Category Archives: Israel Lobby

The Bomb Iran Lobby Gears Up for 2016

“The Bomb Iran Lobby Gears Up for 2016: A tight-knit group of neocon dead-enders is pushing Iran to the forefront of the GOP’s foreign policy agenda“ by Sina Toosi; Foreign Policy in Focus In a recent TV ad, a van snakes its way through an American city. As the driver fiddles with the radio dial, dire warnings about […]

The Use and Abuse of the Anti-Terrorism Act

This article appears also in The Occidental Quarterly 15, no.1 (Spring, 2015), 3–14. It is a formidable challenge to criticize anti-terrorism measures without seeming callous, naïve, or cynical.  On the one hand, the use of indiscriminate violence to achieve political or religious aims should be condemned and the victims of such acts treated with compassion.  On the […]

A review of Jewcentricity by Adam Garfinkle, Part 3 of 4: The Israel Lobby

Part 1 Part 2 It angers Garfinkle (doubtless due in large part to his role as speechwriter for Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice) that the influence exerted by the Israel Lobby over the foreign policy of the United States, and other Western nations, provides yet another focal point for “negative Jewcentricity.” Garfinkle’s […]

Netanyahu election aftermath: Reaping the consequences of Israeli fanaticism

In my 2007 review of The Israel Lobby I noted that Mearsheimer and Walt try to see Israel as a normal state capable of making rational decisions, but the extremists are in charge and have been so at least since the 1967 War. Any attempt to make a meaningful withdrawal from the West Bank and Jerusalem […]

Steve Sailer on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

Steve Sailer has produced an interesting piece over at Takimag, with his thoughts on the growth (or lack thereof) of the BDS movement on US college campuses. The overly-optimistic title of the article can be overlooked in favor of what remains — a very astute summation of the state of this decade-old movement in America. […]

Philip Weiss on Jewish Power

Not for the first time (see here and here), Philip Weiss has expounded on Jewish power, this time as it relates to Netanyahu’s speech (“Netanyahu’s speech and the American Jewish condition“). The fear [of persecution] blinds Jews to our power, in Israel and the United States. It is hard for Jews to think of ourselves as powerful […]

UN Reveals Israel’s Support for ISIS

I think that there are two prominent phenomena which will soon make people aware of the fundamental importance and extent of the Jewish question in the present world. The first phenomenon is the existence of Israel, a prime signal of Jewish ethnocentrism’s inevitable double standard when compared to the ethnically and culturally pluralist attitudes of […]

I agree with Adelson: Democracy is not a Jewish value (or a reality in the U.S.)

The meeting of Jewish oligarchs Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson at the Israeli-American Council has attracted considerable comment. Obviously, it’s another illustration of the power of a minuscule number of very wealthy individuals to influence the political process. And since Adelson is partial to Republicans to the tune of $150 million in the last election […]

Jews, ‘Israelis’ and the Israel Lobby

News from England conveys that Andrew Bridgen, a Member of Parliament for the so-called Conservative Party, has troubled those of the Hebrew persuasion by daring to mention that there is a link between the Jewish people and the State of Israel. During an exchange in the House of Commons on proposals to recognize a State […]

Mondoweiss on how Steven Salaita was fired

The Steven Salaita is yet another example of the power of the Israel Lobby and how they leave no stone unturned in their efforts. Salaita is a professor of Arab descent who was offered a position at the University of Illinois until he made several tweets critical of Israel: For instance, there is this tweet: […]

The Winner of the Iraq War: Israel

If there was a poll right now asking Americans whether the war in Iraq was a good idea,  undoubtedly the vast majority would say no — the thousands of Americans dead, the tens of thousands wounded, many with life-long disabilities, the stratospheric, multi-trillion dollar costs. And for what? Eleven years later there is sectarian/ethnically based violence […]

Iraq Nightmare

Given the situation of sectarian/ethnic warfare in Iraq, I am posting an article that originally appeared in 2011. It’s amazing that academics like me are routinely pilloried as doing shoddy research and skewing everything they write about for political/ethnic reasons. But that does not apply at all to academic activists like Bernard Lewis, the much […]

“You Can’t Embarrass An Israeli”: Spying, Lying and Shameless Effrontery

To understand an animal, you have to see it in its natural habitat. This also applies to words. The Yiddish word chutzpah  means “shameless effrontery.” But to understand it properly, you have to see it in its natural habitat: Israel’s Aggressive Spying in the U.S. Mostly Hushed Up … Despite strident denials this week by […]

Former Australian Foreign Minister Confirms that the Israel Lobby Controls Australia’s Foreign Policy

In my series of extended essays entitled “The War on White Australia” I described how Jewish activism was pivotal in ending the White Australia policy and initiating the mass non-White immigration that is rapidly transforming that nation. In addition, I showed how Jewish activism was instrumental in establishing multiculturalism as the ideological and legislative basis […]

Alison Weir on the Early Days of the Israel Lobby

In “Background traits for Jewish activism” I listed several traits of Jewish activist groups that make them so effective. They are all on display in Alison Weir’s excerpt from her book Against Our Better Judgment: How the US was Used to Create Israel.  1. Jewish groups are well organized and lavishly funded. I probably shouldn’t have […]

Le Lobby pro-israélien: Impossible de se cacher

English version here Article d’origine publié le 25 Janvier 2013 Le site Mondoweiss a reproduit un extrait du discours d’un rabbin, Melissa Weintraub, sur les stratégies utilisées par la communauté juive pour gérer les relations avec Israël. Le problème pour les Juifs est qu’aux États-Unis, ils représentent l’avant-garde de la gauche libérale, pro-immigration, pro-multiculturelle, et […]

The Israel Lobby: Nowhere to Hide

Mondoweiss excerpted a talk by a rabbi, Melissa Weintraub, on strategies used by the Jewish community for dealing with Israel. The difficulty that Jews have is that they are the vanguard of the liberal, pro-immigration/multicultural anti-White left in the U.S., while at the same time their favorite country, Israel, is energetically engaged in apartheid and […]

Stanley Fischer: A Dual U.S./Israeli Citizen and Pro-Israel Activist as Vice-Chair of the Fed

Grant Smith, writing at Antiwar.com provides an enlightening account of the nomination of Stanley Fischer as Vice-Chair of the Federal Reserve (“AIPAC’s Fed Candidate Stanley Fischer on a Warpath against Iran: Dual-citizen nominee’s lifetime benefit to Israel comes at a heavy cost to America“). When I first read that Fischer was a possibility, my only thought was something like “Can’t we find […]

The Organized Jewish Community: Wall-to-wall Support for a Strike on Syria

Patrick Cleburne of VDARE has a nice article on Sheldon Adelson’s corruption of the Republican Party (“Syria: Why Are Boehner And Cantor Defying Base And Ignoring Country? Because They Have ADD!“). ADD here stands for Adelson Dollar Disorder—the proclivity of Republican politicians (Newt Gringrich is the prototype) to worship at the altar of Adelson’s money […]

How the media works: David Makovsky on the non-existent AIPAC 800-lb gorilla

On my way into work today I was listening to an NPR promo spot with the catch phrase “no rant, no slant” — the implication being that NPR is above partisan wrangling that one sees on FOX News or MSNBC.  Well, that’s certainly refreshing. The problem is that the programming then segued into an interview of David Makovsky […]

The Israel Lobby and the Organized Jewish Community Want Regime Change in Syria

President Obama is now saying his administration has decided to attack Syria but will seek Congressional approval before doing so. This sets up a really interesting situation if Congress doesn’t agree, as seems quite possible. The idea of Obama ordering an act of war on Syria without significant international support and without a Congressional mandate […]

The Toughest job in Washington: Explaining U.S. policy toward Israel

I had to feel sorry for State Department spokesperson Marie Harf trying to explain U.S. reaction toward Israel’s in-your-face announcement of thousands of new housing units on the West Bank on the eve of the Israeli-Palestinian talks. The U.S. expressed its “serious concerns” and labeled the settlements “illegitimate” — at the same time claiming that Israel […]

All you need to know about the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

The Israelis and Palestinians are meeting in Washington, DC with the purpose of establishing a framework for peace talks. Martin Indyk, who has a long history as an operative for the Israel Lobby, will represent the Obama Administration. The following is from an interview with Josh  Ruebner, the national advocacy director of the US Campaign to End […]

Philip Weiss on Samantha Power

Samantha Power’s nomination as UN Ambassador is not going over well with some in the Israel Lobby. The JTA reports that the hardline Zionist Organization of America is opposed to her. As a neophyte in championing human rights, Power made the mistake of applying the logic of intervention on behalf of human rights to Israel. […]

SNL spoof of Hagel hearings pulled

It’s often said that ridicule is a very potent weapon. Hollywood routinely makes fun of Whites with politically incorrect attitudes. Norman Lear’s Archie Bunker comes to mind, as well as the depiction of neo-Nazis in The Blues Brothers (1980) which I happened upon recently.  But that’s just scratching the surface. The ridiculous fealty of U.S. […]

Hagel Wisely Caves in to the Israel Lobby

The viciousness of the Hagel hearings is really amazing, especially the questioning of John McCain, Lindsay Graham, and Ted Cruz. Graham and Cruz especially were being good soldiers of the Israel Lobby. The exchange that really revealed the power of the Lobby was when Graham asked Hagel to “name one person, in your opinion, who’s […]

Obama versus the Israel Lobby, Act 2

Jim Lobe reports that senior White House officials have leaked information that Chuck Hagel “was likely” to be the Obama Administration’s nominee for Secretary of Defense when Leon Panetta leaves. What’s not surprising is that the neocons have gone into full-on attack mode, including charges of anti-Semitism. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Bret Stephens complains because Hagel […]

Maureen Dowd on Slithering Neocons: Why Isn’t the ADL Outraged?

Maureen Dowd recently wrote a column dripping with what is routinely labeled “anti-Semitism” by the ADL and other guardians of political correctness  (“Neocons Slither Back“). Most commentators (see here) focused on her claim that Dan Senor is Mitt Romney’s guru on all things related to Israel. Jeffrey Goldberg weighs in: Maureen may not know this, […]

The pre-election window for war with Iran

Jacob Heilbrunn thinks there may be an “October Surprise”—a U.S. bombing operation against Iran. The point would be to outflank Romney who has done all he could possibly do to show his absolute fealty to the Jewish state. Romney observed in December, he would never, ever criticize Israel. Instead, he would get on the phone with Prime […]

Universities as a target of the Israel Lobby

As traitorous White elites go, university presidents are at the top of the list. These days the job description really has two components: Raise lots of money, and be sure to kowtow to the ever more massive anti-White diversity contingent at your university—all those departments of the left that now dominate the social sciences and […]

The Israel Lobby and the Psychology of Influence

[Editor’s note: This article was originally posted on October 14, 2007 on my website, prior to the establishment of TOO. It is a companion piece the current blog on universities as a target of the Israel Lobby.] Elaine McArdle was lobbied by the Israel Lobby. Of course, this is not exactly unusual, nor is it illegal. Indeed, it […]

Joe Walsh and the 9/11 cover-up: Jewish power on display

Congressman Joe Walsh has a sure-fire way to end the Palestinian/Israeli conflict: Palestinians move to Jordan, and those who don’t move reconcile themselves to permanent second-class status. As Robert Wright notes,  Offhand, I don’t recall a member of Congress in my lifetime saying anything so grotesquely at odds with American ideals about ethnic relations and […]

Peter Beinart on American Jews and Israel

I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was. Peter Beinart, who has become a leading voice of the liberal critique of Israel, had this to say in describing Jews who support AIPAC: There is nothing wrong with the people themselves. Most AIPAC people are not ideological. They don’t see themselves as right wing. […]

Obama at AIPAC

Obama is clearly dragging his heels on Iran. What the NYTimes called Obama’s “defensive speech” at AIPAC today reiterated US commitment to diplomacy and sanctions, while at the same time emphasizing his record of strong support for Israel. But it’s not going to be enough to please his masters. The Lobby wants the US to […]

Alan Dershowitz: Policing Jewish Opponents of a War with Iran

Jews have always policed their own—a basic element of any successful group and a central idea behind the cultural group selection model of Judaism. A good example is the drama playing out now on the attempt to police Jews who are critical of Israel’s desire for a war with Iran. Media Matters, the leftist news […]

The Obama Administration on the Defensive on Israel; Republicans to the Rescue

The ADL must feel like they are playing Whac-A-Mole these days. Every time they look around, there’s another “anti-Semite” or, what amounts to the same thing from their point of view,  a critic of Israel to whack over the head.  Just recently three Obama administration officials got off the reservation on Israel, leading to a […]

Obama, Sarkozy and the Israel Lobby’s push for a war with Iran

It all started when French President Nicholas Sarkozy was overheard telling Obama, “I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar.” At that point, in the ADL’s ideal world, Obama would have rushed to the defense of the Israeli leader, insisting on all the wonderful qualities that all Israelis are known to have–honesty, integrity, etc.  Instead, Obama […]

The Jewish Donors Behind the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

In case there are still doubts about the Jewish nature of neoconservatism, a recent article “Documents Shed Light On Those Underwriting The Foundation For Defense Of Democracies”  by Eli Clifton at Think Progress should clear things up. The FDD supports all the past and future wars in the Middle East, Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Iran. […]

Michele Bachmann Loves Israel

I’m sure there are some good things to be said about Michele Bachmann of the “at least she is better than X” variety. However, it’s very worrying that she seems determined to break all the records for fealty to the Israel Lobby. In a talk before the Republican Jewish Coalition in Los Angeles she said: […]

Netanyahu on American History

I stumbled on Sean Hannity interviewing Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in the immediate aftermath of his triumphal speech to both houses of of our slavish Congress. (Around 30 standing ovations.) As expected, it was the softest of softball interviews, Hannity doubtless gloating at the possibility of Republican gain by fawning over the Israelis while the […]

John Mearsheimer on Obama versus Netanyahu

This is a short interview of John Mearsheimer commenting on the recent U.S.-Israel flap. His points are familiar, but it’s great to see his brutally frank comments on the power of the Israel Lobby in suppressing discussion of the issues and on spineless American politicians who fail to protect U.S. national interests. As in the […]

Obama Offends the Lobby

Obama’s speech urging that the 1967 borders be the starting point for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations has been rejected by  Netanyahu in the sort of in-your-face manner that can only mean that the Israeli Prime Minister is absolutely confident that Obama does not have the power to really force Israel to do anything. The LA Times article […]

The Tony Kushner Affair: Jeffrey Wiesenfeld’s Faux Pas

It is nothing new when someone gets blacklisted or relentlessly attacked for challenging Jewish interests. When it comes to actual Jews challenging the interests of the “tribe” regarding Israel, a different tack must be taken. After all, destroying the career of a fellow Jew is not desirable to most other Jews; but some degree of […]

Our Rachel

For Patrick Willis, a true lover of Palestine, who decided to take a Rachel poem of mine and turn it into a moving new video: In Memory of Rachel Corrie. It is hoped that the essay presented below will serve as an introduction to this widely acclaimed video as well as a tribute to Rachel […]

David Horowitz: “Ron Paul is a Vicious Anti-Semite”

A very encouraging development is that the Israel Lobby is increasingly on the defensive with the Republican base. Both Ron Paul and Rand Paul have proposed cutting the foreign budget. A letter from Ron Paul was headlined “Stop buying friends overseas, save $6 billion!” “Borrowing money from China — or printing it out of thin […]

The threshold for anti-Semitism reaches a new low

Jennifer Rubin, the Washington Post’s neocon blogger, is very upset. According to Rubin, an article by the notoriously anti-Semitic Time Magazine claimed that “Jews only care about money.” Wow! To think a very mainstream liberal publication would publish such a thing. Surely concentration camps for Jews cannot be far behind. So I thought I would check […]

The “Debate” between Alan Dershowitz and Dennis Prager

For decades, “The 92nd St. Y”—as in Young Men’s Hebrew Association—has been a bastion of progressive thought in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The community center describes itself as “a proudly Jewish institution that reaches out to people of every race, ethnicity, religion, age and economic class.” Last fall, the Y featured a revealing discussion on […]

Eric Cantor’s Loyalty

It’s a good sign that Rep. Eric Cantor’s pledge of allegiance to Israel has raised eyebrows. Cantor, who will soon be Marjority Leader in the House, released a statement that “the new Republican majority will serve as a check on the Administration and what has been, up until this point, one party rule in Washington.” […]

Soros Courts the Neocons

As reported in the Salon, George Soros has paid $150,000 to Randy Scheunemann, a neocon foreign policy figure. Scheunemann was McCain’s foreign policy adviser during the 2008 campaign and is now a top aide of Sarah Palin. Scheunemann is completely in line on Israel, as is Palin. The Jewish Journal noted that during the campaign,  Scheunemann had led the attack […]

As Usual, Jews Vote Democrat

In the 2008 election, an overwhelming 83% of Jews voted for Obama. Since then, the Obama administration has not been sufficiently pro-Israel to satisfy the the pro-ethnic cleansing/apartheid crowd at AIPAC and the Weekly Standard. The empire struck back, organizing “The Emergency Committee for Israel” to try to panic Jewish voters into voting for Republicans. […]