Proof Zionist regime of Israel hijacks U.S. Government: "US Calls UN Gaza Report 'Unfair' to Israel"
[...] Protested [former chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee & late Arkansas (D)] Senator [J. William] Fulbright, "We are proposing to give $85 million to Israel when I'm having trouble getting $8 million for a road in Arkansas because money is short."
Appearing on the Oct. 7, 1973 CBS "Face the Nation" television program two days after the outbreak of war in the Middle East, Senator Fulbright was asked, "which would be the best way to settle the Arab-Israeli war," and "would it not be in everyone's interest for the U.S. and the Soviet Union to refrain from furnishing weapons to either side?"
Fulbright responded: "Yes, but the U.S. government alone is not capable of doing that, because the Israelis control the policy in the Congress and the Senate and unless we use the U.N. and do it collectively, we know the U.S. is not going to do that....Somewhere around 80 percent of the Senate of the United States is completely in support of Israel and of anything Israel wants."
Lebanese newspaper source
The Obama administration on Friday sharply criticized a United Nations report saying that Israel committed multiple war crimes in its Gaza war earlier this year. The U.S. State Department statement ended nearly a week of reactions to findings already rejected by Israel.
The State Department said the conclusions of a UN commission headed by South African Justice Richard Goldstone were “unfair” to Israel and did not fully deal with the role in the conflict of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas. It said the United States objected to a recommendation that Israeli actions be referred to the International Criminal Court.
"Although the report addresses all sides of the conflict, its overwhelming focus is on the actions of Israel," spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters. “While the report makes overly sweeping conclusions of fact and law with respect to Israel, its conclusions regarding Hamas' deplorable conduct and its failure to comply with international humanitarian law during the conflict are more general and tentative”, he said.
The UN report, released Tuesday, faulted Israel for civilian deaths in Gaza, saying it used disproportionate force in the offensive.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the findings, saying Israel's security forces were exercising their country's right to “self-defense”. The United States had been largely silent until Friday, limiting its response to expressions of concern about unspecified content and the panel's mandate.
Kelly said Friday that the United States wanted to keep discussion of the report within the council and had very serious concerns about a recommendation that it be raised at other bodies, including the International Criminal Court.
"We note in particular that Israel has the democratic institutions to investigate and prosecute abuses, and we encourage it to use those institutions," he said.
U.S. officials also are troubled by the possibility that Arab states and others might attempt to raise the report at next week's UN General Assembly session. But the Arab states kept mum. Kelly said it was important for the world to remain focused on trying to relaunch Israeli-Palestinian “peace” talks.
"We hope efforts related to the Middle East at the Human Rights Council and other international bodies will look to the future and how we can support the goal of a two-state solution," he said.
See the previous post "Deconstructing Zionists' objection over U.N. War Crimes report (Israel's destruction of Gaza)" for "translation" of Orwellian Zionist doublespeak.