Power 100: Howard Kohr

, Executive Director, AIPAC
Kohr’s challenge is to maintain the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s bipartisan course in an increasingly polarized political environment. President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran was a bitter defeat for AIPAC. The biggest Jewish lobby in the U.S. has found an ally in Donald Trump’s growing opposition to Iran – but perhaps at the expense of its bipartisanship. At the March 2018 convention, the keynote speakers were Vice President Pence and ex-officio Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, both of whom, for different reasons, are reportedly looked upon with some reservations by a broad section of American Jews. A recent article by an American writer in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz was headed “Why Young Jews and Democrats are Waving Goodbye to AIPAC.”

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