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Over warrants for Israelis

House approves bill to sanction ICC officials

US House of Representatives passes legislation that would sanction International Criminal Court for requesting arrest warrants for Netanyahu and other Israeli officials.

House approves bill to sanction ICC officials

16 Democrats vote in favor

House rebukes Biden for withholding Israel aid

Israel Security Assistance Support Act, which condemns Biden's posture on Israel’s military action in Gaza, passes in a 224 to 187 vote. Biden has already said he will veto the bill if it clears the Senate.

House rebukes Biden for withholding Israel aid

In response to Republicans:

Biden blocks release of interview with special counsel

Biden asserts executive privilege over audio recordings of his interview with special counsel Robert Hur, who described the President as an “elderly man with a poor memory.”

Biden blocks release of interview with special counsel

White House:

Biden will veto GOP bill on aid to Israel

White House criticizes Israel Security Assistance Support Act, which would pressure President Biden to send weapons to Israel.

Biden will veto GOP bill on aid to Israel

Anti-Israel Republican loses Indiana House primaries

John Hostettler, longtime Israel critic, loses Indiana Republican House primary after campaign by Jewish groups.

Anti-Israel Republican loses Indiana House primaries

Republican leaders demand answers from Biden

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson criticize Biden for pausing of shipment of bombs to Israel last week.

Republican leaders demand answers from Biden

House approves:

'From the River to the Sea' is antisemitic

US House of Representatives passes, by a majority of 377 to 44, a resolution condemning the chant “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free” as antisemitic.

'From the River to the Sea' is antisemitic

House Speaker to promote Israel aid bill

House Speaker Mike Johnson plans to move forward with four individual bills to fund Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan. White House reiterates its objection to standalone bills.

House Speaker to promote Israel aid bill

House Speaker:

'Time to stop lecturing Israel on how it should defend itself'

US House Speaker Mike Johnson blasts “appalling” lack of support for Israel from some Democrats.

'Time to stop lecturing Israel on how it should defend itself'

Netanyahu to Republicans:

'There's an attempt to ram a Palestinian state down our throats'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Thursday with a Republican Congressional delegation organized by AIPAC and told it that Israel will get the job done faster if it is given the tools to do so.

'There's an attempt to ram a Palestinian state down our throats'

Michigan rep. calls for Gaza war to end 'like Hiroshima'

'The quicker these wars end, the fewer innocent lives will be caught in the crossfire,' Michigan Rep. Tim Walberg says.

Michigan rep. calls for Gaza war to end 'like Hiroshima'

John Kirby:

'Netanyahu can decide who he wants to talk to'

US National Security Council spokesman comments on Netanyahu's decision to speak to Senate Republicans via video: Support for Israel has been a long-standing bipartisan issue in this country.

'Netanyahu can decide who he wants to talk to'

Netanyahu to Republicans:

'Israel will continue its efforts to defeat Hamas'

Republican Senators who attended Netanyahu's address at their policy lunch say the PM stressed he is going to finish the job in Gaza.

'Israel will continue its efforts to defeat Hamas'

Amid tensions with Biden:

Netanyahu to speak to Senate Republicans

Prime Minister Netanyahu is tentatively scheduled to speak virtually to Senate Republicans during their regular lunch meeting on Wednesday.

Netanyahu to speak to Senate Republicans

After Super Tuesday

Mitch McConnell endorses Trump for President

Senate Republican Leader endorses Trump, a noteworthy move due to the longstanding differences between the two.

Mitch McConnell endorses Trump for President

'Super Tuesday' live updates:

Trump and Biden appear headed for 2024 rematch

Millions of Americans vote as 16 states and one US territory hold presidential nominating contests. Trump has won 11 states, Haley only one.

Trump and Biden appear headed for 2024 rematch

Republican primaries:

Trump defeats Haley in North Dakota

The contest in North Dakota is the last before Super Tuesday, when 15 states will hold their primaries.

Trump defeats Haley in North Dakota

First victory:

Nikki Haley wins Washington, DC primary

Former South Carolina Governor wins Republican presidential primary in Washington, DC, two days before Super Tuesday.

Nikki Haley wins Washington, DC primary

2024 US elections:

Trump wins Idaho caucuses

The former President, who earlier also won Missouri’s Republican presidential caucuses, has won all primary contests to date.

Trump wins Idaho caucuses

Chair of Republicans in Israel:

Obama folks run the White House, promote PA state

Attorney Marc Zell, Chairman of Republicans Overseas Israel, speaks to Arutz Sheva: Israel needs to stay the course. Do not listen to the Americans. Do not succumb to international pressure.

Obama folks run the White House, promote PA state

Illinois:

Judge bars Trump from appearing on GOP ballot

Illinois state judge cites anti-insurrection clause of the US Constitution in barring former President from appearing on the state's Republican presidential primary ballot.

Judge bars Trump from appearing on GOP ballot

Mitch McConnell to step down as GOP leader

Senate Minority Leader announces he will step down as GOP leader in November but will continue to serve in the US Senate.

Mitch McConnell to step down as GOP leader

2024 US elections:

Trump, Biden win Michigan primaries

US networks project that Donald Trump has won the Michigan Republican primary, while Biden won Michigan for the Democrats, despite resistance by some Arab American Democrats.

Trump, Biden win Michigan primaries

Haley defiant:

'I'm not giving up this fight'

Former South Carolina Governor makes clear she intends to stay in the GOP nomination race despite losing to Trump in her home state. Trump: I'm really not thinking about Haley.

'I'm not giving up this fight'

2024 US elections:

Trump projected to win South Carolina primary

Multiple networks project that former US President will defeat his rival, Nikki Haley, in her home state.

Trump projected to win South Carolina primary

Tlaib votes 'present'

House condemns Hamas' sexual violence

House of Representatives passes bipartisan resolution condemning Hamas terrorists’ use of rape and sexual violence during and since October 7.

House condemns Hamas' sexual violence

Will replace George Santos

Democrat Tom Suozzi wins New York special election

Suozzi defeated Republican candidate Mazi Pilip, an American Israeli woman who was born in Ethiopia and was brought to Israel in 1991 during Israel’s “Operation Solomon”.

Democrat Tom Suozzi wins New York special election

Senate approves promotion of Israel aid bill

Senate sets the stage for final passage of a $95.34 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, though there are doubts it will pass the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Senate approves promotion of Israel aid bill

Biden threatens to veto House's Israel aid bill

The Biden administration opposes the legislation due to the fact that it supports a broader bill which provides assistance to both Ukraine and Israel while providing new funds for border security.

Biden threatens to veto House's Israel aid bill

House Speaker:

'House will vote on Israel aid bill next week'

House Speaker Mike Johnson announces standalone $17.6 billion Israel aid bill. White House: A ploy which does nothing.

'House will vote on Israel aid bill next week'

'I’m not going anywhere'

Haley vows to stay in the race through Super Tuesday

Despite losing in Iowa and New Hampshire, former US Ambassador to the UN says she expects to perform better in her home state of South Carolina.

Haley vows to stay in the race through Super Tuesday

Sen. Cruz predicts:

'Haley will drop out 18 hours after South Carolina'

Senator Ted Cruz says the GOP primary race will effectively “end” in South Carolina after Trump defeats Haley there.

'Haley will drop out 18 hours after South Carolina'

Voter turnout in New Hampshire sets new record

As of Wednesday afternoon, nearly 318,000 Republicans and independents cast votes in the primary, exceeding the previous record set in the 2020 Democratic primary.

Voter turnout in New Hampshire sets new record

Trump wins New Hampshire Republican primary

Former President defeats Nikki Haley in New Hampshire GOP primaries after his victory in Iowa last week. Haley: This race is far from over.

Trump wins New Hampshire Republican primary

After DeSantis drops out:

Trump welcomes Florida Governor's endorsement

Former President's campaign says all Republicans should rally behind Trump to defeat Biden.

Trump welcomes Florida Governor's endorsement

Hunter Biden agrees to deposition before Republicans

Son of US President will appear for closed-door deposition on February 28 as part of impeachment inquiry efforts into his father.

Hunter Biden agrees to deposition before Republicans

New Hampshire primaries - Trump or Haley?

The second Republican primaries could be another easy win for Trump or a surprise tie for Haley.

New Hampshire primaries - Trump or Haley?

Biden to meet Congress leaders, discuss Israel aid

National security supplemental package that includes funding for Ukraine and Israel has been in flux due to disagreements between Democrats and Republicans.

Biden to meet Congress leaders, discuss Israel aid

2024 US elections:

Former Arkansas Gov. drops out of presidential race

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson suspends campaign after finishing sixth in the Iowa caucuses.

Former Arkansas Gov. drops out of presidential race

After Iowa caucuses:

Vivek Ramaswamy drops out of presidential race

38-year-old businessman was ultimately unable to pull much support away from Trump.

Vivek Ramaswamy drops out of presidential race

Rubio endorses Trump for President

Ahead of Iowa caucuses, Senator Marco Rubio endorses former President in 2024 presidential race.

Rubio endorses Trump for President

Trump shows strong lead going into primaries

The former President enjoys nearly 30% more support in polls over his nearest competitor for the Republican nomination.

Trump shows strong lead going into primaries

'Make sure to support Israel'

Haley and DeSantis debate in Iowa

Republican presidential candidates trade jabs over antisemitism and Israel. DeSantis: I am against a two-state solution. Haley: Give Israel whatever it wants to get the job done.

Haley and DeSantis debate in Iowa

2024 US elections:

Chris Christie withdraws from presidential race

Former New Jersey Governor announces he is ending his long-shot 2024 presidential campaign: There isn’t a path for me to win the nomination.

Chris Christie withdraws from presidential race

After hospitalization saga:

Republican lawmaker seeks to impeach Austin

Rep. Matt Rosendale says he is introducing articles of impeachment against Defense Secretary.

Republican lawmaker seeks to impeach Austin

Colorado GOP appeals Trump ban in the state

Colorado Republican Party asks Supreme Court to overturn the state Supreme Court ruling that removed Trump from Colorado’s 2024 ballot.

Colorado GOP appeals Trump ban in the state

Senate fails to pass Israel aid package

Senate Republicans block aid for Israel and Ukraine amid dispute about border security policy.

Senate fails to pass Israel aid package

House approves resolution condemning antisemitism

Measure passes by vote of 311 to 14, Some Democrats take issue with language stating that “anti-Zionism is antisemitism.”

House approves resolution condemning antisemitism

Next Republican debate will feature just four candidates

Republican National Committee announces that Wednesday's debate will feature DeSantis,Haley, Ramaswamy and Christie.

Next Republican debate will feature just four candidates

Sen. Tim Scott drops out of Republican presidential race

South Carolina Senator suspends campaign days after third Republican debate.

Sen. Tim Scott drops out of Republican presidential race

Senate Democrats block bill providing aid to Israel

The bill passed the House last week, but Democrats are opposed to it since it does not include Ukraine aid as well.

Senate Democrats block bill providing aid to Israel

'Off-year election':

Kentucky reelects Democratic Governor

Americans cast votes in a variety of polls, from governorships to local referenda.

Kentucky reelects Democratic Governor

Bipartisan show of support:

House marks one month since Hamas attack on Israel

House Speaker Mike Johnson and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries host bipartisan candlelight vigil for Israeli victims and hostages.

House marks one month since Hamas attack on Israel

Republicans to Biden:

'Refreeze the $6 billion granted to Iran'

Group of Senate Republicans call on Biden administration to refreeze assets it allowed Iran to use as part of prisoner exchange deal.

'Refreeze the $6 billion granted to Iran'

Trump:

'I would accept House speakership for a short period'

Former US President says he would accept a short-term role as speaker of the House in order to unify the Republican Party.

'I would accept House speakership for a short period'

Rep. Matt Gaetz moves to oust House Speaker McCarthy

Rep. Matt Gaetz offers a motion to vacate the chair on the House floor in bid to oust McCarthy.

Rep. Matt Gaetz moves to oust House Speaker McCarthy

House Republicans fail to pass short-term funding bill

Government shutdown looms after House Republicans fail to pass short-term funding bill.

House Republicans fail to pass short-term funding bill

Trump to skip third Republican debate as well

Aide to former President confirms he plans to skip the third Republican debate, just as he did the first two.

Trump to skip third Republican debate as well

'Trump is missing in action':

Republican candidates gather for second debate

Seven candidates take part in second debate at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. Trump under fire for skipping the debate.

Republican candidates gather for second debate

McConnell vows to remain Senate Republican leader

Senator Mitch McConnell says he will finish his term despite recent health problems.

McConnell vows to remain Senate Republican leader