How Powerful is the Israel Lobby?


Dennis Brasky
 

The Israel lobby just led an attack on Rashida Tlaib to stop any criticism of Israeli colonization of Palestinian land. What else can it do? It has helped stop the Iran deal and promoted Abraham Accords, bribery of Arab monarchies to normalize Israel and overlook Palestinian human rights. But surely the biggest sign of the lobby's power is that it is not scrutinized in the press. When it is called out for corrupting influence, it says the criticism is antisemitic.

https://mondoweiss.net/2022/09/how-powerful-is-the-israel-lobby/



Paul Saba
 

It’s rare that one reads an article as naïve and ignorant as this one.

 

The author asserts:  ”the [Israel] lobby controls U.S. policy with respect to Israeli persecution of Palestinians… [and] strongly influences wider U.S. policy in the Middle East.”

 

Why is this so?  Because, he explains,

 

“… most of these policies are against the American people’s interest.” … But the political power of the Israel lobby compels those stances on the part of our leaders.”

 

The logic of this argument is that “our leaders” [the US ruling class] normally decide US foreign policies on the basis of the best interests of the American people – except when they are forced to do otherwise by the ”powerful Israel lobby.”

 

That US imperialism might have its own reasons for an imperialist policy in the Middle East, ones not dictated to it by “the Israel Lobby,”  seems never to have occurred to him.

 


On Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 8:40 AM Dennis Brasky <dmozart1756@...> wrote:

The Israel lobby just led an attack on Rashida Tlaib to stop any criticism of Israeli colonization of Palestinian land. What else can it do? It has helped stop the Iran deal and promoted Abraham Accords, bribery of Arab monarchies to normalize Israel and overlook Palestinian human rights. But surely the biggest sign of the lobby's power is that it is not scrutinized in the press. When it is called out for corrupting influence, it says the criticism is antisemitic.

https://mondoweiss.net/2022/09/how-powerful-is-the-israel-lobby/



David Walters
 

I will say this more forceafully that Paul did above: the author has zero understanding of class rule and Imperialism. No "lobby" will ever make the ruling class go against it's own class interests. This concept of "The Lobby" is essentially a euphemism for "Jews control foreign policy". It has always been a quite thin line between these two concepts that entwined with each other.  

David


abraham Weizfeld PhD
 

Cannot follow the thread here since the original article is absent. Am in agreement on the Zionist/Israel/Israeli/Jewish Lobby.

 

 

 

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From: marxmail@groups.io <marxmail@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Walters
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 4:07 PM
To: marxmail@groups.io
Subject: Re: [marxmail] How Powerful is the Israel Lobby?

 

I will say this more forceafully that Paul did above: the author has zero understanding of class rule and Imperialism. No "lobby" will ever make the ruling class go against it's own class interests. This concept of "The Lobby" is essentially a euphemism for "Jews control foreign policy". It has always been a quite thin line between these two concepts that entwined with each other.  

David


Mark Baugher
 

On Sep 29, 2022, at 1:40 PM, abraham Weizfeld PhD <saalaha@...> wrote:

Cannot follow the thread here since the original article is absent. Am in agreement on the Zionist/Israel/Israeli/Jewish Lobby.
The link is in the first note of this thread: https://mondoweiss.net/2022/09/how-powerful-is-the-israel-lobby/

Mark