The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

Ó Cathail: ‘Israel dominates US Syria policy’

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By Maidhc Ó Cathail
Press TV Interview
June 1, 2013

The recent statement by the White House that it does not see any role for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a potential political transition in Syria is “a reflection of the dominance of Israeli thinking over American policy making,” an analyst says.

“Israel has long had it in its mind to destabilize Syria,” Maidhc Ó Cathail, an editor at The Passionate Attachment said by phone on Saturday.

“If you look at any of the Israel lobby websites [in the U.S.], the think tanks such as the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the Foreign Policy Initiative, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, and the AIPAC-created think tank, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, it’s very clear that Israel has a major stake in the conflict in Syria,” Ó Cathail said.

“[Israel] is pushing White House policy to destabilize Syria and…as usual, when they follow Israeli policy it doesn’t work out for U.S. interests.”

Listen to the interview.

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. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter @O_Cathail.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

June 2, 2013 at 12:09 am

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  1. Great! The sound was clear. Shame it wasn’t longer so that you could have covered more, but the points you made were impacting. (I keep wondering… “How blatant must it all get before the Americans and others wake up.” [That’s a rhetorical question; any possible answers would be too sad/upsetting]


    June 2, 2013 at 2:26 am

  2. Thank you, Kufa. Yes, it’s pretty blatant to anyone willing to see…

    By the way, I’m surprised the sound was so good considering that I was standing under a busy train line at the time!

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    June 2, 2013 at 4:07 am

  3. I think there is nobody actually looking after Usa or Israeli (civilian) interests….and if any body/group insists they are……sack em..they are lying.

    carol bathgate

    June 2, 2013 at 6:09 pm

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