Sanders Stands Alone as Only Candidate Skipping AIPAC

Bernie Sanders will be the only 2016 presidential candidate not to address the annual conference of the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which starts Sunday in Washington, D.C..

Sanders sent a letter Friday to AIPAC President Robert Cohen saying that “the campaign schedule that we have prevents me from attending,” and, “the best that I can do is to send you a copy of the remarks that I would have given if I was able to attend.” The campaign posted the letter (pdf) in full.

All the presidential candidates were invited, and

California-based human rights group Jewish Voice for Peace also stated Friday:

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