"It seems to me that it’s pretty hard to imagine us going into Iraq without the strong lobbying efforts from AIPAC [American Israeli Public Affairs Committee] and the neocons, who think they know what’s good for Israel more than Israel knows. The invisible elephant in the room on this issue is the Israeli factor. People don’t like to talk about it." - General Odom, from the article, "General Condemnation," by George Kenney, In These Times, March 8, 2006.The only way there can be peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and Muslims in general, is a fundamental change in the American-Israeli relationship. America's psychological attachment to Israel must be broken. The current relationship is irrational and the source of many evils.
In this article, I laid out 45 reasons why America should cut off ties with Israel, AIPAC, and the Neocons.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says that both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have a "slave-like mentality toward Israel." Their basic attitude is that America should be sacrificed for Israel's sake. "Both candidates represent the interests of Israel, not the interests of the US," writes Paul Craig Roberts.
The leaders of Israel will not change course and become more peace-minded because the majority of their people are spiritually committed to a perpetual war against Arabs and Muslims. According to a new Israeli poll, half of Israel wants Palestinians to be evicted. Gideon Levy wrote about the results of the poll in an article called, "Meet the Israelis." An excerpt:
Until a courageous leadership arises here, the kind that appears only rarely in history, and tries to change this nationalist, racist mood, there's no point in hoping for change to come from below. It won't come; indeed, it can't come, because it is contrary to the desires of most Israelis. This fact must be recognized.Miko Peled, a heroic Israeli leader and son of a famous Israeli general, has the courage, charisma, and prestige to change Israeli public opinion and transform American attitudes about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He can't do it by himself, but it is leaders like him that will succeed at making Israelis and Americans rethink their shared, twisted past and their counter-productive face-off with Palestinians and the Muslim world.