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Prime Minister Netanyahu to Address Congress

The Hill

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress when he travels to the United States next month, the Speaker’s office said Thursday.

Netanyahu will be in the United States May 22-24 to speak at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) annual policy conference in Washington.

“It will be a great honor for Congress to welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu next month as part of his official visit to the United States,” Boehner said. “America and Israel are the closest of friends and allies, and we look forward to hearing the prime minister’s views on how we can continue working together for peace, freedom, and stability.”


Netanyahu’s address would be the fourth by an Israeli prime minister before a joint session of Congress. Netanyahu previously spoke to a joint session during his stint as prime minister in 1996.

Boehner’s office says that the invitation will be formally extended once Congress authorizes a resolution allowing for a joint session.

Maybe Bibi will give Boenher a crash course on how to negotiate without being a sucker.

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  • Thank you Sheya for posting these articles! I hope that one day we will be able to turn on the news and not only see PM Netanyahu speak in front of Congress but also see a President Palin meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu in the Oval Office.

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  • myfairlady

    Cool! At least Israel will know that somebody in Washington understands the true meaning of “a friend and ally”, since the current administration does not understand and respect our friendship.

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  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t it be a hoot if he gave a couple of remote interviews from the home of a private U.S. citizen that sits on a lake in a northern state?

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