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 Takes on the World 
 
 Commentary
 Host: Jeff Blankfort
 Jeff Blankfort  
Blankfort raises importance of Jewish money for Democratic politicians, a subject that gets those who mention it accused of antisemitism. Cites comments from Forward's JJ Goldberg on J Street panel discussion on Jewish influence, regarding proportion of Jews among top 527 and Super-PAC donors which “frees” Emily's List's President Stephanie Shriock to reveal AIPAC's influence on women political candidates. (LISTEN: it's 5:08) Blankfort speaks of significance of Sanders being first presidential candidate to criticize Israel an Israeli prime minster, and recognize Palestinians; reminds listeners of controversial vote at Democratic 2012 convention on recognizing God and Jerusalem as Israel's capital (LISTEN: 3:03) and how party establishment has stacked platform committee to make sure it won't happen in 2016. Then reports how 83 senators (Cruz, yes; Sanders, no) have signed letter to Obama calling for raising level of military aid to Israel as way of getting money from pro-Israel Jewish donors since Obama plans to do that anyway. Quotes Lindsay Graham as vowing to squeeze out more money for Israel.

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00:19:04 English 2016-04-27
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