09 December 2009

U.S. officials face 'pro-Israel' background check

Hey America, what's the craic? Enjoying the Holidays? Festive Spirit and all? Feeling good? You won't after reading this:

From NorthernTruthSeeker
There is an amazing story in Ha'aretz today on the "pro-Israel" litmus test that determines who is permitted to serve in the United States government:

Every appointee to the American government must endure a thorough
background check by the American Jewish community.
The story goes on to rehearse what happened to Chas Freeman (whose appointment was derailed by the Israel lobby because he voiced a few mild criticisms of Israel's behavior) and reports that similar complaints are now being raised against the appointment of former Senator Chuck Hagel. Rightwing Jewish groups are complaining about the appointment of Hannah Rosenthal to direct the Office to Combat and Monitor Anti-Semitism. Why? Apparently she's been involved with J Street. Ms. Rosenthal, who is forced to defend her own appointment by telling an interviewer:

I love Israel. I have lived in Israel. I go back and visit every
chance I can. I consider it part of my heart. And because I love it so much, I want to see it safe and secure and free and democratic and living safely."
READ IT ALL
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2 comments:

seansmom said...

My Palestinian husband is an entrepreneur and NEVER tells anyone he is PALESTINIAN. Why? Because it's NOT ALLOWED if one wants to stay in the rat race here in the US. Get it? Just to claim the nationality can create all kinds of problems, even when we travel. If you openly claim to be Palestinian you are tagged as an antagonist. He is a "Jordanian" even though he is not a Jordanian. Jordanian's are NOT Palestinians. But to be Jordanian is allowed. His children are not allowed to mention Palestinian. This is life in the Zionist US. His parents are Jerusalemites who fled to Jordan during the 1948 Nakba. And the foreigners still rule Palestine.

Irish4Palestine said...

@seansmom

My heart goes out to you and your family. It is a shame that the Civil Rights movement in America failed.....

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