No gas for Israel, no candidates for the Egyptian people or are we looking at a diversion here?

Israeli’s were called back from their Red Sea resorts for fear of a terrorist attack on Saturday and Egypt shut down all the natural gas exports to Israel in what can only be detrimental in the already financially strapped country. This weekend the Egyptian military rulers announced that many presidential candidates would not be allowed […]

Does AIPAC Have Only Two Major Donors?

A large congressional delegation is heading for Israel. During three weeks of recess, 55 Republicans and 26 Democrats will enjoy “educational” trips funded by the American Israel Education Foundation, a tax-exempt nonprofit located in the same Washington, D.C., building as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Absent AIPAC’s influence on pro-Israel campaign contributors, members […]

Who Will Stop the AIPAC Jews Before it is Too Late?

Medea Benjamin, of Jewish descent, is one of the co-founders of Code Pink. While I was being tackled by security guards at Washington’s Convention Center during the AIPAC conference for unfurling a banner that asked “What about Gaza?,” my heart was aching. I wasn’t bothered so much by the burly guards who were yanking my […]

New Zealand won’t attend racism conference

Now why am I not surprised? Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has confirmed New Zealand will not take part in the United Nations conference on racism. The Geneva conference is in trouble because of intense sensitivity around Israel and Arab states – the last UN meeting called to condemn racism ended in chaos when Muslim […]

Jewish Liberals to Launch A Counterpoint to AIPAC

Some of the country’s most prominent Jewish liberals are forming a political action committee and lobbying group aimed at dislodging what they consider the excessive hold of neoconservatives and evangelical Christians on U.S. policy toward Israel. The group is planning to channel political contributions to favored candidates in perhaps a half-dozen campaigns this fall, the […]