Israel controls our political system by voting in a block but more importantly by organizations like AIPAC which sprinkles large amounts of money over both houses of congress. It is over 250 million a year in campain contributions to corrupt the USA government. I think Mosad must kick back some of US grants to bribe the congress I don't know of any Jew who gives regularly to AIPAC. If you have a unbiased position on the ME you can not get elected . AIPAC will flood your opponents with cash etc.We need a government paid campains but will not happen this century.
High school teacher's union threatens strike (Haaretz)
from the article: Abbas calls on European countries to recognize Palestine