AIPAC: The Israeli Lobby

AIPAC: The Israeli Lobby

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AIPAC - The Israeli LobbyThe United States supports Israel in a variety of ways. We give them all sorts of military and economic support, roughly 3 billion dollars a year. Israel, despite the fact, it is a relatively rich country, receives more foreign aid than any other other country in the world. We veto resolutions in the United Nations all the time that are critical to Israel. Is one allowed to question that reality, or is the pro-Israel lobby so strong, financially and politically, that the relationship with Israel is taboo and therefore unmentionable? And what happens to those who dare expose the unmentionable?

In March 2006 the American political scientists John Mearsheimer (University of Chicago) and Steve Walt (Harvard) published the controversial article 'The Israel Lobby and US foreign policy'. In it they state that it is not, or no longer, expedient for the US to support and protect present-day Israel. Together with the power shifts in Congress and the increasing doubts about the current Middle-East policy, this could become the fuse in the powder keg. Backlight talks to the people concerned in this 'new realism' debate.

The documentary sheds light on both parties involved in the discussion: those who wish to maintain the strong tie between the US and Israel (Neocon Richard Perle, televangelist John Hagee, and lobby organization AIPAC), and those who were critical of it and not infrequently became 'victims' of the lobby. Member of Congress Earl Hilliard from Alabama advocated a rapprochement with the Arab world and was promptly ousted by a political adversary who had the support of Aipac money. Historian Tony Judt, who tried to maintain that Israel was becoming a belligerent and intolerant ethno-state, driven by religion, found a lecture cancelled at the last minute. And Human Rights Watch director Kenneth Roth was personally attacked after he had criticised the violence Israel had used in the mini-war against Lebanon last summer.

Finally the question arises to what extend the pro-Israel lobby ultimately determines the military and political importance of Israel itself. Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson (Colin Powell's ex chief-of-staff) explains how the lobby's influence affects the decision-making structure in the White House. The lobby, Congress, the White House and Israel itself seem to have ended up in a suffocating embrace: will it ever change and how could it?Tony Judt and Richard Perle conclude by raising the crucial matters: what is the alternative? And what other friends can Israel count on?

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MarthaWorc
MarthaWorc
5 months ago

My eyes are wide open now, and can not be closed again.

MarthaWorc
MarthaWorc
5 months ago

There are lots of people who do not like AIPAC. I am one of them. AIPAC has taken the US democracy hostage. Laws must be put into place to get our democracy back. THAT is worth fighting for. AIPAC has got to go. The religious right is way too powerful. That has to be stopped too. Let sanity reign.

david t
david t
2 years ago

Apartheid country.

Randy Caran
Randy Caran
4 years ago

Not all Jews are Zionist, as is seen in the Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jewish movement known as Neturei Karta, and not all Zionists are Jews, as is seen in the Christian Zionist movement led by Pastor John Hagee.

Randy Caran
Randy Caran
4 years ago

John Mearscheimer and Steve Walt are both immunized against charges of antisemitism by the fact that they are both Jewish. They shine a spotlight upon Zionist influence and control on the US media.

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

So what's new with favoritism towards the Jews? We seem to prefer them at every turn and in every way. Our News and Entertainment are controlled by them, as are most of our banks and wall street. We operate under a religion (REJECTED BY ORTHODOX JEWS AS LUNACY) which is a crumb which fell off of theirs. Our Christian religions demand that the Jews/ Israelis be recognized as "the chosen" and the "sheeple" are quick to kneel to a god/messiah that the Jews don't even believe in. Believe in the ridiculous if that's the best your brain can do, but trying to avoid your imaginary date with hell by preferring one race over all others is just evidence of RACISM and not evidence of any god. The preference of the Jews is nothing more than behavioral evidence that there is in fact, NO GOD.

Maryann
Maryann
8 years ago

Most probably your congress person has been given huge sums of money to win his/her election and in the pockets of Israel and its lobbies here. Why else would a democratic nation like ours support and protect an occupying nation, that has not given the Palestinian people their freedom for over 50 years, keeps stealing their lands, blockades them and violates international laws regarding human rights? Israel's bombs killed mostly women and children in Gaza in 2014, and we handed them more ammunition to continue the killing. If this was Iran or some other nation we are told to dislike, wouldn't we have boycotted and sanctioned them by now? I look forward to seeing this movie.

Howard Milstein
Howard Milstein
9 years ago

The end of the documentary sets the stage for all the geo-political issues that have taken place between Israel, the U.S and all the jewish /israeli lobbies since the formation of the israeli/american relationship or "bond" if you will. Wilkerson stated emphatically "a war over Irans nukes would be a huge mistake". He is right that America should not be involved but FOR THE WRONG REASONS !! Israel most likely can tear them open alone...thereby saving the eventual chaos that Hezzbollah would put forth on the USA FiRST!!! Before they could even could or would try anything with Israel. Till this day america and Americas lawmakers do not understand the arab, Muslims or indeed the Middle East at all!!
America is the BIGGEST satan to these people... So in a similar situation to Iraq in 1981, Israel is doing Ametica a favor... And this they and most Americans are to intellectually void to understand!

Whatever one thinks of the power and influence aipac and other jewish lobbies have on America ; be it good, bad or indifferent (or over represented for that matter) Cheney and Bush get it; the two countries indeed share most of the same interests. When those INTERESTS change, if indeed they do, you will see a weakening of the jewish lobbies "so called" domination of Americas foreign policy; not to mention the aid Israel recieves from America... Which by the way America gets back in SPADES in almost every way in which we live our lives in this country

Silas
Silas
9 years ago

BlueTortilla you are rather active here in the comments section. I can see you replying to almost as everyone.

For someone unaware, it would seem you might have more information and study besides rhetoric, about what the people that filmed and edited this material made it to in the first place. I mean, people are here to watch the doc because they are curious about it someway, before coming here to click play. Sometimes they feel like giving their 2 cents of what they understand about the subject.

For what I read so far on your replies, you act as a spiritual or intellectual guide and feel an urge to enlight these poor souls into the realm of literacy regarding the subject.

I have some theories so far.

1- you must be someone who was involved in the film production and did not like the steering of its content

2- you are training your debate/troll technics

I would never accuse you of being jew or of practicing jewish advocacy.

Eusi Lopez
Eusi Lopez
10 years ago

To Me All Opinion Counts I like to read ignorance or people whom choose not to see because they don't like the truth, because it does not conform with the mental picture and dreams of fantasy they hold; well welcome to the real world it is what it is you cant change it don't urinate on my leg and tell me is raining change it and we can America Love it or Leave It and yes if you Love Israel more than my Country This United States of America You Are the One Whom needs to get on the HWY

Eusi Lopez
Eusi Lopez
10 years ago

tell mhat else is in store for AMERICA "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through...all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

I Deal In Facts ~~~~~ Former Senator William Fulbright, in the 1970s, and former senior CIA official Victor Marchetti, in the 1980s, contended that AIPAC should have registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) requires those who receive funds or act on behalf of a foreign government to register as a foreign agent. However, AIPAC states that the organization is a registered American lobbying group, funded by private donations, and maintains it receives "no financial assistance" from Israel or any other foreign group.

In 2006, Representative Betty McCollum (DFL) of Minnesota demanded an apology from AIPAC, claiming an AIPAC representative had described her vote against the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006 as "support for terrorists." McCollum stated that AIPAC representatives would not be allowed in her office until she received a written apology for the comment. AIPAC disputed McCollum's claim, and McCollum has since declared the incident over.
Steiner resignation

In 1992, AIPAC president David Steiner was forced to resign after he was recorded boasting about his political influence in obtaining aid for Israel. Steiner also claimed that he had met with (then Bush U.S. Secretary of State) Jim Baker and I cut a deal with him. I got, besides the $3 billion, you know they're looking for the Jewish votes, and I'll tell him whatever he wants to hear ... Besides the $10 billion in loan guarantees which was a fabulous thing, $3 billion in foreign, in military aid, and I got almost a billion dollars in other goodies that people don't even know about.

Steiner also claimed to be "negotiating" with the incoming Clinton administration over who Clinton would appoint as Secretary of State and Secretary of the National Security Agency. Steiner stated that AIPAC had "a dozen people in [the Clinton] campaign, in the headquarters... in Little Rock, and they're all going to get big jobs."

NY real estate developer Haim Katz told The Washington Times that he taped the conversation because "as someone Jewish, I am concerned when a small group has a disproportionate power. I think that hurts everyone, including Jews. If David Steiner wants to talk about the incredible, disproportionate clout AIPAC has, the public should know about it."

bluetortilla
bluetortilla
10 years ago

One cannot help but feel compassion for Israel, if you agree with the conclusion that the U.S. will boot Israel out when it no longer serves America's purpose or is more trouble than its worth. It is sad too that many Israelis (and Christians) have been brainwashed by the myth that the land of Israel is now theirs again because it was promised to them by God. Of course we cannot change the colonial history that led to the creation of modern Israel, but we do have to live with the consequences of a tiny state bristling with nuclear weapons (thanks to American policy) and surrounded by enemies in the most volatile part of the world.
Many grumble and say that Israel manipulates the U.S. but I argue that is the hard rightists in the U.S. that shape much of Israeli policy and that even the most notorious of Israel's rightists were shaped by the soft domination of a imperial benefactor combined with the agonizing memories of history, resulting in an extremely powerful yet tiny nation being run by paranoid leaders.
Both the people of the U.S. and the people of Israel want the peace process to move forward. What will happen when the U.S. abandons Israel with its weapons? The prospect is far more terrifying for the Israel people than it is for Americans.
I do believe that Israel can achieve recognition and co-existence with its neighbors, but it will take a great leap of faith for the U.S. to begin extending good will toward Arab states, and it will take decades before Israel can ever be trusted by its neighbors. From the way things have gone so far, the future looks pretty sad and unfair for all in the region.

James Snook
James Snook
10 years ago

This is anti-semetic...but also true. However, can you really blame them for using their intelligence, money & influence to gain an advantage?That is their right after all, in a free society. They just play the game smarter than the Palestinians. Instead of getting expelled for fighting, they made friends with the biggest kid in school.

bumpercrop
bumpercrop
11 years ago

Just one more valid example of why religion is destructive.

bumpercrop
bumpercrop
11 years ago

Informative information about the influence of the Jewish American lobby
(AIPEC) and foreign policy.

south paw
south paw
11 years ago

Some day my vote is going to count in this country...Some day!!

Kyle Barton
Kyle Barton
12 years ago

Zionism is terrorism.

jj
jj
12 years ago

can anyone tell me how any critisim of zionist are anti semetic when the are not semetic by race yet the palastians are semetic by race,who is the real anti semetic.......please some one explain,this hypocracy.

Brad
Brad
12 years ago

Amazing...when I did a search on Mearsheimer, all I could find were Jewish, Christian, conservatives, and liberals assassinating his character. Can there be NO polite discussion about the things the two co-authors wrote about?

It seems as if the topic is completely taboo for intellectual discussion and criticism.

No wonder why Ron Paul will never be "allowed" to win an election- the Israeli lobbyists are too powerful.

reason_will_prevail
reason_will_prevail
12 years ago

it is appalling to see senior American politicians bow to tiny Israel and its' corrupt leaders as evidenced in Bibi speech at the house. Never seen so many senators and congressmen competing on who can suck zionist cock better and cleaner.

joe31
joe31
12 years ago

apiac as no business controlling or influencing our government what about the constution wich sat noy to swear aliance to forieng government domestic or abroad,they represent isreal not united states..if politions bann someone because there not pro isreal policies then the all need to be put out,enough is enough

joe31
joe31
12 years ago

the zionist use the holocost to probogate there abuse and discredits it by there action they bought america and are polititions bought us out,actions speak louder then words call a spade a spade

G.P. de Bies
G.P. de Bies
12 years ago

Suicide bomb the AIPAC meetings

Rainmaker
Rainmaker
12 years ago

Nice documentary, but it failed to answer one critical question, while dancing around it the whole time: HOW COME that Israel has such strong lobbies and how come it controls the U.S. politics?!

They spent all 50 minutes proving that Israel does have increadible influence on the U.S. politicians, but that was pretty obvious even without watching this film.

Imagine that, say, Irland or Egypt controls the U.S. politics the same way. Virtually impossible, right!?

The anwer is clear: very influencian people INSIDE the United States are closely connected to Israel on a VERY personal/cultural/genetic/etc. level. Also, there is no economic connection whatsoever: you cannot make any serious money with Israel. Moreover: it's a burgen and only consumes the American financial help without giving anything substantial in return. Politicians are ALL puppets and merely administrators, there is not a single person in the big politics who is trying to INDEPENDENTLY change things for the better just because it's the right thing to do. The real decision-makers are always behind the curtain, and they seem to REALLY like Israel.

And the authors of this documnetaries simply did not have the balls to address this matter, though I'm positive they did their homework on this.

theazcowboy
theazcowboy
12 years ago

Yup, they never did learn anything from their Warsaw Ghetto dayze or even their all expenses paid visits to Auschwitz, Sobibor and Dachu, huh Pilgrims?

Maybe, a refresher course in humility and a biopsy to remove that 'Chutzpah gene' might help - but, don't count on it.

Now living in Hog Heaven, comfortabably savaging the downtrodden Palestinians who have lived on 'their' own lands since before Jesus was kicking the Kahzarian 'money changers out of from the temples The worshippers of the Golden Calf have shown the world that they never gave up their love for gold, silver, money and JEWlrey (Read the Talmud) and this is the way things will be until the skies over the Middle East are filled with a glittering Zionist confetti cloud high up in the stratosphere showing the Palestinians that it is now 'safe to return' to their once confisctaed properties in the Holy Lands.

Peace at last!
Peace at last!
'O Lord 'Peace at last!'

TheAZCowBoy
Tombstone, AZ.

Hint: Psalm 145:20 "Jehovah is guarding them that love him - The evil ones he will annihilate. (For it is written - and it will be done).'

Justin_Funski
Justin_Funski
13 years ago

The comments preceding mine are great examples of why, in the early and mid 1800's, Zionists felt they needed to establish a Jewish state outside of Europe: to get away from the hateful misunderstandings which had lead from the torture of Jews by the Church for refusal to convert to their eventual slaughter at the hands of fanatics. It is easy to confuse Judaism, Israel, Zionism, Evangelical end-timing, AIPAC, God's blessings and Antisemitism. They are all both interlinked and at the same time separate. Some look for any opportunity to criticize Israel to further hidden prejudices while others with legitimate criticisms are quickly labeled Antisemitic Jew-haters. I don't have the answer but only a few suggestions: 1) Try to avoid using the Bible to make a point about any of this. For every misquoted verse, someone will have a counter-verse. 2) Avoid sweeping generalizations: there is a lot of overlapping in this topic and one therefore has to be very specific about which aspect he is speaking of lest a broad brush paint someone accidentally leading to more offense and anger. 3) Try to get along. We all live on the same planet and none of us is a President or a Prime Minister with the power to make international decisions. Despite all our emotions and convictions, it's really all academic.

Buknbro
Buknbro
13 years ago

@Jimbo - Israel is America's only hope

say what???? based on what? so far in my 47 years of life on planet Earth Ive not heard one reason why America needs Israel. NOT ONE!

Rodney
Rodney
13 years ago

@Jimbo Kootenay: Are you jewish or one of those born-again fundamentalist oddballs that are called endtimmers...I think no I KNOW that if Jesus came back to earth and saw what those FALSE jews are doing to the palestinians,I think he'd be on their asses just as he was when the traders were doing business in a synagogue Don't forget what Jesus sais about the traders, pharasses and scribes..
***Matt 23:31-33 "Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers' guilt. Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?"
***Matt 23:13 "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in."
In Israhell they're taught the Talmud in classes, so to anyone NOT jewish we're all Goyim therefore we're animals put on earth to serve them....I DON'T THINK SO!!!!

Jimbo Kootenay
Jimbo Kootenay
13 years ago

read the Bible doughheads
Gen 12:3
Bless the Jew-Be blessed!
Curse the Jew-Be cursed...
Israel is America's only hope
and God the Saviour is Jewish- His name is Jesus or correctly Jeshuah

Salvation is of the Jews!
' Christ said:
no man comes unto the Father except through me
if you trust what God has written in the Bible- you are a Zionist!
kapech?

eugler
eugler
13 years ago

@ Vlatko

what juice said (including the thanks in advance:)

juice
juice
13 years ago

this video dosent work .... please fix!

thanks in advance

Waz
Waz
13 years ago

Hey, the Jews started to practice Usury which is a sin in Islam, Judaism and Christianity, but they started to change the word of God and alter and corrupt scripture and said 'It's o.k as long as we only charge non-Jews interest (Usury)' And now look at the state of the world, debt ridden because they brought about interest which now everyone is practicing. The banks have ruined the world and are responsible for most of the world's poverty and crime and social unrest which has come about from the interest based aconomies.

You can never get away from the fact that Jews see themselves as the 'chosen ones' hence no interest on Jews, their own kind, but to hell with the rest of us.

I agree, it is the zionist Jews, but Jews generally have abandoned the Torah and the way of Prophet Moses, may God be pleased with him.

Israel will fall, but only when the rest of the world, mainly the U.S, decide they have had enough of the Jewish leaders exploiting the holocaust and anti-semitism stance they have cleverly created. The Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis would be disgusted at the behaviour of their own people in Palastine and Gaza today.

These banker or banksters will destroy us if we don't say no to Usury!

DanB
DanB
13 years ago

I hope I'm not nitpicking, and I do love this site, but it sure would be nice to see the copyright dates on films.
Thanks

Rodney
Rodney
13 years ago

ecent exposés revealing that Ethan Bronner, the New York Times Israel-Palestine bureau chief, has a son in the Israeli military have caused a storm of controversy that continues to swirl and generate further revelations.
Many people find such a sign of family partisanship in an editor covering a foreign conflict troubling – especially given the Times’ record of Israel-centric journalism.
Former journalist Alison Weir is executive director of If Americans Knew, which provides information and media analysis on Israel-Palestine. Her articles have appeared in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, CounterPunch, Project Censored's series on investigative journalism, and elsewhere.
Times management at first refused to confirm Bronner’s situation, then refused to comment on it. Finally, public outcry forced Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt to confront the problem in a February 7th column.
After bending over backwards to praise the institution that employs him, Hoyt ultimately opined that Bronner should be re-assigned to a different sphere of reporting to avoid the “appearance” of bias. Times Editor Bill Keller declined to do so, however, instead writing a column calling Bronner’s connections to Israel valuable because they “supply a measure of sophistication about Israel and its adversaries that someone with no connections would lack.”
If such “sophistication” is valuable, the Times’ espoused commitment to the “impartiality and neutrality of the company's newsrooms” would seem to require it to have a balancing editor equally sophisticated about Palestine and its adversary, but Keller did not address that.
Bronner is far from alone
As it turns out, Bronner’s ties to the Israeli military are not the rarity one might expect.

•A previous Times bureau chief, Joel Greenberg, before he was bureau chief but after he was already publishing in the Times from Israel, actually served in the Israeli army.
•Media pundit and Atlantic staffer Jeffrey Goldberg also served in the Israeli military; it's unclear when, how, or even if his military service ended.
•Richard Chesnoff, who has been covering Mideast events for more than 40 years, had a son serving in the Israeli military while Chesnoff covered Israel as US News & World Report's senior foreign correspondent.
•NPR's Linda Gradstein’s husband was an Israeli sniper and may still be in the Israeli reserves. NPR refuses to disclose whether Gradstein herself is also an Israeli citizen, as are her children and husband.
•Mitch Weinstock, national editor for the San Diego Union-Tribune, served in the Israeli military.
•The New York Times’ other correspondent from the region, Isabel Kershner, is an Israeli citizen. Israel has universal compulsory military service, which suggests that Kershner herself and/or family members may have military connections. The Times refuses to answer questions about whether she and/or family members have served or are currently serving in the Israeli military. Is it possible that Times Foreign Editor Susan Chira herself has such connections? The Times refuses to answer.
•Many Associated Press writers and editors are Israeli citizens or have Israeli families. AP will not reveal how many of the journalists in its control bureau for the region currently serve in the Israeli military, how many have served in the past, and how many have family members with this connection.
•Similarly, many TV correspondents such as Martin Fletcher have been Israeli citizens and/or have Israeli families. Do they have family connections to the Israeli military?
•Time Magazine's bureau chief several years ago became an Israeli citizen after he had assumed his post. Does he have relatives in the military?
•CNN's Wolf Blitzer, while not an Israeli citizen, was based in Israel for many years, wrote a book whitewashing Israeli spying on the US, and used to work for the Israel lobby in the US. None of this is divulged to CNN viewers.
•Tikkun's editor Michael Lerner has a son who served in the Israeli military. While Lerner has been a strong critic of many Israeli policies, in an interview with Jewish Week, Lerner explains:Having a son in the Israeli army was a manifestation of my love for Israel, and I assume that having a son in the Israeli army is a manifestation of Bronner’s love of Israel."
Lerner goes on to make a fundamental point:
"...there is a difference in my emotional and spiritual connection to these two sides [Israelis and Palestinians]. On the one side is my family; on the other side are decent human beings. I want to support human beings all over the planet but I have a special connection to my family. I don’t deny it.”
For a great many of the reporters and editors determining what Americans learn about Israel-Palestine, Israel is family.
Jonathan Cook, a British journalist based in Nazareth, writes of a recent meeting with a Jerusalem based bureau chief, who explained: “... Bronner’s situation is ‘the rule, not the exception. I can think of a dozen foreign bureau chiefs, responsible for covering both Israel and the Palestinians, who have served in the Israeli army, and another dozen who like Bronner have kids in the Israeli army.”
Cook writes that the bureau chief explained: “It is common to hear Western reporters boasting to one another about their Zionist credentials, their service in the Israeli army or the loyal service of their children.”
Apparently, intimate ties to Israel are among the many open secrets in the region that are hidden from the American public. If, as the news media insist, these ties present no problem or even, as the Times’ Keller insists, enhance the journalists’ work, why do the news agencies consistently refuse to admit them?

Lola
Lola
13 years ago

@ Anti-American Zionism

:) thank you for your comment and i agree with you 100% as well.

Anti-American Zionism: Wake up the world today!
Anti-American Zionism: Wake up the world today!
13 years ago

@Lola That is true.

“Every time anyone says that Israel is our only friend in the Middle East, I can’t help but think that before Israel, we had no enemies in the Middle East.”
— John Sheehan, S.J. (a Jesuit priest)

Jews are humans, Christians are humans and Muslims are humans. BUT ZIONISTS ARE NOT.

Lola
Lola
13 years ago

what is sad about all of this is that once upon a time Muslims and Jews in the Middle East actually lived side by side, breaking bread and what not in harmony.. it wasnt perfect harmony but at least they weren't freakin killing each other on a day to day basis... this all escalated in the 20th century when the west decided to kick the middle east in the balls and create the state of Israel. I'm not saying Jews should not have their own land but Jews have been in the Middle east since the time of abraham and so have been the arabs... and if you believe in religion arabs and jews are siblings.. arabs are descendants if ishmail and jews descendants of Isaac.. both sons of abraham... after all that has happened to Jews in europe you would think that they would be just a tad more sensitive when dealing with the Palestinians instead of demolishing houses on a daily basis, imprisonment of any arab for any minor reason or no reason at all... but of course this isn't Judaism it's Zionism. i'm not an anti-semite i have many good Jewish friends who are in palestine fighting for Palestinians and Jews who are being persecuted alike for fighting for what is right.

Agha Javed Fazil
Agha Javed Fazil
14 years ago

i dont understand one thing. what is the point of gathering anti-islamic jews right in the middle of islamic states in the form of a tiny state of israel? and above all what this little state has been doing to palestine and other states around is suicidal for israel itself. i mean they have been killing palestinians for so long on everyday basis, demolishing their houses, occupying more and more of their land and building settlements their. is the world blind? especially europe and america. i mean what moral grounds do they have to support israel. and on the other hand the palestinians are not allowed to get weapons to defend themselves. they fight, most of the times with stones, and when they fight they are called terrorists. what a joke. i dont expect american and europeon public to be that blindfolded. they are smart people but blind folded. israel is being given every weapon to kill. they have latest weapons and planes and even nuclear weapons. but honestly, if we look at the situation i dont see israel survive for so long. first of all the basis of israel is wrong, second its geographical location is so dangerous for it, third its behaviour with palestinians and the states around. this is bad for the zionist minded jews. this is the program to kill them, i mean the state of israel is a plan basically against jews. the good jews are against the state of israel. but eventually israel will have to be gone. and it will also effect america both financially and morally. its time to spread the truth in america. americans are good people but they are unaware of the actuall situation.

Anti-American Zionism
Anti-American Zionism
14 years ago

Israel became the puppet of America. America are supporting Israel in a vast way because they are preparing for world. Domination.. My only comment is: STOP THEM!!!!

zeerak
zeerak
14 years ago

Interesting that the attack on AIPAC should come from two neo-realist scholars Mearsheimer and Walts. A bold effort on their part, and they are bearing the brunt for it.

Mike
Mike
14 years ago

from a historical perspective, this is more white europeans getting land cheap by stealing it from dark skinned people. The romans displaced a lot of tribes and kingdoms 2000 years ago, if we're in the business of turning the clock back shouldn't we turn France back over to the Irish? And,
aren't Palestinians a culture with a semitic language? I'd watch who I was calling anti semitic.
Unfortunately, Israel is only one of several countries that congress is doing more for than its own people.

Rodney
Rodney
14 years ago

@Uriel, you just don't want to see the fact that Israel as they talk, and I can show you passage after passage in the Bible that directly say what Israel zionists are:
In Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 Yahweh says that there are those claiming to be Jews, but are not Jews, and are liars. They are the church of Satan, the synagogue of Satan and are worshippers and followers of him.

Uriel
Uriel
14 years ago

You mean those propaganda statistics that flop from 1 number to another, more like one of those made up polls where the media alter the statistics, by the way i hope you enjoyed watching Satmar have there homosexual kisses with achmed nut job.
Love the silly claims, an fear mongering of the anti-zionists, oh the jews control everythin, the news, the net, the toilet, help there even under my bed, help the zionists are rewiring my brain, sounds like Haman, an Ham, your own fears are devouring an destroying your own lives, without any Zionist doin no harm to you.
can easily guess the majority of the new ager anti-zionists are sucked into replacement theology.heres somethin for you to meditate on....
Jer 31:35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:
Jer 31:36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me forever.
Jer 31:37 Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.

Norbonaut
Norbonaut
14 years ago

People here are not anti-Semites. They are anti-Zionists. And thank God, Allah, Buddah, Shiva and all the other millions gods and goddesses that the community of anti-Zionists is getting bigger bigger! Venceremos!

Uriel
Uriel
14 years ago

the Zionism as Racism statement was retracted from the UN over 10yrs ago, I see Ham is still trying to make themselves out like Shem as always, think the Anti-Zionists need to clean up there own backyard before they accuse anyone else, how about those Homosexuals for Palestine,thats the Arab wannabe palestinians, lets not forget the child soldiers of Islam, that is Murder #1 & Premeditated, don't see Israelis sendin there children out with suicide bomb belts, an they love to feed off americas & the worlds weaknesses to make them thier strength, an a kosher tax that doesnt really exist, by the way, the seedline of Ham is playin big time with the US, pity these fools can't see it.

RTY
RTY
14 years ago

It is a shame that blatant anti-Semitism is tolerated on this site, and the obviously uninformed, unintelligent, and uneducated people who wrote the comments above.

Reasonable people can differ about the optimal way to peace between Israel and the Palestinian people. Disagreement with Israel is not, per se, anti-Semitism. Unfortunately, repeating ancient lies and "blaming the Jews" or condemning "Zionism as Racism" IS anti-Semitism and people MUST condemn it as such.

Tyler520
Tyler520
14 years ago

Can't your people just grow some stones and admit that you are anti Semites?

Enough with the fake bleeding heart garbage about "injustice" and "oppression"

Hardy
Hardy
14 years ago

@Nicholas: Thank you. Finally someone who understands the basic problematic concerning this topic...

Nicolas Margaritis
Nicolas Margaritis
14 years ago

The warning at the end of the documentary is very real. We have had enough death and atrocities from the region. Stop injustice and oppression, create an interest for every one to prosper and celebrate life because when people have nothing to loose but their lives they go out to kill and to be killed. If an individual reaches the conclusion that " I only have my life to loose and what kind of life is that? " then nothing can stop him becoming a suicide bomber.

Rafael
Rafael
14 years ago

jews have orchestrated a very well thought plan, which is the gain of power (zionism) over the US and creation of Israel. WW2 has enpowered them, and no one can say anything against them (through your accusations you will be automaticaly called an antisimetist)

Generaly speaking the States are corrupt in so many ways, that acrooss the world, wars are being fought for every type of American. Its time for Americans to form a national identity. Leave the latin, or italian or black American behind you. Differentiating yourselfs will only cause more problems..(and in your way of thinking its inevitable)