It was US House Speaker John Boehner’s role to inform President Barack Obama of his decision to invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, told The Atlantic.
“The prime minister and the president have disagreed on issues, but the prime minister has never intentionally treated the president
disrespectfully—and if that is what some people felt, it certainly was not the prime minister’s intention,” said Dermer.
Dermer added that he was told “the speaker’s responsibility and normal protocol for the Speaker’s office to notify the administration of the invitation. That is why I felt it would be inappropriate for me to raise the issue with the administration, including in my meeting with the secretary of state, until the speaker notified them.”