According to an iVoteIsrael exit poll, half of the 160,000 eligible U.S. voters living in Israel voted absentee, of which an overwhelming majority selected Republican candidate Mitt Romney. That reportedly includes 7,500 registered in the swing state of Florida. iVoteIsrael - the campaign that has worked hard to get American citizens living in Israel to vote absentee in next week's U.S. presidential elections (and which I have been covering here since June and exposed to be a partisan, right-wing, anti-Obama initiative) - held a press conference Thursday afternoon in Jerusalem to announce the results of what they claim is the biggest exit poll of its kind ever conducted…Read More... | 38 Comments
Last week, I published an in-depth report in the Daily Beast exposing the pro-Republican partisanship of a non-profit initiative urging American citizens in Israel to vote in the upcoming U.S. elections. The "iVoteIsrael" campaign - which I have been following and reporting on here since June - persistently maintains it is a get-out-the-vote drive with no bent or agenda. However its character, messaging and backing all clearly point to a right-wing effort aimed at swinging the election in Mitt Romney's favor. Just yesterday, another piece of the puzzle was exposed when a report by the American Sunlight Foundation found that the campaign…Read More... | 4 Comments
The campaign to get Americans in Israel to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential elections, on which I have reported extensively, has recently released a new video. While the last video they put out incited against Arab Americans, this one essentially endorses an Israeli strike on Iran, the targeted assassination of Iranian President Ahmadinejad and implies that Israeli Air Force soldiers may embark on a "historic mission from which they may never return." http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xYeZE1SjgVI You may have noticed that the narrator in the video uses the term "from time immemorial," intentionally connoting the 1984 book From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish…Read More... | 6 Comments
Last week I posted an article about a new campaign launched to get American citizens in Israel to vote in the upcoming 2012 presidential election. While the "iVoteIsrael" campaign claims to be non-partisan, its rhetoric and indication by its campaign manager that its donors are Sheldon Adelson types made me suspicious of a certain slant. Then I noticed this ad featured quite prominently on my Facebook page: Hmm...asking whether I "want" a Palestinian state and then informing me that the next U.S. president will affect my future in Israel. I clicked on the ad, and lo and behold: …Read More... | 10 Comments
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