Sanders to skip AIPAC
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSenate tees up Yemen vote for Tuesday Sanders supporters cancel Clinton protest Congress moving to end US involvement in Yemen MORE will skip next week's AIPAC conference, making him the only presidential candidate in either party not to address the major pro-Israel conference. 

The Vermont senator said in Friday letter to AIPAC head Robert Cohen that he could not make the conference in Washington. 

"I would very much have enjoyed speaking at the AIPAC conference. Obviously, issues impacting Israel and the Middle East are of the utmost importance to me, to our country and to the world," he wrote. "Unfortunately, I am going to be traveling throughout the West and the campaign schedule that we have prevents me from attending."

Sanders said that he would send remarks to AIPAC on Monday and asked the group to give those remarks to conference-goers. 

His letter notes that candidates aren't allowed to address the conference remotely.

Rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump adds to legal team after attacks on Mueller Press: You can’t believe a word he says Feehery: March Madness MORE and GOP candidates Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Tech: Facebook faces crisis over Cambridge Analytica data | Lawmakers demand answers | What to watch for next | Day one of AT&T's merger trial | Self-driving Uber car kills pedestrian The case for a new branch of the military: United States Space Force The problem with hindsight MORE, John Kasich and Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpLieu: There will be 'widespread civil unrest' if Trump fires Mueller Attorneys for Trump, Mueller hold face-to-face meeting to discuss potential interview topics: report Trump tariffs not helpful for nuclear talks, South Korea says MORE will all speak to the conference. 

Sanders is the only Jewish candidate in the race and is running to become the first Jewish president.