Alison Weir, the director of If Americans Knew and the Council for the National Interest, two grassroots anti-Israel organizations, recently authored a book titled Against our Better Judgment: The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel.
The book conspiratorially argues that supporters of Israel have exercised undue control over American society “for over a hundred years” and have dominated the American media and political system in order to advance the goal of creating a Jewish state in Palestine and causing the “complete dispossession of the present non-Jewish inhabitants of Palestine.”
Weir argues that the goals and objectives of American supporters of Israel are “profoundly damaging to the United States itself” and claims that: “It [Zionism] has targeted virtually every significant sector of American society; worked to involve Americans in tragic, unnecessary, and profoundly costly wars; dominated Congress for decades; increasingly determined which candidates could become serious contenders for the U.S. presidency; and promoted bigotry toward an entire population, religion, and culture.”
In addition to her anti-Semitic accusations that supporters of Israel wield undue influence – which they achieved, according to Weir, through both “paid and unpaid” means” – Weir further portrays Zionists as willing to do almost anything throughout history to achieve their goals. She even makes the claim that there was collusion between Nazi and Zionist leaders and that “Zionists pushed for the U.S. to enter the war [World War I] on Britain’s side as part of a deal to gain British support for their colonization of Palestine.” Weir also claims that after the Holocaust, Zionist groups gained access to displaced persons camps in order to “target the weakest population” for emigration to Palestine.
Weir, a former journalist, has made it her life’s mission to demonize Israel and its supporters in the U.S. She has shown no bounds when it comes to railing against Israel, even appearing on Press TV, the English-language satellite news network controlled by Iran, and the radio broadcast of American Free Press (AFP), a virulently anti-Semitic newspaper. She regularly speaks on college campuses across the United States and the misleading and hateful flyers produced by IAK are almost ubiquitous at anti-Israel conferences and other events.