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Mar 23, 2016

Political Influence of AIPAC

The American Israeli Political Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is the strongest and most influential political lobby in the USA. Some of its member, 18,000, met recently in Washington D.C.
The Committee (AIPAC) extended its invitation to the five presidential candidates to attend their meeting and to express their political views towards Israel.
The only candidate who did not attend the meeting was Senator Bernie Sanders.
During his campaign, Senator Sanders criticized the Israel government policy towards the Palestinians. He called for an end to Israeli occupation of the West Bank and an end to the blockade of the Gaza Strip. Furthermore, Senator Sanders criticized Mr. Netanyahu for not understanding Palestinians needs, and called for the creation of a Palestinian State, stating that we cannot be 100%supporter of Israeli policy and ignore the rest of the region. It should be stressed here that Senator Sanders is Jewish.
The other four candidates, Clinton, Trump, Cruz and Kasich promised more military and economic aids to Israel. Kasich went so far as to say the Palestinians are terrorists.
Most of the American politicians, since the creation of the State of Israel, lacked objectivity. This becomes more apparent during election time. They ignore American national interest in order to be elected.
Such foreign policy contributes immensely toward the rise of international terrorism.

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