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Ilhan Omar vs the AIPAC Lobby – Davida and Goliath

by Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant In his Washington Post (3/5/19) article, Dana Milbank claimed “She [Ilhan Omar] has suggested that Americans who support Israel — by implication, Jews — are disloyal to the United States. At an event in Washington last week, Omar said, in the context of the pro-Israel lobby, that ‘I want to talk…

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Backgrounder: Saudi vs. Qatar …and Trump

So what’s the story with Saudi Arabia vs. Qatar? And why is Trump in the middle of it, making things worse? We know that the Saudis are in a cold war (sometimes kind of hot) with their former friend (and US ally) Qatar. We know that the Saudis would like Qatar to stop being diplomatic…

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It Wasn’t Just Russia

Fascinating article over on The Intercept this week. Check out Jeremy Scahill’s More Than Just Russia — There’s a Strong Case for the Trump Team Colluding With Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the UAE. In it, Scahill says that Trump and Trump’s minions may have colluded with Russia to get the White House, but it is…

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Israel: Unlearned Lessons and Squandered Opportunities

By Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant Max Fisher wrote in Vox news more than three years ago (April, 2015), a piece entitled Israel’s Dark Future. His article has taken on even more relevance today. The embassy move is the latest phase in Israel’s steady encroachment upon Palestinian land. A review of the conditions of Jews in…

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Sanders Says We Need To Look At Israel

Bernie Sanders is, once again, rushing in where angels fear to tread. Or, at least, where American political candidates fear to tread. He is openly saying that Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people is oppressive. That this is dangerous, to say the least, is obvious. American political figures have traditionally voiced unquestioning support of Israel,…

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Israel, and the Broken Trust

We may have a problem. We certainly have a question. It involves one of our dearest friends, who may have hurt us. The United States has always had a special relationship with Israel. It is our only true friend in the Middle East. It has been a model democracy for most of its history. It…

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