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AIPAC vs. American Jews: The Toxic Victories of the 'pro-Israel' Lobby

Why the clashes between the increasingly right-wing “pro-Israel” side in the U.S. political arena, and the vast majority of staunchly liberal U.S. Jews, will only get uglier and uglier

Eric Alterman
Eric Alterman
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Eric Alterman
Eric Alterman

When AIPAC decided, in December 2021, to create a super PAC that would donate directly to congressional candidates, it took a giant step toward admitting that it no longer spoke for the American Jewish community. Indeed, that decision – and the outlandish endorsements that followed – although intended to consolidate and project the lobbying muscle of U.S. Jews, have ironically exposed the fact that, when it comes to politics, there is no longer any such thing as one “American Jewish community.”

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