A senior Media Matters for America official announced that he would not use the term “Israel Firster” as the borderline-antisemitic phrase is “a distraction.”
Last year, Beso LLC, a Las Vegas restaurant and nightclub owned by the actress and co-investors, filed for bankruptcy to restructure $5.7 million in debt and other liabilities. The restaurant and club later closed briefly, jeopardizing the jobs of 128 full- and part-time employees, before re-opening after a restructuring and partial sale.
MF Global CEO and Obama campaign bundler Jon Corzine gave “direct instructions” to transfer $200 million in customer funds to cover an account overdraft, Bloomberg reports.
A liberal Evangelical Christian leader close to J Street is pushing a borderline anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that modern Israelis are not descended from Biblical Jews. In a speech before a mostly Jewish crowd at last year’s J Street conference, Serge Duss, Director of the New Century Evangelicals Project, decried what he claimed is the erroneous “belief that the modern state of Israel and modern Israelis are the extension of the Children of Israel of the Old Testament,” according to a copy of his remarks obtained by Commentary’s Omri Ceren.
Dr. Don Berwick, the former head of Medicare and Medicaid, will join controversial left-wing think tank Center for American Progress.
Linguistics professor and terrorist sympathizer Noam Chomsky wrote a laudatory blurb for a book edited by Jim Yong Kim, President Obama’s choice to lead the World Bank.