The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

Israel’s Mastery of its American ‘Master’

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By Maidhc Ó Cathail
The Passionate Attachment
January 24, 2013

In an excellent piece on Mondoweiss entitled “Israel and the nomination of Chuck Hagel,” radical scholar Joel Kovel felicitously captures the true nature of U.S.-Israel relations:

It is safe to say that never in history has there been a relationship like this, in which the client state masters the master, occupies his precincts, and colonizes the colonizer.

Maidhc Ó Cathail is an investigative journalist and Middle East analyst. He is also the creator and editor of The Passionate Attachment blog, which focuses primarily on the U.S.-Israeli relationship.

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

January 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm

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  1. The fact is that “Israel” never was a “client state” of any nation state. That would make the quoted line a form of disinformation through faulty premise.

    I would post this comment at Mondoweiss but their comments are heavily screened and at best I could hope for the comment to appear after 12 or more hours.

    aletho

    January 25, 2013 at 6:40 pm

  2. I agree that Israel never actually was a client state, but apart from that faulty premise it’s a pithy description of the relationship. Perhaps it might have better been phrased as follows:

    It is safe to say that never in history has there been a relationship like this, in which the ostensibly client state masters the master, occupies his precincts, and colonizes the colonizer.

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    January 27, 2013 at 4:05 pm

  3. Much better, Maidhc.

    It’s just amazing how much traction these faulty premises get.

    aletho

    January 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm


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