Notice to the Press
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 28, 2010


Secretary Clinton will deliver remarks on the need to reach a comprehensive regional peace in the Middle East at the American Jewish Committee’s annual gala on April 29 at 7:20 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The Secretary’s speech will be her third in a series reaffirming the commitment of the United States to Israel’s security and making the case for peace. At AIPAC’s national conference on March 22, she spoke about the challenge that continuing conflict poses to Israel’s future, and how dynamics of ideology, technology and demography make the status quo unsustainable and the pursuit of peace a necessity. At the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace on April 15, she highlighted the urgency of the struggle between those in the region, especially in the Palestinian territories, who seek peace and progress and those who seek to perpetuate conflict.

Secretary Clinton will be introduced by American Jewish Committee Executive Director David Harris. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Moratinos and Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Maxime Verhagen will also participate in the event.

The event will be open to credentialed members of the media.

Pre-set time for cameras: 4:30 p.m.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 6:45 p.m.

Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

The American Jewish Committee was established in 1906 by American Jews determined that the best way to protect Jewish populations in danger would be to work towards a world in which all peoples were accorded respect and dignity. Today, AJC is an international think tank and advocacy organization that attempts to identify trends and problems early - and take action to promote pluralistic and democratic societies where all minorities are protected. For more information, click here.

PRESS CONTACTS:

American Jewish Committee
Kenneth Bandler
917.449.1259
bandlerk@ajc.org

Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492



PRN: 2010/533