The Lobby, Continued

Hats off to Eve Kessler, a political reporter at the Forward who is moving on to the New York Post. Kessler is smart and on it. For instance, here she reported that Rhode Island Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee faces a primary challenge from Cranston mayor Stephen Laffey, who is backed by members of the Jewish community who see Chafee’s pro-Arab comments as out of step with America.

Which brings up my hobbyhorse. Anyone who doubts the strength of the Israel lobby should note that within days of Kessler’s article, Chafee was posturing as a rightwinger on these issues, attacking Condoleezza Rice for not doing more to prevent the Hamas victory…

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