Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address a large Jewish group in May, adding another forum to her schedule in which she’s expected to talk about Mideast peace and Iran's nuclear program.
Clinton will deliver the closing address at the 2014 American Jewish Committee's Global Forum in Washington, D.C. on May 14, and organizers anticipate Clinton will "give her view on the issue of utmost concern to us," which include Iran's nuclear program, the rise of global anti-Semitism and the role of Israel in the Mideast peace process.
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The address will mark the fourth time Clinton has addressed the American Jewish Committee. According to Ken Bandler, the group's spokesman, Clinton addressed the group as first lady, senator from New York and most recently as secretary of state in 2010.
In her last appearance, Clinton offered a full-throated backing of Israel, stating that the Jewish nation's security "is more than a policy position; it is a personal commitment."
"Israel’s right to exist is non-negotiable and no lasting peace is possible unless that is accepted,” Clinton said. “Regional peace must begin with the recognition by every party that the United States will always stand behind Israel’s security."
The three-day event features a sizable list of speakers, including Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut; Laurent Fabius, foreign minister of France and Ron Dermer, ambassador of Israel to the United States.
Bandler also said the group expects to feature a speaker from the Obama administration, but who that person is has not yet been confirmed.
Clinton's remarks are sure to continue to fan the flame of presidential speculation. The former first lady is the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and Jewish voters have long been an important base for Clinton.
During her time in the Senate, Clinton was seen as an outspoken defender for Israel and American Jews. When she ran for Senate in 2000, she worked hard to court the Jewish community and eventually won them over despite some skepticism. By the time she ran for president in 2008, her standing within the Jewish community was at an all-time high and Jewish voters favored her over then-Sen. Barack Obama in the nomination fight.
Among the chief questions at May's speech will be how Clinton feels about the preliminary nuclear deal the United States and other allies struck with Iran. The deal, which was reached after Clinton left State, looks to dial back Iran's ability to work toward a nuclear weapon and at the same time loosens the chokehold of international sanctions on Iran's economy.
Clinton has spoken out in favor of pursuing the deal and in a 2010 BBC interview - long before the deal was struck - she even hinted that the deal may be possible.
At an event put on by Jack Rosen and the American Jewish Congress in March, Clinton looked to distance herself from the Iran deal by casting doubt on whether Iran would ultimately live up to its side of the bargain and agree to slow its nuclear program.
Clinton said she was “personally skeptical that the Iranians would follow through and deliver” on the interim deal, adding that she had "seen their behavior over years."
CNN's Brianna Keilar and Rachel Streitfeld contributed to this report.