Democratic Hopefuls Reject AIPAC

Democratic Hopefuls Reject AIPAC

March 22, 2019

So far no Democratic presidential candidates have committed to speaking at this year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference. Is this a shift in Democratic foreign policy towards Israel? What does this mean for AIPAC, one of the country’s most influential lobby groups?

Ilhan Omar, anti-Semitism, Nancy Pelosi, AIPAC, Charles Lechner, Phyllis Bennis, Marc Steiner

Ilhan Omar: Anti-Semitism? Or Fear of Open Debate on Israel?

February 12, 2019

Why Are They Really Mad At Ilhan Omar? What does being a woman of color have to do with it? She said no more than other critics of American policy in the Middle East. Marc Steiner, Charles Lenchner, and Phyllis Bennis discuss the issue

Support for Israel Divides Democrats, A Division Fomented by Republicans

Support for Israel Divides Democrats, A Division Fomented by Republicans

February 10, 2019

Republican Senator Marco Rubio pushes a pro-Israel agenda, while new and younger Democrats question US support for the right-wing government in Israel, says Israeli-American journalist Mairav Zonszein

The Zionist Tango: Step Left, Step Right

March 2, 2018

Speaking on the eve of the AIPAC summit in Washington DC, Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy says that across the mainstream Israeli political spectrum, there is no challenge to the occupation of Palestinian land

At AIPAC Protest, Young American Jews Voice Rejection of Israeli Policies

March 29, 2017

Journalist and author Max Blumenthal says the vocal Jewish-led protests at this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference highlight a growing generational divide on Israel-Palestine

60 Black Democrats Sign Letter in AIPAC-Backed Effort to Discredit Cornel West and BDS

July 6, 2016

Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford says AIPAC sent a long-time member to discredit Cornel West and give the impression that blacks oppose the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement


March 23, 2016
An assessment of Clinton’s AIPAC speech and Sanders’s Middle East speech reveals their divergent approaches to the US’s closest ally, Israel