The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) had announced that on its annual policy conference this year, Donald Trump would be invited to speak at the meeting. Even though the people who support AIPAC and the liberal Jews felt that it would be inappropriate for Donald Trump to speak at the conference, the entire stadium applauded and roared with cheers when Trump started to talk at the meeting. At the end of his speech, he had won the hearts of everyone present in the conference.
Excerpt of Trump’s Speech:
People feel that the imagery here was such a disaster. It was upsetting that Trump had received such a big ovation for saying that Barak Obama was the worst thing that ever happened to Israel. But we all know that Trump is usually offensive in what he says, but the speech which he delivered at the conference was no different from what the other candidates were saying. Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump were the only ones who mentioned about the notion of brokering deals between Israel and Palestinians.
The loud applaud by the members of AIPAC to Trump’s speech show that they have completely lost touch with the liberal Jewish. Bernie Sanders, the only Jewish candidate, was not allowed to speak at the AIPAC. He was prepared to deliver a speech, but the group refused to listen to him. So Sanders had asked AIPAC to give out texts of his statements that he presented in Utah. Trump’s speech can even change the discussion in Washington even without Sanders speaking. AIPAC condemned Trump’s rebuke about Obama, but the reception that was displayed at the conference shows that there is a vast gap between the AIPAC and the American Jews. It should be noted that AIPAC cannot dictate the U.S Policy but AIPAC is very keen in making its case, where it is concerned about Israel’s safety; this was used as a tool to convince the Congress to back the proposal that has been contrasted to the two-state solution.
The AIPAC has become a significant institution in the lives of Jewish people who live in America. But, it does not take any responsibility for what happens in America. The only mission it has is that American government must support Israeli regime no matter what happens. AIPAC has a pastor John Hagee, who leads the Christians United for Israel and he influences the United States government to support whatever Benjamin Netanyahu says; this is the reason why Trump was allowed to speak at the AIPAC conference even though many people from the AIPAC had objected Trump. The crowd gathered at the meeting had cheered so loud because they were trained to do so. It was quite shameful for the organized Jewish community in the United States. It is more like the AIPAC does not accept any moral responsibility that happens to the Gentiles in U.S. The president of AIPAC, Lillian Pinkus said that she deeply regrets the fact that the people applauded for the sentiment which they did not agree with or condone.