History of the US-Israel Relationship, Part I
By: My Catbird Seat
How the "Special Relationship" was created
While many people are led to believe that US support for Israel is
driven by the American establishment and U.S. national interests, the
facts don’t support this theory. The reality is that for decades U.S.
experts opposed Israel and its founding movement. They were simply
outmaneuvered and eventually replaced.
Like many American policies, U.S. Middle East policies are driven
by a special interest lobby. However, the Israel Lobby, as it is called
today in the U.S., consists of vastly more than what most people
envision in the word “lobby.”
As this article will demonstrate, it is considerably more powerful
and pervasive than other lobbies. Components of it, both individuals and
groups, have worked underground, secretly and even illegally throughout
its history, as documented by scholars and participants.
has promoted policies that have exposed Americans to growing danger,
and then exaggerated this danger (while disguising its cause), fueling
recent actions that dismember some of our nation’s most fundamental
freedoms and cherished principles.
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