America’s leading Zionist lobby, AIPAC, is currently hosting its annual conference in Washington. Even Jeffrey Goldberg thinks the schedule is too right-wing:
The dearth of speakers who approach the most contentious issues of the Middle East from a left-Zionist perspective is noticeable. Most American Jews voted for Obama; most American Jews are liberal; and most American Jews understand the difference between the legitimate security needs of the State of Israel and the theological, political and economic needs of the small minority of Israelis who have settled the West Bank. So would it hurt to bring in speakers from the Meretz Party, from the kibbutz movement, from the New Israel Fund, from the Reform Movement, so that the AIPAC attendees could hear for themselves the views of Zionists who disagree with the policies of Israel’s right-wing parties?
Not to worry, the Obama administration is coming bearing gifts of love for the Jewish state. Here’s Hillary Clinton:
“For President (Barack) Obama, for me, and for this entire administration, our commitment to Israel’s security and Israel’s future is rock solid,” Clinton said.
AIPAC President Lee Rosenberg gave the Obama administration a piece of his mind Sunday and the AIPAC faithful loved it. Who is at fault for, well, pretty much everything? Those pesky Arabs: