Update: this action, now closed, ran in February 2015.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ohio Republican John Boehner, has issued an invitation for Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress on March 3. According to his own account, Boehner did so
in coordination with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu has drawn criticism, bafflement, and outrage from across the political spectrum –
in the U.S., in Israel and around the world. This invitation was made without coordinating with the White House, in
violation of protocol – but it violated much more than that.