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The Israel lobby’s crushing win on Iron Dome

There’s been a lot of consternation among Palestine advocates over political roller-coaster ride in Congress last week. First, in an unprecedented show of power, pro-Palestinian members of Congress managed to stop the Democratic House leadership from slipping $1 billion of military funding to Israel’s Iron Dome program into a bill to fund the government. So […]

Obama-Appointed Judge: Florida’s ‘Discriminatory’ Ban on Sanctuary Cities Is Unconstitutional

A judge has ruled that Florida’s ban on sanctuary cities, which shield criminal illegal aliens from arrest and deportation, is unconstitutional because it is discriminatory. Judge Beth Bloom, appointed by former President Obama, permanently enjoined the law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in June 2019 that banned Florida cities and counties from protecting criminal […]

Four of Obama’s ‘Taliban Five’ Take Top Leadership Posts in Afghan Government

The Taliban announced its “caretaker” government on Tuesday, and the list of top officials included some familiar names: four of the five Taliban leaders released from prison by President Barack Obama in exchange for kidnapped U.S. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl in 2014. The fifth member of Obama’s “Taliban Five,” Mohammad Nabi Omari, was installed as […]

Hollywood Celebrities Descend on Martha’s Vineyard for Barack Obama’s Birthday Bash

NBA champion Dwyane Wade and his actress wife Gabrielle Union, Marvel movie star Don Cheadle, NBC’s The Voice star John Legend and his embattled wife Chrissy Teigen are among the Hollywood celebrities reportedly arriving at the 30-acre, $12 million oceanfront home in Martha’s Vineyard of former President Barack Obama for his much maligned 60th birthday bash. The lavish, celebrity-studded affair […]

The Unvaccinated Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Work Or Have Access to Children Says Ex-Obama Official

    Americans who have not been vaccinated against Covid should not be allowed to work or have access to children according to Former Obama administration Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Speaking on CNN’S OutFront on Tuesday, Sebelius also said that the unvaccinated should be limited on where they are allowed to go. […]

Poll: Donald Trump More Popular with U.S. Voters than Joe Biden

Former President Donald Trump is more popular with U.S. voters than President Joe Biden, according to a Rasmussen poll released on Friday. Fifty-one percent of voters have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of Biden compared to 52 percent who have a somewhat favorable opinion of Trump. More people have an unfavorable view of Biden […]

Biden won’t make Obama’s mistake — so there will be ‘no daylight’ between U.S. and Israel

Joe Biden is showing up his former boss, Barack Obama, in a key area of foreign policy. He has decided to have no public daylight between the United States and Israel, in the political interests of himself and the new Israeli government. The strategy helps explain why Biden has had very little public criticism of […]

Obama Pushes Federal Election Takeover Bill Despite Self-Made ‘Policy’ Not to Weigh In on ‘Day to Day Scrum’

Despite a self-made “policy” not to weigh in on “day-to-day scrum” in Washington, D.C., former President Barack Obama said Monday that Congress should work to pass federal election takeover legislation, claiming “democracy long-term” could be at risk. “We can’t wait until the next election because if we have the same kinds of shenanigans that brought […]

Obama: ‘Certain Right-Wing Media’ Monetizing Stoking Fears of White Americans

Former President Barack Obama said Monday during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that “certain right-wing media venues” were monetizing, stoking fears of white Americans. Cooper said, “Looking back as president, did you tell the story of race in America enough do you think?” Obama said, “Yeah, well, look, I tried. I think I told […]

Obama: Worrisome Republicans ‘Cowed’ to Neo-Nazi-Praising Trump by Assaulting Voting

Former President Barack Obama said Monday during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that it is cause for concern that the Republican Party “cowed” to former President Donald Trump’s claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election by passing restrictive voting laws. Obama said, “I think we have to worry when one of our major […]

Greek-American Ex-Secret Service Agent Opens Up About Michelle Obama

Former Secret Service agent Evy Poumpouras with Michelle Obama. Credit: Instagram/@evypoumpouras Evy Poumpouras is a Greek-American ex-Secret Service agent who published a tell-all memoir in April 2020 of her experiences working in the White House. The novel, named “Becoming Bulletproof,” includes stories from Poumpouras’ experiences shadowing Michelle Obama and the shocking racial abuse she faced […]

How Israel kept the Arab Spring from becoming the winter of its discontent

Ten years ago, in late 2010 and early 2011, the Arab world experienced a series of convulsions that tore apart the Middle East as we knew it. Starting in Tunisia, where a young fruit vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire to protest corruption and police abuse, angry demonstrations spread throughout the region. Some […]

Mic Catches Nearly All of Joe Biden’s Breathing During Masked Speech

President Joe Biden’s breathing was audible between almost every line from a speech delivered with his mask on Tuesday at Ohio State University. The microphone at the podium picked up Biden’s breath noises while speaking about the importance of fighting the coronavirus and beating cancer. [embedded content] After taking the podium, Biden looked out at […]

Menendez is defying Biden over Iran because he owes his political life to Israel lobby and Saban

Last week it came out that New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez was working to “sabotage” Joe Biden’s effort to return to the Iran deal even if he “risks setting the US on a course toward war with Iran.” And meantime, 70 Democrats in the House have signed a letter telling Biden that he shouldn’t reenter […]

10-20 American mouthpieces for Israeli government had unrivaled access to Obama White House — Rhodes

Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security adviser under President Obama, says that he had to meet with Israel lobbyists as much as all other interest groups combined; that these lobbyists were a tiny segment of the American Jewish community, the same 10 to 20 individuals; they invariably took the position of the Israeli government; and […]

Senate Confirms Biden Nominee Tom Vilsack to Lead Agriculture Department

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Tom Vilsack to serve as the Secretary of Agriculture in Joe Biden’s administration, making him the ninth cabinet member to be confirmed. Vilsack, who previously served as Iowa’s governor and also as former President Barack Obama’s Agriculture Secretary, was met with a bipartisan vote of 92-7. “We’re going to be a […]

Biden team forgets ‘history:’ Israel and its lobby dissed Obama in ‘borderline offensive’ racial terms–Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes, the former foreign policy aide to President Obama, spoke to Peter Beinart on February 10 about the Israel/Palestine issue in the Obama administration and made some stunning assertions: –Israel and its lobby routinely forced Obama to go over “hurdles” because he was black and they felt he identified with Palestinians. The treatment was […]

White House Denies Biden Is Snubbing Israel’s Netanyahu

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks to Defense Department personnel during a visit to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., February 10, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Barria The White House on Friday denied that US President Joe Biden was intentionally snubbing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by failing to include him so far in an early […]

ABC News Confirms Peter Schweizer’s Biden Expose on Family Corruption Involving Son-in-Law Howard Krein

ABC News confirmed the reporting of Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer, author of the New York Times bestseller Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite,  regarding the corruption of the Biden family — specifically the connection between the president and his son-in-law Howard Krein. Krein serves as StartUp Health’s chief medical […]

Resurfaced Tweets Haunt White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki

Newly resurfaced tweets from President Joe Biden’s White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki show that she pushed the Russia collusion hoax and claimed “Trump supporters are the worst.” Screenshots of Psaki’s tweets, some as recent as last year, were shared by conservative commentator Jack Posobiec. In a February 2020 tweet, in response to one user […]

Netanyahu pushed new settlements hours before inauguration ‘with malice’ for Biden (So now what?)

Just hours before Joe Biden was sworn in 12 days ago, Israel moved ahead with 100s of new illegal settlement units. That included opening construction bids on 1200 units in the “doomsday settlement” of Givat HaMatos, so-called because putting Jewish-colonist housing on this hill south of Jerusalem would forever separate Bethlehem and the West Bank […]

Biden breaks from predecessors by taking it slow on Israeli-Palestinian peace

US President Joe Biden’s administration gave its first official policy statement on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a UN Security Council meeting on Tuesday, and falling in line with previous administrations, it voiced support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was that same endgame that brought former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, […]

Iran said to lay out 7 preconditions to US for renewal of nuclear deal

Iranian diplomats have been in touch with members of US President Joe Biden’s administration about restarting talks on Iran’s nuclear program and have laid out seven preconditions, a source in Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s office told a Kuwaiti newspaper on Sunday. Speaking to Kuwait’s al-Jarida newspaper, the Iranian official said that contacts began before Biden […]

‘Erratic’ or ‘Strategic Clarity’: What to make of Trump’s Middle East legacy?

Donald Trump broke with bipartisan convention in his Middle East policy. Some say he overturned stagnant conventional wisdom that rewarded foes while punishing allies. Others argue that the former president damaged American interests and abandoned its long-standing commitments in the region. Get The Times of Israel’s Daily Edition by email and never miss our top […]

From malign Soviet influence to Israel’s quest for peace — Slater explodes myths

We have been highlighting the importance of Jerome Slater’s new book that reveals a long pattern of Israeli rejection of the two-state solution. The idea that Israel simply wants peace is a myth purveyed to western audiences to cloak territorial expansion, Slater shows. Titled, “Mythologies Without End: The U.S., Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1917-2020“, […]

Boris Won’t Criticise Biden for Churchill Bust Removal, But Called It a ‘Snub’ to UK When Obama Did the Same

Prime Minister Boris Johnson would not criticise President Joe Biden for removing the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office — a symbol of strong Anglo-American relations — despite having done so when former President Barack Obama made the same gesture years before. Mr Biden removed the bust of the wartime British leader, whose […]

Trump’s ICE Promises Transparency on Huge OPT Visa Program in 2021

The Department of Homeland Security is promising to issue a detailed report about the roughly 500,000 white-collar jobs that are transferred from American graduates to foreigners via the huge university-backed Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, which is often described as the younger version of the H-1B program. The agency “is currently unable to evaluate the […]

The Shift: Oh Sheldon we hardly knew you!

The following is the latest installment of The Shift, our weekly newsletter looking at U.S. politics and Palestine. Sign up here. Israel is cited by Trump’s friends and opponents in impeachment debate It’s been a big week in U.S. politics, of course and Israel policy figures everywhere, let me count the ways. Israel came up […]

Sheldon Adelson, pro-Israel extremist who ‘crafted the course of nations,’ is dead

Sheldon Adelson, who died last night, set out to destroy the Iran deal and the peace process and succeeded through his campaign contributions to Republican presidents. A fierce advocate for Israel, he wielded an incredible degree of power over U.S. policy. Miriam Adelson’s announcement of her husband’s passing is extremely moving and also blunt about […]

Obama, Bush, Clinton to Participate in Joe Biden Inauguration

President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20 will be a public show of bipartisan unity, attended by the three administrations before President Donald Trump. 00

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