Bibi’s Gang: All the Prime Minister’s Men (and Women)

by Marsha B. Cohen Hours before the U.S. federal government shutdown, members of the House and Senate from both parties were with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a reception honoring outgoing Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor,… Continue Reading  

Some Reactions from Congress to Obama-Rouhani Phone Call

by Marsha B. Cohen Several members of the House and Senate have responded to Friday’s historic 15-minute phone conversation between Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani. In addition to the general sense of discontent that’s been conveyed by all but… Continue Reading  

Romney Fundraiser Host Bankrolled Right-Wing Group That Wants To Bomb Iran

via Think Progress Yesterday, Mitt Romney held three fundraisers in the Hamptons, the exclusive beach towns known as a playground to super-rich New York City financiers.According to the Los Angeles Times, one event was co-hosted by Daniel Loeb, a hedge-funder who… Continue Reading  

House GOP Thwarts Motion to Block U.S. Business with Iran-Tied Company

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress House Republicans, led by pro-Israel Iran hawks Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA), couldn’t muster any support — zero votes — for a measure proposed by Democrats that would block… Continue Reading  

RJC, EMET, Eric Cantor to host ‘Iranium’ on the Hill

While following up on my review, with my colleague Eli Clifton, of the new Clarion Fund film “Iranium,” I stumbled upon an invite for a Capitol Hill screening of the film. The showing of the movie in the Rayburn House… Continue Reading