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February 03, 2011

Anti-Israel Voices Exploit the Crisis in Egypt

Right out of the gate, Michael Scheuer, known for his vociferous, anti-Israel diatribes, once again exploited his podium to vent his bile against Israel:.


Israel is such an enormous detriment to the United States, our relationship with the Israelis, that it's going to become clearer to Americans that this is just going to cost us blood and lives the longer we pursue this relationship with the Israelis.

Other serial Israel-bashers were not far behind. WBUR's "On Point" radio program with Tom Ashbrook invited former New York Times' foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer -- who has blamed the murder of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy by a Palestinian on the existence of Israel -- to present his views on the situation. Predictably, Kinzer turned the blame for the unrest in the Middle East toward Israel:


Sure, what people in Egypt want is an end to corruption, more economic development, and an end to political repression, but there's something else that's very important. These regimes that have come under such intense pressure in the Middle East are regimes that support American foreign policy in the Middle East. Fundamentally, they support the idea of accommodating Israel, supporting the settlement project in the West Bank, supporting the embargo on Gaza, and they also support the intense U.S. campaign against Iran.

Posted by at February 3, 2011 01:57 PM


An anchor on KABC-Channel 7 in L.A. yesterday said: "I find it distressing that so many Jews are smearing the Egyptian protestors. It's very unseemly." The female anchor nodded her head in sad agreement.

Posted by: Adam at February 4, 2011 01:49 PM

Wow, this Kinzer guy takes the cake for Israel Derangement Syndrome!

Posted by: Susan at February 4, 2011 03:21 PM

Kinzer:"If Israel had never come into existence,or if the United States had never supported it,or if Kennedy hadn't reaffirmed that support,Sirhan would probably have never pulled the trigger." Is it any wonder that it was published by the Guardian?Almost as rich was Kinzer desribing the Haganah in the War of Independence as"Jewish insurgents."Insurgents against whom?Britain had withdrawn a year earlier and a multitude of Arab nations invaded.The guy is transparent to say the least.

Posted by: Rachamim Ben Ami at May 20, 2011 02:54 AM

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