Archive for January 29th, 2014

N.Y. Mayor at Closed AIPAC Gala: Part of my Job is to Defend Israel

N.Y. Mayor at Closed AIPAC Gala: Part of my Job is to Defend Israel    

By Haaretz

Mayor Bill de Blasio says ‘there is no greater ally on earth’ than Israel,  in speech to Israel lobby that did not appear on public schedule.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37480.htm

Ordinary Citizens Need Not Apply (by Philip Giraldi)

http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2014/02/03/ordinary-citizens-need-not-apply/

Prominent Jews Criticize Comments To AIPAC

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new-york-news/prominent-jews-criticize-comments-aipac
New York Jews Blast De Blasio Over AIPAC Speech

http://mitchellplitnick.com/2014/01/29/new-york-jews-blast-de-blasio-over-aipac-speech/

The  Selective Secrecy Of Bill De Blasio « The Dish

(http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/01/24/the-selective-secrecy-of-bill-de-blasio/)

“No greater ally on earth”.

Just ponder that remark for a bit. How many troops did Israel send to fight  with Americans in Iraq? None. Forty other countries did, led by the UK,  Australia, and Poland. How many troops did Israel send to fight with  Americans in Afghanistan? None. Fifty-nine other countries helped, also led  by the UK. In both cases, this “greatest ally on earth” would have been  extraordinarily counter-productive if it had been involved. That’s  how useful an ally the country is in confronting our common enemies. Which  allied defense minister recently publicly said of an internal security plan  for the West Bank, shared confidentially among allies, that it was “not  worth the paper it was written on” and that “the only thing that can ‘save  us’ is for John Kerry to win a Nobel Prize and leave us in peace.” Israel’s.  Which allied prime minister in recent years took the extraordinary step of  lecturing the American president in front of the world press in the White  House itself? Israel’s. I cannot think of any allied prime minister ever  thinking about doing the same.

Will AIPAC secure a veto-proof bill that pushes toward war with Iran?

Will AIPAC secure a veto-proof bill that pushes toward war with Iran?

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U.S. President Barack Obama reiterated in his State of the Union address that he would veto an AIPAC-backed sanctions bill that would sabotage diplomatic efforts with Iran and lead us down the road to war.

But the scary reality is that the U.S. Senate is just eight votes shy of passing a bill that would be veto-proof.

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Senate bill 1881, the “Nuclear Weapon-Free Iran Act of 2013”, has the support of 59 of 60 co-sponsors needed for it to pass. Eight more and the President won’t be able to veto.

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After some 34 years of virtual diplomatic radio silence between Iran and the U.S, negotiators are finally sitting down at the table to address questions of nuclear capacity. Don’t let AIPAC torpedo these historic talks and risk sending the US to war over a right-wing Israeli government’s interests.

With gratitude,

Cecilie Surasky

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‘Senators Menendez and Kirk are AIPAC surrogates’:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/06/353426/menendez-kirk-are-aipac-surrogates/

Iran sanctions bill will prevent military action: Menendez to AIPAC

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/04/353263/iran-sanctions-to-prevent-war-menendez/

Is AIPAC suddenly a dirty word?

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/01/aipac-suddenly-dirty.html

AIPAC has had a tough month, but still hard to discuss US-Israel relations in open & honest way:

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/02/heritage

Iran Sanctions Bill From Sens. Bob Menendez And Mark Kirk Could Endanger U.S. Negotiations:

http://america-hijacked.com/2013/12/19/iran-sanctions-bill-from-sens-bob-menendez-and-mark-kirk-could-endanger-u-s-negotiations/