AIPAC Conference not covered by our Media

I find it amazing that few of our media cover his week’s AIPAC conference. – AIPAC is Israel’s powerful Lobby in Washington.

Almost half of the Congress and Senate are in attendance. – It must be newsworthy.

But then again, our media do not cover the Bilderberg conferences either.

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#At Aipac Conference, Biden Calls for Settlement Freeze
Forward Tue, 05 May 2009 10:42 AM PDT
Washington â Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. John Kerry pledged to confront Iran and protect Israel, but called on the Jewish state to freeze settlements.

#Congresswoman Jane Harman talks about AIPAC accusations
KPCC Pasadena Tue, 05 May 2009 10:19 AM PDT
Kitty Felde: This past weekend, one of the country’s most powerful pro-Israel groups drew a packed house to a Washington, D.C. auditorium. And among those who came speak to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee was Congresswoman Jane Harman. AIPAC has a loyal friend in Harman. But that loyalty has her in hot water now. The El Segundo Democrat is accused by unnamed sources of agreeing to …

#Biden: Israel must seek 2-state solution
The Politico Tue, 05 May 2009 09:58 AM PDT
At AIPAC, Biden says Israel should consider freezing settlement activity to improve negotiations.

#L.A. perspectives from AIPAC
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles Tue, 05 May 2009 09:48 AM PDT
At Sundayâs opening plenary, speakers waited backstage. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told Rep. Dennis Cardoza that he was proud to be running the city when last yearâs ceremony was held to install the Israeli flag at the countryâs Wilshire Avenue consulate.

#Biden, Kerry at AIPAC: Israel Must Stop Building in Yesha
Israel National News Tue, 05 May 2009 09:25 AM PDT
Vice President Joe Biden and Democratic Senator John Kerry told the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby Tuesday that Israel must freeze all building in Judea and Samaria and make further concessions to the Palestinian Authority.

#Sen. Kerry Tells Arabs: Open Your Heavens to El Al
Israel National News Tue, 05 May 2009 08:54 AM PDT
Arab countries should start âtreating Israel like a normal countryâ and allow El Al to fly over their countries, Senator John Kerry told the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) meeting in Washington Tuesday morning.

#Check It Out
Israel National News Tue, 05 May 2009 08:54 AM PDT
(IsraelNN.com) U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Israel Tuesday to work toward a two state peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority. He spoke to the AIPAC pro-Israel lobby conference in Washington.

#Israel’s Peres coaches AIPAC on Obama’s Iran policy
Payvand Iran News Tue, 05 May 2009 08:45 AM PDT
In an address before ‘the most important’ lobby affecting America’s relations with Israel, President Shimon Peres accuses Iran of posing an international “threat”. On the eve of talks with US President Barack Obama in Washington, President Peres won strong applause from the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). -Press TV

#Biden defends outreach to Iran in AIPAC speech
The Hill Tue, 05 May 2009 08:41 AM PDT
Vice President Biden told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday morning that Israel remains the administration’s most treasured ally while…

#Audio: America’s Middle East Policy
Israel National News Tue, 05 May 2009 05:10 AM PDT
Listen Now! Yehuda defines AIPAC as anti-Zionist and Professor Francisco Gil-White challenges the conventional wisdom on US foreign policy.

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9 Responses to “AIPAC Conference not covered by our Media”

  1. worzzz Says:

    Lobby 101:

    http://podcast.dfwworld.org/2007_09-17_The_Israel_Lobby.MP3 — Israel Lobby

    http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Sept06/Petras28.htm ———— 18 Points

    http://www.stopaipac.org/perspectives.htm ——————- Stop AIPAC

  2. worzzz Says:

    AIPAC Conference (May, 2000) C-SpanVideo.

    http://www.truveo.com/Congressional-Leaders-at-AIPAC-Policy-Conference/id/2341871845043273207

    http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/includes/templates/library/flash_popup.php?pID=285679-4&clipStart=&clipStop=

  3. worzzz Says:

    … AIPAC has accumulated vast experience in mediating between the two administrations: Its secrecy, modesty, and conduct away from the public eye turned the organization into an intimate interlocutor and trusted confidante of leaders and public figures both here and there.

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3711091,00.html

    http://www.usnews.com/blogs/god-and-country/2009/05/06/at-aipac-bidens-speech-seems-aimed-at-breaking-gops-lock-on-christian-israel-alliance.html

    #At AIPAC, Biden’s Speech Seems Aimed at Breaking GOP’s Lock on Christian-Israel Alliance
    US News & World Report Wed, 06 May 2009 09:15 AM PDT
    The vice president sounds like he wants to break the Republican lock on the evangelical-Israel bond.

    #At AIPAC Conference, Relationships Matter
    Baltimore Jewish Times Wed, 06 May 2009 08:43 AM PDT
    The theme of this yearâs AIPAC policy conference was âRelationships Matterââand to hammer home the point, the Washington Convention Center was plastered with mammoth banners picturing Israeli and U.S. leaders locked in warm exchanges: Harry Truman and Ezer Weizman, John F. Kennedy and David Ben-Gurion, Lyndon Johnson and Yitzhak Rabin, Richard Nixon and Golda Meir, Meir and Henry Kissinger, …

    #Pro-Israel lobby bids to halt shift in White House policy
    Guardian Unlimited Wed, 06 May 2009 07:23 AM PDT
    Aipac urges Congress members to sign letter to Barack Obama calling for Israel to set pace of negotiations with Palestinians US congressional leaders and the most powerful pro-Israel lobby group in the US are attempting to forestall a significant shift in the White House’s Middle East policy. The move comes amid growing signs that the US president, Barack Obama, intends to press for urgent …

    #MK Katz to Biden: Have Some Respect for Land of the Bible
    Israel National News Wed, 06 May 2009 06:09 AM PDT
    (IsraelNN.com) US Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the AIPAC convention in Washington on Tuesday, and said straight out: Israel must stop building in Judea and Samaria, as well as remove anti-terrorist roadblocks.

    #Daily News Brief
    Foreign Relations Wed, 06 May 2009 06:08 AM PDT
    – Af-Pak summit opens in Washington; violence in Swat, air raids in Afghanistan. – Biden makes pointed comment at AIPAC meeting. – Controversial NATO exercises begin in Georgia following troop mutiny.

    #Chief Palestinian Negotiator Comments Netanyahuâs Speech to AIPAC
    Palestine News Agency Wed, 06 May 2009 04:11 AM PDT
    RAMALLAH, May 6, 2009 (WAFA)- Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erakat said, Tuesday, that âSuccessive Israeli governments have failed to implement their obligations under existing agreements.

    #Biden urges Israel to work for a Palestinian state
    Los Angeles Times Tue, 05 May 2009 19:44 PM PDT
    Speaking to the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC, Vice President Joe Biden also calls for a halt to the expansion of Jewish settlements. Vice President Joe Biden called on Israeli officials Tuesday to work harder for creation of a Palestinian state and to halt growth of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

    #L.A. brings its clout to AIPAC
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles Tue, 05 May 2009 19:03 PM PDT
    David Yahudian endured embarrassment and fear growing up in Teheran. On walks in the market, his father ordered him to tuck the Magen David necklace inside his shirt and â even worse â called him by an alias, Ali, rather than by his overtly Jewish name.

    #Israel must work for a Palestinian state, Biden says
    Los Angeles Times Tue, 05 May 2009 17:44 PM PDT
    Vice President Joe Biden, addressing the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC, also urges the government of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to halt the growth of Jewish settlements. Stepping up Obama administration pressure on the new government of Israel, Vice President Joe Biden called on Israeli officials Tuesday to work harder for creation of a Palestinian state and to halt the growth of …

    #Heather Robinson: Report from the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington D.C.
    HuffingtonPost Tue, 05 May 2009 16:19 PM PDT
    The mood at this year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference – the yearly gathering that draws thousands of Israel-supporters to be briefed…

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    No longer loyal.

    Shaul Rosenfeld says traditional notion of loyalty to Israel changing under Obama administration

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3711717,00.html

  4. worzzz Says:

    AIPAC Protesters – Videos:

     
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     Israel’s new U.S. envoy to AIPAC: We won’t let Iran go nuclear.

    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1082792.html

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    Our man in Washington.

    …  Some thought of her as soon as the news broke that Michael Oren was about to be appointed Israel’s ambassador to the United States. …

    Our new man in Washington, who will be giving up his American citizenship to take the job, made aliya at 15 from New Jersey. After serving in the paratroops, Oren returned to the US to take degrees from Columbia and Princeton universities. …

    THE Washington ambassadorial job is arguably Israel’s most important diplomatic posting. …

    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1239710852990&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

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    Israel’s Foreign minister Lieberman: ‘“Peace industry’ nothing but a waste of money“.

    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1083471.html

     
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    Have Americans Lost All Control Over the Federal Government?

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/crovelli/crovelli29.html

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    Global Research

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=home

  5. worzzz Says:

    #AIPAC gets ripped from both sides as it navigates Bibi-Obama gaps
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles Thu, 07 May 2009 10:33 AM PDT
    Days after AIPACâs apparent success navigating the churning waters between the Obama and Netanyahu administrations, the pro-Israel lobby is being criticized by Jewish groups on both sides of the political spectrum.

    #At AIPAC, Obama and Netanyahu Administrations Listen to Each Other
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles Thu, 07 May 2009 10:19 AM PDT
    âThis relationship matters to me,â one partner says. âShow me,â says the other. Such conversations, as any couple can attest, usually donât augur the happiest of chats.

    #What’s Not to Like Joe?
    Totally Jewish Thu, 07 May 2009 09:13 AM PDT
    “You’re not going to like me saying this,” America’s Vice President Joe Biden told the AIPAC Conference in Washington before outlining a list of proposals signalling a new tough stance towards Israel.

    #The Other Pro-Israel Lobby Senses Its Moment
    The New York Observer Thu, 07 May 2009 04:13 AM PDT
    If you havenât heard of J Street, youâre not alone. The self-styled âpro-Israel, pro-peaceâ group was launched a year ago, but itâs mostly toiled in the formidable shadow of AIPAC, the half-century-old lobbying powerhouse that has long been regarded as the voice of the American Jewish community on matters relating to Israelâand that, as the New York Times put it this week, regards J Street as …

    #ZOA Slams AIPAC Call to Support Palestinian State
    Israel National News Wed, 06 May 2009 23:09 PM PDT
    (IsraelNN.com) The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has expressed “deep concern” that pro-Israel lobbyist group America-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has endorsed establishing a Palestinian Arab state alongside Israelâs longest border.

    #Special Reports
    Online Journal Wed, 06 May 2009 22:14 PM PDT
    ( WMR ) — The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) might learn a thing or two from Lyndon Johnsonâs famous quote about FBI director J. Edgar Hoover: âItâs probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent p*ssing in.â

    #US too lenient on Israeli spies
    Online Journal Wed, 06 May 2009 21:59 PM PDT
    In 2005, Lawrence A. Franklin, an analyst employed by the Pentagon, pleaded guilty to passing the details of US policy vis-Ã -vis Iran to the most influential pro-Israel lobby group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and was sentenced to 151 months in prison.

    #Check It Out
    Israel National News Wed, 06 May 2009 20:54 PM PDT
    (IsraelNN.com) The Zionist Organization of America has expressed deep concern that the America-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a leading pro-Israel lobby, has endorsed establishing a Palestinian Arab state alongside Israelâs longest border on the assumption that such a state will produce peace.

    #AIPAC Confronts A New Reality as Obamaâs Agenda Becomes Clear
    Forward Wed, 06 May 2009 15:27 PM PDT
    Washington â âYouâre not going to like my saying this,â Vice President Joe Biden told 6,000 delegates from the podium of the American Israel Public Affairs Committeeâs annual policy conference â a spot that politicians usually vie over vigorously for the privilege of telling the crowd what they want to hear.

  6. worzzz Says:

    AIPAC Conference – a Video Summary.
     

  7. worzzz Says:

    AIPAC’s Legacy. (Snips)
     
    The AIPAC show came and went. But it left as its legacy the Steny Hoyer/Eric Cantor letter urging President Obama to let the Middle East fester.

    If the past is prologue, 400 House members will sign it. Phones on Capitol Hill are ringing off the hook.
    The letter’s purpose is to thwart the president’s efforts to ameliorate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to send a clear message to Obama. “When it comes to the Middle East, our guy is Netanyahu, not you. Don’t even think about leaning on him when he comes to Washington next week.” ….

    According to Hoyer/Cantor, our job is to serve as “trusted mediator and devoted friend of Israel.” Huh? …

    The letter comes from bizarro world where Israel is suffering under the Palestinian yoke — a world where Tel Aviv (God forbid) has been leveled and not Gaza, a world where Israelis are victims and Palestinians are occupiers.

    This letter is a disgrace. Any Democrat who signs it is undercutting his own president to appease a powerful interest group. …

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mj-rosenberg/the-same-old-bipartisansh_b_202828.html

    The Hoyer-Cantor letter:

    http://www.aipac.org/Publications/SourceMaterialsCongressionalAction/HousePeaceLetter.pdf

  8. worzzz Says:

    AIPAC’s hidden persuaders. (Snips)

    The Israel lobby is aiming to soften up US public opinion for an attack on Iran. Americans should resist its propaganda ….

    A case in point is Iran. That bogey-nation was everywhere at last week’s Aipac conference. Every keynote speech – if they weren’t directly written by that group’s staff – seemed unmistakably scripted and “on message” over the existential threat that Iran poses not just to Israel, but the entire world. …

    Israel is in the midst of a massive diplomatic, political and intelligence campaign, both public and covert, that could lead – if those officials behind it have their way – towards a military strike on Iran. It is a war for the hearts and minds of Americans. Or you might call it the war before the war. …

    Likudist advocacy groups and thinktanks – such as the Washington Institute for Near East Peace, the Israel Project, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs as well as Aipac itself – are closely scripted and co-ordinate their political message with Israeli diplomats. …
     
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2009/may/13/aipac-iran-us-obama

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    Israel knows that peace just doesn’t pay.

    … Peace will also reduce, if not erase entirely, the security pretext for discriminating against Palestinian Israelis – in land distribution, development resources, education, health employment and civil rights (such as marriage and citizenship). People who have gotten used to privilege under a system based on ethnic discrimination see its abrogation as a threat to their welfare.

    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1084656.html

     
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    A Light Unto the Nations

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/static/a7radio.asx

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/165121

  9. worzzz Says:

    Saving Israel From Itself.

    The two-state solution is the only way to guarantee the Jewish state’s long-term security—and our own.
    By John J. Mearsheimer

    May 15, 2009 “– The United States and Israel fundamentally disagree about the need to establish a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel. President Obama is committed to a two-state solution, while Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu is opposed and has been for many years. To avoid a direct confrontation with Washington, Netanyahu will probably change his rhetoric and talk favorably about two states. But that will not affect Israel’s actions. The never-ending peace process will go on, Israel will continue building settlements, and the Palestinians will remain locked up in a handful of impoverished enclaves in the West Bank and Gaza. Anticipating this outcome, Obama has told Congress to expect a clash with Israel.

    This is not a fight Obama is likely to win, even though the United States is more powerful than Israel and most Americans favor creating a Palestinian state and bringing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to a close.

    Look at the historical record. Since 1967, every American president has opposed settlement-building in the Occupied Territories. Yet no president has been able to put meaningful pressure on Israel to stop building settlements, much less dismantle them. Perhaps the best evidence of American impotence is what happened during the Oslo peace process in the 1990s. Israel confiscated 40,000 acres of Palestinian land, constructed 250 miles of connector and bypass roads, doubled the number of settlers, and built 30 new settlements. President Clinton did hardly anything to halt this expansion.

    The main reason no president has been able to stop Israel from colonizing the Occupied Territories is the Israel lobby. It is an especially powerful interest group that has pushed the American government to establish a “special relationship” with Israel, which is, as Yitzhak Rabin once said, “beyond compare in modern history.” ….

    http://www.amconmag.com/article/2009/may/18/00014/

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     Obama warns Netanyahu: Don’t surprise me with Iran strike.

    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1085466.html

    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1085710.html

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