AIPAC cancels 2021 policy conference

Pro-Israel lobby group nixes annual policy conference for next year, amid ongoing coronavirus concerns.

David Rosenberg ,

AIPAC 2020
AIPAC 2020
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America’s largest pro-Israel lobby group will not be holding its annual national conference next year, citing concerns regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement released Sunday, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee announced that it has cancelled the 2021 AIPAC Policy Conference.

“Given the continued uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and without a predictable avenue to safely bring together thousands of pro-Israel Americans, we have been forced to cancel the 2021 AIPAC Policy Conference,” AIPAC President Betsy Berns Korn wrote to members.

The 2021 AIPAC conference had been slated to take place March 7th through the 9th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC.

This year, AIPAC did hold its annual conference, which took place in early March, before the coronavirus outbreaks became recognized as a global pandemic, and prior to the imposition of comprehensive lockdowns.