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Speechless in Chicago
Jay Solomon reports on controversy over a planned speech.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has canceled a September speech on U.S.-Israel relations and Washington’s pro-Israel lobby by two prominent U.S. political scientists.
John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt were scheduled to use the Sept. 27 address to outline their upcoming book, “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy,” which is expected to be released by Farrar, Straus & Giroux early next month. But the president of the Chicago Council, Marshall Bouton, canceled the event under pressure from critics who were uncomfortable with the academics’ arguments, according to a letter drafted by Mearsheimer and Walt to the Council’s board.
These opponents of the event argued that the two political scientists could only address the Chicago Council if someone from the opposing side, “such as Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League, concurrently appeared on stage with the authors.
“One might argue that our views are too controversial to be presented on their own,” Mearsheimer and Walt wrote. “However, they are seen as controversial only because some of the groups and individuals that we criticized in our original article have misrepresented what we said.
No Israeli Lobby? Uh-Huh. This "non-existent" lobby has managed to again torpedo a speech that shows the part of reality that Israel doesn't like anyone to see or hear.
Only officially sanctioned agitprop from the Zionists will be allowed to reach fragile American ears and eyes. The Zionist talking points about how Israel is such a "peaceful" nation.
About--this is one of my favs--how the IDF/ZOF is the most moral Army in the world. What a big, steaming pile that one is, but a lot of people lick it up like it was ice cream.
But who can fault those people for swallowing Zionist propaganda without gagging? For that's all Americans get 24/7, is more BS Zionist propaganda about the most sadistic bunch of murderers in the world; the Zionist regime of Israel and its well-trained Army of Assassins, the ZOF (ZIONIST OCCUPATION FORCE).
America will never be able to get its policy in the Middle-East right as long as it is being dominated by the interests of AIPAC. Branding any dissent from the AIPAC party line as anti-Semitic is a short sighted strategy. What will happen when the American public wakes up the reality that they must blindly support Israel’s every military and strategy position but are not allowed to question or criticize it? Worse, those who seek sincere, responsible discussion (like Messrs Walt and Mearsheimer) are prevented from doing so. All that needs to be said that can’t be said.