If that is true, I really think that the charge of dual loyalty is not so far-fetched and antisemitic after all. I know lots of people here have long come to think this way, but I always thought that it was rather those Jews whose own history was either linked to Israel (the place of emigration) or to own experience of antisemitism that forced them to see Israel as the safe haven it is often described. The longer I read this blog the more I am surprised by the following facts:
That the non-Jewish American public still “trusts” US-Jews, especially those in power and ties with Israel. Furthermore, that antisemitism is generally low in the US as compared to other nations (especially given the fact that usually the charge of dual loyalty is in fact a point in the antisemitism inventory).
That there is no outcry on part of US Jews with no allegiance to Israel fearing that the behaviour of those like Pollack will jeopardise their own status as fully committed citizens (as viewed by others).
And lastly, whether Jews are really so perfectly integrated into society as it seems. Is it after all true that Jews (even in America) have ever really felt at home. I actually think so, but then I ask myself how has Israel managed to convince so many US Jews to develop these patriotic feelings for Israel to the point that the true home, the US, is there to be spied on.