Trump Tells Netanyahu He Would Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu departs after meeting with Republican presidential nominee Trump at Trump Tower in New York

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 Prepares to Counter Obama Admin’s Anti-Israel Push at U.N.

President Obama delivers his final address at the UN / AP

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.

House Minority Leader Forced Cancellation of Congressional Event to Promote Boycotts of Israel

Nancy Pelosi

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.

Congressional Forum in Favor of Boycotting Israel May Violate Rules on Discrimination

A button advertising the anti-Israel BDS or boycott, sanctions, and divestment movement. / AP

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.