US-Israel Alliance; Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress

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US-Israel Alliance; Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress

The Israeli Prime Minister will soon address the joint session of the US House of Representatives on the situation in Gaza, Photo: File

Washington: Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Mike Johnson, has announced that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will soon address a joint session of Congress on the situation in Gaza.

According to the American Broadcasting Corporation, this was announced by Speaker Mike Johnson while addressing the annual Independence Day ceremony held at the Israeli Embassy in Washington.

Mike Johnson said that Netanyahu’s address to the joint session of the lower house and the upper house will be the biggest and strongest show of timely and strong support from the United States in this difficult situation for Israel.

He did not specify when Netanyahu would speak, but Speaker Mike Johnson told reporters that US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had informed him that he would sign the invitation.

It should be noted that this apparent support of US Senator Chuck Schumer has come to light when he recently called for early elections in Israel to replace Netanyahu, saying that Netanyahu is an obstacle to peace. .

It should also be noted that in 2015, about 60 Democrats boycotted Netanyahu’s last joint session address, which was organized by Republican congressional leaders with the backing of then-President Barack Obama in order for the Israeli prime minister to deny the nuclear deal. Lobby against the deal the US signed with Iran later that year.

A large number of Democrats may still boycott Netanyahu’s speech on Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza, which is becoming increasingly unpopular among progressive Americans.

If Netanyahu succeeds in addressing a joint session of Congress, he will become the first foreign leader to address a fourth term. At present, he and former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill are the three foreign leaders who have addressed each other three times.

It should be noted that the number of Palestinians martyred in the Israeli bombardment on Gaza since October 7 has exceeded 35 thousand, in which half of the number are women and children.

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