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AIPAC Policy Conference

  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸