View from the Hill: How Will American Economic Pressures Affect Congressional Support for Israel?

March 23, 2009
Herrick, Feinstein LLP and AIPAC2 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Herrick, Feinstein LLP hosted the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) seminar entitled "View from the Hill: How Will American Economic Pressures Affect Congressional Support for Israel?"

Steve Israel, Congressman for New York's 2nd Congressional District, shared his expertise on the challenges facing the US - Israel relationship in the months ahead.

Topics discussed: as the crisis in the American economy exerts significant pressure on the budget, what is the current mood in Washington for the FY2009 Foreign Aid Bill; what steps are being taken by friends in Congress to prevent cuts to Israel's approximately $3 billion annual aid package; is aid to Israel in jeopardy?

AIPAC is the only American organization whose sole mission is to lobby Congress about legislation that strengthens the relationship between the United States and Israel. For over 50 years, AIPAC has worked to make a difference.