What to Expect from the Trump-Abbas Meeting

Monday, May 1, 2017
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WASHINGTON – After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s high-profile visit to the White House in February, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will have his turn to forge a relationship…

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Kafe Knesset for May 1

Monday, May 1, 2017
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Sign up for the Daily Kickoff newsletter to read Kafe Knesset in your inbox each day Netanyahu’s Memorial Day message: Today is a solemn day – Yom Hazikaron,…

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House Members Confused About Trump’s Position on Iran Deal

Sunday, April 30, 2017
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WASHINGTON – Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson concluded that Iran was abiding by the terms of the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of…

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Pence to Host WH Israeli Independence Day Event

Friday, April 28, 2017
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Vice President Mike Pence will be hosting a White House reception to mark Israel’s 69th Independence Day on Tuesday, according to an invitation obtained exclusively by Jewish Insider….

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Kafe Knesset for April 28

Friday, April 28, 2017
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Bennett for the win: As expected, Education Minister Naftali Bennett was re-elected as the Bayit Yehudi leader. Any concerns that Bennett’s camp may have harbored about low turnout…

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Congressional Israel Caucus Formed to ‘Impose Will on Enemies’

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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WASHINGTON – Representatives Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Bill Johnson (R-OH) announced the establishment of the Congressional Israel Victory Caucus on Thursday morning.  “Historically, wars end when one side…

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Kafe Knesset for April 27

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Sign up for the Daily Kickoff newsletter to read Kafe Knesset in your inbox each day POTUS prep: News of the US President’s possible arrival to Israel spread…

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Bipartisan Congressional Consensus Against Reducing Aid to Jordan

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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WASHINGTON –  The Trump Administration is proposing a 21% cut in US economic aid to Jordan, according to an internal State Department memo obtained by Foreign Policy. After…

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Kafe Knesset for April 26

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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Sign up for the Daily Kickoff newsletter to read Kafe Knesset in your inbox each day Welcome President Trump: Israeli sources tell Kafe Knesset that there are early…

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Senate Panel Calls for Cutting U.S. Aid to Egypt

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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WASHINGTON – In overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion on Tuesday, Senators and three panelists invited by the Appropriations Committee called for Congress to reexamine its $1.3 billion annual funding to Egypt….

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