Questioning the Israeli Lobby

Congressman Paul ("Pete") McCloskey five months ago predicted that Israel might well try to destroy the nuclear facilities of its Arab antagonists, like Iraq. The prophetic California Republican is also one of the few members of Congress—another is Republican Senator Charles Mathias of Maryland—who openly raises an uncomfortable question: Is American policy in the Middle East being unduly influenced by the ardent lobby of Israel's supporters in the U.S.?

McCloskey recently articulated his concerns in a speech to the Admiral Kidd Officers' Club in San Diego. "We've got to overcome the tendency of the Jewish community in America to...

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