Kafe Knesset for November 23

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Veep at the Knesset – and maybe the Kotel: Vice President Mike Pence is set to deliver a speech at the Knesset during his visit to Israel on December…

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Scaramucci freewheels on Friedman’s faith, ‘Shiksas’ and Twitter account in Jerusalem

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

JERUSALEM – Cracking jokes while sprinkling in a few Yiddish phrases, former and very brief White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci emphasized the importance of a robust US-Israel…

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

Monday, November 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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