Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an historic address to Congress this morning. Netanyahu pleaded with the Obama administration and members of Congress not to make a bad deal with Iran on nuclear matters. “We’ve heard all along that no deal is better than a bad deal, well this is a bad deal”. He said.

He said that it would enable the Iranian government that he says backs terrorism worldwide to have a nuclear bomb in just a few short years. He said he doesn’t believe Israel will stand alone but it will if it must.

At least 51 Democrats boycotted the speech including the so called Dean of the House John Conyers of Michigan. Conyers said in a statement he is not going to the speech because of "protocol" and not "policy differences."

Conyers said in part:

I remain a strong supporter of the US-Israel relationship and a longtime advocate for a two-state settlement that finally allows Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace.  Yet the timing and circumstances surrounding this address suggest that it has more to do with advancing a narrow political agenda than strengthening the US-Israel bilateral relationship. 

In the end I have to wonder why would so many Democrats snub Israel in such a public way.