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
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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
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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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Trump to hold High Holidays call with rabbis

Thursday, September 14, 2017
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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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Should the US listen to Netanyahu on the sunset clause?

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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WASHINGTON – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a Congressional delegation last month that the United States should remove the sunset clause from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan…

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Bernie Sanders sponsors event on Palestinian village Susiya

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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WASHINGTON – Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is sponsoring a September 19th briefing on Capitol Hill to highlight the cause of the Palestinian village, Susiya, which is designated for…

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Meet Congresswoman Demings: Transcending barriers

Monday, September 11, 2017
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WASHINGTON – While school children regularly study the systematic discrimination facing African Americans in the south, few members of Congress experienced it firsthand as Representative Val Demings (D-FL)…

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After amendment, Booker now supports Taylor Force Act

Friday, September 8, 2017
Photo by Jacob Kornbluh

WASHINGTON – With a significant change in the latest version of the Taylor Force Act, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) will now support the effort after an amendment was…

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Amendment cutting US aid to UNRWA & UNHRC advances

Thursday, September 7, 2017
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WASHINGTON – An amendment from Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) that would sever U.S. aid to the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) — an agency that exclusively assists…

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