Bachmann Comes To Manhattan For Zionist Org’s Brandeis Dinner – OpEd


By Philip Weiss

Zionist politics makes for such strange bedfellows. Michele Bachmann, the rightwing Minnesota congresswoman and presidential candidate, will be addressing the Zionist Organization of America in New York tonight, alongside Glenn Beck and Benjamin Netanyahu. It’s that all-important NY primary… And the new rightwing coalition across religious lines– Ileana Ros-Lehtinen too. Louis Brandeis after whom the dinner is named is rolling in his grave. Press release:

Urbandale, Iowa – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann will address the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) at the 114th Anniversary Louis D. Brandeis Award Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 20. During her speech, Bachmann will stress the significance of the U.S.-Israel relationship while advocating for stronger measures to prevent a nuclear Iran.

The ZOA is the United States’ oldest pro-Israel organization, and has worked to educate Americans about the importance of strong U.S.-Israel ties. Keynote speakers include Glenn Beck and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the dinner by video.

The following event, which occurs in Eastern Time, is open to credentialed media: Sunday, November 20, 2011

ZOA 114th Anniversary Louis D. Brandeis Award Dinner 6:00 pm

Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal New York, NY


Mondoweiss is a news website devoted to covering American foreign policy in the Middle East, chiefly from a progressive Jewish perspective. Mondoweiss is maintained by Philip Weiss and Adam Horowitz. Weiss lives in New York state and Horowitz lives in New York City.

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