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Sec. of State Kerry asked to probe Israel for ‘human rights violations’


view videoDid Israeli leaders condemn IDF soldier after shooting subdued Palestinian terrorist to pre-empt negative outcome of letter sent to Sec. of State Kerry last month, that called for investigation into alleged extrajudicial killings & torture by Israeli soldiers, that if proven, would nullify future military aid to Israel?

By i24news


Eleven US lawmakers – long-serving Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy and ten House representatives – sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to investigate alleged Israeli and Egyptian violations of human rights, political news site Politico reported on Tuesday.

Sen. Leahy calls to investigate Israeli… by i24news-en

Politico obtained a letter dated February 17 in which the legislators raised claims of human rights abuses, including accusations of extrajudicial killings by both Israel and Egypt. Continue Reading »

Poll: Despite 25% Public Support for Iran Deal, Senators Ignore Constituents


While only 25% support White House’s Iran Deal, 2 more Democratic Senators acquiesce to pressure from ‘Lame Duck President’ rather than represent their local states.

By Eli Leon, Shlomo Cesana, Yoni Hersch, Israel Hayom Staff & The Associated Press


A clear majority of Americans — 55% — oppose the nuclear deal with Iran, while only 25% support it, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll published this week.

The poll also found that 56% of Americans think the deal will make the world less safe, while only 28% think it will make the world safer.

Demonstrators at a July rally in New York City against the nuclear deal with Iran – Photo: AP

Despite the American public’s lack of support for the deal, U.S. Continue Reading »

Senators Warn Iran: Nuclear Deal Signed by Obama Ends in 2016

Iran’s leaders received a formal warning from 47 Republican senators saying: ‘Iran’s ayatollahs need to know, anything not approved by the U.S. Congress is a mere executive agreement.’

By Arutz Sheva


A group of 47 Republican senators has written an open letter to Iran’s leaders warning them that any nuclear deal they sign with President Barack Obama will not be valid after Obama leaves office in 2016, reports Josh Rogin on Bloomberg.

US Sen. Rubio – Arutz7

The letter was by freshman Senator Tom Cotton and signed by the Senate’s entire Republican leadership as well as potential 2016 presidential contenders Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.
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US Senator Rand Paul introduced bill to stop Palestinian aid

Republican Sen. Rand Paul files motion to cut all American assistance to Abbas’ Palestinian Authority until PA ends efforts to join International Criminal Court.

By The Associated Press


Republican Senator Rand Paul introduced a bill on Wednesday that would immediately halt US aid to the Palestinians until they halt their effort to join the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel.

Senator Rand Paul – Photo: AP

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent turn to the international court at The Hague marked a major policy shift and transformed his relations with Israel from strained to openly hostile.

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88 Senators Direct Kerry to Place Gaza Under PA Control

88 U.S.Senators urge the White House to enact measure that take Gaza away from the Hamas terrorists and hand it over to the Palestinian Authority.

By Ben Ariel, Canada


88 senators are urging the Obama administration to act to take Gaza away from its Hamas terrorist rulers and hand it over to the Palestinian Authority (PA), The Daily Beast reports.

John Kerry

John Kerry – Reuters

In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry obtained by the website, the 88 senators write, “We must support efforts to enable the Palestinian Authority to exercise real power in Gaza. Hamas has demonstrated conclusively both that it has no interest in peace with Israel and that it has no concern for the well-being of Gaza residents.” Continue Reading »

Council of Jewish Women support probe of UNRWA for improper actions during Gaza crisis

ICJW sent letters of support to 3 American Senators that have called for an independent investigation into UNRWA’s role during ‘Operation Protective Edge’



NEW YORK – The International Council of Jewish Women has called on US officials to investigate the UN agency responsible for Palestine refugees for its actions during the current Gaza war.

Florida Senator (Rep.) Marco Rubio

Florida Senator (Rep.) Marco Rubio – Photo: REUTERS

On August 21, ICJW sent letters of support to three US senators who have called for an independent investigation into UNRWA’s role during the current round of fighting between Israel and terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

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