Kafe Knesset for August 16

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Just one side: President Trump’s controversial press conference, backtracking from his condemnation of white supremacists in Charlottesville in favor of blaming “both sides,”drew strong criticism in Israel. Justice…

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Foxman: Now is Jared and Ivanka’s ‘Mordechai and Esther’ Moment

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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“This is a dark moment for those of us who remember what hatred can do,” is how Abe Foxman, a Holocaust survivor and former National Director of the…

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Inside Senator Bob Corker’s Realist Doctrine

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Courtesy of Sen. Bob Corker's Senate office

WASHINGTON – It was a rare and dramatic moment of Congressional foreign policy activism. On June 26, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,…

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ADL ‘troubled’ by Trump’s reluctance to denounce Alt-Right

Monday, August 14, 2017

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt welcomed President Donald Trump’s public denunciation of white supremacists and neo-Nazis on Monday but cautioned that Trump’s statements “are no longer sufficient.” During a…

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Can the Trump Admin Prevent Another Gaza War?

Monday, August 14, 2017
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WASHINGTON – Within a span of six years, Israel and Hamas have fought three bloody resulting in thousands of casualties. Gaza remains one of the most sensitive and…

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WH: ‘Opportunity for Peace’ after Temple Mount Crisis

Friday, August 11, 2017
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Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, is expected to return to the Middle East region later this month in a continued effort to jump-start the Israeli-Palestinian…

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Meet Jack Bergman: The Former Pilot Now in Congress

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Photo by office of Rep. Jack Bergman

WASHINGTON – Even before entering Congress, Representative Jack Bergman (R-MI) had an impressive career. He served as a three star general in the Marine Corps flying helicopters during…

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Why Did Booker Vote Against Taylor Force Act?

Friday, August 4, 2017
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Question on the mind of many JI readers — why did Sen. Booker, who has had long standing ties with the Jewish and pro-Israel community, vote against the…

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Exclusive: Taylor Force Act Could Hinder Greenblatt’s Water Deal

Thursday, August 3, 2017
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WASHINGTON – The passage of the Taylor Force Act in its current form would bar U.S. participation in the water agreement trumpeted by senior Trump administration official Jason…

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Senate Committee Passes Taylor Force Act

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Taylor force

WASHINGTON – After lengthy debate and multiple amendments offered, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee advanced the Taylor Force Act on Thursday (17-4) in bipartisan fashion. Every Republican supported…

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