Paul Seeks to Remove Obama Waiver Power on Palestinian Aid

AIPAC, Paul continue to disagree on issue of PA aid
Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) is urging his colleagues to support a new bill that would remove President Barack Obama’s executive waiver authority and block him from sending continued U.S. taxpayer aid to the new Hamas-backed Palestinian government.

AIPAC Opposes Bill to Cut U.S. Aid to Palestinians

Rand Paul bill brought to floor for unanimous consent
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

The nation’s leading pro-Israel lobbying group opposes new legislation that would cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinians, according to multiple sources tracking the debate.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the country’s top pro-Israel outfit, is not supporting new legislation by Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) that would cut off aid to the Palestinian government following its decision to form a unity government with the terror group Hamas.

Mr. Goldberg’s Profession

Jeffrey Goldberg and a Hezbollah flag on the Colbert Report

Jeffrey Goldberg has an arrangement with the White House, and understanding that arrangement is key to understanding the interview he just conducted with President Obama.

The arrangement works like this: Goldberg is provided exclusive access to the president at critical moments, in exchange for soft and flattering coverage of the president’s Middle East policies, especially his policies toward the state of Israel.

AIPAC ‘Neutered’ on New Iran Sanctions

Pro-Israel lobby mute on support for new sanctions
AP

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is staying silent about a new congressional amendment that would level fresh economic sanctions on Iran, leading some insiders to say that the pro-Israel lobbying group has been “neutered” following a high profile defeat last month.

AIPAC Gives DWS Cover for Anti-AIPAC Lobbying Campaign

DWS still opposed to AIPAC-supported legislation
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) AIPAC

Florida Democratic Party donors affiliated with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) are coming to the aid of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), who has come under fire in recent weeks over her efforts to quietly block new Iran sanctions measures in the House and Senate.