In May 2007 Dutch television program makers VPRO created a series of documentaries on the Middle East,
the first discusses US involvement with Israel, and Israel’s control in American high places.
The documentary sheds light on both parties involved in the discussion:
those who wish to maintain the strong tie between the US and Israel,
and those who were critical of it and not infrequently became ‘victims’ of the lobby.
The question arises to what extend the pro-Israel lobby ultimately determines the military and political importance of Israel itself.
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson (Colin Powell’s former chief-of-staff)
explains how the lobby’s influence affects the decision-making structure in the White House.