Bibi Changes the News Narrative, Perhaps Intentionally

Monday, May 22, 2017
Photo credit: Amos Ben-Gershom (GPO)

President Trump came to Israel with an ambitious task: relaunch the peace process and get the Israelis and Palestinians to agree to certain guidelines that would help the…

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Kafe Knesset for May 22

Monday, May 22, 2017
Photo credit: Avi Ohayon (GPO)

The Eagle Has Landed: President Donald Trump arrived in Israel Monday. He was welcomed on the tarmac at Ben-Gurion Airport by almost all of the government’s ministers and…

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Interview with Ilan Goldenberg on Trump, Peace Process

Friday, May 19, 2017
Photo by Center for a New American Security

Ilan Goldenberg, a former State Department official under John Kerry and a Middle East expert at the Center for a New American Security, shared his thoughts about Trump’s trip and push…

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Dems Undecided on Imminent Iran Sanctions Vote

Friday, May 19, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) is expected to advance legislation next week tightening sanctions against Iran with a vote possibly coming as early as Tuesday,…

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Republicans Struggle to Address Trump at Jerusalem Celebration

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Photo by Dov and Shmuel Lenchevsky

WASHINGTON – In an overflowing room on Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon, a bipartisan group of Senators and House Members — including Ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations…

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Kafe Knesset for May 18

Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Sign up for the Daily Kickoff newsletter to read Kafe Knesset in your inbox each day Lowering expectations for Trump’s visit: Just four days before the President’s arrival,…

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Mort Klein Calls White House Staffer ‘Pro-Hamas’

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
via Facebook/ZOA

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro says Klein’s statement is “ridiculous” and “offensive” Mort Klein, President of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), on Wednesday released a…

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How Progressive Democrats Are Approaching Israel

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON – Hundreds of liberal activists gathered at the Center for American Progress’ (CAP) 2017 Ideas Conference on Tuesday. The attendees were joined by the leaders of the…

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Kafe Knesset for May 17

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Sign up for the Daily Kickoff newsletter to read Kafe Knesset in your inbox each day Between the Kotel, the possible relocation of the US Embassy, and Masada…

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Family of Terror Victim Files Lawsuit Against Pro-Palestinian Groups

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
David Boim HY"D - courtesy

Over two decades after their son was killed in a terrorist attack in Israel, a U.S. couple is returning to court to fight against Palestinians organizations that they…

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