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Netanyahu to Address Congress on July 24 Despite ICC Seeking His Arrest for War Crimes

HeadlineJun 07, 2024

In Washington, congressional leaders have confirmed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress on July 24. House Speaker Mike Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and House Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries, joined together to invite Netanyahu. In a letter, they wrote, “we invite you to share the Israeli government’s vision for defending democracy, combating terror, and establishing a just and lasting peace in the region.” The invitation comes just weeks after the head prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, Karim Khan, announced he was seeking an arrest warrant for Netanyahu for committing war crimes. A number of lawmakers have vowed to boycott the speech.

In related news, CNN is reporting the CIA has circulated a new assessment that concludes Netanyahu will likely defy pressure from the Biden administration to end the war on Gaza and set a post-war plan.

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