Elizabeth Warren announces she will boycott Netanyahu’s speech to Congress

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Nov. 24, 2014 (Haim Zach/GPO/Flash90)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Nov. 24, 2014 (Haim Zach/GPO/Flash90)

US Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts joins the growing list of Democratic lawmakers boycotting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s July 24 address to a joint session of Congress.

Explaining her decision not to attend, Warren tells reporters that Netanyahu “has created a humanitarian catastrophe” in Gaza.

“He has also made clear that he does not support US policy for a two-state solution that will let the people of Israel and Palestinians develop their own nation self-determination, live with dignity,” she adds, calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Representative Ro Khanna, Representative Jim Clyburn and Senator Bernie Sanders have said in recent days that they would not be attending Netanyahu’s speech and they are expected to be joined by dozens of other progressive lawmakers.

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