Reprinted from Wallwritings
National U.S. congressional elections come around every two years. The latest arrives Tuesday, November 4.
The election will relieve U.S. television viewers of a steady diet of noxious attack ads funded, in an alarming measure, by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission.
Advance predictions point to the Republican Party winning the Senate and increasing its control of the House of Representatives.
Will the change make any difference to Palestinians in Gaza now suffering under their third Israeli military invasion in six years, each invasion funded by, and approved by, U.S. political leaders?
The answer is no. When it comes to foreign policy it makes little difference which political party controls the Congress.
It is the President of the United States who determines if Gaza will continue to suffer under an immoral and unjust military occupation which is reinforced periodically with invasions and bombardments, actions described by Israeli leaders as "mowing the grass."
With unwavering enforced devotion to the will of the leaders of the modern state of Israel, every U.S. president from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, has given Israel what it wants, when it wants it.
Earlier presidents -- Truman, Eisenhower and Carter -- were dragged into Israel's orbit of control, like it or not, by the growing power of Israel's control of U.S. public and political opinion.
The public is aware that it is the president who makes the nation's foreign policy decisions. During this election, an Associated Press poll, released August 7, found that foreign policy is no longer Obama's strong point.
"According to the AP poll, only 43 percent of Americans report that they approve of how President Obama is handling foreign policy", A strong majority disapproved of how he has handled the conflict in Gaza and situations in Afghanistan, Ukraine and Iraq.
Polls are only a snapshot of the moment they are taken, but the president's lack of public support for how he responded to the latest Gaza invasion offers Obama an opening to change his subservient-to-Israel stance.
An Atlantic magazine story by one of Israel's favorite U.S. writers, Jeffrey Goldberg, quoted "a high administration official" using a barnyard epithet to describe Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, a slur that brought an immediate outcry from Israel and an apology from the White House.
Goldberg is a good example of the symbiotic relationship between the government leaders of Israel and influential U.S. media members. While a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Goldbereg, U.S.-born to Jewish parents, was editor-in-chief of The Daily Pennsylvanian.
At Penn, according to Wikipedia, Goldberg worked at the Hillel kitchen serving lunch to students. After he left college he moved to Israel, where he served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a prison guard during the First Intifada.