Democratic Senators Invite Netanyahu To Meet In Washington


netanyahu6Two American Democratic senators invited Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu on Monday to meet with lawmakers from their party during his upcoming visit to Washington, where he plans to give a controversial speech to Congress opposing the White House on Iran.

Senators Richard Durbin and Dianne Feinstein wrote in a letter to Netanyahu that their intention was to to maintain Israel’s dialogue with both political parties in Congress,” Reuters reported.

The prime minister accepted an invitation last month from Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the speaker of the US House of Representatives, to address Congress, but the White House complained that Boehner had not cleared the invitation with Obama or Democrats in Congress.

“This unprecedented move threatens to undermine the important bipartisan approach towards Israel – which as long-standing supporters of Israel troubles us deeply,” the senators wrote to Netanyahu, and warned that the upheaval over the address could turn Israel’s security into a partisan issue.

“It sacrifices deep and well-established cooperation on Israel for short-term partisan points – something that should never be done with Israeli security and which we fear could have lasting repercussions,” they wrote.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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  1. These Senators should make an effort to encourage their Democrat colleagues not to boycott the Netanyahu address.

    And one thing that really needs to be hammered home over and over again — especially to Jewish voters — is this: It is the DEMOCRAT PARTY that is the ONLY vocal opposition to the Netanyahu address to a joint session of Congress next week.

    It is not Republicans, not the independents, and not the Libertarians: Its the DEMOCRATS, stupid. Wonder what extreme leftist Hillary Clinton thinks about Netanyahu? Probably the same as Obama.

    And, after all this, politicians from the Democrat Party who might boycott Netanyahu will still have the temerity to say (with a straight face) that they are “Pro-Israel”.

    Lefty liars!