Dems Tell Obama to Back Off Israel Criticism / Jason Ditz
03-Jun-2009 (2 comments)
Dems Tell Obama to Back Off Israel Criticism Congressmen Say Obama Should Stop Pressing Israel, Spend More Time Pressuring Iran by Jason Ditz, June 02, 2009 Email This | Print This | var addthis_pub="wiredispatch"; var addthis_options = 'facebook, twitter,digg, email, delicious, myspace, stumbleupon, reddit, more';

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Congressional Democrats are reportedly irked by the Obama Administration’s persistent criticism of Israel’s settlement growth. The Congressmen said it was inappropriate to pressure an ally about “domestic policies” and that instead the administration should spend more time “pressuring the Iranians to eliminate the potential of a nuclear threat from Iran.”

President Obama has called on the

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AIPAC will do its best to derail any attempt for peace

by Bavafa on

And as many congressmen and women are in the pocket of AIPAC, they will follow suit. This is an unfortunate thing for the American people, though one can argue that they deserve what they get.



Yes, there's "pressure", but it's very weak

by Ostaad on

I have scanned several publications that carry this piece, and I found this to be more like nagging than a real political pressure on Obama.

Let's not forget it's "contribution time" and the congress always goes to where the greenback is offered in exchange for favors, and who's better at this then the Zionist lobby.

The Politico has the most details about this:


As the article shows very few members have raised this point. This hardly amount to a pressure on a very popular president, especially when the right wing racits governent of Israel is openly defying the US policy. These congressmen and other Israel supporters will have a hard time justifying their support for Israel in the face of such blatant defiance which hurts the US national interests.

Remeber, the US Congress is the other occupied terriroties.