Netanyahu Before Congress 2015
The Lies, #SkiptheSpeech and John Stewart's Satire
satire from Slobodná Palestína
Robert Kelly, former director of analysis at the IAEA
Editors of Mondoweiss Examine the Speech
New York Times Notes Netanyahu is Making Even More Demands
Who Skipped the Speech
In the last few years Congress has slavishly supported Israel, for instance standing behind Netanyahu's murderous assault on
Gaza last summer without dissent. Yet now a significant number publicly made of show of not listening to the Israeli PM. True, some of it is because
of the supposed insult to Obama, but we can start with that and keep on truckin'. It will be interesting to see how
this all plays out in the Black community.
MSNBC Says 44 Skipped
USA Today Says Around 60
Pelosi Said She was "near to tears" during Speech
The #SkipTheSpeech action didn't come out of nowhere. A number of activist groups took it up like Jewish Voice for
Peace, Code Pink, US Campaign to End the Occupation, Just Foreign Policy and others. Impressive.
Compare what happened this week to the reception Netanyahu got in 2011 when only a few brave Code Pink women
dare to challenge the wall to wall support for Netanyahu by the politicians.
Even in the Corporate Media
John Stewart Called the
Reception by Congress the Longest B**Job a Jewish Man Has Ever Received
and He Mocks Obama's Tepid Response
Dave Ross Knows a Call to War When He Hears One
Chris Matthews Response
But the Saudis Like the Speech
And in the Israel Election Campaign
A Small Bump for Netanyahu
His party, Likud, is still running slightly behind the Zionist Union (the merger of Sharon's old party and Labour). The
third largest party is the United Arab List.
Jews have criticized his vile racism towards all Iranians by bringing up the alleged history of Purim and the supposed eternal
hatred of Persians towards Jews. Read here "By Bringing up Purim Netanyahu Calls for Pre-Emptive Strike on Iran" and
"Purim: When Bad History Makes Bad Policy"
Purim's dark side is the celebration of pre-emptive killing of 75,000 Persians. Is it an accident that Baruch Goldstein's mass
murder of 29 Palestinians took place during that holiday?
Sorry, Bibi: Iran is bad, but it is no Amalek, Haman or even Nazi Germany - Peter Beinart