The Israel Lobby Hold Over Congress may be more exposed than ever; but it is also stronger than ever. With the Democrats now in charge on Capitol Hill, and with Nancy Pelosi and Rahm Emmanuel the top political generals, the Israel Lobby can expect more clout than ever even as its former top staffers are under indictment, even as it is challenged as never before in magazine exposees, and even as a former American President Compares today's Israel to the Apartheid South Africa of old.
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Before a packed meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) three years ago, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) connected her political support for the Jewish state with her personal life. "My daughter is Catholic. My son-in-law is Jewish," she said. "Last week I celebrated my birthday and my grandchildren -- ages 4 and 6 -- called to sing 'Happy Birthday.' And the surprise, the real gift, was that they sang it in Hebrew."