As an Arab, an uprooted Palestinian, the AIPAC annual conference is interesting for me to follow, not because I expect anything good from it, but because this is the annual event in which U.S. leaders show their real mettle. Unfortunately, it was always disappointing for me and others in the Middle East, but we understand the real reason which most Americans are not aware of (by design), despite that the truth behind AIPAC was revealed over and over again, but little (if any) was done to counter the impact and control of AIPAC on U.S. foreign policy (if not U.S. national policy as well).
It is not a secret and for those who don’t know what American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) stands for, their slogan displayed prominently on their website’s frontpage is “America’s Pro-Israel Lobby”. So we are not reinventing the wheel when we reaffirm that AIPAC, from their own words:
“As America’s leading pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC works with both Democratic and Republican political leaders to enact public policy that strengthens the vital U.S.-Israel relationship. With the support of its members nationwide, AIPAC has worked with Congress and the Executive Branch on numerous critical initiatives — from securing vital foreign aid for Israel to stopping Iran’s illicit nuclear program.”