BIBI WATCH: Warren To Skip ‘Political’ Netanyahu Speech

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Monday evening said she would not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday, becoming the eighth Democratic senator to boycott the address.

“It’s unfortunate that Speaker Boehner’s actions on the eve of a national election in Israel have made Tuesday’s event more political and less helpful for addressing the critical issue of nuclear nonproliferation and the safety of our most important ally in the Middle East,” Warren said in a statement to the Boston Globe.

Warren still emphasized that she supports Israel.

“I strongly support Israel, and I remain deeply concerned about the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapon, which I discussed in detail with Prime Minister Netanyahu when we met in Jerusalem last November,” she said.

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