April 28th, 2014
05:43 PM ET
3 months ago

Kerry under fire for reported ‘apartheid’ remarks about Israel

Updated 9:00am ET 4/29/2014

(CNN) – Secretary of State John Kerry drew strong rebukes for reportedly saying that Israel risks becoming "an apartheid state" if a Mideast peace deal isn’t reached soon.

The alleged comments were reported on Sunday by the Daily Beast, which said it obtained a recording of Kerry speaking to global leaders at a closed-door meeting where the stalled peace process was discussed.

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Filed under: AIPAC • Eric Cantor • Israel • John Kerry • Palestine • Ted Cruz
McCain: Ukraine crisis result of 'feckless' foreign policy
March 3rd, 2014
11:50 AM ET
5 months ago

McCain: Ukraine crisis result of 'feckless' foreign policy

Washington (CNN) - Sen. John McCain says the escalating crisis in Ukraine is the result of what he calls a "feckless foreign policy" by the White House.

Speaking Monday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual conference in the nation's capital, the Republican senator from Arizona was critical of the man he lost to in the 2008 presidential election.
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Filed under: AIPAC • John McCain • Ukraine
Administration tries to reassure American-Jewish groups
November 25th, 2013
06:58 PM ET
8 months ago

Administration tries to reassure American-Jewish groups

Washington (CNN) - White House officials have held at least three conference calls with various leaders of the American-Jewish community to reassure them since the nuclear deal between Iran and the major Western powers was announced, CNN has learned.

White House Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken as well as other national security official, Sunday afternoon talked with top officials of such key groups as Aipac (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee), the American Jewish Committee, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Jewish Federations of North America.
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Filed under: AIPAC • Iran • Obama administration
Kerry takes aim at Romney over Iran
March 6th, 2012
05:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Kerry takes aim at Romney over Iran

(CNN) – Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts unleashed some harsh words Tuesday against his state's former governor turned two-time GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The 2004 Democratic presidential nominee blasted Romney's op-ed in the Washington Post Tuesday in which the candidate sharply criticized President Barack Obama's policies toward Iran and labeled him the most "feckless" president since President Jimmy Carter.
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Filed under: 2012 • AIPAC • Iran • Israel • John Kerry • Mitt Romney • President Obama
GOP candidates offer strong words on Iran
March 6th, 2012
10:30 AM ET
2 years ago

GOP candidates offer strong words on Iran

Washington (CNN) – In speeches Tuesday before a powerful pro-Israel lobby group, Republican presidential hopefuls promised a stronger line against Iran and a closer relationship with Israel if elected.

Three of the four candidates in the GOP primary are speaking separately at the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

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Filed under: 2012 • AIPAC
Obama rejects controversy over his stance on Middle East peace talks
May 22nd, 2011
11:32 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama rejects controversy over his stance on Middle East peace talks

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Sunday that any controversy over his remarks last week that Israel-Palestinian negotiations should start from pre-1967 borders and include land swaps was "not based in substance."

In his first speech as president to the main American-Israeli advocacy group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Obama sought to reassure the vital U.S. Jewish lobby of his administration's commitment to Israel's security while also making clear his desire to kick-start the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks at a time when the entire Middle East landscape is changing amid the so-called Arab Spring demonstrations.

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Filed under: AIPAC • Israel • President Obama
Several GOP presidential hopefuls to attend AIPAC Conference
May 21st, 2011
06:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Several GOP presidential hopefuls to attend AIPAC Conference

Washington (CNN) - As President Barack Obama's Mideast speech this week came under fire from many in the Republican Party for not being supportive enough of Israel, several GOP prospective presidential candidates will be appearing this week at a major event sponsored by a key American Israeli lobbying organization.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Michele Bachmann, businessman Herman Cain and former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman will attend a policy conference of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, Ari Goldberg, a spokesman for the group, confirmed to CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • AIPAC • Herman Cain • Jon Huntsman • Michele Bachmann • Newt Gingrich • President Obama