Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel his upcoming address to Congress, scheduled for March 3, Haaretz reports.
“Oren, an American-born Israeli who served as envoy to Washington under Netanyahu from 2009 to 2013, reportedly said House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to the Israeli premier and the subsequent behavior involved ‘created the impression of a cynical political move, and it could hurt out attempts to act against Iran.'”
Said Oren: “It’s advisable to cancel the speech to Congress so as not to cause a rift with the American government. Much responsibility and reasoned political behavior are needed to guard interests in the White House.”Save to Favorites