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by Jeff Gates, Staff Writer

IN the early 1960s, Sen. William J. Fulbright fought to force the American Zionist Council to register as agents of a foreign government. The council eluded registration by reorganizing as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. AIPAC has since become what Fulbright most feared:

A foreign agent dominating American foreign policy while disguised as a domestic lobby.

Israelis and pro-Israelis object when they hear that charge. How, they ask, can we so few wield such influence over so many? Answer: It's all in the math. And in the single-issue advocacy brought to bear on US policy-making by dozens of "domestic" organizations that now compose the Israel lobby, with AIPAC its most visible force.

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