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  • The Hagel dialectic: Defenders and detractors tussle over Israel record

    December 19, 2012 | 9:18 am

    The expected nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as the next defense secretary has sparked an outcry from segments of the pro-Israel community.

    Media reports in recent days have said that Hagel, a Republican who represented Nebraska from 1997-2009 in the U.S. Senate, is...

  • Congressional letter urges Obama to shut PLO office

    December 11, 2012 | 10:11 am

    Incoming and outgoing leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee are circulating a letter calling on President Obama to close the Washington office of the PLO.

    Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), Howard Berman (D-Calif.), Edward Royce (R-Calif.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.)  are...

  • Senate passes enhanced Iran sanctions

    November 30, 2012 | 12:35 pm

    The U.S. Senate, urged by AIPAC, unanimously approved tightened Iran sanctions.

    "In an effort to circumvent international sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran, some purchasers of Iranian oil and natural gas have been using gold and other precious metals to pay for petroleum...

  • AIPAC calls for review of U.S.-Palestinian ties

    November 29, 2012 | 3:39 pm

    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee called for a "full review" of the U.S. relationship with the Palestine Liberation Organization, including shutting its Washington office, in the wake of its obtaining non-member state status at the United Nations.

    "In requesting this...

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  • AIPAC taps Marshall Wittmann, veteran political player, as spokesman

    September 20, 2012 | 2:34 pm

    AIPAC named Marshall Wittmann, a veteran political player who has worked for Democrats, Republicans and Independents, as its spokesman.

    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has not formally announced Wittmann's appointment, although he is at work this week.

    Wittmann,...

  • In Christian version of AIPAC, CUFI draws 5,600 to Washington for pro-Israel lobbying

    July 17, 2012 | 10:46 am

    Seven years on, many Jews still have lingering questions about the addition to the pro-Israel lobbying scene of Christians United for Israel, the project of evangelical leader Rev. John Hagee.

    Hagee believes he has a biblical mandate to press on and is undeterred.

    “As Isaiah...

  • Senate affirms commitment to Israeli military’s qualitative edge

    July 2, 2012 | 11:25 am

    The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation that reaffirms U.S. security commitments to Israel.

    More specifically, the measure says that the U.S. will provide Israel with the capabilities to preserve its military’s qualitative edge, expand military and civilian...

  • Obama on Iran: ‘I don’t bluff’

    March 2, 2012 | 11:07 am

    President Obama rejected the notion of simply containing a nuclear Iran, saying in an interview that such a prospect was intolerable.

    “I think that the Israeli government recognizes that, as president of the United States, I don’t bluff,” Obama said in an Oval Office interview...

  • Obama to address AIPAC

    February 21, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    President Obama will address the annual AIPAC policy conference.

    Obama will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference on March 4, his spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday.

    The address comes a day before Obama is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister...

  • 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...

  • The new power of a Latino-Jewish coalition in L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 9, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    On a Shabbat afternoon in February, state Sen. Alex Padilla spoke on a panel at Young Israel of Century City (YICC), a large Modern Orthodox synagogue in Pico-Robertson. The event was co-organized by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and Padilla knew what message...

  • AIPAC bringing in a new spokesman

    February 7, 2011 | 10:41 am

    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has hired a new spokesman.

    Ari Goldberg, currently the spokesman for the U.S. government overseas broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, will replace Josh Block, who left AIPAC in October to start a consultancy with Lanny Davis, a...

  • Jockeying for Position

    May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The luncheon menu reflected the confusion this week at the Washington policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group better known as AIPAC. The main course was hummus, falafel and baba ganoush, a Mediterranean medley that...
  • AIPAC Adapts

    By James D

    May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    That squeak audible over Washington this week was the sound of the pro-Israel lobby turning on a dime.

    Stung by criticism by some Labor leaders of a longstanding pro-Likud tilt, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), began a quick readjustment at this week's annual...

  • Going Their Ways

    By Tom Tugend

    March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    That squeak audible over Washington this week was the sound of the pro-Israel lobby turning on a dime.

    Stung by criticism by some Labor leaders of a longstanding pro-Likud tilt, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), began a quick readjustment at this week's annual...

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