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The Deal of the Century: Iraq for Jerusalem

America’s Jewish lobby celebrates Its victory

On October 2, a spokesperson for the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine called upon Arab and Muslim states to recall their ambassadors from Washington to protest the American Congress passing the Law on Jerusalem.

On October 2, a spokesperson for the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine called upon Arab and Muslim states to recall their ambassadors from Washington to protest the American Congress passing the Law on Jerusalem. Khaled Taisir, a member of the front’s political bureau, said this would force the US president and the Bush administration to understand that Arabs and Muslims are against the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In addition, the Palestinian representative says that the decision of the US congress is evidence of the increasing aggression of the USA toward Palestinians and other Arab and Muslim states as well. It was especially stressed that the American Congress demonstrated its disrespect for international law. However, these are mostly emotions, which are out of place for large-scale politics. If we view the situation reasonably, we can see rather interesting details connected with the law on Jerusalem.

America's Zionist lobby is exerts great influence upon America's economy and politics. What is more, every single decision passed concerning the Middle East necessarily needs its approval. It has been a cherished dream of the Jewry of the whole world to make the eternal city of Jerusalem the capital of Israel. The issue was submitted to the American Congress for consideration several times already, but it always failed. Now, the situation has radically changed: the Bush administration urgently wants Congress to approve of Bush's war against Iraq, because there is little hope that the USA can obtain a carte blanche from the UN Security Council to topple the Iraqi government. This became a nice opportunity for democrats to bargain: it turned out that their protests against the war in Iraq were just politics. This time, they got what they wanted: yesterday, the US Congress approved the use of force against Iraq. Here was thedeal: Jerusalem in exchange for Iraq. As for the discontent of the Arab world, there is nothing they can do, as the Zionists have their capital written in stone.

Dmitry Litvinovich PRAVDA.Ru

Translated by Maria Gousseva

Read the original in Russian: http://pravda.ru/main/2002/10/03/47920.html

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