Category: US Politics

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“Bloomberg Had His Chance”

Mike Bloomberg January 2020 debate

Jonathan S. Tobin, writing for Israel HaYom said what a lot of us were thinking after watching Bloomberg’s debate performance. “Michael Bloomberg had his chance.” In other words, Bloomberg had his chance, but blew it, leaving the door wide open for Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic nomination for president. It wasn’t just his unpolished …

American Jewry, Israeli Politics, US Politics

Ambassador Friedman and Governor Huckabee Cut Loose in Jerusalem

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Governor Mike Huckabee play guitar in Jerusalem

It’s always fun to see talking heads you normally see in suits, put on blue jeans and play rock music on a stage. Which is exactly what happened in Jerusalem, earlier this month, when US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Governor Mike Huckabee jammed together for an enthusiastic audience. Actually, it happened twice. First …

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Lapid Says Bibi-Led Israel in “Deep Trouble” if Dems Win

Bernie Sanders October 2019

We think of the upcoming Israeli election, if we think of it at all, as between Benny Gantz and Bibi Netanyahu. But actually, Gantz’s party, Blue and White, is co-led by both Gantz and Yair Lapid. Now Lapid says that if the Democrats win, Israel will be in trouble with Netanyahu at the helm. Lapid’s …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

Netanyahu Won’t Annex Without US Permission

Trump Bibi sign in Jerusalem

Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria is something the Israeli right, badly wants. Netanyahu knows this and needs the rightwing vote to swing this upcoming (third) election in March. But apparently, President Trump is staying Bibi’s hands. Regarding annexation, which some feel is unnecessary, since the territory arguably already belongs to Israel, Netanyahu said, “We are …

US Politics, World Politics

Erin Burnett of CNN Says Iranians Don’t Really Mean Those Death to America Chants

CNN Anchor Erin Burnett (screenshot)

CNN Anchor Erin Burnett continued to plead the case against President Trump and for the Iranian leadership when she claimed that chants by anti-American Iranian protesters of “death to America” are really meaningless. Referring to the protesters, Burnett said they are actually really friendly people. “I was in Tehran when they were chanting ‘death to …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

Clarifying the Fourth Geneva Convention as it Relates to Occupation

Dore Gold

While 107 Democrats were none too happy with Mike Pompeo’s announcement that Israeli settlements were not illegal, and wrote a letter making that clear, Dore Gold, president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs called the announcement a “great service” to Israel. “I thought it was very important to put on the table the issue …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

Under Israeli Law, Bibi Barred From Indictment

Trump and Netanyahu

The U.S. impeachment hearings are seemingly echoed by Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblitt’s announcement that he intends to indict Netanyahu. In both countries, there are cries that the proceedings are based on the desire to unseat a leader, rather than on any real wrongdoing. Caroline Glick, right-wing Israeli columnist, says Mandelblitt actually cannot indict Netanyahu, …

American Jewry, US Politics

Glass Half Full: 126 Dems Did Not Sign The JStreet Letter

Screenshot of signatures by Democrats on JStreet letter demanding reversal of Trump administration policy on settlements

More than 100 Democrats in the House signed a letter by JStreet demanding the Trump administration reverse its stance on the legality of Israeli settlements, considered by most to be yet another Israel-friendly move by the current president. Of the signatories, 7 were Jewish. This represents 30% of the Jewish contingency of the House, which …

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U.S. Rejects Jordan’s Rejection of the Extradition Treaty

ahlam-ahmad-al-tamimi-FBI-Most-Wanted-Poster

Arnold and Frimet Roth have been tirelessly trying to obtain justice for the murder of their daughter Malki (HY”D) by demanding Jordan extradite the mastermind of the Sbarro bombing, Ahlam Tamimi. Tamimi was released to Jordan in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange. The Roths were not notified prior to the release of this terrorist monster, …

US Politics

“Uncle” Bernie Sanders is “Uncle Joe” Stalin all over again

Bernie Sanders

In World War II, the United States used propaganda to create the impression that communist Russia was a friend, going so far as to call Joseph Stalin “Uncle Joe.” Listening to Rashida Tlaib call Bernie Sanders “Amo Bernie,” reminds us that propaganda is still alive and well, and used today to make socialism palatable to …