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American Politicians' Shameful Pandering to Israel

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  • Almost every single elected official in Washington has come out in full support of Israel over the past three weeks as the Israeli military pressed a bloody offensive across Gaza that has killed well over 1,500 Palestinians, the vast majority of them civilians, and displaced hundreds of thousands more.
  • Part 1: 10 Most Shameless Ways American Politicians Are Pandering to Israel
  • Part 2: Even Left-Wing Politicians Can’t Quit Israel
  • Israeli Lobby Takes Control of US Foreign Policy

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest



Part 1: 10 Most Shameless Ways American Politicians Are Pandering to Israel

Democrats and Republicans alike have fallen over themselves to support Israel’s attack. 

Alex Kane, AlterNet

screen_shot_2014-08-01_at_5.14.43_pm_0.pngSen. Lindsay Graham, ardent supporter of Israel 

August 1, 2014  |  As Israeli bombs have rained down on the Gaza Strip, the streets of major American cities have witnessed thousands of people coming out to protest the attack. But one place where there is virtually no dissent is the halls of power in the nation’s capitol.

Almost every single elected official in Washington has come out in full support of Israel over the past three weeks as the Israeli military pressed a bloody offensive across Gaza that has killed well over 1,500 Palestinians, the vast majority of them civilians, and displaced hundreds of thousands more.

Alex Kane is AlterNet's New York-based World editor, and an assistant editor for Mondoweiss

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1406745269193.cached.jpgPart 2: Even Left-Wing Politicians Can’t Quit Israel

Despite grassroots outrage at Operation Protective Edge, left-wing members of the House and Senate won’t criticize Israel’s ongoing incursion into Gaza.

07.30.14 | Much of the American left is critical of Israel, particularly since its incursion into Gaza. But in the halls of Congress, even progressive Democrats beloved by grassroots activists are loath to criticize the Jewish State’s ongoing military offensive.

A Pew Research Center poll released Monday showed that a plurality of Democrats across the country, 35 percent, and liberals, 44 percent, said that Israel had “gone too far” in its response to its conflict with Hamas. Meanwhile 47 percent of Democrats told Gallup that Israel’s actions during the current conflict were “unjustified,” compared to just 31 percent who thought the opposite.

Tim Mak: senior congressional correspondent for the Daily Beast 

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Israeli Lobby Takes Control of US Foreign PolicyCompiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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