Obama to AIPAC while Netanyahu howls

posted by
May 22, 2011
The Nation Blog
by Robert Dreyfuss  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"On Sunday, President Obama goes to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual gathering, where his reception is likely to be polite -- since AIPAC officials have instructed the thousands of conference-goers not to boo him -- but chilly. The last time Obama appeared at AIPAC was in June, 2008, as a candidate for president, and I wrote about his appearance then, as I watched it from the press section. In the speech then, Obama kowtowed to AIPAC, seeking Jewish votes, even though AIPAC represents a narrow slice of American Jewish opinion, mostly right-wing Jews and uber-hawkish Democrats, not mainstream liberal Jewish opinion." (05/21/11)


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