Sunday, May 6, 2012

Olmert says ‘superior powers’ — U.S. Israel lobby– took him out in 2009

Phil Weiss (Mondoweiss)

Olmert says American cash knocked him out of office in 2009. He spoke to Christiane Amanpour, and said his peace proposals in 2008 are what unnerved these rich Americans. He won't name names but he means Sheldon Adelson among others, objecting to any Palestinian presence in East Jerusalem. Remember that Adelson helped found One Jerusalem after the Clinton talks, and gave hundreds of thousands to the Republican Party before the 2000 elections.

Now I'm waiting for Olmert to say what Americans don't want to hear, that the Israel lobby hurt Jimmy Carter in 1980 and George H.W. Bush in 1992. Maybe that way American media would finally cover this large presence in our politics. Oh and then I want Olmert to complain about the dual loyalty problem of American supporters of Israel.
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