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  • Huma Abedin Attacked Mainstream Jewish Group

    11/04/2016 10:21:33 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10-07-16 | Paul Mirengoff
    Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s increasingly notorious confidante and top aide, urged Bill Clinton to reject an invitation to speak before the American Israel Public Affairs Council (AIPAC). In an email, she wrote: “u really want to consider sending him into that crowd?” (Emphasis added) From her use of the phrase “that crowd,” you might think that AIPAC is a radical organization that advocates ethnic cleansing or some other draconian “solution” to the problems of the Middle East. In reality, of course, AIPAC, is as mainstream a Jewish political organization as exists.http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/10/huma-abedin-attacked-mainstream-jewish-group.php
  • Huma Abedin in Hot Water for Dismissing AIPAC as ‘That Crowd’

    10/06/2016 12:05:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 6, 2016 | Marisa Schultz
    Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, is catching heat for dismissing the American Israel Public Affairs Council as “that crowd” in a newly revealed email exchange. In a 2009 email to Bill Clinton aide Doug Band, Abedin recommended that former President Clinton turn down an invitation to speak before the pro-Israel lobbying group. “U really want to consider sending him into that crowd?” Abedin asked.
  • Ron Paul: Why Are We Sending $38 Billion to Rich and Powerful Israel?

    09/19/2016 7:00:04 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 89 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | September 19, 2016 | Ron Paul
    Last week’s announcement of a record-breaking US aid package for Israel underscores how dangerously foolish and out-of-touch is our interventionist foreign policy. Over the next ten years, the US taxpayer will be forced to give Israel some $38 billion dollars in military aid. It is money we cannot afford going to a country that needs no assistance to maintain its status as the most powerful military in the Middle East. All US foreign aid is immoral and counterproductive. As I have often said, it is money taken from poor people in the US and sent to rich people overseas. That...
  • AIPAC: Obama Allowed Iran To Evade Nuclear Restrictions

    09/01/2016 5:37:20 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 16 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 1, 2016 | Israel News Agency Staff
    AIPAC: Obama Allowed Iran To Evade Nuclear RestrictionsBy Israel News Agency StaffNew York — September 1, 2016 … The following is a statement from AIPAC on concessions to Iran on JCPOA implementation: “We are deeply troubled by today’s report that Iran was secretly allowed to evade certain restrictions in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) so that it could begin receiving sanctions relief. If the report is accurate, this unwarranted leniency sets a dangerous precedent concerning adherence to the agreement. No further concessions should be granted to Iran, and complete transparency related to the deal’s implementation must be provided....
  • Clinton backers nix Israel 'occupation' add to Democratic platform

    07/10/2016 1:26:50 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 9 replies
    Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday rejected a proposal to include a statement in the party's platform calling for Israel's "end to occupations and illegal settlements," CNN reported. ... While the committee voted against the addition 95-73, CNN reported that the move garnered the loudest negative response of the day from the audience. ... One crowd member was escorted out of the meeting after he stood up and yelled that the party had "sold out" to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee).
  • Florida Rabbi Loses Job After Protesting Trump

    06/18/2016 4:11:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Haaretz ^ | June 18, 2016 | Ben Sales
    David Paskin staged a walkout during Trump's speech at AIPAC. Two months later, his contract with Temple Beth David in Palm Beach Gardens was unexpectedly not renewed. A Florida rabbi must leave his pulpit after his protest of Donald Trump’s speech at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference riled congregants. David Paskin, who serves as rabbi of the Conservative Temple Beth David synagogue in the south Florida city of Palm Beach Gardens, will leave his position in July. In March, Paskin was one of a group of Conservative rabbis who led a protest of Trump’s speech at the...
  • Obama’s November Surprise for Israel?

    06/09/2016 4:37:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | June 6, 2016 | Schmuley Boteach
    Word is going around diplomatic circles that the Obama administration is planning a November surprise for Israel. Here’s what is said to be going on: The Paris peace conference last Friday, to which Israel and the Palestinians were not even invited, will end up exerting enormous pressure on Israel to create a Palestinian state. This renewed pressure will come despite evidence that a Palestinian state in the West Bank will quickly be dominated by genocidal Hamas, which is a threat to Israel and a disaster for the Palestinians. This will lead, in all likelihood, to a United Nations Security Council...
  • Obama and the daylight between US and Israel

    03/20/2016 5:35:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    The HIll ^ | March 18, 2016 | Benjamin Weinthal and Asaf Romirowsky
    This week’s AIPAC conference will place the fractured Israel-US relationship front and center in the American public’s focus. Of all the promises that the Obama White House has failed to keep regarding US-Israeli relations, it is breaking its undertaking that there will be “no daylight” between the two allies that has above all solidified the growing wedge between Washington and Jerusalem. There is a soft/active boycott coming out of Washington as a result of the “tough love” message that Barack Obama has been peddling around since his talk in Jerusalem in 2013 and during his speech during Jewish American Heritage...
  • Trump: A Lot of Jewish Friends Say, ‘Will Never Be Able to Make Deal’ Between Israel, Palestinians

    05/03/2016 4:02:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | MAY 2, 2016 | Ruthie Blum
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump told a rally in Indiana on Sunday that “a lot of [his] Jewish friends” tell him he “will never be able” to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the Jewish Insider reported. During a speech to more than 2,000 supporters at the Indiana Theater in Terre Haute ahead of Tuesday’s primary race, Trump first attacked the United Nations for not “going in and making [such] a deal,” which he called “probably the all-time hard deal to make,” and then criticized the Palestinians: You know, they grow up as young children hating, hating, hating Israel....
  • Donald Trump’s Speech at AIPAC Demonstrates Why He Will Be America’s Next President

    03/29/2016 7:55:14 AM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    SilverDoctors ^ | 3/28/2016 | The Doc
    As Chemi Shalev described in his Haaretz article: On Monday night, Donald Trump showed how and why he might be elected president of the United States. Invited to participate in a candidate’s forum at AIPAC’s annual conference, he came, he spoke, he conquered. In future history, the 2016 AIPAC Policy Conference might yet be viewed as a watershed event on way to the Trump Era. Trump entered the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. as a prime suspect but emerged clean as a whistle. In less than half an hour, he took a skeptical and apprehensive audience and turned them into...
  • AIPAC’s apology for Trump speech is unprecedented

    03/22/2016 7:01:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/22/16 | David Weigel
    This morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu experienced something that American politicians have become all too familiar with — being overshadowed by Donald Trump. The prime minister’s video-linked speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's conference was preceded by the unscheduled introduction of AIPAC President Lillian Pinkus and four other leaders. Choking back tears, Pinkus apologized for Monday night's speeches, implying that Donald Trump had violated a nonpartisan standard. “From the moment this conference began, until this moment, we have preached a message of unity,” Pinkus said. “We have said, in every way we can think of: Come together....
  • AIPAC Head Gives Emotional Apology For Donald Trump Attack On Obama

    03/22/2016 6:06:53 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 57 replies
    Huffpo ^ | 3/22/16 | Jessica Shulburg
    “Last evening, something occurred which has the potential to drive us apart. To divide us. We say, unequivocally, that we do not countenance ad hominem attacks, and we take great offense to those that are levied against the president of the United States of America from our stage,” Pinkus said, reading from a statement. “While we may have policy differences, we deeply respect the office of the president of the United States, and our president, Barack Obama.” As she continued to read, Pinkus began to choke up, visibly angered by Trump’s words, and by the applause they evoked. “There are...
  • Paul Ryan's Latest Speech Said One Thing: He's Running

    03/22/2016 4:53:11 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 52 replies
    Esquire ^ | 3/22/16 | Charles Pierce
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—All three of the remaining presidential candidates got the prime speaking slots Monday night at the annual AIPAC policy conference, to which we were not invited, alas, although that seems to have been somewhat epidemic. But any chance we get to hear Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny starver from the state of Wisconsin, talk about foreign policy, the area in which Joe Biden literally laughed him out of the campaign in 2012, is one that we never should pass up. (Remember when Ryan explained to us that, in Afghanistan, it snows during the winter? Gravitas!) Of all the barefaced...
  • AIPAC’s Ovation for Trump is Not at All Surprising

    03/22/2016 3:33:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 22 March 2016 10:39am ET | staff
    My friends at the AIPAC conference are shocked, shocked that so many fellow attendees gave Donald Trump an ovation last night. Just like my Republican friends are shocked that so many fellow Republicans have voted for him. Why the surprise, though? Is it at all surprising that a rightward-tilting, nationalistic, often-anti-Muslim pep rally of 18,000 people (many paid to be there by a handful of billionaires) would applaud a rightward-tilting, nationalistic, often-anti-Muslim leader of pep rallies? The weirdest shock of all, though, came from AIPAC itself, whose leader apologized this morning for Trump’s having insulted President Obama. Choking back tears,...
  • Trump Yarmulkes Are Biggest Seller at AIPAC Conference

    03/22/2016 3:11:00 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    free beacon ^ | 3/21/16 | Alana Goodman
    If yarmulke sales are any indication of voter attitudes, Donald Trump was the clear winner at AIPAC on Monday night. Marc Daniels, a vendor selling campaign logo kippas outside the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday evening, said the “Donald Trump 2016” cap was his most popular item by far. Daniels said he was “inundated” with requests for the Trump yarmulkes from conference-goers and sold out almost immediately. “I totally underestimated the degree of support that Jewish people who are attending this event have for Trump,” said Daniels, who runs an online yarmulke shop called...
  • AIPAC apologizes for Trump, crowd reaction

    03/22/2016 12:42:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/20/16 | Ariel Cohen
    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee apologized to President Obama Tuesday for Donald Trump and some attendees cheering the end of his presidency at the group's policy conference.
  • AIPAC rebukes Trump for anti-Obama comments

    03/22/2016 6:59:18 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 85 replies
    The hill ^ | 3/22/16 | Julian Hattem
    The president of the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC rebuked of Donald Trump on Tuesday, scolding him for his harsh comments about President Obama. “Last evening something occurred which has the potential to drive us apart, to divide us,” AIPAC President Lillian Pinkus said during the final day of the organization’s annual policy conference in Washington. “We say, unequivocally, that we do not countenance ad hominem attacks and we take great offense against those that are levied against the president of the United States of America from our stage.” “While we may have policy differences, we deeply respect the office of...
  • AIPAC: Grading the 2016 Candidates

    03/22/2016 6:03:52 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/21/2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Each of the remaining presidential candidates delivered an address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference on Monday. And each, in their own way, did well. Donald Trump benefited most of all, as he was expected to face protests, and faced doubts about his ability to deliver a detailed policy speech. He gave a stirring, comprehensive address that won standing ovations. Here are his, and his rivals’, overall grades at AIPAC. Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R): A. The Ohio governor is often pigeonholed as — well, as the governor of Ohio. But he proved his foreign policy...
  • Trump's Transformation at AIPAC Should Scare You (Schadenfreude alert!)

    03/22/2016 4:03:54 AM PDT · by jonrd463 · 60 replies
    Tablet ^ | March 21, 2016 | Yair Rosenberg
    Writing for a Jewish publication, it is tempting to cast Donald Trump’s speech at AIPAC as a purely Jewish story. It was, after all, delivered at the annual gathering of the world’s premier pro-Israel organization. But whatever the reception to Trump’s speech says about Jews and AIPAC—little of it good—it pales in comparison to what the speech tells us about Trump as a viable politician and presidential candidate. And what it does tell us should frighten every American.
  • Trump and Palestine (Vanity)

    03/22/2016 12:22:32 AM PDT · by Piranha · 6 replies
    Free Republic ^ | March 22, 2016 | Piranha
    There has been a lot of confusion here on Free Republic about Donald Trump's use of the word "Palestine" in his AIPAC speech. Some people are very disturbed and others don't understand why it is an issue. The issue is that the Arabs have taken the name Palestine to signify a new nation for Arabs. Some Israeli leftists talk about two nations, Israel and Palestine, existing side by side. Radicals in the US and Arab nationalists in the Middle East talk about a new country called Palestine replacing Israel. When a speaker talks about peace between Israel and Palestine, there...
  • Cruz knocks Trump over Palestine

    03/21/2016 9:08:04 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 139 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Sen. Ted Cruz landed an immediate blow on GOP presidential rival Donald Trump, who spoke before him Monday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference, for how the front-runner referred to the Palestinian people. "Let me say at the outset, perhaps to the surprise of the previous speaker, Palestine has not existed since 1948," Cruz said to lead off his speech in Washington. Trump repeatedly referred to the Palestinian people as "Palestine" during his remarks just minutes before Cruz. Neither the United States nor Israel recognizes Palestine as a country...
  • HUNDREDS of Anti-Donald Trump Protesters Taunt Jews at AIPAC With Nazi Imagery

    03/21/2016 5:58:52 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 70 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 21st, 2016
    Up to one thousand anti-Trump protesters gathered outside of the Washington DC Convention Center for Donald Trump’s speech at the AIPAC Policy Conference. The AIPAC Policy Conference is the pro-Israel community’s preeminent annual gathering. The event attracts more than 16,000 community and student activists from all 50 states. Donald Trump is speaking at the conference on Monday night. Already, hundreds of angry anti-Trump protesters have gathered outside the convention center. Andrew Marcus, producer of Hating Breitbart, and Jeremy Segal, of Rebel Pundit are covering the protests. The anti-Trump protesters are taunting the Jewish audience with Nazi imagery. The protesters are...
  • RNC Reminds Voters Hillary Once Bragged About Being Israel's 'Designated Yeller'

    03/21/2016 5:52:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Hillary Clinton offered a surprisingly strong speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Monday, even criticizing Donald Trump for daring to be neutral on the geographic tension between Israelis and Palestinians. Citing her visits to Israel during her tenure as secretary of state, Clinton argued she has proven she is the most qualified person in the 2016 race to defend Israel’s national security interests. "I’ve sat in Israeli hospital rooms, holding the hands of men and women whose bodies and lives were torn apart by terrorist bombs. I’ve listened to doctors describe the shrapnel left in a leg, an arm, or...
  • Ted Cruz FULL AIPAC Speech - 2016

    03/21/2016 5:50:04 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 115 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 21, 2016 | Ted Cruz
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mHDySB0_E8
  • Trump at AIPAC: 'Obama May Be The Worst Thing To Ever Happen To Israel'

    03/21/2016 5:40:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Republican frontrunner Donald Trump addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on the second day of their annual conference in Washington D.C. At a packed Verizon Center, Trump addressed the attendees. The Donald opened by saying that he was a lifelong supporter and friend of Israel, noting that he allowed then-Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani to fly on his airplane to Israel during his visit to show solidarity with other terror victims. “In Spring 2004, at the height of violence in the Gaza Strip, I was the Grand Marshal of the 40th Salute to Israel Parade, the largest...
  • DONALD J. TRUMP REMARKS AT AIPAC (FULL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT)

    03/21/2016 4:47:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 67 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | 3-21-2016 | Donald J. Trump
    Good evening. I speak to you today as a lifelong supporter and true friend of Israel. I am a newcomer to politics but not to backing the Jewish state. In late 2001, weeks after the attacks on New York City and Washington - attacks perpetrated by Islamic fundamentalists, Mayor Giuliani visited Israel to show solidarity with terror victims. I sent him in my plane because I backed the mission 100%. In Spring 2004, at the height of violence in the Gaza Strip, I was the Grand Marshal of the 40th Salute to Israel Parade, the largest single gathering in support...
  • WATCH: Donald Trump’s Full Rousing Speech at AIPAC Policy Conference (3-21-16)

    03/21/2016 4:50:59 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 92 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 3/21/16 | Right Side Network
    Monday, March 21, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC and gave a rousing speech. Watch the live stream and replay of the event below. http://rsbn.tv/live-stream-donald-trump-speaks-at-aipac-conference-in-washington-dc-3-21-16/
  • Donald Trump Speech to Aipac, the truth

    03/21/2016 4:18:22 PM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 74 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/21/16 | Trump
    This is the first prepared speech I have heard Trump give. Not at all the stream of consciousness campaign rally stump speech. This was carefully crafted, lots of detail, nuance. You must hear and listen carefully to this speech. I never have heard a Presidential Candidate give a more Pro Israel speech, there isn't one negative word about Israel in this speech.
  • TRUMP AT AIPAC

    03/21/2016 4:30:13 PM PDT · by knarf · 33 replies
    youtube ^ | March 21, 2016 | knarf
    the clip MAY start just before Trump ... if not, he is at 57:00
  • Trump's speech at AIPAC (video--Best Speech Ever)

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  • AIPAC live video feed..... Trump coming v soon. Paul Ryan speaking now.

    03/21/2016 3:22:14 PM PDT · by dennisw · 74 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdzU4nDK2Y4At 6:22PM EST....Trump is next.     Boring Paul Ryan on now
  • Hillary Accuses Trump Of "Playing Coy With White Supremacists"

    03/21/2016 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Pam Key
    Monday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) annual policy conference, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, referring to him as a “bully,” accused Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump of “encouraging violence” and “playing coy with white supremacists.”
  • Sara Silverman and her message to Grandma & Grandpa! "Your going to die soon"

    10/13/2008 1:44:27 PM PDT · by ncfool · 27 replies · 1,591+ views
    Youtube ^ | 10/13/2008 | Self
    Perhaps when you see the Sara Silverman hateful video called the "The Great Schlep" You take the time to forward this video that was done by Sara Silverman a fews years earlier that makes fun of elderly people in a nursing home and then it ends with the Grandma in a coffin in a funeral home. Any Rabbi or Jewish organization like the "Jewish Council for Education and Research endorsing a Whore like Sara Silverman probably has no sense of compassion toward people in need. So be sure and send this link to your aging Bubbies and Zadies (Grandma's...
  • LIVE STREAM: Donald Trump Presser @ 2:15PM (EDT) and AIPAC Speech @ 6PM (EDT) in Washington, DC

    03/21/2016 5:40:49 AM PDT · by PJBankard · 2,311 replies
    RSBN ^ | 03/21/2016 | RSBN
    Monday, March 21, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a media availability at The Old Post Office, soon to be Trump International Hotel, in Washington, DC. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:15 PM EDT. Link: http://rsbn.tv/live-stream-donald-trump-press-conference-at-the-old-post-office-in-washington-dc-3-21-16/ Monday, March 21, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will speak at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC. The event is scheduled to take place around 6:00 PM EDT. Link: http://rsbn.tv/live-stream-donald-trump-speaks-at-aipac-conference-in-washington-dc-3-21-16/
  • Biden defends Israel and takes a shot at Trump

    03/21/2016 8:19:29 AM PDT · by McGruff · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 20, 2016 | Greg Jaffe
    Vice President Biden delivered a passionate defense Sunday of President Obama’s policy toward Israel and took a direct shot at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s divisive and polarizing rhetoric. Biden, speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s policy conference in Washington, where Trump is expected to appear Monday, didn’t mention the billionaire businessman by name. But it was clear that he was speaking of Trump when he condemned those political candidates who seek to divide Americans. “As the Jewish people know better than any other people, any action that marginalizes one religious or ethnic group imperils us all,” Biden...
  • Exclusive – Rabbi on Planned Walkout of Donald Trump’s AIPAC Speech:

    03/21/2016 8:17:23 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/21/16 | Jen Lawrence
    ‘What Trump Calls PC,’ We Call ‘Being a Good Person’ Rabbis are planning an unprecedented walkout during 2016 GOP frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump’s speech before American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington D.C. on Monday evening — and now the rabbi leading the protest is explaining why he’s doing it. “Rock and roll” Rabbi David Paskin — the planned protest’s leader — explained why he is organizing this effort in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. “This is about denouncing hatred in all forms,” Paskin said late Sunday. “Everyone here at AIPAC denounces hatred. What is far more...
  • Biden reassures pro-Israel group of unwavering support

    03/20/2016 10:29:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 20, 2016 10:57 PM EDT
    Vice President Joe Biden reassured a leading pro-Israel group the Obama administration stands firmly by its Mideast ally and said the Iran nuclear agreement will make the region more safe. He told a meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Sunday night that: “Iran is much, much further away from obtaining a nuclear weapon than they were a year ago.” He said the U.S. is watching and “if Iran violates the deal, the United States will act.” …
  • Bernie Sanders Bows to Anti-Jewish Bigots, Skips AIPAC

    03/20/2016 9:57:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 3/19/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bernie Sanders has dodged his Jewish ethnic roots throughout the campaign. He avoided campaigning in Jewish areas in Florida. He has a history of hostility to Israel. So it's not surprising that he decided to blow off the AIPAC conference. AIPAC conferences are lightly pro-Israel consensus events. AIPAC is willing to provide cover for just about any politician willing to show up. Actual pro-Israel views are not required. Hillary Clinton and Trump will be there. Obama has been there. Showing up at an AIPAC conference is basically a politician saying that he or she is willing to extend an olive...
  • AIPAC attendees ‘trapped inside’ due to pro-Palestinian rally

    03/20/2016 12:49:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3/20/16 | Sara Miller
    Attendees at the annual AIPAC conference in Washington, DC say they are told to remain in the convention hall for their own safety, due to a pro-Palestinian rally outside the venue. Footage shows dozens of protesters outside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, waving Palestinian flags and banners calling for the rights of Palestinians to return to Israel, and chanting “Shut it down” and “This way to the racist convention.”
  • As Trump takes stage at AIPAC, Jewish Americans should watch closely

    03/20/2016 10:12:23 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 36 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | March 20, 2016 | ARNOLD M. EISEN, JULIE SCHOENFELD, STEVEN C. WERNICK
    Today we will join 20,000 fellow Jews in Washington, D.C. for the annual AIPAC policy conference. And this year, as in prior election years, the leading presidential candidates — Donald Trump among them — will take the stage to address pro-Israel advocates from across the country. So what makes this year different from all other years? This year, we’ve seen politics turn ugly. Hateful rhetoric cascades through the airwaves, inciting violence and bigotry. The unprecedented tone of the election cycle should give us pause. The Jewish people knows all too well the horrors of individuals using hate as a political...
  • Trump to huddle with influential Republicans in D.C.

    03/19/2016 7:35:21 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 241 replies
    WND ^ | 3/19/2016
    Confab ahead of AIPAC speech meant to improve relationship with congressional GOP. Donald Trump will host a group of nearly two dozen influential Republicans on Monday afternoon for an off-the-record gathering that his allies hope will improve his relationship with the congressional GOP and the party’s Washington establishment, according to two attendees. The meeting is Trump’s first major meeting with lawmakers and key Republican figures since last fall, when he met with a smaller group at the Capitol after his speech at a protest against the Iranian nuclear agreement. Several members of the House and Senate are expected to participate,...
  • Bernie Will Skip AIPAC

    03/19/2016 9:39:20 AM PDT · by GilGil · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/19/2016 | Daniel Halper
    Bernie Sanders will not join the rest of the presidential candidates and address AIPAC at next week's policy conference in Washington, D.C. "I would very much have enjoyed speaking at the AIPAC conference. Obviously, issues impacting Israel and the Middle East are of the utmost importance to me, to our country and to the world," Sanders's letter to the pro-Israel organization states. "Unfortunately, I am going to be traveling throughout the West and the campaign schedule that we have prevents me from attending.
  • Rabbis organize boycott of Donald Trump's speech to pro-Israel group

    03/17/2016 5:53:00 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2016
    A group of rabbis is planning to boycott Donald Trump’s speech next week before a leading pro-Israel advocacy group, a sign of growing unease among many Jewish leaders about the populist campaign being waged by the Republican presidential front-runner. About 40 rabbis have said that they plan to participate in the protest of Trump’s appearance Monday at the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, according to an organizer. The planned demonstration comes as members of the Republican Jewish Coalition, a group of major GOP donors, is expected to debate how to deal with Trump during its annual...
  • Jewish Group Vows to Protest Trump's AIPAC Speech

    03/17/2016 8:40:21 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 51 replies
    Haaretz.com ^ | 03/17/2016 | The Forward and Sarah Wildman
    Donald Trump's appearance at the upcoming AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington has at least one Jewish group planning to protest. The group of professionals and clergy, which calls itself "Come Together Against Hate," says that Trump and his hate speech have no place at the annual meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. "We are committed to saying that Donald Trump does not speak for us or represent us, and his values are not AIPAC's values," wrote Rabbis David Paskin of West Palm Beach Florida, and Jesse Olitzky of South Orange, New Jersey in announcing the action. "They are...
  • Ted Cruz vows to mock Trump at AIPAC for skipping Fox News debate

    03/16/2016 6:18:08 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 520 replies
    CNN ^ | March 16, 2016
    Ted Cruz on Wednesday mocked Donald Trump for bowing out of a debate next week in Salt Lake City, and the Texas senator vowed to call out the GOP front-runner at a gathering of a major pro-Israel lobby group next week. Trump said earlier in the day that he would not participate in the Fox News debate in Utah on Monday, and John Kasich quickly said that he wouldn't attend if Trump didn't. Later on Wednesday, Fox News formally canceled the event. Trump said he would use his time instead on Monday to address a conference hosted by the American...
  • Trump says he will skip Monday's Fox News debate

    03/16/2016 7:16:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | March 16, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    'I think it's enough,' Trump says about the primetime debates.Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he will not participate in Monday's Fox News debate, and will instead speak at a conference of the pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC. The Republican frontrunner was asked on "Fox & Friends" whether he planned to attend the debate in Utah, and said he couldn't because he made other plans. “Nobody told me about debates. As you saw I thought the last debate on CNN was the last debate," Trump said on Wednesday morning. “I’m doing a major speech in front of a very important group of...
  • Report: Donald Trump May Skip Utah Debate for Pro-Israel AIPAC Conference

    03/16/2016 5:11:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/15/16 | Breitbart News
    From The Hill: Donald Trump will miss the final Republican presidential debate to address a major pro-Israel lobbying organization instead, according to an insider.
  • Insider: Trump to skip GOP debate for pro-Israel conference

    03/15/2016 6:07:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/15/16 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump will miss the final Republican presidential debate to address a major pro-Israel lobbying organization instead, according to an insider. “Hearing that Trump secured a Monday night speaking slot at AIPAC conf. in D.C,” tweeted Noah Pollak, executive director of the Emergency Committee for Israel, referencing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. “Also happening that night: [the] Republican debate in Salt Lake City,” he added, alluding to the 13th GOP presidential contest on March 21. Fox News announced on Monday that it is hosting next week’s contest in Salt Lake City -- its fourth event this presidential election. Trump...
  • White House bristles at Netanyahu's canceled visit to US

    03/07/2016 9:46:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 7, 2016 11:28 PM EST | Josh Lederman
    A “surprised” White House bristled Monday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly canceled a trip to Washington. The U.S. insisted that President Barack Obama had offered a meeting but was turned down. Netanyahu had been expected to visit later in March on a trip coinciding with a major pro-Israel group’s annual summit. The White House said Israel had proposed two dates for a meeting between the leaders and the U.S. had offered to meet on one of those days. …
  • White House appears surprised that Netanyahu canceled visit

    03/07/2016 2:41:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    inn | 3/7/16 | Elad Benari
    <p>The United States reacted with surprise on Monday to news that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu canceled his annual trip to Washington.</p>