The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is a pro-Israel lobbying group that advocates policies to Congress and the Executive Branch of the United States. AIPAC has been called “the most important organization affecting America’s relationship with Israel,” and one … Continue reading ?
WASHINGTON -- Speaking to the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference Sunday morning, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) threatened to cut funding to the United Nations, who he believes is alienating Israel in the international community and tolerating anti-Semitism in Europe. Show More Summary
Apple CEO Tim Cook is continuing his international tour this week with a stop in Israel, The Marker reports. The publication reports that Cook arrived in Israel today and has since met with President Reuven Rivlin (seen above) at his home in Jerusalem; Cook is also expected to meet with former President Shimon Peres during the trip. Alongside Cook for […]
President Obama's national security adviser Susan Rice and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will be the two administration officials to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference that will be held March 1 to 3 in Washington, the White House said on Thursday. The announcement comes two days after […]
Tension between Israel and the U.S. escalated sharply Wednesday as senior Obama administration officials publicly admonished Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for accepting an invitation to address Congress two weeks before Israeli elections and questioned his judgment on nuclear talks with...
WASHINGTON — Trading barbs, the U.S. and Israel escalated their increasingly public spat Wednesday over Benjamin Netanyahu's GOP-engineered congressional speech next week, with the Israeli prime minister accusing world powers of rolling over to allow Tehran to develop nuclear weapons. Show More Summary
In a scathing report with potential political and criminal repercussions, Israel's state comptroller sharply criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday for excessive spending of public funds in his official and private residences.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, campaigning for reelection next month, was officially rebuked Tuesday over what the country’s comptroller said was excessive spending on running his private and public residences. In a report, Comptroller Joseph Shapira stopped short of recommending...
ARAMAIC WATCH: Lecturer bans use of Jewish phrase. Exam proctors instructed not to write ‘Besiyata Dishmaya’ on board, igniting anger among students ( Times of Israel ).A lecturer at Israel’s largest public college stirred controversy...Show More Summary
Paul R. Pillar Israel Iran, Middle East A recent poll confirmed what other polls and many observers have noted about concerns of the Israeli public as Israel's general election next month approaches. Presented with a list of six subjects...Show More Summary
Pressure is increasing on Israeli PM Netanyahu to end the public relations disaster of his planned speech to Congress by cancelling. He could try and save face by announcing that his speech to the Israel lobby AIPAC will be his only Washington appearance. Congress would show up there.
Democrats may not attend the Israeli prime minister’s speech to congress. Politico reports: Democrats have had to balance publicly supporting Israel with backing Obama, who’s trying to close a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear programs over vehement opposition from Netanyahu, who has expressed concerns that the U.S. president is being naive. Negotiations are [...]
Stories of the power of the Israel lobby have long haunted efforts in the U.S. to advocate for a more balanced American policy toward Israel/Palestine and represent a general public perception that Israeli leaders like Netanyahu and lobbying groups like AIPAC are all-powerful forces in the halls of congress. Show More Summary
Israel is racking up a growing list of startups that have either exited to big buyers or gone public, and this trend is driving yet more investment into the country. In the latest development, Tel Aviv VC Singulariteam is announcing that it has closed its second fund — $102 million from LPs that include co-founders of China’s Tencent and Renren — that it will use… Read More
The spectacle of a foreign head of government being invited to speak before the U.S. Congress in early March without the American president being first officially notified leaves, or should leave, the American and Israeli publics in a state of stupefaction. It is not that a foreign head of state has not addressed a joint session of Congress. Show More Summary
Israel's premier says he will go "anywhere" he is invited to speak about the country's stance regarding Iran's nuclear program. Benjamin Netanyahu's comments today come amid a public spat with the Obama administration over how to counter Iran and a contentious invitation from House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner for...
Israel supporters call on Congress to delay Netanyahu's speech lest it divide the Israel lobby publicly. But the real fear is that it could lead the US to war. Chris Matthews says the US will have no choice but to "blow up" Iran if it acquires a nuclear weapon.
When it comes to Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish women, we tend to hear mostly about the terrible things that happen to them—from having to sit in the back of public buses to being banned from hosting or even calling into radio shows....Show More Summary
The publication generally avoids running pictures of women for reasons of modesty, and their intended audience has been known to scratch female faces out of bus advertisements.
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris last week Haaretz published a daring cartoon juxtaposing journalists killed in Gaza by Israel last summer during the brutal summer slaughter with the journalists killed at the office of the satirical magazine in Paris. Show More Summary