Netanyahu to speak to Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday. The controversial invitation from House speaker John Boehner to Netanyahu has caused some Democrats to boycott Netanyahu's appearance. He's planning to make his argument against a U.S.-Iran nuclear agreement.

Why is the talk so controversial?

Netanyahu openly defied the White House by accepting a Republican invitation to address Congress and will use the appearance to lobby against Obama administration efforts to reach a nuclear accord with Iran, so there have been weeks of hand-wringing about damage to Israel's relationship with the United States.

-- Batsheva Sobelman and Laura King

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