Jason Ditz


Jason Ditz, managing news editor at Antiwar.com, discusses Obama’s capitulation to Israeli PM Netanyahu on every issue from the West Bank to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and all the demands he never made about the ethnic cleansing of East Jerusalem and the Gaza blockade.

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Jason Ditz is managing news editor of Antiwar.com.

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  1. "Capitulates" is not the correct word. The whole world knows that american presidents take orders from israel – that's their job – it's what they do. Obama, who admits that he is "a creature of the israel lobby" certainly passed the pro-israel Litmus test. JFK was the last u.s. president who made a few waves and attempted to resist the orders of his israeli masters. It did not go well for him and, since then, israel's orders have been carried out without much fuss. This is not to diminish the theatrics that the very talented u.s. presidents have employed. Indeed, u.s. presidents have put on performances that are worthy of Oscar nominations in their efforts to appear presidential and to look as though it is they, rather than israel, who are really in charge of their administrations. However, it's clear that what we are seeing is nothing more than obama simply doing what he agreed to do; put on a little show for the people – then cave in and give israel whatever it demands.

    Every settlement freeze will be violated and every putative objection from the americans will fade into nothing as pre-agreed, although there will always be some theatrics involved. The israelis and americans have been performing this charade for decades.

    The construction of a 'tolerance museum' on a stolen and desecrated cemetery is a very interesting irony. Looking at this matter from a sufficient distance, it's easy to see that the announcement to do this was in reality a test of the world's 'tolerance' for israeli crimes. And the world passed the test. There was the usual moaning and groaning, but nothing of substance was or ever will be done.

    Israel's objection to the prospect of america leaving Iraq is proof positive that everything america lost in its invasion of Iraq, in terms of wealth, lives, and status, was lost for the benefit of israel. Common sense dictates that america's invasion could not have been because it does not tolerate the oppression and murder alleged to have taken place in Iraq. After all, america tolerates Gaza being used as a concentration camp, intentional mass starvation, murder, piracy and genocide generally – as long as these crimes are committed by its "special friend", israel.

    A more appropriate title for this article would be "Obama reaffirms America's status as Israel's bitch".

    1. Damn straight, Jens!

      "Obama reaffirms America's status as Israel's bitch"? How can one disagree with that? Considering Israeli outrages against America ("Lavon Affair," U.S.S. LIBERTY, murders of American citizens, espionage and theft of secrets), no other conclusion can be drawn.

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