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Israel, anti-Semitism and 2020 fight on display as AIPAC gathers

Israel, anti-Semitism and 2020 fight on display as AIPAC gathers

The annual conference opens amid a stormy moment in U.S.-Israel relations.

By JOHN BRESNAHAN and ANDREW RESTUCCIA

The politics of Israel, the issue of anti-Semitism and the 2020 presidential campaign will move to center stage in Washington over the next few days as the powerful pro-Israel group AIPAC holds its annual policy conference and President Donald Trump prepares to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.

The dual meetings come as Trump pushes his party ever closer to Israel — most recently with a Thursday announcement that the U.S. will recognize Israel’s annexation of Syria’s Golan Heights — and Democrats face an internal debate over their party’s support for arguably the most important U.S. ally in the Middle East.

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