US Senate Candidate Terror Ties Won't Go Away

There has been a very recent development that makes the issue of the candidate's connection to CAIR very relevant in his new campaign for the Senate. Benyamin Korn, 3/12/2015, 12:19 AM

Democrats Oppose Fast Tracking of Iran Bill

Sponsors of bill requiring Obama to submit nuclear deal for approval will vote against it if brought to a vote before March 24.Ben Ariel, 3/5/2015, 6:12 AM

Senate to Debate Iran Legislation Despite Veto Threat

Senate to begin debate next week on bill that would require Obama to submit any final nuclear deal with Iran for Congress' approval.Elad Benari, 3/4/2015, 6:15 AM

Netanyahu: The Support for Israel is Strongly Bipartisan

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets the bipartisan leadership of the Senate following Congress speech, thanks them for their support of Israel.Elad Benari, 3/4/2015, 12:42 AM

Netanyahu Invited to Closed-Door Meeting with Democrats

Senators Richard Durbin and Dianne Feinstein invite Israeli PM to meet with Democrats when he visits Washington for his Congress speech.Elad Benari, 2/24/2015, 6:13 AM

Senate Confirms Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary

By a vote of 93 to five, Senate confirms President Obama's nominee to replace Chuck Hagel.Ben Ariel, 2/13/2015, 1:14 AM

Senators May Boycott Netanyahu's Congress Speech

A group of Democratic Senators consider boycotting Netanyahu's speech in protest of Boehner's 'disregard for US protocol.'Cynthia Blank, 2/5/2015, 9:25 AM

Senators Plan to Push Ahead with Iran Sanctions

Senator Bob Corker says lawmakers plan to press ahead with Iran sanctions package, despite Obama's objection to the idea.Elad Benari, 1/15/2015, 6:14 AM

Senate Declares Israel a ‘Major Strategic Partner’

U.S. Senate unanimously adopts the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/20/2014, 12:55 AM

Senate Approves Obama's Plan to Train and Arm Syrian Rebels

U.S. Senate approves plan to train and arm Syrian rebel groups to fight the “Islamic State”, a day after the House passed the measure.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/19/2014, 4:12 AM

U.S. Senate Candidate Uses Anti-Semitic Signs

Robert Ransdell, candidate in Kentucky, posts signs saying "With Jews We Lose".Ben Ariel, 9/19/2014, 3:14 AM

Senate Approves Additional Iron Dome Funding

Senate approves a $225 million bill to replenish the Iron Dome missile defense system. House approval expected as well.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/1/2014, 11:57 PM

Senate Passes Resolution Supporting Israel

Senate passes a resolution that states the its support of Israel’s right to defend itself from Hamas rocket attacks.Elad Benari, 7/31/2014, 4:43 AM

Senate Approves Funding Boost for Iron Dome

U.S. Senate panel approves a 50 percent funding boost for the Iron Dome anti-missile system.Elad Benari and AFP, 7/16/2014, 3:13 AM

Report: Deal Reached to Save Iraqi Jewish Archive

US State Dept. and Iraqi gov't reportedly reach last-minute agreement to keep thousands of Jewish documents in US - for now.Point of No Return, 5/15/2014, 11:16 AM

Senators Promise to Pursue 'Dramatic Sanctions' Against Iran

83 senators sent a letter to Obama, urge him to warn Iran that continuing the nuclear program will result in sanctions.Elad Benari, 3/19/2014, 5:44 AM

Success for Obama: No New Iran Sanctions

US President’s veto threat appears to work: several senators drop plans for new sanctions on Iran.Maayana Miskin, 1/30/2014, 3:05 PM

Bill to Strip Funding of Schools Supporting BDS Becomes Law

New York State senate passes bill into law punishing schools that boycott Israel.Tova Dvorin, 1/29/2014, 4:39 PM

Senator: We Can't Let Israel Determine When We Go to War

Senator Feinstein causes outrage after declaring that "we cannot let Israel determine when and where the United States goes to war."Elad Benari, 1/16/2014, 6:08 AM

Senate Report: Benghazi Attack Could Have Been Prevented

Benghazi attacks could have been prevented by fixing "known security shortfalls," concludes Senate report.Elad Benari, 1/16/2014, 5:14 AM

New Iran Sanctions Bill Gains Support in the Senate

A bill to slap new sanctions on Iran has gained support since December, but probably not enough to prevent Obama from vetoing it.Elad Benari, 1/8/2014, 4:45 AM

US Senate Condemns Iran's Discrimination Against Bahais

Senate calls on Tehran to free jailed members of the Bahai faith; comes as lawmakers mull new sanctions.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 12/21/2013, 9:53 PM

Senate to Wait on New Iran Sanctions

A victory for Obama? Senate Banking Committee announces it will hold off on passing a new Iran sanctions bill.Elad Benari, 12/11/2013, 5:46 AM

Senate to Hold Off on Iran Sanctions Pending Kerry Briefing

U.S. lawmakers will wait until after a briefing by Secretary of State John Kerry before deciding on new sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, 11/12/2013, 3:42 AM

Senate, House Approve Deal to End Shutdown

The short-term bill will end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.Elad Benari, 10/17/2013, 5:36 AM

House Passes Budget Offer, Senate Rejects It

Shutdown getting closer: House approves a counterproposal to rein in ObamaCare and fund the government, then the Senate rejects it.Elad Benari, 10/1/2013, 4:46 AM

Senate Could Vote on Syria Next Week, Say Lawmakers

Senate could vote on Syria strike as soon as next week if efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis fail.Elad Benari, 9/12/2013, 4:16 AM

Senate Vote on Syria Strike Delayed

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delays a procedural vote on a military strike in Syria, which was scheduled for Wednesday.Elad Benari, 9/10/2013, 4:13 AM

Senate Panel Votes in Favor of Syria Military Strike

Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes 10-7 in favor of using force in Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/4/2013, 11:22 PM

McCain Does Not Support Senate Resolution on Syria

Senator McCain says he does not support the latest Senate resolution on military force against Syria "in its current form."Elad Benari, Canada, 9/4/2013, 8:03 PM

Senate Committee May Vote Wednesday on Syria Strike

Senators reportedly reach an agreement on a resolution for military force in Syria. Vote expected Wednesday.Elad Benari, 9/4/2013, 3:45 AM

Senate Confirms Power as UN Ambassador

More than 70 senators vote in favor of Samantha Power, who said in 2002 she would allocate aid to "Palestine" instead of Israel.Elad Benari, 8/2/2013, 3:15 AM

Senate Unanimously Backs Pro-Israel Resolution

Senate unanimously backs a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel in an attack against Iran.Elad Benari, 5/23/2013, 4:43 AM

Senate Committee Approves Legislation to Arm Syrian Rebels

A key Senate committee approves legislation that calls for the U.S. to provide small arms to moderate rebels fighting Assad.Elad Benari, 5/22/2013, 4:44 AM

US Senate Likely to Pass New Pro-Israel Resolution

Senate majority leader announces unanimous consent to take up resolution affirming support for Israel, strengthening sanctions against Iran.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/21/2013, 5:18 PM

Senate Defeats Gun Control Plan, Obama Fumes

Senate defeats a plan to expand background checks on firearms sales and a proposal to ban some weapons.Elad Benari, 4/18/2013, 3:15 AM

Senate Confirms Brennan As CIA Director

Senate confirms John Brennan as CIA director Thursday after White House doused a fierce debate over the potential use of domestic drones.Rachel Hirshfeld , 3/8/2013, 9:16 AM

Jack Lew Confirmed as U.S. Treasury Secretary

Obama's former chief of staff, Jack Lew, was confirmed as the next U.S. Treasury secretary.Elad Benari, 2/28/2013, 5:43 AM

Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

The U.S. Senate confirms Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense, ending an acrimonious nominations process.Elad Benari, 2/27/2013, 1:12 AM

Republican Warns: Vote for Hagel and be Held Accountable

Sen. James Inhofe warns fellow Republicans they will be held accountable if they vote to confirm Chuck Hagel.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/22/2013, 10:54 PM

Republicans Block Vote on Hagel Nomination, For Now

Republicans successfully block Chuck Hagel's nomination to be Secretary of Defense, forcing a 10-day delay in his confirmation vote.Elad Benari, 2/15/2013, 1:45 AM

Sen. Inhofe Threatens Filibuster to Block Hagel

Sen. James Inhofe threatened to filibuster Chuck Hagel if necessary to prevent his confirmation as the next US secretary of defense. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/11/2013, 10:33 AM

Panetta, Dempsey Admit Supporting Plan to Arm Syrian Rebels

Obama's two top defense officials tell Senate they supported a plan to provide weapons to the Syrian rebels.Elad Benari, 2/8/2013, 3:44 AM

Senate Committee Postpones Hagel Confirmation Vote

The Senate Armed Services Committee has postponed a panel vote that was expected to take place Thursday on the nomination of Chuck Hagel. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/7/2013, 4:53 PM

Video: Hagel 'Doesn't Know' Why He Said 'Jewish Lobby' Remarks

Hagel faced a brutal line of questioning during Senate confirmation hearings as he grappled for adequate defense of "Jewish lobby" comments.Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/1/2013, 12:16 PM

Hagel Under Fire Over Israel and Iran at Senate Hearing

Chuck Hagel, under fire from Republicans over his anti-Israel stance, reiterates support for Israel, regrets past remarks.Elad Benari, 2/1/2013, 4:46 AM

US Senate Committee Approves Kerry Nomination

Sen. John Kerry received unanimous vote of approval by Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in first hurdle to become next secretary of stateRachel Hirshfeld , 1/29/2013, 7:10 PM

'I Take Responsibility', Says Clinton at Benghazi Hearing

Hillary Clinton took responsibility for Benghazi attack and cited a "personal" commitment to improving security.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/23/2013, 7:30 PM

Senate Calls on EU to Designate Hizbullah as Terror Group

The Senate passed a resolution Friday calling on European countries to designate Hizbullah as a terrorist organization. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/26/2012, 10:09 PM

Netanyahu on Inouye: a Humble Man with a Towering Spirit

Prime Minister: Inouye's friendship to the Jewish people knew no bounds. Israel will forever owe him a profound debt.Gil Ronen, 12/18/2012, 12:39 PM

Senate Votes to Create Counter Strategy Against 'Hostile' Iran

The Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make it U.S. policy to counter Iran's “growing hostile presence in the Western Hemisphere.” Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/13/2012, 10:33 PM

US Senate Set to Consider New Round of Iran Sanctions

The Senate is set to consider a broader round of economic sanctions on Friday against Iran's energy, port, shipping and shipbuilding sectorsRachel Hirshfeld , 11/30/2012, 12:47 PM

U.S. Senator Arlen Specter Dies of Cancer at 82

Kansas-born Specter came a long way from the time he went to Univ. of Pa. because the Univ. of Kansas had no Jewish fraternity. Scott Krane, 10/14/2012, 11:15 PM

Congressmen Challenge Obama, Want Halt to Aid to Egypt

A Republican senator threatens a filibuster to suspend aid to Egypt and other countries where Americans have been attacked. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/19/2012, 9:09 AM

NY's Orthodox Jewish Senate Candidate Vows to Drop the 'Pink'

The 22-year-old orthodox Jewish woman running for office in the New York State Senate said that she is planning to "leave the pink at home" Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/2/2012, 5:08 PM

Orthodox Jewish Woman Runs for NY State Senate

For the first time, an Orthodox Jewish woman is running for office in the New York State Senate.Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/25/2012, 12:14 AM

Navi Pillay Receives New Term as UN Rights Chief

The UN General Assembly unanimously overruled Syria's objections and gave the outspoken Pillay to two more years in her postRachel Hirshfeld & Gabe Kahn, 5/25/2012, 3:59 PM