Patriots owner Robert Kraft attends Netanyahu speech to Congress

Tuesday March 3rd, 2015

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft attended Tuesday's speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress in Washington, D.C.

Netanyahu spoke about ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. 

Kraft is a longtime supporter of Israel and has donated millions of dollars to various Israeli causes, including the Israel Football League

The speech was controversial because it was arranged with Speaker of the House John Boehner without first consulting the White House. Around 50 Democrats boycotted the speech, according to NBC News

Netanyahu is currently running for re-election. Israeli elections are set to take place this month. Complete coverage of Netanyahu's speech to Congress

- Molly Geary

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.