U.S. Government

June 20, 2022

Louisiana Sen. Cassidy speaks at Univ. of Haifa 50th anniversary

From left: University of Haifa president professor Ron Robin, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and University of Haifa board member Eli Feinstein at the inauguration of University of Haifa’s Bloom School of Graduate Studies. Credit: The University of Haifa. (JNS) — […]
June 2, 2022

Israel “foreign aid” brings multi-billion dollar benefit to the U.S.

by Yoram Ettinger (Ettinger Report) — The U.S. does not give foreign aid to Israel, the U.S. makes an annual investment in Israel, one that provides the American taxpayer a return on investment of several hundred percent. Is that a […]
May 19, 2022

De-list? Let dead terrorist groups lie

by Jonathan Feldstein There have been recent reports that the Biden administration is planning to remove five groups from the United States foreign terrorist blacklist. Each of these groups is now considered defunct. But it’s strange that if they are […]
May 6, 2022

Pro-Israel groups concerned about anti-Israel past of new Biden press secretary

White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a press briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on July 30, 2021. Credit: Official White House Photo by Erin Scott. (JNS) — The new […]
March 18, 2022

U.S. Ambassador to Israel calls settlements “infuriating,” backs dividing Jerusalem

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides arrives at his swearing-in ceremony as new ambassador to Israel, at the President’s residence in Jerusalem, Dec. 5, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90. by Israel Kasnett (JNS) — U.S. Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides […]
February 5, 2022

The Benjamins? A “Palestine Firster” controversy hits Congress

Rep. Marie Newman (D-Ill.) in 2018 Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Christopher Dilts. by Ben Cohen (JNS) — During Barack Obama’s presidency, when diplomatic tensions between Israel and the United States sank to rarely seen lows, the term “Israel-Firster” was concocted by the […]
January 18, 2022

Pro-Israel groups worry Iron Dome funding may stay blocked long-term

Capitol Hill. Credit: rarrarorro/Shutterstock. by Dmitriy Shapiro (JNS) — With a deadline to fund the U.S. government past the temporary Continuing Resolution passed last month set to expire mid-February, pro-Israel organizations have been pushing to bring supplemental funding of Iron […]
December 19, 2021

Rand Paul’s Very Bad Optics

by Jonathan Feldstein This week, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul blocked what would have otherwise been unanimous passage of the Iron Dome funding bill, HR5323, providing Israel with $1 billion to replenish its Iron Dome system following the war Israel endured […]
December 17, 2021

With two new PACs, AIPAC does first venture into campaign finance

AIPAC president Betsy Berns Korn addresses the 2020 conference in Washington, D.C. Credit: AIPAC. by Dmitriy Shapiro (JNS) — For the first time in its existence, AIPAC plans to support financially the campaigns of pro-Israel incumbents and candidates by forming […]
December 16, 2021

In the Middle East, we can’t trust the CIA’s judgment

by Mitchell Bard (JNS) — Most people probably remember Jack Nicholson’s iconic line in the film “A Few Good Men”: “You can’t handle the truth!” After reading that CIA director William Burns said the agency “doesn’t see any evidence that […]
November 21, 2021

La. Senator Kennedy calls for accountability in Palestinian schools

Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana introduced the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act to address whether Palestinian students are being taught inaccurate or racist content about Israel and the Jewish people. “The Middle East will never experience peace until […]