Public pressure trumps AIPAC & Netanyahu at White House

“It has been suggested in some quarters that the present impasse over the U.S. government shut-down is the result of Israel having its many political lackies on Capitol Hill “punish” Obama for his intransigence on Iran, and that may well be the case.” -JG.

In his article “How AIPAC Lost Its Grip” appearing in Intifida – Voice of Palestine on October 3rd, MJ Rosenberg, (himself a one-time AIPAC official), draws his belief that the Israel Lobby has suffered a severe loss of influence, from observing Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s now greatly-diminished ability to gain American support for his warlike intentions towards Syria and Iran.

Indeed, says Rosenberg, Netanyahu “will just have to content himself with his $3.5 billion in aid, faux words of love at the White House, and the absence of pressure from Obama to allow inspection of his huge nuclear bomb stockpile. For now.”

It is significant that Rosenberg attributes this momentous development to pressure exerted by the public on Congress and the White House, rather than to support garnered by the President in addressing the public, but the fact remains that the Lobby has been fought to a standstill, at least for now.

It has been suggested in some quarters that the present impasse over the U.S. government shut-down is the result of Israel having its many political lackies on Capitol Hill “punish” Obama for his intransigence on Iran, and that may well be the case.

But, so far so good.  Let’s hope the present situation holds.

Jeff Goodall.

See “How AIPAC Lost Its Grip” here.

See also “Israel forming new Gulf alliance to attack Iran – Israel no longer confident US will start war” by Jason Ditz, (Anti-War.Com), October 2nd 2013, here.

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