Pro-Israel Lobby Caught On Tape Boasting That Its Money Influences Washington

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      Charles
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      By Ryan Grim  –  February 11 2019

      A DEBATE ABOUT the power in Washington of the pro-Israel lobby is underway, after Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., responded sharply to reports that Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was targeting both Omar and fellow Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Michigan.

      Omar quoted rap lyrics — “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” — to suggest McCarthy’s move was driven by the lobby’s prolific spending. Asked specifically who she was referring to, Omar responded, “AIPAC!”

      The debate over the influence of pro-Israel groups could be informed by an investigation by Al Jazeera, in which an undercover reporter infiltrated The Israel Project, a Washington-based group, and secretly recorded conversations about political strategy and influence over a six-month period in 2016. That investigation, however, was never aired by the network — suppressed by pressure from the pro-Israel lobby.

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      In it, leaders of the pro-Israel lobby speak openly about how they use money to influence the political process, in ways so blunt that if the comments were made by critics, they’d be charged with anti-Semitism.

      Read more:

      https://theintercept.com/2019/02/11/ilhan-omar-israel-lobby-documentary/

       

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    • #23398
      elias39
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      Criticizing Israel is one of the third rails of American politics. You don’t.

      You kiss their ass like Kamala did just days after announcing for president.

      Screw AIPAC.

       

      • #23412
        Johnny Rash
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        It’s the arrogance coming from owning and controlling everything under the Sun that makes them do what they do – that’s all! 

        And that is the main reason for the ‘why’ we keep repeating History over and over.

        The truth is that these folks get high on “arrogance” the same way a ‘crack-head’ gets high on “bad dope” ….in the end they steal, they lie and they cheat others of their good fortune for a quick fix toward a rapid rise to the top of their fields.

        The perfect definition of a LOOSER….

        "Nothing really happens in this world until it is written in stone!"

    • #23440
      Two way street
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      Sarcasm:

      You believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior?  Yes; then off with your head, as Zionists teach/lobby that the Savior has just to be born or is an existing rabbi priest.  Hagee has dropped Christ as the Savior from his preaching.  The Pope is heralded as the Right Hand of God.  Other Protestant leaders may follow Judaism to help build the New World Order at Rothchild Temple straddling East and West Jerusalem. :sarcasm:

      2020 Campaign Season: We the People are in the fight for our lives and livelihoods.

    • #23457
      ZimInSeattle
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      The hypocrisy is beyond absurd:

      "Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime" - Aristotle "The more I see of the moneyed peoples, the more I understand the guillotine" - George Bernard Shaw "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable" - JFK #SurviveAndRevolt

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      eridani
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      It would be great if folks stopped using “pro-Israel” when they really mean “pro-Likudnik’.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

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      ThouArtThat
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      Complete Series Posted Here.

      [Video] – Electronic Intifada – AIPAC And (BDS) Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

      “Cowardice asks the question, is it expedient?
      Expedience asks the question, is it politic?
      Vanity asks the question, is it popular?
      Conscience asks the question, is it right?”
      – Martin Luther King Jr.

      “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
      – John F. Kennedy

      “The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.”
      – George Bernard Shaw

      “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
      – Upton Sinclair

      Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away. They're privileges.
      That's all we've ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges.

      - George Carlin

      Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.

      - Robert Louis Stevenson

      Politics is the entertainment division of the Military Industrial Complex.

      - Frank Zappa

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