From March 20th through the 22nd, 2016, the annual AIPAC Policy Conference will take place at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center, only a few miles away from our D.C. Bed and Breakfast. For those who don’t know, AIPAC is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, whose official mission is to strengthen the relations between the United States and Israel, also known as, ‘America’s pro-Israel lobby’. This event brings out over 16,000 community and students activists from all 50 states, more than half of the Senate, a third of the House of Representatives, and many different Israeli and American policymakers and thought leaders. All three days are filled to the brim with presentations, seminars and discussion revolving around Israel’s position in the United States, and what actions are being taken to further promote the success of Israel.
Registration is open for the conference, and it costs $599 per individual. However, if you are an AIPAC Club Member, there is a $100 discount that can be redeemed at registration.
Last year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech at the Policy Conference. Check out the video below to see the thousands of people cheering him on.
–Meg Durcan, Innkeeper at American Guest House, a Bed and Breakfast near the White House