June 12, 2008
Big AIPAC turnout signals newfound voice for Angelenos
(Page 3 - Previous Page)Yet he said the reality reflects AIPAC's mission to support whatever government is in power in Israel, because it represents the Israeli electorate and the democratic will of Israelis.
"There are some who won't resonate to AIPAC because their relationship with Israel is dependent on whether they agree or disagree with the policies of a particular administration," Herscher said.
But AIPAC's goal is for supporters to transcend partisanship and support a democratic process that allows Israelis to be responsible for their own fate.
"I think you foster support for Israel, even when you disagree with their policies, by starting with a loving relationship that no policy can undermine," Hersher said. "And then, within that loving relationship," he added, "you can voice your criticism."