The Israeli Prime Minister is flying in today. According to the article from The Washington Post below, he’s writing the speech right now in longhand.
C-SPAN will carry this live and it will no doubt be re-aired later in the day and perhaps for many days. At the link below you can sign up to be notified when it is airing on C-SPAN networks and when it’s available online.
Netanyahu is not a cowardly man by any means, and this may very well be his best speech ever. He faces an election in Israel about two weeks from now and I’m pretty certain he will lay everything on the line and not show a whole lot of concern for what our present administration thinks about his remarks. This is sad but I honestly believe that Benjamin Netanyahu sincerely loves the American people. I wish the same could be said for the man currently occupying the White House. What a tragic figure Barack Hussein Obama is.
I’m sure Netanyahu’s comments will resonate well with most Americans and hopefully Congress will get its collective act together and exert the power the voters have entrusted them with. I read something last night and it gives me some hope. There may be another move to oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House and that would be a really good start.
Joint Meeting of Congress with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
”On Tuesday morning, as Secretary of State John F. Kerry meets with his counterparts in Switzerland to try to complete a framework accord with Iran by the end of March, Netanyahu will stand at the lectern in Congress to tell Americans, essentially, that President Obama is either foolhardy or weak and about to sign a deal with the devil.”
Obama to veto bill letting Congress weigh in on Iran deal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama would veto a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate allowing Congress to weigh in on any deal the United States and other negotiating countries reach with Iran on its nuclear capabilities, the White House said on Saturday.
“The president has been clear that now is not the time for Congress to pass additional legislation on Iran. If this bill is sent to the president, he will veto it,” said Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman for the White House’s National Security Council.
The United States and five other major powers are seeking to negotiate an agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.
The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act would require to submit to Congress the text of any agreement within five days of concluding a final deal with Iran. The bill would also prohibit Obama from suspending or waiving sanctions on Iran passed by Congress for 60 days after a deal.
Meehan said United States “should give our negotiators the best chance of success, rather than complicating their efforts.”
Negotiations between the United States, Russia, China, France, Germany, Britain and Iran have reached a crucial stage, with a basic framework agreement due by the end of March.
Republican Senator Bob Corker, one of the bipartisan group of sponsors of the bill, said it was “disappointing that the president feels he is the only one who speaks for the citizens of our country.”
(Reporting By Julia Edwards and Timothy Gardner; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)
Netanyahu’s address to Congress will be most important speech of his life
On Tuesday morning, Netanyahu will confront an American president and insist that the future of the State of Israel, and the world, is imperiled by a pending “bad deal” with Iran on its nuclear program.
Also hanging in the balance is Netanyahu’s own political future. Just two weeks after the speech, Netanyahu will either be reelected to a historic fourth term as prime minister or be out of a job.