Obama lays out opposition to Netanyahu address

February 9, 2015 7:08 PM

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WASHINGTON — President Obama said Monday that it was a mistake for Congress to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Capitol Hill next month because it was too close to the Israeli elections.

"The Israeli-U.S. relationship is not about a particular party. This isn't a relationship founded on an affinity between the labor party and the Democratic party, or the Likud party and the Republican party," he said.

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