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Anti-Palestinian caucus divides pro-Israel camp on Capitol Hill

A handful of conservative Republicans have launched a congressional group dedicated to forcing the Palestinians to admit their "defeat."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) acknowledges applause at the end of his speech to a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS)   - RTR4RX0Q

Congress already had at least four pro-Israel caucuses. Now it can add an anti-Palestinian one to the list.

A handful of conservative Republicans unveiled their Israel Victory Caucus at an April 27 Capitol Hill event. The group's stated goal is to persuade the Palestinians that they've been defeated and they should recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state as a precursor to any negotiations. The PLO formally recognized "the right of the State of Israel to exist in peace and security" in 1993.

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