The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a powerful pro-Israel lobby in the USA. Founded in 1951 by Isaiah L. Kenen, it is now headed by Michael Kassen.
The funding, once unremarkable, now faces calls for cuts from a small group of Democratic Party left-wingers, who say it should be leveraged to pressure Israel not annex parts of the West Bank.
"I am proud, as this is the least that we can do to give a little back to American Jewry, for their contribution and their ongoing support in the land of Israel."
“It politicizes US support for Israel's security."
I have not seen anyone provide a survey of all the different ways that annexation would court disaster and how they interrelate, so I will do so.
"We cannot allow US tax dollars to be used to violate Palestinians' human rights," the Senator tweeted
According to AIPAC, the letter, which is yet to be released, “threatens the US-Israel relationship in ways that would damage American interests... and makes a two-state solution less likely."
Does AIPAC support Israel’s leadership at all costs, or does it draw a line on actions it believes endangers the Jewish state’s future?
"The cancellation of next years' policy conference is a missed opportunity, especially because of its timing."
“Like you, we are horrified by the violent death of George Floyd and are angry, sad and hurt over the inequities that still exist in our country."
“The impact of COVID-19 will make this a different and challenging year. But we are confident that the AIPAC community will continue to overcome any obstacle and rise to the occasion.”