Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying. According to this article from the Forward, a bill restricting money from the US to Palestinians that was passed so that aid money would not go directly to the PA was hammered out so as to reach a "compromise" ... between AIPAC and Tom DeLay!
According to well-positioned sources, members of the appropriations subcommittee tapped Esther Kurz, who directs Aipac's legislative department, to broker compromise language that would satisfy DeLay's demands while allowing the administration to have the money. Aipac, up to that point, had only been marginally involved in the Palestinian aid package. Now it was requested to exert its authority on Israel-related issues and to broker compromise language.When AIPAC is brought in to compromise, you know the Palestinians are screwed!