The Congressmen who rushed to threaten the suspension of aid to the Lebanese army after a border incident with Israel were all subsidized by AIPAC and in turn supporting right-wing Israeli positions. It is also well understood that AIPAC influence has gotten Congress to pressure Obama to act against the grain and veto the UN Resolution condemning Israel for settlement construction, a condemnation Obama himself shares. Unfortunately, Israeli positions are not always wise, and sometimes they may hurt Israel and the US, such as in Lebanon, when Iran offered to make up the slack in weapons. It is best for AIPAC not to run their own foreign policy. Remember, you are Americans first...
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