A former head of America’s National Security Agency (NSA) said Israel was behind the American invasion of Iraq and that the Jewish state has no right to exist and will ultimately disappear.
That according to Professor Yossi Shain, head of the Political Science Department at Tel Aviv University, who made the remark during a Knesset discussion on the various boycotts targeting Israel.
Several government official continued to claim that there is no boycott of Israel, and that every time the media speaks of one, it only empowers the groups that are trying to instigate worldwide boycotts of the Jewish state. But representatives of academia who were present at the discussion, such as Prof. Shain, called on the nation to wake up and realize that this is a very real and serious problem.
In response to the government’s belief that there is no boycott problem, Prof. Shain argued that senior members of the American administration in Washington have already been infected with anti-Israel perceptions.
“When I taught in Washington I once met a very senior US official - I don’t remember his name, but he was the head of the NSA - who told me that the [US] invasion of Iraq was because of us [Israel],” said Prof. Shain. The US official added that “Israel has no right to exist and that is what will happen in the end.”
Prof. Shain said he responded to the American by “asking if he was feeling well.”
He want on to argue that the moment a major anti-Israel proposal passed through the UN or other international body without an American veto, a wave of anti-Israel action will be unleashed. And, as the above example demonstrates, the seeds of anti-Israel sentiment that will one day result in Washington no longer blocking anti-Israel motions have already been sown.
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