AIPAC was a great experience with over 6,000 Israel supporters filling the Washington Convention Center. I heard from some great speakers, met with some very nice politicians, and networked with some important people. Overall, it was a wonderful feeling to be surrounded by so much pro-Israel sentiment for a few days.
The highlight of the 3-day conference was a speech given by Pastor John Hagee (left) of Christians United For Israel (CUFI). I had a chance to meet with Dr. Hagee following his address in a reception for rabbis. Like Pastor Glenn Plummer, he is genuine in his love and devotion to Israel. He represents 50 Million Christian Evangelicals. Here is a letter he wrote about his speech at the AIPAC Conference:
I was honored to be one of the plenary speakers at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), annual policy conference. AIPAC is America's largest and most powerful pro-Israel lobby. It was the first time a Christian Pastor was given the opportunity to speak to such an august group of Jewish leaders. The existence of CUFI and the vast support for Israel within the Christian evangelical community was overwhelmingly received by the over 5,000 attendees at Monday's evening banquet.The video of his speech can be viewed here.