Posts Tagged ‘candidates’

Meet the candidates challenging pro-Israel Democrats in US Congress

As left-wing Democrats search for the ‘next AOC’, Middle East Eye looks at six primary contests to watch this election season (Illustration by MEE’s Mohamad Elaasar) While progressive candidates are largely focusing on domestic issues, many have promoted even-handed policies on Palestine By Ali Harb, reposted from Middle East Eye Joe Biden’s recent pronouncements in […]


In the upcoming US Presidential elections, the new hysteria is that Russia is attempting to influence US voters and is supporting both key candidates – Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. This means that the “evil Russians” have stepped up their game and actually want either of the front-runners to win. Senator Bernie Sanders, the most […]

New Hampshire billboards urge Democratic candidates to end aid for Israeli rights violations

Palestine Advocacy Project has launched two billboard ads calling upon American voters and the next President of the United States to end U.S. funding for Israeli human rights violations, and restore humanitarian aid to Palestine. In 2015, the United Nations warned that Gaza could become “uninhabitable” by 2020 as a result of Israel’s U.S.-backed blockade […]

The Old Puppets Return: Meet Bolivia’s Corrupt Washington-Backed Candidates

Elections are looming in Bolivia. Despite closing ranks to force out Evo Morales’ left-indigenous government, the different factions of Bolivia’s pro-coup right have fallen out with each other less than three months into their rule. The crisis boiled over on January 26, when Jeanine Anez, the self-declared ‘interim’ president, declared that she would stand as […]

Meet the Candidates Taking on Bolivia’s US-Backed Right Wing Government

Bolivia’s presidential elections are scheduled to take place on May 3, 2020. The elections will be organized by the ‘transitional’ government of Jeanine Anez who seized power in a U.S.-backed military coup on November 10, 2019. The coup forced out the democratically elected leftist-indigenous government of Evo Morales, who presided over an economic boom following […]

Women’s group says parties pushing female candidates to ‘the back benches’

A women’s advocacy group on Thursday criticized the dearth of top female candidates in the upcoming national elections, accusing political factions of relegating them to the back of the bus. Of the eight parties forecast to enter the Knesset in the March 2 elections, only Labor-Gesher-Meretz has two women among its top five candidates, while […]

Palestinian Freedom 2020: Student activists confront Democratic candidates over aid to Israel

Last week, student activists with the group Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) were in Iowa as part of their Palestinian Freedom 2020 Bus Tour. The 14 Jewish and Palestinian students arrived in the state to demand that Democratic candidates stop funding Israel’s occupation and embrace Palestinian rights. The trip was organized JVP Action, the political […]

5 New Jersey officials and political candidates indicted for taking massive bribes

   Five current and former New Jersey public officials are facing charges of accepting bribes following a major corruption investigation, the state’s attorney general announced. The five defendants are charged with taking thousands of dollars in bribes from one cooperating witness in the form of campaign contributions, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. In return, the […]

Dem candidates mostly turn a blind eye to Israeli atrocities and Palestinian rights

Dem candidates have yet to address the Israel/Palestine issue in a debate. (Photo from the first night of the Democratic presidential debate on June 26, 2019, in Miami.) On the critical issue of Israel/Palestine, Democratic presidential hopefuls reveal a strong pro-Israel leaning that does not match the sentiments of a huge swath of Democratic voters. […]

Action Alert: Tell the candidates, “a good President knows that Palestine matters.”

Palestine matters: Presidential candidates should discuss their foreign policy – and it should include the word “justice” Our presidential candidates are neglecting the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity. Instead, they favor Israel, a state with Palestinian blood on its hands. We must pressure the candidates […]

Canadian imam: ‘Filthy’ candidates in elections support Zionism, homosexuality

A Canadian imam called candidates in the country’s upcoming elections “evil and filthy” supporters of Zionism who approve of homosexuality, warning Muslims they would be judged for their votes. “This voting is a testimony and will be recorded,” Sheikh Younus Kathrada of Victoria, British Columbia, said in a sermon on October 11. “On Judgment Day, […]

San Francisco labels NRA a “terrorist organization” as democratic candidates commit to terror-inspired policies on national television

(Natural News) On September 3, 2019, the San Francisco board of supervisors passed a resolution declaring the National Rifle Association (NRA) a “terrorist organization.” The discriminatory, three-page dictate forbids city officials from doing business with the NRA and instructs them to “take every reasonable step to limit those entities who do business […]

Democratic voters support cutting aid to Israel, so why have only two candidates even mentioned it?

A new report shows that a net majority of Democratic voters support cutting aid to Israel based on the country’s human rights violations. Nonetheless, only two Democratic presidential candidates have floated the idea during this campaign and neither has provided much in way of details. YouGov Blue conducted a poll for the progressive think tank […]

The Prosecution Against Julian Assange: Where 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand

By Kevin Gosztola WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been jailed in London’s Belmarsh Prison since April 11, when Ecuador authorities revoked his political asylum in their embassy and British authorities arrested him. The United States government had Assange arrested for extradition on charges of violating the Espionage Act and conspiracy to commit a computer crime […]

Matan Kahana: Will Ultra-Right Candidates Upset Netayahu’s Re-Election Plans?

OCCUPIED LYDD, PALESTINE — Matan Kahana — a retired IDF colonel, fighter pilot, and former soldier in Israel’s notorious murder squad, Sayeret Matkal — is now running for a seat in the Knesset with Naftali Bennett’s New Right Party. He is a “religious Zionist,” which is a designation used by fanatic religious-Zionist settlers who roam […]

Rogues’ Gallery: A Sober Look at the “Progressive” Democratic Presidential Candidates

Before we examine the “progressive” Democratic candidates, we should note in passing the likelihood that the Democratic nominee will face off against Donald Trump. Trump’s net approval rating is virtually indistinguishable from Obama’s at a similar point in his presidency , and his sycophancy towards Israel assures him of continued backing by big-money Zionists like […]

Here’s how the Democratic presidential candidates reacted to Israel barring Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

After it was announced on Thursday that Israel would bar Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) from entering the country, Democratic presidential hopefuls took to Twitter to condemn the decision and the fact that President Trump lobbied for it. After the decision was announced Trump tweeted, “It would show great weakness if […]

Likud seeks agreement between parties not to try to disqualify candidates

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party attempted to broker an agreement between all the political parties not to file court petitions against individual candidates in the upcoming Knesset elections, a move immediately slammed Monday by the rival Blue and White party as an attempt to shield the far-right Otzma Yehudit faction. Earlier this year, the […]

Military eyes 16-year-olds as ranks and candidates dwindle

Military eyes 16-year-olds as ranks and candidates dwindle Source Article from Hits: 37

WATCH: 2020 presidential candidates’ views on Israel

The New York Times videotaped 21 presidential candidates’ responses to the question: “Do you think Israel meets international standards of human rights?” Here is a short montage of the candidates’ statements. RELATED: Democratic candidates on Israel/Palestine – a guide (updated regularly) WATCH: Candidates pledge support for Israel in AJC Global Forum videos Presidential candidate Mike […]

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