Israel lobby presses Congress to soften Obama’s tough stance on Netanyahu – Guardian
"Signatories to Aipac's letter include Steny Hoyer, the Democrat majority leader, and Eric Cantor, the Republican whip. The wording is similar to an email Aipac sent out during Netanyahu's visit, describing Obama's criticisms of the Israeli government as "a matter of serious concern" and calling on the US administration "to take immediate steps to defuse the tension with the Jewish state".
But while Aipac has for years influenced US policy on Israel, by targeting members of Congress who criticise the Jewish state, it may no longer have the same impact." Guardian
I thought Hoyer had more sense. Cantor is easier to understand, a man whose loyalties are undivided. 3/4s of the members of the House? Money talks and BS walks… No. That's not fair. There are many members of Congress who simply place Israel's interests above those of their own country. Some are Jewish Zionists who do not trust their gentile brothers and sisters. Some are Protestant (or Catholic) Zionists who either hope for the "Rapture" soon or admire the brutality of Israeli "force majeure."
Do I think that the Palestinians, Arabs or Muslims are innocent in all this? Hell No! But that does not mean that we should continue to allow a tiny client state to dominate us. pl
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