Netanyahu invited to speak to joint session of US Congress in midst of election campaign

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to fly to Washington in mid-February to address a special joint session of Congress and discuss Iran and Islamic extremism, sources in his office confirmed Wednesday.

Speaker of the House John Boehner sent an invitation to Netanyahu “on behalf of the bipartisan leadership of the US House of Representatives and the US Senate.”

This would be the third time Netanyahu would address a special joint session of Congress, with Winston Churchill the only other foreign leader to have addressed that body three times. Former prime ministers Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, and Ehud Olmert have all also addressed the body once.


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