More than 1,000 AIPAC members from across the United States gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 30-31, for the 2011 AIPAC National Summit. The Summit, which was open to AIPAC Capitol Club members and above, featured leading American and Israeli policy makers, members of Congress, renowned political analysts and Middle East experts. Plenary speakers included Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton, and Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen. “Israel has no more steadfast ally than the United States and the unique bond that unites our countries, and our peoples, will only grow stronger,” said Napolitano. Delegates participated in dozens of breakout sessions on issues ranging from the Iranian nuclear program to Israel’s Iron Dome rocket defense system. They were also treated to a panel discussion with foreign policy experts on the current situation in the Middle East, as well as a roundtable celebrating Israel’s latest technological innovations. The Summit concluded with a political panel on the 2012 election, featuring the top political pundits on both sides of the aisle.