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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Trump’s peace plan: ‘Ultimate Deal’ or deal, ultimately?

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Trump administration is reportedly in its final stages of formalizing the ‘ultimate deal’ that will be presented to Israel and the Palestinian Authority early next year. According…

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Family of captive Israeli arrives in DC to raise awareness

Friday, November 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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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