WASHINGTON, D.C. – WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement welcoming His Excellency Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, to address a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, May 24, 2011:
“Congress is very pleased to invite Prime Minister Netanyahu to speak before a joint meeting of Congress at the Capitol on May 24th. Israel is a vital ally bound to America by common democratic values and shared strategic interests. A strong Israel translates into a stronger America, and we look forward to hearing from Mr. Netanyahu how our two countries can work together to promote prosperity, hope and stability in the Middle East.
Prime Minister Netanyahu will be making his second address to a joint meeting of Congress, having first appeared on July 10, 1996. He will preside over the second joint meeting of 112th Congress: Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia appeared on March 9, 2011.