Check out this Twitter hashtag. And then check out some of the photoshopped pieces that are a reaction to the AIPAC Pride Campaign. They are gut-wrenching. It’s a brilliant PR campaign against AIPAC. It simply uses Israel’s own propaganda against itself.
Any signs of openness to peace rather than war is welcomed. This is a pretty gutsy approach for a U.S. lobbying group in behalf of Israel. But, whatever it takes to eliminate the war mongers, war economy, and mechanisms of ultimate destruction.Three cheers for J Street!!!
Meretz leader says Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech has made the Iran threat Israel’s problem alone.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu faced criticism for his UN General Assembly address Tuesday from Labor and Meretz MKs in Israel and from the pro- Israel, pro-peace lobby J Street in Washington.
J Street released a statement expressing disappointment that Netanyahu did not spend more time addressing “the promise of a better future with the Palestinians,” especially in light of the ongoing peace process.
“The prime minister’s speech to the UN General Assembly was a missed opportunity,” the organization said. “Of its 33 minutes, he spent less than two minutes addressing the subject of peace with the Palestinians, as if to make it clear that peace is not a high priority for him.”
Updated at 2:45pm: Dozens of Israeli websites were hacked in early hours Sunday, including pages of the prime minister’s office and the Tel Aviv stock exchange, in the largest cyber offensive yet against the Jewish state.
The operation is being dubbed #OpIsrael and is said to be led by hacker group Anonymous, which says it aims to wage hacking operations against human rights violators. Several official websites were covered in photos of long-term hunger striker Samer Issawi, deceased Palestinian prisoner Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, and slain Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh.
The names and email addresses of some 1,500 Mossad agents have also reportedly been made public in a Google Doc. Read More
For Americans following the Israel-Gaza conflict through mainstream television news, Sunday marked a welcome departure from the frequent unbalanced analysis that has long prevented any meaningful understanding of the situation. MSNBC’s Up With Chris devoted a lengthy segment to the conflict with a guest lineup that actually lent itself to an informative and balanced conversation about the escalating conflict.