Congresswoman dropped from event after boycotting PM’s speech

A Democratic congresswoman was apparently disinvited from a Jewish charity event last night after she boycotted Prime Minister Netanyahu’s controversial speech in Congress last week.

Jan Schakowsky, from Illinois, was slated to receive the Community Service Award from Keshet, a developmental disabilities charity.

But shortly after Netanyahu’s speech ended, Keshet said on its Facebook page that “due to unanticipated circumstances beyond Keshet’s control, the congresswoman will not be able to attend this year’s banquet on Sunday, March 8.”

Schakowsky has a solid pro-Israel voting record, but faced criticism in the past for toeing the party line even when the administration made comments perceived as being unsupportive of the Jewish state.

Her communications director refused to comment.

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