Netanyahu: If Iran deal is good, why hide it from Israel?  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a thinly-veiled criticism at the Obama administration Monday for reportedly withholding information from Israel regarding the ongoing US-led nuclear talks with Iran over suspicions that Netanyahu authorized leaks of the negotiation’s details.  “Just as Iran knows what deal is being outlined in the negotiations, its only natural that Israel also know the agreement being drafted,” Netanyahu said in Hebrew at the start of his address at the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.  “But if there is anyone who thinks that this is a good agreement, why should it be hidden?” On Sunday, Israeli media outlets reported that the Obama administration kept Israel in the dark regarding the details and progress of the talks, over fears that the Israeli leader was undermining the talks and using it for political gain. Both the White House and State Department categorically denied the reports. Netanyahu, who continued his address in English, went on to reiterate the importance of addressing US lawmakers concerning the threat of a nuclear armed Iran. He called his upcoming March 3 speech before the US Congress an “obligation,” and said he would “do everything in my power to prevent the conclusion of a bad deal that could threaten the survival of the State of Israel.” Netanyahu warned that under the current parameters of the deal, Iran would be able to make a nuclear device within an “unacceptably short of time,” and emphasized that the deal would allow the Islamic Republic to realize its genocidal ambitions against Israel. Responding to criticisms that his invitation was a slight to the US president and Democratic lawmakers, Netanyahu insisted that the speech was not a partisan issue. “The survival of Israel is not a partisan issue. It concerns everyone, all the supporters of Israel from every political stripe. The fight against militant Islamic terrorism is not a partisan issue,” he said. Netanyahu said he was determined to present his objections to Congress before the March 24 interim deadline for reaching a deal with Iran. Congress will vote on March 24 on the Iran sanctions deal, a week ahead of the March 31 deadline of international negotiations with Iran. Diplomatic relations between the two allies have reached new lows in past weeks over the invitation to address Congress, which bypassed the White House. Netanyahu accepted an invitation last month from Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the speaker of the US House of Representatives, to speak to Congress, but the White House complained that Boehner had not cleared the invitation with President Barack Obama or Democrats in Congress. Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany — known as the P5+1 — have been seeking a comprehensive accord with Iran that would prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb in return for an easing of economic sanctions. The Times of Israel