Kafe Knesset for October 23

Monday, October 23, 2017
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Welcome back, Knesset: After a three-month summer recess, the Knesset has returned to regular work. As always, the afternoon plenum meeting will be full of pomp and circumstance,…

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Kafe Knesset for October 19

Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Mr. Liberman Goes to Washington: Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman departed last night on a four-day visit to Washington, DC and New York City. This is the second time…

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Kafe Knesset for October 18

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Hamas not welcome: Last night the Security Cabinet concluded a two-day session debating the reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas. A joint statement was issued describing Israel’s new “red…

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Kafe Knesset for October 17

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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To evacuate or not to evacuate? New Labor chair Avi Gabbay has been making headlines for a few days now with a series of statements signaling an apparent…

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Kafe Knesset for October 16

Monday, October 16, 2017
Bibi Knesset

Bibi versus the Police: With the continued corruption investigations against Netanyahu, the Prime Minister has taken his responses up a notch. Now he is not only blaming the…

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Kafe Knesset for October 9

Monday, October 9, 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu waves prior to addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington

Family man: Israelis are very familiar with Bibi’s family story. They are especially familiar with his legendary brother, Yoni Netanyahu, who was killed leading the Entebbe raid in…

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Kafe Knesset for October 4

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Liberman “believes” Trump: Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman gave a lengthy pre-Sukkot interview to Walla. After declaring Syrian President Assad’s victory, he also had some interesting answers to share…

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Kafe Knesset for October 3

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Photo credit: Haim Zach (GPO)

Palestinian party pooper: As the Palestinian government convened in Gaza for the first time since 2014, the Israeli PM poured cold water over the latest reconciliation attempts in…

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Kafe Knesset for September 29

Friday, September 29, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

Rawabi – the background story: Israel rejected an American request to transfer planning authorities to the Palestinians in order to complete the construction of the main access road…

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Kafe Knesset for September 28

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Photo by U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv

Settlements staying put: Netanyahu relayed a very clear message in his speech at the national ceremony honoring the 50tth anniversary of the return to Judea, Samaria, Jordan Valley…

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