My advice to the Jewish lobby is to roll over and give it a pass, because they will lose, even if they win - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Rammer
    • 07.01.13 | 02:38 (IST)

    If the Lobby puts up a fight, it will focus American public attention on its machinations much more than Netanyahu's intervention did. They will see that the onus of good relations between the US and its client Israel are placed entirely on the US. Congress and the Lobby will be seen as pressuring the President of the United States to make his appointments according to the wishes of a foreign state. The Lobby has already caused enough damage to itself by its running criticism for the appointment of Rand Paul to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A fight on this appointment - just as the White House is openly moving to denude Netanyahu - could actually be the tipping point

    from the article: Obama to nominate Hagel as defense secretary, says aide
    First published 17:11 06.01.13 | Last updated 17:11 06.01.13
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