“Since the 1960s, Jews have come to wield considerable influence in American economic, cultural, intellectual and political life… The chief executive officers of the three major television networks and the four largest film studios are Jews, as are the owners of the nation’s largest newspaper chain and the most influential single newspaper, the New York Times… The role and influence of Jews in American politics is equally marked…” – Jewish author and political science professor Benjamin Ginsberg (1993).
“…somehow, the Israeli government is placed on a pedestal [in the US], and to criticize it is to be immediately dubbed anti-Semitic… People are scared in this country, to say wrong is wrong because the Jewish lobby is powerful — very powerful.” – Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa.
In his story “A Straight Look at the Jewish Lobby”, Mark Weber, the Director of the Institute for Historical Review, tells us that “For many years Israel has violated well established standards of international law and has defied numerous United Nations resolutions in its occupation of conquered lands, in extra-judicial killings, and in its repeated acts of military aggression… Most of the world regards Israel’s policies, and especially its oppression of Palestinians, as illegal and outrageous.”
While I disagree entirely with his contention that “Only in the United States do politicians and the media still fervently support Israel and defend its policies”, he otherwise hits the nail right on the head. Perhaps there is so much trouble in his own country that he has no time to look elsewhere…
His lengthy and excellent analysis of Jewish influence in American affairs, particularly with regards to Israel and the Middle East, is a must-read for those who wish to be well-informed.
It covers Hollywood, Zionism, politics, and of course “the Lobby”, and is backed up with extensive notes.
I highly recommend it.
Read “A Straight Look at the Jewish Lobby” here.