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Sophia, i sincerely hope that the readers are not reminded of Marie Antoinette after reading your comments

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in response to reader comment: I think there is wisdom in what you say.

Submitted by Saladin (United States), Jul 22, 2006 at 05:39

But here is some food for thought.

In the words of a US academic, "Israel has become a myth in the American mind, to the point where it is perceived by many as being actually part of America." Criticism of Israeli policy is a taboo in the US Congress, thanks to the clout of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Elsewhere in America, a country currently in the grip of a McCarthyist witch-hunt against ‘liberals', anyone pointing out the injustices suffered by the Palestinians runs the risk of being branded an anti-Semite. Two top professors recently caused an uproar in the US with a paper titled ‘The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy'. Among other things, they pointed out that "because America's blank-check support for Israel arouses enormous Arab and Muslim rage, Israel is a strategic liability, not an asset."

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