Take a look at the email I just received:
With the Walt/Mearsheimer book, “The Israel Lobby”, attaining national bestseller status, and the simultaneous release of THE DEADLIEST LIES: The Israel Lobby and the Myth of Jewish Control, the national debate has begun. We have seen your review/mention of THE ISRAEL LOBBY, and we are writing to urge you to consider covering Foxman’s book as well.
· Does the so-called Israel Lobby control US Foreign Policy?
· Are Israel’s interests the real reason why America went to war?
· Why do the hyped-up assertions of Jewish control have such a
I want to make sure that Foxman’s THE DEADIEST LIES is on your “radar screen” and we hope that we can convince you to read and review this important work. It is only fair that Foxman’s perspective on the situation be known. THE DEADLIEST LIES is a book that challenges the M/W debate and offers an expert viewpoint on a timely and controversial issue.
If you would like to receive a copy of THE DEADLIEST LIES, please get in touch ASAP at [email protected] or by calling me at 212 691 9707
THE DEADLIEST LIES: THE ISRAEL LOBBY AND THE MYTH OF JEWISH CONTROL by Abraham H. Foxman, published by Palgrave Macmillan on September 4th. As head of the Anti-Defamation League, Mr. Foxman is a staunch and lifelong defender of human rights. In writing this book, he is blowing the whistle on an alarming trend taking place RIGHT UNDER OUR NOSES…one, with the potential for a perilous outcome — the public scapegoating of the Jews under the clever veneer of political or sociological critique.
Carol Fass Publicity & Public Relations
26 W. 17th Street, Suite 802
New York, NY 10011
Funny, no? The Lobby now is reduced to hand out free copies of its “response” to the Mearisherimer & Walt book. Considering that this AIPAC/ADL/CPMJO magnum opus gets only 2/5 stars on Amazon at the moment (and comments like ” Only because zero stars isn’t an option”, “A faulty logic – should get zero stars” and “Deflecting Truth is a Full Time Job for Some”) one could see the logic behind the offer of free copies.
For another example of the Lobby scrambling in an emergency damage control effort check out this brochure (pdf) from the “Stand With Us” website.
All this is definitely good news and it shows that the Lobby realizes that its worst nightmare is happening: it is becoming visible and its role has become part of the (almost) mainstream public debate.
I very much doubt that this will be enough to prevent an aggression against Iran, but at least, once the magnitude of the disaster that his war will results in becomes obvious to all, it will make it much easier to investigate the forces which used all their influence to make it happen.
FYI (and hopefully amusement) here is my response to Kate:
Thank you very much for your email and kind offer. I was so excited by your email that I immediately posted it on my blog: http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/2007/09/lobby-is-in-panic-look-what-they-are.html
If you have a PDF copy of the book please send it to me and I will make it available for download on my blog.
We all need to unite our efforts to publicize the writings of the Lobby as much as possible for all to see its true goals and methods. Please do not hesitate to send me any other materials you might have.
Kind regards and good luck in your important endeavor,
LOL. I was tempted to cut and paste Michael Scheuer’s review of Norman Podhoretz’s book on amazon’s website, but I didn’t because I am still waiting for Mike Scheuer to post it.
This is all very funny. As for Foxman’s book, I think it is fair to say that the primary reason no one is bothering with it is because we all know what it says already, without even opening it. Foxman has been screaming “anti-Semite!” at anyone and everyone for so long and so randomly that no one with a lick of sense takes him seriously any longer. Oddly enough, his own “Chicken Little” alarmism and gross abuse of the “anti-Semite” canard has rendered him far more discredited than anything Mearsheimer, Walt, or anyone who is critical of Israel and its lobby has be able to do. Foxman is his own worst enemy and we should all be greatful that he has been so effective at delegitimizing himself.
Right between the eyes! Too funny.