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Obama meeting with Jewish groups

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama will meet with the leaders of U.S. Jewish groups.

Monday afternoon’s meeting at the White House with 16 leaders will include an array of mainstream organizations, including the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and United Jewish Communities, as well as the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform movements.

Representatives of two dovish pro-Israel groups, Americans for Peace Now and J Street, as well as the National Jewish Democratic Council also will be on hand.

The meeting comes after an intensive period of U.S.-Israel diplomacy aimed at reconciling views on the growth of West Bank settlements.

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