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  • AIPAC to fight White House head to head in battle over Iran deal

    July 17, 2015 | 9:36 am

    Cancel your summer vacations.

    That was the order AIPAC’s executive director, Howard Kohr, gave his employees in a staff meeting convened this week at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee after the United States announced the Iran nuclear deal.

    With the influential...

  • Day 1 at AIPAC: Trusting Congress, expecting little from White House and anxious about Bibigate

    By Jared Sichel

    March 1, 2015 | 9:28 pm

    The marching orders to the reported 16,000 attendees were clear on the first day of this year’s AIPAC policy conference: push legislators to pass a proposed bill that would give Congress the right to approve or reject any nuclear agreement signed between the Obama administration...

  • AIPAC policy conference: Once more, with feeling

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 4, 2014 | 5:11 pm

    What does a pro-Israel lobbying group do at its annual policy conference when it knows with a high degree of certainty that its chief policy priority isn’t likely to go anywhere on Capitol Hill?

    The same things it does every other year.

    There was no perceptible lack of...

  • After bruising Iran sanctions battle, AIPAC conference is all about comity

    March 4, 2014 | 11:40 am

    You’ve got your rousing church choir, your multi-denominational trio of rabbis quoting Torah, your montages of Israelis and Palestinians coming together and, above all, your pleas to please, please, please be nice to one another.

    Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, Jew,...

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  • AIPAC’s Howard Kohr: Refocus Congress on Iran

    May 23, 2011 | 10:51 am

    AIPAC director Howard Kohr called on activists to refocus lawmakers on Iran.

    Kohr, delivering an address Monday to the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee that traditionally outlines the lobby’s agenda, said the Arab Spring had diverted the international community’s...

  • Briefs: Livini says no talks with Hamas; GOP says 'shalom' to Karl Rove; Kosher slaughterhouse accused of lax Mad Cow precautions

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Livni Blasts Talks of Hamas Engagement

    Israel came out strongly against European calls for preliminary engagement with Hamas. A British parliamentary panel and Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi called this week for Western "dialogue" with the terrorist Islamist group, arguing that...

  • Names to Watch on Way Up, Down in ‘06

    By James D. Besser

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Here are a handful of people to watch in the coming 12 months -- some on the way up; some on the way down.

    Jack Abramoff: The once-high-flying Republican lobbyist, Jewish benefactor and GOP best buddy has become the most radioactive man in Washington, thanks to controversial deals...

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