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Many a Washington insider has raised speculation about the close ties between AIPAC leadership and the White House
Many a Washington insider has raised speculation about the close ties between AIPAC leadership and the White House
As the nation’s largest and certainly most influential Israel lobby gears up for their 2014 annual convention in Washington, DC, it appears that members of AIPAC are in a quandary as to what their precise legislative agenda will be when they storm Capitol Hill on the last day in the nation’s capital.  After all, much has changed in the geo-political landscape over the last year. The crippling economic sanctions imposed upon Iran by the United States and the international community have abated as the world watches and sees if Iran will tangibly curtail their nuclear program.

Thanks to the Geneva agreement all bets are off with Iran as the US attempts to make gargantuan diplomatic strides with the rogue state that consistently promises Israel’s annihilation.

Curiously, AIPAC has been strangely silent on the administration’s role in orchestrating this bogus deal with Iran.  Many a Washington insider has raised speculation about the close ties between AIPAC leadership and the White House. The question that keeps stubbornly popping up at Jewish sponsored cocktail parties and dinners these days goes something like this: Is AIPAC selling out their role as Israel’s chief advocate and defender in Congress and the executive branch in order to acquiesce to the agenda of Obama, Biden and Kerry?

Time will soon tell, but with the proverbial knife at Israel’s throat in terms of being coerced to accept a suicidal peace agreement with the Palestinians that calls for an insane “two-state solution”, there is no doubt that Iran will be a ready supplier of armaments for both the PA and Hamas.

According to the NY Times of Feb 22 there is a glimmer of hope. AIPAC leaders Michael Kassen and Lee Rosenberg, provided “guidelines” for the Obama administration’s diplomatic efforts to achieve a peaceful dismantling of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. They said AIPAC supports “a policy that complements the current negotiations with a range of congressional actions that threaten greater economic and diplomatic pressure on the Iranian government.” They continued: “In fact, diplomacy that is not backed by the threat of clear consequences poses the greatest threat to negotiations — and increases the prospects for war — because it tells the Iranians they have nothing to lose by embracing an uncompromising solution.”

Having said this, the affluent and trendy liberal Democrats in AIPAC who helped bankroll President Obama’s presidential races should pause and decide in which way they will traverse. While it is tempting to march lock step with the Obama administration; these AIPAC leaders would do well to take a deep breath and remind themselves that the future of the Jewish nation hangs in the balance.

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