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

Monday, November 20, 2017
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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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Democratic Congressman co-chairs caucus to defeat Palestinian ‘enemy’

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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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
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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
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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
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with  Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt - Photo: Reuters

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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Senators offer competing views on Lebanese PM’s resignation

Friday, November 10, 2017
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WASHINGTON – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation during a trip in Saudi Arabia on Saturday stunned many political analysts in Beirut and across the region. “Iran has…

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Congress intensifies pressure on embassy move to Jerusalem

Thursday, November 9, 2017
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WASHINGTON — In overwhelming fashion, a clear majority of members of Congress on the House Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on National Security called on President Donald Trump…

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House committee will vote on Taylor Force Act next week

Thursday, November 9, 2017

WASHINGTON – The House Foreign Affairs Committee will vote next Wednesday on the Taylor Force Act, a critical step in advancing the legislation into law, a Congressional aide…

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Congress slams Tillerson for closing sanctions office

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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WASHINGTON – In a bipartisan rebuke of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, 27 members of Congress are urging the State Department to preserve the office of the Coordinator…

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Goodlatte signals skepticism about anti-Semitism bill

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
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WASHINGTON – In a contentious debate on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) appeared to demonstrate concern regarding the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act. In December…

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