Power 100: Howard Kohr

by Editorial

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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