American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC] - George Soros Speaks Out ...
George Soros certainly isn't the sort of man who is stupid enough to speak about something he doesn't understand.
No way, Jose; that's not how multi-billionaires are made.
So, as soon as we saw this story today we were completely convinced - in an instant - that we should share it.
US-Israel ties bad for peace:
George Soros, the billionaire investor, has added his voice to the debate over the role of Israel's lobby in shaping US foreign policy.
In the current issue of the New York Review of Books, Soros takes issue with "the pervasive influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC]" in Washington and says the Bush administration's close ties with Israel are obstacles to a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
Soros, who is Jewish but not often engaged in Israeli affairs, echoed arguments that have fuelled debate in academia, foreign policy think tanks and parts of the US Jewish community.
"The pro-Israel lobby has been remarkably successful in suppressing criticism," wrote Soros. Politicians challenge it at their peril and dissenters risk personal vilification, he said.
Now, amble along to Al Jazeera English and acquaint yourself more fully with some all too seldom discussed (at least sensibly and publicly), Israel-US facts -- financial and otherwise.