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AIPAC Policy Conference

  • AIPAC 2009: The articles

    Ron Kampeas filed two stories from the AIPAC policy conference: Obama and Netanyahu administrations listen to each other at AIPAC WASHINGTON (JTA) — “This relationship matters to me,” one partner says. “Show me,” says the other. Such conversations, as any couple can attest, usually don’t augur the happiest of chats. If this year’s AIPAC policy conference stopped well… More ▸

  • White House on Peres meeting

    The White House just released its "readout" on President Obama’s meeting this afternoon with Israeli President Shimon Peres. Not surprisingly, it says the two leaders talked about peace in the Middle East and Iran’s nuclear program. Here it is: The President appreciated the opportunity to welcome President Peres, in recognition of the enduring friendship between… More ▸

  • Left-wing groups try to counter AIPAC (CORRECTED)

    With 6,500 AIPAC activists in town this week to lobby Congress, some left-wing pro-Israel groups which disagree with AIPAC on certain issues — particularly Iran sanctions — urged their own activists to call their members of Congress. Americans for Peace Now sent out an alert Monday stating that "thousands of ‘pro-Israel’ activists will be on… More ▸

  • Biden: The video

    Joe Biden had tough words for Iran and Palestinian terrorists, but called on Israel to freeze settlements and push for a two-state solution. Here are some highlights.  More ▸

  • Live blogging Joe Biden — Israel and Palestinians have commitments

    9:52 Biden takes the sate [standing ovation]. 9:52 Protester hustled out [huge applause]. 9:53 Warm words for Larry Weinberg. 9:55 Dubs Shimon Peres the best speech maker in the world. 9:57 Change is coming. But one thing constant: commitment to safety and security of Israel. 9:59 Calls Bibi a friend. 9:59 Imitation is the highest form… More ▸

  • Dermer talks three tracks

    New Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the AIPAC policy conference via satellite on Monday evening that he supported a "triple track" approach to talking with the Palestinians — covering security, economic and political negotiations. At a policy conference breakout session the day before, Ron Dermer, a top adviser to Netanyahu, explained how the prime… More ▸