obama used an old cliché to denigrate his political opponent, the late US Senator, John McCain, he triggered a political controversy lasting several days.  “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” Obama said at a campaign event in 2008. The maxim indicates that superficial changes have no

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Bennett’s Fragile Hookup with the Zionist Left Offers Little Promise for a Post-Apartheid Israel

On the racist reality of Israeli politics, the absurdity of calling any Zionist party “Left,” and why the so-called Zionist Left could join a coalition government headed by Naftali Bennett: their differences are inconsequential.

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BIR AL-SABA, PALESTINE -- Jumaa Alzbarqa served as a member of the Israeli Knesset for two years. He heads the office of the National Democratic Alliance, or Balad, in the southern city of Bir Al-Saba in the Naqab. We met at his office and talked about current events and what was until recently the remote possibility of the so-called “Zionist Left”

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If Bibi Was the Frying Pan, Is Bennett the Fire? What To Expect from Israel’s New PM

“It’s not like [Israel is] replacing Netanyahu with a person who believes in equality for all, who believes in freedom for all, who believes in human rights for all. They’re replacing Netanyahu with an ultra-nationalist who is going to put forward his ultra-nationalist agenda.” – Diana Buttu, former PLO spokesperson

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JERUSALEM -- After more than a decade, four elections, three corruption charges, and a tumultuous parliamentary vote, someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as Israel’s prime minister this week. Naftali Bennett, the far-right nationalist who has replaced Netanyahu, heads the most politically diverse coalition in the nation’s history,

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Netanyahu’s Days May Be Numbered, but a Cadre of Far-Right Fanatics Wait in the Wings

While every society has had to deal with its own right-wing fanatics, Israel has provided them with a platform, funding, and weapons of mass destruction, sending them skyrocketing to the highest echelons of power.

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Israel is due to hold elections for the fourth time in just two years. The Israeli election commission has yet to announce the precise date, but it seems fairly certain that elections will take place in March of 2021, demonstrating once again that Israel is unstable and likely to become even more dangerous than it already is today. All eyes are

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Israeli Defense Minister’s Resignation not a “Victory” for Gaza but a Warning that the Worst is to Come

In the wake of Lieberman’s resignation the high probability of a Naftali Bennett-led Defense Ministry would unleash a new, even more brutal wave of extrajudicial murders of unarmed Palestinians, one that would deliberately target children.

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TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – A wave of instability now threatens Israel’s government following the sudden resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday. Lieberman announced that he was resigning in protest of a recently brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, which has governed the Gaza Strip since

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Hillary Clinton Lends Credibility To Zionist Colonialism At Saban Forum

Clinton recently participated in a forum hosted by a U.S. foreign policy think tank discussion that largely revolved around U.S. support for Israel and the so-called “two-state solution” — a discussion that took place within narrow Zionist parameters.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Israel, Monday, July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

The Center for Middle East Policy, a U.S. foreign policy think tank under the Brookings Institution, hosted the 11th annual Saban Forum from Friday to Sunday. Under the banner of “Stormy Seas: The United States and Israel in a Tumultuous Middle East,” participants in the Zionist propaganda event included U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli

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