Commentary by Dr. Patrick Slattery — Former Israeli lawmaker Uri Avnery, who many consider the dean of the Israeli peace movement, discusses an interesting debate among scholors of the U.S.-Israel relationship.
That is, does the United States control Israel or does Israel control the United States?
To represent the position that the American dog wags the Israeli tail, Avnery draws on the Jewish linguistics professor Noam Chomsky, who, while highly critical of the actions of the State of Israel, clearly proclaims that Israel is a puppet of American capitalist imperialism.
Representing the tail wags the dog position, the renowned political scientists Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, to whom Avnery afixes (somewhat unfairly) the postion that American foreign policy in the Middle East is “practically controlled by” Israel.
The way that this debate is framed misses the real point. America as a whole to under the domination of Jewish supremacists who are devoted to Israel but even more devoted to what they see as Jewish interests.
Whether the American Jewish supremacists who run U.S. foreign policy (and financial policy and domestic security policy, etc.) wag the Israeli tail or the Israeli Jewish supremacists who run Israel are wagging the American dog is not what matters.
What is really important is that the United States and other “Western” countries are dominated by Jewish supremacists who use their power and influence to advance what they see as Jewish interests. -ps
The Battle of the Titans
by Uri Avnery / November 22nd, 2013
This is not merely a fight between Israel and the US. Nor is it only a fight between the White House and Congress. It is also a battle between intellectual titans.
On the one side there are the two renowned professors, Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer. On the other, the towering international intellectual Noam Chomsky.
It’s all about whether the dog wags the tail or the tail wags the dog.
Six years ago the two professors shocked the US (and Israel) when they published a book, The Israel lobby and US Foreign Policy, in which they asserted that the foreign policy of the United States of America, at least in the Middle East, is practically controlled by the State of Israel.
(Read more here.)