Speaker Boehner to Invite Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Address Congress

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced his intention to invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to address a joint meeting of Congress during his official visit to the United States next month.

 

Media Credit: Talk Radio News Service

Prime Minister Netanyahu last visited the Capitol on March 23, 2010.  This would be his second address to a joint meeting of Congress: he first appeared on July 10, 1996.

 

“It will be a great honor for Congress to welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu next month as part of his official visit to the United States,” Speaker Boehner said.  “America and Israel are the closest of friends and allies, and we look forward to hearing the Prime Minister’s views on how we can continue working together for peace, freedom, and stability.”

In all, four Israeli prime ministers have addressed Congress, the first being Yitzhak Rabin on January 28, 1976.  Prime Minister Netanyahu’s predecessor, Ehud Olmert, addressed a joint meeting on May 24, 2006.  Shimon Peres, who visited the Capitol last week in his current capacity as Israeli president, addressed a joint meeting as prime minister on December 12, 1995.

Speaker Boehner will extend a formal invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu once Congress approves a resolution providing for the joint meeting.

via Speaker Boehner to Invite Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Address Congress | Speaker of the House John Boehner | speaker.gov.

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