More AIPAC muscle

“AIPAC urges Congress members to sign letter to Barack Obama calling for Israel to set pace of negotiations with Palestinians.”

This is, as the Guardian notes, an attempt to forestall any efforts by the Obama administration to take any position on the Palestinian matter which doesn’t accord with Netanyahu/Likud hardline policies. The prior Bush administration took such a hands-off position to the detriment of everyone except those supporting the Likud position – and arguably to them as well even if they can no longer conceptualize how destructive they’ve been.

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