Saturday, April 18, 2015

The History Behind Netanhayu's Big Speech to Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanhayu Meets with 
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, July 23, 2014.
Public domain image from Wikipedia.
From the latest happenings in things historical. This article Historical Precedents to Netanyahu's Unusual Visit was published 46 days ago in RealClear Politics from the AP. The article’s author is Connie Glass.

Benjamin Netanhayu's March 3 speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress was controversial but in line with a long list of precedents going back to Marquis de Lafayette in 1824. This article puts the event in its historical context. What matters most, the diplomatic decorum of a such a speech or its substantive importance?

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