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    • josh
    • 22.06.10 | 19:09 (IDT)

    it may make you feel better to reduce the slight betterment in US ME policy to "what Obama wants," but the fact is Israeli policy is moving so far rightward that it's alienating people like me and many other americans. As for the aid being a strategic choice, there may be an element to that, and certainly to your point about the US arms industry, but another element is AIPAC and its unholy alliance with the Christian Right, as well as many other well-funded and powerful Jewish insitutions. And the US gives Israel loan guarantees, loan forgiveness and other perqs no other country gets. Face it: Israel accepts US charity. If it were an even relationship, Israel wouldn't be so afraid of upsetting the US. But AGAIN, my comment was directed to Petra's "butt out." If someone from Egypt said that about US involvement in Egyptian foreign policy I'd have said the same

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