Israel lobby part 3

Both the Israel lobby and the oil lobby have warped US policy in the middle east. American patriots should reject both

By Michael Lind   79

In the months since my essay “The Israel lobby” appeared (Prospect, April 2002), US foreign policy has been aligned with-if not subordinated to-that of Ariel Sharon’s Israel to a degree that nobody could have imagined last spring. To the dismay of moderate Israelis and our European allies, President Bush has endorsed Sharon’s policies of reoccupation, the repudiation of the Oslo negotiations, the dismantling of the Palestinian Authority, and the diplomatic isolation of Arafat, while announcing unrealistic conditions for Palestinian statehood that give Israel a licence for indefinite rule over almost 4m conquered subjects.

If Adam Garfinkle-in his reply to my…

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