From the Jerusalem Post:
Some of the Democratic candidates for the US presidential elections said on Thursday they would skip annual AIPAC conference in Washington DC next week amid concerns of extremism.
BY ALON EINHORN MARCH 22, 2019 11:33
Some of the Democratic candidates for the US presidential elections said on Thursday they would not attend the annual AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C. next week.
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former House of Representatives member Beto O’Rourke and Senator Kamala Harris of California, all of whom announced they would run for the Democratic primaries next year, decided not to attend the conference….
On Thursday, Trump announced in a historic step that the time has come for the US to recognize Israel’s sovereignty on the Golan Heights.
AIPAC has refused to comment on the absence of the presidential candidates, but noted that some of the Democratic candidates in the current primaries have already attended the conference, including Harris, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Senator Amy Klobuchar.
In 2007, the most equivalent year to 2019 for Democrats in terms of having a large number of potential candidates, both Hillary and Obama attended AIPAC.
Of course, as Pelosi understands even better than Omar, it really is all about the Benjamins. As I quantified in my Taki’s Magazine column “Truth or Trope?” among the Top 50 donors in 2018, Democrats got 76% of their campaign contributions from Jewish funders.
But if the GOP-affiliated Bibi loses on April 9th to the Democrat-affiliated Gen. Benny Gantz and his posse of Straight White Men, expect most American Democrats to kiss and make up over Israel.