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George W. Bush is apparently Jeb Bush's 'most influential counselor' on Israel

Jeb Bush is quite the family man.

At a New York event this week, Jeb Bush surprised attendees when he said that his brother, former president George W. Bush, is his "most influential counselor" on U.S.-Israel policy, The Washington Post reports.

"If you want to know who I listen to for advice, it's him," Bush reportedly said. The Post credits Bush's statement to four people at the event, who spoke anonymously due to a confidentiality agreement.

The Post notes that Bush's choice to cite his brother's influence on his foreign policy stance is "risky and unexpected," since George W. Bush's foreign policy legacy has remained deeply tarnished by the war in Iraq.