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After Ilhan Omar demonizes AIPAC, many progressives follow suit and blow off Policy Conference

WASHINGTON EXAMINER 2020 Democrats to skip AIPAC by Zachary Halaschak March 21, 2019 Five Democratic presidential candidates say they will not attend this year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference. The announcements come a day after progressive advocacy group … Continue reading

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“Founded by former AIPAC officials, Pro-Israel America seeks to be more explicitly political than the powerful lobby”

TIMES OF ISRAEL After Omar controversy, new group aims to get more Israel backers into Congress by Eric Cortellessa March 19, 2019 A new group was launched Tuesday to bolster pro-Israel candidates running for Congress. Following the 2018 midterms and … Continue reading

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“The vast majority of the Democrats and Republicans in Congress support Israel because it is a valuable ally that shares fundamental ideals in a volatile region of the world”

THE HILL The myth of the pro-Israel lobby by former Congressman Steve Israel March 11, 2019 There is something deeply troubling, and even dangerous, about the fevered debate over the influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on members … Continue reading

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“AIPAC has finally realized that they cannot ignore half-a-million people living in Judea and Samaria”

JERUSALEM POST AIPAC to host first settler leader at U.S. policy conference by Tovah Lazaroff March 11, 2019 In what settlers hold is a historic first and a sign of the settlement movement’s growing acceptance among US Jewry, AIPAC has … Continue reading

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Thomas Friedman and Ilhan Omar agree: We both don’t like AIPAC

JEWISH JOURNAL Thomas Friedman Gets AIPAC Wrong by David Suissa March 8, 2019 …Apparently, in [Thomas] Friedman’s fantasy world, there’s no end to Aipac’s power. If only Aipac had taken on Netanyahu, if only they had attacked his right-wing policies … Continue reading

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AIPAC, home of the big tent, opines on Israeli political party that doesn’t “reflect the core values that are the very foundation of the State of Israel”

ALGEMEINER Netanyahu: Criticism of Deal With Kahanist Party ‘Hypocrisy and Double Standards’ by Benjamin Kerstein February 23, 2019 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday struck out at critics of a deal he brokered with far-right Kahanist party Otzma Yehudit, … Continue reading

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Ilhan Omar Doth Protest Too Much About PACs

SARACARTER.COM Omar Received Tens of Thousands of Dollars from PACs and Lobbyists by Lori Lowenthal Marcus February 13, 2019 …While Omar, falsely, criticized a Jewish lobbying organization, AIPAC, for giving money directly to political candidates, she apparently has no trouble … Continue reading

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