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  • Members of Congress warn of repercussions for Palestinian ICC move

    January 2, 2015 | 12:48 pm

    Republican and Democratic lawmakers said there would be repercussions for the Palestinian Authority in the wake of its joining the International Criminal Court.

    “Congress must do everything in its power to block funds to the P.A. and to any U.N. entity that recognizes a...

  • Senate bids to add kosher food to emergency food distribution

    June 13, 2013 | 4:32 pm

    An amendment under consideration in the U.S. Senate would add kosher food to emergency food assistance.

    The amendment, introduced last month by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), earned the endorsement of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), the umbrella body for Jewish...

  • U.S. senators Kirk and Gillibrand decry Argentina-Iran commission

    March 13, 2013 | 10:17 am

    Two U.S. senators asked the president of Argentina to end her country’s agreement with Iran to establish a “truth commission” on the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish community center.

    Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) sent a letter Monday to...

  • Bill granting FEMA funds to Sandy-damaged shuls sparks uncharacteristic Jewish response

    February 19, 2013 | 2:34 pm

    How essential is a house of worship to a neighborhood?

    That’s the crux of a question now exercising Congress as a bill advances that would provide direct relief to synagogues and churches damaged by superstorm Sandy last October.

    The bill, which passed the U.S. House of...

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  • U.S. Senate resolution backs Israel’s actions in Gaza

    November 15, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    Thirty U.S. senators have signed on to a resolution expressing support for Israel's "inherent right to act in self-defense."

    The non-binding resolution, originally drafted by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), "expresses unwavering commitment to the...

  • Congressional initiatives targeting Goldstone report

    April 11, 2011 | 11:19 am

    Legislation calling on the United Nations to rescind the Goldstone report is circulating in both houses of Congress.

    A Senate resolution, introduced April 8 by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and James Risch (R-Idaho), calls on the U.N. Human Rights Council to “reflect the...

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