Pro-Israel Lobby to Press Obama on Iran


obama-aipacThe start of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference today provides a high-profile forum for debate over two of President Obama’s key foreign policy initiatives: the Mideast peace process and negotiations to curb Iran’s nuclear program.

The group has aggressively pressed Congress in recent months – against the White House’s wishes – to pass new and tighter sanctions against Iran, so far unsuccessfully.

AIPAC is also seeking to set terms for international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program that are more stringent than ones Obama administration diplomats have outlined.

Ahead of its conference, AIPAC distributed a position paper to congressional offices calling for “an agreement under which Iran dismantles its nuclear infrastructure, including enrichment and reprocessing capabilities and the heavy water reactor and production plant.”

{Gavriel Newscenter}