The Lobby-USA, Parts 1-4

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Updated: Nov. 14, 2018; added an interview with , editor of The Electronic Intifada

The Electronic Intifada
Nov. 2, 2018

“The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby – USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel’s covert influence campaign in the United States. […]

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Chris Hedges with Max Blumenthall and Dan Cohen: Killing Gaza: A New Documentary on Palestinians Under Siege

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These videos may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

with Chris Hedges

RT America on May 19, 2018

Max Blumenthal, Director and Writer of “Killing Gaza,” and Dan Cohen, Cinematographer and Editor of “Killing Gaza,” discuss their documentary “Killing Gaza” that details the Israeli War crimes committed against the people in Gaza.

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Boycott Israel, Go to Jail?

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Updated: July 21, 2017 (added another video report and a Take Action link)

TheRealNews on Jul 19, 2017

A bipartisan Senate bill would make boycotting Israel punishable by up to 20 years in prison. But a new pushback from groups including the ACLU could help stop the ‘draconian’ measure, says Josh Ruebner of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights.

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Six13: Chanukah (Shake It Off) + Jewish Voice for Peace: End the Occupation of Palestine

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Happy Chanukah!

Six13Sings on Dec 11, 2014

CHAG SAMEACH! Life got you down? You should be thinking about the miracle of light. Just shake it off… it’s Chanukah! Continue reading

Six13: Chanukah (Shake It Off) + Jewish Voice for Peace: Chanukah 2014

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Updated: Dec. 7, 2015

Happy Chanukah!

Six13Sings on Dec 11, 2014

CHAG SAMEACH! Life got you down? You should be thinking about the miracle of light. Just shake it off… it’s Chanukah! Continue reading

Israel and Palestine: A Short History

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Nov 28, 2012 by

Hey progressive and liberal friends-it’s time to stop saying, “It’s too complicated!” After Gaza, you can’t stay on the sidelines anymore. Watch this Jewish Voice for Peace 6 minute mini-primer about why Israelis and Palestinians are fighting, why the US-backed peace process has been an impediment to peace, and what you can do to make a difference.
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Hamas military chief killed in Israeli attack + Israel calls up reservists, gets ready for Gaza invasion

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Nov 14, 2012 by

An urgent update at 6.13pm Palestine time (4.13pm GMT)

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Debating Taboos: Is there a double standard with anti-Semitism?

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Jun 21, 2012 by

Is there a double standard in the response to anti-Semitism against Arab Americans compared with the response to anti-Semitism directed against American Jews? AAI President Jim Zogby joined renowned Arab American author and professor Jack Shaheen to debate the question with Josef Olmert, adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina, and Kenneth Marcus of the Brandeis Center for Human Rights. The debate was moderated by Patrick Sloyan, former Newsday reporter and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism.

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Yves Béhar, Sodastream is not ethical, so it cannot be beautiful!

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Italy
9 April 2012

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Designer Yves Béhar has teamed up with Sodastream, an Israeli company operating in violation of international law, and will be presenting a new design for the company next week in Milan, Italy. Human rights groups from Canada to New Zealand, from the US to Europe signed the letter below from Stop Sodastream Italy calling on Béhar to terminate collaboration with Sodastream.

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O Captain My Captain – America’s Aid for Israel’s Political ‘Continuum’ by Clive Hambidge

by Clive Hambidge
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Dec. 22, 2011

A military conquest

“… We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours … When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do will be to scurry round like drugged roaches in a bottle.” (Rafeal Eitan)

A ‘moral articulation’ by successive American administrations as to the primary reason for their unilateral support of 0.001% of the world’s population, namely Israel, is not standing up to international law or American scrutiny. Continue reading

Behind the Tony Kushner story: 3 dimensions by Rabbi Arthur Waskow + Kushner Speaks Out on CUNY Controversy

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Reposted with permission from Rabbi Arthur Waskow from the Shalom Center.

by Rabbi Arthur Waskow
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The Shalom Center
May 10, 2011

Last night (Monday night, May 9, 2011), the executive committee of the CUNY Board of Trustees reversed the Board’s refusal of an honorary degree to Tony Kushner.

Behind the Board’s original decision and its reversal are three stories.

The first: There has been a concerted attack against the best traditions of open debate and exploration of opinion in academia and in Jewish life, when it comes to criticism of the Israeli government.  Continue reading

Democratic Party Defends Israeli Attack By Stephen Zunes

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By Stephen Zunes
Foreign Policy In Focus
June 10, 2010

Tens of thousands of Israelis protested in the streets of Tel Aviv last weekend against their right-wing government’s attack on an unarmed humanitarian aid flotilla sailing in international waters. International condemnation of the raids continued in foreign capitals. Meanwhile, in Washington, Democratic congressional leaders were lining up alongside their Republican colleagues to defend the Israeli assault. Countering the broad consensus of international legal scholars who recognize that the attack was in flagrant violation of international norms, prominent Democrats embraced the Orwellian notion that Israel’s raid, which killed at least nine activists and wounded scores of others, was somehow an act of self-defense.

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How and Why I got ‘on-board’ with The FREEDOM FLOTILLA to Gaza by Eileen Fleming

by Eileen Fleming
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2 June, 2010

I am an American without a drop of Arab blood within me and my org has been an endorsing org of the FREEDOM FLOTILLA, since I learned about it on the final day of the 27th annual American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s Washington, D.C. Conference on 10 June 2007.

On the first day of that conference, I learned that among the invited speakers who did NOT show or send a representative were Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the Republican National Committee. Continue reading

Hundreds Protest in Cairo + Tell Egypt you stand in solidarity with Gaza

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Dec. 29, 2009

Egypt Denies Gaza Freedom March Access to Border, Hundreds Protest in Cairo
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House to Vote on Resolution to Reject Goldstone Report Findings and Recommendations by Jeremy R. Hammond

by Jeremy R. Hammond
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Foreign Policy Journal
1 November 2009

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday on a resolution calling on President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “to oppose unequivocally any endorsement or further consideration of the ‘Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict’ in multilateral fora.” Continue reading