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America's entanglement with Israel

The Israel lobby versus the American people

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In his latest piece, Grant Smith brilliantly debunks not only Keith Weissman’s attempt to obscure the Israel lobby’s Iran warmongering but the key role of “progressives” in keeping the American people in the dark about it:

But the only frame more absurd than AIPAC’s claim to represent “the American Jewish community” is analyzing the Israel lobby from a “right-left” perspective. While AIPAC delights in creating an ongoing Democratic/Republican race for candidates to trot out their “pro-Israel” credentials, American taxpayers and voters are always the losers. Founder Isaiah L. Kenen gloated about roping The Nation Magazine Associates into his earliest Israel propaganda campaigns. There’s been even more noise of late as various progressive pundits and policy posers rush to carve out new positions in front of growing crowds of Americans outraged about the Israel lobby—now that it’s been fully flushed out in the open by Mearsheimer and Walt. But many progressive policy barkers continue to flog their skeptical acolytes with expired brands of snake oil—that everything of importance is really just a big left-right battle for influence over Israel and Mideast policy.

It’s not and never has been.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

June 15, 2011 at 9:02 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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