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The Campaign to Undermine American Support for Israel

Billionaire leftist philanthropist George Soros at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 27, 2011.

Billionaire leftist philanthropist George Soros at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 27, 2011.
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According to Franklin Lamb in the anti-Israel website Foreign Policy Journal, the pro-Israel Community is all hot and bothered by an alleged new study:

It’s a paper entitled “Preparing For A Post Israel Middle East”, an 82-page analysis that concludes that the American national interest in fundamentally at odds with that of Zionist Israel. The authors conclude that Israel is currently the greatest threat to US national interests because its nature and actions prevent normal US relations with  Arab and Muslim countries and, to a growing degree, the wider international community.

The existence of such a study, even in draft form, is hard to credit as no corroborating evidence has been supplied. But what is certain is that the Arabs have long wanted Israel eradicated from the Middle East and that Lamb has been a notorious shill for them. See here and here and here. The same can be said of elements in the State Department, academia and current and past administrations.

This alleged study simply amplifies Obama’s intention from day one. The New York Times reported in April 2010, that Obama Speech Signals a U.S. Shift on Middle East.

When Mr. Obama declared that resolving the long-running Middle East dispute was a “vital national security interest of the United States,” he was highlighting a change that has resulted from a lengthy debate among his top officials over how best to balance support for Israel against other American interests.

Mr. Obama said conflicts like the one in the Middle East ended up ‘costing us significantly in terms of both blood and treasure’ drawing an explicit link between the Israeli-Palestinian strife and the safety of American soldiers as they battle Islamic extremism and terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

To show that Obama was not alone in this, the Times buttressed his message by quoting from Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, General Patraeus and Martin Indyk. It might just as well have quoted from The Baker Report, Z Brzezinski and Secretary Clinton.

Actually this shift was a long time in coming. There have always been voices in the  administration that viewed Israel as a liability rather than an asset.

Richard Holbrooke pointed this out in his recent article, “Washington’s Battle Over Israel’s Birth,” He quotes Secretary of Defense James Forrestal who made his case for non-recognition by saying “There are thirty million Arabs on one side and about 600,000 Jews on the other. Why don’t you face up to the realities” Holbrooke concluded:

[To] this day, many think that Marshall and Lovett were right on the merits and that domestic politics was the real reason for Truman’s decision. Israel, they argue, has been nothing but trouble for the United States.

Then as now, Israel was opposed by the substantial anti-Zionist faction among leading Jews, [including] the publishers of both the Post and the New York Times.”

The problem that these anti-Zionist forces and their running-mates had, was that the American people strongly supported Israel and AIPAC was too powerful to take on. So they developed a plan to undermine AIPAC and discredit Israel.

The first salvo of which was the indictment of Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman of AIPAC in 2005 for espionage related charges. The case was dropped four years later but the damage had been done to them and to AIPAC. To show how politically motivated the charges were, James Kirchick wrote in WSJ,

If the offense were really criminal, half the Beltway press corps could be indicted. Mr. Franklin’s mishandling of classified documents deserved sanction, but 12 years in jail is far worse than the misdemeanor and fine meted out to former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger for stuffing secret documents in his clothing.

Then, in 2007, “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy” by Mearsheimer and Walt, was published. Its central thesis was that, but for domestic politics, the US would have abandoned Israel long ago. They viewed the Israel lobby, AIPAC, as far too influential for America’s good. Israel was a liability rather than an asset. They totally ignored the vast power of the Saudi Lobby.

An alternative to AIPAC was needed to counter or undermine its influence, so in April 2008, J Street was formed. George Soros backed them as he did Obama.

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15 Responses to “The Campaign to Undermine American Support for Israel”

  1. Good analysis, I read this earlier at Arutz 7. Unfortunately, most American Jews are politically naive & woefully uninformed & continue to support this enemy of Israel & the Jewish people, Obama. Nothing bothers Leftists as much as the American people's overwhelming support of Israel.

  2. As long as I can remember…the NY Post has been pro Israel.

  3. Arie Rosenrauch says:

    Washington Post

  4. Arie Rosenrauch says:

    Some salient facts: The State Dept has been opposed to Israel since DAY 1; 'j'udenrein street founder ben ami is recorded giving a speech calling the founding of the State of Israel the "greatest single tragedy of the 20th century"; obama's security adviser powers has called for a "US led NATO invasion of Israel to return the lands to the indigenous Arabs and return the Jews to Europe"; The publishers of the NY Times converted away from Judaism years ago when Jews finally started taking them to task for their repeated AntiJew postings and giving both self-hating Jews (ie:Friedman, Kissinger, and Chomsky) as headliners while refusing to publish articles that push the debate to the center – the publishers are Episcopalian NOT Jewish!; no one has ever questioned chairman barack's hatred of Jews and Israel, using the nazi soros as his personal paymaster and puppet-master; The DNC platform – the original – was written and presented by obama personally – the DNC admitted that when it was released; the "revised" platform still calls for the eradication of Israel!

    All that said – and there being more – this is an excellent analysis. While all polls show close to 80 % of the US public support Israel (an all time high) and consider the palis amongst our 5 top enemies, a great deal of money is being infused to change that. LIke the last nazi, obama is surrounding himself with a few kapos to appear being legitimate. The Jews today are different – we ARE prepared to stand up, we ARE prepared to fight back and defend ourselves, and we are prepared to deal with kapos like the traitors they are.

    BOTTOM LINE: Any Jew voting Democratic this year should read Mein Kampf and the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion first. At least be educated as to what to expect under a second "g-d in his own mind" obama term. soros has already made the black shirts and swastikas (this time it is combined with the creescent of islam) readily available to join the obama 'cleansing' of Jews!

  5. Charlie Hall says:

    "Contrary to the wishes of Mubarak, Obama insisted that the Muslim Brotherhood be invited notwithstanding that Mubarak had banned them. Mubarak himself chose not to attend. A year and a half year later, Obama threw Mubarak under the bus and supported the Muslim Brotherhood’s takeover of Egypt."

    Multiple lies here. The MB won over 80 seats in the 2005 (rigged) parliamentary elections in Egypt. It had come to a *modus operandi* with the military long before Mubarak stepped aside. The Mubarak regime allowed massive arms smuggling into Gaza once the MB's local branch, known as Hamas, took control. And the recent election that the MB basically won was free and fair.

    "In 2011, Obama joined forces with Qatar and Saudi Arabia in order to bring down secular Gadaffi of Libya. He was killed later in the year. According to the Telegraph UK the Muslim Brotherhood expects to take power in this week’s upcoming elections just as their counterparts did in Tunisia and Egypt."

    At least make you lies credible. The elections in question occurred in July, and the liberals won (contrary to the expectation of the Telegraph).

  6. Charlie Hall says:

    "Contrary to the wishes of Mubarak, Obama insisted that the Muslim Brotherhood be invited notwithstanding that Mubarak had banned them. Mubarak himself chose not to attend. A year and a half year later, Obama threw Mubarak under the bus and supported the Muslim Brotherhood’s takeover of Egypt."

    Multiple lies here. The MB won over 80 seats in the 2005 (rigged) parliamentary elections in Egypt. It had come to a *modus operandi* with the military long before Mubarak stepped aside. The Mubarak regime allowed massive arms smuggling into Gaza once the MB's local branch, known as Hamas, took control. And the recent election that the MB basically won was free and fair.

    "In 2011, Obama joined forces with Qatar and Saudi Arabia in order to bring down secular Gadaffi of Libya. He was killed later in the year. According to the Telegraph UK the Muslim Brotherhood expects to take power in this week’s upcoming elections just as their counterparts did in Tunisia and Egypt."

    At least make you lies credible. The elections in question occurred in July, and the liberals won (contrary to the expectation of the Telegraph).

  7. Todd Kadish says:

    Charlie is it true that the Jewish Press is considering hiring you as ombudsman?

  8. Libya is in a state of anarchy. Obama must think Libyan lives are more valuable then,Syrian,since he premise for his involvement was to avoid many civilian deaths caused by a civil war. Could the real reason of been oil flow for Europe? Predicted that soon Libya also will be MB controlled since most of the fighters their are Muslim Radicals.MB did take over Egypt with Obama's blessing,what lie by JP are you crying about. One would think your a MB supporter from your post!

  9. Charlie Hall says:

    Shmuel Stephen Rockwerk At least three lies: on the relationship of the MB to the Mubarak regime, that Obama supported the MB in the election, and that the MB would be winning an election in Libya this week. The election was two months ago and the MB lost. The last one isn't merely a lie, it shows that the author is so interested in slandering Obama that he doesn't even check the dates on his alleged sources!

  10. Obama pressured the military to stop outlawing the MB and let them run in election, fact! and they were the only organized political opposition to the military.Their will be more Libyan elections, the gov does not control Libya…..

  11. Charlie Hall says:

    Calling the President of the United States a Nazi is beyond the pale. it is an insult to the six million.

  12. I believe the bottom line in all of this is that If WE Jews in the world do not accept our role In bringing the world to a state of "Love your neighbor as you love your self" then we are all lost.
    We do not necessarily have to go to temple and so forth, but we do have to change our ways of viewing our neighbors.

    We are connected all 7 billion of us that inhabit this planet and if we do not change the way that we use this connection from to take advantage of and gain pleasure from no matter the cost, into love thy neighbor as you love self then there will be a form of Nazzi-isum that will make Hitler look like a school kid playing in the playground.

    That the reason the world is hating on those of Jewish faith because we have the answer to the crisis in the world and are not implementing it.

    We That are of the Jewish Faith have leaned this from our studies from childhood to adult hood and yet we still get caught up in the ideal of making money over everything else. If the American Jews do not wake up and shift their focus to one that supports love of friends rather than love of pocket book then call it a day as this world will be lost and Nature her self will bring a reckoning that you really do not want to have to go through.

    It is all up to each and every one of us when we change how we treat our neighbors to love instead of hate, then the world…. Nature will start to balance out but if we do not change to love of friends with no thought of self then we are all doomed and well…. it is all in the hands of the Ones G-D chose those that are called The Jews of the world……

  13. George Elliot says:

    Charlie, John Burton Chairman of the California Dem Party made a comparison of Gobbles to a Republican as did two other heads of state Dem Parties. I agree that the term Nazi should be confined to those who lived in Germany in WWII and before. BHO is not a Nazi. He is a Marxist however who uses some of the same techniques as the Nazis.

  14. Arie Rosenrauch says:

    Gotta disagree a bit George: The term "nazi" can be used to define anyone or any group who has in their grand scheme a mass extermination of Jews. chairman barack's policies do include that

  15. Linda Raynor says:

    I agree with you completely. What happened to "Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself"? We all live in this world together and why would we want to believe non corroborated reports from haters.

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