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Friday, October 23, 2020

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Aaron Magid, Jewish Insider

49 ARTICLES

11 lawmakers warn against demolition of Palestinian villages

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) authored a letter signed by 11 House Democrats urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to pressure the Israeli...

After Trump’s third meeting with Netanyahu, experts perplexed with approach

Even back in 2004, when Donald Trump was the host of the reality television show The Apprentice, the real estate developer expressed supreme confidence...

House committee to vote on Hezbollah sanctions bill

The House Foreign Affairs Committee announced that this coming Thursday it will vote on legislation that tightens sanctions against the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah....

White House explains redirected funds to Palestinians

A White House official confirmed Jewish Insider’s report on Wednesday that the Trump administration had quietly transferred an additional $20 million to Palestinian wastewater programs after the...

Trump quietly transfers $20 million to Palestinian programs

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...

Bernie Sanders sponsors event supporting Palestinian village of Susiya

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is sponsoring a September 19th briefing on Capitol Hill to highlight the cause of the Palestinian village, Susiya, which is...

After amendment, Booker now supports Taylor Force Act

With a significant change in the latest version of the Taylor Force Act, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) will now support the effort after an...

Greenblatt’s Gaza proposal leaves more questions than answers

Towards the end of Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt’s trip to the Middle East this week, he visited the Israeli-Gaza border with IDF Maj....

White House declines to criticize Netanyahu for comments on settlements

A senior Trump administration official refrained from criticizing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for promising on Monday that he would not uproot West Bank...

Netanyahu: Moving Embassy to Jerusalem could ‘easily be done’

In a meeting this month with Republican members of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued to express support for moving the U.S. Embassy...

Inside Senator Bob Corker’s realist doctrine

It was a rare and dramatic moment of Congressional foreign policy activism. On June 26, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Foreign...

Can the Trump administration prevent another Gaza war?

Within a span of six years, Israel and Hamas have fought three bloody resulting in thousands of casualties. Gaza remains one of the most...

Senate Committee passes Taylor Force Act

After lengthy debate and multiple amendments offered, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee advanced the Taylor Force Act on Thursday (17-4) in bipartisan fashion. Every...

Corker: Deal reached on Taylor Force Act

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is set to unveil an updated version of the Taylor Force Act this...

Lessons learned from Temple Mount crisis on ‘ultimate deal’

As President Donald Trump continues his quest to reach the “ultimate deal” between Israelis and Palestinians, Washington-based foreign policy experts say the administration should...

Erekat slams Trump admin’s handling of recent crisis

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat criticized the Trump administration’s mediation efforts in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. During an exclusive interview with Jewish Insider on...

Rep. Faso skeptical about Palestinian commitment to peace

Representative John Faso (R-NY) is no stranger to the public spotlight despite recently beginning his first term in Congress earlier this year. The New...

Senators support anti-BDS bill despite ACLU opposition

Several Republican Senators have confirmed their support of the Senate anti-BDS legislation in face of strong opposition by civil liberties and liberal advocacy groups....

Temple Mount crisis hinders Trump’s peace efforts

Two weeks ago, sandwiched between Israeli Minister Tzachi Hanegbi and Palestinian Water Authority Head Mazen Ghoneim, President Donald Trump’s envoy to the Middle East...

Senators demand action on Palestinian terror payments

Republican and Democratic lawmakers called for a dramatic reduction in U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing...

State Dept.: Israel takes Trump’s concerns about settlements into account

The Israeli government has “implemented a policy” that takes President Donald Trump’s concerns about settlement construction “into account” despite the recent announcement that it...

Trump admin hits roadblocks for Israeli-Palestinian talks

It was one of the most dramatic moments of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s June testimony. Speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the...

Haley vows to veto any Palestinian from serving in senior UN role

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley promised to block the appointment of any Palestinian serving in an influential UN position on Tuesday. During...

Dina Powell visited AIPAC’s board

White House Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell accepted an invitation to meet with AIPAC’s National Board over lunch last week where she had...

Bipartisan backing builds for Taylor Force Act

With the issue of Palestinian payments to families of terrorists receiving increased attention on Capitol Hill, a growing number of influential Senators — including...

Increasing Democrat disapproval for Saudi arms sale

After the Trump administration signed a $110 billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, Senate Democrats are expressing growing concern over the arms agreement before...

Tillerson embraces Middle East linkage theory

Aboard Air Force One on Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to embrace the linkage theory of Middle East peace, as he explained...

Democrats and Republicans flip on Western Wall

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson refused to answer whether Jerusalem’s Western Wall or Kotel is part of Israel when asked by Pool reporters on...

What to expect from Trump’s Israel visit

President Donald Trump will be departing on Friday for his first foreign trip overseas with stops in Saudi Arabia, the Vatican, Israel and the...

Meet Jeremy Wynes: The former AIPAC, RJC staffer running for Congress

While the 2018 Congressional elections are more than 18 months away, Republican Jeremy Wynes launched his campaign this week to represent Illinois’ 10th District....

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Israeli Arabs Remain Divided Over Normalization Deals with Gulf States

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In a Striking Move, State Department Plans to Label 3 Large Human Rights Groups as Anti-Semitic

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Amid Middle East Peace Deals, Israel and the US Reassert Commitment to Israel’s ‘Qualitative Military Edge’

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