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Lobby Watch

An eye on the groups that try to stifle free debate about Palestine

California university comes to defense of professor targeted by Zionist groups

Professor Rabab Abdulhadi says more needs to be done to protect scholars from “McCarthyist campaigns.”

How a fishing reporter became a leading figure in the Islamophobia industry

Dexter Van Zile from pro-Israel group CAMERA has impressed top figures in the pro-Israel lobby with his bigoted screeds.

Why are US lawmakers more enraged over Hamas-Abbas deal than AIPAC?

Despite Israel’s bluster, it remains closely allied with the Palestinian Authority, on which it relies to maintain control of millions of Palestinians.

Lawfare in retreat as Israeli colonel drops case against union

Public sector union Unison says it’s pleased Moty Cristal has dropped his case against them and against the UK’s National Health Service.

Diplomat who used sex to sell Israel advises top EU lobby group

Rebranding specialist David Saranga has trained European Friends of Israel on exploiting the potential offered by social media.

University of Cincinnati pays for president's propaganda junket to Israel

Ono has been celebrated for his bold use of social media, which in this case provides valuable insights into how Israel activists court US elites.

Obama “peace” envoy ridicules notion that Palestinians have “rights”

Martin Indyk, the US official in charge of the Palestinian-Israeli “peace process” has publicly ridiculed the notion that Palestinians have rights or are seeking justice.

France's main Jewish group fined for defaming Palestine charity

France’s highest appeal court has ordered the country’s major Jewish organization to pay damages for falsely claiming that a charity supporting Palestinians collected money for Hamas.

Former Israel lobby spin doctor aims for seat in UK parliament

Campaigning to be a Labour party candidate for the next election, Ruth Smeeth promotes her credentials as a “proud anti-fascist,” but buries her history with Israel lobby BICOM.

Why is the Jewish Agency's Avi Mayer obsessed with race?

Claims that Israel is a “shining city on a sand dune” echo the prejudice of Zionism’s founding father Theodor Herzl.

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