Israeli officials: Netanyahu to give speech to Congress as planned

Despite continuing and mounting opposition to his plans to address the US Congress on March 3, including from American Jewish organizational leaders, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “determined to go” and make the case against an Iranian nuclear deal, a senior government official said Sunday.

The official’s comments came amid speculation that Netanyahu might, at the last minute, find a reason to put off the trip to Washington until after the March 17 elections and avoid exacerbating tensions with the Obama administration.

Netanyahu, however, seems to feel that the speech against an Iranian nuclear deal cannot be delayed until after the elections and the establishment of a new government, because by then it would be too late.


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