ECI Urges Hillary Clinton to Attend Israeli PM Speech to Congress

Today ECI released a letter to Secretary Hillary Clinton urging her to attend the Israeli Prime Minister's speech to Congress, and offering to provide assistance should she wish to do so. 

February 11, 2015

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton


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Dear Secretary Clinton,

I understand from an article in Politico that you'll be in Washington, D.C. on March 3rd. What good luck and great timing! For, as you may have heard, your friend and Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is scheduled to speak to Congress that day. I write, as Chair of the nonpartisan Emergency Committee for Israel, to urge you to attend the speech. 

I imagine that, as a longtime supporter of Israel, you'll want to be in attendance to show support for the U.S.-Israel relationship. You'll surely want to show that you have no sympathy for the unfortunate boycott by some politicians of the Prime Minister's speech, a boycott that plays into the hands of the enemies of the Jewish state. You'll certainly want to be there to show solidarity at this historic moment when Israel, and Jews, are under assault.

I'm sure that, as a former secretary of state, you'd have no problem getting a ticket to the speech -- but if there's some problem, do let me know and I'd be happy to put in a word with the Speaker. Please let me know if we can do anything to help facilitate your attendance at the speech (the Emergency Committee would, for example, be happy to provide a car and driver).

I look forward to seeing you in the House gallery on March 3rd along with other staunch friends of Israel.


William Kristol
Chairman, Emergency Committee for Israel


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