May 16, 2011
WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama will address this year’s AIPAC conference.
Obama’s decision to keynote the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference, rumored for days, was confirmed Monday by Jay Carney, the White House spokesman, to reporters traveling with the president aboard Air Force One. AIPAC confirmed the news.
The Associated Press quoted Carney as saying that Obama will not outline policy in his speech but instead will focus on the “deep bond” with Israel .
Obama is scheduled to meet Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also will address AIPAC. The day before the meeting, Obama is slated to deliver a policy speech on Arab democracy