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February 16, 2015 9:37 am

John Boehner Criticizes Obama for Treatment of Netanyahu

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Speaker of the House John Boehner said he notified the White House of his decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu only on the morning that he extended the invitation. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

AFP – House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday accused the White House of “animosity” towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose planned speech before the US Congress has stirred up a political furor in both countries.

Boehner defended his decision to invite Netanyahu to give an address on Iran’s nuclear program before Congress next month, flouting diplomatic convention which says that such an invitation should have come from US President Barack Obama.

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