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Sound American policy in the Middle East rests on the continued strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship. Bonds between the two allies are based on shared moral and Democratic values, and strengthen by common interests. AIPAC is this nation's leading lobbyist to deepen the U.S. relationship with Israel.

AIPAC's mission is, "We believe that it is in the U.S. national interest to help bring peace and stability to the Middle East. This can be achieved only by establishing full, warm and peaceful relations, including economic integration, among all countries in the Middle East. Implementation of existing agreements and elimination of hostile rhetoric and violence are vital to accomplishing the goal of peace and stability."

The Middle East process, if faithfully carried out by all parties, has the potential to transform the region. Peace and security are solidly linked. Even if peace between Israel and its neighbors becomes a reality, dangerous threats will remain. Many countries of the region are acquiring weapons of mass destruction, their essential materials and the means for delivery. If peace is going to be reached then the United States must cease these weapons of mass destruction to further the peace process.

The U.S.-Israel relationship is the foundation for real peace between Israel and its neighbors. Israel must have confidence in the relationship in order to be able to continue to take risks for peace.

This relationship rest on many factors, but one that may make one of the biggest impacts is the ability to make each side look neutral. This factor is turned over to the public relations experts. They must prove to the American people that what the U.S. is doing is not only good for the Middle East but for the American people and the world.

AIPAC states, "Encouraging all of Israel's peace partners, especially Egypt, to foster peace and stability in the Middle East and to eliminate hostile and vicious rhetoric and behavior, and commending and implementing peace treaties for Israel will help people around the world understand the importance of the state."

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