AIPAC

Israel Advocacy Calls For Embracing Complexity

02/18/2015 - 19:00

People like to say that living in New York transforms us into creatures who are cut from the toughest cloth, but I have Israel to thank for my most fortifying experiences. I’ve lived and worked there during a time of war, have felt and seen rockets explode overhead, have hiked through miles of hidden villages and have gotten thoroughly lost in the crevices of her old cities. The most transformative night I’ve had in the country, however, happened not at the Kotel or Masada, but on a still December evening in an unassuming village near Dimona.

Inside The Failed Peace Talks

In negotiations, Indyk describes America’s no-win dilemma.

09/23/2014 - 20:00
JTA

Washington — What was supposed to have revived the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks — allowing negotiations to develop organically — instead helped kill them, Martin Indyk, until recently the top U.S. peace broker, told JTA in a candid and wide-ranging interview.

Martin Indyk, served until recently as the State Department's top Mideast negotiator.

Oy Vey, $end Money

If you're like me, you've been closely following the latest fighting between Israel and Hamas, and trying to dig out from under a flood of urgent appeals -- phone, snail mail and email -- from Jewish groups urging you to "show your support" for Israel.

How to show support? Send money, of course.

Some are soliciting for Israel Emergency Funds, as in prior crises, but most are collecting for their own coffers.

American Jewish Organizations Condemn Murder Of Arab Teen

07/07/2014 - 20:00

The murder of a Palestinian teenager allegedly by Jewish extremists has drawn widespread condemnations from across the ideological spectrum of the organized Jewish world.

Indyk Quits, Bibi Delighted

Secretary of State John Kerry may be disappointed to see his Mideast peace envoy, Martin Indyk, leaving, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is delighted.

Pro-Israel Jews Must Support Kerry

03/27/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The fulfillment of the Zionist dream of a Jewish homeland and democratic state may rest on the actions taken by the American pro-Israel community over the coming weeks.

Asher Mayerson

In Washington, Bibi Upbeat On Peace, Firm on Iran

At AIPAC, Netanyahu envisions Israeli-Palestinian cooperation and the dark future of a nuclear Iran.

03/04/2014 - 19:00
JTA

Washington — Benjamin Netanyahu came to Washington determined to hold the line on Iran, but he also brought something new: an expansive vision of Middle East peace.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking Tuesday at the AIPAC conference in Washington. Getty Images

What Does AIPAC Stand For?

03/04/2014 - 19:00
Editorial

The organization's bipartisan position may be weakening it, but no other secular Jewish organization can match it yet.

Is AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby in Washington formally known as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, on the ropes?

Everyone Loves Israel?

AIPAC has record 14,000 attendees and Congressional support. But what about the White House?

03/04/2014 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher

Washington, D.C. — A black revivalist minister leads thousands of people, who are out of their seats and clapping their hands, in a rousing spiritual and praises the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the traditionally pro-Israel lobby; Latinos and African-Americans describe their love for the Jewish state; 2,300 high school and college students give full voice to their solidarity with Jerusalem; and Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress outdo each other in expressing their unyielding commitment to the people and state of Israel.

Gary Rosenblatt
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