Dershowitz: Netanyahu Emulates Churchill in Trying to Influence U.S. Policy to Protect Israel

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Dershowitz President Obama accused Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu of interfering in American foreign policy in lobbying against the Iran deal, but many foreign leaders have tried to influence U.S. foreign policy when their national interests are involved, says Professor  Alan Dershowitz in an editorial published in the Jerusalem Post.

“Winston Churchill appeared in front of Congress and lobbied heavily to have America change its isolationist policy during the run-up to the Second World War,” writes Dershowitz. “President Obama himself sent UK Prime Minister Cameron to lobby Congress in favor of the Iran deal. Recently, Japanese Prime Minister Abe lobbied the U.S. with regard to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.”

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s nation has a far greater stake in the Iran deal than most of the countries that negotiated it, says Dershowitz, “but Israel was excluded from the negotiations. Recall that former Iranian Prime Minister Rafsanjani described Israel as a “one-bomb state” that could be destroyed instantaneously. The U.S. would surely not accept a deal negotiated by other nations that put its citizens at risk. Israel has every right to express its concern about a deal that has crossed not only its own red lines but the red lines originally proposed by President Obama.”

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

4 COMMENTS

  1. “The U.S. would surely not accept a deal negotiated by other nations that put its citizens at risk.” Exactly. And imagine the justifiable outrage we Americans would express if, after another country was done negotiating such a deal, our objections and concerns were met with harsh criticism over our “interference”.

  2. “The U.S. would surely not accept a deal negotiated by other nations that put its citizens at risk.”

    …or such a deal negotiated by US officials betraying their country.

  3. Churchill and FDR were not the chummiest of pals. If I remember correctly FDR had contempt for churchill personally. But that contempt stoped at the personal level. FDR was itching to enter the war and secure americas future from the threat of the facists! And that idea united Churchill and FDR.Whereas Obama hates netanyahu personally and professionally! It is cute that now people on all sides reminisce on churchills rallying of the american people to his cause as a great moment in american history. And then contrast that with obamas accusation of israeli interference.

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