The bill, which violates the Taylor Force Act, is earmarked “to restore humanitarian and development assistance to the Palestinians,” despite the Trump administration having ended all funding, since the Palestinians refuse to end paying assassins & terrorists life-long pensions as required by US law.
By JNS.org. and ILH Staff
Report: At $14.5B, Israeli startup exits nearly double in first half of 2019
Restoring US funding to PA has bipartisan support | Illustration: AP
A US House subcommittee included $250 million in funding for Israeli-Palestinian dialogue and Palestinian business development in a $66 billion spending bill passed earlier this week, despite the Trump administration defunding both areas. Continue Reading »
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s colleague from Minnesota, Rep. Betty McCollum, called AIPAC, the pro-Israel/U.S. advocacy lobby, a “hate group” after the group featured her in “poorly worded” social media ads.
By Ben Ariel and JTA
A Minnesota congresswoman has called AIPAC a “hate group” inciting against her after the Israel lobby featured her in an attack ad, JTA reports.
“AIPAC claims to be a bipartisan organization, but its use of hate speech actually makes it a hate group,” US Rep. Betty McCollum, a Democrat, said in a statement on Wednesday.
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U.S. Rep Betty McCollum (L) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (R) – Photos: U.S.
Addressing those who refused the call to boycott the trip to the Jewish State, Israel’s former Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren said, “I think this is the pro-Israel stream in the Democratic Party, which is the mainstream of the party.”
By HERB KEINON
The 41 US House Democrats who arrived in Israel on Monday on a trip sponsored by an AIPAC affiliated charity are doing more than “just” showing mainstream Democratic support for Israel, they are wresting control of the party from the high-profile Progressive wing trying to hijack it.
A part of this wing – embodied by congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandira Ocasio-Cortez – despises Israel and AIPAC with a venom that sometimes crosses the line into antisemitism. Continue Reading »