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  • Rudy Giuliani among N.Y. pols to protest Met’s ‘Death of Klinghoffer’

    October 20, 2014 | 2:37 pm

    Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be among several New York politicians who are expected to protest at the premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer” at the New York Metropolitan Opera House.

    Among the politicians expected to join the rally are Reps. Eliot Engel and Peter King along...

  • Kerry tells senators to disregard Israeli reports on Iran

    November 14, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly told U.S. senators to disregard Israeli reports of Iran’s progress in developing a nuclear weapon.

    Also, his spokeswoman dismissed an Israeli Cabinet minister’s account of a proposed deal with Iran as “inaccurate, exaggerated, and not...

  • House overwhelmingly votes to add new Iran sanctions

    August 1, 2013 | 9:02 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to add new sanctions on Tehran that would drastically reduce Iran’s trade.

    The bill, which passed Wednesday evening by a vote of 400-20, would expand sanctions to shut down U.S. trade with any entity that trades substantively...

  • House appropriators approve $2 million of U.S.-Israel energy cooperation

    July 12, 2013 | 10:42 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee allotted $2 million for U.S.-Israel energy cooperation in the fiscal year 2014 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill.

    The money in the bill the committee approved Wednesday is the latest such appropriation under the 2007...

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  • Congressmen call on Abbas to fire official who glorified terrorist

    May 16, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    A bipartisan group of congressmen condemned comments made by a Palestinian Fatah official in support of the murderer of an Israeli father of five.

    The letter sent to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday strongly condemned Fatah’s Sultan Abu Al-Einein...

  • Reps. Royce, Engel talk Iran, Syria with Netanyahu

    May 2, 2013 | 9:40 am

    The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee discussed the potential Iranian threat and instability in Syria with Israel's prime minister. 

    Reps. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), the chairman of the committee and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), its...

  • Kerry: Two-year window is maximum for two-state solution

    April 18, 2013 | 11:01 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry told Congress he sees a maximum two-year window to bring about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Kerry delivered his remarks Wednesday to a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.

    Answering a...

  • Embassy hosts congressional ‘Hellenic-Israel’ caucus

    February 28, 2013 | 6:33 am

    The Israeli embassy in Washington hosted a launch of a new congressional grouping called the Hellenic-Israel Caucus, dedicated to improving Israeli-Greek-Cypriot ties.

    Attending the launch Wednesday were the co-chairmen of the newly established caucus, Reps. Gus Bilirakis...

  • Four Jewish Dems in top House committee slots

    December 12, 2012 | 3:32 pm

    Four Jewish Democrats kept or earned top slots on U.S. House of Representatives committees.

    Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) preserved his top slot on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, as did Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) on the Energy Committee, after the caucus’ standing...

  • Congressional letter urges Obama to shut PLO office

    December 11, 2012 | 10:11 am

    Incoming and outgoing leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee are circulating a letter calling on President Obama to close the Washington office of the PLO.

    Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), Howard Berman (D-Calif.), Edward Royce (R-Calif.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.)  are...

  • Brad Sherman makes Forward 50

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 12, 2012 | 11:22 pm

    Rep. Brad Sherman has been named to the Forward 50, the newspaper’s annual list of “American Jews who made the most significant impact on the news in the past year.”

    By that measure – impact on the news – there’s no question that Sherman deserves to make the list, though I’d...

  • House leadership, following ban on commemorative resolutions, blocks Munich 11 vote

    July 26, 2012 | 3:25 pm

    The House Republican leadership blocked a vote calling for a moment of silence to memorialize Israeli athletes and coaches slain at the 1972 Olympics.

    Resolution 663 was not voted on this week in the U.S. House of Representatives because the body’s leadership does not allow what...

  • Congressmen to hold moment of silence for Munich 11

    July 26, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a moment of silence for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches slain by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

    “We’re going to give one-minute speeches on the House floor and devote a substantial moment of that to...

  • Lowey, Engel introduce resolution on Olympics commemoration

    May 22, 2012 | 10:46 am

    U.S. Reps. Nita Lowey and Eliot Engel introduced a resolution calling on the International Olympic Committee to honor the Munich 11 with a moment of silence at the London Games this summer.

    “Forty years after a terrorist attack that reverberated far beyond the Olympic Games, the...

  • Venezuela Jews Rebuild After Synagogue Attack

    March 18, 2009 | 7:36 pm

    CARACAS (JTA)—The quiet on a residential street in this eastern Venezuelan city is shattered by construction crews as workers perched on a scaffolding place panels of marble on the external wall of a two-story synagogue.

    The construction occurs under the watchful eye of local...

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