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Biden Slams Pro-Israel AIPAC

Thursday, 04 Sep 2008 12:12 AM

By Newsmax Staff

Barack Obama's running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, told Jewish press Wednesday that the pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC doesn't represent the Jewish state.

During a teleconference with reporters, Biden said AIPAC "doesn't speak for the entire Jewish community."

He added that it "doesn't speak for the state of Israel, no matter what it insists on any occasion."

On the nettlesome issue of Iran's nuclear weapons, Biden suggested an attack on Iran would not be wise considering the U.S. is "bogged down" in Iraq.

He chastised McCain for exaggerating the Iranian threat.

"We all know Iran is weak and weak economically," Biden said. "We should stop making Iran into this 12 foot giant. They are not. The more we do that, the more we undercut our own self-interest."

Last week, Israeli Army Radio reported that Biden had previously told Israeli officials that they should not strike Iran's nuclear weapons facilities. Biden told ABC News that the report was a "lie."

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