About last night

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Walt and Mearsheimer’s landmark piece on the Israel lobby was published in 2006 in the London Review of Books

President Obama tied up traffic in New York last night. The radio said he was doing fundraisers in town after visiting Pennsylvania towns that are flat on their butts. Haaretz has the news (thanks to Max Blumenthal):

“I try not to pat myself too much on the back, but this administration has done more for the security of the state of Israel than any previous administration,” Obama said. “We don’t compromise when it comes to Israel’s security … and that will continue.”

The president was speaking to campaign donors at the Manhattan home of Jack Rosen, chairman of the American Jewish Congress, who said “it would be remiss for me not to say there are many in the Jewish community who are concerned” about the relationship between Israel and the United States…

“No ally is more important than the state of Israel,” Obama said at the fundraiser, which collected at least $300,000 from wealthy donors for his re-election bid and other Democratic campaigns.

Remember what I picked up the other day: Last summer Obama raised $1.2 million in one night at the home of David Cohen, the exec. vice president of Comcast, which owns NBC. Cohen is the former vice chairman of the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia and supportive of Israel. This is not about voters. This is about the mother’s milk of politics.

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