Amid row over Israel and Iran, White House sidestepping AIPAC summit

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and US Secretary of State John Kerry are all expected to skip this year’s summit of the the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

The policy conference, held from March 1-3, has received all three figures in the past. But this year’s event comes amidst a polarizing moment: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the group, as well as a joint session of Congress during the same visit, over his concerns with diplomatic efforts with Iran over its nuclear program.


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