Le pouvoir politique du lobby ne vient pas de son poids sur les déclarations des candidats à la présidentielle pendant la campagne, mais de son influence considérable sur la politique étrangère américaine, en particulier au Moyen-orient. Les interventions américaines dans cette zone hypersensible ont d’importantes conséquences sur les habitants des quatre coins de la planète, et surtout ceux de cette région. Voyez seulement à quel point la guerre en Irak de l’administration Bush a affecté (...)
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Le lobby pro-israélien et la politique étrangère américaine
17 novembre 2007, par John Mearsheimer, Stephen Walt
A powerful but masochistic expression of gratitude by the USA to Israel
13 June 2010, by Mark Glenn
Today, while driving through town, I wound up behind a minivan that had a big sticker on the back. The sticker had an Israeli flag in the middle of it and under it the quotation from the book of Genesis that reads "I will bless those who bless thee."
I would like to take this time to list my own reasons for thanking and blessing Israel, our lone ally in the Middle East, for everything she has done for us, since I am quite sure most Americans are unaware of just what kind of friend she (...)
The Tide Has Changed
20 February 2010, by Gilad Atzmon
London is ‘angry’ over the use of stolen identities by the Dubai assassins and points its finger at the Jewish state and its notorious Mossad espionage agency. The Israeli ambassador to Britain, Ron Prosor, was summoned yesterday by the foreign minister to “share information”. In practice Britain has stopped short of accusing Israel of involvement in the scandalous assassination, however to signal its displeasure the Foreign Office ignored an Israeli plea to keep the summons secret. (...)
Israel’s Constant Crisis
31 December 2008, by Justin Raimondo
As the Israelis continue to pound Gaza, killing Hamas cadre, traffic cops, and civilians alike, Americans shake their heads and wonder: why can’t they all just get along? Why must we be involved? The answer to both questions lies in understanding the peculiar nature of the Israeli state and its "special relationship" to the West, specifically the U.S.
Defenders of the Israeli government and its policies often complain that Israel just wants to be treated as a "normal country," like any (...)
Solving Palestine While Israel Destroys It
15 April 2009, by Kathleen and Bill Christison
To a greater degree than perhaps ever before, Washington today is engulfed in denial about Israel and its stupefying behavior, about its murderous policies toward the Palestinians, about the efforts of Israel and its U.S. defenders to force us to ignore its atrocities. Blinders have always been part of the attire of U.S. policymakers and politicians with regard to Israel and Israeli actions, but in the wake of the three-week Israeli assault that laid waste to the tiny territory of Gaza — (...)
U.S. drops spy charges against two ex-AIPAC officials
3 May 2009
Federal prosecutors moved Friday to dismiss espionage-related charges against two former pro-Israel lobbyists accused of disclosing classified U.S. defense information, ending a tortuous inside-the-Beltway legal battle rife with national security intrigue.
Critics of the prosecution of Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee accused the federal government of trying to criminalize the sort of back-channel discussions between government officials, (...)
Criminalizing Criticism of Israel
8 May 2009, by PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
On October 16, 2004, President George W. Bush signed the Israel Lobby’s bill, the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act. This legislation requires the US Department of State to monitor anti-semitism world wide.
To monitor anti-semitism, it has to be defined. What is the definition? Basically, as defined by the Israel Lobby and Abe Foxman, it boils down to any criticism of Israel or Jews.
Rahm Israel Emanuel hasn’t been mopping floors at the White House. As soon as he gets the Hate Crimes (...)
US Hides Behind Iran Sanctions Threat
2 May 2009, by Kaveh L Afrasiabi
Whereas United States President Barack Obama promised in his new year message to Iran that he was committed to a new diplomacy that "will not be advanced by threats", a month later this is precisely what is happening. This is in light of new White House-backed legislation in the US Congress that aims to impose "crippling sanctions" on Iran by targeting its energy imports.
The Iran Sanctions Enhancement Act, introduced by a bipartisan group of US senators, states in its preamble that its (...)
Netanyahu, Obama et l’épreuve du changement
8 mai 2009, par Emilie Sueur
Le 30 avril, Barack Obama passait le cap des 100 jours de sa présidence. Chiffre symbole qui a donné lieu à toute une série d’analyses sur la politique du nouveau président. Le vrai test néanmoins, le cap au passage duquel il sera intéressant de juger la politique étrangère d’Obama et sa volonté, revendiquée lors de la campagne, de « changement » par rapport à l’administration Bush, aura lieu dans quelques jours, lors de sa rencontre, prévue à la mi-mai, avec le Premier ministre israélien, (...)