Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Calling Non-Zionist American Jews

This line is from Ray McGovern's article, Attacking Iran for Israel? as he wonders who will stop Bush and Cheney from dropping the bomb on Iran: "How about Congress? Could it act as a brake on Bush and Cheney? Forget it. If the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) with its overflowing coffers supports an attack on Iran, so will most of our spineless lawmakers. Already, AIPAC has succeeded in preventing legislation that would have required the president to obtain advance authorization for an attack on Iran."

I know that there is an unwritten pact between American Christian Fundamentalists and American and Israeli Zionists to guarantee Israel's homeland for the Jews and for the lift-off for the Apocalypse and rapture and all. 'The time of tribulations is nigh and that doomsday soon will follow.' Do the Jews of Israel want this destruction to occur in their homeland?

One of the key players in all of this is the 'godfather' of the neocon movement, Norman Podhoretz. Sourcewatch says of him: "Podhoretz converted to neo-conservatism late in the decade and transformed the magazine [Commentary] into a main source of neo-conservative writing, despite the overwhelming majority of the Jewish community itself rejecting those positions."

Here, then, is my question: Does 'the overwhelming majority of the Jewish community' also reject this supposed attack by the Bush Administration on Iran? McGovern thinks that congressional Jews are in sync with AIPAC and will go along with the plan.

Clearly there must be thousands of American Jews who do not go along with either the Armageddon or Iran-bombing scenarios. Where are their voices of protest?

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