White House says Netanyahu ‘departing from protocol’ with US visit

WASHINGTON — The White House expressed displeasure with the handling of an upcoming visit by Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu to the United States on Wednesday, after the Israeli premier received an invitation by House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to address a joint session of Congress next month.

Boehner told reporters he did not inform the White House of his plans to invite Netanyahu to the US. Neither did the prime minister’s office.

Aboard Air Force One en route to Idaho, US President Barack Obama’s press secretary said that typical protocol for the visit of a national figurehead had been breached somewhere along the way.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/White-House-says-Netanyahu-departing-from-protocol-with-US-visit-388482

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