Israel lobby’s realignment over Ben-Gvir is giving Biden room to criticize

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NETANYAHU (L) AND BEN-GVIR (CENTER RIGHT) MEET ON NOVEMBER 7 IN PHOTO BEN-GVIR TWEETED OUT.
Netanyahu’s elevation of the racist messianic politicians Ben-Gvir and Smotrich despite calls by Israel’s friends in the U.S. to ostracize them has caused an earthquake in the Israel lobby.

By Philip Weiss | Mondoweiss | Nov 21, 2022

The FBI is reportedly starting an investigation into Israel’s killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh way back on May 11…

The shocking success of the racist-fascist party Religious Zionism in the Israel election three weeks ago has caused an earthquake inside the pro-Israel lobby in the United States. And that earthquake has allowed Joe Biden to take unprecedented –for him– baby-steps to confront the Israeli government.

In fact, the Biden administration appears to be scripted by J Street, which is trying to replace AIPAC in the Israel lobby as the true representative of American Jews.

There’s a lot to unpack there. Let’s review the sequence.

For two years Joe Biden has rolled over for Israel, promising that he would keep his disagreements with Israel behind closed doors. But in the last week Biden has departed from the script.

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