AIPAC After-Parties With An Ideological Bent

The New York Jewish Week

Shira Hanau

March 27, 2019

AIPAC After-Parties With An Ideological Bent

Happy hour and late-night drinks, and not always bipartisan.

Washington, D.C. — If the formal AIPAC Policy Conference was a big-tent show of bipartisan support for the U.S.-Israel relationship, the after-parties that ended each day of the three-day conference were a demonstration of the tent’s more factional and fractious inhabitants.

Each night, young conferees hopped from hotel basement to upscale pub to social club to dive bar as happy-hour beers turned to late-night drinks. With more than 4,000 students attending AIPAC this year and several hundred young professionals, prime time for social networking was after the official conference sessions had ended.

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