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  • Leahy, a senior Democratic senator, says he’ll stay away from Netanyahu speech

    February 11, 2015 | 10:50 am

    Sen. Patrick Leahy became the most senior Senate Democrat to say he will not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress.

    “The unfortunate way that House leaders have unilaterally arranged this, and then heavily politicized it, has demolished the...

  • UPDATE: White House says U.S. has not cut off aid to Egypt

    August 20, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    Media reports that suggest the United States has cut off aid to Egypt are not accurate, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday, adding that the Obama administration is still reviewing its options.

    "That review has not concluded and ... published reports to the contrary that...

  • Leahy: Legislation does not target Israeli military

    August 16, 2011 | 4:51 pm

    The office of Sen. Patrick Leahy denied an Israeli newspaper report that the Vermont Democrat wants to cut off U.S. funds to several Israeli military units.

    A spokesman for the senator told Politico that the Haaretz report “contains significant inaccuracies.”

    Haaretz reported...

  • U.S. Senator seeks to cut aid to elite IDF units operating in West Bank and Gaza

    August 15, 2011 | 9:45 pm

    U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy is promoting a bill to suspend U.S. assistance to three elite Israel Defense Forces units, alleging they are involved in human rights violations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

    Leahy, a Democrat and senior member of the U.S. Senate, wants assistance...