Invitation to President Carter - Israel/Palestine

Speaker Boehner should invite President Jimmy Carter to speak to a joint session of Congress to share his long experience and insights about the Middle East

Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress in March, just days before the elections in Israel. Netanyahu's talk focused on the current negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China, facilitated by the European Union).



Security and peace for all people in the region appears to be more elusive than ever before.



No other American leader has more experience in the Middle East than former President Jimmy Carter, who has spent decades working for peace and security in the region.



In early May 2015, President Carter visited Israel and the West Bank and spoke with Israelis and Palestinians about the current situation. Members of Congress would benefit greatly from Carter's vast experience and insights about the Middle East.



If an invitation to address Congress can be extended to a foreign leader without Presidential consent, then surely a former U.S. President, a Nobel Laureate, and one of the most respected humanitarians in the world, should receive Congress' warmest welcome.



We ask Speaker Boehner to coordinate with other leaders in Congress and with the White House to extend an invitation to President Carter to speak to a joint session of Congress on the topic of peace and security in the Middle East. We also ask that Carter's speech be televised for the public.

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Nov 2nd, 2015
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Oct 26th, 2015
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This is a unique opportunity for members of Congress to hear the truth about Palestine and Israel from a long-respected member of the U.S. political establishment. This opportunity should not be wasted.
Oct 25th, 2015
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