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Hillary’s new difficulty: Iran

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is nonpartisan but composed mostly of Democrats. It has tiptoed gingerly through the wreckage of the U.S.-Israel relationship the Obama administration has created, often declining (as in the case of Chuck Hagel’s nomination) to publicly criticize the administration. But even AIPAC has reached its limit. In a written statement […]

AIPAC And Congressional Hawks Trying To Kill Iran Deal

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and hawks in Congress are reportedly lobbying hard to blow up a deal between the US and Iran regarding Iran's nuclear program. Partnering with hawks in Congress, AIPAC is urging lawmakers to kill the deal and start a new round of sanctions in light of not getting the bombing campaign many had wanted.

Connie Bruck Whitewashes Schakowsky--and J Street--on Israel

The New Yorker's Connie Bruck tackles the question of whether the powerful pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) is losing influence among American Jews. She frames the issue as if AIPAC is siding "with...Show More Summary

AIPAC’s 2-state lip-service: conference featured university in settlement

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) claims to support a two-state solution. But the lobby group's actions tell a much different story. AIPAC invited Ariel University to show off its research at the policy conference's "village." The move exposed how AIPAC is, in reality, in favor of a Greater Israel.

New Poll: AIPAC Influence Waning

Ever since the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) lost its battle to prevent negotiations with Iran by imposing new sanctions on Tehran, the media has been reporting that the lobby is not the powerhouse in Washington that...Show More Summary

AIPAC and CPAC Come to Town

This past week, Washington hosted two of my least favorite annual events. It began with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) bringing their faithful to town to lobby for whatever the government of Israel might want at this particular moment. Show More Summary

#StrongDiplomacy: Secretary Kerry's AIPAC Speech in 12 Tweets

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with leaders of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain] On...Show More Summary

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu meeting with Tim Cook today in Cupertino

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is traveling through the United States this week for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual conference, and he is scheduled to meet with Apple CEO Tim Cook today. The meeting plans were revealed on the Prime Minister’s Twitter account earlier this week: The calendar also sharesthat Netanyahu is scheduled […]

McCain’s Mind-Boggling Hypocrisy on Crimea at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Conference

John Hickman, author of Selling Guantanamo, writes in a guest column for Informed Comment That the Crimean Crisis would be exploited by Republican Congressional leaders to criticize President Obama was inevitable. Politics…

5 Essentials to Take Away from AIPAC 2014

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) convened its annual Policy Conference from March 2-4. Below is a general synopsis highlighting 5 key points from the conference. 1. Two-State or Bust Of the dozens of expert panels...Show More Summary

Palestinians: Bibi Declared War at AIPAC

The Palestinian Authority said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Tuesday amounted to a unilateral declaration that talks were over. Nabil Shaath told Agence...Show More Summary

Netanyahu doesn’t mince words at AIPAC

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu did not mince words at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy meeting today. He began: “I bring you greetings from Jerusalem, the eternal and undivided capital of Israel, the Jewish state.” The bulk of his speech was focused on Iran. As he described it: “I am here to draw […]

NETANYAHU: BOYCOTT EFFORT WILL FAIL

By JACOB KAMARAS JNS.org The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel will fail, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference. “Beyond our traditional...Show More Summary

Bob Menendez at AIPAC

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) spoke to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee at a troubled time for America, Israel, the Senate and AIPAC. He is at the center of the storm — the most influential Democrat in Congress on Israel and Iran, the lawmaker most aggravating to the White House on Iran sanctions and the man who […]

At AIPAC, Menendez Breaks with Obama on Iran

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair Bob Menendez (D-NJ) addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference on Tuesday morning and took a dramatically different stance than that which Secretary of State John Kerry outlined on Monday. Show More Summary

Pro-Israel SEIU Leader Addresses AIPAC

During Friday's final plenary session at the Policy Conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), thousands of pro-Israel activists were addressed by Olga Miranda, president of Local 87 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Show More Summary

At AIPAC, Kerry Defends Obama's 'Strong Diplomacy' on Iran, Palestinians

Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration's policy on Iran before an audience of thousands of pro-Israel activists at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference on Monday evening. While...Show More Summary

Israel Lobby AIPAC Down, But Not Out -- Yet

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is still one of the most powerful lobby organizations in the country, but fortunately, it is starting to lose its iron-clad grip on our policymakers. AIPAC lost the fight to stop Chuck...Show More Summary

The Central Fallacy of the Pro-Israel Left

I attended a presentation today at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference by, among others, Ari Shavit, a senior correspondent for Israel's left-wing daily, Ha'aretz. Shavit made a number of interesting...Show More Summary

McCain: Ukraine crisis result of 'feckless' foreign policy

Washington (CNN) - Sen. John McCain says the escalating crisis in Ukraine is the result of what he calls a "feckless foreign policy" by the White House. Speaking Monday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual conference here in the nation's capital, the Republican senator from Arizona was critical of the man he […]

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