AIPAC’s annual Policy Conference opened Sunday in Washington, D.C. and concludes today. The conference home page is here. AIPAC has posted videos here. The posted videos include speeches by Prime Minister Netanyahu, Vice President Pence, former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Senate Majority Leader McConnell, House Speaker Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy as well as leading Democrats. AIPAC promotes American support of Israel on a bipartisan basis.
Yesterday United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley appeared for a 14-minute interview by Dan Señor. Attending the event, Times of Israel editor David Horovitz declares Ambassador Haley the undisputed star of the conference (“and who knows what to follow”). David’s admiring commentary on Haley’s remarks quotes the highlights. Times of Israel staffers Eric Cortellessa and Rebecca Shimoni Stoil report on Haley’s remarks here. AIPAC has posted the video of her appearance at last night’s general session along with a link to the transcript here. I have embedded the video below.
Quotable quote: “The days of Israel bashing are over.”
Obama administration foreign policy hurt friends and rewarded enemies of the United States. Israel presented a powerful — perhaps the most powerful — case in point. Power Line readers don’t need a reminder, but I would like to note that Michael Oren’s memoir Ally provides a crash course on the subject and persuasive testimony supporting the point.
Ambassador Haley’s immediate predecessor at the United Nations was Samantha Power; Power embodied the administration’s animus toward Israel. The appointment of Nikki Haley as the United States ambassador to the United Nations vindicates the election of Donald Trump.