I’m on the mailing list of Rabinowitz-Dorf, which works for the Democratic Party (and which was hired to help rehabilitate the Democratic-Party-affiliated Center for American Progress when it got into trouble for running pieces criticizing the Israel lobby). And here are two recent communications from my friend there:
Hey, As we end the GOP convention and start thinking about the DNCC, I wanted to remind you about the person who nominated Romney to this position: Gov. John Sununu. Governor Sununu was probably… the most anti-Israel Governor in US history. It’s pretty notable. I mean, imagine if Obama was nominated by someone even close to as unsupportive of Israel as Sununu. Below is a brief reminder [link to Jewish Week] of why Sununu is infamous among the pro-Israel community.
And last week my friend at Rabinowitz-Dorf hopped on a rumor about Romney’s foreign policy choices. Note that in doing so, Rabinowitz-Dorf sided with neoconservatism.
Thought you would be interested in today’s report that [former World Bank president Robert] Zoellick “is seen as very likely” to be Romney’s pick for Secretary of State. As a reminder, this is the same pick that raised questions for Romney because his “selection of James Baker protege Zoellick to key [campaign] foreign policy slot is pitting the ‘realists’ of George H.W. Bush against the pro-Israel ‘neo-Cons’ of his son.”
The emails reflect a core characteristic of the Israel lobby. It transcends party, it is more powerful than either party in its policy area. Neither party dares run against it. Dershowitz calls Obama “Neville Chamberlain” and still gets a meeting with him– because Obama needs Dersh. And meantime, Bill Kristol can brag to a liberal Upper West Side Jewish audience that he helped purge “Arabists” from the Republican Party and he gets no grief for that; no, because neocons are pro-Israel…