2/22/19 MJ Rosenberg Explains How AIPAC Really Works

2/22/19 MJ Rosenberg Explains How AIPAC Really Works

M.J. Rosenberg discusses the controversy over representative Ilhan Omar’s recent comments about AIPAC, which caused everyone in and around the Israel lobby to lose their collective minds. The main problem with the outrage, explains Rosenberg, is that she’s basically correct; AIPAC really does wield enormous influence over both parties in Washington, only it has more to do with political power and the United States’ greater relationship with Israel than with actual campaign contributions.

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M.J. Rosenberg is a former Senior Foreign Policy Fellow at Media Matters Action Network, before which he worked on Capitol Hill for 15 years for various Democratic members of the House and Senate. You can find him on Twitter @rosenberg_mj.

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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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