In a “tense” meeting with the Palestinian leader last week, the US congressional delegation unequivocally said the brakes will remain on from furthering a Palestinian political resurgence, and the Trump-era policies will remain in force, until Abbas’ national policy of ‘Pay-to-Slay-Jews’ ends.
By Israel Today Staff
There was concern in Israel, and expectation in Ramallah, that the election of US President Joe Biden would mark a much more conciliatory American approach to the Palestinians than that of former President Donald Trump.
And indeed, Biden has signaled his intention to reengage the Palestinian leadership and put them back on more equal footing with Israel in regards to the Middle East peace process. Continue Reading »
Palestinian Leaders In A Panic:
U.S. congressmen seek to penalize U.N. agency that was specifically tailored to maintain & support refugees for generations by intentionally inflating the number of actual Palestinian refugees from a modest 20,000 to a whooping 5.2 million.
• Trump administration likely to release classified Obama report on UNRWA within a few weeks.
• WATCH: U.S. Amb. to UN Nikki Haley lambasts Arab member states of the United Nations.
By Ariel Kahana
U.S. lawmakers have introduced a new piece of legislation that would drastically reduce U.S. funding for the United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees, known as UNRWA. Continue Reading »
Although, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu rarely addresses the Kurdish issue, he told a visiting delegation of 33 American congressmen last week that he is in favor of an independent Kurdish state since they are a “brave, pro-Western people who share our values” and could curtail Iran’s expansion in their region.
By HERB KEINON
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a delegation of 33 Republican congressmen last week that he is in favor of an independent Kurdish state in parts of Iraq, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
According to a source who took part in the discussion on Thursday, Netanyahu expressed his “positive attitude” toward a Kurdish state in the Kurdish areas of Iraq, saying the Kurds are a “brave, pro-Western people who share our values.” Continue Reading »
Israel’s PM Netanyahu is scheduled to meet more than 40 US bipartisan lawmakers traveling to Israel early next month.
By TAL SHALEV
“The objection to the Iran deal is growing as time goes by,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday during a meeting with Israeli diplomatic correspondents in Jerusalem.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday. – Photo: AMIT SHABAY/POOL
“The more people learn about the deal, the more they oppose it. We also identify this trend among the US public opinion,” he emphasized, reiterating former remarks about the historic deal curbing Iran’s nuclear program signed on July 14, 2015 between Iran and the Western powers. Continue Reading »
GOP Rep from Texas said PM Netanyahu’s warnings over the current deal with Iran may prove to be ‘invaluable’ in preventing a bad deal “for the world.”
In his speech to Congress Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu invoked the Purim story to warn America of the threats posed by modern-day Persian tyrants in Iran.
Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert – Arutz7 Screenshot
Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) said he felt the comparison was a fitting one – and that Netanyahu was in his view fulfilling the role of the Jewish Queen Esther in exposing the threat posed by Iran not just to the Jewish people, but to the entire world. Continue Reading »
Politico new magazine reports some members of Congress mulling over not attending the Israeli PM’s address as a protest for his appearance.
Dozens of Democrats in the US House of Representatives have been threatening to skip Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 address to Congress, Politico reported on Tuesday.
US Vice President Joe Biden – Photo: AFP
“We defer to Democratic members if they’d like to attend or not,” a White House aide told Politico. The office of Vice President Joe Biden declined to comment on the matter, the report added.
According to Politico, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) Continue Reading »
Two US law makers go ‘under cover’ to visit the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site – and experience firsthand ‘intimidating’ discrimination.
An American Congressman has expressed his “shock” after witnessing anti-Jewish discrimination on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, during a recent fact-finding mission to Israel.
Rep. Johnson (2nd R) on the Temple Mount, flanked by his Waqf escort – Photo: Ruth Lieberman
US Rep. Bill Johnson, (R-OH) was joined by Congressman David McKinley (R-WV), on a tour of the State of Israel organized by the Israel Allies Foundation and Yes! Israel missions “to see the situation there for ourselves”. Continue Reading »
US Congressman Jim Gerlach calls to cut off U.S. aid to PA because Abbas uses American funding for salaries & pension for convicted & jailed terrorists.
By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
PMW exposure of PA salaries in European parliaments & in the U.S. Congress has had a positive & growing impact.
Congressman Jim Gerlach – Photo courtesy: Wikipedia
Palestinian Media Watch‘s reports on the PA’s payments of salaries to terrorists continue to reverberate in parliaments and US Congress. Last month, Dutch Parliament in an overwhelming majority vote called on their government to demand the PA stop salary payments to terrorist prisoners. Continue Reading »
Joseph Kennedy (D-MA), grandson of assassinated RFK says Jerusalem should trust President Obama on Iran.
The sight of a fluttering Syrian flag just across Israel’s border on the Golan Heights on Sunday underscored for visiting United States Congressman Joseph Kennedy (D-MA) how important security is for a small country like Israel with hostile neighbors.
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Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA) talks to ‘The Jerusalem Post’ at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. – Photo: STEVE LINDE
During his five-day visit as part of a 36-member congressional delegation led by US Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), he also visited the Gaza border in the South, as well as the Lebanese border in the North, near the Golan Heights.
At a meeting with visiting US Congress officials Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that pressure on Iran must be kept up.
By David Lev
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday met with a delegation of 36 U.S. Congress members who are visiting Israel. Leading the delegation is Maryland Representative Steny Hoyer (D), currently the House minority whip.
Netanyahu held a round-table discussion with the Congresspeople, presenting Israel’s case on a number of regional and security issues.
Netanyahu also discussed Iran with the group, saying that the U.S. needed to more forcefully press Iran to stop its nuclear development program. Continue Reading »
New Bipartisan bill now being circulated highlights cost savings to U.S. Gov’t
Congressman ‘committed to unity of Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital for historical, biblical & moral reasons’
Members of Congress have introduced legislation that would transfer the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, sending a message of commitment and resolve to Israel and also presenting the US government with a cost-saving measure at a time of major budget cuts.
U.S. Embassy building on Hayarkon Street in Tel Aviv, – Photo: Ariel Schalit
The bipartisan bill, known as the Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel Act (H.R. Continue Reading »
US Congressman from NY says inaction is emboldening terror organization.
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WASHINGTON — After developments on Wednesday set back efforts to convince the European Union to list Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, members of Congress are expressing their disappointment and calling for a renewed push against reluctant EU member states.
Hezbollah head Nasrallah speaks at Beirut protest – Photo: REUTERS
Great Britain had been leading the initiative, but Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic continue to harbor reservations, Reuters reported, fearful that the listing would result in terrorist reprisals in Europe and further upheaval in the Middle East.