Israeli Foreign Minister: The United States Does What Israel Decides Should Be Done

avigdor_liebermanAt a time when the Harman scandal is focusing attention on the power of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Congress, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is quoted in his very first interview on foreign policy as saying “Believe me, America accepts all our decisions.”

Lieberman claims the country has such a hold on American politics that it would be ideal to “bring the U.S. and Russia closer.”

Lieberman is controversial and caused an outburst last year when he told Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a key U.S. ally, to “go to hell.” Sounds ideal for a diplomat in the new Israeli government.

The Lieberman comments come in the same week as National Union Chairman Ya’acov “Ketzele” Katz wrote a letter to remind him “not to forget you’re Jewish.” The letter was prompted by a report that Emmanuel irritated an American Jewish leader by saying “In the next four years, there will be a peace agreement with the Palestinians on the basis of two states for two peoples, and it does not matter to us who is the prime minister.”

It is astonishing to see these stories which only fuel objections to the degree of power exercised in Washington by Israel and Israeli lobbyists. It is unclear what these men think they are achieving in such public statements, but it is making things pretty hot in Washington this week.

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20 thoughts on “Israeli Foreign Minister: The United States Does What Israel Decides Should Be Done”

  1. Carlyle Moulton

    Him is refeering to Rahm Emmanuel, who is dual citizen Israeli, served in the Israeli Military, whose dad smuggled weapons for Jurgen of Israel before Israel we created.

    Rahm is now Chief of Staff to Obama

  2. Well he bridled the Yankees, he bridled the Yankees,
    But he didn’t find out that their credit’s no good.
    So instead of The Protector of Judea and Samaria
    He’ll wind up back in Moldova as a failed two-bit hood.

  3. Say what White Boy. This cracker don’t do so good on that junk.

    You sure whon don’t refer to White Hommie? WHom.

  4. Clarification required. In the following sentence, whom is referred to by the pronoun “him”?

    “The Lieberman comments come in the same week as National Union Chairman Ya’acov “Ketzele” Katz wrote a letter to remind him “not to forget you’re Jewish.””

  5. Anyone with even half a brain who’s been following the coverage of the torture issue could see that MSNBC is not cheerleading the president or the Congress. My guess is that the so-called “former dem” is no such thing.

  6. Former Dem,

    With your Keen Awareness and Insight I am surprised that you ever were. Would you please give me you given name, city and state in which you were registered as a Democrat, we will check this out.

    I would call Miss Cleon but she has experienced her own issues with the IRS and is not currently available for me to consult.

  7. The best return message that could be sent from America to these bozos is “Have fun in the desert by yourself”…

    Cut of ALL aid and walk away…end.

  8. I forced myself to watch MSNBC tonight. GOD HOW COULD I HAVE ever been a Democrat.

  9. Former Dem,

    Like you ever were. But to say the least. Like any good employer Obama is delegating his authority appropriately. Do you have a problem with that?

    It is called d-e-l-e-g-a-t-i-o-n of duties. Not responsibilities. I think that that is a major difference.

  10. Much like Bill Clinton passed off The Davidian Train wreck to Janet Reno as the complex was on fire (you have to talk to our AG on that said Clinton, I am not part of it), Obama just “passed off” the “torture” problem to Holder.

  11. I am getting sick to my stomach of the corruption and graft in Congress these last two years.

    Sick.

    Yet if I watch MSNBC (gag) all I hear is how great Congress & Obama is doing (gag).

  12. Should have read:

    As for the 14 Jewish Senators Randy, Al Franken, Russ Feingold and Bernie Sanders are quite different people from Joe Liberman, Chuck Shumer and Dianne Feinstein.

  13. Lieberman is a fool, whose outrageous statements have earned him a following. He is being given enough rope to hang himself by Netanyahu, not appreciably better but much less over the top
    than Lieberman. My guess is he won’t last out a year in the coalition government. AIPAC too is on its’ way out primarily because they bet on the wrong horse in the last election. As for the 14 Jewish Senators Randy, Al Franken, Russ Fe five Jews in a room, means 6 political parties. ingold and Bernie Sanders are quite different people from Joe Liberman, Chuck Shumer and Dianne Feinstein.

    I have a little tip for you, while homogeneous culturally, in some instances, Jews are about as dis harmonius as any other religious/ethnic group politically. Remember the old, old joke that 5 Jews in a room, equals 6 political parties. The only thing American Jews seem to believe in across the board is that 75% of them voted for the liberal candidate.

  14. Large donations from ‘friends of Israel’, primarily Jewish but also evangelical Christians, cause the Israel lobby to have a disproportionate impact on what America does. Jewish people also are elected in numbers disproportionate to their percentage of the American population, especially in the Senate where there are, I believe 14 Jewish senators, including Al Franken.

    I believe there are innumerable instances where the absolute support of Israel has harmed America. If we cannot be seen as an honest broker in the Middle East, we will forever just be the big brother that stands behind the obnoxious kid to ensure he can get away with any manner of irresponsible behavior.

    It is my fervent wish that President Obama will help this situation, but senators like Feinstein, Schumer and especially Joe (the senator from Israel) Lieberman will make it damned tough to make any substantial progress.

  15. What all these stories the past few days show is there are different factions in our govt. who are trying to get their message out. Notice that Jane Harmon and Diane Feinstein are a part of the war crimes story in addition to the other news they are invovlved in. Certainly cheney’s people are putting out their propaganda. We need a person who is knowledgable about the intelligence community who could explain what is really going on. I don’t think all this information comes out at the same time by accident.

  16. Yeah, and that’s why AIPAC needs to be thrown out on their ass. Corruption is corruption is corruption. Israel is not a state and as such does not deserve our protection given their history of 1) espionage against the U.S. and 2) persistent shit disturbing instead of looking for a peaceful solution.

    Lobbyists are the root of all our problems. Including this one.

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