February 28, 2014

How AIPAC Is Weakening Its Influence

John Judis, Foreign Policy

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For its first 30 years, AIPAC's directors were well-known liberal Jewish Democrats; its natural base was among Jewish Democrats; and in Congress, it relied on Democrats for support. Today, AIPAC's director is a Republican; Jewish Democrats are increasingly skeptical of Israel's conservative government; and in the Senate debate on Iran sanctions, AIPAC had to rely on Republicans who may have backed the bill as much out of opposition to the Obama administration as out of support for AIPAC and Israel's government.

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