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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.

AIPAC praises Israel-related funding as it sails through Congress

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.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
25/07/2020
Netanya commemorates AIPAC founder in new street name for the first time

"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."

PM Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)
AIPAC opposes act prohibiting Israel from using US funds for annexation

“It politicizes US support for Israel's security."

The different ways that annexation would court disaster for Israel

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.

By DAVID TOBENKIN
06/07/2020
Bernie Sanders joins AOC's anti-annexation letter

"We cannot allow US tax dollars to be used to violate Palestinians' human rights," the Senator tweeted

AIPAC condemns letter by AOC, Tlaib: 'Threatens US-Israel relationship'

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."

AIPAC gives lawmakers a green light to criticize Israel over annexation

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?

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
11/06/2020
The backdrop of the stage at last year’s AIPAC conference in Washington, DC
What will the cancellation of AIPAC’s 2021 conference mean for Israel?

"The cancellation of next years' policy conference is a missed opportunity, especially because of its timing."

AIPAC tells African-Americans it’s ‘horrified’ by George Floyd slaying

“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."

By CAANAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
06/06/2020
The backdrop of the stage at last year’s AIPAC conference in Washington, DC
Due to COVID-19: AIPAC cancels its 2021 policy conference

“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.”

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