I am familiar with the word ‘Hasbara’ which means to me extreme lying for manipulative purposes. This dual loyalty question is legitimate. These Zionists in the US are waging major power plays based on incredibly bigoted politics as Zionism was never any thing other than a settler colonialist belief and goal of removing the Palestinians. American politics for 400 yrs has been nothing but the same–an earlier settler colonialist project for profit and power at the conscious expense of Native Americans and Black people enslaved to accomplish this goal.
I am so disappointed that Ted Lieu let himself be forced into an apology for speaking truth to power.
Trump got elected on the basis of his exuding raw power to a bunch of white people who believe in their own racism and that of this country. The public supported Obama, firts round, because of his strong voice for humanistic goals. This tells me that we have a public that want people who show strong backbones in confronting power. Squashing the voice of a Lieu or Tlaib, AOC, or Omar is only the tactic being used to control the public. It is an effort thaAT supports the reactionary mainstream corporate interests. This attack on dual loyalty is legitimate as it focuses on the real values and beliefs of the people.
I really fear for the Palestinian people. But I also fear for this country which metes out the same kinds of abuses to people of color and poor people here. The power brokers see no issue with dual loyalty because, in fact, they are all the same and see no differences. It is us, the public that see and feel the differences and their negative impact.