Family of captive Israeli arrives in DC to raise awareness

Friday, November 17, 2017
Avera Mengistu

WASHINGTON – The family of Avera Mengistu, an Israeli who has been detained in Gaza since September 2014, arrived in Washington this week to highlight his plight. Avera’s…

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Democratic Congressman co-chairs caucus to defeat Palestinian ‘enemy’

Thursday, November 16, 2017
israeli victory caucus

WASHINGTON – The Congressional Israel Victory Caucus (CIVS) convened on Wednesday afternoon with Representative Juan Vargas (D-CA) joining as a co-chair of the organization. Explaining the caucus’ ideology,…

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House committee advances Taylor Force Act

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Taylor force

WASHINGTON – The House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed the Taylor Force Act on Wednesday. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) in February, would cut…

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11 lawmakers warn against demolition of Palestinian villages

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) authored a letter signed by 11 House Democrats urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to pressure the Israeli government and prevent the…

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Greenblatt pushed Congress to water down Taylor Force Act

Monday, November 13, 2017
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with  Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt - Photo: Reuters

Significant changes made to the updated House version of Taylor Force Act WASHINGTON – The Trump administration’s Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt lobbied Congressional offices to add new exemptions…

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Senators offer competing views on Lebanese PM’s resignation

Friday, November 10, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation during a trip in Saudi Arabia on Saturday stunned many political analysts in Beirut and across the region. “Iran has…

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Congress intensifies pressure on embassy move to Jerusalem

Thursday, November 9, 2017
U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv - photo by Jacob Kornbluh

WASHINGTON — In overwhelming fashion, a clear majority of members of Congress on the House Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on National Security called on President Donald Trump…

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Congress slams Tillerson for closing sanctions office

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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WASHINGTON – In a bipartisan rebuke of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, 27 members of Congress are urging the State Department to preserve the office of the Coordinator…

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Goodlatte signals skepticism about anti-Semitism bill

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
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WASHINGTON – In a contentious debate on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) appeared to demonstrate concern regarding the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act. In December…

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Meet Danny Danon, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Via Twitter/@IsraelinUN

Two years into the job, Danny Danon seems to be enjoying his perch as Israel’s top diplomat at the United Nations. Danon, 46, was Deputy Minister of Defense…

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