Any reasonable understanding of the Israeli lobby necessarily includes an investigation of movements like Israli Apartheid Week (IAW). Otherwise, it’s sort of like trying to listen to the sound of one hand clapping.
Let’s look at one of the loudest groups within the umbrella movement that criticizes the Israel Lobby (and of course, Israel itself).
IAW advocates give Palestinian actions a carte blanche. In doing so, they help justify terrorism, incitement to hatred and Islamist repression of civil rights. In short, they help perpetuate violence.
The motive is to brand Israel as a racist enterprise deserving of political and possibly physical destruction.
When one boils it down to the bare essentials: the Lobby is interested in presenting Israel in a positive light, of course. It recognizes that the honest and effective means of doing this is not by presenting Palestinians as evil, but to show the honest views of all parties with a vested interest in the region.
The anti-Israel gang of activists (I’d call them pro-Palestinian, but what have they ever done for the Palestinians they claim to represent?) strive to show Israel, as a place of intolerance, racism and illegitimacy. And I’ll give this to them: their propaganda...More >>