'Groundbreaking' Study: U.S. Middle East policy motivated by pro-Israel lobby
Hold your breath for this one folks, and prepare to be blown away: according to a truly earth-shattering new study published Thursday by researchers from Harvard University and the University of Chicago, U.S. Middle East policy is not in America's national interest and is motivated primarily by the country's pro-Israel lobby.
And it took Ivy League professors to figure this out? Tell us something we don't know!
In all seriousness, though the conclusions couldn't be more obvious if they were to hit them in the face (then, Einstein was self-admittedly a slow learner too), it took guts for Meirsheimer and Walt (with whom I took classes) to publish something like this given what lengths I'm sure Dershowitz and company will go to discredit them and label them anti-semites. In the report, they 'dare' to question the U.S.'s unqualified support for Israel as well as Israel's strategic value, democracy, and alleged moral superiority, and surmise that the lobby may be damanging to the interests of Israel itself.
"Unlike the US, where people are supposed to enjoy equal rights irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity, Israel was explicitly founded as a Jewish state and citizenship is based on the principle of blood kinship. Given this, it is not surprising that its 1.3 million Arabs are treated as second-class citizens, or that a recent Israeli government commission found that Israel behaves in a ‘neglectful and discriminatory’ manner towards them. Its democratic status is also undermined by its refusal to grant the Palestinians a viable state of their own or full political rights."
Finally, someone saying it like it is.