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Latest update : 2013-03-06

AIPAC conference divides Jewish opinion in the US

As the American Israel Public Affairs committee holds its annual meeting in Washington DC, it's once again a target of both approval and protest. The event sees members come together to reaffirm their unwavering support for US policy in Israel. But AIPAC is often criticised, as is Washington's Middle East strategy, and not only by pro-Palestinian movements. Some American Jews are also making their voices of disapproval heard.

By Philip CROWTHER , Stanislas DE SAINT HIPPOLYTE

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