Jews, AIPAC and Palestine

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    DuaneD
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    Why do all the American politicians song and dance for AIPAC? I mean, we, the American taxpayers illegally give Israel billions of dollars (we aren’t supposed to give humanitarian aid to countries that have nuclear weapons, and Israel does) and we give them the money in one lump sum. So Israel attacks anyone that questions them as Anti-Semetic, when indeed, the person may be Anti-Zionism. So my larger question is, why do Jewish people use the Holocaust as material to guilt people into letting them do whatever they want in the Middle East, instead of actually doing what is right, and stop stealing other peoples land and killing people? What benefit is it of America to not only keep supporting them financially, but in that region, when clearly their actions in the Middle East is helping to perpetuate terrorism against our country?

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    Dot
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    AIPAC represents a lot of wealthy campaign contributors. Few politicians are willing to give up that source of financing. Most of them can’t see past their next election.

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    JerryS
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    Yes, AIPAC is a powerful lobby; but that is a relatively recent development. In the ’40s and into the 50’s, the State Department was rather anti-Semitic. Jews fleeing from Hitler’s excesses were generally not allowed into the US. (We have a long, shameful history of turning away refugees.) As for the larger situation, you need to educate yourself a bit more. It is far more complicated than you have made it. There is enough blame and shame to go around three times, and some of it belongs to the British, the Turks, the Crusaders, and the Arab invaders who took over the area 1,200 years ago. Try to read some books with more than one perspective.

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