Clinton and Netanyahu Address Pro-Israeli AIPAC Today

Love| Peace Both US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC in Washington today.

Clinton has released details of her speech in which she will say that Israel faces “difficult but necessary choices’ on the road to peace because the status quo with the Palestinians is unsustainable.” Clinton will say that the status quo “threatens Israel’s long-term future as a secure and democratic Jewish state.”

The Secy will restate the Obama administration’s ‘rock solid’ commitment to Israel’s security and that Mrs Clinton maintains a personal commitment to Israel, one that will never waver.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the group later today. It’s expected that he will restate Israel’s intention of not stopping building in Jerusalem under any circumstances. via Washington Post

Voice of America reports that Clinton and Netanyahu will meet today. The Prime Minister will dine tonight at the home of Vice President Joe Biden and will meet tomorrow with President Obama.

Robert Satloff of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, An influential U.S.-based Middle East analyst, told the convention Sunday the ongoing U.S.-Israel dispute will have consequences.  He said the crisis between the allies is “serious” and “real,” even if both sides are trying to defuse it.