American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
AIPAC Breaking political custom, Democratic presidential candidates skip AIPAC summit

After the decision by leading Democratic Party candidate Bernie Sanders, other candidates have also jumped in to skip the 2020 AIPAC policy summit. Only Mike Bloomberg is scheduled to attend

Bernie AIPAC Bernie Sanders to skip AIPAC conference over political reasons

Bernie Sanders has objected to the pro-Israel lobby group’s history of offering a platform for “intolerance” and “bigotry” directed against the Palestinian people

Pro-Israel group in the US called a “hate group” by Congresswoman McCollum

US Congresswoman Betty McCollum is among the targets of an ad campaign run by the pro-Israeli lobbying group, AIPAC which called her “more sinister” than ISIS for her advocacy of Palestinian rights

Israel bars entry of Muslim US legislators Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

The two legislators were set to travel to the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank and East Jerusalem next week

The US House of Representatives passes the anti-BDS resolution with only 17 votes against

The resolution condemns the non-violent BDS movement while claiming to recognize an individual’s right to protest and boycott

US legislator Ilhan Omar proposes pro-BDS resolution

The resolution is significant as senior leaders of Omar’s Democratic Party had earlier introduced a non-binding anti-BDS resolution drafted by AIPAC for the current session

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