Mohamed Khodr – The Three Branches of the AIPAC: The Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial
28 May 2009
“The actions of some of our United States Zionists will eventually prejudice everyone against what they are trying to get done. I fear very much that the Jews are like all underdogs. When they get on top they are just as intolerant and as cruel as the people were to them when they were underneath.” – President Harry Truman in a Letter to Eleanor Roosevelt (“Truman”, David McCullough, p. 598). Although Truman is the one most directly responsible for the creation of Israel, he has now joined the Pantheon of “Anti-Semites”.
“Back in the 1950s, the frustrated Secretary of State John Foster Dulles unambiguously stated: We cannot have all our policies made in Jerusalem. ” To the owner of Time Inc. Henry Luce he said: “I am aware how almost impossible it is in this country to carry out a foreign policy not approved by the Jews. [But] I am going to try to have one. This does not mean I am anti-Jewish, but I believe in what George Washington said in his farewell address, that an emotional attachment to another country should not interfere.” – B. R. Gowani, “The Lobby as Juggernaut”, Counterpunch, September 1, 2008
A.I.P.A.C.: American Israel Public Affairs Committee
According to the New York Times, April 26, 1998, article, “For 47 Years, a Lobby Group With Muscle Has Tirelessly Tended U.S.-Israel Ties.”
“Of all the Jewish organizations devoted to channeling that popular opinion into American policy, there is none so influential — or so feared — as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, known as AIPAC.”
AIPAC’s main influence and domination is in Congress although it certainly impacts all levels of the U.S. Government. Its main concern is U.S. foreign policy vis à vis Israel, the Middle East, and the Muslim world in general. It has succeeded for decades in preventing the development of any good relations between the Arab, Muslim world and the U.S. It focuses primarily on diplomatic, military, and financial aid to Israel as well as forcing the adoption of Israel’s enemies as America’s enemies so that what’s good for Israel is automatically good for America; yet if all of that is true, why have a lobby?
The very word AIPAC strikes the deepest fear and intimidation into the very souls of every American politician from the smallest town in America to the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court. This lobby for decades has demonstrated its power in electing subservient Congressmen and destroying those who dare speak against Israel. Every new Congressmen gets a crash course on how to respond when AIPAC calls, or else. It indoctrinates our politicians through what it calls “educational trips” to Israel, all expenses paid. It trains Jewish interns and staffers to join Congressional offices. It has a national network of stealth political action committees (PAC’s) in every state ready to donate campaign money to the pandering politician, attack Israel’s opponents, rapidly respond to any hint of criticism of divine Israel, provide staffers to Governors and State Legislatures, and have media savvy spokespersons dominate media reporting.
AIPAC holds an annual conference in Washington D.C. where one half to three fourths of all members of Congress are obliged to attend. The President, Vice President, Cabinet officers, Supreme Court Justices, as well as Israel’s Prime Minister are usually in attendance. Candidates for higher office compete to present their devotional commitment to Israel for Jewish money and media support. AIPAC has annual themes meant to be adopted as governmental policy, recall the devastation of Iraq; and now the agenda has shifted to Iran.
For this annual conference (May 3-5, 2009) AIPAC provided a private jet to Shimon Peres, President of Israel, to travel within the U.S. while attending AIPAC’s annual conference. According to Haaretz, May 12, 2009, Odit Sirkis, the legal counsel to President Peres justified her approval of the use of the private plane by saying that “since AIPAC is a known organization, which works in the U.S. for Israel, I thought there was no legal obstacle to having the organizing group pay for the flight…”.
Yet AIPAC has never been required to register as a foreign lobbying agent for Israel due to its clout on Congress.
America, when a soldier dies in Iraq, think AIPAC. When American Embassies are bombed in Kenya And Tanzania, think AIPAC. When you remember 9/11, think AIPAC. When you recall the bombing of the USS Cole, think AIPAC. When you remember the massive treasonous cover-up of Israel’s deliberate bombing and shelling of the USS Liberty in 1967 killing 34 Americans and wounding 172 that has festered without any Congressional investigation, think AIPAC. When you think of the murder of the young beautiful idealistic American woman, Rachel Corrie, by an Israeli bulldozer and the silence of our Congress and media toward this tragedy, think AIPAC. When you learn of trillions of your tax dollars being funneled to Israel free of charge, the sixteenth richest nation on earth, at a time of huge budget deficits, at a time when American families are struggling to find food and shelter, think AIPAC.
Yes, America, whenever you visit Washington D.C. and see the White House and Congress, think AIPAC, for that is the true power, the true government, the true intimidator and terminator of politicians who don’t tow Israel’s line.
The problem America is that we have become unthinking spectators and consumers of lies, myths, and corporate products that dominate our superficial existence as we live our bland lives as worker bees for the small powerful illuminati elite who run our corporations and our government while herding us from one sale to another awaiting the next hallmark moment to give meaning to our empty lives. How tragic and pitiful that we pay and die for their pockets and causes, not our national interests. How long must we suffer before we revolt and reclaim our government, for the people, by the people?
Bring up the issues of Jews, Judaism, and Israel in a conversation and you’ll discover the most tense, uncomfortable silence in any conversation. It’s as if we’ve been vaccinated with the Eleventh Commandment—Thou shall not speak, think, feel, or do anything against the Chosen Few and the Holy Land they stole from the followers of Jesus and Muhammad, peace be upon them both.
The Judaziation of the world’s intellect, emotions, and policies is almost complete.
“We are organizing Jewry for its coming destiny. “ – Theodore Herzl (Father of Zionism)
Three brief recent examples will illustrate how the tribal network of committed organized Jews to Israel and to each other manifest in AIPAC’s city, Washington D.C.
1. AIPAC’s Espionage Case:
In May 2004 the FBI arrested Larry Franklin, the Pentagon’s top Iran analysts, after he was caught transferring secret documents to two AIPAC employees; Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, along with the Israeli Embassy’s Mossad station chief Naor Gilon. While Franklin was jailed for 12 years, the two indicted AIPAC employees underwent a lengthy, often postponed, and cumbersome trial due to the Judge’s friendly rulings in favor of AIPAC.
Suddenly and unexpectedly, the Department of Justice, apparently with Obama’s approval, dropped the case without any rational explanations. Bottom line is that our government fears confronting AIPAC, it’s U.S. Congress and the media. This despite Attorney General Eric Holder’s proclamation that “no one is above the law”. Obviously, unlike U.S. citizens, AIPAC is above the law.
The influential Jewish paper the Washington Post even carried an editorial supporting AIPAC in this espionage case by urging the Justice Department to drop the case against Rosen and Weissman. The editorial was titled, “Time to Call It Quits: The Justice Department should drop its misguided prosecution of two former AIPAC officials”. March 11, 2009
2. The Case Against the Jewish Representative Jane Harman of California.
Shortly after the arrests of the two AIPAC employees on spying for Israel another issue arose that is related to these two employees. Apparently a “suspected Israeli agent” contacted Rep. Jane Harman who sits on the House Intelligence Committee on a quid pro quo deal. If she can use her influence to reduce the charges against the two men, the agent would arrange for an AIPAC fundraiser from California, suspected to be Billionaire Haim Saban who’s said his one issue in life is Israel, and a large donor to Representative Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House to be, to place pressure on Ms. Pelosi to appoint Harman as Chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Harman agreed, however, the conversation with the suspected Israeli agent was caught on tape by federal investigators. Thus a Congressional Jew was selling her country for a powerful position, a position that could allegedly even be more helpful to Israel’s interests. Pelosi refused to appoint Harman to the position. The Justice Department lawyers wanted to proceed to investigate this matter which they called a “completed crime”. But remember, this is AIPAC. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales killed the investigation in appreciation of Harman’s role in killing a New York Times story on wireless wiretapping of U.S. citizens and for her strong support of the Iraq War.
Tribal support in the mainly Jewish media for Harman was palpable in two ways—in avoiding the story, and two, coming to her defense. David Frum, former speech writer for George W. Bush and author of “axis of evil” wrote an article defending Harman in “Theweek.com”, April 23, 2009, titled; “The real Jane Harman scandal. Sometimes in Washington, what is most scandalous is the attempt to create a scandal where none exists”.
3. The AIPAC Smear of Ambassador Chas Freeman, nominated to head the National Intelligence Council.
The highly respected and qualified veteran diplomat, Chas Freeman, was nominated by Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence to head the National Intelligence Council, the same Council that reported in 2007 that Iran had halted its nuclear program in 2003 that infuriated Israel. Because of Freeman’s known positions against the Iraq War and Israeli policies in the Occupied Territories a strong smear campaign was launched to derail his appointment, begun by none other than the AIPAC indicted espionage man, Steve Rosen.
The attacks spread like wildfire through all the right wing Pro Israel media along with enormous pressure on the Congress to deny supporting his appointment although he did not require Senate approval. In Congress the attacks were led by Senators Joseph Lieberman and Charles Schumer, both Jewish, along with Rep’s Steve Israel, Shelley Berkley, and Eric Cantor, all Jewish. Representative Frank Wolf, (R-Va) even took to writing an op-ed in the Washington Post criticizing Freeman on a whole host of issues that had no basis in fact; what was a fact is the much increased campaign donation Mr. Wolf received from Pro Israel PAC’s.
Ambassador Freeman withdrew his nomination and wrote a scathing letter attacking AIPAC and the Israel Lobby for their power of intimidation and their silencing of any debate on Israel and its impact on U.S. Foreign Policy.
“The libels on me and their easily traceable email trails show conclusively that there is a powerful lobby determined to prevent any view other than its own from being aired, still less to factor in American understanding of trends and events in the Middle East. The tactics of the Israel Lobby plumb the depths of dishonor and indecency and include character assassination, selective misquotation, the willful distortion of the record, the fabrication of falsehoods, and an utter disregard for the truth. The aim of this Lobby is control of the policy process through the exercise of a veto over the appointment of people who dispute the wisdom of its views, the substitution of political correctness for analysis, and the exclusion of any and all options for decision by Americans and our government other than those that it favors” – Text of Ambassador Chas Freeman’s Withdrawal Letter, March 10, 2009, (Chas Freeman speaks: By vetoing U.S. appointments, the Israel lobby is enforcing adherence to a foreign government (1)
The Washington Post again came to the defense of AIPAC in an editorial entitled “Blame the Lobby. The Obama administration’s latest failed nominee peddles a conspiracy theory”. March 12, 2009
One only needs to look at who the columnists and contributors are at the Washington Post to understand the power of the tribe in influencing policy and in defending each other.
Stephen Stromberg, Richard Cohen, Charles Krauthammer, Anne Applebaum, Michael Kinsley, Michael Gerson, Fred Hiatt, Robert Kagan, Marisa Katz, William Kistol, Haold Meyerson, Steven Stein
AIPAC and the Supreme Court: (2)
In 1989 seven prominent veteran diplomats sued the Federal Election Commission for failing to require AIPAC to publish details of its income and expenditures as required by law.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia decided against the complainants and ruled for the FEC, i.e. for AIPAC, not to have to disclose its financial activities. The decision was appealed to the Court of Appeals which reversed the lower court’s ruling and upheld the Complaint against the FEC to require AIPAC to publish the details of its finances.
AIPAC appealed the Court of Appeals decision to the Supreme Court in 1998. Arguing the case for the FEC and in favor of AIPAC at the Supreme Court was Seth Paul Waxman (Jewish) who was the Solicitor General of the United States.
The case was decided by Associate Justice Stephen Breyer (Jewish). Justice Breyer’s twisted and illogical decision in favor of the FEC and AIPAC rested on semantic definitions as to what constitutes a “political committee” and a “membership organization”. He sent the case back to the lower courts for further review.
AIPAC despite boasting of being Israel’s most powerful lobby has still avoided the requirement to register as a foreign agent with the Justice Department or to disclose its financial activities to the F.E.C. It was kismet that both the Solicitor General defending their case and the Supreme Court Justice who was assigned the case just happened to be Jewish.
Mr. Waxman later received the Anti-Defamation League’s Benjamin N. Cardozo Certificate of Merit. (Cardozo was a Jewish Supreme Court Justice)
A.I.P.A.C. and the Executive and Legislative Branches:
For decades AIPAC ensured that in the Executive Branch there is a large and disproportionate Jewish representation in the key areas of foreign policy, defense, intelligence, and the treasury—areas that impact Israel’s interests. It operates closely with the Israeli government, the Israeli Embassy in Washington D.C., and the Israeli Intelligence Agency, the Mossad, whose motto is “By Way of Deception”.
Barack Obama’s talents were first recognized by Chicago’s Jewish Mafia. In fact they’ve called him “The First Jewish President”. They selected him, funded him, put him front and center to give his famous speech at the D.N.C.’s 2004 national convention, and Jewish money started pouring in to allow his campaign to be the most expensive in history. It’s almost a commandment in the Democratic Party; no one can win without Jewish money and support.
Money, not substance, makes the candidate. Here’s a brief list of the mainly Jewish banks, financial institutions, and insurers who donated money to Obama’s campaign. Their investment was well placed for when they crashed they could depend on Obama and their former executives who are the main economic officials in his government to bail them out.
“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who makes its Laws.” – Anselm Meyer ROTHSCHILD (Powerful British Jewish Banker)
”Can anything be more absurd than that a nation should apply to an individual (Rothschild) to maintain its credit, and with its credit its existence as an empire, and its comfort as a people…” – Benjamin Disraeli, Jewish Prime Minister, Great Britain
The following recipients of President Obama’s bailout billions rank among his top 20 contributors to his 2008 presidential election campaign, according to Open Secrets.
Goldman Sachs: $955,473
JP Morgan Chase & Co.: $646,058
Morgan Stanley: $485,823
Bank of America: $274,493
Lehman Brothers: $276,088.
In an article in Bloomberg.com, April 17: 2009; (”Stiglitz Says Ties to Wall Street Doom Bank Rescue”), Nobel Prize Economist Joseph Stiglitz (Jewish) warned of the corruptive revolving door between Wall Street and the Government. He stated: “America has had a revolving door. People go from Wall Street to Treasury and back to Wall Street. ” He gave the example of the, “Hedge fund D.E. Shaw & Co. that paid National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, a managing director of the firm, more than $5 million in salary and other compensation in the 16 months before he joined the administration. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank. “ Senator Dick Durbin went even further saying that the banks “frankly own the place (Congress)”.
Barack Obama’s Economic Team: All Kosher, No Gentile Economists Available in U.S.A.
Benjamin Bernanke: Chairman, Federal Reserve System
Timothy Geithner: Secretary, U.S. Treasury Department
Neal Wolin: Deputy Secretary, U.S. Treasury Department
Lael Brainard: Under Secretary, U.S. Treasury Department for International Affairs
Stuart Levey: Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
Lawrence Summers: Chairman, National Economic Council
Paul Volcker: Chairman, Economic Recovery Advisory Board
Jared Bernstein: Chief Economist and Economic Adviser, Vice President Joe Biden
Peter Orszag: Director, Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Jason Furman: Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Jeffrey Zeints: Chief Performance Officer to streamline government and cut costs as well as
Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Gary Gensler: Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Mary Schapiro: Chairwoman, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Sheila Bair: Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Karen Mills: Administrator, Small Business Administration (SBA)
Jon Leibowitz: Chairman, Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Steve Rattner: Car Czar in Treasury Department, Billionaire
Douglas Shulman Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.)
Neil M. Barofsky: Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“SIGTARP”)–provide oversight, monitor, and audit to the hundreds of billions of tax money is going
There are other Jewish Economic Advisors not listed here
Obama’s Foreign Policy Team:
Foreign Policy positions, as they relate to the Middle East, are primarily filled by Jewish Americans, all Pro Israel, with an open revolving door between the Israel Lobby (AIPAC) and so called “think tanks” and top national security positions in government. This Jewish American cabal had their greatest success in pushing this nation into its illegal murderous invasion of Iraq. Now their drums are beating for a war with Iran demanding more American treasure and blood in Israel’s cause.
James B. Steinberg: Deputy Secretary of State
Jacob Lew: Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
Jeffrey D. Feltman: Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (Includes Mideast)
Lee Feinstein: Foreign Policy Advisor
Eric Lynn: Middle East Policy Advisor
Dennis Ross: Special Advisor for the Gulf (Iran) and Southwest Asia to the Secretary of State
Mara Rudman: Foreign Policy Advisor
Dan Shapiro: Head of Middle East desk at the National Security Council
Three Important Obama Ambassadorial Nominees:
During the Campaign Obama criticized Bush for appointing allies and fundraisers as Ambassadors. He promised to end the culture of cronyism and appointing Lobbyists in his administration. But, money makes the world go round.
England: Louis Susman, Jewish billionaire, Primary fundraiser for Obama, former Citibank Executive
Germany: Phil Murphy; former Goldman Sachs investment banker, Obama fundraiser
Ireland: Dan Rooney, football team owner, Obama fundraiser
Other Important Obama Nominees/Appointees who are Jewish:
Julius Genachowski: Chair, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Elena Kagan: Solicitor General of the U.S., Department of Justice
Dr. Margaret Hamburg: Commissioner, of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Dr. Joshua Sharfstein: Deputy Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Dr. Thomas R. Frieden: Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Alan Bersin: Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and “Mexican Border Czar” at the Department of Homeland Security (A Jew rather than a Hispanic American will monitor the U.S.-Mexican border)
Benjamin Netanyahu’s Second Coming as Israel’s Prime Minister:
“Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the territories.” – Benyamin Netanyahu, then Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, former Prime Minister of Israel, speaking to students at Bar Ilan University, from the Israeli journal Hotam, November 24, 1989.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s (Bibi) second coming as Prime Minister of Israel follows his first premiership from 1996 to 1999 during Bill Clinton’s administration. Bibi’s approach to Obama’s peace initiatives for the Middle East is a resurrection of the same intransigence, total rejection of the formula “land for peace”, hard line tough talk, frustrating promises and lies, denial of any Palestinian rights, and dependence on Congress and a compliant media to support him against the President’s policies.
In his first stint as Prime Minister Bibi so angered and frustrated Bill Clinton that Clinton stated, “he thinks he is the superpower and we are here to do whatever he requires.”
Why shouldn’t he? Bibi and Israel for decades have known that as long as they and their lobby, AIPAC, control the Congress, no President can pressure Israel to make any real effort to ending the sixty one year conflict and forty three years of the most brutal illegal occupation of Palestinian territories and lives in modern history.
Netanyahu’s Position toward President Clinton’s Peace initiative:
1. No Palestinian State
2. No Stopping of Settlement Construction
3. No Dividing/Sharing Jerusalem
4. No Right of Return for Palestinian Refugees
5. No Sharing of Water Resources in Occupied Territories
6. No to the Arab Peace Initiative of 1982 that offers Israel total recognition and diplomatic relations in exchange for total withdrawal from all occupied territories.
7. All Peace Efforts so far have Failed
8. Yes for peace for the sake of peace only.
At the time the Washington Post, May 7, 1998, carried this headline:
“Netanyahu: U.S. “Cannot Dictate to Us”
[Note: The late Moshe Dayan spoke of not allowing the U.S. to dictate policy to Israel: “Our American friends offer us money, arms, and advice. We take the money, we take the arms, and we decline the advice.”
When Clinton was pushing Bibi to withdraw from a smaller portion of the West Bank that Israel already agreed to, a Congressional and media firestorm erupted in “our” capitol city against Clinton and in salivating support of Israel. None other than the Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, shockingly encouraged Netanyahu to “defy” Clinton, his own President.
As reported by the Washington Report on the Middle East (July/August 1998): “On May 19, 1998, the top congressional leaders of both parties-Gingrich, Lott, Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), and House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-MO)-fell all over themselves to demonstrate their support for Israel before 2,000 of the faithful at the end of AIPAC’s annual policy conference. However, Gingrich was clearly the star of the show! He brazenly called upon Israel to defy the U.S. government, saying that Israel’s “right of self-determination has to be defended at all costs, even against the best intention of some of Israel’s friends, including the United States.”
When Clinton planned a trip to Israel he was met with this outrageous comment by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of the ultra orthodox Shas Party that currently holds 5 Cabinet posts in Netanyahu’s government.
According to Israelwire.com, December 13, 1998 “Rabbi Ovadia Yosef at his weekly Saturday lecture at Tifferet Yerushalay spoke thus about welcoming President Bill Clinton to Israel; “God plans to return the past glory to the Israel and President Bill Clinton must kiss our feet when visiting”.
Incredulous how a small nation can tell its benefactor and only real ally in the world to basically “shove it”.
AIPAC/Congressional Letter to President Clinton: Don’t Pressure Israel to Compromise:
AIPAC is known to either write congressional resolutions or author legislation in support of Israel.
On April 6, 1998, 81 Senators signed a letter to President Clinton demanding that he not pressure Israel to compromise.
[Note: “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….” – Senator William Fulbright, Chairman Senate Foreign Relations Committee, October 7, 1973 on CBS’ “Face the Nation”.
After much maneuvering, Netanyahu agreed to withdraw from eleven percent of the West Bank (much less than agreed to with the Palestinians) in exchange, as usual, for $1.2 Billion. However, and as usual again, Israel took the money and ran and within a short time even broke that agreement called the Wye River Agreement.
Prior to his meeting with Netanyahu, Obama, already a committed supporter of Israel, took some good will gestures toward Israel and the American Jewish community in the hope of smoothing his meeting with Israel’s Likud hard liner.
1. He declared May, “Jewish Heritage Month”
2. He held the first ever White House Passover Seder dinner, which ironically celebrates Jewish “liberation” from slavery in Egypt.
3. He cancelled America’s attendance at the U.N. Durbin Conference on Racism to support Israel’s contention that this conference is simply an Anti-Israel bashing meeting. It was incredulous to see all of Europe prostrate to Israel leave the conference during the Iranian President’s speech.
4. He decided to rejoin the U.N. Human Rights Council which according to Israel is an “Anti-Semitic” body to protect Israel. The American U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice put this decision bluntly as America’s way to battle “the Anti-Israel Crap”. This despite that every U.N. organization, every human rights organization, the International Red Cross, and even the U.S. State Department slam Israel as the biggest and most consistent violator of human rights in the world.
In addition to the same rejectionist conditions Bibi held during Clinton’s era, this time he took an even harder line with Obama. Bibi added the following poisons and non-starters to Obama’s peace initiative.
1. All previous agreements with the Palestinians are null and void including the 2007 Annapolis Agreement espoused by President Bush. Thus all the negotiations now are at a “dead end”
[Note: New York Times, April 1, 2009. “Israeli Minister Dismisses Peace Effort”]
“In a blunt and belligerent speech on his first day as Israel’s new foreign minister, the hawkish nationalist Avigdor Lieberman declared Wednesday that “those who wish for peace should prepare for war” and that Israel was not obligated by understandings on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reached at an American-sponsored peace conference in late 2007””.
[Note: Jerusalem Post, April 7, 2009: “Lieberman: Peace talks with Palestinians are at a 'dead end']
“What we state unequivocally is that we are completely opposed to what has been and still is the guiding principle of Israel’s foreign policy: ‘land for peace’ – Avigdor Lieberman Quote
[Note: Haaretz, May 23, 2009: “Israel won't yield to U.S. demands, won't halt settlement construction”]
Thus with total confidence that Congress, AIPAC’s safety net, will support Israel to again defy an American President who seeks a two state solution, a halt to settlement construction, a negotiated settlement on Jerusalem, and the restarting of peace negotiations based on all previous agreements including U.N. Resolutions, the American Road Map, and the Annapolis Agreement, Avigdor Lieberman issues this confident yet shocking statement reported in Haaretz, April 22, 2009.
“The Obama Administration will put forth new peace initiatives only if Israel wants it to, said Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in his first comprehensive interview on foreign policy since taking office….. “Believe me, America accepts all our decisions.”
Again such confidence arises from Congress’s total fealty to Israel’s interests above America’s national interest. Even during huge deficits Congress prefers to send billions to Israel rather than feed one homeless hungry American child.
Gingrich, this time out of office but considered a legitimate GOP candidate for 2012, gave this assessment on Obama’s approach to the Middle East. In an interview with the Jerusalem Post, May 4, 2009 titled: “Gingrich: ‘Obama endangering Israel’, and prior to his obligatory candidate slobbering speech at AIPAC’s annual conference, Gingrich blasted Obama by saying: “They are systematically setting up the most decisive confrontation that we’ve ever seen…There’s almost an eagerness to take on the Israeli government to make a point with the Arab world.”
AIPAC/Congressional/ Letter to President Obama: Mind “risk” to Israel
In addition and as usual, an AIPAC Congressional Letter was sent to President Obama telling him not to put Israel at “risk” in his Mideast peace initiative.
“A group of 76 US senators sent a letter to President Obama urging him to mind the “risks” to Israel in any Middle East peace accord as he presses for a two-state solution to the six-decade conflict. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) supported the senators’ letter…The four senators who organized the letter are Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Arlen Specter (D-PA) and John Thune (R-SD). The House version was rallied by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA).” – Ynet (Website for Israel’s largest paper), May 20, 2009, “U.S. Senators to Obama: Consider Risks to Israel”
To further prove that AIPAC is usually the author of Congressional Resolutions against the Muslim state du jour, or letters to the President of the U.S. supporting Israel, or more importantly legislation, a letter sent by Representatives Hoyer and Cantor should’ve elicited a huge scandal and outcry from the American people had the media given the issue its proper attention, but this is Israel, which means our kosher media saw fit to kill the story.
But according to Rawstory.com, May 15, 2009, “Congressional Leaders Inadvertently Expose Israeli Lobbyists Behind Letter”.
“GOP House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) circulated a letter to colleagues this week urging President Obama to support Israel when moving forward with any Israeli peace process…Trouble is, they forgot to delete the name of the lobbying group involved in the letter from the document…. Attached to the email message they circulated when seeking signatures from other members of Congress was the document, titled, “AIPAC Letter Hoyer Cantor May 2009.pdf.”…The email to congress members seeking their support said they hoped they’d sign onto “the attached letter to President Obama regarding the Middle East peace process,” which argued that the US “must be both a trusted mediator and a devoted friend to Israel” and added, “Israel will be taking the greatest risks in any peace agreement.” (3)
2. As a pre-condition to considering peace talks, Bibi insists that the Palestinians must recognize Israel as a “Jewish State”; thereby fulfilling the right wing’s long held policy of ethnically cleansing all Israeli Arab Christian and Muslim citizens out of Israel. This is obviously a deliberate poison pill.
3. Bibi insists that Obama first deal with Israel’s priority, i.e. attack Iran, then discuss the “secondary” issue of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land, people, and their future. Contrary to Obama’s position, Ntanyahu denies that there is any “linkage” between resolving the Palestinian issue and Iran or any other Middle East conflict.
“Israel plans to present U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with a series of “red lines” it wants Washington to incorporate into its planned dialogue with Tehran about Iran’s nuclear program.” Chief among them, “A time limit must be set for the talks, to prevent Iran from merely buying time to complete its nuclear development. The talks should also be defined as a “one-time opportunity” for Tehran.” – Haaretz March 3, 2009; “Israel to Present Clinton with “RED LINES” on talks with Iran”
“In an interview conducted shortly before he was sworn in today as prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu laid down a challenge for Barack Obama. The American president, he said, must stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and quickly or an imperiled Israel may be forced to” – The Atlantic, March 31, 2009, “Netanyahu to Obama: Stop Iran—Or I Will”
Outrageous, shocking, incredulous—yes–but even more outrageous is that Dennis Ross, an observant Jew and strong supporter of Israel allies himself with Netanyahu on the lack of “linkage” between the Palestinian conflict, Iran, or any other Mideast issue, against his own President and Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, who hired him to deal with Iran.
Here’s what Ha’aretz reported on this issue in an article May 27, 2009. NOTICE the headline.
”Dennis Ross vs. Obama: No link between Iran, Mideast peace”
“Dennis Ross, the U.S. Secretary of State’s special adviser on Iran, says in a new book that the United States will not make progress toward peace in the Middle East with the Obama administration’s new plan…. The book entitled “Myths, illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East,” opposes the Obama administration’s concept of linkage… Contrary to the position of the president and other advisers, Ross writes that efforts to advance dialogue with Iran should not be connected to the renewal of talks between Israel and the Palestinians…. In the second chapter, entitled “Linkage: The Mother of All Myths,” Ross writes: “Of all the policy myths that have kept us from making real progress in the Middle East, one stands out for its impact and longevity: the idea that if only the Palestinian conflict were solved, all other Middle East conflicts would melt away. This is the argument of ‘linkage.'”
What Chutzpah, what ugly arrogance, that a tiny nation founded and dependent on American largesse ‘DICTATES’ to this alleged superpower “red lines” for its policy toward a third nation, while a mere government civil servant has the audacity to oppose his boss, the President of the United States. Only in America and only a Jewish Zionist can get away with this just as Israel has gotten away with murder, even of Americans, for decades with total impunity.
Israelis know they can take advantage of the large presence of Jewish Americans in key positions in the government, of their dual loyalty, and their emotional attachment to a foreign nation that usually supersedes their allegiance to their native country of America that has made them the most powerful, successful, and wealthiest minority in American history.
A brazen example of such opportunistic manipulation to do Israel’s bidding comes from the Chairman of Israel’s National Union, Ya’acov Katz, who upon hearing that the Israeli American former Israeli soldier and now the White House’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel told a Jewish American that Obama plans to pursue a two state solution wrote him a letter reminding him of his Jewish and Israeli origins.
“National Union chairman Ya’acov “Ketzele” Katz sent a letter to White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel last week admonishing him not to forget his Jewish and Israeli origins…. In the letter…Katz wrote: “For many Israelis, this report is a cause for worry because it reveals a condescending attitude toward our prime minister and Israeli public opinion. This is an attitude that Israel does not expect from a real friend such as the US, and all the more so from an Israeli Jew who has succeeded in being appointed White House chief-of-staff.” – The Jerusalem Post, April 19, 2009, “NU’s Katz reminds Emanuel he’s Jewish”
In the end Obama surrendered to Netanyahu’s “red lines” and his demand for a deadline on his Iran policy. After their meeting and during a White House press conference Obama sheepishly caved in to Bibi and gave Iran a seven month deadline, to the end of this year, to respond on its nuclear policy, all Obama could do is beg Netanyahu not to surprise him with a preemptive attack on Iran, but at least have the courtesy to tell him before all hell breaks loose in the Mideast.
Anyone watching the body language of these two men can easily identify who leads America’s foreign policy, and it’s not the man of “hope and change”. When it comes to Israel, Obama like all his predecessors, clearly proclaims “No We Can’t”.
In the usual pattern of making nice while in Washington D.C. but resorting to insulting and defying the American President and the American people upon their return to Israel, Netanyahu’s senior aides had this to say in response to Obama’s push for a two state solution.
“(Netanyahu’s) aides are already hard at work in bid to discredit US fixation on two-state plan.’Two states for two peoples is a stupid and childish solution to a very complex problem,’ they say…. They were further adamant to emphasize that Israel would continue to build in the larger settlement blocs and Jerusalem despite US President Barack Obama’s resolute opposition.” — AFP, May 20, 2009, “’Fixation on two-state solution is childish”
The President of the United States is offering a “stupid and childish” solution to the Israeli Palestinian conflict? We, Americans, take it on the chin with silence because it’s our specially ally Israel. One can only imagine the hysterics if Iran’s President said this.
Netanyahu stated that the illegal settlements need to expand due to “natural growth”, the same lie used by every previous Israeli prime minister to continue confiscating Palestinian land. According to Ha’aretz, May 17, 2009, “New residents account for 33% of West Bank settlement growth”, figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics show that 33% of settlement growth is due to new residents leaving Israel proper” to live in the settlements given the very generous subsidies they receive from the government (in reality from the U.S. taxpayer which violates U.S. law). Thus Netanyahu’s argument to Obama on settlement expansion is as with all things coming out of Israel—a Lie.
Of course, lest anyone forget, Israel has made it painfully clear that if her existence is ever threatened, it has the nuclear weapons to take the world down with it. This policy in Israel is known as the “Samson Option” after the biblical figure Samson, history’s first suicide bomber, who killed himself by collapsing the Philistine temple on himself and the Philistines.
“I recall an interview I did for the BBC’s Panorama programme with Mother Israel, Golda Meir. At a point I interrupted her to say: “Prime Minister, I want to be sure that I understand what you’re saying… You are saying that if ever Israel was in danger of being defeated on the battlefield, it would be prepared to take the region and the whole world down with it?” Without the shortest of pauses for reflection, and in the gravel voice that could charm or intimidate American presidents according to need, Golda replied, “Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying.” Within an hour of that interview being transmitted, the Times of London changed its lead editorial. The new one quoted what Golda had said to me and added its own opinion – “We’d better believe her.”) – “The Book That Can’t Be Published In America By Alan Hart, author of Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews”
“We have the (nuclear) capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen, before Israel goes under.” He quoted General Moshe Dayan: “Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.” – Martin van Creveld, Professor of Military History at Israel’s Hebrew University, quoted in David Hirst’s “The Gun and Oliver Branch”, 2003, page 119
“Israel has been building nuclear weapons for 30 years…. What would serve the Jew-hating world better in repayment for thousands of years of massacres but a Nuclear Winter. For the first time in history, a people facing extermination while the world either cackles or looks away–unlike the Armenians, Tibetans, World War II European Jews or Rwandans–have the power to destroy the world. The ultimate justice?” – Professor David Perlmutter (Louisiana State University), “Israel: Dark Thoughts and Quiet Desperation”, Los Angeles Times, April 7, 2002
For the world to stand by paralyzed in its institutions and all its power while Israel continues to brutalize millions of Palestinians, having stolen their land by force and terrorism, having ethnically cleansed them from their homes, farms, and villages, destroying and eliminating close to 500 villages from the annals of geographic history causing the world’s largest and longest refugee problem, continuing an illegal, immoral, and evil occupation that rules the lives of millions at the slightest whim of a politician, general, or soldier, killing and murdering at will, imprisoning and torturing women and children, terrorizing the innocent humanity under their armed boots, is explicable if one accepts these facts.
The power of wealthy Jews embodied in banking, financial, and investment institutions, their control and ownership of the majority of the western world’s media, all of Hollywood, majority of public relations firms, dominance in academia, political “think tanks” that provide the thinking for cowardly politicians, and most of all the most sophisticated, organized, financed, and entrenched lobby ever known in western history.
Deviate from Jewish or Israeli interests and the sledgehammers of ‘Anti-Semitism, Holocaust Denier, Genocidal Liar, Denier of Israel’s right to exist”; all accompanied with the media sobs, cries, and tears of packaged punditry pour into the already guilty conscience of western governments.
Ironically, while the majority of the Christian and Muslim world are silent in incompetence and complicity, the most active and courageous persons who criticize Zionism and its political and moral destruction of Israel as well as threatening the very future of Jews in this world are Jews themselves, many who support Israel but are ashamed and horrified at Israel’s brutality against another people.
If only Gentiles would join such admirable Jews in their fight for Justice in the Holy Land.
“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.” – Thomas Jefferson
Chas Freeman’s Letter to Rep. Frank Wolf Responding to Wolf’s attacks on him in a Washington Post OpEd where he defends AIPAC/Israel Lobby
Forward, Jewish Weekly Magazine, Good Summary Article on AIPAC/Lobby Pushing Chas Freeman from Intelligence Position. Obama, in his silence, supported Freeman’s Withdrawal
(Page 11: Supreme Court Case by U.S. Diplomats Against AIPAC/FEC)
Additional Important Sources:
MUST WATCH Video of Israel’s Genocide on Gaza
Video of Jewish American Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors on the Palestinian Suffering in the Occupied Territories
Professor Illan Pappe on Israel’s Founding and its Catastrophe upon the Palestinians
AIPAC/Congressional Letter to President Bush:
Despite being Israel’s greatest Christian Zionist supporter and genocidal ally in its attacks on Lebanon, Gaza, and Syria; even he didn’t escape the wrath of AIPACongress.
“In a letter to President Bush today, 89 senators urged him not to restrain Israel from retaliating fully against Palestinian violence and to express his solidarity publicly with Israel soon.” – New York Times, November 17, 2001, “Senators Urge Bush Not to Hamper Israel”
Letter content from 81 Senators to President Clinton: “don’t pressure Israel”.
Letter from 76 Senators to President Obama
Revolving Door, Bailout Edition, April 9, 2009: Documenting the Revolving Door between Congress and Wall Street
William Black, the former Director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention now teaches Economics and Law at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. During the savings and loan crisis, it was Black who accused then-house speaker Jim Wright and five US Senators, including John Glenn and John McCain, of doing favors for the S&L’s in exchange for contributions and other perks. The senators got off with a slap on the wrist. Now Black is focused on an even greater scandal, and he spares no one — not even the President he worked hard to elect, Barack Obama. But his main targets are the Wall Street barons, heirs of an earlier generation whose scandalous rip-offs of wealth back in the 1930s earned them comparison to Al Capone and the mob, and the nickname “banksters.”
“The Zionist Plan for the Middle East”, translated by Professor Israel Shahak, (see Greater Israel Map)
(AIPAC Annual 2009 Conference. Watch Our Politicians Prostitute themselves)
(Former GOP Rep. Gilchrest on how Pressure Groups, AIPAC included, prevent debate)
Great Article on the Power of AIPAC and the men and women it smeared and defeated, Great Quotes