"If a unifiedLike Tony Judt, William Pfaff's judgement is often good, but is he right to say that Israel's interests necessarily and always depend on the exercise of power in ways unwelcome to the Arab peoples?
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PS - see also Ferment over the Israel Lobby by Philip Weiss