Israel-Funded PACs Fork Out MILLIONS To Pro-Israel Democratic Candidates

A HuffPost investigation has revealed that two pro-Israel PACs have poured almost $6.5 million into the campaign of Democratic Maryland candidate Glenn Ivey in order to defeat ex-U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, who has been lightly critical of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. And the best part? Both candidates have barely addressed the issue while campaigning and have openly admitted that the Israel-Palestine conflict barely comes up in their region, making the donations even more suspicious. Cenk Uygur and Francesca Fiorentini discuss on The Young Turks.

Read more HERE: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/us-isr…

“There are plenty of major issues in Prince George’s County.

Inflation and high gas prices have hit the mostly working- and middle-class Black voters who live in this commuter suburb hard.

While the county is one of the wealthiest majority-Black jurisdictions in the country, crime remains high: There were 135 homicides in 2021. Schools here lag behind those in the uber-wealthy neighboring counties of suburban Washington, D.C.

But it’s not crime or schools or the cost of living that has upended the Democratic congressional primary in the majority-Black district that dominates the county, but the United States’ support for Israel, a country 5,800 miles away.

Two pro-Israel groups have poured over $6.4 million into the contest, aiming to defeat former U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards and boost the candidacy of Glenn Ivey, a former prosecutor and Capitol Hill aide.

While little separates the two candidates ideologically — both are broadly liberal Democrats — Edwards’ willingness to even gently break with Capitol Hill’s long-standing consensus on Israel issues has earned her the ire of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).”

3 thoughts on “Israel-Funded PACs Fork Out MILLIONS To Pro-Israel Democratic Candidates

    1. Hello Ten Bears. I kept hearing for years that the US had to support Israel because they are the only democracy in the area. But I was always told Israel was a country for Jews built on Jewish religious laws. I just looked it up and here is what came back on a google search. “However, the definition of the state as Jewish creates a strong connection as well as a conflict between state law and religious law”. And that is true, I have long heard of conflicts between the religious organizations getting to make the rules for all marriages regardless of the religious views of those getting married. It seems that the religious organizations have far more pull in the government than the secular people do. It is similar to what is happening right now in the US also. Hugs

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