RickPac - Statement by Gov. Perry regarding Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's address to Congress

New York -- Today, Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's address to Congress:

“President Obama’s treatment of Israel is deplorable and a sad chapter in our bilateral relations. Congressional Republicans were right to invite Prime Minister Netanyahu to speak. Benjamin Netanyahu believes President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is such a serious threat that he is willing to complicate his own relations with the Obama administration to speak to the American people and Congress about it. When we’re talking about the nuclear program of the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, I want more debate -- not less. I want Israel treated with the respect they deserve as our oldest and strongest democratic ally in the Middle East -- not like a problem to be managed.” -- Governor Rick Perry