Biden vowed to protect free speech, but will he reverse Pompeo’s anti-BDS moves?

Biden vowed to protect free speech, but will he reverse Pompeo’s anti-BDS moves?

The Democratic platform, a non-binding document that set the party’s priorities for the next four years, also promised that Democrats would protect free speech.

“We oppose any effort to unfairly single out and delegitimize Israel, including at the United Nations or through the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement, while protecting the constitutional right of our citizens to free speech,” said the document, which was approved with Biden’s support in July.

Neoconservativism In A Nutshell

Neoconservativism In A Nutshell

If I were asked to boil down neoconservatism to its essential elements—that is, those that have remained consistent over the past nearly 50 years—I would cite the following:

* a Manichean view of a world in which good and evil are constantly at war and the United States has an obligation to lead forces for good around the globe.

* a belief in the moral exceptionalism of both the United States and Israel and the absolute moral necessity for the U.S. to defend Israel’s security.

* a conviction that, in order to keep evil at bay, the United States must have—and be willing to exercise—the military power necessary to defeat any and all challengers. There’s a corollary: force is the only language that evil understands.

* the 1930s—with Munich, appeasement, Chamberlain, Churchill—taught us everything we need to know about evil and how to fight it.

* democracy is generally desirable, but it always depends on who wins.

Peaceful movement will prevail, says BDS in response to Pompeo calling it anti-Semitic

Peaceful movement will prevail, says BDS in response to Pompeo calling it anti-Semitic

The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement has criticized secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement that the US will label the movement as anti-Semitic. In a statement, the Palestinian BDS national committee (BNC) said that “the peaceful BDS movement would prevail over the far-right Trump-Netanyahu alliance.”

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