First I meant the Jewish voting block. Your argument is that anyone who runs for congress is an idol and believes all the propaganda pumped onto them like all Arabs are terrorists, God gave the land to Jews etc. etc. the propaganda line that really pisses me off is that Israel shares values with the USA. Maybe back a couple of hundred years ago when the US ethnically cleansed the West of indigenous Indians by terrorism (like killing entire villages sound familiar?) or took a hole lot of land from Mexico by force of arms. But not since we got civilized and by and large follow international law. Israel shares values closest with the old South Africa or Nazi Germany. Israel has done absolute every war crime against the Palestinians that Nazis did to Jews except for extermination camps. I can not justify Israels treatment of Palestinians like the rest of the world. Property confiscation, ethnic cleansing, murder of Palestinian political leaders, collective punishment of civilians, started wars pf aggression for 'living space', propaganda of positions etc. etc. etc. It is not credible that all of USA elected officials have no knowledge of the Wall, children getting shot when get too close, houses of resistance fighters bulldozed, Cast Lead, The Turkish Ship. the Liberty incident, etc. etc, Bottom line, a senator has to be bought, stupid or amoral to accept Israels viewpoint. I think bought or fear of being thrown out of office is the common thread. Obama had made a tragic decision do the right thing or get reelected. He has made a morally fatal decision to go to the dark side. While I had respected him hope he never holds a public office again.
Spain investigating ex-IMF chief Rato for fraud (Reuters)
from the article: Abbas calls on European countries to recognize Palestine