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Reform, AIPAC Take Opposing Positions On Penalizing Palestinians For UN Move


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Some dovish Jewish groups also have made clear their opposition to penalties for the Palestinians, among them J Street and Americans for Peace Now.

In a fundraising letter, J Street’s president, Jeremy Ben-Ami, counted the 239 signatures on the AIPAC-backed congressional letter sent Dec. 21 as a victory for his movement, noting particularly that only 67 Democrats signed.

“We’re seeing the impact in Congress where two-thirds of the Democratic Caucus refused to sign AIPAC’s latest letter calling for closing the PLO’s diplomatic mission in Washington,” Ben-Ami said in the letter. “Such letters used to be signed by 4 out of every 5 Members of Congress. Not any more.”

A slate of recent AIPAC-backed letters indeed have scored signatures in the mid-300s, but letters scoring in the mid-200s are not exceptional, and the new letter was still signed by a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The AIPAC official acknowledged that the organization had hoped for more signatures but added that the letter was circulated toward the end of a congressional session – one that was preoccupied with a compromise on spending and taxes.

(JTA)

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2 Responses to “Reform, AIPAC Take Opposing Positions On Penalizing Palestinians For UN Move”

  1. Anonymous says:

    It's obvious that the "reform" Jews have not learned anything, anything from our history, and don't read what Abbas and the genocidal Jew haters are saying every day about murdering Jews. Maybe they don't think Abbas is referring them or maybe they are so self righteous they don't have any connection to the new world wide anti Semitism.

  2. Roc Diaz says:

    reform jew suck and cause a greater harm to the jews who actually honor and worship Hashem. they should all see the truth and repent for their rediculous and very self harmful actions.

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