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Only this past Monday, Reps. Pete Roskam (R-IL) and Juan Vargas (D-CA) introduced a bipartisan bill imposing criminal penalties on US companies complying with the BDS movement,
In March 2000 the Israeli government was refused permission to purchase BGM-109 Tomahawk missiles.
The Netanyahu cabinet has been extra careful not to provoke the ire of the retiring emperor on the eve of that portion of his term when he no longer needs to worry about the Jewish vote.
Pres. Obama should resist any temptation, during his final weeks in office, to change longstanding American policy: that only direct negotiations between the parties will achieve a lasting peace.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fl) said Kerry was "acting as Iran's de facto trade representative."
As the election draws closer, the Obama administration is sending strong signals that it may make a major push to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the United Nations
The source noted that, despite their "dissatisfaction" with these requests, the PA leadership will restrain itself and avoid any UNSC move until after the elections.
Kerry responded by saying the Administration has not yet made its decision on this matter — which is probably what he would have said if he didn't want an Obama anti-Israel move to hit the news before the election.
"... there needs to be consequences ..."
On Wednesday, the State Department “strongly condemned” the resettling of Amona's Jews, in an angry press release reminiscent of the Days Secretary John Kerry was first realizing there was no Nobel Peace Prize for him for fathering a new Palestinian State.
Overall, the debate veered to the Iran deal four times, and Gov. Pence was not able to turn any of them into a knockout, or even a win on points.
Congressman Jerry Nadler, a Manhattan Democrat whose 10th Congressional District actually includes Ground Zero, was adamant in attacking the president's arguments.
President Obama wrote: "There are few people who we share this world with who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves. My friend Shimon was one of those people.
"Something is happening now, an unprecedented flourishing of our international relations with the countries of the world," Netanyahu said.
The Prime Minister's office released a laconic statement saying, "Netanyahu presented to Trump Israel's positions on regional issues related to its security and discussed with him Israel's efforts to achieve peace and stability in our region."
Obama’s UN address was an eloquent concoction of soaring rhetoric & banal platitudes, of statements of the obvious & of the obviously false, delivered with impeccable polish and panache.
Bibi, who in some ways can be considered even "more American" than Obama, has never found a common language and comfortable demeanor with the present POTUS.
A group named 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism released a statement Friday arguing the president's reasoning for the veto is "unconvincing and unsupportable."
"Given its history of hostility towards Israel, does anyone really believe that Israel will let the UN determine our security and our vital national interests?"