Jewish Journal

  • AIPAC likes Obama’s clarification on ‘67 lines

    By Ron Kampeas

    May 22, 2011 | 2:21 pm

    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee said it “appreciated” President Obama’s clarification that he did not expect Israel to return to its 1967 lines. 

    “In particular, we appreciate his statement that the U.S. does not expect Israel to withdraw to the boundaries that existed...

  • AIPAC, Congressmen Seek to Add Enforcement Teeth to Iran Sanctions

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    March 29, 2010 | 4:33 pm

    Rules without enforcement don’t mean much.

    That’s the new tone the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and its supporters on Capitol Hill are taking when it comes to Iran sanctions.

    In late March, congressional appropriators close to AIPAC moved to introduce enforcement...

  • Reassured by Clinton, L.A.’s AIPAC Attendees Remain Nervous About Iran

    By Hillel Kuttler

    March 23, 2010 | 11:45 am

    Jon Drucker, a Beverly Hills lawyer, gleaned hope from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s remark early in her speech Monday morning to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) annual policy conference.

    Clinton referred to conversations backstage with some...

  • At AIPAC, Clinton gets friendship, Bibi gets love

    By Ron Kampeas, JTA

    March 23, 2010 | 10:33 am

    Hillary Rodham Clinton to AIPAC: We’ll keep complaining about building in Jerusalem.

    Benjamin Netanyahu to same: And we’ll keep building.

    Guess which speech got the bigger cheers.

    To be sure, in speeches this week at the annual AIPAC policy conference, all sides repeatedly...

  • Netanyahu to AIPAC: Jerusalem not a settlement

    by By Ron Kampeas, JTA

    March 23, 2010 | 9:33 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told AIPAC activists that “Jerusalem is not a settlement” and depicted the Palestinian Authority as not taking steps for peace.

    During Netanyahu’s comments on Jerusalem, the 8,000 American Israel Public Affairs Committee activists packed...

  • Hillary Clinton touts tough Israel stand as ‘08 race begins

    By Jacob Berkman

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    In her first address to a Jewish group since announcing her candidacy for president, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton tried to convince doubters that she'll stand by Israel in times of peril.

    Speaking Feb. 1 at a dinner for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) Northeast...

  • Former Jewish Agency head tapped as Israel’s next ambassador to U.S.

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    One of Sallai Meridor's first acts as chairman-elect of the Jewish Agency for Israel was to deliver relief to a Muslim country, Albania.
    The delivery of food and medicine to refugees from the Kosovo crisis in April 1999 was a first for the organization best known for rescuing...

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