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By Ben Sales 

Progressive Jewish leaders condemn AIPAC for ads slamming 'Squad' members


August 27, 2021

(JTA) — Dozens of progressive Jewish leaders have signed a letter condemning the Israel lobby AIPAC for social media ads targeting Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the group of progressive Congress members known as “the Squad.”

J Street, a liberal Israel lobby and rival of AIPAC, spearheaded the letter.

In its ad about Omar, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee said the Minnesota Democrat sees “no difference between America and the Taliban, between Israel and Hamas, between democracies and terrorists.” The ad references a tweet by Omar in Jun...

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