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2016 Election Foreign Affairs

Why AIPAC is Trying to Get GOP to Weaken its Pro-Israel Platform

Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

The Washington Free Beacon” revealed last week, that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) tried to get the Republicans to weaken the pro-Israel language in the Republican Party’s platform in 2012 so the Republican Party would not seem to be more pro-Israel than the Democrats. AIPAC is looking to do it to the GOP again in 2016.

On Monday a platform subcommittee created even stronger language than 2012 but two sources, Alan Clemmons introduced the language to the platform committee and a second source who was working closely with the delegates who voted today (and who asked to remain anonymous) has heard rumblings that AIPAC is working on a full court press to roll back the pro-Israel language before the full platform committee votes on Tuesday.

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Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (, contributing reporter at and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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