VIDEO - Upcoming AIPAC conference sparks protests in WashingtonReageer (0)
by Colin Campbell
Just minutes into a demonstration outside of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee headquarters more commonly known as “AIPAC,”
AIPAC is holding its annual policy conference in the coming days. Protesters say that AIPAC and allied groups have pushed for policies that include bombing Iran, going to war with Iraq, expanding settlements in the occupied West Bank, as well as human rights violations.
Activist groups are urging a change in Washington’s approach which they say mixes money and politics to a dangerous level. They point to Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as Secretary of Defense, who had been outspoken about the Israeli influence.
This protest kicks off a weekend of actions against AIPAC. CODEPINK and other groups will resume their campaign early next week to call attention to the influence of the Israeli lobby over Congress and urge Americans to try and stop it.