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Republican lawmaker said to tell AIPAC Trump’s goal had been to marginalize Palestinians

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

A senior Republican lawmaker told AIPAC members in a closed door meeting last month that the Trump administration’s goal in its Middle East policy was to “marginalize” Palestinians, according to a recording retrieved by the Huffington Post.

“I think the goal here is to marginalize the Palestinians,” said Rep. Michael McCaul (TX-10), who until January served as the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

McCaul spoke of the former administration’s efforts to broker normalization agreements between Israel and Muslim-majority countries.

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