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Ha’aretz Says U.S. Officials Face ‘Pro-Israel’ Background Check

Posted By admin On December 8, 2009 @ 10:15 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Cryptogon [1]
Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Via: Foreign Policy [2]:

There is an amazing story in Ha’aretz today on the “pro-Israel” litmus test that determines who is permitted to serve in the United States government. Here’s the sort of lede you’re not likely to read in the New York Times or Washington Post:

Every appointee to the American government must endure a thorough background check by the American Jewish community.

In the case of Obama’s government in particular, every criticism against Israel made by a potential government appointee has become a catalyst for debate about whether appointing “another leftist” offers proof that Obama does not truly support Israel.”

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