EBC AGENDA: May 18-24 — Kaplan goes on tax measure spree in OAKLAND; ALAMEDA COUNTY spends $24m on CBOs

Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is proposing two major tax-generating ballot measures for November during Tuesday's slate of Oakland City Council committee meetings.

Eric and Bibi sitting in a tree

Rep. Eric Swalwell and Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu last year.CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | House Democrats are still upset with Republican Majority Leader John Boehner for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress next month. Critics say the move circumvents the White House's tradition authority on such matters.The San Francisco Chronicle reported … Continue reading Eric and Bibi sitting in a tree

Swalwell dresses up as a CIA agent?

Rep. Eric Swalwell last week in the Middle East. PHOTO/Twitter @RepSwalwellCONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Rep. Eric Swalwell has recently sought a middle ground between being Tel Aviv's man in the East Bay and showing a modicum of compassion for Palestinians killed during the conflict in Gaza.Rep. Eric Swalwell and Israel Prime MinisterBenyamin Netanyahu last … Continue reading Swalwell dresses up as a CIA agent?

Palestinian Group Clashes With Swalwell Over His Support for Israel

Constituents show opposition to U.S. support for Israel at a town hall in San Lorenzo Thursday held by Rep. Eric Swalwell. PHOTO/Steven TavaresCONGRESS | 15th DISTRICT | On July 11, Rep. Eric Swalwell riled Palestinian groups and constituents in the 15th Congressional District with a Facebook posting that expressed sympathy for Israel in its ongoing conflict … Continue reading Palestinian Group Clashes With Swalwell Over His Support for Israel

Swalwell Goes To Israel

Rep. Eric SwalwellCONGRESS 15 | Rep. Eric Swalwell already has his hands full closing the inherent East-West divide in the 15th Congressional District, but he thinks he can help the generations-long dispute between Israel and Palestine.The freshman congressman and 35 other members of Congress, led by Rep. Steny Hoyer, left Sunday for Israel. The contingent … Continue reading Swalwell Goes To Israel

Swalwell Shows Pro-Israel Slant, Calls Out Palestinians For ‘Terrorist Attacks’

PHOTO/Steve RhodesCONGRESS 15 | Representative-elect Eric Swalwell is still weeks away from being sworn into the 113th Congress, but he wasted little time by espousing a very unpopular sentiment among progressives in the East Bay--calling out Palestinians for “terrorists attacks” against Israel.Last Friday, Swalwell, the 15th Congressional District’s newest representative referred to Palestinian “terrorist attacks” … Continue reading Swalwell Shows Pro-Israel Slant, Calls Out Palestinians For ‘Terrorist Attacks’

Palestinian Cultural Day Pulled From Supervisors Agenda With Controversy

ALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORSJune 7, 2012 | Members of the Palestinian community were set to celebrate their heritage with the first-ever proclamation of their culture by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Tuesday until the board pulled the agenda item at the last moment."I'm disgusted that hate-mongers have forced you to pull the proclamation," … Continue reading Palestinian Cultural Day Pulled From Supervisors Agenda With Controversy