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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

Is MacCain running for presidency in the state of Israel?

I noted he is distresssed by comment made by Iranian president about Israel more than his vote for useless Iraq war that has killed patriotic American servicemen for no clear reason.

Who is behind all these failing American middle east policie?

Martin S. Indyk, born July 1, 1951 to a Jewish family

in London, England, President Clinton’s ambassador to

Israel and now director of Brookings’s Saban Center

for Middle East Policy, foreign policy adviser………..

He served two stints as United States Ambassador to

Israel, from April 1995 to September 1997 and from

January 2000 to July 2001 [4] and was the first and so

far, the only, foreign-born US Ambassador to Israel.

In 1982, Indyk began working as a research director

for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee

(AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobbying group in Washington

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Major critiques of Jewish lobbying were published by controversial billionaire George Soros, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof, the respected British newsmagazine The Economist and the popular Web site Salon.

The replies were furious. The New York Sun accused Kristof and Soros of spreading a “new blood libel.” The American Jewish Committee’s executive director, David Harris, wrote in a Jerusalem Post opinion article that Kristof had a “blind spot” and had “sanctimoniously lectured” Israel.

The editor of The New Republic, Martin Peretz, renewed an attack on Soros that he began a month ago when he called the Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor a “cog in the Hitlerite wheel.”

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News reports are more even-handed, in part because reporters strive to be objective, but also because it is difficult to cover without acknowledging he Jewish actions. To discourage unfavourable reporting, the Lobby organises letter-writing campaigns, demonstrations and boycotts of news outlets whose content it considers anti-Israel ( Rev. Wright ). One CNN executive has said that he sometimes gets 6000 email messages in a single day complaining about a story.

In May 2003, the pro-Israel Committee for Accurate Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) organised demonstrations outside National Public Radio stations in 33 cities; it also tried to persuade contributors to withhold support from NPR until its Middle East coverage becomes more sympathetic to Israel. Boston’s NPR station, WBUR, reportedly lost more than $1 million in contributions as a result of these efforts. Further pressure on NPR has come from Israel’s friends in Congress, who have asked for an internal audit of its Middle East coverage as well as more oversight.

THE LIBERAL MEDIA | posted March 6, 2008 (March 24, 2008 issue)

(Some) Jews Against Obama

ERIC ALTERMAN

During the past few months a small group of neoconservative Jews, many of whom hold key positions in the world of official Jewish institutions, have been working to undermine the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama with a series of carefully planted character assassinations and deliberately misleading innuendo. I noticed this trend when Debra Feuer, a counsel for the American Jewish Committee, sent a confidential memo to her counterparts at other organizations criticizing Obama's views on the Middle East, Iran and Syria and attacking him for having once appeared at a fundraiser headlined by the late Edward Said. The memo, reported by the Forward, was immediately disowned, but not denied, by AJC executive director David Harris.

Also throwing his hatchet into the ring was Morton Klein, who heads up the Likud-loving Zionist Organization of America, complaining that "Barack Obama doesn't understand the continuing Arab war against Israel" and terming the notion of an Obama presidency "frightening." He was joined by Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the umbrella group that professes to speak for all American Jews. Hoenlein told the Israeli daily Ha'aretz that Obama's talk of "change" could prove "an opening for all kinds of mischief" and gave voice to what he termed "a legitimate concern over the zeitgeist around the campaign." The Tennessee Republican Party issued a news release noting what it claimed was "a growing chorus of Americans concerned about the future of the nation of Israel, the only stable democracy in the Middle East, if Sen. Barack Hussein Obama is elected president of the United States."

March 18, 2008

Apparently Without Irony, Washington Post Says Jewish Advocates Demand that Obama Show 'Fealty to Israel'

The story continues: supporters of Israel are rising against Obama, there is a major push this week to destroy his candidacy. Today's Washington Post reports on a debate yesterday arranged by United Jewish Committees in D.C. among Jewish advocates for Hillary, Obama, and McCain. The debate became a rout, the Post columnist averred, in which the advocates for Hillary and McCain "used their time to raise doubts about Obama's fealty to Israel."

Fealty to Israel? They portrayed Obama as a dangerous leftwinger, and when the Illinois senator's surrogate defended Obama's statement that the U.S. does not have to cleave to Likud policies, Ann Lewis, Hillary's advocate, responded:

"The role of the president of the United States is to support the decisions that are made by the people of Israel. It is not up to us to pick and choose from among the political parties."

Yup, sounds like fealty to me! What is there to say about such a statement? Horrifying. Likud has been against the peace process, against a Palestinian state, for the colonization of the West Bank. Do we have a foreign policy? Do we take sides on such matters? Do we take sides on minority rights in foreign countries? Are we the strongest country in the world, or do we get dragged around by racist biblical colonialists half a world away? What did we just do in Serbia and Kosovo--exercise our power to establish a Muslim state. But in this part of the world we have had no independent power to say what is right and wrong, for 60 years...

The columnist who wrote the piece is Dana Milbank, who in 2006 suggested that Walt and Mearsheimer are Nazis for talking about something called "the Israel lobby." When Milbank cites "fealty to Israel" and describes security guards with Israeli accents, it's hard to tell how ironic he is being. I think he is impish; and is trying himself to marginalize Obama without coming out and saying so.

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    1 decade ago
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    Nope, the USA.

  • 1 decade ago

    Wouldn't it be nice to have as politician, any politician, vie for the presidency for the good of OUR country, not Israel.. or anyone else.

    How about the first priority being to please the citizens of America first. They all get up on the stump and lie to us about how they are so concerned over the poor and needy and jobless in our country.. then get elected and spend most of their time nation building in Iraq.. appeasing Israel.. sucking up to other countries. When was the last time they actually put any effort into just getting our own country in shape and keeping our noses out of everywhere else.

    We will only be stronger if we are strong... not if we keep forcing our poor to go fight wars for a paycheck.

    Politicians are so far removed from real people it is sickening. and I don't need to hear one more say' I feel your pain".. How could they,, they have never had it, never will.. they are all safe in their Ivory towers looking down at the rest of us.

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