Why do they hate us? Israel and its American Lobby
Why do we hate them? Israel and its American Lobby
"The U.S. national interest should be the primary object of American foreign policy. For the past several decades, however, and especially since the Six Day War in 1967, the centerpiece of U.S. Middle East policy has been its relationship with Israel. The combination of unwavering U.S. support for Israel and the related effort to spread democracy throughout the region has inflamed Arab and Islamic opinion and jeopardized U.S. security. This situation has no equal in American political history. Why has the United States been willing to set aside its own security in order to advance the interests of another state?"
— From “The Israeli Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy,” by Professors John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen Walt of Harvard University’s John Kennedy School of Government.
“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act”.
— George Orwell
Zionism, Israel, and the Almighty ISRAELI LOBBY: Theft of a Nation (Palestine), Theft of a Nation’s Foreign Policy (United States), Theft of the Truth, Theft of World Peace.
“The Modern Age is the Jewish Age, and the twentieth century, in particular, is the Jewish Century.”
— Professor Yuri Slezkine, “The Jewish Century” , (Princeton University Press, 2004 (from Introduction): Professor Slezkine is Professor of History at U.C. at Berkeley)
"I am aware how almost impossible it is in this country to carry out a foreign policy [in the Middle East] not approved by the Jews. Former Secretary of State George Marshall and former Defense Secretary James Forrestral learned that…. terrific control the Jews have over the news media and the barrage the Jews have built up on Congressmen…. I am very much concerned over the fact that the Jewish influence here is completely dominating the scene and making it almost impossible to get congress to do anything they don’t approve of. The Israeli embassy is practically dictating to the congress through influential Jewish people in the country"
— Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in February 1957 quoted on p.99 in Donald Neff’s "Fallen Pillars", page 99
"I’ve never seen a president –I don’t care who he is– stand up to them [the Israelis]. It just boggles your mind. They always get what they want. The Israelis know what’s going on all the time. I got to the point where I wasn’t writing anything down. If the American people understood what grip those people have on our government, they would rise up in arms. Our citizens don’t have any idea what goes on."
— Admiral Thomas Moorer of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (See Washington Report 12/1999, p.124 quoting from Andrew Hurley’s book, "One Nation Under Israel")
With a Chutzpah of power, fearlessness, and a complicit media, the Israeli Lobby’s lies and bigoted attacks against one of America’s globally renowned Professors at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Professor Stephen, was possible because we Americans remain silent where Israel and its Lobby are concerned.
They could because of campaign donations to corrupt Congressmen, they could because of access to a Pro-Israel media that denies the voices of courageous, patriotic Americans opposed to Israel’s dominant influence on American foreign policy, they could because we neglect our civic and political responsibilities thus creating a political vacuum in Washington D.C. eagerly filled by special interest groups like the Israeli Lobby, a power second only to the AARP.
The vicious attacks by the Pro-Israelites upon two world renowned Professors, Professor Stephen Walt and Professor John Mearsheimer, authors of “The Israeli lobby”, have ironically proven the very thesis and argument of these two honorable academicians. In the long run, these two courageous Professors will be vindicated and honored for saving America’s children and economy, saving Israel’s future, giving Palestinians their freedom and independence, and ultimately, world peace.
“Ask not what you can do for your country; ask what your country can do for Israel”
— The New and Improved John F. Kennedy Israeli Lobby Motto
“The enormous gap between what US leaders do in the world and what Americans think their leaders are doing is one of the great propaganda accomplishments of the dominant political mythology.”
— Michael Parenti; Political Scientist and author of “Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media”
These are the desperate end times that try Zionist souls who cling to lies, propaganda, and intimidating tactics in their tribal allegiance to a foreign nation, Israel, damn their host nation’s national interests or world peace.
America, have courage and be silent no more. Let’s liberate our nation from foreign entanglements adhering to the advice of George Washington who in his Farewell Address admonished his nation to avoid a “Passionate Attachment” to another nation, as such could create “the illusion of a common interest….where no common interests exist.”
"No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices."
— Edward R. Murrow
The “Belfer Declaration” or the “Balfour Declaration”
Infested with historical irony, one of New York Sun’s editorials (a small Jewish paper leading the attack upon the two authors), March 23, 2006, is entitled “The Belfer Declaration”, calling for Jewish donors, like Mr. Belfer (Prof. Walt holds the Belfer Professorship), and others to ensure the Kennedy School of Government toes the Israeli line and cleanse itself of biased academicians who dare think, write, and question the Israeli Lobby’s influence on America’s foreign policy. The editorial states: “If those like the Belfers, Mr. Wexner, Senators Kennedy and Schumer, and scores of others with roots or a stake at Harvard aren’t careful, the Kennedy School will become known the Bir Zeit (It’s Birzeit, a Palestinian University) on the Charles.” 
Why ironic? Because the founding of Israel began with a simple 68 word letter from England’s Lord Balfour to the wealthy Jewish Lord Rothschild supporting the Zionist claim to “a” Jewish state in Palestine. The Zionists claimed this as the “BALFOUR Declaration” and used it to pressure the U.S. Congress to support it, which they did.
"I have learned that the state of Israel cannot be ruled in our generation without deceit and adventurism."
— Moshe Sharett, Israel’s first Foreign Minister and later a Prime Minister, in Simha Flapan, "The Birth of Israel", 1987, page 51.
“The Arabs are right when they paint America as a great Zionist conspiracy”
— Doughlas Rushkoff, Professor New York University, “Wrestling with Zion” (Grove Press, 2003) 
/emphasize> “The founding of the state of Israel required the dispossession of an indigenous group, the Palestinians…This is unignorable reality”
— Tony Kushner and Alisa Solomon, Editors, “Wrestling With Zion” 
“We enthusiastically chose to become a colonial society, ignoring international treaties, expropriating lands, transferring settlers from Israel to the occupied territories, engaging in theft and finding justification for all these activities. Passionately desiring to keep the occupied territories, we developed two judicial systems: one – progressive, liberal – in Israel; and the other – cruel, injurious – in the occupied territories. In effect, we established an apartheid regime in the occupied territories immediately following their capture. That oppressive regime exists to this day.The Six-Day War’s seventh day has transformed us from a moral society, sure of the justice of Israel’s creation, into a society that oppresses another people, preventing it from realizing its legitimate national aspiration.”
— Michael Ben-Yair, “The War’s Seventh Day” , Ha’aretz, March 3, 2002 (Michael Ben-Yair was Attorney General of Israel from 1993-96)
Tragically, the Jews were the main victims of the Holocaust, but other ignored victims of this devastation were the Palestinians, purged from their land, homeless, stateless, and in exile; America’s credibility, morality and foreign policy, world peace, and just as important–VERITAS (truth)– became a long term casualty that has sustained Israel and its powerful beltway leash upon “our” Congress.
“Of all the somber ironies of history none throws a more sinister light on human nature than the fact that the new-style nationalist Jews, on the morrow of the most appalling…persecutions that their race had endured, should at once proceed to demonstrate, at the expense of the Palestinian Arabs…the crime of which they themselves had been the victims. to persecute, in their turn, a people weaker than they were.”
— Alfred Toynbee, “A Study of History” , pg. 177, Oxford U Press, New York 1957
"Out of the original sins of the world against the Jews, grew the original sins of Zionism against the Palestinians,"
— Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, “Original Sins”
Quotes on the Israeli Lobby: (Naturally all those quoted are “Anti-Semitic”, akin to the United Nations)
“We killed them out of a certain naive hubris, believing with absolute certitude that now, with the White House, the Senate, and much of the American media in our hands, the lives of others do not count as much as our own. Believing we really had the right to instruct 400,000 people to leave their homes within eight hours… and treat their homes as military targets…and drop 16,000 shells on their villages and small towns…and we have the right to kill without being guilty…. It was very important to us that the victims stay faceless, nameless people. People who are quite unreal."
— Ari Shavet, Ha’aretz, "Qana: 102 Faceless Dead", May 21, 1996 (On Israel’s Deliberate Attack and Murder of Lebanese and Palestinian Civilians taking Refuge in a United Nations Camp in Qana, Lebanon)
"..a frank look at Jewish power and influence in America today…a rare insider’s portrait of the people, the institutions, the money, and the ideas that make up Jewish political influence in the U.S., from the Anti-Defamation League to the United Jewish Appeal, to the New York Times, to the…Jewish caucus in the House of Representatives…He details the absolutely vital role Jews play in Democratic party politics and fund raising. He describes the inner workings of the feared pro-Israel lobby….and its surprising role in shaping American foreign policy. He tackles……Jewish media influence."
— J. J. Goldberg, Award Winning Editor, Forward, “Jewish Power”, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co, Inc., 1996 (from front jacket of the book)
“Our” American government would rather fight the entire world, especially the Muslim world with our children’s lives and endless deficits and debts than change it’s singularly blind allegiance and submission to Israel’s interests. Israel and its American Lobbies have ultimately indoctrinated our government and nation that the national interests of both nations are one and the same, what’s good for Israel is good for America. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
"If the interests of the two countries [Israel and the U.S.] were in automatic harmony, there would be no need of an Israel lobby here to see that Israel’s interests are served. What we need now is an American lobby in Jerusalem. No, come to think of it, what we need is an American lobby in Washington."
— Columnist Joseph Sobran (www.mideastfacts.com)
“America controls the world, we control America. Never before have Jews exerted such an immense influence on the center of world power.”
— Uri Avnery, “The Night Before”, April 10, 2003, Counterpunch (Uri Avnery is a journalist, former publisher, served 3 times in Israel’s Knesset (Parliament), served In the Israeli Army Commando Unit (twice wounded), Peace Activist: For speaking out for Peace and against Israel’s Occupation, Mr. Avnery received a death threat from the leader of the "Jewish National Front", Baruch Marzel, who called upon the Israeli army to kill Uri Avnery (Ha’aretz March 21, 2006 and in Maariv) 
“….Indeed—the Machiavellian power machinations of persons… gave Israel carte blanche in the Middle East– the craven subservience and political expediency of those members of Congress who have wanted the money and votes domestic pro-Israeli forces could deliver”
— Cheryl A. Rubenburg, “Anti-Zionism: Analytical Reflections”, pg. 195 (Associate Professor of International Relations, Florida International University)
“The U.S. government has historically yielded to Israel’s demands and to pressure from the Israeli Lobby (p. 174)….One of the objectives of the Israeli lobby is to control the flow of information from the Middle East to the United States…Fearing reprisals from the Lobby, American journalists often cooperate with them by censoring information critical of Israel. (p. 184)
— Former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, “Advise & Dissent: Memoirs of South Dakota and the U.S Senate”, Lawrence Hill Books, 1989
“Israel. There is certainly not a more difficult or dangerous issue to debate in the field of postwar U.S. foreign policy. The American political and social landscape is littered with the battered individuals—most recently the president of the United States—who dared to criticize Israel, or, even more heretically, to question the value to U.S. national interests of the country’s overwhelmingly one-way alliance with Israel. Almost every such speaker is immediately branded anti-Semitic and consigned to the netherworld of American politics….One can only react to this stunning reality by giving all praise to Israel’s diplomats, politicians, intelligence services, U.S.–”citizen spies, and the retired U.S. officials and wealthy Jewish American organizations who lobby an always amenable Congress on Israel’s behalf. ….as Anatol Lieven has written, the Israelis have been so successful that Israeli nationalism, “for many Americans has become deeply intertwined with their American nationalism.” (p. 237 –” 238)
— Michael Scheuer, “Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror” , Potomac Books, Inc., 2004 (A highly respected former CIA Analyst on Terrorism)
The power of AIPAC’s political muscle on U.S. Foreign Policy was enshrined when President Ronald Reagan proposed selling 5 AWAC planes to Saudi Arabia. AIPAC’s power on Congress almost defeated the President of the United States. (House voted 301 –” 111 to reject the sale, the Senate narrowly supported Reagan by 52 –” 48).
“That paper-thin victory taught Reagan that even his popularity could barely overcome AIPAC disapproval….In the words of Cheryl A. Rubenberg, Professor of International Relations at Florida International University, “thereafter how a Senator voted on the issue became the most important factor in the Lobby’s determination of an individual’s ‘friendship’ toward Israel. Those who were labeled ‘unfriendly’ faced serious problems at reelection.”
— George W. Ball (Former Undersecretary of State) and Douglas B. Ball, “The Passionate Attachment”, W.W. Norton & Company, 1992, p 110
“Congress, so Pro Israel by 1987 that it embraced almost all the legislative initiatives suggested by the AIPAC lobby.”
— Yossi Melman and Dn Raviv, “Friends In Deed: Inside the U.S.-Israeli Alliance” Hyperion, 1994
"The Israeli Prime Minister has a lot more influence over the foreign policy of the United States in the Middle East than he has in his own country."
— Former Congressman Paul Findley, in his book "They Dare to Speak Out", p. 92.
"The Israelis control the policy in the congress and the senate …somewhere around 80 percent of the senate of the United States is completely in support of Israel — of anything Israel wants."
— The Late Senator William Fulbright, Former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 10/07/1973 on CBS’ "Face the Nation"
"President Clinton behaves like an obedient child of Israel and does not know how to say `No.’"
— Nahum Barnea, Israeli writer (From Washington Report, July 1996, pg. 17)
"On the other hand, the president’s (G.W. Bush) political advisors are afraid that if their boss doesn’t find a way to remain on the fence, and tries to twist Sharon’s arm, the prime minister won’t hesitate to show the American voter who’s the real boss in Washington"
— Akiva Eldar, “People & Politics/U.S. Bosses, West Bank Factions, EU Mediators, Ha’aretz, October 14, 2003
"Nations see Jews as Key to Winning Favor with U.S.”.
— Michael J. Jordan, Jewish Telegraph Agency, September 13, 2000
“The Israeli government is placed on a pedestal [in the US], and to criticize it is to be immediately dubbed anti-Semitic, as if the Palestinians were not Semitic….People are scared in this country [the US], to say wrong is wrong because the Jewish lobby is powerful – very powerful. Well, so what? For goodness sake, this is God’s world!”
— Desmund Tutu, Former Archbishop of Cape Town, Noble Peace Prize 1984 “Apartheid in the Holy Land” , Guardian April 29, 2002
For decades any American who dares speak or write against the internationally condemned illegal, brutal, inhumane, and destructive Israeli occupation of an entire people, the Palestinians, incurs the wrath of the Israeli Lobby–most notably A.I.P.A.C. and the Anti Defamation League (A.D.L.), both of which have had encounters with Law Enforcement Agencies.
“Being dumb about the Middle East has become a habit on Capitol Hill, mainly because most members of Congress are unwilling to speak their minds, fearing what AIPAC itself has proudly called “Jewish Muscle.” That the Lobby can intimidate Congress, Presidential candidates, and Presidents as well as Jewish leaders is sure proof of its power.”
— Edward Tivnan, “THE LOBBY” Jewish Political Power and American Foreign Policy”, A Touchstone Book (Simon & Schuster), 1987, page 12
The only rational explanation for an American policy of uncritical acceptance and submission to Israel’s interests and narrative of its wars, ethnic cleansing, massacres, invasions, terrorism, demolition of thousands of homes, creating refugees in their own land, lying and spying upon its sole benefactor (U.S.), even killing American citizens with impunity (USS Liberty & Rachel Corrie), while receiving over $1.6 Trillion tax dollars since 1973, which per American translates to over $5,700 (C.S.M. “Economist Tallies Swelling Cost of Israel to U.S.; David R. Francis, December 09, 2002),  America’s latest weapons and technology (selling it to third parties like China), damaging America’s world standing through America’s many imposed vetoes against dozens of U.N. Security Council Resolutions, even blackmailing America during the 1973 Yum Kippur War to transfer immediate weapons or Israel will use nuclear weapons is — there are two American Governmental Policies: One for Israel, One for the rest of the world.
Some of the Pro-Israel Jews who’ve condemned the paper “The Israeli Lobby” in the media are: Alan Dershowtiz, Marvin Kalb, Dennis Ross, Daniel Pipes, Mort Zuckerman, Jeff Jacoby and others. These individuals share the agenda and goals of the Israeli Lobby in ensuring total American support for a foreign nation. A common theme in these commentaries is that the research was shallow, slipshod, biased, comparing it to the “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion”; unworthy of a Harvard academic paper, that it recycles old canards, that it uses quotes from neo-Nazi hate sites drawing praise from David Duke, that the authors are liars and bigots. At no time did anyone directly refute, debate, or discuss the substantial merit of the paper; but simply attacking the messengers and not the message
Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, a civil libertarian and First Amendment Advocate, has been the most vocal critic of the paper and its two authors.
In the small Jewish owned paper, the New York Sun (March 24, 2006), in an article entitled “Harvard’s Paper on Israel Drew from Neo-Nazi Sites” by Meghan Clyne  Professor Dershowitz describes the quotes used in “The Israeli Lobby” as "The wrenching out of context is done by the hate sites, and then [the authors] cite them to the original sources, in order to disguise the fact that they’ve gotten them from hate sites… simply a compilation of hateful paragraphs lifted from other sources and given academic imprimatur." Such a statement by Dershowtiz is “Beyond Chutzpah”
In the Nation Magazine of July 11, 2005, Jon Weiner, Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, wrote an article entitled; “Giving Chutzpah New Meaning.”
He writes: “Alan Dershowitz is…one of the most outspoken defenders of Israel, especially in his 2003 book “The Case for Israel”….(Professor Norman) Finkelstein challenges in “Beyond Chutzpah”….that Dershowitz "plagiarizes large swaths" of his book from Joan Peters’s “From Time Immemorial”. Professor Weiner goes into more detail on this issue for those interested. (Also See: “The Case Against Israel” by Michael Neumann, CounterPunch, for a rebuttal of Alan Dershowitz)
Professor Weiner also writes of Alan Dershowtiz’s unheard of appeal to the Governor of California and the University of California Press in an attempt to stop the publication of “Beyond Chutzpah” given its literary criticism of his sourcing in the book “The Case for Israel” . To their credit both the Governor and the Press declined Dershowitz’s request. According to Professor Weiner, Dershowtiz first denied writing the Governor, than admitted it was “just a polite note.”
This advocate of civil liberties has shockingly proposed toughening and duplicating Israel’s cruel torture and treatment of Palestinians for America’s war on terrorism. Israel is the only nation on earth that legally sanctioned torture. Dershowitz’s book “Why Terrorism Works: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge” was reviewed by James Bamford in the Washington Post ( “Making Them Talk” ) on September 8, 2002. Mr. Bamford describes Dershowtiz’s tactics against potential terrorists to include "torture warrants," collective punishment and national ID cards.” He quotes Dershowtiz as saying: "I am willing to think the unthinkable and move beyond any kind of conventional wisdom." Dershowitz proposes to demolish an entire Palestinian village as collective punishment for a suicide bomber, which, this legal expert should know is against international law. Bamford quotes Dershowitz: “The next time the terrorists attack," he said, "the village’s residents would be given twenty-four hours to leave, and then Israeli troops would bulldoze the houses." Dershowtiz also proposes that the United States legalize “torture” like Israel by issuing “torture warrants” . Bamford continues: “One form of torture” recommended by Dershowitz –” "the sterilized needle being shoved under the fingernails."
In another article in the New York Sun entitled “Kalb Upbraids Harvard Dean Over Israel” , by Meghan Clyne, on March 21, 2006,  Marvin Kalb, also of Harvard, is quoted as saying: “I do not regard this as a Kennedy School Research Paper, because it clearly does not meet the academic standards of a Kennedy School research paper” , although he did not elaborate on those academic standards.
To understand Mr. Kalb’s position “Over Israel” , one can read declassified conversations he had with Henry Kissinger during the Nixon Administration recently released via a FOIA from the National Security Archive and available at the State Department’s Electronic Reading Room. In a November 8, 1976 conversation with Kissinger, Mr. Kalb reveals his adoration of Kissinger and his passion for Israel, and Kissinger’s pro-Israel bias.
Marvin Kalb: [MK: “You know of my area of interest and passion. The fundamental thing is to carry on a policy that gives ISRAEL the best chance of surviving and maintains a strong, growing, viable American position in the Arab world. It has been your position.] 
Is supporting Israel the only acceptable academic standard in America today, or else?
In the same New York Sun article, other Jewish Pro-Israelites are quoted condemning the paper “The Israeli Lobby” . Among them are Mort Zuckerman, Daniel Pipes, and William Rapfogel, CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, who said the Sun "should be commended for exposing the Harvard Kennedy School’s entry into the contest to succeed the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. To imply, as the report does, that there is a disloyal American Jewish population is a disgrace that Harvard and Kennedy should disassociate from immediately."
Daniel Pipes is the founder of CampusWatch.com whose sole purpose is to monitor, collect and intimidate Professors who teach in Academic Departments dealing with the Middle East (i.e. Israel). In Mr. Pipes own words (weblog: October 12, 2004): “When the University Sponsors an Antisemite. One of the premises of Campus Watch, the project to improve Middle East studies….is ‘The radical notions espoused in the classrooms and in campus demonstrations have recently had dangerous consequences. These are especially visible with regard to the Arab-Israeli conflict." Faculty statements and actions have been understood "as implicit permission to harass Jewish and pro-Israel students.” 
Not to be outdone in bashing America’s academia, Alan Dershowitz in an article in the Jerusalem Post entitled: “Enrolling in Anti-Semitism 101” , by Melissa Radler (December 5, 2002) describes “the US campus as a rumpus room of Anti-Israel campaigning”.
Dershowitz states: "There is no more cowardly group in the world than American academics…unwilling to engage in controversial stances”. Yet he denounces the authors of “The Israeli Lobby” for engaging in a controversial issue. He states he wrote his book “Why Terrorism Works”; “to help uneducated students counter anti-Israel bias on campus” ….He calls opponents of U.S, Israel; "Ignoramuses with PhDs, poets and psychologists who have no idea what they’re doing".
Thus speaketh the defender of civil liberties, the First Amendment, and Academic Freedom—the defender of O.J. Simpson, Claus Von Bulow, and Mike Tyson.
In the same New York Sun Article, “Kalb Upbraids Harvard Dean over ISRAEL”, Dennis Ross is quoted saying the authors displayed “a woeful lack of knowledge on the subject…it’s lack of seriousness….it is masquerading as scholarship…point of view and give it academic legitimacy.”
Dennis Ross has a long governmental and lobbyist history devoted to Israel. He was a Director of the AIPAC founded “Washington Institute for Near East Policy” established by Martin Indyk in 1985 as the Policy Arm for the Israeli Lobby with great influence on Congress and the Executive Branch through its “expert” policy papers, often adopted by Administrations; and an almost total monopoly of “experts” to the media. He currently serves as the Counselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow at the Institute.
He is also the First Chairman of the Board of a new Jerusalem based think tank, the Institute for Jewish People Policy Planning, founded and funded by the Jewish Agency. He also serves as a Foreign Policy Analyst for the “fair and balanced” Fox News Channel.
Michael C. Desch, a Professor and Robert M. Gates Chair in Intelligence and National Security Decision-making at the George H. W. Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University reviewed Dennis Ross’s book “The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace” in an article in the American Conservative Magazine titled “The Peace That Failed” , on November 8, 2004. 
Professor Desch quotes Ross as acknowledging, “I identified with [Israel’s] people, and my own Jewish identity became more important to me as a result. Intrinsically, I believed that Israel had a right to exist and that the Jewish people needed and deserved a homeland, a place of refuge.” Desch concludes — -Ross was a committed Zionist.
Desch further writes: “Ross recounts an interesting discussion with President Clinton after the two had a testy exchange with Prime Minister Netanyahu. “President Clinton observed: ‘He thinks he is the superpower and we are here to do whatever he requires.”
He continues: “At Camp David, Clinton became so exasperated with Barak that he exploded: “‘I went to Shepardstown and was told nothing by you for four days. I went to Geneva and felt like a wooden Indian doing your bidding…. I will not let it happen here [at Camp David]. I will simply not do it.'” In the end, Clinton did just that. “As long as Israeli leaders treat U.S. presidents as their servants, and as long as U.S. presidents accept that role, the prospects for peace remain dim. Indeed, by enabling Israel’s leaders to persist in the policy of occupation that fuels Palestinian violence, America’s unthinking support has not made Israel any safer.”
Ross’s placing of total blame for the Camp David failure on Arafat has been discredited by other Americans at the Summit, notably Robert Malley, Assistant to President Clinton and Camp David participant, and National Security Council Member. (Despite his promise to the contrary, Clinton also blamed Arafat for the failure to save Barak and prepare New York’s Jewish support for his long suffering wife’s ambition to be New York’s Senator)
“The US failed to broker a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians in part because it allowed former (Israeli) Prime Minister Ehud Barak to dictate the terms of the negotiations, and often greeted his proposals on final status issues with "unwarranted enthusiasm," Robert Malley, a former senior US negotiator, said…..”If the fundamental equation had to be land for peace, how can it have any meaning and any relevance when, on the one hand, land was being taken away on a daily basis and, on the other hand, the peace was being maligned on a daily basis," he said. He added that there was largely a consensus among former senior US officials that their policy toward settlement expansion had been too lax”
— Janine Zacharia, “Clinton Official: U.S. Indulged Israel Too Much”, Jerusalem Post, March 11, 2001
Additionally, Clayton E. Swisher in his book “The Truth About Camp David: The Untold Story About the Collapse of the Middle East Process” also discredits Ross’s Pro-Israel narrative. He writes, “…the criticism from all sides of Ross’s poor preparation and doubts about his ability” led to deliberations whether he should go. In fact one White House official is quoted as saying: “There were some who said he should be replaced.” (P. 184)
WITH few exceptions, the major U.S. media deliberately ignored the manufactured controversy regarding the paper “The Israeli Lobby”, perhaps at the request of the Lobby itself which according to the Jewish magazine, The Forward, wishes to lie low lest they further publicize the paper (maybe because it’s true).
Forward: Editorial, “Speak for Yourself” , March 17, 2006
“It’s undoubtedly a measure of the Jews’ progress in American society that the biggest yearly gathering of Jewish political activists, the AIPAC policy conference, has become the most sought-after Washington platform for politicians looking to launch or advance –” or, on occasion, salvage –” a career. There was a time when the world’s movers and shakers didn’t much want to be seen around our kind. Now there’s nothing they want more than to curry our favor and bask in our reflected glory”
Unlike our cowardly media, the respected Israeli paper, Ha’aretz had the following articles:
Ha’aretz Editorial, “A Warning From America” , March 22, 2006
“The writers’ (Walt & Mearsheimer) conclusion is that America’s negative image in the Middle East stems from its overly supportive attitude toward Israel….it would be irresponsible to ignore the article’s serious and disturbing message…. The professors’ article does not deserve condemnation; rather, it should serve as a warning sign”.
Ha’retz: “So Pro Israel That It Hurts” , Daniel Levy, March 23, 2006
“The new John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt study of "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" should serve as a wake-up call, on both sides of the ocean… their case is a potent one: that identification of American with Israeli interests can be principally explained via the impact of the Lobby in Washington, and in limiting the parameters of public debate Sadly, if predictably, response to the Harvard study has been characterized by a combination of the shrill and the smug. Avoidance of candid discussion might make good sense to the Lobby, but it is unlikely to either advance Israeli interests or the U.S.-Israel relationship…. Israel must not be party to the bullying tactics used to silence policy debate in the U.S. and the McCarthyite policing of academia by set-ups like Daniel Pipes’ Campus Watch.”
(Daniel Levy was an advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office, a member of the official Israeli negotiating team at the Oslo B and Taba talks and the lead Israeli drafter of the Geneva Initiative.)
Ha’aretz: “One Racist Nation” , by Gideon Levy, March 26, 2006
“Racism has never had so many open supporters. It’s the real hit of this election campaign (Israel’s election just ending)….The coming elections have been decided already. A massive majority will cast its vote for the racist arrangement that ignores the Palestinians, as proposed by Kadima, Likud and, to a large extent, Labor”.
“Some get frustrated by always having to address anti-Semitism while working toward a just resolution to the plight of the Palestinians…The fact that AIPAC, the ADL, B’nai Brith, the Conference of Presidents and other Jewish organizations work hard to convey to politicians and others that Jews have a large amount of power cannot be ignored. "almighty lobby"….effects are mostly felt in the stifling of debate on the question of Israel, among the intellectual elites, in Congress and in the mainstream media.”
— Mitchell Plitnick, Director of Policy and Education, Jewish Voice for Peace, in “Myth and Reality: Jewish Influence on US Middle East” 
The Pro-Israeli Lobby, Presidents, Congressmen, Academicians, and the major media who portray Israel and America as sharing common values are doing so for political and financial expediency. In fact the two nations couldn’t be more different in their values.
Contrasts American Beliefs and Values vs. Israeli Beliefs and Values:
A. American Beliefs and Values
1. Belief in Democracy as expressed in the concepts of equality of opportunity and equality before the law for all citizens regardless of ethnic identity or religiousns affiliation
2. Respect for International Norms, Principles, and Laws
3. Commitment to to peaceful resolution of Disputes based on justice and equity.
B. Israeli-Zionism Beliefs and Values: described as anti-ethical
1. Predicated on concept of religious/national exclusivity based on “Jew” and “Non-Jew”, that is institutionalized into all the formal state structures.
2. Concept of Democracy as no more than rule by the majority without any protection of the rights of minorities.
3. Approach to conflict resolution is based on the premise that “right makes right”
4. Complete Disregard for Internationally recognized standards of State behavior.
5. Disregard for the Principles and Resolutions of the United Nations
— Cheryl A. Rubenberg, Associate Professor of International Relations, Florida International University, “Anti-Zionism: Analytical Reflections”, page 195
Israel is despised worldwide not because of its Jewishness, although it’s a secular state, but because of its occupation and brutality of Palestinians against international laws and hundreds of U.N. Resolutions, its abuse of human rights, its militarism and massacres with impunity knowing the U.S. will protect it from any consequences, its powerful grip upon many governments, but especially in the U.S.. All this, from a small minority of Jews with money, votes, powerful lobbies and media compliance acting against the peaceful wishes of most Israelis, American Jews, Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims, in fact, the rest of the world. No one should begrudge Jewish success in all fields, on the contrary its admirable. What the world rejects is the use of such success to protect Israel from its own inhumanity and immorality against millions of Palestinians scattered in sewer filled camps ignored by the world and now starved by Israel in Gaza. Israel has turned down dozens of peace plans including Truman’s Lausanne Conference in 1949, followed by many others. Egypt’s President Nasser approached Israel in the mid 1950’s for peaceful negotiations to end the conflict, Israel refused. The Arab League unanimously agreed to recognize Israel and establish full diplomatic and trade relations in exchange for Israel’s total withdrawal from occupied territories, including East Jerusalem, Israel, the U.S., and our media dismissed it out of hand. To Israel, any peace plan is poisonous and against its ambitions for Arab lands with callous disregard to Arab life and property.
“There can be no lasting peace without a just settlement of the problem of those Palestinians whom the wars of 1948 and 1967 have made homeless.”
— William Rogers, Secretary of State, December 9, 1969 ( Anti-Zionism: Analytical Reflections, page 213)
There will be no peace in the Middle East or the world unless Israel is forced to abandon its illegal occupation. The only nation that can impose upon Israel such an outcome is America, but shockingly, this super power is putty in the hands of the “Israeli Lobby”.
Unless Americans educate themselves on the history and politics of this conflict, Americans will continue to pay and die for Israel and terrorism will increase thanks to the Jewish only state.
America it’s your choice, if you only knew VERITAS, the truth.
“Have our Jewish sisters and brothers forgotten their humiliation? Have they forgotten the collective punishment, home demolitions, and their own history so soon? Have they turned their backs on their profound and noble religious traditions. Have they forgotten that God cares deeply about the downtrodden? Israel will never get true security and safety through oppressing another people. A true peace can ultimately be built only on justice.”
— Archbishop Desmund Tutu, “Occupation is Oppression”, April 13, 2002
Notes:. http://www.nysun.com/article/29648 . http://www.wrmea.com/archives/May_2004/0405067.html . Ibid . http://www.counterpunch.org/avnery04102003.html . http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/1209/p16s01-wmgn.html . http://www.nysun.com/article/29741 . http://www.thenation.com/doc/20050711/wiener . http://www.nysun.com/article/29470 . http://foia.state.gov/documents/kissinger/0000C105.pdf . http://www.flameout.org/flameout/islam/pipes/dpweblog_octnov04.html . http://www.amconmag.com/2004_11_08/review.html . http://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/publish/article_100.shtml
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“The Lobby: “Jewish Political Power and American Foreign Policy”, by Edward Tivnan
“Jewish Power”, by J. J. Goldberg
“The Question of Palestine”, by Edward Said
“Fifty Years of Israel” , by Donald Neff
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“Original Sins” , by Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi
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“Anti-Zionism: Analytical Reflections”, Editors: Roselle Tekiner, Norton Mezvinsky