"Corporations have taken over the government and turned it against its own people." -- Ralph Nader, The Progressive magazine, April 2000, p39

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A new poll from Reuters/Ipsos found that the majority of Democratic voters prefer a presidential candidate who doesn’t support military aid to Israel, another sign that President Biden’s unconditional support for the Israeli slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza could cost him in November.

The poll shows that 56% of respondents who identified as Democrats were less likely to support a candidate who backs military aid to Israel, while 40% were more likely to support such a candidate.

Aid groups and officials are criticizing the US for dropping humanitarian assistance into Gaza by airplane instead of pressuring Israel to allow more aid trucks to enter the Strip, where the entire population is facing “crisis” levels of food insecurity.

The Israeli army is experiencing a shock “in the wake of nearly 150 days of conflict” and suffers from a “severe manpower issue”, the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Friday. 

“Following 147 days of combat, the army is experiencing intensifying personnel shortages,” the newspaper reported, highlighting how the Israeli military “is calling for another 7,500 officer and non-commissioned officer positions, while the treasury is currently only approving 2,500”.

The United States, in collaboration with the Jordanian air force, dropped aid packages into Gaza on Saturday.

What is being marketed as benevolent assistance amounts to humanitarian aid theater that does nothing to end the systematic and intentional campaign of starvation Israel and its American and European allies, with the complicity of regional regimes, are waging against Palestinians.

What good is a humanitarian drop if the Jews are just going to open fire on you with tanks when you line up to get your flour?

It is now obvious – or at least obvious to me – that the “Flour Massacre” earlier this week was a planned event. The Jews set up the Palestinians to group together to get food, planning to gun them down while they were waiting in line. The purpose, other than just more deaths, is to make these starving people afraid to go to the aid pickups.

The Israeli government covertly meddled into American Jewish politics from the 1950s to 1970s, and they did so to quash Jewish criticisms of the 1948 Nakba — the mass dispossession and expulsions of Palestinians during Israel’s founding — and Israel’s oppression of Palestinians. Israeli diplomats who oversaw the furtive campaign were at one point assisted by Wolf Blitzer — today the host of CNN’s primetime show “The Situation Room.”

The genocidal Zionist war against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip has been ongoing for nearly four months without the occupation state achieving any of its stated goals. It has not eliminated Hamas, and has not been able to liberate the Israelis held hostage by the movement. Instead, some of them have been killed by Israeli bombs and bullets during the brutal onslaught against the Palestinians.