American Israel Public Affairs Committee Conference 2018, March 3-6

From haaretz.com: ‘FULL TEXT AND VIDEO: Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses 2018 AIPAC Confab;  Embroiled by scandals at home, Netanyahu receives a hero’s welcome at AIPAC as he touts Israeli innovation, vows to ‘stop Iran’ and says peace won’t happen until Abbas stops paying terrorists’

Note: if you use adblocker ad can’t read, haaretz shows how to disable it for their site.)

Also from haaretz.com: ‘At AIPAC, Nikki Haley Says She Hopes to Attend Opening of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem in May; U.S. envoy to the UN Haley tells top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat: ‘I will never shut up’’ (video and description of her remarks)

On the right sidebar: ‘Highly Classified Israeli Army Systems Revealed Online ; Official document posted on internet mentions two Israeli army systems whose existence had never been made public and can’t even be discussed’, March 6, 2018

“A top secret Israel Defense Ministry document, signed by Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, was recently posted on the internet. The document reveals classified information concerning the Israel Defense Forces‘ military capabilities and operational methods. The leaking of such materials constitutes an extremely grave violation of information security.”

‘Obeying Trump, Guatemala Confirms Israel Embassy Move to Jerusalem’Israel helped the Guatemalan military juntas during the genocide against the Mayan people in the 1980s’, March 5, Telesur English.

“President Guatemala Jimmy Morales said Sunday his country will return their embassy to Jerusalem on May 16, in support of the United States decision to do the same, a move that further reaffirms a decades-long controversial relationship between right-wing Guatemalan governments and successive Israeli governments.”

the rest is a Twitter storify; when i was able to find videos at their site, I’ve linked them below the tweeties. never did find nancy pelosi’s contra their ‘watch’ thingie.  on edit: ha, i just found it!

@AIPAC  ‘NOW: House Democratic Leader @NancyPelosi joins #AIPAC2018 to honor the life and legacy of Naomi Lauter.’ Watch below

http://watch.aipac.org/watch/nnV8WrKkVPSyveWcU8TJoA

@AIPAC ‘NOW: @WhipHoyer addresses #AIPAC2018 alongside @GOPLeader: http://watch.aipac.org, March 5, watch below

http://watch.aipac.org/watch/bJ1FvCDiUm8h1LhDmbScWt

@AIPAC ‘ NOW: @SenSchumer addresses #AIPAC2018: http://watch.aipac.org, watch below

http://watch.aipac.org/watch/3nesLrw4rAprsFDikKgiaD

@AIPAC  ‘NOW: @VP Mike Pence speaks at #AIPAC2018. WATCH: http://watch.aipac.org, March 5 below

http://watch.aipac.org/watch/pUCb45DhsuGkMMn3RzBM2h

#WTF?

(partially, kinda cross-posted at caucus99percent,com)

8 responses to “American Israel Public Affairs Committee Conference 2018, March 3-6

  1. it’s hard to keep up with, but at least 24 states have anti-bds laws, a few by EOs, more pending. the EU is harder to pin down, si…i dunno.
    https://palestinelegal.org/news/2016/6/3/what-to-know-about-anti-bds-legislation

    a few from mondoweiss’s aipac 2018 assortment:

    ‘With gags, props, and slides, Israel’s Netanyahu warns of Iran at AIPAC’; ‘Schumer and Dems outdo Trump at AIPAC– there’s no peace because ‘Palestinians don’t believe in Torah’; ‘IPAC panics over progressives abandoning Israel’ (by which Weiss means ‘dems);

    http://mondoweiss.net/?s=aipac+2018

    okay, this is an odd one to parse from israelnationalnews.com (w/ video): ‘’Why is AIPAC pushing Palestinian statehood?’; Samaria leader hits pro-Israel lobby group for giving false impression of Israel’s positions to members of Congress, Trump administration.

    “A senior settlement leader criticized the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Monday morning, following the organization’s apparent endorsement of Palestinian statehood, in contradiction to Israeli government policy.
    On Sunday, AIPAC CEO Howard Kohr endorsed the two-state solution in his address at the AIPAC annual conference in Washington DC, calling the establishment of a Palestinian state essential for Israel’s security.

    “We must all work toward that future: two states for two peoples,” said Kohr. “One Jewish with secure and defensible borders, and one Palestinian with its own flag and its own future. Today that dream seems remote. This is tragic.”
    Samaria Regional Council chief Yossi Dagan slammed the pro-Israel lobby group over its explicit endorsement of Palestinian statehood, saying the group was out of sync with both Israeli and US policy.

    “We… note that the AIPAC talking points are still very much tied to establishment of a Palestinian state, what has been called ‘the two-state solution’,” said Dagan.
    Dagan accused AIPAC of misrepresenting Israel’s position, noting that the current government has not endorsed Palestinian statehood.
    “The AIPAC website also seems to imply that Israel is committed to a two-state solution and that the United States takes this position as well.”

    “This assumption has no basis in fact,” continued Dagan. “The sovereign entity in Israel is of course the Government of Israel. The official GOI Guidelines are available to the public. As you see, they contain not one word or even hint of support for the ‘two-state solution’.”

    “I am astounded as to why such a great, meaningful organization as AIPAC, whose raison d’etre is pro-Israel advocacy in the United States, would represent the positions of the State of Israel (and of the United States) so inaccurately before senior government officials, senators and congressmen, and the general pro-Israel public. The position that AIPAC is representing as that of the State of Israel — in the AIPAC mission statement and in the AIPAC talking points inter alia — not only fails to represent Israel properly, it is detrimental to the efforts to achieve dialogue in the Middle East.”
    (as in: who’s the client state, who’s the state’s client?)

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/242720

    re: iran: ‘How “Operation Merlin” Poisoned U.S. Intelligence on Iran, The CIA’s “Operation Merlin,” which involved providing Iran with a flawed design for a nuclear weapon and resulted in an alleged whistleblower going to prison, was the perfect example of creating intelligence in order to justify operations, reports Gareth Porter., dissidentvoice.org (featurin jeffrey sterlin)

    https://dissidentvoice.org/2018/03/how-operation-merlin-poisoned-u-s-intelligence-on-iran/

  2. march 5, trnn:Is the US Ramping Up Its Military Presence in Syria and Planning to Attack Iran?; Col. Larry Wilkerson speaking at the National Press Club the day before the official AIPAC Conference. The alternative conference was titled: ‘U.S.-Israel Relations and Middle East Policy’

    The Zionist Tango: Step Left, Step Right’, Speaking on the eve of the AIPAC summit in Washington DC, Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy says that across the mainstream Israeli political spectrum, there is no challenge to the occupation of Palestinian land, TRNN (no transcript yet)

    and lest we forget for a minute that all of this is about the hideous oppression of actual people, jonathan cook writing from nazareth reminds us. as does r. baroud in a separate essay: ‘Israeli Army’s Lies Can No Longer Salvage Its Image’, march 6, counterpunch

    “In the early 2000s, at the dawn of the social media revolution, Israelis used to dismiss filmed evidence of brutality by their soldiers as fakery. It was what they called “Pallywood” – a conflation of Palestinian and Hollywood.
    In truth, however, it was the Israeli military, not the Palestinians, that needed to manufacture a more convenient version of reality.

    Last week, it emerged, Israeli officials had conceded to a military court that the army had beaten and locked up a group of Palestinian reporters as part of an explicit policy of stopping journalists from covering abuses by its soldiers.
    Israel’s deceptions have a long history. Back in the 1970s, a young Juliano Meir-Khamis, later to become one of Israel’s most celebrated actors, was assigned the job of carrying a weapons bag on operations in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank. When Palestinian women or children were killed, he placed a weapon next to the body.”
    and on and on…(‘more kafka than hollywood;) including ahed taminni, and now as per ramzy baroud, israeli authrities have arrested nine more members of her family.

  3. 1. Ain’t Miz Nikki sweet? Going all that way to Jerusalem just to welcome in the Rapture?

    2. The BDS case will be the best litmus test of the separation of church and state in the US. Clarifying of what has become muddy with Supreme Court appointments.

    3. The constituents from AIPAC are the last swing constituency — apparently. At least the Democrats are acting that way.

    • wow, nice catch, amigo. i’d never even considered miz nikki as a dispensationalist. but as cufi had held there big woop conference the week before aipac, it seems hagee nor one of his minions had come to apiac, although i didn’t sweat searching for it too long.

      yeah, ‘constitutional’ (i’d reminded folks over yonder) is what ‘activist’ (lol) courts say it is. and lawsuits have to work their way up through state courts then maybe to the supremes. lightbulb: but think: buckley v valeo and ctizens united decisions: those were the true constitutional crises, no?

      nice to see you, stranger. hope all is well w/ you and miz thd.

  4. nice #1 THD.

    speaking of church & state, did any of the Joowish congresscritters or media figures refuse to bow & scrape & genuflect and uh, stick to the protocols, before the coffin of Billy “Learned Elder” Graham? has that happened already? maybe congress voted to treat Graham like Lenin so Bono & Bernie Sanders can pay their respects to the man who outed the Jews as the porn & media moguls they are? I don’t follow this crap. I don’t know. where did Rev Billy get his thing for sports stadiums? & the fruit falls not far from the tree w/Franklin the Islamophobe & would-be Crusader, right? how much Zio-luv does he get? where did Franklin get that shit from but from spankings on pappy’s knee? I’d hit that fuck (ok, i’m j/k and as they say in The Matrix, “focus, Trinity.” stay on target.)

    the AIPAC conference is one giant Orgasmatron for many of ’em, ain’t it? more big meetings where, like football games & Marvel movies, there’s the good guys & the bad, the kosher & the non, the circumcised & uncircumcised Philistine dogs, and people can work themselves into a frenzy over the intensity of their fetishes.

    Next year I am going to AIPAC as SuperMoyle! Snips foreskins cleanly with a single stroke, more Zionist than the biblical Joshua, more kosher than Moses, the US’s greatest champion for restoration of the Temple so the Messiah can come (back; wt effin’ eff?), caused more wailing at the wailing wall than Antiochus & Caligula combined, SuperMoyle! Spoiler Alert! He hands the Sacred Snippers of Power over to the See Eye A at the end.

    the christholes think the Jews are necessary for Jesus to return, or something, Zionists are willing to use them, incl feeding their delusions about the temple mount, for pragmatic reasons though some also harbor serious delusions about Messiah, the End, etc. US politicos are all across that spectrum; you’d never think Joe Lieberman was religious, until he started talking about Ft. Zion. (do these people believe any of this horseshit they say? certainly here’s capitalism pissing all over Holocaust memory, like it does everything else.)

    Israel, the idea of Israel, for the Zionist Jews, US politicos, and evangie Jesus hobgoblins, gives them reason for rejecting all morality, justice, decency, sense of history, etc., etc., for the project of building the state, the state of Israel. everything be damned, except for the Project. the state is worth the crushing of children under IDF tanks. the naked bloodlust that can be expressed on behalf of Israel is really quite astounding. welcome to the realm of fetishes & idols. (Billy Graham mentions, talking to Nixon, the Jews & *their porn*. circumcised porn sounds boring but maybe Billy G knows best?) I bet Mossad initiates drink blood from Rachel Corrie’s skull. or some such BS they are told. makes ’em tough-fibered.

    anyway, this is about slavery in the US, difficult but important to read, esp the 2nd part:
    http://www.chris-floyd.com/home/articles/return-of-the-repressed-the-roots-of-a-resurgent-racist-notion-20022018.html
    why did these people treat their families nice & go to church & blah blah blah & do such horrible things to slaves? it was not just b/c of their private morality. a class system was required, in which people saw others like themselves reinforcing beliefs & group/class identity, incl the assigning of honors & privileges for participation.

    ok, this is not all over the map enough so…Netanyahoo is such a good example of the politician using the state for purely mercenary ends. he will get rabid about Israeli security & whatever while plainly milking contracts & the like. is that another reason to defend Israel & him? he’s being investigated in his own country for enjoying the expected perks of the job, right? and so everyone rallies round the Beeb. they all admire his naked cruelty. he is Peter O’Toole’s reformed, sane, character in “The Ruling Class”, drooling to restore the rack & worse. media figures really get off on a politico mouthing off about how much ass he (occasionally she) is gonna kick. another reason for the Beeb love fest.

  5. nice #1 THD.
    speaking of church & state, did any of the Joowish congresscritters or media figures refuse to bow & scrape & genuflect and uh, stick to the protocols, before the coffin of Billy “Learned Elder” Graham? has that happened already? maybe congress voted to treat Graham like Lenin so Bono & Bernie Sanders can pay their respects to the man who outed the Jews as the porn & media moguls they are? I don’t follow this crap. I don’t know. where did Rev Billy get his thing for sports stadiums? & the fruit falls not far from the tree w/Franklin the Islamophobe & would-be Crusader, right? how much Zio-luv does he get? where did Franklin get that shit from but from spankings on pappy’s knee? I’d punch that fuck (ok, i’m j/k and as they say in The Matrix, “focus, Trinity.” stay on target.)

    the AIPAC conference is one giant Orgasmatron for many of ’em, ain’t it? more big meetings where, like football games & Marvel movies, there’s the good guys & the bad, the kosher & the non, the circumcised & uncircumcised Philistine dogs, and people can work themselves into a frenzy over the intensity of their fetishes.

    Next year I am going to AIPAC as SuperMoyle! Snips foreskins cleanly with a single stroke, more Zionist than the biblical Joshua, more kosher than Moses, the US’s greatest champion for restoration of the Temple so the Messiah can come (back; wt effin’ eff?), caused more wailing at the wailing wall than Antiochus & Caligula combined, SuperMoyle! Spoiler Alert! He hands the Sacred Snippers of Power over to the See Eye A at the end.

    the christholes think the Jews are necessary for Jesus to return, or something, Zionists are willing to use them, incl feeding their delusions about the temple mount, for pragmatic reasons though some also harbor serious delusions about Messiah, the End, etc. US politicos are all across that spectrum; you’d never think Joe Lieberman was religious, until he started talking about Ft. Zion. (do these people believe any of this horseshit they say? certainly here’s capitalism pissing all over Holocaust memory, like it does everything else.)

    Israel, the idea of Israel, for the Zionist Jews, US politicos, and evangie Jesus hobgoblins, gives them reason for rejecting all morality, justice, decency, sense of history, etc., etc., for the project of building the state, the state of Israel. everything be damned, except for the Project. the state is worth the crushing of children under IDF tanks. the naked bloodlust that can be expressed on behalf of Israel is really quite astounding. welcome to the realm of fetishes & idols. (Billy Graham mentions, talking to Nixon, the Jews & *their porn*. circumcised porn sounds boring but maybe Billy G knows best?) I bet Mossad initiates drink blood from Rachel Corrie’s skull. or some such BS they are told. makes ’em tough-fibered.

    anyway, this is about slavery in the US, difficult but important to read, esp the 2nd part:
    http://www.chris-floyd.com/home/articles/return-of-the-repressed-the-roots-of-a-resurgent-racist-notion-20022018.html
    why did these people treat their families nice & go to church & blah blah blah & do such horrible things to slaves? it was not just b/c of their private morality. a class system was required, in which people saw others like themselves reinforcing beliefs & group/class identity, incl the assigning of honors & privileges for participation. class is a mirror.

    ok, this is not all over the map enough so…Netanyahoo is such a good example of the politician using the state for purely mercenary ends. he will get rabid about Israeli security & whatever while plainly milking contracts & the like. is that another reason to defend Israel & him? he’s being investigated in his own country for enjoying the expected perks of the job, right? and so everyone rallies round the Beeb. they all admire his naked cruelty. he is Peter O’Toole’s reformed, sane, character in “The Ruling Class”, drooling to restore the rack & worse. media figures really get off on a politico mouthing off about how much ass he (occasionally she) is gonna kick. another reason for the Beeb love fest.

    • glad to see yu in such fine polemical form, j in oly. too many funny things, but ‘super moel’, and your cia spoiler alert are sensational. haven’t the time to read your empire burlesque link, but i’ll try to make the time later.

      hope thd comes back to see your comment to him, and that it makes him laugh. but i did indeed see the bern on twitter paying homage to billy G.

    • okay, j in oly; i saved this one for you. ‘Theresa May recruits Royalty to thwart BDS’ by Stuart Littlewood / March 7th, 2018, dissidentvice.org

      “Kensington Palace has announced in a tweet that “the Duke of Cambridge will visit Israel, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian territories in the summer. The visit “is at the request of Her Majesty’s Government.”
      https://dissidentvoice.org/2018/03/theresa-may-recruits-royalty-to-thwart-bds/

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