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US lawmakers dissatisfied with IDF probe of Al Jazeera journalist's death

Democratic Senators attempting to require independent State Department investigation into death of Shireen Abu Aqleh.

US lawmakers dissatisfied with IDF probe of journalist's death

Friedman to State Department: Israel not a human rights violator

Ambassador rejected calls for extra scrutiny of IDF behavior, emailed State Department officials to affirm Israel’s democratic standards.

Friedman to State Department: Israel not a human rights violator

Cardin: Leahy letter on killings is 'wrong'

Ben Cardin criticizes letter from Democrats asking the Obama administration to look into allegations of Israeli extrajudicial killing.

Cardin: Leahy letter on extrajudicial killings is 'wrong'

Netanyahu tells Kerry to rebuke US senator

After senator sends letter to Kerry demanding investigation into Israeli "executions", PM calls upon Kerry to respond.

Netanyahu tells Kerry to rebuke US senator for 'execution' claim

Netanyahu to US Senator: You got the wrong address

Netanyahu responds to claim of 'extrajudicial killings,' noting that Sen. Leahy did not condemn PA leaders for inciting to murder.

Netanyahu responds to US Senator: You got the wrong address

Senator: Investigate Israel's 'rights violations'

Senator and 10 House members ask Kerry to investigate Israel and Egypt, and potentially suspend US military aid.

Dem. Senator: Investigate Israel's 'gross violations of rights'

Two Senators Announce Boycott of Bibi Speech

After Independent vows not to be present, longest-serving senator from Democrats boycotts 'tawdry stunt embarrasing Israel and Congress.'

Two Senators Announce Boycott of Bibi's Congress Speech

Senator Holds Egypt Funding Over Mass Trial

Senator Patrick Leahy says he will not approve sending funds to the Egyptian military, after 683 Islamists are sentenced to death.

Senator Holds Egypt Funding Over Mass Trial

Senator Reveals: U.S. Quietly Halted Aid to Egypt

Most forms of military aid have been suspended, says Appropriations C'tee Head Leahy. Delivery of Apaches is on hold.

Senator Reveals: U.S. Quietly Halted Aid to Egypt

US Delegation Asks Cuba to Release Alan Gross

Members of Congress have gone to Cuba in an attempt to free imprisoned American Jewish social worker Alan Gross, age 63.

US Delegation Asks Cuba to Release Social Worker Alan Gross