A chorus of Israeli politicians urge Netanyahu to cancel US Congress Iran speech

Israeli politicians urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday to cancel his upcoming speech to the US Congress, repeating a message that they have delivered in the past few weeks on a number of occasions: the speech will negatively impact on US-Israeli relations. 

Netanyahu was invited by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) to address a special joint session of Congress and is expected to advocate for a different policy on Iran that US President Barack Obama has pursued. 

The prime minister has been criticized for accepting the invitation to speak and breaching the protocol by not informing the White House of the plans. Netanyahu has also been accused of using the appearance to influence the Israeli electorate because the speech is scheduled just two weeks before the Israeli elections on March 17.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/A-chorus-of-Israeli-politicians-urge-Netanyahu-to-cancel-US-Congress-Iran-speech-390283

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