Israel's Netanyahu to visit U.S. next month

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Posted: Feb 05, 2012 11:18 AM
Israel's Netanyahu to visit U.S. next month

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit the United States early next month to address the annual convention of the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC in Washington, his office said on Sunday.

The statement did not say whether Netanyahu would meet U.S. President Barack Obama. But Israeli political sources said such talks, against the backdrop of heightened speculation Israel could opt to attack Iranian nuclear facilities in the coming months, were likely.

Netanyahu will attend the annual policy conference of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which will be held on March 4-6.

(Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Editing by Ari Rabinovitch)