Israel

Dem Rep Slams AIPAC as ‘Hate Group’

Rep. Betty McCollum (D., Minn.) released a statement Wednesday calling recent ads run by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) "hate speech," denouncing the pro-Israel lobbying group as a "hate group."

Student Activists Demand UChicago Divest From Israel

Students at the University of Chicago are demanding that the university disclose and retract its investments in Israel and the West Bank in a push to pressure the school to divest from what they term an Israeli occupation and human rights abuses.

The Campaign to Sever the Democratic Alliance With AIPAC

A Democrat-backed effort to boycott the nation's leading pro-Israel group is gaining steam, worrying center-left advocates of the Jewish state who have been struggling in recent months to ensure their party continues to uphold the historically close U.S.-Israel relationship.

Koch Institute Calls Anti-Semitism Charge ‘Absurd,’ Stands by Scholar Who Called American Rabbis Israel’s ‘Fifth Column’

Charles KochA spokesman for the Charles Koch Institute said Wednesday that accusations a new think tank supported by Koch is harboring anti-Semites are “absurd” and “grossly mischaracterize the positions” of the organization. But he declined to defend the statements of affiliated scholars questioning the loyalty of American Jews, suggesting that some of them comprise a “fifth column” inside the United States, and promoting a conspiracy theory that Israel conducted a “false-flag” chemical attack on Syrian civilians.