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  1. RE: “If he fails then… he will have emboldened the spooks like Rosen, Arad and Gilon to continue their dirty work at the American people’s expense.”

    MY COMMENT: In that event he can implement remedial measures. There are probably dozens of Israeli spies in the U.S. under surveillance at any given time.

    1. PS. Not to mention that Israelis here in the U.S. are thought to be responsible for selling approximately 70% of the MDMA (ecstasy) illicitly purchased by Americans.

      1. USDOJ, none the less: “Russian and Israeli criminal groups are involved in transporting this drug. ” http://www.usdoj.gov/ndic/pubs/653/odd.htm

        Plot elements… noting that criminal enterprise is not exclusive to Russia and Israel.

        Still: drug-running … sounds a familiar and troublesome note, given the militarization of the Israeli society. Bet that represents a Mafia-type organization one wouldn’t want mad at one.

        Drug dealing is rather like the broken windows thought to symbolize a greater potential for criminality within a neighborhood.

  2. Great article. God bless your efforts to shame the Obama administration into helping Israel rid itself of the settlements and to marginalize those who would risk anything (Such as Arad, who would unflinchingly cause untold death and destruction in Iran and economic devastation to the US) to safeguard them.

  3. I’ve been reading your blog daily ever since the Chas Freeman heartbreak, Richard, and this strikes me as the first post you’ve made regarding Obama-Israeli foreign policy moves that has had a truly pessimistic tone. I’ve followed the Uzi Arad-visa drama as diligently as possible, and this comes as a disappointment to me as well. Indeed, the last few days have been particularly sobering for those in our camp, with the rescinding of the Rosen-Weissman indictments, however inevitable that outcome may have been. However, it’s important to put it all in the broadest of perspectives: this truly is the greatest U.S. climate we’ve seen for Israeli-Palestinian peace — you know even better than I just how earth-shaking Obama’s shunning of the Netanyahu camp is, and as a grassroots pro-Palestine activist working in a major urban area and on college campuses, I can say with reasonable authority that this period is the ripest for Palestinian sympathy among the populace.

  4. That’s cheering. I’ve been feeling pessimistic myself. It is still just May; four months into the administration. One continues to have hope.

  5. Thanks for this- I have been looking everywhere to try to see if Uzi Arad’s Visa was restored- regardless of recent events in the AIPAC spy case, I had a nauseating feeling Arad’s Visa would be restored and I think it’s up to the blogosphere to get this info. out because it is controversial. Arad wasn’t hanging out in the CIA cafeteria just to catch up with old friends and Netanyahu’s selection of Arad for his top security post is, quite frankly, a slap in the face to the US and Obama in particular as was Arad’s arrogant bragging in March that he had full faith that his Visa would be restored. Based on that alone it should have been rejected. But then Bibi went one step further when Clinton was in Israel meeting with him- Hillary was reportedly disgruntled when Bibi let Arad stay in their confidential meetings despite the obvious conflict of interest given his role in the AIPAC case.

    Apparently, passing info to a foreign country is ok if that foreign country is represented by one of the most powerful, monied lobbies in Washington.

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