Fears of Lasting Rift as Obama Battles Pro-Israel Group on Iran

August 8, 2015 1:13 AM

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Fears of Lasting Rift as Obama Battles Pro-Israel Group on Iran

WASHINGTON — President Obama had a tough message for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or Aipac, the powerful pro-Israel group that is furiously campaigning against the Iran nuclear accord, when he met with two of its leaders at the White House this week. The president accused Aipac of spending millions of dollars in advertising against the deal and spreading false claims about it, people in the meeting recalled.

So Mr. Obama told the Aipac leaders that he intended to hit back hard.

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