Report: AIPAC Planning Major Lobbying Blitz On Syria


A pro-Israel lobby that commands enormous influence among both Republicans and Democrats alike is preparing a major push to pressure lawmakers to support the resolution authorizing military force in Syria, Politico reported Thursday.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will deploy up to 250 Jewish leaders and activists to Capitol Hill starting next week to warn members of Congress that failure to take action in Syria will raise the risk of Iran developing a nuclear bomb, officials told Politico.

According to the report, AIPAC will lobby “virtually every member of Congress.”

AIPAC issued a statement on Tuesday calling on Congress to pass the Syria resolution.



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