Supporters of Israel Gather in D.C. for Annual AIPAC Conference (photos)
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) held its annual policy conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., March 3 through 5. Headliners included Vice President Joe Biden, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, former Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and U.S. Senators John McCain, R-Ariz., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and John Cornyn, R-Texas. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could not attend personally but spoke about Iran's nuclear ambitions to the conference via satellite, declaring “We have to stop its nuclear enrichment program before it’s too late.” To thunderous applause from the approximately 10,000 delegates, Biden in forceful terms emphasized the Obama administration's hard line against Iran's declared ambition to build its nuclear capability: ". . . prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Period. Period. End of discussion. Prevent! Not contain. Prevent!”
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