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US senators discussed Israel warrants with ICC officials

Axios report: A bipartisan group of US senators held a virtual meeting with senior officials at the ICC to express concern about possible arrest warrants being issued for Israeli leaders.

US senators discussed Israel warrants with ICC officials

Former US Senator Joe Lieberman dies at 82

Lieberman, who was the first Orthodox Jew to serve in the Senate and also the first Jewish candidate on the national ticket of a major party, dies due to complications from a fall.

Former US Senator Joe Lieberman dies at 82

Senator McConnell:

'Schumer's criticism grotesque and hypocritical'

Senator Mitch McConnell on Majority Leader Chuck Schumer' speech against PM Netanyahu: 'It is grotesque and hypocritical for Americans who hyperventilate about interference in our own democracy” to call for the Israeli leader's removal.'

'Schumer's criticism grotesque and hypocritical'

US Senators watch video of Hamas atrocities

Bipartisan group of dozens of senators attend closed-door viewing of footage of Hamas' October 7 attack.

US Senators watch video of Hamas atrocities

Senators say Israel should be given time to defeat Hamas

Republican and Democrat Senators attend event to move forward with legislation celebration US-Israel relationship.

Senators say Israel should be given time to defeat Hamas

Senate resolution to warn Iran against starting a war

Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal to introduce resolution recommending strikes on Iran if Hezbollah starts war with Israel.

Senate resolution to warn Iran against starting a war

Pres. Herzog meets bipartisan delegation of US senators

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer leads delegation to Israel to show support for Jewish State following Simchat Torah massacre.

Pres. Herzog meets bipartisan delegation of US senators

North Dakota senator and family killed in plane crash

North Dakota state senator Doug Larsen, his wife and their two young children killed after small plane crashes in Utah.

North Dakota senator and family killed in plane crash

Senators to Biden:

'Do not accept Israel into the Visa Waiver Program'

15 Democratic senators claim Israel is not abiding by its commitments and as such should not be accepted to Visa Waiver Program.

'Do not accept Israel into the Visa Waiver Program'

GOP senators urge EU to designate IRGC as terror group

Letter to EU calls for sanctions against Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps for selling drones to Russia and 'sowing terror in the West.'

GOP senators urge EU to designate IRGC as terror group

GOP Sen Jim Risch decries federal funding of campus antisemitism

Senate Republicans question years of Department of Education funding of campus antisemitic activities.

GOP Sen Jim Risch decries federal funding of campus antisemitism

Nine Democratic senators visit and pray at Western Wall

Senator Chuck Schumer and Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides bring US lawmakers to Western Wall where they meet worshippers.

Nine Democratic senators visit and pray at Western Wall

US Senators back NATO membership for Finland and Sweden

Motion backing NATO membership for Finland and Sweden approved in Senate by an overwhelming majority of 95-1.

US Senators back NATO membership for Finland and Sweden

Biden assures senators:

'Sanctions on Iran will be ramped up if needed'

Biden administration officials assure senators the US would ramp up sanctions on Iran if needed.

'Sanctions on Iran will be ramped up if needed'

Former Senator Orrin Hatch dies at 88

Hatch was the longest serving US senator, representing Utah from 1977 to 2019.

Former Senator Orrin Hatch dies at 88

Senators to Biden:

'Prioritize reversing UNHRC's anti-Israel bias'

Bipartisan group of senators urge Biden administration to prioritize reversing UNHRC's discriminatory treatment of Israel.

'Prioritize reversing UNHRC's anti-Israel bias'

Republican senators:

'We will not back new Iran nuclear deal'

49 of 50 Republican senators say emerging nuclear deal weakens sanctions and lessens restrictions on Iran.

'We will not back new Iran nuclear deal'

Senators working on 'mother of all sanctions' against Russia

Senators Bob Menendez and Jim Risch say they are confident they can pass "massive" sanctions against Russia if it invades Ukraine.

Senators working on 'mother of all sanctions' against Russia

US lawmakers: Add Israel to Visa Waiver Program

Group of Senators sign letter urging Israel’s addition to the US Visa Waiver Program.

US lawmakers: Add Israel to Visa Waiver Program

Three US Senators intent on blocking arms sale to Saudi Arabia

Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Bernie Sanders announce move to block Biden's first major arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

Three US Senators intent on blocking arms sale to Saudi Arabia

US delegation spoke with PA about Jerusalem consulate dispute

American bipartisan delegation speaks in Jerusalem regarding tension between Jerusalem and Washington on reopening of PA consulate.

US delegation spoke with PA about Jerusalem consulate dispute

GOP Senators call on Biden to resign over Afghanistan

Senator Josh Hawley and Senator Marsha Blackburn join wave of other Republicans calling on Biden to resign.

GOP Senators call on Biden to resign over Afghanistan

GOP senators concerned about WH move to elevate ties with PA

Led by Sen. Marco Rubio, group pushing back against what they see as Biden's undermining of US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

GOP senators concerned about WH move to elevate ties with PA

US: New Black-Jewish coalition to tackle racism, anti-Semitism

Cory Booker starts new coalition of Black and Jewish senators to tackle anti-Semitism and racism.

US: New Black-Jewish coalition to tackle racism, anti-Semitism

New political group supports 'centrist pro-Israel' candidates

Former AIPAC officials launch bipartisan political action committee.

New political group supports 'centrist pro-Israel' candidates

Israelis tell US not to recognize Israeli sovereignty in Golan?

Reps from Defense Min. reportedly surprise US senators when they recommend to delay bill recognizing Israeli sovereignty in Golan Heights.

Israelis tell US not to recognize Israeli sovereignty in Golan?

Senators not close to new bill on Iran deal

U.S. Senators working to tighten international accord on Iran’s nuclear program say no new bill is imminent.

Senators not close to new bill on Iran deal

Rabbis: Western Wall controversy is not about rights at all

Rabbis reject senators' 'inappropriate intervention' in Israeli religious affairs.

Rabbis: Western Wall controversy is not about rights at all

Senate rejects ObamaCare repeal proposal

Senators vote 55-45 against proposal that would repeal much of ObamaCare.

Senate rejects ObamaCare repeal proposal

Senators call for tighter sanctions on Iran

Bipartisan group of senators introduce bill imposing tighter sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile tests.

Senators call for tighter sanctions on Iran

Senators to Obama: Continue vetoing anti-Israel UN resolutions

88 senators from both parties urge Obama to maintain policy of vetoing any one-sided Security Council resolutions on the Israeli-PA issue.

Senators to Obama: Continue vetoing anti-Israel UN resolutions

Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce acknowledged by senators

Entrepreneurs, activists and journalists from New York, New Jersey and Maryland visit the Senate to celebrate Jewish Heritage Month.

Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce acknowledged by senators

43 US Senators 'Alarmed' by Reports of Obama-Iran Nuke Deal

Scathing letter by Republican senators warns Obama against plans to circumvent Congress on a deal with Iran.

43 US Senators 'Alarmed' by Reports of Obama-Iran Nuke Deal

88 Senators to Kerry: Hand Gaza to the PA

Senators urge the Obama administration to act to take Gaza away from Hamas and hand it over to the PA.

88 Senators to Kerry: Hand Gaza to the PA

88 Senators to Obama: Reconsider Aid to PA

In a letter to Obama, an overwhelming majority of Senators point out the presence of terrorist group Hamas in new PA government.

88 Senators to Obama: Reconsider Aid to PA

Senators Urge Obama to Stand Firm Against Iran

23 senators urge President Obama to insist on a final agreement in which Iran would not be able to build a nuclear weapon.

Senators Urge Obama to Stand Firm Against Iran

U.S. Preparing Sanctions Against Russians

Senate's Foreign Relations Committee holding consultations on imposing sanctions against individual Russians.

U.S. Preparing Sanctions Against Russians

Senate Democrats to Wait with Iran Sanctions Bill

Senate Majority Leader Reid wants to see how the Iran-West deal is played out before bringing new sanctions to a vote.

Senate Democrats to Wait with Iran Sanctions Bill

Obama: Now Isn't the Time for New Sanctions

Now would not be the right time for Congress to impose new sanctions on Iran, says Obama, days before nuclear deal to be implemented.

Obama: Now Isn't the Time for New Sanctions

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.

New Iran Sanctions Bill Gains Support in the Senate

Obama Threatens Veto as Senators Promote New Iran Sanctions

White House threatened to use its veto power against legislation that would impose new sanctions on Iran.

Obama Threatens Veto as Senators Promote New Iran Sanctions

Senators Demanding Answers on Secret Talks with Iran

Lawmakers are raising questions about the secret U.S. diplomacy with Iran that led to last month's nuclear breakthrough.

Senators Demanding Answers on Secret Talks with Iran

Two Senators Preparing New Iran Sanctions

Democratic Senator Robert Menendez and Republican Senator Mark Kirk close to agreeing on new Iran sanctions, say aides.

Two Senators Preparing New Iran Sanctions

Senators Still Pushing for New Iran Sanctions

U.S. senators are working to pass new sanctions on Iran by end of December, are not buying Obama's warnings.

Senators Still Pushing for New Iran Sanctions

Republicans Skeptical of Iran Deal

Senators Kirk, Graham and Congressman Cantor voice displeasure with agreement reached at Geneva.

Republicans Skeptical of Iran Deal

14 U.S. Senators Plan New Sanctions on Iran

Bipartisan group of 14 senators says they plan to slap new set of sanctions on Iran after the Thanksgiving break.

14 U.S. Senators Plan New Sanctions on Iran

Biden to Senators: Iran Sanctions Relief Will be Modest

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden briefs Democratic senators on the negotiations with Iran over its nuclear weapons program.

Biden to Senators: Iran Sanctions Relief Will be Modest

Obama to Personally Appeal to Senators: Wait with the Sanctions

Obama will meet key senators, ask them to hold off on passing new sanctions on Iran.

Obama to Personally Appeal to Senators: Wait with the Sanctions

Biden to Senators: Hold Off on New Iran Sanctions

U.S. Vice President joins other top officials in a bid to persuade the Senate not to impose new sanctions on Iran.

Biden to Senators: Hold Off on New Iran Sanctions

Obama Pushing Lawmakers to Hold Off on New Iran Sanctions

Top Obama administration officials have been pushing lawmakers to hold off on new sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.

Obama Pushing Lawmakers to Hold Off on New Iran Sanctions

Obama to Meet Senators to Gain Support for Syria Strike

Obama will travel to Capitol Hill, where he will try to convince members of his own party to support a strike in Syria.

Obama to Meet Senators to Gain Support for Syria Strike

Senators to Obama: Toughen the Sanctions on Iran

76 U.S. senators urge President Obama to impose tougher sanctions on Iran, even with "moderate" Rouhani in office.

Senators to Obama: Toughen the Sanctions on Iran

Senators Approve Resolution to Assist Israel in Iran Strike

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopts a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel in an attack against Iran.

Senators Approve Resolution to Assist Israel in Iran Strike

New Senate Resolution: Back Israel if it Attacks Iran

A group of senators introduces a new resolution which says that the U.S. would back Israel militarily if it were to attack Iran.

New Senate Resolution: Back Israel if it Attacks Iran

GOP Senators Introduce Legislation Banning Arms Sales to Egypt

Two United States Republican senators introduced legislation on Thursday to halt arms sales to Egypt.

GOP Senators Introduce Legislation Banning Arms Sales to Egypt

Netanyahu to Senators: Nuclear Iran is the World's Problem

“History won't forgive those who do not stop Iran's nuclear program,” Netanyahu tells a delegation of senators headed by John McCain.

Netanyahu to Senators: Nuclear Iran is the World's Problem

Ambassador Oren, Jewish Leaders, Mourn Sen. Inouye

Israel owes Sen. Inouye ”an immense debt,” says Ambassador Oren. Agudath Israel, Chabad and others mourn his passing.

Ambassador Oren, Jewish Leaders, Mourn Sen. Inouye

44 Senators Urge Obama to Halt Iran Talks Unless Progress Made

44 Senators told Obama that unless Iran gives three concessions, he should abandon ongoing negotiations over country's nuclear program.

44 Senators Urge Obama to Halt Iran Talks Unless Progress Made