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James Baker: Netanyahu’s Speech Before US Congress Could Be Election Disaster

Former Secretary of State James Baker, compares situation when former PM Yitzhak Shamir, who clashed with the US and was subsequently replaced by Rabin in 1992 elections.

By Gil Ronen


Former US Secretary of State James Baker said Sunday that House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to address Congress, which was extended without consulting the White House, is a breach of diplomatic protocol.

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James Baker – Photo: Reuters

“I can’t remember an instance in which it’s been done,” said Baker, who was secretary of state under President George H.W. Bush, on CBS‘s “Face the Nation.”

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