Israel Lobby

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The ADL Spying Case Is Over, But The Struggle Continues
Blankfort, Jeffrey; Poirier, Anne; Zeltzer, Steve
Article
2002
The Anti-Defamation League, an organization that claims to be a defender of civil rights, has engaged in a vast spying operation directed against American citizens opposed to Israel’s policies in the ...
AIPAC: Israel's U.S. Spy Den: Against The Current vol. 113
Ruff, Allen
Article
2004
The socialist Left must remain clear in its avoidance of a conspiratorial view of history. The entire U.S. political spectrum in the aftermath of the 2000 election, and especially since 9/11, has bee...
Australia Rejects Israeli-Ordered Media Censorship: A Little Justice for Al Manar TV
Lamb, Franklin
Article
2010
Australia rejects politically motivated censorship attempts.
Canada's Pro-Israel Zealots: Racist at Its Core
Engler, Yves
Article
2014
From a left-wing community once at the forefront of struggles against racism, unconditional support for Israel has turned a significant proportion of Toronto Jews into promoters of hatred against "Ara...
Countering the Israel Lobby's Dominance: Can Jewish Liberals Transcend the Wiesel Doctrine?
Nasser, Alan
Article
2012
The distance between largely secular American Jews and the Zionist establishment is likely to widen. This will weaken the political power of the Israel lobby only if American Jews as a whole are prepa...
Damage Control: Noam Chomsky and the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Blankfort, Jeffrey
Article
2005
While Noam Chomsky has provided extensive documentation of Israeli crimes, his approach has also served to block serious efforts to halt those crimes and to build an effective movement on behalf of th...
The end of hasbara? NYT readers question US support for apartheid
North, James
Article
2015
The New York Times published a remarkable discussion yesterday. Alongside an article about Israel cancelling a plan to segregate buses going to the West Bank so as to keep Palestinians off settlers' b...
Gaza, The World's Largest Outdoor Prison: Against The Current vol. 134
Currie, Kristine
Article
2008
Sara Roy couldn't have predicted the deterioration of Gaza since the 2005 unilateral pullout of Israeli occupation forces and settlers any more effectively than in her book Failing Peace: Gaza and the...
Honoring Helen Thomas: A Great Journalist, Traduced By Hacks
Article
2010
Helen Thomas was done in because she embarrassed the group of lap dogs who call themselves White House reporters.
How many British MPs are working for Israel?
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2017
Investigating the revelations that UK embassy staff in Israel are cooperating with Israeli political parties to influence UK policy making.
Introduction to the Israel Lobby
Weir, Alison
Article
2014
The Israel lobby is one of the most powerful and pervasive special interest groups in the United States. It consists of a multitude of powerful institutions and individuals that work to influence Cong...
The Israel Advocacy Push to 'Reclaim' York University: Putting Current Events in Context
Freeman-Maloy, Dan
Article
2009
York is a longstanding hub for "Israel advocacy" organizations (as they designate themselves). This reality expresses itself in various ways. At the grassroots level, far-right Zionist organizing has ...
Israel Has Been 'Singled Out' in the US for a Very Long Time: To whom much is given, much is expected
Harrington, Thomas S.
Article
2013
The American Studies Association, the umbrella organization of academics devoted to the study of US literature, history and culture, recently voted to join the movement to boycott Israeli academic ins...
The Israel Lobby?
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2006
Noam Chomsky comments on an article by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt in which they assert that "the Lobby" dominates over strategic-economic interests in Israel's policy-making. Although Chomsky p...
The Israel Lobby and the "National Interest"
Spritzler, John
Article
2007
Israel's ethnic cleansing does, in fact, serve the elite's interest. It is a classic example of divide-and-rule applied to the population of the Middle East: foment an ethnic war of Arab versus Jew. I...
The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
Mearsheimer, John J., Walt, Stephen M.
Book
2007
Mearsheimer and Walt describe the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the United States provides to Israel and argue that this support cannot be fully explained in either strategi...
The Israel Lobby's Power Comes from The American Ruling Class
Spritzler, John
Article
2009
By ensuring that the American mass media refrain from telling Americans the true reason (Israel's ethnic cleansing) why Palestinians and Arabs and Muslims take up arms against Israel, the American rul...
Israel's Struggle Within: Against The Current vol. 113
Finkel, David
Article
2004
ATC interviews Uri Davis.
The Lessons of Lebanon: Against The Current vol. 124
Avnery, Uri
Article
2006
So what has happened to the Israeli army? This question is now being raised not only around the world, but also in Israel itself. Clearly, there is a huge gap between the army's boastful arrogance, on...
The Lobby: Young Friends of Israel
Film/Video
2017
In the first of a four-part series, Al Jazeera goes undercover inside the Israel Lobby in Britain. We expose a campaign to infiltrate and influence youth groups, including the National Union of Studen...
New group challenges role of Israel lobby inside Labour Party as effort to undermine Corbyn
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2017
Jeremy Corbyn's recent declaration of support for the Palestinian cause came as sections of his party's establishment demonstrated that they are determined to undermine his leadership; the issue they...
Pro-Israel Group's Money Trail Veers Hard Right
Clifton, Eli
Article
2009
An IPS investigation into the tax records of the donors to StandWithUs, which professes to be ideologically neutral, found a web of funders who support organisations that have been accused of anti-Mus...
Professors for Israel try to Shut Down Lancet
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Some 400 medical professors are blackmailing Reed Elsevier, publishers of The Lancet, by threatening to boycott its publications unless the company sacks editor Richard Horton - or as they duplicitous...
A Reply on Overcoming Zionism: Against The Current vol. 132
Kovel, Joel
Article
2008
David Finkel and I see eye to eye on most basics where Israel is concerned, and he is generous in praising my recently published Overcoming Zionism. For years I have known him to be a stalwart anti-Zi...
Review: Political War Over Palestine: Against The Current vol. 131
Finkel, David
Article
2007
It has become impossible to review titles like these, or discuss the issues they raise, without reference to the rise of an exceptionally vicious campaign against critical activist voices and academic...
The roots of Israel's most racist law
Noy, Orly
Article
2016
Israel’s most draconian laws may have been passed by the current right-wing government, but the stage was set long ago by the Israeli Left. With a majority of 65 votes, the Knesset approved last week ...
They Dare to Speak Out: People and Institutions Confront Israel's Lobby
Findley, Paul
Book
The author of this book served 11 terms as a Republican Congressman from Illinois. He describes the influence on the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on the U.S. Senate and Houseof Rep...
Today's Trumbo: Try telling academic critics of Israel McCarthyism is behind us
Palumbo-Liu, David
Article
2015
"Trumbo," starring Bryan Cranston as Academy Award-winning Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, tells the sordid and tragic story of the anti-communist witch hunt commonly referred to as the "Red Sca...
The War against The Lancet
Kampmark, Binoy
Article
2015
"An Open letter to the people of Gaza" triggered a furious reaction within Lancet, with complainants suggesting that the publication has sided with the forces of "anti-Jewish bigotry".
When Free Speech Becomes Dead Silence - The Israel Lobby And A Cowed Academia
Editor
Article
2015
The sudden cancellation of an academic conference on Israel, as well as the lack of outcry from 'mainstream' media, demonstrates once again the skewed limits to 'free speech' in 'advanced' Western dem...
Why Our Government Supports Israel's Government, and Why We Shouldn't
Article
2007
Israel's Leaders Harm Both Jews & Palestinians.

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Conflict of Interest and the Israel Lobby: a Junket for State Senators
Hager, L. Michael
2016
Last December, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC), a pro-Israel lobbying organization, provided an expense-paid, ten-day trip to Israel for ten Massachusetts senators (inc...
When Free Speech Becomes Dead Silence – The Israel Lobby And A Cowed Academia
Media Lens
2015
The Israeli government works hard to shut down academic conferences on Palestine.