American Politicians Use Jews as Pawns To Excuse Their Meddling in Israeli Elections

Washington is going out of its way to boost Netanyahu and Likud ahead of Israel's upcoming election

On July 23, the US House of Representatives passed (the vote went 398-17, with five voting “present”) a resolution condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.

The resolution was an outrageous condemnation of the freely chosen economic actions of millions of Americans. [Mind you the “sanctions” part of BDS is questionable. The US has no moral high ground to claim over Israel.]

Worse, that condemnation was made on the express behalf of not just a foreign government but the specific policies of one foreign political party (Israel’s Likud Party and its leader, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu). Its intended purpose is to give Likud and Netanyahu the advantage of perceived US support in Israel’s upcoming election.

Worst of all, the resolution’s proponents made – and now that it’s passed, will continue to make – extensive use of overt, undisguised race-baiting, posturing as defenders of Jews while smearing their opponents as anti-Semites.

What are the purposes of the BDS movement?

To pressure the government of Israel to meet “its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination and fully compl[y] with the precepts of international law by:

1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall;

2. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and

3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.”

Who supports BDS?

Yes, some BDS supporters oppose the existence of the Israeli state as such, and some of them are anti-Jewish bigots. Go figure.

Other BDS supporters are Jews, including some Israelis. Being Jewish or Israeli no more entails supporting one political party’s agenda than being American does.

BDS harnesses the consciences of individuals – individuals of all religions, nationalities, and ethnicities – to voluntary action pressuring the Israeli government to abide by the same standards of international law that the US government routinely, and with great pomp and circumstance, imposes coercive sanctions on other governments for supposedly violating. [Except sanctions which are government prohibitions on voluntary action of its citizens.]

The anti-BDS resolution is a far more overt, and likely far more effective, instance of US government meddling in Israel’s elections than anything the Mueller Report credibly accuses the Russian state of doing vis-à-vis the 2016 US election.

That’s disgusting.

But not as disgusting as its supporters’ virulent resort to racial politics and their abuse of Jews as, to steal a phrase from a recent New York Times op-ed by Michelle Goldberg, “human shields” to distract our attention from what they’re actually up to.

Shame on the House.

Source: Antiwar.com



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JustPassingThrough
JustPassingThrough
24 days ago

“American Politicians Use Jews as Pawns To Excuse Their Meddling in Israeli Elections”

what a funny headline.
it’s all one big circle-jerk.
joos here joos there joos everywhere.
the more publicity they get
the more the public will find someone to hate.
history may not repeat but it does rhyme as someone once said.

Undecider
Undecider
24 days ago

Another joke article. Funny!

KaliYuga Jugend
KaliYuga Jugend
24 days ago

What a stupid headline. As if the Israeli government takes orders from Washington as opposed to American foreign policy being dictated by Israeli duel citizens or sometimes just plain Israeli citizens.

John C Carleton
John C Carleton
24 days ago

US Political Prostitutes, who hold Israhell “citizenship”.

Past and Present:
1. Attorney General – Michael Mukasey

2. Head of Homeland Security – Michael Chertoff

3. Chairman Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board – Richard Perle

4. Deputy Defense Secretary (Former) – Paul Wolfowitz

5. Under Secretary of Defense – Douglas Feith

6. National Security Council Advisor – Elliott Abrams

7. Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff (Former) – “Scooter” Libby

8. White House Deputy Chief of Staff – Joshua Bolten

9. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs – Marc Grossman

10. Director of Policy Planning at the State Department – Richard Haass

11. U.S. Trade Representative (Cabinet-level Position) – Robert Zoellick

12. Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board – James Schlesinger

13. UN Representative (Former) – John Bolton

14. Under Secretary for Arms Control – David Wurmser

15. Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board – Eliot Cohen

16. Senior Advisor to the President – Steve Goldsmith

17. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Christopher Gersten

18. Assistant Secretary of State – Lincoln Bloomfield

19. Deputy Assistant to the President – Jay Lefkowitz

20. White House Political Director – Ken Melman

21. National Security Study Group – Edward Luttwak

22. Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board – Kenneth Adelman

23. Defense Intelligence Agency Analyst (Former) – Lawrence (Larry) Franklin

24. National Security Council Advisor – Robert Satloff

25. President Export-Import Bank U.S. – Mel Sembler

26. Deputy Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families – Christopher Gersten

27. Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Public Affairs – Mark Weinberger

28. White House Speechwriter – David Frum

29. White House Spokesman (Former) – Ari Fleischer

30. Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board – Henry Kissinger

31. Deputy Secretary of Commerce – Samuel Bodman

32. Under Secretary of State for Management – Bonnie Cohen

33. Director of Foreign Service Institute – Ruth Davis

34. Federal Reserve Chair – Janet Yellen

35. Federal Reserve Vice-Chair – Stanley Fischer

Current (and past) Members of Senate:

Representative Gary Ackerman (New York)

Representative John H. Adler (New Jersey)

Representative Shelley Berkley (Nevada)

Representative Howard Berman (California)

Representative Steve Cohen (Tennessee)

Representative Susan Davis (California)

Representative Eliot Engel (New York)

Representative Bob Filner (California)

Representative Barney Frank (Former) (Massachusetts)

Representative Gabrielle Giffords (Arizona)

Representative Jane Harman (California)

Representative Paul Hodes (New Hampshire)

Representative Steve Israel (New York)

Representative Steve Kagen (Wisconsin)

Representative Ronald Klein (Florida)

Representative Sander Levin (Michigan)

Representative Nita Lowey (New York)

Representative Jerry Nadler (New York)

Representative Jared Polis (Colorado)

Representative Steve Rothman (New Jersey)

Representative Jan Schakowsky (Illinois)

Representative Adam Schiff (California)

Representative Arlen Specter (Pennsylvania)

Representative Allyson Schwartz (Pennsylvania)

Representative Brad Sherman (California)

Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Florida)

Representative Henry Waxman (California)

Representative Anthony Weiner (New York)

Representative John Yarmuth (Kentucky)

House of Representatives (or lower chamber of the United States Congress):

Representative Gary Ackerman (New York)

Representative John H. Adler (New Jersey)

Representative Shelley Berkley (Nevada)

Representative Howard Berman (California)

Representative Steve Cohen (Tennessee)

Representative Susan Davis (California)

Representative Eliot Engel (New York)

Representative Bob Filner (California)

Representative Barney Frank (Massachusetts)

Representative Gabrielle Giffords (Arizona)

Representative Alan Grayson (Florida Alan Mark Grayson (born March 13, 1958) is an American politician who was the United States Representative for Florida’s 9th congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress which, along with the Senate, composes the legislature of the United States.)

Representative Jane Harman (California)

Representative Paul Hodes (New Hampshire)

Representative Steve Israel (New York)

Representative Steve Kagen (Wisconsin)

Representative Ronald Klein (Florida)

Representative Sander Levin (Michigan)

Representative Nita Lowey (New York)

Representative Jerry Nadler (New York)

Representative Jared Polis (Colorado)

Representative Steve Rothman (New Jersey)

Representative Jan Schakowsky (Illinois)

Representative Adam Schiff (California)

Representative Allyson Schwartz (Pennsylvania)

Representative Brad Sherman (California)

Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Florida)

Representative Henry Waxman (California)

Representative Anthony Weiner (New York)

Representative John Yarmuth (Kentucky

DarkEyes
DarkEyes
24 days ago

I read in an article Ilman Omar and a party associate voted against.
That is nowadays an act of pure bravery to vote against ISUS-Government with President Nutty Yahoo.

My regard for Ilman Omar is rising. A power woman. Such a pity she is in the wrong political party.

Canosin
Canosin
24 days ago

it’s a joke…… since there is no difference between the government of Israhell and Washington DC…..

Aurum Cimex
Aurum Cimex
24 days ago

Please! America meddling in Israeli elections? A reversal of reality if ever there was one.

thomas malthaus
thomas malthaus
21 days ago

https://thediplomat.com/2019/07/israels-growing-defense-ties-with-asia/

The Israel pivot to Asia. Other than why, unbeknownst to Asia’s leaders is Israel acting as the US foreign policy front. Everywhere.

Rebel of Oz
21 days ago

Sun Tzu says, “If you want to catch Kosher Nostra Octopus, you must suck kosher d*** until you have chopped off all legs and testicles.” The last thing the world needs is a repeat of the Hellstorm in America. The Zionist Jews don’t support Trump because they mistake him for Santa Claus, but because a borderless “one world” where everyone is treated equally doesn’t fit in well with a Jews-only Greater Israel.

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