Reporter Mike Wallace’s 1988 report on AIPAC, pro-Israel pacs, Senators Chuck Percy, John Chafee, diplomat George BAll, CBS poll showing that 72 percent of Americans felt Israel gets too much money… AIPAC set the tone for campaign donations to 80 pro-Israel pacs around the nation that gave candidates $6 million…
In 1990 Illinois Congressman Gus Savage gave an hour-long speech in Congress in which he detailed how AIPAC subverts the democratic process on behalf of Israel. “The purpose of AIPAC is to promote a foreign nation, not in America’s interest, an organization operating within America composed of Americans, in the interest of a foreign nation interfering in the internal affairs and the elections of this Nation…”
Senate committee approves AIPAC bill to give Israel $38 billion over 10 years, with additional perks
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the legislation, allowing it to proceed to the full Senate floor. The bill also authorizes the president to establish a US-Israeli counter-drone program, expand collaboration on the peaceful exploration of space, extended loan guarantees to Israel, etc. (Rand Paul’s call to phase out aid to Israel was voted down.)
From Emily Jane Fox’s “Born Trump”: DT’s 2016 AIPAC speech was stolen from Ron Dermer in a phone call w/ Jared Kushner. Trump was literally a mouthpiece for Israel.
AIPAC President Mort Fridman sent supporters an email announcing: “Our work together just made a difference for Israel’s security and for its future.” He crowed that Congress passed legislation giving Israel almost $4 billion of US tax money, while taking away US aid to many Palestinian widows and orphans…
Democratic Senator and 2020 presidential contender Kamala Harris is getting cozy with AIPAC and Netanyahu, letting them know she favors an eternal, strong, bipartisan US-Israel relationship – this in a climate in which Democrats are beginning to care about Palestinian human rights.
Historian Doug Rossinow discusses the creation of AIPAC, originally formed to spin positive PR after the 1953 Qibya Massacre (wiping out over 60 Palestinians in revenge for the killing of 3 Israelis). The organization has proven that nothing Israel can do can’t be spun to deflect the blame or attention elsewhere.
Israel doesn’t need to control everything in the US, just the important things: the Israel lobby controls Middle East policy and aid money by controlling all branches of government; the label “anti-Semite” is used as a weapon; media is kept from any meaningful criticism of Israel; and “exceptionalism” allows the Jewish State to waive rules that every other country must obey.
Israel partisans are prominent in the campaign for governor of Georgia, pressuring and enticing candidates to support Israel…
AIPAC is targeting high school students for a new generation of political activists and Israel advocates