On a mission to win hearts, minds and votes during upcoming Israeli elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be addressing Congress on Tuesday on the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. But not everyone is excited about his big speech — including President Barack Obama, who’s refusing to attend the event or meet with his Israeli counterpart.
The Obama administration, which has a tumultuous relationship with Netanyahu’s government, says that it wasn’t told in advance of the prime minister’s visit and that it’s against protocol to meet with a foreign leader so close to domestic elections in that leader’s country. The administration has also complained of Netanyahu attempting to thwart ongoing nuclear talks with Iran. For the same reasons, other members of Congress have also announced plans to skip the event.
Nevertheless, Netanyahu has vowed to go forward with his plans to address Congress. But how candid will he be? Dena Takruri of AJ+ breaks down five things Netanyahu won’t say during his speech.