by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Monday Nov 10th, 2008
The new Congress is different from the last one as far as the balance of power is concerned, but its fear of the pro-Israel lobby will be unabated. True, the influence of the Zionist Evangelicals will be much diminished, but AIPAC is alive and kicking, and its kicks will be as painful as ever.
The new doorkeeper, who bears the ringing Israeli name Rahm Emmanuel (Rahm means high, Emmanuel means God with Us), is the son of an Irgun underground veteran. Rahm grew up in a Jewish home, speaks Hebrew and rushed to the aid of the Israeli army during the first Gulf War.
I don’t know his views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but he certainly will not block the path of the Israeli Prime Minister to the President.There is no chance for progress towards Israeli-Palestinian peace without American pressure on the Israeli government. That has been true for decades, and that remains true today. So America and Israel will stick together to the bitter end, as they have proven in every
Israeli-Palestinian war so far. But that end together may be sooner than they think, because of recent developments. We shall see!