Former AIPAC director Kessler’s “new initiative is not the first aimed at reversing progressive disillusionment with Israel”

JEWISH CURRENTS
Former AIPAC Senior Operative Launches Group to Cultivate Democratic Support for Israel
by Alex Kane
March 18, 2021

IIn a sign of Israel advocates’ growing anxiety over progressive opposition to Israeli policies, AIPAC’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Jonathan Kessler, is leaving his job at the flagship Israeli-government-aligned lobby to start a new advocacy group that he hopes will appeal to Democratic Party activists. According to an email sent from Kessler’s AIPAC email address and obtained by Jewish Currents, Kessler’s new organization, called Heart of a Nation, will publish an online journal highlighting progressive activism in Israel and the US. Kessler wrote that the journal will “be distributed to hundreds of Democrat Party leaders through a network of key contacts.” READ MORE

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