House hearing focuses on Saudi moves in Yemen

Thursday, November 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa clashed on Wednesday regarding Saudi Arabia’s increased involvement in Yemen and Lebanon. Citing reports of…

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Kafe Knesset for November 30

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The embassy, again? Moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem made it back into the headlines last night. Israel’s Channel 2 reported that officials in Jerusalem…

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Could US aid to PA be cut off even without Taylor Force Act?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WASHINGTON – Since November 17, significant attention has been fixed on a 2015 Congressional law that calls for the shuttering of the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) diplomatic mission…

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Kafe Knesset for November 28

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Shaming and acceptance: The tension between the Israeli government and segments of US Jewry continues to make headlines, and yesterday Channel 2 sent out a push notification with out…

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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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Kafe Knesset for November 21

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Knesset marked the 40th anniversary today of the historic 1977 speech by then Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.  The event was, of course, filled with messages of peace,…

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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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Family of captive Israeli arrives in DC to raise awareness

Friday, November 17, 2017

WASHINGTON – The family of Avera Mengistu, an Israeli who has been detained in Gaza since September 2014, arrived in Washington this week to highlight his plight. Avera’s…

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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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