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Trump breaks campaign promise on Israel

(Paul Mirengoff) In March 2016, addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, Donald Trump said that, as president, he would move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Trump called that city “the eternal capital of the Jewish people.” Now, however, President Trump has decided to keep our embassy in Tel Aviv. Show More Summary

Time For AIPAC To Abide By U.S. Law

As its participants like to say: there is nothing like an AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) conference. They mean that in a good way. I don’t. AIPAC, of course, is the main component of the Israel lobby. Other “pro-Israel” organizations are niche affairs, representing particular constituencies. Show More Summary

Nikki Haley’s star is rising

Compared with the years during which the Iran nuclear deal was under consideration or the presidential election was raging, this year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference had been a tame affair. Politicians of both parties spoke; the latest miraculous Israeli technology was on display. But Vice President Pence gave a bland address, and […]

Israel’s ambassador breathes a sigh of relief

Sunday began the first national policy conference for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) since President Obama left office. It would be an understatement to say that the past eight years were a tension-filled and often...Show More Summary

Protesters Take On Settlements In ‘Biggest Ever Jewish-Led Protest’ Of AIPAC

On Sunday, hundreds of mostly young, American Jews rallied in Washington, D.C., during the first day of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee 2017 Convention, to protest the expansion of Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and...Show More Summary

West Coast Activists Protest Israeli Occupation Outside L.A. AIPAC Offices

The anti-Israeli occupation organization IfNotNow organized a protest outside the L.A. offices of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. [ more › ]

Why Scientists Want Trump to Stick to the Iran Nuclear Deal

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“The worst deal ever negotiated.” Donald Trump speaking at the 2016 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference at the Verizon Center on March 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Dozens of scientists have signed aShow More Summary

A Modest Proposal: An Irish AIPAC

Noting the remarkable success of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in influencing U.S. government policies, Daniel C. Maguire offers up this tongue-in-cheek plan for an Irish AIPAC to do the same for Ireland. By Daniel C. Maguire This is…Read more ?

What a Journalist Learned During 3 Days Undercover at the Israel Lobby’s Biggest Policy Conference

last yearNews : Truthdig

By Rob Bryan / AlterNet The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a cult, and like most cults, its followers would probably object to the characterization.

Three Days Undercover at the Israel Lobby’s Biggest Policy Conference

Neither American Zionism nor K Street venality can fully explain the cult-like nature of AIPAC. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a cult, and like most cults, its followers would probably object to the characterization....Show More Summary

Middle East Political Analyst: Iran Deal Has ‘Hurt America’s Image as a Superpower’

At the American Israel Public Affairs Committee earlier this month in Washington D.C., Vice President Joe Biden claimed Israel was "stronger and...

Trump Goes Low Energy for a Week

Washington Post: “His last day on the trail was Monday, when he delivered a foreign policy speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference. His next public campaign event is not until Tuesday afternoon in Wisconsin — which [...]

As AIPAC Pays Tribute to Slain U.S. Citizen, Where Is the Outcry Over Palestinian-American Teen Killed by Israeli Soldiers?

The lack of concern over the killing of 17-year-old Mahmoud Shaalan underscores the profound dehumanization of Palestinians. At the recent American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, attendees and speakers gave emotional tribute to Taylor Force, a U.S. Show More Summary

How Donald Trump Exposed AIPAC

When the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) announced that Donald Trump would be speaking at its annual policy conference this year, there was a loud cry of outrage. Even some supporters of AIPAC said it was inappropriate to host a man who had fomented violence and racism. Show More Summary

Behind Trump’s Populist Rhetoric

Joe Klein: “Let it be recorded that on March 21, 2016, addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump used a teleprompter. This is progress. It shows that Trump understands that, on occasion, care must be [...]

Sanders Offers Little Hope for Mideast Peace

Bernie Sanders supporters appeared thrilled when they learned he'd turned down an invitation to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on Monday. Donald Trump passed up a debate appearance and Hillary...Show More Summary

When the Feminist Establishment Candidate is Further Right than Trump

Hillary Clinton spoke before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference this weekend and rather unsurprisingly proved that on certain matters of human rights—namely those of women in the Global South—she is even more conservative than Donald Trump himself. Show More Summary

AIPAC Apology for Trump Speech Unprecedented

The president of American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) made an unscheduled appearance on the stage at its yearly conference Tuesday to apologize for insults that Donald Trump made against President Barack Obama during his appearance a day earlier. Show More Summary

What if Bernie Sanders had delivered his speech at AIPAC!?

Unlike the other four presidential candidates, Democrat Bernie Sanders declined the invitation to speak at the AIPAC-- American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference-- in Washington on Monday, and instead delivered a foreign policy address in Utah. Show More Summary

AIPAC Apologizes to Obama for Trump’s Remark about Obama’s Last Year in Office

The crowd applauded Donald Trump’s remark about Obama being in his last year in office, for which AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) apologized to the White House since it was at their policy event this week.

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