....................The exceptionalism enjoyed by Israel in its ability to ignore or violate international law is predicated on the political and diplomatic support and cover it receives from its US ally. Domestically, the influence of the pro-Israel lobby in Washington has been well documented. Organizations such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) are major funders of political campaigns on both sides of the House. US congressmen and women are unlikely to succeed without AIPAC’s support or endorsement, which requires unfailing support for Israel regardless of whether detrimental to US interests of not. The sheer extent of AIPAC’s influence over the US body politics is detailed in John Mearsheimer’s and Stephen Walt’s controversial 2006 book: The Israel Lobby.
Facts do not lie. The innocent blood which the Israeli government has on its hands over its massacre of Palestinians in Gaza these past few weeks is also on the hands of its sponsor and strategic ally in Washington.