Pro-Israel Lobbying Group Criticized for GOP Rep. Endorsements

    Image copyright: SIPA USA/AP [via Jewish Insider]

    The Facts

    • AIPAC, a Pro-Israel lobbying group, has faced criticism after using its US-based PAC to endorse 120 candidates including 37 who voted against certifying Biden's victory after the Capitol riots.

    • Among those endorsed were Jim Jordan and Scott Perry, congressmen who also allegedly plotted with the Trump White House to overturn the election result.

    The Spin

    Narrative A

    AIPAC is right to move away from its obsolete bipartisanship and exclude Democrats that might not be 100% behind Israel.

    Narrative B

    A strong relationship may benefit both the US and Israel, but endorsing candidates that seek to undermine US democracy and destabilize the country imperils the relationship's existence.

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