AIPAC Cancels 2021 Conference Over Coronavirus

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference in Washington, in 2018. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has canceled next year’s conference due to coronavirus concerns, according to an email the group’s president sent to its members on Sunday.

The conference, which usually brings together nearly 20,000 people, had been scheduled for March 2021, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

“Given the continued uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and without a predictable avenue to safely bring together thousands of pro-Israel Americans, we have been forced to cancel the 2021 AIPAC Policy Conference,” AIPAC President Betsy Berns Korn said.