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America Gets yet Another Israel Lobby Group

Mint Press News – by Alison Weir

AIPAC-connected officials are about to launch yet another pro-Israel political action committee: “Pro-Israel America.” (AIPAC is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, rated by Fortune Magazine as one of the most powerful lobbying organizations in the U.S.)

While the Israel lobby, which consists of hundreds of organizations, is known for billionaire donors such as Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban, Norman Braman, Paul Singer and others, Pro-Israel America (PIA) will be specifically targeting smaller donors.

Jewish Currents reports: “The launch of Pro-Israel America marks a new phase of activism for the Israel lobby as it aims to remake itself for a new era in which progressive politicians have raised huge sums from small-dollar donors.”

According to a strategy document obtained by Jewish Currents, PIA’s goal is to recruit 10,000 donors to give around $200 each, so that it can contribute at least $2 million to pro-Israel candidates from both major parties during the 2020 campaign cycle.

The new group’s executive director is Jeff Mendelsohn, who served as AIPAC’s director of outreach from 2005 to 2016. Also on the group’s founding board are Jonathan Missner, a Washington lawyer who previously led AIPAC’s national affairs office, and Emil Pitkin, the CEO of the political research firm GovPredict (one of whose clients is AIPAC).

While AIPAC isn’t officially involved in PIA, Jewish Insider reports that according to the strategy document organizers plan to officially launch it at AIPAC’s national convention this weekend.

Jewish News reports:

Creating a group like Pro-Israel America represents a huge strategic shift for AIPAC. For years, AIPAC has been able to publicly put distance between itself and the large sums of money that pro-Israel donors marshal on behalf of preferred candidates. By supporting new groups like Pro-Israel America and the Democratic Majority For Israel (whose leadership is also replete with old AIPAC hands) — and giving them prime placement at its flagship conference — AIPAC is publicly linking itself to the kind of election cycle work it has long kept at arm’s length.”

Executive Director Jeff Mendelson emphasizes “the importance of engaging non-Jewish communities, in educating them about Israel [sic], about Israel’s value to the United States [sic], and to the world. I want to promote the idea of coalition-building between pro-Israel Jews and pro-Israel non-Jews.”

A JCRC director noted that Mendelsohn “has very close ties in the African American and Hispanic communities, and with various Christian groups.” He has also especially worked to try to convince progressive communities to support Israel.

Another new group, “Democratic Majority for Israel” was formed earlier this year. It is specifically focused on countering the growing support among Democrats for Palestinian rights – only 19 percent of progressive Democrats now support Israel over Palestinians.

Jewish News reports that PIA will particularly endorse candidates when “pro-Israel members of Congress or candidates face competitive races and/or where one candidate is clearly more pro-Israel than the other.

The group has already endorsed 14 Democratic candidates and 13 Republicans:

Israel Lobby supported candidates

Alison Weir is an author and activist.  Her book, Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel is an Amazon best-seller and has been called a “must-read for all Americans.” Learn more about it here.

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7 Responses to America Gets yet Another Israel Lobby Group

  1. Martist says:

    Almost an even 50/50 split of d/r so this easy to read pictogram should help to clear up the waters for the terminally stoopid who think gun control or any of our other woes are party related. Dirty khazarian bird.

  2. KOYOTE says:

    IF YOURE ENDORSED BY THIS TRASH, THEN YOU ARE THE SAME TALMUDIC BULLSHIT AS THEY ARE

  3. galen says:

    Oh the undercurrents. Looks to me like one more push in their full-court press. We are so smoothly moved from dual citizens, to covert invasion, to occupation, to not-so-covert invasion, to colonization, to POOF!! America is Israeli-run. America is gone. America is now Israel. Overtaken.

    Subdued?

    Appears to be blatant subversion. American Nationals, leaderless, know who the real leader is and know what course to take as this ugliness escalates. Some simply CANNOT be subdued.

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  4. carl hammel says:

    But don’t you love the fact that the mossad owns the cia and that in collusion they have assassinated heads of state including blah and blah blah’s brother?Malx and mlx bla-ml-.

  5. galen says:

    Oh boy, in case you haven’t seen this, hold on to your hat:

    Mike Pence – AIPAC, 2019:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u2WKAI4luw

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  6. galen says:

    What they won’t do for a paycheck.

    Cruz weight in:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW2MQktCOZI

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  7. H D says:

    Galen there all in on it all one needs to do is look at there noses there brown they are no longer able to smell anything but shzt . I’m hoping trump ask to see if we can rebuild are roads and get some walls done

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