The 2016 AIPAC Policy Conference got started yesterday with Hilary Clinton’s utterly despicable grovel to the formidable Israel lobby group. Clinton has long been in the pocket of Jewish American billionaire Haim Saban’s whose famous quote—as an American! is : “I have but one issue: Israel. “ Saban is among the worst of the those who espouse “cheque book Judaism’ substituting the the State Israel as the new deity and throwing millions at it with nary a mention of the shocking decades of humiliation and occupation.
So Clinton like the Republican idolaters joins the drumbeat of total support for Israel—no matter what. The rest of these pretenders for high office have also come to AIPAC on bended knee to pledge their eternal fealty to Israel. All except the lone Jew, Bernie Sanders.How’s that for irony?
Clinton is fanatical on the BDS movement linking it to anti-Semitism. how pathetic is that and how weird today the US giving $4 billion to such a developed country. More and more people are smelling a rat.
Ari Wohlfeiler is one of them.
Obviously a “self hating Jew”, Wohlfeiler is the deputy-director of the Jewish Voice for Peace a prophetic lobby group for real Jewish values and justice for Palestinians. He writes about AIPAC’s “sorry track record which has “peddled Islamophobic and racist stereotypes for literally decades. It is fundamental to how they’ve built power and influence. It’s who they are.
“You probably know that many of Trump’s most appalling policy suggestions for the US are already law in Israel, celebrated and protected fiercely by AIPAC. Israel already refuses to open its doors to refugees — Syrian, Ethiopian, or Palestinian; allows privileged immigration status for one religious group over others, is building highly militarized walls on all of its borders, and has elected and re-elected a demagogue leader who wins votes with blatant appeals to racism.
And over and over, Jewish communal organizations have co-signed on that racism by ignoring, or just plain silencing, criticism of AIPAC’s demonization of Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians in order to secure unconditional U.S. support and military aid for Israel.
But there are rays of hope. Even as some pro-Israel Jewish “leaders” try to muzzle them, intersectional movements are also rising — for Black lives, for economic justice, for Palestinians. From the halls of Chicago to the streets of Phoenix, people are standing up and speaking out. And it is that power that can beat back the dangerous slide that’s happening in this country and Israel.
Back to Clinton. The Israeli writer and prophet (my designation) Gideon Levy gets right to the point about Clinton
Hillary Clinton’s election as U.S. president would ensure Israel’s continued decline and degeneration. And so she is not a friend, but an enemy. She must not be allowed to deceive and present herself as a friend of Israel, …She and those like her – false friends of Israel – have been one of the curses on this country for years. Because of them, Israel can continue to act as wildly as it likes, thumbing its nose at the world and paying no price. Because of them, it can destroy itself unhindered.as
Whether Clinton believes what she wrote or simply wanted once again to sell her soul for a fistful of dollars from Haim Saban and other Jewish donors, the result is extremely embarrassing. A love letter to Israel, the likes of which no U.S. statesman would ever write to another country. Americans believe “Israel is more than a country – it’s a dream,” she states. Most of the world calls it a nightmare, yet Clinton says a dream. What dream exactly? The dream of tyrannical control over another people? Racism? Nationalism? The killing of women and children in Gaza?