The 2018 policy conference of the innocuously named American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) ends tomorrow in Washington, D.C. A list of strategic policy objectives will soon be announced as having been accomplished, and there’ll be nothing innocuous about that. AIPAC wants it known that, once again, the juggernaut lobbying organization pulled through for Israel and for Jews all over the world. And, once again, the United States is almost singlehandedly footing the wish-list bill.
Many Middle East experts, however, are sensing a storm brewing against the lopsided power arrangement between Israel and the United States, especially as it applies to billions in aid. It is way past time to revise the formula, they say.