When it was announced that Speaker of the House John Boehner invited the Israeli Prime Minister to address congress without consulting the White House, quite a controversy arose. The visit may have been coordinated for its optics, as it represents the extreme partisanship in the United States and Israel; however, there may be political implications of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3rd speech to the U.S Congress. Welton speaks to Ron Kampeas, Washington DC Bureau Chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency about the tensions the address is causing and the religious component of his visit.

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