Australians should understand that political zionism is threat to democracy everywhere. The government of Israel will not hesitate to use the pro-Israel lobby in Australia to subvert our political system in the interests of their apartheid regime. Jonathan Cook, a British Israeli, explains….

For decades it was all but taboo to suggest that pro-Israel lobbies in the United States like AIPAC used their money and influence to keep lawmakers firmly in check on Israel-related issues – even if one had to be blind not to notice that that was exactly what they were up to.
When back in February Ilhan Omar pointed out the obvious – that US Representatives like her were routinely expected to submit to the lobby’s dictates on Israel, a foreign country – her colleagues clamoured to distance themselves from her, just as one might have expected were the pro-Israel lobby to wield the very power Omar claimed.
But surprisingly Omar did not – at least immediately – suffer the crushing fate of those who previously tried to raise this issue. Although she was pressured into apologising, she was not battered into complete submission for her honesty.
She received support on social media, as well as a wavering, muted defencefrom a Democratic grandee like Nancy Pelosi, and even a relatively sympathetic hearing from a few prominent figures in the US Jewish community.

Jonathan Cook

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Mondoweiss, Jonathan Cook.