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Obama secures key vote to protect Iran nuclear deal in US Congress

But critics have failed to use Congress’ summer recess to turn the tide against the agreement, despite a multimillion-dollar lobbying campaign funded by the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC. Republicans dismissed Wednesday’s news and made clear they still intend to fight the deal. The Iran nuclear deal has passed the Senate with

No, the Democrats Don’t Care About Israel

For years, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has hosted President Obama or a high-ranking representative of his administration at their annual conference in Washington, D.C. No matter how anti-Israel

Obama Only Needs One More Vote to Secure the Iran Deal

Critics of the Iran deal planned to use the August recess to convince members of Congress to vote against the agreement, but despite an intense lobbying effort by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, it's increasingly apparent that President Obama will have the votes to sustain his veto, should Congress... More »

How the Iran Nuclear Deal Weakened AIPAC, Washington’s Most Powerful Interest Group

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee placed all of its chips on its multi-million dollar campaign to scuttle the Iran deal, and it now appears it will lose that bet.

The Little Think Tank That Could

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the so-called 800-pound gorilla, is the big player in lobbying against the nuclear weapons agreement that the United States and five other countries signed with Iran. When it comes to influencing...Show More Summary

AIPAC Chose A Peculiar Admiral For Its Memo Against The Iran Deal

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Last week, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the largest pro-Israel advocacy group in the United States, released a memo listing former military commanders opposed to the Iran nuclear deal. Standing out among...Show More Summary

Places That AIPAC Would Never Show U.S. Congress Members on Their Upcoming Propaganda Trip to Israel

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Max Blumenthal Instead of the one sponsored by an arm of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a tour of the “real Israel” would show U.S. representatives the ugly truth behind Israel’s propaganda.

AIPAC spending estimated $40 million to oppose Iran Deal

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is throwing mountains of money around in an attempt to derail the Iran nuclear deal. NPR says AIPAC will spend $20 million to $40 million to oppose the Iran deal, but that might be a conservative estimate.

Fears of Lasting Rift as Obama Battles Pro-Israel Group on Iran

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The president accused the American Israel Public Affairs Committee of spending millions on advertising to try to defeat the accord, as well as spreading misinformation about it.

Are Democrats in for a long, hot August over the Iran deal?

Politico reports that opponents of the Iran deal are looking to spend tens of millions on ads hammering Democrats who are thought to be undecided on it: The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is teaming up with other pro-Israel Jewish groups to spend between $20 million and $40 million to blast the deal through commercials […]

Pro-Israel Aipac Creates Group to Lobby Against the Iran Deal

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has formed a tax-exempt lobbying group with the sole mission of educating the public "about the dangers of the proposed Iran deal."

AIPAC Funds Ads Opposing Iran Nuclear Deal

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, is putting its financial muscle behind a new advertising campaign in opposition to a nuclear accord with Iran.

AIPAC Drops Pretense Of Supporting Iran Deal, Urges Congress To Vote It Down

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Wednesday issued its first public direction to Congress to reject the nuclear agreement that was finalized the previous day between Iran, the U.S. and five world powers. “After...Show More Summary

How A 2007 Debate Gaffe Paved The Way For A Deal That Will Define Obama's Legacy

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- On June 3, 2008, Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois, secured the necessary delegates to become the Democratic nominee for president. The next day, he spoke before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobby. Show More Summary

The Self-Promoting Iran Hawk Too Extreme For AIPAC, And His Campaign To Kill The Nuclear Deal

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Late last year, Morton Klein sat in on an off-the-record conference call hosted by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee where more than 100 donors were being briefed on the group’s behind-the-scenes strategy to influence negotiations over Iran's nuclear weapons program. Show More Summary

Morning Bits

And we certainly won’t do anything about it. “Kerry ‘absolutely certain’ Assad using chlorine attacks on his people.” The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) explains the five items that definitely must be in a final deal with Iran. For example, “A good deal must support ‘anytime, anywhere’ inspections – including all military facilities – […]

The Serious Candidate

Lindsey Graham is a very smart man: “Everything that starts with ‘Al’ in the Middle East is bad news,” Graham said at a dinner in Boston on Monday with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, according to investigative journalist Uri Blau. Graham was referencing the Arabic word for “the.” “Al-Qaida, Al-Nusra, Al-Qaida in the Arab […]

‘Netanyahu, You Don’t Speak for Me': DC rally challenges Israeli Prime Minister’s speech to Congress

On March 3 after Netanyahu’s speech to Congress and as thousands of American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) activists finished their visits with members of Congress, about 150 protesters gathered for the JVP-DC Metro’s “Netanyahu, You Don’t Speak for Me” rally in freezing rain on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building.

AIPAC Backtracks On Suspending Aid For Palestinians, Focusing On Iran Instead

6 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Only days ago, heading into the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, suspending aid to the Palestinian Authority was on the group's list of lobbying priorities for its delegates who would be on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Show More Summary

Obama Takes Preemptive Jab at Netanyahu Ahead of Speech to Congress

On Monday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off his trip to the U.S. by striking a conciliatory tone, telling the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that his speech to Congress "is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the esteemed office that he holds." Apparently, Obama... More »

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