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April 15, 2012
Does Israel Interfere in US Elections?
By James Wall
German artist Gunter Grass reveals that Israel has conspired with the rest of the world to hide the fact that it is a major nuclear threat to world peace. At the moment, US public opinion is still far behind the rest of the western world, though elites -- those who run and shape media, politics, and religion -- in the US and elsewhere, remain largely under the spell of Zionism.
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New York Times denying that Israel is "interfering" in the American presidential campaign.
Oren's letter was reported in the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz on April 12, under the headline:
This Ha'aretz headline was followed by a sub headline, stating:
The problem with Oren's attack is that the Times story did not use the term "interfering." The ambassador denies something the story does not claim.
Oren's letter skillfully ignores the facts of the story under a theoretical cloud of his own making. He also manages to bring attention of his Israeli public to a story which promises good things ahead if Romney is elected.
The facts of the Times story which Oren distorts are that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Republican presumptive presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, have a long-standing personal relationship.
The implication of the Times story is that if Romney is elected US president, the Israeli Prime Minister will have a pal in the White House. To Israelis and to Israeli loyalists in the US, this is good news.
By calling attention to the story with his faux outrage, the Ambassador is playing the role of police official Captain Renault (Claude Rains) who confronts his friend, nightclub owner, Rick (Humphrey Bogart) in the 1942 World War era film, Casablanca.
Captain Renault tells Rick he will close his club.
Of course the Israeli government interferes in US politics and the presidential race is the big kahuna. Israel's domestic UA warriors, led by the heavy-hitters from AIPAC, are deeply embedded in the 2012 elections.
Ambassador Oren knows it; everyone who pays attention knows it. But like the nuclear arsenal Israel has built in the Israeli desert, the media and politicians do not speak of it. They do not want to be branded as anti-Israel.
Who better than an American-Israeli academic turned government official than Michael Oren, to carry Israel's cause into US domestic politics even as he does not speak openly of the patently obvious.
Why is Michael Oren a natural for his job as ambassador?
A flattering Times profile of the new Ambassador described his background when he was appointed in September, 2009.
Prime Minister Netanyahu, who also spent parts of his youth in the US, chose Oren for his new position for moments like this one, as the presidential race is finally narrowed down to Obama versus Romney.
Oren's training for this post began in childhood.
The Times profile looks back to those early formative years:
Steeped in the double speak of US politics, the Ambassador is skilled at the classic political tactic, which Zionist operatives have long utilized, of denying facts that do not exist, and then diverting attention from those manufactured facts to a different topic.
I once worked for a charming editorial director who had his own unique style in pursuing the same tactic.
Faced with unpleasant facts he would say, "What else do you want to talk about?" As the boss, he set the agenda, especially when he spoke with younger underlings.
Ambassador Oren had to renounce his American citizenship to accept his appointment as Israel's man in Washington. Was that difficult? You be the judge.
This is how Oren explained his decision in the 2009 Times profile by Mark Landler:
After those reassuring hugs in Tel Aviv, newly recruited Israeli citizen Oren has dutifully adhered to whatever script his Tel Aviv bosses dictate, which is what an ambassador is supposed to do.
Oren's background and his intense loyalty to his new country, provide the right mix of Zionism and American savvy which Israel needs as pressure builds on Israel to finally embrace the democratic ideals it claims to possess.
Ambassador Oren has yet to weigh in on the German Nobel prize winning author Gunter Grass episode.
But rest assured, if Time and Newsweek had not adhered to the Zionist script when reporting on the "furor" over the Grass poem, This Must be Said, Oren would have been all over the editors of those leading national weeklies.
Those two publications already knew how to respond. They joined with the international media mob that presented the Grass story as a battle between the righteous Israeli government and a "Nazi-tainted" Grass.
To Israel and the media mob that covered the story, the fact that Grass, as a 17-year-old soldier entered the SS, rules him ineligible to criticize Israel.
The Time and Newsweek stories followed the script by omitting the central point of This Must Be Said, the fact that a prominent German author chose to risk his public reputation by writing and publishing a poem that reveals in public, that which is not to be said.
Israel has built a nuclear arsenal that contains between 200 and 400 deliverable nuclear bombs.
This arsenal was developed in secret with no outside inspection, exactly the same inspection the West is demanding Iran allow as it develops its own power-oriented nuclear program.
The lead to the Grass story is the fact, which news reports and analysis still refused to acknowledge, namely, the revelation by a prominent German artist, that Israel has conspired with the rest of the world to hide the fact that it is a major nuclear threat to world peace.
At the moment, US public opinion is still far behind the rest of the western world, though elites -- those who run and shape media, politics, and religion -- in the US and elsewhere, remain largely under the spell of Zionism.
Ambassador Oren's job in Washington is not as difficult as the task facing Israel's European ambassadors who must explain Israel's conduct to a growing dubious public.
Nicholas Kulish began his New York Times analysis with this description of the growing division between elites and the general German public.
The US public is stirring, but remains largely indifferent to the conduct of Israel. That inattention makes it easier for Prime Minister Netanyahu to take advantage of the fact that US public attention is currently diverted to the presidential campaign.
Taking advantage of the diversion, Netanyahu is doing what he always does. He steps up his settlement program in the West Bank.
The Christian Science Monitor reported this week:
Facts on the ground are always easier to establish as permanent realities while the media and its constituents are looking the other way.
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James Wall is currently a Contributing Editor of The Christian Century magazine, based in Chicago, Illinois. From 1972 through 1999, he was editor and publisher of the Christian Century magazine. Many sources have influenced Jim's writings over the years, including politics, cinema, media, American culture, and the political struggles in the Middle East. He has made more than 20 trips to that region as a journalist, during which he covered such events as Anwar Sadat's 1977 trip to Jerusalem, and the 2006 Palestinian legislative election. He has interviewed, and written about, journalists, religious leaders, political leaders and private citizens in the region.
Jim served for two years on active duty in the US Air Force, and three additional years in the USAF (inactive) reserve. He can be reached at: email@example.com