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Obama Will Address Aipac This Friday …

… at a foreign policy forum in Chicago.

In recent days, Jewish politicos were buzzing about when and where the upstart presidential contender would make his first Jewish campaign stop. While there had been some speculation that Obama would speak at this week’s plenum of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., one Democratic insider told the Forward that he believed the senator was under pressure to visit his old Chicago supporters.

According to Dan Shapiro, Obama’s advisor on outreach to the Jewish community, the speech will fall somewhere between a major address and an informal conversation.

Obama is trying to get a jump on Aipac’s major Washington gathering in a couple of weeks, which will be crowded with candidates.

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