Jewish delegation to Congress grows, in Senate drops by one

November 10, 2016 by  
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Election night brought mixed results for Jewish politicians vying for seats in Congress. In the House of Representatives, the Jewish delegation saw its best results, increasing representation from 19 to 23 seats, including the election of a rare Jewish Republican. Read more

The aftermath of Netanyahu’s congressional tour de force…writes Isi Leibler

March 10, 2015 by  
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A week after the event, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s extraordinary address to Congress has in no way diminished my enthusiasm for his tour de force, which exceeded all expectations. Read more

Netanyahu Puts Behaviour Change By Iran On Negotiating Agenda

March 10, 2015 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – addressing the American Congress – has made behaviour change by Iran an essential pre-requisite to the successful conclusion of negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 – France, Germany, United Kingdom, China, Russia and the United States…writes David Singer. Read more

The forgotten issue in the Iran debate…writes Stephen M. Flatow

March 5, 2015 by  
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“There was nothing new in it.” With those six words, President Barack Obama tried to dismiss the significance of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress. Read more

Netanyahu nails the fundamental problem with Iran…writes Ben Cohen

March 5, 2015 by  
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I have to confess that I was disappointed with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference this year. Read more

Netanyahu outlines ‘fateful crossroads’ on Iranian nukes

March 4, 2015 by  
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In perhaps the most widely debated address ever given by a foreign leader to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described a “fateful crossroads” on the Iranian nuclear threat and said that the emerging deal between Iran and world powers is paving the way for a Middle East “littered with nuclear bombs”  Sean Savage/JNS.org reports. Read more

Obama Honouring Presidential Commitments Trumps Protocol…writes David Singer

February 2, 2015 by  
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The furore engendered by House Speaker John Boehner inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on March 3 – supposedly in breach of Presidential protocol – marks the first step in Congress flexing its muscles to persuade President Obama to re-think his concerted attempts to undermine the written commitments made by President Bush to Israel’s then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in his letter dated 14 April 2004 – as overwhelmingly endorsed by the House of Representatives 407-9 on 23 June 2004 and the Senate 95-3 the next day (“American Written Commitments”). Read more

Should Netanyahu address Congress?…asks Isi Leibler

January 28, 2015 by  
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Presumably, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu weighed his options carefully before accepting U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to address the joint session of Congress. Read more