Why do we, the U.S., support Israel and do not care about the Palestinian people?
I do not get this at all. Is it because they are Jewish and believe in God like Christians in the U.S.?
I just don't get why we support Israel killing 2,000+ civilians and when Palestine kills Israelis then we get all upset.
- Simon600Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
The Zionists Who Dominate the White House
Ever wondered why America was so unstinting in its support of Israel? The answer is laid out in the following list of those who serve in Washington's pro-Israeli lobby. The lobby has many "thinktanks" that provide future advisors to the various administrations, both Republican and Democrat. During the Clinton Administration, the Israeli lobby provided officials from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy like Martin Indyk. During the Bush Jr Administration, many of the officials the Israeli lobby provided are from their Republican "thinktanks," like the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA).
1). Richard Perle----One of Bush's foreign policy advisors, he is the chairman of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board. A very likely Israeli government agent, Perle was expelled from Senator Henry Jackson's office in the 1970's after the National Security Agency (NSA) caught him passing Highly-Classified (National Security) documents to the Israeli Embassy. He later worked for the Israeli weapons firm, Soltam. Perle came from one the above mentioned pro-Israel thinktanks, the AEI. Perle is one of the leading pro-Israeli fanatics leading this Iraq war mongering within the administration and now in the media. (Recently resigned as chairman of the Defense Policy Board, but still remains as member.)
2). Paul Wolfowitz----Deputy Defense Secretary, and member of Perle's Defense Policy Board, in the Pentagon. Wolfowitz is a close associate of Perle, and reportedly has close ties to the Israeli military. His sister lives in Israel. Wolfowitz came from the above mentioned Jewish thinktank, JINSA. Wolfowitz is the number two leader within the administration behind this Iraq war mongering.
3). Douglas Feith----Under Secretary of Defense and Policy Advisor at the Pentagon. He is a close associate of Perle and served as his Special Counsel. Like Perle and the others, Feith is a pro-Israel extremist, who has advocated anti-Arab policies in the past. He is closely associated with the extremist group, the Zionist Organization of America, which even attacks Jews that don't agree with its extremist views. Feith frequently speaks at ZOA conferences. Feith runs a small law firm, Feith and Zell, which only has one International office, in Israel. The majority of the firm's work is representing Israeli interests. His firm's own website stated, prior to his appointment, that Feith "represents Israeli Armaments Manufacturer." Feith basically represents the Israeli War Machine. Feith also came from the Jewish thinktank JINSA. Feith, like Perle and Wolfowitz, are campaigning hard for this Israeli proxy war against Iraq.
4). Edward Luttwak----Member of the National Security Study Group of the Department of Defence at the Pentagon. Luttwak is reportedly an Israeli citizen and has taught in Israel. He frequently writes for Israeli and pro-Israeli newspapers and journals. Luttwak is an Israeli extremist whose main theme in many of his articles is the necessity of the U.S. waging war on Iraq.
5). Henry Kissinger-----One of many Pentagon Advisors, Kissinger sits on the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board under Perle. For detailed information about Kissinger's evil past, (read Seymour Hersch's book "Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House"). Kissinger obviously played a part Southeast Asia mass murders (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos), installing Chilean dictator Pinochet, Operation Condor's mass killings in South America, and more recently served as Slobodan Milosevic's advisor. He consistently advocates going to war against Iraq. President Bush nominated Kissinger as chairman of the September 11 investigating commission (a position that Kissinger turned down for fear of having to disclose the names of the clients of his consultancy firm). It's like picking a bank robber to investigate a fraud scandal.
6). Dov Zakheim----Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Department of Defense. He is an ordained rabbi and reportedly holds Israeli citizenship. Zakheim attended attended Jew’s College in London and became an ordained Orthodox Jewish Rabbi in 1973. He was adjunct professor at New York's Jewish Yeshiva University. Zakheim is close to the Israeli lobby.
7). Kenneth Adelman-----One of many Pentagon Advisors, Adelman also sits on the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board under Perle, and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor, who supports going to war against Iraq. Adelman frequently is a guest on Fox News, and often expresses extremist and often ridiculous anti-Arab and anti-Muslim views. He once called the Arabs "anti-Semitic" on Fox News (11/28/2001)
8). I. Lewis Libby -----Vice President Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff. The chief pro-Israel Jewish advisor to Cheney, it helps explains why Cheney is so gung-ho on invading Iraq. Libby is longtime associate of Wolfowitz. Libby was also a lawyer for convicted felon and Israeli spy Mark Rich, whom Clinton pardoned, during the last days of his presidency.
9). Robert Satloff----U.S. National Security Council Advisor, Satloff was the executive director of the Israeli lobby's "think tank," Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Many of the Israeli lobby's "experts" come from this front group, like Martin Indyk.
10). Elliott Abrams-----National Security Council Advisor. He previously worked at Washington-based "Think Tank" Ethics and Public Policy Center. During the Reagan Administration, Abrams was the Assistant Secretary of State, handling, for the most part, Latin American affairs. He played an important role in the Iran-Contra scandal, which involved illegally selling U.S. weapons to Iran to fight Iraq, and illegally funding the contra rebels to overthrow Nicaragua's Sandinista government. He also deceived three congressional committees about his involvement and hence faced felony charges. He pled guilty in 1991 to two misdemeanors and was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service. A year later, former President Bush (Senior) granted Abrams a full pardon. He was one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the Reagan Administration's State Department.
11). Marc Grossman-----Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. He was Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the Department of State. Grossman is one of many of the pro-Israel Jewish officials from the Clinton Administration that Bush has promoted to higher posts.
12). Richard Haass-----Director of Policy Planning at the State Department and Ambassador at large. He is also Director of National Security Programs and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He was one of the more hawkish pro-Israelis in the first Bush (Sr) Administration who sat on the National Security Council, and who consistently advocated going to war against Iraq. Haass is also a member of the Defense Department's National Security Study Group, at the Pentagon.
13). Robert Zoellick-----U.S. Trade Representative, a cabinet-level position. He is also one of the more hawkish pro-Israelis in the Bush (Jr) Administration who advocated invading Iraq and occupying a portion of the country in order to set up a Vichy-style puppet government.
14). Ari Fleischer----Official White House Spokesman for the Bush (Jr) Administration. Prominent in the Jewish community, some reports state that he holds Israeli citizenship. Fleischer is closely connected to the extremist Jewish group called the Chabad Lubavitch Hasidics, who follow the Qabala, and hold very extremist and insulting views of non-Jews. Fleischer was the co-president of Chabad's Capitol Jewish Forum. He received the Young Leadership Award from the American Friends of Lubavitch in October, 2001.
15). James Schlesinger-----One of many Pentagon Advisors, Schlesinger also sits on the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board under Perle and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor, who supports going to war against Iraq. Schlesinger is also a commissioner of the Defense Department's National Security Study Group, at the Pentagon.
16). David Frum-----White House speechwriter behind the "Axis of Evil" label. He lumps together all the lies and accusations against Iraq for Bush to justify the war. (Resigned recently after his wife bragged all over the place that her husband invented the "Axis of Evil" label.)
17). Joshua Bolten----White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Bolten was previously a banker, former legislative aide, and prominent in the Jewish community.
18). John Bolton----Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Bolton is also a Senior Advisor to President Bush. Prior to this position, Bolton was Senior Vice President of the above mentioned pro-Israel thinktank, AEI. He recently (October 2002) accused Syria of having a nuclear program, so that Syria would be attacked after Iraq.
19). David Wurmser----Special Assistant to John Bolton (above), the under-secretary for arms control and international security. Wurmser also worked at the AEI with Perle and Bolton. His wife, Meyrav Wurmser, along with Colonel Yigal Carmon, formerly of Israeli military intelligence, co-founded the Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri),a Washington-based Israeli outfit which distributes articles translated from Arabic newspapers portraying Arabs in a bad light.
20). Eliot Cohen-----Member of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board under Perle and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor. Like Adelman, he often expresses extremist anti-Arab and anti-Muslim views. More recently, he wrote an opinion article in the Wall Street Journal openly
- The Quad SquadLv 51 decade ago
America supports Israel because its the only Democracy in the region.
Now I'm not going to even try to justify Israel or the Palestinians but the main reason the Palestinians attack Israel is because Israel back in the late 40's became a state the Israelis Forced the palestinians from their homes and took over their land.and to be honest if that happened to me i cant say that i wouldnt do the same. Now as for the comment about how Palestinians like to strap bombs to themselfs and blow themselfs up well the Jews have done the same thing OH YES it is true so that person needs to read some history. Now all in all i dont agree with Israel or the Palestinians well not so much the Palestinians but Hamas. Hamas Needs to stop thinking causing chaos will get them what they want and Israel needs to stop thinking just because of the Holocaust they have the right to make things worse because im sorry to say this i really am but a rocket fired from Gaza killing a few people is not reason enough to kill 2000+ civillians it only makes the peace process that much worse so basicly they both need to cut the BS
- Anonymous1 decade ago
When anyone puts that sort of question to someone who is overwhelmingly pro- Israeli, they will just gve you the reason why Israel began the bombing in the first place.
They most likely will not differentiate between Hamas and innocent civilians. They will not face the fact all this bombing is essentially a massacre.
Im not bias either way, ok?
Hamas shouldn't have lobbed the rockets into Israeli towns, BUT, Israel should NOT be blockading Gaza and manipulating its supplies which the people there rely on.
I believe something had to be done about Hamas, but the least people could do is point out that civilian casualties are terrible, unfortunate and not ALL due to Hamas " using the children as human shields ".
COME ON, you can't use that excuse for all the death, Israel have probably dropped bombs in the wrong place and thought, " oops, dont report that in the news".
Israel is no angel either.
People should maintain a non bias view.
- Simon TemplarLv 61 decade ago
Palestine is not nearly so receptive to the kinds of corporate collaboration as Israel and after supporting, in word or deed, every government that has tried to crush an Arab nation (England in 19th century Iraq, France against the Congo) it's too late for the Arabs to want to trust the US .
There is a lot of talk about how Hamas has launched 5000-6000 rockets at Israel, there is no official fact gathering been done to show this is true, only Israeli reports and they are biased. On the other hand the number of dead in Palestine is all too clear.
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- john dLv 51 decade ago
Because that's what they are told to believe. In the US you wouldn't know there are two sides to this story, it's all Israel is right no matter what. And the American people will not look at this honestly, but will believe whatever they're told.
- 1 decade ago
The terrorists of Hamas launched 6000 rockets at Israel! What they're doing, they're doing in self defense.
Hamas has the power to make it end -- stop launching rockets at Israeli civilians. Israel does not have that power, except by crushing Hamas in a war.
- regeruggedLv 71 decade ago
You have it all wrong. People in the US do care about Palestinian people. Our government has been giving their government money for years. Our leaders, for years, have been trying to broker peace deals.
the US supports Israel because it is the only worthwhile democracy in the Middle East, not because of religion. Many Israelis are not Jewish.
The Israelis are the good guys. The muslim crazies are the bad guys...and the losers. Who would support bad guy losers?
- 1 decade ago
funny, u count dead bodies and they count rockets...
- ChuckLv 71 decade ago
I suppose we just don't feel sorry for people that are gullible enough to commit murder by blowing themselves up.