Kafe Knesset for June 14

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Knesset plenum

Sign up for the Daily Kickoff newsletter to read Kafe Knesset in your inbox each day Secretary Tillerson’s statement that the Palestinian Authority (PA) has changed its policy of…

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Corker Hopes to Pass Taylor Force Act by August

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Taylor Force Act

WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee indicated on Tuesday that the committee will vote on the Taylor Force Act before Congress…

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Kafe Knesset for June 13

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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Sign up for the Daily Kickoff newsletter to read Kafe Knesset in your inbox each day Tensions on the southern border continue to exacerbate: On Sunday evening, the security cabinet…

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Jim Banks: The Most Recently Deployed Serviceman in Congress

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Rep, Jim Banks

WASHINGTON – Serving in the Indiana State Senate, Representative Jim Banks (R-IN) received an unusual call, at least for a sitting lawmaker. As a reservist in the U.S….

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Kafe Knesset for June 12

Monday, June 12, 2017
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Sign up for the Daily Kickoff newsletter to read Kafe Knesset in your inbox each day Labor versus BB: NO: The Haaretz expose revealing a secret Netanyahu-Herzog-Sissi meeting…

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Lawmakers Discuss Bolstering Financial Pressure Against Hezbollah

Friday, June 9, 2017
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WASHINGTON – The House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on Thursday devoted to increasing the economic pressure against Hezbollah, the Lebanese terrorist organization which has fought multiple…

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Kafe Knesset for June 9

Friday, June 9, 2017
Photo by AIPAC

Haley’s High Heels: After a private helicopter tour of the country’s borders yesterday, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley kicked off her third day in Israel at a meeting this morning…

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Cardin Expresses Skepticism Over House Bill Targeting Qatar for Hamas Support

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Photo via Facebook/Sen. Ben Cardin

WASHINGTON – Ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ben Cardin (D-MD) expressed concern over a bipartisan House legislation that would sanction Qatar for its ongoing financial…

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Increasing Dem Disapproval for Saudi Arms Sale

Thursday, June 8, 2017
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WASHINGTON – After the Trump administration signed a $110 billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, Senate Democrats are expressing growing concern over the arms agreement before today’s expected…

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Lawmakers Express Increasing Concern for Qatar’s Support of Hamas

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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WASHINGTON– With Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the UAE cutting diplomatic relations with Qatar earlier this week, Members of Congress highlighted the problematic nature of Doha’s longstanding backing of…

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