AIPAC to Host Iowa Caucus Watch Party in NYC

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is set to kick off its first large gathering of the year at the annual Northeast Region Gala in New York City on February 1st.

The event, in a theater-style program with over 1800 participants, will take place at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on the same night as the Iowa Caucuses and will feature a panel of campaign experts discussing the 2016 presidential race. David Gregory, the former host of Meet the Press and author of the book “How’s Your Faith,” will moderate the program, according to an invitation obtained by Jewish Insider.

In AIPAC’s typical bipartisan style, former Presidential Candidate and Vermont Governor Howard Dean and Ralph Reed, founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, will appear together on stage to discuss the 2016 presidential race and its implications for the U.S. – Israel relationship.

According to one AIPAC official, tickets for the gala are already sold out two weeks ahead of time. “This indicates an incredible outpouring of financial support for AIPAC” in the aftermath of an intense summer fighting with the U.S. administration over the Iran nuclear deal, said the official.

Another bipartisan panel on 2016 will take place this Wednesday at Temple Emanu-El in New York City. Top Democratic strategist David Axelrod and Republican mastermind Karl Rove will discuss the key issues driving the 2016 race and how election results may affect issues critical to the Jewish community. Jeff Zucker, President of CNN Worldwide, will moderate the discussion.

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