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Remarks by US President Obama at the 2011 AIPAC Conference (2011)

A speech given by US President Barack Obama at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, DC, on 22 May 2011. Obama reaffirmed the United States' commitment to a "strong and secure" Israel and discussed efforts to combat the Iranian nuclear threat and the de-legitimization of Israel. He called for direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations on core issues in the framework of a two-state solution, including a territorial settlement based on the pre-1967 lines with mutual territorial exchange, and a demilitarized Palestinian state among other security assurances for Israel.