FEELING THE LOVE AT AIPAC

Remember these…. Feeling The Love In Jerusalem and The Love Israelis Have For Barack Obama ….. Yet, the folks at AIPAC seem to have a way of erasing this from people’s minds … and the checks keep coming in.
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Read the following and then see for yourself below the hatefest at AIPAC…
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By Max Blumenthal

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On May 22, thousands of supporters of America’s most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group, the America-Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, converged on Washington for the group’s annual conference. For two days they watched Democratic and Republican congressional leaders pledge their undivided loyalty to the state of Israel, and by extension, to AIPAC’s legislative agenda. Speeches by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu highlighted the conference, with Obama attempting to clarify his statement demanding that 1967 borders be the “starting point” for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

I interviewed several AIPAC delegates in the streets outside the conference. While few, if any, of them were able to demonstrate the slightest degree of sophistication in their understanding of the Israel-Palestine crisis, they had been briefed inside on how to respond to critics. No one I spoke to would concede that Israel occupied any part of Palestinian territory; none would concede that Israel had committed acts of indiscriminate violence or that it had transferred Palestinians by force; one interviewee could not distinguish Palestine from Pakistan. With considerable wealth and negligible knowledge — few had spent much time inside Israel — the delegates were easily melded by the cadre of neoconservative and Israeli “experts” appearing in AIPAC’s briefing sessions.

As the day wore on, many delegates waded into confrontations with members of Code Pink and Palestine solidarity demonstrators who had set up a protest camp across the street. With conflict intensifying on the sidewalk, Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin invited AIPAC delegates to express themselves from the protest stage. There, their most visceral feelings and deeply held views about Israel-Palestine crisis were revealed. See it for yourself.

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Feeling the Ignorance at AIPAC 2011

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9 Comments

  1. FreePalestine said,

    May 25, 2011 at 19:32

    Wow. This Video is Awesome. Ignorance at it’s finest. I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time. Sadly, I really think that the pro-Zionists believe what they’re saying. They believe Hamas is trying to kill them, they believe their was no Palestinian people before 1948 (LOL!). They believe the Palestinians had their chance at statehood and turned it down. They believe they ‘won’ all those ‘wars’. This is what they teach in Israeli schools.

  2. IuPenn said,

    May 25, 2011 at 20:52

    The tragedy is that this whole story the completely delusional meeting the oppressed they created.
    This can’t end well.

  3. Sheik Yerbootie said,

    May 25, 2011 at 23:03

    You seriously expect me to watch and listen to this disgusting shit? (I feel unclean- from a kind of filth that won’t wash off!)

  4. RonJ said,

    May 26, 2011 at 01:16

    It is very hard to watch this. They truly, truly believe what they are saying. They are not the kind of people who are prone to self-reflection. I loved the ‘recovering zionist,’ however.

  5. FreePalestine said,

    May 26, 2011 at 01:34

    @Sheik Yerbootie

    It was hard to watch, but I kept watching because it made me laugh. Seeing that old guy get really offended over the word ‘occupation’ or seeing those kids get all angry and passionate while dispensing false versions of history. It is most definitely disgusting. Not that it makes it all better by any means, but I’m certain those kids believe what they are saying.. and that makes me sad. I don’t think there is any way short of a clockwork orange style rehabilitation of the facts.

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  7. Fran SA said,

    May 26, 2011 at 17:23

    Arrogant occupiers of the USA.
    It is interesting to see the servitude of the ‘democracy of the world’ to a little country with no borders and no constitution, somewhere in the deserts.
    Asking people of Jerusalem what they think about Obama or Americans in general, is a good lesson to watch the compassionate ‘mutual love and understanding’
    Just wondering how is it that Jewish/Izraeli in izrael feel free to criticise USA, offend aAmericans and their leaders.. But people of the country of free get petrified if asked anything about Izrael.
    Obviously AIPEC is a circus – full of terrifying, untrained beasts. They can devour everybody who’d dare ask: Do the people of Israel love the people of the USA?

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