AIPAC punked by false press release saying it pressures Israel on settlements
by Philip Weiss and Adam Horowitz
Screen shot of C-Span announcing the fake news.
Is J Street finally getting traction? Brilliant fake AIPAC press release showed up on Al Jazeera and all over CSPAN during Hillary’s speech to the policy conference. We bought it! This just drives the wedge between AIPAC and J Street and gives AIPAC a stinko headline when it’s trying to affirm the special relationship and attack Iran. At TPM, Justin Elliott says settlements aren’t even on AIPAC’s issues page.
Update: Medea Benjamin has contacted us to let us know that Code Pink sent out the release. Here is the announcement the fooled nearly everyone (including us!):