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Criticism of Israel is not the same as criticism of Judaism – By Mohamed Hamaludin

New U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was denounced recently for comments deemed anti-Semitism, an ancient term that has come to be interpreted as hatred for Jews. Her tweets on Feb. 10 included it’s “all about the Benjamins baby,” a reference to the $100 bill with Benjamin Franklin’s image, which was taken to mean that the Jewish lobby had bought off members of Congress.

Omar, a Somali American Muslim, quickly apologized. But she stuck to her criticism of the influence of lobbyist money on politics, including from AIPAC — the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. She was wrong because AIPAC does not make campaign contributions.      Continue reading

Trump’s Comey Treatment Is the Stuff of Which Netanyahu’s Nightmares Are Made – Analysis

Analysis  //  Trump’s Comey Treatment Is the Stuff of Which Netanyahu’s Nightmares Are Made 

Lame reaction of Republican lawmakers and strong support of GOP voters for FBI director’s dismissal is bad omen for Israel’s right wing

Chemi Shalev | Haaretz

One shouldn’t envy Benjamin Netanyahu right now. You can easily imagine him waking up with a jolt in the middle of the night, covered in sweat, after another one of Trump’s traumatic tweets haunt in his nightmares. “I thought Bibi was OK. What an actor. What a disappointment. Loser!” reads one. “Netanyahu sucked up to me like crazy. I didn’t buy it, but everyone can see his true colours. The tapes will prove!” reads another. Then there’s “The Democrats couldn’t stand Bibi but suddenly they’re on his side? Give me a break!” or “Netanyahu talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk. Sad!” or, the ultimate horror:  “Netanyahu’s tried long enough. It’s time Israelis gave someone else a chance, like Americans. Is Yair Lapid the guy?”      Continue reading

Opinion: Netanyahu Fantasized About a GOP President, Our Cruel God Gave Him Trump

Opinion:  Netanyahu Fantasized About a GOP President, Our Cruel God Gave Him Trump 

In place of the deep discussions on history and philosophy he dreamt of, Netanyahu should keep it short and simple.

Chemi Shalev | Haaretz – Alternative Views NOT Alternative Facts

This week, Benjamin

Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu

will round out his 4000th day as prime minister. He spent most, if not all of them, fending off a Democratic president who, he believed, was out to do him harm. Which is why Wednesday was to be one of the happiest in his life, the day he would be received royally at the White House, make himself comfortable in an Oval Office armchair, smile at the cameras, silently thank God and finally have the time of his life.

Netanyahu must have fantasized about his first meeting with a Republican president like Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and even Newt Gingrich. There would be great chemistry between the two leaders, as well as deep understanding and wall-to-wall agreement. The American would gaze at Netanyahu with admiration, and might seek his counsel about the war on terror or reviving the economy.   Continue reading

Obama the Avenger and His Vendetta Against Trump and the GOP – Chemi Shalev – Haaretz

Analysis: Obama the Avenger and His Vendetta Against Trump and the GOP

The First Family is exacting revenge on the candidate who led the Birther movement and the party that tormented them for the past eight years.

– Chemi Shalev – Haaretz

commentaryBarack Obama is fired up and ready to go. He flies around from political rally to donors’ events, stirring crowds, encouraging Democrats and enthusing voters with the intense rhetoric of a Baptist preacher. He pushes his audiences not only to vote but to take others with them, not only to support Hillary Clinton but to achieve victory for Democrats all down the line. And that’s before we even mention his wife, the breakout mega-superstar of the election season who will hold her first joint appearance with Clinton in North Carolina on Thursday.

There’s never been a presidential family that has committed itself so totally and unequivocally in favour of their party’s presidential contender and, in Donald Trump’s case, against the rival party’s candidate.     Continue reading

Iran nuclear talks: Rouhani vows to abide by deal + video

Iran nuclear talks: Rouhani vows to abide by deal – BBC News reports

Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Rouhani: “This is the first step”

Iran’s president has vowed it will abide by the terms of the preliminary nuclear agreement it signed with six world powers, so long as they do too.

“The world must know that we do not intend to cheat,” Hassan Rouhani said in a televised address to the nation.

But Mr Rouhani warned that Iran would have other options if world powers “one day decide to follow a different path”.

The framework deal signed on Thursday April 2, will see Iran curb nuclear activities in return for relief from sanctions.   Continue reading

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