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The Left and the Israel Lobby – by Joseph Anderson, Dissident Voice

category international | anti-war / imperialism | other press author Wednesday June 21, 2006 12:27author by Joseph Anderson, Berkeley, California, USA - Humanity Report this post to the editors

Now that Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer have broken the taboo in the mainstream American media establishment of not only pointing out that the Israel lobby exists, but actually analyzing it from their perspective, the only place that open discussion, analysis and debate about the lobby remain firmly taboo is, ironically, ON THE LEFT! It’s a taboo imposed on the left by certain leftist icons and their suppression – if not censorship – of free expression and debate on this topic in progressive venues (lectures, panels, press or broadcast). Even some Palestinian-Americans have been forced to knuckle under to these leftist icons’ denial of the power of the Israel lobby in exchange for those icons’ or certain progressive/leftist groups’ political support.

For example, as of this writing, where is an informed rebuttal to Noam Chomsky's dismissive position on the Lobby or at least an honest, open debate about the lobby on the national radio program Democracy Now? So, I wanted to incisively debunk at least some of the major arguments used by certain Left icons in denying the power and influence of the Israel lobby in U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and in suppressing discussion of its power domestically. Now, some people will bring up a red herring list of other possible influences in U.S. Mideast foreign policy to deny my analysis, but here I am dealing with THE ISRAEL LOBBY and how leftist icons respond to that topic. My ultimate position is: whatever our positions on the lobby, do we get to honestly discuss and debate it in formal public settings? Please read more:

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The Left and the Israel Lobby

by Joseph Anderson

There have been prominent responses to the recent debate over the influence of the Israel lobby sparked by the article, “The Israel Lobby,” by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, which was recently published in the London Review of Books. Some – predictably – condemn any attempt to raise the issue as “anti-Semitic” – metaphorically screaming, “Israel lobby? What Israel lobby?” This is arguably the largest lobby based in D.C. In fact, one might somehow surmise its power by the sheer marshalling of vehemence and overwhelming forces with which its power is denied. ....

Full text of article can be found at the URL below:

Related Link: http://dissidentvoice.org/June06/Anderson08.htm
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Who is Antonio?

author by Antoniopublication date Mon Jul 20, 2009 22:02Report this post to the editors

Joseph Anderson is a racist black who has been expelled from various political events for creating disturbances and insulting white people.He had to be restrained by Ralph Nader's security in Oakland when he went to disrupt Nader's event ,in racial solidarity with his "brother" Barack Obama,whose election he celebrated on Berkeley's KPFA radio.
This guy acts like an agent provocateur and could well be working for any police agency or perhaps the ADL which used to employ cops to spy on political activity.
What a scumbag!!!

 
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