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America's Israel Lobby's homework!

In the US, one of the most influential organizations within the broad spectrum of the "Israel Lobby" is the "American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)." This organization primarily focuses on ensuring the continued unconditional support for Israel from both major parties in the US Congress. AIPAC also prioritizes placing pro-Israel individuals in key committees, such as the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees in both the House and Senate.


In recent years, AIPAC has begun channeling funds, both directly and indirectly, to campaign groups aiming to prevent the election of politicians who believe that unwavering support for Israel is not in the US's national interest. Additionally, AIPAC has started fielding staunchly pro-Israel candidates against those who criticize Israel in primary elections. For example, AIPAC has targeted eight Democratic representatives who question unconditional support for Israel, announcing it would spend significant amounts to prevent their reelection.


Currently, as the primaries for the 2024 elections continue, AIPAC is heavily funding the campaign of a pro-Israel candidate running against Democratic Representative Jamaal Bowman. There are even reports that AIPAC-linked groups are trying to influence the primaries by registering Republican or Independent voters as Democrats. Allegedly, over 2,000 voters have been registered as Democrats in this way. Bowman and his opponent will compete in the primary for New York's 16th Congressional District on June 25. The outcome will reveal the effectiveness of AIPAC's tactics.


The bipartisan support for Israel in the US Congress is starting to crack. Israel's actions in Gaza have deepened this divide. AIPAC might be experiencing its toughest period since the 1960s. Changing demographics in the US are eroding public support for Israel. Increasingly, members of the Progressive Left wing of the Democratic Party, who represent the new generation of voters, are challenging unconditional support for Israel. Consequently, Israel might only be able to count on support from a portion of the US political spectrum, rather than its entirety.


Even among Republicans, who traditionally offer more support to Israel than Democrats, there is a growing trend of questioning this stance. New Republican voter groups are against spending American money on "endless wars" or foreign aid unrelated to national security. Some Republicans in Congress, like Senator Rand Paul, voice this sentiment. This trend is also evident among influential Republican-leaning think tanks and media outlets.


AIPAC's targets in the primaries include Republicans as well. For example, Republican Representative Thomas Massie, who criticizes Israel, won his primary with 76% of the delegate votes despite AIPAC's opposition. On Tucker Carlson's show on June 7, Massie mentioned that he has been a target of AIPAC since 2012 for not following their directives. He noted that AIPAC assigns monitors to each Republican representative, using small directives as precursors for larger demands. Massie pointed out that the smear campaign against him was led by "Christians United for Israel (CUFI)," an organization closely aligned with Israeli Zionists.


Massie advocates against foreign aid, including aid to Israel, on the principle that American funds should be spent domestically. When Carlson asked why AIPAC targets him, Massie speculated, "Maybe they don't want even one horse to get out of the barn. They're probably afraid that if one person starts speaking the truth, it could become contagious." He emphasized that AIPAC's main objective is to secure more weapons for Israel, acting as a component of the "American Military-Industrial Complex."

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