The question “Do Jews Control the U.S.?” has both negative (anti-Semitic, characterized by hatred and envy) and positive (characterized by admiration) connotations.
Jews are, in fact, disproportionately influential actors (i.e., controlling in the sense of having sway or dominance) in various spheres of endeavor in the U.S.
Ordinarily, admirable achievements by any immigrant group of people in the U.S. would engender respect.
In general, I have the same positive reaction to news of achievements by Jews as that I have for, say, achievements by Indian nationals in Dubai or in the U.S. tech industry. More power to them.
It’s a feeling the Chinese also have apparently:
“Do the Jews Really Control America?” asked one Chinese newsweekly headline in 2009. The factoids doled out in such articles and in books about Jews in China — for example: “The world’s wealth is in Americans’ pockets; Americans are in Jews’ pockets” — would rightly be seen to be alarming in other contexts. But in China, where Jews are widely perceived as clever and accomplished, they are meant as compliments.
It is only when Jewish achievements are used to serve, advance and whitewash the Zionist cause that the “control” posed in the question becomes anathema to me.
An example of such insidious control is given by Dr Gideon Polya here:
Facebook is evidently fervently pro-Zionist — 5 out of 10 Facebook Board Members are Jewish, this including 2 Jewish Israelis. Ditto Google which according to The Zog: “Of the six (6) Google executive officers, five (5) are Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 83%. Of the ten (10) Google directors, five (5) are Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 50%. Jews are approximately 2% of the U.S. population”. Both Facebook and Google are major media organizations but egregiously censor in the interests of Zionism, Apartheid Israel and the Zionist-dominated neoliberal Establishment. Free speech is vital for neoliberal-threatened Humanity which must urge and apply Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel and all its supporters (see Gideon Polya, “Google censorship & Zionist constraint on effective free speech threaten planet”)
I write about the control of U.S. Presidents by Jewish Zionist advisers in an article titled “There is no peace in Palestine because Schumer, Dems and Trump are historically illiterate” here.
In a Huffington Post article, Noa Tishby writes,
I’m Jewish. I’m Israeli. I’m American. I’m told this means I control the world. If that’s true, I’ve got some demands. Let me explain.
Tishby’s kind of sophistry might appear cute or even “witty” to some, but what it does is simply create confusion about Jewish nationalism and identity.
What does it mean to possess an American nationality and also be “Israeli” — i.e., a member of a Zionist Jewish nationality?
In an article titled J’accuse: Zionism, Israel, And The IHRA — Countercurrents, Tom Suarez writes about Zionism, the kidnapping of Jewish identity and smear of anti-Semitism and the confusions engendered by such thinking. But most importantly, the Jewish state must answer for the catastrophe it continues to create for Palestine and Palestinians:
In order to call itself ‘The Jewish State’, Israel ethnically cleansed much of the non-Jewish population and continues to block their return, keeps an entire population under a brutal military dictatorship in the name of Jews, and has reduced Gaza to a cesspool for lesser humans, in the name of Jews.
If you succeed in life in the U.S. as a Jew like Tishby and if your sense of “control” extends to Jewish supremacy in Palestine, then your control is for evil, not for good, and should “recuse” you when dealing with or discussing or analyzing the Middle East. [See https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-jews-are-driving-americas-wars/].
Rima Najjar is a Palestinian whose father’s side of the family comes from the forcibly depopulated village of Lifta on the western outskirts of Jerusalem. She is an activist, researcher and retired professor of English literature, Al-Quds University, occupied West Bank.