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Can Israel afford to stand up to America?

Netanyahu is addressing Congress because he has no other option. Op-ed.

Can Israel afford to stand up to America?

New US-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group

US and Israel set up House-Knesset Parliamentary Friendship Group to promote common areas of interest, hold exchanges of knowledge and expertise, and foster cooperation in a variety of fields

New US-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group

Hostages' families to accompany Netanyahu during Congress speech

Netanyahu is scheduled to address Congress on July 24, will be accompanied by families of people held hostage in Gaza and of people who have been killed in the war.

Hostages' families to accompany Netanyahu during Congress speech

House Armed Services Head calls on Biden to close Gaza pier

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mike Rogers writes letter to President calling US-built pier off Gaza coast a 'failed operation,' calls for closure of pier before a 'catastrophe' happens.

House Armed Services Head calls on Biden to close Gaza pier

'I'm not going':

Sen. Warren will not attend Netanyahu's Congress speech

Senator Elizabeth Warren says she will not be attending Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, claims Netanyahu "has created a humanitarian catastrophe."

Sen. Warren will not attend Netanyahu's Congress speech

Democrats split on how to protest Netanyahu's speech

While some Dems plan on activly disupting the Israeli PMs address to Congress, others have chosen to boycott it to maintain decorum in the chamber.

Democrats split on how to protest Netanyahu's speech

Anti-Israel protesters disrupt Congressional Baseball Game

Crowd drowns out chants of anti-Israel protesters with chants of 'USA!' Game later disrupted by climate activists running onto the field.

Anti-Israel protesters disrupt Congressional Baseball Game

Netanyahu's Congress address:

White House won't say if Biden will meet Netanyahu

"I don't have anything to announce today," says national security adviser Jake Sullivan when asked whether the President will meet Netanyahu while he is in Washington next month.

White House won't say if Biden will meet Netanyahu

Nancy Pelosi:

'Netanyahu Congress speech is wrong'

Former House Speaker says she would not have invited Netanyahu to address Congress had she still been serving as Speaker.

'Netanyahu Congress speech is wrong'

Date set:

Netanyahu to address Congress on July 24

Netanyahu: I am very moved to have the privilege of representing Israel before both Houses of Congress and to present the truth about our just war against those who seek to destroy us.

Netanyahu to address Congress on July 24

Report:

Netanyahu to address Congress next Thursday

President Joe Biden is not scheduled to be in Washington that day, as he will be attending the G7 summit in Italy. PM's office clarifies that no date has yet been set for the speech.

Netanyahu to address Congress next Thursday

Bernie Sanders:

'I will not attend Netanyahu's Congress speech'

Senator Bernie Sanders blasts invitation for Netnayahu to address Congress, calls him a “war criminal”.

'I will not attend Netanyahu's Congress speech'

Officially:

Netanyahu invited to address Congress

Netanyahu sent a letter signed by all four Congressional leaders inviting him to deliver an address to Congress.

Netanyahu invited to address Congress

House Speaker:

'Netanyahu will be invited to address Congress'

US House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson says Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to invite Netanyahu to speak before Congress.

'Netanyahu will be invited to address Congress'

House Speaker:

'We're working on date for Netanyahu to address Congress'

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he expects Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to be co-signing his letter inviting Netanyahu to speak before Congress.

'We're working on date for Netanyahu to address Congress'

House Speaker gives Schumer an ultimatum on Netanyahu

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he told Senate Majority Leader he would invite Netanyahu to address the House only if Schumer doesn't sign his invitation for Netanyahu to address Congress.

House Speaker gives Schumer an ultimatum on Netanyahu

'No excuse for Biden aid cut'

Rep. Elise Stefanik to address Knesset today

House Republican Conference Chair to visit sites of Hamas massacre, address Knesset in trip to Israel.

Rep. Elise Stefanik to address Knesset today

Congress investigating 20 groups funding anti-Israel protests

House Oversight and Committee Chairman James Comer and Education Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx ask Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen for all suspicious activity reports on groups behind campus anti-Israel protests.

Congress investigating 20 groups funding anti-Israel protests

After his criticism:

Schumer poised to invite Netanyahu to address Congress

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he is ready to sign House Speaker Mike Johnson's invitation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to deliver an address to Congress.

Schumer poised to invite Netanyahu to address Congress

Reps cited Christian scripture to vote against antisemitism bill

Passages organization condemns 2 Republican lawmakers for objecting to Antisemitism Awareness Act's listing of 'Jews killed Jesus' claim as antisemitic.

Reps cited Christian scripture to vote against antisemitism bill

US legislators:

We will act against the ICC if warrants are issued for Israelis

Senators and members of Congress announced that they will pressure the court in The Hague to prevent the issuance of arrest warrants for senior Israelis due to the war in Gaza.

We will act against the ICC if warrants are issued for Israelis

Mike Johnson pushes Ukraine, Israel aid despite GOP opposition

House Speaker says bills on foreign aid will be brought for a vote soon despite some Republicans opposing the bills without border security.

Mike Johnson pushes Ukraine, Israel aid despite GOP opposition

After Iranian attack:

Biden stresses need to pass Israel aid bill in Congress

Biden speaks to top four congressional leaders, urges passage of Israel aid bill that Democrats and Republicans have clashed over.

Biden stresses need to pass Israel aid bill in Congress

US lawmakers introduce bill to combat domestic antisemitism

ADL praises bipartisan Countering Antisemitism Act, introduced in wake of 337% rise in antisemitic incidents following October 7, as 'historic.'

US lawmakers introduce bill to combat domestic antisemitism

AOC accuses Israel of 'genocide'

Far-left 'Squad' member accuses Jewish state of genocide in House or Representatives remarks, demands US cut off arms to Israel.

AOC accuses Israel of 'genocide'

Schumer hints:

Not opposed to Netanyahu speaking to Congress

Senate Majority Leader comments on House Speaker's intent to invite Netanyahu for a speech: I will always welcome the opportunity for the Prime Minister of Israel to speak to Congress in a bipartisan way.

Not opposed to Netanyahu speaking to Congress

Congress address?

House Speaker considering inviting Netanyahu

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he is considering inviting Netanyahu to address Congress: It's very important for us to show solidarity and support for Israel right now.

House Speaker considering inviting Netanyahu

Report:

US Congress deal bars funds to UNRWA until 2025

Sources say an agreement reached by US congressional leaders and the White House will continue a ban on US funding for UNRWA until March 2025.

US Congress deal bars funds to UNRWA until 2025

House Intel Chair warn:s

Congress aware of ‘serious national security threat'

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence chairman Mike Turner calls on Pres. Biden to declassify info on national security threat 'so that Congress, the Administration, and our allies can openly discuss the actions necessary to respond to this threat.'

Congress aware of ‘serious national security threat'

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

House committees recommend:

Hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress

Two Republican-led House committees vote to approve a report recommending contempt of Congress resolution against President's son.

Hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress

Sanders to Congress:

'Reject the military aid to Israel'

Senator Bernie Sanders calls on Congress not to approve aid to Israel "to continue its brutal war against the Palestinian people".

'Reject the military aid to Israel'

'We need a public explanation'

Democrat criticizes US weapons transfer to Israel

Senator Tim Kaine criticizes Biden administration’s announcement that it will transfer munitions to Israel, bypassing Congress.

Democrat criticizes US weapons transfer to Israel

House Republicans launch probe into colleges' antisemitism

Investigation follows hearing in which University Presidents refuse to say if calls for genocide against Jews violate university policy.

House Republicans launch probe into colleges' antisemitism

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Congressional hearing on campus antisemitism

House Committee on Education holds hearing with heads of university on how they confront rising antisemitism on campus in last 2 months.

Congressional hearing on campus antisemitism

Urge Congress like never before!

Join the unified campaign to send 100,000 letters to Congress to stand with Israel.

Urge Congress like never before!

Biden seeks $200 million for security for Jews and Muslims

President asks Congress to increase funding to Nonprofit Security Grant Program amid 400% increase in antisemitic incidents in the US.

Biden seeks $200 million for security for Jews and Muslims

Mike Johnson elected House Speaker, pledges to support Israel

Louisiana Rep. elected as House Speaker after 3 weeks of paralysis in Congress, says 1st act will be to pass resolution supporting Israel.

Mike Johnson elected House Speaker, pledges to support Israel

Alleged alien corpses presented to Mexican Congress

A Mexican journalist presented what he claimed to be the bodies of aliens to Mexico's Congress following testimony on UFOs in the US House.

Alleged alien corpses presented to Mexican Congress

Pelosi to seek reelection in 2024

Former House Speaker stepped down from her role last November but had never indicated she plans to retire.

Pelosi to seek reelection in 2024

Former Trump adviser convicted of contempt of Congress

Former Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro convicted of contempt of Congress for failing to comply with Jan. 6 committee's subpoena.

Former Trump adviser convicted of contempt of Congress

Trump's former attorney considering Congress run

Michael Cohen, who served as Trump’s personal attorney, considering a run as a Democrat in Manhattan.

Trump's former attorney considering Congress run

Maryland: Jewish Democrat announces run for Congress

Joel Rubin, veteran of a number of Jewish organizations, to run for Congress in Maryland.

Maryland: Jewish Democrat announces run for Congress

Op-ed:

Herzog’s lamentable performance

Israel needs to deliver an entirely different message to its two-faced U.S. ally. Op-ed.

Herzog’s lamentable performance

Pres. Herzog tells Congress 'Israel has democracy in its DNA'

Israeli President addresses US House of Representatives and Senate, says US and Israel 'irreplaceable' to each other.

Pres. Herzog tells Congress 'Israel has democracy in its DNA'

Pres. Herzog prepares for historic speech to Congress

Grandson of Harry Truman, daughter of Rabbi Abraham Heschel, and mother of Hadar Goldin to be special guests during speech.

Pres. Herzog prepares for historic speech to Congress

'In solidarity with Palestinians':

Rep. Tlaib joins boycott of Herzog's Congress speech

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib joins other Democrats in boycotting President Isaac Herzog’s speech before joint session of Congress.

Rep. Tlaib joins boycott of Herzog's Congress speech

'Not planning to attend':

AOC joins boycott of Herzog's speech

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, known for her anti-Israel statements, joins two others in boycott of President Herzog's Congress speech.

AOC joins boycott of Herzog's speech

Joining Ilhan Omar:

Rep. Jamaal Bowman to boycott Herzog's Congress speech

Rep. Jamaal Bowman confirms he will not be attending President Isaac Herzog's speech before a joint session of Congress next week.

Rep. Jamaal Bowman to boycott Herzog's Congress speech

Rep. Ilhan Omar:

'No way in hell I am attending Herzog's speech'

Anti-Israel Democrat goes on the attack in Twitter thread, announces she will boycott President Herzog's speech to Congress next week.

'No way in hell I am attending Herzog's speech'

Congresswoman Tlaib: 'Congress must stop funding Israel'

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib tweeted about the Jenin operation, demanding that Congress end aid to Israel.

Congresswoman Tlaib: 'Congress must stop funding Israel'

President Herzog to address joint session of Congress

Israeli President to address Congress next month.

President Herzog to address joint session of Congress

'Double standards towards Israel is a form of antisemitism'

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich of the Kohelet Policy Forum, testifies at the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

'Double standards towards Israel is a form of antisemitism'

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US Congress discusses Anti-Semitism in UN, PA, and NGOs

Natan Sharansky joins discussion in House Foreign Affairs Committee on antisemitism at the UN, PA, and NGOs.

US Congress discusses Anti-Semitism in UN, PA, and NGOs

GOP seeks to fine Schiff $16MM for Trump-Russia collusion claim

GOP rep. introduces resolution to force Schiff to repay cost of investigation into allegation, which he pushed in media appearances.

GOP seeks to fine Schiff $16MM for Trump-Russia collusion claim

Jewish NY state senator files to run against Rep. George Santos

Ex-state Senator Anna Kaplan has been a leading voice calling for disgraced Rep. Santos to resign.

Jewish NY state senator files to run against Rep. George Santos

Congressmen call for increased funding for antisemitism envoy

Bipartisan letter to head of House Appropriations Subcommittee requests $500,000 more for Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism.

Congressmen call for increased funding for antisemitism envoy

House bill for secular, democratic Iran gains bipartisan support

GOP resolution for democratic, non-nuclear Iran receives majority support in House of Representatives, including 75 Democrats.

House bill for secular, democratic Iran gains bipartisan support

Jewish actor Ben Savage to run for Congress in California

'Boy Meets World' star hoping to win seat California currently held by Rep. Adam Schiff.

Jewish actor Ben Savage to run for Congress in California

Top US lawmakers briefed on probes of classified documents

Top lawmakers in Congress briefed on investigations into classified documents found in possession of Biden, Trump and Pence.

Top US lawmakers briefed on probes of classified documents