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Democrats mobilize to extend government funding, avert shutdown

If it passes, the House of Representatives could vote quickly and send the measure to President Joe Biden to sign into law before the start of the new fiscal year on Friday.

By REUTERS
29/09/2021
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

Israel needs to repair its relationship with Democrats - editorial

Israel needs to be deeply concerned with what is happening in the Democratic Party and how even something like Iron Dome - a purely defensive system - is no longer a matter of consensus.

Is AOC's deplorable Iron Dome move a shift for the Democrats? - opinion

AOC’s amendment gives a reason for concern: Where is the Democratic party heading?

Two bills in Congress reflect split among Democrats on Israel funding

One group, led by Kathy Manning, D-N.C., wanted more unconditional aid for Israel’s defense. The other, led by Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., wanted strictures on how Israel spends US defense assistance.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
24/09/2021

Israel has an obligation to defend itself - opinion

Of course Israel has a right to defend itself. Why wouldn’t it? By even mentioning the “right,” you are welcoming a debate whether Israel does or does not have a “right” to defend itself.

By Aryeh Lightstone
23/09/2021

Defense Minister Benny Gantz praises US-Israel security ties

Gantz: "From the south, north, east, near and far, our enemies continue to try and harm us."

GOP bill would keep settlement products labeled ‘Made in Israel’

Tenney argued that returning to the pre-Pompeo policy would empower those who seek to boycott the Jewish state.

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.

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