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Old 03-05-2019, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Left Hand of Dorkness View Post
One question I have, and I genuinely don't know the answer: does the American Israel Public Affairs Committee have analogous organizations that promote the relationship between the US and other nations?

Is there some organization that's basically the American Spain Public Affairs Committee? The American Mexico Public Affairs Committee? The American South Africa Public Affairs Committee?

If so, do any of them have the staffing, budget, or political pull that AIPAC has?

If AIPAC is unique, either in existence or in reach, then it's fair to examine their influence. If they're not unique, then someone who zeroes in on them ought to have their motives examined.
It's not as organized - and transparent - a body, but the Saudi Arabian lobby spends much more money in Washington than AIPAC.