December 3, 2023

Van Hollen: I’ve Pushed Biden to Get ‘Commitments’ from Israel They’ll Fight Hamas How Biden Wants  

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN International’s “State of the Race,” Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said that he has been pushing the Biden administration to get “commitments” from the Israeli government that they’ll fight Hamas the way the Biden administration wants them to. Van Hollen stated, “[W]hat I’ve been doing is working closely with the

Mike Johnson defends House GOP’s Israel aid plan

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson talks with reporters at the Capitol, Nov. 2, 2src23. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Newly minted Speaker Mike Johnson defended his approach to redirect IRS funds to provide aid to Israel on Sunday, saying Republicans are “trying to be good stewards of the taxpayer’s resources.” “Instead of printing new dollars

Sanders calls for conditioning US aid to Israel

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) also said continued aid should be contingent on a commitment to peace talks for a two-state solution and the end of the Israeli blockade or occupation of Gaza. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday called for U.S. aid to Israel to be conditioned on a change in the “military

Democrats in Senate, House discuss conditioning military aid to Israel

Palestinians flee to the southern Gaza Strip along Salah al-Din Street, on the outskirts of Gaza City, during the ongoing Israeli bombardment on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2src23. The talks of conditioning military aid to Israel come as fighting in Gaza intensifies and the civilian death toll rises. | Adel Hana/AP Democrats in the House and

Progressive pressure on Jeffries: Israel critics want help surviving backlash

The war in Gaza is forcing Hakeem Jeffries (center) to navigate a treacherous divide between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian members. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Progressive Democrats who’ve condemned Israel over its war offensive in Gaza are demanding that House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries do more to protect them against primary challenges from pro-Israel Democrats. In a closed-door

Fetterman, unbending on Israel, confounds his progressive brethren

When it comes to Israel, Sen. John Fetterman has not simply bucked his progressive brethren, he has made it a point to show he rejects the activist left’s position. | Julia Nikhinson/AFP John Fetterman was walking past a group of pro-Palestinian protesters at the Capitol this month when, according to his aides, they accused him

Fight the drug crisis now, how 10/7 unified Israel and other commentary

“More than 100,000 Americans died of a drug overdose last year, the second year in a row in which the death toll reached six figures,” reports Charles Fain Lehman. Erik McGregor/Sipa USA From the right: Fight the Drug Crisis Now “More than 100,000 Americans died of a drug overdose last year, the second year in […]

MSNBC: Israel Caused Attacks on It and Made People Vote for Hamas

During MSNBC’s coverage of the Hamas attack on Israel on Saturday, MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin argued that the attacks on Israel are due to “people who have been living in Gaza,” being “blockaded, besieged, decimated economically and politically” and host Ali Velshi stated that Israel’s behavior is “why they voted for Hamas in the first

Fatah, ‘Moderate’ Palestinian Party, Urges Expansion of Attacks on Israel

AP/Adel Hana Fatah, the so-called “moderate” political organization that governs the Palestinian Authority, has called for an expansion of the war against Israel, following the massive terror attack by Hamas this weekend. The Palestinian terror attack, which has claimed roughly 700 Israeli lives — with thousands wounded and about 100 kidnapped — happened on the

Israeli President: ‘The State of Israel Will Win. We Have No Other Choice’

GPO Israeli President Isaac Herzog addressed his nation on Saturday night, vowing that Israelis will defeat Palestinian Hamas terrorists because ‘We have no other choice.’ Herzog, the country’s ceremonial president, is a unifying figure — a left-wing politician who has served while both left- and right-wing governments have been in office. He recounted the scenes

Iran’s Khamenei Threatens Israel with ‘Greater Disaster’ if It Defends Itself from Terror

Speaking at a graduation ceremony for Iranian military cadets on Tuesday, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described the brutal Hamas terrorist attack on Saturday as an “irreparable defeat” for Israel. He blamed the Israelis for bringing rape and murder upon themselves. “The cause of this destructive storm was the continuous brutality and ferocity of the

PHOTOS: Lightning Strikes Over Gaza as Israel Attacks Hamas

Lightning flashed across the skies over Gaza as Israel targeted Hamas terrorist sites on Monday evening. Israel carried out multiple airstrikes as it continued to respond to the massive terror attack Saturday by the Palestinian group, which is armed and funded by Iran. A plume of smoke rises in the sky of Gaza City during

Billionaire Bill Ackman Calls on Harvard to Release Names of Students Supporting Terrorism Against Israel

Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman is calling on Harvard to release the names of students that are members of groups that signed a pro-terror statement in response to the recent Hamas attacks against Israel, so that employers do not “inadvertently” hire pro-terrorist graduates in the future. “I have been asked by a number of CEOs

Hundreds of Hollywood Actors, Executives Sign Letter Condemning Hamas Terrorist Attack on Israel

Hundreds of Hollywood actors and executives, from Michael Douglas to Jerry Seinfeld to Gal Gadot, have signed a letter expressly condemning the terrorist attack in Israel at the hands of Hamas. The letter from the nonprofit Creative Community for Peace included 700 signatures and condemned Hamas for   “barbaric acts of terrorism” in Israel that “must be called

Car rams barricade near Israel embassy in Tokyo, driver detained

A man crashed a car into a barricade near the entrance of the Israeli embassy in Tokyo on Thursday, injuring a police officer. Police arrested the 53-year-old at the scene, local media reported. An official at the Israeli embassy said the matter was under police investigation and declined further comment. A view of the scene […]

Speaker Mike Johnson at ‘March for Israel’ Rally: Calls for Ceasefire are ‘Outrageous’

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) addressed the “March for Israel” rally at the National Mall in Washington, DC, on Tuesday in which he voiced opposition to calls for a ceasefire between the Israel Defense Force  (IDF) and Hamas terrorists. “The calls for a ceasefire are outrageous,” Johnson said in his remarks, prompting cheers and chants

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken Forced into Bomb Shelter in Israel During Hamas Rocket Attack

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was forced to take cover in a bomb shelter during a visit to Israel on Monday when Hamas launched a barrage of rockets toward the country’s major cities. As Corpus Christi, Texas, NBC affiliate KRIS-6 reported: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were

MSNBC’s O’Donnell: Israel Must Welcome Restraint Talk After Hospital Blast, Even if It Wasn’t Responsible for the Blast

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” host Lawrence O’Donnell stated that Israel “has to be even more welcoming to” a discussion about restraint and being careful about civilian casualties in the wake of the explosion at a hospital in Gaza even if it turns out that Israel had nothing to do with the

It’s Not About Israel, We are the Target

May God bless America and keep us safe When you look at an individual tile of a mosaic you see one solid color. But when you zoom out, you see the whole picture. In this age of rapidly developing sensational news stories we try to understand each one, and it becomes overwhelming. Could this be […]

Israel Pushes Back on ‘Misinformation’ on Fighting near Gaza Hospitals, Hamas HQ

Gil Cohen-Magen / AFP via Getty Israel pushed back on what it called “misinformation” about fighting near hospitals in Gaza such as Shifa Hospital, where Hamas has established its headquarters, saying that it was not targeting hospitals and was helping patients and personnel to evacuate. It has been undisputed fact for more than a decade

Report: Israel Creates Special Unit to Hunt and Kill Every Participant in Hamas Terror Attack

Israel’s internal security service, the Shin Bet, has created a new unit, “Nili,” whose mission is to find and kill every single individual who participated in the Hamas terror attack on October 7, which saw over 1,400 Israelis murdered. The Jerusalem Post reported: In Israel’s ongoing effort to track down all those involved in the brutal

Aliyah Foundation, Volunteers Deliver Food, Supplies to Southern Israel Towns

ASHKELON, Israel — Eva Tutai is a lawyer and an educator. She works from her home office. Today, that office is filled with boxes and two refrigerators — and three women arrive carrying more large boxes. That’s nothing: you should see her living room. Tutai is part of a network of volunteers who have stepped

Colombia’s Leftist President, Fresh from Rant Comparing Israel to Nazi Germany, Visits Beijing

China announced on Wednesday that it elevated its diplomatic relations with Colombia to a “strategic partnership” after Colombian far-left President Gustavo Petro met with genocidal dictator Xi Jinping. Including Colombia, China now holds “strategic partnerships” with 11 of South America’s 12 nations, leaving Guyana as the sole remaining nation in the region keeping ordinary bilateral

Lankford: Iran Attacking U.S. While Facilitating Israel Attack ‘Connected’

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Iran’s attacks on U.S. forces were connected to Iran facilitating the terror attack on Israel. Anchor Jake Tapper said, “The U.S. carried out air strikes targeting two facilities linked to two Iranian-backed militias in Eastern Syria this week. You’ve been calling on the

‘The Pianist’ Actress Maureen Lipman Assigned Bodyguards after Voicing Support for Israel

British actress Maureen Lipman — who played Adrien Brody’s mother in the 2002 Oscar-winning Holocaust drama The Pianist — has reportedly been assigned personal bodyguards for exterior shoots of the ITV series Coronation Street after she publicly voiced support for Israel and condemned Hamas. The British tabloid The Sun obtained photographs showing Dame Maureen Lipman

Trump calls to ban US entry for immigrants wanting to abolish Israel: ‘Not going to get in’

Former President Trump said people who want to abolish Israel shouldn’t be allowed to enter America. Trump made the comments during the Florida Freedom Summit on Saturday, where other 2024 GOP presidential contenders also spoke, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Tim Scott, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former New […]

U.S. Ambassador Jack Lew Offers Lukewarm Support for Israel on His Arrival

GPO Newly-confirmed U.S. Ambassador to Israel Jack Lew, who backed many of Barack Obama’s anti-Israel policies, offered conditional support to the Israeli war effort against Hamas terrorists Sunday, saying it should be conducted “in a manner that reflects the values that we share.” Lew presented his credentials to Israeli President Isaac Herzog after he arrived Friday

Holocaust Survivor: Israel Must ‘Get Rid of’ Hamas to Prevent Genocide of Jews

Holocaust survivor Saul Dreier, 98, said Friday that Israel had to “get rid of Hamas,” or else there could be a repeat of the attempted genocide of Jews by the Nazis in the 20th century. “Never again‼️ Never again‼️ Never again‼️” Saul Dreier survived concentration camps under the Nazi Regime. He joins @MrJonnyDaniels to discuss

GOP senators introduce stand-alone bill to aid Israel without more funding to Ukraine

GOP Sens. Roger Marshall, Ted Cruz, JD Vance and Mike Lee introduced a stand-alone bill to funnel aid to Israel without tying it to Ukraine aid on Thursday. The bill, called the Israel Supplemental Appropriations Act, is an alternative to President Biden’s $106 billion emergency supplemental bill he requested from Congress last week. The Israel […]

Dispute over Israel, Ukraine Aid Puts Speaker Johnson at Odds with Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell

Win McNamee/Getty Images Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) decision to split Israel and Ukraine aid puts him at odds with President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The House will return to session on Wednesday, when the chamber will take on a slate of issues, including potential