Dershowitz commends Trump for ‘long overdue’ commutation of Sholom Rubashkin

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

President Donald Trump’s commuted the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the former Chief Executive of Agriprocessors slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, on Wednesday, citing concerns about the “excessive” 27-year sentence “in…

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HBO’s Plepler has a steller Shimon Peres imitation

Friday, December 15, 2017

Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO of HBO, on The Atlantic Interview with Jeffrey Goldberg: “[Shimon Peres] was a transcendent figure on the world stage. The story is that…

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Senate misses 60 day window to reimpose Iran sanctions

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced with great fanfare that he was decertifying the nuclear deal with Iran on October 13. Under the terms of the Iran Nuclear…

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Jack Lew on Shabbat during White House years

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

HEARD LAST NIGHT — at Columbia University’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies: Former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew recalled his experience working with former House Speaker Tip O’Neill,…

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Following Jerusalem, is Golan Heights next?

Friday, December 8, 2017

This post has been updated WASHINGTON – After US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, 22 years after Congress originally passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, we…

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Senators split over US recognition of Jerusalem

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

WASHINGTON – Anticipation is rising in Washington for the Trump administration’s upcoming decision on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, breaking a 50 year bipartisan precedent. Axios reported last…

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10 takeaways from Kushner’s appearance at Saban Forum

Monday, December 4, 2017

The most anticipated session on the schedule for this past weekend’s Saban Forum featured White House senior advisor Jared Kushner in conversation with Haim Saban. The appearance was Kushner’s first…

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House hearing focuses on Saudi moves in Yemen

Thursday, November 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa clashed on Wednesday regarding Saudi Arabia’s increased involvement in Yemen and Lebanon. Citing reports of…

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Could US aid to PA be cut off even without Taylor Force Act?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WASHINGTON – Since November 17, significant attention has been fixed on a 2015 Congressional law that calls for the shuttering of the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) diplomatic mission…

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Scaramucci freewheels on Friedman’s faith, ‘Shiksas’ and Twitter account in Jerusalem

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

JERUSALEM – Cracking jokes while sprinkling in a few Yiddish phrases, former and very brief White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci emphasized the importance of a robust US-Israel…

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