Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
Is the legendary AIPAC “roll call” getting old?
In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s the story: at every year’s policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, leaders of the group read out the names of all the congressional, administration and diplomatic officials attending. Reporters keep count, hometown delegations cheer for their representatives and the message has the subtlety of a good sock in the jaw: this is a lobby with real clout.
Monday, March 30th, 2009
James Besser in Washington
What is about J Street, the pro-peace process lobby and political action committee, that has the leaders of major Jewish groups in such a snit?
I’ve had calls from three of them in the past two weeks, complaining about the new kid on the pro-Israel block; even some liberal Jewish leaders are joining the anti-J Street chorus.
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