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  • The 2012 AIPAC Policy Conference

    By Ira Forman, Jewish Outreach Director on

    This week the White House announced that President Obama would address this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference. It is another example of the President’s commitment to Israel and the strength of the special bonds between Israel and the United States.

    Just a day after he delivers remarks at AIPAC, President Obama will meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Washington. This meeting will mark the 9th meeting between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu and comes at the heels of National Security Advisor Donilon’s trip to Israel, where he reinforced the President's commitment to Israel's security and consulted with Israeli officials on the full spectrum of security challenges we face.

    President Obama’s commitment to Israel’s security is unshakeable. His administration continues to apply pressure on the Iranian regime with the toughest and most comprehensive sanctions to date, and continues to support the necessary programs which maintain Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge.

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An Overview of President Obama’s Stance on Israel

From the beginning of his administration, Barack Obama has consistently exemplified America’s unbreakable commitment to Israel. He has worked tirelessly to ensure Israel’s security, and in light of recent turmoil in the region, has dramatically increased America’s support for Israel’s security and qualitative military edge. The President has a deep understanding of the grave threats Israel faces and he has been steadfast in supporting Israel’s right to defend itself. He has worked closely with Israel and the Arab world on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to facilitate a resolution that protects Israel’s core interests, addresses Israel’s security needs, and recognizes Israel as a Jewish state and the homeland for the Jewish people. The Obama administration has executed a robust multilateral strategy to counter efforts to de-legitimize Israel.

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President Obama’s Stance on Israel: Myths vs. Facts

Myth: President Obama is pressuring Israel more than he is pressuring the Palestinians.

Fact: President Obama has strongly objected to Palestinian plans to unilaterally declare statehood, condemned Palestinian incitement against Israel, and demanded that Hamas forgo violence and recognize Israel.

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