Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin met representatives of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Tuesday night and pledged her commitment to the strengthening of ties between the US and Israel. The meeting was held in Palin's hotel on the sidelines of the Republican convention in Minnesota. AIPAC expressed its satisfaction with the meeting's outcome. "We had a good productive discussion on the importance of the US-Israel relationship, and we were pleased that Gov. Palin expressed her deep, personal, and lifelong commitment to the safety and well-being of Israel," AIPAC spokesman Josh Block said in a statement. "Like Sen. McCain, the vice presidential nominee understands and believes in the special friendship between the two democracies and would work to expand and deepen the strategic partnership in a McCain-Palin Administration."