The Israel Lobby Ain’t Shy

by | Apr 3, 2024

They are lots of things, but not that.

Members of Congress’ far-left “Squad” who have championed Palestinians in the Middle East conflict are in danger of losing their seats in Democratic primaries.

The efforts to remove Reps. Cori Bush of Missouri and Jamaal Bowman of New York have gained momentum with an influx of money from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and its political arm, the United Democracy Project.

AIPAC-connected organizations are expected to spend up to $100 million this election cycle, mainly on House races. That is four times the $26 million the United Democracy Project spent in the 2022 election cycle.

“We evaluate candidates from both parties on one criterion alone — their support for the US-Israel relationship,” AIPAC said in a statement to The Washington Times.

In Minnesota, former Minneapolis City Council member Don Samuels said AIPAC’s support would boost his chance of winning a rematch with Rep. Ilhan Omar, an outspoken critic of Israel who has been criticized for antisemitic rhetoric.

“It’s going to be a different race,” he told The Forward of increased support of pro-Israel groups such as AIPAC.

About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 6,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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