George Soros Speaks out "On Israel, America and AIPAC"
Another important figure has spoken out against our one-sided loyalty to the Israel lobby.
George Soros' recent article "On Israel, America and AIPAC", published in the New York Review of Books, is well worth reading. You can click here for the full article: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/20030
He bemoans the leadership of the Democratic Party and their slavish devotion to AIPAC and the pro-Israel right wing:
"I believe that a much-needed self-examination of American policy in the Middle East has started in this country; but it can't make much headway as long as AIPAC retains powerful influence in both the Democratic and Republican parties. Some leaders of the Democratic Party have promised to bring about a change of direction but they cannot deliver on that promise until they are able to resist the dictates of AIPAC."
He doesn't think the Democrats have the courage to make a break for a just foreign policy:
"Whether the Democratic Party can liberate itself from AIPAC's influence is highly doubtful. Any politician who dares to expose AIPAC's influence would incur its wrath; so very few can be expected to do so."
If Democrats are truly sick of war and conflict and truly desire that our country pursue policies rooted in justice, fairness, human rights, and international law, we simply have to break away from AIPAC's hold on our Middle East foreign policy.
You can watch the antics of the current crop of Democratic Presidential candidates and see how they fall over each other to stay in AIPAC's good graces: from attending AIPAC meetings and giving stridently pro-Israel speeches, to criticizing and distancing themselves from fellow Democrats who criticize Israel, including George Soros and Jimmy Carter, the current leadership is intent on staying the course at the expense of an honest look at our foreign policy.