Dermer, Edelstein fail to calm Democratic rift over Netanyahu’s Congress speech

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, currently in the US, set out Wednesday to calm the storm on Capitol Hill created by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pending Congress speech March 3rd, according to Politico.

The impending speech has created a rift amongst Democrats, Politco reports. The lawmakers are torn between supporting Israel and supporting their president whose absence from Netanyahu’s speech has been long confirmed.

Now, Vice President Joe Biden’s absence is being toyed with as well, according to Josh Earnest, White House press secretary, who says that the VP "might be busy on March 3."


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