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The 14th lie of I Love Israel

by Shmuel Rosner

December 19, 2011 | 4:33 pm

Buried deep toward the very end of David Rothkopf’s The 14 Biggest Lies of 2011 you can find this observation:

“I love Israel.”

Everybody in U.S. politics says it. Most of those who say it however, mean, “I want American Jews to think I love Israel enough to vote for me and give me money.” Think we will move the embassy? That they’ll make their first trip there? That the U.S. will stand loyally by Israel under any circumstances, even if Israel continues to complicate matters with its settlements policy and the rest of the region creeps toward something like democracy? Ha. This is right up there with “the check is in the mail,” “I’ll respect you in the morning” and that other one.

That’s why I love America. No - I really do.

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