Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he was determined to speak to a joint meeting of Congress on March 3, despite the ongoing uproar surrounding his planned address in the US capital.
“At a time when there are those who would deal with protocol and politics, an agreement with Iran is taking shape in Munich that would risk Israel’s existence,” Netanyahu said on Twitter, apparently referring to talks over the weekend in the German city between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
“Therefore, I’m determined to travel to Washington and present Israel’s position before Congress and the American people,” he said. “From the day the State of Israel was established, there have been substantive differences between Israel and the United States. Relations remained strong. That’s how it will be this time.”
In the address, Netanyahu is set to warn against a deal with Iran that would enable it to become a nuclear threshold state. The timing, arrangements and likely content of the speech have infuriated the Obama administration and some congressional Democrats. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the US House of Representatives speaker, invited Netanyahu without consulting with the White House, it later became clear. The prime minister indicated over the weekend that he believed the invitation had bipartisan support.
While innocent people are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa by Islamist radicals, not unlike when the Jews were being rounded up and killed by the Nazis, President Barack Obama is “barely” responding and is instead negotiating with Iran and “building the Iranian Islamo-nazi caliphate,” said best-selling author and nationally syndicated conservative talk radio host Mark Levin.
“It’s not just ISIS, although that would be bad enough,” said Levin. “We have competing crusades going on. And I don’t care about the Christian Crusade! Were not going to debate that today. What the heck does that have to do with anything? So now we’re supposed to chase history, and explain why there was a Christian Crusade? I’ve explained this before. The Christians rose up after hundreds of years of having enough of the Muslims.”
Secretary of State John Kerry “behind the scenes, in secret, is negotiating with the Islamo-nazi regime in Tehran and they are openly bragging that they’re getting 80% of what they want,” said Levin. They’re going to keep thousands and thousands of centrifuges, and Obama is begging them for a deal.”
“Meanwhile, in our own country, the pressure is on to destroy the Churchill of our time, Benjamin Netanyahu,” said Levin, author of the best seller . “The pressure is on to destroy the Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer.”
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