Longtime Middle East analyst Jeffrey Blankfort discusses the history of pro-Israel neoconservatives in Washington, and the influence of AIPAC and Sheldon Adelson in Middle East policy – and he’s naming names.
Rubio’s career has been funded from the beginning by multi-billionaire Israel partisans such as Normal Braman, Paul Singer, Sheldon Adelson, and Larry Ellison. Rubio has close ties to the pro-Israel neocons who pushed the U.S. into the disastrous Iraq war, and he advocates positions that would likely lead to still more war and violence…
Israel – prime mover in Trump’s Iran policy – was shocked that Trump might abandon the pressure strategy and instead seek to mend ties with Tehran. The pro-Israel Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), nervously took to twitter to warn Trump against this… A goal of the new Iran Action Group may be to escalate matters with Iran to the point in which any pivot to diplomacy by Trump may be rendered impossible…
Herbert London, head of the pro-Israel London Center for Policy Research, says his organization helped influence the US Congress to pass the anti-Palestinian Taylor Force Act…. We served as a guide to key congressman who played important roles in getting the bill passed such as Congressman Keith Rothfus from Pennsylvania….
Michael Makovsky of the neocon Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) has a plan for countering Iranian influence in the Middle East: he wants the US to redraw borders all over the region, creating “loose confederations or new countries… Such an arrangement would supposedly be great for the US (In actuality, it’s Israeli strategists who desire it). The question is, if Makovsky favors redrawing borders along ethno-sectarian lines, how about starting with Israel/Palestine?
Neoconservatives won’t stop until their plans to remake the Middle East are realized, and Iran is next on the list. But is this in our best interests?