We here at www.calamitypolics.com love this great Dave Granlund cartoon. Looks like the settlements are the problem. Sadly, the situation is no laughing matter. Thanks again Dave Granlund for giving us a moment of levity.
The Future Looks Bleak
Benjamin Netanyahu was a Captain in the elite commando group Sayeret Matkal.
Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu
By Michael Leonard Douglas and D.S. Mitchell
Benjamin Netanyahu sees himself as Israel’s best great hope.
Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s has dreams of going down in the history books as a brilliant, charismatic and heroic leader, shaped by a lifetime of war and domestic conflict. In fact, many in Israel and the United States don’t remember anyone but Netanyahu as Israel’s Prime Minister.
Arrogance and Corruption
But, sadly, like so many other men of prominence Benjamin Netanyahu has succumbed to arrogance, corruption and greed. Familiar human failings. None the less sad for a man who has dominated the Israeli military-political sphere for multiple decades. For years, Netanyahu has portrayed himself as the single person who is smart enough, and strong enough to keep Israel safe.
Threats of Indictment
Netanyahu is a shrewd and wily politician facing indictment.
Currently Benjamin Netanyahu is facing possible indictment for money laundering, fraud, bribery, and breach of trust in three separate ongoing criminal cases. This is only the most recent of several attempts to indict Netanyahu for political corruption. The first threats at indictment and trial occurred in 1993 and again in 1997 without action.
Israeli Witch hunt
Now in 2019 on the eve of another election the Israeli Attorney General is threatening Netanyahu once again with indictment and potential incarceration. Netanyahu is a shrewd and experienced politician who has weathered numerous scandals. He claims he is the victim of a “witch hunt” concocted by his political opponents.
Separating the country of Israel from Judaism is important if we expect meaningful conversations
OPINION: Fear To Criticize Israel
By David Shadrick and D.S. Mitchell
Lawrence Tribe said in a 3/10/19 tweet: “I’m Jewish. So were my parents. My cousins were born and live in Israel. But every fiber of my being rejects Netanyahu’s ugly embrace of second-class status for non-Jewish citizens, including Palestinians. MY people do not believe in oppressing or dispossessing others. Period.”
Ilhan Omar has become a lightening rod for political debate
I’m writing this post in response to the current furor around recent remarks made by Representative Ilhan Omar. I read her remarks. Omar’s remarks were clearly directed at U. S. Congresspersons who rubber stamp votes in favor of Israel. All the power of the right-wing political machine are labeling Omar’s comments as anti-semitic. In addition to her recent tweets, the moral righteousness of the Republican party is attacking previous videos where she pointedly asked similar questions.
Two Sides Of Their Mouths
I am still amazed that Republican alt-right has the gall to call out anyone for racist comments.
With all the anti-Muslim, anti-Latino, anti-LGBTQ, anti-immigrant, and anti-POC rhetoric coming from the right, I was amazed to see the uproar from the Republicans. Seriously, I mean seriously. I wonder how anyone from that side dares even open their mouths? Who are these hypocrites that now raise up on their hind legs and call for a fellow congressperson’s head and her ouster from the House? Trump is already peppering his speech and tweets with attacks against Omar and the Democrats as “Jew haters.” Remember, this is the same guy who identified the Charlottesville Jew haters who rallied with torches “really fine people.”
Don’t Like To Hear It
Israeli PM Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu
Israel under “Bibi” Netanyahu is no place for the non-Jew. So, upfront the United States is in support of an oppressive regime dehumanizing and disenfranchising the Palestinians on the West Bank and participating in an illegal land grab. The United States does a great deal of business with Israel and have been the spine of Israel for decades. It is the unwavering support of the United States, that allows Israel to wear big-boy pants and swagger around the Middle East.