Obama to speak at G.A.


WASHINGTON (JTA ) — President Obama will address next month’s General Assembly of UJC/Jewish Federations of North America.

The speech, set to take place Nov. 9, will be his first as U.S. president to a broad Jewish audience. Some Israeli figures and some leaders of the organized Jewish community have complained that Obama has not done enough to explain his positions on Middle East peacemaking.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also will announce this weekend that he is attending in person, sources said.

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