Middle East

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, flanked by one of his security guards, addresses the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, March 2, 2015.
  • U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington. The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech before Congress, March 2, 2015.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, March 2, 2015.
  • Workers prepare the stage at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, March 2, 2015.
  • Israel will hold a general election on March 17 and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeks to secure his fourth term as prime minister. In this photo, children pass by an election campaign banner with an image of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Netanya, Israel, March 2, 2015.
  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks to the United Nations Human Rights Council delivering a vigorous defense of Israel before a U.N. body that Washington deems biased against the Jewish state, Geneva, Switzerland, March 2, 2015.
  • Pro-Palestine demonstrators wearing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu masks, led by Code Pink, protest in front of doors of the Washington Convention Center, where the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference is being held, Washington, March 1, 2015.

Netanyahu Tells Pro-Israeli Group Ties With US Are 'Stronger Than Ever'

Published March 02, 2015

The prime minister's speech to the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) comes one day ahead of his address to the U.S. Congress. Republican House Speaker John Boehner invited the Israeli leader to give his Tuesday address, breaking with historical protocol of first coordinating with the White House.


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