– UPDATE – Trump calls to “fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights.”
The historic and politicly significant announcement is likely to be made while PM Netanyahu will be in Washington next week at a meeting with President Trump at the White House, or during his address at the annual AIPAC conference.
By AP and Ynet Staff
Israeli and American officials say they expect an announcement on US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights as soon as next week, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Washington. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the information had not yet been made public. Continue Reading »
– Prime Minister Netanyahu, “The Golan has always been part of Israel, from the earliest days of our history, and has certainly been part of the State of Israel since 1967.”
– US Senator Lindsey Graham, “What’s best for America is a safe, secure and prosperous Israel.”
US Senator Lindsey Graham said on Monday that he would propose the Senate to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
“I come here as an American. I come here to try to figure out what’s best for America. What’s best for America is a safe, secure and prosperous Israel,” Graham said on a tour to the Golan Heights accompanied by US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Continue Reading »
29 yr-old Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrogantly doubles down on Twitter comparing the illegal immigrants traveling through Mexico to Jewish Holocaust refugees, after South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (Rep) recommended she visit a Holocaust museum.
By David Rosenberg
Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is set to represent New York’s 14th congressional district in the US House of Representatives next January, doubled down on her comparison between Jewish Holocaust refugees fleeing genocide in Europe to illegal immigrants making their way towards the US in the so-called “migrant caravan”.
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Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Chris Coons: Mid-East tensions support added funding towards Israeli defense systems.
• Senator Lindsey Graham (Rep.) says certain aspects of Obama’s 2016 defense deal restricting Israel’s investment in its own missile technology were “shortsighted.”
By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
U.S. senators who just returned from a trip to Israel called on Tuesday for an increase in the $38 billion in military aid the United States is currently providing Israel, signaling support for more funds for Israeli missile systems.
Israeli and American flags fly next to an Arrow missile battery. – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
Senators Lindsey Graham, a leading Republican foreign policy voice, and Chris Coons, a Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said they considered the provision of $38 billion over 10 years, “a floor.” Continue Reading »
The bill, named after the slaughtered American, Taylor Force, to be discussed in the US Senate would cut aid to the Palestinian Authority should it continue paying huge monthly stipends to jailed terrorists or deceased terrorists’ families, but the Democrats stand opposed.
By MICHAEL WILNER
WASHINGTON – The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold its first hearing this week on a bill that would cut aid to the Palestinian Authority if it continues to pay stipends to terrorists and to the families of deceased terrorists.
The bill, titled the Taylor Force Act, was introduced by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and has earned mostly Republican support. Continue Reading »
The Taylor Force Act is named after the former US Army officer who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian during a knifing rampage in Jaffa.
– Senator Lindsey Graham, “The Palestinians need to decide – do they condemn these horrible acts or do they reward them? You can’t be a partner in peace when you are paying people to commit terrorist acts.”
By MICHAEL WILNER
WASHINGTON – Republican lawmakers reintroduced a bill on Tuesday that would eliminate US funding for the Palestinian Authority critical to the organization’s ability to operate if it continues providing stipends to terrorists and their families. Continue Reading »
Whereas US Ambassador Dan Shapiro said the US aid package demonstrates US commitment to Israel’s qualitative military edge in the region, President Obama is delaying the signing of the agreement due to a conflict with the US Senate, that thinks it’s inadequate.
By Itamar Eichner
US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said that the US will be singing its largest ever aid package to Israel, and that the aid package will cover all of Israel’s security needs until 2029.
He was speaking at the opening of the 15th World Summit of International Institute for Counter Terrorism at the Herzeliya Interdisciplinary Center on Sunday. Continue Reading »