…from Press TV, Tehran

[ Editor’s Note: Once again we see a group of progressive Jewish groups banding together to challenge Israeli policy, going where most of their fellow non-Jewish Americans fear to go.

Where the extremist Zionists will smear anyone who attacks them as an anti-semite, fellow Jews do not lend themselves to such smears, although they sometimes get tagged as “self-hating Jews”, an over-the-top act of name-calling by the extremists.

What is more important to note here is that the Netanyahu crowd does not attack these American Jewish opposition groups. Why? They simply don’t want to give them the extra free publicity. VT is treated the same way, and for the same reason.

These people are also the fly in the ointment for Trump wanting to claim that American Jews solidly support him, when they don’t. They despise him, and for many more reasons than West Bank annexation.

What these progressive Jewish groups do not do however, is to build a wider coalition of mixed groups. I suspect that they think the power of their challenge would be blunted by doing that, and hence their strategy of “going it alone”, keeping it an internal dispute within the tribe. I salute their efforts anyway, “resistance, resistance”Jim W. Dean ]

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Painting by Francesco Hayez – The Sacking of the Temple

– First published … November 10, 2019

A coalition of liberal American Jewish groups has sent a letter to leaders of Israel’s political parties, warning them against full or partial annexation of the occupied West Bank.

The letter written by the Progressive Israel Network asks Israeli politicians to oppose the annexation plan, pursued by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, even if US President Donald Trump gives it a green light.

It states that Trump’s endorsement of West Bank annexation does not mean a sign of long-term American policy, Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

“Mistaking such a ‘green light’ from the president — for any type of consensus on the part of either US political party — would be a dangerous error for Israel,” the letter reads. “Simply put, the approach of this president does not represent the long-term interests and likely future policy of the United States.”

Jeremy Ben-Ami

The coalition said the annexation could harm relations between Israel and US Jews because the “vast majority of American Jews” support a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Jeremy Ben-Ami, the president of the advocacy group, said in a statement that “carrying out unilateral annexations in the West Bank would ultimately” lead Israel “down a disastrous path to permanent conflict”.

“It’s vital for Israeli leaders to recognize that whatever the dangerous and deluded policies of the Trump administration, the vast majority of Americans and American Jews are strongly opposed to annexation,” Ben-Ami said.

The letter has been signed by up to 13 groups, including ten members of the Progressive Israel Network – an umbrella coalition that includes J Street and the New Israel Fund. Earlier in mid-September, Netanyahu pledged to annex Jordan Valley, which makes up 30 percent of the West Bank area if he was re-elected.

In a highly provocative move on March 25, the US president ignored a decades-long international consensus and signed a proclamation recognizing Israel’s “sovereignty” over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

Damascus strongly condemned the move and called it a “blatant attack on the sovereignty and territorial integrity” of Syria.

In 1967, Israel waged a full-scale war on Arab territories, during which it occupied a large swathe of Golan and annexed it in 1981, a move condemned by the international community. Syria has repeatedly reaffirmed its sovereignty over the Golan Heights, saying the territory must be completely restored to its control.

Trump’s favor for Israelis over Golan followed his recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel. The US has relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, which Palestinians consider the capital of their future state.


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5 COMMENTS

  1. Trump either intentionally or unintentionally is giving Israel enough rope to hang itself with and it seems to be doing an excellent job. It seems J Street and others are trying to warn the psychotic sociopath Bibi that annexing the West Bank will be Israel’s undoing and that America won’t be there to back up this suicidal move.

  2. Personally, I’d rather U.S. citizens (of ANY religious brand) NOT get involved with Israhelli politics, at all.

    But, that’s just me.

    Great psyop, though. I hope it works out for American Jews, again. Especially, those that really call the shots, from NYC. They do a great job of things for my nation, I can see that now {rolling eyes}

    WW I the precursor to weaponizing the GIFT . . . of flight!

    Classically billed as the “War to End all Wars” . . . WW I started off with American Jews talking smack about: Russian Jews, Bolsheviks, blah, blah.

    And all the while . . . FUNDING THEM . . . the Bolsheviks, I mean. Then, the U.S. got involved, when we said we weren’t going to get involved. But U.S. uniforms got stitched by the Russian Jews in NYC, and the garment industry was born.

    WW II . . . another classic of American Jews putting in their two cents. And when they did, this time they actually TURNED DOWN immigrants from Europe, Jewish ones! Ashkenazis had to fuel the labor camps, and Russian Jews were gearing up, under their Bolshevik turned Communists. Hilter said the Jews could leave. The American Jews didn’t sponsor them this time. Wonder why? Too Russian??

    11/11/63 – John F. Kennedy made dead. Wars don’t happen. They are created. Vietnam was his blood sacrifice.

    9/11 — how many made dead on that bitch slap?

    American Jews who are closeted Zionists . . . yeah, they would NEVER work both sides of the room.

    • Israel Tourist Industry: Visit Israel today! See the last vestige of the British Empire ~ The colonized state, formerly known as Palestine.

      Did anyone tell the “Jewish Groups” in American that Israel actually doesn’t give a shit about what U.S. Jews think . . . as long as we continue voting in U.S. Presidents who sign off on billions of dollars of “aid” to that after-birth of a nation.

      WTF do they care??

      AMERICANS . . . of all ilk, race, creeds, etc., etc. . . . need to NOT LIKE what this crazier than me “leader” drools over. Say “hey” to Tina for me! Maybe she’ll be able to annex herself a nice purse while you two love birds are at it.

      They want a Jewish state. And yet . . . they’re all atheists over there.

      Can’t get any more WTF . . . and STFU . . . then that, now can we?

      The U.S. Jews know this . . . right?!? Israel is not a “Jewish” state, It’s atheistic.

      Cognitive dissonance . . . for all.

  3. Gee, I feel so much better that the purveyors of class warfare, feminism, abortion, usury, pornography, and transgenderism are calling out the Zionists. It’s like your cheering the communists for opposing the nazis. What’s a goy to do?