Kafe Knesset for March 1

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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It is conference season in Jerusalem this month. After the Conference of Presidents annual gathering last week, this week the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) is holding its…

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Graham Calls on AIPAC to Support Taylor Force Act

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Taylor Force Act

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday urged AIPAC to “get on board” and support the Taylor Force Act, a bill introduced Tuesday to cut off US assistance to…

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Prof. Steven Cohen: Help Trump Do a Mitzvah

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
R to L: Professor Steven Cohen and Alan Solow at J Street

WASHINGTON – With President Donald Trump’s unpredictable approach towards the Middle East, Steven Cohen, Professor of Jewish Social Policy at HUC-JIR, urged progressive Jews to maintain a nuanced…

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At J Street, Sanders Assails Israel’s ’50-Year-Long Occupation’

Monday, February 27, 2017
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WASHINGTON – Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) lauded J Street as a ‘powerful’ pro-Israel group while rebuking Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Welcomed by a thunderous applause, the Vermont lawmaker…

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J Street’s Goal: Isolate Ambassador Friedman

Monday, February 27, 2017
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Opponents of the Trump administration’s choice for U.S. Ambassador to Israel conceded on Monday that the campaign against David Friedman will not lead to their desired outcome, given…

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Kafe Knesset for Feb. 27

Monday, February 27, 2017
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The contentious State Comptroller’s report about the 2014 Gaza operation is due to be published tomorrow. The report is slated to harshly criticize Netanyahu, his former defense minister…

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INTERVIEW: Norm Coleman on Role as New RJC Chairman

Monday, February 27, 2017
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Former Senator Norman Coleman, who was appointed as the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Chairman last week, spoke to Jewish Insider about his new role and his group’s relationship with…

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At J Street, a Debate Over David Friedman’s Role

Sunday, February 26, 2017
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WASHINGTON – At J Street’s annual conference on Sunday, panelists differed on David Friedman’s role as President Donald Trump’s nominee for US Ambassador to Israel. Alon Pinkas, former…

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Republican Jews, Jewish Republicans Differ on DNC Race

Friday, February 24, 2017
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The race for the new DNC (Democratic National Committee) Chair is highlighting a split among Jews who support the Republican Party. In many instances, the differences stem from…

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NORPAC’s Chouake: Calling Menendez Anti-Semitic is ‘Horrible’

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Dr. Ben Chouake with Senator Menendez - courtesy of NORPAC

WASHINGTON – Caroline Glick penned an op-ed in the Jerusalem Post on February 20 blasting Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) for his questioning during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee…

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