Gallup Quietly Admits ‘Israeli vs. Palestinian’ Sympathy Polls Are Misleading

Pollster Gallup admitted on March 28 that three decades of polling data contain fundamental flaws "well beyond what we would attribute to normal sampling error." Gallup’s admission centers on its high-stakes question of whether Americans have greater sympathy for Israelis or for Palestinians. Gallup loudly trumpeted that Americans "increasingly sympathized with Israel in recent years." … Continue reading “Gallup Quietly Admits ‘Israeli vs. Palestinian’ Sympathy Polls Are Misleading”

Poll: Only 22.2% in US Sympathize More With Israelis

On March 6 Gallup claimed 59% of Americans sympathized more with the Israelis and only 21% sympathized more with the Palestinians. The poll was part of a multi-question survey fielded by telephone. Gallup’s question was, "In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?" Gallup said this … Continue reading “Poll: Only 22.2% in US Sympathize More With Israelis”

Do Members of Congress Take Too Many Private Trips to Israel With AIPAC?

One of every three members of Congress boarding a jetliner on a privately-funded all-expense paid trip overseas has Israel as their final destination. Only one out of a hundred ever visits Palestinian territories as a final destination. Analysis of Gift Travel Filings made to the US House of Representatives Office of the Clerk over the … Continue reading “Do Members of Congress Take Too Many Private Trips to Israel With AIPAC?”

Poll: 75% of Americans Oppose Outlawing Boycotts of Israel

New legislation passed in the Senate seeks to legalize the right of individual state governments to force American companies to certify they won’t engage in economic boycotts of Israel as a condition for receiving government contracts. The "Combating BDS Act of 2019" is embedded as Title IV within the ‘‘Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle … Continue reading “Poll: 75% of Americans Oppose Outlawing Boycotts of Israel”

NSC Swears US policy on Israel’s Nukes Is Legit

Releasing secret presidential letters that promise not to officially recognize Israel’s nuclear weapons program or pressure Israel to sign the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons would harm US national security. So claimed John P. Fitzpatrick, Senior Director of the Information Security Management Directorate at the National Security Council in a December 18, 2018 … Continue reading “NSC Swears US policy on Israel’s Nukes Is Legit”

FBI and CIA’s ‘Duty To Warn’ Victims of Israeli Nuclear Smuggling

In 2015 the intelligence community acknowledged that it had a "duty to warn" U.S. persons of impending threats of "serious bodily injury." The objective of that "duty" – which has many loopholes – is to compel intelligence agencies to warn individuals or organizations of threats so they can take evasive measures. It affirms a moral … Continue reading “FBI and CIA’s ‘Duty To Warn’ Victims of Israeli Nuclear Smuggling”

Should Americans Believe Gallup Polling Data?

The Gallup Organization was criminally charged in 2012 under the False Claims and Procurement Integrity Acts. The False Claims Act is the primary tool the U.S. government uses, leveraging insider whistle-blowers, to combat contracting fraud against the government. An uncontested 57-page complaint (PDF) reveals that Gallup intentionally delivered deceptive data to the US Mint, the US Department … Continue reading “Should Americans Believe Gallup Polling Data?”

34% of Americans Believe US Elites Exploited 9/11 for Gain

A single common theme emerges from most public discussions of U.S. foreign policy. No matter how widespread the carnage, devastating the financial impact or enormous the opportunity cost of war – the United States is always presumed to have meant well. US foreign policies are designed as much to improve the well-being of foreigners as … Continue reading “34% of Americans Believe US Elites Exploited 9/11 for Gain”

Israel and the Trillion-Dollar 2005-2018 US Intelligence Budget

The American public and think tank analysts are not supposed to know precisely how billions in taxpayer dollars flowing into the intelligence community are spent. Even the best plead ignorance. Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy commenting on huge budget increases told the Washington Examiner, "What exactly that signifies, … Continue reading “Israel and the Trillion-Dollar 2005-2018 US Intelligence Budget”

Americans Would Limit Aid to Nuclear Israel

Most Americans would place limitations on U.S. aid to Israel under laws triggered by its nuclear weapons program. When told the CIA believed Israel has nuclear weapons, 54.8% of Americans agreed that Arms Export Control Act limitations to the non-signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) should apply. Question: Arms Export Control … Continue reading “Americans Would Limit Aid to Nuclear Israel”