Arab diplomats rebuff Israeli invite to Benjamin Netanyahu Congress speech - Israel News - Jerusalem Post

February 25, 2015 11:56 AM

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Israel’s ambassador to the United States unsuccessfully lobbied the ambassadors of two Gulf Arab states to attend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech before a joint session of Congress scheduled for next week, The Atlantic reported on Wednesday.

According to Atlantic journalist Jeffrey Goldberg, Ron Dermer, Netanyahu’s right-hand man who took over as Jerusalem’s envoy to Washington in the fall of 2013, sent e-mail messages to his diplomatic counterparts from United Arab Emirates and Kuwait urging them to appear in the audience while the pre...

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