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Congressman Mooney Welcomes Prime Minister Netanyahu Before Address to Congress


Monday March 2, 2015


CONTACT: Jon Conradi

PHONE: 202-225-2711



Congressman Mooney Thanks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Alex Mooney welcomed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel back to Washington ahead of the Prime Minister’s address to a joint meeting of Congress tomorrow.

“The nation of Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu are great friends and key allies of our nation,” Congressman Mooney said.  “I want to thank Prime Minister Netanyahu for coming to Washington to discuss the grave national security challenges our two nations face in the Middle East. The United States and Israel must rise to the occasion together to defeat radical Islamic terrorists and prevent the emergence of a nuclear Iran.”

Congressman Mooney spoke from the floor of the House today to welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu and recognize the mutual threats to our two nations.  View Congressman Mooney’s speech here:


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This is Prime Minister Netanyahu’s third appearance before a joint meeting of Congress, and first since Congressman Mooney took office.  Three other Israeli prime ministers have addressed Congress including Ehud Olmert, Shimon Peres, and Yitzhak Rabin.