President Trump: Rep. Rashida Tlaib ‘hates Israel’ and ‘I don’t buy her tears’

President Trump said on Tuesday that he was unmoved by Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s tearful account of visiting her Palestinian family in Jerusalem as a child, delivered at a press conference where she and Rep. Ilhan Omar discussed their aborted trip to Israel and the West Bank. “Sorry, I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears,” the president tweeted. “I have watched her violence, craziness and, […]

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Andrew McCarthy: Israel Is right to bar entry of ‘Squad’ mates Omar and Tlaib

Israel denies Reps. Omar and Tlaib entry amid Trump pressure Freshman congresswomen blocked from entering Israel; reaction and analysis from the ‘Special Report’ all-star panel. “Israel has hypnotized the world. May Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” So says Rep. Ilhan Omar, D., Minn. Well, it’s a free country. Omar is not only entitled […]

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Top Jewish Leader Slams Israel’s Ban Of Omar, Tlaib: ‘Democracies Do Not Hide’

The leader of America’s largest Jewish denomination is criticizing Israel’s decision to bar two Democratic congresswomen from entering the country.  Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, said the move to block Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from visiting Israel was “wrong, full stop.” “Democracies do not hide; they can protect their […]

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Israel's Pitango launches $150 million health technology fund

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s Pitango Venture Capital said on Thursday it was launching a fund that will reach $150 million to invest in health technology. The new HealthTech Fund will operate alongside Pitango’s Early Stage Tech and Growth funds, it said. In its first investment, the fund will invest $7 million in Variantyx, which has developed genomics diagnostics technologies. Pitango […]

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Israel pounds targets in Gaza after surprise rocket attack

JERUSALEM — Israeli forces continued striking targets across the Gaza Strip through Tuesday, including the offices of Hamas’ supreme leader, in response to a surprise rocket attack from the Palestinian territory, as the military bolstered its troops and rocket-defense systems in anticipation of a new round of heavy fighting with the Islamic militant group. Israel opened public bomb shelters in […]

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Trump Declares Golan Heights Part of Israel, Helping Netanyahu

President Donald Trump officially recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights Monday in a ceremony with Benjamin Netanyahu, delivering a symbolic boost to the Israeli prime minister just two weeks before he faces a re-election vote. The presidential proclamation, foreshadowed last week when Trump said it was time for the change, breaks with decades of U.S. policy. “Under my administration, […]

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