AIPAC Congratulates Howard Dean on His Election as Democratic Party Chair

Statement by AIPAC President Bernice Manocherian and Executive Director Howard Kohr

Washington, D.C.— AIPAC congratulates Howard Dean on his election as Chair of the Democratic Party. AIPAC has a long-standing relationship with Governor Dean, who during his campaign for President traveled to Israel on a trip sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation(AIEF), a supporting organization of AIPAC.

The Democratic Party has a long and distinguished history of support for the U.S.-Israel relationship, and its
commitment to a strong and abiding relationship between the United States and Israel was affirmed once
again in last year's Democratic Party platform.

We are confident that as Chair of the Democratic Party Governor Dean will carry on the party's deep and
abiding commitment to a strong and unshakable relationship between the United States and Israel. We look
forward to working with Governor Dean as he assumes his important new post.