Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint meeting of Congress at 11 a.m. Eastern time. The speech comes just two weeks before general elections in Israel. The premier was invited by Speaker John Boehner with Iran’s nuclear development expected to be a key topic.
Some Democrats are planning to boycott the speech with President Obama already stating his disapproval of Netanyahu’s speech coming so close to elections. You can watch the president discuss Netanyahu’s speech here:
Further adding to Obama’s anti-speech stance, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told the media on the day before the speech, “I haven’t looked at the president’s schedule for tomorrow. I doubt that he will spend his whole time watching the speech.” The Obama administration’s stance had been that the partisanship U.S. lawmakers were showing towards Netanyahu would be “destructive” to the long-standing relationship between American and Israel.