Tagged: US Congress

Israel Seeks Early Release Of US Military Funding News & Analysis
Arie Egozi, Breaking Defense

Israel Seeks Early Release Of US Military Funding

Israel is asking for its $3.8 billion in US military funding early this year. While one one of the most severe public health crises in modern history unfolds, will the Trump administration decide to expedite foreign funding to a military occupation?

on April 27, 2020
Democratic senators ask Pompeo to provide coronavirus aid to Palestinian territories News & Analysis
Zack Budryk, The Hill

Democratic senators ask Pompeo to provide coronavirus aid to Palestinian territories

Democratic senators including Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders wrote a letter to Mike Pompeo demanding Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in Gaza and the West Bank receive proper medical aid and funding to combat Covid-19.

on March 31, 2020
Finally, Somebody Dares to Hit Back at AIPAC News & Analysis
Yoana Gonen, Haaretz

Finally, Somebody Dares to Hit Back at AIPAC

AIPAC spends tens of millions of dollars promoting a right-wing agenda. Bernie was entirely justified when he announced he would not appear at AIPAC's annual conference because the organization provides a platform for those who oppose Palestinian rights.

on March 2, 2020
What does AIPAC do? Infographics

What does AIPAC do?

Deadly military aid to Israel? Check. Clamping down on your right to boycott? Check. Support for a violent military occupation? Check. This is how AIPAC, which is hosting its annual conference in DC starting today, operates.

on March 2, 2020
Sanders says AIPAC gives platform to ‘express bigotry,’ won’t go to conference News & Analysis
Eric, Cortellessa, Times of Israel

Sanders says AIPAC gives platform to ‘express bigotry,’ won’t go to conference

Bernie Sanders is expected to be the Democratic pick to face Trump in the 2020 race for office. And yesterday he made it clear he won't stand for bigotry targeting Palestinians.

on February 24, 2020
Will Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren attend the AIPAC conference? News & Analysis
Michael Arria, Mondoweiss

Will Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren attend the AIPAC conference?

Last year activists and progressive groups called on 2020 Democratic candidates to skip the annual AIPAC conference in Washington DC. Here's how these candidates responded when asked if they'll #SkipAIPAC this year.

on February 10, 2020
How (and How Not) to Talk About the Israel Lobby Op-Eds & Analysis
Stephen M. Walt, Foreign Policy

How (and How Not) to Talk About the Israel Lobby

There’s a difference between fair and unfair criticisms of AIPAC—and it’s time everyone, including AIPAC, acknowledges it.

on February 18, 2019
Ilhan Omar, AIPAC, and the 2020 Democratic Presidential Contenders Op-Eds & Analysis
Akela Lacy, The Intercept

Ilhan Omar, AIPAC, and the 2020 Democratic Presidential Contenders

Last Week, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., ignited a controversy by tweeting a song lyric implying that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the flagship Israel lobby group in the U.S., leveraged the financial means at its disposal to enforce Washington orthodoxies about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

on February 18, 2019
The Democrats Have An Israel Problem — And It’s Not Ilhan Omar Op-Eds & Analysis
Jackson Diehl, The Washington Post

The Democrats Have An Israel Problem — And It’s Not Ilhan Omar

The Democratic Party has problems with Israel. But Reps. Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), the new members of Congress who have attracted attention with toxic tweets and support for boycott, are not the main protagonists. They represent a minority of Americans and are isolated in the Democratic caucus.

on February 18, 2019
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