Tensions as Israeli PM Netanyahu visits US
3 March 2015 Last updated at 00:20 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his coming speech to the US Congress is "not intended to disrespect" President Barack Obama.
In a speech to the top US-Israel lobby, Mr Netanyahu said the last thing he would want is to make Israel a US partisan issue.
Mr Netanyahu has been invited to speak at the US Capitol on Tuesday by House Speaker John Boehner about Iran.
It is seen as a rebuke to Mr Obama's threat to veto new sanctions on Iran, as Kim Ghattas explains.