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Sanders won’t attend AIPAC conference, accuses it of providing platform for ‘bigotry’ | TheHill

Bernie Sanders shown in a screenshot from The Hill website

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) blasted the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Sunday in a statement confirming that he would not attend the pro-Israel organization’s annual conference. Sanders tweeted that he would not attend the conference due to AIPAC’s connection to “leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights,” an apparent reference to the current administration of Israel headed ...

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Ten Ways Israel Is Just Like Saudi Arabia | Medea Benjamin

Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki al-Faisal and Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's former national security adviser, share a platform at the Washington Institute, May 5, 2016. (Washington Institute screenshot)

This article comes in the wake of a meeting between Prince Turki bin Faisal, Saudi Arabia's former intelligence chief and one-time ambassador to Washington, and retired Israeli Major General Yaakov Amidror, former national security advisor to Prime Minister Netanyahu in Washington DC at an event hosted by the policy wing of the Israel lobby AIPAC.

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Speak out agains AIPAC-backed resolution blaming Hamas for using civilians as ‘human shields,’ and that ‘supports Israel’s sovereign right to defend its territory’

It is no surprise that there is now an appalling AIPAC-backed resolution circulating in the House of Representatives, H.Con. Res. 107, which blames Hamas for the use of innocent civilians as “human shields,” and “supports Israel’s sovereign right to defend its territory.”

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Get Israeli Peace Leaders Before Congress | CounterPunch

The new Secretary of State John Kerry taking four trips to the Israeli/Palestinian region in the past two months means yet another U.S. effort for a negotiated peace process between the Palestinians (under ruthless occupation) and the very dominant Israelis. Why should the prospects be any better than the failed attempts by the esteemed former Senator George Mitchell, and his ...

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Robert Naiman: Americans for Peace Now: Don’t Co-Sponsor AIPAC’s Bills for Iran War | The Huffington Post

Lobbyists from AIPAC are pressing your senators and representative to support legislation that if adopted as written would push the United States significantly closer to war with Iran. If it were only Republicans like Lindsey Graham — the lead sponsor of AIPAC’s Senate bill — supporting AIPAC’s attack on the Iran policy of the Obama administration, that would be cause ...

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Iran in Obama’s speeches at AIPAC: Advancing the policy of ‘aggressive diplomacy’ | payvand.com

The best way to understand Middle East policies of US officials is to study their speeches at the annual policy conferences of American Israel Public Affairs Committee AIPAC, where nearly every political figure must pay homage to Israel and its most powerful lobby. True, some of the speeches are exaggerated because, when it comes to Eretz Yisrael, the more blood ...

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William Pfaff: Wars and Potential Wars Abound | Truthdig

The two most recent American wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, have failed or are disastrously failing. The United States is being pressed to launch two new wars. There is little public support for any of the four. The government of Israel, the American domestic pressure group which it sponsors, AIPAC, and numbers of prominent American friends of Israel are attempting ...

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WAR: Marching Toward Syria: Eyes Cast on Iran | Global Research

While all the incessant warmongering directed toward Iran at the annual AIPAC policy conference in Washington was grabbing the headlines, the momentum for Western intervention into Syria continued to steadily build. All those neo-con “real men,” it appears, just might prefer to go to Tehran via Damascus. Taking to the Senate floor on Monday, Arizona Senator John McCain, one of ...

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Occupy AIPAC Confronts Bibi Netanyahu’s Insane Push for War with Iran | AlterNet

Activists gathered in Washington, DC to try to “disrupt business as usual.” Palestinian flags flew high while Arabic music blared and young Palestinian women wearing kaffiyeh scarves danced in a circle. Mock settlements were lined up in front of a group of activists, while the anti-war group CodePink gathered on the steps of the Washington Convention Center holding signs that ...

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