Republican House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress about his views on a nuclear deal with Iran. President Obama was not consulted and won't see the Israeli Prime Minister while he's in the United States. There's been much concern about the impact on Israeli-American relations.
Today, US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Powers, preceded Netanyahu at a convention of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. She spoke of commitment "rooted in shared, fundamental values, cemented through decades of bipartisan reinforcement. This partnership should never be politicized, and it cannot and will not be tarnished or broken." Echoing her words, Netanyahu assured the audience that, "I plan to speak about an Iranian regime that is threatening to destroy Israel, that is devouring country after country in the Middle East, that is exporting terror throughout the world and that's developing as we speak the capacity to make nuclear weapons. Lots of them."