Honestly, Do AIPAC & Israel play any significant role influencing the decision of the US Government?
As always God knows best
The key to seeing the level of the Israeli lobby's influence on the George Walker Bush (Bush Jr) Administration is watching the appointments of the following Israelis and pro-Israel Jewish advisors to posts in the White House or other Executive Branch Positions:
Note: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy is the Israeli lobby's "think tank." Many of the Israeli lobby's "experts" come from this front group, like Martin Indyk.
1). Colin Powell-----Secretary of State, ex-chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has one Jewish ancestor on his father's side.
2). Richard Perle----One of Bush's Foreign Policy Advisors. A very likely Israeli 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.
3). Paul Wolfowitz----Deputy Defense Secretary, Bush's Jewish foreign policy campaign advisor,
4). 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.
5). Dov Zekheim----Under Secretary of Defense
6). Douglas Feith----Under Secretary of Defense and Policy Advisor at the Pentagon. He is a close associate of Perle
7). Elliott Abrams-----National Security Council Advisor. 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.
8). Marc Grossman-----Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. Grossman is one of many of the Jewish officials from the Clinton Administration that Bush has promoted to higher posts.
9). Richard Haass-----Director of Policy Planning at the State Department and Ambassador at large.
10). Henry Kissinger-----One of many Pentagon Advisors, Kissinger sits on the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board. Kissinger had a part in the Watergate crimes, Southeast Asia mass murders, Chile dictatorship, and more recently served as Serbian Dictator Slobodan Milosevic's Advisor. He consistently advocates bombing Iraq. Kissinger is the Ariel Sharon of the U.S.
11). James Schlesinger-----One of many Pentagon Advisors,
12). Robert Zoellick-----U.S. Trade Representative, a cabinet-level position.
13). Mel Sembler-----President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. A Prominent Jewish Republican and Former National Finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
14). Ari Fleischer----Official White House Spokesman for the Bush (Jr) Administration. Prominent in the Jewish community, he reportedly holds Israeli citizenship.
15). Joshua Bolten----Bush's Chief Policy Director, banker and former legislative aide. Prominent in the Jewish community.
16). Steve Goldsmith----Senior Advisor to the President, and Bush's Jewish domestic policy advisor.
17). Adam Goldman-----White House's Special Liaison to the Jewish Community.
18). Joseph Gildenhorn-----He was the DC finance chairman for the Bush campaign, as well as campaign coordinator, and former ambassador to Switzerland.
19). Christopher Gersten-----
20). Daniel Saul Goldin-----Head of NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A leftover from the Clinton Administration, Golding is frequently praised by the Israeli media as a friend of Israel.
21). Mark Weinberger-----Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
22). Samuel Bodman-----Deputy Secretary of Commerce. He was the Chairman and CEO of Cabot Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts.
23). Bonnie Cohen-----Under Secretary of State for Management.
24). Ruth Davis-----Director of Foreign Service Institute, who reports to the Office of Under Secretary for Management. This Office is responsible for training all Department of State staff (including ambassadors).
25). Lincoln Bloomfield-----Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
israel used terrorism to steal the land.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I'd really like people to get off this anti-semetic bandwagon and read some real history. Israel has been the side to agree to peace treaties. The Palestinians have been to ones rejecting them. Over and over again. The world is not run by Jews, Zionists, neoconservatives, or whatever the hell you want to call them today. You are a bunch of uneducated morons.
- 1 decade ago
And would you tell us exactly, because while Barack Obama has gone to AIPAC meetings in the past and declaring that all of Jerusalem belongs to Israel, he now says its Palestine's too. Why isn't AIPAC pushing against him, and also, why is the second most powerful man (Rahm Emmanuel) a former IDF soldier but still pressures Israel into retreating and giving up land not to mention the Iranian threat?
- scaerdrysLv 71 decade ago
Really? Workers Unions probably wield many times AIPECs governmental influence. But I'm glad that anti-semitic conspiracy theorists don't need facts, as long as they can blame their woes on successful Jews.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
CFR prob does more.