from Marty Leeds Live:
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from Russia Insider:
This week the Intercept reported on the firestorm created by Rep. Ilhan Omar when she audaciously cited the AIPAC lobby as being behind a political smear campaign against her. The Intercept reported,
“…Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., responded sharply to reports that Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was targeting both Omar and fellow Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Michigan.
Omar quoted rap lyrics — “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” — to suggest McCarthy’s move was driven by the lobby’s prolific spending. Asked specifically who she was referring to, Omar responded, “AIPAC!” (The Intercept)
from Russia Insider:
46% of the Gilets Jaunes agree with the proposition that:
“immigration is organised deliberately by our political, intellectual and media elites to bring about the replacement of the European population with an immigrant population”
This is 21% more than the population at large.
The more hardcore the Gilets Jaunes are, the more likely they are to believe this.
by Gareth Porter, The American Conservative:
The Pentagon was not the only party pressing Donald Trump to keep troops in Syria last year. It turns out the Israeli government and its supporters in Washington were working very hard to get the Trump administration to use America’s military presence there to support an Israeli campaign of airstrikes aimed at threatening war with Iran.
The Israeli strategy was aimed at dividing Russia from Iran and thus putting pressure on Tehran to withdraw its military personnel from Syria. A campaign by a pro-Israel think tank actually succeeded in getting such a policy ready for Trump’s approval last fall—although it was not supported by some Pentagon officials.
from 21st Century Wire:
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson served as Secretary of State and Colin Powell’s chief of staff, and through his experience in Washington, he is able to demonstrate how Israel’s influence over the U.S. has affected America’s strategic approach toward the Middle East. This is part of a fascinating panel discussion on Israel’s influence on foreign policy, with Dale Sprusansky, moderator for the conference event entitled, “Israel’s Influence: Good or Bad for America?” held in Washington, DC on March 18, 2016 at the National Press Club.
This conference was organized by the American Educational Trust, publisher of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs magazine, and the Institute for Research, and Middle Eastern Policy, Inc. (IRmep) as conference organizer. Watch:
by Whitney Webb, The Anti Media:
(MPN) — A leaked Al Jazeera documentary detailing the tactics of the Israeli lobby in the United States and elsewhere has revealed that pro-Israel groups regularly invented smears, including false accusations of sexual assault, to discredit professors and students on U.S. university campuses that support equal rights for Palestinians and the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement. BDS is a non-violent movement that seeks to use economic pressure on Israel’s government so that it complies with international law, ends the military occupation of the West Bank, and halts the decades-long blockade of the Gaza Strip.
update: Hours after an Israeli bus was struck by Hamas mortar fire from Gaza, resulting in injuries, which was accompanied by a massive exchange of fire involving 100 rockets and Iron Dome defense response fire, Israeli jets have bombed the studios of Hamas’s television station in the Gaza Strip.
According to Reuters the massive airstrike was preceded by “warning” phone calls non-exploding missile “taps” from the Israeli military for locals to evacuate the the building housing Al-Aqsa Television — the official broadcast station operated by Hamas. News of casualties was not immediately forthcoming, but the strike produced a massive fireball captured through local video and eyewitness reports.