Israel: House members’ trip to Israel allows Netanyahu to press case against Iran nuclear deal

Published August 13, 2015 by godshope1971

The traditional August-recess trip to Israel for House freshman is emerging as a high-stakes journey this year, with members returning next month to vote on the Iran nuclear deal that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly opposes.

President Obama has worked furiously to get congressional approval for the international deal, which would limit Iran’s nuclear-development program in exchange for the lifting of billions of dollars’ worth of crippling economic sanctions. Republicans in the House and Senate uniformly oppose the deal, but would need a two-thirds majority — including strong support from Democrats — to override an almost certain presidential veto. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»


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