The two-week-old dispute between Israel and the United States over housing construction in East Jerusalem has exposed the limits of American power to pressure Israeli leaders
Talks between US Vice President Joe Biden and Benjamin Netanyahu were “candid” and “productive” the White House said Tuesday, hours before the Israeli leader was to meet President Barack Obama.
The pro-Israel group AIPAC, which had been at pains for much of President Obama’s term to downplay tensions between his administration and Benjamin Netanyahu’s, is criticizing Obama in the sharpest terms to date after a series of administration officials sharply reprimanded Netanyahu for the announcement of new housing units in East Jerusalem during Joe Biden’s […]
By Ghassan Karam
The US House of Representatives cast 395 votes if favour of HR2278, the “TV terrorist” bill, with only 3 votes in opposition and 36 Present/Not voting. Such a rapid passage is in all likelihood a testimony to the power of AIPAC, the Israeli lobby.