Philip Weiss: “Israel interferes in our politics all the time, and it’s never a scandal”

From “Israel interferes in our politics all the time, and it’s never a scandal,” by Philip Weiss.

There are two large exceptions to the Russian conspiracy. The first is that it is good policy for the United States to be talking to Russia. If Clinton were president today, there might be dogfights over Damascus. Her gang was all for regime change in Syria, and for confrontation over the Ukraine. That’s bad policy. I’m glad they’re not running the show– though they are certainly running this story. Before you get too upset about Russia winking at the sanctions, the scandal that brought down Michael Flynn, please recall that in 2012, President Obama sent secret signals to Iran to ignore congressional sanctions, we’ll be talking to you once I’m reelected. …

Which brings up the second exception. Israel tried to interfere in that 2012 election, as Chris Matthews sensibly reminded his audience recently: Benjamin Netanyahu tried to help Mitt Romney beat Obama. Sheldon Adelson held a fundraiser in Jerusalem for Romney.

Netanyahu didn’t stop there. After Romney lost, Netanyahu came to Congress to tell the Congress to reject President Obama’s nuclear deal. That was an unprecedented interference of a foreign leader in our policy-making, enabled by the Israel lobby; but there were never any investigations about that. Subsequently Chuck Schumer said he was torn between a Jewish interest and the American interest, before voting against the president, and he paid no political/reputational price for it; while President Obama said that it would be an “abrogation” of his constitutional duty if he considered Israel’s interest ahead of the U.S.; for which Obama was called an anti-semite.

Throughout those negotiations, Obama could never address the fact that Israel has nukes. This lie is honored by the press, in a way that it would never honor Trump’s lies. And the manner in which Israel got nukes, including thefts from an American company with the complicity of the White House, is only investigated by peripheral figures.

The Israeli interference in our politics is the conspiracy in plain sight that no one in the media talks about because they’re too implicated themselves. The two top executives at the largest media company, Comcast, are pro-Israel; one of them, David Cohen, raised money for the Israeli army. Netanyahu’s speeches to Congress were written by Gary Ginsberg, an executive at another media company, Time Warner, but hey, that’s not an issue. Four New York Times reporters have had children serve in the Israeli army. One of them is columnist David Brooks, who says that he gets gooey-eyed when he visits Israel. He is one of several Zionists with columns at the Times. Tom Friedman justified the Iraq War because suicide bombers were going into Tel Aviv pizza parlors. (Huh?) Yesterday Martin Indyk said on National Public Radio that Jared Kushner’s strong Jewish background was an asset for his being a Middle East mediator, a job that Aaron David Miller, who also has a strong Jewish background, defined as being Israel’s lawyer. Indyk, himself a mediator, started a pro-Israel thinktank with Haim Saban, an Israeli-American who was Clinton’s biggest funder and who lately smeared Keith Ellison at a giant gathering at Brookings, which he also helps fund, as “clearly an anti-semite” and “anti-Israel;” and Jake Tapper of CNN moved on to the next question, presumably because smearing a public official in that manner is not news. Saban is also chummy with Jeffrey Goldberg, one of whose qualifications for being the best journalist in his generation, according to the Atlantic’s publisher, is that he served in the Israeli Defense Forces, because he felt that America was unsafe for Jews. One of Goldberg’s first hires as editor at the Atlantic is Julia Ioffe, who hates Russia, and who told a synagogue audience last year after she was attacked as a Jew by Trump supporters: “Personally I was kind of glad to see the outpouring of antisemitism” because people had forgotten that Jews and Israel are the “underdog.” At another NY synagogue, believing that he was speaking off the record, Dennis Ross, the longtime White House “mediator” of the peace process, said that American Jews must be “advocates” for Israel, not for Palestinians. Again, not a scandal. But when Rashid Khalidi, who wrote a book about the U.S. being imbalanced in the peace process, warned that neoconservatives would “infest” the Trump administration, he was smeared up and down as an anti-semite.

 

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6 Comments to "Philip Weiss: “Israel interferes in our politics all the time, and it’s never a scandal”"

  1. Junghans's Gravatar Junghans
    February 17, 2017 - 10:11 am | Permalink

    Of course there’s never a ‘scandal’, because the Jewish media canaille will always protect their privileged Jewish interests and power positions through silence, or denial. Obvious deceptive Jewish machinations therefore get the silent treatment, while they divert the gullible (White) public’s attention into rabbit holes. Due to a lifetime of malindoctrination, it’s, of course, “anti-Semitism”, or “racism” for Whites to discuss or question anything that the people-of-the-double-standard do.

  2. Karen T's Gravatar Karen T
    February 16, 2017 - 5:23 pm | Permalink

    One-fourth of Netanyahus’ March 3rd, 2015 speech to Congress was interrupted by ecstatic applause and standing ovations. Mark Twain told the truth…”There is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.”

  3. RoyAlbrecht's Gravatar RoyAlbrecht
    February 16, 2017 - 12:51 pm | Permalink

    IMO, neither Talmudists or Islamics
    (I resist defining both groups from a Racial perspective because both groups have similar Racial compositions. The only difference, IMO, being that Jews have a larger percentage of European [both Eastern and Western] admixture to their core North African DNA)
    are unfit to control the Near or Middle East.
    I say this because the Near or Middle East,
    oil resources aside,
    is in a geopolitical region that is the cross roads for three quarters of the land mass on the planet.
    As such, how in the God’s name would it be possible to cede control to either of these primitive Races seeing that both lack;
    1) A level of altruism and selfless objectivity to govern such a sensitive location and would be genetically prone to backsliding into their default mode of parasitism, usury, tribalism, and hedonism?
    2) Have almost no logical sense of forgiveness or peace-making, not to mention problem solving creativity, embedded in their DNA?

    Both groups have leadership classes that are prone to deceiving their own people and other people, as well as innate disrespect for life in general on the planet.

    Both groups are petulantly and addictively suicidal by genetic proclivity and have a tendency to believe their own lies as a means of gaining material domination over all life.

    Control of the region should go to the sub-Race on the planet with the highest innate sense of Altruism in order to maintain a fair and balanced rule over a region which will eventually become a cross roads for all life on the planet.

    To my mind,
    the very people that have exhibited a willingness to sacrifice their OWN HOMELANDS in the name of altruism,
    and therefore have demonstrated their ability to disregard the temptation to dominate materially and rule fairly…,
    EVEN AGAINST PEOPLE OF THEIR OWN RACE WHILE BEING DECEIVED BY NORTH AFRICAN, LATIN AMERICAN AND ASIAN SWINDLERS in the face of a hostile invasion…,
    seem like the only people SUITABLE for STEWARDSHIP over such a volatile region of the planet.
    The challenge for the Aryan people of the planet is to recognize their “…Innate Aryan-ness…” and act with an orchestrated and concerted effort to subdue the “…Lesser Human Races…” and sequester them in areas where they can consume themselves.
    Granted, the Aryan Awakening has begun on a globally viral scale, but since the Semitic throw-backs still have global control that has been largely unethically usurped, the race is for the Aryans to wrest control from the Unworthy before they “…go ballistic…” and do irreparable long term damage to the planet.

  4. Charles Frey's Gravatar Charles Frey
    February 16, 2017 - 9:32 am | Permalink

    Welcome to Weimar Washington.

    • silviosilver's Gravatar silviosilver
      February 19, 2017 - 3:54 am | Permalink

      Open criticism of Jewish activities was far more permissible and practised in the Weimar republic than in today’s America.

    • Sheila's Gravatar Sheila
      February 24, 2017 - 10:05 am | Permalink

      IWelcome to Weimar Washington

      Oh, Charles Frey…I don’t think it is nearly so healthy for us as that!

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