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Aid Hinges on Congress;Tight Congressional Races

As a sweetener to last week’s Wye River agreement, the Clinton administration is offering new aid to the Palestinians and Israelis.

10/30/1998
Washington Correspondent
Aid Hinges On Congress As a sweetener to last week’s Wye River agreement, the Clinton administration is offering new aid to the Palestinians and Israelis. But on Capitol Hill, already sour on foreign aid and not a hotbed of support for Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, the aid package could be a hard sell.

Nurturing An Alliance

The fight over foreign aid could be tougher than ever in the upcoming Congress

12/29/2000
Washington Correspondent
The fight over foreign aid could be tougher than ever in the upcoming Congress, and Israel’s support on Capitol Hill could be buffeted by the new violence and political upheaval in the region. Last week the pro-Israel lobby began a preemptive effort to shore up support, especially among African-American members. Lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), concerned about what some see as a gradual erosion of support among members of the Congressional Black Caucus, met with a handful of Washington representatives for leading Jewish groups.

Aid Request In The Works

10/24/2002
Washington Correspondent
Aid Request In The Works

Playing Politics With Holocaust Museum?

08/30/2002
Washington Correspondent
Playing Politics With Museum? Republicans were quick to criticize the Clinton administration for playing politics with appointments to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, but a current member of the panel who had his chair yanked out from under him claims the Bush administration is doing just that.

Extra Israel Aid Back On Track

05/17/2002
Washington Correspondent
Extra Israel Aid Back On Track After a major campaign by the pro-Israel lobby, the Bush administration has ended its opposition to an extra $200 million in military aid to help Israel with the soaring costs of its fight against terrorism. The price: Pro-Israel forces will have to swallow an extra $50 million in humanitarian assistance for the Palestinians.

Beating The Drums For An Iraq Pullout

06/16/2006
Washington Correspondent
President George W. Bush may get a boost in the  polls after a U.S. air strike killed Abu Musab  al-Zarqawi, the top al Qaeda leader in Iraq, but a growing number of Jewish voices are speaking out against the war. This week the Religious Action Center of Reform  Judaism issued an action alert urging its network of activists to support a bill in the House that would require President Bush to “develop and implement a plan for the withdrawal of the United States armed forces from Iraq.”
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