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Phil Horn, how true

Reader comment on item: Israel's Unnecessary War in Lebanon
in response to reader comment: What are the alternatives?

Submitted by Saladin (United States), Jul 23, 2006 at 01:56

Phil, you just confirmed how true these words are

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."

and this one really takes the cake

The occupation simply does not work. It leads to many Israeli casualties, a corruption of the soul of the occupying soldiers and gives the terrorists a wonderful propaganda tool.


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