Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak are slated to speak at the American Jewish Committee's Annual Meeting in April.
In addition to Barak and Clinton, the annual conference, held in Washington at the end of the month, will feature the Dutch and Spanish foreign ministers.
Clinton's speech comes on the heels of a major address she gave in March on U.S.-Israeli relations before AIPAC. Her upcoming speech was announced yesterday in an e-mail to AJC supporters. Also yesterday, as Israel celebrated its Independence Day, Barak spoke frankly about the growing friction between Israel and the U.S.
"[W]e also shouldn't delude ourselves," Barak said. "The growing alienation between us and the United States is not good for the state of Israel."