Monday, August 20, 2007
The weakness of the Zionist lobby
As Geoffrey Alderman wrote in last week's Jewish Chronicle, the US government is currently proposing to make a gift of some $20 billion of military hardware to Saudi Arabia and other Arab states in the region. Quite apart from her horrendous human rights record, Saudi Arabia does not recognise Israel, is technically still at war with Israel, actively participates in the Islamic boycott of Israel, does not permit a single Jew to live within her borders, and is one of the world's leading purveyors of Holocaust Denial literature. As Alan Dershowitz points out here (on page 12), this is not the first time the US has supplied military aid to the Saudis, Israeli objections notwithstanding. I hope this will be pointed out loud and clear to the next person (whether neo-Nazi, left wing journalist, Islamic propagandist, or Christian anti-Zionist) who suggests that American foreign policy is unduly influenced by Jewish neocons and the wicked Zionist lobby.