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REAL NEWS March 03

Posted by Xaniel777 on March 2, 2012

TODAY’S NEWS : March 03, 2012

 

 

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Will Obama bow to AIPAC?

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{XANIEL’S NOTE : MY PERSONAL OPINION, ( and understand, that I mean this in a nonviolent  way )

REMOVE AIPAC BEFORE THEY SUCCEED IN TAKING OVER THE REST OF THE U.S.A. ON BEHALF OF ISRAEL AND RELOCATING US TO GOD KNOWS WHERE ! ( much like their doing to the Palestinians even as we speak )

They already control our ( U.S. ) Government,  Media, Banks and  Hollywood. ( … and may even have their finger in Chuck E. Cheese… I’ll have to get back to you on that…)

Arrest and throw out these VIRUSES of mankind known as AIPAC and any other Zionist Israeli Friendship League before the rest of the U.S. becomes T.H.E.I.R.S.

Think I’m being anti-semitic, then so be it !! ( I’ll take that handle, just so I can tell you Zionist bastards what I really think !…cause I’ve just been sugar coating it up to now… )

No one says a word about Israel’s racism, imprisonment and murder of it’s neighbors or the rest of the world, but let someone speak the truth about Israel and your anti-semitic ! 

THIS ISN’T ABOUT JEWS, THIS IS ABOUT ZIONISM IN ALL IT’S UGLY FORMS AND COLORS ( Jewish, Christian and otherwise ) !!

ZIONISM IS ANOTHER WORD FOR NAZISM ! AND THE BIGGEST GROUP OF THEM ARE SITTING IN ISRAEL.( a self proclaimed State who won’t allow Palestine to do the same )

And that’s what we are getting from AIPAC and every other Zionist group that stands for Israel and doesn’t give a damn about the U.S. other than what we can do for them.

Do you realize how many millions of American tax dollars and military aid have just been handed over to Israel every year by the US Government ?  

 (  Which of course is illegal as hell under the Symington Amendment, because Israel has nuclear weapons, and refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT.  And therefore our government has been violating the law for giving military and financial aid to Israel for years and years now and has yet to be held accountable, by our country or the rest of the world.)

 ( What ? … the U.N. should do something maybe…hahaha…. The U.N. is as corrupt as Israel and our country is. The U.N. is a joke and a complete and utter failure to all Nations least those that they favor. All other Nations should start a new U.N. and leave Israel and America out it…oh yeah… they’ll teach’em ! 

 And it can’t be argued that those tax dollars are just pissed away on those useless waste of space ‘ Israeli Zionist ‘ who see the rest of us as nothing more than servants and low life’s while our own country is broke, homeless, going hungry and collapsing.

They want to start wars with everyone for B.S. reasons but demand that our (U.S.) soldiers/children fight and die for their causes, faults and battles.

I say NO MORE !! Israel starts all their own problems, Israel should fight and die for all their own problems.  And as far as I’m concerned too many of our soldiers/children have already paid a heavy price for The  Zionist Israeli Agenda. Fighting and dying in battles not their own, for a people who do not give a damn about them.

Israel will never make an effort to live in peace in the middle east or the world for that matter,  as long as they know the U.S. will always send them millions of dollars in tax payer money every year,  military hardware and fight it’s wars for them.

GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE, MY ASS !!

WE ARE ALL GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE.

WHO EVER IT IS THAT THE ZIONIST ISRAELI’S ARE CALLING THEIR GOD, IT IS NOT THE SAME GOD THAT KNOWS AND LOVES US ALL AND DOES NOT PLAY ANY FAVORITES !

The truth is the truth and these Zionist Israeli Bastards have already caused most of the wars,  social problems,  murders and overall  ‘ Crimes Against Humanity ‘.  And they keep demanding that the U.S. continue to help them to do more.

There is no doubt in my mind whatsoever, that the path that Israel is on will lead them to eventually FALL.  Let’s not let them take the U.S. down with them. And let’s not allow them to take the U.S. over as our government seems to be letting them do, one pay off at a time.

Let Israel stand on it’s own, so America can Stand Back Up !

And to all you Zionist who don’t like my opinion or views, please feel free to contact me so that I can tell you personally, TO GO TO HELL !!   }~~ Xaniel777 

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This weekend thousands will be headed to annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington, DC.

At the conference, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama are expected to speak.

It has been announced the two will meet privately to chat about Iran, but publicly the US and Israel haven’t seen eye to eye on what to do about Iran’s nuclear program. Brian Becker, the national coordinator of A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, gives us his take on the upcoming conference.

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Israeli Officials Complain of US Reluctance to Attack Iran

Antiwar.com

From AntiWar.com

Israeli officials are again complaining that public statements from top U.S. officials have not been sufficiently supportive of waging war on Iran and have played into the hands of the Ayatollahs.

This is not a first. Last month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and other senior Israeli officials complained that U.S. officials speaking publicly about their reluctance to start a war with Iran ”served Iran’s interests.”

READ FULL STORY HERE…

COMMENTS :

Memo to all the Israeli officials making these kinds of complaints; if you want a war with Iran, just go ahead and start it, but do not expect the American military to pick up the pieces for you if you cannot finish it on your own.

Americans have become sick, tired, and angry at constant Israeli demands for American blood and money to be sacrificed upon the alter of ultimate Israeli hegemony in the Middle East. 

Americans have had it with fighting, getting maimed for life, and dying to “neutralize” yet another one of Israel’s alleged existential threats in the Middle East, as happened with Iraq; and of course, we all know just how wonderfully THAT ended.

And if politicians in this country understand that, they will not go along with any Israeli pressure for a US pre-emptive attack against Iran over an alleged weapons program which, to date, cannot be proven to exist.

I would like them to understand with absolute clarity, that any enabling, verbally or financially, of the US military toward an attack against Iran will be a career-ender.

And to those in the bowels of power in Tel Aviv, I would strongly caution you on the following. The leadership of nuclear-armed Russia, China, and Pakistan has very publicly gone on record, stating that should Iran be attacked, they will assist it militarily.

So, how “butch” does the IDF feel it can be, potentially fighting against Iran, China, Russia, and Pakistan, with the “collateral damage” against Israeli citizens happening in their own back yard?!?!

Because this is very probably the scenario you will invoke, should you attack Iran.

Please: be careful what you wish for. ~~ Mike Rivero WRH.com

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Sorry Gates: GMO Crops Proven to be Ineffective at Fighting World Hunger

 

From Activist Post

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

Monsanto shareholder Bill Gates has argued that GMOs are the solution to world hunger, going as far as to say that they are actually needed to fight worldwide starvation. Unfortunately for Gates, who back in 2010 bought 500,000 shares of the company he is now promoting in mainstream media as the solution to the world’s problems, a team of 900 scientists have found that GMO crops are actually not effective at fighting world hunger. 

In fact, the massive team found that Monsanto’s seeds, which have lead to thousands of farmer suicides due to excessive costs and failure to yield crops, were outperformed by traditional “agro-ecological” farming practices.

Funded by the World Bank and United Nations, an organization was created known as the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD). Consisting of 900 scientists and researchers, they set out to examine the complex issue of world hunger. While the issue of world hunger may be quite complex, their results were not.

Quite plainly, the group found that genetically modified crops were not a meaningful solution to the problem. In other words, the expert team showed through rigorous analysis and repeated study that the claims made by Bill Gates are completely inaccurate.

Perhaps what is most compelling, though, is the fact that Bill Gates was fully aware of these findings before going on air to inform the public that GMOs are the solution to world hunger.

The same GMOs that have been linked to organ damagemutated insects, and a host of other issues. 

Bill Gates Knew of These Findings Beforehand

The findings of the IAASTD regarding the ineffectiveness of GMO crops were published on April 15, 2008. That is long before Bill Gates’ address to the public in late January of this year. Did Monsanto stockholder Gates ignore this information, or does he believe the 900 scientists to be incorrect?

Perhaps the evidence generated from the expert team is not enough. In that case, then Gates should look no farther than the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Another massive research organization, the Union of Concerned Scientists also examined the true yield of GMO crops, only to find that the altered crops do not produce increased yields over the long run — despite their excessive cost and extreme danger to health and environment. The lack of scientific support behind the GMO crops was so startling to the Union that they documented all the details in a 2009 report entitled ”Failure to Yield.”

GMO crops are not only ineffective at fighting world hunger, but are a genuine threat to public health. Even if they were effective at feeding more individuals than traditional farming practices, would they really want to consume it?

Bill Gates appears to have the interests of massive corporations in mind when perpetuating the myth that GMOs are the answer to fighting starvation.

Explore More:

  1. Monsanto Investor Bill Gates Says GMO Crops Needed to Fight Starvation

  2. GMO Crops Continually Banned Around the World in Display of Health Freedom

  3. How the Bill Gates Foundation is Genetically Manipulating Nature and Devastating Our Health

  4. Bill Gates Foundation Buys 500,000 Shares of Monsanto

  5. Bill Gates Foundation Funds Experimental Insect Repellent

  6. How Biotech Corporations and GMO Crops are Threatening the Environment and Humankind Alike

This article first appeared at Natural Society, an excellent resource for health news and vaccine information. 

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Netanyahu: No Lebanon will be on the map

 

From pravda.ru ~ english

01.03.2012

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President Michel Suleiman

Israel what was that about MAPS?

For years, the paranoid Israelis have been screaming bloody murder that the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said that “Israel should be wiped from the map.” Of course, the man said no such thing, it was a deliberate mis-translation meant to serve their purposes: to demonize Ahmadinejad and Iran and to justify an unprovoked attack against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

So what did Ahmadinejad actually say? To quote his exact words in Farsi:

“Imam ghoft een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad.”

The full quote translated directly to English:

“The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time.”

Word by word translation:

Imam (Khomeini) ghoft (said) een (this) rezhim-e (regime) ishghalgar-e (occupying) qods (Jerusalem) bayad (must) az safheh-ye ruzgar (from page of time) mahv shavad (vanish from).

So that should settle the disinformation campaign being waged in order to set the stage for an aggressive attack against Iran and their paranoid delusions that Iran is building a nuclear weapon in order to “wipe them off the map.”

If they are nothing, they are constantly hysterical, while collecting billions annually in American taxpayer money to feed the hysteria and the lust for war and to take out those governments they don’t like, preferably by proxy in the form of NATO or the US Armed Forces.

But it’s ironic. There was no fuss or screaming when Netanyahu actually told an interviewer that when Israel is done with them, there will be NO Lebanon on the new world map.

At a news conference in Switzerland, on the occasion of the building an Israeli railway there, the German newspaper Die Zeit interviewed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

“Congratulations Mr. Netanyahu, my first question is that does the beginning of the large train line’s construction confirm the announcement of the dissident Syrian Intelligence Office that you will strike Lebanon?”

In reply, Netanyahu stated:

“Yes, and it is not a secret that it will happen with U.S.-Gulf support and that is why they have been warned, but before you ask, you have a look at the new map of the world and see that there is no nation with this name.” 

Given that the UN Security Council has listed 388 Israeli airspace violations by Israel against Lebanon, there is no doubt what Israel is planning regarding Lebanon.

President Michel Suleiman condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent statements on Lebanon, saying that its existence will not be affected by his remarks. Odd that no one else, no big mouth, big talking, big stick western nations voiced the slightest concern that this nuclear armed, racist apartheid state, that has used weapons of mass destruction against Lebanon in the past, committing a genocide against the Lebanese people, was threatening them yet again.

He added in a statement: “Lebanon is the only country to have defeated Israel militarily and the Jewish state is still recovering from it.”

Indeed, the only thing that stopped Israel in 2006 from wiping Lebanon off the map was the defense against them provided by Hezbollah, who sent them crying with their tails between their legs.

“Lebanon’s diversity is the complete opposite of Israel’s racist system, which has no place in the world,” stressed the president.

Odd, isn’t it, that all of the countries attacked by the west, enemies of Israel, can all say the same thing. That they were the models of tolerance, brotherhood, prosperity and human rights, unlike the western allies of Saudi Arabia, Qatar. etc. that are horrid feudal examples of barbaric practices and backwardness.

“Lebanon is one of the founders of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Netanyahu’s statements reflect his contempt for humans,” Suleiman added.

Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon are on high alert in anticipation of an Israeli attack on Lebanon, the London-based A-Sharq al-Awsat daily reported recently. According to the report, Hezbollah has been monitoring with caution the reinforcement of IDF troops along the Lebanon border.

It is also interesting to note that the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, admitted that the Israeli train line is funded by Qatar, UAE, and Saudi Arabia. Asked if he was not afraid of his people, he affirmed the close friendly relations between the two countries. Qatar, the one that has had a vested interest in formenting terrorism and and ‘regime change” in Libya, Syria and elsewhere.

Isn’t it odd that Israel is allowed to wave the stick at anybody it feels like with impunity, while they maintain a monopoly on nuclear weapons in the Middle East? The same country that has threatened all the capitals of Europe?

Lisa Karpova

Pravda.Ru

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Are You Ready for a Disaster?

 

From The Intel Hub

Freeze Dry Guy

March 2, 2012

Ensure your Food Storage is up to par when disaster hits with these 5 tips from Freeze Dry Guy:

After the unthinkable happens, you could be at the mercy of others for the very basics of life, food and water. Begin now by making your emergency preparedness food list and carrying out plans for your emergency food supplies.

We’ve started here by outlining the five main points to consider when preparing your food storage including importance of maintaining your diet, avoiding too much wheat, what to store, where to store it and how to manage your food supply.

1. Maintain your normal diet — Store what you eat!

First and foremost, when starting your food storage, consider what your normal diet is, and try and stick with that. During times of physical and emotional stress, it is important to avoid any abrupt changes as this could cause dramatic shock to your system. In other words, don’t only store dried beans, wheat and other grains because you know you don’t eat those on a daily basis right now!

2. Wheat Overload! — Don’t try and survive on a high wheat diet.

The problem with wheat is that over 40% of the population can expect an inflammatory or sensitivity reaction to a diet high in wheat content. We’ve tried the Basic 4 diet of wheat, powdered milk, honey and salt for a 2-week trial.

We were young and tough and with the best effort lasted only six days – we also went through copious amounts of toilet paper during that time.

Avoid this situation and try various kinds of foods to add to your storage and try to maintain a proper balance of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

3. Can anyone say PROTEIN? — Storing protein should be one of your top priorities.

Animal protein is the most easily assimilated. Try and stay away from more than a three-month supply of MRE’s for a one-year food supply. They are intended for use as a field ration and not exclusively over a sustained period of time.

You can incorporate the beans, wheat and grains but try and stay as close to what you currently eat for at least three months supply.

4. Keep that food safe and sound — 

You will want to store your food in a cool, dry place. Avoid places like attics and garages, especially if you live in a hot area. A basement is best, but do not store your food on a cement floor or against a cement wall to avoid rust and absorption of moisture.

5. Wait…when does that expire? —

Remember to manage your food supply by keeping track of perishables and rotating them often to insure you have the best product when you need it.

Date your cans and cases, especially bulk foods and watch for rodent or insect infestation on bulk packed items.

To avoid the hassle of managing your food storage, buy the best quality freeze dried and dehydrated foods and grains in #10 or #2-1/2 size cans. Be sure the food is canned, preferably using nitrogen back flush, with oxygen content of less than 2%.

Freeze Dry Guy is excited to continue to offer you survival tips and tools to help ensure your safety in the face of disaster. Stay tuned for more helpful information to come!

Still not sure if your food storage is up to par or have questions about how to get started? Call our friendly customer service staff to assist you with all of your emergency preparedness needs.

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MORE WOMEN SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HUMILIATING EXPERIENCES WITH TSA

 

From American Free Press

MARCH 02, 2012 posted by Dave

Posted in: National News

TSA: Transportation Sexual Assault

Would you want your wife or daughter viewed naked in “pornoscanner”?

By Keith Johnson

Is the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) forcing women to endure full-body scans so that voyeuristic security officials can sneak a peek at their physiques? That’s the charge being made by a local news affiliate in Dallas, which recently discovered a shocking pattern of abuse after reviewing complaints from more than 500 travelers.

According to an investigative report, one Dallas resident traveling out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was forced to undergo three scans before being allowed to board. The passenger, Ellen Terrell, told a local CBS news reporter that a female TSA screener asked her, “Do you play tennis?” When Mrs. Terrell asked, “Why?” the agent replied, “You just have such a cute figure.”

After making Terrell go through the scanner twice, the TSA screener spoke into her microphone and was overheard saying: “Come on guys. All right, all right, one more time.”

During a third scan, the TSA screener grew impatient with the antics of the other security operators and told them: “Guys, it is not blurry. I’m letting her go.”

“I feel like I was totally exposed,” Mrs. Terrell told the news reporter. “They wanted a nice, good look.”

AFP recently spoke with Sommer Gentry, a mathematics professor at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., who became an outspoken critic of the TSA after falling victim to similar abuse.

“I was going through security at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, when I was flagged because I was wearing a skirt,” she said. “The screener placed a handheld metal detector between my legs and pushed it up into my body. I was so horribly offended that I cried for hours.”

Mrs. Gentry went public with her story, logged a complaint with the TSA and contacted her local congressman. The TSA later apologized for the incident but said the accidental touching of people’s private parts is sometimes unavoidable.

“They basically said they were sorry, but that it will probably happen again,” said Mrs. Gentry. “They refuse to change any of their procedures to make sure it doesn’t.”

Since her ordeal, Mrs. Gentry has curtailed her flying and uses other modes of transportation whenever possible. She also coordinates with other victims of abuse and brings attention to their stories through articles she writes for the website tsanewsblog.com.

When asked if there is any substance to the claim that attractive women are being targeted, Mrs. Gentry related the story of Donna D’Errico, an attractive California actress who starred on the popular Baywatch television show.

“She was the only one selected by a male screener, who pulled her out of a long line of passengers and forced her through a ‘naked body’ scanner,” said Mrs. Gentry. “When she asked why he chose her, the screener replied, ‘Because you caught my eye.’

In yet another case, Mrs. Gentry said: “A pilot going through a checkpoint overheard a radio conversation between TSA agents. One of them said, ‘Heads up, got a cutie for you,’ just as his 17-year-old daughter was going through the scanner.”

Mrs. Gentry says that the TSA screening process is especially offensive to women.

“Almost all of the scanner booth operators are men,” Mrs. Gentry said. “Since the TSA has promised that the touching will be done by agents of the same gender, most of the female employees are in the passenger screening line.”

AFP also recently spoke with journalist Lisa Simeone of TSA News, who says that incidents like these are common. “This goes on all the time,” says Terrell. “When you hand an agency unlimited power they’re going to abuse it.”

Concerning the incident at DFW, Simeone says, “The TSA tried to cast doubt on her claim, but they never denied it. They tried to claim that a millimeter wave scanner only gives a stick figure-like image. But she didn’t go through that. She went through a back-scatter [X-Ray], which does provide a naked image.”

Simeone is not shy about taking on controversial issues. In October of last year, she was fired as host of the NPR documentary program  “Soundprint” because she helped organize the “Occupy D.C.” protest at Freedom Plaza.

In recent months, Simeone has concentrated much of her activism on the TSA, compiling the most comprehensive list of their crimes and abuses found anywhere on the Internet. The “TSA Master List” contains literally thousands of news stories and personal testimonies of TSA  abuse—from inappropriate questions about personal finances to hardcore sexual assaults.

Part of Simeone’s research has found that the TSA not only fails to share information about reported abuses, but also goes out of their way to discourage people from filing complaints. She says: “Lots of people I’ve spoken with say they have tried to fill out a complaint form, only to be told there wasn’t one available or it would take too long to find one.”

Simeone goes on to say that even when a complaint is filed, the TSA rarely takes the issue seriously unless a lawsuit is filed and charges are pressed. She adds: “The TSA has quietly paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle claims from people who have been robbed or assaulted, but they certainly don’t advertise this fact.”

When asked if organizations like the ACLU have been effective in helping to expose TSA abuse, Simeone says “In November 2010, they had a hotline that logged about 1,000 complaints in less than 30 days. They’ve done nothing since then.”

According to attorneys that Simeone has consulted, the reason the ACLU hasn’t taken the issue to court is because they don’t think they can win. “If they don’t win, it makes bad case law for future [suits],” she says. “The problem is that these are considered administrative searches, which the [government] believes is not subject to restrictions under the Fourth Amendment.”

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Keith Johnson is an independent journalist and the editor of “Revolt of the Plebs,” an alternative news website.

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Ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous

 

From MICHAELMOORE.com

By Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin is cofounder of the women-led

peace group CODEPINK and the human rights/fair

trade group Global Exchange.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is one of the most powerful lobby organizations in the country. AIPAC’s clout helps fuel a never-ending cycle of violence in the Middle East.

Here are ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous.

1. AIPAC is lobbying Congress to promote a military confrontation with Iran. AIPAC – like the Israeli government – is demanding that the U.S. attack Iran militarily to prevent Iran from having the technological capacity to produce nuclear weapons, even though U.S. officials say Iran isn’t trying to build a weapon (and even though Israel has hundreds of undeclared nuclear weapons).

AIPAC has successfully lobbied the U.S. government to adopt crippling economic sanctions on Iran, including trying to cut off Iran’s oil exports, despite the fact that these sanctions raise the price of gas and threaten the U.S. economy.

2. AIPAC promotes Israeli policies that are in direct opposition to international law. These include the establishment of colonies (settlements) in the Occupied West Bank and the confiscation of Palestinian land in its construction of the 26-foot high concrete “separation barrier” running through the West Bank. The support of these illegal practices makes to impossible to achieve a solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict.

3. AIPAC’s call for unconditional support for the Israeli government threatens our national security. The United States’ one-sided support of Israel, demanded by AIPAC, has significantly increased anti-American sentiment throughout the Middle East, thus endangering our troops and sowing the seeds of more possible terrorist attacks against us.

Gen. David Petraeus on March 16, 2010 admitted that the U.S./Palestine conflict “foments anti-American sentiment, due to a perception of U.S. favoritism for Israel.” He also said that “Arab anger over the Palestinian question limits the strength and depth of U.S. partnerships with governments and peoples in the [region] and weakens the legitimacy of moderate regimes in the Arab world. Meanwhile, al-Qaeda and other militant groups exploit that anger to mobilize support.”

4. AIPAC undermines American support for democracy movements in the Arab world. AIPAC looks at the entire Arab world through the lens of Israeli government interests, not the democratic aspirations of the Arab people. It has therefore supported corrupt, repressive regimes that are friendly to the Israeli government, such as Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak.

Events now unfolding in the Middle East should convince U.S. policy-makers of the need to break from AIPAC’s grip and instead support democratic forces in the Arab world.

5. AIPAC makes the U.S. a pariah at the UN. AIPAC describes the UN as a body hostile to the State of Israel and has pressured the U.S. government to oppose resolutions calling Israel to account.

Since 1972, the US has vetoed 44 UN Security Council resolutions condemning Israel’s actions against the Palestinians. President Obama continues that policy.

Under Obama, the US vetoed UN censure of the savage Israeli assault on Gaza in January 2009 in which about 1400 Palestinians were killed; a 2011 resolution calling for a halt to the illegal Israeli West Bank settlements even though this was stated U.S. policy; a 2011 resolution calling for Israel to cease obstructing the work of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees; and another resolution calling for an end to illegal Israeli settlement building in East Jerusalem and the occupied Golan Heights.

6. AIPAC attacks politicians who question unconditional support of Israel. AIPAC demands that Congress to rubber stamp legislation drafted by AIPAC staff. It keeps a record of how members of Congress vote and this record is used by donors to make contributions to the politicians who score well.

Members of Congress who fail to support AIPAC legislation have been targeted for defeat in re-election bids. These include Senators Adlai Stevenson III and Charles H. Percy, and Representatives Paul Findley, Pete McCloskey, Cynthia McKinney, and Earl F. Hilliard. AIPAC’s overwhelmingly disproportionate influence on Congress subverts our democratic system.

7. AIPAC attempts to silence all criticism of Israel by labeling critics as “anti-Semitic,” “de-legitimizers” or “self-hating Jews.” Journalists, think tanks, students and professors have been accused of anti-Semitism for merely taking stands critical of Israeli government policies. These attacks stifle the critical discussions and debates that are at the heart of democratic policy-making.

The recent attacks on staffers at the Center for American Progress is but one example of AIPAC efforts to crush all dissent.

8. AIPAC feeds U.S. government officials a distorted view of the Israel/Palestine conflict. AIPAC takes U.S. representatives on sugar-coated trips to Israel. In 2011, AIPAC took one out of very five members of Congress—and many of their spouses—on a free junket to Israel to see precisely what the Israeli government wanted them to see.

It is illegal for lobby groups to take Congresspeople on trips, but AIPAC gets around the law by creating a bogus educational group, AIEF, to “organize” the trips for them. AIEF has the same office address as AIPAC and the same staff. These trips help cement the ties between AIPAC and Congress, furthering their undue influence.

9. AIPAC lobbies for billions of U.S. taxdollars to go to Israel instead of rebuilding America. While our country is reeling from a prolonged financial crisis, AIPAC is pushing for no cuts in military funds for Israel, a wealthy nation. With communities across the nation slashing budgets for teachers, firefighters and police, AIPAC pushes for over $3 billion a year to Israel.

10. Money to Israel takes funds from world’s poor. Israel has the 24th largest economy in the world, but thanks to AIPAC, it gets more U.S. taxdollars than any other country.

At a time when the foreign aid budget is being slashed, keeping the lion’s share of foreign assistance for Israel meaning taking funds from critical programs to feed, provide shelter and offer emergency assistance to the world’s poorest people.

The bottom line is that AIPAC, which is a de facto agent for a foreign government, has influence on U.S. policy out of all proportion to the number of Americans who support its policies. When a small group like this has disproportionate power, that hurts everyone—including Israelis and American Jews.

From stopping a catastrophic war with Iran to finally solving the Israel/Palestine conflict, an essential starting point is breaking AIPAC’s grip on U.S. policy.

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