The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) recently announced President Obama will address this year’s Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., on March 4. President Obama is also scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who will speak at the conference, the following day. Though the President has spoken at the conference previously, it is curious why he will be attending, as his past actions do not suggest strong support for Israel.
President Obama claims to support a healthy United States-Israel relationship, but his words and actions suggest otherwise. Obama famously snubbed Benjamin Netanyahu during his 2010 United States visit. Additionally, he and his administration allowed the United Nations to influence, and ultimately slash, the development of Israeli settlements. Furthermore, the President and his ilk have emboldened Israel’s enemies, namely Iran and Hamas in Gaza.