The Status of a Pro-Israel Lobby in the Clinton Administration

The article "Key Pro-Israel Lobby in the US May Lose Clout With Clinton," March 24, includes misleading information about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

The author ignores the events of AIPAC's annual conference, which took place the week before the article ran. Convention participants were indeed addressed by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, via live satellite from Israel, who cut short his US visit due to heightened violence at home.

AIPAC members were also addressed by Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who pledged that AIPAC "will have access to me as much as I can possibly give through my tenure as secretary of state." Having listened to such notable speakers, anyone who attended the conference could conclude that both AIPAC and the US-Israel relationship are in good condition.

AIPAC will continue to share its views and concerns with both Congress and the Clinton administration. To do anything less would be to ignore AIPAC's mission - the advancement of the US-Israel relationship - as well as the concerns of the American Jewish community. Robert H. Zeitlin, Philadelphia

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