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The bill enjoys broad support from both Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, including its chairman and ranking member.
The bill offers a reward of up to $5 mil. for information on Fraenkel's murder; JFNA praises congressional support for war against Hamas.
Tea party politician and rumored 2016 Republican candidate visits Knesset, says US shouldn't dictate settlement policy, expresses concern Obama will "seek loopholes" for US to fund Hamas.
Lawmakers reach agreement to pass measure after Senate Republicans previously blocked bid to fund missile defense.
Republicans nix aid proposal out of fear that "it would increase the debt"; Majority Leader Harry Reid says"If this isn’t an emergency I don’t know anything that is.”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The legislation also broadens existing US sanctions against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, beyond those simply leveled against the organization's Quds Force.
By MICHAEL WILNER
98-1 vote sends measure to US House of Representatives, which is expected to consider it as soon as next week.
White House supports revisions; Democrats hail bill as a demonstration of compromise; Republicans say bill provides Congress "very little teeth" by way of oversight.
Full committee to review compromise that would shorten Congress' review to 52 days of any final deal on Iran's nuclear program.
Senator takes overt swipes at senior administration officials involved in negotiations.
Bill calls for up-or-down vote; AIPAC to lobby for legislation.
Washington’s attitude toward Iran’s nuclear quest increasingly resembles its attitude toward Soviet disarmament since 1969, but lacks those years’ moral conviction.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
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