American Israel Public Affairs Committee

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  • Obama's talk of 'Jewish state' jars Palestinians

    U.S.-Israel tension over President Barack Obama's endorsement of Israel's pre-1967 borders is obscuring a flip side of the Middle East coin: The past days' speeches by the U.S. president contained difficult challenges for the Palestinians as well.

  • Illustration: Israel by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    MOWBRAY: Putting teeth in Obama's lip service

    It has been a week since Arabs marched on Israel's borders on four sides, yet that media spectacle remains a potent metaphor for the mounting threats facing the tiny Jewish state, from Hezbollah taking over Lebanon to the Hamas-partnered Palestinian government attempting to circumvent peace talks by unilaterally declaring statehood at the United Nations.

  • An Israeli Arrow interceptor anti-tactical ballistic missile is test-fired in 2007 from an undisclosed location in Israel. It and other major defense projects were developed through a U.S.-Israeli partnership. (Israel Aerospace Industries via Associated Press)

    U.S.-Israeli defense technology collaboration began with confrontation

    Six years after the Pentagon cut off Israel from defense technology over concerns about leaks to China, U.S. military support for Israel's missile defenses has produced interceptors capable of knocking out ballistic missiles and harder-to-hit artillery rockets.

  • Pro-Palestinian protesters knock over a "wall separating Israel and Palestine" outside of the Washington convention center where the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is having its annual meeting. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    Protesters create stir before Obama speech

    Protest groups shouted and halted traffic Sunday outside the Washington convention center where President Obama spoke before the annual meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the country's largest pro-Israel lobbyist.

  • President Barack Obama's image is displayed as he tells delegates at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) convention that the bonds between the US and Israel are "unbreakable", Washington, Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Obama's speech doesn't sway some key donors

    President Obama failed to ease mounting worries of key Jewish donors Sunday at a speech before the annual policy conference for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

  • MOVERS AND SHAKERS: President Obama greets Michael Kassen, a member of the AIPAC National Board of Directors. Mr. Kassen began his term as president-elect during the conference. (Associated Press)

    Obama clarifies stance on Israel

    President Obama, seeking to quell criticism of his call Thursday for the borders of Israel and a Palestinian state to be based on 1967 lines, stressed to the country's biggest pro-Israel lobby on Sunday that he also supports land swaps between the two sides to reflect changes on the ground during the past 40 years.

  • ** FILE ** President Obama meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in the Oval Office at the White House on May 20, 2011. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Obama's faithless pledges to Israel

    The White House was caught by surprise by the furor over President Obama's statements on Israel in his major foreign-policy speech on Thursday. Mr. Obama's defenders pointed out his position is consistent with long-standing administration policy, which explains why the peace process has been a raging failure.

  • Lawrence A. Franklin, a Pentagon analyst (left), pleaded guilty in 2006 to three counts of mishandling classified information. The case involved the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). (Associated Press)

    FBI took long look at AIPAC activities

    FBI agents thought they were hunting a spy for Israel in 2004 when they sought to raid the offices of a top lobbyist for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, according to a search warrant affidavit obtained by The Washington Times.

  • Jewish lobby group admits Soros support

    J Street, the liberal Middle East policy advocacy organization, on Sunday issued a statement acknowledging what the group had earlier denied: J Street received financial support from billionaire George Soros.

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