Former AIPAC Officials Warn Against Organization's New Political Moves

The former officials express concern over the formation of two Political Action Committees to help fund candidates’ election races, questioning whether it will endanger the group’s lobbying efforts on behalf of Israel

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The American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s decision to launch two separate political action committees has sent shock waves through the political landscape in the month since it was announced.

Now, former senior AIPAC officials are beginning to publicly caution against the decision, warning that it endangers the sense of political neutrality the group has attempted to cultivate over decades, as well as removing a long-maintained firewall between its lobbying and fundraising efforts.

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