Exclusive: Trump quietly transfers $20M to Palestinian programs

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with  Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt - Photo: Reuters

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has quietly directed an additional $20 million towards projects that would ‘directly benefit’ the Palestinian Authority, Capitol Hill sources told Jewish Insider. “It…

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Obama’s go-to speechwriter for kishke speeches

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Photo credit: Pete Souza/White House

In advance of the publication of “Thanks, Obama. My Hopey, Changey White House Years,” we conducted an iMessage interview with former White House speechwriter David Litt on Monday. This interview has…

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Kafe Knesset for September 20

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Photo by GPO

Between Trump and Sisi: Even before stepping up to the marble United Nations General Assembly podium this afternoon, Netanyahu can mark this as a very successful visit. The…

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Democrats remain non-committal about anti-BDS bill

Monday, September 18, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON – While the Israel Anti-Boycott bill was introduced in March and received considerable media attention, partly due to the ACLU’s opposition, many Democrats remain reluctant to take…

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Kafe Knesset for September 18

Monday, September 18, 2017
photo by Shahar Azran

Making amends: Netanyahu dedicated yesterday afternoon to patching up relations with Jewish leaders. First, he met with WJC president Ronald Lauder, marking the end of a lengthy silent…

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Will Naval Observatory tradition continue?

Friday, September 15, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

Earlier this year in May, Vice President Mike Pence hosted the first-ever White House event celebrating Israel’s Independence Day. However, Pence does not appear to be continuing a…

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State Dept Backs Taylor Force Act

Friday, September 15, 2017
Taylor force

WASHINGTON – After initially expressing skepticism, the State Department noted on Thursday that the “Trump administration strongly supports the Taylor Force Act.” In July, Acting Assistant Secretary of…

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Interview with Sen. Ben Cardin

Friday, September 15, 2017
Photo via Facebook/Sen. Ben Cardin

Jewish Insider: The AJC released a poll this week that showed among Orthodox Jews, 71% view President Trump favorably. Given the large Orthodox constituency in Maryland, how would…

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Kafe Knesset for September 15

Friday, September 15, 2017
Photo by Avi Ohayon (GPO)

A blessed distraction for Bibi: Netanyahu’s Latin American tour continued this week. So far, he can call the trip a success on a few levels. Sure, when Bibi…

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Trump to hold High Holidays call with rabbis

Thursday, September 14, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

President Donald Trump will hold a pre-High Holidays conference call on Friday with Synagogue Rabbis and Jewish leaders despite a boycott from rabbis who belong to the Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist…

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