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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    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!"

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    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:

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    ZimInSeattle
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    The hypocrisy is beyond absurd:

    Vichy Dem (VD) + Group of Parasites (GOP) = Plutocratic Uniparty (PU) PU slogan for the 99%: "Consume and Be Happy!" "The more I see of the moneyed people, the more I understand the guillotine" - George Bernard Shaw

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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’.

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    ThouArtThat
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    Complete Series Posted Here.

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    “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

    "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
    - John F. Kennedy

    "In a Time of Universal Deceit - Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act."
    - George Orwell

    "They must find it difficult ... Those who have taken authority as the truth,
    Rather than truth as the authority."
    - Gerald Massey

    "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
    - Jiddu Krishnamurti

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