Maybe, but it omits tone of voice and audience reaction.
However later, I happened to turn on C-Span radio for the final part
of Hillary's speech and all of Joe Biden's. I liked them both,
Even though he's not running for office anymore, he brought his wife,
daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren with him on his trip to Israel
a few days ago. The news mentioned that he was meeting with
??someone while a terrorist was stabbing people only a mile away, but
it didnt' say that his family was only a half-mile away from the
stabber, having dinner on the beach. Of course a half-mile is a long
way, in a way, but it's close enough to cause one to think.
I think I heard him at AIPAC last year too, or some previous year, but
this year when I think he has nothing to gain, I didn't have my
standard doubts about politicians' sincerity. Also because of other
things he said. I wish he had run for Prez. I would have voted
for him 8 years ago too. I said that then.
BTW, he mentioned that there were 18,700 people at this year's
>All AIPAC speeches are proof positive that the Jewish lobby runs
>America, as evidenced by this Progressive comment:
>Critics Aghast at 'Disgusting Speech' Clinton Just Gave to AIPAC
>Democratic presidential candidate speech praises "everything that is
>bad about Israeli policy and U.S. imperialism"
Their flaw is already apparent. To whatever extent it's true,
Hillary's not in favor of US imperialism because of what Jews want.
There have long been loads of Americans in favor of "US imperialism"
and Jews had nothing to do with it. But for the same reasons,
Americans support the American policies which are called that, they
are not turned off by and even support Israel. Plus the US gets a
lot from the Israel relationship.
>Palestinian and human rights advocates were aghast over remarks made
I'm aghast that ... Oh, I misread it and thought it said Palestinian
human rights advocates, and I wondered why none of them were
complaining when Hamas etc. violated the rights of Israelis.
But they are listed as two different groups, and I already know about
the bias of the non-Arab "human rights advocates".
I heard Kasich was going to speak, but later I think I heard he
I don't credit him for that.
What does it mean? That he's ceding the Jewish Democratic vote to
Hillary, it seems.
>skipping the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
>convention in Washington, D.C. on Monday, he gave a speech on the
>campaign trail in Utah which he says is the same one he would have
>given to the powerful pro-Israel lobbyists and their allies if he had
I would have liked to have seen that.
>Compared to the speeches given by Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and
>the remaining Republican candidates — Donald Trump, Gov. John Kasich,
>and Sen. Ted Cruz — Sanders embraced ideas otherwise missing,
>including: resuming Israeli-Palestinian peace talks; championing the
>nuclear deal between major powers and Iran as a positive development
>for both Israeli and regional security;
For all I know, it might have been true that the US could have gotten
a better deal from Iran. But:
a) it was too late to renegotiate after the deal had been made. All
the demonstrations at that time, even the one i went to which must
have had more than 1000 people, were for naught.
b) if we got a bad deal, it doesn't say anthing bad about Pres.
Obama's relationship to Israel. It's far more likely it just says
something about his ability to negotiate. The relevant fact, that no
reporter or pundit that I heard mentioned, is that Obama had been
strongly criticized even in his first two years by Democrats
themselves for not getting as good a deal as he should have from
Republicans. When he was negotiating for the Democrats and himself,
did anyone think he did not really support the Democrats and himself?
That doesn't at all mean the blowhard trump would have gotten a better
deal, despite his empty claims. Reporters asked him how he would
build a wall against Mexico and he answered "I'd get the best people",
which is other words for "I don't know."
AIPAC president Lillian Pinkus read a statement from the stage on
Tuesday to disavow Trump’s remarks. [the attacks on President Obama]
“We say unequivocally that we do not countenance ad hominem attacks,
and we take great offense to those that are levied against the United
States of America from our stage,” Pinkus said. “While we may have
policy differences, we deeply respect the office of the president of
the United States and our president, Barack Obama.”
She also castigated attendees who responded positively to Trump’s
“There are people in our AIPAC family who were deeply hurt last night,
and for that, we are deeply sorry,” Pinkus said. “We are disappointed
that so many people applauded a sentiment that we neither agree with
"Trump’s speech at AIPAC put the group in an awkward position for many
reasons. His harsh rhetoric has prompted consternation among American
Jews, many of whom see echoes of Holocaust-era anti-Semitism in his
attacks on Muslims and immigrants."