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January 21, 2015 12:00 pm

House Speaker John Boehner Invites Netanyahu to Address Congress

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JNS.orgU.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress next month about the Iranian threat.

“In this time of challenge, I am asking the prime minister [of Israel] to address Congress on the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life,” Boehner said in a statement on Wednesday morning.

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“America and Israel have always stood together in shared cause and common ideals, and now we must rise to the moment again. Let’s send a clear message to the White House—and the world—about our commitment to Israel and our allies,” Boehner said.

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama vowed to veto “any new sanctions bill that threatens to undo” the “progress” of ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and Western powers.

The Obama veto threat comes as Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) are moving quickly to bring a new Iran sanctions bill, titled Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015, to the Senate floor for a vote.

The new Menendez-Kirk bill expands on existing sanctions on Iran’s financial and energy sections, and would kick in if Iran and world powers fail to reach an agreement by the end of June.

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  • Jonah

    This will go down in history as the most credible move Boehner will ever make in his political career. A heads up for Israel, as soon as congress passes a bill giving our President the financial authority to independently arm the rebels as he sees fit, the first battle of Armageddon is right round the bend. Those forces after being armed will wait for the most advantageous moment to attack Israel. It has been planned out well in advance the strategy for the take down of Israel. So get prepared you will soo be fighting for your very existence. According to scripture you win, and the opposing forces are not successful but their will in fact be a battle. You must always remember what the international community considers war crimes. If Israel defends itself that is by their definition a war crime.

  • Emanuel

    John Boehner would make a great 2016 Presidential candidate!

  • Judy Silver-Shapiro

    BRAVO!
    This sitting US Pres, SON-OF-ISLAM obama is and has been for 7+ UNBEARABLY long years PRO the NUCLEAR iran and ANTI ISRAEL, the US’ most steadfast loyal ALLY.
    He is, has been, and always will be ANTI JEWISH.
    Thus, it is more then appropriate that PM Netanyahu present the truth to the US and world about the NUCLEARE iran in his address before Congress.
    muslim-born, obama’s DNA is in charge, and that has rendered the US the ‘laughing stock’ of the world!

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