The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has clashed with and cosseted, targeted and championed U.S. presidents and politicians, turning Israel into an increasingly partisan issue. Here’s what you need to know about AIPAC, the revered, feared and reviled lobbying and political fundraising group poised to play an OVERSIZE role in 2024’s elections

WASHINGTON – Few people are entirely neutral in their assessment of the work and influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Whether revered, feared or reviled, AIPAC is seen by some as an icon of pro-Israel advocacy – or the bogeyman symbolizing everything that’s wrong with America’s political lobbying and fundraising scene.