"The uproar prompted CAP’s Jilani to apologize, saying he hadn’t realized the connotations. CAP’s blog avowed, “We don’t endorse the term ‘Israel firsters’ or demonize the Jewish state on ThinkProgress. Further, there is no anti-Semitic or anti-Israel ‘hate speech’ written anywhere on this blog.”Fortunately, there is still one place in the mainstream media where calling people "Israel firsters" is still welcomed and encouraged. And that place is the Huffington Post. The virus has spread behind MJ Rosenberg and has no infected Pepe Escobar, a blogger who talks about a variety of topics but almost always in a fact based way. His history didn't stop this bombshell from landing in the middle of his last article though. Emphasis mine:
"“Isolated” Iran has $4 billion in joint projects with Venezuela including, crucially, a bank (as with Ecuador, it has dozens of planned projects from building power plants to, once again, banking). That has led the Israel-first crowd in Washington to vociferously demand that sanctions be slapped on Venezuela. Only problem: how would the U.S. pay for its crucial Venezuelan oil imports then?"Yep. That's it. Just sitting out there. Who is this "crowd?" Are they Republicans? Democrats? Are they AIPAC? Are they Jews? And how does the fact that they want to sanction Venezuela make them "Israel firsters?" But don't think too long about it, because Mr. Escobar is off on another tangent and another subject, having done his part to contribute to low level "politically correct" anti-Semitism.
Perhaps another blogger could take a look at the article as a whole, because it's all more or less fawning over how awesome Iran is, including this gem:
"Besides, even the Iranian opposition supports a peaceful nuclear program. It’s a matter of national pride."But I'll just leave it as a very very typical Huffington Post "opinion" article.