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Philip Weiss is a longtime writer and journalist in New York. He co-edits a website on Israel/Palestine, Mondoweiss.net, which he founded in order to foster the movement for greater fairness and justice for Palestinians in American foreign policy. He is currently working on a novel about the US in Australia during WW2.
Sunday, December 7, 2014(1 comments)
Chris Hughes brings down the curtain on neoconservative New Republic
The New Republic had been supported by one neocon after another, from Michael Steinhardt to Bruce Kovner to Roger Hertog. For years, the magazine helped impose its litmus test within the mainstream media: You must be a Zionist to write about the conflict; and if you're not, then keep your mouth shut.
Thursday, October 9, 2014(14 comments)
It Looks Like Obama is Checking out on Israel
Is Obama walking away from Israel? Is he sick of the never-ending narrative of occupation/brutality/and security concerns that the Israelis dump in his lap and just going through the motions till his administration ends, or the midterms are over? A few recent items suggest this may be the case.
Friday, August 22, 2014(2 comments)
Democratic Party leader echoes Netanyahu's new theme: Hamas equals ISIS
A few weeks after the Israeli prime minister accused Hamas of piling up "telegenically-dead Palestinians for their cause," Benjamin Netanyahu has found a telegenically-dead victim for his propaganda purposes: James Foley, the brave American journalist killed by ISIS in Syria. Netanyahu is using Foley's gruesome beheading to equate ISIS and all its horrors to...Hamas.
Sunday, August 3, 2014 Israel calls Obama's tune
This is tragic and embarrassing. Israel is calling the tune for the Obama administration on Gaza. In the last 24 hours since the alleged capture of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants, the Obama administration is now laying all blame on Hamas for Israel's slaughter of over 1300 Palestinians in Gaza. What other nations are calling a massacre and genocide -- our government is calling the Palestinians' own fault.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014(10 comments)
Video: If you voted for Hamas, Israel has a right to kill you, says president of NY Board of Rabbis
There was a pro-Israel rally of 10,000 people in New York yesterday, a half block from the United Nations, and Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner, the president of the NY Board of Rabbis, suggested that Palestinians who voted for Hamas are combatants who deserve to be targeted by Israel. He said that the Israeli army is "the most moral army in the history of civilization."
Friday, July 25, 2014(1 comments)
Gaza massacre is generating ideological crisis in American Zionists
Jews are the ballgame; but forget about the wise son / wicked son crap. Jews of conscience must organize with one foot inside the Jewish community and one foot outside it. That is the only way to move the Jewish establishment, and America.
Monday, June 30, 2014(1 comments)
Can a neocon change his spots (and come back as a liberal interventionist for Hillary Clinton)?
The neoconservatives are on the run. The latest upheaval in Iraq has further discredited them for destabilizing the country in the first place; and they are being called out in the mainstream media. But the neoconservatives' partners in crime have gone largely blameless: American liberal interventionists and the Israeli right. When will they come in for criticism?
Thursday, June 5, 2014(2 comments)
Chris Matthews channels his inner Bill Kristol
One unfortunate outcome of the controversy over the release of Bowe Bergdahl, the US army sergeant held by the Taliban for nearly five years, is the exposure of Chris Matthews's neoconservative streak. On Hardball for the last two nights, Matthews has championed the war in Afghanistan as an ongoing US war against an intolerant Taliban.
Saturday, May 24, 2014(6 comments)
CNN airs evidence Israelis used live bullets on Palestinian protesters
Could Israel's horrific killings of two Palestinian youths during a demonstration a week ago become a diplomatic incident? The State Department continues to demand an investigation of the killings, though expressing respect for Israel's "moral code." The U.N. also wants an investigation. But Israel's Foreign Minister tells the U.S. to bug out, accusing the country of "hypocrisy."
Tuesday, May 20, 2014(2 comments)
"Courting powerful Jewish donors," Christie calls for aggressive foreign policy
Last week Hillary Clinton sucked up to the Israel lobby in a speech questioning President Obama's strength vis-a-vis Iran, and yesterday Chris Christie sucked up to donors Sheldon Adelson and Michael Steinhardt with his own foreign policy speech delivered at the "Champions of Jewish Values Awards" gala in NY.
Friday, May 16, 2014(4 comments)
"NYT" publishes unvarnished ADL propaganda: 93% of Palestinians are anti-Semites
The ADL is serving its pro-Israel interest here. The Israel lobby theory, for instance, is a theory of outsize conservative Jewish influence. Many Israel lobbyists insist on loyalty to Israel: for instance Sheldon Adelson saying he wishes he had served in the Israeli army not the American one, or the late Myra Kraft saying her sons could fight for Israel not the U.S.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 "NYT" highlights AIPAC's first failure in 30 years, as de Blasio and Hillary jump on Iran bandwagon
Money explains Wasserman Schultz's silence (she's chair of the Democratic National Commitee) and Hillary Clinton's fence-sitting, and an incident Landler also cites: Bill de Blasio humiliating himself to AIPAC on January 23. But The Times mentions the long list of Jews, including many liberal Zionists, who published a letter rebuking de Blasio and saying AIPAC doesn't speak for them.
Sunday, October 27, 2013(1 comments)
Olmert is a "patriot," Adelson tells an American audience
Anti-Zionists long contended that a problem with Zionism is that it creates dual loyalty, and suspicions about Jews in the countries where they are citizens, because of its definition of a "Jewish people" that transcends borders. Adelson gave Romney's presidential campaign $30 million last year, and millions to Newt Gingrich. What did he want from them?
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Jeff Toobin says he trusts State Dept officials more than Manning on what to make public
I want to reach out to Bradley Manning and thank him for his strength of character and lonely courage during a long ordeal. But it's been a bloodbath for Manning in the mainstream media, with John Hockenberry of NPR lately describing him as a "disturbed" young man, after Bill Keller of the New York Times gave him permission, by saying that Manning is a "complicated young man" who suffered a "lot of personal unhappiness."
Saturday, July 13, 2013(4 comments)
Clinton and Israel -- the Marc Rich story
Israeli president Shimon Peres was one of those pressing Clinton for the Rich pardon, and last month, Bill Clinton received $500,000 from an Israeli outfit for a speech on Shimon Peres's 90th birthday. It's really hard to say throughout these tales, where the Israeli interest ends and the American one begins. Does Hillary Clinton know?