AIPAC Policy Conference

  • Loving joltin’ John, Joe and Jane

    From where I was sitting at the Monday night gala dinner at the AIPAC policy conference, it sounded like John Bolton, Joe Lieberman and Jane Harman received the loudest applause during the roll call of all the former and current U.S. lawmakers and officials who attended the parley. More ▸

  • Live Blogging Bibi at AIPAC

    Benjamin Netanyahu addresses AIPAC delegates via satellite. 8:03 Bibi says hello. 8:04 Respects Obama, looking forward to seeing him in a few weeks. (Applause is halting.) 8:04 Arabs and Israel both worried about Iran. 8:05 "Iran must not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons." 8:05 "We want peace with the Arab world, but we also… More ▸

  • J Street blasts back at Gingrich

    Newt Gingrich attacked President Obama’s Middle East policies Sunday night, and J Street didn’t waste much time returning fire. The left-wing pro-Israel group e-mailed a message to supporters early Monday afternoon asking its supporters to "fight back now" by signing a petition opposing Gingrich’s "failed Bush-Cheney views on the Middle East." "Political pundits and journalists… More ▸

  • Will there be rifts in U.S.-Israel relationship?

    Two top Middle East experts expressed concern Sunday at the AIPAC policy conference about potential rifts between the U.S. and Israel — on two different topics. Robert Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said that by next year at this time, he worries about a possible "deep disagreement" about how… More ▸

  • Harman says she’s a ‘warrior’ for the Constitution

    Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) said she is "not a victim" but a "warrior on behalf of our Constitution and against abuse of power." "I will not quit on this until I am absolutely sure this can never happen to anyone else," said Harman defiantly, speaking at the opening session of the AIPAC policy conference and… More ▸

  • BFF: Biden to give big speech at AIPAC conference

    And this year’s top administration speaker at the AIPAC policy conference will be… Vice President Joe Biden. You thought the Swine flu remarks were bad… you may recall the back in August, in a conference call with the Jewish media that was clearly aimed at trying to boost then-candidate Obama’s standing among Jews, newly named running-mate… More ▸