AIPAC mourns the death of former US senator Ted Stevens

American pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC sent out a statement Tuesday evening mourning the the loss of former US Senator Ted Stevens in plane crash in Alaska earlier in the day.
Senator Stevens "was one of the lions of the Senate, a strong friend of Israel and a staunch supporter of the US-Israel relationship," said an AIPAC spokesman.  "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the families of all those lost in today's tragic plane crash."