Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), coauthor of the strongest Iran sanctions legislation in history, called for increasing sanctions pressure as Iran continues to work toward nuclear capability.
Vice President Joe Biden told attendees at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference Monday that no U.S. president has done more to secure Israel than President Barack Obama, and vowed the administration “is not bluffing” when it comes to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) condemned Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on Sunday evening for “trying to create a new Islamic dictatorship” in the Middle East.
Democrats and Republicans alike are expressing opposition to President Barack Obama’s likely selection of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R., Nebr.) as the next secretary of defense.
A new class of left-wing Democrats is supplanting a group of pro-Israel lawmakers and preparing to take Congress in a markedly different direction, according to worried supporters of the Jewish state on Capitol Hill.
After months of trying to strike a moderate tone on the issue of Israel, Democratic Illinois congressional candidate Brad Schneider is facing criticism for expressing support for the liberal fringe group J Street.
Embattled California Rep. Lois Capps (D) is being viewed by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as an “unfriendly incumbent,” a designation placing her directly in the pro-Israel community’s crosshairs, according to political insiders.
A Democratic Party caucus chairman who has speculated about Jewish involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks has launched a new political action committee dedicated to supporting “anti-Zionist” Muslim candidates who believe “the ‘war on terror’ is a hoax and that the official story of 9/11 is not true,” according to the group’s website.
President Obama failed to request enough money to fully fund critical U.S.-Israel missile defense programs, according to a top Democratic lawmaker on the House Appropriations Committee. Asked today if President Obama had sought adequate funding for joint U.S.-Israel missile defense programs in his 2013 budget proposal, Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.) replied, “No.” The Free Beacon was first to report that Obama has requested to reduce the amount of money Israel receives for its critical missile defense systems by $6.3 million relative to the 2012 budget proposal.