Tuesday, September 3, 2013

White House to Congress: Help protect Israel

"... The Obama administration is using a time-tested pitch to get Congress to back military strikes in Syria: It will help protect Israel…The administration’s case that intervening benefits Israel will turn on what lawmakers hear from pro-Israel groups in their communities and from the reactions of leading Jewish lawmakers, said a senior House Democratic aide.The Israel angle “only has a major impact if it’s getting validated from others,” the aide said. “Doesn’t have to be AIPAC writ large, but the local AIPAC lay leaders that the members have personal relationships [with] need to be validating.”..."

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