Trump Taps Hardliner to Be U.S. Ambassador to Israel
David Friedman’s hardline views on Israel and its neighbors have drawn either high praise or sharp rebuke from advocacy groups -- but little in between.
Hillary Clinton, Neocon?
With terror in Brussels swamping the news cycle last week, speeches delivered to AIPAC’s Policy Conference by four leading U.S. presidential candidates, outlining their approaches to the Middle East, received less attention than they might have. That’s too bad.
How the Israel Lobby Captured Hillel
Hillel International used to be a welcoming campus organization for Jews of all persuasions. Not anymore.
These 8 Democrats Are AIPAC’s Best Chances of Killing the Iran Deal
The pro-Israel lobbying giant is running out of Democrats who might be willing to help slow Obama's Iran nuclear deal.
Powerful Democratic Senator Breaks With Obama on Iran Deal
Sen. Chuck Schumer’s decision to vote against the president’s agreement with Tehran could make it easier for other wavering Democrats to come out against it as well.
Pro-Israel Lobby Accepts White House Briefing — On Its Own Terms
In Washington, most lobbying groups need to beg the White House for a meeting with the president of the United States. But if the lobbying group in question is AIPAC, the most powerful pro-Israel shop in the country, it’s the White House that does the begging.
Pollard to Be Released After 30 Years in Prison
Long a source of tension between Washington and Jerusalem, the convicted Israeli spy will be freed in November.
Congress Will Vote No on the Nuclear Deal — But What Will ‘No’ Mean?
As Secretary of State John Kerry roams the halls of Capitol Hill on Wednesday to sell the Iran deal to skeptical lawmakers, one future outcome is clear: In the next 60 days, Congress is virtually certain to voice its displeasure with the agreement in a high-profile vote.
Kerry Signals Nuclear Talks Will Miss Congressional Deadline
Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that the United States “will not be rushed” into concluding a nuclear agreement with Iran, but warned that America’s willingness to negotiate an agreement is not indefinite.
White House Relents on Iran Bill as Democrats Side With Republicans
Despite weeks of White House opposition, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee struck a deal Tuesday with senior Senate Democrats that would let Congress block President Barack Obama’s potential nuclear accord with Iran.