n. A political action committee that lobbies the United States government on behalf of the State of Isreal.
"AIPAC is not of the right. It has always positioned itself as the center mainstream pro-Israel organization." (source)
Languages of Origin
acronym of 'American Israel Public Affairs Committee'
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
Founded in the 1940s, "AIPAC’s goal is to protect Israel’s interests on issues such as foreign aid, sales of military items, treaties, and such." (JPS)
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