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    • chet
    • 16.03.10 | 19:17 (IST)

    The five million American Jews form less than two per cent of the US population. Yet from within this tiny percentage, an even smaller percentage, AIPAC, is able to wield disproportionately huge influence. Why? Originally, the reason was based on Holocaust Guilt - that this oppressed people should have a homeland and unconditional US support to that end. Now, that has metastisised into an organization that with its money and political influence is able to influence every Congressional and Senate seat. All politicians are terrified of the consequences of not toeing its line. Thus we have the skewed US policy vis-a-vis Israel.

    from the article: Israel's Titanic moment: Does Obama want Bibi's head?
    First published 15:11 16.03.10 | Last updated 19:23 16.03.10
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