Israeli lobby in US weakened by BDS movement: Analyst

A legal action that is being taken against the US government’s illegal support for Israel indicates that the worldwide anti-Israeli movement known as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been successful in weakening the Israeli lobby in the US, says an American political commentator.

Frank O’Brien, a New York-based researcher, made the remarks while discussing a federal lawsuit that states Washington’s aid to Israel is illegal under a decades-old law.

According to Grant Smith, the director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, who has filed the action, the International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act, which was passed by the US Congress in 1976, bans aid to non-signatories of the international Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that posses nuclear weapons, e.g., Israel.

The US has maintained a long-standing policy of keeping silent about Israel’s nuclear arsenal, which is widely believed…

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