Thursday, January 23, 2014

outraged we want to defend Israel

U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are reportedly beside themselves with rage due to the fact that American Jewish groups are defending Israel.
According to Israeli radio, sources are saying that "Jewish activism in Congress" is driving the administration up the wall. The precise issues involved were not made clear, but they are almost certainly to do with Israel and especially Iran. On all other issues, American Jewish groups overwhelmingly support Obama.
Israeli diplomats are reportedly concerned that
The Israeli government is increasingly being viewed as fanning the flames among American Jews by encouraging them to promote the official government position while making no room for opposing viewpoints.
What these "opposing viewpoints" might be - that American Jews should not advocate for their beliefs, perhaps - is not mentioned either, but the argument is a familiar one from advocates of the "Israel lobby" conspiracy theory.
This theory holds that Jewish groups like AIPAC wield too much power over the American government, and push out "opposing viewpoints." In its most extreme form, the conspiracy theorists hold that Israel controls American policy itself.

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