It’s not hard to imagine why anyone would be flying from Chicago to Florida at this time of year. But my destination was the national conference of the Israeli-American Council. And the warmth I’d be basking in had nothing to do with the Sunshine State.
As president of the Haym Salomon Center, the news and public policy nonprofit I cofounded, I regularly attend such conferences. Rarely is there any actual news to report, with the exception of J Street, a sick-to-my-stomach-inducing experience where disdain for the Jewish state is palpable. Their speakers list is a dead giveaway, but I digress.