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Liberating America from Israel

U.S. congressman Paul Findley 8-19-04
The suffocating Jewish Lobby controls the U.S. Congress.
U.S. Congressman Paul Findley, 19.08.2004 23:14
The suffocating Jewish Lobby controls the U.S. Congress.

Nine-eleven had its principal origin 35 years ago when Israel’s U.S. lobby began its unbroken success in stifling debate about the proper U.S. role in the Arab-Israeli conflict and effectively concealed from public awareness the fact that the U.S. government gives massive uncritical support to Israel.

Thanks to the suffocating influence of Israel’s U.S. lobby, open discussion of the Arab-Israeli conflict has been non-existent in our government all these years. I have firsthand knowledge, because I was a member of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee in June 1967 when Israeli military forces took control of the Golan Heights, a part of Syria, as well as the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza. I continued as a member for 16 years, and to this day maintain a close watch on Congress.

For 35 years, not a word has been expressed in that committee or in either chamber of Congress that deserves to be called debate on Middle East policy. No restrictive or limiting amendments on aid to Israel have been offered for 20 years, and none of the few offered in previous years received more than a handful of votes. On Capitol Hill, criticism of Israel, even in private conversation, is all but forbidden, treated as downright unpatriotic, if not anti-Semitic. The continued absence of free speech was assured when those few who spoke out — Senators Adlai Stevenson and Charles Percy, and Reps. Paul “Pete? McCloskey, Cynthia McKinney, Earl Hilliard, and myself — were defeated at the polls by candidates heavily financed by pro-Israel forces.

As a result, legislation dealing with the Middle East has been heavily biased in favor of Israel and against Palestinians and other Arabs year after year. Home constituencies, misled by news coverage equally lop-sided in Israel’s favor, remain largely unaware that Congress behaves as if it were a subcommittee of the Israeli parliament.

The lobby’s intimidation remains pervasive. It seems to reach every government center, and even houses of worship and revered institutions of higher learning. It is highly effective in silencing the many U.S. Jews who object to the lobby’s tactics and Israel’s brutality.

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I'm glad the voters knocked this guy out of office!!

Aid to Israel was concealed from the public? What's this guy on? The 3 billion a year Israel gets from the USA is part of the treaty President Jimmy Carter signed ON THE FRONT LAWN OF THE WHITEHOUSE!!! That peace treaty signed in 1979 involved Israel returning 94% of the land it conquered in 1967 to Egypt. Oh, and Egypt gets $2 billion a year to not wage another war of annihilation against Israel.

I'm glad this guy was voted out of office. He in his first sentence blames Israel for the 9/11 attack on America. In that attack 19 Islamic Arabs, 15 of them from Saudi Arabia, attacked and killed 3000 innocent American civilians --and the not so innocent at the Pentagon.

And this Jerk blames Israel??????

He claims the Israeli lobbyists "intimidate" the congressmen but he fails to give a single example of how this is occurring. Do they point guns at the heads of congressmen and demand they vote pro-Israel? Or are we just to take his word for it?

Funding an opponent's campaign is a reasonable, legal, and open form of opposition when one dislikes the performance of a sitting member of Congress. This guy is just bitter the voters turned him out of office.

Let me remind readers that when 9/11 happened, the Palestinians turned out in droves to dance in the streets to celebrate the deaths and destruction in America. The Israelis, by contrast, declared a national day of mourning.

Who should America back? Its allies or its enemies?


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