Charging Dual Loyalty for American Jews: Then and Now

An old and dishonorable tradition has returned to American politics: charging that American Jews are not to be trusted because their loyalties lie elsewhere. Once upon a time, such charges earned scorn and ostracism for those who made them. Today, however, 'respectable' heavyweights in the American media and powerful Democrats embrace such slanderers, and the purported defenders of American Jewry turn their attention to imaginary threats rather than confront them with the fury they merit. Some were surprised when Cindy Sheehan said her son had died for Israel: "Am I emotional? Yes, my first born was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a PNAC Neo—Con agenda to benefit Israel. My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel. Am I stupid? No, I know full—well that my son, my family, this nation, and this world were betrayed by George [W.] Bush who was influenced by the neo—con PNAC agenda after 9/11."  Yet, this was the very argument...(Read Full Article)