Buchanan Criticizes Israelis, Boehner For Netanyahu Invite

Columnist Pat Buchanan argued that the declining relationship between the US and Israel was due in part to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress on Friday’s “McLaughlin Group.”

Buchanan argued there was a “deteriorating relationship of the United States and its partner Israel over a number of issues, including this Boehner invitation to Bibi Netanyahu to come to the Congress of the United States, where Obama spoke and trash America’s policy on Iran. It has split this city and it has created a real firestorm…I think the US-Israeli relationship is at hard as a point as it’s been since 1956 when Ike ordered the Israeli Army out of Sinai.”

He continued “I would fault both the Israelis and I would fault Mr. Boehner as well. You do not — a foreign leader, you do not bring him into the chamber of the Congress and Senate to trash the foreign policy of the United States of America.”

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