UPDATE: Click HERE for live coverage of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech and the entire AIPAC gala banquet.


UPDATE: Obama's speech is over. Click here to read about what he said.


U.S. President Barack Obama will be making a speech at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference on Sunday, a day before a critical meeting with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran.

The speech comes amid escalating tensions between Iran and Israel concerning Iran's nuclear program and a looming crisis between Iran and the United States. On Monday, Obama and Netanyahu will discuss what to do about the possibility of a nuclear weapon in Iranian hands.

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly insisted that the country's uranium-enrichment program is for peaceful purposes, but international investigations have indicated a cause for concern. The potential of Iranian nuclear capability is particularly worrisome for Israel, as the Islamic Republic has been clear about its desire to wipe the Jewish state off the map.

Obama has been very cautious about taking pre-emptive military action against Iran, but said it could be a last resort. In an Atlantic magazine interview published Friday, he said that both Iran and Israel should take the possibility seriously. As president of the United States, I don't bluff, he said.

Below are details about Obama's remarks during the first day of the AIPAC conference and where they will be streamed live:


Sunday, 10:50 a.m. EST


Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington


In addition to various media outlets, Obama's speech will be live streamed at the following Web sites:



The Jewish Telegraph Agency


Both the Obama campaign (@Obama2012) and AIPAC's official Twitter handle (@aipac) will be live-tweeting the speech. You can also follow this reporter, @sara_dover.