Obama Plans To Address Jewish Organization About Middle East

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From the New York Times:

BOSTON — President Obama will deliver his first address to a Jewish organization since taking office when he speaks to UJC/The Jewish Federations of North America on Nov. 9 in Washington.

Mr. Obama’s approval ratings in Israel dropped into the single digits this summer as he increased pressure on the Israeli government to freeze settlements in the West Bank. Since then, amid immovable resistance from Israel, Mr. Obama has largely set aside that issue as a first step toward restarting Middle East peace talks, and is now instead pressing Palestinians and Israelis to negotiate all the difficult issues between them toward a final deal.

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