wat0n wrote:It is to claim they have a "firm grip" over US foreign policy, which is what skinster claimed. No, it does not - whatever support Israel gets from the US owes to US interests primarily, which is shown by the fact that Israel very, very rarely votes against the US in pretty much any topic in the UN.
@JohnRawls I agree, I'm fairly sure he doesn't want to get into that sort of argument again.
I'm not someone who shares the same ideology as Skinster, and we have had pretty heated disagreements on several issues, but she isn't exactly wrong there. Israel does have a pretty strong influence on the U.S. Government and foreign policy. Their PM spoke before our Congress to go after us for not kissing their ass enough and constantly pushes for the U.S. to support their interest, and our government normally does. We have one party that gives them everything and another party that gives them most of what they want. When there was a popular BDS movement in one of our states, a Governor declared his state in close solidarity with Israel via an executive order. Just a few months ago, I even got mail asking me to help feed Israeli settlers. They have way too much influence and have subverted our democratic institutions.
Edit: Gender fix.