White House Decides Against AIPAC Snub, Rice And Power To Meet Lobby Group « CBS DC

February 26, 2015 7:12 PM

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White House Decides Against AIPAC Snub, Rice And Power To Meet Lobby Group « CBS DC

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a move that may ease — or exacerbate — spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America’s leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President Barack Obama’s national security adviser and U.N. ambassador to address its annual policy conference.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee announced Thursday that national security adviser Susan Rice and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will speak to its conference that begins this weekend. U.S. officials had floated the idea of sending a non-Cabinet level official to the...

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