Grant Smith, the author of Big Israel: How Israel’s Lobby Moves America
, reveals the revenue of the Israeli lobby’s will reach $6.3 billion in 2020, with 17,000 employees and 414,000 volunteers! (Please re-read that statement.) The purpose of the lobby is to influence the US government to serve its foreign-policy objectives and fund its military.
[It is understandable that the Israel government would desire this outcome, but it is unfortunate that the Israel lobby seeks to label those who criticize this relationship as “Anti-Semitic”. That is like saying anyone who criticizes US foreign policy or monetary policy is anti-American. For this commentary, we expect to be called, if not outright anti-Semitic, then at least unfair. It is true that, to be totally fair, we would need to run articles on the horrendous actions of other governments as well – and, in fact that is exactly what we do. However, since we are limited in space, we have to pick those news stories and those countries that have the most impact on the world. That means, countries that have the most impact on global conflicts and economics. That’s the only reason we report on the Israeli government at all – or, for that matter, on the actions of the US government as well. In summary, we are not anti-Israel or anti-America. We are anti-corruption and aggressive war. Period!] -GEG