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Mark Kirk

Netanyahu speech: Neither unprecedented nor unwise

Netanyahu speech: Neither unprecedented nor unwise

Op-ed writer Frederic Hill ("Netanyahu invitation unwise," Jan. 28) faults House Speaker John Boehner for inviting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress two weeks before Israeli elections. "Democratic nations usually do not interfere in another country's vote," Mr. Hill says. In 1996, President Bill Clinton hosted Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, whom the administration was said to favor, at the White House two weeks before Mr. Peres lost to Mr. Netanyahu in Israeli balloting. British Prime Minister David Cameron lobbied senators on President Obama's behalf against new Iran sanctions legislation earlier this month. Now, according to...