Nov 11th 2011
Introduction to the Israel Lobby
You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad” Aldous Huxley
The Council for The National Interest
The Israel Lobby is one of the most powerful and pervasive special interest groups in the United States. It began its activities many decades ago and played a major role in the creation of Israel.
It consists of a multitude of institutions, many of them extremely well-funded, that work to influence Congress, the Presidency, academia, the media, religious institutions, and the American public on behalf of Israel. It also includes influential individuals.
Below are a few examples.
AIPAC Policy Conference 2010
Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, Former Presidential Candidate
Eric Cantor, Republican House Majoirty Leader
Steny Hoyer, Democratic House Minority Whip
AIPAC: The most prominent governmental lobbying organization is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Fortune Magazine typically rates this as the second most powerfully lobbying organization in the U.S. AIPAC frequently writes the legislation that members then introduce, and that extraordinarily large majorities of both parties then endorse.
AIEF: A subsidiary of AIPAC is the American Israel Education foundation (AIEF), which takes Congressional Representatives on all-expense-paid trips to Israel. In August 2011 they took 81 representatives on trips led by the leaders of both parties to Israel. (The legality of this is being challenged.)
WINEP: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) works to influence media coverage of Israel.
ADL:The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) regularly works to promote Israeli interests.Jewish Community Relations Councils, Jewish Federations, Hillels, Hadassahs (Click on each title to see an example), and similar organizations regularly promote Israeli interests in virtually every city in the United States.
Political Action Committees (PACs): There are numerous PACs around the money that raise money for candidates based on their stands on Israel. Almost all have deceptive names that hide their focus, and combined they raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for candidates. One of the best books on the topic reports “in 1988, Israel’s lobby had 78 PACs spending more than $5.5 million to bribe Congress to vote more aid for Israel. That was more than total contributions together of the two next largest special interests in the United States—the real estate lobby and the teamsters.” The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs reports on this topic frequently. To learn more see their list of pro-Israel PAC contributions to candidates in 2010.
The Emergency Committee for Israel: The Israeli newspaper Ha’aretzreports: “Washington observers may feel there is no obvious shortage of pro-Israel lobbyists in the city – but a group of leading American conservatives thinks otherwise and has set up a new campaign group to attack President Obama over his “anti-Israel” stance, U.S. website Politico reports.
Support for Israel drives all US policies — U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro
The Emergency Committee for Israel presents a potent combination of Republican Party neoconservatives and Evangelical Christians. The new group’s board includes Weekly Standard Editor William Kristol and Gary Bauer, a former Republican presidential candidate who leads the group American Values, as well as Rachel Abrams, a conservative writer and activist.”
Influential pro-Israel Individuals: An example of such an individual is the current US Ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, who gave a speech in which he detailed his extremely close, life-long ties to Israel, concluding:
“… as a committed Jewish American, with deep roots in the American Jewish community and warm bonds of affection with Israel, I will have an opportunity to draw on those associations to help make the U.S.-Israel relationship, strong as it is, even stronger in the years ahead.”
He stated that “ensuring Israel’s future” drives all US policies.
Alison Weir, President of The Council for The National Interest on Al Jazeera discussing AIPAC during their annual policy conference
ALISON WEIR — CNI PRESIDENT
ABOUT CNI: The Council for the National Interest (CNI) is a 501 (c) 4 non-profit, non-partisan organization that advocates for Middle East policies that serve the national interest; that represent the highest values of our founders and our citizens; and that work to sustain a nation of honor, decency, security, and prosperity.
CNI seeks to encourage and promote a U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East that is consistent with American values, protects our national interests, and contributes to a just solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It is CNI’s goal to restore a political environment in America in which voters and their elected officials are free from the undue influence and pressure of foreign countries and their partisans.
Purchase Book on Amazon.com: The Israel Lobby and U.S Foreign Policy
Edited by: Debbie Menon
AIPAC: The Voice of America — Part 1: The Orange and the Pea
John P. Allen
AIPAC is simply a major part of the corruption of our Federal Government that no longer represents the interest of the American people. AIPAC is a major enemy of the American people. They ripoff of our taxpayers is 100,000 times larger than anything Al-Qaeda has done! We need to collectively figure this out and get our country back!
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Johnny Punish · Top Commenter · University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Committed to Israel? What country do our U.S.Veterans fight for? Whom to our Policians work for? I must go now and throw up! Signed, the 99%.
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Vincent Passiatore · Central Texas College
Israel is behind all the trouble in the middle east. to have a country that controls Washington D.C and our POLITICIANS. we don’t have a Democracy, we have a DICTATORSHIP. bought and paid for by the zionist STATE OF ISRAHELL. ( America needs a REBELLION. wake up SHEEP. Your country is going to hell.) ALL THESE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT ISRAHELL ASS —— KISSERS BELONG IN JAILS. Lock them up for life.
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George Socrates Kazolias We need to find a way to make ending aid to Israel and issue in the upcoming campaign. Any ideas on how to do that?
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Patricia Halalilo · University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu
They fight and die for Isreal of course.
AGREE WITH THEM ALL!!
November 12, 2011 – 5:32 am
The key to remember is where the funding for the Lobby comes. Great majority of funding for AIPAC, for instance, comes from Wall Street. You can see who is who of Wall Street at AIPAC organized fund raisings at the Cipriani midtown dinner. However, this is of course very small part of their fund raising. They also act as the funnel for diverting Wall Street money to AIPAC “chosen” congress members or senators for their election campaigns and don’t have to register as the donor. Congress and the Senate, in turn, does all it can to assure that the fraud on Wall Street can continue because this is where the money is coming from. This is not just about the safety of Israel (in fact this system has created the complete isolation of today’s Israel). This is about the zionist supremacist power play. The nature of these people were well described by Gilad Atzmon’s new book. The way the election fraud is committed is well documented by Dr. Waltz and Mersheimer’s book, The Lobby. The crime on Wall Street cannot be more in the open. Also, just watch the recent interviews with Jack Abramoff, a major AIPAC operative in DC who is now slowly repenting.
This is not about some conspiracy. This system developed well over 100 years by finding loopholes in our republic system. There are many other “lobby systems” and special interest groups that are hurting our country. The zionist supremacist system, though, is by far the worst. It has brought us into wars based on lies costing us well over $5.5 trillion, it has collapsed our financial system costing us well over $9 trillion, etc., etc. Our “empire” is falling apart and the zionist supremacist is playing a big part in this decline. Not because it is so smart. Actually, the opposite. It is like the parasitic disease that eats the host body until both the body and the parasite die.
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November 12, 2011 – 8:15 am
UN-Masking the Demons is easy ,once the Real American’s turn off the TV /Radio of the Propagandist and wake up its going to be chaos the Zionist are at risk all the needed is another Hitler type figure ,maybe David Duke is the MAN for these times he has a large following,also they fear Him.
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November 12, 2011 – 8:28 am
Until things really change and AIPAC gets revealed for the predator that it is, the only part I can play is to convince young people not to ever fight a war on the behalf of Israel. I would work my ass off day and night to convince locals not to fight a war against Iran.
I just read about GD’s time in Vietnam-yes, those young Marines were really on their own, and now I read about these rich Israeli firsters most of whom have never done hard labor, and I can only laugh at the likes of these AIPAC sissies.
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November 12, 2011 – 8:33 am
anti -antisemitism is a Shield of Defense for people who are NOT Semitic but base Racism of Zionist polices is Historical and Powerful..This is a Christian Country lets keep it that way.
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November 12, 2011 – 8:36 am
Fine analysis, except that you missed the biggest and most powerful Israeli propaganda “lobby” of all, the MSM lobby. The one that so graciously gives you 130 channels of lying Jews in High Definition Stereo, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, countless Israeli propaganda rags like the NY Times and Washington Post and so-called “alternative” media like Alternet and Alex Jones and MSNBC whose only “alternative” is to find alternative scapegoats like “the corporations” and “Big Oil” and “the elite” to blame for the crimes of the zionists, Jews or whatever they are.
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November 12, 2011 – 9:00 am
Glad to see I ain’t the only one who has figured out what a rat Jones is. Tarpley is another one. I also include Jones’s buddy Ron Paul. Yes, I do. Does he actually speak the whole truth? No he doesn’t. Because he knows if he did his whole act as faux rebel would come crashing down in about two seconds. He would rather brag about wanting to throw honest tax-paying citizens out on the street to starve and die so he can pander to the 1% and keep himself on the political gravy train.
These bastards are Judas Goats, leading the simple-minded up the ramp to the slaughterhouse.. and they are doing it for the basest of motives: money. Treason for money.
Well, to paraphrase some old limey geezer.. “when you want to barbecue an American, you can always find another one to turn the spit!” That’s the shits alright but you can draw up a long long list of creeps that have sold out to a foreign power for money. It was ever thus.
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November 12, 2011 – 9:59 am
Yeah, no kidding. Ron Paul would have been “disappeared” long ago if he were legit. He can talk about “ending the Fed” because he knows it has ZERO chance of actually happening, given our filthy Congress and the even filthier Rothschild / Rockefeller lobby, but it’s a great little propaganda trick.
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November 12, 2011 – 3:05 pm
Junior Stormfront blabbing again. Quite frankly, Bobby, you should be glad Ron Paul utters some truth for truth starved whiners like you. Who could possibly be as truthful as you are?
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November 12, 2011 – 12:25 pm
Once you open pandoras box there is no going back. Speaking the truth today is considered “hate speech” but unless you are willing to speak it completely you are nothing more than a “border guard” that “steer away” anyway who is approaching the truth. Most people wont name the Jew.
There is a reason they have been kicked out of over 200+ countries over the years, the problem is not zionism (otherwise this wouldnt have happend over 200 times).
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November 12, 2011 – 3:38 pm
True, but zionism is the direct result of a 2,000+ year old Jewish-supremacy movement, designed to make an Old Testament fairy tale of world domination come to fruition. Just read the Torah and the Old Testament if you need proof of the Jewish superiority complex and/or agenda. Then tackle the Talmud, the most vile and degenerate racist garbage ever written. (Makes Mein Kampf read like “Cinderella”.) There are many who think Judaism and Zionism are the SAME thing and you can add me to that list, if you feel the need. With apologies to all 437 Jews who disagree and/or fight for decency.
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November 12, 2011 – 9:08 am
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November 12, 2011 – 11:56 am
The REAL US Govt, behind the scenes-in the shadows, is able and capable of ACHIEVING prowesses, the ‘constitutionally elected’ Govt can’t:
1) It can PRINT MONEY at will. That’s what the Federal Reserve is there for,
2) It controls the poppy fields in Afghanistan and Colombia, from producers to whole distributors, That’s what the US Armed Forces and NATO are there for,
3) It owns the Circus Maximus or Casino, better known as Wall Street, the BIS in Zurich,
4) It BUYS politicians by the truck load, financing their campaign and, silencing any candidate not sympathetic and/or totally controlled by the Zion Talmudic Mafia,
5) It controls the Financial and Monetary Policy of ANY Central Bank through its affiliated BANKS (Bank of England-BIS-WB-IMF-CLUB de PARIS, etc.),
6) It decides who is going to be the US president, for how long and, who are going to be his Secretaries, their Deputies and the heads of the most important Institutions of the country, including the Supreme Court Justices,
7) It even creates NEW Institutions, to further limit the constitutional rights of the US citizens and bully them into submission. It makes sure that the heads of said Institutions are fervent Zios, working for the Rogue States of Israel,
It has an IRON GRIP on the majority of Congress-Senate members and holds the US president by the b…s, directly, through proxies or through whoever is in power in Tel Aviv,
9) It decides and coordinates with Israel the Foreign Policy of the USA and EU…
This is just to name few of the PRIVILEGES the Zion Talmudic Mafia indisputably has obtained, by infiltration and deceit over the last 100 years, specially since the 23rd December 1913…
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November 12, 2011 – 11:16 pm
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November 12, 2011 – 2:55 pm
@ Ken Rechtstein
“2) It controls the poppy fields in Afghanistan and Colombia…”
…and now Iraq, too.
NOW IT’S THE TURN OF AMERICANS TO WAKE UP!!!
WHAT WILL NETTYAHOO ACCUSE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OF I WONDER?