Lobby for Gaza in US congress

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    WASHINGTON, (PIC)-- American congressmen have formed a lobby called power 54 for Gaza in reference to the number of congressmen forming that lobby, Hebrew press reported.

    Daily Ma'ariv said on Tuesday that the 54 congressmen are all democrats and have become a source of nuisance for the Israeli lobby despite their relatively small number compared to the overall number of congressmen (435).

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    So there are 54 idiot democrats in Washington and this is supposed to be news how?
     
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    well, I guess we know who the next targets of british passport wielding mossad assassins are, eh?
     
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    That or AIPAC-funded political marginalization. You can expect the Israeli fifth column to make some pretty hefty contributions to the opponents of these congressmen the next time campaign season rolls around. :lol:
     
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    On your planet perhaps that is true, but here on Earth, AIPAC makes no political contributions at all. Support in Congress for Israel is based on the fact that the US public has for years supported Israel over the Palestinians by a margin of at least 3 to 1.

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    AIPAC certainly does make political contributions, albeit in a characteristically underhanded manner.

    "AIPAC's success is due to its ability to reward legislators and congressional candidates who support its agenda, and to punish those who challenge it. ... AIPAC makes sure that its friends get strong financial support from the myriad pro-Israel PACs. Those seen as hostile to Israel, on the other hand, can be sure that AIPAC will direct campaign contributions to their political opponents. ... The bottom line is that AIPAC, which is a de facto agent for a foreign government, has a stranglehold on the U.S. Congress. Open debate about U.S. policy towards Israel does not occur there, even though that policy has important consequences for the entire world." - John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (2007)​
     
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    A lot of unsubstantiated assertions. The fact is that AIPAC makes no political contributions, but an AIPAC endorsement likely will carry some weight with the American public that support Israel over the Palestinians by a margin of at least 3 to 1 and make it easier for those political candidates who support Israel to raise campaign funds. If it weren't for the fact that the US public so overwhelmingly supports Israel over the Palestinians, the AIPAC endorsement would have no value at all and be of no help in raising campaign contributions.
     
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    AMY GOODMAN: Congressmember McKinney, I’m looking at a piece from The Hill, the Capitol newspaper in Washington, D.C. It says, “McKinney opponent rakes in pro-Israel cash.” That’s the headline. We’ve been talking a lot about the Middle East today. And the article says, “Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney’s primary run-off opponent has tapped into the pro-Israel fundraising network that helped her virtually unknown challenger Denise Majette topple McKinney and Artur Davis beat then-Rep. Earl Hilliard in Alabama in a pair of hotly contested 2002 primaries in black-majority districts. Hank Johnson collected at least $34,100 Tuesday from individuals and political action committees that supported Majette, Davis or both, including several pro-Israel PACs. Overall, Johnson reported receiving $63,100 on Tuesday. The contributions were recorded in a filing with the Federal Election Commission. […] "Seven pro-Israel PACs gave to Johnson on Tuesday: MOPAC in Michigan, Washington PAC in D.C., SUNPAC and National Action Committee PAC in Florida, CITYPAC in Chicago, Mid-Manhattan PAC in New York and Louisiana for American Security PAC. Five of the seven contributed to both Majette and Davis four years ago, according to FEC records. SUNPAC gave to Majette in 2002 and to Davis in 2004, while Mid-Manhattan PAC gave only to Davis in 2002.”

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    Nice rebuttal, dipshit. :lol:

    See PF T's post above for an example of your masters in action.

    The majority of Americans could not point to Israel on a map or name the predominant religion in the country. I'm sure Zionists like it this way; no opposition to Zionism is allowed in the legislature, meaning that no debate occurs on an issue of great importance, meaning that headlines aren't generated and the public at large remains blissfully ignorant of the Israeli atrocities that their tax dollars fund.
     
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    Obviously you are unfamiliar with the American political system. In this country people who support a cause often contribute to candidates who also support that cause and sometimes even help raise funds for those candidates. So both pro choice and pro life candidates get contributions because of their support for those positions and candidates who support a continuing close relationship between Israel and the US get contributions for that reason.

    It does seem the majority of Americans are smart enough and informed enough to disregard the anti Israeli nonsense you seem to have been fooled into believing.
     

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