Netanyahu and Haley will speak at AIPAC

AIPAC conference next month in Washington to see participation of PM and US Ambassador to UN. Netanyahu will also meet with Trump.

Uzi Baruch,

Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley will attend the AIPAC conference next month in Washington.

In the past two years, the prime minister has refrained from attending the conference, instead delivering a live video speech from his office in Jerusalem. This time, Netanyahu will travel to Washington and meet with US President Donald Trump at the White House.

This is the second time that Haley has spoken at the pro-Israel lobbying group’s conference since she took office. Last year, she received loud applause from the audience when she declared, “The days of Israel-bashing are over.”

“I wear heels, it’s not for a fashion statement, it’s because if I see something wrong we’re gonna kick ’em every time,” she said.

The AIPAC conference will begin this year on March 4 and will conclude three days later. In addition to Netanyahu, Ministers Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked of the Jewish Home will also come from Israel to the event, as will MKs Sharren Haskel (Likud) and Ksenia Svetlova (the Zionist Union).

AIPAC is a lobbying group which advocates pro-Israel positions to the US Congress. It was founded in 1951 and is composed mainly of American Jews. AIPAC is considered one of the most powerful and influential lobbying groups in Congress.

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