National Security Adviser Susan Rice speaks during the closing session of the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Summit, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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The strain between the U.S. and Israel deepened Wednesday, as a top adviser to President Barack Obama sharply rebuked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress as "destructive," while the Israeli leader rejected an invitation to meet with Senate Democrats.Rice's statements were among the Obama administration's toughest public criticism of Netanyahu's speech and the negative impact it could have on the close alliances between the U.S. and Israel.A senior Democratic official said Feinstein was undecided on whether she would attend Netanyahu's speech.U.S. officials believe Netanyahu's trip is aimed primarily at derailing a nuclear deal with Iran, Obama's signature foreign policy objective. The White House has been weighing ways to counter Netanyahu's address to Congress, as well as separate speech to the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
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