The invitation came from Republicans, announced by Rep. Eric Cantor.

“People seem to think that whoever goes first gets the upper hand,” said Daniel Levy, a former Israeli peace negotiator and a director at the New America Foundation. Using Mr. Netanyahu’s nickname, he said: “If Bibi went first and didn’t lay out a bold peace plan, it would be harder for Obama to say, actually, despite what you said to Congress and their applause, this is what I think you should do.” – Invitation to Israeli Leader Puts Obama on the Spot

The chaser, the op-ed of Turkey’s Abdullah Gul.