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Obviously one of the major questions in a site such as this is the charge of anti-Semitism for any criticism of Israel or, in particular, the Likud. However, these links show that the issue is not a Jewish and non-Jewish one, indeed almost all of the open criticism of Israeli policies come from Jews. George Soros summed up many attitudes when, during the attack on Iraq, he declared that Sharon and Bush were responsible for new and growing anti-Semitism in Europe and much of the world.
Israeli Army Bars Documentary on West Bank Israeli documentary about judicial treatment of Palestinians in occupied territories--won top prize at Jerusalem Film Festival
Obama Speech Ties Likud Settlements to American Interests --Gen. Petraeus almost says U.S. soldiers being killed because of continuing Israeli-Palestinian strife
Polls show most Jews oppose Israel Lobby/War Party Hawks 68% unimpressed by "the surge," 67% opposed invading Iraq, wholesale rejection of Bush-Neocon Agenda, AIPAC, etc are unrepresentative and 'Bad for the Jews'
Comedian John Stewart (video) Parody on Republican Presidential Candiates kowtowing to Israeli Lobby
Israel in Iraq --training U.S. soldiers in occupation methods used on Palestinians
Israeli Spying in America File --various links--Jewish criticism
Israeli & U.S. Jewish Peace Groups lots and lots
National Summit to Reassess the
U.S.-Israel "Special Relationship" Conference
at National Press Club, Washington, DC 03/07/14 various speakers
02/04/14 AIPAC Finds Momentum Blunted--NY Times--It lost on starting war with Syria and now on Iran sanctions push. But Republicans all fall in line. Other Jewish voices having influence. Rare loss in congress. Most Americans don't want to start more wars.
09/15/13 The AIPAC Collapse--lobby strikes out in urging bombing of Syria
05/14/13 The Israeli Jihadist Alliance --Both want chaos in Syria--all part of neocon-Likus strategy to destroy or at least put into chaos Iraq, Syria and Iran as planned --see A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm.
01/30/13 Christian Zionism and Islamophobiavideo with Phil Giraldi, Jon Utley, Norman Mezvinsky and Fuad Shaban
01/29/13 Israeli Secularists Appear to Find Their Voice Yuri Lapid's YESH ATID party wins 20 votes, more than ultra-orthodox --wants draft of orthodox, stop segregation of women, order Yeshiva schools to teach math and science
01/10/13 Hegal Boomerang THE FORWARD "
01/09/13 Hegal Has Problem with Christian Zionists, Not Jews So many Jews support Hegal, opposition mainly from Neoconservatives and militant war wanting Christian evangelicals
01/08/13 Ben Stein "Dropping the Hegal Bomb" --loss of younger Jewish focus on Israel --"only real friends of Israel on the earth are evangelical Christians"
12/12/12 J Street Threatens AIPAC Because of Generational Anxiety more and more younger Jews diverge from elders unquestioning loyalty to Israeli government---"James Besser asks why the major Jewish groups have responded to J Street with so much more fury and fear than, say, the formation of Americans for Peace Now, or the Israeli Policy Forum"
9/17/12 A Preventable Massacre Sabra & Shatila Palestinian refugee camps--800+women, children, aged killed in 1982 by Christian Phalange militia allowed in under Israeli authority-- Israeli government investigation--declassified archives-blame on Sharon
4/09/12 J Street and the Israeli Lobby details on 3rd national meeting
4/01/12 The Increasingly Transparent U.S.-Israeli Conflict of Interest The Likud's Interests are not America's interests
1/19/12 The Allure of the Burka Why do (Israeli) Fundamentalists Want to Wrap Up Women? FORWARD Newspaper
12/28/11Israeli Girl, 8, at Center of Tension Over Religious Extremism -- American orthodox girl terrified of ultra-orthodox men spitting and cursing her--rapidly growing sect (without jobs or skills but producing subsidized babies) threatens freedom & modernity of majority reform Jews.
12/13/11Newt, Mitt, Bibi and Vladimir by Thomas Friedman- New York Times-- Republican candidates pandering to Israel --Israel foreign minister praises Russian elections as honest
12/09/11 Rabbi Outcast--Elmer Berger and American Jewish Anti-Zionism by Jack Ross --several speakers including Allan Brownfeld at the National Press Club
12/09/11 Comedian John Stewart (video) Parody on Republican Presidential Candiates kowtowing to Israeli Lobby
12/05/11 Romney--Gingrich Demand Firing Jewish American Ambassador for criticizing Israel's occupation policies
12/01/11Israel pressure to reform ultra-orthodox schools BBC report on teaching old ways
11/29/11 Netanyahu and Fundamentalists Try Stifle Jewish Anti-settlement Voices death threats, increasing use of violence by settler lobby--effort to copy Putin's Russia in forbidding foreign support for think tanks
9/17/11 NY Times Thomas Friedman on damage done by Israeli Lobby
11/15/10 Eric Cantor's Pledge to Israel --Glenn Greenwald at Salon.com --Republicans putting Israel First
11/01/10 Turkish Intelligence Agencies End Ties With Mossad -- demands that any NATO missile system not share information with Israel
8/10/10 Israeli Reformers Want Haredi Schools to Teach Science, Math, History major percentage of Israeli children, strong resistance, similar to Muslim Madrasah schools
8/18/10 Wikipedia editing courses launched by Zionist groups disturbed be increasingly widespread portrayal of Israel as rogue state
7/18/10 Netanyahu in 2001 Brags How Its Easy to Move America To Do His Bidding on Israel's Plans to Undermine Oslo Peace Accords--long report in Harretz
7/18/10 Netanyahu Admits On Video Deceiving Washington As His Ways To Undermine Oslo Agreement-- by attacking Palestinians to make war continue
6/30/10 Fraudulent Zionist Charities Collect Tax Deductible Donations money for settlements and weaponry violates US anti-terrorism laws
6/20/10 In Israel Yeshiva Schools Only Teach Religion (like Madrasahas) 27% of kids get no math, history, languages, science, just religion according to speaker at J-Street meeting
6/19/10 "Failure of the American Jewish Establishment" by Peter Beinart in New York Review of Books --extraordinary analysis of disaffection of American Jews towards Israel today
6/18/10 American Jews Who Reject Zionism -- support declines
6/17/10 Is Netanyahu a Rational Man by Phil Giraldi--former CIA--always insightful--Israel's Masada complex
2/19/10 New Surveillance Technology Exposes Assassination Squad problems for Mossad
2/18/10 Jewish J-Street Exposes John Hagee and CUFI questions Jews accepting alliance with Armageddon wanters (meaning God killing Jews who don't convert)
11/19/09 British TV Show on Power of Israel Lobby --complaints by Jewish groups
9/09/09 J Street Invited by Obama to Participate in White House Meeting NY Times Magazine report on New Israel Lobby
9/09 Is AIPAC Still the Chosen One? Mother Jones article on The Lobby
8/13/09 Israel Lobby Losing its Hold Over Young Jews becoming obsolete writes Michelle Goldberg in The American Prospect
6/27/09 Poll: American Voters’ Support of Israel Drops 69% down to 49% since Oct '08
6/14/09 Settlement Facts -- History and Israeli Government Commitments by former U.S. Ambassador to Israel-- rebutting Krauthamer and neocon/Fox TV lies, distortions and propaganda for settlers
6/11/09 AIPAC Wall Beginning to Crack --Two Thirds of American Jews want Washington to play active role pushing peace settlement, lots of info and resistance to West Bank Settlements
5/20/09 Netanyahu Clashed With Congress M.J.. Rosenberg of the Israel Policy Forum wrote that it was "the first time in memory" that "an Israeli prime minister went up to the Hill only to be bombarded with criticism."
5/07/09 AIPAC Annual Meeting --Clout and Concerns Half of all congress attends, unease about dual loyalty, spying, efforts to marginalize J Street and other Jewish peace groups Peace Pressures Growing
5/06/09 Secret U.S.- Israel Nuke Agreement Is Revealed More formal than previously imagined
3/26/09 U.S. Taxpayers Fund Illegal West Bank Settlements "Charitable" Foundations give tax deductions for money for settlers -- BBC Reports on Other Funding of Settlements on Palestinian land
3/12/09 "Israel Lobby" Blamed For Appointee Withdrawal Charles W. Freeman fights back against smears and attacks
3/06/09 Intelligence Chairman Freeman Stirs Israeli Ire by Arnaud de Borchgrave
12/29/08 More Journalists Dare to Challenge Israel (Likud) Lobby Joe Klein, Glen Greenwald, etc. J Street give courage and clout
10/05/08 Fundamentalist Jews in Israel Who Behave Like Taliban attack women for dressing in bright colors, vandalize stores selling internet supplies, etc. Also have disproportionate control over electoral system and many on welfare
10/01/08 Israel Lobby Fails Effort to Get Congress to Approve War with Iran proposal for naval blockade of Iran so as to start a war
9/18/08 Obama's VP Choice of Biden done to re-assure AIPAC & Israel Lobby-- Biden has solid record as pro-Zionist, favored all the wars, prevented anti-war views as committee chair before attack on Iraq
8/01/08 Joe Klein of TIME --daring exposure and attack on Neocon Warmongering and Followed up by Jim Lobe Neocons and Religious Right allies responding
7/26/08 Money From American Jews Finances Israeli Extremist Politicians Most Israelis support peace and negotiation, most foreign money supports wars, conquests and West Bank settlements
7/08/08 AIPAC Conference 2008 by Phillip Weiss so little reporting on so much power
5/28/08 Turning Onto J Street excellent analysis of new anti-AIPAC Jewish group, American Conservative magazine
5/27/08 Israel imposes a 10-year ban on American critic of Israeli policies, Norman Finkelsten
4/25/08 For Israel’s Sake, Moderate American Jews Must Find Their Voice "pro-Israel" in Washington means for wars, occupations, alliance with war party, neocons and Armageddon wanters by Jeremy Ben-Ami Exec. Director J Street and JStreetPac
3/27/08 U.N. Taps American Jewish Critic of Israel as Rights Expert Former Princeton professor of international law know for criticism of occupation actions
2/18/08 One Assassination Beget Others -the unending cycle--recent killing of Hezbollah leader in Syria
1/23/08 Bid To Toughen Iran Sanctions Faces Obstacles On Capitol ... Israel Lobby can't push them through, business and some Jewish groups opposed