Kafe Knesset for August 24

Thursday, August 24, 2017
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Bibi-Putin bromance – the aftermath: Before Bibi headed to Putin’s dacha in Sochi, politicians across the political spectrum wished him luck. But now that the meeting is over,…

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Netanyahu tells Congress: Remove sunset clause from Iran deal

Thursday, August 24, 2017
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WASHINGTON – During a meeting with Republican Congressmen this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the lawmakers to “get rid of the sunset clause” from the 2015…

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Rabbi Lookstein says he’d join a Trump High Holidays call

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in Manhattan, told Jewish Insider that he would join a pre- High Holidays conference call between President Trump and…

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Friedman: Trump’s ‘Both Sides’ Remark ‘Wasn’t Fine’

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Wednesday joined the many Republicans, including the Republican Jewish Coalition, criticizing President Donald Trump’s response to the Charlottesville protests. “I think…

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Former US Official Explains Tensions Over Syria

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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“Israel is unwilling to accept any risk whereas the U.S. is willing to accept more risk and that causes greater disagreement.” WASHINGTON – On Monday evening, President Donald…

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Kafe Knesset for August 23

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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While Bibi is meeting Putin in Sochi, the US special envoy to Syria, Michael Ratney, is in Jerusalem this week, Kafe Knesset has learned. Ratney will be meeting…

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Rep. Smucker Rebukes Palestinian PM for Terror Payments

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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WASHINGTON – Fresh off a trip to Israel with 32 other Republican House Members, Representative Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) slammed Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah for justifying payments to…

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Kafe Knesset for August 22

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Dasvidaniya, Bibi: Netanyahu is preparing for a day trip to Sochi, Russia. There, he will be meeting President Putin tomorrow for the sixth time in the past two…

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Kafe Knesset for August 21

Monday, August 21, 2017
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Instructions from the top? This Saturday night marked the 39th consecutive week of protests near Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit’s home. The demonstrators continue to call for Netanyahu to…

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Jewish Dems Launch New National Group

Monday, August 21, 2017
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Jewish Democrats are set to launch a new political organization, expanding their political activities to focus on the national conversation and ramp up Jewish outreach efforts for the…

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