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 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    July 16, 2021

Bennett reiterates return of bipartisan support for Israel

(JNS) - A bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Israeli officials celebrated Independence Day on Tuesday at a small event hosted by the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem....

 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    June 4, 2021

Blinken's Mideast trip highlights limits of American efforts to isolate Hamas

(JNS) — While the Biden administration’s negotiations to reach a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip has generally being seen as successful, experts have low expectations that U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s...

 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    May 21, 2021

Progressives slam Israeli actions

(JNS) — With Israel coming under the fire of more than 1,300 rockets launched from the Gaza Strip, many U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have vocalized their support for Israel. As to be expected, some in the progressive wing of the Demo...

 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    May 14, 2021

Biden administration 'dead set' on re-entering Iran deal, despite high price

(JNS) — In recent days, conflicting reports have emerged over the ongoing negotiations in Vienna to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, leading to questions over to what extent the United States will undo Trump-era sanctions against Tehran. Richard...

 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    April 30, 2021

Progressive Democrats seek conditions on US aid to Israel, others push back

(JNS) — Speaking at the virtual J Street national conference on Monday, former Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) indicated that they were willing to place conditions on the aid Congress...


Where does war authorization aimed at ISIS leave Iran?

WASHINGTON (Washington Jewish Week via JTA)—Don’t make the enemy of your enemy your friend. That’s the message some lawmakers hope to convey to the Obama administration as they consider its request for a war authorization to combat ISIS.... Full story


What the U.S. Secret Service can learn from Israel's Shin Bet

What’s the cure for the recent ills of the United States Secret Service? American officials might consider taking some advice from their Israeli counterparts at the Shin Bet security agency. White House security breaches have sent the Secret... Full story


What would a partisan shift in control of the Senate mean for Jewish issues?

As the Republican party pushes to retake the majority of the U.S. Senate in the upcoming November midterm elections, which would give it control of both houses of Congress, a partisan shift in power may significantly affect a broad range of foreign... Full story

 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    August 8, 2014

What explains Pew poll's partisan gap in support for Israel?

Washington Jewish Week A new Pew Research Center poll showing Republicans as more sympathetic to Israel than Democrats has left Jewish Democratic leaders searching for an explanation of the partisan gap. Conducted from July 8-14, the week Israel... Full story

 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    July 25, 2014

U.S. senators pledge support for Israel in wake of ground operation

Washington Jewish Week Hours after tahe Israel Defense Forces began its ground operation in the Gaza Strip on July 17, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) spoke on the... Full story

 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    July 25, 2014

Israel Bonds not just a charity anymore

Washington Jewish Week Facing a constant barrage of rockets from Hamas terrorists in Gaza, Israel’s economy is proving just as dependable during the current crisis as the much-acclaimed Iron Dome missile defense system, helped in part by capital... Full story


On Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' offers the same choices

Washington Jewish Week “Hard Choices,” the title of a recently released foreign policy memoir by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, comes across as surprisingly ironic. While dedicating a chapter of her 656-page autobiography... Full story


Old Testament is the new fad at Faith and Freedom Coalition confab

Washington Jewish Week Religious freedom, family values, fiscal policy, and Israel were the primary drivers of discussion as faith activists and Republican politicians recently gathered in Washington, DC for the Road to Majority 2014 conference, put... Full story

 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    June 20, 2014

Israel a strong focus of Sen. Ted Cruz's foreign policy push

Washington Jewish Week  A prominent Republican senator considered by many to be a contender in the 2016 presidential election has embarked on a foreign policy push of late, with a strong focus on Isr... Full story

 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    June 20, 2014

N.Y. legislator Grace Meng an emerging pro-Jewish voice in Congress

Washington Jewish Week She may not be flashy, a firebrand speechmaker, or even very well known outside of her Queens congressional district, but despite her brief legislative career, freshman U.S.... Full story

 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    June 6, 2014

Did Menendez kill pro-Israel bill to save it?

Washington Jewish Week The killing of a major pro-Israel bill in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week has ignited another round of finger pointing between Democratic and Republican... Full story


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