The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is voicing admiration for US President Donald Trump over his decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli regime’s capital.
The powerful lobby group launched its annual conference at the Washington convention center on Sunday, with an appeal to “progressives.”
“To my friends in the progressive community, I want you to know we are partners in this project,” AIPAC president Mort Fridman said. “The progressive narrative for Israel is just as compelling and critical as the conservative one… There are very real forces trying to pull you out of this hall and out of this movement and we cannot let that happen — we will not let that happen!”
Fridman’s comments came in the wake of Washington’s recognition of al-Quds, which Palestinians consider as their capital, annexed by the Zionist regime.
AIPAC’s shift towards the left comes after years of efforts to make the illegal recognition happen.
“People are angry and hurting and frustrated and fed up,” he said. “There’s an impulse to walk away from politics to retreat to partisan corners and to demonize the other side. We cannot let those impulses win the day.”