AIPAC, Netanyahu Just Not Getting Usual Traction On Iran

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by Jim Lobe Seemingly overshadowed by the crisis in Crimea and the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu just don’t seem to be getting the kind of momentum… Continue Reading  

AIPAC’s Plan C on Iran Diplomacy Blunted

by Jim Lobe It’s been a difficult annual policy conference for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and its hopes of getting Congress to set the toughest possible conditions on any final nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1… Continue Reading  

AIPAC Moves to Plan C for Congress

by Jim Lobe First, it wanted the Senate to pass a binding bill (Kirk-Menendez, or S. 1881) that was certain to sabotage the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the U.S., Britain, France, China, and Russia plus Germany). When… Continue Reading  

Blackballed by AIPAC?

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by Jim Lobe In my 30 years as the Washington DC bureau chief for Inter Press Service, only one institution has denied me admission to their press or public events. That was the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) shortly after the… Continue Reading  

More on AIPAC’s Travails

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by Jim Lobe Last weekend, I noted the increasingly vulnerable position in which AIPAC finds itself in after its defeat on the Kirk-Menendez bill (S. 1881), and less than three weeks before its annual conference, which this year is expected to attract… Continue Reading