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Israeli Group Caught Spreading Anti-Islam Propaganda via Right-Wing Facebook Pages

The Guardian reports that a mysterious Israel-based group has gained considerable influence over numerous “far-right” Facebook pages to sow anti-Islamic hatred within the United States:

“The message from Israel arrived on an otherwise unremarkable afternoon for 36-year-old Beau Villereal. At his family’s sprawling 42-acre property outside Live Oak in Florida’s rural north, Villereal sat alone in his bedroom trawling for news about Donald Trump to share on the rightwing Facebook page he runs with his mother and father.

The messenger, who gave her name as Rochale, asked Villereal to make her an editor of Pissed off Deplorables, a self-described “pro-America page” that feeds its thousands of followers a steady diet of pro-Trump, anti-Islam content.

“I totally understand you,” she wrote. “I’m from Israel and this is … really important to me to share the truth. Please give me a chance for a day.”

The Guardian article claims the Israelis are targeting the “far-right” but that’s probably not entirely accurate, as the real far-right despises Israel and Jews and would never be susceptible to coordinating with Israel. Plus, most real far-right social media accounts have long since been banned. In reality, what the Guardian is calling “far-right” Facebook pages are simply relatively newer, pro-Trump pages of the non-traditional variety. They consider anything on the right other than National Review and the Weekly Standard to be “far-right.” But in reality, much of what outlets like the Guardian and other leftwing Establishment outlets call “far-right” are actually pretty mainstream right.

At any rate, Israeli disinformation agents see right-wingers as their best way to gain a foothold in America. The inherent pro-Israel, anti-Islam bias of the American right makes mainstream right-wingers the perfect targets.

Let’s continue with the article:

“About 1,000 miles north in Staten Island, New York City, Ron Devito was tapping away on his laptop to the 20,000 followers of his pro-Trump Facebook page, Making America 1st, when he received a similar message, this time from someone using the name Tehila.

“She pitched to me that she was a good editor, she could provide some good content to increase likes and views on the page,” Devito told the Guardian. “Could I just give her a chance and let her post her stuff, right? So I figured, ‘What the heck, give it a shot’.”

Villereal and Devito weren’t the only ones. Over the past two years, a group of mysterious Israel-based accounts has delivered similar messages to the heads of at least 19 other far-right Facebook pages across the US, Australia, the UK, Canada, Austria, Israel and Nigeria.”

A Guardian investigation can reveal those messages were part of a covert plot to control some of Facebook’s largest far-right pages, including one linked to a rightwing terror group, and create a commercial enterprise that harvests Islamophobic hate for profit.”

This only makes sense when you accept the fact that we have been lied to about 9-11.

I am not yet completely certain who was really behind 9-11. Like with the Kennedy assassination, we can only speculate as the political and media establishments still maintain the “official story.”

But what I’m saying is that I do not believe 9-11 was merely a terrorist attack by Al Qaeda that caught America off-guard.

There are too many questions. For instance, Tower 7 collapsed despite not even being hit by a plane. It looked like a perfect controlled building demolition. And Larry Silverstein, the man who bought the World Trade Center just months before the 9-11 attacks, took out a massive insurance policy on the buildings that eventually netted him billions of dollars. That’s barely even scratching the surface; there’s much more.

9-11 was, if not orchestrated by the government, at least carried out with our government’s prior knowledge. Read about the Project for a New American Century, a neocon think tank founded in the late 1990s:

“The threat posed by US terrorism to the security of nations and individuals was outlined in prophetic detail in a document written more than two years ago and disclosed only recently. What was needed for America to dominate much of humanity and the world’s resources, it said, was “some catastrophic and catalysing event – like a new Pearl Harbor”. 

Richard Perle is one of the founders of the Project for the New American Century, the PNAC. Other founders include Dick Cheney, now vice-president, Donald Rumsfeld, defence secretary, Paul Wolfowitz, deputy defence secretary, I Lewis Libby, Cheney’s chief of staff, William J Bennett, Reagan’s education secretary, and Zalmay Khalilzad, Bush’s ambassador to Afghanistan. These are the modern chartists of American terrorism. The PNAC’s seminal report, Rebuilding America’s Defences: strategy, forces and resources for a new century, was a blueprint of American aims in all but name. Two years ago [Note: article written in 2002] it recommended an increase in arms-spending by $48bn so that Washington could “fight and win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars”. This has happened. It said the United States should develop “bunker-buster” nuclear weapons and make “star wars” a national priority. This is happening. It said that, in the event of Bush taking power, Iraq should be a target. And so it is.”

Prior to 9-11, a think tank comprised of the same men who would eventually hold powerful posts in the Bush Administration expressed a desire to invade Iraq (among other “rogue states”) and said that a “Pearl Harbor-type event” was needed to spur the so-called “New American Century.”

These guys sure got their Pearl Harbor-like “catalyzing” event the following year, once they had all ascended to prominent posts in the US government.

Depending on who you talk to, you’ll get different explanations (“conspiracy theories”) regarding 9-11. The “Dancing Israelis” meme that has popped up in recent months is compelling, yet of course circumstantial, evidence that the Mossad was behind 9-11.

Now, again, the details on who was really behind 9-11 are still murky and probably will be for decades.

But I do know this:

  • Israel wants America to hate Muslims.
  • Israel’s ultimate goal for, at least the past 20 years but probably the last 40 years, has been to manipulate America into destroying Iran, Israel’s greatest enemy.

As with the Kennedy Assassination, in order to demystify things, it’s important to simply look at the aftermath: who benefitted? Who got what they wanted?

With 9-11, the beneficiaries were the neocons in the government (all of them hardcore Zionists) and Israel itself.

Just months after 9-11, President George W. Bush used his first State of the Union address in January 2002 to define the “Axis of Evil,” which according to him was comprised of Iraq, Iran and North Korea, as well as Libya, Syria and Cuba. That “Axis of Evil” is better described as the Neocon Regime Change Wish List. By early 2003, we were at war in Iraq. Libya’s government was toppled eight years later by NATO. Syria’s government has been under constant assault for the past seven-plus years of civil war, but has managed to hang on with help from Russia. This is why the neocons in Washington are so irate that Trump has not only rebuffed their numerous attempts to lie us into greater involvement against Assad in Syria, but that he is pulling us out of Syria entirely.

And of course, Beltway chatter has been building about starting a war with Iran–which, thankfully, Trump has also fended off.

This was all planned out two decades ago. And it was all predicated on 9-11, which got Americans into the mindset of accepting wars in the Middle East against supposed “terror-supporting nations.” It relies on Americans hating Muslims.

If you accept, or merely allow yourself to entertain the possibility, that the official 9-11 narrative of a cut-and-dry terrorist attack isn’t true, then most of the reasoning behind our anti-Muslim hatred collapses.

In other words, I said to myself, “If Muslim terrorists weren’t actually behind 9-11, then I don’t really have much of a reason to dislike Muslims, do I?”

We are being used.

The best way to understand all the “foreign influence” in America is to recognize that America’s military is the most powerful force on the planet, and that a great many nations–especially our “allies”–are constantly seeking to steer it and manipulate it into doing their dirty work for them.

In this light, it makes perfect sense that a shadowy Israeli group (undoubtedly Mossad) would seek to sow anti-Muslim on the American right.

Why Was Israel Trying to Spy on Trump?

From POLITICO comes a rather damning story about our supposed “greatest ally” spying on President Trump’s White House, and more:

“The U.S. government concluded within the past two years that Israel was most likely behind the placement of cellphone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington, according to three former senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter.”

Apparently the Israelis were using fake cellphone towers to intercept calls and texts.

“The miniature surveillance devices, colloquially known as “StingRays,” mimic regular cell towers to fool cellphones into giving them their locations and identity information. Formally called international mobile subscriber identity-catchers or IMSI-catchers, they also can capture the contents of calls and data use.

The devices were likely intended to spy on President Donald Trump, one of the former officials said, as well as his top aides and closest associates — though it’s not clear whether the Israeli efforts were successful.”

We should definitely assume they were.

“But unlike most other occasions when flagrant incidents of foreign spying have been discovered on American soil, the Trump administration did not rebuke the Israeli government, and there were no consequences for Israel’s behavior, one of the former officials said.”

If this were the Russians, we would never hear the end of it from the media. The media would probably be trying to provoke full-on shooting and bombing warfare.

But this story was barely a blip on the major media’s radar.

For his part, Trump refuses to believe the report:

“After this story was published, Trump told reporters that he would find it “hard to believe” that the Israelis had placed the devices.

“I don’t think the Israelis were spying on us,” Trump said. “My relationship with Israel has been great…Anything is possible but I don’t believe it.”

It’s quite possible this story was fabricated by anti-Israel intelligence community officials in an effort to get Trump to turn against Israel. That’ll never happen because Trump has a major hard-on for Israel, but it’s at least possible that this is what happened.

After all, why would Israel do anything to poison the relationship with the man who ripped up the Iran deal and moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem?

So it’s possible this story is made-up.

But if not–if the story of Israel trying to spy on the Trump White House is true–then it it definitely begs some very uncomfortable questions.

For example, if Israel is so grateful for everything we do for them–and again, Trump has done a lot for them, as have all past presidents dating back to 1948–then why would they need to spy on him?

Why would our “greatest ally” need to spy on us?

Well, perhaps, Israel is not actually our greatest ally, and instead only pretends to be in order to use us for foreign aid and to fight their Middle Eastern wars for them.

Maybe this is much-ado about nothing. It’s likely that we spy on the Israelis and every other supposed ally of ours, like Britain, France and Germany. Remember the story from several years back about how Obama personally approved wiretaps on the phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel?

Still, I think the story just goes to show you that you can never be completely trusting with any other country out there–even your ostensible “greatest allies.”

Trump needs to stop being so trusting with the Israelis. They may have a very powerful lobby in Washington, but that shouldn’t matter to the guy who is so rich he doesn’t have to listen to any lobbyists. After all, wasn’t that part of the inherent appeal of Trump from the start?

Israel acts in its own interests. Our interests are not always theirs, and vice versa. It’s time we started putting our own first–even ahead of Israel’s.

Who Was Epstein Working For?

In my previous post on Epstein I ended on a question: who facilitated and funded Epstein’s rapid rise from high school calculus teacher to billionaire hedge-fund manager for the ultra wealthy?

It seems likely there was some elite person or group that Epstein was doing his blackmailing on behalf of. Certainly Epstein himself benefitted from his blackmailing schemes to the tune of billions of dollars and access to the most powerful people in the world, but it’s hard to believe that was all there was to it.

During his vetting interviews for Labor Secretary with the Trump Transition team in early 2017, Alex Acosta was asked about the Epstein case from 2008 and this was his answer on why he let Epstein off with such a light punishment:

“Is the Epstein case going to cause a problem [for confirmation hearings]?” Acosta had been asked. Acosta had explained, breezily, apparently, that back in the day he’d had just one meeting on the Epstein case. He’d cut the non-prosecution deal with one of Epstein’s attorneys because he had “been told” to back off, that Epstein was above his pay grade. “I was told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’ and to leave it alone,” he told his interviewers in the Trump transition, who evidently thought that was a sufficient answer and went ahead and hired Acosta.

Very powerful people intervened in the 2008 Epstein case to make sure he was let off with minimal punishment.

So the question is, who were/are those very powerful people?

Ann Coulter thinks Epstein was state-sponsored, meaning working on behalf of a foreign government:

“Epstein according to both the girls accounts, he wanted them to have sex with powerful men, come back to him and report on it, describe what they wanted what their fetishes were and he had cameras throughout the house so this is obviously for blackmailing purposes,” said Coulter.

“It just seems to me something much bigger is behind this — perhaps a state sponsor — powerful enough people … it just seems to me there’s something a very powerful force behind what’s going on here and I am still nervous about this not coming to a conclusion, somehow this getting compromised,” she added.

It makes sense. One doesn’t just mysteriously become an untouchable billionaire like Epstein without government support or at least permission.

So which state was sponsoring Epstein?

There are strong indications that he might have been connected to Israeli intelligence, the Mossad. The possible Epstein-Mossad connection centers on Epstein’s former girlfriend and later procurer of young girls, Ghislaine Maxwell. Ghislaine Maxwell’s father was Robert Maxwell, a British media magnate and former Member of Parliament who died under mysterious circumstances in 1991:

“Ian Robert Maxwell (10 June 1923 – 5 November 1991), born Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch, was a British media proprietor and Member of Parliament (MP). Originally from Czechoslovakia, Maxwell rose from poverty to build an extensive publishing empire. After his death, huge discrepancies in his companies’ finances were revealed, including his fraudulent misappropriation of the Mirror Group pension fund.

Early in his life, Maxwell escaped from Nazi occupation, joined the Czechoslovak Army in exile in World War II and was decorated after active service in the British Army. In subsequent years he worked in publishing, building up Pergamon Press to a major publishing house. After six years as an MP during the 1960s, he again put all his energy into business, successively buying the British Printing Corporation, Mirror Group Newspapers and Macmillan Publishers, among other publishing companies.

Maxwell had a flamboyant lifestyle, living in Headington Hill Hall in Oxford, from which he often flew in his helicopter, and sailing in his luxury yacht, the Lady Ghislaine. He was notably litigious and often embroiled in controversy, including about his support for Israel at the time of the 1948 Palestine war. In 1989, he had to sell successful businesses, including Pergamon Press, to cover some of his debts. In 1991, his body was discovered floating in the Atlantic Ocean, having fallen overboard from his yacht. He was buried in Jerusalem.”

He fell overboard? Come on.

“On 5 November 1991, Maxwell was last in contact with the crew of his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, at 4:25 a.m. local time, but was found to be missing later in the morning. Maxwell was presumed to have fallen overboard from the vessel, which was cruising off the Canary Islands, and his naked body was subsequently recovered from the Atlantic Ocean. The official ruling at an inquest held in December 1991 was death by a heart attack combined with accidental drowning, although three pathologists had been unable to agree on the cause of his death at the inquest; he had been found to have been suffering from serious heart and lung conditions. Murder was ruled out by the judge and, in effect, so was suicide. He was buried on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.”

This is quite difficult to believe. He had a heart attack and then fell overboard?

And why was he buried on sacred ground in Jerusalem? He must have had a special connection to Israel:

“A hint of Maxwell’s service to the Israeli state was provided by John Loftus and Mark Aarons, who described Maxwell’s contacts with Czechoslovak anti-Stalinist Communist leaders in 1948 as crucial to the Czechoslovak decision to arm Israel in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. Czechoslovak military assistance was both unique and crucial for the fledgling state as it battled for its existence. It was Maxwell’s covert help in smuggling aircraft parts into Israel that led to the country having air supremacy during their 1948 War of Independence.”

More on the Mossad angle, which came from none other than Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the New Yorker:

Shortly before Maxwell’s death, a former employee of Israel’s Military Intelligence Directorate, Ari Ben-Menashe, approached a number of news organisations in Britain and the U.S. with the allegation that Maxwell and the Daily Mirrors foreign editor, Nicholas Davies, were both long-time agents for Mossad. Ben-Menashe also claimed that in 1986, Maxwell had told the Israeli Embassy in London that Mordechai Vanunu had given information about Israel’s nuclear capability to The Sunday Times, then to the Daily Mirror. Vanunu was subsequently kidnapped by Mossad and smuggled to Israel, convicted of treason and imprisoned for eighteen years.

I’m sure Maxwell’s mysterious death had nothing to do with this at all.

“Ben-Menashe’s story was ignored at first, but eventually The New Yorker journalist Seymour Hersh repeated some of the allegations during a press conference in Londonheld to publicise “The Samson Option,” Hersh’s book about Israel’s nuclear weapons. On 21 October 1991, two MPs, Labour’s George Galloway and the Conservative Rupert Allason (also known as espionage author Nigel West), agreed to raise the issue in the House of Commons under Parliamentary Privilege protection, which in turn allowed British newspapers to report events without fear of libel suits. Maxwell called the claims “ludicrous, a total invention” and sacked Davies. A year later, in Galloway’s libel settlement against Mirror Group Newspapers (in which he received “substantial” damages), Galloway’s counsel announced that the MP accepted that the group’s staff had not been involved in Vanunu’s abduction. Galloway himself, however, referred to Maxwell as “one of the worst criminals of the century.”

This is all very complicated and hard to follow stuff, but the bottom line is that Robert Maxwell was involved with the Mossad. He was, after all, buried in Jerusalem following his death despite being a naturalized British citizen.

So the connection from Epstein to Robert Maxwell is through Maxwell’s daugher Ghislaine. Ghislaine believes her father was murdered:

“Her father named his luxury yacht, the Lady Ghislaine in her honour, and it was near the yacht in the Canary Islands in 1991 that his body was found floating in the sea. Though a verdict of death by accidental drowning was recorded, Maxwell has since stated that she believes her father was murdered, commenting in 1997 that “He did not commit suicide. That was just not consistent with his character. I think he was murdered.” After his death, Robert Maxwell was found to have fraudulently appropriated the pension assets of his Mirror Group Newspapers to support its share price and was disgraced.

Maxwell moved to the United States after her father’s death, and has since become a prominent socialite in New York City.”

British Authors Gordon Thomas and Martin Dillion agree with Ghislaine that her father was murdered. The two wrote a book in 2003 called “The Assassination of Robert Maxwell: Israel’s Superspy.” In the book, they essentially argue that Maxwell was indeed an Israeli agent who eventually had a falling-out with the Mossad (over Maxwell’s attempts to blackmail the Mossad for money to prop up his crumbling media empire), which resulted in him being murdered by Mossad agents on his yacht in late 1991.

The Epstein connection:

“After moving to America, Maxwell and the billionaire American financier Jeffrey Epstein had a romantic relationship, and Maxwell remained close to him after their break-up. Maxwell has attracted press coverage for her friendship with Prince Andrew, Duke of York, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, who attended social functions with her in New York. Maxwell introduced Epstein to Prince Andrew and the three often socialized together. She and her partner, Jeffrey Epstein are also close friends of Bill Clinton, who flew over 26 times on Epstein’s private jet, referred to as the Lolita Express.

In 2008, Epstein was convicted of soliciting a minor for prostitution and served 13 months of an 18-month jail sentence. Details of a civil lawsuit made public in January 2015 contained a deposition from a woman, identified as ‘Jane Doe 3’, accusing Maxwell of having recruited her in 1999, when she was a minor, to have sex with Epstein. A 2018 expose by the Miami Herald revealed Jane Doe 3 to be Virginia Roberts, who in 1999 was Virginia Giuffre. Roberts asserted that she was introduced by Maxwell to Epstein and then “groomed by the two for his pleasure, including lessons in Epstein’s preferences during oral sex.”

Maxwell has repeatedly denied any involvement in Epstein’s crimes. In a 2015 statement, Maxwell rejected allegations that she has acted as a “madame for Epstein” and “facilitated Prince Andrew’s acts of sexual abuse.” Maxwell’s spokesperson said that “the allegations made against Ghislaine Maxwell are untrue” and that she “strongly denies allegations of an unsavoury nature, which have appeared in the British press and elsewhere and reserves her right to seek redress at the repetition of such old defamatory claims.”

According to the Miami Herald, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of Epstein’s victims, sued Maxwell in federal court in the Southern District of New York in 2015. Giuffre asserted that Maxwell and Epstein trafficked her and other underage girls, often at sex parties that Epstein hosted at his homes in New York, New Mexico, Palm Beach, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Maxwell called her a liar. Giuffre sued for defamation. While details of the settlement were not made public, the case was settled in Giuffre’s favour, with Maxwell paying Giuffre “millions.”

On 16 April 2019, a new accuser, Maria Farmer, went public and filed a sworn affidavit in federal court in New York, saying that she was sexually assaulted and her then-15-year-old sister was molested by Epstein and his companion, Ghislaine Maxwell, in 1996.”

Ghislaine Maxwell is the possible Mossad link to Epstein, via her late father Robert who was likely a Mossad agent.

This gives a whole new perspective to Alex Acosta’s remark that Epstein “belonged to intelligence.”

Whose intelligence? Our’s our Israel’s?

Here’s the upshot of it all:

You want to talk about foreign influence in American politics? Here you go.

The Greatest Threat to the World’s Jews

I present the most anti-semitic elected official in America, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN):

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Now, Greenwald was entirely right in what he said: it is quite stunning to see how ferocious elected American officials are in policing criticism of a foreign nation.

Most Republican politicians have a zero tolerance policy for criticism of Israel, but will sit passively as people bad-mouth America up and down.

It’s all based in this ridiculous assumption that any criticism of Israel–any at all–is tantamount to calling for the eradication of the Jews.

Anyway, Omar clarified just what she meant:

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AIPAC is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel, says Ilhan Omar.

I will say it loud and clear for the umpteenth time:

The greatest threat to the world’s Jews–in America, in Europe and in the Middle East–is Islam.

It is not a few dozen alt-righters with tiki torches in a city park.

It’s not David Duke, a largely irrelevant former Klansman from Louisiana who hasn’t held political office since 1992. Duke is only as well-known as he is because the Democratic Propaganda Media gives him attention in order to smear Republicans through guilt by party affiliation and to promote the narrative that literal Nazism is running rampant in America.

It is most certainly not President Donald Trump, who is routinely smeared as the New Hitler, despite being the most proudly and unequivocally pro-Israel President in recent memory.

It is Islam.

This presents a dilemma for the Democrats, who maintain that Islam Is A Religion of Peace and that the Republicans could at any moment start up a Second Holocaust.

You’re not allowed to criticize Muslims, and you’re not allowed to criticize Jews.

But what happens when a Muslim criticizes Jews?

Who wins out on the hierarchy of Groups Beyond Reproach?

Jews, it turns out:

“In an unprecedented rebuke under the new Congress, House Democratic leaders on Monday roundly condemned Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for statements about supporters of Israel that were widely viewed as anti-Semitic and called on her to apologize.

The statement issued by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democratic leadership team followed the latest in a string of controversial comments from the freshman lawmaker — as well as pressure from Republican leaders to speak out.

“Anti-Semitism must be called out, confronted and condemned whenever it is encountered, without exception,” the statement said. “We are and will always be strong supporters of Israel in Congress because we understand that our support is based on shared values and strategic interests. Legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies is protected by the values of free speech and democratic debate that the United States and Israel share. But Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive.”

So apparently there are limits to what the Democratic cultural and political establishment allows minorities in this country to get away with.

Ironically, the immediate and widespread condemnation from across the political spectrum more or less proved Omar’s point about Israel having many American politicians in its pocket.

Now, I’m of the belief that Israel does have too much influence over American foreign policy, but I also believe Israel is America’s clear-cut #1 ally in the Middle East.

Growing up I was always taught that the Jews are God’s chosen people and that the Jews have been persecuted for thousands of years.

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No matter how many times the Jews have been expelled and slaughtered, they always manage to survive. This is not by accident.

But that said, we could benefit from a little healthy distance between our two nations. Standing with Israel does not have to entail being Israel’s pocket and getting into wars on Israel’s behalf.

Israel is armed to the teeth with nukes and advanced weaponry. They can handle themselves just fine. We don’t need to have American troops deployed all over the Middle East in order for Israel to remain safe.

We should work with and support Israel when it is mutually advantageous to do so. But right now it seems like our policy is to do Israel’s bidding even when there are no clear US interests at stake.

It is not “antisemitic” to say this.

We have our own national interests, Israel has its own. Just like any other nation. This doesn’t mean we should abandon Israel to the wolves, but only that we should look out for ourselves first and foremost.

Israeli Jews keenly understand that their greatest threat comes from Islam. They understand this far more than their Western Jewish counterparts, who still largely fear and resent white Christians and believe they’re raring to start another Holocaust.

Hopefully this Ilhan Omar episode opens more Jews’ eyes here in America to the truth: the more Muslims that come to America, the less safe it is for Jews.

In this sense, I think American foreign policy towards Israel is basically on the money in that it seeks to unite against a common enemy, Islam.

But at the same time, Israel does exert too much influence on our politicians. You can say this without being anti-Israel.

So I guess my main critique of Omar is not that she pointed out that AIPAC has too much influence on American politicians–on that, she’s absolutely correct.

My critique of Omar is more that I don’t trust her ultimate motives given that Muslims have a deep, arguably primordial, hatred of the Jews.

I don’t believe Omar wants to reorient American foreign policy to be more in our national interests, but rather to be anti-Israel and pro-Muslim.