Skip to comments.LIVE THREAD! PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU AT AIPAC
Posted on 05/23/2011 3:53:37 PM PDT by onyx
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 10:00am
While Washington, D.C., is increasingly consumed with bickering between Democrats and Republicans, the U.S.-Israel relationship remains the one issue that transcends the partisan divide. In a display of this bipartisan spirit, more than half of Congress will attend tonight's Gala Banquet, which will fill a room large enough to fit the Washington Monument on its side.
This year, however, for the first time ever, Hall D/E, as massive as it is, cannot fit all delegates and guests for a sit-down dinner. As a result, all student delegates will be seated in the Ballroom Banquet in Ballrooms A, B and C. Each banquet will feature live and simulcast appearances as well as unique programming. The major speakers tonightIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, House Majority Leader John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reidwill appear personally in both banquet halls.
Representatives from more than 65 countriesincluding ambassadors from China, South Africa, Mexico, Turkey and the Netherlandswill be seated at tonight's dinner.
Senators, members of Congress, administration officials, foreign diplomats and other VIPs at the banquets will have their names read during the Roll Call, a lively Policy Conference tradition that has been a crowd favorite for many years. AIPAC National Board members Amy Friedkin and Michael Tuchin will join AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr for the Roll Call.
The Gala Banquet will be the end of a full day of Monday programming. The morning kicks off with an address by Reverend Dr. Tony Crisp. After the morning plenary, delegates will head to lobbying workshops, where they will learn from AIPAC's top experts how to make the case for Israel on Capitol Hill tomorrow.
YES! Thank you, Bibi for reminding the audience of our Judeo-Christian roots.
What time does he address Congress tomorrow?
Just to be safe use a Connecticut SSN.
Our leader: Stuck on a ramp in Dublin.
Israel’s leader: Stuck on liberty for all.
I think Bibi is the baby.
His brother, Yoni, who was killed at Entebbe
He said ALL he had to say: we will not go back to the 1967 borders ! Go, Bibi!
It seems preplanned. Move Over Aipac already has an article about it. Notice the date on the article.
BiBi’s as smooth as butter in diplomacy...Obama doesn’t have a chance to even come close....the difference is one with great class and one with zero class.
What a LEADER! What a MAN! God Bless Bibe and God Bless Israel!
LOL - works for me...
30 percent pre-speech said BiBi would be timid........I disagreed and gave my reasons.............that sound timid....................God never took 10 minutes off just to get along
Amen. Please protect them from our fake president and the Keystone Koos in that administration! Go, BIBI!!
Nah, that's some guy Netanyahu was protecting...
To be fair, he did not say “gay rights,” he said “rights for gays.” In fact, he said “rights for women, rights for gays.”
It may seem a small distinction, but it’s actually important.
In Muslim ruled countries, homosexuals have no rights at all and are often killed. If you take his words in context and by definition, it sounds like he was stating that homosexuals should have the same rights as everyone else.
This is a HUGE contrast to “gay rights,” which means changed “rights” based on homosexual preference, and includes “more rights” such as “homosexual marriage.”
It seemed like a calculated play to get the 1 or 2 homosexuals who may hear that and decide to support him without committing himself to extra “rights” for the homosexuals.
Merci ... ;)
What a statesman - the best PM of Israel speech I ever heard.
“Well offer a short form birth certificate...”
Rush offered that suggestion.
A true leader! Said he came to AIPAC to offer his appreciation and plans to deliver a realistic “road to peace” to Congress tomorrow.
Awesome post, Starwise. What a handsome man!....and smart!
What ever time it is you can bet that Obozo will have something going on over in London ... a visit to a Ice Cream stand or something ... the MSM will want to cover.
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