White House: Obama to address the AIPAC annual conference

By HILARY LEILA KRIEGER, JPOST CORRESPONDENT
February 21, 2012 21:52

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual conference in March, the White House announced Tuesday.

His appearance before the country’s largest pro-Israel lobby comes amidst growing international tension with Iran and as the major US political parties gear up for the 2012 presidential race.

Obama will appear at AIPAC on March 4 and then meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, himself coming to Washington to address the conference, the next day at the White House.

Iran is expected to top the agenda for the leaders’ meeting, which is indicating it is ready to return to the negotiating table after the international community, led by the US, has imposed increasingly harsh sanctions on the regime.

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