Did you know that last year the United States Congress appropriated THREE BILLION DOLLARS in security assistance to Israel as part of the overall Foreign Aid Bill? Or that more than three quarters of both the House and Senate recently co-sponsored a piece of legislation backing tougher sanctions on Iran in an effort to prevent them from obtaining a nuclear weapon? Why is it that the United States and our top legislative body are so committed to Israel’s safety and security?
The answer is simple: YOU.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) encourages and empowers everyday American citizens like you to enter and participate in the political process. Every day AIPAC activists are reaching out to members of Congress by phone, email or by visiting them personally on the hill or in their home district to educate them on the importance of a strong relationship between the U.S. and Israel. As relationships between AIPAC activists and members of Congress grow, so does that member’s level of knowledge about Israel – and why she is such a strategic asset to the United States.
To learn more about AIPAC and how YOU can make a difference in the U.S.-Israel relationship, go to www.aipac.org. You can also come to the “Israel! A morning of advocacy, education and community” conference on Sunday, November 13. The Shoubin Lecture/keynote address will be by William Daroff, Vice President for Public Policy & Director of the Washington Office of the Jewish Federations of North America. Eight breakout sessions will offer informative and action-oriented topics such as Israeli history, politics, current events, how to advocate, ways to get involved through AIPAC and more!
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