“The vast majority of the Democrats and Republicans in Congress support Israel because it is a valuable ally that shares fundamental ideals in a volatile region of the world”

THE HILL
The myth of the pro-Israel lobby
by former Congressman Steve Israel
March 11, 2019

There is something deeply troubling, and even dangerous, about the fevered debate over the influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on members of Congress. Both the left and the right are locked in a narrative that members of Congress support Israel either because they love that land or because they are gripped by a powerful lobby. But what is missing from the argument is what really motivates most of my former colleagues: What is good for the United States? The current framing, whether by calculated design or simple inference, casts a shadow on the political motives of supporting Israel.  READ MORE

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