Leading Democrat plans reluctant attendance to Netanyahu address

WASHINGTON — The leading Democrat in the House of Representatives blames House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), not Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for "politicizing" the US-Israel relationship with his invitation to Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress next month.

Netanyahu accepted the invitation, and will speak two weeks before Israel’s election, in which he is running for reelection.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday that she respects the prime minister and— addressing rumors of a Democratic protest against the speech— stated her intention to attend.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Leading-Democrat-plans-reluctant-attendance-to-Netanyahu-address-390163

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