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Netanyahu Accepts Invite To Address a Joint Session of U.S. Congress

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday accepted an invitation to address a joint session of Congress. He said that he was “excited for the privilege to present in front of the representatives of the American people and the entire world the truth about our just war against those who wish to kill us.”

The invite was issued May 31, shortly after U.S. President Joe Biden announced what he termed “Israel’s” peace plan. The letter was signed by House Speaker Mike Johnson, a Republican; Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat; House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat; and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican.

The letter stated: “We invite you to share the Israeli government’s vision for defending democracy, combating terror and establishing a just and lasting peace in the region…. The horrific attacks of October 7th shocked the world and forced your nation into a fight for its very existence. We join the State of Israel in your struggle against terror, especially as Hamas continues to hold American and Israeli citizens captive and its leaders jeopardize regional stability. For this reason, on behalf of the bipartisan leadership of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate, we would like to invite you to address a Joint Meeting of Congress.”

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