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January 23, 2015 12:39 pm

ZOA Criticizes ADL’s Foxman for Suggesting Boehner Disinvite Netanyahu

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President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner shake hands. The Obama administration and Boehner are in disagreement over the latter's invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress. Photo: Pete Souza/White House.

JNS.org – The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) criticized Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman for suggesting that Speaker of the US House of Representatives John Boehner (R-Ohio) rescind his invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress and that Netanyahu rescind his acceptance.

On March 3, Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress on the Iranian nuclear issue and radical Islam. The White House claimed Boehner breached “protocol” by not consulting with President Barack Obama on the invitation, while Boehner said Congress “can make this decision on its own” and that Obama “papered over” the Iranian nuclear threat during his recent State of the Union address. In that speech, Obama vowed to veto a new Iran sanctions bill.

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Foxman said the invitation extended by Boehner “looks like a political challenge to the White House and/or a campaign effort in Israel. … I certainly support the sanctions [on Iran] if the [diplomatic] deal doesn’t come through, but having said that, the invitation and acceptance is ill-advised for either side. It is too important an issue to politicize it.” Foxman also said Boehner should disinvite Netanyahu and that the prime minister should “unaccept,” JTA reported.

“I see the White House giving both parties a ladder to climb down by saying this is a protocol breach. I hope they accept it,” said Foxman.

ZOA National Director Morton Klein said in a statement, “At a time when the US Congress is holding hearings on sanctions against Iran, a terrorist regime which is getting close to developing nuclear weapons and a regime which repeatedly threatens to destroy Israel and massacre its 6 million Jews, the advice, wisdom, and experience of Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu is desperately needed. … How dare ADL’s Abe Foxman harm the US, Israel’s, and the world’s efforts to fight these monstrous dangers by insulting the Prime minister of the Jewish state and the U.S. Congress by demanding Speaker Boehner rescind this important invitation.”

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  • Susana Moskowitz

    The anti-semitism that goes unchecked (because there is a lack of self analysis)…is the catalyst that may cause catastrophe to the life we value most—Western civilization. While people are busying themselves with the “Jewish Question”, people of real consequence are fiddling about and within our borders—wakeup!!!! It is to everyones peril (who values democracy and freewill etc), if we keep fanning this propaganda fire rather than deal with the terror apparent.

  • American

    Yes, Yes, continue in this path, dear Zionists, the world is waking to your machinations in the American congress. tick tock 🙂

  • Dr.Joji Cherian

    First the Jews should settle the issue amongst themselves and come to a conclusion.Don’t confuse their slaves, the Americans

  • Dr.Joji Cherian

    First the Jews should settle the issue amongst themselves.Don’t confuse the hapless American slaves

  • esther noodelman

    Wouldn’t it be more appropriate for Abe Foxman to remember his mandate to American & world Jewry and INSIST that Netanyahu remember to demand Pollard’s release after America reneged on its agreement NOT TO GIVE POLLARD A LIFE SENTENCE.POLLARD IS CRITICALLY ILL AFTER SEVERAL INTESTINAL SURGERIES IN THE PAST YEAR AND WHY IS AIPAC SILENT? THEY OWE US AN EXPLANATION AND COMMITMENT TO DEMAND HIS IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS.HE IS THE ONLY SPY WORKING FOR AN ALLY,ESPECIALLY A GOOD ALLY LIKE ISRAEL,WHO HAS EVER GOT A LIFE SENTENCE INSTEAD OF 2-4 YEARS. WHY IS AIPAC SILENT ON THIS URGENT MATTER? WHY DOESN’;T AIPAC GET JOSEPH LIEBERMAN TO CANCEL HIS ODIOUS OATH WITH 60 SENATORS THAT JONATHAN SHOULD NEVER,EVER BE RELEASED? WHY IS BIBI NETANYAHU STILL SILENT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS?ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! DAYENU!

  • Robert Henry Eller

    Even Abe Foxman of the ADL understands what a black eye this is going to be for the American Israel Lobby, and what this is going to cost Israel in support from the American public. Finally, maybe one or two people in the Lobby are waking up. Let Bibi and Boehner proceed, and find out the hard way what this will get them.

  • Jonah

    This is a breach of protocol…..allowing Iran to obtain nuclear missles. What Israel must understand is that the two individuals facilitating Iran’s nuclear development are not interested in cutting Israel down to a stump their primary objective is to dig Israel up by the root then assassinate every Jew on this planet excluding those who have been Weinerized and Islamasized. Now in the event an Iranian EMP missle would make it to the shore of America…their would be no more elections which would leave this CAC in office for the seven years of tribulation distributing American weapons worldwide as he sees fit. That’s why the sanctions are not being put in place to shut down Iran. This is the time of Jacobs trouble ,do not fear, God is on your side.

  • JOHN TRAIN

    It was the White House that made this a political issue by announcing that they would not see Prime Minister Netanyahu during his visit.

    They encouraged the foreign ministers of England, France, and Germany to directly lobby Congress and try to silence Prime Minister Netanyahu.

    As a Christian, as a military officer, as a White House insider I believe that every American Jew in every Israeli should be outraged at the behavior of this administration. It should be noted that Valerie Jarrett the president’s closest adviser is in the center of these evil manipulations.

    If Obama is offended and takes out his annoyance on damaging relations with Israel and/or with Prime Minister Netanyahu he has violated his oath of office. His threats to do so which are conveyed by articles in the Washington Post emanating from leaks in the White House indicate that we have band of amateurs driving our nation over the cliff.

    • Dr.Joji Cherian

      You claim you are Christian.I do not know what you mean by it. Certainly you are a fifth columnist working from within the W H for Israel.You are a traitor

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