McCarthyism in Maryland? Bill Targets Supporters of Palestinian Human Rights with Blacklists

Chip Gibbons
Wasngton Socialist
Maryland lawmakers are considering a bill that would violate free speech rights in order to continue a culture of impunity for violating Palestinian human rights. Maryland’s first anti-BDS bill had enough co-sponsors that it they had all voted in favor of the bill it would have passed. Yet, thanks to popular mobilization it died in committee. This bill can be defeated as well.

On Anti-Semitism, Israel, and the Palestinians

Bernie Sanders
Common Dreams/Haaretz
Let me take this opportunity to thank J Street for the bold voice that they’ve provided in support of American leadership in the Middle East and efforts towards peace between Israelis and Palestinians. I understand that, given the political climate in this capital, that has not always been easy. I also applaud them for being part of a broad coalition of groups that successfully fought for the historic nuclear agreement between the U.S. and its partners and Iran.

Israeli Interference in US Politics: A Conspiracy in Plain Sight

Philip Weiss
U.S. policymakers and the major media are embroiled in a heated debate over the purported Russian meddling in U.S. politics, but Israeli interference in U.S. politics is the conspiracy in plain sight that no one talks about. Israel intervenes in U.S. domestic and foreign policy all the time, but it never is a scandal. The reason is simple. The U.S. Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, and the major media, including the so-called liberal media, are all complicit.