(FILES) This January 5, 2015 file photo

The White House has said it wants to avoid the appearance of influencing the Israeli elections, set to take place two weeks after Binyamin Netanyuahu’s visit. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES) This January 5, 2015 file photo shows Israeli Prime Minister and leader of the ruling rightwing Likud party, Benjamin Netanyahu as he flashes the sign of victory as he gives a speech during a campaign meeting for the 20th Knesset in Tel Aviv. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been invited to address a joint meeting of the US Congress next month to discuss security issues including violent extremism, House Speaker John Boehner announced January 21, 2015. “In this time of challenge, I am asking the prime minister to address Congress on the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life,” Boehner said in a statement. Netanyahu has addressed the US Congress twice before, in 1996 and 2011. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZJACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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