U.S.-Israeli bond still strong at AIPAC

U.S.-Israeli bond still strong at AIPAC


    U.S.-Israeli bond still strong at AIPAC


U.S.-Israeli bond still strong at AIPAC 01:09

Washington (CNN)Though U.S.-Israeli relations are under significant strain given the controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress, the bond seemed as unshaken as ever at the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Monday.

Netanyahu kicked off Monday's events by telling the record-setting crowd — nearly 16,000 pro-Israel activists and others signed up for this year's event — that "you're here to tell the world that our alliance is stronger than ever."
    And those roaming the halls, hitting breakout sessions on everything from Israel's growing energy industry to Israel's support for the LGBT community, seemed to agree, asserting that despite the recent controversies they had faith in President Barack Obama to act in the best interest of both countries.
    CNN chatted with AIPACers on Monday to gauge the temperature of the pro-Israel lobby at a time of unprecedented uncertainty for the Jewish state.