Kafe Knesset for August 25

Friday, August 25, 2017

Trump-Netanyahu Instagram diplomacy: The Kushner-Greenblatt-Powell short visit to Jerusalem and Ramallah hardly made headlines this morning. The niceties of the Kushner-Netanyahu meeting, and the smiles in the Ramallah…

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Kafe Knesset for August 24

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Photo: Amos Ben Gershom GPO

Bibi-Putin bromance – the aftermath: Before Bibi headed to Putin’s dacha in Sochi, politicians across the political spectrum wished him luck. But now that the meeting is over,…

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Netanyahu tells Congress: Remove sunset clause from Iran deal

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Photo by Amos Ben-Gershom (GPO)

WASHINGTON – During a meeting with Republican Congressmen this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the lawmakers to “get rid of the sunset clause” from the 2015…

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Kafe Knesset for August 23

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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While Bibi is meeting Putin in Sochi, the US special envoy to Syria, Michael Ratney, is in Jerusalem this week, Kafe Knesset has learned. Ratney will be meeting…

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Rep. Smucker Rebukes Palestinian PM for Terror Payments

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Courtesy of Rep.  Lloyd Smucker

WASHINGTON – Fresh off a trip to Israel with 32 other Republican House Members, Representative Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) slammed Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah for justifying payments to…

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Kafe Knesset for August 22

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Photo credit: Kobi Gideon (GPO)

Dasvidaniya, Bibi: Netanyahu is preparing for a day trip to Sochi, Russia. There, he will be meeting President Putin tomorrow for the sixth time in the past two…

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Kafe Knesset for August 21

Monday, August 21, 2017
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Instructions from the top? This Saturday night marked the 39th consecutive week of protests near Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit’s home. The demonstrators continue to call for Netanyahu to…

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Kafe Knesset for August 18

Friday, August 18, 2017
Photo by GPO

Bait and switch: As usual, the Barcelona terror attack was widely and quickly denounced by everyone in the Israeli political system. But the PM appeared to be putting…

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Kafe Knesset for August 17

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Alternative realities: The front pages of the two biggest Israeli newspapers – Noni Mozes’s Yediot Aharonot and Sheldon Adelson’s Israel Hayom, are many times mirror images of each…

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RJC, Orthodox Groups Reject Trump’s ‘Both Sides’ Remarks

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Donald Trump and Matt Brooks at the RJC presidential forum Dec. 2015 - screenshot via CSPAN

Jewish groups, with some members that have been more sympathetic to President Trump in recent months, have joined the widespread criticism against the President for drawing a moral…

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