Netanyahu Risks All To Give US Congress speech

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu risks all criticism to go ahead with his ‘fateful, even historic mission’- referring to his Congress trip.

The Israeli Prime minister feels an urgency to deal with the Iran Nuclear Issue regardless of all the other issues facing him today.

‘I feel that I am the emissary of all Israelis, even those who disagree with me, of the entire Jewish People. I am deeply and genuinely concerned for the security of all Israelis, for the fate of the nation, and for the fate of our people and I will do my utmost to ensure our future’, he has been reported to say.

He intends to express his concerns to the Congress of the United States after they invited him to speak. Warnings of  fall-outs with the White house  over his invitation, and domestic political criticism, has not deterred him from his forthcoming speech.

IBTimes report: Netanyahu’s invitation to address the US Congress has fueled major uproar between Israel and the White House, with the latter not being consulted before the Republican invitation was sent off to the Israeli PM.

According to CBS News, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said last week: “The relationship between Israel as a country and the United States as a country has always been bipartisan and we’ve been fortunate that politics have not been injected into that relationship.”

“What has happened over the last several weeks by virtue of the invitation that was issued by the Speaker and the acceptance of it by Prime Minister Netanyahu, two weeks in advance of his election, is that on both sides there has now be injected a degree of partisanship, which is not only unfortunate, I think it’s destructive of the fabric of the relationship.”


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