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Israeli-occupied House hearing ‘examines’ nuclear negotiations with Iran

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Maidhc Ó Cathail
The Passionate Attachment
November 17, 2013

On November 13, the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing entitled “Examining Nuclear Negotiations: Iran After Rouhani’s First 100 Days.” Two of the three witnesses who provided testimony — Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Danielle Pletka, the vice-president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute — work for pro-Israel think tanks; while the bio of the third witness — Georgetown University professor Colin Kahl — boasts of “promoting unprecedented defense cooperation with Israel.” As part of his work on behalf of Israeli interests, the Committee chairman Ed Royce has tried, along with Howard Berman, to pass an anti-incitement bill “to tie aid to the Palestinian Authority to a set of criteria to require the end of [terrorist] incitement.” If you have the stomach for this Israeli-occupied propaganda fest, watch what “unbiased” advice these “experts” had to offer the Obama administration on US national security interests.

Maidhc Ó Cathail is an investigative journalist and Middle East analyst. He is also the creator and editor of The Passionate Attachment blog, which focuses primarily on the U.S.-Israeli relationship. You can follow him on and Twitter @O_Cathail.

Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

November 16, 2013 at 7:16 pm

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  1. As you know, Maidhc, I hardly have the stomach for this kind of viewing but I’m glad you do!


    November 17, 2013 at 4:29 am

  2. It’s a dirty job, Angus, but someone has to do it — especially since the mainstream and so-called alternative media aren’t going to!

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    November 17, 2013 at 8:10 am

  3. And that’s a crying shame.


    November 17, 2013 at 10:32 am

  4. Good to see the commitee is bi-partisan.


    November 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

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