Top US Jewish leader calls on Netanyahu to cancel Congress speech

The controversy surrounding Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress might have reached its peak with one of the US’ top leaders, director of the Anti-Defamation League Abraham Foxman, calling on the Israeli prime minister to stay home on Friday. Foxman told the Forward on Friday that the political uproar that has ignited because of Netanyahu’s speech has caused the situation to spiral out of control and therefore the speech will now be unhelpful. After the topic of Netanyahu’s speech reached the limelight and was a bud for a joke on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, Foxman told the Forward that “it turned the whole thing into a circus. “One needs to restart and it needs a mature adult statement that this was not what we intended,” said Foxman to the Forward.



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