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  • Israel backing away from Bank of China terror financing case, roiling U.S. relations

    July 16, 2013 | 2:48 pm

    Israel reportedly has backed away from involvement in a terrorism financing lawsuit against the Bank of China brought by the parents of a suicide bombing victim after pushing the family to file the suit.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to keep an Israeli intelligence...

  • Congress introduces bill to make Israel ‘major strategic ally’

    March 5, 2013 | 8:06 am

    A Republican and a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation that would make Israel a "major strategic ally," a unique designation.

    The bill, introduced Monday by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), was timed for the annual...

  • 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...

  • House, Senate agree on enhanced Iran sanctions [UPDATE]

    July 31, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    Congressional negotiators have settled on a bill enhancing Iran sanctions, and President Obama announced new sanctions targeting fronts for Iran.

    “This bipartisan, bicameral Iran sanctions legislation strengthens current U.S. law by leaps and bounds,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen...

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  • Ros-Lehtinen, Deutch urge advance on Holocaust insurance legislation

    June 8, 2012 | 10:25 am

    A bipartisan duo from Florida urged Congress to act on legislation that would allow Holocaust survivors to pursue civil action against insurance companies.

    During a Thursday press conference flanked by several Holocaust survivors, U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs...

  • Ros-Lehtinen releases security funds, holds humanitarian money

    November 8, 2011 | 3:47 pm

    U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen released a hold on nearly $200 million in security funds for the Palestinians but is keeping back a similar amount in humanitarian aid.

    A spokesman for Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the chairwoman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee,...

  • Bill would cut U.S. funds to backers of Palestinian state

    August 31, 2011 | 9:08 am

    Legislation that would cut off U.S. funds to countries that support granting the Palestinians a state unilaterally was introduced in the House of Representatives.

    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced the United Nations...

  • Bill would boost Holocaust survivors seeking aging services

    August 3, 2011 | 10:43 am

    U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida sponsored a bill that would give Holocaust survivors preference in obtaining aging services.

    The bill introduced Monday in the House of Representatives arose out of meetings that Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a...

  • Groups object to Holocaust insurance bills

    June 14, 2011 | 1:04 pm

    An array of Jewish groups has written to congressional sponsors of bills that would revive Holocaust insurance claims to express objections.

    The enactment of the bills “could be detrimental to the interests of survivors, delaying or even jeopardizing tangible, ongoing efforts to...

  • Berman, Ros-Lehtinen introduce toughened Iran sanctions

    May 17, 2011 | 4:38 pm

    A bipartisan bill introduced by top lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives would considerably tighten sanctions on Iran.

    The bill, introduced May 13 by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Howard Berman...