- AIPAC becomes foreign agent dominating American foreign policy while disguised as domestic lobby.
- Part 1: Bowing to AIPAC, Senate unanimously passes resolution supporting Israel
- Part 2: Noam Chomsky vs. Al Franken
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Part 1: Bowing to AIPAC, Senate unanimously passes resolution supporting Israel
- Note that even progressive saints Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken, Sherrod Brown, and Bernie Sanders found nothing in this to object to.
- For the record, no U.S. military adventure has had the support of all hundred senators in decades. But, hey, this is Israel. And, more important, this is AIPAC. And cash.
Philip Weiss, Mondoweiss
Senator Al Franken of Minnesota
July 18, 2014 | The Senate yesterday unanimously passed a resolution backed by the Israel lobby group AIPAC expressing support for Israel’s attack on Gaza and saying not a word about Palestinian deaths.
The Hill says that the resolution passed “through a unanimous consent agreement.”
Philip Weiss is Founder and Co-Editor of Mondoweiss.net.
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Part 2: Noam Chomsky vs. Al Franken
- Behind the odd progressive divide between senators, intellectuals on Gaza
- Senate progressives join unanimous resolution backing Israel, but the reaction has been different elsewhere on left
David Palumbo-Liu, Salon
Al Franken, Noam Chomsky (Credit: Reuters/Richard Clement/AP/Hatem Moussa)
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Very recently, former U.S. national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski had this to say about Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s brutal attack on and now invasion of Gaza: “He is isolating Israel. He’s endangering its longer-range future. And I think we ought to make it very clear that this is a course of action which we thoroughly disapprove and which we do not support and which may compel us and the rest of the international community to take some steps of legitimizing Palestinian aspirations perhaps in the U.N.”
While it is to be expected that not all of Washington would sign on to this, it is shocking to find the U.S. Senate voting unanimously for Senate Resolution 498, which gave U.S. support for the Israeli defense forces’ invasion and urges Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas to dissolve the unity governing arrangement with Hamas and condemn the attacks on Israel. The resolution calls on Hamas to immediately cease all rocket and other attacks against Israel.
David Palumbo-Liu is the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of comparative literature at Stanford University and the director of the Undergraduate Program in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.
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