M.J. Rosenberg discusses the controversy over representative Ilhan Omar’s recent comments about AIPAC, which caused everyone in and around the Israel lobby to lose their collective minds. The main problem with the outrage, explains Rosenberg, is that she’s basically correct; AIPAC really does wield enormous influence over both parties in Washington, only it has more to do with political power and the United States’ greater relationship with Israel than with actual campaign contributions.
Discussed on the show:
- “This Is How AIPAC Really Works” (The Nation)
- “2/15/19 Daniel McAdams on the Death of Congressman Walter Jones” (The Libertarian Institute)
- Meir Kahane
- “Netanyahu Just Invited Israel’s Equivalent Of The KKK To Join The Government” (The Forward)
- “Combating BDS Act of 2019” (Library of Congress)
- “This Is What the Beginning of a Real Israel Debate Looks Like” (The New Republic)
- “Watch the film the Israel lobby didn’t want you to see” (The Electronic Intifada)
M.J. Rosenberg is a former Senior Foreign Policy Fellow at Media Matters Action Network, before which he worked on Capitol Hill for 15 years for various Democratic members of the House and Senate. You can find him on Twitter @rosenberg_mj.
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