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Old 08-04-2008, 02:50 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by quartertone View Post
Considering how many lobby organisations they bring together, that's highly unlikely.
That's somewhat of a myth. It's true that AIPAC is the predominant Israeli lobbying organization in the U.S., and receives funding from a variety of sources, its political voice is almost exclusively that of the right-wing Likud party of Israel. AIPAC is widely criticized in Israel on those very grounds. Haaretz [one of the 2 largest newspapers in Israel, and the left-leaning competitor of The Jerusalem Post] is frequently critical of AIPAC for essentially drowning out the voice of Israel's majority population, which is typically left-of-center and is represented by the Labor party predominantly.
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