Pro-Israel thinktanks comprise Congressional panel on Palestinian politics

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And this is how Congress discusses Palestine: three Israel lobbyists on a panel that says Palestinian reconciliation threatens peace. Apartheid in D.C.; do Palestinians ever get a voice? No: “Edward Said wrote about this. How Zionism requires the effacement of Palestinian presence in order to succeed.” From House Foreign Affairs:

Subcommittee Hearing: The Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation: Threatening Peace Prospects

Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa 

Feb 5, 2013 10:00am

Witnesses Matthew Levitt, Ph.D. Director Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Michael Rubin, Ph.D.

Resident Scholar American Enterprise Institute

Mr. David Makovsky Director Project on the Middle East Peace Process

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

As Issandr el Amrani says,

So first, frame Palestinian reconciliation as a BAD THING even if it seems peace is pretty unlikely if the Palestinians are divided. Second, only invite Jewish experts from pro-Israel think tanks and advocacy groups. Third, whatever you do, don’t invite Palestinians. Got it? Good.

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