Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, which will take place on Tuesday, is certain to be a historic one.
In the first place, Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress was not invited or authorized by the Obama administration. In fact, it was sort of a back door invitation from John Boehner in a last ditch effort to stall or stop Iranian nuclear deal talks.
Because of this, many see Netanyahu’s speech to Congress as a slap in the face to President Obama.
However, it doesn’t seem to matter, because America is in talks to make a historic nuclear deal with Iran, and Netanyahu’s speech to Congress is one of desperation.
The Prime Minister of Israel is doing whatever it takes to get his message in front of the government and people of America.
Benjamin Netanyahu said of his upcoming speech to Congress, “I respect the White House and the President of the United States, but on such a fateful matter, that can determine whether or not we survive, I must do everything to prevent such a great danger for Israel.”
Detractors of Benjamin Netanyahu’s are saying that his speech before Congress only puts more strain on the relationship between Israel and America.
The most vocal of these detractors is Netanyahu’s challenger in the upcoming Israeli elections, Isaac Herzog. On Friday, he wrote in the New York Times, “It will only undermine Israel’s ability to influence the critical issue of securing a genuine guarantee that Iran will never gain access to nuclear weaponry.”
He added, “Such an outcome is what Israel needs, but it can be achieved only through a full and trusting dialogue with the American administration, based on broad bipartisan support.”
What do you think? Is Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress simply an act of desperation to save his country or is it a politcal game played days before the Israeli election?