AIPAC Policy Conference

  • Nancy Pelosi (live)

    9:41 OK, the speaker is up. 9:44 Jane Harman and Shelley Berkley get a shout out. Howard Berman, too. “The aisle that divides Democrats and Republicans disappears” when it comes to support for Israel. (A standing ovation for that line). 9:45 A few kind words for the late Tom Lantos. According to Pelosi, first AIPAC… More ▸

  • John Boehner’s turn (live)

    John Boehner is up. Iran. Iran. Iran. So far, though, no clear shot at Obama/Dems. Progress in Iraq. Won’t hear that from Dem speakers. Iranians will be happy to fill the void in the Iraq left by a U.S. retreat. Big applause for that line. U.S. loss in Iraq will hurt Israel. If Iran builds… More ▸

  • Harry Reid, Rat Packer

    Harry Reid is speaking right now (before Obama and Clinton). The best part so far: Yes, yes, he loves Israel and wants sanctions against Iran… but what you really need to know is that he loved attending Israel Bonds events starring the likes of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. Oh, yeah, he went to… More ▸

  • Olmert speaks

    Ron Kampeas has a brief up about Ehud Olmert’s speech at the AIPAC policy conference on Tuesday night. Uriel Heilman will have a longer story on Wednesday. My initial impression: The audience response was tepid – not only for Olmert’s pitch for talks with Syria and the Palestinians, but also for the prime minister himself…. More ▸

  • Rice’s AIPAC speech

    Courtesy of AIPAC Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s speech this morning at the AIPAC policy conference is now online. You can listen to the full audio below. $(document).ready(function () {swfobject.embedSWF(“/flash/player_v2.1.swf”,”jtaaudio_999375″,”290″,”27″,”9.0.0″,”/flash/expressInstall.swf”,{audioPath: “http://aipac.com/media_files/AudioPC08Speeches/PC08_Condoleezza_Rice.mp3″},{wmode: “transparent”});});Flash is required. More audio, including that of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s address and a panel featuring Natan Sharansky, Ruth Gavison, Michael Oren… More ▸

  • The AIPAC agenda

    Ron Kampeas takes a look at the major items and talking points that AIPAC activists will be pushing on Wednesday in their meetings with members of Congress: As 5,000 AIPAC activists ascend Capitol Hill this week, they will be pushing a multifaceted agenda with a clear bottom line: It’s the sanctions, stupid. Some new wrinkles… More ▸

  • Liz Cheney to AIPAC: Problems with Bush administration’s Mideast policy

    Liz Cheney – daughter of V.P. Dick Cheney – fired off a few shots during her appearance today at the AIPAC conference, essentially aimed at her former boss, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and her former boss’ boss, President Bush. Cheney didn’t call either of them out by name, but, among other things, did criticize… More ▸

  • Protocols: The Clinton-Obama-McClellan conspiracy

    Three signs that the anti-Semites are right… 1) Hillary Clinton has booked Baruch College for her election night event in New York on Tuesday. 2) Clinton and Barack Obama will both be giving their first post-election night speeches at the AIPAC policy conference on Wednesday morning. 3) On Wednesday night, Scott McClellan will make his… More ▸