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US paralyzed by Israeli control: Activist

US President Barack Obama (L) speaks to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem al-Quds on September 30, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

The Israeli control over the US policy-making has forced American authorities to continue their all-out support for Tel Aviv, Paul Larudee with the Free Palestine Movement has told Press TV.

US State Department spokesman Mark Toner on Thursday criticized Israel's plans to build 300 new housing units on Palestinian land just after the US agreed to give Tel Aviv a record-breaking military aid.

“The United States’ actions are completely in contradiction to most of its words” when it comes to Israel, he said.

“Washington is absolutely paralyzed. It is Israel that controls the Congress and many of the advisory capacity in the State Department, especially the NSA (National Security Agency) to some extent the intelligence services and the Pentagon.”

Since the United States has been controlled by Zionist lobbies for 46 years, there has never been an important decision compelling the US to stop its all-out support for the Israeli regime, he added.

According to the activist, the United States is validating crimes committed by the Israeli regime against the Palestinian people, because it has no other choice but to validate them.

“The US keeps sending more and more money, more and more arms, anything Israel wants. The United States will provide it, including defending it in the UN Security Council or in any international forum,” Larudee added.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the activist touched upon Israel’s expansionist policy.

“When it has taken everything and the Palestinian people no longer exist, I think the Zionists will have finished at least one phase but then you have south Lebanon, you have Syria, you have pretty much Jordan and maybe part of Iraq.”

According to the activist, the Israelis have not declared their borders and they are "waiting for opportunities for something else and it could go on for hundred years this way or more."

Over half a million Israelis live in more than 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem al-Quds.

All Israeli settlements are illegal under international law but Tel Aviv has defied calls to stop their expansion in the occupied territories.

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