1. Well you can’t. make this shit up.
“”We’re very proud to invite U.N. peacekeeping forces to Israel, where they can learn from the world’s top professionals on the unique methods Israel uses to deal with cases involving emergency medicine on the ground,” Israeli envoy to the U.N. says.”
Maybe the Israelis will teach them how to do this:
2. In the “This is getting old” department, Israeli Justice Minister – ooops, hold on for a second while I laugh my ass off. . . . .
Thank you. Anyway, Israeli Justice Minister – oh fuck I can’t stop giggling.
Let me try again. Israeli Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked, is freaking out (again) about BDS claiming that BDS is “deeply rooted in the classical anti-Semitism that has spread throughout Europe over the past few hundred years.” Yup, good old anti-semitism. It has a lot of uses. You can probably buy bottles of it at Amazon.com and spray it on anyone you don’t like.
What bullshit. Of course this is the same sort of Zionist bullshit that is turning the Center for American Progress into the Center for Zionist Progress, something we’ll get to in a minute.
She tells us that the true goal of BDS is “”wiping the Jewish nation off the face of the Earth.”
In the second article linked to above she says that BDS is “terrorism.”
““The BDS is illegitimate. I define it thus: BDS is another branch of terrorism in the modern age.”
Here is Israel’s Justice Minister advocating gross violation of international law by devising a way to declare Israel’s illegal West Bank settlements to be legal.
Note also the racist name of her party: “Jewish Home.” If Trump were to come up with his own party and call it “White Home” what the hell do you think would happen.
Here you can read her call for genocide against the Palestinians. She published it on her FB page in Hebrew. (And deleted it.) The document she posted was authored by a leader of the settler movement, Uri Elitzer.
This is why BDS is important.
3. And now we come to Hillary whose advisors include John Podesta, the founder of the Center for American Progress, and Neera Tanden, the current president of CAP. Neera does not seem to be all that impressed with Israel, which is interesting. In fact, let me digress on this just a bit.
Back in March of 2015 Tanden told Podesta that she found Israel to be “depressing.” And of course Trump made the most of this on Twitter.
But this did not stop her from inviting Benjamin Netanyahu to a love fest at CAP that took place on November 10th 2015. It was a love fest that created even more strife within CAP’s staff, already shaken by the loss of good people due to pressure from Israel supporters. Her “conversation” with Netanyahu is described below by James North and Phil Weiss.
Note to Shas Party members, red highlighting is done by today’s guest editor, Ayelet Shaked. Okay, I’m kidding, today’s guest editor is Dawud al-Qursaan.
“Yesterday was a display of the Israel lobby’s strength in the Democratic Party. Netanyahu’s audience was obtained by the American Israel Political Affairs Committee — AIPAC — and the room was rigged, the questions were rigged, every moment from start to finish was scripted to make Netanyahu seem acceptable in Democratic circles. The crowd in the room looked like it was drugged. There was no animation, little audible response, no effervescence. The room was stocked with pro-Israel Jews. The only questions from the audience were from stalwarts of the Israel lobby: Morton Halperin of J Street, David Makovsky of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and Greg Rosenbaum of the National Jewish Democratic Council. The arrangement of these three questions, two of them putatively adversarial (a Jewish publication quotes J Street saying it was the first time that J Street had ever had a direct encounter with the PM), was straight out of the history of the Soviet Union.”
Now why did this happen? According to one of her emails to Podesta – the following day – she noted that now CAP could not be accused of anti-Semitism anymore. That was the big win – another was soon to come, inshallah there will be a new donor. She had to add however that as a result of this utter fiasco – which she laments even having had to do – the “staff is riven.”
Mondowess reports that in a later email it turns out that the donor is a really rich Jewish Zionist named Jonathan Lavine. Maybe we can call it “Netanyahu Money.”
Phil Weiss, who has covered a lot of CAP ground notes the following in that same excellent article:
“As to CAP’s fears re a reputation for anti-Semitism, that is because a bunch of neoconservative Israel lobbyists bird-dogged it in 2011-2012 for staffers who were writing posts critical of Israel and the Israel lobby on Think Progress. All those staffers were in essence purged/walked out the front door in the end.
But the think tank is riven. And our site played a role, because we ran a leaked email about staff dissension over Netanyahu, back when.”
Yup. They seemed to be pretty pissed. Among the pissed off appear to be Faiz Shakir and Zaid Jilani, formerly with Think Progress.
(Weiss’ article is well-worth reading in full. Especially the final paragraphs where he makes an argument that rich Jewish Zionist donors to the Dems are so virulent on Israel that they are causing a rift between staunch Israel types and the generally liberal Democratic rank and file, including many Jews. Read it. But I digress.)
4. In fact, Tanden seems to think that Faiz hates her: She notes in the same email to Podesta:
“On another issue: your friend Faiz has been a great help to CAP over the last few weeks. I get hating me, but he caused a lot of pain to a lot of people because he hates me.”
Now in this email exchange she writes:
“Faiz’s bloggers are a fucking gift that keep on giving.”
Said blogger in this case is Zaid Jilani. She is complaining about an article that shows that Hillary advisor, Anne O’Leary, used to have a progressive stance on issues such as paid family leave and universal health care but now she and the Clinton campaign oppose these things. This looks like a typical example of the rift that Weiss discussed. May it grow.
5. Well it is video time.
Now you have just got to watch this brilliant 72-second video (I can hear Shas party members heaving sighs of relief) which is simply excerpts from Tanden’s disgraceful appearance with Netanyahu at CAP. The readers’ comments are worth skimming as well. This is so much better than a cat video. So much.
Here is Zaid Jilani. It is an excerpt from a longer interview.