The crack in the wall of AIPAC

June 9, 2009 | By | Reply More

Just maybe, attitudes of Americans are changing regarding Israeli policy regarding the Palestinian people.  A debate has begun to surface in Congress, small but significant.   Consider this excerpt from this Truthout article byIra Chernus:

“The fact that there is any debate at all on this issue in Congress marks a sea change in Washington.”  . . .

“What the hell do they want from me?” Netanyahu reportedly complained after his talk with Obama. In the weeks and months ahead, we can expect a growing chorus in the US Congress to echo the changing views of American Jews and answer: We want you to heed the president’s call to stop settlement construction completely, comply with international law, and open the door to serious negotiations with the Palestinians toward a two-state solution.  Every time that answer is heard publicly, it widens the crack in AIPAC’s wall and brings us closer to the day when that wall, inevitably, crumbles.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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