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Chief Jewish Lobbyist: 'U.S. Congressmen live in fear of pro-Israeli intimidation'

William Kristol,
head of right-wing Emergency Committee for Israel, stuns debate audience
in New York: 'I agree with Obama’s Israel policies to a considerable
degree.'

By
Chemi Shalev

May.16, 2012
3:07 PM


Many American senators and congressmen “keep quiet” and refrain from
criticizing Israeli policies because they “live in fear” and are
“intimidated” by pro-Israeli groups such as the Emergency Committee for
Israel (ECI), according to J Street founder and President Jeremy
Ben-Ami.


Ben-Ami’s bald assertion came during a debate with Weekly Standard
editor Bill K

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Added: May-17-2012 Occurred On: May-17-2012
By: ElegantDecline
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Tags: Israel, US, Lobby, Corruption
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  • After 11 years of ruinous, bloody wars that benefited nobody except rich bastards and Israel - and have achieved NOTHING except thousands of dead, the destruction of our economy, and millions of maimed veterans- good luck on that Jewish lobby convincing Americans into a draft for the next one! "Not my kid!" they will say!

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  • don't you dare question or criticize us isreali's you big anti-semite, gentile, nazi

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  • Can we get the cliff note version of this? Busy execs dont have the time to read all this diatribe and editorial dribble 0 just give us the broadstroke version in a one or two line sentence.

    hehe - doesnt effect the price of my tea.

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    • @nomadlife

      Yeah, the clock where Israel opens a huge can of whoop ass and sends their tormentors back to a time before the stone ages.

      Quite honestly the Jews are alright with me. At least they don’t try to force their shitty religion on us by force like the Muslims do.

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  • Don't understand the cartoon cell showing a boot with "Israel Lobby" printed on it coming down on "U.S. Media".

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  • http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/397772/september-22-2011/jeremy-ben-ami

    :-) and j street.

    If the Western leaders openly call for an end of settlements for the sake of peace, why don't they openly call for an end to a Palestinian right of return for the sake of peace? Western and Jewish liberal leaders are afraid of offending the Palestinians so they give them a free pass.

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    • @SpeckFettGulag A tough nut to crack, but doable...surrounding countries need to be part of the deal to allow naturalisation of most refugees. They'd clearly need incentives to do this...

      Secondly, you could give Pal's the right to migrate to the new Pal State.

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    • @SpeckFettGulag
      Like Gingrich calling Palestinians a "made up people"

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  • Look, think about our caveman/paleo ancestry for a minute. Humans are computers engineered by evolution over 10's of thousands of generations. One strong program in our brains is us-against-them or our tribe against the tribe over the mountain. Jews, like it or not, are a tribe of advanced cavemen like the rest of us. And, yes, they are us against them, or Jews against everybody else. That's number one, number two is they are quiet and sneaky fuckers in general. They don't want to be in the lime More..

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    • @Lwe5113 I take it your not the social kind?

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    • @funkyyaya Honestly, I have my eyes open and I am pretty fucking sure that Jews run American politics, media, and wallstreet. And in the recent history, like the past 10 years, they seem to be hellbent on destroying our way of life with open borders and 40,000 factories moved to china and pushing rap music at kids. I could go on but can you see any of the points I'm making?

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    • @Lwe5113

      Gee, if you would have included references to their long noses and eating babies you'd have ALL the stereotypes covered...

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    • @Ally_Gator Ok, since you are so fucking smart, answer one question. If Israel/Zionist/Jews don't wield huge power over washington, give us all a good explanation for this; In November, Obama and Sarkozy of France inadvertently broadcast a private exchange, during which the French president said he could not "bear" Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister.
      Mr Obama in return said: "You may be sick of him, but me, I have to deal with him every day." They fucking own us More..

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    • @Lwe5113
      A simple explanation which you won't think about for the briefest second: Obama has to deal with him because the U.S. has longstanding political, economic, and military ties to Israel for a lot of reasons - and as much as he'd like to Obama can't wave his wand and sever them.

      Now let me ask YOU a simple question: If Obama feels the way the comment indicates, why was/is he the DARLING of the so-called Jewish controlled media? Since he's so outspoken to another leader about his feeli More..

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  • Judeophobic much??

    What i find amusing about this amateur article is that most of the US media is actually anti Israel...apart from Fox.

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  • If only the amerikans knew how much money they waste on israel...and lived in a real democracy.

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    • @ObamaCare_4_All Danish? obsessed with USA/Obama and Israel?
      You not danish lol.

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    • @SpeckFettGulag

      Your criminal presidents and congres and your support to israel fuck up much of the western world...thats why amerikan politics concern me.

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    • @ObamaCare_4_All we rule!!! woohoo.

      Do you want some american obama care? Help me connect the dots from Denmark to Obama Care???

      Before we waste any energy connecting the dots -
      Or are you just a USA troll kid and not really a Dane?

      And then, If you are really danish, please help to educate me and share your experience, teach me how the USA's support to Israel fucks up much of the 'western' world? In all do respects please enlighten me, I do not know how that messes up the Danes.

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    • @SpeckFettGulag

      We get all the palestinian refugees, they are some of the worst criminals here in Denmark.

      Your last president made the economic bouble possible and we suffer from that too.

      You amerikans deserve all the Obama care there is in the world for being lazy and stupid enough to let your leaders rule the way they do.

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    • @ObamaCare_4_All

      LMFAO - so your gov takes in the pali criminals and that is our fault? LMFAO hahahahahahahah

      and some more

      hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahh oh my god there is even more...ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

      omfg if that is not the most typical lame, socialist, placing the blame-accepting no responsibility attitude i have ever seen! You my good sir must feel helpless, or dont know the difference.

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  • Really they are afraid of the pro Jew organizations?????

    Forget that. They should be afraid of the Muslim extremists. The Jews just want to be left alone, the Muslims want to take over the world and force their shitty religion on us all.

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  • Yeah, it's very dangerous to be anti Israel. There is zionist death squads everywhere.

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