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Anti-war leaders blast Netanyahu speech to Congress

By mick

Minneapolis, MN – Midwest anti-war leaders had harsh world to say about Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress. Netanyahu was invited to speak before Congress by the House Republican leadership, a move that drew fire from the Obama administration and some congressional Democrats.

Joe Iosbaker of the Anti-War Committee-Chicago stated, “Netanyahu called for a war with Iran. That is the clear meaning of his speech. He wants to scuttle the nuclear agreement being negotiated. He said ‘Sanctions aren’t enough.’ He falsely accused Iran of exporting violence. Everyone knows that is Israel’s role in the Middle East.”

Meredith Aby-Keirstead, a leader of the Twin Cities Anti-War Committee said, “The groundswell of pressure from people across the country to say #skipthespeech showed that more and more Americans are starting to question the tight relationship between the U.S. and Israel. Netanyahu came to sell his hatred of Iran but it backfired.”

The U.S. is the main supporter of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

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