- US Acts as Client State of Israel: Activist
by http://www.presstv.com/ , 22 Aug 2015
The United States is politically subordinate to Israel and captive to the influential Zionist lobbying groups advocating pro-Israel policies to Congress and the White House, an American activist in Maryland says.
“The US acts more like a client state rather than a superpower; the hold that Israel has over our members of Congress is inappropriate and dangerous,” Myles Hoenig told Press TV on Saturday. “It is no secret that President Obama has shown his disgust over this but has not taken the leadership necessary to put a halt to it,” Hoenig said.
The American activist said Congress has proven “subservient to Israel” by allowing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before US lawmakers to oppose US foreign policy. He added that Obama has not effectively countered this “treasonous” act.
“Although we see the American people, and Jewish Americans in particular, moving away from unquestioning support for Israel, Congress and the president are captive to its lobby in the US,” Hoenig further noted. “Israel demands dominance, not equanimity amongst its neighbors,” he said. “It is a nuclear power and yet refuses to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).”
The nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries holds the possibility of long term stability in the Middle East, Hoenig argued. Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress, almost unanimously oppose the agreement because they say it gives too many concessions to Iran and threatens the security of Israel.
Obama has pledged to veto a resolution of disapproval in Congress, and opponents need a two-thirds vote to override his veto. The Israel lobbying groups in the US, particularly the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), are engaged in a massive effort to sink the Iran nuclear agreement in Congress.