Republicans Pressure Obama To Clarify Decision Not To Address Israeli Knesset

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The White House is facing pressure from House Republicans to defend President Obama's decision not to address the Knesset on his trip this week to Israel.

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The White House is facing pressure from House Republicans to defend President Obama's decision not to address the Knesset on his trip this week to Israel.

A group of Republicans wrote to Obama to "commend" him for traveling to Israel but also questioning the choice not to address members of the Knesset, which they describe as "a customary and symbolic gesture that celebrates our shared democratic ideals and the special relationship between Israel and United States."

 

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