UPDATE 5/25/2011: New video of AIPAC protests and a slideshow of pictures have been posted.
UPDATE 3:59 p.m. AIPAC releases statement on Obama’s 2011 speech.
UPDATE: 5/22 8:50 a.m: Live Stream of President Obama’s Speech at AIPAC starting at 10:35 a.m.
Update 5/21/11: KnightNews.com caught up with UCF Student Body President Matthew McCann, who explained his plans for representing UCF at this major conference where he’ll gain insight into the situation in the Middle East to share with UCF. He also shared how he plans to take the opportunity network with other student body presidents from across the country.
Check back for updates on how UCF is being represented here in DC.
ORIGINAL STORY FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON:
KnightNews.com has a crew in Washington DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to provide complete coverage on the 2011 American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference.
The AIPAC policy conference brings together thousands of people, including students, political leaders and powerful lawmakers to discuss Israel. The conference is where pro-Israel activists influence policy and strengthen the bond between the United States and Israel, according to the AIPAC website.
This year’s AIPAC conference comes on the heels of US President Barack Obama making a speech suggesting Israel should return to its 1967 borders in the name of bringing peace to the volatile Middle East region. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected that possibility as “indefensible.”
KnightNews.com will be working to talk to political leaders, students and others attending this major conference about this important international issue. If you have questions you’d like discussed, email us at email@example.com.
Check back for updates.