Nothing to celebrate - US elections bad for Arabs

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Addressing AIPAC, the largest lobby in the US representing a foreign country, last year, Pelosi boasted of how "America's commitment to the safety and security of the State of Israel is unwavering. America and Israel share an unbreakable bond: in peace and war; and in prosperity and in hardship."

She complained that Palestinian National Authority President Mahmud Abbas "has not removed Arafat's corrupt cronies from positions of power, nor has he moved to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure".

There's no record of any praise by Pelosi for the democratic election of Hamas to replace "Arafat's corrupt cronies".

During the same speech, Pelosi labelled any reference to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict being about Israel's occupation of Palestine as "absolute nonsense". She added, "In truth, the history of the conflict is not over occupation, and never has been: it is over the fundamental right of Israel to exist."

The most daunting thing that she said during her presentation to AIPAC was "The greatest threat to Israel's right to exist, with the prospect of devastating violence, now comes from Iran."

To make matters worse, Representative Henry Waxman, in line to chair the House Government Reform Committee, said, in an online chat with Zionist supporters, "There will be some Democratic chairmen who may not share all my views or have as clear a perspective on Israel as I do, but they will not be chairing committees dealing with Israel and the Middle East."

America needs more than just a shift from Republicans to Democrats in Congress if it hopes to move toward peace in the Middle East. The Palestinians are no better off than they were; and there's no less danger of a military confrontation with Iran, unless...

American voters need to make it perfectly clear to their congressional representatives that the recent vote was a mandate to end its warmongering in the Middle East.

That means an end to the American contribution to the carnage in Iraq. It means an end to blind support for Israel's massacres in Gaza and destruction in the West Bank. It means an absolute refusal to entertain military action against Iran in order to mollify Israel and its lobbies in America.


 

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