WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if elected, the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the campaign said, marking a potential dramatic shift in U.S. policy on the issue.
Congress is laying the groundwork to counter Obama administration efforts to censure Israel at the United Nations, according to lawmakers and senior congressional sources who told the Washington Free Beacon that leading Republican senators have broken with Democrats due to their efforts to coerce Israel into accepting a flawed peace plan with the Palestinians.
The Obama administration is coming under fire for supporting boycotts of Israel after issuing an apology for sending its “key contacts” a gift basket that included Israeli-made wine produced in an area deemed a settlement, according to information obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Congress on Friday launched a wide-ranging probe into a secret Obama administration-funded campaign to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to information exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
After being barred from holding an event promoting boycotts of Israel on Capitol Hill, a prominent anti-Israel organization says that it will hold its forum at a nearby Methodist Church, according to an invitation for the event obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The Israeli government agreed to a provision under the new 10-year U.S.-Israel security aid agreement that requires the Jewish state to return any money appropriated by Congress that exceeds levels set by President Obama.
A congressionally sponsored event to promote boycotts of Israel was cancelled late Tuesday evening after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) was informed about the forum and made an impromptu phone call to the lawmaker sponsoring the event, ordering that it be shut down, according to sources familiar with the matter who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.
Archaeologists believe they have restored floor tiles that adorned entryways to the Second Temple in Jerusalem and its courtyards during King Herod’s rule over two thousand years ago.
An upcoming congressionally sponsored forum to promote boycotts of Israel may violate internal rules barring the use of federal offices for events that promulgate discrimination “based on race, creed, color, or national origin,” according to multiple congressional documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.