House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) received more applause from the crowd at AIPAC when she held aloft the dog tags of Israel soldiers held captive.

The tags belonged to three kidnapped soldiers, two of whom were taken by Hezbollah and a third who was taken by Hama . The tags were given to Pelosi by one of the soldier's mothers. Pelosi met last month with leaders of Syria, which has supported Hezbollah, to discuss the the soldiers' status.

She also received a standing ovation when she mentioned that the House had unanimously passed a resolution commemorating Israel's 60th anniversary.

Pelosi did not address the Iraq war. Her critique of the Bush administration's effort at last year's AIPAC conference prompted catcalls from the crowd.

The Democratic presidential candidates are up next at AIPAC.