Aipac strikes over military cash

By Josh Jackman, June 16, 2016

The largest pro-Israel lobby in the United States has condemned the White House for rejecting an increase in funding for Israeli missile defence programmes.

Aipac said it was "deeply disappointed" with the Obama administration for criticising the House of Representatives' attempt to raise the amount available to Israel by an extra £320 million next year.

The organisation said programmes inc


A diligent but cautious friend, Hillary has an emotional tie to Israel

By Robert Philpot, June 16, 2016

The First Lady listened impassively as Suha Arafat accused the Israeli government of deliberately poisoning Palestinian women and children. When it was time to leave, Hillary Clinton embraced and kissed the PLO leader's wife.


Simple. Punchy. Donald stunned them

By Bernard Hughes, March 23, 2016

I arrived at the Aipac policy conference not knowing what was in store. Travelling to Washington, all I knew was that I was to be one of approximately 18,700 delegates converging on the US capital to celebrate the US-Israel relationship.

What I saw was perhaps the most perfectly orchestrated political event I have ever attended.


Trump casts his spell over Aipac

By Michael Goldfarb, March 23, 2016

He came, he saw, he stroked. Donald Trump, front runner for the Republican nomination for president of the United States, addressed Aipac's annual policy conference in Washington DC on Monday.

Those who expected the controversy that has dogged Mr Trump throughout his campaign to follow him here were disappointed. He knew his audience and gave them what they wanted.


Aipac: an overwhelming event

By Jonathan Arkush, March 6, 2014

Aipac is nothing if not overwhelming. It’s not just the huge numbers but the exceptional professionalism with which it is delivered that impresses.


Hidden by Ukraine, AIPAC conference dodges the headlines

By Michael Goldfarb, March 6, 2014

Luck comes in many shapes and sizes.

For Aipac this past week, it came in the form of the Ukrainian crisis.


US will not tolerate nuclear Iran, John Kerry tells AIPAC

By Marcus Dysch, March 4, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told supporters of Israel that Iran will not be allowed to obtain nuclear weaponry.

Speaking at the Aipac conference of Jewish leaders in Washington DC, Mr Kerry said the US would not tolerate a nuclear Iran but was determined to explore all diplomatic options.


Chastened Aipac prepares for annual conference

By Dan Friedman, February 27, 2014

This year’s annual Aipac conference, running from March 2-4 in Washington DC, will differ from usual. Most years the conference is an exercise in celebration and display of power - but this year, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is both institutionally chastened and at an inflection point in the US-Israel relationship.


Aipac is losing its influence

By Michael Goldfarb, February 7, 2014

For 40 years, Aipac, the American Israel Political Action Committee, has been the definitive lobbying voice for Israel in US politics.

A body with 100,000 members, Aipac has used its financial muscle and political skills to become arguably the most influential non-governmental voice on foreign policy in the US.