“Israel’s fraying image” as seen by a retired U.S. diplomat

“The United States has assumed the role of protecting power for Israel, which depends heavily on the ability of American Jews to mobilize subsidies, diplomatic and legal protection, weapons transfers, and other forms of material support in Washington.  This task is made easier by the sympathy for Zionism of a large but silent and mostly passive evangelical Christian minority as well as lingering American admiration for Israelis as the pioneers of a vibrant new society in the Holy Land.  It is noteworthy, however, that those actually lobbying for Israel are almost without exception Jewish… (continued below)

Their efforts exploit the unscrupulous venality and appeasement of politically powerful donors that are essential to political survival in modern America to assure reflexive fealty to Israel’s rightwing and its policies.  When it’s not denying its own existence, the Israel Lobby boasts that it is the most effective special-interest advocate in the country.” – Chas W. Freeman, Jr.  (Emphasis added -JG) .

This is one of the best, if not the absolute best, items that I have ever read about Israel, and its manipulation and outright control of the United States, since the Mearsheimer – Walt Report was published in March of 2006.  Perhaps the boldness of its author was inspired by the previous example…

It is written by Charles W. Freeman, Jr., who according to his website is a retired diplomat who  served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from 1993-94, earning high public service awards for his roles in designing a NATO-centered post-Cold War European security system, and in re-establishing defense and military relations with China.

He also served as U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the Desert Shield and Desert Storm operations.

This item is a somewhat longer read, but is well worth the time and effort.  I highly recommend it, plus the author’s website, to all those who wish to have a clearer understanding of the world that we live in.


Jeff Goodall.

Read “Israel’s fraying image and its implications” here.

Visit Charles Freeman’s website (the link is to his “Speeches” section) here.

You can read the Mearsheimer – Walt report here.