Tagged: Lobby

There Is a Taboo Against Criticizing AIPAC — and Ilhan Omar Just Destroyed It Op-Eds & Analysis
Mehdi Hassan, The Intercept

There Is a Taboo Against Criticizing AIPAC — and Ilhan Omar Just Destroyed It

In 2005, Steven Rosen, then a senior official with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, sat down for dinner with journalist Jeffrey Goldberg, then of the New Yorker. “You see this napkin?” Rosen asked Goldberg. “In twenty-four hours, [AIPAC] could have the signatures of seventy senators on this napkin.”

on February 12, 2019
Bill Brings Middle East Boycott Conflict to Annapolis News Roundup
Michael Dresser, Baltimore Sun

Bill Brings Middle East Boycott Conflict to Annapolis

State lawmakers are wading into the conflict in the Middle East as they consider legislation that would put Maryland squarely on the side of Israel against critics who would boycott the Jewish state.

on February 9, 2017
Why the Israeli Hard Right Loves Donald Trump News Roundup
Nina Burleigh, Newsweek

Why the Israeli Hard Right Loves Donald Trump

For two days and two nights in December, the Israelis and their American friends in Washington, D.C., convened among the carolers and Christmas trees at a luxury hotel near the White House. It was supposed to be Haim Saban’s political bar mitzvah, the ultimate celebration of his president-making powers.

on December 15, 2016
Antiboycott Groups Pay for State Officials’ Israel Trips News Roundup
Frank Phillips, Boston Globe

Antiboycott Groups Pay for State Officials’ Israel Trips

Governor Charlie Baker and Massachusetts lawmakers are touring Israel this month on trips financed by groups opposed to a growing anti-Israel boycott movement, which is at the center of a legislative fight on Beacon Hill.

on December 9, 2016
Clinton Aide Called Netanyahu a Ruthless ‘Wing Nut’ and Israel ‘Depressing’ News Roundup
Phillip Weiss, Mondoweiss

Clinton Aide Called Netanyahu a Ruthless ‘Wing Nut’ and Israel ‘Depressing’

Another hot Wikileaks email has broken out of the Clinton camp today: that Clinton adviser Neera Tanden wrote, “Man Israel is depressing,” after Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection, March 17, 2015.

on October 28, 2016
Did AIPAC Make a Profit off Its Fight Against the Iran Deal? News Roundup
Eli Clifton, +972

Did AIPAC Make a Profit off Its Fight Against the Iran Deal?

Last year, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) led the charge against the Obama administration’s efforts to reach a diplomatic resolution to concerns about Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program. Indeed, in many ways, AIPAC became the face of the opposition to Obama’s signature second-term foreign policy initiative.

on September 28, 2016
The Political Ties of the Trump Campaign Team in Israel News Roundup
Judy Maltz, Haaretz

The Political Ties of the Trump Campaign Team in Israel

Israeli political leaders have thus far made a point of keeping their two cents out of the big election drama playing out across the ocean, doggedly refusing to endorse either of the presidential candidates. But a background check on some of the key figures running the Donald Trump campaign in Israel...

on August 29, 2016
Hillary Clinton Visits SoCal for Jimmy Kimmel Taping, Fundraisers News Roundup
Elex Michaelson and Darsha Philips, Eyewitness News/ABC Los Angeles

Hillary Clinton Visits SoCal for Jimmy Kimmel Taping, Fundraisers

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton kicked off a two-day visit to Southern California Monday. She taped an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" was expected to hold a series of fundraisers. Her appearance alongside Kimmel was her first since March. It was also her first late-night TV appearance...(Video)

on August 24, 2016
Protest Outside Hillary Clinton’s Hollywood Fundraiser News Roundup
Los Angeles Times

Protest Outside Hillary Clinton’s Hollywood Fundraiser

Protest outside Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's Hollywood fundraiser at the Beverly Hills estate of controversial billionaire Haim Saban (Video).

on August 24, 2016
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