An official at the Prime Minister's Office said on Monday that Benjamin Netanyahu has heard several propositions regarding his planned speech before a joint session of the U.S. Congress, but that there are currently no changes planned.
Earlier, sources close to the prime minister denied a Reuters report claiming Netanyahu was considering canceling his speech, toning it down or speaking behind closed doors.
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On Sunday, Netanyahu said that despite the growing criticism both in Israel and the United States, he plans to address the U.S. Congress to lobby against a nuclear deal with Iran, just as he went to Paris last month after the attack on a kosher supermarket.
Meanwhile, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced he will boycott Netanyahu's speech. "I may watch it on TV," said the independent, who is Jewish and volunteered on a kibbutz in his youth, at a Washington conference.
Sanders joins a growing list of American lawmakers who have announced that they will not be present for the speech, including U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.