Clinton, Biden to appear at DC event on Israel
Hillary Clinton and Vice President Biden will be among the attendees at a Washington forum on Israeli-U.S. relations this weekend.
Both will speak to the Saban Forum, an annual event organized by the Brookings Institution and entertainment mogul Haim Saban. Saban is also a major political donor who has pledged to support the former secretary of State should she run for president in 2016.
The event will also feature Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu will appear via sattalite.
Biden and Netanyahu will be the meeting’s keynote speakers.
Attendees will discuss the relationship between the U.S. and Israel “via candid closed-door dialogue between U.S. and Israeli officials, policymakers, journalists and business leaders.”
The meeting occurs as debate continues over a potential deal between Western countries and Iran on the latter’s nuclear program. Israel has been skeptical of a deal, but is reportedly pleased that an extension in negotiations might yield a more favorable accord.
It will also come amid an uptick in violence in Israel, including an attack by two Palestinians on an orthodox synogogue in Jeruselum that claimed the lives of three Americans.
Clinton has said she will make a decision about whether to run for president next year. She has appeared regularly in the press this year while promoting a new memoir about her time at the State Department and stumping for Democratic candidates.
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