My report for Inter Press Service on the letter from 15 church leaders calling for a review of whether Israel has used US arms in violation of US law and policy.
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Posted in Christians, tagged ADL, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, Elliott Abrams, human rights, international law, IPMN, Israel, Israel Lobby, J Street, JCPA, Jewish State, Jewish Voice for Peace, Justice, Kadima, Methodists, Middle east, Occupation, Palestine, Palestinians, Peace Groups, Presbyterian Church USA, pro-Israel, rule of law, Two-state solution, UCC, United Church of Christ, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, West Bank on October 23, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Barack Obama, Bibi Netanyahu, US-Israel Lobby, tagged Abe Foxman, ADL, AIPAC, Israel, Israel Lobby, John McCain, Michelle Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Netanyahu, Nicolas Sarkozy, Obama on November 9, 2011 | 1 Comment »
In an embarrassing moment, Presidents Barack Obama of the United States and Nicolas Sarkozy of France didn’t realize their microphones were turned on as they commiserated about having to deal with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The political backlash, which should be a concern for an Israeli leader, is already starting to hit Obama.
“I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,” Sarkozy told Obama, unaware that the microphones in their meeting room had been switched on, enabling reporters in a separate location to listen in to a simultaneous translation.
“You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you,” Obama replied, according to the French interpreter.
But rather than Israel being concerned that world powers, the US and France, find their leader an obnoxious presence, it is portrayed even here as a problem for the President. (more…)
Posted in United States, US-Israel Lobby, tagged Israel, Palestine, human rights, international law, pro-Israel, Middle east, J Street, AIPAC, Obama, Occupation, Netanyahu, Israel Lobby, Two-state solution, ADL, Abe Foxman, Anti-Semitism, Flotilla, Jewish State, John Mearsheimer, Stephen Walt, Thomas Friedman on September 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment »