The AIPAC Policy Conference has come to a close for the year 2012. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, this blog has been noticeably quiet about the affair. It’s not that there’s nothing to say, it’s just that I don’t know where to begin. From AIPAC’s failed attempts at stirring up steady support on Twitter to Liza Behrendt’s successful interruption of a breakout session, from Phil Weiss’s revoked press pass to the 629,055 references (give or take) to a supposedly war-ready Iran, this year’s conference was nothing short of a bust. And as I sat at my desk wondering how AIPAC makes it so easy to ridicule their silly antics, I remembered the token black students who were flown out to D.C. just to say that Israel’s apartheid isn’t qualified under the precedents set by South Africa’s apartheid. Then I remembered Netanyahu’s speech and the trainwreck that it was. And before I could put pen to paper, this happened across my screen.
For those who missed the coverage of this year’s AIPAC conference, this video does the best job so far at summing it up.