Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to play down divisions over his scheduled address to the U.S. Congress. How are Jewish Americans reacting to Netanyahu’s highly anticipated and controversial speech at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday? Gwen Ifill gets two views from David Harris of American Jewish Committee and Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday that his plans to address Congress are not aimed at disrespecting President Barack Obama, even as he assailed the U.S. leader’s bid for a nuclear deal with Iran as a threat to his country’s survival.
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top U.S. officials were set to face off Monday in dueling speeches on the high-stakes Iran nuclear negotiations, a signature foreign policy objective of President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON — In a move that may ease — or exacerbate — spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America’s leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President Barack Obama’s national security adviser and U.N. ambassador to address its annual policy conference.
Members of an influential pro-Israel lobbying group gathered in Washington this week, as the Israeli prime minister had private meetings with President Obama. Jeffrey Brown reports on the strained relationship between the U.S. and Israel over plans to build more settlements in East Jerusalem. Continue reading
In other news Monday, Google announced it has moved its search engine from China to Hong Kong to circumvent censorship laws on the mainland and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that new settlements in East Jerusalem would undermine the peace process in Middle East, in a speech to a pro-Israel lobbying group. Continue reading
Two books examining the Israeli lobby in the U.S., “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy,” and “The Deadliest Lies,” present opposing views on Israel’s influence among U.S. policymakers. Authors John Mearsheimer and Abraham Foxman detail their stances. Continue reading