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By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, jolted Washington this week by inviting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, his office said it had been done "on behalf of the bipartisan leadership." In reality, it was among the most partisan moves so far by…

By Luke Baker JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to accept an invitation to address the U.S. Congress just days before Israel's parliamentary election offers him invaluable pre-vote publicity, but may also have shaken the balance of U.S.-Israel ties. John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, issued the invitation without consulting the…

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