Netanyahu may change Congress speech format after criticism, Israeli officials say

Israeli officials are considering amending the format of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned address to the US Congress next month to try to calm some of the partisan furor the Iran-focused speech has provoked.

Netanyahu is due to address a joint session of Congress about Iran’s nuclear program on March 3, just two weeks before Israeli elections, following an invitation from John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the house.

Boehner’s invitation has caused consternation in both Israel and the United States, largely because it is seen as Netanyahu, a hawk on Iran, working with the Republicans to thumb their noses at President Barack Obama’s policy on Iran.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Netanyahu-may-change-Congress-speech-format-after-criticism-Israeli-officials-say-390490

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