AIPAC Apologizes for Ad Accusing ‘Radicals in the Democratic Party’ of anti-Semitism

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) apologized on Saturday for publishing an advertisement that accused the Democratic Party of anti-Semitism. The organization said that the advertisement, which appeared on Facebook last week, had been taken down.

AIPAC, the leading right-leaning lobby group supporting Israel in the U.S., offered a full-fledged apology in a statement. "We offer our unequivocal apology to the overwhelming majority of Democrats in Congress who are rightfully offended by the inaccurate assertion that the poorly worded, inflammatory advertisement implied," it said.

The Facebook ad in question last week blamed "radicals in the Democratic Party" of "pushing their anti-Semitic and anti-Israel policies down the throats of the American people," and called on Americans not to abandon Israel, their "only Democratic ally in the Middle East."