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Media and the Political Power of Israel In the U.S. | Arab News - May 11, 2002 |

"I do not think I ever had as much pressure and propaganda aimed at the White House as I had in this instance" -- U.S. President Harry Truman writing in his memoirs about the Zionist pressure to support the partition of Palestine.


"... terrific control the Jews have over the news media and the barrage the Jews have built up on congressmen .... I am very much concerned over the fact that the Jewish influence here is completely dominating the scene and making it almost impossible to get Congress to do anything they don't approve of. The Israeli embassy is practically dictating to the Congress through influential Jewish people in the country" -- Sec. of State John Foster Dulles in Feb. 1957 quoted on p. 99 of Fallen Pillars by Donald Neff.


"We have exhausted our requests. President Clinton has answered all our needs. There has been no American president in history like President Clinton, in his support of Israel and the Jewish people." -- Shimon Peres (From Washington Report, July 1996, pg. 17)


"The Israelis control the policy in the Congress and the Senate ... somewhere around 80 percent of the Senate of the United States is completely in support of Israel -- of anything Israel wants...." -- Senator Fulbright, Chair of Senate Foreign Relations Committee: 10/07/1973 on CBS' "Face the Nation".

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Apr 20th, 2023 at 08:55:39 PM EST
Fulbright: Israel Controls Senate | Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) - April 17, 1973 |

Sen. J. William Fulbright claimed on the CBS "Face the Nation" television program yesterday that the Senate was "subservient" to Israel and prevented the Administration from applying pressure on that country.

The Arkansas Democrat, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the U.S. possessed the leverage on Israel because "we supply all the wherewithal -or a major part of the wherewithal-to finance or to pay for everything Israel does." But, he added, this leverage could not be applied because "Israel controls the Senate."

Fulbright said, "The Senate is subservient to Israel, in my opinion much too much. We should be more concerned about the United States interest rather than doing the bidding of Israel This is a most unusual development."

He also expressed opposition to the Jackson Amendment linking most favored nation treatment for the Soviet Union to the removal of emigration restrictions by that country. But Fulbright said the Senate would probably approve it. He said he had supported previous Administration plans to achieve a Middle Eastern settlement, but Israel's objections were supported by the Senate.

"The great majority of the Senate of the United States-somewhere around 80 percent-are completely in support of Israel, anything Israel wants. This has been demonstrated time and again and this has made it difficult for our government." Fulbright said.

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Apr 20th, 2023 at 09:01:01 PM EST
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