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Opinion: AIPAC Must Stop Bernie Sanders at All Costs (sounds like a pro-Trump caucus, not a bipartisan pro-Israel lobby)

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This past week AIPAC alienated everyone in the American political world. After the group’s decision to run Facebook ads calling out some Democrats as 'radicals' and 'anti-Semitic' only to apologize for doing so, liberals and conservatives were disgusted with the pro-Israel lobby, accusing it of political bias and  incompetence. While there was much to criticize about its choices, maybe it’s time to acknowledge that in the 2020 election year, AIPAC has been given an impossible task with no possible path to success.

The problem facing the pro-Israel lobby is that the political climate simply isn’t conducive to the way it has carried out its mission for the last several decades. In normal political times, it was easy for the group to act as an umbrella group uniting supporters of Israel from the right, left and center behind a common agenda of supporting the Jewish state’s security. 

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Has AIPAC ever been required to register as an agent of a foreign government?


Submitted on Monday, Feb 10, 2020 at 11:28:14 PM

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Probably not, but maybe. good question.


This opinion appeared in Haaretz, which I am sure is the most progressive paper in Israel, by far.


It regularly publishes Gideon Levy, always clear headed, always kind to Palestinians, and always controversial, especially to mainstream Israelis:



Gideon Levy from Haaretz says Israel can afford to lose American-Jewish ally because of Evangelicals Gideon Levy from Haaretz says Israel can afford to lose the American-Jewish ally because of Evangelical Christians.
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Submitted on Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 at 12:15:45 AM

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No, AIPAC has never been asked to register as an agent of a foreign government.

Submitted on Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 at 2:19:06 AM

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