'Jewish' power.

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Under the title of “Joe Biden’s record of unstinting support for Israel” Biden’s campaign website features a list of policies and actions that represent his “stalwart support for Israel”.
Other statements that can be found regarding this issue on the site include “Vice President Joe Biden has consistently made solidarity with Israel”.
He made what with Israel? How does one make solidarity with another country?

The site goes on to say this:
“As President, Joe Biden will continue to ensure that the Jewish State, the Jewish people, and Jewish values have the unbreakable support of the United States”.

Is there anyone in the Democratic Party who can explain what this sentence means?

For starters, the so-called “Jewish State” is not Jewish and hard as Israel may try to hide it, being “Jewish” is not a nationality but a religion.
Most “Jewish people” live in other countries and the majority of the people who are governed by the State of Israel are not Jewish but Palestinian Muslims. Under the Israeli apartheid system “Jewish people” do enjoy privileges that others do not.
So one could say it is a state that provides privilege to “Jewish people” at the expense of others. That hardly qualifies it as a “Jewish State.”

Someone in the Democratic Party might also want to explain the “Jewish values” that are referenced here. There are no values that are uniformly espoused by all Jewish people. Some Jewish people are religious, others are not. Some are racists and support Zionism and others are not. Some Jewish people are fine people, some are not. And finally, it would be nice to know who the ignorant fool is who wrote this stuff for the Biden campaign.

...This reminds me of the Israeli police officer who questioned me after the Israeli authorities learned of my visit to Iran. The questioning began with: “Have you visited any hostile Arab countries lately?”
When I replied “no” the officer angrily asked, “Don’t you consider Iran to be a hostile Arab country?” Again I replied “no”. Can it be that both the Israeli authorities and the Dems don’t know where Iran is located geographically? It is neither Arab nor is it in the Middle East.

~~ Excerpt of an article by Miko Peled

https://www.mintpressnews.com/biden-cam ... en/270907/


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Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:38 pm
NEWS
Biden is most pro-Israel nominee ever (and he will ‘defeat’ ‘hypercritical’ voices in the party)

BY PHILIP WEISS | AUGUST 18, 2020

Pro-Israel advocates are overjoyed at the prospect of Joe Biden becoming the Democratic nominee for president this week. They say there has never been a nominee from any party who is so pro-Israel, that Joe Biden personally wrote the Democratic platform that is “straight down the line” behind Israel, and that his choice of Kamala Harris as veep reflects his love of Israel. And as for the “hypercritical” new members of Congress, that attitude will be “defeated” under Biden.

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“We’ve actually never had a nominee on any side of the aisle for president who has a longer and stronger record than Joe Biden,” Halie Soifer of the Jewish Democratic Council of America said on an American Jewish Committee zoom call yesterday. “He was elected in 1972 to the Senate and has been working on these issues with nine Israeli prime ministers ever since. There is no one with a stronger record on Israel to run for president than Joe Biden and we can all rest asured that as president he would only strengthen the relationship.”

The Kamala Harris choice shows Biden’s love of Israel.
Robert Wexler, head of the pro-Israel group the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace wrote:Even if four decades of solidly straightline pro Israel activity wasn’t sufficient for you, his most important pick in terms of what he’s doing now is his vice presidential nominee, and Senator Harris clearly stands in the Biden wing of the Democratic Party in terms of Israel, so I don’t know what more VP Biden could possibly do to engender the type of confidence that he has built up over four decades of being one of Israel’s strongest, staunchest supporters day in day out in every circumstance. … His pick for vice president is exactly like him in staunchly supporting Israel.
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Wexler recalled that when Israel insulted Biden by announcing settlements when he arrived in Israel in 2010, some said he should get on a plane and go home. But no! “The Vice President stayed and he met with his friend, long term relationship– Prime Minister Netanyahu– and they talked things through, diplomacy in action.” Of course the settlements stayed…

https://mondoweiss.net/2020/08/biden-is ... the-party/
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There is only one way to look at the UAE-Israel deal: The United Arab Emirates is seeking more support from the United States, and it believes it must go through Israel to get it…

This understanding of the Israel lobby’s power goes well beyond the conventional view of the lobby as influencing US policy with respect to Israel and Palestine. But the assessment is not mine alone. It is a widely-held belief in world capitals. Even Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi have acted in similar fashion: looking on the Israel lobby as a gatekeeper to Washington…

Israeli analysts regularly address this influence …

What’s most fascinating about this theory of access is that there are unquestionably a number of examples to support it, but the American press would never touch it.

By Philip Weiss

https://mondoweiss.net/2020/08/uae-deal ... ashington/
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