Benjamin Netanyahu has turned down an invite from Dick Durbin and Dianne Feinstein to have a “closed-door meeting with Democratic senators” while he will be in Washington to speak to Congress, a move put together by John Boehner.
“This unprecedented move threatens to undermine the important bipartisan approach towards Israel — which as long-standing supporters of Israel troubles us deeply,” Durbin and Feinstein wrote, according to the Jerusalem Post.
“To maintain Israel’s dialogue with both political parties in Congress, we invite you to a closed-door meeting with Democratic senators during your upcoming visit to Washington.”
“I regret that the invitation to address the special joint session of Congress has been perceived by some to be political or partisan,” Netanyahu wrote.
“I can assure you that my sole intention in accepting it was to voice Israel’s grave concerns about a potential nuclear agreement with Iran that could threaten the survival of my country.”
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