Israel never disappoints in the way it forces otherwise decent people to make excuses for its behavior and to oppose principled resistance to (often illegal) behavior. No matter the evidence, people in positions of power in the United States will invariably betray principles they ostensibly hold dear in order to shield Israel from any meaningful criticism.
PBI: There is no better description — by a serving Member of Congress — of the perfidy of AIPAC as the lead for illegal lobbying and financial crime on behalf of Israel against Members of Congress who fail to pledge to support Israel First instead of America First.
The criminalization of political speech and activism against Israel has become one of the gravest threats to free speech in the West. In France, activists have been arrested and prosecuted for wearing T-shirts advocating a boycott of Israel. The U.K. has enacted a series of measures designed to outlaw such activism. In the U.S., governors compete with one another over who can implement the most extreme regulations to bar businesses from participating in any boycotts aimed even at Israeli settlements, which the world regards as illegal. On U.S. campuses, punishment of pro-Palestinian students for expressing criticisms of Israel is so commonplace that the Center for Constitutional Rights refers to it as “the Palestine Exception” to free speech.