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14 Days: Budget approval

Israeli news highlights from the past two weeks.

11/11/2021

Congressman leading call against NSO: This is not against Israel

Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) said the problem is “not about Israel or NSO per se. It is about what should be done to regulate out-of-control private hacking.”

Lapid denies shift in policy after J Street meeting

J Street brought a delegation of Members of the US Congress to the Knesset on Monday, where they met with Yair Lapid and other politicians.

Members of Congress are calling on cable, satellite providers to increase access to Jewish TV

The letter was spearheaded by Rep. Kathleen Rice, whose district on New York’s Long Island includes a number of large Jewish communities.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
01/11/2021

Israel relations in Congress aren't what they used to be - opinion

The 'squad''s attempt to block Iron Dome funding is a sign that things are changing for Israel among a group of far-left politicians in the US.

People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Facebo

Facebook 'accountable to no one,' whistleblower will say in testimony

Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen will tell Congress Tuesday Facebook faces little oversight.

By REUTERS
05/10/2021
President Reuven Rivlin hosts delegation of Democrats from US Congress in 2015

Vast majority of progressives overwhelmingly backed Iron Dome funding

But many of the progressives who spoke during the debate were reportedly unequivocal in agreeing with their more moderate colleagues that the Iron Dome was purely a defensive measure.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
28/09/2021

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains tearful vote on Iron Dome

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez could be seen weeping on the floor of Congress Thursday after casting her vote. She was one of 11 representatives who did not vote to support the $1 billion in Iron Dome funding.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
25/09/2021

Iron Dome: When every vote counts, fringe Progressives carry weight - analysis

The fight over the Iron Dome provision is part of a larger internal tug-of-war within the party that is unfolding these days.

Iron Dome will be funded, but more ‘Squad’ trouble is on the way - analysis

Recent events should concern Israel of trouble with the "Squad" even as statements by Israeli officials tried to minimize the problem.

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