Some of AIPAC’s most prominent and longstanding congressional allies have defied the lobby to write statements against Israeli annexation.
AIPAC’s website boasts of its African-American outreach program, and it frequently sponsors events and Israel trips for African-American leaders.
Two participants in this year’s conference were infected in an early sign that the virus had hit American shores.
“VIPs get to know who the individual is, however little people like me can’t know?”
“To our knowledge, no one who attended the conference has tested positive for coronavirus at this time,” AIPAC said.
Despite threats of a boycott by Democrats this year’s annual policy conference of AIPAC was a busy, bustling and bipartisan affair.
A direct call for the election of a candidate is unusual at a venue that endeavors to promote bipartisanship.
Responding to a TV interviewer’s question about skipping the AIPAC conference, Sanders also said he’s not anti-Israel.
The Democratic candidate also took a shot at President Trump when he referred to the dangers in the rise of anti-Semitism and other bigotries.
A speaker calls Bernie Sanders an “ignorant fool” for calling Benjamin Netanyahu a “racist”.