Archive for the ‘US-Israel Relations’ Category

Israel wants to pull the U.S. into a regional confrontation, but Biden remains reluctant

Earlier this week, U.S. President Joe Biden dispatched one of his top security advisers, the Israeli-American Amos Hochstein, to Israel. According to a U.S. official, the purpose of the trip was to “emphasize that restoring calm along Israel’s northern border is of utmost importance to the United States and it should be a top priority […]


Last weekend, Israeli newspaper Local Call leaked an official Israeli government document recommending what Palestinians have been saying Israel is already trying to execute with its war on Gaza — the forcible transfer of Gaza’s 2.3 million Palestinian population to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office acknowledged the Intelligence Ministry’s proposal exists. Still, it dismissed […]

The Gaza Genocide Continues

Israel is an unrestrained monster that endangers all of us Mainstream media and official government commentary on the violence in Gaza appears to have acquired a certain rhythm to make sure that everyone understands that it is the poor Israelis who are the real victims being assailed by a group called Hamas that is invariably […]

Could the war in Palestine potentially undermine the U.S.-Israeli strategic partnership?

Israel had convinced the U.S. that Palestine issue was no longer an obstacle to normalization. But October 7 shattered Israel’s image of military might, raising doubts about its abilities to protect U.S. strategic interests. Source

Trouble ahead for the US and Israel in Gaza

OCT 17, 2023 Source Hasan Illaik The US and Israel have different end goals in bombing Gaza to bits: Tel Aviv wants to ethnically cleanse it of Palestinians and Washington wants to bring back the PA. Both plans, however, are likely to hit an Axis of Resistance wall. As wholly expected, and in line with […]

Like his father before him, Isaac Herzog will spin fictions of Israeli ‘democracy.’ The world no longer believes him.

Israeli President Isaac Herzog will speak to Congress on Wednesday and repeat the same fictions his father, Chaim, uttered before Congress in 1987. But the story his father told will not work again this time. Source

Israeli President Isaac Herzog is no less a criminal than Netanyahu

Slated to appear before Congress on Wednesday, Isaac Herzog might look like Israel’s moderate face, but he is no different than Benjamin Netanyahu when it comes to supporting Israeli apartheid. Source

As the US-Israel relationship is questioned, its ‘shared fictions’ remain strong

Earlier this week, there was a somewhat odd moment of insecurity in the usually harmonious U.S.-Israeli relationship. On Wednesday afternoon, Axios’ Middle East correspondent in Washington felt the need to tweet that a White House National Security Council spokesperson told him that “There is no talk of some kind of formal reassessment’ of relations with […]

Israeli analysts worry the US-Israel ‘special relationship’ is waning as American Jews abandon Israel

The Institute for National Security Studies, an Israeli military outfit housed at Tel Aviv University, just delivered its strategic assessment report, and the main takeaway is that Israel’s “special relationship” with the US is in danger. The change is attributed to a generational shift in American politics due to “the influence that the progressive young […]

Zionism Is Genocide

By Stephen Lendman Source In 2018, Hadassah Magazine called Brooklyn, NY “the most Jewish spot on earth.”  In the 1940s, its Jewish population numbered around 900,000. Now it’s around 600,000. On Nakba Day, May 15, at a pro-Palestinian rally in densely Jewish Brooklyn, signs read: “This Jew will not stand by” silently “Another Jew for […]

US/Western Support for Israel Mass Slaughter and Destruction Throughout the Occupied Territories

May 16, 2021 By Stephen Lendman Source Support by the US-dominated West lets apartheid Israel reign terror on Occupied Palestinians with impunity — as it’s done from inception since its 1947-48 war of aggression. An illegitimately created Jewish state in the Arab Middle East remains a prescription for endless conflict. It’s ongoing perpetually by Israel […]

When Will Israel Be Held Accountable for Genocide?

May 16, 2021 By Stephen Lendman Source Apartheid Israel gives new meaning to rogue state ruthlessness. Since terror-bombing and shelling of Gaza communities began a week ago, their intensity increased from one day to the next. Its overnight reign of terror massacred 26 Palestinian civilians in Gaza City, wounding at least 50 others. At least […]

Biden’s Point Man on Iran Says White House Wants to Avoid Clash With Israel Over Return to Iran Deal

US diplomat Rob Malley. Photo: International Peace Institute. The Biden administration’s point man on Iran said Wednesday that the White House wants to avoid the kind of conflict with Israel that occurred during the negotiation of the original 2015 nuclear deal. The clash over the 2015 deal led to a major rift between the Obama […]

Rethinking Israel’s Blank Check in Light of Palestinian Teen’s Death with US Weapon

As Americans become increasingly critical of the Israeli government, foreign assistance is put under a new Jessica Buxbaum By Jessica Buxbaum Source JERUSALEM — Last year, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian teenager with an American gun. Now human rights organizations, activists, and politicians are calling on the United States to investigate the killing and stop the […]

President Biden and Israel

US Vice President Joe Biden (L) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as they deliver joint statements at a meeting in Jerusalem, Israel, March 9, 2016. Photo: Reuters / Debbie Hill / Pool / File. With Donald Trump gone from the White House and the shame of impeachment as the Senate’s farewell, his […]

Biden to Speak With Israel’s Netanyahu Soon, White House Says

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement next to the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (unseen) after their meeting in the PM’s office in Jerusalem February 8, 2021 US President Joe Biden plans to speak with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu soon, the White House said on Thursday without providing a date. Biden’s failure to include […]

Revealed: Israeli Settler Groups With Ties To the US Are Evicting Palestinians in Mass

By Jessica Buxbaum Source Jessica Buxbaum investigates the slew of Israeli settler groups working to evict Palestinian families from their East Jerusalem homes with the aid of millions of dollars from American donors. Occupied East Jerusalem — Nearly 20 Palestinian families face homelessness amid a raging pandemic and cold, wet winter in occupied East Jerusalem because […]

The American Money Tree: The Untold Story of US Aid to Israel

By Ramzy Baroud Source Congress quietly wedged billions of dollars of aid to Israel even as it debated for months over a measly $600 to help Americans endure the COVID downturn. On December 21, the United States Congress passed the COVID-19 Relief Package, as part of a larger $2.3 trillion bill meant to cover spending for […]

Incoming Florida Rep. Byron Donalds Touts US Relationship With Israel

Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Naples, debates on the House floor April, 13, 2017. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – Byron Donalds was elected to the US House of Representatives on Nov. 3 from Florida’s 19th Congressional District, succeeding retiring Republican Rep. Francis Rooney. Donalds and Burgess Owens of Utah will represent the only African-American Republicans in the […]

Report: Pence Slated to Make Israel Visit Ahead of Biden Inauguration

US Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a rally, in Kinston, North Carolina, Oct. 25, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Jonathan Drake. i24 News – United States Vice President Mike Pence and National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien are expected to arrive in Israel within the coming weeks, according to multiple sources and cited in The Jerusalem Post. O’Brien […]

Who Buys This Phony ‘Anti-Semitism’ Smear Language?

By Stuart Littlewood Source If you support the genuine inheritors of the Holy Land you’re ‘pro-Semitic’. Semites are a language group not a religious group. They spoke (and still do) Semitic languages, especially the Canaanite and later Aramaic dialects of Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories.  The Western world today is seething with […]

Israel Tries to Assassinate Top US General, Then Invites Him for Tea

Netanyahu may be setting a new record for diplomatic chutzpah by inviting America’s top military commander over for tea – less than two months after trying to assassinate him!

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