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5-Million-Strong Christian Group Rebukes Rand Paul for Blocking Pro-Israel Bills

Thursday, December 13, 2018

A pro-Israel Christian non-profit has galvanized its 5 million members to pressure Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to drop his hold on two Israel bills. Perplexingly, Paul blocked a bill to fund Israel’s military and another bill to permit state and local governments to penalize entities that promote boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. “After … Read More

CUFI’s Hagee on Rand Paul, Trump’s Peace Plan

Thursday, December 13, 2018

JI INTERVIEW — Pastor John Hagee, founder of Christian United for Israel, discussed his group’s efforts to pressure Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to remove a holdon the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 in an interview with Jewish Insider’s Jacob Kornbluh. Hagee was in Washington, DC over the weekend to attend the White House Hanukkah party and meetings on … Read More

Congress passes bill targeting use of human shields by Israel’s enemies

Thursday, December 13, 2018

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation targeting individuals responsible for Hamas and Hezbollah’s use of human shields as a war tactic in battles with Israel. The passage follows approval of the bill in the Senate. The legislation, titled the Sanctioning of the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act, will now … Read More

Lobbyists push for Israel anti-boycott law in end-of-year spending bill

Thursday, December 13, 2018

WASHINGTON – At the end of each year, lawmakers jockey to attach their long-stalled bills onto annual spending legislation that must pass for the government to function. And this season is no exception. With only ten days left in session, Congress is debating whether to link funding for US President Donald Trump’s push for the … Read More

Senators urged to back bill targeting Hamas and Hezbollah for using human shields

Senators urged to back bill targeting Hamas and Hezbollah for using human shields

Friday, August 10, 2018

  The American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Anti-Defamation League are urging lawmakers to co-sponsor a Senate bill targeting Hezbollah and Hamas for using human shields. The bill, introduced last week by Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., would sanction those who use civilians to shield themselves while carrying out attacks. It … Read More

Trump Underscores Unequivocal Support for Israel by Moving Embassy

Friday, February 9, 2018

Early this month, I celebrated as President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the future location of our U.S. Embassy. His declaration was bold and clear, and it crystallized America’s unequivocal support for Israel – our greatest ally in the Middle East. In making his declaration, the president Trump was reflecting not just … Read More

What Life Was Like For Christians And Jews When Arabs Ruled Jerusalem

Friday, February 9, 2018

Following President Donald Trump’s declaration that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Saeb Erekat quickly shot back and demanded “equal rights for everyone living in historic Palestine.” Protests over Trump’s move have sparked riots in Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and even violent protests in Europe, from Germany to Sweden. … Read More

The Campaign Promise Trump Chose to Keep

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

December 6, 2017 There is now a billboard on the streets of Jerusalem reading: “God Bless Trump, From JerUSAlem to Washington DC.” That sign took on great significance on Wednesday because — as he promised he would — President Donald Trump has taken the bold step of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, beginning … Read More