Daily Kickoff: Trump admin quietly rushes to fund Palestinian programs before Taylor Force Act is enacted | Watch Conan in Israel | Shana Tova!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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 Have our people email your people. Tell your friends to sign up for the Daily Kickoff here! Ed note: With Rosh Hashanah beginning this evening, we would like to wish all JI…

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Exclusive: Trump quietly transfers $20M to Palestinian programs

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with  Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt - Photo: Reuters

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has quietly directed an additional $20 million towards projects that would ‘directly benefit’ the Palestinian Authority, Capitol Hill sources told Jewish Insider. “It…

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Obama’s go-to speechwriter for kishke speeches

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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In advance of the publication of “Thanks, Obama. My Hopey, Changey White House Years,” we conducted an iMessage interview with former White House speechwriter David Litt on Monday. This interview has…

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Daily Kickoff: Trump talks peace, Bibi focused on Iran | Meet Obama’s go-to speechwriter for kishke speeches | Dicey future for jarred gefilte fish

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Have our people email your people. Tell your friends to sign up for the Daily Kickoff here! OUT TODAY — “Thanks, Obama. My Hopey, Changey White House Years” by former…

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Kafe Knesset for September 20

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Between Trump and Sisi: Even before stepping up to the marble United Nations General Assembly podium this afternoon, Netanyahu can mark this as a very successful visit. The…

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Daily Kickoff: Meetings on meetings on meetings at UNGA this week | Bibi, Ron Lauder make amends? | Jann Wenner puts Rolling Stone up for sale

Monday, September 18, 2017
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 Have our people email your people. Tell your friends to sign up for the Daily Kickoff here! DRIVING THE DAY — President Trump will meet at 1:00pm today with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin…

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Democrats remain non-committal about anti-BDS bill

Monday, September 18, 2017
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WASHINGTON – While the Israel Anti-Boycott bill was introduced in March and received considerable media attention, partly due to the ACLU’s opposition, many Democrats remain reluctant to take…

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Kafe Knesset for September 18

Monday, September 18, 2017
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Making amends: Netanyahu dedicated yesterday afternoon to patching up relations with Jewish leaders. First, he met with WJC president Ronald Lauder, marking the end of a lengthy silent…

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Daily Kickoff: Meet Doug Jemal, Washington’s eccentric mogul | Interview with Sen. Ben Cardin | How Facebook enabled advertisers to reach anti-Semites

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Have our people email your people. Tell your friends to sign up for the Daily Kickoff here! LONG-READ PROFILE: “Inside an eccentric mogul’s quest to save D.C.’s most distinctive buildings”…

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Will Naval Observatory tradition continue?

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Earlier this year in May, Vice President Mike Pence hosted the first-ever White House event celebrating Israel’s Independence Day. However, Pence does not appear to be continuing a…

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