Israel Lobby Refutes Omar’s Claims About Its Immense Influence By Exerting Its Immense Influence By Caitlin Johnstone

5 March 2019 — Caitlin Johnstone

In response to criticisms made by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar that US political leaders have too much allegiance to Israel and its lobbying groups, House Democrats have put forward an entire House resolution in accordance with demands made by AIPAC and the Anti-Defamation League.

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Owen Jones Unpersons Chris Williamson By Kit Knightly

28 February 2019 — Off Guardian

Syme was not only dead, he was abolished, an unperson.
George Orwell – 1984

Chris Williamson should never have been suspended from the Labour Party – he should never have been rebuked or chastised for his words at Sheffield. He told the truth, and those who have deliberately taken his words out of context to vilify him in smug, dishonest editorials, have a political axe to grind that is nothing to do with genuine antisemitism.

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Is Israel’s hidden hand behind the attacks on Jeremy Corbyn? By Jonathan Cook

25 August 2018 — Jonathan Cook

Israeli group submits freedom of information request as evidence grows of meddling by Netanyahu government in UK politics

Middle East Eye – 25 August 2018

Has Israel been covertly fuelling claims of an “anti-Semitism crisis” purportedly plaguing Britain’s Labour Party since it elected a new leader, Jeremy Corbyn, three years ago?

That question is raised by a new freedom of information request submitted this week by a group of Israeli lawyers, academics and human rights activists.

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Under Trump, the Israel lobby is a Hydra with many heads By Jonathan Cook

30 May 2018 — Jonathan Cook

Since Trump took office, the Israel lobby has mobilised four other powerful lobbies: Christian evangelicals, the alt-right, the military-industrial complex and Saudi Arabia

Middle East Eye – 30 May 2018

The Trump administration’s recent steps in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should surely lay to rest any doubts about the enormous, and dangerous, power of the Israel lobby in Washington.

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Media Lens: When Free Speech Becomes Dead Silence – The Israel Lobby And A Cowed Academia

8 April 2015 — Media Lens

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 democracies. ‘Je suis Charlie’ already feels like ancient history. It certainly does not apply when it comes to scrutiny of the state of Israel.

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