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Soros joins new Jewish lobby

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Philanthropist and political activist George Soros is helping found a new Jewish lobbying group as a liberal alternative to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

 George Soros

The new group, set to be launched in New York October 26, hopes to persuade the Bush administration to increase its involvement in finding a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition to Soros, other founders of the group are philanthropists Edgar and Charles Bronfman and Mel Levine, a former Democratic congressman.