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JTA: A tally of how Jewish lawmakers are voting on the Iran deal

Identity politics is a fact of American life. There is a Congressional Black Caucus, a Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Jewish lawmakers…

Aug 31 2015 / Read More » /
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The Attack on the Nuclear Deal, the Israel Factor, and the Iran Peace Scare

“…for the Israeli government and Israel’s American lobby, Iran’s alleged nuclear threat has served the same purpose as Saddam’s non-existent WMD—it generates public support against…

Aug 29 2015 / Read More » /

Did Iranian Weapons Kill Americans? Another phony argument against a deal with Iran

The bad guys who took aim at Bartlett? They were people defending their homes and families against an invader… his claim that he was maimed…

Aug 18 2015 / Read More » /

Biden & Obama vs the Israel lobby’s push to kill Iran deal

Vice President Joe Biden had an intimate phone call with a thousand Jewish leaders, beseeching, teaching and preaching the Iran nuclear deal. Biden said, “Quite…

Jul 22 2015 / Read More » /

The Basics: re-examining our policies

The US has a unique relationship with Israel:

• More US tax money has been given to Israel than to any other nation – over $8 million per day (per capita, more than 7,000 times the average to others around the world). Large disbursements are also given to other Mideast nations, largely on behalf of Israel.

• The US regularly vetoes initiatives regarding Israel that are endorsed by numerous other nations.

Such policies are causing escalating harm to Americans: they have entangled us in tragic wars, damaged our economy, undermined our democratic processes, and placed our citizens in danger. Yet this is rarely discussed.

It is critical for our nation and others that these policies be thoroughly examined, openly debated, and honestly evaluated. Read more

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