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Meanwhile George Soros, together with two other US ‘tycoons’ is reported to be setting up an alternative dovish Jewish lobby that promotes Israeli-Palestinian dialogue, in contrast to AIPAC which has been hostile to all peace efforts.
The “Jewish Telegraph Agency” (JTA) reports that a Soros staffer met recently with senior representatives of the dovish pro-Israel community to discuss setting an alternative lobby to APAC. The JTA goes on to say that Soros will attend a follow-on meeting later this month, and that Edgar and Charles Bronfman, along with other Jewish philanthropists and activists, have been invited to attend.
Soros is on the liberal side of the
political spectrum. He supports Israeli-Palestinian dialogue, and recently called on US to recognize Hamas. In his latest book “The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror”, he describes how he tried to persuade the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to enter into negotiations with Hamas, and compared the terrorist organization to the Solidarity trade union, which paved the way to democracy in Poland. Israel
A Jewish activist said that Soros and other tycoons were only prepared to listen at this stage. They have agreed to attend a meeting of Jewish activists unhappy with AIPAC’s hard line, and want to boost awareness of what they call a “sane Jewish voice” in the
. The meeting is scheduled for October 26. US