This article by Eli Clifton and Ali Gharib explains the intensity of pro-Israel supporters in U.S. Congress, and their determination to put Israel’s interest ahead of U.S. national interest. One member of this exclusive group is the GOP Senator Mark Kirk. In contrast to his colleagues, we have to give him credit for being honest about his ideology, and what matters to him most. “It’s the reason why I ran for the Senate, [it] is all wrapped up in this battle. I am totally dedicated to the survival of the state of Israel in the 21st century,” said Kirk. He has also not been bashful about his cooperation with AIPAC, the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
As negotiations drag into late hours, stuck on Iran’s right to nuclear enrichment on its soil, Kirk and his friends are determined to do everything possible to scuttle a deal that has the acceptance of Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.