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  • Dept. of Justice response on prosecuting Palestinian killers unsatisfying for lawmakers

    April 18, 2012 | 10:00 am

    U.S. House lawmakers want more answers after the Department of Justice reiterated the obstacles it says stand in the way of prosecuting alleged Palestinian terrorists who killed Americans.

    Assistant Attorney General Ronald Welch in his April 5 letter was responding to a March 1...

  • Brandeis students disrupt meeting with Israeli lawmakers

    March 29, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    Brandeis University students disrupted a panel discussion at a Boston-area synagogue featuring Israeli lawmakers and Jewish community leaders.

    The students, members of the Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine group, removed their shirts in Temple Emanuel in Newton, Mass., to...

  • U.S. lawmakers call on Cuba to release Gross

    December 5, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Nearly 100 U.S. lawmakers called on the government of Cuba to release imprisoned Jewish U.S. contractor Alan Gross.

    Nineteen senators and 72 members of the House of Representatives sent letters to the government of Cuba at the urging of the Jewish Federations of North America and...

  • Lawmakers slam end of aternative religious wedding project

    November 9, 2011 | 10:35 am

    Israeli lawmakers from diverse parties slammed the decision of the religious services minister to prevent an organization of Modern Orthodox rabbis from performing religious wedding ceremonies for non-religious couples

    The Tzohar organization said Tuesday that the religious services...

  • U.S. halts UNESCO funding over Palestinian vote

    October 31, 2011 | 1:02 pm

    The United States said on Monday it had stopped funding UNESCO, the U.N. cultural agency, following its vote to grant the Palestinians full membership.

    U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters the United States had no choice but to halt funding because of...

  • Lawmakers have no place in religious lives—even those of agunot

    January 5, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    When it comes to politicians meddling in people’s religious lives, the answer should be clear: Don’t do it!

    Neither members of Congress nor congressional staffers should be pressuring any individuals to adhere to any particular religious code.

    As obvious as that seems,...

  • Lawmakers urge Harvard divestment from Iran

    April 27, 2010 | 10:23 am

    Seventeen U.S. Congress members sent a letter to Harvard University urging divestment from Iran’s energy sector.

    “As Harvard University alumni and members of the United States Congress, we support the student-initiated, student-led movement calling on Harvard to divest from holdings...

  • Israeli-Arab lawmakers visit Libya

    April 26, 2010 | 10:01 am

    A delegation of Israeli Arabs, including six Knesset members, is visiting Libya.

    The 40-member delegation arrived in Libya on Libyan President Muammar Gadhafi’s private jet on Saturday for a two-day visit. In a meeting with Gadhafi on Sunday, the Libyan leader reportedly told the...

  • 60 lawmakers co-sponsor Haiti-Israel resolution

    April 21, 2010 | 11:36 am

    A congressional resolution congratulating Israel for its Haiti rescue efforts has 60 co-sponsors from both parties.

    The resolution, initiated by U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), “commends and honors the efforts and generosity of the Israelis who worked on the ground in Haiti, the...

  • Al Qaeda urges Israel attacks; Israeli Arab lawmakers represent Hamas in court

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Al Qaeda Urges Israel Attacks
  • Jews Try to Sell Withdrawal Plan to Jews

    By Ron Kampeas

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    The hardest sell for American Jewish groups signed on to promote Israel's planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip might be other Jews.

    Many of the major Jewish religious streams, lobbying groups and civil rights groups are encouraging the Bush administration, lawmakers and...

  • Bush Slaps Several Sanctions on Syria

    By Matthew E. Berger

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    President Bush has imposed sanctions on Syria, heeding the call of lawmakers and American Jews who wanted the Bush administration to get tougher on Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    The president imposed several sanctions Tuesday, banning U.S. exports to Syria, except for food and...

  • Gaza Plan Foes Face Evangelical Aid Loss

    By James D. Besser

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    With the Gaza disengagement plan picking up momentum and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon getting set to pitch the proposal to the Bush administration at Camp David next week, right-wing Jewish groups are counterattacking, hoping to forestall U.S. support for the plan. Their partners in...

  • Congress Remains Pro-Israel

    By Matthew E. Berger

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Pro-Israel activists say they are confident their legislative priorities will be able to get through the new Congress, which is now under Republican control. In the final election returns, which came early Wednesday morning, a predominance of pro-Israel lawmakers retained their...