Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Israel lobby - The influence of AIPAC on US Foreign Policy

An episode of the Dutch documentary program "Tegenlicht" about the Israel lobby in the USA.

This new documentary (April 2007) was created as a result of the controversy created by Mearsheimer and Walt's "The Israel Lobby" article. Featuring interviews with Mearsheimer, geostrategist Lawrence Wikerson, Richard Perle, historian and critic Tony Judt, John Hagee, former Congressman Earl Hilliard, Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch, Michael Massing and Daniel Levy.

We call to the reader's attention the irony of Richard Perle's denial that there is any evidence to suggest that some people within the US power structure might be putting Israel's interests ahead of US interests. Observe that Richard Perle is listed as the Study Group Leader for the authors of A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm, a New Israeli Strategy Toward 2000

Another point of interest is the role of John Hagee, author of FROM DANIEL TO DOOMSDAY The Countdown Has Begun, which is available at We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried.

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