Time to rethink
The Jerusalem Post / Hilary Leila Krieger, The Jerusalem Post
27-Jul-2009 (one comment)

Howard Berman likes to joke that he became a Zionist before he became a Democrat.


"Israel's security and the US-Israeli relationship
is for me an issue that shapes my whole agenda [in] Congress, and
guides it," he told The Jerusalem Post in a recent interview in his Capitol Hill office. 


Dan Huck

Jerusalem Post introduces the Sanctions Lawmaker

by Dan Huck on

Chairman Berman advocates "draconian sanctions" to force Iranian compliance, and he wants us to do it soon. He similarly advocated for draconian sanctions for Iraq. AIPAC felt it was neccessary.

Is this reasonable that the U.S. has as it's chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, evidently filtering every action of that committee, which is so important to our nation in our relationships with the nations of the world, through the monolithic lens of "Israel's security and the US-Israeli relationship"? He says this "is for me an issue that shapes my WHOLE (caps mine) agenda in Congress and guides it". Our Congress, apparently, feels no need to suggest IT is capable of honest, cool deliberation of our policies without apparent condescension to this foreign nation!