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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the 2019 @AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington #AIPAC2019

"Yesterday at the White House, @POTUS @realDonaldTrump again made history. He formally recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. That deserves enormous applause!"
The Golan Heights is indispensable for our defense. It's part of our history. When you put a shovel in the ground there what you discover are the ruins of ancient synagogues. Jews lived there for thousands of years and the people of Israel have come back to the Golan.
PM Netanyahu: "Israel holds the high ground, and we shall never, ever give it up. It is part of Israel.

So on behalf of all the people of Israel, thank you, President Trump and thank you for all the historic decisions you have made."
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@SpeakerPelosi .@SpeakerPelosi: "We are all here connected for good, united in our shared mission to advance peace, prosperity and progress in the Middle East, in America and around the world." #AIPAC2019
@SpeakerPelosi .@SpeakerPelosi: "The founding of Israel was one of the greatest political achievement of the 20th Century." #AIPAC2019
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My contribution to today's Morning Insurrection newsletter (the daily email of @LegInsurrection ):
"I think the best explanation of AIPAC's popularity was said by @MeghanMcCain , "Americans do not support Israel because AIPAC is influential, AIPAC is influential because Americans support Israel."
For the fourth year in a row, I've been privileged to attend AIPAC's policy conference. When you think about it, it's pretty incredible that thousands of Americans pay hundreds of dollars to attend.
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It was my pleasure to speak to #AIPAC2019 today. My message was not only to reaffirm the essentiality of the U.S.-Israel relationship, but also that the U.S. stands with the Jewish people and Israel in the fight against the world’s oldest bigotry: anti-Semitism.
The rise of anti-Semitism & anti-Zionism strikes at the very foundation of freedom. The Trump Administration opposes it unequivocally & will fight it relentlessly, from the fever swamp of the UN Human Rights Council to the world’s #1 proponent of anti-Semitism: Iran. #AIPAC2019
We will not grow weary of this fight. Israel should be admired, not attacked, embraced, not vilified. I’m proud to lead American diplomacy to support Israel’s right to defend itself, stand with the Jewish people, and champion the perennial cause of religious liberty. #AIPAC2019
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WOW: @SenSchumer just called out @GOPLeader, @IlhanMN, AND @realDonaldTrump in one fell swoop!!!
@SenSchumer @GOPLeader @IlhanMN @realDonaldTrump When someone accuses three Jews of buying an election, or supporters of Israel of having dual loyalties, or calls neo-Nazis very fine people, "we have to call it out," says @SenSchumer. The first person to call it out ON ALL SIDES - TO BIG APPLAUSE!

"When someone names only prominent Jews as trying to buy or steal our elections, we must call it out," @SenSchumer said, referencing @GOPLeader's tweet.
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#Breaking: Just in - Reports that some fighter jets of the Israeli airforce have been taken of just recently, and that #IDF drones and helicopters are entering the airspace of the #Gaza strip right now! #Israel
#Update: #Israel's ambulance service has raised it's alert level to the highest possible across southern #Israel as continued systematic preparation of escalation continues. #Gaza.
#Update: All night confusion protests of #Hamas at the #Gaza/#Israel strip border this night will be cancelled!
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I’m at #AIPAC2019. Neocon think tank American Enterprise Institute Arthur Brooks is on stage preaching about convincing progressives to support Israel with love instead of hating them. Mild applause from the audience.
Former Israeli army chief of staff and Netanyahu rival Benny Gantz says Palestinians only live for hate and misery, and seek death. He oversaw the mass destruction of Gaza in 2014 including the killing of 551 children.
Gantz grandstanded with threats against Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and ISIS. Few in the audience know (or care) that Israel armed al-Qaeda-aligned militants in Syria in order to prolong the war and consolidate its occupation of the Golan Heights.…
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Since @MoveOn is calling for Democratic presidential candidates to skip @AIPAC’s policy conference (#AIPAC2019), I’d like to share a few thoughts on American progressives, foreign affairs, and AIPAC that I hope will help clarify what is happening.

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1) The US left is not a monolithic group. It’s a coalition of interest groups & various minorities that campaign on bread & butter issues like healthcare, education, & increasing worker’s pay/power. It focuses on winning elections & putting the country on a progressive trajectory
2) Domestic politics is a natural environment to focus on for policy-oriented liberals; Even on the most complex issues, the government wields a great deal of influence in terms of final outcomes.
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74%+ of MoveOn members agree progressive 2020 presidential candidates should skip the #AIPAC2019 conference.
MoveOn is calling on 2020 presidential candidates to not attend the AIPAC conference.

Here are 4 reasons why:
AIPAC spent tens of millions of dollars in 2015 to defeat the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by Pre. Obama along w international allies. It was a historic diplomatic agreement that Trump has tried to derail since taking office.

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