Monday, November 12, 2007

Jewish Organizations Initiating, Coordinating and Funding

I would not use the word Jewish, but they seem OK with it, and they are the JTA, so I guess they know better than I do.

A renewed push from Jewish organizations for tougher sanctions against Iran is facing tough obstacles in Washington and capitals throughout the world.

American Jewish groups are aggressively attempting to rally support for isolating Iran until it ends its suspected nuclear weapons program. They are lobbying Congress, reaching out to friendly nations overseas and seeking allies in the United States.

Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, is warning that Iran is close to acquiring the knowledge it needs to build nuclear weapons.

Officials at the Anti-Defamation League have launched a campaign in support of tougher sanctions, and recently pressed the issue in a meeting in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Also, the American Jewish Committee has been meeting with foreign leaders, including French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

In the latest manifestation of the renewed push, delegates to the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities in Nashville passed a resolution Monday calling on federations and Jewish community relations councils to move on the Iran issue by initiating, coordinating and funding "expanded efforts aimed at both educating and mobilizing the Jewish community as well as partnering with other respected members in the broader community."

Only they can say this.


Secularism for you, buy not for me.

This is one for all times:

Zionist Americans are (commendably and understandably, since many of them are not Christian) amongst the fiercest advocates for secularism in America and have done good work, intellectually and politically, to cement secularism here. It's ironic that they are the ones working hardest to prevent secularism from ever taking place in the unHoly land, where they are comfortable in supporting everything and anything racist and discriminatory that the Israeli government does. The same people who (rightly) get outraged over the display of a cross on public land in America, have no problem defending the Israeli government banning non-Jews from purchasing land, or building religiously-segregated roads.

With Alan Dershowitz 1eing the number on example of this.


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sibel Edmonds Case In The News

The Sibel Edmonds case is heating up a bit. Read the latest about the Sibel Edmonds case here.

As I've demonstrated, the current 'AIPAC' case involving Keith Weissman and Steve Rosen receiving information from Larry Franklin barely scratches the surface of the underlying crimes that these investigations have yielded, and even this very limited case may never see the light of day. In an apparent greymail attempt, the defense has called 15 current and former government officials to testify - including Condi Rice, Douglas Feith, Stephen Hadley, Elliott Abrams and Richard Armitage.


Saturday, November 03, 2007

A Vote Against Israel

I must have missed this incredible statement from Steve Clemons of the Washington Note about the failed John Bolton nomination to the UN.

During the "third" major effort by the administration to get John Bolton confirmed as US Ambassador to the United Nations, one of the shocking parts of that battle was not only trying to get Republicans like former Senator Lincoln Chafee to stand strong against Bolton -- but to undo the damage that Schumer was doing inside the Democratic Caucus.

Two Democratic Senators involved in that part of the Bolton battle -- one on the Foreign Relations Committee and one not -- told me personally that Senator Schumer called them to say "a vote against Bolton is a vote against Israel."

Well, who does Schumer work for? The United States or Israel? And how ridiculous is that statement anyway?! Democrats and Republicans both have been excellent stewards of the US-Israel relationship in the United Nations. To personalize the national security issues between America and the Israelis was a sloppy, reckless mistake by Schumer -- one that he and everyone now involved in this Mukasey matter should remember.

Now we have the news that Schumer and Feinstein are voting to approve Mukasey in the face of enormous opposition from the Democratic base due to his failure to call waterboarding torture.

Now you know what there motivations are, or at least schumer's are. They will support the president on this war on terror becuase they think it is good for Israel. They will pretend to be opposed to it, but when the rubber meets the road they will support the war effort under some form of pretext.

The Washington Note