The Emergency Committee For Israel Speaks For Itself And Not Much Else

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by Eli Clifton & Jim Lobe The Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) is having a rough six months. Last year, ECI and its chairman, Republican operative Bill Kristol, did all it could to portray Barack Obama as insufficiently supportive of Israel. The group’s efforts and… Continue Reading  

Bill Kristol Ignores Israeli Leaders’ Praise Of Obama, Claims The President Is Weakening Israeli Security

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress After a speech on Friday by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that implored Israel to make moves to thaw its cool relations with strategic partners and overcome its growing isolation, neoconservative commentators went bananas.… Continue Reading  

Neocon Group: Obama ‘Not Pro-Israel’; Netanyahu Demurs

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The right-wing pro-Israel lobby group the Emergency Committee for Israel launched an ad campaign attacking President Barack Obama for his record on Israel. The ads, featured on billboards, public transport and with a web ad on the New York Times… Continue Reading  

Right-wing Pro-Israel Lobbyists Push Permanent Occupation on the Hill

It was just another Tuesday on Capitol Hill. A handful of Members of Congress and staff showed up to hear a briefing by a trio of revanchist Israelis pushing for permanent occupation of the Jordan Valley in the West Bank. Everyone… Continue Reading  

Commentary: A Little Transparency Please

“COMMENTARY is America’s premier monthly magazine of opinion and a pivotal voice in American intellectual life.” –about Commentary Though I don’t subscribe to Commentary, I read its “Contentions” blog daily. “Opinion”? Definitely. “American intellectual life”? Keep dreaming. I certainly don’t… Continue Reading