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AIPAC to deploy hundreds of lobbyists to push for Syria action

Posted By admin On September 7, 2013 @ 6:57 pm In Featured Stories,Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
September 7, 2013

The influential pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee will deploy hundreds of activists next week to win support in Congress for military action in Syria, amid an intense White House effort to convince wavering U.S. lawmakers to vote for limited strikes.

“We plan a major lobbying effort with about 250 activists in Washington to meet with their senators and representatives,” an AIPAC source said on Saturday.

Congressional aides said they expected the meetings and calls on Tuesday, as President Barack Obama and officials from his administration make their case for missile strikes over the apparent use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.

The vote on action in Syria is a significant political test for Obama and a major push by AIPAC, considered one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington, could provide a boost.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.haaretz.com/mobile/1.545661

[2] ‘NYT’ Cuts References to AIPAC in Syria Debate: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nyt-cuts-references-to-aipac-in-syria-debate.html

[3] David Cameron rules out any future military action in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/david-cameron-rules-out-any-future-military-action-in-syria.html

[4] Hagel: U.S. ready to strike Syria immediately if Obama orders action: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hagel-u-s-ready-to-strike-syria-immediately-if-obama-orders-action.html

[5] London, Paris, Jerusalem line up for post-US vote action on Syria, Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/london-paris-jerusalem-line-up-for-post-us-vote-action-on-syria-iran.html

[6] Israel warns of action over Russian plan to give missiles to Syria’s Assad: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-warns-of-action-over-russian-plan-to-give-missiles-to-syrias-assad.html

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